TOP ALBUMS OF FEBRUARY 2004

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13764 airplays from 161 different DJs

  1: "The Red Thread," Lucy Kaplansky [Red House, 1/04] (92)
        "Cowboy Singer" (17)
        "This Is Home" (15)
        "I Had Something" (13)
        "Line In The Sand" (10)
        "Brooklyn Train" (9)
  2: "Deeper Waters," Robin And Linda Williams [Red House, new] (72)
        "Old Plank Road" (14)
        "Home #235" (10)
        "Whippoorwill" (10)
        "Leaving This Land" (7)
  3: "Underneath The Stars," Kate Rusby [Compass, 1/04] (70)
        "Blind Harper" (10)
        "Goodman" (10)
        "Bring Me A Boat" (8)
        "Let Me Be" (8)
  4: "Best Of Friends," Tom Paxton, Anne Hills And Bob Gibson [Appleseed, 1/04] (64)
        "Sing For The Song" (14)
        "Did You Hear John Hurt?" (10)
        "Home To Me" (8)
        "And Loving You" (5)
  5: "Cold Mountain soundtrack," Various Artists [Columbia, 12/03] (63)
        "Scarlet Tide," Alison Krauss (10)
        "You Will Be My Ain True Love," Alison Krauss (9)
        "I'm Going Home," Sacred Harp Singers At Liberty Church (7)
        "Sittin' On Top Of The World," Jack White (5)
  6: "Indians Cowboys Horses Dogs," Tom Russell [Hightone, new] (53)
        "Lily, Rosemary, And The Jack Of Hearts" (18)
        "No Telling" (6)
        "East Texas Red" (5)
  7: "Distant Future," Heidi Talbot [Compass, 1/04] (49)
        "Muddy Water" (11)
        "Jealousy" (7)
        "Geography" (5)
        "High Germany" (5)
        "In Silence I Go" (5)
  8: "Wheels Of Fortune," The Flatlanders [New West, 1/04] (46)
        "Eggs Of Your Chickens" (6)
        "I'm Gonna Strangle You Shorty" (5)
        "Indian Cowboy" (5)
        "See The Way" (5)
        "Wheels Of Fortune" (5)
  9: "Some Old Lonesome Day," Lauren Sheehan [Self, 2002] (42)
        "Careless Love" (6)
        "Oil In My Vessel" (6)
        "Rattlesnake Mountain" (6)
        "Trouble In Mind" (6)
        "Little Maggie" (5)
  9: "This Town Is Wrong," Nerissa And Katryna Nields [Rounder, 1/04] (42)
        "Kiss Me On The Moon" (7)
        "This Is The Work That We Do" (7)
        "When I'm Here" (7)
 11: "Beautiful: A Tribute To Gordon Lightfoot," Various Artists [Borealis, 10/03] (39)
        "Bend In The Water," Harry Manx (7)
        "If You Could Read My Mind," Connie Kaldor (7)
        "Canadian Railroad Trilogy," James Keelaghan (4)
        "Ribbon Of Darkness," Bruce Cockburn (4)
 11: "Sings The Songs Of Robert Burns," Eddi Reader [Compass, 1/04] (39)
        "Charlie Is My Darling" (6)
        "Willie Stewart/Molly Rankin" (6)
        "Winter It Is Past" (6)
        "My Love Is Like A Red Red Rose" (5)
 13: "Pomegranate Seed," Cosy Sheridan [CMS, 1/04] (38)
        "Pomegranate Seed" (7)
        "You Can Always Go Home" (6)
        "Dorothy And Eve" (4)
        "Iphigenia" (4)
        "My Mother's House" (4)
 14: "Time Again," Dirk Powell [Rounder, new] (35)
        "Waterbound" (9)
        "Police" (5)
        "Sow 'em On The Mountain" (4)
 15: "One Moment More," Mindy Smith [Vanguard, new] (34)
        "Come To Jesus" (7)
        "Falling" (5)
        "Fighting For It All" (4)
        "Hurricane" (4)
        "One Moment More" (4)
 16: "Shine On Through," Anke Summerhill [Sky And Earth, 1/04] (32)
        "Wild Bird's Wing" (9)
        "Frozen Circles" (4)
        "New Year's Resolution" (4)
        "Some Things" (4)
 17: "Honey In The Lion's Head," Greg Brown [Trailer, new] (31)
        "Railroad Bill" (8)
        "Ain't No One Like You" (4)
 18: "Just Because I'm A Woman: Songs Of Dolly Parton," Various Artists [Sugar Hill, 10/03] (30)
        "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind," Joan Osborne (7)
        "Grass Is Blue," Norah Jones (6)
        "Jolene," Mindy Smith (6)
        "9 To 5," Alison Krauss (3)
 19: "Feels Like Home," Norah Jones [Blue Note, new] (29)
