TOP ALBUMS OF OCTOBER 2004

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 11963 airplays from 146 different DJs

  1: "Vote In November: Election 2004 Anti-Theft Device," Various Artists [Waterbug, new] (89)
        "Mercy," Kate McDonnell (12)
        "Wumper," Steve Gillette (11)
        "In Bed With The Enemy," Jack Hardy (9)
        "You Better Keep An Eye On Him," Jonathan Byrd And Dromedary (9)
        "Civilised World," Les Barker (8)
  2: "Libertango," Sharon Shannon And Friends [Compass, new] (58)
        "Whitestrand Sling" (11)
        "Anachie Gordon" (10)
        "Hogs And Heifers" (7)
        "Libertango" (7)
  3: "Brand New Strings," Ricky Skaggs And Kentucky Thunder [Skaggs Family, new] (52)
        "Sis Draper" (14)
        "Brand New Strings" (10)
        "My Father's Son" (7)
  4: "Names," Tim Grimm [Wind River, new] (51)
        "Mariano" (9)
        "Sam Stone" (8)
        "Barbara Allen" (7)
  5: "Why The Long Face," Suzzy And Maggie Roche [Red House, 10/04] (43)
        "Who Cares" (14)
        "I Don't Have You" (9)
        "Don't Be Afraid" (5)
  6: "Hymns For The Exiled," Anais Mitchell [Waterbug, 9/04] (40)
        "1984" (9)
        "2 Kids" (8)
        "Before The Eyes Of Storytelling Girls" (7)
        "Mockingbird" (6)
        "Hymn For The Exiled" (4)
  7: "40 Days," Wailin' Jennys [Jericho Beach, 4/04] (38)
        "One Voice" (9)
        "Beautiful Dawn" (5)
        "Old Man" (5)
        "Arlington" (4)
  7: "Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs Of Stephen Foster," Various Artists [American Roots, 8/04] (38)
        "Camptown Races," Duhks (6)
        "Hard Times Come Again No More," Mavis Staples (6)
        "Oh Susanna," Michelle Shocked And Pete Anderson (4)
  9: "Land Of Milk And Honey," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, 3/04] (37)
        "Hiway 9" (13)
        "Peace Call" (11)
  9: "Shake Sugaree," Elizabeth Cotten [Smithsonian/Folkways, 9/04] (37)
        "Shake Sugaree" (9)
        "99 Won't Due" (3)
  9: "You Can't Save Everybody," Kieran Kane And Kevin Welch [Compass, 7/04] (37)
        "Everybody's Working For The Man Again" (8)
        "You Can't Save Everybody" (7)
        "Till I'm Too Old To Die Young" (5)
 12: "Unbroken Circle: The Musical Heritage Of The Carter Family," Various Artists [Dualtone, 8/04] (36)
        "Gold Watch And Chain," Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (5)
        "No Depression In Heaven," Sheryl Crow (5)
        "Black Jack David," Norman And Nancy Blake With Tim O'Brien (4)
 13: "13 Ways To Live," Various Artists [Red House, 9/04] (35)
        "Dear Old Friend," Patty Griffin (10)
        "Highway 9," Eliza Gilkyson (6)
        "Damage Done," Butch Hancock (5)
 14: "In The Hills Of California," Greg Brown [Red House, 9/04] (32)
        "I Want My Country Back" (8)
        "Kate's Guitar" (4)
 15: "Coin Of The Realm," Jack Hardy [Great Divide, new] (31)
        "In Bed With The Enemy" (9)
        "Coin Of The Realm" (5)
 15: "Journey Home," Bill Staines [Red House, 9/04] (31)
        "Rompin' Rovin' Days" (5)
        "Hobo's Lullaby" (4)
 15: "Live And Well," Dolly Parton [Sugar Hill, 9/04] (31)
        "Cappella Medley" (4)
 18: "Spaz Loves Weezie," Jory Nash [Thin Man, new] (30)
        "Spaz Loves Weezie" (7)
        "Citizen's Waltz" (5)
        "Conversion Of Pearl Hart" (4)
        "Honest Men" (4)
        "Love On The Northern Side" (3)
 19: "Great Big World," Pierce Pettis [Compass, 8/04] (28)
        "Alabama 1959" (7)
        "Another Day In Limbo" (3)
        "Shady Grove" (3)
 19: "War On Terrier," Les Barker [Mrs Ackroyd, new] (28)
        "Civilised World" (8)
        "Amnesia" (5)
        "Odd Kind Of Ultimatum" (5)
        "Stealth Comma" (3)
        "Very English Thing" (3)
 21: "Between Two Worlds," Lee Murdock [Depot, 9/04] (27)
