TOP ALBUMS OF JANUARY 2005

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13502 airplays from 137 different DJs

  1: "Lonely Runs Both Ways," Alison Krauss And Union Station [Rounder, 11/04] (68)
        "Restless" (10)
        "My Poor Old Heart" (9)
        "Goodbye Is All We Have" (7)
        "Pastures Of Plenty" (7)
  2: "Where The Mangoes Are," Kate McDonnell [Appleseed, new] (51)
        "Mercy" (13)
        "Railroad Bill" (8)
        "Go Down Moses" (6)
  3: "40 Days," Wailin' Jennys [Jericho Beach, 4/04] (50)
        "Beautiful Dawn" (10)
        "One Voice" (9)
        "Arlington" (6)
  4: "Land Of Milk And Honey," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, 3/04] (49)
        "Hiway 9" (13)
        "Peace Call" (13)
        "Tender Mercies" (7)
        "Milk And Honey" (6)
  5: "A Brief History," The Waifs [Compass, 1/05] (47)
        "Lighthouse" (9)
        "Don't Think Twice It's Alright" (5)
        "Waitress" (4)
  6: "Unfamiliar Moon," Vance Gilbert [Self, new] (46)
        "That Front Porch Song" (12)
        "10 Thousand Skies" (6)
        "Unfamiliar Moon" (5)
  7: "Waking Hour," David Francey [Jericho Beach, 9/04] (42)
        "Waking Hour" (8)
        "Morning Train" (7)
        "Highway 95" (6)
  8: "These Times We're Living In," Various Artists [Red House, new] (40)
        "Arlington," Wailin' Jennys (6)
        "Cept You And Me Babe," Greg Brown (6)
        "Riverside," John Gorka (6)
  9: "Vuelta," Richard Shindell [Koch, 8/04] (37)
        "Waist Deep In The Big Muddy" (7)
        "Hazel's House" (6)
        "So Says The Whipporwill" (6)
 10: "Let My People Go!," Kim And Reggie Harris And Rabbi Jonathan Kligler [Appleseed, new] (36)
        "What's That I Hear" (8)
        "We Shall Overcome: Evolution Of A Song," Pete Seeger (6)
        "Remembering Phil Ochs" (5)
 10: "Signature Sounds 10th Anniversary Collection," Various Artists [Signature, 9/04] (36)
        "Long Time Traveling," Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem (9)
        "Airbag," Peter Mulvey (3)
 12: "On A Winter's Night," Various Artists [Philo, 1994] (35)
        "Winter Wind," Patty Larkin (7)
        "Storm," Cheryl Wheeler (4)
 13: "Names," Tim Grimm [Wind River, 10/04] (32)
        "Pretty Boy Floyd" (5)
        "Lady Maisry" (4)
        "San Francisco Mabel Joy" (4)
 14: "Hearts In Mind," Nanci Griffith [New Door, new] (31)
        "I Love This Town" (6)
        "Before" (3)
 15: "Drive," Night Sun [Borealis, new] (29)
        "Don't Count Riches" (7)
        "All I Do Is Drive" (4)
        "Jolie Pantalon" (4)
 15: "Lifeline," Iris DeMent [Flariella, 11/04] (29)
        "I Don't Want To Get Adjusted" (5)
        "I've Got That Old Time Religion In My Heart" (4)
 17: "The Heart Wants What It Wants," The Cantrells [Self, 12/04] (27)
        "You Turn Me On I'm A Radio" (7)
        "Heart Wants" (4)
        "Take This Hammer" (4)
 18: "Hymns For The Exiled," Anais Mitchell [Waterbug, 9/04] (26)
        "Hymn For The Exiled" (5)
        "2 Kids" (4)
        "Mockingbird" (4)
 19: "Stripping Cane," Jeffrey Foucault [Signature, 8/04] (25)
        "Stripping Cane" (5)
        "Pearl Handled Pistol" (4)
 19: "Verdant Mile," Tracy Grammer [Self, 8/04] (25)
        "Verdant Mile" (5)
        "Old Paint" (4)
        "Solitary Man" (4)
