TOP ALBUMS OF OCTOBER 2003

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13287 airplays from 138 different DJs/span>

  1: "Old Futures Gone," John Gorka [Red House, 9/03] (87)
        "Soldier After All" (12)
        "Always" (11)
        "Dogs And Thunder" (9)
        "Make Them Crazy" (9)
        "Old Future" (9)
  2: "Beautiful: A Tribute To Gordon Lightfoot," Various Artists [Borealis, new] (80)
        "Canadian Railroad Trilogy," James Keelaghan (12)
        "If You Could Read My Mind," Connie Kaldor (8)
        "Sundown," Jesse Winchester (8)
        "Way I Feel," Cowboy Junkies (8)
        "Bend In The Water," Harry Manx (7)
  3: "Just Because I'm A Woman: Songs Of Dolly Parton," Various Artists [Sugar Hill, new] (76)
        "The Grass Is Blue," Norah Jones (14)
        "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind," Joan Osborne (12)
        "9 To 5," Alison Krauss (8)
        "Jolene," Mindy Smith (8)
        "To Daddy," Emmylou Harris (8)
  4: "Traveler," Tim O'Brien [Sugar Hill, 7/03] (60)
        "I've Endured" (11)
        "Less And Less" (10)
        "Turn The Page Again" (6)
        "Another Day" (5)
  5: "Seeds: The Songs Of Pete Seeger, Vol. 3," Pete Seeger & Friends [Appleseed, 9/03] (59)
        "Bring Them Home," Pete Seeger/Billy Bragg/Ani Di Franco/Steve Earle/Anne Hills (7)
        "Old Devil Time," Pat Humphries (5)
        "Dove," Pete Seeger, Anne Hills, Tom Pacheco (4)
  5: "Side Of The Road," Ellis Paul And Vance Gilbert [Philo, 9/03] (59)
        "Citizen Of The World" (10)
        "Only Way" (10)
        "Gentle Arms Of Eden" (7)
        "May I Suggest" (7)
        "Side Of The Road" (7)
  7: "This Train," The Wayfaring Strangers [Rounder, 9/03] (55)
        "This Train" (12)
        "When The Golden Leaves Begin To Fall" (9)
        "Lazy John" (7)
        "When You Go Walking After Midnight" (7)
  8: "Train Home," Chris Smither [Hightone, 7/03] (46)
        "Train Home" (11)
        "Crocodile Man" (7)
        "Never Needed It More" (6)
        "Desolation Row" (5)
  9: "The House Carpenter's Daughter," Natalie Merchant [Myth America, 8/03] (41)
        "Which Side Are You On?" (7)
        "House Carpenter" (6)
        "Bury Me Under The Weeping Willow" (4)
 10: "Songs For A Hurricane," Kris Delmhorst [Signature, 7/03] (40)
        "Hummingbird" (5)
        "Wasted Word" (5)
        "Bobby Lee" (4)
        "East Of The Mountains" (4)
 11: "Yelp!," The Mrs Ackroyd Band [Mrs Ackroyd, new] (39)
        "Another Train" (6)
        "Ben Kenobi" (4)
        "Dipsticks And Seals" (4)
        "Lemmings' Reunion" (4)
 12: "Natural Light," Eric Bibb [EarthBeat!, 9/03] (38)
        "Lucky Man Rag" (6)
        "Right On Time" (6)
        "Guru Man Blues" (5)
        "Tell Riley" (5)
        "Champagne Habits" (4)
        "Circles" (4)
 12: "Righteousness And Humidity," Martin Simpson [Red House, 9/03] (38)
        "I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes" (6)
        "Love Never Dies" (5)
        "Devil's Partiality" (4)
        "Payday" (4)
 14: "Dark Chords On A Big Guitar," Joan Baez [Koch, 8/03] (36)
        "Sleeper" (10)
        "Wings" (9)
