TOP ALBUMS OF MAY 2004

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 11815 airplays from 150 different DJs

  1: "Golden Willow Tree," Joel Mabus [Fossil, 5/04] (83)
        "Papa Caught A Catfish" (13)
        "Ruben" (12)
        "Study War No More" (12)
        "Spoon River And You" (9)
        "Ride Away Easy" (8)
  2: "Land Of Milk And Honey," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, 3/04] (73)
        "Hiway 9" (12)
        "Peace Call" (11)
        "Not Lonely" (9)
        "Dark Side Of Town" (8)
        "Runnin' Away" (8)
  3: "Rock That Babe," The Mammals [Signature, 4/04] (71)
        "Fall On My Knees" (17)
        "Bush Boys" (13)
        "Bad Shoes Blues" (9)
        "Quite Early Morning" (9)
  4: "Impossible Dream," Patty Griffin [ATO, 4/04] (49)
        "Cold As It Gets" (10)
        "Top Of The World" (9)
        "Rowing Song" (7)
        "Love Throw A Line" (6)
        "Useless Desires" (6)
  5: "Don't I Know," Maura O'Connell [Sugar Hill, new] (47)
        "Love You In The Middle" (8)
        "When Being Who You Are" (7)
        "Going Down In Flames" (6)
        "Trip Around The Sun" (6)
  6: "Guest House," Laurie Lewis And Tom Rozum [Hightone, 3/04] (46)
        "Willie Poor Boy" (9)
        "Quiet Hills" (7)
        "Old Dan Tucker" (6)
  7: "Bittertown," Lori McKenna [Signature, 4/04] (45)
        "Bible Song" (7)
        "Mr. Sunshine" (6)
        "Monday Afternoon" (5)
        "One Man" (5)
        "Pour" (5)
  8: "My Last Go Round," Rosalie Sorrels and Friends [Red House, 4/04] (44)
        "I Think Of You" (5)
        "Old Devil Time" (5)
        "Telling Takes Me Home" (5)
  8: "Seeds: The Songs Of Pete Seeger, Vol. 3," Pete Seeger & Friends [Appleseed, 9/03] (44)
        "Oh Sacred World" (6)
        "50/50 Chance" (4)
        "Bring Them Home," Pete Seeger And Friends (4)
 10: "Broke," King Wilkie [Rebel, 4/04] (42)
        "Blue Yodel #7" (7)
        "Broke Down And Lonesome" (5)
        "Sparkling Brown Eyes" (5)
 10: "Every Sound Below," Tim Eriksen [Appleseed, 4/04] (42)
        "Cumberland And The Merrimac" (11)
        "Southern Girl's Reply" (8)
        "John Colby's Hymn" (6)
 12: "Between Here And Gone," Mary Chapin Carpenter [Columbia, 4/04] (40)
        "Goodnight America" (9)
        "Grand Central Station" (7)
        "My Heaven" (6)
        "What Would You Say To Me" (5)
        "Between Here And Gone" (4)
 13: "Sometimes Mother Really Does Know Best," Christine Lavin [Appleseed, 4/04] (39)
        "Sometimes Mother Really Does Know Best" (15)
        "What Was I Thinking?" (5)
 14: "Acoustic Workshop," Rick Fielding [Borealis, 3/04] (38)
        "Off To School No More" (8)
        "Cuckoo" (4)
        "Hangman's Reel And Bonapart's Retreat" (4)
        "Last Freight Train" (4)
        "Step It Up And Go" (4)
 15: "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?: The Songs Of Pete Seeger," Various Artists [Appleseed, 1998] (35)
        "If I Had A Hammer," Nanci Griffith And Friends (4)
        "Goofing Off Suite," Tony Trischka Band (3)
 16: "Deeper Waters," Robin And Linda Williams [Red House, 2/04] (34)
        "Old Plank Road" (8)
        "Lost Little Children" (5)
        "Whippoorwill" (4)
 16: "King Of My World," Sam Bush [Sugar Hill, 4/04] (34)
        "8 More Miles To Louisville" (7)
        "Bananas" (5)
        "Puppies 'n Knapsacks" (5)
        "King Of The World" (4)
        "Mahavishnu Mountain Boys" (4)
 18: "Morning Glory Ramblers," Norman And Nancy Blake [Dualtone, 4/04] (33)
        "Sunny Side Of Life" (6)
        "When The Roses Bloom In Dixieland" (6)
        "Rise When The Rooster Crows" (5)
 19: "Landing Step," Grada [Compass, new] (30)
        "7 Of 8" (6)
        "Tread Softly" (6)
        "Dear Mary" (4)
        "Back Of Beyond" (3)
