TOP ALBUMS OF JUNE 2004

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12437 airplays from 150 different DJs

  1: "Color Came One Day," Chuck Brodsky [Waterbug, new] (70)
        "Dangerous Times" (24)
        "Trees Falling" (9)
        "9:30 Pint" (8)
        "Miracle In The Hills" (7)
  2: "The Art Of Removing Wallpaper," Terri Hendrix [Wilory, new] (61)
        "Monopoly" (12)
        "Judgment Day" (10)
        "Breakdown" (9)
        "It's About Time" (7)
        "Long Ride Home" (7)
  3: "Land Of Milk And Honey," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, 3/04] (60)
        "Peace Call" (17)
        "Runnin' Away" (10)
        "Hiway 9" (9)
        "Dark Side Of Town" (5)
  4: "Golden Willow Tree," Joel Mabus [Fossil, 5/04] (52)
        "Last Of June" (7)
        "Speed The Plow" (7)
        "Study War No More" (7)
        "Ruben" (6)
  5: "The Sea And The Sky," Jonathan Byrd And Dromedary [Waterbug, new] (51)
        "Young Slaver" (8)
        "I'm So Lost" (7)
        "True Companion" (7)
        "Little Bird" (6)
  6: "Rock That Babe," The Mammals [Signature, 4/04] (46)
        "Bush Boys" (11)
        "D Medley" (6)
        "Fall On My Knees" (5)
        "Lay Down Yr Mountain" (5)
  7: "Posing As Human," Rise [Self, 5/04] (44)
        "Green Grow The Rashes O" (6)
        "Don't Stop The World" (5)
        "Gallows" (5)
        "Posing As Human" (5)
  8: "Between Here And Gone," Mary Chapin Carpenter [Columbia, 4/04] (41)
        "What Would You Say To Me" (8)
        "Grand Central Station" (6)
        "Goodnight America" (5)
  9: "Kickin' This Stone," Johnsmith [Self, 2/04] (39)
        "Kickin' This Stone" (8)
        "Iris Blue" (7)
        "Early" (5)
        "Friend Of The Coyote" (5)
 10: "Guest House," Laurie Lewis And Tom Rozum [Hightone, 3/04] (38)
        "Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes" (6)
        "Just A Lie" (6)
        "Willie Poor Boy" (6)
 11: "Well Kept Secrets," Lisa Moscatiello And Rosie Shipley [Shipwhistle, 2/04] (35)
        "Girl From The North Country" (11)
        "Flowers Of Saskatchewan" (8)
        "Here's A Health To All True Lovers" (5)
        "Mon Cher Amant" (4)
 12: "Ashgrove," Dave Alvin [Yep Roc, new] (33)
        "9 Volt Heart" (7)
        "Rio Grande" (7)
        "Ashgrove" (4)
        "Somewhere In Time" (4)
 13: "Don't I Know," Maura O'Connell [Sugar Hill, 5/04] (32)
        "Going Down In Flames" (7)
        "Love You In The Middle" (5)
 13: "Every Sound Below," Tim Eriksen [Appleseed, 4/04] (32)
        "Southern Girl's Reply" (8)
        "Friendship" (6)
        "Soldier's Return" (4)
 13: "Still She Moves," Ariane Lydon [Overt, 6/04] (32)
        "Oh My Darling Clementine" (9)
        "Stranger, Stranger" (6)
 16: "Acoustic Workshop," Rick Fielding [Borealis, 3/04] (31)
        "High On A Mountain" (6)
        "Last Freight Train" (4)
 17: "Seven Seas," William Pint And Felicia Dale [Waterbug, new] (29)
        "Billy Boy" (6)
        "Cheerily Man - The 7 Stars" (4)
        "High Barbaree" (4)
        "Oh Mary, Come Down" (4)
        "Packet Rat" (3)
 17: "Impossible Dream," Patty Griffin [ATO, 4/04] (29)
        "Cold As It Gets" (4)
        "Florida" (4)
        "Kite Song" (4)
        "Useless Desires" (4)
        "Rowing Song" (3)
        "When It Don't Come Easy" (3)
 19: "Contented Must Be," Bruce Molsky [Rounder, 4/04] (28)
        "Ways Of The World" (6)
        "Green Grows The Laurel" (5)
        "Charmin' Betsy" (4)
        "Brushy Run" (3)
 19: "Lonesome Highway," Josh Williams [Pinecastle, 6/04] (28)
        "Mordecai" (5)
        "Killer On The Loose" (4)
        "Ol' Brown Suitcase" (4)
