TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS OF NOVEMBER 1999

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 10417 airplays.


  1: "Cold Dog Soup," Guy Clark (73)
        "Cold Dog Soup" (13)
        "Fort Worth Blues" (12)
        "Men Will Be Boys" (10)
        "Indian Head Penny" (9)
        "Sis Draper" (7)
        "Red River" (6)
        "Die Tryin'" (5)
        "Be Gone Forever" (4)
        "Forever, For Always, For Certain" (2)
        "Water Under The Bridge" (2)
        "Ain't No Trouble To Me"
        "Bunkhouse Blues"
        "Fiddlin' Sus Draper"
  2: "The Grass Is Blue," Dolly Parton (63)
        "Silver Dagger" (13)
        "Travelin' Prayer" (9)
        "Cash On The Barrelhead" (8)
        "I Still Miss Someone" (8)
        "Train, Train" (6)
        "The Grass Is Blue" (5)
        "I'm Gonna Sleep With One Eye Open" (4)
        "Steady As The Rain" (4)
        "Endless Stream Of Tears" (2)
        "Few Old Memories" (2)
        "I Wonder Where You Are Tonight" (2)
  3: "Ambition," Dave Mallett (50)
        "Wild In The Sixties" (7)
        "You Can't Go Home Again" (7)
        "Greenin' Up" (6)
        "Here In This City You Live In" (6)
        "Whiskey Talkin'" (6)
        "Walkin'" (5)
        "Ambition" (4)
        "Lilacs" (4)
        "Next Time I Leave Here" (2)
        "Turn It Over To Love" (2)
        "Sportin Days"
  4: "Closer To The Truth," Trout Fishing In America (48)
        "Old Things" (13)
        "After You've Gone" (8)
        "Alberta Postcard" (8)
        "Closer To The Truth" (5)
        "Big Boys In Bad Shape" (3)
        "Dreaming" (2)
        "Sun The Moon And Stars" (2)
        "There You Go" (2)
        "America / After You've Gone"
        "But I Do"
        "Dangerous"
        "Keep It On The Positive Side"
        "Would It Be So Bad"
  5: "Truth Of A Woman," Kristina Olsen (44)
        "Rainy Night In Chinatown" (7)
        "Truth Of A Woman" (7)
        "Yellow Piper" (6)
        "Big O" (5)
        "Headlights On The Highway" (4)
        "Phoebe's Iceberg" (4)
        "Spend The Whole Night With You" (4)
        "I Am Ashamed" (3)
        "If I Stayed" (2)
        "Between This Woman And This Man"
        "Part Time Love"
  5: "The Wayback," Jim Henry (44)
        "Drive-In Movie Picture Show" (13)
        "Texas" (5)
        "Lay Your Head Down" (4)
        "Sound Of The Whistle Blow" (4)
        "Leaving Time" (3)
        "Restless" (3)
        "Ruby" (3)
        "Dancing Shoes" (2)
        "Doc's Rag" (2)
        "Eddie And Pearl" (2)
        "We Think We'll Keep Him" (2)
        "1967"
  7: "Folkscene Collection 2," Various Artists (40)
        "Take Off Your Old Coat," Eliza Gilkyson (8)
        "Song Of The Candle," Stan Rogers (7)
        "I'm This Blue," Greg Brown (4)
        "Little Angel, Little Brother," Lucinda Williams (4)
        "Life," Stephen Fearing (3)
        "Heart Of Saturday Night," Tom Waits (2)
        "Mr. Tambourine Man," Chris Hillman (2)
        "California Snow," Tom Russell
        "Columbus," Mary Black
        "Flight," Stephen Fearing
        "Good Woman's Love," Vince Gill
        "Hit The Ground Running," Maura O'Connell
        "Justine," Patty Larkin
        "Let Me Fall," Peter Case
        "Lockeeper," John Gorka
        "Love At The 5 And Dime," Nanci Griffith
        "Planet Of Love," Jim Lauderdale
  8: "Storied Ground," John McCutcheon (39)
        "Jericho" (7)
        "Closing The Bookstore" (6)
        "Crazy Or Courageous" (4)
        "Cross That Line" (4)
        "Homecoming Time" (4)
        "Abby D" (3)
        "From Us" (3)
        "Vultures" (3)
        "One More Mountaintop" (2)
        "Piece By Piece" (2)