        "Casting Your Cares To The Deep" (5)
        "Mill Towns" (4)
        "Tommy's Gone To Hilo" (3)
 21: "Vuelta," Richard Shindell [Koch, 8/04] (27)
        "Waist Deep In The Big Muddy" (9)
        "So Says The Whipporwill" (5)
        "Last Fare Of The Day" (3)
 21: "While The Paint Dries," Erik Balkey [Hudson Harding, new] (27)
        "Give Love, Amen" (7)
        "Silent Night" (6)
        "Baseball In My Blood" (5)
        "God's Poet Now" (4)
        "Living In Lesserville" (3)
 24: "And The Tin Pan Bended, And The Story Ended," Dave Van Ronk [Smithsonian/Folkways, 6/04] (26)
        "Urge For Going" (5)
        "Down South Blues" (3)
        "Jelly Jelly/Nobody Knows You" (3)
 24: "The Street Was Always There," Eric Andersen [Appleseed, 9/04] (26)
        "Universal Soldier" (5)
        "I Ain't Marching Anymore" (4)
        "Johnny Half-Breed" (3)
        "Many A Mile" (3)
 24: "Universal United House Of Prayer," Buddy Miller [New West, 9/04] (26)
        "Worry Too Much" (6)
        "There's A Higher Power" (5)
        "With God On Our Side" (4)
        "Shelter Me" (3)
        "Wide River To Cross" (3)
 24: "You Were There For Me," Peter Rowan And Tony Rice [Rounder, 9/04] (26)
        "You Were There For Me" (8)
        "Tin Roof Shack" (7)
        "Come Back To Old Santa Fe" (4)
        "Shirt Off My Back" (3)
 28: "Rock That Babe," The Mammals [Signature, 4/04] (25)
        "Bush Boys" (13)
        "Fall On My Knees" (3)
 29: "David Llewellyn," David Llewellyn [Self, new] (24)
        "Long Ride Home" (6)
        "Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn" (5)
        "Old Junk Drawer" (3)
        "Too Many Hours" (3)
 29: "Legacy," Guy Davis [Red House, 8/04] (24)
        "We All Need More Kindness In This World" (7)
        "Rolling In My Sweet Baby's Arms" (3)
        "See See Rider" (3)
 29: "Red Colour Sun," Pauline Scanlon [Compass, new] (24)
        "Springhill Mining Disaster" (6)
        "Sally, Free And Easy" (5)
        "Molly Ban" (3)
 32: "Draw Closer," Ginny Hawker And Tracy Schwarz [Rounder, new] (22)
        "Love Will Roll The Clouds Away" (5)
        "Katie Dear" (4)
        "Lonesome For You, Darling" (3)
 32: "Shadow Of A Wing," Andrew Calhoun [Waterbug, 9/04] (22)
        "Hoosier In Paris" (8)
        "Folklore" (3)
 32: "This Is Me," Eddie From Ohio [Virginia Soul, new] (22)
        "This Is Me" (5)
        "Baltimore" (3)
 32: "Verdant Mile," Tracy Grammer [Self, 8/04] (22)
        "Verdant Mile" (12)
        "This Dirty Little Town" (4)
 32: "Wayward Angel," Kasey Chambers [Warner, 9/04] (22)
        "Pony" (6)
        "Bluebird" (5)
        "Wayward Angel" (3)
 37: "The Art Of Removing Wallpaper," Terri Hendrix [Wilory, 6/04] (21)
        "Monopoly" (7)
        "Judgment Day" (3)
        "Quiet Me" (3)
 37: "Kickin' This Stone," Johnsmith [Self, 2/04] (21)
        "Come Some Autumn Day" (7)
        "Early" (4)
        "Kickin' This Stone" (3)
 39: "20 Year Blues," Nashville Bluegrass Band [Sugar Hill, 8/04] (19)
        "Pretty Red Lips" (4)
        "That's All Right" (4)
 39: "2000 Miles," Laura Risk [Self, 6/04] (19)
        "North Highland Reel #18" (8)
 39: "Authentic Voice," Various Artists [Self, new] (19)
        "Hot," Erica Wheeler (3)
        "In The Sanctuary," Michael Veitch (3)
 39: "Live At Mechanics Hall," Bill Monroe And the Blue Grass Boys [Acoustic Disc, 10/04] (19)
        "Dark Hollow" (4)
 39: "Over The Next Hill," Fairport Convention [Compass, 6/04] (19)
        "Canny Capers" (3)
        "I'm Already There" (3)
        "Wait For The Tide To Come In" (3)
        "Westward" (3)
        "Willow Creek" (3)
 39: "Spin," David Lamotte [Self, new] (19)
        "Chances" (3)
        "Miss You" (3)
 39: "Stripping Cane," Jeffrey Foucault [Signature, 8/04] (19)
        "Doubletree" (4)
