TOP ALBUMS OF MARCH 2006

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12873 airplays from 144 different DJs

  1: "Love And Fear," Tom Russell [Hightone, 2/06] (80)
        "Stealing Electricity"
        "Sound Of One Heart Breaking"
        "Pugilist At 59"
        "Ash Wednesday"
        "K. C. Violin"
  2: "Closer," Lui Collins [Waterbug, new] (77)
        "Red Red Robin"
        "All The Pretty Birds"
        "Blood Red The Stain"
        "Step Into The Water"
  3: "Tulips For Lunch," Chuck Brodsky [Waterbug, new] (62)
        "Liar Liar, Pants On Fire"
        "Toast To The Woman In The Holler"
        "Curse Of The Billy Goat"
        "Point"
  4: "My Remembrance Of You," Diana Jones [Newsong, new] (59)
        "Pretty Girl"
        "Hold On Me"
        "Pony"
        "My Beloved"
  5: "Love Sweet Love," Lynn Miles [Red House, 4/05] (56)
        "1000 Lovers"
        "8 Hour Drive"
        "Flames Of Love"
        "Love Sweet Love"
  6: "Break Me Open," Johnsmith [Blue Pine, new] (55)
        "Back To The Mystery"
        "Barefoot In The Dew"
        "Cold Cold Ground"
        "Pothole Season"
  7: "Hope And Other Casualties," Mark Erelli [Signature, 3/06] (50)
        "Seeds Of Peace"
        "Imaginary Wars"
        "Seasons Pass"
        "Passing Through"
  8: "I'm A Mountain," Sarah Harmer [Cold Snap, 11/05] (44)
        "I'm A Mountain"
        "Escarpment Blues"
        "I Am Aglow"
  9: "Your Daughters And Your Sons," Duhks [Sugar Hill, 2003] (34)
        "Leather Winged Bat"
        "Green Fields Of Glentown Medley"
        "Trooper And The Maid"
 10: "Little Willies," Little Willies [Milking Bull, new] (29)
        "Roly Poly"
        "Love Me"
 10: "The Other Side Of The Glass," Paul Mills [Borealis, 2/06] (29)
        "Last Steam Engine Train"
        "Blues Is Like Shoes"
 12: "The Day The River Sang," John Stewart [Appleseed, 2/06] (28)
        "The Day The River Sang"
        "New Orleans"
        "East Of Denver"
 13: "Flower Of Avalon," Tracy Grammer [Signature, 4/05] (27)
        "Laughlin Boy"
        "Hey Ho"
        "Mother, I Climbed"
 13: "Forerunner," The Cottars [Rounder, 1/06] (27)
        "Waterlilly"
        "Atlantic Blue"
 13: "Paradise Hotel," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, 8/05] (27)
        "Man Of God"
        "Borderline"
        "Think About You"
 16: "Take Me Back," April Verch [Rounder, 2/06] (25)
        "7 Years"
        "Grand Slaque"
 17: "Flying An Unknown Flag," Pete Morton [Harbourtown, 2/06] (24)
        "I'm In Love With Emily Dickinson"
        "Another Train"
        "Busker's Song"
 17: "Generation Nation," Darol Anger's Republic Of Strings [Compass, new] (24)
        "Ramblin' Barber"
        "Chain Of Fools"
 17: "She Waits For Night," Uncle Earl [Rounder, 7/05] (24)
        "Take These Chains"
        "Sugar Babe"
 17: "Spooked," Marley's Ghost [Sage Arts, 2/06] (24)
