TOP ALBUMS OF NOVEMBER 2004

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13128 airplays from 146 different DJs

  1: "Names," Tim Grimm [Wind River, 10/04] (70)
        "Pretty Boy Floyd" (13)
        "Sam Stone" (8)
        "Lula Walls" (7)
        "Reverend Mr. Black" (6)
  2: "40 Days," Wailin' Jennys [Jericho Beach, 4/04] (45)
        "One Voice" (12)
        "Come All You Sailors" (6)
        "Beautiful Dawn" (5)
        "Parting Glass" (5)
  3: "Vuelta," Richard Shindell [Koch, 8/04] (41)
        "Fenario" (9)
        "So Says The Whipporwill" (8)
        "Waist Deep In The Big Muddy" (8)
        "Che Guevara T-Shirt" (6)
  4: "Mojave River," Chris Stuart And Backcountry [Backcountry, new] (40)
        "Dollar Bill Blues" (10)
        "Mojave River" (5)
        "Rider On This Train" (5)
        "Jealous Crow" (4)
        "Take Me Into Your Heart" (4)
  5: "Verdant Mile," Tracy Grammer [Self, 8/04] (37)
        "Wasn't Born To Follow" (10)
        "When I Reach The Place I'm Goin" (8)
        "Verdant Mile" (7)
        "This Dirty Little Town" (5)
        "Solitary Man" (4)
  6: "Why The Long Face," Suzzy And Maggie Roche [Red House, 10/04] (36)
        "Who Cares" (11)
        "I Don't Have You" (8)
        "Don't Be Afraid" (5)
  7: "Libertango," Sharon Shannon And Friends [Compass, 9/04] (34)
        "Whitestrand Sling" (8)
        "Phailistin" (5)
        "Hogs And Heifers" (4)
  8: "Hypnotized," Naomi Sommers [American Melody, new] (32)
        "Come Home" (8)
        "Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss" (4)
        "Hypnotizing" (4)
  8: "Stripping Cane," Jeffrey Foucault [Signature, 8/04] (32)
        "4 And 20 Blues" (6)
        "Bluest Blade" (5)
        "Cross Of Flowers" (5)
 10: "Spaz Loves Weezie," Jory Nash [Thin Man, 10/04] (31)
        "Conversion Of Pearl Hart" (13)
        "Citizen's Waltz" (4)
 10: "Vote In November: Election 2004 Anti-Theft Device," Various Artists [Waterbug, 9/04] (31)
        "Mercy," Kate McDonnell (5)
        "Civilised World," Les Barker (3)
 12: "Cold Mountain soundtrack," Various Artists [Columbia, 12/03] (30)
        "Bright Sunny South," Dock Boggs (3)
        "Wayfaring Stranger," Bill Monroe (3)
 12: "Great Big World," Pierce Pettis [Compass, 8/04] (30)
        "Alabama 1959" (5)
        "You're Gonna Need This Memory" (5)
        "Great Big World" (4)
        "Black Sheep Boy" (3)
        "Song Of Songs" (3)
 12: "Spin," David Lamotte [Self, 10/04] (30)
        "Home" (8)
        "Water" (7)
        "Spirit" (3)
 15: "Hymns For The Exiled," Anais Mitchell [Waterbug, 9/04] (29)
        "1984" (5)
        "2 Kids" (5)
        "Before The Eyes Of Storytelling Girls" (4)
        "Mockingbird" (4)
        "One Good Thing" (4)
 15: "Unbroken Circle: The Musical Heritage Of The Carter Family," Various Artists [Dualtone, 8/04] (29)
        "On The Sea Of Galilee," Emmylou Harris With The Peasall Sisters (5)
        "Worried Man Blues," George Jones (5)
        "No Depression In Heaven," Sheryl Crow (4)
        "Rambling Boy," Del McCoury Band (3)
        "You Are My Flower," Willie Nelson (3)
 17: "Coin Of The Realm," Jack Hardy [Great Divide, 10/04] (28)
        "Sword In The Stone" (9)
        "In Bed With The Enemy" (4)
        "Cain And Abel" (3)
        "Denial" (3)
        "Holy Ground" (3)
 17: "Land Of Milk And Honey," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, 3/04] (28)
        "Hiway 9" (11)
        "Peace Call" (9)
        "Tender Mercies" (4)
 17: "Michael Jerome Browne And The Twin Rivers String Band," Michael Jerome Browne [Borealis, new] (28)
        "Coo Coo" (5)
        "Just Look Up" (3)
        "Out On The Western Plains" (3)
        "Still On My Mind" (3)
 20: "The Clear Stream," Various Artists [Greentrax, new] (27)
        "Kate Dalrymple," Tony Cuffe (6)
        "Accrington McBride's Set," Dick Gaughan (5)
 20: "Journey Home," Bill Staines [Red House, 9/04] (27)
        "Rompin' Rovin' Days" (7)
        "Journey Home" (4)
        "Rancher Turns 80" (4)
