TOP ALBUMS OF MAY 2002

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 11870 airplays.

  1: "Lookout For Hope," Jerry Douglas (80)
        "Little Martha" (17)
        "Footsteps Fall" (15)
        "Suit" (15)
        "In The Sweet By And By" (7)
        "Patrick Meets The Brickbats" (6)
  2: "Mother, Queen Of My Heart," Various Artists (79)
        "Use A Napkin," Kathy Kallick (15)
        "Mama Don't Allow No Music," Doc Watson (11)
        "40 Years Old And Living In My Mom's Garage," Austin Lounge Lizards (10)
        "Mother, Queen Of My Heart," Lonesome Standard Time (6)
  3: "A Life I Never Had," Alastair Moock (54)
        "John Lee" (9)
        "Pastures Of Plenty" (9)
        "Paradise" (8)
        "Somewhere Elseward Blown" (7)
  4: "Hard Game Of Love," Doyle Lawson And Quicksilver (48)
        "Blue Train" (14)
        "Hard Game Of Love" (12)
        "Nightingale" (6)
  5: "Home," James Keelaghan (44)
        "Red-Winged Blackbird" (14)
        "Sing My Heart Home" (8)
        "Sinatra And I" (6)
  6: "Milk Of The Moon," Greg Brown (40)
        "Lull It By" (12)
        "Smell Of Coffee" (9)
        "Telling Stories" (5)
        "Milk Of The Moon" (4)
  7: "Classic Bluegrass," Various Artists (38)
        "Little Birdie," Stanley Brothers (3)
        "Rabbit In A Log," Stanley Brothers (3)
  8: "Come Along With Me," Baucom, Bibey And Blueridge (35)
        "It's All My Fault" (10)
        "Livin' It Up" (5)
        "Vandiver" (4)
  8: "Standing At The Wheel," Lee Murdock (35)
        "Let The Light From The Lighthouse Shine On Me" (9)
        "Raise The Pipes In Glory" (4)
        "Reuben Ranzo" (4)
        "Standing At The Wheel" (4)
  8: "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?: The Songs Of Pete Seeger," Various Artists (35)
        "Bells Of Rhymney," Roger McGuinn (3)
        "Goofing Off Suite," Tony Trischka (3)
 11: "Mama's Hand," Various Artists (34)
        "Medals For Mothers," Rhonda Vincent (7)
        "Mama's Flowers," Rambler's Choice (5)
        "Mama's Hand," Lynn Morris Band (5)
 12: "Burger After Church," The Waybacks (32)
        "Prairie Doggin'" (6)
        "Down From Iona" (5)
        "Bright Place" (4)
        "Turkish Stalemate" (4)
 13: "Honesty Box," Jez Lowe And The Bad Pennies (30)
        "Mother's Day" (9)
        "Armstrong S Army" (3)
        "Ballad Of Tasker Jack" (3)
        "Big Fear" (3)
        "In My Trade" (3)
        "Skin Too Thin" (3)
 13: "Now Again," Flatlanders (30)
        "Going Away" (5)
        "Now It's Now Again" (4)
        "My Wildest Dreams Grow Wilder Every Day" (3)
        "Pay The Alligator" (3)
 15: "Simplicity," Kim And Reggie Harris (29)
        "Rainbow Race" (6)
        "Big, Big World" (4)
        "This Little Light Of Mine" (4)
        "Changes" (3)
 16: "Always Take Me Back," John Cowan (28)
        "They Always Take Me Back" (6)
        "Sittin' On Top Of The World" (4)
        "2 Quarts Low" (3)
        "Long Distance Runaround" (3)
 16: "Coming Through," The Winstons (28)
        "Ridge Road Gravel" (7)
        "Sleepy Town" (5)
        "Mother's Day" (4)
        "Up In The Air" (4)
        "Great Escape" (3)
 16: "O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack," Various Artists (28)
        "I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow," Soggy Bottom Boys (9)