        "Cross Of Flowers" (3)
        "Tropic Of Cancer" (3)
 46: "Golden Willow Tree," Joel Mabus [Fossil, 5/04] (18)
        "Study War No More" (4)
        "Noe's Dove" (3)
        "Ruben" (3)
        "Speed The Plow" (3)
 46: "It Happened One Night And It Never Happened At All," John Wesley Harding [Appleseed, new] (18)
        "Phil Ochs, Bob Dylan, Steve Goodman, David Blue And Me" (4)
 46: "Portable Kate Campbell," Kate Campbell [Compadre, 8/04] (18)
        "Visions Of Plenty" (5)
 46: "Unfortunate Rake Vol. 2: Yellow Mercury," Crooked Jades [Copper Creek, 8/03] (18)
        "Heaven Holds All My Treasures" (3)
 46: "Vagabond Lullabies," Po' Girl [Nettwerk, new] (18)
        "Tell Me A Story" (5)
        "Movin' On" (4)
 51: "Apres Faire Le Boogie Woogie," Magnolia Sisters [Rounder, new] (17)
        "Honky Tonk Boogie" (3)
        "Nonc Adam" (3)
 51: "Drum Hat Buddha," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer [Signature, 2001] (17)
        "Ordinary Town" (7)
        "Gentle Arms Of Eden" (4)
        "Love, The Magician" (3)
 51: "Girl From Arkansas," Rod Picott [Welding Rod, new] (17)
        "Girl From Arkansas" (5)
        "Gone" (5)
 54: "Acoustic Journey," Amy White And Al Petteway [Maggie's, 8/04] (16)
        "Red Haired Boy" (3)
 54: "Impossible Dream," Patty Griffin [ATO, 4/04] (16)
        "Cold As It Gets" (3)
 54: "Jimson Weed," Nathan [Nettwerk, 9/04] (16)
        "Sunset Chaser" (4)
        "One Spend" (3)
 54: "King For A Day," Jason Wilber [Wilbertone, 8/04] (16)
        "King For A Day" (4)
        "Pay Bo Diddley" (4)
 58: "Acoustic Rainbow 19," Various Artists [Poetman, 9/04] (15)
        "Dream," Hans Theessink (3)
 58: "Color Came One Day," Chuck Brodsky [Waterbug, 6/04] (15)
        "Dangerous Times" (12)
 58: "Kindling The Fire," Harvey Reid And Joyce Andersen [Woodpecker, 7/04] (15)
        "Losers In Love" (3)
 58: "Ollabelle," Ollabelle [Columbia, 3/04] (15)
        "Soul Of A Man" (4)
        "Before This Time" (3)
 62: "I'm Torn," Randy Kohrs [Lonesome Day, new] (14)
        "I'm Torn" (5)
        "It Looked Good On Paper" (4)
 62: "American Favorite Ballads," Pete Seeger [Smithsonian/Folkways, 2002] (14)
        "Boll Weevil" (2)
 62: "Between Here And Gone," Mary Chapin Carpenter [Columbia, 4/04] (14)
        "Between Here And Gone" (4)
        "My Heaven" (3)
 62: "Goin' Home," Paul Rishell And Annie Raines [Tone Cool, new] (14)
        "I Had A Good Mother And Father" (4)
        "I'm Goin Home" (3)
 62: "The Revolution Starts Now," Steve Earle [Artemis, 8/04] (14)
        "Rich Man's War" (5)
        "Home To Houston" (4)
 62: "The Sea And The Sky," Jonathan Byrd And Dromedary [Waterbug, 6/04] (14)
        "True Companion" (3)
 62: "Traveler," Tim O'Brien [Sugar Hill, 7/03] (14)
        "Fell Into Her Deep Blue Eyes" (2)
 62: "We're Still Here," Si Kahn [Strictly Country, 6/04] (14)
        "Gap" (4)
 70: "Arkansas Traveler," Michelle Shocked [Mighty Sound, 9/04] (13)
        "Come A Long Way" (2)
 70: "Guest House," Laurie Lewis And Tom Rozum [Hightone, 3/04] (13)
        "Alaska" (2)
 70: "Hail To The Thief II," Various Artists [George And Julius, 9/04] (13)
        "In Florida," Tom Paxton (5)
        "I'm George W," George Mann (3)
 70: "Melonie Cannon," Melonie Cannon [Skaggs Family, 8/04] (13)
        "Nobody Hops A Train Anymore" (3)
        "Sweeter Than Sugarcane" (3)
 70: "Posing As Human," Rise [Self, 5/04] (13)
        "Both Sides The Tweed" (3)
        "I Will See My Love Again" (3)
 70: "Roll It Down," Ray Bonneville [Red House, 4/03] (13)
        "Tomorrow's Yesterday" (5)
 70: "Soul Journey," Gillian Welch [Acony, 6/03] (13)
        "Look At Miss Ohio" (3)
        "No One Knows My Name" (3)
 70: "Waterbug Anthology 7," Various Artists [Waterbug, new] (13)
        "Breathless Dancer," Ariane Lydon (3)