        "Creepin' In" (9)
        "Long Way Home" (4)
        "Sunrise" (4)
 19: "Strange Noises In The Dark," Austin Lounge Lizards [Blue Corn, 1/04] (29)
        "Jesse And Phil" (5)
        "Merchant's Lunch" (4)
        "Strange Noises In The Dark" (4)
        "We Always Fight When We Drink Gin" (4)
        "You Can Eat Dog Food" (4)
 21: "The House Carpenter's Daughter," Natalie Merchant [Myth America, 8/03] (27)
        "Bury Me Under The Weeping Willow" (6)
        "Which Side Are You On" (5)
        "Down On Penny's Farm" (4)
 21: "Live," Alison Krauss And Union Station [Rounder, 2002] (27)
        "Cluck Old Hen" (7)
        "Lucky One" (4)
        "Down To The River To Pray" (3)
        "Oh Atlanta" (3)
 23: "Billie's Bones," Janis Ian [Oh Boy, new] (26)
        "My Tennessee Hills" (6)
        "Forever Young" (4)
        "Amsterdam" (3)
        "Billie's Bones" (3)
 23: "Birds Fly South," Zoe Speaks [Redbird, 10/03] (26)
        "Shady Grove" (5)
        "Viola" (5)
        "Birds Fly South" (4)
 23: "Hillbilly Pilgrim," Mark Erelli [Signature, 1/04] (26)
        "Pilgrim Highway" (8)
        "Farewell Ball" (6)
        "Troubadour Blues" (4)
        "Fool No. 1" (3)
 23: "Side Of The Road," Ellis Paul And Vance Gilbert [Philo, 9/03] (26)
        "Gentle Arms Of Eden" (6)
        "May I Suggest" (6)
        "Citizen Of The World" (4)
        "Comes A Time" (3)
 23: "Wishbones," Slaid Cleaves [Philo, new] (26)
        "Wishbones" (5)
        "Quick As Dreams" (4)
        "Borderline" (3)
        "Horses And Divorces" (3)
 28: "Blackest Crow," Atwater And Donnelly [Rabbit Island, new] (25)
        "Blackest Crow" (10)
        "Soldier's Round" (3)
 28: "Reason And Rhyme," Kathy Kallick [Copper Creek, 1/04] (25)
        "Handsome Cabin Boy" (5)
        "Love You On A Train" (3)
        "Trumpet Vine" (3)
        "You Took Me Away" (3)
 28: "Side By Side," Blue Ridge [Sugar Hill, new] (25)
        "Avalanche" (6)
        "What If" (5)
        "Before The Sun Goes Down" (3)
        "Side By Side" (3)
 28: "Traveler," Tim O'Brien [Sugar Hill, 7/03] (25)
        "I've Endured" (6)
        "Fell Into Her Deep Blue Eyes" (4)
        "Kelly Joe's Shoes" (3)
        "Less And Less" (3)
        "Let Love Take You Back Again" (3)
 32: "Old Songs' Home," Shelley Posen [Well Done, 1/04] (24)
        "Old Songs' Home" (5)
        "Every Day" (3)
        "She's Chocolate Cake" (3)
 32: "Spirit," Dervish [Compass, new] (24)
        "Boots Of Spanish Leather" (3)
        "Jig Songs" (3)
        "John Blessings" (3)
        "Siesta Set" (3)
        "Swallow's Tail" (3)
 34: "Betty's Diner: The Best of Carrie Newcomer," Carrie Newcomer [Philo, new] (23)
        "Betty's Diner" (6)
        "Toward The Horizon" (4)
 34: "It's Just The Night," The Del McCoury Band [McCoury, 8/03] (23)
        "Asheville Turnaround" (4)
        "Let An Old Racehorse Run" (3)
 34: "Righteousness And Humidity," Martin Simpson [Red House, 9/03] (23)
        "Coo Coo Bird" (3)
        "John Hardy" (3)
        "Love Never Dies" (3)
 37: "Kitchen Radio," Peter Mulvey [Signature, new] (22)
        "Road To Mallow" (8)
        "Shirt" (6)
        "Rise" (5)
 37: "Seeds: The Songs Of Pete Seeger, Vol. 3," Pete Seeger & Friends [Appleseed, 9/03] (22)
        "Bring Them Home," Pete Seeger W/ Ani Difranco, Steve Earle, Billy Bragg, And Anne Hills (5)
        "Sailing Down My Golden River," Pete Seeger (3)
 37: "Simple Truths," Holmes Brothers [Alligator, 1/04] (22)
        "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" (4)
        "Everything Is Free" (3)
        "If I Needed You" (3)
        "Shine" (3)
 37: "Telfer's Cows," Andrew Calhoun [Waterbug, 1/04] (22)
        "Telfer's Cows" (5)
        "Beggerman" (3)
        "Eppie Morrie" (3)
        "Shake In The Basket" (3)
 41: "Old Futures Gone," John Gorka [Red House, 9/03] (21)
