TOP ALBUMS OF MARCH 2004

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13524 airplays from 156 different DJs

  1: "Indians Cowboys Horses Dogs," Tom Russell [Hightone, 2/04] (102)
        "All This Way For The Short Ride" (16)
        "Lily, Rosemary And The Jack Of Hearts" (16)
        "El Paso" (13)
        "No Telling" (10)
        "Tonight We Ride" (8)
        "Ballad Of Edward Abbey" (7)
  2: "Land Of Milk And Honey," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, new] (101)
        "Peace Call" (28)
        "Hiway 9" (24)
        "Tender Mercies" (11)
        "Dark Side Of Town" (10)
        "Ballad Of Yvonne Johnson" (8)
        "Not Lonely" (7)
  3: "Deeper Waters," Robin And Linda Williams [Red House, 2/04] (63)
        "Old Plank Road" (14)
        "Annie" (7)
        "Whippoorwill" (7)
        "Clarkfield" (6)
  4: "The Kinnitty Sessions," Lunasa [Compass, new] (62)
        "Stolen Purse" (19)
        "Island Paddy" (9)
        "Punch" (8)
        "Ballyogan" (5)
  5: "Kitchen Radio," Peter Mulvey [Signature, 3/04] (61)
        "Shirt" (12)
        "Road To Mallow" (11)
        "30" (6)
        "Me And Albert" (6)
  6: "Wishbones," Slaid Cleaves [Philo, 3/04] (58)
        "Wishbones" (19)
        "Quick As Dreams" (8)
        "Below" (6)
        "Horses And Divorces" (6)
        "Sinner's Prayer" (6)
  7: "Some Old Lonesome Day," Lauren Sheehan [Self, 2002] (52)
        "Rattlesnake Mountain" (8)
        "Say Darlin' Say" (6)
        "Trouble In Mind" (6)
  7: "Spirit," Dervish [Compass, 2/04] (52)
        "Boots Of Spanish Leather" (10)
        "John Blessings" (9)
        "Father Jack" (7)
  9: "Long Way Back Home," The Gibson Brothers [Sugar Hill, new] (47)
        "Mountain Song" (17)
        "Ophelia" (7)
        "It's All Right With Me" (6)
 10: "Pomegranate Seed," Cosy Sheridan [CMS, 1/04] (41)
        "Pomegranate Seed" (7)
        "Dorothy And Eve" (5)
        "You Can Always Go Home" (5)
 10: "Time Again," Dirk Powell [Rounder, 2/04] (41)
        "Waterbound" (9)
        "Sow 'em On The Mountain" (8)
        "Goin' Where I've Never Been Before" (5)
 12: "Underneath The Stars," Kate Rusby [Compass, 1/04] (35)
        "The Goodman" (11)
        "Blind Harper" (5)
        "Underneath The Stars" (5)
        "Let Me Be" (4)
 13: "Blackest Crow," Atwater And Donnelly [Rabbit Island, 2/04] (32)
        "Blackest Crow" (7)
        "Fare Thee Well" (6)
        "She Sits At Her Loom" (6)
        "Road To Drumleman" (4)
 13: "Buckdancer's Choice," Wake The Dead [Redwing, new] (32)
        "Ripple" (8)
        "Uncle John's Band" (7)
        "Reconciliation/Scarlet Begonias/The Rose In The Garden" (4)
 13: "Honey In The Lion's Head," Greg Brown [Trailer, 1/04] (32)
        "I Believe I'll Go Back Home" (6)
        "Ain't No One Like You" (4)
 13: "The Red Thread," Lucy Kaplansky [Red House, 1/04] (32)
        "This Is Home" (8)
        "Land Of The Living" (5)
        "Brooklyn Train" (4)
        "Line In The Sand" (4)
 17: "Distant Future," Heidi Talbot [Compass, 1/04] (31)
        "Muddy Water" (7)
        "Geography" (6)
        "Jealousy" (4)
 17: "Feels Like Home," Norah Jones [Blue Note, 2/04] (31)
        "Sunrise" (8)
        "Creepin' In" (6)
 17: "Guest House," Laurie Lewis And Tom Rozum [Hightone, new] (31)
        "Willie Poor Boy" (7)
        "Just A Lie" (4)
        "Old Dan Tucker" (4)
 20: "Live From The Powerhouse," Mozaik [Compass, new] (29)
        "My Heart's Tonight In Ireland/Robinson County/The Trip To Durrow" (8)
        "Suleman's Kopanitsa" (6)
        "Rocky Road To Dublin/Indian Ate The Woodchuck" (5)
 21: "Best Of Friends," Tom Paxton, Anne Hills And Bob Gibson [Appleseed, 1/04] (28)
        "Did You Hear John Hurt" (8)
        "Ramblin' Boy" (4)
        "Sing For The Song" (4)
        "Panhandle Wind" (3)
 21: "Then Again," James Keelaghan [Jericho Beach, new] (28)
        "Hillcrest Mine" (7)
        "Cold Missouri Waters" (3)