TOP SONGS OF OCTOBER 2004

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 11963 airplays from 146 different DJs

1. "Dangerous Times" (21)
        by Chuck Brodsky
        from "Color Came One Day"
        also "Vote In November: Election 2004 Anti-Theft Device"
2. "In Bed With The Enemy" (20)
        by Jack Hardy
        from "Coin Of The Realm"
        also "Vote In November: Election 2004 Anti-Theft Device"
3. "Civilised World" (18)
        by Les Barker
        from "Vote In November: Election 2004 Anti-Theft Device"
        also "War On Terrier"
4. "Bush Boys" (14)
        by The Mammals
        from "Rock That Babe"
4. "Mercy" (14)
        by Kate McDonnell
        from "Vote In November: Election 2004 Anti-Theft Device"
4. "Sis Draper" (14)
        by Ricky Skaggs And Kentucky Thunder
        from "Brand New Strings"
4. "Who Cares" (14)
        by Suzzy And Maggie Roche
        from "Why The Long Face"
8. "Hiway 9" (13)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Land Of Milk And Honey"
8. "Wumper" (13)
        by Steve Gillette
        from "Vote In November: Election 2004 Anti-Theft Device"
10. "They Lied" (12)
        by Jay Mankita
        from "Dogs Are Watching Us"
10. "Verdant Mile" (12)
        by Tracy Grammer
        from "Verdant Mile"
12. "Peace Call" (11)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Land Of Milk And Honey"
12. "Whitestrand Sling" (11)
        by Sharon Shannon And Friends
        from "Libertango"
14. "2 Kids" (10)
        by Anais Mitchell
        from "Hymns For The Exiled"
14. "Anachie Gordon" (10)
        by Sharon Shannon And Friends
        from "Libertango"
14. "Brand New Strings" (10)
        by Ricky Skaggs And Kentucky Thunder
        from "Brand New Strings"
14. "Dear Old Friend" (10)
        by Patty Griffin
        from "13 Ways To Live"
14. "You Better Keep An Eye On Him" (10)
        by Jonathan Byrd And Dromedary
        from "Vote In November: Election 2004 Anti-Theft Device"
19. "1984" (9)
        by Anais Mitchell
        from "Hymns For The Exiled"
19. "Born A Thousand Times" (9)
        by Sons Of The Never Wrong
        from "Vote In November: Election 2004 Anti-Theft Device"
19. "Bush Must Be Defeated" (9)
        by Dan Bern
        from "Vote In November: Election 2004 Anti-Theft Device"
19. "I Don't Have You" (9)
        by Suzzy And Maggie Roche
        from "Why The Long Face"
19. "Mariano" (9)
        by Tim Grimm
        from "Names"
19. "One Voice" (9)
        by Wailin' Jennys
        from "40 Days"
19. "Shake Sugaree" (9)
        by Elizabeth Cotten
        from "Shake Sugaree"
19. "Waist Deep In The Big Muddy" (9)
        by Richard Shindell
        from "Vuelta"
19. "What Have You Done" (9)
        by Heather Lev
        from "On The Train To Babylon"


