TOP ALBUMS OF FEBRUARY 2005

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 11236 airplays from 149 different DJs

  1: "The Duhks," The Duhks [Sugar Hill, 2/05] (74)
        "Dance Hall Girls"
        "Mists Of Down Below"
        "Death Came A Knockin"
        "Wagoner's Lad"
  2: "These Times We're Living In," Various Artists [Red House, 2/05] (56)
        "Coast," Eliza Gilkyson
        "Cept You And Me Babe," Greg Brown
        "River Road," Jimmy Lafave
  3: "Hotwalker," Tom Russell [Hightone, new] (55)
        "Woodrow"
        "Grapevine"
        "Beat Folk"
  4: "Waiting For The Water," Pat Wictor [RiskyDisc, 9/04] (44)
        "Train I Ride"
        "Don't Dig My Grave Too Deep"
        "Where Did You Go?"
  5: "Hearts In Mind," Nanci Griffith [New Door, 2/05] (42)
        "I Love This Town"
        "Simple Life"
        "Heart Of Indochine"
  6: "Thugs And Lovers," J. P. Jones [Self, new] (40)
        "Temporary Blues"
        "Man Stands Up"
        "Not Your Business Now"
  7: "Waking Hour," David Francey [Jericho Beach, 9/04] (39)
        "Waking Hour"
        "Highway 95"
        "Gone"
  8: "Lonely Runs Both Ways," Alison Krauss And Union Station [Rounder, 11/04] (38)
        "Restless"
        "My Poor Old Heart"
  8: "Where The Mangoes Are," Kate McDonnell [Appleseed, 2/05] (38)
        "Goodbye Song"
        "Mercy"
        "Railroad Bill"
 10: "Live At The Newburyport Firehouse," Dry Branch Fire Squad [Rounder, 1/05] (35)
        "Orphan Child"
        "Lonesome Fugitive"
        "Rollin' On Rubber Wheels"
 11: "A Brief History," The Waifs [Compass, 1/05] (31)
        "Gillian"
        "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright"
 12: "Old Time Mojo," Mike Stevens And Raymond McLain [Borealis, new] (29)
        "Blowin' Up A Storm"
        "Don't Let Your Deal Go Down"
        "Footprints In The Snow"
 12: "Unfamiliar Moon," Vance Gilbert [Self, 12/04] (29)
        "That Front Porch Song"
        "Your Brighter Day"
        "Alone Down Here"
 12: "Verdant Mile," Tracy Grammer [Self, 8/04] (29)
        "Verdant Mile"
        "Old Paint"
        "This Dirty Little Town"
 15: "Cupid," Debi Smith [Degan, 12/04] (28)
        "Pie"
        "Cupid"
        "Shadow"
 16: "Land Of Milk And Honey," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, 3/04] (25)
        "Hiway 9"
        "Peace Call"
 16: "Redbird," Kris Delmhorst, Jeffrey Foucault And Peter Mulvey [Signature, 1/04] (25)
        "Ships"
        "Moonshiner"
        "Redbird Waltz"
 18: "Slide Effects," Phil Leadbetter [Pinecastle, new] (24)
        "California Cotton Fields"
        "Remington Ride"
 19: "Names," Tim Grimm [Wind River, 10/04] (23)
        "Pretty Boy Floyd"
        "Barbara Allen"
 20: "Grey County," Tim Harrison [Second Avenue, new] (22)
        "Pack Up Your Sorrows"
        "Your Love Brings Me Around"
 20: "Somewhere Over Yonder," Beverly Smith And Carl Jones [Dittyville, new] (22)
        "Lonesome Scene Of Winter"
        "Gospel Ship"
 22: "40 Days," Wailin' Jennys [Jericho Beach, 4/04] (21)
        "Beautiful Dawn"
        "Arlington"
 22: "Almost Like Tonight," Erica Wheeler [Blue Pie, new] (21)
        "Angeline"
 22: "For The Women," Enoch Kent [Second Avenue, new] (21)
        "Come Me Little Son"
        "Green Grow The Rashes"
 22: "Signature Sounds 10th Anniversary Collection," Various Artists [Signature, 9/04] (21)
        "You Must Slumber," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
        "5 Days In May," Salamander Crossing
 26: "Don't Look Down," Rachel Bissex [Alcazar, 1995] (20)
        "Dancing With My Mother"
        "Wildflowers"
 26: "Drive," Night Sun [Borealis, 2/05] (20)
        "Canadian Song"
        "Don't Count Riches"
 26: "I Used To Be Nice," Rachel Bissex [Alcazar, 1998] (20)
        "Royal Blues"
        "There's A River"
 29: "Let My People Go!," Kim And Reggie Harris & Rabbi Jonathan Kligler [Appleseed, 2/05] (19)
        "I Won't Turn Back"
 29: "Look What Thoughts Will Do," Rick Lee [Swift River, new] (19)
        "Drunkard's Lament"
        "Friend For Life"
 31: "Everything's Alright," Special Consensus [Pinecastle, new] (18)
        "Everything's Alright"
        "What Will Become Of Me"
 31: "Vuelta," Richard Shindell [Koch, 8/04] (18)
        "Fenario"
        "Waist Deep In The Big Muddy"
 33: "Delirium Tremolos," Ray Wylie Hubbard [Philo, 1/05] (17)
