TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS OF OCTOBER 1998

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 8911 airplays.


  1: "Cry Cry Cry," Dar Williams, Lucy Kaplansky & Richard Shindell (101)
        "Cold Missouri Waters" (16)
        "By Way Of Sorrow" (15)
        "Shades Of Gray" (13)
        "Speaking With The Angel" (10)
        "Fall On Me" (9)
        "Ballad Of Mary Magdalen" (8)
        "Northern Cross" (8)
        "I Know What Kind Of Love This Is" (6)
        "Lord I Have Made You A Place In My Heart" (6)
        "Memphis" (5)
        "Kid" (4)
        "Down By The Water"
  2: "After Yesterday," John Gorka (66)
        "Thorny Patch" (11)
        "St. Caffeine" (10)
        "After Yesterday" (8)
        "When The Ice Goes Out" (7)
        "Wisdom" (7)
        "Heroes" (6)
        "Silvertown" (6)
        "Cypress Trees" (3)
        "When He Cries" (3)
        "Amber Lee" (2)
        "January Floor" (2)
        "Zuly"
  3: "Treasures Left Behind: Remembering Kate Wolf," Various Artists (45)
        "Here In California," Lucinda Williams (12)
        "Love Still Remains," Emmylou Harris (6)
        "Cornflower Blue," Eric Bogle (4)
        "Carolina Pines," Cris Williamson And Tret Fure (3)
        "Friend Of Mine," Nanci Griffith (3)
        "Back Roads," Nina Gerber (2)
        "Give Yourself To Love," Kathy Mattea (2)
        "In China Or A Womanís Heart," Rosalie Sorrels (2)
        "Like A River," Peter Rowan (2)
        "See Here She Said," Utah Phillips (2)
        "Sweet Love," John Gorka (2)
        "These Times We're Livin' In," Dave Alvin (2)
        "China Or A Woman's Heart," Rosalie Sorrels
        "Tequila And Me," Greg Brown And Ferron
        "Thinking About You," Terry Garthwaite
  4: "Step Inside This House," Lyle Lovett (43)
        "Step Inside This House" (7)
        "Lungs" (5)
        "More Pretty Girls Than One" (4)
        "If I Needed You" (3)
        "Rollin' By" (3)
        "Ballad Of The Snow Leopard And The Tanqueray Cowboy" (2)
        "Bears" (2)
        "Highway Kind" (2)
        "Lonely In Love" (2)
        "Memphis Midnight/Memphis Morning" (2)
        "Teach Me About Love" (2)
        "West Texas Highway" (2)
        "Babes In The Wood"
        "Ballad Of Snow Leopard"
        "Bosque County Romance"
        "Daybreak"
        "Flyin' Shoes"
        "I've Had Enough"
        "Texas River Song"
  4: "Time Between Trains," Susan Werner (43)
        "Time Between Trains" (17)
        "Old Mistake" (5)
        "Montgomery Street" (4)
        "Bring 'round The Boat" (3)
        "Like Bonsai" (3)
        "Courting The Muse" (2)
        "Petaluma Afternoon" (2)
        "Standing In My Own Way" (2)
        "Vincent" (2)
        "Movie Of My Life"
        "Sorry About Jesus"
        "When They Make The Movie Of My Life"
  6: "Home Sweet Home," Doc And Merle Watson (32)
        "Girl In The Blue Velvet Band" (7)
        "Worried Blues" (5)
        "John Henry" (4)
        "Russian Grass" (4)
        "Little Maggie" (3)
        "Big Spiky Hammer" (2)
        "Down The Road" (2)
        "Train That Carried My Girl From Town" (2)
        "I Wonder How The Old Folks Are At Home"
