TOP ALBUMS OF OCTOBER 2002

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 11643 airplays from 125 different DJs

  1: "Winter Marquee," Nanci Griffith [Rounder] (80)
        "Listen To The Radio" (16)
        "Speed Of The Sound Of Loneliness" (8)
        "White Freight Liner" (8)
        "Boots Of Spanish Leather" (7)
        "Good Night, New York" (6)
  2: "Looking For The Moon," Tom Paxton [Appleseed] (73)
        "Looking For The Moon" (17)
        "Early Snow" (10)
        "My Pony Knows The Way" (10)
        "Bravest" (7)
  3: "The Dark," Guy Clark [Sugar Hill] (50)
        "Arizona Star" (8)
        "Mud" (7)
        "Dancin' Days" (5)
        "Rex's Blues" (5)
        "She Loves To Ride Horses" (5)
  4: "Monuments," Kate Campbell [Large River] (47)
        "New South" (14)
        "Strangeness Of The Day" (7)
        "Corn In A Box" (6)
        "Joe Louis' Furniture" (5)
  5: "Silvery Moon," Aoife Clancy [Appleseed] (43)
        "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine" (10)
        "Are You Sleepin', Maggie" (6)
        "There Is Hope" (6)
        "Across The Blue Mountains" (5)
  6: "Paintbrush," Diane Zeigler [Self] (42)
        "Ride That Rail" (12)
        "Gentle Soldier Of My Soul" (9)
        "Indian Paintbrush" (8)
  7: "Going Driftless: An Artist's Tribute To Greg Brown," Various Artists [Red House] (39)
        "Two Little Feet," Karen Savoca (8)
        "Sleeper," Eliza Gilkyson (4)
        "Spring And All," Mary Chapin Carpenter (4)
        "Train Carrying Jimmie Rodgers Home," Iris Dement (4)
  8: "Old And In The Gray," Old And In The Gray [Acoustic Disc] (37)
        "Barefoot Nellie" (8)
        "Honky Tonk Women" (8)
        "Pancho And Lefty" (5)
        "Rainmaker" (5)
        "Good Old Boys" (4)
  8: "Will The Circle Be Unbroken, V2," Nitty Gritty Dirt Band [Capitol] (37)
        "Fishin' Blues" (4)
        "Tears In The Holston River" (4)
 10: "Midnight And Lonesome," Buddy Miller [Hightone] (36)
        "Quecreek" (9)
        "Showman's Life" (5)
        "Water When The Well Is Dry" (4)
 11: "Dreamer Or Believer," Harvey Reid [Woodpecker] (33)
        "I've Been Everywhere" (4)
        "Wayfaring Stranger" (4)
 12: "Speed Of Trees," Ellis Paul [Philo] (32)
        "God's Promise" (6)
        "Eighteen" (5)
        "Maria's Beautiful Mess" (4)
        "Speed Of Trees" (4)
 13: "All Day Every Day," Bill Hilly Band [Borealis] (30)
        "Bulkley Valley Home" (8)
        "Christophe" (5)
        "Francis" (3)
 13: "Baseball Ballads," Chuck Brodsky [Self] (30)
        "Ballad Of Eddie Klepp" (6)
        "Dock Ellis' No-No" (5)
        "Gone To Heaven" (4)
        "Bonehead Merkle" (3)
        "Lefty" (3)
        "Letters In The Dirt" (3)
        "Unnatural Shooting Of Eddie Watkins" (3)
 15: "Down The Old Plank Road," Chieftains [RCA] (29)
        "Whole Heap Of Little Horses" (5)
        "Bela's Reels" (3)
        "Cindy" (3)
        "Give The Fiddler A Dram" (3)
        "Sally Goodin," Chieftains With Earl Scruggs (3)
 15: "Fashionably Late," Linda Thompson [Rounder] (29)
        "Dear Mary" (7)
        "No Telling" (4)
        "Weary Life" (4)
        "9 Stone Rig" (3)
        "Banks Of The Clyde" (3)
        "Miss Murray" (3)
 15: "Imagine," Eva Cassidy [Blix Street] (29)
        "Who Knows Where The Time Goes" (7)
        "Imagine" (6)
        "Early Morning Rain" (4)
        "It Doesn't Matter Anymore And Early Morning Rain" (4)
        "Danny Boy" (3)
 15: "Kindred Spirits: A Tribute To The Music Of Johnny Cash," Various Artists [Columbia] (29)
        "I Still Miss Someone," Rosanne Cash (6)
        "Train Of Love," Bob Dylan (4)
        "Understand Your Man," Dwight Yoakam (4)
        "Folsom Prison Blues," Keb' Mo' (3)