        "Riverside" (3)
        "Soldier After All" (3)
 42: "Saints And Strangers," Chris Stuart And Backcountry [Backcountry, 10/03] (20)
        "Jimmie Brown Revisited" (4)
        "Just Tell A Lie" (3)
        "Saints And Strangers" (3)
 42: "Wild Heart Rodeo," Dan Pelletier [Hudson Valley, new] (20)
        "You And Me, Cat" (4)
        "Flattered" (3)
        "Omelets And Hash Browns" (3)
 44: "Artist In Me," David Mallett [North Road, 10/03] (19)
        "Angel Standin' By" (5)
 44: "Bon Reve," Steve Riley And The Mamou Playboys [Rounder, 9/03] (19)
        "Bon Reve/Sweet Dream" (5)
        "Come Jilie/Vini Jilie" (4)
 44: "Layers Of Rust And Time," Nancy Walker [Say A Prayer For Ruth, 1/04] (19)
        "Bury Me Beneath The Willow" (6)
        "Good For Her" (5)
        "Here's Looking At Love" (3)
 47: "360 Degrees," Tom Lewis [Borealis, 1/04] (18)
        "Radio Times" (4)
        "According To The Act" (3)
        "Dutchman's Trousers" (3)
        "Nassau Bound" (3)
 47: "Live," Greg Greenway [Face, 11/03] (18)
        "Every Little Day" (3)
        "My Good Name" (3)
        "Runaway Train" (3)
 49: "100 Percent Handmade Bluegrass," Various Artists [ACD, new] (17)
        "Way Downtown," Jody Stecher (3)
 49: "Changed Days, Same Roots," Poozies [Greentrax, 8/03] (17)
        "All I Want" (4)
        "Daniel's Potatoes" (3)
        "Tam" (3)
 49: "Eyes Wide Open," Harriet Bartlett [Greentrax, new] (17)
        "Dick Gossip's / Jean's Reel" (5)
        "Philly Boy/ Charlie's Jig/ Crabit Shona" (3)
 49: "Plow To The End Of The Row," Adrienne Young [Addie Belle, 9/03] (17)
        "Groundhog" (3)
 49: "Republic Of Strings," Darol Anger And The American Fiddle Ensemble [Compass, new] (17)
        "Lost In The Loop" (4)
        "Higher Ground" (3)
 49: "The Road Less Traveled," Danu [Shanachie, 10/03] (17)
        "Farewell Farewell" (5)
        "Co. Down" (4)
 49: "Swarthmoor," Pete Morton [Harbourtown, 10/03] (17)
        "Listening To My Boots" (3)
        "Luckiest Man" (3)
        "Shepherd's Song" (3)
 49: "Virginia Creeper," Grant-Lee Phillips [Zoe, new] (17)
        "Hickory Wind" (6)
        "Mona Lisa" (3)
 57: "After The Flood," The Clumsy Lovers [Self, 11/03] (16)
        "Mercy" (3)
 57: "A Fix Back East," Tarbox Ramblers [Rounder, new] (16)
        "No Night There" (6)
        "A Fix Back East" (3)
 57: "Redbird," Kris Delmhorst, Jeffrey Foucault And Peter Mulvey [Self, new] (16)
        "Lighthouse Light" (3)
 57: "Think Twice," David Roth [Wind River, 1/04] (16)
        "Moonlight Piano Favorites" (2)
 57: "Well Kept Secrets," Lisa Moscatiello And Rosie Shipley [Shipwhistle, new] (16)
        "Flowers Of Saskatchewan" (4)
        "Mon Cher Amant" (3)
 62: "Another Day," Solas [Shanachie, 10/03] (15)
        "Bird In The Tree" (3)
        "I Wandered By A Brookside" (3)
        "Seoladh Na Gamhna" (3)
 62: "Evolver," The Mammals [Humble Abode, 7/03] (15)
        "Profit" (5)
 62: "Songs For A Hurricane," Kris Delmhorst [Signature, 7/03] (15)
        "Bobby Lee" (3)
        "Too Late" (3)
 65: "This Train," The Wayfaring Strangers [Rounder, 9/03] (14)
        "Don't This Road Look Rough And Rocky" (4)
        "Don't Put Off 'til Tomorrow" (3)
        "Sit Down Servant" (3)
 65: "Bona Fide," Gibson Brothers [Sugar Hill, 3/03] (14)
        "Lighthouse" (6)
 65: "Heading For Home," Peggy Seeger [Appleseed, 10/03] (14)
        "Heading For Home" (5)
        "Jackie Rover" (3)
 65: "Lost And Found," Kimmie Rhodes [Sunbird, new] (14)
        "Catfish Song" (4)
        "Keep Me In Your Grace" (3)
 65: "Natural Light," Eric Bibb [EarthBeat!, 9/03] (14)
        "Tell Riley" (3)
 70: "Crack It Open," Ina May Wool [Bang Zoom, 11/03] (13)
        "Taxi" (4)
 70: "New York Town," Black 47 [Gadfly, new] (13)
        "Mychal" (4)
 70: "Rosinators," Rosinators [PDC, 7/03] (13)
        "Orange Blossom Special" (3)


