TOP ALBUMS OF JULY 2004

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 10787 airplays from 135 different DJs

  1: "40 Days," Wailin' Jennys [Jericho Beach, 4/04] (69)
        "One Voice" (15)
        "Old Man" (9)
        "Parting Glass" (9)
        "Saucy Sailor" (8)
  2: "You Can't Save Everybody," Kieran Kane And Kevin Welch [Compass, new] (65)
        "Hillbilly Blue" (10)
        "You Can't Save Everybody" (9)
        "Till I'm Too Old To Die Young" (8)
        "Everybody's Working For The Man Again" (7)
  3: "Color Came One Day," Chuck Brodsky [Waterbug, 6/04] (54)
        "Dangerous Times" (17)
        "9:30 Pint" (11)
        "Room Over The Bar" (5)
  4: "Essential Collection," Bill Morrissey [Rounder, new] (46)
        "50" (14)
        "Boston Eyes" (5)
        "Avalon Blues" (4)
  4: "Rock That Babe," The Mammals [Signature, 4/04] (46)
        "The Bush Boys" (11)
        "John Henry" (8)
        "Fall On My Knees" (7)
  6: "The Art Of Removing Wallpaper," Terri Hendrix [Wilory, 6/04] (42)
        "Long Ride Home" (9)
        "Monopoly" (9)
        "Enjoy The Ride" (7)
  6: "Golden Willow Tree," Joel Mabus [Fossil, 5/04] (42)
        "Spoon River And You" (7)
        "Ruben" (5)
        "Study War No More" (5)
  8: "...And The Tin Pan Bended, And The Story Ended...," Dave Van Ronk [Smithsonian/Folkways, new] (41)
        "Dave Speaks" (8)
        "Green, Green Rocky Road" (7)
        "St. James Infirmary" (4)
  9: "Posing As Human," Rise [Self, 5/04] (39)
        "Posing As Human" (9)
        "Green Grow The Rashes-O" (5)
        "Way Things Are" (4)
 10: "The Sea And The Sky," Jonathan Byrd And Dromedary [Waterbug, 6/04] (37)
        "Young Slaver" (11)
        "For You" (6)
        "I've Been Stolen" (4)
 11: "Well Kept Secrets," Lisa Moscatiello And Rosie Shipley [Shipwhistle, 2/04] (36)
        "Here's A Health To All True Lovers" (8)
        "Flowers Of Saskatchewan" (5)
        "My Father's Servant Boy" (5)
        "Far From Home" (4)
 12: "Stripping Cane," Jeffrey Foucault [Signature, new] (35)
        "Mayfly" (7)
        "4 And 20 Blues" (6)
        "Cross Of Flowers" (5)
        "Lodi" (4)
        "Pearl Handled Pistol" (4)
 13: "Land Of Milk And Honey," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, 3/04] (33)
        "Peace Call" (14)
        "Hiway 9" (7)
        "Tender Mercies" (6)
 14: "Kickin' This Stone," Johnsmith [Self, 2/04] (31)
        "Friend Of The Coyote" (6)
        "Kickin' This Stone" (6)
        "Early" (5)
        "Time To Go Home" (4)
 15: "Kindling The Fire," Harvey Reid And Joyce Andersen [Woodpecker, new] (26)
        "Ode To Billie Joe" (5)
        "Can't Let Go" (4)
        "Church Bells" (3)
        "I'll Fly Away" (3)
 15: "Stages," Ruthie Foster [Blue Corn, 6/04] (26)
        "Ocean Of Tears" (5)
        "Walk On" (4)
        "Death Came A Knocking" (3)
        "Oh Susannah" (3)
 17: "Bittertown," Lori McKenna [Signature, 4/04] (24)
        "Monday Afternoon" (5)
        "Pour" (4)
        "Bible Song" (3)
        "If You Ask" (3)
        "Mr. Sunshine" (3)
        "One Man" (3)
 18: "Guest House," Laurie Lewis And Tom Rozum [Hightone, 3/04] (23)
        "Tramps And Hawkers" (5)
        "Alaska" (4)
        "Old Dan Tucker" (3)
        "Quiet Hills" (3)
 19: "Between Here And Gone," Mary Chapin Carpenter [Columbia, 4/04] (21)
        "My Heaven" (4)