 20: "Love, Murder And Mosquitos," Paul Geremia [Red House, 3/04] (29)
        "Another Friend Like Me" (4)
        "Evil World Blues" (3)
        "Meet Me In The Bottom" (3)
        "New Bully Of The Town" (3)
        "Rising River Blues" (3)
        "Slow Mama Slow" (3)
 21: "Dragon," John Flynn [Mettafour, 3/04] (28)
        "Dragon" (8)
        "Big Boat Comin" (5)
        "Only One" (4)
        "Ambush" (3)
 22: "Indians Cowboys Horses Dogs," Tom Russell [Hightone, 2/04] (27)
        "El Paso" (4)
        "Lily, Rosemary, And The Jack Of Hearts" (4)
        "Ballad Of Edward Abbey" (3)
        "Bucking Horse Moon" (3)
        "Tonight We Ride" (3)
 23: "Endomusia," James Gordon [Borealis, 3/04] (26)
        "Small Town Prairie Gigs" (5)
        "Weapons Of Mass Instruction" (5)
        "Mesopotamia" (3)
        "To The Walls" (3)
 23: "Wishbones," Slaid Cleaves [Philo, 3/04] (26)
        "Wishbones" (5)
        "Below" (3)
        "Hearts Break" (3)
        "Horses And Divorces" (3)
        "Sinner's Prayer" (3)
 25: "The Red Thread," Lucy Kaplansky [Red House, 1/04] (25)
        "The Red Thread" (6)
        "This Is Home" (6)
        "Cowboy Singer" (3)
        "I Had Something" (3)
        "Land Of The Living" (3)
 25: "Walks The Strings," Eddie Pennington [Smithsonian/Folkways, new] (25)
        "John's Smoke Turns Blue" (4)
        "Mose's Blues" (3)
        "Walking The Strings" (3)
 27: "Jeremiah," J. P. Jones [Vision Company, 4/04] (24)
        "New World A-Comin" (4)
        "With Open Eyes" (4)
        "Every Boy Every Girl" (3)
        "So Early Early In The Spring" (3)
        "So Far So Good" (3)
 27: "Plow To The End Of The Row," Adrienne Young And Little Sadie [Igo, new] (24)
        "Sadie's Song" (5)
        "Plow To The End Of The Row" (4)
        "Leather Britches" (3)
 29: "Been All Around This World," David Grisman And Jerry Garcia [Acoustic Disc, 4/04] (23)
        "Been All Around This World" (4)
        "Dark As A Dungeon" (3)
        "Drink Up And Go Home" (3)
        "Handsome Cabin Boy Waltz" (3)
        "I'm Troubled" (3)
 29: "Contented Must Be," Bruce Molsky [Rounder, 4/04] (23)
        "Grey Owl And Victor's No. 39" (4)
        "Hills Of Mexico" (4)
        "Blackberry Blossom" (3)
 29: "Live 1964," Bob Dylan [Columbia, 4/04] (23)
        "I Don't Believe You" (3)
        "Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll" (3)
 29: "Long Way Back Home," The Gibson Brothers [Sugar Hill, 3/04] (23)
        "Mountain Song" (5)
        "It's All Right With Me" (3)
        "Long Way Back Home" (3)
 29: "That's How It Used To Be," Terry Kitchen [Urban Campfire, new] (23)
        "Jumping Fences" (6)
        "Greatest Game They Never Played" (5)
        "Bang Your Head Against The Sky" (3)
 34: "Best Durn Ride," IIIrd Tyme Out [CMG, new] (22)
        "Rest My Weary Feet" (4)
        "What True Love Is" (4)
        "Pretty Wreath For Mother's Grave" (3)
 35: "Billie's Bones," Janis Ian [Oh Boy, 2/04] (21)
        "Paris In Your Eyes" (4)
        "I Hear You Sing Again" (3)
        "Mary's Eyes" (3)
        "Mockingbird" (3)
 35: "Lost And Found," Kimmie Rhodes [Sunbird, 2/04] (21)
        "Catfish Song" (4)
        "War Prayer" (4)
        "I'm Not An Angel" (3)
        "Road To Jubilee" (3)
 35: "Then Again," James Keelaghan [Jericho Beach, 3/04] (21)
        "Gladys Ridge" (3)
        "Hillcrest Mine" (3)
        "Recent Future" (3)
 35: "Van Lear Rose," Loretta Lynn [Interscope, new] (21)
        "High On A Mountain Top" (4)
        "Portland Oregon" (4)
        "Van Lear Rose" (4)
 39: "Live At The Ragged Edge," Tom Adams And Michael Cleveland [Rounder, 4/04] (20)
        "Box Elder Beetles" (3)
 40: "Fire And Grace," Alasdair Fraser And Natalie Haas [Culburnie, new] (19)
        "Sailor's Wife" (5)
        "Calliope Meets Frank" (3)