TOP SONGS OF FEBRUARY 2004

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13764 airplays from 161 different DJs

1. "Cowboy Singer" (18)
        by Lucy Kaplansky
        from "The Red Thread"
1. "Lily, Rosemary, And The Jack Of Hearts" (18)
        by Tom Russell
        from "Indians Cowboys Horses"
3. "This Is Home" (16)
        by Lucy Kaplansky
        from "The Red Thread"
4. "Old Plank Road" (14)
        by Robin And Linda Williams
        from "Deeper Waters"
4. "Sing For The Song" (14)
        by Tom Paxton, Anne Hills And Bob Gibson
        from "Best Of Friends"
6. "I Had Something" (13)
        by Lucy Kaplansky
        from "The Red Thread"
7. "Blackest Crow" (11)
        by Atwater And Donnelly
        from "Blackest Crow"
7. "Blind Harper" (11)
        by Kate Rusby
        from "Underneath The Stars"
7. "February" (11)
        by Dar Williams
        from "Mortal City"
7. "Goodman" (11)
        by Kate Rusby
        from "Underneath The Stars"
7. "Muddy Water" (11)
        by Heidi Talbot
        from "Distant Future"
12. "Betty's Diner" (10)
        by Carrie Newcomer
        from "Betty's Diner: The Best of Carrie Newcomer"
12. "Did You Hear John Hurt?" (10)
        by Tom Paxton, Anne Hills And Bob Gibson
        from "Best Of Friends"
12. "Home #235" (10)
        by Robin And Linda Williams
        from "Deeper Waters"
12. "Line In The Sand" (10)
        by Lucy Kaplansky
        from "The Red Thread"
12. "The Red Thread" (10)
        by Lucy Kaplansky
        from "The Red Thread"
12. "Scarlet Tide" (10)
        by Alison Krauss
        from "Cold Mountain soundtrack"
12. "Whippoorwill" (10)
        by Robin And Linda Williams
        from "Deeper Waters"
19. "Brooklyn Train" (9)
        by Lucy Kaplansky
        from "The Red Thread"
19. "Creepin' In" (9)
        by Norah Jones
        from "Feels Like Home"
19. "Let Me Be" (9)
        by Kate Rusby
        from "Underneath The Stars"
19. "Love Song/New York" (9)
        by Lucy Kaplansky
        from "The Red Thread"
19. "Pilgrim Highway" (9)
        by Mark Erelli
        from "Hillbilly Pilgrim"
19. "Road To Mallow" (9)
        by Peter Mulvey
        from "Kitchen Radio"
19. "Waterbound" (9)
        by Dirk Powell
        from "Time Again"
19. "Wild Bird's Wing" (9)
        by Anke Summerhill
        from "Shine On Through"
19. "You Will Be My Ain True Love" (9)
        by Alison Krauss
        from "Cold Mountain soundtrack"