        "2 Foot Seam"
  9: "One Moment Of Grace," Night Sun (36)
        "One Moment Of Grace" (7)
        "Didn't I Try?" (5)
        "Babe" (4)
        "Camel In Nunavut" (4)
        "Breathing" (3)
        "Harvey And Louise" (3)
        "Fire Last Summer" (2)
        "Lost Seconds" (2)
        "Parrish Waltz" (2)
        "Summer Songs" (2)
        "I'll Hold On"
        "One Night Too Many"
 10: "From Coffee House To Concert Hall," Stan Rogers (35)
        "Music In Your Eyes" (6)
        "Leave Her, Johnny, Leave Her" (5)
        "Acadian Saturday Night" (4)
        "Guysborough Train" (4)
        "Down The Road" (3)
        "It All Fades Away" (3)
        "Louise's Song" (2)
        "Pharisee" (2)
        "Take It From Day To Day" (2)
        "Billy Green"
        "Puddler's Tale"
        "Straight And True"
        "Woodbridge Dog Disaster"
 10: "John And Mary," IIIrd Tyme Out (35)
        "John And Mary" (9)
        "Lovin' You Goin' Blind" (7)
        "Milk Cow Blues" (4)
        "Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind" (3)
        "Rose Of My Heart" (3)
        "Coal Mine Blues" (2)
        "Cold Summer Day In Georgia" (2)
        "Just Call On Him" (2)
        "Blue Ridge Mountain Memories"
        "On The Lonely Side Of Town"
        "Snow Angel"
 10: "Sleepless," Kate Rusby (35)
        "Cobbler's Daughter" (9)
        "Unquiet Grave" (7)
        "Fairest Of All Yarrow" (3)
        "Sweet Bride" (3)
        "All God's Angels" (2)
        "Our Town" (2)
        "Sho Heen" (2)
        "Wild Goose" (2)
        "Botany Bay"
        "Cowsong, Botany Bay"
        "Duke And The Tinker"
        "Sleepless Sailor"
        "Wild Dove"
 13: "I Feel Like Singing Today," Jim Lauderdale And Ralph Stanley (32)
        "I Feel Like Singing Today" (7)
        "You'll Find Her Name Written There" (6)
        "Joy, Joy, Joy" (4)
        "Highway Through My Home" (3)
        "Maple On The Hill" (3)
        "Like Him" (2)
        "Another Sinners Prayer"
        "Fly, Lovebird Fly"
        "I Wish Today Could Be Tomorrow"
        "This World Is Not My Home"
        "What About You"
        "Who Thought The Railroad Wouldn't Last"
        "Who Will Sing For Me"
 14: "In My Hands," Natalie MacMaster (28)
        "Flamenco Fling" (4)
        "Get Me Through December" (4)
        "Moxham Castle" (4)
        "New York Jig" (3)
        "Welcome To The Trossachs" (3)
        "Blue Bonnets Over The Boarder" (2)
        "Mom's Jig" (2)
        "Olympic Reel" (2)
        "Farewell"
        "Flamenco Thing"
        "Flora MacDonald"
        "In My Hands"
 15: "Blues For Cain And Abel," Terry Kitchen (25)
        "Atlas" (6)
        "Year Of Living Lonely" (4)
        "Bethlehem" (3)
        "Come Back To Me" (3)
        "Let It Be" (2)
        "Noah And The Selfish Son" (2)
        "Blues For Cain And Abel"
        "Heimaey"
        "Martin Luther"
        "Perfect Rose"
        "You Always Get There First"
 15: "Book Of Survival," Deborah Holland (25)
        "Pinochet And Margaret Thatcher" (4)
        "Book Of Survival" (3)
        "Hard To Be A Human In The Universe" (3)
        "Weak At Heart" (3)
        "Happy Birthday, You're Turning 40" (2)
        "I'm Sorry" (2)
        "Piniochet And Margaret Thatcher" (2)
        "End Of The World"
        "Everything But A Soul"
        "Faded Red Car"
        "Hard To Be Human"
        "Kids With Guns"
        "My Faded Red Car"
 15: "Drag Queens In Limousines," Mary Gauthier (25)
        "Drag Queens In Limousines" (5)
        "I Drink" (4)
        "Lifetime" (4)
        "Our Lady Of The Shooting Stars" (4)
        "Different Kind Of Gone" (2)
        "Karla Faye" (2)
        "Slip Of The Tongue" (2)