        "Fires Of Calais" (3)
        "Jenny Bryce" (3)
        "Somewhere Ahead" (3)
        "Turn Of The Wheel" (3)
 23: "Betty's Diner: The Best Of Carrie Newcomer," Carrie Newcomer [Philo, 1/04] (27)
        "Betty's Diner" (12)
 23: "Graceful Ghost," Grey DeLisle [Sugar Hill, new] (27)
        "Jewel Of Abilene" (10)
        "Turtle Dove" (5)
        "Sweet Savior's Arms" (3)
        "Walking In A Line" (3)
 23: "Side By Side," BlueRidge [Sugar Hill, new] (27)
        "Brand New Tennessee Waltz" (6)
        "Avalanche" (4)
        "Sailing With The Master" (4)
        "Side By Side" (3)
        "You Better Get" (3)
 23: "This Town Is Wrong," Nerissa And Katryna Nields [Rounder, 1/04] (27)
        "This Is The Work That We Do" (6)
        "When I'm Here" (6)
        "Glow In The Dark Plastic Angel" (4)
        "This Town Is Wrong" (3)
 27: "Billie's Bones," Janis Ian [Oh Boy, 2/04] (25)
        "I Hear You Sing Again" (4)
        "My Tennessee Hills" (4)
        "Amsterdam" (3)
        "Billie's Bones" (3)
        "Mary's Eyes" (3)
 27: "Birds Fly South," Zoe Speaks [Redbird, 10/03] (25)
        "Birds Fly South" (4)
        "Cadillac Queen" (4)
        "Viola" (4)
        "Family Reunion" (3)
 27: "The Crossing," Tim O'Brien [Alula, 1999] (25)
        "Ireland's Green Shore" (4)
        "John Riley" (4)
        "The Crossing" (3)
        "Mountaineer Is Always Free" (3)
 30: "Hillbilly Pilgrim," Mark Erelli [Signature, 1/04] (24)
        "Pilgrim Highway" (7)
        "Brand New Baby" (5)
        "Pretend" (4)
        "Troubadour Blues" (3)
 31: "Lost And Found," Kimmie Rhodes [Sunbird, 2/04] (23)
        "Catfish Song" (6)
        "War Prayer" (4)
 32: "Changed Days, Same Roots," Poozies [Greentrax, 8/03] (22)
        "All I Want" (6)
        "Throw The Ball" (4)
        "Tam" (3)
 33: "Cold Mountain soundtrack," Various Artists [Columbia, 12/03] (21)
        "Scarlet Tide," Alison Krauss (9)
 34: "Dragon," John Flynn [Metta, 2/04] (20)
        "Dragon" (5)
        "Not With My Jesus" (4)
        "Ambush" (3)
        "Hope Sleeps" (3)
 34: "Dreaming In Romance Languages," Catie Curtis [Vanguard, new] (20)
        "Doctor" (6)
        "Deliver Me" (4)
 34: "Movin' On," The Greencards [Self, 2003] (20)
        "Far Side Of The Hill" (5)
        "Jolly Hockeysticks" (4)
        "Caleb Meyer" (3)
 34: "Wheels Of Fortune," The Flatlanders [New West, 1/04] (20)
        "Wheels Of Fortune" (6)
        "Once Followed By The Wind" (3)
 38: "Ollabelle," Ollabelle [Columbia, new] (19)
        "Before This Time" (4)
        "Get Back Temptation" (3)
        "Storms Are On The Ocean" (3)
 38: "Wild Heart Rodeo," Dan Pelletier [Hudson Valley, 1/04] (19)
        "Credit Report" (6)
        "You And Me, Cat" (6)
 40: "Another Day," Solas [Shanachie, 10/03] (18)
        "Bird In The Tree" (4)
        "I Wandered By A Brookside" (3)
 40: "Goin' Home," Gibb Todd [Compass, new] (18)
        "Belle Of Byron Bay" (3)
        "Come All Ye Fair And Tender Ladies" (3)
        "Don't Put Taxes On The Women" (3)
 40: "I Can't Be New," Susan Werner [Koch, new] (18)
        "Seeing You Again" (4)
        "Let's Regret This In Advance" (3)
 40: "New York Town," Black 47 [Gadfly, 2/04] (18)
        "Fiona's Song" (6)
        "Livin' In America - 11 Years On" (3)
 40: "Old Futures Gone," John Gorka [Red House, 9/03] (18)
        "Always" (3)
 40: "Traveler," Tim O'Brien [Sugar Hill, 7/03] (18)
        "I've Endured" (10)
        "Another Day" (3)
 46: "Righteousness And Humidity," Martin Simpson [Red House, 9/03] (17)
        "Coo Coo Bird" (2)
 46: "Spain In My Heart: Songs Of The Spanish Civil War," Various Artists [Appleseed, 9/03] (17)
        "Jarama Valley," Arlo Guthrie And Pete Seeger (5)
        "En La Plaza De Mi Pueblo," Michele Greene (3)
        "Taste Of Ashes," Laurie Lewis (3)
 46: "Sweet Liberty," Susan McKeown [World Village, new] (17)
        "Eggs In Her Basket" (3)
