TOP ALBUMS OF MARCH 2003

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14460 airplays from 134 different DJs/span>

  1: "Velvet Town," Louise Taylor [Signature] (52)
        "Call My Name" (16)
        "Something Like This" (8)
        "If I Had My Dream" (5)
  2: "Different Stripe," Cheryl Wheeler [Philo] (50)
        "Gandhi/Buddha" (22)
        "Quarter Moon" (4)
        "Arrow" (3)
  3: "Bona Fide," The Gibson Brothers [Sugar Hill] (45)
        "That Bluegrass Music" (10)
        "Railroad Line" (7)
        "Open Road" (6)
        "Ragged Man" (5)
  3: "Coyote's Dream," Tim Grimm [Vault] (45)
        "Coyote's Dream" (14)
        "Slipped Away" (7)
        "Browning Mountain" (6)
        "Buffalo Skinners" (6)
        "Little Bitty Ball" (6)
  5: "Coming Down From Red Lodge," Peter Ostroushko [Red House] (44)
        "President George W. Bush's Hornpipe" (11)
        "Coming Down From Red Lodge" (10)
        "Teelin Bay Waltz" (6)
  6: "Beauty Of The Rain," Dar Williams [Razor And Tie] (41)
        "Beauty Of The Rain" (8)
        "Mercy Of The Fallen" (7)
        "World's Not Falling Apart" (7)
        "Fishing In The Morning" (5)
        "One Who Knows" (5)
  7: "Distant Shore," Karan Casey [Shanachie] (40)
        "Another Day" (7)
        "Curra Road" (5)
        "Jute Mill Song" (5)
        "Song Of Lies" (5)
        "Bata Is Bothar" (4)
  8: "Long Grazing Acre," Paddy Keenan And Tommy O'Sullivan [Compass] (38)
        "The Lost And Found/ The Hag At The Churn/ The Wind Off The Lake" (6)
        "Stranger To Himself" (5)
  9: "Gravity, Grace And The Moon," Jeff Talmadge [Bozart] (37)
        "Interstate Blues" (7)
        "Beyond The Headlights" (5)
        "Chasing Grace" (5)
        "Photograph" (4)
        "Rose Tattoo" (4)
 10: "Chinatown," Be Good Tanyas [Nettwerk] (36)
        "Reuben" (5)
        "Midnight Moonlight" (4)
        "Rowdy Blues" (4)
 10: "Havana," John Stewart [Appleseed] (36)
        "Who Stole The Soul Of Johnny Dreams" (10)
        "Waiting For Castro To Die" (4)
 10: "That's How I Walk," Stephen Fearing [Philo] (36)
        "Black Silk Gown" (6)
        "Glory Train" (6)
 13: "Bluegrass Fiddle Album," Aubrey Haynie [Sugar Hill] (35)
        "Bill Cheatham" (7)
        "Buckner's Breakdown" (5)
        "Long Cold Winter" (5)
        "April's Reel" (4)
 14: "Beat Avenue," Eric Andersen [Appleseed] (34)
        "Under The Shadows" (8)
        "Ain't No Time To Bleed" (5)
        "Before Everything Changed" (4)
        "Blue Rockin' Chair" (4)
        "Salt On Your Skin" (4)
 14: "Coldest Part Of Winter," Larry Sparks [Rebel] (34)
        "Leavin' Me" (11)
        "You Ain't Lived" (5)
        "Lord, Show Me The Way" (4)
        "Winter In Miami" (4)
 16: "10," Kate Rusby [Compass] (33)
        "I Wish" (5)
        "Sir Eglamore" (4)
 17: "Shape Of A Tear," Lynn Morris Band [Rounder] (30)
        "Shape Of A Tear" (7)
        "Gonna Have Love" (5)
        "Good Love" (5)
        "Don't Neglect The Rose" (3)
        "Shoulder To Shoulder" (3)
 17: "Smile," Mae Robertson [Lyric Partners] (30)
        "Ships" (8)
        "American Tune" (6)
        "You Don't Know Me" (4)
        "Lanterns On The Levee" (3)
 19: "Nectar," Brooks Williams [Signature] (29)
        "May You Never" (10)
        "Yellow Hummingbird" (4)
        "Great Big Sea" (3)
        "Half The Grace" (3)
        "Singing In The Dark" (3)
 19: "The Wheel," David Olney [Loudhouse] (29)
        "Now And Forever" (7)
        "Voices On The Water" (5)
        "Big Cadillac" (3)
        "Revolution" (3)
 19: "Where Roads Divide," Wildfire [Pinecastle] (29)
        "Lord Knows I'm Drinking" (5)
        "Love Will Make You Blind" (5)
        "Somewhere Down The Road" (5)
        "I Don't Know How To Fix It" (4)