TOP ARTISTS OF FEBRUARY 2004

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13764 airplays from 161 different DJs

1. Lucy Kaplansky (109)
2. Tom Russell (88)
3. Kate Rusby (86)
3. Robin And Linda Williams (86)
5. Bob Dylan (75)
6. Alison Krauss (73)
7. Greg Brown (65)
8. Tom Paxton, Anne Hills And Bob Gibson (64)
9. Cosy Sheridan (59)
10. Eddi Reader (56)
11. Heidi Talbot (55)
12. The Flatlanders (50)
13. Nerissa And Katryna Nields (48)
14. John Gorka (47)
15. Lauren Sheehan (44)
16. Slaid Cleaves (42)
17. Janis Ian (41)
17. Mindy Smith (41)
17. Norah Jones (41)
20. Tim O'Brien (40)
21. Natalie Merchant (38)
22. Joan Baez (37)
23. Dervish (36)
23. Kathy Kallick (36)
25. Anke Summerhill (35)
25. Carrie Newcomer (35)
25. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer (35)
25. Dirk Powell (35)
25. Guy Clark (35)
30. Austin Lounge Lizards (34)
30. Mark Erelli (34)
32. Del McCoury (33)
32. Martin Simpson (33)
32. Nanci Griffith (33)
32. Richard Thompson (33)
36. Emmylou Harris (32)
37. Eva Cassidy (31)
37. Pete Seeger (31)
39. Andrew Calhoun (30)
39. John McCutcheon (30)
39. Peter Mulvey (30)



TOP LABELS OF FEBRUARY 2004

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13764 airplays from 161 different DJs

1. Rounder (466)
2. Sugar Hill (331)
3. Red House (277)
4. Compass (270)
5. Columbia (211)
6. Philo (156)
7. Appleseed (145)
8. Shanachie (138)
9. Borealis (135)
10. Signature (130)
11. Hightone (116)
12. Vanguard (106)
13. Green Linnet (95)
14. Greentrax (93)
15. Flying Fish (87)
16. Smithsonian/Folkways (84)
17. Warner (83)
18. Rhino (73)
19. Rebel (60)
20. Waterbug (58)
21. Capitol (50)
21. Pinecastle (50)
23. Zoe (46)
24. Alligator (43)
25. Gadfly (41)
26. Wind River (40)
27. Koch (37)
28. Elektra (36)
28. Reprise (36)
30. Copper Creek (33)
31. Sony (32)
32. Nonesuch (30)
33. Blix Street (28)
33. Folk-Legacy (28)
33. Topic (28)
36. Mercury (27)
36. Razor And Tie (27)
38. Acoustic Disc (26)
39. Blue Corn (25)
39. Oh Boy (25)
39. Trailer (25)
39. Well Done (25)


These lists are compiled and posted to the FOLKDJ-L web site every month
(since October 1997).  The archive of past Top Album lists is available
at http://folkradio.org (the official FOLKDJ-L web site) and also at
http://nwfolk.com (my web site).

The process of compiling the Top Albums list is automated (I do hand
correct some obvious errors and typos). The results are based on
playlists posted to FOLKDJ-L during the calendar month. I wrote a pair
of programs that work with the Eudora email program's filtering feature.
One program parses each playlist as it comes in and adds it to a
spreadsheet. The second program processes the spreadsheet into a readable
report. Playlists have to include artist, song and album name (label is
optional) and be in a reasonably regular format for my program to be able
to parse them. My programs wind up identifying about 65% of the songs
actually posted.

The Top Albums list is sorted in descending order by number of plays
recorded for each album. Within an album, the number of times each of
the more popular tracks were played is shown. If a single DJ is the only
one mostly playing an album, the count of plays is adjusted downwards;
otherwise the raw counts are used. The top 70 albums are listed.

The release dates tracked are usually the first month the CD appeared
on the Top Album chart.

Richard Gillmann                                 http://www.nwfolk.com
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