TOP ALBUMS OF JANUARY 2004

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13779 airplays from 156 different DJs

  1: "Underneath The Stars," Kate Rusby [Compass, new] (96)
        "Goodman" (20)
        "Bring Me A Boat" (15)
        "Blind Harper" (13)
        "Daughter Of Megan" (9)
        "Underneath The Stars" (9)
  2: "Red Thread," Lucy Kaplansky [Red House, new] (64)
        "Cowboy Singer" (12)
        "I Had Something" (11)
        "Line In The Sand" (8)
        "Brooklyn Train" (6)
  3: "Cold Mountain soundtrack," Various Artists [Columbia, new] (60)
        "Wayfaring Stranger," Jack White (9)
        "Like A Songbird That Has Fallen," Reeltime Travelers (7)
        "Ruby With The Eyes That Sparkle," Stuart Duncan And Dirk Powell (7)
        "I Wish My Baby Was Born," Tim Eriksen, Riley Baugus And Tim O'Brien (6)
  4: "Beautiful: A Tribute To Gordon Lightfoot," Various Artists [Borealis, 10/03] (48)
        "Bend In The Water," Harry Manx (8)
        "Song For A Winter's Night," Quartette (7)
        "Way I Feel," Cowboy Junkies (4)
  5: "Birds Fly South," Zoe Speaks [Redbird, 10/03] (44)
        "Birds Fly South" (6)
        "Retterdyne" (6)
        "Cadillac Queen" (5)
        "Shady Grove" (5)
        "Viola" (5)
  5: "The House Carpenter's Daughter," Natalie Merchant [Myth America, 8/03] (44)
        "Which Side Are You On" (12)
        "Down On Penny's Farm" (7)
        "Bury Me Under The Weeping Willow" (5)
        "House Carpenter" (5)
  5: "Side Of The Road," Ellis Paul And Vance Gilbert [Philo, 9/03] (44)
        "Citizen Of The World" (10)
        "May I Suggest" (8)
        "Only Way" (7)
        "This Morning I Am Born Again" (5)
  8: "Traveler," Tim O'Brien [Sugar Hill, 7/03] (40)
        "I've Endured" (9)
        "Another Day" (7)
        "Kelly Joe's Shoes" (5)
        "Less And Less" (4)
        "Turn The Page Again" (4)
  9: "Old Futures Gone," John Gorka [Red House, 9/03] (36)
        "Lay Me Down" (7)
        "War Makes War" (6)
        "Dogs And Thunder" (5)
 10: "Seeds: The Songs Of Pete Seeger, Vol. 3," Pete Seeger & Friends [Appleseed, 9/03] (34)
        "Take It From Dr. King" (10)
        "Dr. King On Violence" (9)
        "Bring Them Home" (4)
 10: "Train Home," Chris Smither [Hightone, 7/03] (34)
        "Crocodile Man" (6)
        "Desolation Row" (6)
        "Never Needed It More" (4)
        "Train Home" (4)
 12: "Hillbilly Pilgrim," Mark Erelli [Signature, new] (33)
        "Pilgrim Highway" (7)
        "Fool No. 1" (5)
        "Troubadour Blues" (5)
        "Bend In The River" (4)
        "Farewell Ball" (4)
        "Pretend" (4)
 13: "Righteousness And Humidity," Martin Simpson [Red House, 9/03] (32)
        "Easy Money" (5)
        "Devil's Partiality" (4)
 14: "Telfer's Cows," Andrew Calhoun [Waterbug, new] (30)
        "Eppie Morrie" (5)
        "2 Sisters" (4)
        "Beggermam" (4)
        "Shake In The Basket" (4)
        "Jeannie O'Bethelnie" (3)
        "King Orfeo" (3)
        "Telfer's Cows" (3)
 15: "Way Live," The Waybacks [Fiddling Cricket, 5/03] (29)
        "Down From Iona" (5)
        "Hesitation Blues" (5)
        "Police Dog Blues" (4)
        "Last Steam Engine Train" (3)
 16: "Live," Greg Greenway [Face, 11/03] (28)
        "In The Name Of Love" (7)
        "Every Little Day" (3)
        "Mystery Of Life" (3)
        "Road Worth Walking Down" (3)
        "Tennessee" (3)
 16: "Strange Noises In The Dark," Austin Lounge Lizards [Blue Corn, new] (28)
        "Lonely Yodeler" (4)
        "Merchant's Lunch" (4)
        "Why Couldn't We Blow Up Saddam?" (4)
        "You Can Eat Dog Food" (4)
        "Banana Slugs! Racing Down The Field" (3)
 16: "This Train," The Wayfaring Strangers [Rounder, 9/03] (28)
        "This Train" (10)
        "Columbus Stockade Blues" (4)
        "Lazy John" (4)
 19: "Gambling Eden," Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem [Signature, 5/03] (25)