 22: "Goodnight Ginger," John McCusker [Compass] (28)
        "Goodnight Ginger" (5)
        "Oor Pal Davy" (5)
        "Bold Privateer" (4)
        "Leaving Friday Harbor" (3)
        "McGoldrick's" (3)
 22: "Trad," Colcannon [Oxford Road] (28)
        "Ale Is Dear/The Glass Of Beer" (9)
        "Benjamin Bowmaneer" (5)
        "Wealthy Squire" (4)
        "Alan Tyne Of Harrow" (3)
        "Hunt The Cat/ The Hatter From Nenagh" (3)
 24: "Banjo Special," Various Artists [Merriweather] (27)
        "On My Way To Somewhere," Arnie Naiman, Brian Taheny, Chris Coole And Chris Quinn (4)
        "Old Dangerfield," Chris Quinn (3)
        "Waltonian Sunset," Arnie Naiman (3)
 24: "Home," Dixie Chicks [Columbia] (27)
        "Travelin' Soldier" (14)
        "Long Time Gone" (6)
 24: "New Deal," Tony Trischka Band [Rounder] (27)
        "Hand Me My Banjo Down" (7)
        "Hymn For Dreams That Don't Come True" (4)
        "Earl's Breakdown" (3)
        "Northern Falling" (3)
        "Quasi Qoto" (3)
 27: "Sleeper," Terence Martin [Good Dog] (26)
        "All The Bricks In Baltimore" (6)
        "Way It Didn't Go" (5)
        "Sleeper On A Westbound Train" (3)
        "Wooden Nickels" (3)
 28: "B-Sides And Confessions," Jeff Black [Dualtone] (25)
        "Gold Heart Locket" (10)
        "Same Old River" (4)
        "Slip" (3)
 28: "Greatest Story Never Told," John McCutcheon [Red House] (25)
        "Not In My Name" (19)
        "One In A Million" (3)
 28: "Modern Art," Tom Russell [Hightone] (25)
        "Bus Station" (6)
        "Modern Art" (6)
        "Muhammad Ali" (3)
 28: "What Should Have Been," Honi Deaton And Dream [Cmg] (25)
        "Run Boys Run" (6)
        "Loose Talk" (3)
        "Sally Flatt" (3)
 32: "Live," Alison Krauss And Union Station [Rounder] (24)
        "But You Know I Love You" (4)
        "Boy Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn" (3)
 32: "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?: The Songs Of Pete Seeger," Various Artists [Appleseed] (24)
        "Waist Deep In The Big Muddy," Dick Gaughan (4)
        "Blessed Be The Nation," Studs Turkel (3)
        "Where Have All The Flowers Gone," Tommy Sands With Dolores Keane And Vedran Smailovic (3)
 34: "Images Of Women Vol. 1," Robin Greenstein [Windy] (23)
        "Cotton Mill Girls" (4)
        "Katie Dear" (4)
        "Know You Rider" (4)
 34: "Jubilee," Harry Manx And Kevin Breit [Northern Blues] (23)
        "Take This Hammer" (5)
        "Diving Duck Blues" (4)
 34: "Mambo Sinuendo," Ry Cooder And Manuel Galban [Nonesuch] (23)
        "Mambo Sinuendo" (4)
        "Bodas De Oro" (3)
        "Monte Adentro" (3)
        "Patricia" (3)
 34: "Silvery Moon," Aoife Clancy [Appleseed] (23)
        "There Is Hope" (5)
        "Banks Of The Sweet Primroses" (3)
 38: "Full Circle," Marty Raybon [Doobie Shea] (22)
        "Home Run Man" (6)
        "Prayer Bells Of Heaven" (6)
        "Down The Road" (5)
        "Everything" (4)
        "Summertown Road" (4)
 38: "Collateral Damage," Jim Page [Self] (22)
        "Collateral Damage" (8)
        "Who Are They And Why Do They Hate Us?" (5)
        "My American Name" (4)
 38: "Fool's Paradise," Paul Kamm And Eleanore MacDonald [Freewheel] (22)
        "I've Got To Know" (12)
        "Josephine" (4)
 38: "No Other Way," Mountain Heart [Skaggs Family] (22)
        "How Strong Do My Walls Have To Be" (4)
        "Lee Highway Blues" (4)
        "Mountain Man" (4)
        "Ramblin Heart" (3)
 38: "Starting Over," Ronnie Bowman [Sugar Hill] (22)
        "Rye Whiskey" (5)
        "One Life" (4)
        "What She Didn't Say" (4)
        "Rise Above" (3)
        "Starting Over" (3)
 43: "Red=Luck," Patty Larkin [Vanguard] (21)
        "Home" (4)
        "St. Augustine" (3)
        "Too Bad" (3)