        "Beauty Way"
        "This Mornin' I Am Born Again"
 33: "Last Wild Place," Lacy J. Dalton [Song Dog, 8/04] (17)
        "Listen To The Wind"
        "Heart Of Hearts"
 33: "Rootbound," Rootbound [Self, 11/04] (17)
        "If I Should Fall Behind"
        "Oh, My Little Darling/Mason's Apron"
 33: "This Is Me," Eddie From Ohio [Virginia Soul, 10/04] (17)
        "Clear And Present Danger"
 37: "Fall Down As The Rain," Joe Crookston [Milagrito, 3/04] (16)
        "Good Stuff"
        "Fall Down As The Rain"
 37: "Love, Hope And Transportation," Malvinas [Self, 11/04] (16)
        "Sweet And Sunny South"
        "Mud"
 37: "The Road West," John Reischman And The Jaybirds [Corvus, 1/05] (16)
        "You'll Find Her Name"
        "Blackberry Bramble"
 37: "Route 23," Chatham County Line [Yep Roc, new] (16)
        "Nowhere To Sleep"
        "Route 23"
 41: "Between The Broken Lines," Rachel Bissex [One Take, 2001] (15)
        "Oh Jackson"
        "One Another"
 41: "Knuckle Down," Ani Difranco [Righteous Babe, 1/05] (15)
        "Lag Time"
        "Studying Stones"
 41: "Mercy Now," Mary Gauthier [Lost Highway, new] (15)
        "Falling Out Of Love"
        "Wheel Inside The Wheel"
 44: "Drum Hat Buddha," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer [Signature, 2001] (14)
        "Ordinary Town"
        "Gentle Arms Of Eden"
 44: "Guest House," Laurie Lewis And Tom Rozum [Hightone, 3/04] (14)
        "Willie Poor Boy"
 44: "Journey Home," Bill Staines [Red House, 9/04] (14)
        "Rancher Turns 80 / The Years"
 44: "On A Good Day," Jude Johnstone [Bojak, new] (14)
        "On A Good Day"
        "Pen And Paper"
 44: "Rhythm Of The Rain," Jo Ann Smith [Self, 6/04] (14)
        "Blackberry Blossom"
        "Rhythm Of The Rain"
 44: "You Can't Save Everybody," Kieran Kane And Kevin Welch [Compass, 7/04] (14)
        "Till I'm Too Old To Die Young"
        "You Can't Save Everybody"
 50: "Brand New Strings," Ricky Skaggs And Kentucky Thunder [Skaggs Family, 9/04] (13)
        "Lonesome And Dry As A Bone"
 50: "Exploration," Sarah Lee Guthrie And Johnny Irion [New West, new] (13)
        "Cease Fire"
 50: "Mojave River," Chris Stuart And Backcountry [Backcountry, 11/04] (13)
        "Dear Friends And Gentle Hearts"
 53: "Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs Of Stephen Foster," Various Artists [American Roots, 8/04] (12)
        "Gentle Annie," Ollabelle
 53: "Beyond Borders," Andrew McKnight [Falling Mountain, 1/05] (12)
        "Hard Times In The Heartland"
 53: "Kindling The Fire," Harvey Reid And Joyce Andersen [Woodpecker, 7/04] (12)
        "Ode To Billie Joe"
 53: "Legacy," Guy Davis [Red House, 8/04] (12)
        "Hikin' Jerry"
 53: "Universal United House Of Prayer," Buddy Miller [New West, 9/04] (12)
        "This Old World"
 58: "Bittertown," Lori McKenna [Signature, 4/04] (11)
        "Lone Star"
        "Stealing Kisses"
 58: "The Heart Wants What It Wants," The Cantrells [Self, 12/04] (11)
        "Falling Forever For You"
 58: "Mortal City," Dar Williams [Razor & Tie, 1996] (11)
        "February"
 58: "On A Winter's Night," Various Artists [Philo, 1994] (11)
        "Winter Wind," Patty Larkin
 58: "Roads," Benita Kenn [Self, 2003] (11)
        "Train"
        "Prayer"
 63: "All The Time In The World," Lowen And Navarro [Red Hen, 9/04] (10)
        "How Mighty Is The Silence"
        "If You Loved Me Like That"
 63: "Down From The Mountain," Various Artists [Lost Highway, 2001] (10)
        "Blue And Lonesome," Alison Krauss And Union Station
        "I Am Weary, Let Me Rest," Cox Family
 63: "Another Day," Solas [Shanachie, 2003] (10)
        "Bird In The Tree"
        "This Love Will Carry"
 63: "Dagnabit," Frank Meyer [Thangmaker, 10/04] (10)
        "Oil In That Soil"
        "Big House"
 63: "A Different Place," Jane Eamon [Self, 12/04] (10)
        "Robinson Caruso Blues"
        "Judgement Day"
 63: "Jimson Weed," Nathan [Nettwerk, 9/04] (10)
        "Gasoline"
        "Sunset Chaser"
 63: "Pieces," Barry McLoughlin [Self, 2/04] (10)
        "Believe In Love"
        "Am I The One For You"
 63: "Stripping Cane," Jeffrey Foucault [Signature, 8/04] (10)
        "Bluest Blade"
        "Cross Of Flowers"
 63: "Wicked Twisted Road," Reckless Kelly [Sugar Hill, 2/05] (10)
        "7 Nights In Eire"
        "Dogtown"