 15: "Runaway Soul," Ruthie Foster [Blue Corn] (29)
        "Death Came A-Knockin'" (8)
        "Woke Up This Mornin'" (4)
        "Ocean Of Tears" (3)
        "Small Town Blues" (3)
 20: "Woodeye," Joel Rafael Band [Inside] (28)
        "Sowing On The Mountain" (4)
        "Talking Fishing Blues" (4)
        "Don't Kill My Baby And My Son" (3)
        "Ramblin' Round" (3)
 21: "Tiger Tattoo," Andrew Calhoun [Waterbug] (27)
        "Goin' Down To See John Prine" (7)
        "Joy" (7)
        "Everyone Sang" (3)
        "I Shall Not Look Away" (3)
 22: "Angels Of Mineral Springs," Chris Stuart [Backcountry] (25)
        "Road Into Town" (6)
        "Elvis Stays Home" (4)
        "Springhill Mine" (4)
        "I Did Not Hear Them Go" (3)
 22: "The Colour Of Dreams," Eric Bogle [Greentrax] (25)
        "Global Economy" (5)
        "Homecoming" (3)
 22: "Let's Leave This Town," Chip Taylor And Carrie Rodriguez [Texas] (25)
        "Sweet Tequila Blues" (9)
        "Let's Leave This Town" (6)
        "Extra" (5)
 25: "And Still We Sing," Holly Near [Calico Tracks] (23)
        "I Ain't Afraid" (3)
 25: "Callan Bridge," Niall And Cillian Vallely [Compass] (23)
        "Rio" (6)
        "Humours Of Tullycrine" (5)
        "Muireann's Jig" (4)
 25: "The Greatest Story Never Told," John McCutcheon [Red House] (23)
        "Not In My Name" (10)
        "The Greatest Story Never Told" (4)
        "When I Grow Up" (3)
 28: "Ten Thousand Mornings," Peter Mulvey [Signature] (22)
        "Mama, You Been On My Mind" (6)
        "Inner City Blues" (3)
 28: "1000 Kisses," Patty Griffin [Ato] (22)
        "Rain" (7)
        "Chief" (5)
        "Long Ride Home" (5)
 30: "Filth And Fire," Mary Gauthier [Signature] (21)
        "Long Way To Fall" (7)
        "Good-Bye" (4)
        "Sugar Cane" (3)
 30: "Gathering Of Spirits," Carrie Newcomer [Philo] (21)
        "Gathering Of Spirits" (3)
        "I Heard An Owl" (3)
        "Things I've Gone And Done" (3)
 30: "It's About Time," Lost And Found [Rebel] (21)
        "14 Carat Mind" (5)
 30: "No Other Way," Mountain Heart [Skaggs Family] (21)
        "Mountain Man" (5)
        "On My Way Back To You" (5)
        "Spirit Moved" (3)
 30: "Saint Mary Of The Woods," James McMurtry [Sugar Hill] (21)
        "Dry River" (5)
        "Out Here In The Middle" (4)
 30: "There Was A Time," Tom Pacheco [Appleseed] (21)
        "What About Us" (5)
        "There Was A Time" (4)
        "You Will Never Be Afraid Again" (3)
 30: "This Land Is Your Land," Various Artists [Music For Little People] (21)
        "This Land Is Your Land," The Travellers (5)
        "Calypso Freedom," Sweet Honey In The Rock (3)
 37: "Prime Cuts Of Bluegrass 59," Various Artists [KBC] (20)
        "Johnson's Grocery Store," Lost And Found (3)
 37: "My Dixie Home," Jim Mills [Sugar Hill] (20)
        "Take The D Train" (5)
        "I'll See You In My Dreams" (3)
        "My Dixie Home" (3)
 39: "Three Ravens," Malinky [Greentrax] (19)
        "Thaney" (4)
        "Three Ravens" (3)
 39: "Ghost Train," Hot Club Of Cowtown [Hightone] (19)
        "Forget-Me-Nots" (4)
        "Sleep" (4)
        "Pray For The Lights To Go Out" (3)
 39: "Home," Dixie Chicks [Columbia] (19)
        "White Trash Wedding" (5)
        "Landslide" (3)
        "Lil' Jack Slade" (3)
        "Long Time Gone" (3)
 39: "Postcards," Cathy Fink And Marcy Marxer [Community] (19)
        "It's The Girl" (4)
        "Fool's Gold" (3)
        "Here Is The Chorus" (3)
 43: "Dancing With Angels," Eileen Laverty [Self] (17)
        "Caledonia" (5)
        "Homeland" (3)
        "My Old Friend The Blues" (3)
 43: "Just One Wish," Winifred Horan [Shanachie] (17)
        "Princess And The Frog" (5)
        "Just One Wish" (3)
        "Kiss By Messenger" (3)