        "Christmas In Washington" (6)
 15: "Silks And Spices," Finest Kind [Fallen Angle, 9/03] (35)
        "Bright Shining Morning" (8)
        "Times They Are A-Changin'" (5)
 16: "The Road Less Traveled," Danu [Shanachie, new] (34)
        "Farewell Farewell" (6)
        "Peg And Awl" (5)
 16: "Stumble Into Grace," Emmylou Harris [Nonesuch, 9/03] (34)
        "Here I Am" (11)
        "Little Bird" (7)
        "Strong Hand" (6)
        "Time In Babylon" (4)
 18: "Two Year Winter," Bill Jones [Compass, 9/03] (33)
        "From My Window" (5)
        "Hey Away" (5)
        "Holland Mistress" (5)
        "Lover's Ghost" (4)
        "Story Of Our Darling Grace" (4)
 18: "Second Avenue," Lisa Moscatiello [Machine Heart, new] (33)
        "Lass Of Glenshee" (5)
        "Little Maggie" (5)
        "To Meet You" (5)
 18: "Soul Journey," Gillian Welch [Acony, 6/03] (33)
        "Wayside/Back In Time" (9)
        "One Little Song" (7)
        "No One Knows My Name" (5)
        "Wrecking Ball" (4)
 21: "Arnish Light," The Tannahill Weavers [Green Linnet, new] (32)
        "Up In The Mornin's No' For Me" (7)
        "Arnish Light Set" (4)
        "Bell Rock Set" (4)
        "Ewie Wi' The Crookit Horn" (4)
 21: "Hold On, We're Strummin'," Sam Bush And David Grisman [Acoustic Disc, 9/03] (32)
        "Crusher And Hoss" (6)
        "Hartford's Real" (5)
        "Old Time Medley" (5)
        "Hold On, I'm Comin'" (4)
 23: "Trouble With Humans," Chip Taylor And Carrie Rodriguez [Lone Star, 9/03] (31)
        "Don't Speak In English" (8)
        "Confessions" (6)
        "Oh Ireland" (6)
 23: "Twang On A Wire," Kate Campbell [Large River, 8/03] (31)
        "Boulder To Birmingham" (10)
        "Twang On A Wire" (4)
 25: "Continental Stomp," Hot Club Of Cowtown [Hightone, new] (30)
        "I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby" (6)
        "Pennies From Heaven" (5)
        "Ida Red" (4)
        "After You've Gone" (3)
        "Deed I Do" (3)
        "Orange Blossom Special" (3)
 25: "Songs Of Love, Lust And Loathing," Enoch Kent [Second Avenue, new] (30)
        "They Sent A Wumman" (6)
        "3 Gypsies" (4)
        "Kissin's No Sin" (4)
        "Lichtbob's Lassie" (3)
        "Stanley's Song For The Women" (3)
 25: "Spain In My Heart: Songs Of The Spanish Civil War," Various Artists [Appleseed, 9/03] (30)
        "Jarama Valley," Arlo Guthrie And Pete Seeger (5)
        "Si Me Quieres Escribir," Quetzal (4)
        "Bantry Girls' Lament," Aoife Clancy (3)
        "En La Plaza De Mi Pueblo," Michele Greene (3)
 28: "American Tune," Eva Cassidy [Blix Street, 8/03] (29)
        "True Colors" (8)
        "American Tune" (5)
        "Water Is Wide" (5)
        "Hallelujah, I Love Him So" (3)
 28: "Stand," Kennedys [Koch, 9/03] (29)
        "Stand" (10)
        "When I Go" (8)
        "Anna And The Magic Gown" (3)
 30: "Artist In Me," Dave Mallett [North Road, new] (28)
        "Wind Is On The Water" (6)
        "Artist In Me" (4)
        "Livin' On The Edge" (4)
        "Didn't Nobody Teach You" (3)
        "Red Red Rose" (3)
        "So Far, So Good" (3)
 30: "Heartbreak Hill," Albert Lee [Sugar Hill, new] (28)
