TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS OF JANUARY 2000

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12281 airplays.


  1: "The Man From God Knows Where," Tom Russell (99)
        "The Man From God Knows Where" (15)
        "Wayfarin' Stranger" (12)
        "Outcast" (9)
        "Throwin' Horseshoes At The Moon" (7)
        "Anna Olsen's Letter Home," Kari Bremnes (6)
        "Patrick Russell" (5)
        "Rider On An Orphan Train" (5)
        "Acres Of Corn" (4)
        "Casey Jones" (4)
        "Love Abides" (4)
        "Mary Clare Malloy," Dolores Keane (4)
        "When Irish Girls Grow Up," Delores Keane And Iris Dement (4)
        "Chickasaw County Jail" (3)
        "Dreamin'," Tom Russell And Delores Keane (3)
        "Old Northern Shore," Sondre Bratland And Kari Bremnes (3)
        "Old Rugged Cross," Iris Dement And Kari Bremnes (3)
        "Sitting Bull In Venice" (3)
        "Ambrose Larsen," Sondre Bratland And Iris Dement (2)
        "Eg Er Framand," Sondre Bratland
        "Eg Re Framand," Sondre Bratland
        "Love Will Abide"
  2: "Broke Down," Slaid Cleaves (91)
        "One Good Year" (20)
        "Breakfast In Hell" (17)
        "Broke Down" (15)
        "Cold And Lonely" (10)
        "I Feel The Blues Moving In" (10)
        "Horseshoe Lounge" (6)
        "Lydia" (4)
        "This Morning I Am Born Again" (4)
        "Key Chain" (3)
        "Bring It On" (2)
  3: "Somewhere Near Paterson," Richard Shindell (51)
        "My Love Will Follow You" (7)
        "Wisteria" (6)
        "You Stay Here" (6)
        "Calling The Moon" (5)
        "Spring" (5)
        "Waiting For The Storm" (5)
        "Confession" (4)
        "Abuelita" (3)
        "Merritt Parkway, 2 Am And Transit" (3)
        "Transit" (3)
        "You Still Here" (2)
        "Waiting For The Moon"
        "Yuo Stay Here"
  4: "Little Lion," Brooks Williams (50)
        "Frenzy At The Feeder" (11)
        "O Leaozinho" (7)
        "Belfast Blues" (6)
        "Asa Branca" (4)
        "Goodbye Walker Percy" (4)
        "Only For A Moment" (4)
        "Joyful Joyful" (3)
        "Water Song" (3)
        "Meesa Kaibash" (2)
        "54-46 Was My Number"
        "Goodbye Percy Walker"
        "Lizard Legend"
        "Lizard Logic"
        "O Leaozihuo"
        "What Wondrous Love"
  5: "Cold Dog Soup," Guy Clark (46)
        "Cold Dog Soup" (8)
        "Indian Head Penny" (7)
        "Fort Worth Blues" (6)
        "Water Under The Bridge" (5)
        "Sis Draper" (4)
        "Bunkhouse Blues" (3)
        "Forever, For Always, For Certain" (3)
        "Red River" (3)
        "Be Gone Forever" (2)
        "Men Will Be Boys" (2)
        "Ain't It Funny How Men Will Be Boys"
        "Ain't No Trouble To Me"
        "Die Tryin'"
  6: "The Grass Is Blue," Dolly Parton (43)
        "Train, Train" (7)
        "Travelin' Prayer" (6)
        "Cash On The Barrelhead" (5)
        "Few Old Memories" (5)
        "Grass Is Blue" (5)
        "Silver Dagger" (5)
        "Endless Stream Of Tears" (2)
        "I Still Miss Someone" (2)
        "Steady As The Rain" (2)
        "I Wonder Where You Are Tonight"
        "I'm Gonna Sleep With One Eye Open Fron Now On"
        "Iamready," N* Dolly Parton
        "Sleep With One Eye Open"
  7: "Back Home Again," Rhonda Vincent (41)
        "Jolene" (11)
        "Passing Of The Train" (10)
        "Lonesome Wind Blues" (8)
        "Pretending I Don't Care" (2)
        "Where No Cabins Fall" (2)
        "You Don't Know How Lucky You Are" (2)
        "You're In My Heart" (2)
        "Keep Your Feet On The Ground"
        "Little Angels"
        "When I Close My Eyes"