        "Rob Roy Crosses The Minch" (3)
 41: "Alecia Nugent," Alecia Nugent [Rounder, 4/04] (18)
        "I'll Stay Around" (3)
        "Think Of What You've Done" (3)
 41: "I Can't Be New," Susan Werner [Koch, 3/04] (18)
        "I Can't Be New" (4)
        "I'm Not Sure" (3)
        "Late For The Dance" (3)
 41: "In The Life," Open Road [Rounder, new] (18)
        "Bald Knob Arkansas" (7)
        "Grey Eagle" (4)
 41: "One Moment More," Mindy Smith [Vanguard, 1/04] (18)
        "Falling" (3)
 41: "Pomegranate Seed," Cosy Sheridan [CMS, 1/04] (18)
        "My Mother's House" (8)
 46: "Betty's Diner: The Best Of Carrie Newcomer," Carrie Newcomer [Philo, 1/04] (17)
        "Gathering Of Spirits" (5)
        "Toward The Horizon" (3)
 46: "Force Of Nature," Mountain Heart [Skaggs Family, new] (17)
        "Heart Like A Road Sign, Head Like A Wheel" (4)
        "Soldier's Prayer" (4)
        "6 Barn Dance" (3)
 46: "Places," Kip White [Selah, new] (17)
        "Chicken Coop" (3)
        "Landscapes Of Your Love" (3)
 46: "Some Old Lonesome Day," Lauren Sheehan [Self, 2002] (17)
        "Monkey And The Engineer" (3)
 46: "Somebody's Darling," Carol Noonan [Self, new] (17)
        "Johnny Has Gone For A Soldier" (4)
        "Medal Of Mine" (4)
 46: "Underneath The Stars," Kate Rusby [Compass, 1/04] (17)
        "Bring Me A Boat" (3)
        "Daughter Of Megan" (3)
        "Falling" (3)
        "Underneath The Stars" (3)
 52: "Buckdancer's Choice," Wake The Dead [Redwing, 3/04] (16)
        "Dermot O'Beirne's , The Other One, The Pipe On The Hob" (3)
        "Liberty" (3)
 52: "Fall Down As The Rain," Joe Crookston [Milagrito, 3/04] (16)
        "Dance And Sway" (3)
        "Little Pink" (3)
 52: "Headed For The Hills," Jim Lauderdale [Dualtone, new] (16)
        "Headed For The Hills" (6)
 52: "Kickin' This Stone," Johnsmith [Self, 2/04] (16)
        "Friend Of The Coyote" (6)
 52: "Mobius," Jerree Small [Self, 3/04] (16)
        "57 Chevy" (5)
        "Mile And Mile" (3)
 52: "Posing As Human," Rise [Self, new] (16)
        "Love At The 5 And Dime" (4)
        "Posing As Human" (3)
 52: "Time Again," Dirk Powell [Rounder, 2/04] (16)
        "Goin' Where I've Never Been Before" (3)
 52: "Whoever It Was That Brought Me Here Will Have To Take Me Home," Martyn Joseph [Appleseed, 4/04] (16)
        "Wake Me Up" (5)
        "Love Is" (3)
        "Where The Angels Sleep" (3)
 60: "Cold Mountain soundtrack," Various Artists [Columbia, 12/03] (15)
        "Shady Grove," Laura Boosinger (3)
 60: "Dreaming In Romance Languages," Catie Curtis [Vanguard, 3/04] (15)
        "Saint Lucy" (3)
 60: "Graceful Ghost," Grey DeLisle [Sugar Hill, 3/04] (15)
        "Maple Tree" (3)
 60: "Just Like There's Nothin' To It," Steve Forbert [Koch, new] (15)
        "Change Song" (4)
        "Wild As The Wind" (4)
        "There's Everybody Else" (3)
 60: "Mother, Queen Of My Heart," Various Artists [Sugar Hill, 2002] (15)
        "Use A Napkin," Kathy Kallick (4)
 65: "Good People," Bruce Piephoff [Flyin' Cloud, new] (14)
        "20 Miles To Baghdad" (7)
 65: "Heading For Home," Peggy Seeger [Appleseed, 10/03] (14)
        "Girl Of Constant Sorrow" (4)
 65: "Honey In The Lion's Head," Greg Brown [Trailer, 1/04] (14)
        "Down In The Valley" (3)
        "I Don't Want Your Millions Mister" (3)
 65: "The House Carpenter's Daughter," Natalie Merchant [Myth America, 8/03] (14)
        "Which Side Are You On?" (4)
 65: "If I Had A Song: The Songs Of Pete Seeger, Vol. 2," Various Artists [Appleseed, 2001] (14)
        "Emperor Is Naked Today-O," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer (4)
        "Oh, Had I A Golden Thread," Dar Williams And Toshi Reagon (4)
 65: "Side By Side," BlueRidge [Sugar Hill, 3/04] (14)
        "Sailing With The Master" (4)