        "Goodnight America" (3)
 20: "Ashgrove," Dave Alvin [Yep Roc, 6/04] (20)
        "Ashgrove" (4)
        "Man In The Bed" (3)
        "Rio Grande" (3)
 20: "Mutual Admiration Society," Mutual Admiration Society [Sugar Hill, new] (20)
        "Comes A Time" (6)
        "Windmills" (4)
        "Sake Of The World" (3)
 20: "Still She Moves," Ariane Lydon [Overt, 6/04] (20)
        "Breathless Dancer" (4)
        "Stranger, Stranger" (4)
        "Oh, My Darling Clementine" (3)
 20: "Sweet Mystery Of Life," Full Frontal Folk [Self, 5/04] (20)
        "Cat-Eye Willie Claims His Lover" (4)
        "This Morning I Am Born Again" (3)
 20: "This Land Is Your Land," Woody Guthrie [Smithsonian/Folkways, 1997] (20)
        "This Land Is Your Land" (11)
 25: "Deeper Waters," Robin And Linda Williams [Red House, 2/04] (19)
        "Old Plank Road" (5)
        "Whippoorwill" (5)
 25: "Good Life," Railroad Earth [Sugar Hill, 6/04] (19)
        "Storms" (5)
        "Bread And Water" (3)
        "Long Way To Go" (3)
 25: "Jukebox Folk," Matt Watroba [Ledgewood, new] (19)
        "I Heard The Bluebirds Sing" (9)
 25: "One," Emma's Revolution [Self, 6/04] (19)
        "Bound For Freedom" (4)
        "If I Give Your Name" (3)
 29: "Acoustic Workshop," Rick Fielding [Borealis, 3/04] (17)
        "High On A Mountain" (3)
        "Off To School No More" (3)
 29: "Impossible Dream," Patty Griffin [ATO, 4/04] (17)
        "Cold As It Gets" (3)
        "Useless Desires" (3)
 29: "Live!," Michael Johnathon And The Folkboy Orchestra [Poet Man, 11/03] (17)
        "New Wood" (5)
        "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" (3)
 29: "Tanglewood Tree," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer [Signature, 2000] (17)
        "Farewell To Bitterroot Valley" (3)
        "Tanglewood Tree" (3)
        "Walking Away From Caroline" (3)
 29: "We're Still Here," Si Kahn [Strictly Country, 6/04] (17)
        "Gap" (6)
        "When The War Is Done" (3)
 34: "Don't I Know," Maura O'Connell [Sugar Hill, 5/04] (16)
        "Hold On" (6)
        "Up And Flying" (3)
 34: "Endomusia," James Gordon [Borealis, 3/04] (16)
        "Weapons Of Mass Instruction" (6)
        "Small Town Prairie Gigs" (3)
 34: "Jeremiah," J. P. Jones [Vision Company, 4/04] (16)
        "New World A-Comin" (5)
        "Prophet In His Prime" (3)
 34: "Let 'em Run," The Bills [Borealis, new] (16)
        "Old Blue Bridge" (5)
        "Let 'em Run" (3)
        "Nowhere To Be" (3)
 34: "Plow To The End Of The Row," Adrienne Young And Little Sadie [Igo, 3/04] (16)
        "Plow To The End Of The Row" (6)
        "Marching Jaybird" (3)
 34: "That's How It Used To Be," Terry Kitchen [Urban Campfire, 5/04] (16)
        "Mr. Ginder's Coal" (8)
 40: "Birds Fly South," Zoe Speaks [Redbird, 10/03] (15)
        "Family Reunion" (5)
        "Just A Rose Will Do" (3)
 40: "Kitchen Radio," Peter Mulvey [Signature, 3/04] (15)
        "Rise" (3)
        "Shirt" (3)
 40: "Wild Roses," Granary Girls [Good Grains, 6/04] (15)
        "Travelin" (3)
 43: "Classic Maritime Music," Various Artists [Smithsonian/Folkways, 6/04] (14)
        "Greenland Whale Fisheries," Stuart Gillespie (2)
 44: "Broke," King Wilkie [Rebel, 4/04] (13)
        "Some Glad Day" (3)
 44: "Dragon," John Flynn [Mettafour, 3/04] (13)
        "Big Boat Comin" (3)
        "Minnie Lou" (3)