        "One Of These Days" (6)
        "If I Needed You" (5)
        "Luxury Liner" (5)
        "Heartbreak Hill" (3)
 30: "It's Just The Night," The Del McCoury Band [McCoury, 8/03] (28)
        "Dry My Tears And Move On" (8)
        "Hillcrest Drive" (3)
        "Same Kind Of Crazy" (3)
 33: "Fate's Right Hand," Rodney Crowell [Epic, 9/03] (27)
        "It's A Different World Now" (5)
        "Ridin' Out The Storm" (5)
        "Earthbound" (3)
        "Still Learning How To Fly" (3)
 33: "Last Chance To Dance," John Lilly [Self, 9/03] (27)
        "Gasoline Alley" (4)
        "Good News, Bad News" (3)
        "Last Chance To Dance" (3)
        "Log Train" (3)
        "Long Time Traveling" (3)
        "No Hard Times" (3)
 35: "Further Down The Old Plank Road," The Chieftains [Victor, 9/03] (26)
        "Raggle Taggle Gypsy" (9)
        "Lily Of The West," Chieftains With Rosanne Cash (4)
        "Fisherman's Hornpipe|The Devil's Dream" (3)
 35: "Hello Starling," Josh Ritter [Signature, 8/03] (26)
        "Wings" (9)
        "California" (4)
        "Kathleen" (3)
 35: "Midnight Call," Don Rigsby [Sugar Hill, 9/03] (26)
        "Those Gambler's Blues" (6)
        "Come In Out Of The Rain" (3)
        "Green Briar River" (3)
        "I've Already Turned That Page" (3)
        "Midnight Call" (3)
 35: "Red Shoes," Bill Garrett And Sue Lothrop [Borealis, 9/03] (26)
        "No More Fish" (8)
        "Never No More" (7)
        "That's How The Summer Slips Away" (4)
 39: "Bring It On Down," Red Stick Ramblers [Memphis, 9/03] (23)
        "Stay All Night" (5)
        "Bring It On Down" (4)
        "Blue Drag" (3)
        "Dinah," Redstick Ramblers (3)
 39: "Heading For Home," Peggy Seeger [Appleseed, new] (23)
        "Heading For Home" (6)
        "Country Blues" (4)
        "Jenny's Gone Away" (4)
 39: "If I Had Known," Greg Brown [Red House, 9/03] (23)
        "Laughing River" (4)
        "If I Had Known" (3)
 42: "Po' Girl," Po' Girl [Hightone, 8/03] (22)
        "Abilene" (6)
        "Gone In Pawn" (4)
        "City Song" (3)
 42: "Road Home," Priscilla Herdman [Redwing, 5/03] (22)
        "Gentle Arms Of Eden" (5)
        "Big Town" (3)
        "Goodnight New York" (3)
 44: "Earth Town Square," Peter Mayer [Blue Boat, 7/03] (21)
        "Ocean Mary" (7)
        "Blue Boat Home" (4)
        "Coming Home" (4)
        "Earth Town Square" (3)
 44: "The Party Never Ends," Robert Earl Keen [Sugar Hill, new] (21)
        "Front Porch Song" (5)
        "Copenhagen" (3)
        "Mariano" (3)
 44: "Same River Twice," Kane's River [Snake River, 9/03] (21)
        "Same River Twice" (6)
        "Let It Slide" (5)
 44: "Shout, Sister, Shout! A Tribute To Sister Rosetta Tharpe," Various Artists [M. C., 8/03] (21)
        "This Train," Janis Ian (4)
 48: "Greatest Find," Colleen Sexton [Accord, 7/03] (20)
        "Got You On My Mind" (5)
        "School Days" (5)
        "Mean Streak" (3)
        "This Whole World" (3)
 48: "Last Fair Deal," Rory Block [Telarc, 9/03] (20)
        "Declare" (4)
        "Last Fair Deal Gone Down" (4)
        "County Farm Blues" (3)
 48: "Live At The Black Sheep," Greg Brown, Pete Heitzman, Garnet Rogers and Karen Savoca [Alcove, 9/03] (20)