        "Jackie's Train"
        "Lucky Stars"
 15: "Loose Diamond," Katy Moffatt (25)
        "Whiskey, Money And Time" (5)
        "Big Fool" (4)
        "Cuckoo" (4)
        "I Walk Alone" (4)
        "Stoned At The Jukebox" (4)
        "Loose Diamond" (2)
        "Fools Fall In Love"
        "Wheel"
 15: "Reluctant Daughter," Sally Barris (25)
        "All Night Cafe" (6)
        "Adriel" (4)
        "Standing Still" (3)
        "Does It Ache?" (2)
        "In The Name Of Love" (2)
        "Never Wrong" (2)
        "Reluctant Daughter" (2)
        "What Kind Of Love" (2)
        "All I See Is You"
        "Weatherman"
 15: "Retrograss," David Grisman, John Hartford And Mike Seeger (25)
        "Maggie's Farm" (6)
        "Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay" (4)
        "When I'm 64" (4)
        "Rocky Road Blues" (2)
        "Rocky Top" (2)
        "Blue Ridge Cabin Home"
        "Hound Dog"
        "Jerusalem Ridge"
        "Memphis"
        "My Walkin' Shoes"
        "Room At The Top Of The Stairs"
        "Uncle Pen"
 21: "Bending The Banshee's Ear," Tinker's Own (23)
        "Bergen" (5)
        "Banshee Devil/Morning Dew" (4)
        "By The Hush" (4)
        "Slip Jigs And Reels" (3)
        "Blarney Pilgrim/Drowsy Maggie/The Wind That Shakes The Barley" (2)
        "True Lover's Farewell" (2)
        "Dark Island"
        "Parting Glass"
        "Siul A Ruin"
 21: "World's Room," Old Blind Dogs (23)
        "To The Beggin' I Will Go" (7)
        "Forfar Sodger" (3)
        "Ritual" (3)
        "Roslin Castle" (3)
        "Bannockburn Road" (2)
        "Battle Of Waterloo"
        "Branle"
        "Edward"
        "Far Far Sodger"
        "Plains Of Waterloo"
 23: "Harvest Home," Jay Ungar And Molly Mason (22)
        "Thanksgiving Waltz" (9)
        "Autumn" (3)
        "Bound For Another Harvest Home" (3)
        "Farmer's Set" (2)
        "Haymakers Hoedown" (2)
        "Bonaparte's Retreat-Hoedown"
        "Prairie Spring"
        "Summer"
 24: "Murder On Music Row," Larry Cordle And Lonesome Standard Time (21)
        "Murder On Music Row" (12)
        "Black Diamond Strings" (3)
        "Black Jack 99 Tales" (2)
        "Jesus And Bartenders" (2)
        "Hard Times," Larry Cordel And Lonesome Standard Time
        "Long Enough To Make Me Blue"
 24: "New Grange," New Grange (21)
        "Handsome Molly" (8)
        "Music Tree" (4)
        "Rock In A Weary Land" (2)
        "Sally Ann" (2)
        "Stone Cold W. Virginia" (2)
        "Land's End"
        "Round Trip"
        "Under The Hood"
 24: "Paradise Lost And Found," Anne Hills And Michael Smith (21)
        "Silken Dreams" (3)
        "Dutchman" (2)
        "I Will" (2)
        "Painted Horse" (2)
        "Paradise Lost And Found" (2)
        "Patterson Summer" (2)
        "Roll Me Home" (2)
        "Spoon River" (2)
        "We Become Birds" (2)
        "Stranded In The Moonlight"
        "This Rain"
 24: "Philibuster!," Phil Leadbetter (21)
        "Philibuster" (6)
        "Big Mon" (4)
        "Happy Together" (4)
        "House Of The Rising Son" (2)
        "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" (2)
        "New Camptown Races" (2)
        "Yesterday"
 28: "Root 5," Marshall Wilborn (20)
        "Benny's Revenge" (3)
        "High Steppin'" (3)
        "I've Been All Around This World" (3)
        "Owensboro Hop" (2)
        "Banjo Hop"
        "Careless Love"
        "Holland Holiday"
        "I've Been All Round The World"
        "Lady Of Spain"
        "Little Rock Getaway"
        "Oh Susanna"
        "Old Folk At Home"
        "You Can't Stop Me From Dreaming"
 29: "Into The Blue," Rod MacDonald (19)