        "Stewball" (5)
        "Turtle Dove" (5)
        "Red Rocking Chair" (3)
 19: "Remember Who I Am," Girlyman [Clever Shark, 12/03] (25)
        "Amaze Me" (5)
        "Shape I Found You In" (5)
        "Viola" (4)
 19: "Soul Journey," Gillian Welch [Acony, 6/03] (25)
        "No One Knows My Name" (6)
        "Wayside/Back In Time" (5)
        "Look At Miss Ohio" (3)
        "One Monkey" (3)
 22: "Songs Of Love, Lust And Loathing," Enoch Kent [Second Avenue, 9/03] (24)
        "3 Gypsies" (4)
        "They Sent A Wumman" (3)
 23: "Stumble Into Grace," Emmylou Harris [Nonesuch, 9/03] (23)
        "O Evangeline" (4)
        "Can You Hear Me Now" (3)
        "Strong Hand" (3)
        "Time In Babylon" (3)
 23: "Swarthmoor," Pete Morton [Harbourtown, 10/03] (23)
        "2 Brothers" (4)
        "Goodbye To Oil" (4)
        "Luckiest Man" (3)
        "Simplicity" (3)
 25: "Best Of Friends," Tom Paxton, Anne Hills And Bob Gibson [Appleseed, new] (22)
        "And Loving You" (4)
        "Home To Me" (3)
 25: "Modern Art," Tom Russell [Hightone, 3/03] (22)
        "Bus Station" (4)
        "Modern Art" (4)
        "Dutchman" (3)
        "Muhammad Ali" (3)
 25: "Saints And Strangers," Chris Stuart And Backcountry [Backcountry, 10/03] (22)
        "20 Naked Pentecostals In A Pontiac" (4)
        "Paul And Peter Walked" (4)
        "Buckshot" (3)
        "Saints And Strangers" (3)
        "Silver Quarter" (3)
 25: "Shout, Sister, Shout! A Tribute To Sister Rosetta Tharpe," Various Artists [M. C., 8/03] (22)
        "This Train," Janis Ian (5)
        "2 Little Fishes And 5 Loaves Of Bread," Odetta W/The Holmes Brothers (3)
 29: "Educated Guess," Ani Difranco [Righteous Babe, new] (21)
        "Origami" (5)
 29: "Heading For Home," Peggy Seeger [Appleseed, 10/03] (21)
        "Heading For Home" (4)
        "Country Blues" (3)
        "Jenny's Gone Away" (3)
        "Soldier's Farewell" (3)
 29: "Layers Of Rust And Time," Nancy Walker [Say A Prayer For Ruth, new] (21)
        "Bury Me Beneath The Willow" (6)
        "Quecreek Was Water" (4)
        "Good For Her" (3)
 29: "Trouble With Humans," Chip Taylor And Carrie Rodriguez [Lone Star, 9/03] (21)
        "Memphis, Texas" (5)
        "Dirty Little Texas Story" (3)
 33: "360 Degrees," Tom Lewis [Borealis, new] (20)
        "Radio Times" (7)
        "If I Had A Boat" (4)
 33: "Second Avenue," Lisa Moscatiello [Machine Heart, 10/03] (20)
        "Love Is A Stranger" (4)
 33: "Some Old Lonesome Day," Lauren Sheehan [Self, new] (20)
        "Trouble In Mind" (4)
        "Little Maggie" (3)
        "Oil In My Vessel" (3)
        "Weepin' Willow Blues" (3)
 36: "Captured Alive," Tanglefoot [Borealis, new] (19)
        "7 A Side" (3)
        "La V'la M'amie" (3)
        "Secord's Warning" (3)
 36: "Hello Starling," Josh Ritter [Signature, 8/03] (19)
        "Bright Smile" (5)
        "Kathleen" (3)
        "You Don't Make It Easy Babe" (3)
 36: "This Town Is Wrong," Nerissa And Katryna Nields [Rounder, new] (19)
        "Day I Let Glory Steer" (5)
 39: "Another Day," Solas [Shanachie, 10/03] (18)
        "This Love Will Carry" (4)
        "Scarecrow's Dream" (3)
        "Wiggly Jigs" (3)
 39: "Distant Future," Heidi Talbot [Compass, new] (18)
        "Jealousy" (6)
        "Geography" (3)
        "In Silence I Go" (3)
 39: "Sings The Songs Of Robert Burns," Eddi Reader [Compass, new] (18)
        "Jamie Come Try Me" (5)
        "Ae Fond Kiss" (3)
        "Auld Lang Syne" (3)
 42: "Leela And Ellie Grace," Leela And Ellie Grace [Self, 12/03] (17)
        "Song That Bird Sings" (4)
 42: "Playing For Keeps," Deidre McCalla [Maiden Rock, 8/03] (17)
        "If God Only Knew" (5)
        "Playing For Keeps" (3)
        "Some Windows" (3)
 42: "The Road Home," Priscilla Herdman [Redwing, 5/03] (17)
        "Gentle Arms Of Eden" (9)
 42: "Simple Truths," Holmes Brothers [Alligator, new] (17)
        "If I Needed You" (6)