 44: "The House Carpenter's Daughter," Natalie Merchant [Myth America, 8/03] (13)
        "Down On Penny's Farm" (4)
        "Bury Me Under The Weeping Willow" (3)
 44: "Love, Murder And Mosquitos," Paul Geremia [Red House, 3/04] (13)
        "Meet Me In The Bottom" (3)
 44: "Morning Glory Ramblers," Norman And Nancy Blake [Dualtone, 4/04] (13)
        "Sunny Side Of Life" (3)
 44: "Porcupine," Lis Harvey [Erlendahle, new] (13)
        "Fish In The Pan" (3)
 44: "Sweetwater," Tres Chicas [Yep Roc, new] (13)
        "Take The Devil Out Of Me" (3)
 44: "Twilight Realm," Aine Minogue [Little Miller, 4/04] (13)
        "Selkie" (3)
 44: "Van Lear Rose," Loretta Lynn [Interscope, 4/04] (13)
        "Miss Being Mrs" (5)
 53: "Betty's Diner: The Best Of Carrie Newcomer," Carrie Newcomer [Philo, 1/04] (12)
        "Moon Over Tucson" (3)
 53: "Gambling Eden," Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem [Signature, 5/03] (12)
        "Red Rocking Chair" (4)
        "Stewball" (3)
 53: "Game Of Chess," Lehto And Wright [New Folk, 6/04] (12)
        "Long Peg And Awl" (3)
 53: "King Of My World," Sam Bush [Sugar Hill, 4/04] (12)
        "8 More Miles To Louisville" (4)
        "They're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone" (3)
 53: "Mississippi Square Dance," Rhys Jones, Jeff Miller And Jim Nelson [Vigortone, new] (12)
        "Greenback Dolly-O" (2)
 53: "Pomegranate Seed," Cosy Sheridan [CMS, 1/04] (12)
        "Bad Clich" (2)
 53: "The Red Thread," Lucy Kaplansky [Red House, 1/04] (12)
        "This Is Home" (4)
        "Line In The Sand" (3)
 53: "When I Go," Dave Carter With Tracy Grammer [Signature, 1998] (12)
        "When I Go" (4)
 61: "Seven Seas," William Pint And Felicia Dale [Waterbug, 6/04] (11)
        "Billy Boy" (2)
        "Cheerily Man - The 7 Stars" (2)
        "High Barbaree" (2)
        "Wild Goose Shanty" (2)
 61: "Contented Must Be," Bruce Molsky [Rounder, 4/04] (11)
        "Diamond Joe And Green River" (2)
        "Green Grows The Laurel" (2)
        "Johnson City Rag" (2)
 61: "East Nashville Skyline," Todd Snider [Oh Boy, new] (11)
        "Ballad Of The Kingsmen" (3)
        "Nashville" (3)
        "Good News Blues" (2)
 61: "Every Sound Below," Tim Eriksen [Appleseed, 4/04] (11)
        "Careless Love" (4)
        "Omie Wise" (4)
 61: "Fall Down As The Rain," Joe Crookston [Milagrito, 3/04] (11)
        "Fall Down As The Rain" (3)
        "Poor Me/May There Always Be Sunshine" (2)
        "Sylvan Song" (2)
 61: "Grapevine," I See Hawks In L.A [Western Seeds, new] (11)
        "Grapevine" (2)
        "Hitchhiker" (2)
        "Hope Against Hope" (2)
        "Texarkanada" (2)
 61: "In The Maze," Noam Pikelny [Compass, new] (11)
        "Speed Bump" (5)
        "Millvale Waltz" (2)
        "Overland" (2)
 61: "Indians Cowboys Horses Dogs," Tom Russell [Hightone, 2/04] (11)
        "El Paso" (3)
        "Bucking Horse Moon" (2)
 61: "Light And The Half-Light," Sean Doyle [Compass, new] (11)
        "Fiddler Of Dooney" (5)
        "Flower Of The County Down" (2)
        "Let Mr. Maguire Sit Down" (2)
 61: "Try And Stop Me," Leo Kottke [BMG, new] (11)
        "Monopoly" (3)
 61: "Your Daughters And Your Sons," Duhks [Self, 6/03] (11)
        "Trooper And The Maid" (3)
        "Bantry Girl's Lament/The Ol' Yellow House" (2)
        "Pretty Boy Floyd/Stoney Point" (2)