 20: "Lonely Runs Both Ways," Alison Krauss And Union Station [Rounder, new] (27)
        "Restless" (6)
        "Unionhouse Branch" (5)
        "Gravity" (3)
        "Rain Please Go Away" (3)
 20: "Things I Choose To Do," Laurie MacAllister [Self, new] (27)
        "Coal Tattoo" (6)
        "Nobody's Angel" (5)
        "Famous Blue Raincoat" (3)
        "I Can't Sleep" (3)
        "Memories Of You" (3)
 20: "This Is Me," Eddie From Ohio [Virginia Soul, 10/04] (27)
        "Horse" (4)
        "Clear And Present Danger" (3)
        "Stay" (3)
        "This Is Me" (3)
        "Walk Humbly, Son" (3)
 25: "Brand New Strings," Ricky Skaggs And Kentucky Thunder [Skaggs Family, 9/04] (26)
        "Appalachian Joy" (5)
        "Monroe Dancin" (4)
        "Spread A Little Love Around" (4)
        "Sis Draper" (3)
 25: "Universal United House Of Prayer," Buddy Miller [New West, 9/04] (26)
        "Worry Too Much" (7)
        "Wide River To Cross" (6)
        "With God On Our Side" (5)
        "There's A Higher Power" (3)
 27: "13 Ways To Live," Various Artists [Red House, 9/04] (25)
        "Damage Done," Butch Hancock (4)
        "Dear Old Friend," Patty Griffin (4)
        "Highway 9," Eliza Gilkyson (4)
        "100 Miles," Abra Moore (3)
 27: "Bittertown," Lori McKenna [Signature, 4/04] (25)
        "Mr. Sunshine" (4)
        "Pour" (4)
        "Bible Song" (3)
        "If You Ask" (3)
        "Monday Afternoon" (3)
        "One Man" (3)
 27: "In The Hills Of California," Greg Brown [Red House, 9/04] (25)
        "I Want My Country Back" (8)
        "Spring And All" (3)
        "Where Is Maria ?" (3)
 27: "The Lost Topic Tapes: Cowes Harbour 1957," Ramblin' Jack Elliott [Hightone, new] (25)
        "Hard Travelin" (5)
        "Tom Joad" (5)
        "Jack Of Diamonds" (3)
        "Talking Columbia Blues" (3)
 27: "The Street Was Always There," Eric Andersen [Appleseed, 9/04] (25)
        "The Street Was Always There" (5)
        "Louise" (4)
        "Universal Soldier" (4)
        "Waves Of Freedom" (4)
        "Many A Mile" (3)
 27: "You Can't Save Everybody," Kieran Kane And Kevin Welch [Compass, 7/04] (25)
        "Everybody's Working For The Man Again" (7)
        "Dark Eyed Gal" (3)
        "Just Like That" (3)
 33: "David Llewellyn," David Llewellyn [Self, 10/04] (24)
        "Long Ride Home" (7)
        "Bugeilio'r Bwenith Gwyn" (3)
        "Way You Make Me Feel" (3)
 33: "Rock That Babe," The Mammals [Signature, 4/04] (24)
        "Bush Boys" (6)
        "Fall On My Knees" (6)
        "Quite Early Morning" (5)
        "Chan Chan" (3)
        "John Henry" (3)
 33: "Wayward Angel," Kasey Chambers [Warner, 9/04] (24)
        "Hollywood" (6)
        "Like A River" (4)
        "Bluebird" (3)
        "Pony" (3)
        "Stronger" (3)
        "Wayward Angel" (3)
 36: "Dragon," John Flynn [Mettafour, 3/04] (23)
        "Only One" (6)
        "Dragon" (4)
        "Minnie Lou" (3)
        "Not With My Jesus" (3)
 36: "War On Terrier," Les Barker [Mrs Ackroyd, 10/04] (23)
        "Church Of The Wholly Undecided" (7)
        "Civilised World" (5)
        "Very English Thing" (4)
        "Amnesia" (3)
 38: "Shadow Of A Wing," Andrew Calhoun [Waterbug, 9/04] (22)
        "Hualapai Mountain" (4)
        "Meditation Song" (4)
        "Hoosier In Paris" (3)
        "Smokin' And Drinkin" (3)
 38: "While The Paint Dries," Erik Balkey [Hudson Harding, 10/04] (22)
        "Give Love, Amen" (7)
        "God's Poet Now" (4)
        "Livin In Lesserville" (3)
        "Silent Night" (3)
 40: "The House Carpenter's Daughter," Natalie Merchant [Myth America, 8/03] (21)
        "Weeping Pilgrim" (5)
        "Bury Me Under The Weeping Willow" (3)
        "Down On Penny's Farm" (3)
        "House Carpenter" (3)
        "Which Side Are You On" (3)
 41: "Authentic Voice," Various Artists [Self, 10/04] (20)
        "Bed By The Window," Lisa Moscatiello (5)
        "Money Is Our God," Zoe Speaks (3)
 41: "Lifeline," Iris DeMent [Flariella, new] (20)
        "I Don't Want To Get Adjusted" (7)
        "I've Got That Old Time Religion In My Heart" (3)