        "I'll Fly Away," Alison Krauss And Gillian Welch (6)
        "Down To The River To Pray," Alison Krauss (5)
 16: "Out In California," Dave Alvin And The Guilty Men (28)
        "Abilene" (5)
        "Andersonville" (4)
        "Haley's Comet" (4)
        "Highway 99" (3)
        "Out In California" (3)
 20: "Courier," Richard Shindell (27)
        "Arrowhead" (3)
        "Courier" (3)
        "Memory Of You" (3)
        "Reunion Hill" (3)
        "A Summer Wind, A Cotton Dress" (3)
        "Transit" (3)
 20: "Give In Kind," Guy Davis (27)
        "I Will Be Your Friend" (5)
        "6 Cold Feet Of Ground" (4)
        "Lay Down By My Side" (3)
 20: "Lost And Found," Eliza Gilkyson (27)
        "Heart Of A Man" (6)
        "Easy Rider" (5)
        "Riverside" (4)
        "Fall Into The Night" (3)
 23: "When I Go," Dave Carter With Tracy Grammer (26)
        "When I Go" (11)
        "River, Where She Sleeps" (4)
 24: "1000 Kisses," Patty Griffin (25)
        "Long Ride Home" (7)
        "Chief" (6)
        "Making Pies" (5)
        "Stolen Car" (4)
 24: "'round The Table Again," Doc Watson And Frosty Morn (25)
        "Walking In Jerusalem" (7)
        "Lynchburg Town" (4)
        "Blues Walkin' Round My Bed" (3)
        "Jimmie's Mean Mama Blues" (3)
 26: "Sweet Nell," Tom Adler And Co. (24)
        "Sweaty Horses" (6)
        "Kerry Shuffle" (4)
        "Lamy Train Ride" (4)
 27: "Lo-Fi Northern Blues," Jory Nash (23)
        "Arrow" (4)
        "Northern Blues" (4)
 27: "Spark," Carl Cacho (23)
        "Bordertown" (4)
        "One Step Too Far" (4)
        "Bluest Of Things" (3)
        "Slip It Into Drive" (3)
 27: "Traveler," Johnsmith (23)
        "I Will Fly" (5)
        "Heart Wide Open" (3)
        "Part-Time Angels" (3)
        "Rooks In The Castle" (3)
        "We Got It Right" (3)
 30: "History Of The Future," Ricky Skaggs And Kentucky Thunder (22)
        "Shady Grove" (7)
        "Too Far Down To Fall" (4)
        "Half Way Home Cafe" (3)
        "Mother's Only Sleeping" (3)
 30: "Love And China," Nerissa And Katryna Nields (22)
        "Love And China" (3)
        "This Happens Again And Again" (3)
 32: "Little By Little," Stevens Sisters (21)
        "Don't Kneel At My Graveside" (4)
        "Those Words We Said" (4)
        "Tuesday's Gone" (4)
        "Yours In Tennessee" (3)
 33: "New Favorite," Alison Krauss And Union Station (20)
        "Lucky One" (6)
        "Boy Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn" (3)
        "Momma Cried" (3)
        "Take Me For Longing" (3)
 34: "Mother," Susan McKeown, Cathie Ryan And Robin Spielberg (18)
        "Mother Of Mine" (4)
        "Grandma's Song" (3)
 34: "Philadelphia Folk Festival 40th Anniversary," Various Artists (18)
        "Beg To Differ," Patty Larkin (2)
 34: "So Long Of A Journey," Hot Rize (18)
        "Radio Boogie" (5)
        "Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning" (3)
 34: "The Storm Still Rages," Rhonda Vincent (18)
        "I'm Not Over You" (4)
        "Bluegrass Express" (3)
        "Drivin' Nails In My Coffin" (3)
        "Is The Grass Any Bluer" (3)
 34: "Touchstones," James Talley (18)
        "Are They Gonna Make Us All Outlaws Again?" (3)
        "Deep Country Blues" (3)
 34: "Will The Circle Be Unbroken," Various Artists (18)
        "Tennessee Stud," Doc Watson (4)