        "You're Running Wild"
  8: "In The Company Of Strangers," Robin And Linda Williams (32)
        "In The Company Of Strangers" (6)
        "Bar Band In Hillbilly Heaven" (5)
        "Hard Country" (5)
        "Cold, Cold Heart" (4)
        "So It Go" (3)
        "Rumble" (2)
        "So Long, See You Tomorrow" (2)
        "This Is The Real Thing" (2)
        "Allow It"
        "Some Peculiar Beast"
        "Strangers," Robin/Linda Williams
  9: "Drag Queens In Limousines," Mary Gauthier (28)
        "Drag Queens In Limousines" (7)
        "Our Lady Of The Shooting Stars" (5)
        "I Drink" (4)
        "Evangeline" (3)
        "Different Kind Of Gone" (2)
        "Karla Faye" (2)
        "Lifetime" (2)
        "Jackie's Train"
        "Lucky Stars"
        "Slip Of The Tongue"
 10: "Laurie Lewis And Her Bluegrass Pals," Laurie Lewis (27)
        "Acony Bell" (5)
        "Blow, Big Wind" (5)
        "Stepping Stones" (3)
        "Beyond The River Bend" (2)
        "Hard Luck And Trouble" (2)
        "When I Get Home" (2)
        "Wind At Play" (2)
        "Big Eddy"
        "Black Water"
        "Going To The West"
        "Tall Pines"
        "Weevily Wheat," Laurie Lewis And Herbg Pals
        "Wood Thrush's Song"
 11: "Irreconcilable Similarities," David Roth (26)
        "Air Of The Dog" (3)
        "Cutter Of Stone" (3)
        "Dream" (3)
        "I Have Learned" (3)
        "2 For One In Podunk Town" (2)
        "Little Something More" (2)
        "3 Signs"
        "Goodbye To My Dad"
        "Holland"
        "Land Of The Liters And Meters"
        "Land Of The Meters And Liters"
        "Magic Pill"
        "Mailing List"
        "Sister Helen's Lists"
        "There Is A Place"
        "Those 2 Times"
 11: "Sylvia Hotel," Cheryl Wheeler (26)
        "If It Were Up To Me" (6)
        "Unworthy" (5)
        "But The Days And Nights Are Long" (4)
        "His Hometown" (4)
        "Potato" (3)
        "All The Live Long Day"
        "Meow"
        "Right Way To Do The Wrong Thing"
        "Sylvia Hotel"
 13: "Songs Of Mississippi John Hurt," Bill Morrissey (25)
        "Coffee Blues" (7)
        "Avalon Blues" (3)
        "Hey, Honey Right Away" (3)
        "If You Don't Want Me" (3)
        "Joe Turner Blues" (3)
        "Beulah Land" (2)
        "Shake That Thing" (2)
        "If You Don't Need Me"
        "Louis Collins"
 14: "Quiet Eye," June Tabor (23)
        "Out Of Winter/Waltzing's For Dreamers" (5)
        "Place Called England" (5)
        "First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" (2)
        "Gardener, Out Of Winter/ Waltzing's For Dreamers" (2)
        "I Will Put My Ship In Order" (2)
        "Water Is Wide / St. Agnes / Jeannie And Jamie" (2)
        "Writing Of Tipperary/It's A Long Way To Tipperary" (2)
        "I'll Be Seeing You"
        "Must I Be Bound"
        "Pharoh"
 14: "Truth Of A Woman," Kristina Olsen (23)
        "Yellow Piper" (6)
        "Truth Of A Woman" (5)
        "If I Stayed" (4)
        "Part Time Love" (2)
        "Phoebe's Iceberg" (2)
        "Rainy Night In China Town" (2)
        "I Am Ashamed"
        "Spend The Whole Night With You"
 16: "Crossing," Tim O'brien (22)
        "Wandering" (5)
        "Mountaineer Is Always Free" (4)
        "Ireland's Green Shore" (3)
        "Crossing" (2)
        "Down In The Willow Garden And Wagoner's Lad" (2)
        "Wagoner's Lad" (2)
        "Lost Little Children"
        "Mtneer Is Always Free"
        "Rod Mcneil"
        "Yew Piney Mountain"
 16: "One Moment Of Grace," Night Sun (22)
        "Harvey And Louise" (4)
        "Parrish Waltz" (4)
