TOP ALBUMS OF NOVEMBER 2003

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13761 airplays from 142 different DJs

  1: "Beautiful: A Tribute To Gordon Lightfoot," Various Artists [Borealis, 10/03] (76)
        "Canadian Railroad Trilogy," James Keelaghan (15)
        "Lightfoot," Aengus Finnan (8)
        "Ribbon Of Darkness," Bruce Cockburn (8)
        "If You Could Read My Mind," Connie Kaldor (7)
  2: "Birds Fly South," Zoe Speaks [Redbird, 10/03] (73)
        "Family Reunion" (10)
        "Just A Rose Will Do" (9)
        "Barbry Ellen" (8)
        "I Believe" (8)
  3: "Just Because I'm A Woman: Songs Of Dolly Parton," Various Artists [Sugar Hill, 10/03] (68)
        "9 To 5," Alison Krauss (10)
        "The Grass Is Blue," Norah Jones (10)
        "Jolene," Mindy Smith (8)
        "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind," Joan Osborne (7)
  4: "The House Carpenter's Daughter," Natalie Merchant [Myth America, 8/03] (65)
        "Which Side Are You On" (13)
        "Crazy Man Michael" (7)
        "House Carpenter" (7)
        "Poor Wayfaring Stranger" (7)
  5: "Side Of The Road," Ellis Paul And Vance Gilbert [Philo, 9/03] (57)
        "Only Way" (12)
        "Citizen Of The World" (9)
        "Gentle Arms Of Eden" (7)
        "Comes A Time" (6)
        "May I Suggest" (6)
        "Side Of The Road" (6)
  6: "Another Day," Solas [Shanachie, 10/03] (53)
        "Bird In The Tree" (11)
        "This Love Will Carry" (10)
        "Another Day" (6)
        "I Wandered By A Brookside" (6)
  7: "This Train," The Wayfaring Strangers [Rounder, 9/03] (51)
        "This Train" (13)
        "Cluck Old Hen" (6)
        "Don't Put Off Till Tomorrow" (5)
  8: "Seeds: The Songs Of Pete Seeger, Vol. 3," Pete Seeger & Friends [Appleseed, 9/03] (48)
        "Bring Them Home," Pete Seeger W/ Billy Bragg, Steve Earle, Ani Difranco And Anne Hills (7)
        "Precious Friend," Holly Near And Ronnie Gilbert (4)
        "English Is Cuh-Ray-Zee," Pete Seeger (3)
  9: "Dancing The Strings," El McMeen [Piney Ridge, new] (44)
        "Humors Of Ballyloughlin" (12)
        "Midnight On The Water" (5)
        "Skye Boat Song/Give Me Your Hand" (5)
 10: "Train Home," Chris Smither [Hightone, 7/03] (41)
        "Crocodile Man" (10)
        "Train Home" (9)
        "Desolation Row" (8)
 11: "Heading For Home," Peggy Seeger [Appleseed, 10/03] (39)
        "Soldier's Farewell" (6)
        "Heading For Home" (5)
        "Jenny's Gone Away" (5)
        "Oma Wise" (4)
 11: "Stumble Into Grace," Emmylou Harris [Nonesuch, 9/03] (39)
        "Here I Am" (8)
        "Little Bird" (8)
        "I Will Dream" (5)
        "Strong Hand" (5)
        "Can You Hear Me Now" (4)
        "Lost Unto This World" (4)
 13: "Yelp!," The Mrs Ackroyd Band [Mrs Ackroyd, 10/03] (36)
        "Another Train" (8)
        "Roseville Fair" (4)
        "Spencer's Dog Rover" (4)
 14: "Artist In Me," David Mallett [North Road, 10/03] (35)
        "Red Red Rose" (5)
        "Artist In Me" (4)
        "Didn't Nobody Teach You" (4)
        "Strange Life" (4)
        "Wind Is On The Water" (4)
 14: "Old Futures Gone," John Gorka [Red House, 9/03] (35)
        "Soldier After All" (7)
        "Riverside" (6)
        "Dogs And Thunder" (5)
        "Always" (4)
 14: "Second Avenue," Lisa Moscatiello [Machine Heart, 10/03] (35)
        "Second Avenue" (9)
        "Little Maggie" (6)
        "To Meet You" (5)
 14: "Traveler," Tim O'Brien [Sugar Hill, 7/03] (35)
        "I've Endured" (9)
        "Less And Less" (4)
        "Turn The Page Again" (4)
 18: "Spain In My Heart: Songs Of The Spanish Civil War," Various Artists [Appleseed, 9/03] (34)
        "Viva La Quince Brigada," Quetzal (5)
        "El Quinto Regimiento," Lila Downs (4)
        "Peat Bog Soldiers," Laurie Lewis (4)
 19: "Gambling Eden," Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem [Signature, 5/03] (31)