TOP SONGS OF FEBRUARY 2005

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 11236 airplays from 149 different DJs

1. "Dance Hall Girls" (12)
        by The Duhks
        from "The Duhks"
1. "Woodrow" (12)
        by Tom Russell
        from "Hotwalker"
3. "Grapevine" (11)
        by Tom Russell
        from "Hotwalker"
3. "Mists Of Down Below" (11)
        by The Duhks
        from "The Duhks"
5. "Pretty Boy Floyd" (10)
        by Tim Grimm
        from "Names"
5. "Restless" (10)
        by Alison Krauss And Union Station
        from "Lonely Runs Both Ways"
7. "Beauty Way" (9)
        by Ray Wylie Hubbard
        from "Delirium Tremolos"
7. "I Love This Town" (9)
        by Nanci Griffith
        from "Hearts In Mind"
7. "Pie" (9)
        by Debi Smith
        from "Cupid"
7. "Train I Ride" (9)
        by Pat Wictor
        from "Waiting For The Water"
7. "Verdant Mile" (9)
        by Tracy Grammer
        from "Verdant Mile"
7. "Waking Hour" (9)
        by David Francey
        from "Waking Hour"
7. "We All Need More Kindness In This World" (9)
        by Guy Davis
        from "These Times We're Living In"
14. "Arlington" (8)
        by Wailin' Jennys
        from "These Times We're Living In"
        also "40 Days"
14. "Coast" (8)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "These Times We're Livin' In"
14. "Cupid" (8)
        by Debi Smith
        from "Cupid"
14. "Death Came A Knockin" (8)
        by The Duhks
        from "The Duhks"
14. "Goodbye Song" (8)
        by Kate McDonnell
        from "Where The Mangoes Are"
14. "My Poor Old Heart" (8)
        by Alison Krauss And Union Station
        from "Lonely Runs Both Ways"
14. "Simple Life" (8)
        by Nanci Griffith
        from "Hearts In Mind"
14. "Temporary Blues" (8)
        by J. P. Jones
        from "Thugs And Lovers"
14. "That Front Porch Song" (8)
        by Vance Gilbert
        from "Unfamiliar Moon"
14. "Wagoner's Lad" (8)
        by The Duhks
        from "The Duhks"
24. "Beat Folk" (7)
        by Tom Russell
        from "Hotwalker"
24. "Canadian Song" (7)
        by Night Sun
        from "Drive"
24. "Cept You And Me Babe" (7)
        by Greg Brown
        from "These Times We're Living In"
24. "Dancing With My Mother" (7)
        by Rachel Bissex
        from "Don't Look Down"
24. "Don't Dig My Grave Too Deep" (7)
        by Pat Wictor
        from "Waiting For The Water"
24. "Fenario" (7)
        by Richard Shindell
        from "Vuelta"
24. "Good Stuff" (7)
        by Joe Crookston
        from "Fall Down As The Rain"
24. "Hiway 9" (7)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Land Of Milk And Honey"
24. "Land Of The Living" (7)
        by Lucy Kaplansky
        from "The Red Thread"
        also "These Times We're Living In"
24. "Love Is The Seventh Wave" (7)
        by The Duhks
        from "The Duhks"
24. "Man Stands Up" (7)
        by J. P. Jones
        from "Thugs And Lovers"
24. "Pack Up Your Sorrows" (7)
        by Tim Harrison
        from "Grey County"
24. "River Road" (7)
        by Jimmy Lafave
        from "These Times We're Living In"
24. "Riverside" (7)
        by John Gorka
        from "These Times We're Livin In"
24. "Ships" (7)
        by Kris Delmhorst, Jeffrey Foucault And Peter Mulvey
        from "Redbird"
24. "You And I" (7)
        by The Duhks
        from "The Duhks"
24. "Your Brighter Day" (7)
        by Vance Gilbert
        from "Unfamiliar Moon"