 43: "Lookout For Hope," Jerry Douglas [Sugar Hill] (17)
        "Little Martha" (6)
 43: "O Sister 2 Collection," Various Artists [Rounder] (17)
        "Tall Pines," Laurie Lewis (4)
 43: "Starting Over," Ronnie Bowman [Sugar Hill] (17)
        "What She Didn't Say" (4)
        "One Life" (3)
        "Starting Over" (3)
 48: "Blue Country Heart," Jorma Kaukonen [Columbia] (16)
        "Blue Railroad Train" (5)
        "Bread Line Blues" (3)
 48: "Cold Wind," Open Road [Rounder] (16)
        "Cold Wind" (5)
        "Hard Times" (3)
 48: "Jerusalem," Steve Earle [Artemis] (16)
        "Jerusalem" (6)
        "John Walker's Blues" (3)
 48: "Ragpicker's Dream," Mark Knopfler [Warner] (16)
        "Coyote" (3)
        "Hill Farmer's Blues" (3)
 48: "School For Love," Cliff Eberhardt [Red House] (16)
        "Sugartown" (5)
 53: "Easy," Kelly Willis [Rykodisc] (15)
        "Don't Come The Cowboy With Me Sunny Jim" (2)
 53: "Halos And Horns," Dolly Parton [Sugar Hill] (15)
        "I'm Gone" (3)
 53: "High Lonesome Cowboy," Peter Rowan And Don Edwards [Shanachie] (15)
        "Reno Blues" (4)
        "Ramblin'cowboy" (3)
 53: "Hillbilly Zen," Julian Dawson [Stringbender] (15)
        "Freedom Of The Highway" (5)
        "Hillbillies On Pills" (3)
 53: "Lake Effect," Liz Carroll [Green Linnet] (15)
        "Rock Reel/The Morning Dew/Reeling On The Box" (5)
        "Catherine Kelly's / Lake Effect" (3)
 53: "Sean-Nos Nua," Sinead O'Connor [Vanguard] (15)
        "Her Mantle Is So Green" (2)
 53: "When I Go," Dave Carter With Tracy Grammer [Signature] (15)
        "When I Go" (6)
        "The River, Where She Sleeps" (4)
 60: "Hit The Ground Running," McKrells [Draguin] (14)
        "Hit The Ground Running" (3)
        "Take Care Of Those Wings My Friend" (3)
 60: "Lifeline Extended," Holly Near And Ronnie Gilbert [Appleseed] (14)
        "Harriet Tubman" (3)
        "No More Genocide," Holly Near/Ronnie Gilbert (3)
 60: "New Favorite," Alison Krauss And Union Station [Rounder] (14)
        "Take Me For Longing" (4)
        "Lucky One" (3)
 60: "No Summer Storm," Valerie Smith And Liberty Pike [Rebel] (14)
        "Walk Away" (4)
 60: "On Reflection," Eliza Carthy And Nancy Kerr [Gadfly] (14)
        "Port 'n' Brandy" (3)
        "Whittingham Fair/For Whittingham Fair" (3)
 60: "Roses," Kathy Mattea [Narada] (14)
        "They Are The Roses" (3)
 60: "A Sense Of Place," Steve Gillette And Cindy Mangsen [Redwing] (14)
        "Tide And The River Rising" (6)
        "When The First Leaves Fall" (5)
 60: "Time Will Tell Our Story," Gordons [Blueberry Hill] (14)
        "Make Believe" (5)
        "Goin' Home" (3)
 60: "Will The Circle Be Unbroken," Nitty Gritty Dirt Band [Capitol] (14)
        "Catfish John" (2)
 60: "Will The Circle Be Unbroken, V3," Nitty Gritty Dirt Band [Capitol] (14)
        "Catfish John," Alison Krauss (3)
 70: "Alice Peacock," Alice Peacock [Columbia] (13)
        "I'll Start With Me" (4)
        "Alabama Boy" (3)
 70: "Any Old Time," Steve Forbert [Koch] (13)
        "Any Old Time" (4)
 70: "Cocktail Swing," Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem [Signature] (13)
        "Cocktail Swing" (2)
 70: "Courier," Richard Shindell [Signature] (13)
        "Are You Happy Now?" (3)
 70: "Higher Ground," Blind Boys Of Alabama [Real World] (13)
        "Many Rivers To Cross" (3)
        "Wade In The Water" (3)
 70: "Home," James Keelaghan [Appleseed] (13)
        "You Know Me" (3)
 70: "I Was In Love With A Difficult Man," Christine Lavin [Redwing] (13)
        "I Was In Love With A Difficult Man" (4)
        "Wind Chimes" (3)
 70: "North Wind," Aengus Finnan [Borealis] (13)
        "Rollin' Home" (4)
 70: "Thumb Thump," Joel Mabus [Fossil] (13)
        "What Kind Of Pants Does A Gambler Wear?" (3)


