TOP ALBUMS OF MARCH 2005

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12500 airplays from 142 different DJs

  1: "The Duhks," The Duhks [Sugar Hill, 2/05] (79)
        "Wagoner's Lad"
        "Death Came A Knockin"
        "Mists Of Down Below"
        "Dance Hall Girls"
  2: "Redbird," Kris Delmhorst, Jeffrey Foucault And Peter Mulvey [Signature, 1/04] (56)
        "Buckets Of Rain"
        "Redbird"
        "Ships"
  3: "Signature Sounds 10th Anniversary Collection," Various Artists [Signature, 9/04] (54)
        "Transit," Richard Shindell
        "You Must Slumber," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
        "Long Time Traveling," Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem
  4: "Blue Nightfall," Jimmy Lafave [Red House, new] (48)
        "Revival"
        "Bohemian Cowboy Blues"
        "Shining On Through"
  5: "For The Women," Enoch Kent [Second Avenue, 1/05] (47)
        "Tyne Boatman"
        "Sewing Machines"
        "Women O' Dundee"
  6: "Hotwalker," Tom Russell [Hightone, 3/05] (45)
        "Woodrow"
        "Grapevine"
        "Bakersfield"
  7: "Hearts In Mind," Nanci Griffith [New Door, 2/05] (44)
        "Simple Life"
        "Before"
        "Heart Of Indochine"
        "I Love This Town"
  8: "Miles From Home," Jed Marum [Boston Road, 2/05] (43)
        "Miles From Home"
        "Mary McGuill"
        "Rose Of Tralee"
  9: "Defying Gravity," Cheryl Wheeler [Philo, 2/05] (41)
        "It's The Phone"
        "Since You've Been Gone"
        "Defying Gravity"
 10: "Waking Hour," David Francey [Red House, 9/04] (40)
        "Waking Hour"
        "Highway 95"
        "Morning Train"
 11: "Waiting For An Echo," Solas [Shanachie, 2/05] (38)
        "Silver Dagger"
        "Hanover Reel/John James' Reel/The Copperplate"
        "Night Visit"
 12: "Mercy Now," Mary Gauthier [Lost Highway, 2/05] (35)
        "Mercy Now"
        "Wheel Inside The Wheel"
 12: "Thugs And Lovers," J. P. Jones [Self, 2/05] (35)
        "Man Stands Up"
        "Not Your Business Now"
        "Temporary Blues"
 14: "Ragin' Live," Rhonda Vincent And The Rage [Rounder, new] (34)
        "Kentucky Borderline"
        "Jolene"
        "Missouri Moon"
 15: "Lonely Runs Both Ways," Alison Krauss And Union Station [Rounder, 11/04] (33)
        "Restless"
        "Goodbye Is All We Have"
        "Crazy As Me"
 16: "Land Of Milk And Honey," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, 3/04] (29)
        "Peace Call"
        "Hiway 9"
        "Milk And Honey"
 16: "Steelhead In The Riffles," Robin Flower And Libby McLaren [Libbymac, new] (29)
        "Billy Tave's Hornpipe"
        "Over The Moor To Maggie/Gleeson's Pub/Morning Dew"
 18: "Jiig," Ian Robb [Fallen Angle, new] (28)
        "Chicken On A Raft"
        "Sweet Thames Flow Softly"
 19: "40," Larry Sparks [Rebel, new] (27)