        "Little Maggie"
        "Old Joe Clark"
  6: "Redwood Cathedral," Dick Gaughan (32)
        "October Song" (11)
        "Pancho And Lefty" (8)
        "Muir And The Master Builder" (4)
        "Let It Be Me" (2)
        "Reconciliation" (2)
        "Turn, Turn, Turn" (2)
        "Gone, Gonna Rise Again"
        "Thomas Muir Of Huntershill"
        "Why Old Men Cry"
  8: "Translucent Soul," Ellis Paul (31)
        "Translucent Soul" (7)
        "Did I Ever Know You?" (6)
        "I'm The One To Save" (3)
        "Angel In Manhattan" (2)
        "Bring Me Backwards" (2)
        "I Won't Cry Over You" (2)
        "Live In The Now" (2)
        "World Ain't Slowing Down" (2)
        "7"
        "Hidden Cut"
        "She Loves A Girl"
        "Take Me Down"
        "World Around"
  9: "Hourglass," Kate Rusby (29)
        "As I Roved Out" (5)
        "I Am Stretched On Your Grave" (4)
        "Old Man Time" (3)
        "Rose In April" (3)
        "Stananivy/Jack And Jill" (3)
        "Annan Waters" (2)
        "Bold Riley" (2)
        "Jolly Ploughboys" (2)
        "Radio Sweetheart" (2)
        "Sir Eglamore, As I Roved Out" (2)
        "Drowned Lovers"
  9: "Radio," Chuck Brodsky (29)
        "Our Gods" (6)
        "Radio" (6)
        "Come Heres And The Been Heres" (5)
        "Moe Berg: The Song" (4)
        "Circle" (3)
        "La Migra Viene" (3)
        "Bad Whiskey"
        "Hockey Fight Song"
 11: "American Beauty," Nashville Bluegrass Band (27)
        "Red Clay Halo" (5)
        "Fiddlin' Bill" (3)
        "Holiday Pickin" (3)
        "Johnson Boys" (3)
        "Livin' The Blues" (3)
        "All Alone" (2)
        "Blue Cadillac" (2)
        "Down A Winding Road" (2)
        "Homeless Waltz" (2)
        "Just Like A Fiddle"
        "Signs Following"
 11: "Confessions Of A Blues Singer," Rory Block (27)
        "If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day" (7)
        "Titanic" (5)
        "Kassie Jones" (4)
        "Ramblin' On My Mind" (4)
        "Bo Weavil Blues" (2)
        "Life Song" (2)
        "Statesboro Blues" (2)
        "I Am In The Heavenly Way"
 13: "Finding The Way," Lonesome River Band (26)
        "Am I A Fool" (8)
        "Cardboard Mansion" (5)
        "Better Days To Come" (4)
        "Perfume, Powder And Lead" (3)
        "Sweet Sally Brown" (2)
        "Don't Worry 'bout Daddy"
        "Finding Your Way"
        "Love Came Over Me"
        "Up On The Shelf"
 13: "Industry And Thrift," Bad Livers (26)
        "Lumpy, Beanpole And Dirt" (7)
        "Cannonball Rag" (5)
        "Brand New Hat" (4)
        "Jalopy" (3)
        "Cannonball Blues"
        "Goin Back To Mom And Dad"
        "Honey, I've Found A Brand New Way"
        "I'm Convicted"
        "I'm Goin' Back To Mom And Dad"
        "Wabash Cannonball"
        "Yid Ist Geboren Inz Oklahoma"
 13: "Shine On," Gove Scrivenor (26)
        "Boats To Build" (5)
        "If I Needed You" (5)
        "I've Got A Thing About Trains" (4)
        "Girl From The North Country" (3)
        "Minuet For The Backroads" (3)
        "Balloon Song" (2)
        "Sitting Here In Limbo" (2)
        "Maybelle's Dance"
        "Money And Love"