 40: "6 Strings North Of The Border," Various Artists (17)
        "3 Hands," Dan Ross (2)
 40: "Bridge Rail," Neal And Leandra (17)
        "Waiting For A Train" (5)
 40: "Falling Stars And Broken Hearts," Fred Eaglesmith (17)
        "Cumberland County" (5)
        "I Ain't Ever Giving In" (3)
 40: "Heart's Desire," Niamh Parsons (17)
        "My Lagan Love" (5)
        "Rigs Of Rye" (3)
 40: "Lost In The Lonesome Pines," Jim Lauderdale And Ralph Stanley (17)
        "Deep Well Of Sadness" (4)
        "Lost In The Lonesome Pines" (3)
        "Quit That" (3)
 40: "Memorial Hall Recordings," Mark Erelli (17)
        "Call You Home" (6)
        "Drinking Gourd" (3)
 40: "Visions Of Love," Robin And Linda Williams (17)
        "Hungry Eyes" (3)
        "If I Should Fall Behind" (3)
 47: "30 Years Of Farming," James King (16)
        "30 Years Of Farming" (6)
        "Here Today And Gone Tomorrow" (4)
        "Heartbreak Express" (3)
 47: "A Nod To Bob," Various Artists (16)
        "Love Minus Zero - No Limit," Eliza Gilkyson (4)
 47: "One More Shot," Danko, Fjeld, Andersen (16)
        "When Morning Comes To America" (3)
 47: "One Timeless Moment," James Gordon (16)
        "Rapunzel" (3)
 51: "Become You," Indigo Girls (15)
        "Deconstruction" (4)
        "Moment Of Forgiveness" (3)
 51: "Beyond The Storm," Eileen McGann (15)
        "Last Of The Truly Wild" (4)
 51: "Fast Folk: A Community Of Singers And Songwriters," Various Artists (15)
        "I Don't Know Why," Shawn Colvin (3)
 51: "Get It Right," Kennedys (15)
        "Didn't It Rain" (3)
 51: "Last Man On Earth," Loudon Wainwright III (15)
        "White Winos" (9)
 51: "Little Movies," Michael Jerling (15)
        "These Old Photographs" (4)
 51: "Texas Rain," Townes Van Zandt W/Emmylou Harris (15)
        "If I Needed You" (5)
 51: "Turn To Me," Bill Jones (15)
        "Handsome Cabin Boy" (3)
 59: "5 Stories," Kris Delmhorst (14)
        "Broken White Line" (4)
        "Mean Old Wind" (3)
 59: "Barricades And Brickwalls," Kasey Chambers (14)
        "Not Pretty Enough" (4)
 59: "Come Away With Me," Norah Jones (14)
        "Cold Cold Heart" (4)
 59: "Drum Hat Buddha," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer (14)
        "Gentle Arms Of Eden" (3)
 59: "If I Had A Song: The Songs Of Pete Seeger, Vol. 2," Various Artists (14)
        "Oh, Had I A Golden Thread," Dar Williams And Toshi Reagon (3)
 59: "Mountain Soul," Patty Loveless (14)
        "I Know You're Married" (4)
        "You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive" (3)
 59: "No Other Love," Chuck Prophet (14)
        "Summertime Thing" (6)
        "After The Rain" (3)
 59: "Pieces Of Me," Lori McKenna (14)
        "Fireflies" (3)
 59: "Second Son," Jim Hurst (14)
        "Big Iron" (5)
 59: "Songcatcher Soundtrack II," Various Artists (14)
        "Coo Coo Bird," Hobart Smith (2)
 59: "Still Climbing Mountains," Blue Highway (14)
        "Riding The Danville Pike" (5)
        "Still Climbing Mountains" (5)
 59: "Story Is," Charlie Sizemore (14)
        "Turn It On, Turn It On" (3)
 59: "Twilight," Caroline Herring (14)
        "Emma" (3)
        "Wreck On The Highway" (3)
 59: "Uncontained," Wildfire (14)
        "Bartender Blues" (3)
 59: "Where We Live," Tanya Savory (14)
        "Where We Live" (4)
        "Bluer" (3)