TOP SONGS OF OCTOBER 2002

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 11643 airplays from 125 different DJs

1. "Looking For The Moon" (18)
        by Tom Paxton
        from "Looking For The Moon"
2. "Listen To The Radio" (16)
        by Nanci Griffith
        from "Winter Marquee"
3. "New South" (14)
        by Kate Campbell
        from "Monuments"
4. "Ride That Rail" (12)
        by Diane Zeigler
        from "Paintbrush"
5. "Barefoot Nellie" (11)
        by Old And In The Gray
        from "Old And In The Gray"
5. "Not In My Name" (11)
        by John McCutcheon
        from "Greatest Story Never Told"
7. "Death Came A-Knockin'" (10)
        by Ruthie Foster
        from "Runaway Soul"
7. "Early Snow" (10)
        by Tom Paxton
        from "Looking For The Moon"
7. "Gentle Soldier Of My Soul" (10)
        by Diane Zeigler
        from "Paintbrush"
7. "Honky Tonk Women" (10)
        by Old And In The Gray
        from "Old And In The Gray"
7. "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine" (10)
        by Aoife Clancy
        from "Silvery Moon"
7. "My Pony Knows The Way" (10)
        by Tom Paxton
        from "Looking For The Moon"
7. "October Road" (10)
        by James Taylor
        from "October Road"
7. "When Fall Comes To New England" (10)
        by Cheryl Wheeler
        from "Driving Home"
        also "When October Goes"
15. "Arizona Star" (9)
        by Guy Clark
        from "Dark"
15. "Quecreek" (9)
        by Buddy Miller
        from "Midnight And Lonesome"
15. "Speed Of The Sound Of Loneliness" (9)
        by Nanci Griffith
        from "Winter Marquee"
15. "Sweet Tequila Blues" (9)
        by Chip Taylor And Carrie Rodriguez
        from "Let's Leave This Town"
15. "White Freight Liner" (9)
        by Nanci Griffith
        from "Winter Marquee"
20. "2 Little Feet" (8)
        by Karen Savoca
        from "Going Driftless: An Artist's Tribute To Greg Brown"
20. "Bulkley Valley Home" (8)
        by Bill Hilly Band
        from "All Day Every Day"
20. "Goin' Down To See John Prine" (8)
        by Andrew Calhoun
        from "Tiger Tattoo"
20. "Indian Paintbrush" (8)
        by Diane Zeigler
        from "Paintbrush"
20. "Road Into Town" (8)
        by Chris Stuart
        from "Angels Of Mineral Springs"
25. "Are You Happy Now?" (7)
        by Richard Shindell
        from "Courier"
        also "Sparrows Point"
25. "Ballad Of Eddie Klepp" (7)
        by Chuck Brodsky
        from "Baseball Ballads"
25. "Boots Of Spanish Leather" (7)
        by Nanci Griffith
        from "Winter Marquee"
25. "Bravest" (7)
        by Tom Paxton
        from "Looking For The Moon"
25. "Dear Mary" (7)
        by Linda Thompson
        from "Fashionably Late"
25. "Gentle Arms Of Eden" (7)
        by Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
        from "Drum Hat Buddha"
25. "I Still Miss Someone" (7)
        by Rosanne Cash
        from "Kindred Spirits: A Tribute To The Music Of Johnny Cash"
25. "Joy" (7)
        by Andrew Calhoun
        from "Tiger Tattoo"
25. "Long Way To Fall" (7)
        by Mary Gauthier
        from "Filth And Fire"
25. "Mud" (7)
        by Guy Clark
        from "Dark"
25. "Pancho And Lefty" (7)
        by Old And In The Gray
        from "Old And In The Gray"
25. "Personal Jesus" (7)
        by Johnny Cash
        from "Man Comes"
25. "Rain" (7)
        by Patty Griffin
        from "1000 Kisses"
25. "Rainmaker" (7)
        by Old And In The Gray
        from "Old And In The Gray"
25. "Rio" (7)
        by Niall And Cillian Vallely
        from "Callan Bridge"
25. "Strangeness Of The Day" (7)
        by Kate Campbell
        from "Monuments"
25. "Tears In The Holston River" (7)
        by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
        from "Will The Circle Be Unbroken, V2"
25. "There's A Light Beyond These Woods" (7)
        by Nanci Griffith
        from "Winter Marquee"
25. "Who Knows Where The Time Goes" (7)
        by Eva Cassidy
        from "Imagine"