 44: "Eileen Ivers And Immigrant Soul," Eileen Ivers And Immigrant Soul [Koch] (20)
        "Craic With Jack" (5)
        "Darlin' Corey" (5)
        "Parting Of Friends" (4)
        "Afro Jig" (3)
        "Paddy In Zululand" (3)
 44: "Failer," Kathleen Edwards [Zoe] (20)
        "Hockey Skates" (4)
        "12 Bellevue" (3)
        "One More Song The Radio Won't Like" (3)
 44: "Women Gather," Sweet Honey In The Rock [Earth Beat] (20)
        "Let Us Rise In Love" (4)
        "Voice Of The Innocent" (4)
        "Women Gather" (4)
 47: "Celtic Compass," Various Artists [Compass] (19)
        "Another Train," Poozies (4)
        "Arthur McBride And The Sergeant," Paul Brady (3)
        "I Wish," Kate Rusby (3)
 47: "Evolve," Ani Difranco [Righteous Babe] (19)
        "Evolve" (8)
 47: "Jeannie Kendall," Jeannie Kendall [Rounder] (19)
        "Love Chooses You" (4)
        "That's What Your Love Does To Me" (4)
        "I Wonder Where You Are Tonight" (3)
 47: "Monuments," Kate Campbell [Large River] (19)
        "How Much Can One Heart Hold" (5)
        "Corn In A Box" (3)
        "Joe Louis' Furniture" (3)
        "New South" (3)
        "Walk Among Stones" (3)
 47: "Right Where I Should Be," Joyce Andersen [Joyscream] (19)
        "Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Foot" (7)
        "Saddle Up The Storm" (4)
 47: "'Tis Sweet To Be Remembered," Jim And Jesse McReynolds [Pinecastle] (19)
        "'Tis Sweet To Be Remembered" (5)
        "Before I Met You" (3)
        "Cora Is Gone" (3)
 53: "3 Rooms," Eddie From Ohio [Virginia Soul] (18)
        "Candido And American" (3)
        "Number 6 Driver" (3)
 53: "My Dixie Home," Jim Mills [Sugar Hill] (18)
        "Goin Back To The Blue Ridge Mountains" (4)
        "Tragic Romance" (4)
        "Country Blues" (3)
 53: "O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack," Various Artists [Mercury] (18)
        "I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow," Soggy Bottom Boys (7)
 53: "Old And In The Gray," Old And In The Gray [Acoustic Disc] (18)
        "Good Old Boys" (7)
        "Barefoot Nellie" (5)
        "When The Springtime Comes Again" (4)
 53: "Speed Of Trees," Ellis Paul [Philo] (18)
        "God's Promise" (5)
 53: "Woodeye," Joel Rafael Band [Inside] (18)
        "Danville Girl" (3)
        "I Ain't Got No Home" (3)
 59: "Classic Blues," Various Artists [Smithsonian/Folkways] (17)
        "Don't Lie Buddy," Leadbelly And Josh White (3)
        "Mule Riding Blues," Big Bill Broonzy (3)
 59: "Crazy: The Demo Sessions," Willie Nelson [Sugar Hill] (17)
        "I Gotta Get Drunk" (5)
 59: "Crossing," Tim O'Brien [Alula] (17)
        "Talkin' Cavan" (4)
        "Ireland's Green Shore" (3)
 59: "Live At The Charleston Music Hall," Ricky Skaggs And Kentucky Thunder [Skaggs Family] (17)
        "Black Eyed Suzie" (3)
 59: "My Shoes," Tret Fure [Tomboy Girl] (17)
        "Hawk And The Dove" (5)
 59: "Out Of The Blue," Tom Prasada-Rao [Ahimsa] (17)
        "See Myself In You" (5)
        "Is There Anybody Here" (3)
        "When Angels Sing" (3)
 65: "Avenue Of The Saints," Dana Robinson [Threshold] (16)
        "What Would Woody Do?" (4)
        "Love Beyond" (3)
        "This Town" (3)
 65: "Dreamsicles," Dreamsicles [Self] (16)
        "In My Life" (6)
        "Do Re Mi" (4)
 65: "East To West," Baka Beyond [Narada] (16)
        "Ra-Li-O" (4)
        "Rakish Paddy" (4)
 65: "Fever," Steve Brooks [Self] (16)
        "Terrorists Have Won" (8)
        "Normal No More" (4)
        "Fever" (3)
 65: "Hail To The Chief," John McCutcheon [Appalsongs] (16)
        "Ashcroft's Army" (5)
        "Hail To The Chief" (5)
 65: "North Wind," Aengus Finnan [Borealis] (16)
        "One Hand On The Radio" (3)
        "Rollin' Home" (3)