TOP SONGS OF JULY 2004

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 10787 airplays from 135 different DJs

1. "Dangerous Times" (17)
        by Chuck Brodsky
        from "Color Came One Day"
2. "One Voice" (15)
        by Wailin' Jennys
        from "40 Days"
3. "50" (14)
        by Bill Morrissey
        from "Essential Collection"
3. "Peace Call" (14)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Land Of Milk And Honey"
5. "This Land Is Your Land" (12)
        by Woody Guthrie
        from "This Land Is Your Land"
6. "9:30 Pint" (11)
        by Chuck Brodsky
        from "Color Came One Day"
6. "The Bush Boys" (11)
        by The Mammals
        from "Rock That Babe"
6. "Young Slaver" (11)
        by Jonathan Byrd And Dromedary
        from "The Sea And The Sky"
9. "Hillbilly Blue" (10)
        by Kieran Kane And Kevin Welch
        from "You Can't Save Everybody"
9. "Long Ride Home" (10)
        by Terri Hendrix
        from "The Art Of Removing Wallpaper"
9. "Monopoly" (10)
        by Terri Hendrix
        from "Art Of Removing Wall Paper"
9. "You Can't Save Everybody" (10)
        by Kieran Kane And Kevin Welch
        from "You Can't Save Everybody"
13. "Green, Green Rocky Road" (9)
        by Dave Van Ronk
        from "...And The Tin Pan Bended, And The Story Ended..."
13. "I Heard The Bluebirds Sing" (9)
        by Matt Watroba
        from "Jukebox Folk"
13. "Kickin' This Stone" (9)
        by Johnsmith
        from "Kickin This Stone"
13. "Old Man" (9)
        by Wailin' Jennys
        from "40 Days"
13. "Parting Glass" (9)
        by Wailin' Jennys
        from "40 Days"
13. "Posing As Human" (9)
        by Rise
        from "Posing As Human"
19. "Dave Speaks" (8)
        by Dave Van Ronk
        from "...And The Tin Pan Bended, And The Story Ended..."
19. "Everybody's Working For The Man Again" (8)
        by Kieran Kane And Kevin Welch
        from "You Can't Save Everybody"
19. "Here's A Health To All True Lovers" (8)
        by Lisa Moscatiello And Rosie Shipley
        from "Well Kept Secrets"
19. "John Henry" (8)
        by The Mammals
        from "Rock That Babe"
19. "Mr. Ginder's Coal" (8)
        by Terry Kitchen
        from "That's How It Used To Be"
19. "Saucy Sailor" (8)
        by Wailin' Jennys
        from "40 Days"
19. "Till I'm Too Old To Die Young" (8)
        by Kieran Kane And Kevin Welch
        from "You Can't Save Everybody"
19. "Weapons Of Mass Instruction" (8)
        by James Gordon
        from "Endomusia"


TOP ARTISTS OF JULY 2004

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 10787 airplays from 135 different DJs

1. Dave Van Ronk (81)
2. Wailin' Jennys (68)
3. Kieran Kane And Kevin Welch (67)
4. Chuck Brodsky (63)
5. Joel Mabus (50)
6. Bill Morrissey (49)
6. The Mammals (49)
6. Woody Guthrie (49)
9. Terri Hendrix (46)
10. Rise (43)
11. Bob Dylan (42)
11. Greg Brown (42)
13. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer (41)
13. Johnsmith (41)
15. Jonathan Byrd And Dromedary (40)
15. Lisa Moscatiello And Rosie Shipley (40)
17. Eliza Gilkyson (39)
17. Jeffrey Foucault (39)
19. Pete Seeger (35)
19. Tom Russell (35)
21. Dave Alvin (29)
22. Ruthie Foster (28)
23. Harvey Reid And Joyce Andersen (27)
23. Laurie Lewis And Tom Rozum (27)
23. Lori McKenna (27)
23. Richard Shindell (27)
27. Lucy Kaplansky (26)
27. Mary Chapin Carpenter (26)
29. James Gordon (25)
29. James Keelaghan (25)
29. Nanci Griffith (25)
32. John Gorka (24)
32. Maura O'Connell (24)
34. Patty Griffin (23)
34. Robin And Linda Williams (23)
36. The Bills (22)
36. Full Frontal Folk (22)
36. Gillian Welch (22)
36. J. P. Jones (22)
36. John Hartford (22)
36. Michael Johnathon And The Folkboy Orchestra (22)
36. Railroad Earth (22)



TOP LABELS OF JULY 2004

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 10787 airplays from 135 different DJs

1. Rounder (351)
2. Sugar Hill (234)
3. Red House (212)
4. Signature (186)
5. Smithsonian/Folkways (184)
6. Columbia (170)
7. Compass (168)
8. Borealis (125)
9. Philo (97)
10. Hightone (94)
11. Waterbug (89)
12. Vanguard (85)
13. Greentrax (80)
14. Appleseed (79)
15. Green Linnet (76)
15. Shanachie (76)
17. Flying Fish (74)
18. Rhino (71)
19. Warner (63)
20. Rebel (56)
21. Folk-Legacy (55)
22. Topic (50)
23. Koch (46)
24. Pinecastle (42)
25. Elektra (38)
25. Fossil (38)
27. Capitol (35)
27. MCA (35)
27. Yep Roc (35)
30. Woodpecker (34)
31. RCA (33)
32. Blue Corn (31)
33. Alligator (30)
34. Wind River (29)
35. Wilory (27)
36. Atlantic (26)
36. Dualtone (26)
38. Copper Creek (25)
39. Bear Family (24)
39. Reprise (24)
39. Shipwhistle (24)
39. Sony (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
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