        "Farewell To Saint Dolores" (6)
        "Big Black Bird" (4)
        "Red Rocking Chair" (4)
 20: "Renaissance Of The Steel String Guitar," Dan Crary [Thunderation, new] (30)
        "Senso Unico" (7)
        "In Flagrante" (4)
        "Lobelia Blue" (4)
        "Banderilla" (3)
        "Cape Foulweather" (3)
        "Hot Pursuit" (3)
 21: "Continental Stomp," Hot Club Of Cowtown [Hightone, 10/03] (29)
        "Ida Red" (5)
        "Girl I Left Behind Me" (4)
        "Deed I Do" (3)
        "I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby" (3)
        "Orange Blossom Special" (3)
 21: "Silks And Spices," Finest Kind [Fallen Angle, 9/03] (29)
        "Bright Shining Morning" (4)
        "Sweet Forget-Me-Not" (4)
        "Times They Are A Changin'" (4)
        "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?" (4)
        "Fair Maid Walking" (3)
 23: "Farm Fresh Onions," Robert Earl Keen [Audium, 10/03] (27)
        "Furnace Fan" (5)
        "Out Here In The Middle" (5)
        "Farm Fresh Onions" (3)
        "These Years" (3)
 23: "If I Had Known," Greg Brown [Red House, 9/03] (27)
        "Good Morning Coffee" (4)
        "Laughing River" (3)
        "Train Carrying Jimmy Rodgers Home" (3)
        "Who Woulda Thunk It" (3)
 23: "Righteousness And Humidity," Martin Simpson [Red House, 9/03] (27)
        "Easy Money" (6)
        "Horn Island" (5)
        "Wild Bill Jones" (4)
        "Ghost In The Pines" (3)
 26: "Magic Hour," Mad Agnes [Mad Agnes, 6/03] (26)
        "Uninvited Ghost / Morrison's Jig" (6)
        "Manic-Depressive Madrigal" (5)
        "Dimming Of The Day" (4)
        "Guardians" (4)
        "Let This Be My Prayer" (4)
 27: "Clear," Juliet Wyers [Self, 7/03] (25)
        "Life - Love Me" (8)
        "Metal Detector Man" (4)
        "Clear" (3)
        "Help Me Understand" (3)
 27: "The Road Less Traveled," Danu [Shanachie, 10/03] (25)
        "Farewell Farewell" (7)
        "Co. Down" (5)
        "Peg And Awl" (4)
 29: "Two Year Winter," Bill Jones [Compass, 9/03] (24)
        "Haymakers" (4)
        "Hey Away" (4)
        "2 Brothers" (3)
 30: "At Anderson Fair," Albert And Gage [Moon House, new] (23)
        "How Can I" (3)
        "La Vie En Rose" (3)
 30: "Live," Greg Greenway [Face, new] (23)
        "Runaway Train" (5)
        "Every Little Day" (4)
        "Road Worth Walking Down" (3)
 30: "Saints And Strangers," Chris Stuart And Backcountry [Backcountry, 10/03] (23)
        "Buckshot" (4)
        "Jimmie Brown Revisited" (3)
        "Paul And Peter Walked" (3)
 30: "Soul Journey," Gillian Welch [Acony, 6/03] (23)
        "Wayside/Back In Time" (4)
        "Look At Miss Ohio" (3)
        "Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor" (3)
        "No One Knows My Name" (3)
 34: "My Baby Don't Tolerate," Lyle Lovett [Lost Highway, 10/03] (21)
        "Election Day" (4)
        "Cute As A Bug" (3)
        "In My Own Mind" (3)
 34: "Shout, Sister, Shout! A Tribute To Sister Rosetta Tharpe," Various Artists [M. C., 8/03] (21)
        "Beams Of Heaven," Phoebe Snow And The Holmes Brothers (3)
        "Nobody's Fault But Mine," Joan Osborne W/ The Holmes Brothers (3)
        "This Train," Janis Ian (3)
 36: "Fourtold," Fourtold [Appleseed, 5/03] (20)
        "2 Men In The Building" (12)
 36: "Further Down The Old Plank Road," The Chieftains [Victor, 9/03] (20)
        "Shady Grove" (4)
        "Girl I Left Behind," Chieftains And John Prine (3)
 36: "Songs For A Hurricane," Kris Delmhorst [Signature, 7/03] (20)
        "East Of The Mountains" (5)
        "Wasted Word" (4)
        "Hurricane" (3)
        "Waiting Under The Waves" (3)
        "You're No Train" (3)
 36: "Songs Of Love, Lust And Loathing," Enoch Kent [Second Avenue, 10/03] (20)
        "My Mother's Sewing Machine" (4)
        "Lichtbob's Lassie" (3)
        "Stanley's Song For The Women" (3)
 40: "Blueprint," Natalie MacMaster [Rounder, 9/03] (19)