        "Blues Stay Away From Me"
        "Carter's Blues"
 19: "Waiting For The Water," Pat Wictor [RiskyDisc, 9/04] (27)
        "Where Did You Go?"
        "Don't Dig My Grave Too Deep"
        "Hard Time Killing Floor Blues"
 21: "Almost Like Tonight," Erica Wheeler [Blue Pie, 2/05] (26)
        "Sober Harley Guys"
        "Angeline"
 21: "Let 'em Run," The Bills [Borealis, 7/04] (26)
        "Let Em Run"
        "Nowhere To Be"
 21: "Unfamiliar Moon," Vance Gilbert [Self, 12/04] (26)
        "That Front Porch Song"
        "10 Thousand Skies"
        "Leaving Avon"
 21: "Where The Mangoes Are," Kate McDonnell [Appleseed, 2/05] (26)
        "Tumbleweed"
        "Mercy"
        "Railroad Bill"
 25: "Old Time Mojo," Mike Stevens And Raymond McLain [Borealis, 2/05] (25)
        "I Am A Pilgrim"
        "Bile Them Cabbage Down"
 26: "Endeavour," Grada [Compass, 2002] (24)
        "Cathain"
        "Madam I'm A Darling"
 27: "A Brief History," The Waifs [Compass, 1/05] (23)
        "Gillian"
        "Lighthouse"
 27: "Chasing The Sun," Karan Casey [Shanachie, new] (23)
        "When Will We All Be Free"
        "Keg Of Brandy"
 29: "40 Days," Wailin' Jennys [Red House, 4/04] (21)
        "One Voice"
        "Beautiful Dawn"
 29: "Back To Me," Kathleen Edwards [Rounder, new] (21)
        "In State"
        "Back To Me"
 29: "Spellbound: The Best Of Sharon Shannon," Sharon Shannon [Compass, new] (21)
        "Blackbird"
        "Bonnie Mulligan"
 32: "Exploration," Sarah Lee Guthrie And Johnny Irion [New West, 3/05] (20)
        "In Lieu Of Flowers"
        "Dr. King"
 32: "Grey County," Tim Harrison [Second Avenue, 1/05] (20)
        "Canada Gander's Lament"
        "Pack Up Your Sorrows"
        "We Believed"
 32: "Slide Effects," Phil Leadbetter [Pinecastle, 3/05] (20)
        "Fields Of Gold"
        "California Cotton Fields"
 32: "These Times We're Living In," Various Artists [Red House, 2/05] (20)
        "Cept You And Me Babe," Greg Brown
        "Land Of The Living," Lucy Kaplansky
 36: "Grascals," Grascals [Rounder, new] (19)
        "Leavin's Heavy On My Mind"
        "Viva Las Vegas"
 36: "Lissa Schneckenburger," Lissa Schneckenburger [Footprint, new] (19)
        "Irish Girl"
        "Before They Close The Minstrel Show"
 38: "Fall Down As The Rain," Joe Crookston [Milagrito, 3/04] (18)
        "Fall Down As The Rain"
        "Satisfied"
        "Sylvan Song"
 39: "Dynamite And 'dozers," John Wort Hannam [Self, new] (17)
        "3 Cylinders"
        "Above Ground"
 39: "Love, Hope And Transportation," Malvinas [Self, 11/04] (17)
        "Eve Takes The Fall"
        "Eastward Bound"
 39: "Simple Man," Chapmans [Pinecastle, new] (17)
        "Cold And Lonely"
        "How I Love You"
 39: "Verdant Mile," Tracy Grammer [Self, 8/04] (17)
        "Wasn't Born To Follow"
        "Solitary Man"
