TOP ALBUMS OF MARCH 2002

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12862 airplays.

  1: "O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack," Various Artists (89)
        "I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow," Soggy Bottom Boys (29)
        "O Death," Ralph Stanley (14)
        "Down To The River To Pray," Alison Krauss (9)
        "Didn't Leave Nobody But The Baby," Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss And Gillian Welch (8)
        "I'll Fly Away," Alison Krauss And Gillian Welch (5)
  2: "Fast Folk: A Community Of Singers And Songwriters," Various Artists (84)
        "I Don't Know Why," Shawn Colvin (9)
        "Forget-Me-Not," Jack Hardy (7)
        "Another Time And Place," Dave Van Ronk (6)
        "Gypsy," Suzanne Vega (6)
        "30 Thousand Men," Steve Forbert (5)
  3: "So Long Of A Journey," Hot Rize (76)
        "High On A Mountain" (12)
        "Radio Boogie" (10)
        "Blue Night" (9)
        "Colleen Malone" (6)
  4: "Courier," Richard Shindell (54)
        "Willin'" (12)
        "Fishing" (6)
        "Next Best Western" (6)
  5: "Milk Of The Moon," Greg Brown (50)
        "Smell Of Coffee" (15)
        "Lull It By" (9)
        "Oh You" (6)
  6: "Visions Of Love," Robin And Linda Williams (48)
        "Mississippi Delta Blues" (8)
        "If I Should Fall Behind" (6)
        "I'll Twine 'mid The Ringlets" (5)
        "Ramblin' Man" (5)
  7: "Edge Of Silence," Solas (42)
        "Charmy Chaplin" (7)
        "Darkness, Darkness" (7)
        "Dignity" (6)
        "Who's In The What Now" (5)
  7: "Spark," Carl Cacho (42)
        "Bordertown" (14)
        "Devil In Me" (6)
        "Save Me A Seat" (4)
  9: "Five Stories," Kris Delmhorst (40)
        "Cluck Old Hen" (9)
        "Yellow Brick Road" (7)
        "Mean Old Wind" (6)
  9: "Honesty Box," Jez Lowe And The Bad Pennies (40)
        "Skin Too Thin" (9)
        "Armstrong's Army" (5)
        "Big Fear" (5)
        "In My Trade" (4)
        "Latchkey Lover" (4)
 11: "Fiddlers 4," Fiddlers 4 (38)
        "Pickin' The Devil's Eye" (9)
        "East St Louis Todalo" (7)
 11: "Traveler," Johnsmith (38)
        "Part-Time Angels" (7)
        "Appalachian Rain" (6)
        "Up In County Down" (5)
 13: "O Sister! The Women's Bluegrass Collection," Various Artists (37)
        "If Wishes Were Horses," Claire Lynch (6)
        "Silver Tongue And Gold Plated Lies," Suzanne Thomas (5)
 14: "Cara Dillon," Cara Dillon (34)
        "Black Is The Colour" (11)
        "Blue Mountain River" (5)
        "Craigie Hill" (4)
        "Green Grows The Laurel" (4)
 15: "All Things Considered," Danu (32)
        "Easy And Free" (6)
        "Wee Lass On The Brae" (4)
 15: "Memorial Hall Recordings," Mark Erelli (32)
        "Call You Home" (10)
        "Blue-Eyed Boston Boy" (5)
        "Drinking Gourd" (4)
 15: "Storm Still Rages," Rhonda Vincent (32)
        "Is The Grass Any Bluer" (6)
        "Cry Of The Whippoorwill" (5)
 18: "Barricades And Brickwalls," Kasey Chambers (31)
        "Runaway Train" (6)
        "Still Feeling Blue" (4)
 18: "Extremely Live At Eddie's Attic," Don Conoscenti (31)
        "Texas Moon" (7)
        "Molly" (4)
 18: "New Favorite," Alison Krauss And Union Station (31)
        "Lucky One" (14)
        "Let Me Touch You For Awhile" (5)
 21: "Flame Keeper," Michael Cleveland (30)
        "Dance Around Molly" (6)
        "Lee Highway Blues" (6)
        "Lost Indian" (5)
        "6 Feet Under The Ground" (3)
        "North Carolina Breakdown" (3)
 22: "30 Years Of Farming," James King (29)
        "30 Years Of Farming" (6)
        "Here Today And Gone Tomorrow" (4)
        "Faded Rose, A Broken Heart" (3)