        "Everything Is Free" (3)
 42: "Such Things Are Finely Done," Michael Smith [Tales From The Tavern, 9/03] (17)
        "Famous In France" (5)
        "Dutchman" (3)
 47: "The Three Pickers," Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson And Ricky Skaggs [Rounder, 7/03] (16)
        "Don't Let Your Deal Go Down" (4)
        "Storms Are On The Ocean" (3)
 47: "Acoustic Rainbow 17," Various Artists [Poetman, new] (16)
        "Airport Song," David Bailey (4)
        "Keep On Walkin," P. K. Dwyer (3)
 47: "The Beauty Of The Rain," Dar Williams [Razor & Tie, 2/03] (16)
        "The Beauty Of The Rain" (6)
 47: "Fred Holstein: A Collection," Fred Holstein [Self, 2001] (16)
        "Down By The River" (2)
 47: "Just Because I'm A Woman: Songs Of Dolly Parton," Various Artists [Sugar Hill, 10/03] (16)
        "9 To 5," Alison Krauss (3)
        "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind," Joan Osborne (3)
        "Jolene," Mindy Smith (3)
 47: "One Step Ahead," Rhonda Vincent [Rounder, 4/03] (16)
        "Kentucky Borderline" (4)
        "One Step Ahead Of The Blues" (4)
 47: "Songs For A Hurricane," Kris Delmhorst [Signature, 7/03] (16)
        "East Of The Mountains" (4)
        "Waiting Under The Waves" (3)
 47: "Tanglewood Tree," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer [Signature, 2000] (16)
        "Mountain" (5)
        "Tanglewood Tree" (3)
 55: "Get Back Change," Ron Hynes [Borealis, 10/03] (15)
        "Dark River" (4)
        "Western Tale" (3)
 55: "If I Had Known: Essential Recordings, 1980-1996," Greg Brown [Red House, 9/03] (15)
        "If I Had Known" (3)
        "Train Carrying Jimmie Rodgers Home" (3)
 55: "Redbird," Redbird [Self, new] (15)
        "Whole World Round" (4)
 55: "Think Twice," David Roth [Wind River, new] (15)
        "Rosa And The 3 K's" (4)
 55: "Turning Of The Wheel," Todd Hoke [Self, new] (15)
        "Heavenly Houseboat Blues" (3)
 55: "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?: The Songs Of Pete Seeger," Various Artists [Appleseed, 1998] (15)
        "Dr. King On Violence," Pete Seeger (2)
 61: "Bona Fide," Gibson Brothers [Sugar Hill, 3/03] (14)
        "Railroad Line" (4)
        "That Bluegrass Music" (4)
 61: "Dark Chords On A Big Guitar," Joan Baez [Koch, 8/03] (14)
        "Christmas In Washington" (3)
        "Wings" (3)
 61: "Jenny Where You Going," Tom Adler [Coal Holler, new] (14)
        "Weather Woman" (4)
 61: "Po' Girl," Po' Girl [Hightone, 8/03] (14)
        "Abilene" (3)
        "City Song" (3)
 61: "Reason And Rhyme," Kathy Kallick [Copper Creek, new] (14)
        "Just A Song" (4)
        "I Once Loved" (3)
 61: "Silks And Spices," Finest Kind [Fallen Angle, 9/03] (14)
        "Bright Shinning Morning" (2)
 61: "To Touch The Stars," Various Artists [Prometheus, new] (14)
        "Dog On The Moon," Garry Novikoff (7)
 61: "Up All Night," The Waifs [Compass, 4/03] (14)
        "Fisherman's Daughter" (5)
        "Lighthouse" (4)
 69: "Fourtold," Fourtold [Appleseed, 5/03] (13)
        "Run, Come, See Jerusalem" (4)
        "4 Rode By" (3)
        "Darcy Farrow" (3)
 69: "Going To The West," Ed Littlefield, Jr. [Sage Arts, new] (13)
        "Been All Around This World" (2)
 69: "Live At The Charleston Music Hall," Ricky Skaggs And Kentucky Thunder [Skaggs Family, 3/03] (13)
        "Simple Life" (4)
 69: "Maudite Moisson!," Le Vent Du Nord [Borealis, 7/03] (13)
        "Vive L'amour/Reel A Ti-Zoune" (3)
 69: "My Baby Don't Tolerate," Lyle Lovett [Lost Highway, 10/03] (13)
        "Cute As A Bug" (3)
 69: "Red=Luck," Patty Larkin [Vanguard, 2/03] (13)
        "All That Innocence" (3)
        "St. Augistine" (3)
 69: "Voices Of Winter," Herdman, Hills And Mangsen [Gadfly, 1997] (13)
        "Frozen Logger/Proper Cup Of Coffee" (4)
        "More Wood" (3)
 69: "Waitress," Jonathan Byrd [Self, 6/03] (13)
        "Ballad Of Larry" (3)
        "Waitress" (3)