        "One Moment Of Grace" (3)
        "Summer Songs" (3)
        "Babe"
        "Breathing"
        "Camel In Nunavut," Nightsun
        "Didn't I Try"
        "Fire Last Summer"
        "Lifeline -Loose Change And Spare Parts Night Sun: Parrish Waltz," Terri Allard
        "Lost Seconds"
        "Old Woman"
 16: "Tubular Dogs," Various Artists (22)
        "Get A Long Little Dogie," June Tabor/Les Barker (4)
        "Grey Tunnel Line," Cyril Tawney (3)
        "Breaking Wind Suddenly," Mrs. Ackroyd Band (2)
        "Custard Creams," Bill Caddick/Mrs Ackroyd Band (2)
        "Krill," Mrs. Ackroyd Band (2)
        "O Sole Mio," Hilary Spencer (2)
        "Sloop John A," Mrs. Ackroyd Band (2)
        "Will The Turtle Be Unbroken?," Mrs. Ackroyd Band (2)
        "I Live Not Near The Louvre," Eileen Mcgann And Mrs Ackroyd Band
        "May The Turtle Be Unbroken," Mrs. Ackroyd Band
        "Techno Deja Vous," Les Barker
 16: "Wayback," Jim Henry (22)
        "1967" (3)
        "Drive-In Movie Picture Show" (3)
        "Restless" (3)
        "Doc's Rag" (2)
        "Eddie And Pearl" (2)
        "Ruby" (2)
        "Sound Of The Whistle Blow" (2)
        "We Think We Ll Keep Him" (2)
        "Last Call"
        "Leaving Time"
        "Texas"
 20: "Breaking Down To 3," Dave Moore (21)
        "Mr. Music" (5)
        "Big Drafty House" (3)
        "Big Fool For You" (3)
        "Midnight" (3)
        "Down To The River" (2)
        "Painting This Room" (2)
        "Let's Take Our Time And Do It Right"
        "Magic Dust"
        "Sharks Don't Sleep"
 20: "Folkscene Collection 2," Various Artists (21)
        "Take Off Your Old Coat," Eliza Gilkeyson (4)
        "Mr. Tambourine Man," Chris Hillman (3)
        "Song Of The Candle," Stan Rogers (3)
        "California Snow," Tom Russell (2)
        "Heart Of Saturday Night," Tom Waits (2)
        "Justine," Patty Larkin (2)
        "Love At The 5 And Dime," Nanci Griffith (2)
        "Im This Blue," Greg Brown
        "Little Angel, Little Brother," Lucinda Williams
        "Our Town," Iris Dement
 20: "Solid Heart," Greg Brown (21)
        "Build A Little Village" (6)
        "I Must Be In Oregon" (2)
        "If I Had Known" (2)
        "She Moved Through The Fair" (2)
        "Vivid" (2)
        "Dont Tread On Me," Davecarter And Tracy Grammer
        "Grown Woman," Kate Mackenzie
        "Lullabye"
        "Ring Around The Moon"
        "Solid Heart"
        "This Blue," Greg Brown And Friends
        "When I Go," Dave Carter W/Tracy Grammar
 23: "10 Year Night," Lucy Kaplansky (20)
        "10 Year Night" (9)
        "Somewhere Out There" (3)
        "5 In The Morning" (2)
        "One Good Reason" (2)
        "End Of The Day"
        "Just You Tonight"
        "Scorpion"
        "Turn The Ligths Back On"
 23: "Ambition," Dave Mallett (20)
        "Here In This City You Live In" (6)
        "Ambition" (2)
        "Turn It Over To Love" (2)
        "Walkin'" (2)
        "You Can't Go Home Again" (2)
        "Greenin'"
        "Lilacs"
        "Next Time I Leave Here"
        "Sprtin' Days"
        "Whiskey Talkin"
        "Wild In The Sixties"
 23: "Tim Harrison," Tim Harrison (20)
        "2 Hearts Beat In Galena" (4)
        "Coal Tattoo" (4)
        "Maguire" (3)
        "In Dark Irish Kitchens" (2)
        "Philosopher's Dreams" (2)
        "Train Going East" (2)
        "Coal Tattoo/Train Going East"
        "Healing Power"
        "In The Barroom Light"
 26: "3 Wishes," Erica Wheeler (19)
        "January Wind" (6)
        "Onward From Here" (5)
        "Jack's Tavern" (2)
        "Saturday" (2)
        "Angeline," 2. Erica Wheeler