TOP ARTISTS OF OCTOBER 2002

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 11643 airplays from 125 different DJs

1. Nanci Griffith (94)
2. Tom Paxton (83)
3. Guy Clark (59)
4. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (57)
5. Old And In The Gray (55)
6. Kate Campbell (52)
7. John McCutcheon (49)
8. Mickey Newbury (45)
9. Harvey Reid (44)
10. Aoife Clancy (43)
11. Bob Dylan (42)
12. Chieftains (40)
12. Ellis Paul (40)
14. Buddy Miller (39)
14. Diane Zeigler (39)
16. Alison Krauss (37)
17. Ruthie Foster (35)
18. Chuck Brodsky (34)
19. Chris Stuart (33)
19. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer (33)
19. Eva Cassidy (33)
22. Andrew Calhoun (32)
22. Eric Bogle (32)
24. Bill Hilly Band (31)
24. Greg Brown (31)
24. Linda Thompson (31)


TOP LABELS OF OCTOBER 2002

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 11643 airplays from 125 different DJs

1. Rounder (609)
2. Sugar Hill (380)
3. Appleseed (203)
4. Red House (202)
5. Columbia (169)
6. Philo (158)
7. Shanachie (133)
8. Signature (129)
9. Compass (125)
10. Flying Fish (119)
11. Vanguard (112)
12. Rebel (110)
13. Green Linnet (106)
13. Warner (106)
15. Capitol (98)
16. Hightone (97)
17. Greentrax (84)
18. Borealis (81)
19. Pinecastle (69)
20. Elektra (67)
21. Acoustic Disc (58)
21. Smithsonian/Folkways (58)
23. Waterbug (56)
24. Rhino (53)
25. RCA (45)
26. Woodpecker (43)
27. Gadfly (41)
27. Topic (41)
29. Large River (36)
30. Blue Corn (35)
31. Blix Street (34)
31. Prime (34)
33. Bloodshot (33)
33. Copper Creek (33)
33. MCA (33)
36. Redwing (32)
37. Epic (27)
37. Skaggs Family (27)
39. A&M (26)
40. Mercury (25)
40. Narada (25)

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 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, top 25 songs and
top 25 artists are listed.

Richard Gillmann                            http://www.nwlink.com/~rxg
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