 39: "We Were Good People," Maria Dunn [Self, 10/04] (17)
        "For Peace And Plenty"
        "We Were Good People"
 44: "Route 23," Chatham County Line [Yep Roc, 2/05] (16)
        "Route 23"
        "Engine No. 709"
 44: "Somewhere Over Yonder," Beverly Smith And Carl Jones [Dittyville, 2/05] (16)
        "Gospel Ship"
        "3 Forks Of Cheat"
 46: "Beyond Borders," Andrew McKnight [Falling Mountain, 1/05] (15)
        "Atlantis"
 46: "Drive," Night Sun [Borealis, 2/05] (15)
        "All I Do Is Drive"
        "Canadian Song"
 46: "Honeysuckle Sweet," Jessi Alexander [Sony, new] (15)
        "Honeysuckle Sweet"
        "This World Is Crazy"
 46: "Play On," Celtic Fiddle Festival [Green Linnet, new] (15)
        "La Belle Catherine / Le Step A Ti-Phonse / Reel A Toto"
 46: "Rock That Babe," The Mammals [Signature, 4/04] (15)
        "Fall On My Knees"
        "Bush Boys"
 46: "Texas," Audrey Auld Mezera [Reckless, new] (15)
        "Shine"
 52: "The Crossing," Tim O'Brien [Alula, 1999] (14)
        "John Riley"
 52: "The Girl I Found," Julie Gold [Gadfly, new] (14)
        "Heartbreak Diet"
 52: "Hymns For The Exiled," Anais Mitchell [Waterbug, 9/04] (14)
        "2 Kids"
 52: "Voices From The Right Brain," Rob Siegel [Self, new] (14)
        "Crop Circle"
 52: "You Gotta Dig A Little Deeper," Doyle Lawson And Quicksilver [Rounder, new] (14)
        "You Gotta Dig A Little Deeper"
        "Rosine"
 57: "Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs Of Stephen Foster," Various Artists [American Roots, 8/04] (13)
        "Camptown Races," Duhks
 57: "Delirium Tremolos," Ray Wylie Hubbard [Philo, 1/05] (13)
        "Beauty Way"
 57: "Les Amants Du Saint-Laurent," Le Vent Du Nord [Borealis, new] (13)
        "Les Amants Du Saint-Laurent"
        "C'est Une Jeune Mari E"
 57: "Look What Thoughts Will Do," Rick Lee [Swift River, 1/05] (13)
        "Melinda"
 57: "Names," Tim Grimm [Wind River, 10/04] (13)
        "Barbara Allen"
        "Reverend Mr. Black"
 62: "The Road West," John Reischman And The Jaybirds [Corvus, 1/05] (12)
        "Hop High My Lulu Girl"
 62: "Elvis Murphy's Green Suede Shoes," Black 47 [Gadfly, new] (12)
        "Downtown Baghdad Blues"
 62: "Everything's Alright," Special Consensus [Pinecastle, 3/05] (12)
        "Beginner's Luck"
 62: "Flower Of Avalon," Tracy Grammer [Signature, new] (12)
        "Laughlin Boy"
        "Hey Ho"
 62: "Impossible Dream," Patty Griffin [ATO, 4/04] (12)
        "Kite Song"
 62: "Live At The Newburyport Firehouse," Dry Branch Fire Squad [Rounder, 1/05] (12)
        "Roanoke"
 62: "Make It Through This World," Greg Trooper [Sugar Hill, new] (12)
        "Green Eyed Girl"
 62: "Promise Of Light," Jamie Anderson [Tsunami, new] (12)
        "Beautiful"
 62: "Raise A Ruckus," Uncle Earl [Self, new] (12)
        "Keys To The Kingdom"
        "Raise A Ruckus"

