TOP ALBUMS OF OCTOBER 2005

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13055 airplays from 139 different DJs

  1: "Two Wings," Lauren Sheehan [Wilson River, 10/05] (80)
        "2 Wings"
        "Red Rocking Chair"
        "Are You Tired Of Me?"
        "Lonesome Day Blues"
        "Won't You Be Kind"
  2: "No Direction Home," Bob Dylan [Columbia, 8/05] (73)
        "She Belongs To Me"
        "Song To Woody"
        "When The Ship Comes In"
  3: "Fiddler's Green," Tim O'Brien [Sugar Hill, 8/05] (60)
        "Look Down That Lonesome Road"
        "Buffalo Skinners"
        "Early Morning Rain"
        "Train On The Island"
  4: "Blues And Lamentations," Kate Campbell [Large River, 8/05] (58)
        "Miles Of Blues"
        "Pans Of Biscuits"
        "Freedom Train"
        "New Blues"
  5: "My Better Self," Dar Williams [Razor & Tie, 9/05] (57)
        "Teen For God"
        "Hudson"
        "Echoes"
  6: "Waves," Eric Andersen [Appleseed, new] (54)
        "Thirsty Boots"
        "Ramblin' Boy"
        "Golden Bird"
  7: "Yellow," Cary Cooper [Hudson Harding, new] (53)
        "Yellow"
        "I Feel The Earth Move"
        "Cinderella"
  8: "Paradise Hotel," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, 8/05] (52)
        "Man Of God"
        "When You Walk On"
        "Borderline"
  8: "Sanctuary Road," Erik Balkey [Hudson Harding, new] (52)
        "Cut 'em Down"
        "Something In The Air/It's Not On The Airwaves"
        "To Make You Feel My Love"
 10: "The Girl Who Couldn't Fly," Kate Rusby [Compass, 9/05] (49)
        "You Belong To Me"
        "Wandering Soul"
        "Game Of All Fours"
 11: "Cornbread Nation," Tim O'Brien [Sugar Hill, 8/05] (44)
        "Cornbread Nation"
        "Runnin Out Of Memory"
        "House Of The Rising Sun"
 11: "Like Water," Paul Kamm And Eleanore MacDonald [Freewheel, 9/05] (44)
        "Judas Silver"
        "Talking About Freedom"
        "End Of The Season"
 11: "She Waits For Night," Uncle Earl [Rounder, 7/05] (44)
        "How Long"
        "Walkin' In My Sleep"
        "Sugar Babe"
 14: "Those Were The Days," Dolly Parton [Sugar Hill, new] (42)
        "Those Were The Days"
        "Both Sides Now"
        "Crimson And Clover"
 15: "Parlor Guitar," Joel Mabus [Fossil, 9/05] (39)
        "Tishomingo Blues"
        "Alexander's Ragtime Band"
        "Swanee"
 16: "Half A Million Miles," The Kennedys [Appleseed, 7/05] (35)
        "Chimes Of Freedom"
        "Half A Million Miles"
        "How Will I Ever Be Simple Again"
 17: "The Tide," Lucy Kaplansky [Red House, 9/05] (34)
        "When I Get To The Border"
        "I've Just Seen A Face"
        "Texas Blues"
 18: "Nuthatch Suite," Sons Of The Never Wrong [Gadfly, 8/05] (33)
        "Wind/Tree"
        "If I Knew Then"
        "Standin' In The Dust"
 19: "Folkzinger," Christine Lavin [Appleseed, 9/05] (31)
        "Happiness Runs"
        "All My Lovin"
        "Chicken Soup"
 19: "Laughing In The Face Of The Blues," Jack Williams [Wind River, new] (31)
        "Laughing In The Face Of The Blues"
        "High Cotton"
        "Unseen Hand"