TOP SONGS OF MAY 2004

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 11815 airplays from 150 different DJs

1. "Fall On My Knees" (17)
        by The Mammals
        from "Rock That Babe"
2. "Sometimes Mother Really Does Know Best" (16)
        by Christine Lavin
        from "Sometimes Mother Really Does Know Best"
3. "Bush Boys" (13)
        by The Mammals
        from "Rock That Babe"
3. "Papa Caught A Catfish" (13)
        by Joel Mabus
        from "Golden Willow Tree"
3. "Ruben" (13)
        by Joel Mabus
        from "Golden Willow Tree"
3. "Study War No More" (13)
        by Joel Mabus
        from "Golden Willow Tree"
7. "Hiway 9" (12)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Land Of Milk And Honey"
8. "Cumberland And The Merrimac" (11)
        by Tim Eriksen
        from "Every Sound Below"
8. "Peace Call" (11)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Land Of Milk And Honey"
10. "Cold As It Gets" (10)
        by Patty Griffin
        from "Impossible Dream"
10. "Spoon River And You" (10)
        by Joel Mabus
        from "Golden Willow Tree"
10. "Waist Deep In The Big Muddy" (10)
        by Pete Seeger
        from "Headlines And Footnotes: A Collection Of Topical Songs"
13. "Bad Shoes Blues" (9)
        by The Mammals
        from "Rock That Babe"
13. "Dragon" (9)
        by John Flynn
        from "Dragon"
13. "Goodnight America" (9)
        by Mary Chapin Carpenter
        from "Between Here And Gone"
13. "Not Lonely" (9)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Land Of Milk And Honey"
13. "Off To School No More" (9)
        by Rick Fielding
        from "Acoustic Workshop"
13. "Quite Early Morning" (9)
        by The Mammals
        from "Rock That Babe"
13. "Top Of The World" (9)
        by Patty Griffin
        from "Impossible Dream"
13. "Willie Poor Boy" (9)
        by Laurie Lewis And Tom Rozum
        from "Guest House"
21. "8 More Miles To Louisville" (8)
        by Sam Bush
        from "King Of My World"
21. "Bald Knob Arkansas" (8)
        by Open Road
        from "In The Life"
21. "Bible Song" (8)
        by Lori McKenna
        from "Bittertown"
21. "Blue Yodel #7" (8)
        by King Wilkie
        from "Broke"
21. "Dark Side Of Town" (8)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Land Of Milk And Honey"
21. "Friend Of The Coyote" (8)
        by Johnsmith
        from "Kickin' This Stone"
21. "Love You In The Middle" (8)
        by Maura O'Connell
        from "Don't I Know"
21. "My Mother's House" (8)
        by Cosy Sheridan
        from "Pomegranate Seed"
21. "Old Plank Road" (8)
        by Robin And Linda Williams
        from "Deeper Waters"
21. "Ride Away Easy" (8)
        by Joel Mabus
        from "Golden Willow Tree"
21. "Runnin' Away" (8)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Land Of Milk And Honey"
21. "Sally Goodin In The Alley With Sugar In The Gourd" (8)
        by Joel Mabus
        from "Golden Willow Tree"
21. "Southern Girl's Reply" (8)
        by Tim Eriksen
        from "Every Sound Below"