        "Best Defense" (4)
        "6 Strings And A Hole Big And Round" (2)
        "7 Days" (2)
        "Aucilla River Song" (2)
        "Days Of Rain" (2)
        "Cure For Insomnia"
        "Deep Down In The Everglades"
        "Here's A Song For You"
        "I Have No Problem With This/It S A Tough Life/Into The Blue"
        "Lighting Over Water"
        "Lightning Over The Sea"
        "Sun Dancer"
 29: "This One's The Dreamer," Rick Fielding (19)
        "Wind And The Rain" (5)
        "Catspaw's Rag" (2)
        "Deep Fork" (2)
        "In My Life" (2)
        "Patrick Spencer" (2)
        "There Comes A Time" (2)
        "Come To Lower Canada"
        "Fa, Sol, La"
        "This One's The Dreamer"
        "When We Gather Once More"
 31: "Ashes," J.P. Jones (18)
        "Some Sunny Day" (5)
        "What Took You So Long" (4)
        "Bring A Gift" (2)
        "By A Thread" (2)
        "Reincarnation Blues" (2)
        "Sandy"
        "Stand In The Fire"
        "To Be A Man"
 31: "Irish Music," All Hands Around (18)
        "Band Of Shearers" (5)
        "When I Was A Fair Maid" (5)
        "Mazurka And Reels" (3)
        "Cottage In The Grove / All Hands Around" (2)
        "Drunken Gauger/Kind Stranger"
        "Have A Drink With Me"
        "Rambling Irishman"
 31: "Laurie Lewis And Her Bluegrass Pals," Laurie Lewis (18)
        "Acony Bell" (5)
        "Blow Big Wind" (3)
        "Tall Pines" (3)
        "Going To The West" (2)
        "Wind At Play" (2)
        "Black Waters"
        "Stepping Stones"
        "When I Get Home"
 31: "Simple Gearle," Stacey Earle (18)
        "Next Door Down" (4)
        "Simple Gearle" (3)
        "Show Me How" (2)
        "Weekend Runaways" (2)
        "If It Weren't For You"
        "In My Way"
        "Just Another Day"
        "Losers Weep"
        "Tears That She Cries"
        "Wedding Dress"
        "Wedding Night"
 31: "Soldier Of The Cross," Ricky Skaggs And Kentucky Thunder (18)
        "Joshua Generation" (4)
        "Soldier Of The Cross" (4)
        "Darkest Hour" (2)
        "Waiting At The Gate" (2)
        "7 Hillsides"
        "Battle Cry - Soldier Of The Cross"
        "I'm Ready To Go"
        "Jacob's Vision"
        "Lead Me To The Rock"
        "Voice From On High"
 31: "Traveler's Code," Darryl Purpose (18)
        "Last Great Kiss Of The 20th Century" (5)
        "Circle" (3)
        "True As The River" (3)
        "Mr. Schwinn" (2)
        "Ring On My Hand" (2)
        "For The Story"
        "Smoke And Mirrors"
        "Stars All Live At Sunny's House"
 31: "Winter's Grace," Laurie Lewis And Tom Rozum (18)
        "Hot Buttered Rum" (4)
        "Cold Frosty Morning" (3)
        "Messenger" (3)
        "If We Make It Through December" (2)
        "Cradle In Bethlehem," Neal And Leandra
        "Earth Moves In A Mysterious Way"
        "Earth Moves In Mysterious Ways"
        "Snowy Road"
        "Wassail Song"
        "Wintergrace"
 38: "Collection," Rankins (17)
        "Orangedale Whistle" (3)
        "Fail Ii E" (2)
        "Gillis Mountain" (2)
        "North Country" (2)
        "Borders And Time"
        "Christy Campbell Medley"
        "Down By The Sally Gardens"
        "Fare Hee Well Love"
        "Grey Dusk Of Eve"
        "Mull River Shuffle"
        "Rise Again"
        "Roving Gypsy Boy"
 38: "Dawg Duos," David Grisman (17)
        "Mandoharp Fantasy" (7)
        "Mando-Bass Boogie Sonata" (3)
        "Trinidadian Rag" (3)
        "Clinch Mountain Windmills" (2)
        "Mule Skinner Blues," David Grisman W/Vassar Clements
        "Old Souls," David Grisman W/ Julian Lage
 38: "Good Old Boys," John Hartford And The Hartford Stringband (17)
        "On The Radio" (3)