        "Sail Away Ladies"
        "Wicked Messenger"
        "Last Words"
 21: "Born Into The Whisper," Various Artists [Waterbug, new] (23)
        "Plea For A Good Night's Rest," Devon Sproule
        "Talking Hurricane Refugee Blues," Gina Forsyth
 21: "Love And Thirst," Joyce Andersen [Joyscream, 1/06] (23)
        "Riding On A Train"
        "Trusting Spring"
 21: "My Better Self," Dar Williams [Razor & Tie, 9/05] (23)
        "Comfortably Numb"
        "Empire"
 21: "Not Too Far From The Tree," Bryan Sutton [Sugar Hill, new] (23)
        "Ragtime Annie"
        "Bonaparte's Retreat"
 21: "Pay The Devil," Van Morrison [Lost Highway, new] (23)
        "Half As Much"
        "There Stands The Glass"
        "My Bucket's Got A Hole In It"
 26: "Departure," The Mammals [Signature, 2/06] (22)
        "Alone On The Homestead"
        "Follow Me To Carthage"
 26: "Half Of My Crime," Annie Gallup [Waterbug, 3/06] (22)
        "14 Days Of Rain"
        "3rd Person"
 26: "Se," Lunasa [Compass, 2/06] (22)
        "Cullybacky Hop"
        "Black River"
 29: "40 Days," Wailin' Jennys [Red House, 2004] (21)
        "Old Man"
        "Beautiful Dawn"
 29: "Black Cadillac," Rosanne Cash [Capitol, 1/06] (21)
        "World Unseen"
        "God Is In The Roses"
 29: "Red Letter Day," The Gibson Brothers [Sugar Hill, 1/06] (21)
        "Barn Song"
        "Lonesome Number One"
 29: "Scarecrow's Lament," Russ Rentler [Self, new] (21)
        "Scarecrow's Lament"
        "Crossing The Tiber"
 29: "Skunkmello," Guy Davis [Red House, new] (21)
        "Blackberry Ramble"
        "Chocolate Man"
 34: "Cry Love," Albert And Gage [Moon House, new] (20)
        "In The Mornin"
        "Cry Love"
 35: "Back Home In Sulphur Springs," Norman And Nancy Blake [Dualtone, 1/06] (19)
        "More Good Women Gone Wrong"
 35: "Blues And Lamentations," Kate Campbell [Large River, 8/05] (19)
        "Miles And Miles Of Blues"
        "New Blues"
 35: "Cornbread Nation," Tim O'Brien [Sugar Hill, 8/05] (19)
        "Hold On"
        "House Of The Rising Sun"
 35: "Here To Sing," Bonnie Koloc [Self, 2/06] (19)
        "Little Red Rooster"
        "Red Hot Red"
 35: "I Sing The Body Acoustic," Joe Giacoio [Romantic Devil, 2/06] (19)
        "God Knows"
 35: "Try A Little Kindness," Bobby Osborne [Rounder, new] (19)
        "Long Black Train"
        "Hard Times"
 41: "Citation," Scott Miller And The Commonwealth [Sugar Hill, new] (18)
        "Only Road"
        "On A Roll"
 41: "Fiddler's Green," Tim O'Brien [Sugar Hill, 8/05] (18)
        "Buffalo Skinners"
        "Early Morning Rain"
 41: "Giants," Donal Hinely [Scuffletown, 11/05] (18)
        "Giants"
 41: "Mercy," Sam Baker [Self, new] (18)
        "Baseball"
        "Change"
 41: "Moonshine Boogie," Two High String Band [Blue Corn, new] (18)
        "Listen To The Rhododendron"