TOP SONGS OF MARCH 2003

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14460 airplays from 134 different DJs

1. "Gandhi/Buddha" (22)
        by Cheryl Wheeler
        from "Different Stripe"
2. "Not In My Name" (20)
        by John McCutcheon
        from "Greatest Story Never Told"
3. "Call My Name" (16)
        by Louise Taylor
        from "Velvet Town"
4. "Coyote's Dream" (14)
        by Tim Grimm
        from "Coyote's Dream"
4. "Travelin' Soldier" (14)
        by Dixie Chicks
        from "Home"
6. "Cruel War" (12)
        by Bethany And Peter Yarrow
        from "Cruel War"
6. "I've Got To Know" (12)
        by Paul Kamm And Eleanore MacDonald
        from "Fool's Paradise"
8. "Coming Down From Red Lodge" (11)
        by Peter Ostroushko
        from "Coming Down From Red Lodge"
8. "Leavin' Me" (11)
        by Larry Sparks
        from "Coldest Part Of Winter"
8. "President George W. Bush's Hornpipe" (11)
        by Peter Ostroushko
        from "Coming Down From Red Lodge"
11. "Gold Heart Locket" (10)
        by Jeff Black
        from "B-Sides And Confessionals Vol. One"
11. "May You Never" (10)
        by Brooks Williams
        from "Nectar"
11. "That Bluegrass Music" (10)
        by Gibson Brothers
        from "Bona Fide"
11. "Who Stole The Soul Of Johnny Dreams" (10)
        by John Stewart
        from "Havana"
15. "Ale Is Dear/The Glass Of Beer" (9)
        by Colcannon
        from "Trad"
15. "Beauty Of The Rain" (9)
        by Dar Williams
        from "Beauty Of The Rain"
15. "Hand Me My Banjo Down" (9)
        by Tony Trischka Band
        from "New Deal"
15. "I Ain't Marching Anymore" (9)
        by Phil Ochs
        from "I Ain't Marching Anymore"
15. "I Wish" (9)
        by Kate Rusby
        from "10"
        also "Celtic Compass"
15. "Masters Of War" (9)
        by Bob Dylan
        from "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan"
15. "Terrorists Have Won" (9)
        by Steve Brooks
        from "Fever"
15. "Universal Soldier" (9)
        by Buffy Sainte-Marie
        from "Troubadours Of The Folk Era Collection"
15. "Waist Deep In The Big Muddy" (9)
        by Dick Gaughan
        from "Sail On"
        also "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?: The Songs Of Pete Seeger"
24. "City Of New Orleans" (8)
        by Arlo Guthrie
        from "Best Of Arlo Guthrie"
24. "Collateral Damage" (8)
        by Jim Page
        from "Collateral Damage"
24. "Cops Of The World" (8)
        by Phil Ochs
        from "Phil Ochs In Concert"
24. "Cotton Mill Girls" (8)
        by Robin Greenstein
        from "Images Of Women"
24. "Evolve" (8)
        by Ani Difranco
        from "Evolve"
24. "Interstate Blues" (8)
        by Jeff Talmadge
        from "Gravity, Grace And The Moon"
24. "Same Old River" (8)
        by Jeff Black
        from "B-Sides And Confessions"
24. "Ships" (8)
        by Mae Robertson
        from "Smile"
24. "Slipped Away" (8)
        by Tim Grimm
        from "Coyote's Dream"
24. "Something Like This" (8)
        by Louise Taylor
        from "Velvet Town"
24. "Under The Shadows" (8)
        by Eric Andersen
        from "Beat Avenue"