        "Billy The Kid" (2)
        "Keep On Truckin'" (2)
        "Owl Feathers" (2)
        "Watching The River Go By" (2)
        "Cross-Eyed Boy"
        "Crosseyed Child"
        "Good Old Boys"
        "Dixie Trucker's Home"
        "Mike And John In The Woods"
        "Waltz Of The Mississippi"
 38: "Long Ride," Ramblin' Jack Elliott (17)
        "Cup Of Coffee" (3)
        "Sky Above, The Mud Below" (3)
        "St. James Infirmary" (3)
        "Connection" (2)
        "East Virginia Blues"
        "Now He's Just Dust In The Wind"
        "Pictures From Life's Other Side"
        "Pony"
        "Ranger's Command"
        "With God On Our Side"
 38: "Top Drawer String Band," Top Drawer String Band (17)
        "High C Medley" (3)
        "B's Nieces" (2)
        "Blue Jig" (2)
        "Bob And Laura's" (2)
        "Falls Of Richmond" (2)
        "Sweets Of May" (2)
        "Big Nick's Rolling Reel"
        "Lady Anne Montgomerytuttle's Reel"
        "Mobius Medley"
        "Pointe Au Pic"
 38: "When I Go," Dave Carter With Tracy Grammer (17)
        "Annie's Lover" (3)
        "Elvis Presley" (3)
        "When I Go" (3)
        "Grand Praire Texas Homesick Blues" (2)
        "Don't Tread On Me"
        "Frank To Valentino"
        "Lancelot"
        "Little Liza Jane"
        "The River Where She Sleeps"
        "Tracy Grammer"
 44: "Forget About It," Alison Krauss (16)
        "Could You Lie" (3)
        "Forget About It" (3)
        "Never Got Off The Ground" (3)
        "Stay" (3)
        "Ghost In This House" (2)
        "Dreaming My Dreams With You"
        "It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference"
 44: "He Didn't Dance," Cucanandy (16)
        "Milky Way" (5)
        "16 Come Sunday Wayne Robertson" (2)
        "Cape Breton Set" (2)
        "Where The Hieland Thistle" (2)
        "Breton An Dros"
        "Cucanandy"
        "Gort Reels"
        "Mouth Music Set"
        "Wounded Hoosier"
 44: "Holding Back The Night," Thomasina (16)
        "Midnight On The Water Medley" (3)
        "If I Were A Featherbed" (2)
        "Mountains Of Pomeroy Owen Hand" (2)
        "Gratitudine"
        "Holding Back The Night"
        "I Live Not Where I Love"
        "If I Were A Carpenter"
        "If Were A Carpenter Garmarna"
        "Little ; Simple Gifts"
        "Love Is Little And If I Were A Carpenter"
        "Simple Gifts"
        "Tetherline"
 44: "Leaving Friday Harbor," The Battlefield Band (16)
        "One More Chorus" (4)
        "Straw Man" (4)
        "Last Trip Home" (2)
        "Sisters Reel" (2)
        "24th Guards Brigade At Anzio/Etc"
        "Clan Coco \ The Road To Benderloch \ Fifteen Stubbies To Warragul"
        "Pleasure Will Be Mine"
        "Something For Jamie"
 48: "Breakfast In New Orleans," Bruce Cockburn (15)
        "When You Give It Away" (4)
        "Blueberry Hill" (3)
        "Isn't That What Friends Are For?" (3)
        "Down To The Delta"
        "Last Night Of The World"
        "Let The Bad Air Out"
        "Look How Far"
        "Mango In Her Garden"
 48: "Breaking Down To 3," Dave Moore (15)
        "Painting This Room" (3)
        "Big Drafty House" (2)
        "Let's Take Our Time And Do It Right" (2)
        "Midnight" (2)
        "Sharks Don't Sleep" (2)
        "All The Time In The World"
        "Big Fool For You"
        "Down To The River"
        "Mr. Music"
 48: "Calling On Love," Paul Kamm And Eleanore MacDonald (15)
        "Calling On Love" (4)
        "Last Tango In Paradise" (4)
        "Chasing The Storm" (2)
        "From Clare To Here" (2)
        "Broken Down On Easy Street"
        "Great Highway"
        "Queen Of Northern Lights"