 16: "Angel Fire," The Kennedys (25)
        "Coo Coo" (6)
        "Fire And The Rose" (4)
        "Just Like Henry David" (4)
        "Angel Fire" (2)
        "Bells And Loaves And Letters" (2)
        "Jesse" (2)
        "Angels Cry"
        "Bend In The River"
        "Common Bond"
        "Hey Vin"
        "Letter To Emily"
 17: "Car Wheels On A Gravel Road," Lucinda Williams (24)
        "Concrete And Barbed Wire" (4)
        "Right In Time" (4)
        "Metal Firecracker" (3)
        "Car Wheels On A Gravel Road" (2)
        "I Lost It" (2)
        "Jackson" (2)
        "Joy" (2)
        "Lake Charles" (2)
        "Can't Let Go"
        "Greenville"
        "Still I Long For Your Kiss"
 17: "The Older I Get, The Better I Was," Art Thieme (24)
        "Bye And Bye" (4)
        "Lock And Dam Tale" (3)
        "Lumber Camp Tale" (3)
        "Walkie In The Parlor" (3)
        "Cowboy's Barbara Allen" (2)
        "Handful Of Songs" (2)
        "Why White Men Cannot See Clearly-The Cherokee Queen" (2)
        "Betty And Dupree Blues"
        "Fair Margaret And Sweet William"
        "Ghostly Tale"
        "In And Around Nashville"
        "Pokegama Bear"
 17: "Our Little Town," Special Consensus (24)
        "Another Day With The Blues" (4)
        "Blue In The Blue Ridge" (4)
        "Billy Boy" (3)
        "New Jerusalem" (3)
        "Journey To My Savior's Side" (2)
        "Lonesome Cold Wind" (2)
        "Our Little Town" (2)
        "Strawberry Point" (2)
        "Nothin' But The Wheel"
        "Slow Train Through Georgia"
 20: "Hell Among The Yearlings," Gillian Welch (23)
        "Devil Had A Hold Of Me" (7)
        "Caleb Meyer" (4)
        "One Morning" (3)
        "Whiskey Girl" (3)
        "Rock Of Ages" (2)
        "Good Til Now"
        "Honey Now"
        "Miner's Refrain"
        "My Morphine"
 20: "Hurricane Child," Lori B (23)
        "Hurricane Child" (7)
        "Summers Day" (4)
        "Is That You?" (3)
        "Bodymine" (2)
        "Picture A World" (2)
        "Lucky Blaze"
        "Romeo Come Home"
        "Rosie"
        "To Be Or Not To Be"
        "Welcome To My Planet"
 22: "Jubilee," Tom Rozum (22)
        "Don't Fix Up The Doghouse" (5)
        "On The Old Kentucky Shore" (3)
        "Sweet Sally Brown" (3)
        "Walk Downtown" (3)
        "Mason's Lament" (2)
        "Muddy Weather/Jeff City" (2)
        "Jubilee"
        "Love Is A Lonely Street"
        "Ramblin' Blues"
        "Without My Walking Stick"
 22: "Moon Over The Interstate," Mollys (22)
        "Rosie" (6)
        "Cash For Gold" (4)
        "Old Tramp Steamer" (3)
        "Holding On/I Want To Polka/Skoda Lasky" (2)
        "Sierra Madre" (2)
        "Dance W/ Me Johnny"
        "La Llorona"
        "Lang Town"
        "Mi Casita"
        "Moon Ever The Interstate"
 22: "Songs Of Experience," Cindy Mangsen (22)
        "October Roses" (7)
        "Haunted Hunter" (4)
        "Shallow Brown" (3)
        "Wedding Dress" (3)
        "Cruel Mother" (2)
        "Her Bright Smile Haunts Me Still" (2)
        "Snow Is On The Ground"
 25: "Bittersweet Street," Anne Hills (21)
        "First Day Of Autumn" (9)
        "Blur In The Photograph" (4)