        "Cold Virginia Rain" (3)
        "Golden Pond Getaway" (3)
        "Will You Meet Me Over There" (3)
 19: "Sweet Mystery Of Life," Full Frontal Folk [Self, 5/04] (28)
        "Cat-Eye Willie Claims His Lover" (7)
        "This Morning I Am Born Again" (5)
        "Annabel Lee" (3)
 22: "Force Of Nature," Mountain Heart [Skaggs Family, 5/04] (27)
        "Another Day" (5)
        "Lonesome Fiddle" (5)
        "Heart Like A Road Sign, Head Like A Wheel" (4)
        "Old Hometown" (4)
 22: "Good Life," Railroad Earth [Sugar Hill, new] (27)
        "Long Way To Go" (5)
        "Storms" (5)
        "Goat" (4)
        "Mourning Flies" (3)
 24: "King Of My World," Sam Bush [Sugar Hill, 4/04] (26)
        "8 More Miles To Louisville" (9)
        "Better Man" (4)
        "King Of The World" (3)
        "Majestic" (3)
 25: "Wild Roses," Granary Girls [Good Grains, new] (25)
        "Travelin" (5)
        "Freight Train" (3)
        "Wild Roses" (3)
 26: "Laura And The Lads," Laura MacKenzie [New Folk, 4/04] (24)
        "Brendan's Jigs" (5)
        "Presbyterian" (4)
        "Bird's Hill" (3)
        "Clarke Tunes" (3)
 26: "Sometimes Mother Really Does Know Best," Christine Lavin [Appleseed, 4/04] (24)
        "Tacobel Canon" (3)
        "What Was I Thinking?" (3)
        "Wind Chimes" (3)
 26: "Stages," Ruthie Foster [Blue Corn, new] (24)
        "Walk On" (6)
        "Church" (3)
        "God Bless The Child" (3)
        "Lost In The City" (3)
        "Oh! Susannah" (3)
 29: "Dragon," John Flynn [Mettafour, 3/04] (23)
        "Dragon" (10)
 30: "Bark," Blackie And The Rodeo Kings [True North, 6/03] (22)
        "If I Catch You Cryin" (6)
        "Born To Be A Traveler" (3)
        "Song On The Radio" (3)
 31: "Headed For The Hills," Jim Lauderdale [Dualtone, 5/04] (21)
        "Crazy Peg And Darby Doyle" (5)
        "Leaving Mobile" (3)
 31: "Indians Cowboys Horses Dogs," Tom Russell [Hightone, 2/04] (21)
        "Tonight We Ride" (4)
        "Little Blue Horse" (3)
 31: "Morning Glory Ramblers," Norman And Nancy Blake [Dualtone, 4/04] (21)
        "I Loved You Better Than You Knew" (3)
        "Sunny Side Of Life" (3)
        "When The Roses Bloom In Dixieland" (3)
 31: "Then Again," James Keelaghan [Jericho Beach, 3/04] (21)
        "Hold Your Ground" (5)
        "Cold Missouri Waters" (3)
        "Fires Of Calais" (3)
        "Hillcrest Mine" (3)
        "Turn Of The Wheel" (3)
 31: "Wishbones," Slaid Cleaves [Philo, 3/04] (21)
        "Wishbones" (5)
        "Below" (3)
        "Horses And Divorces" (3)
 36: "Cloudless Blue Sky," Tom Corbett [Roundhole, new] (20)
        "When I Get My Wheels" (4)
        "Whole World 'round" (4)
        "Mary's Kissin' The Quaker" (3)
        "Something 'bout The Blues" (3)
 37: "Best Durn Ride," IIIrd Tyme Out [CMG, 6/04] (19)
        "Best Durn Ride" (4)
 37: "Bittertown," Lori McKenna [Signature, 4/04] (19)
        "Monday Afternoon" (4)
        "If You Ask" (3)
        "One Man" (3)
        "Stealing Kisses" (3)
 37: "Game Of Chess," Lehto And Wright [New Folk, new] (19)
        "Long Peg And Awl" (8)
        "Of Time And Rivers Flowing" (4)
 37: "Ollabelle," Ollabelle [Columbia, 3/04] (19)
        "Before This Time" (6)
        "Soul Of A Man" (5)
 37: "Steep Canyon Rangers," Steep Canyon Rangers [Rebel, new] (19)
        "Bluegrass Blues" (4)
        "Living In The Pane" (3)
 37: "That's How It Used To Be," Terry Kitchen [Urban Campfire, 5/04] (19)
        "Mr Grinder's Coal" (4)
        "Jumping Fences" (3)
        "Living Proof" (3)
 43: "Classic Maritime Music," Various Artists [Smithsonian/Folkways, new] (18)
        "All For Me Grog," Louis Killen, Jeff And Gerret Warner, And Fud Benson (3)