 19: "You Can't Save Everybody," Kieran Kane And Kevin Welch [Compass, 7/04] (25)
        "Just Like That" (6)
        "Everybody's Working For The Man Again" (4)
 22: "And The Tin Pan Bended, And The Story Ended," Dave Van Ronk [Smithsonian/Folkways, 6/04] (23)
        "Urge For Going" (4)
        "Did You Hear John Hurt" (3)
 22: "The Feral Crow," Scott Ainslie [Cattail, 11/04] (23)
        "It's My World Too" (6)
        "Rice Grows Again In Vietnam" (6)
        "Don't Obey" (4)
 22: "Great Big World," Pierce Pettis [Compass, 8/04] (23)
        "Alabama 1959" (7)
        "Great Big World" (5)
 22: "Say What You Feel," Paul Brady [Compass, 12/04] (23)
        "Smile" (7)
        "Don't Try To Please Me" (4)
 26: "The Rose And The Briar," Various Artists [Columbia, new] (22)
        "Nebraska," Bruce Springsteen (3)
        "Wreck Of The Old 97," John Mellencamp (3)
 26: "Cupid," Debi Smith [Degan, new] (22)
        "Pie" (6)
        "Water Is Wide" (4)
 26: "McCalman Singular," Various Artists [Greentrax, 12/04] (22)
        "Highlands Tomorrow," Janet McCalman (6)
        "Wmd," McCalmans (3)
 26: "Wayward Angel," Kasey Chambers [Warner, 9/04] (22)
        "Lost And Found" (4)
        "Bluebird" (3)
 30: "Mojave River," Chris Stuart And Backcountry [Backcountry, 11/04] (21)
        "Jealous Crow" (4)
        "Mojave River" (4)
 30: "Rock That Babe," The Mammals [Signature, 4/04] (21)
        "Fall On My Knees" (5)
        "Bush Boys" (3)
 32: "Brand New Strings," Ricky Skaggs And Kentucky Thunder [Skaggs Family, 9/04] (20)
        "Sally Jo" (5)
        "Sis Draper" (3)
 32: "In The Hills Of California," Greg Brown [Red House, 9/04] (20)
        "I Want My Country Back" (3)
 32: "Spaz Loves Weezie," Jory Nash [Thin Man, 10/04] (20)
        "Citizen's Waltz" (3)
        "Diamonds For My Girl" (3)
 35: "Dragon," John Flynn [Mettafour, 3/04] (19)
        "Big Boat Coming" (4)
        "Only One" (4)
 35: "Hypnotized," Naomi Sommers [American Melody, 11/04] (19)
        "Foggy Mountain Top" (5)
        "Hypnotizing" (5)
 35: "Legacy," Guy Davis [Red House, 8/04] (19)
        "Rolling In My Sweet Baby's Arms" (4)
 35: "Why The Long Face," Suzzy And Maggie Roche [Red House, 10/04] (19)
        "Broken Places" (7)
        "I Don't Have You" (4)
 39: "Bittertown," Lori McKenna [Signature, 4/04] (18)
        "Stealing Kisses" (4)
        "If You Ask" (3)
 39: "Deeper Waters," Robin And Linda Williams [Red House, 2/04] (18)
        "Home #235" (6)
        "Old Plank Road" (4)
 39: "Impossible Dream," Patty Griffin [ATO, 4/04] (18)
        "Cold As It Gets" (5)
        "Love Throw A Line" (4)
 39: "Mirrors And Windows," Dulcie Taylor [Black Iris, 3/04] (18)
        "Blackberry Winter" (5)
        "Pillow Like A Stone" (3)
 39: "We Built A Fire," Donal Hinely [Scuffletown, 2002] (18)
        "Gasoline" (5)
        "4225 Wellington Arms" (3)
 44: "The Art Of Removing Wallpaper," Terri Hendrix [Wilory, 6/04] (17)
        "Judgment Day" (6)
        "Monopoly" (4)
 44: "Dagnabit," Frank Meyer [Thangmaker, 10/04] (17)
        "Oil In That Soil" (6)
        "Friends Of Mine" (3)
 44: "Goin' Home," Paul Rishell And Annie Raines [Tone Cool, 9/04] (17)
        "I Had A Good Mother And Father" (4)
        "Memphis Town" (4)
 44: "Live And Unplugged," Jeff Daniels [Self, 12/04] (17)
        "If William Shatner Can, I Can Too" (5)
        "Dirty Harry Blues" (3)