        "Cloudships" (2)
        "Bittersweet Street"
        "Close The Door Lightly"
        "Pleiades"
        "Some Boats"
        "Wait By The River"
        "Yard Dreams"
 26: "Clinch Mountain Country," Ralph Stanley And Friends (20)
        "Another Night" (3)
        "How Mountain Girls Can Love" (2)
        "Nobody's Love Is Like Mine" (2)
        "Are You Afraid To Die"
        "Gathering Flowers For The Masters Bouquet"
        "Gold Watch And Chain"
        "I've Just Seen The Rock Of Ages"
        "Let Me Love You One More Time"
        "Lonesome River"
        "My Deceitful Heart"
        "Pig In A Pen"
        "Pretty Little Miss In The Garden"
        "Pretty Polly"
        "Shouting On The Hills Of Glory"
        "Thy Burdens Are Great Than Mine"
        "When I Wake Up To Sleep No More"
 26: "Little Space Left," Tamara (20)
        "Picture Of You" (5)
        "2 Dresses" (3)
        "Oscar And Bud" (3)
        "Your Mother Hates Me" (3)
        "Cool, Blue And Rolling" (2)
        "I Wish My Apartment Building Allowed Dogs" (2)
        "Jenny Just Like Me"
        "My Mother Hates Me"
 26: "Mac, Doc And Del," Mac Wiseman, Del Mccoury and Doc Watson (20)
        "Beauty Of My Dreams" (3)
        "Black Mountain Rag" (3)
        "I Wonder Where You Are Tonight" (3)
        "More Pretty Girls Than One" (3)
        "New Moon Over My" (3)
        "I've Endured" (2)
        "Live And Let Live" (2)
        "I'll Sail My Ship Alone"
 26: "Nouvelle France," Hart Rouge (20)
        "Fly All Over" (5)
        "Brave Marin" (4)
        "Bittersweet Grace" (2)
        "Marie Caissie" (2)
        "Night On A Hill" (2)
        "Trois Hommes Noirs" (2)
        "Come Back For Me"
        "Danny Gaudry"
        "Help Me Help You"
 30: "Song About A Train," Tom Flannery (19)
        "Cindy's Around" (5)
        "Song About A Train" (3)
        "Angeline" (2)
        "Johnson's Station" (2)
        "Pettigrew," Tomm Flannery (2)
        "Blame It On The Death Of Charles Kuralt"
        "Clarksdale Whistle Blues:"
        "I'm Gonna Fade Away"
        "Marieís Song"
        "Rescue Me"
 30: "Stranger To My Kin," Neal And Leandra (19)
        "Penny On The Track" (8)
        "Ready For Memphis" (3)
        "Firefly" (2)
        "Take Me Down To The Water" (2)
        "Cry"
        "First Best Friend"
        "Less Of You"
        "Rich"
 30: "Waiting On The Gravy Train," Freight Hoppers (19)
        "Trouble" (4)
        "Molly Put The Kettle On" (3)
        "Back Step Cindy" (2)
        "Hell Broke Loose In Georgia" (2)
        "Nobody's Business" (2)
        "Polecat Blues" (2)
        "Fall On My Knees," Freighthoppers:
        "Shortenin' Bread"
        "Warfare"
        "We Will Be Re-United"
 33: "Coming Of Age," Rarely Herd (18)
        "Love, Come Home" (4)
        "Long Black Beauty" (3)
        "Moonville Brakeman" (3)
        "Tennessee Girl" (3)
        "Hang Your Coat" (2)
        "One More Night" (2)
        "Cecil Barfield"
        "First Whippoorwill"
        "My Virginia Girl"
        "Nobody Loves You Like Me"
        "That Ain't No Way To Go"
        "When Will I Let Go"
 33: "Great Lakes Chronicle," Lee Murdock (18)