        "Angels"
        "Casey, Illinois"
        "Frozen River"
 26: "Hymns And Ballads," Peter And Mary Alice Amidon (19)
        "By The Waters Of Babylon" (5)
        "Amazing Grace" (2)
        "Bid You Goodnight" (2)
        "Chilly Winds" (2)
        "Time Has Made A Change" (2)
        "I'ii Die No More For"
        "I'll Die No More For Bread"
        "One Morning In May"
        "Parting Glass"
        "Song Of The Angels"
        "White," Peter/Mary Alice Amidon
 26: "John And Mary," Iiird Tyme Out (19)
        "John And Mary" (3)
        "Blue Ridge Mountain Memories" (2)
        "Coal Miner Blues," Third Time Out (2)
        "Just Call On Him" (2)
        "Lovin' You, Goin' Blind" (2)
        "Milk Cow Blues" (2)
        "Snow Angel" (2)
        "Bl;Ue Ridge Mountain Menories," Third Time Out
        "Bobby And Millie," 3rd Tyme Out
        "Cold Summer Day In Georgia"
        "Rose Of My Heart"
 26: "Long Ride," Ramblin' Jack Elliott (19)
        "Now He's Just Dust In The Wind" (3)
        "Sky Above And The Mud Below" (3)
        "St. James Infirmary" (3)
        "Connection" (2)
        "East Virginia Blues" (2)
        "Ranger's Command" (2)
        "Cup Of Coffee"
        "Pictures From Life's Other Side"
        "True Blue Jeans"
        "With God On Our Side"
 26: "Sparrow's Wing," Garnet Rogers (19)
        "All That Is" (3)
        "Edge Of The Earth" (3)
        "Next Turn Of The Wheel" (2)
        "Stormfront" (2)
        "These Broken Hills" (2)
        "Threshold, Sparrow's Wing" (2)
        "Under The Summer Moonlight" (2)
        "Come Again"
        "Cricket Dance"
        "Hidden Track"
 26: "Storied Ground," John Mccutcheon (19)
        "Closing The Bookstore" (5)
        "Crazy Or Courageous" (3)
        "2 Foot Seam" (2)
        "Abby D" (2)
        "Jerico" (2)
        "Cross That Line"
        "Homecoming Time"
        "Key To The City"
        "Piece By Piece"
        "Vultures"
 32: "Bleecker Street," Various Artists (18)
        "Thirtsty Boots," John Gorka (4)
        "My Back Pages," Marshall Crenshaw (3)
        "Last Thing On My Mind," Cry Cry Cry (2)
        "So Long, Marianne," John Cale And Suzanne Vega (2)
        "Bleecker Street," Jonatha Brooke
        "Everybody's Talkin'," Patty Larkin
        "Morning Glory," Chrissie Hynde
        "No Regrets," Curtis Stigers
        "Pack Up Your Sorrows," Loudon Wainwright Iii And Iris Dement
        "Reason To Believe," Ron Sexsmith
        "Since You've Asked," Beth Neilsen Chapman
 32: "Hologram Crackers," Gideon Freudmann (18)
        "Back Porch" (3)
        "Blind Man's Bluff" (3)
        "Bayou Barn Dance" (2)
        "Haunted Merry Go Round" (2)
        "Robin Hood Changes His Oil" (2)
        "Backlit"
        "Blue Moon"
        "Carpal Tunnel"
        "Excursion"
        "Fish Food"
        "Licorice Particle Board"
 32: "Oasis Acoustic 22," Various Artists (18)
        "Auld Lang Syne," Kate Taylor (6)
        "Tick Tock World," Janet Feld (2)
        "3 Days," Bixbys
        "Box Of Wine," Darryl Cherney And The Chernobles
        "Breakup School," Bill Parsons
        "Bright Morning Star," Jessica Bryan
        "Chick Flick," Ditch Lilies
        "Nancy Whiskey - Mountain Road," Darcy Nair Band
        "On A Very Dark Day," Pete Papageorge
        "Secret Room," Ghost Of Tom
        "Whispers In Your Pillow," Sue Trainor
        "Yanke Doodle Return," Mark Brine
 32: "Rice, Rice, Hillman And Pedersen," Rice, Rice, Hillman And Pedersen (18)
        "Walkin' Blues" (4)
        "Doesn't Mean That Much Anymore" (3)
        "I Will" (3)
        "Friend Of The Devil" (2)