TOP SONGS OF MARCH 2005

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12500 airplays from 142 different DJs

1. "Chicken On A Raft" (17)
        by Ian Robb
        from "Jiig"
2. "Wagoner's Lad" (15)
        by The Duhks
        from "The Duhks"
2. "Woodrow" (15)
        by Tom Russell
        from "Hotwalker"
4. "Mercy Now" (14)
        by Mary Gauthier
        from "Mercy Now"
5. "Grapevine" (12)
        by Tom Russell
        from "Hotwalker"
5. "Hiway 9" (12)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Land Of Milk And Honey"
7. "Death Came A Knockin" (11)
        by The Duhks
        from "The Duhks"
7. "Peace Call" (11)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Land Of Milk And Honey"
7. "Revival" (11)
        by Jimmy Lafave
        from "Blue Nightfall"
7. "Waking Hour" (11)
        by David Francey
        from "Waking Hour"
11. "Bohemian Cowboy Blues" (10)
        by Jimmy Lafave
        from "Blue Nightfall"
11. "Cathain" (10)
        by Grada
        from "Endeavour"
11. "Miles From Home" (10)
        by Jed Marum
        from "Miles From Home"
11. "Mists Of Down Below" (10)
        by The Duhks
        from "The Duhks"
15. "Buckets Of Rain" (9)
        by Kris Delmhorst, Jeffrey Foucault And Peter Mulvey
        from "Redbird"
15. "Man Stands Up" (9)
        by J. P. Jones
        from "Thugs And Lovers"
15. "Redbird" (9)
        by Kris Delmhorst, Jeffrey Foucault And Peter Mulvey
        from "Redbird"
15. "Simple Life" (9)
        by Nanci Griffith
        from "Hearts In Mind"
19. "Blackbird" (8)
        by Sharon Shannon
        from "Spellbound: The Best Of Sharon Shannon"
19. "It's The Phone" (8)
        by Cheryl Wheeler
        from "Defying Gravity"
19. "Silver Dagger" (8)
        by Solas
        from "Waiting For An Echo"
19. "Wheel Inside The Wheel" (8)
        by Mary Gauthier
        from "Mercy Now"
19. "When Will We All Be Free" (8)
        by Karan Casey
        from "Chasing The Sun"
24. "Dance Hall Girls" (7)
        by The Duhks
        from "The Duhks"
24. "Downtown Baghdad Blues" (7)
        by Black 47
        from "Elvis Murphy's Green Suede Shoes"
24. "I Am A Pilgrim" (7)
        by Mike Stevens And Raymond McLain
        from "Old Time Mojo"
24. "One Voice" (7)
        by Wailin' Jennys
        from "40 Days"
24. "Shining On Through" (7)
        by Jimmy Lafave
        from "Blue Nightfall"
24. "That Front Porch Song" (7)
        by Vance Gilbert
        from "Unfamiliar Moon"
24. "True Religion" (7)
        by The Duhks
        from "The Duhks"
24. "Tumbleweed" (7)
        by Kate McDonnell
        from "Where The Mangoes Are"
24. "Tyne Boatman" (7)
        by Enoch Kent
        from "For The Women"

TOP ARTISTS OF MARCH 2005

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12500 airplays from 142 different DJs

1. The Duhks
2. Nanci Griffith
3. Tom Russell
4. Cheryl Wheeler
4. Jimmy Lafave
4. Kris Delmhorst, Jeffrey Foucault And Peter Mulvey
7. Alison Krauss
8. David Francey
9. Enoch Kent
10. Solas
11. Jed Marum
12. Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys
13. Bob Dylan
13. Eliza Gilkyson
15. Rhonda Vincent
16. Mary Gauthier
17. Chieftains
18. J. P. Jones
19. Richard Shindell
19. Sharon Shannon
21. Karan Casey
22. Erica Wheeler
22. Greg Brown
24. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
24. Kate McDonnell
26. Ian Robb
26. Kate Campbell
26. Tracy Grammer
26. The Waifs
30. Pat Wictor
30. Robin Flower And Libby McLaren
30. Tim Harrison
30. Vance Gilbert
34. The Bills
35. Larry Sparks
36. Kathleen Edwards
37. Emmylou Harris
37. Tim O'Brien
39. Grada
39. Lissa Schneckenburger
39. Mike Stevens And Raymond McLain
39. Rachel Bissex
39. Steve Earle


TOP LABELS OF MARCH 2005

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12500 airplays from 142 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Red House
3. Sugar Hill
4. Signature
5. Compass
6. Columbia
7. Shanachie
8. Green Linnet
9. Philo
10. Hightone
11. Warner
12. Borealis
13. Appleseed
14. Vanguard
15. Pinecastle
16. Flying Fish
17. Smithsonian/Folkways
18. Rebel
19. Rhino
20. RCA
21. Greentrax
22. Koch
22. Lost Highway
24. Sony
25. Copper Creek
25. Waterbug
27. New West
28. Gadfly
29. Boston Road
29. New Door
31. Elektra
32. Nonesuch
32. Wind River
34. Atlantic
34. Folk-Legacy
36. Capitol
36. Reprise
38. Second Avenue
39. Mca
39. Rykodisc
39. Yep Roc

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 (Mike Yuhas' FOLKDJ-L web site) and also, in an
extended version, at http://nwfolk.com (my personal 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 60% to 80% of the songs
actually posted.  The number of airplays listed for each album is the
number that my programs caught, which is smaller than the actual number.

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.  A more
detailed explanation is available at nwfolk.com.

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