 49: "Beautiful: A Tribute To Gordon Lightfoot," Various Artists [Borealis, 10/03] (16)
        "Canadian Railroad Trilogy," James Keelaghan (3)
 49: "Just Because I'm A Woman: Songs Of Dolly Parton," Various Artists [Sugar Hill, 10/03] (16)
        "Jolene," Mindy Smith (5)
        "Grass Is Blue," Norah Jones (4)
 49: "The Road Less Traveled," Danu [Shanachie, 10/03] (16)
        "Farewell, Farewell" (4)
        "Peg And Awl" (4)
        "Co. Down" (3)
 49: "Shine On Through," Anke Summerhill [Sky And Earth, 1/04] (16)
        "Wild Bird's Wing" (4)
        "Blue Line" (3)
 53: "Golden Wing," Amy White And Al Petteway [Maggie's, new] (15)
        "Golden Wing" (3)
        "Let The Wind Carry You" (3)
        "Snows They Melt The Soonest" (3)
 53: "The House Carpenter's Daughter," Natalie Merchant [Myth America, 8/03] (15)
        "Which Side Are You On?" (4)
 53: "One Moment More," Mindy Smith [Vanguard, 1/04] (15)
        "One Moment More" (4)
        "Come To Jesus" (3)
 53: "Republic Of Strings," Darol Anger And The American Fiddle Ensemble [Compass, 2/04] (15)
        "Lost In The Loop" (5)
        "Help Me" (3)
 53: "Seeds: The Songs Of Pete Seeger, Vol. 3," Pete Seeger & Friends [Appleseed, 9/03] (15)
        "Bring Them Home," Pete Seeger (5)
 53: "Twiddlum Twaddlum," John Roberts And Tony Barrand [Golden Hind, new] (15)
        "All Through The Ale" (3)
        "Old Bangum" (3)
 59: "Fall Down As The Rain," Joe Crookston [Milagrito, new] (14)
        "Good Stuff" (5)
        "Fall Down As The Rain" (4)
 59: "Further Down The Old Plank Road," The Chieftains [Victor, 9/03] (14)
        "Raggle Taggle Gypsy" (4)
 59: "Rain And Mud And Wild And Green," Christine Kane [Big Fat, 2002] (14)
        "Customers" (4)
        "Everything Green" (4)
 59: "Sings The Songs Of Robert Burns," Eddi Reader [Compass, 1/04] (14)
        "Charlie Is My Darling" (4)
 63: "Give Us A Penny And Let Us Be Gone," Teada [Green Linnet, new] (13)
        "Highland Chluain Ard" (2)
 63: "Life Of Sorrow," David Grisman [Acoustic Disc, 7/03] (13)
        "Tragic Romance," David Grisman And Alan O'Bryant (3)
 63: "Love, Murder And Mosquitos," Paul Geremia [Red House, new] (13)
        "New Bully Of The Town" (4)
 63: "Pearls," Kate Power And Steve Einhorn [Self, 1/04] (13)
        "Travis John" (4)
 63: "Reason And Rhyme," Kathy Kallick [Copper Creek, 1/04] (13)
        "I Once Loved" (3)
 68: "Such Things Are Finely Done," Michael Smith [Tales From The Tavern, 9/03] (12)
        "4 Jokes" (2)
 68: "360 Degrees," Tom Lewis [Borealis, 1/04] (12)
        "St. Patrick's Song" (5)
 68: "Continental Stomp," Hot Club Of Cowtown [Hightone, 10/03] (12)
        "After You've Gone" (3)
        "Chinatown" (3)
 68: "Desperate Times," Grass Cats [New Times, new] (12)
        "More Pretty Girls Than One" (3)
 68: "An Evening Long Ago," The Stanley Brothers [Columbia, new] (12)
        "East Virginia Blues" (4)
 68: "The Greatest Story Never Told," John McCutcheon [Red House, 2002] (12)
        "Not In My Name" (8)
 68: "Plow To The End Of The Row," Adrienne Young [Addie Belle, 9/03] (12)
        "Lonesome Road Blues" (2)
 68: "Saints And Strangers," Chris Stuart And Backcountry [Backcountry, 10/03] (12)
        "Saints And Strangers" (6)
 68: "Shenandoah Wind," Eric Uglum [Backcountry, new] (12)
        "Shenandoah Wind" (3)
 68: "Silks And Spices," Finest Kind [Fallen Angle, 9/03] (12)
        "Bright Shining Morning" (2)
 68: "Think Twice," David Roth [Wind River, 1/04] (12)
        "Rise We Will" (3)
 68: "Train Home," Chris Smither [Hightone, 7/03] (12)
        "Crocodile Man" (6)
        "Lola" (3)
 68: "Use Your Voice," Mason Jennings [Bar None, new] (12)
        "Ballad Of Paul And Sheila" (3)
        "Lemon Grove Avenue" (3)
 68: "Virginia Creeper," Grant-Lee Phillips [Zoe, 2/04] (12)
        "Hickory Wind" (3)
        "Susanna Little" (3)
 68: "Yelp!," The Mrs Ackroyd Band [Self, 10/03] (12)
        "Lots Of Oil" (3)
        "There's A Hole In My Bodhran" (3)