        "I Still Miss Someone" (6)
        "Bittersweet" (4)
 48: "The Wheel," David Olney [Loudhouse, 3/03] (20)
        "Stonewall" (4)
        "God Shaped Hole" (3)
        "Voices On The Water" (3)
 52: "The Three Pickers," Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson And Ricky Skaggs [Rounder, 7/03] (19)
        "Walk On Boy" (4)
        "Feast Here Tonight" (3)
 52: "Gambling Eden," Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem [Signature, 5/03] (19)
        "Stewball" (4)
        "Big Black Bird" (3)
        "Turtle Dove" (3)
 52: "Modern Art," Tom Russell [Hightone, 3/03] (19)
        "Kid From Spavinaw" (4)
        "Modern Art" (4)
        "Gulf Coast Highway" (3)
 52: "One Step Ahead," Rhonda Vincent [Rounder, 4/03] (19)
        "One Step Ahead Of The Blues" (4)
        "Kentucky Borderline" (3)
        "Missouri Moon" (3)
 56: "Wildflower Festival," Judy Collins [Wildflower, new] (18)
        "City Of New Orleans," Arlo Guthrie, Judy C, Tom Rush, E (3)
        "Thirsty Boots," Judy C, Eric A, Arlo G, Tom Rush (3)
 56: "Blueprint," Natalie MacMaster [Rounder, 9/03] (18)
        "Appropriate Dipstick" (4)
        "Jig Party" (3)
        "Minnie And Alex's Reel" (3)
 56: "Chocolate To The Bone," Guy Davis [Red House, 7/03] (18)
        "Step It Up And Go" (3)
        "Tell Me Where The Road Is" (3)
 56: "Crossing That River," Grant Dermody [Self, 8/03] (18)
        "Anacostia 2-Step" (3)
 56: "Magic Hour," Mad Agnes [Mad Agnes, 6/03] (18)
        "Let This Be My Prayer" (4)
        "Uninvited Ghost / Morrison's Jig" (4)
        "Mercy" (3)
 56: "Maudite Moisson!," Le Vent Du Nord [Borealis, 7/03] (18)
        "Suite De Virgine" (7)
        "Au Bord De La Fontaine" (5)
        "Vive L'amour And Rell A Ti Zoune" (3)
 56: "Up All Night," The Waifs [Compass, 4/03] (18)
        "Lighthouse" (8)
 63: "Clear," Juliet Wyers [Self, 9/03] (17)
        "Help Me Understand" (4)
        "Clear" (3)
        "Metal Detector Man" (3)
 63: "Drum Hat Buddha," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer [Signature, 2001] (17)
        "Ordinary Town" (5)
        "Gentle Arms Of Eden" (4)
        "Gentle Soldier Of My Soul" (3)
        "I Go Like The Raven" (3)
 63: "Farm Fresh Onions," Robert Earl Keen [Audium, new] (17)
        "Famous Words" (3)
        "These Years" (3)
 63: "Get Back Change," Ron Hynes [Borealis, new] (17)
        "Dark River" (3)
        "My Old Man" (3)
 63: "Live At The Charleston Music Hall," Ricky Skaggs And Kentucky Thunder [Skaggs Family, 3/03] (17)
        "Simple Life" (4)
 63: "Skating Rink," David Francey [Laker, 4/03] (17)
        "Annie's House" (2)
 69: "Another Day," Solas [Shanachie, new] (16)
        "I Wandered By A Brookside" (5)
        "Highlands Of Holland" (4)
        "It's Still Raining/Carlisle Street Reels" (3)
 69: "Bona Fide," Gibson Brothers [Sugar Hill, 3/03] (16)
        "That Bluegrass Music" (5)
        "Whisper In The Ear" (4)
 69: "Grand," Erin McKeown [Nettwerk, 9/03] (16)
        "Born To Hum" (6)
 69: "Playing For Keeps," Deidre McCalla [Maiden Rock, 8/03] (16)
        "Walk Me Down To The River" (4)