        "Nobody Calls From Vegas, Just To Say Hello"
 46: "Bound For The Living," Corinne West [Make, 2004] (17)
        "It's Your Time"
 46: "Garden Of Days," Jamie Byrd [Rooster Dog, 12/05] (17)
        "Gonna Build Me A Barn"
        "In A Mirror"
 46: "Inside The Thunder," Dougie MacLean [Dunkeld, 2/06] (17)
        "Beside You"
        "It's Not For Me"
 46: "Old Simplicity," Niamh Parsons [Green Linnet, 2/06] (17)
        "Peddler"
        "No Telling"
 46: "Sometimes A Journey," Peter Verity [Plastic Bag, new] (17)
        "Healing Rain"
        "Mississippi Ride"
 51: "The Back Fields," Tim Grimm [Wind River, 10/05] (16)
        "Sometimes Trouble Is A Gift"
        "The Back Fields"
 51: "Before The Separation," Freebo [Poppabo, 1/06] (16)
        "It Goes By Fast"
 51: "Blissville," Jeff Talmadge [Corazong, 1/06] (16)
        "40 Days Of Rain"
        "Driving To Blissville"
 51: "Blues Guitar Women," Various Artists [Ruf, 11/05] (16)
        "In My Girlish Days," Memphis Minnie
 51: "Even The Lost Creek," Laura Cortese [Self, 2/06] (16)
        "Blackbirds And Thrushes"
        "Bluejays"
 51: "Hidden Land," Bela Fleck And The Flecktones [Columbia, new] (16)
        "Fugue From Prelude And Fugue No. 20"
        "Whistle Tune"
 51: "Radiator," Brianna Lane [Pay My Rent, 1/06] (16)
        "Good Guys"
        "When I Get There"
 58: "9th Ward Pickin' Parlor," Shawn Mullins [Vanguard, 2/06] (15)
        "Blue As You"
        "Cold Black Heart"
 58: "Immigrant Son," Drew Nelson [MacKinaw Harvest, 10/05] (15)
        "Next Best Western"
        "Lovely Day"
 58: "My Life," Grace Griffith [Blix Street, new] (15)
        "Cuckoo"
 58: "New Day," Claire Lynch [Rounder, new] (15)
        "Be Ready To Sail"
        "Leavin' On That Evening Train"
 58: "Sanctuary Road," Erik Balkey [Hudson Harding, 10/05] (15)
        "Cut 'em Down"
 58: "Say I Am You," The Weepies [Nettwerk, new] (15)
        "Nobody Knows Me At All"
        "Painting By Chagall"
 58: "The Tide," Lucy Kaplansky [Red House, 9/05] (15)
        "I've Just Seen A Face"
        "The Tide"
 65: "The Duhks," The Duhks [Sugar Hill, 2/05] (14)
        "Dance Hall Girls"
        "Death Came A Knockin"
 65: "Fields Of Dreams And Glory," Dan McKinnon [Self, 1/06] (14)
        "Aesops's Fables"
        "Wandering Days"
 65: "Folk Is The New Black," Janis Ian [Cooking Vinyl, 2/06] (14)
        "Folk Is The New Black"
        "Great Divide"
 65: "Laughing In The Face Of The Blues," Jack Williams [Wind River, 10/05] (14)
        "High Cotton"
        "Laughing In The Face Of The Blues"
 65: "Lonely Runs Both Ways," Alison Krauss And Union Station [Rounder, 2004] (14)
        "Goodbye Is All We Have"
 65: "Songlines," Derek Trucks Band [Columbia, new] (14)
        "I Wish I Knew"
        "I'll Find My Way"
 65: "Wide Open," Mountain Heart [Skaggs Family, 2/06] (14)
        "Wide Open"