        "Run Come See," X-Seaman And Ibk-S Institute (3)
        "Sloop John B," Dicey Doh Singers (3)
 43: "In The Life," Open Road [Rounder, 5/04] (18)
        "Mandy Jane" (4)
        "Pick Me Up" (3)
 43: "Long Way Back Home," The Gibson Brothers [Sugar Hill, 3/04] (18)
        "Mountain Song" (5)
        "Ophelia" (5)
        "Dreams That End Like This" (3)
 43: "My Last Go Round," Rosalie Sorrels and Friends [Red House, 4/04] (18)
        "Telling Takes Me Home" (5)
        "I Think Of You" (3)
 43: "Plow To The End Of The Row," Adrienne Young And Little Sadie [Igo, 3/04] (18)
        "Sadie's Song" (4)
        "Blinded By Stars" (3)
        "Conestoga" (3)
        "Nipper's Corner," Adrienne Young (3)
 43: "A Pocketful Of Rain," Michael Fracasso [Lone Star, 2/04] (18)
        "All Or Nothing" (4)
        "Ragamuffin Blues" (3)
 49: "Mobius," Jerree Small [Self, 3/04] (17)
        "Minnesota" (6)
        "Mile And Mile" (3)
 49: "Seeds: The Songs Of Pete Seeger, Vol. 3," Pete Seeger & Friends [Appleseed, 9/03] (17)
        "Bring Them Home," Pete Seeger W/Billy Bragg, Ani Difranco And Steve Earle (3)
 49: "Somebody's Darling," Carol Noonan [Self, 5/04] (17)
        "Johnny Has Gone For A Soldier" (4)
        "Medal Of Mine" (3)
 49: "Van Lear Rose," Loretta Lynn [Interscope, 4/04] (17)
        "Portland, Oregon" (5)
        "Van Lear Rose" (3)
 53: "Broke," King Wilkie [Rebel, 4/04] (16)
        "40 West" (2)
 53: "Dreaming In Romance Languages," Catie Curtis [Vanguard, 3/04] (16)
        "Doctor" (4)
        "Deliver Me" (3)
 53: "Endomusia," James Gordon [Borealis, 3/04] (16)
        "To The Walls" (4)
        "Mesopotamia" (3)
 53: "Journey," James Talley [Cimarron, new] (16)
        "La Rosa De Montana" (3)
        "Somewhere On The Edge Of The World" (3)
 53: "Leftover Salmon," Leftover Salmon [Compendia, 4/04] (16)
        "Last Days Of Autumn" (5)
        "Woody Guthrie" (4)
 53: "Miracle Mule," The Subdudes [Back Porch, 4/04] (16)
        "If Wishing Made It So" (4)
        "Brightest Star" (3)
 53: "One Moment More," Mindy Smith [Vanguard, 1/04] (16)
        "Fighting For It All" (3)
 53: "The Ride," Los Lobos [Hollywood, new] (16)
        "Somewhere In Time" (5)
        "Matter Of Time" (3)
 61: "Deeper Waters," Robin And Linda Williams [Red House, 2/04] (15)
        "Old Plank Road" (6)
 61: "Gambling Eden," Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem [Signature, 5/03] (15)
        "Red Rocking Chair" (3)
 61: "Good People," Bruce Piephoff [Flyin' Cloud, 5/04] (15)
        "20 Miles To Baghdad" (5)
 61: "The House Carpenter's Daughter," Natalie Merchant [Myth America, 8/03] (15)
        "Bury Me Under The Weeping Willow" (4)
 61: "May," Laura Kemp [Rain Water, new] (15)
        "Love And Soil" (4)
        "Lilac And The Apple" (3)
 61: "The Red Thread," Lucy Kaplansky [Red House, 1/04] (15)
        "Line In The Sand" (4)
        "Cowboy Singer" (3)
 61: "When I Go," Dave Carter With Tracy Grammer [Signature, 1998] (15)
        "When I Go" (4)
        "Annie's Lover" (3)
 68: "Billie's Bones," Janis Ian [Oh Boy, 2/04] (14)
        "My Tennessee Hills" (3)
        "Paris In Your Eyes" (3)
 68: "Distant Future," Heidi Talbot [Compass, 1/04] (14)
        "Geography" (2)
 68: "Landing Step," Grada [Compass, 5/04] (14)
        "Tread Softly" (5)
        "Back Of Beyond" (3)
 68: "Old Futures Gone," John Gorka [Red House, 9/03] (14)
        "Dogs And Thunder" (3)
        "Lay Me Down" (3)
 68: "Time Again," Dirk Powell [Rounder, 2/04] (14)
        "Prettiest Little Girl In The Country" (3)
 68: "Willow," Misty River [Self, new] (14)
        "Kathy's Song" (3)