TOP ARTISTS OF FEBRUARY 2005

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 11236 airplays from 149 different DJs

1. Tom Russell (97)
2. The Duhks (80)
3. Rachel Bissex (72)
4. Nanci Griffith (68)
5. Alison Krauss (58)
6. Greg Brown (55)
7. Bob Dylan (53)
8. Pat Wictor (50)
9. J. P. Jones (47)
10. David Francey (46)
10. Dry Branch Fire Squad (46)
10. Eliza Gilkyson (46)
13. Kate McDonnell (41)
14. The Waifs (40)
15. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer (38)
15. Vance Gilbert (38)
17. Guy Davis (33)
17. Mike Stevens And Raymond McLain (33)
17. Tim Grimm (33)
20. John Gorka (32)
20. Tracy Grammer (32)
22. Malvinas (30)
22. Richard Shindell (30)
22. Tim Harrison (30)
25. Ray Wylie Hubbard (29)
26. Debi Smith (28)
26. Lucy Kaplansky (28)
26. Wailin' Jennys (28)
29. Bill Staines (27)
29. Kris Delmhorst, Jeffrey Foucault And Peter Mulvey (27)
31. John McCutcheon (26)
32. Emmylou Harris (25)
32. Eva Cassidy (25)
32. Phil Leadbetter (25)
35. Beverly Smith And Carl Jones (24)
35. Dar Williams (24)
35. Garnet Rogers (24)
35. Solas (24)
39. Eddie From Ohio (23)
39. Enoch Kent (23)
39. Shawn Colvin (23)


TOP LABELS OF FEBRUARY 2005

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 11236 airplays from 149 different DJs

1. Rounder (320)
2. Red House (264)
3. Sugar Hill (205)
4. Columbia (170)
5. Hightone (141)
6. Philo (139)
7. Signature (127)
8. Compass (118)
9. Appleseed (108)
10. Smithsonian/Folkways (98)
11. Borealis (94)
12. Vanguard (81)
13. Shanachie (79)
14. Warner (76)
15. Flying Fish (74)
16. Pinecastle (70)
17. Rhino (64)
18. Green Linnet (52)
19. Koch (51)
20. Capitol (44)
20. Greentrax (44)
22. Waterbug (43)
23. Putumayo (42)
24. Nettwerk (38)
25. Alcazar (37)
25. Rebel (37)
27. Lost Highway (35)
27. RCA (35)
29. Wind River (33)
30. Elektra (32)
30. New West (32)
32. Alligator (30)
32. Folk-Legacy (30)
34. Reprise (27)
35. Gadfly (26)
35. New Door (26)
37. Acoustic Disc (25)
37. Mercury (25)
37. Risky Disc (25)
40. Disismye (24)
40. Razor And Tie (24)
40. Sage Arts (24)
40. Skaggs Family (24)

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, in an
extended version, 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.

Richard Gillmann                                 http://www.nwfolk.com
Monday "Lunch With Folks" Noon-3pm                  richard@nwfolk.com
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