 44: "O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack," Various Artists [Mercury, 2000] (17)
        "Jimmy Brown The News Boy," Mac Wiseman (3)
 44: "Rootbound," Rootbound [Self, 11/04] (17)
        "Are You Lonesome Tonight" (6)
 44: "This Is Me," Eddie From Ohio [Virginia Soul, 10/04] (17)
        "This Is Me" (5)
        "Walk Humbly, Son" (3)
 51: "Another Road," The Laws [JML, 2004] (16)
        "6 String And A Song" (3)
        "Texas Calling" (3)
 51: "A Different Place," Jane Eamon [Self, new] (16)
        "Ruckus In The Henhouse" (5)
        "I Remember When" (4)
 51: "Live In Nc," Darrell Scott [Full Light, 12/04] (16)
        "You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive" (5)
        "With A Memory Like Mine" (4)
 51: "The Red Thread," Lucy Kaplansky [Red House, 1/04] (16)
        "I Had Something" (3)
        "Land Of The Living" (3)
 51: "Universal United House Of Prayer," Buddy Miller [New West, 9/04] (16)
        "Wide River To Cross" (4)
        "Shelter Me" (3)
 51: "Wishbones," Slaid Cleaves [Philo, 3/04] (16)
        "New Year's Day" (5)
        "Wishbones" (5)
 57: "Between Two Worlds," Lee Murdock [Depot, 9/04] (15)
        "Casting Your Cares To The Deep" (5)
 57: "The Duhks," The Duhks [Sugar Hill, new] (15)
        "Dance Hall Girls / Bozeemon Boogie" (2)
 57: "Golden Willow Tree," Joel Mabus [Fossil, 5/04] (15)
        "Papa Caught A Catfish" (3)
 57: "Grant Street," Sonny Landreth [Sugar Hill, new] (15)
        "Native Stepson" (3)
        "U. S. S. Zydecoldsmobile" (3)
 57: "Journey Home," Bill Staines [Red House, 9/04] (15)
        "Tell Ol' Bill" (3)
 57: "The Portable Kate Campbell," Kate Campbell [Compadre, 8/04] (15)
        "Look Away" (3)
 57: "Tambourine," Tift Merritt [Lost Highway, 12/04] (15)
        "Still Pretending" (4)
        "Plainest Thing" (3)
 57: "Things I Choose To Do," Laurie MacAllister [Self, 11/04] (15)
        "Coal Tattoo" (3)
        "Nobody's Angel" (3)
 65: "13 Ways To Live," Various Artists [Red House, 9/04] (14)
        "Dear Old Friend," Patty Griffin (3)
 65: "Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs Of Stephen Foster," Various Artists [American Roots, 8/04] (14)
        "Camptown Races," Duhks (4)
        "Oh Susannah," Michelle Shocked And Pete Anderson (3)
 65: "Fall Down As The Rain," Joe Crookston [Milagrito, 3/04] (14)
        "Fall Down As The Rain" (7)
        "Sylvan Song" (4)
 65: "Guest House," Laurie Lewis And Tom Rozum [Hightone, 3/04] (14)
        "Willie Poor Boy" (3)
 65: "Kindling The Fire," Harvey Reid And Joyce Andersen [Woodpecker, 7/04] (14)
        "Billy Grey" (2)
 65: "Love, Hope And Transportation," Malvinas [Self, 11/04] (14)
        "Ordinary Blues" (3)
        "St. Anthony" (3)
 65: "The Road West," John Reischman And The Jaybirds [Corvus, new] (14)
        "Home Sweet Home" (2)
 65: "Rough Guide To The Music Of Central Asia," Various Artists [World, new] (14)
        "From The Station To The Mill," Ashkabad (2)
 65: "Unbroken Circle: The Musical Heritage Of The Carter Family," Various Artists [Dualtone, 8/04] (14)
        "You Are My Flower," Willie Nelson (3)
 65: "War On Terrier," Les Barker [Mrs Ackroyd, 10/04] (14)
        "Disaster At Sea" (3)
        "Very English Thing" (3)
 65: "Windblown," Kimmie Rhodes [Sunbird, 11/04] (14)
        "Windblown" (4)