        "Appropriate Dipstick" (3)
        "Devil And The Dirk" (3)
 40: "Dark Chords On A Big Guitar," Joan Baez [Koch, 8/03] (19)
        "Rexroth's Daughter" (4)
        "In My Time Of Need" (3)
        "Sleeper" (3)
 40: "Swarthmoor," Pete Morton [Harbourtown, 10/03] (19)
        "Listening To My Boots" (6)
        "Luckiest Man" (4)
        "Goodbye To Oil" (3)
 43: "Floating," Greg Trooper [Sugar Hill, 5/03] (18)
        "Muhammad Ali" (3)
 43: "Hold On, We're Strummin'," Sam Bush And David Grisman [Acoustic Disc, 9/03] (18)
        "Hartford's Real" (4)
        "Dan'l Boone" (3)
        "Old Time Medley" (3)
 43: "It's Just The Night," The Del McCoury Band [McCoury, 8/03] (18)
        "Dry My Tears And Move On" (4)
        "It's Just The Night" (3)
 43: "Migrant," Shoormal [Greentrax, new] (18)
        "Angel Whispers" (4)
        "Walking In The Mist" (3)
 43: "Trouble With Humans," Chip Taylor And Carrie Rodriguez [Lone Star, 9/03] (18)
        "Memphis, Texas" (5)
        "Don't Speak In English" (4)
        "All The Rain" (3)
 48: "Hello Starling," Josh Ritter [Signature, 8/03] (17)
        "Bright Smile" (4)
        "Bone Of Song" (3)
        "Kathleen" (3)
 48: "On Your Way Home," Patty Loveless [Epic, 10/03] (17)
        "I Wanna Believe" (4)
        "Nothin' Like The Lonely" (4)
 48: "Po Girl," Po Girl [Hightone, 8/03] (17)
        "Abilene" (4)
        "Cold Hungry Blues" (3)
 48: "Stand," Kennedys [Koch, 9/03] (17)
        "When I Go" (5)
        "Dharma Cafe" (3)
 52: "Earth Town Square," Peter Mayer [Blue Boat, 7/03] (16)
        "Blue Boat Home" (5)
 52: "What's Wrong With This Picture," Van Morrison [Blue Note, new] (16)
        "Once In A Blue Moon" (3)
        "Saint James Infirmary" (3)
 54: "Chocolate To The Bone," Guy Davis [Red House, 7/03] (15)
        "Shortinin' Bread" (3)
 54: "An Echo Of Hooves," June Tabor [Topic, new] (15)
        "Hughie Graeme" (4)
        "Duke Of Athole's Nurse" (3)
 54: "Evening Of My Best Day," Rickie Lee Jones [V2, new] (15)
        "Tell Somebody" (8)
 54: "Keep The Change," Cris Cuddy [Vanishing Castle, new] (15)
        "Wild Eyes" (3)
 54: "Last Fair Deal," Rory Block [Telarc, 9/03] (15)
        "Country Farm Blues" (4)
 59: "Luna Park," Kila [World Village, new] (14)
        "Glanfaidh Me3" (4)
        "Bully's Acre" (3)
        "Wandering Fish" (3)
 59: "Natural Light," Eric Bibb [EarthBeat!, 9/03] (14)
        "Right On Time" (3)
        "Too Much Stuff" (3)
 59: "The Party Never Ends," Robert Earl Keen [Sugar Hill, 10/03] (14)
        "5 Pound Bass" (2)
 59: "Road Home," Priscilla Herdman [Redwing, 5/03] (14)
        "Gentle Arms Of Eden" (4)
        "Wild Wind" (3)
 59: "Synergy," Jim Hurst And Missy Raines [Pinecastle, 7/03] (14)
        "Automotive Breakdown" (3)
        "I Ain't Got The Blues" (3)
        "Mist Of Memory" (3)
 59: "Worries On My Mind," Karl Shiflett And Big Country Show [Rebel, 10/03] (14)
        "Worries On My Mind" (6)
 65: "Bona Fide," Gibson Brothers [Sugar Hill, 3/03] (13)
        "That Bluegrass Music" (3)
        "The Lighthouse" (3)
 65: "Different Stripe," Cheryl Wheeler [Philo, 1/03] (13)
        "When Fall Comes To New England" (5)
        "Gandhi/Buddha" (4)
 65: "Fate's Right Hand," Rodney Crowell [Epic, 9/03] (13)
        "Still Learning How To Fly" (5)
        "Earthbound" (3)
 65: "Get Back Change," Ron Hynes [Borealis, 10/03] (13)
        "Good Dog Is Lost" (3)
 65: "Plow To The End Of The Row," Adrienne Young [Addie Belle, 9/03] (13)
        "Plow To The End Of The Road" (4)
 65: "Tanglewood Tree," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer [Signature, 2000] (13)
        "Mountain" (5)
 65: "Twang On A Wire," Kate Campbell [Large River, 8/03] (13)
        "Harper Valley Pta" (3)
        "Twang On A Wire" (3)
 65: "Up All Night," The Waifs [Compass, 4/03] (13)
        "Fisherman's Daughter" (3)