TOP SONGS OF JUNE 2004

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12437 airplays from 150 different DJs

1. "Dangerous Times" (24)
        by Chuck Brodsky
        from "Color Came One Day"
2. "Peace Call" (18)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Land Of Milk And Honey"
3. "Girl From The North Country" (12)
        by Lisa Moscatiello And Rosie Shipley
        from "Well Kept Secrets"
3. "Monopoly" (12)
        by Terri Hendrix
        from "The Art Of Removing Wallpaper"
5. "Bush Boys" (11)
        by The Mammals
        from "Rock That Babe"
6. "Breakdown" (10)
        by Terri Hendrix
        from "The Art Of Removing Wallpaper"
6. "Dragon" (10)
        by John Flynn
        from "Dragon"
6. "Flowers Of Saskatchewan" (10)
        by Lisa Moscatiello And Rosie Shipley
        from "Well Kept Secrets"
6. "Hiway 9" (10)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Land Of Milk And Honey"
6. "Judgment Day" (10)
        by Terri Hendrix
        from "The Art Of Removing Wallpaper"
6. "Runnin' Away" (10)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Land Of Milk And Honey"
6. "Trees Falling" (10)
        by Chuck Brodsky
        from "Color Came One Day"
13. "8 More Miles To Louisville" (9)
        by Sam Bush
        from "King Of My World"
13. "Cat-Eye Willie Claims His Lover" (9)
        by Full Frontal Folk
        from "Sweet Mystery Of Life"
13. "My Father's Only Son" (9)
        by Carrie Newcomer
        from "Betty's Diner: The Best Of Carrie Newcomer"
        also "My Father's Only Son"
13. "Oh My Darling Clementine" (9)
        by Ariane Lydon
        from "Still She Moves"
13. "Southern Girl's Reply" (9)
        by Tim Eriksen
        from "Every Sound Below"
13. "What Would You Say To Me" (9)
        by Mary Chapin Carpenter
        from "Between Here And Gone"
19. "9:30 Pint" (8)
        by Chuck Brodsky
        from "Color Came One Day"
19. "Going Down In Flames" (8)
        by Maura O'Connell
        from "Don't I Know"
19. "Here's A Health To All True Lovers" (8)
        by Lisa Moscatiello And Rosie Shipley
        from "Well Kept Secrets"
19. "I Brought My Father With Me" (8)
        by Michael Smith
        from "Such Things Are Finely Done"
        also "Time"
19. "Iris Blue" (8)
        by Johnsmith
        from "Kickin' This Stone"
19. "Kickin' This Stone" (8)
        by Johnsmith
        from "Kickin' This Stone"
19. "Long Peg And Awl" (8)
        by Lehto And Wright
        from "Game Of Chess"
19. "Old Plank Road" (8)
        by Robin And Linda Williams
        from "Deeper Waters"
19. "True Companion" (8)
        by Jonathan Byrd And Dromedary
        from "The Sea And The Sky"
19. "Young Slaver" (8)
        by Jonathan Byrd And Dromedary
        from "The Sea And The Sky"