TOP ARTISTS OF MARCH 2003

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14460 airplays from 134 different DJs

1. Bob Dylan (78)
2. Cheryl Wheeler (65)
2. John McCutcheon (65)
4. Dar Williams (63)
5. Pete Seeger (60)
6. Louise Taylor (56)
7. Alison Krauss (54)
8. Brooks Williams (53)
9. Jeff Talmadge (52)
9. Tim Grimm (52)
11. Phil Ochs (50)
12. Greg Brown (49)
12. Karan Casey (49)
14. Be Good Tanyas (46)
14. Gibson Brothers (46)
14. Nanci Griffith (46)
14. Patty Larkin (46)
14. Peter Ostroushko (46)
19. Tim O'Brien (45)
20. Doc Watson (44)
21. Eric Andersen (41)
21. Kate Rusby (41)
23. John Stewart (40)
24. Larry Sparks (39)
24. Tom Russell (39)



TOP LABELS OF MARCH 2003

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14460 airplays from 134 different DJs

1. Rounder (581)
2. Sugar Hill (446)
3. Compass (219)
4. Red House (211)
5. Signature (200)
6. Appleseed (199)
7. Green Linnet (186)
8. Philo (185)
8. Shanachie (185)
10. Columbia (183)
11. Rebel (177)
12. Vanguard (151)
13. Smithsonian/Folkways (140)
14. Pinecastle (113)
15. Flying Fish (102)
16. Warner (87)
17. Hightone (77)
18. Elektra (73)
19. Capitol (70)
20. Rhino (69)
21. Borealis (65)
22. Greentrax (58)
23. MCA (54)
24. Razor And Tie (52)
25. Dualtone (47)
26. Doobie Shea (44)
27. Skaggs Family (43)
28. Curb (42)
28. Folk-Legacy (42)
30. Vault (41)
31. Copper Creek (40)
32. Blix Street (39)
32. RCA (39)
34. Bozart (36)
35. Mercury (34)
36. Reprise (33)
36. Sliced Bread (33)
38. Acoustic Disc (31)
38. Tomato (31)
40. A&M (28)
40. Merriweather (28)
40. Narada (28)
40. Topic (28)


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 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, top 25 songs and
top 25 artists are listed.

Richard Gillmann                                 http://www.nwfolk.com
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