        "Old Gospel Ship" (3)
 43: "The Art Of Removing Wallpaper," Terri Hendrix [Wilory, 6/04] (19)
        "Monopoly" (6)
        "One Way" (3)
 43: "Dear Heather," Leonard Cohen [Columbia, new] (19)
        "Go No More A-Roving" (3)
        "Tennessee Waltz" (3)
 45: "Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs Of Stephen Foster," Various Artists [American Roots, 8/04] (18)
        "Hard Times Come Again No More," Mavis Staples (4)
        "Camptown Races," Duhks (3)
        "My Old Kentucky Home, Goodnight," John Prine (3)
 45: "Kindling The Fire," Harvey Reid And Joyce Andersen [Woodpecker, 7/04] (18)
        "Good Years" (4)
 45: "Mirrors And Windows," Dulcie Taylor [Black Iris, 3/04] (18)
        "Blackberry Winter" (5)
        "Seaboard Train" (4)
        "Ice Melts" (3)
 48: "Acoustic Rainbow 20," Various Artists [Poetman, 10/04] (17)
        "Sleeping," Jen Foster (4)
 48: "You Were There For Me," Peter Rowan And Tony Rice [Rounder, 9/04] (17)
        "You Were There For Me" (8)
        "Tin Roof Shack" (3)
 50: "All She Wrote," All She Wrote [Self, new] (16)
        "Worry And The Wait" (4)
 50: "Live And Well," Dolly Parton [Sugar Hill, 9/04] (16)
        "Stairway To Heaven" (3)
 50: "Sing Me Out," Kate Campbell [Compadre, 8/04] (16)
        "Jesus And Tomatoes" (5)
 53: "Between Two Worlds," Lee Murdock [Depot, 9/04] (15)
        "Eddystone Light" (3)
        "Song In The Shifting Sands" (3)
 53: "Dogs Are Watching Us," Jay Mankita [Self, 10/04] (15)
        "From A Dog's Stance" (3)
        "Illegal Aliens From Outer Space" (3)
        "They Lied" (3)
        "When Death Comes Calling" (3)
 53: "Essential Collection," Bill Morrissey [Rounder, 7/04] (15)
        "Birches" (2)
 53: "Kitchen Radio," Peter Mulvey [Signature, 3/04] (15)
        "Road To Mallow" (3)
        "Shirt" (3)
 53: "Last Wild Place," Lacy J. Dalton [Song Dog, 8/04] (15)
        "Last Wild Place" (3)
        "Standin' Knee Deep" (3)
 53: "Legacy," Guy Davis [Red House, 8/04] (15)
        "We All Need More Kindness In This World" (4)
 53: "Long Story Short," Clive Gregson [Gadfly, 9/04] (15)
        "Over The Garden Wall" (4)
 53: "Reap What You Sow," Foghorn String Band [Self, 8/04] (15)
        "Georgia Railroad" (4)
        "Lonesome Road Blues" (4)
 53: "The Red Thread," Lucy Kaplansky [Red House, 1/04] (15)
        "This Is Home" (4)
        "Line In The Sand" (3)
 53: "Vagabond Lullabies," Po' Girl [Nettwerk, 9/04] (15)
        "Poor Girl" (3)
 63: "Selected Shorts," Dan Hicks And The Hot Licks [Surfdog, new] (14)
        "Willie" (3)
 63: "Drum Hat Buddha," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer [Signature, 2001] (14)
        "Gentle Arms Of Eden" (5)
        "Ordinary Town" (4)
 63: "Golden Willow Tree," Joel Mabus [Fossil, 5/04] (14)
        "Papa Caught A Catfish" (3)
 63: "Plow To The End Of The Row," Adrienne Young And Little Sadie [Igo, 3/04] (14)
        "Soldier's Joy" (3)
 63: "Traveler," Tim O'Brien [Sugar Hill, 7/03] (14)
        "I've Endured" (4)
        "Kelly Joe's Shoes" (3)
        "Restless Spirit Wandering" (3)
 68: "Acoustic Journey," Amy White And Al Petteway [Maggie's, 8/04] (13)
        "Midnight Ride" (3)
 68: "Beautiful: A Tribute To Gordon Lightfoot," Various Artists [Borealis, 10/03] (13)
        "Canadian Railroad Trilogy," Gordon Lightfoot (2)
 68: "Color Came One Day," Chuck Brodsky [Waterbug, 6/04] (13)
        "Dangerous Times" (8)
 68: "Guest House," Laurie Lewis And Tom Rozum [Hightone, 3/04] (13)
        "Willie Poor Boy" (3)
 68: "On A Winter's Night," Various Artists [Philo, 1994] (13)
        "Last Night," Lynn Miles (4)
 68: "Parades And Panoramas," Dan Zanes [Festival Five, 9/04] (13)
        "California" (3)
        "Wanderin" (3)
 68: "Roll It Down," Ray Bonneville [Red House, 4/03] (13)
        "I Been A Train" (3)
        "Oxford Town" (3)
        "Stand Real Still" (3)
        "Tomorrow's Yesterday" (3)
 68: "Windblown," Kimmie Rhodes [Sunbird, new] (13)
        "Clear Blue Sky" (3)
        "Desert Train" (3)