 19: "The Second Million Miles," Bill Staines [Red House, 9/05] (31)
        "Louisiana Storm"
        "Autumn Waltz"
 22: "I Walk The Road Again," Happy Traum [Roaring Stream, 8/05] (30)
        "Step It Up And Go"
        "Blues Ain't Nothin"
        "Empty Pocket Blues"
 22: "Live In Sydney," Arlo Guthrie [Rising Son, 8/05] (30)
        "Green Green Rocky Road"
 22: "Lost Hills," Terence Martin [Good Dog, 6/05] (30)
        "East Of The River"
        "Empty Pockets"
        "Sleep Faster"
 22: "Why Should The Fire Die?," Nickel Creek [Sugar Hill, 8/05] (30)
        "Tomorrow Is A Long Time"
        "When In Rome"
        "Stumptown"
 26: "Bowery Songs," Joan Baez [Koch, 9/05] (29)
        "Jerusalem"
        "Deportees"
        "Farewell Angelina"
 26: "Woman Of The House," Cherish The Ladies [Rounder, new] (29)
        "Betsy Belle And Mary Gray"
        "Fair And Tender Ladies"
        "Bogie's Bonnie Belle"
 28: "The Back Fields," Tim Grimm [Wind River, new] (28)
        "People's Highway"
        "Autumn Garden"
 28: "Flower Of Avalon," Tracy Grammer [Signature, 4/05] (28)
        "Hey Ho"
        "Any Way I Do"
        "Gypsy Rose"
 28: "In Play," Liz Carroll And John Doyle [Compass, 9/05] (28)
        "Man With One Kidney / The Spy Czar"
        "Ronan Boys / Ralph's 2-3-5"
        "Island Of Woods"
 28: "Remembering Rachel: Songs Of Rachel Bissex," Various Artists [Self, 8/05] (28)
        "Just Like That," Dar Williams With Patty Larkin
        "Dancing With My Mother," Rachel Bissex
 32: "Fair And Square," John Prine [Oh Boy, 4/05] (26)
        "Long Monday"
        "Morning Train"
 32: "Raw Vision," Tom Russell [Philo, new] (26)
        "U. S. Steel"
        "Oil Field Girls"
 34: "The Art Of Virtue," Adrienne Young And Little Sadie [Addie Belle, 6/05] (25)
        "Jump The Broom"
        "The Art Of Virtue"
 34: "Sparks In The Radio," Jim Photoglo [Grifftone, 4/05] (25)
        "Sparks In The Radio"
        "Hillbilly Hollywood"
        "This Train Keeps Rollin"
 36: "Tale Of Two Americas," Rod MacDonald [Wind River, 6/05] (24)
        "Lucky Ones"
        "Sacrifice"
 37: "The Best Kept Secret," Jerry Douglas [Koch, new] (23)
        "Swing Blues No. 1"
        "Who's Your Uncle?"
        "Back In Love Again"
 37: "Collaborations," Will Taylor And Strings Attached [Heart, 9/05] (23)
        "Easy Rider"
        "Set The Prairie On Fire"
        "Never Is A Moment"
 37: "Regulars And Refugees," Carrie Newcomer [Philo, 8/05] (23)
        "All Saints' Day"
        "Be True"
 40: "August Gale," Christina Smith And Jean Hewson [Borealis, new] (21)
        "Atlantic Blue"
        "August Gale"
 40: "Cherryholmes," Cherryholmes [Skaggs Family, new] (21)
        "Heart As Cold As Stone"
        "How Long"
 40: "Come On Back," Jimmie Dale Gilmore [Rounder, 8/05] (21)
        "Gotta Travel On"
        "Standing' On The Corner"
 40: "Made Of Mud," Dana Cooper [King Easy, 9/05] (21)
        "Bird On The Wing"
        "Made Of Mud"
 40: "Profile," Pat Donohue [Bluesky, new] (21)
        "Jazz Name"
        "Caroline"