        "Heartbreak Express" (3)
        "I Don't See What I Once Saw" (3)
 22: "New Non-Fiction," Susan Werner (29)
        "Barbed Wire Boys" (5)
        "All Of The Above" (4)
        "Nefertiti's Dream" (4)
        "Epilogue: May I Suggest" (3)
        "Feel Good" (3)
        "Stationary" (3)
 22: "Philadelphia Folk Festival 40th Anniversary," Various Artists (29)
        "Ain't No Tellin'," Mississippi John Hurt (3)
        "Green, Green Rocky Road," Dave Van Ronk (3)
 25: "Down From The Mountain," Various Artists (28)
        "Big Rock Candy Mountain," John Hartford (8)
        "Wild Bill Jones," Alison Krauss And Union Station (4)
        "I'll Fly Away," Gillian Welch And Alison Krauss (3)
        "John Law Burned Down The Liquor Sto'," Chris Thomas King And Colin Linden (3)
 25: "Drum Hat Buddha," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer (28)
        "Tillman County" (6)
        "Power And Glory" (5)
        "Ordinary Town" (3)
 25: "A Fig For A Kiss," Providence (28)
        "Will Ye Go To Flanders" (5)
        "Curlew Hills/Fr. Dollard's" (4)
        "Road To Listoonvarna/ Carty's Reel/ The Maid Of Mullaghmore" (4)
        "McDonagh's" (3)
        "Smuggling The Tin" (3)
 25: "Love And China," Nerissa And Katryna Nields (28)
        "Tailspin" (5)
        "He Loves The Road" (4)
        "Heading Home" (3)
        "Love And China" (3)
        "Sweetness" (3)
 29: "Lessons In Stone," Longview (26)
        "Hills And Home" (6)
        "I've Lived A Lot In My Time" (5)
        "Faded Red Ribbon" (4)
 29: "Little Movies," Michael Jerling (26)
        "Dawn Patrol" (4)
        "It's A Wonderful Life" (4)
        "Old Henry's House" (4)
        "These Old Photographs" (3)
        "Weather Channel" (3)
 31: "Little Sparrow," Dolly Parton (25)
        "Shine" (9)
        "Marry Me" (5)
        "Little Sparrow" (4)
 32: "Del And The Boys," Del McCoury Band (24)
        "1952 Vincent Black Lightning" (12)
        "Bluegrass Country" (3)
 32: "Lo-Fi Northern Blues," Jory Nash (24)
        "Enemy" (5)
        "Ballad Of Easy Chair" (3)
        "In The Evening" (3)
        "Trouble Comes And Goes" (3)
 32: "Meeting On Southern Soil," Norman Blake And Peter Ostroushko (24)
        "Blackberry Blossom" (3)
        "Chickamauga" (3)
        "Little Log Hut In The Lane" (3)
 35: "All Over Down Under," Kristina Olsen (23)
        "Sweet William" (4)
        "Dance Camp - How I Love This Tango" (3)
 35: "History Of The Future," Ricky Skaggs And Kentucky Thunder (23)
        "Shady Grove" (8)
        "Halfway Home Cafe" (3)
        "Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms" (3)
        "Too Far Down To Fall" (3)
 35: "Milton Street," Peter Keane (23)
        "Milton Street Slide" (4)
        "Shuckin' Sugar" (4)
        "I Wanna Be Your Lover" (3)
        "Wind's Gonna Blow My Blues Away" (3)
 35: "Somewhere Along The Road," Cathie Ryan (23)
        "Carrick-A-Rede" (6)
        "Rathlin Island" (4)
        "Grace O'malley" (3)
        "High On A Mountain" (3)
        "Somewhere Along The Road" (3)
 39: "Stanley Blues," Ralph Stanley II (22)
        "Stanley Blues" (5)
        "Daddy's Dinner Bucket" (3)
        "Tennessee Truck Driving Man" (3)
 40: "Gypsy Wind," Heidi Muller (21)
        "Big Ideas" (4)
        "This Much I Know" (3)
 40: "Little Lights," Kate Rusby (21)
        "Canaan's Land" (7)
        "I Courted A Sailor" (3)
        "Playing Of Ball" (3)
 42: "From Hell To Breakfast," Various Artists (20)
        "Amarillo Highway," Terry Allen (3)
        "For The Sake Of The Song," Townes Van Zandt (3)
        "Jaws Of Life," James McMurtry (3)
        "Sis Draper," Guy Clark (3)
 42: "Enjoying The Fall," Danny Schmidt (20)