TOP SONGS OF NOVEMBER 2003

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13761 airplays from 142 different DJs

1. "Canadian Railroad Trilogy" (15)
        by James Keelaghan
        from "Beautiful A Tribute To Gordon Lighfoot"
1. "Which Side Are You On" (15)
        by Natalie Merchant
        from "The House Carpenter's Daughter"
3. "This Train" (14)
        by The Wayfaring Strangers
        from "This Train"
4. "2 Men In The Building" (12)
        by Fourtold
        from "Fourtold"
4. "The Grass Is Blue" (12)
        by Norah Jones
        from "Just Because I'm A Woman: Songs Of Dolly Parton"
4. "Humors Of Ballyloughlin" (12)
        by El McMeen
        from "Dancing The Strings"
4. "Only Way" (12)
        by Ellis Paul And Vance Gilbert
        from "Side Of The Road"
4. "This Love Will Carry" (12)
        by Solas
        from "Another Day"
9. "Bird In The Tree" (11)
        by Solas
        from "Another Day"
9. "Brand New '64 Dodge" (11)
        by Greg Brown
        from "The Poet Game"
9. "That Was The President" (11)
        by Phil Ochs
        from "I Ain't Marching Any More"
12. "9 To 5" (10)
        by Alison Krauss
        from "Just Because I'm A Woman: Songs Of Dolly Parton"
12. "Crocodile Man" (10)
        by Chris Smither
        from "Train Home"
12. "Family Reunion" (10)
        by Zoe Speaks
        from "Birds Fly South"
12. "Sixth Floor" (10)
        by Christine Lavin
        from "Please Don't Make Me Too Happy"
        also "One Wild Night"
16. "Citizen Of The World" (9)
        by Ellis Paul And Vance Gilbert
        from "Side Of The Road"
16. "Crazy Man Michael" (9)
        by Natalie Merchant
        from "The House Carpenter's Daughter"
16. "I've Endured" (9)
        by Tim O'Brien
        from "Traveler"
16. "Just A Rose Will Do" (9)
        by Zoe Speaks
        from "Birds Fly South"
16. "Poor Wayfaring Stranger" (9)
        by Natalie Merchant
        from "The House Carpenter's Daughter"
16. "Radio" (9)
        by Chuck Brodsky
        from "Radio"
16. "Second Avenue" (9)
        by Lisa Moscatiello
        from "Second Avenue"
16. "Train Home" (9)
        by Chris Smither
        from "Train Home"
24. "Another Train" (8)
        by Mrs. Ackroyd Band
        from "Yelp"
24. "Barbry Ellen" (8)
        by Zoe Speaks
        from "Birds Fly South"
24. "Birds Fly South" (8)
        by Zoe Speaks
        from "Birds Fly South"
24. "Desolation Row" (8)
        by Chris Smither
        from "Train Home"
24. "Here I Am" (8)
        by Emmylou Harris
        from "Stumble Into Grace"
24. "I Believe" (8)
        by Zoe Speaks
        from "Birds Fly South"
24. "Jolene" (8)
        by Mindy Smith
        from "Just Because I'm A Woman: Songs Of Dolly Parton"
24. "Life - Love Me" (8)
        by Juliet Wyers
        from "Clear"
24. "Lightfoot" (8)
        by Aengus Finnan
        from "Beautiful: A Tribute To Gordon Lightfoot"
24. "Little Bird" (8)
        by Emmylou Harris
        from "Stumble Into Grace"
24. "Ribbon Of Darkness" (8)
        by Bruce Cockburn
        from "Beautiful: A Tribute To Gordon Lightfoot"
24. "Tell Somebody" (8)
        by Rickie Lee Jones
        from "Evening Of My Best Day"
24. "Weeping Pilgrim" (8)
        by Natalie Merchant
        from "The House Carpenter's Daughter"