TOP ARTISTS OF OCTOBER 2004

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 11963 airplays from 146 different DJs

1. Jack Hardy (60)
1. Tim Grimm (60)
3. Greg Brown (54)
4. Ricky Skaggs And Kentucky Thunder (53)
4. Sharon Shannon And Friends (53)
6. Eliza Gilkyson (52)
7. Bill Staines (50)
8. Suzzy And Maggie Roche (48)
9. Richard Shindell (45)
10. Bob Dylan (44)
10. Les Barker (44)
12. Anais Mitchell (43)
13. Kate Campbell (40)
14. Kieran Kane And Kevin Welch (39)
15. Pete Seeger (38)
15. Wailin' Jennys (38)
17. Chuck Brodsky (37)
17. Dave Van Ronk (37)
17. Elizabeth Cotten (37)
17. John McCutcheon (37)
21. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer (36)
21. Dolly Parton (36)
21. Guy Davis (36)
24. John Prine (35)
24. Jory Nash (35)
24. Tim O'Brien (35)
27. Andrew Calhoun (34)
27. Eric Andersen (34)
27. Patty Griffin (34)
30. Erik Balkey (32)
30. Fairport Convention (32)
30. Lee Murdock (32)
30. The Mammals (32)
34. Donovan (31)
34. Johnsmith (31)
34. Pierce Pettis (31)
37. Eddie From Ohio (30)
37. Gillian Welch (30)
37. Iris DeMent (30)
37. Terri Hendrix (30)
37. Tom Paxton (30)



TOP LABELS OF OCTOBER 2004

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 11963 airplays from 146 different DJs

1. Rounder (309)
2. Red House (292)
3. Compass (228)
4. Sugar Hill (218)
5. Waterbug (202)
6. Smithsonian/Folkways (167)
7. Columbia (155)
8. Signature (135)
9. Appleseed (127)
10. Green Linnet (92)
11. Philo (85)
12. Vanguard (83)
13. Hightone (77)
13. Warner (77)
15. Borealis (76)
16. Dualtone (61)
16. Flying Fish (61)
18. Greentrax (58)
18. Shanachie (58)
20. Koch (56)
21. Wind River (55)
22. Nonesuch (49)
23. Rhino (46)
24. Compadre (44)
24. Elektra (44)
26. Rebel (41)
27. Skaggs Family (39)
28. Copper Creek (38)
29. Acoustic Disc (36)
29. Nettwerk (36)
31. Alligator (30)
31. Capitol (30)
33. MCA (29)
34. Maggie's (28)
35. Northside (25)
36. Oh Boy (24)
37. Epic (23)
37. Yep Roc (23)
39. Great Divide (22)
39. Reprise (22)
39. Sanctuary (22)
39. True North (22)


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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