        "Blue Railroad Train" (7)
        "Drunk At The Biltmore" (3)
        "McCreary's Pipes" (3)
 42: "Lunasa," Lunasa (20)
        "Deireadh Fomhair" (3)
        "Marta" (3)
 42: "Not All Who Wander Are Lost," Chris Thile (20)
        "Eureka!" (6)
        "Wolf Creek Pass" (4)
        "You Deserve Flowers" (3)
 42: "Uncertain Wonders," Rise (20)
        "Wild Mountain" (6)
        "Buffalo Song" (4)
 47: "Cool, Blue And Lonesome," Various Artists (19)
        "Bad Day In Akron," Don Rigsby (2)
 47: "Memphis Barbecue Sessions," Big Jack Johnson (19)
        "Get Along Little Cindy" (3)
        "Humming Blues" (3)
        "Oh Baby" (3)
 47: "Still Climbing Mountains," Blue Highway (19)
        "Still Climbing Mountains" (5)
        "Riding The Danville Pike" (4)
        "Uncle Freddie" (4)
 50: "The Best Is Yet To Be," Matt Watroba (18)
        "Immigrant Eyes" (3)
        "Old Love" (3)
        "When I'm Gone" (3)
 50: "Beyond The Storm," Eileen McGann (18)
        "Medusa" (4)
        "Wisdom Guide Me" (4)
        "Last Of The Truly Wild" (3)
        "Let There Be Angels" (3)
 50: "Big Iron," Carol Noonan (18)
        "Red River Valley" (4)
        "Cross To Bear" (3)
 50: "Bohola," Bohola (18)
        "Shamrock Sod/The High Cauled Cap" (5)
        "Storms" (3)
 54: "Blue Idol," Altan (17)
        "Daily Growing" (5)
        "Uncle Rat" (3)
 54: "Ceol More," Tony McManus (17)
        "Ye Banks And Braes" (4)
        "King Of The Pipers" (3)
        "Lady Ann Montgomery's Reel" (3)
        "Shalom Aleichem" (3)
 54: "Clinch Mountain Sweethearts," Ralph Stanley And Iris Dement (17)
        "Ridin' That Midnight Train" (6)
        "I'll Remember You Love In My Prayers" (3)
 54: "Early Warnings," Holly Near (17)
        "Quiet Early Morning" (5)
        "Step It Out Nancy" (3)
 54: "Firefly," Garnet Rogers (17)
        "Underpass" (4)
        "Lady Of Spain" (3)
        "Redwing" (3)
 54: "Home," James Keelaghan (17)
        "Red-Winged Blackbird" (5)
        "Sing My Heart Home" (3)
 54: "Lately," Joy Norman (17)
        "Red Is The Rose" (5)
 54: "Prospect," Cuig (17)
        "Hall's Balls" (5)
        "Bachelor" (3)
        "Prospect" (3)
 54: "XXXV," Fairport Convention (17)
        "Banks Of Sweet Primroses" (3)
        "My Love Is In America" (3)
        "Neil Gow's Apprentice" (3)
 63: "Bed Of Roses," Christy McWilson (16)
        "805" (6)
        "Lyla Jean" (3)
 63: "Blue Horse," Be Good Tanyas (16)
        "Littlest Birds" (7)
        "Rain And Snow" (4)
 63: "Bone Days," John Trudell (16)
        "Crazy Horse" (10)
 63: "Carolan's Gift," Various Artists (16)
        "Bridget Cruise," Maggie Sansone (2)
 63: "Sea Of No Cares," Great Big Sea (16)
        "Boat Like Gideon Brown" (6)
        "Scolding Wife" (4)
        "Yarmouth Town" (4)
 63: "Steam Powered Aereo-Takes," John Hartford (16)
        "Howard Hughes Blues" (3)
        "Where The Old Red River Flows" (3)
 63: "Where We Live," Tanya Savory (16)
        "County Fair" (3)
        "Where We Live" (3)
 70: "6 Strings North Of The Border," Various Artists (15)
        "Black Jigs," Gordie Sampson (4)
        "Foxglove," Bruce Cockburn (3)
 70: "Cocktail Swing," Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem (15)
        "Comes Love" (3)
        "Snowbird" (3)
 70: "Evangeline Made," Various Artists (15)
        "Les Flammes D'enfer," Richard Thompson (3)
 70: "Hey Y'all Soundtrack," Y'all (15)
        "My Mama Likes The Feel Of Cottage Cheese" (4)
        "Jennifer Johnson" (3)
 70: "Mountain Soul," Patty Loveless (15)
        "Daniel Prayed" (4)
        "Boys Are Back In Town" (3)
 70: "Time (The Revelator)," Gillian Welch (15)
        "Red Clay Halo" (8)