TOP SONGS OF MARCH 2004

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13524 airplays from 156 different DJs

1. "Peace Call" (30)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Land Of Milk And Honey"
2. "Hiway 9" (24)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Land Of Milk And Honey"
3. "Mountain Song" (19)
        by The Gibson Brothers
        from "Long Way Back Home"
3. "Stolen Purse" (19)
        by Lunasa
        from "The Kinnitty Sessions"
3. "Wishbones" (19)
        by Slaid Cleaves
        from "Wishbones"
6. "All This Way For The Short Ride" (16)
        by Tom Russell
        from "Indians Cowboys Horses Dogs"
6. "Lily, Rosemary And The Jack Of Hearts" (16)
        by Tom Russell
        from "Indians Cowboys Horses Dogs"
8. "Old Plank Road" (14)
        by Robin And Linda Williams
        from "Deeper Waters"
9. "El Paso" (13)
        by Tom Russell
        from "Indians Cowboys Horses Dogs"
9. "Road To Mallow" (13)
        by Peter Mulvey
        from "Kitchen Radio"
11. "Betty's Diner" (12)
        by Carrie Newcomer
        from "Betty's Diner: The Best Of Carrie Newcomer"
11. "Shirt" (12)
        by Peter Mulvey
        from "Kitchen Radio"
13. "The Goodman" (11)
        by Kate Rusby
        from "Underneath The Stars"
13. "Jewel Of Abilene" (11)
        by Grey Delisle
        from "Graceful Ghost"
13. "No Telling" (11)
        by Tom Russell
        from "Indians Cowboys Horses Dogs"
13. "Tender Mercies" (11)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Land Of Milk And Honey"
17. "Boots Of Spanish Leather" (10)
        by Dervish
        from "Spirit"
17. "Dark Side Of Town" (10)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Land Of Milk And Honey"
17. "I've Endured" (10)
        by Tim O'Brien
        from "Traveler"
17. "Island Paddy" (10)
        by Lunasa
        from "The Kinnitty Sessions"
21. "Hillcrest Mine" (9)
        by James Keelaghan
        from "Then Again"
21. "John Blessings" (9)
        by Dervish
        from "Spirit"
21. "Quick As Dreams" (9)
        by Slaid Cleaves
        from "Wishbones"
21. "Scarlet Tide" (9)
        by Alison Krauss
        from "Cold Mountain soundtrack"
21. "This Is Home" (9)
        by Lucy Kaplansky
        from "The Red Thread"
21. "Waterbound" (9)
        by Dirk Powell
        from "Time Again"