TOP SONGS OF JANUARY 2005

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13502 airplays from 137 different DJs

1. "Mercy" (14)
        by Kate McDonnell
        from "Where The Mangoes Are"
1. "Peace Call" (14)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Land Of Milk And Honey"
3. "Hiway 9" (13)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Land Of Milk And Honey"
4. "Arlington" (12)
        by Wailin' Jennys
        from "40 Days"
        also "These Times We're Living In"
4. "That Front Porch Song" (12)
        by Vance Gilbert
        from "Unfamiliar Moon"
6. "Lighthouse" (11)
        by The Waifs
        from "A Brief History"
6. "Restless" (11)
        by Alison Krauss And Union Station
        from "Lonely Runs Both Ways"
6. "We Shall Overcome: Evolution Of A Song" (11)
        by Pete Seeger
        from "Let My People Go!"
9. "Beautiful Dawn" (10)
        by Wailin' Jennys
        from "40 Days"
9. "I Love This Town" (10)
        by Nanci Griffith
        from "Hearts In Mind"
9. "Long Time Traveling" (10)
        by Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem
        from "Signature Sounds 10th Aniversary Collection"
12. "Fall Down As The Rain" (9)
        by Joe Crookston
        from "Fall Down As The Rain"
12. "My Poor Old Heart" (9)
        by Alison Krauss And Union Station
        from "Lonely Runs Both Ways"
12. "One Voice" (9)
        by Wailin' Jennys
        from "40 Days"
12. "Waking Hour" (9)
        by David Francey
        from "Waking Hour"
16. "Cept You And Me Babe" (8)
        by Greg Brown
        from "These Times We're Living In"
16. "Dangerous Times" (8)
        by Chuck Brodsky
        from "Color Came One Day"
16. "Pastures Of Plenty" (8)
        by Alison Krauss And Union Station
        from "Lonely Runs Both Ways"
16. "Railroad Bill" (8)
        by Kate McDonnell
        from "Where The Mangoes Are"
16. "What's That I Hear" (8)
        by Kim And Reggie Harris And Rabbi Jonathan Kligler
        from "Let My People Go!"
16. "Winter Wind" (8)
        by Patty Larkin
        from "On A Winter's Night"
22. "Alabama 1959" (7)
        by Pierce Pettis
        from "Great Big World"
22. "Bridal Train" (7)
        by The Waifs
        from "A Brief History"
22. "Don't Count Riches" (7)
        by Night Sun
        from "Drive"
22. "Goodbye Is All We Have" (7)
        by Alison Krauss And Union Station
        from "Lonely Runs Both Ways"
22. "Morning Train" (7)
        by David Francey
        from "Waking Hour"
22. "Smile" (7)
        by Paul Brady
        from "Say What You Feel"
22. "Tender Mercies" (7)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Land Of Milk And Honey"
22. "Unfamiliar Moon" (7)
        by Vance Gilbert
        from "Unfamiliar Moon"
22. "Waist Deep In The Big Muddy" (7)
        by Richard Shindell
        from "Vuelta"
22. "You Must Slumber" (7)
        by Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
        from "Signature Sounds 10th Anniversary Collection"
22. "You Turn Me On I'm A Radio" (7)
        by The Cantrells
        from "The Heart Wants What It Wants"

TOP ARTISTS OF JANUARY 2005

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13502 airplays from 137 different DJs

1. Alison Krauss (88)
2. The Waifs (70)
3. Eliza Gilkyson (63)
4. Richard Shindell (59)
5. Vance Gilbert (58)
6. Kate McDonnell (56)
6. Wailin' Jennys (56)
8. Greg Brown (55)
9. Nanci Griffith (52)
10. Pete Seeger (51)
11. Bob Dylan (48)
11. John McCutcheon (48)
13. David Francey (47)
14. Tim Grimm (43)
15. Bill Staines (42)
16. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer (41)
16. Kate Campbell (41)
18. Kim And Reggie Harris And Rabbi Jonathan Kligler (40)
19. Iris DeMent (39)
20. Dave Van Ronk (32)
21. Patty Griffin (31)
22. Hank Williams (30)
22. Lucy Kaplansky (30)
22. Pierce Pettis (30)
25. Anais Mitchell (29)
25. The Cantrells (29)
25. Joel Mabus (29)
25. Night Sun (29)
25. Robin And Linda Williams (29)
30. Chris Stuart (28)
30. Guy Davis (28)
30. Jeffrey Foucault (28)
30. Joan Baez (28)
30. John Gorka (28)
30. The Mammals (28)
30. Tom Russell (28)
37. Emmylou Harris (27)
37. James Keelaghan (27)
39. Kieran Kane And Kevin Welch (26)
39. Lori McKenna (26)
39. Tim O'Brien (26)
39. Tracy Grammer (26)


TOP LABELS OF JANUARY 2005

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13502 airplays from 137 different DJs

1. Rounder (408)
2. Red House (340)
3. Columbia (255)
4. Sugar Hill (248)
5. Compass (228)
6. Signature (187)
7. Appleseed (177)
8. Philo (169)
9. Smithsonian/Folkways (113)
10. Greentrax (108)
11. Shanachie (106)
12. Waterbug (96)
13. Borealis (93)
14. Vanguard (82)
15. Green Linnet (79)
16. Warner (75)
17. Koch (72)
18. Rebel (70)
19. Hightone (66)
20. Rhino (60)
21. Mercury (56)
22. Capitol (55)
23. Flying Fish (52)
23. RCA Victor (52)
25. Pinecastle (50)
26. Wind River (48)
27. Alligator (46)
28. Dualtone (42)
28. Nonesuch (42)
30. Gadfly (41)
31. Nettwerk (38)
32. Copper Creek (36)
32. Elektra (36)
34. Reprise (34)
35. New West (32)
35. Skaggs Family (32)
37. Sony (31)
38. Yep Roc (30)
39. Disismye (29)
39. Folk-Legacy (29)

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
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