TOP ARTISTS OF MAY 2004

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 11815 airplays from 150 different DJs

1. Pete Seeger (171)
2. Joel Mabus (97)
3. Eliza Gilkyson (83)
4. The Mammals (78)
5. Bob Dylan (71)
6. Patty Griffin (58)
7. Maura O'Connell (51)
8. Christine Lavin (50)
9. Lori McKenna (49)
9. Mary Chapin Carpenter (49)
11. Laurie Lewis And Tom Rozum (47)
12. King Wilkie (44)
13. Rick Fielding (43)
13. Rosalie Sorrels (43)
13. Tim Eriksen (43)
16. Robin And Linda Williams (42)
17. Greg Brown (40)
18. Norman And Nancy Blake (38)
19. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer (37)
19. Sam Bush (37)
21. Tom Russell (36)
22. Slaid Cleaves (34)
23. Paul Geremia (33)
24. The Gibson Brothers (32)
24. Lucy Kaplansky (32)
26. Janis Ian (31)
26. John Flynn (31)
26. Judy Collins (31)
29. Susan Werner (30)
30. Cosy Sheridan (29)
30. James Gordon (29)
30. John Gorka (29)
33. Carrie Newcomer (28)
33. Grada (28)
35. David Grisman (27)
35. J. P. Jones (27)
37. Bruce Molsky (26)
37. Del McCoury (26)
37. Eddie Pennington (26)
37. IIIrd Tyme Out (26)



TOP LABELS OF MAY 2004

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 11815 airplays from 150 different DJs

1. Rounder (381)
2. Sugar Hill (284)
3. Columbia (259)
4. Red House (254)
5. Appleseed (226)
6. Smithsonian/Folkways (193)
7. Signature (175)
8. Compass (156)
9. Borealis (143)
10. Hightone (128)
11. Vanguard (122)
12. Philo (108)
13. Shanachie (102)
14. Rhino (95)
15. Flying Fish (90)
16. Green Linnet (87)
17. Warner (76)
18. Fossil (75)
19. Greentrax (74)
20. Rebel (63)
21. Dualtone (51)
22. Koch (45)
23. Capitol (42)
24. Pinecastle (41)
25. ATO (39)
26. Waterbug (38)
27. Sony (33)
28. Atlantic (30)
28. Gadfly (30)
28. Nonesuch (30)
31. Folk-Legacy (29)
32. Elektra (28)
32. Woodpecker (28)
34. Alligator (27)
35. MCA (26)
36. Acoustic Disc (25)
37. Folk Era (24)
37. Wind River (24)
39. Mercury (23)
39. Trailer (23)
39. Zoe (23)


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.

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