 40: "Song Of The Traveling Daughter," Abigail Washburn [Nettwerk, 8/05] (21)
        "Coffee's Cold"
        "Song Of The Traveling Daughter"
 46: "Trouble From The Start," Lisa Moscatiello [Machine Heart, new] (20)
        "Trouble From The Start"
        "Come Sinfonia"
 46: "Weather And Water," The Greencards [Dualtone, 6/05] (20)
        "Ghost Of Who We Were"
        "Like A Melody"
 46: "Weiser Sunrise," Foghorn String Band [Nettwerk, 8/05] (20)
        "All Night Long"
        "Kicking Up The Devil On A Holiday"
 49: "The Duhks," The Duhks [Sugar Hill, 2/05] (19)
        "Death Came A Knockin"
        "Dregs Of Birch"
 49: "Fall Down As The Rain," Joe Crookston [Milagrito, 3/04] (19)
        "Fall Down As The Rain"
        "Don't Bring Me Flowers"
 49: "O, Chain Lightnin'," Jack Williams [Wind River, new] (19)
        "O, Chain Lightnin"
 49: "This Weary Way," Wayne Scott [Full Light, 8/05] (19)
        "It's The Whiskey That Eases The Pain"
        "Sunday With My Son"
 53: "Dad's Dinner Pail," Debra Cowan [Falling Mountain, 7/05] (18)
        "In The Town Of Oxford," Debra Cowan W/ Michael Delalla
 53: "Land Of Milk And Honey," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, 3/04] (18)
        "Peace Call"
        "Hiway 9"
 53: "The Outsider," Rodney Crowell [Columbia, 8/05] (18)
        "Don't Get Me Started"
        "Ignorance Is The Enemy"
 56: "Five Star Day," Liz Carlisle [Self, 8/05] (17)
        "9/8 Central"
        "Feels Like Home"
 56: "And Truth Is Spectacular," Danny Bakan [Self, new] (17)
        "Here"
        "How The Mighty Can Fall"
 56: "For You Only," Rachel Ries [Waterbug, 8/05] (17)
        "October"
        "For You Only"
 56: "Holding Hands," Richard Berman [Aries, 7/05] (17)
        "That Old Song, "
        "Gifts"
 56: "Love Call Me Home," Peggy Seeger [Appleseed, 4/05] (17)
        "Sing About These Hard Times"
        "Love Call Me Home"
 56: "Out Beyond Ideas," David Wilcox And Nance Pettit [What Are, 9/05] (17)
        "3 Things"
 62: "Prime Cuts Of Bluegrass 77," Various Artists [KBC, 9/05] (16)
        "Look Down That Lonesome Road," Tim O'Brien
 62: "40 Days," Wailin' Jennys [Red House, 4/04] (16)
        "One Voice"
        "Arlington"
 62: "Home To You," Peasall Sisters [Dualtone, 8/05] (16)
        "Freight Train Blues"
        "Logtown"
 62: "New Moon," Northern Lights [Fifty Fifty, 4/05] (16)
        "Dusty Miller And Ride The Wild Turkey"
        "Orphan Girl"
 66: "Childish Things," James McMurtry [Compadre, 9/05] (15)
        "Childish Things"
        "6 Year Drought"
 66: "Front Parlour Ballads," Richard Thompson [Cooking Vinyl, 8/05] (15)
        "Boys Of Mutton Street"
 66: "Human Cannonball," Joe West [Frogville, new] (15)
        "Human Cannonball"
 66: "Let Em Run," The Bills [Red House, 7/04] (15)
        "Let Em Run"
        "Old Blue Bridge"
 66: "Prairie Wind," Neil Young [Reprise, new] (15)
        "Painter"
 66: "Rattle Of The Chains," Wildfire [Pinecastle, new] (15)
        "Can't Have One Without The Other"
        "Grapes On The Vine"
 66: "Turning Into Beautiful," Ferron [Self, 5/05] (15)
        "More Than That"