        "Low Bridge, Everybody Down" (5)
        "White Squall" (5)
        "Great Lakes Song The Persia's Crew" (2)
        "For The Mesquite," Lee Murdock Requiem
        "Longing That I Feel"
        "Lost On The Lady Elgin"
        "The Mules That Walked The Fo'c's'le Deck"
        "Queen On The Beach/The Mules That Walked The Fo'c's'le Deck"
        "Safe In The Harbor"
 33: "McGarrigle Hour," Kate And Anna McGarrigle (18)
        "Green Green Rocky Road" (4)
        "Schoodays" (3)
        "Baltimore Fire" (2)
        "Porten En Arriere" (2)
        "Talk To Me Of Mendocino" (2)
        "Cool River"
        "Gentle Annie"
        "Skip Rope Song"
        "What'll I Do"
        "Young Love"
 33: "One Kind Word," Geoff Bartley (18)
        "One Kind Word" (5)
        "Welcome To The Spiral Dance" (4)
        "Noah's Ark" (3)
        "Wealthiest Of Men" (2)
        "Cut By Wire"
        "Let Falling Stars"
        "Natural Law"
        "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean"
 33: "Spyboy," Emmylou Harris (18)
        "Boulder To Birmingham" (4)
        "Deeper Well" (3)
        "Green Pastures" (3)
        "Love Hurts" (2)
        "Songbird" (2)
        "Maker"
        "My Songbird"
        "Prayer In Open D"
        "Where Will I Be"
 33: "What's That I Hear?: The Songs of Phil Ochs," Various Artists (18)
        "Chords Of Fame" (3)
        "Hands," Pat Humphries (2)
        "Highwayman," Steve Gillette-Cindy Mangsen (2)
        "Power And The Glory," Magpie (2)
        "Bracero," John Gorka
        "Draft Dodger Rag," Tom Paxton
        "Flower Lade," Ian Matthews
        "Freedom Rider," Kim/Reggie/Magpie:
        "Here's To The State Of Mississippi," Katy Moffatt
        "Is There Anybody Here?," Sonia Rutstein
        "Sailors And Solders," Sid Griffin-Billy Bragg
        "Small Circle Of Friends:," Dave Van Ronk
        "Tape From California," Greg Greenway
 33: "When October Goes," Various Artists (18)
        "When Fall Comes To New England," Cheryl Wheeler (7)
        "When October Goes," Megan Mcdonough (4)
        "Long Road," Cliff Eberhardt And Richie Havens (2)
        "Coming Of The Snow," Rod Macdonald
        "Lie Easy," Gail Rundlett
        "Southbound Train," Julie Gold
        "Where Were You Last Night?," Frank Christian
        "Will You Come Home," Susie Burke
 40: "Big Red Sun," Mollie O'brien (17)
        "No Ash Will Burn" (4)
        "Big Red Sun Blues" (3)
        "In My Girlish Days" (3)
        "No Hiding Place" (3)
        "Denver To Dallas"
        "Looking For Trouble"
        "Love Like Blood"
        "Rollin"
 40: "Everything Matters," Pierce Pettis (17)
        "God Believes In You" (4)
        "Neutral Ground" (3)
        "Comet" (2)
        "Kingdom Come" (2)
        "Just Like Jim Brown"
        "Love Will Find It's Way"
        "My Heart Goes Out"
        "My Little Girl"
        "She Is History"
        "Tip Of My Tongue"
 40: "Music Of What Happens," Cathie Ryan (17)
        "Lights Of San Francisco" (4)
        "At The Foot Of Knocknarea" (3)
        "Home By Bearna" (3)
        "I'm Going Back" (3)
        "Coaineadh N'dthri Muire"
        "Mhaithrin, A'leigfea Un An Aonaigh Me?"