TOP SONGS OF NOVEMBER 2004

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13128 airplays from 146 different DJs

1. "Conversion Of Pearl Hart" (14)
        by Jory Nash
        from "Spaz Loves Weezie"
2. "Pretty Boy Floyd" (13)
        by Tim Grimm
        from "Names"
3. "One Voice" (12)
        by Wailin' Jennys
        from "40 Days"
4. "Dangerous Times" (11)
        by Chuck Brodsky
        from "Color Came One Day"
        also "Vote In November: Election 2004 Anti-Theft Device"
4. "Hiway 9" (11)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Land Of Milk And Honey"
4. "Who Cares" (11)
        by Suzzy And Maggie Roche
        from "Why The Long Face"
7. "Dollar Bill Blues" (10)
        by Chris Stuart And Backcountry
        from "Mojave River"
7. "Verdant Mile" (10)
        by Tracy Grammer
        from "Verdant Mile"
7. "Wasn't Born To Follow" (10)
        by Tracy Grammer
        from "Verdant Mile"
10. "Civilised World" (9)
        by Les Barker
        from "War On Terrier"
        also "Vote In November: Election 2004 Anti-Theft Device"
10. "Fenario" (9)
        by Richard Shindell
        from "Vuelta"
10. "I Want My Country Back" (9)
        by Greg Brown
        from "In The Hills Of California"
10. "So Says The Whipporwill" (9)
        by Richard Shindell
        from "Vuelta"
10. "Sword In The Stone" (9)
        by Jack Hardy
        from "Coin Of The Realm"
10. "You Were There For Me" (9)
        by Peter Rowan And Tony Rice
        from "You Were There For Me"
16. "Come Home" (8)
        by Naomi Sommers
        from "Hypnotized"
16. "Everybody's Working For The Man Again" (8)
        by Kieran Kane And Kevin Welch
        from "You Can't Save Everybody"
16. "Home" (8)
        by David Lamotte
        from "Spin"
16. "I Don't Have You" (8)
        by Suzzy And Maggie Roche
        from "Why The Long Face"
16. "I Don't Want To Get Adjusted" (8)
        by Iris Dement
        from "Lifeline"
16. "Sam Stone" (8)
        by Tim Grimm
        from "Names"
16. "Waist Deep In The Big Muddy" (8)
        by Richard Shindell
        from "Vuelta"
16. "When I Reach The Place I'm Goin" (8)
        by Tracy Grammer
        from "Verdant Mile"
16. "Whitestrand Sling" (8)
        by Sharon Shannon And Friends
        from "Libertango"
25. "2 Kids" (7)
        by Anais Mitchell
        from "Hymns For The Exiled"
25. "Are You Happy Now?" (7)
        by Richard Shindell
        from "Courier"
        also "Sparrows Point"
25. "Bush Boys" (7)
        by The Mammals
        from "Rock That Babe"
25. "Church Of The Wholly Undecided" (7)
        by Les Barker
        from "War On Terrier"
25. "Coal Tattoo" (7)
        by Laurie MacAllister
        from "Things I Choose To Do"
25. "Gentle Arms Of Eden" (7)
        by Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
        from "Drum Hat Buddha"
25. "Give Love, Amen" (7)
        by Erik Balkey
        from "While The Paint Dries"
25. "Hard Travelin" (7)
        by Ramblin' Jack Elliott
        from "The Lost Topic Tapes: Cowes Harbour 1957"
25. "In Bed With The Enemy" (7)
        by Jack Hardy
        from "Coin Of The Realm"
        also "Vote In November: Election 2004 Anti-Theft Device"
25. "Long Ride Home" (7)
        by David Llewellyn
        from "David Llewellyn"
25. "Lula Walls" (7)
        by Tim Grimm
        from "Names"
25. "Restless" (7)
        by Alison Krauss And Union Station
        from "Lonely Runs Both Ways"
25. "Rompin' Rovin' Days" (7)
        by Bill Staines
        from "Journey Home"
25. "The Street Was Always There" (7)
        by Eric Andersen
        from "The Street Was Always There"
25. "Water" (7)
        by David Lamotte
        from "Spin"
25. "Worry Too Much" (7)
        by Buddy Miller
        from "Universal United House Of Prayer"