TOP SONGS OF OCTOBER 2005

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13055 airplays from 139 different DJs

1. "O, Chain Lightnin" (24)
        by Jack Williams
        from "O Chain Lightnin"
2. "Man Of God" (15)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Paradise Hotel"
3. "Look Down That Lonesome Road" (14)
        by Tim O'Brien
        from "Fiddler's Green"
        also "Prime Cuts Of Bluegrass 77"
4. "2 Wings" (13)
        by Lauren Sheehan
        from "Two Wings"
4. "Jericho" (13)
        by John McCutcheon
        from "Storied Ground"
        also "Supper's On The Table, Everybody Come On In"
4. "Red Rocking Chair" (13)
        by Lauren Sheehan
        from "Two Wings"
4. "Thirsty Boots" (13)
        by Eric Andersen
        from "Waves"
8. "Yellow" (12)
        by Cary Cooper
        from "Yellow"
9. "Miles Of Blues" (11)
        by Kate Campbell
        from "Blues And Lamentations"
9. "Pans Of Biscuits" (11)
        by Kate Campbell
        from "Blues And Lamentations"
11. "Betsy Belle And Mary Gray" (10)
        by Cherish The Ladies
        from "Woman Of The House"
11. "Chimes Of Freedom" (10)
        by The Kennedys
        from "Half A Million Miles"
11. "Cornbread Nation" (10)
        by Tim O'Brien
        from "Cornbread Nation"
11. "I Feel The Earth Move" (10)
        by Cary Cooper
        from "Yellow"
11. "Teen For God" (10)
        by Dar Williams
        from "My Better Self"
16. "Are You Tired Of Me?" (9)
        by Lauren Sheehan
        from "Two Wings"
16. "Buffalo Skinners" (9)
        by Tim O'Brien
        from "Fiddler's Green"
16. "When Fall Comes To New England" (9)
        by Cheryl Wheeler
        from "Driving Home"
        also "When October Goes"
19. "Borderline" (8)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Paradise Hotel"
19. "Cut 'em Down" (8)
        by Erik Balkey
        from "Sanctuary Road"
19. "Freedom Train" (8)
        by Kate Campbell
        from "Blues And Lamentations"
19. "Hudson" (8)
        by Dar Williams
        from "My Better Self"
19. "Lonesome Day Blues" (8)
        by Lauren Sheehan
        from "Two Wings"
19. "Louisiana Storm" (8)
        by Bill Staines
        from "The Second Million Miles"
19. "Ramblin' Boy" (8)
        by Eric Andersen
        from "Waves"
19. "Rosa And The 3 K's" (8)
        by David Roth
        from "Think Twice"
19. "Runnin Out Of Memory" (8)
        by Tim O'Brien
        from "Cornbread Nation"
19. "She Belongs To Me" (8)
        by Bob Dylan
        from "No Direction Home"
19. "Song To Woody" (8)
        by Bob Dylan
        from "No Direction Home"
19. "Tishomingo Blues" (8)
        by Joel Mabus
        from "Parlor Guitar"
19. "U. S. Steel" (8)
        by Tom Russell
        from "Raw Vision"
19. "When You Walk On" (8)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Paradise Hotel"
19. "Won't You Be Kind" (8)
        by Lauren Sheehan
        from "Two Wings"
19. "You Belong To Me" (8)
        by Kate Rusby
        from "The Girl Who Couldn't Fly"

TOP ARTISTS OF OCTOBER 2005

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13055 airplays from 139 different DJs

1. Tim O'Brien
2. Bob Dylan
3. Eliza Gilkyson
4. Lauren Sheehan
5. Kate Campbell
6. Dar Williams
7. Jack Williams
8. Eric Andersen
9. Joel Mabus
10. Dolly Parton
10. Kate Rusby
12. Lucy Kaplansky
13. Cary Cooper
14. Erik Balkey
15. Uncle Earl
16. Joan Baez
17. Arlo Guthrie
18. Bill Staines
18. Paul Kamm And Eleanore MacDonald
20. Sons Of The Never Wrong
21. Cheryl Wheeler
21. John Prine
21. The Kennedys
21. Tim Grimm
21. Tom Russell
26. Christine Lavin
27. Richard Thompson
28. Nickel Creek
29. Nanci Griffith
30. Mustard's Retreat
30. Tracy Grammer
32. Carrie Newcomer
32. Happy Traum
34. Terence Martin
35. John McCutcheon
35. Pete Seeger
37. Adrienne Young
37. Cherish The Ladies
37. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
37. Jackson Browne
37. Johnny Cash


TOP LABELS OF OCTOBER 2005

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13055 airplays from 139 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Sugar Hill
3. Red House
4. Columbia
5. Compass
6. Appleseed
7. Philo
8. Smithsonian/Folkways
9. Signature
10. Warner
11. Vanguard
12. Koch
13. Flying Fish
14. Waterbug
15. Borealis
16. Wind River
17. Razor And Tie
18. Shanachie
19. Nettwerk
20. RCA
21. Capitol
22. Rhino
23. Dualtone
23. Gadfly
25. Sony
26. Green Linnet
27. Hightone
28. Fossil
28. Greentrax
30. Reprise
31. Hudson Harding
31. Rebel
33. Large River
33. Pinecastle
35. Elektra
36. Epic
37. New West
38. Mercury
39. Wilson River
40. Putumayo

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 (Mike Yuhas' FOLKDJ-L web site) and also, in an
extended version, at http://nwfolk.com (my personal 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 60% to 80% of the songs
actually posted.  The number of airplays listed for each album is the
number that my programs caught, which is smaller than the actual number.

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.  A more
detailed explanation is available at nwfolk.com.

Richard Gillmann                                 http://www.nwfolk.com
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