TOP ARTISTS OF JUNE 2004

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12437 airplays from 150 different DJs

1. Ray Charles (90)
2. Chuck Brodsky (79)
3. Eliza Gilkyson (74)
4. Terri Hendrix (67)
5. Joel Mabus (60)
6. The Mammals (57)
7. Jonathan Byrd And Dromedary (52)
8. Lisa Moscatiello And Rosie Shipley (49)
8. Rise (49)
10. Johnsmith (46)
11. Mary Chapin Carpenter (45)
12. Bob Dylan (44)
13. Greg Brown (42)
13. Maura O'Connell (42)
15. Dave Alvin (41)
15. John Gorka (41)
15. Laurie Lewis And Tom Rozum (41)
18. James Keelaghan (39)
19. John McCutcheon (38)
20. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer (37)
21. Full Frontal Folk (35)
21. Tim Eriksen (35)
23. Catie Curtis (34)
23. Rick Fielding (34)
23. William Pint And Felicia Dale (34)
26. Christine Lavin (33)
26. Patty Griffin (33)
28. Ariane Lydon (32)
28. Gillian Welch (32)
28. Johnny Cash (32)
31. David Grisman (31)
31. John Prine (31)
31. Josh Williams (31)
31. Nanci Griffith (31)
31. Railroad Earth (31)
31. Tom Russell (31)
37. Bruce Molsky (30)
37. Ruthie Foster (30)
39. Slaid Cleaves (29)
39. Stan Rogers (29)



TOP LABELS OF JUNE 2004

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12437 airplays from 150 different DJs

1. Rounder (379)
2. Sugar Hill (283)
3. Red House (192)
4. Signature (171)
5. Columbia (168)
6. Philo (155)
7. Appleseed (146)
8. Compass (125)
9. Borealis (118)
10. Waterbug (117)
11. Smithsonian/Folkways (113)
12. Hightone (97)
13. Flying Fish (96)
14. Rhino (85)
15. Shanachie (84)
16. Vanguard (83)
17. Warner (77)
18. Green Linnet (75)
19. Greentrax (73)
20. Rebel (67)
21. New Folk (48)
21. Pinecastle (48)
23. Fossil (44)
24. Dualtone (41)
25. Wilory (40)
26. Koch (39)
27. Capitol (37)
28. Elektra (35)
29. Yep Roc (34)
30. Atlantic (32)
30. Copper Creek (32)
32. RCA (31)
33. Alligator (30)
33. Topic (30)
35. Reprise (29)
36. Oh Boy (26)
36. Wind River (26)
38. Overt (25)
39. Acoustic Disc (24)
39. ATO (24)
39. Gadfly (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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