 48: "Hartwell Horn," William Pint And Felicia Dale (15)
        "White Cockade" (4)
        "Bransle D' Escosse/L'orsque J'etais Jeune Fille/An Dro" (2)
        "Captain Grant" (2)
        "2 An Dros In G"
        "It Was A Lover And Her Lass"
        "Johnny Sands"
        "Rufty Tufty"
        "She Moved Through The Faire Etc"
        "Sing Ho To The Greenwood"
        "Waterbug Reptile Palace Orchestra"
 48: "Live In Paris And Toronto," Loreena McKennitt (15)
        "All Souls Night" (4)
        "Highwayman" (3)
        "Bonny Swans" (2)
        "Bonny Portmot"
        "Cymbaline"
        "Dante's Prayer"
        "Night Ride Across The Caucasus"
        "Santiago"
        "Serenissima"
 48: "Memories That Bless And Burn," Dry Branch Fire Squad (15)
        "Looking For The Stone" (4)
        "Memories That Bless And Burn" (3)
        "Hide You In The Blood" (2)
        "Dip Your Fingers In Some Water"
        "Gospel Way"
        "Hem Of His Garment"
        "Touch The Hem Of His Garment"
        "When Heaven Comes Down"
        "When I Went Down To The Valley To Pray"
 48: "Rising," Tarras (15)
        "Men Should Wear Their Long Hair Down" (4)
        "Parson's Green" (4)
        "Oakey Strike Evictions" (2)
        "Captain Grant," Tannas
        "Happy Salmon"
        "Magpie's Revenge"
        "Rising"
        "So Tired"
 48: "Sacred Voices," Various Artists (15)
        "Shut De Do," Tim And Mollie O'brien (4)
        "Roll, Jordan Roll," Nashville Bluegrass Band And Fairfield 4 (2)
        "Walk In Jerusalem Cut 12," New Grass Revival (2)
        "Feel Like My Time Ain't Long," Country Gentlemen
        "He's Coming Again So Soon," Robin And Linda Williams
        "Lone Pilgrim," Peter Rowan And The Rowan Brothers
        "New Jerusalem," Doyle Lawson
        "Talk About Suffering," Skaggs/Rice
        "That New Jerusalem," Doyle Lawson
        "Vision Of A Golden Crown," Don Rigsby
 48: "Sparrow's Wing," Garnet Rogers (15)
        "Next Turn Of The Wheel" (4)
        "All That Is" (3)
        "11:11" (2)
        "Edge Of The Earth" (2)
        "Threshold" (2)
        "These Broken Hills"
        "Under The Summer Moonlight"
 48: "Wagoner's Lad," Mike Craver (15)
        "Wagoner's Lad" (8)
        "Little Brown Bat" (2)
        "Crossroads"
        "Dewberry Place"
        "Down At The Crossroads"
        "Lord Gregory/Big Tree Lodge"
        "Waiting For The Coming Storm"
 48: "We'll Meet Again," Scarlett, Washington And Whitely (15)
        "Nobody Lovin' Me" (3)
        "We'll Meet Again" (3)
        "Honeysuckle Rose" (2)
        "If I Had A Girl Like You / Your Feet's Too Big" (2)
        "Cherry Blossom Lane"
        "Doo Wah Diddy"
        "Horizontal Blues"
        "I Cried For You"
        "I Got Mine"
 48: "When The Pipers Play," Isla St. Clair (15)
        "Mouth Music" (3)
        "When The Pipers Play" (3)
        "Flowers Of The Forest" (2)
        "Piper At The Alamo" (2)
        "Hundred Pipers"
        "Interview Compilation"
        "Teddy O'neale"
        "Ticonderoga"
        "When The Pipers Play, Ticonderoga"

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 also 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 running under Microsoft
Windows NT.  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 track was 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 50 albums are listed.

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Richard Gillmann                            http://www.nwlink.com/~rxg
Monday "Lunch With Folks" Noon-3pm                      rxg@nwlink.com
KBCS (91.3 FM) - Bellevue, WA                       http://kbcs-fm.org
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