        "Mother Will You Take Me To The Fair"
        "Yellow Bittern"
 43: "Only Sun," Judith Edelman (16)
        "Small Things" (6)
        "Last Cause Cafe" (3)
        "Cry Alone"
        "Jerusalem To Jackson"
        "Last Chance Cafe"
        "Luggage Tags And Dancing Shoes"
        "Midnight On The Water"
        "Only Sun"
        "Shotgun Shack"
 43: "Texas And Tennessee," Steve Gillette (16)
        "Here's To The Rocky Road" (5)
        "Ghost Rider's Medley" (3)
        "Railroad Written All Over Him" (2)
        "West Texas Wind" (2)
        "Cornstalk Pony"
        "If You're Ever In Texas"
        "No Pronuncias Mi Nombre"
        "Windows Of Heaven"
 45: "Angel Town," Katy Moffatt (15)
        "Sister Angelina" (3)
        "Game" (2)
        "I Just Keep Falling In Love" (2)
        "Miss Otis Regrets" (2)
        "Mother Of Pearl" (2)
        "You Don't Know Me" (2)
        "Angel Town"
        "Man I Once Did Own"
 45: "Celtic Tides," Various Artists (15)
        "Innis Aigh," Chieftains And The Rankin Family (4)
        "Catharthis," Natalie Macmaster (2)
        "E Horo," Mary Jame Lamond (2)
        "Feel So Near," Dougie Maclean (2)
        "Gabhar Ban," Clannad (2)
        "Both Sides The Tweed," Mary Black
        "Maid On The Shore," Solas
        "Sleepy Magpie," Ashley Macisaac With Mary Jane Lamond
 45: "Looking For Egypt," Eric Garrison (15)
        "Morning Glories" (3)
        "Beautiful Surprise" (2)
        "Brown Coat" (2)
        "Walk Away Renee" (2)
        "Bright Side"
        "Guess You Did Not Know"
        "It Don't Feel Like That"
        "Lehigh Valley Line"
        "Looking For Egypt"
        "Southland"
 45: "Patchwork Heart," Valerie Smith (15)
        "Red Clay Halo" (6)
        "Fast Train Through Arkansas" (3)
        "Bittersweet" (2)
        "Rough And Rocky Road" (2)
        "Greener Pastures"
        "Second Fiddle To An Old Guitar"
 45: "Suas E!," Mary Jane Lamond (15)
        "Bog A'lochain" (3)
        "Domhnall Mac 'Ic Lian" (3)
        "Hi Ri Him Bo" (3)
        "Bog O Lochond"
        "E Horo"
        "Horo Ghoid The Nighean"
        "Seinn O"
        "Spinning Song"
        "Tha Mo Run Air A Ghille"
 50: "Back In The Airly Days," Sara Grey (14)
        "Down The Road" (3)
        "I'll Sell My Hat, I'll Sell My Coat" (2)
        "Republicans And Democrats" (2)
        "Cranberry Song"
        "Fair Fanny Moore"
        "Frog's Wedding"
        "Going To Kansas"
        "Pinery Boys"
        "Tale Of The Airly Days"
        "Texans In Maine"
 50: "Longview," Longview (14)
        "Train That Carried My Little Girl From Town" (4)
        "It's Goodbye And So Long To You" (3)
        "Lonesome Old Home" (3)
        "Henlocks And Prinroses"
        "I've Never Been So Lonesome"
        "Only Time Can Mend A Broken Heart"
        "Southern Moon"
 50: "My Good Company," Sally Fingerett (14)
        "My Good Company" (3)
        "Private Plenty" (3)
        "Home" (2)
        "My Friend Elaine" (2)
        "Little Girl Please Wait"
        "Pink Lemonade"
        "Silent Silent"
        "This Town's Alright"
 50: "Sounds Of The Mountains," Rambler's Choice (14)
        "Education From On High" (3)
        "Enough On My Mind" (3)
        "No More Painting Up This Town" (3)
        "Sit And Sing The Blues"
        "Sounds Of The Mountains"
        "Sweet Country Lovin'"
        "What About You"
        "When The Mountain Dew Starts Falling"
 50: "Threadbare," Jack Kid (14)
        "Http" (3)
        "Crackerjack" (2)
        "Earth And Moon" (2)
        "Rock On Millennium" (2)
        "1733"
        "Black Fly Blues"
        "Johnnynam"
        "Ray Johnson"
        "Toad Soup"

These lists are compiled and posted to the FOLKDJ-L list every month (since
October 1997).  An archive of past Top Album lists is available at
http://folkradio.org/airplay.html (on 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.  It helps if the
word "playlist" is in the subject.

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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