TOP ARTISTS OF NOVEMBER 2004

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13128 airplays from 146 different DJs

1. Tim Grimm (74)
2. Richard Shindell (56)
3. Greg Brown (55)
4. Bob Dylan (53)
5. Alison Krauss (51)
6. Wailin' Jennys (45)
7. Chris Stuart (44)
8. Eric Andersen (43)
8. Tracy Grammer (43)
10. Eliza Gilkyson (42)
10. Iris DeMent (42)
10. Michael Jerome Browne (42)
13. Jack Hardy (41)
14. Ramblin' Jack Elliott (40)
15. Johnny Cash (39)
15. Suzzy And Maggie Roche (39)
17. Jory Nash (38)
18. Dolly Parton (37)
18. Kate Campbell (37)
20. John McCutcheon (35)
21. Carter Family (34)
21. Bill Staines (34)
21. Pierce Pettis (34)
24. Les Barker (33)
24. Ricky Skaggs And Kentucky Thunder (33)
26. Eddie From Ohio (32)
27. Jeffrey Foucault (31)
27. Steve Earle (31)
29. Anais Mitchell (30)
29. Buddy Miller (30)
29. David Lamotte (30)
29. Emmylou Harris (30)
29. Laurie MacAllister (30)
29. Lori McKenna (30)
29. Naomi Sommers (30)
36. John Gorka (29)
36. Kasey Chambers (29)
38. Leonard Cohen (28)
39. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer (27)
39. Kieran Kane And Kevin Welch (27)
39. Pete Seeger (27)
39. Tom Paxton (27)


TOP LABELS OF NOVEMBER 2004

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13128 airplays from 146 different DJs

1. Rounder (391)
2. Red House (254)
3. Sugar Hill (220)
4. Columbia (198)
5. Compass (184)
6. Signature (146)
7. Smithsonian/Folkways (141)
8. Waterbug (137)
9. Vanguard (119)
10. Appleseed (107)
10. Warner (107)
12. Philo (99)
13. Borealis (92)
14. Hightone (90)
15. Flying Fish (87)
16. Shanachie (76)
17. Green Linnet (75)
18. Greentrax (72)
19. Koch (61)
20. Wind River (60)
21. Rhino (59)
22. Rebel (46)
23. MCA (42)
24. Dualtone (41)
25. Folk-Legacy (38)
25. Gadfly (38)
27. Compadre (37)
28. Elektra (36)
28. Skaggs Family (36)
30. New West (35)
31. Acoustic Disc (33)
31. Capitol (33)
31. Nonesuch (33)
34. Pinecastle (31)
34. Reprise (31)
36. Atlantic (29)
36. RCA (29)
36. Woodpecker (29)
39. A&M (28)
40. Backcountry (26)
40. True North (26)
40. Yep Roc (26)

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, in an
extended version, 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.

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