TOP ARTISTS OF MARCH 2004

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13524 airplays from 156 different DJs

1. Tom Russell (125)
2. Eliza Gilkyson (114)
3. Lunasa (74)
4. Peter Mulvey (71)
5. Robin And Linda Williams (69)
6. Greg Brown (67)
6. Slaid Cleaves (67)
8. Tim O'Brien (65)
9. Dervish (59)
10. Cosy Sheridan (58)
11. The Gibson Brothers (55)
11. Lauren Sheehan (55)
13. James Keelaghan (53)
14. Bob Dylan (47)
15. Heidi Talbot (42)
15. John Gorka (42)
17. Kate Rusby (41)
17. Lucy Kaplansky (41)
19. Dirk Powell (40)
20. John McCutcheon (38)
21. Janis Ian (37)
22. Alison Krauss (36)
22. Catie Curtis (36)
24. Norah Jones (35)
24. Susan Werner (35)
26. Laurie Lewis And Tom Rozum (34)
27. David Grisman (33)
27. Wake The Dead (33)
29. Mozaik (32)
30. Atwater And Donnelly (31)
30. Cheryl Wheeler (31)
32. Carrie Newcomer (30)
32. Chris Smither (30)
34. Grey DeLisle (29)
34. Mark Erelli (29)
36. BlueRidge (28)
36. The Chieftains (28)
36. Nerissa And Katryna Nields (28)
36. Poozies (28)
36. Tom Paxton, Anne Hills And Bob Gibson (28)



TOP LABELS OF MARCH 2004

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13524 airplays from 156 different DJs

1. Rounder (408)
2. Sugar Hill (330)
3. Compass (329)
4. Red House (289)
5. Columbia (175)
6. Philo (169)
7. Hightone (161)
8. Signature (158)
9. Shanachie (143)
10. Appleseed (133)
11. Smithsonian/Folkways (123)
11. Vanguard (123)
13. Green Linnet (111)
14. Borealis (95)
15. Warner (65)
16. Flying Fish (60)
17. Rhino (55)
18. Folk-Legacy (52)
18. Greentrax (52)
20. Rebel (50)
21. Gadfly (46)
22. Capitol (45)
23. Redwing (41)
24. Elektra (39)
25. Waterbug (37)
26. Wind River (36)
27. Acoustic Disc (34)
28. Maggie's (33)
28. Topic (33)
30. Oh Boy (32)
30. Pinecastle (32)
30. Zoe (32)
33. Koch (29)
34. RCA (28)
35. Alula (27)
35. Reprise (27)
37. CMS (26)
37. Epic (26)
39. Atlantic (25)
39. MCA (25)


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 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.

The release dates tracked are usually the first month the CD appeared
on the Top Album chart.

Richard Gillmann                                 http://www.nwfolk.com
Monday "Lunch With Folks" Noon-3pm               richard@folkradio.org
KBCS (91.3 FM) - Bellevue, WA                           http://kbcs.fm

FOLKDJ-L Home