TOP SONGS OF MARCH 2006

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12873 airplays from 144 different DJs

1. "Pretty Girl" (16)
        by Diana Jones
        from "My Remembrance Of You"
2. "Liar Liar, Pants On Fire" (15)
        by Chuck Brodsky
        from "Tulips For Lunch"
2. "Stealing Electricity" (15)
        by Tom Russell
        from "Love And Fear"
4. "Red Red Robin" (14)
        by Lui Collins
        from "Closer"
4. "Sound Of One Heart Breaking" (14)
        by Tom Russell
        from "Love And Fear"
6. "Seeds Of Peace" (12)
        by Mark Erelli
        from "Hope And Other Casualities"
7. "1000 Lovers" (11)
        by Lynn Miles
        from "Love Sweet Love"
7. "Pugilist At 59" (11)
        by Tom Russell
        from "Love And Fear"
9. "All The Pretty Birds" (10)
        by Lui Collins
        from "Closer"
9. "Back To The Mystery" (10)
        by Johnsmith
        from "Break Me Open"
9. "My Beloved" (10)
        by Diana Jones
        from "My Remembrance Of You"
12. "God Knows" (9)
        by Joe Giacoio
        from "I Sing The Body Acoustic"
12. "Hold On Me" (9)
        by Diana Jones
        from "My Remembrance Of You"
12. "I'm A Mountain" (9)
        by Sarah Harmer
        from "I'm A Mountain"
12. "Imaginary Wars" (9)
        by Mark Erelli
        from "Hope And Other Casualties"
12. "Man Of God" (9)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Paradise Hotel"
12. "Pony" (9)
        by Diana Jones
        from "My Remembrance Of You"
12. "Take These Chains" (9)
        by Uncle Earl
        from "She Waits For Night"
12. "Toast To The Woman In The Holler" (9)
        by Chuck Brodsky
        from "Tulips For Lunch"
20. "4 Chambered Heart" (8)
        by Tom Russell
        from "Love And Fear"
20. "Ash Wednesday" (8)
        by Tom Russell
        from "Love And Fear"
20. "Cullybacky Hop" (8)
        by Lunasa
        from "Se"
20. "Curse Of The Billy Goat" (8)
        by Chuck Brodsky
        from "Tulips For Lunch"
20. "The Day The River Sang" (8)
        by John Stewart
        from "The Day The River Sang"
20. "K. C. Violin" (8)
        by Tom Russell
        from "Love And Fear"
20. "New Orleans" (8)
        by John Stewart
        from "The Day The River Sang"
20. "Riding On A Train" (8)
        by Joyce Andersen
        from "Love And Thirst"

TOP ARTISTS OF MARCH 2006

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12873 airplays from 144 different DJs

1. Tom Russell
2. Lui Collins
3. Chuck Brodsky
4. Diana Jones
5. Johnsmith
6. Lynn Miles
7. Mark Erelli
8. Eliza Gilkyson
9. The Duhks
10. Tim O'Brien
11. Sarah Harmer
12. Doc Watson
13. Van Morrison
14. Cheryl Wheeler
14. Dar Williams
14. Greg Brown
17. Bob Dylan
17. John Gorka
17. Kate Campbell
17. Lunasa
21. Paul Mills
22. Annie Gallup
23. John Stewart
23. Lucy Kaplansky
25. April Verch
25. Little Willies
25. Pete Morton
28. Alison Krauss
28. The Mammals
28. Tim Grimm
28. Tracy Grammer
32. Townes Van Zandt
32. Alecia Nugent
32. The Cottars
32. Guy Davis
32. Uncle Earl
37. John McCutcheon
37. Marley's Ghost
37. Taj Mahal
40. Darol Anger's Republic Of Strings
40. The Gibson Brothers
40. Russ Rentler


TOP LABELS OF MARCH 2006

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12873 airplays from 144 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Sugar Hill
3. Red House
4. Compass
5. Columbia
6. Waterbug
7. Signature
8. Philo
9. Hightone
10. Shanachie
11. Appleseed
12. Flying Fish
13. Green Linnet
14. Borealis
15. Warner
16. Vanguard
17. Smithsonian/Folkways
18. Capitol
19. Dualtone
19. Rebel
21. Wind River
22. Rhino
23. Pinecastle
24. Greentrax
25. Koch
25. Nettwerk
27. Blue Corn
28. Reprise
29. Lost Highway
30. RCA
30. Skaggs Family
32. Gadfly
32. MCA
34. New West
35. Folk-Legacy
36. CMH
37. Zoe
38. Elektra
39. Mercury
39. Sony

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.

Richard Gillmann                                 http://www.nwfolk.com
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