TOP ARTISTS OF NOVEMBER 2003

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13761 airplays from 142 different DJs

1. Natalie Merchant (80)
2. Zoe Speaks (76)
3. Emmylou Harris (69)
4. Greg Brown (68)
5. Solas (66)
6. Chris Smither (58)
7. Ellis Paul And Vance Gilbert (57)
8. John Gorka (56)
9. Bruce Cockburn (53)
9. John McCutcheon (53)
9. Wayfaring Strangers (53)
12. Tim O'Brien (52)
13. Robert Earl Keen (50)
14. El McMeen (46)
14. Lisa Moscatiello (46)
14. Peggy Seeger (46)
17. Pete Seeger (43)
18. Bob Dylan (42)
18. David Mallett (42)
20. Joni Mitchell (40)
21. Gillian Welch (39)
21. Joan Baez (39)
23. John Prine (37)
23. Lyle Lovett (37)
25. Hot Club Of Cowtown (36)
25. Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem (36)
27. Dan Crary (35)
27. Garnet Rogers (35)
27. Martin Simpson (35)
30. Finest Kind (34)
30. Pete Morton (34)
32. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer (32)
32. James Keelaghan (32)
32. John Hartford (32)
35. Greg Greenway (31)
35. Phil Ochs (31)
37. Alison Krauss (30)
37. Bill Jones (30)
37. Dar Williams (30)
37. June Tabor (30)
37. Tom Russell (30)



TOP LABELS OF NOVEMBER 2003

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13761 airplays from 142 different DJs

1. Rounder (492)
2. Sugar Hill (392)
3. Red House (218)
4. Appleseed (201)
5. Columbia (174)
6. Borealis (159)
7. Philo (158)
8. Shanachie (156)
9. Compass (143)
10. Signature (142)
11. Hightone (124)
12. Greentrax (120)
13. Green Linnet (112)
14. Flying Fish (107)
15. Vanguard (105)
15. Warner (105)
17. Pinecastle (94)
18. Smithsonian/Folkways (93)
19. Rhino (91)
20. Rebel (83)
21. Capitol (79)
22. Koch (59)
22. Reprise (59)
24. Folk-Legacy (52)
25. Redbird (45)
26. Elektra (43)
27. Myth America (42)
27. Piney Ridge (42)
29. Acoustic Disc (39)
29. Nonesuch (39)
31. Thunderation (36)
31. Topic (36)
31. Waterbug (36)
34. MCA (35)
35. Epic (32)
35. Razor And Tie (32)
37. A&M (31)
37. Gadfly (31)
39. Mercury (30)
40. North Road (29)


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
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