TOP SONGS OF OCTOBER 2003

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13287 airplays from 138 different DJs

1. "A Dying Cub Fan's Last Request" (20)
        by Steve Goodman
        from "Affordable Art"
        also "No Big Surprise"
2. "The Grass Is Blue" (15)
        by Norah Jones
        from "Just Because I'm A Woman: Songs Of Dolly Parton"
3. "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind" (13)
        by Joan Osborne
        from "Just Because I'm A Woman: Songs Of Dolly Parton"
3. "Soldier After All" (13)
        by John Gorka
        from "Old Future's Gone"
3. "This Train" (13)
        by The Wayfaring Strangers
        from "This Train"
6. "Canadian Railroad Trilogy" (12)
        by James Keelaghan
        from "Beautiful: A Tribute To Gordon Lightfoot"
6. "Only Way" (12)
        by Ellis Paul And Vance Gilbert
        from "Side Of The Road"
6. "Train Home" (12)
        by Chris Smither
        from "Train Home"
9. "Always" (11)
        by John Gorka
        from "Old Future's Gone"
9. "Citizen Of The World" (11)
        by Ellis Paul And Vance Gilbert
        from "Side Of The Road"
9. "Here I Am" (11)
        by Emmylou Harris
        from "Stumble Into Grace"
9. "I've Endured" (11)
        by Tim O'Brien
        from "Traveler"
9. "Which Side Are You On?" (11)
        by Natalie Merchant
        from "The House Carpenter's Daughter"
        also "Seeds: The Songs Of Pete Seeger, Vol. 3"
14. "Boulder To Birmingham" (10)
        by Kate Campbell
        from "Twang On A Wire"
14. "Dogs And Thunder" (10)
        by John Gorka
        from "Old Future's Gone"
14. "Less And Less" (10)
        by Tim O'Brien
        from "Traveler"
14. "Radio" (10)
        by Chuck Brodsky
        from "Radio"
14. "Sleeper" (10)
        by Joan Baez
        from "Dark Chords On A Big Guitar"
14. "Stand" (10)
        by Kennedys
        from "Stand"
14. "When Fall Comes To New England" (10)
        by Cheryl Wheeler
        from "Different Stripe"
21. "Lay Me Down" (9)
        by John Gorka
        from "Old Future's Gone"
21. "Make Them Crazy" (9)
        by John Gorka
        from "Old Futures Gone"
21. "Old Future" (9)
        by John Gorka
        from "Old Future's Gone"
21. "Raggle Taggle Gypsy" (9)
        by The Chieftains
        from "Further Down The Old Plank Road"
21. "To Daddy" (9)
        by Emmylou Harris
        from "Just Because I'm A Woman: Songs Of Dolly Parton"
21. "Wayside/Back In Time" (9)
        by Gillian Welch
        from "Soul Journey"
21. "When The Golden Leaves Begin To Fall" (9)
        by The Wayfaring Strangers
        from "This Train"
21. "Wings" (9)
        by Joan Baez
        from "Dark Chords On A Big Guitar"
21. "Wings" (9)
        by Josh Ritter
        from "Hello Starling"


TOP ARTISTS OF OCTOBER 2003

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13287 airplays from 138 different DJs

1. John Gorka (100)
2. Tim O'Brien (77)
3. Emmylou Harris (75)
4. Chris Smither (66)
5. Ellis Paul And Vance Gilbert (65)
5. Wayfaring Strangers (65)
7. Greg Brown (61)
8. Joan Baez (59)
9. Gillian Welch (55)
10. Eric Bibb (52)
11. Eva Cassidy (51)
12. Johnny Cash (50)
12. Kris Delmhorst (50)
14. Bob Dylan (49)
15. Alison Krauss (48)
15. Natalie Merchant (48)
17. Pete Seeger (46)
18. Kate Campbell (45)
19. Lisa Moscatiello (44)
19. Robert Earl Keen (44)
21. Hot Club Of Cowtown (43)
22. Finest Kind (40)
22. Martin Simpson (40)
24. Bill Jones (39)
24. Tannahill Weavers (39)
26. Enoch Kent (38)
26. Solas (38)
28. Dave Mallett (37)
29. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer (36)
29. Loudon Wainwright III (36)
29. Steve Goodman (36)
32. David Francey (34)
33. Chip Taylor And Carrie Rodriguez (33)
33. Danu (33)
33. Doc Watson (33)
33. Kennedys (33)
33. Rodney Crowell (33)
33. Sam Bush And David Grisman (33)
39. Del McCoury Band (32)
39. Josh Ritter (32)
39. Mrs Ackroyd Band (32)
39. Ricky Skaggs (32)



TOP LABELS OF OCTOBER 2003

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13287 airplays from 138 different DJs

1. Rounder (480)
2. Sugar Hill (424)
3. Red House (238)
4. Appleseed (188)
5. Borealis (173)
6. Columbia (157)
7. Green Linnet (148)
8. Signature (145)
9. Compass (141)
10. Philo (137)
11. Shanachie (135)
12. Hightone (122)
13. Smithsonian/Folkways (108)
14. Flying Fish (97)
15. Rebel (95)
16. Vanguard (83)
17. Rhino (76)
18. Pinecastle (75)
19. Greentrax (72)
20. Warner (61)
21. Capitol (59)
22. Koch (53)
23. Elektra (47)
24. Acoustic Disc (45)
24. Blix Street (45)
24. Gadfly (45)
27. Redwing (41)
28. Folk-Legacy (37)
29. Nonesuch (35)
30. Skaggs Family (34)
30. Topic (34)
32. Epic (33)
33. Machine Heart (30)
34. Fallen Angle (28)
34. Wildflower (28)
36. Waterbug (27)
36. Wind River (27)
38. Mercury (26)
39. MCA (24)
39. RCA (24)

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.

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