        "Never Ending Song Of Love" (2)
        "Hearts Overflowing"
        "I'll Be On That Good Road Someday"
        "Moonshine," Larry Rice, Tony Rice, Chris Hillman, Herb Pederson
        "One Of These Days"
 36: "Book Of Survival," Deborah Holland (17)
        "Hard To Be A Human In The Universe" (4)
        "Pinochet And Margaret Thatcher" (3)
        "End Of The World" (2)
        "Faded Red Car" (2)
        "Kids With Guns" (2)
        "Book Of Survival"
        "Everything But A Soul"
        "Irene"
        "Without You By My Side"
 36: "Choice Picks," Various Artists (17)
        "Cheek To Cheek With The Blues Blue Train," Del Mccoury Nashville Bluegrass Band (3)
        "Cold Virginia Night," Ronnie Bowman (2)
        "Mama's Hand," Lynn Morris (2)
        "One Tear," Bluegrass Album Band (2)
        "Who Will Watch The Home Place," Laurie Lewis (2)
        "Blue Train," Nashville Bluegrass Band
        "Colleen Malone," Hot Rize
        "High Lonesome Sound," Vince Gill
        "I've Got That Old Feeling," Allison Krauss
        "Lonesome Pine," Blue Highway
        "Peewee And Fern," Claire Lynch
 36: "Drive You Home Again," Chris Smither (17)
        "Drive You Home Again" (4)
        "Duncan And Brady" (3)
        "Get A Better One" (2)
        "Rattlesnake Preacher" (2)
        "So Long" (2)
        "Tell Me Why You Love Me" (2)
        "Hey, Hey, Hey"
        "Hey, Honey, Right Away," Bill Morrissey
 36: "Forget About It," Alison Krauss (17)
        "Forget About It" (7)
        "Never Got Off The Ground" (3)
        "Stay" (3)
        "Could You Lie" (2)
        "Ghost In The House," Alison Kraus
        "It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference"
 36: "In Spite Of Ourselves," John Prine (17)
        "In Spite Of Ourselves" (3)
        "Dear John" (2)
        "In A Town This Size" (2)
        "Jet Set," John Prine And Iris Dement (2)
        "'til Each Tear Becomes A Rose"
        "Iris Dement"
        "Let's Invite Them Over," John Prine W/ Iris Dement
        "So Sad," John Prine W/Connie Smith
        "We Could," John Prine W/ Iris Dement
        "We're The Jet Set"
        "Wedding Bells/Let's Turn Back The Years"
        "When 2 Worlds Collide"
 36: "Racing Hearts," Al Petteway And Amy White (17)
        "Mariposa" (3)
        "Morrison's Jig Alex Di Grassi" (3)
        "Racing Hearts" (3)
        "Desert Dance" (2)
        "Playground" (2)
        "Polly Vaughn" (2)
        "Riding The River"
        "Wallflower Waltz"
 36: "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?: The Songs Of Pete Seeger," Various Artists (17)
        "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine," Bonnie Raitt And Jackson Browne (2)
        "Living In The Country," Martin Simpson (2)
        "Water Is Wide," John Gorka (2)
        "We Shall Overcome," Bruce Springsteen (2)
        "Goofing Off Suite," Tony Trischka Band
        "How Can I Keep From Singing," Cordelia's Dad
        "If I Had A Hammer," Nanci Griffith And Friends
        "My Rainbow Race," Donovan
        "Of Time And Rivers Flowing," Richie Havens
        "Old Riley," John Stewart
        "Sailing Down My Golden River," Greg Brown
        "Turn, Turn, Turn," Bruce Cockburn
        "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?," Tommy Sands Et Al
 43: "Blues For Cain And Abel," Terry Kitchen (16)
        "Martin Luther" (3)
        "Perfect Rose" (3)
        "Year Of Living Lonely" (3)
        "Blues For Cain And Abel" (2)
        "Atlas"
        "Bethlehem"
        "Let It Be"
        "Noah And The Selfish Son"
        "Quiet Earth"
 43: "Closer To The Truth," Trout Fishing In America (16)