TOP SONGS OF MAY 2002

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 11870 airplays.

1. "Little Martha" (18)
        by Jerry Douglas
        from "Lookout For Hope"
1. "Use A Napkin" (18)
        by Kathy Kallick
        from "Mother Queen Of My Heart"
3. "Footsteps Fall" (16)
        by Jerry Douglas
        from "Lookout For Hope"
4. "Mama Don't Allow No Music" (15)
        by Doc Watson
        from "Mother Queen Of My Heart"
4. "Red-Winged Blackbird" (15)
        by James Keelaghan
        from "Home"
4. "Suit" (15)
        by Jerry Douglas
        from "Lookout For Hope"
7. "Blue Train" (14)
        by Doyle Lawson And Quicksilver
        from "Hard Game Of Love"
8. "Hard Game Of Love" (12)
        by Doyle Lawson And Quicksilver
        from "Hard Game Of Love"
8. "40 Years Old And Living In My Mom's Garage" (12)
        by Austin Lounge Lizards
        from "Mother, Queen Of My Heart"
8. "Lull It By" (12)
        by Greg Brown
        from "Milk Of The Moon"
11. "When I Go" (11)
        by Dave Carter With Tracy Grammer
        from "When I Go"
12. "It's All My Fault" (10)
        by Baucom, Bibey And Blueridge
        from "Come Along With Me"
12. "Let The Light From The Lighthouse Shine On Me" (10)
        by Lee Murdock
        from "Standing At The Wheel"
14. "I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow" (9)
        by Soggy Bottom Boys
        from "O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack"
14. "In The Sweet By And By" (9)
        by Jerry Douglas
        from "Lookout For Hope"
14. "Medals For Mothers" (9)
        by Rhonda Vincent
        from "Mama's Hand"
14. "Mother's Day" (9)
        by Jez Lowe And The Bad Pennies
        from "Honesty Box"
14. "Pastures Of Plenty" (9)
        by Alastair Moock
        from "Life I Never Had"
14. "Sing My Heart Home" (9)
        by James Keelaghan
        from "Home"
14. "Smell Of Coffee" (9)
        by Greg Brown
        from "Milk Of The Moon"
14. "White Winos" (9)
        by Loudon Wainwright III
        from "Last Man On Earth"
22. "John Lee" (8)
        by Alastair Moock
        from "Life I Never Had"
22. "Paradise" (8)
        by Alastair Moock
        from "Life I Never Had"
24. "Long Ride Home" (7)
        by Patty Griffin
        from "1000 Kisses"
24. "Mother, Queen Of My Heart" (7)
        by Lonesome Standard Time
        from "Mother Queen Of My Heart"
24. "Patrick Meets The Brickbats" (7)
        by Jerry Douglas
        from "Lookout For Hope"
24. "Peter Pan" (7)
        by James McMurtry
        from "Mother, Queen Of My Heart"
24. "Ridge Road Gravel" (7)
        by Winstons
        from "Coming Through"
24. "Shady Grove" (7)
        by Ricky Skaggs And Kentucky Thunder
        from "History Of The Future"
24. "Sinatra And I" (7)
        by James Keelaghan
        from "Home"
24. "Somewhere Elseward Blown" (7)
        by Alastair Moock
        from "Life I Never Had"
24. "Walking In Jerusalem" (7)
        by Doc Watson And Frosty Morn
        from "'round The Table Again"


TOP ARTISTS OF MAY 2002

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 11870 airplays.

1. Jerry Douglas (94)
2. Doc Watson (89)
3. Pete Seeger (73)
4. Greg Brown (67)
5. Bob Dylan (64)
6. Doyle Lawson (58)
7. James Keelaghan (56)
8. Alastair Moock (55)
9. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer (52)
10. Alison Krauss (46)
11. Richard Shindell (43)
12. Kim And Reggie Harris (38)
12. Townes Van Zandt (38)
14. John Hartford (37)
14. Ricky Skaggs (37)
16. Eliza Gilkyson (36)
16. Lee Murdock (36)
16. Patty Griffin (36)
19. Charlie Sizemore (35)
19. The Waybacks (35)
21. Guy Davis (34)
22. Baucom, Bibey And Blueridge (33)
22. Fairport Convention (33)
22. Flatlanders (33)
22. Jez Lowe (33)
22. Rhonda Vincent (33)

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 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.nwlink.com/~rxg
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