TOP SONGS OF MARCH 2002

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12862 airplays.

1. "I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow" (30)
        by Soggy Bottom Boys
        from "O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack"
2. "Lucky One" (15)
        by Alison Krauss And Union Station
        from "New Favorite"
2. "Smell Of Coffee" (15)
        by Greg Brown
        from "Milk Of The Moon"
4. "Bordertown" (14)
        by Carl Cacho
        from "Spark"
4. "O Death" (14)
        by Ralph Stanley
        from "O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack"
6. "1952 Vincent Black Lightning" (12)
        by Del McCoury Band
        from "Del And The Boys"
6. "High On A Mountain" (12)
        by Hot Rize
        from "So Long Of A Journey"
6. "Radio Boogie" (12)
        by Hot Rize
        from "So Long Of A Journey"
6. "Willin'" (12)
        by Richard Shindell
        from "Courier"
10. "Black Is The Colour" (11)
        by Cara Dillon
        from "Cara Dillon"
10. "Blue Night" (11)
        by Hot Rize
        from "So Long Of A Journey"
10. "Red Clay Halo" (11)
        by Gillian Welch
        from "Time"
13. "Call You Home" (10)
        by Mark Erelli
        from "Memorial Hall Recordings"
13. "Crazy Horse" (10)
        by John Trudell
        from "Bone Days"
15. "Cluck Old Hen" (9)
        by Kris Delmhorst
        from "5 Stories"
15. "Down To The River To Pray" (9)
        by Alison Krauss
        from "O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack"
15. "I Don't Know Why" (9)
        by Shawn Colvin
        from "Fast Folk: A Community Of Singers And Songwriters"
15. "Lull It By" (9)
        by Greg Brown
        from "Milk Of The Moon"
15. "Mississippi Delta Blues" (9)
        by Robin And Linda Williams
        from "Visions Of Love"
15. "Pickin' The Devil's Eye" (9)
        by Fiddlers 4
        from "Fiddlers 4"
15. "Shine" (9)
        by Dolly Parton
        from "Little Sparrow"
15. "Skin Too Thin" (9)
        by Jez Lowe And The Bad Pennies
        from "Honesty Box"
23. "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" (8)
        by Lester Flatt And Earl Scruggs
        from "Best Of Bluegrass"
23. "Turn Your Radio On" (8)
        by John Hartford
        from "Aereo-Plain"
23. "Another Time And Place" (8)
        by Dave Van Ronk
        from "Fast Folk: A Community Of Singers And Songwriters"
23. "Big Rock Candy Mountain" (8)
        by John Hartford
        from "Down From The Mountain"
23. "Darkness, Darkness" (8)
        by Solas
        from "Edge Of Silence"
23. "Didn't Leave Nobody But The Baby" (8)
        by Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss And Gillian Welch
        from "O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack"
23. "Forget-Me-Not" (8)
        by Jack Hardy
        from "Fast Folk: A Community Of Singers And Songwriters"
23. "Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning" (8)
        by Hot Rize
        from "So Long Of A Journey"
23. "Les Flammes D'enfer" (8)
        by Richard Thompson
        from "Evangeline Made"
23. "Littlest Birds" (8)
        by Be Good Tanyas
        from "Blue Horse"


TOP ARTISTS OF MARCH 2002

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12862 airplays.

1. Hot Rize (97)
2. Dave Van Ronk (72)
2. Richard Shindell (72)
4. John Hartford (70)
5. Greg Brown (67)
6. Alison Krauss And Union Station (58)
7. Robin And Linda Williams (57)
7. Solas (57)
9. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer (51)
10. Ricky Skaggs (50)
11. Rhonda Vincent (46)
12. Mark Erelli (45)
13. Jez Lowe And The Bad Pennies (43)
14. Bill Monroe (41)
14. Don Conoscenti (41)
14. Kris Delmhorst (41)
17. Michael Cleveland (40)
17. Tim O'Brien (40)
19. Carl Cacho (38)
19. James King (38)
21. Country Gentlemen (36)
21. Lester Flatt And Earl Scruggs (36)
21. Soggy Bottom Boys (36)
24. Bob Dylan (35)
24. Ralph Stanley (35)


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).

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 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
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, top 25 songs and
top 25 artists are listed.

Richard Gillmann                            http://www.nwlink.com/~rxg
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