        "Alberta Postcard" (4)
        "After You've Gone" (3)
        "Old Things" (3)
        "Sun And Moon And Stars" (3)
        "Closer To The Truth"
        "Dangerous"
        "Keep On The Positive Side"
 43: "I Feel Like Singing Today," Jim Lauderdale And Ralph Stanley (16)
        "I Feel Like Singing Today" (5)
        "Fly, Lovebird, Fly" (2)
        "Maple On The Hill" (2)
        "Who Thought The Railroad Wouldn't Last" (2)
        "Highway Through My Home"
        "Like Him"
        "What About You"
        "Who Will Sing For Me," Ralph Stanley And Jim Lauderdale
        "You'll Find Her Name Written There," Ralph Stanley And Jim Lauderdale
 43: "Simple Gearle," Stacey Earle (16)
        "Next Door Down" (4)
        "Show Me How" (3)
        "Weekend Runaways" (3)
        "Wedding Night" (2)
        "Cried My Heart Out"
        "In My Way"
        "Loser's Weep"
        "Simple Gearle"
 43: "Sleepless," Kate Rusby (16)
        "Our Town" (4)
        "Duke And The Tinker" (2)
        "Fairest Of All Yarrow" (2)
        "Sho Heen" (2)
        "Sleepless Sailor" (2)
        "Cobbler's Daughter"
        "I Wonder What Is Keeping My True Love This Night"
        "Sweet Bride"
        "Wild Goose"
 43: "Time And Again," Simple Gifts (16)
        "Charlie Lennon's/Reddigan's" (3)
        "Minka" (3)
        "Bourees / Polka With Teeth" (2)
        "Waynesboro/Shenandoah Falls Holly Tannen" (2)
        "Bitte Mand I Knibe"
        "Eli Green's Cakewalk/Frank's Tune"
        "Fifth Brew"
        "Glendi Ke Horos"
        "Little Moses/Etc"
        "Peg Ryan/Toormore Polkas"
 49: "Ancient Tones," Ricky Skaggs (15)
        "Walls Of Time" (4)
        "Mighty Dark To Travel" (3)
        "Connemara" (2)
        "Pig In A Pen" (2)
        "Carolina Mountain Home"
        "Give Us Rain"
        "How Mountain Girls Can Love"
        "I Believed In You Darling," Ricky Skaggs And Kentucky Thunder
 49: "Breakfast In New Orleans," Bruce Cockburn (15)
        "Last Night Of The World" (5)
        "Isn't That What Friends Are For?" (4)
        "Mango" (2)
        "Let The Bad Air Out"
        "Look How Far"
        "Use Me While You Can"
        "When You Give It Away"
 49: "Celtic Groove Brand," Sevens (15)
        "Run Sister Run" (4)
        "I Truly Understand" (3)
        "Valley Girl" (2)
        "Christy Barry's Jig/Shores Of Austria"
        "Christy Barry's Jig/The Shores Of Austria/Crock Of Gold"
        "Forlorn Queen"
        "Redigan's / Dark Hollow"
        "Tansey's Favorite"
        "Tansey's Favourite, Road To Cashel, The Curlew"
 49: "Cry Cry Cry," Dar Williams, Lucy Kaplansky And Richard Shindell (15)
        "Cold Missouri Waters" (4)
        "Lord, I Have Made You A Place In My Heart" (3)
        "By Way Of Sorrow" (2)
        "Memphis" (2)
        "Speaking With The Angels" (2)
        "Ballad Of Mary Magdalene"
        "Kid"
 49: "The Mountain," Steve Earle And The Del Mccoury Band (15)
        "Texas Eagle" (5)
        "Carrie Brown" (3)
        "Dixieland" (3)
        "Graveyard Shift"
        "I'm Still In Love With You"
        "Long, Lonesome Highway Blues"
        "Mountain," Steve Earle/Del Mccoury Band

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 also available
at http://folkradio.org (the official FOLKDJ-L 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 running under Microsoft
Windows NT.  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 60% 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 track was 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 50 albums are listed.

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