TOP SONGS OF JANUARY 2004

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13779 airplays from 156 different DJs

1. "Goodman" (20)
        by Kate Rusby
        from "Underneath The Stars"
2. "Bring Me A Boat" (15)
        by Kate Rusby
        from "Underneath The Stars"
3. "Which Side Are You On" (14)
        by Natalie Merchant
        from "The House Carpenter's Daughter"
4. "Blind Harper" (13)
        by Kate Rusby
        from "Underneath The Stars"
5. "Cowboy Singer" (12)
        by Lucy Kaplansky
        from "Red Thread"
5. "Dr. King On Violence" (12)
        by Pete Seeger & Friends
        from "Seeds: The Songs Of Pete Seeger, Vol. 3"
5. "I Had Something" (12)
        by Lucy Kaplansky
        from "Red Thread"
5. "Take It From Dr. King" (12)
        by Pete Seeger & Friends
        from "Seeds: The Songs Of Pete Seeger, Vol. 3"
9. "Citizen Of The World" (11)
        by Ellis Paul And Vance Gilbert
        from "Side Of The Road"
10. "I've Endured" (10)
        by Tim O'Brien
        from "Traveler"
10. "Radio Times" (10)
        by Tom Lewis
        from "360 Degrees"
10. "This Train" (10)
        by The Wayfaring Strangers
        from "This Train"
10. "Underneath The Stars" (10)
        by Kate Rusby
        from "Underneath The Stars"
14. "Daughter Of Megan" (9)
        by Kate Rusby
        from "Underneath The Stars"
14. "Gentle Arms Of Eden" (9)
        by Priscilla Herdman
        from "The Road Home"
14. "Wayfaring Stranger" (9)
        by Jack White
        from "Cold Mountain soundtrack"
17. "Another Day" (8)
        by Tim O'Brien
        from "Traveler"
17. "Bend In The Water" (8)
        by Harry Manx
        from "Beautiful: A Tribute To Gordon Lightfoot"
17. "Like A Songbird That Has Fallen" (8)
        by Reeltime Travelers
        from "Cold Mountain soundtrack"
17. "Line In The Sand" (8)
        by Lucy Kaplansky
        from "Red Thread"
17. "May I Suggest" (8)
        by Ellis Paul And Vance Gilbert
        from "Side Of The Road"
22. "Dog On The Moon" (7)
        by Garry Novikoff
        from "To Touch The Stars"
22. "Down On Penny's Farm" (7)
        by Natalie Merchant
        from "The House Carpenter's Daughter"
22. "In The Name Of Love" (7)
        by Greg Greenway
        from "Live"
22. "Jealousy" (7)
        by Heidi Talbot
        from "Distant Future"
22. "Lay Me Down" (7)
        by John Gorka
        from "Old Futures Gone"
22. "Let Me Be" (7)
        by Kate Rusby
        from "Underneath The Stars"
22. "Only Way" (7)
        by Ellis Paul And Vance Gilbert
        from "Side Of The Road"
22. "Pilgrim Highway" (7)
        by Mark Erelli
        from "Hillbilly Pilgrim"
22. "Ruby With The Eyes That Sparkle" (7)
        by Stuart Duncan And Dirk Powell
        from "Cold Mountain soundtrack"
22. "Song For A Winter's Night" (7)
        by Quartette
        from "Beautiful: A Tribute To Gordon Lightfoot"
22. "Sweet William's Ghost" (7)
        by Kate Rusby
        from "Underneath The Stars"


TOP ARTISTS OF JANUARY 2004

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13779 airplays from 156 different DJs

1. Kate Rusby (106)
2. Lucy Kaplansky (80)
3. Pete Seeger (65)
4. John Gorka (63)
5. Tim O'Brien (61)
6. Bob Dylan (57)
7. Natalie Merchant (49)
8. Emmylou Harris (48)
8. Greg Brown (48)
10. Ellis Paul And Vance Gilbert (45)
11. Gillian Welch (44)
11. Patty Larkin (44)
11. Zoe Speaks (44)
14. Chris Smither (42)
14. John McCutcheon (42)
14. Martin Simpson (42)
17. Joan Baez (38)
17. Tom Russell (38)
19. Andrew Calhoun (37)
19. Mark Erelli (37)
21. Alison Krauss (36)
21. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer (36)
23. James Keelaghan (35)
23. The Waybacks (35)
25. Dar Williams (34)
26. Bruce Cockburn (33)
26. Tanglefoot (33)
26. Tom Paxton (33)
29. Johnny Cash (32)
29. Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem (32)
31. Pete Morton (31)
32. Eddi Reader (30)
32. Kate Campbell (30)
32. Lucinda Williams (30)
32. The Wayfaring Strangers (30)
36. Austin Lounge Lizards (29)
36. Enoch Kent (29)
36. Greg Greenway (29)
36. Nanci Griffith (29)
36. Rhonda Vincent (29)



TOP LABELS OF JANUARY 2004

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13779 airplays from 156 different DJs

1. Rounder (440)
2. Sugar Hill (265)
3. Red House (240)
4. Compass (226)
5. Columbia (212)
6. Borealis (168)
7. Signature (151)
8. Smithsonian/Folkways (149)
9. Appleseed (140)
10. Green Linnet (128)
11. Philo (118)
12. Flying Fish (93)
13. Hightone (92)
14. Rebel (87)
15. Greentrax (84)
15. Shanachie (84)
17. Vanguard (75)
18. Pinecastle (69)
19. Rhino (66)
19. Waterbug (66)
21. Warner (51)
22. Capitol (47)
23. Razor And Tie (41)
24. Alligator (38)
25. Mercury (37)
26. Gadfly (36)
27. Blix Street (33)
27. MCA (33)
29. Blue Corn (32)
30. Elektra (31)
30. Folk-Legacy (31)
30. Koch (31)
30. Topic (31)
30. Wind River (31)
35. Fiddling Cricket (28)
36. A&M (27)
36. RCA (27)
38. Reprise (26)
39. Acony (25)
39. Arc (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.

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