TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS OF OCTOBER 1999

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 10110 airplays.


  1: "The Truth Of A Woman," Kristina Olsen (57)
        "Spend The Whole Night With You" (13)
        "Yellow Piper" (8)
        "Truth Of A Woman" (7)
        "Part Time Love" (6)
        "Big O" (5)
        "Headlights On The Highway" (4)
        "If I Stayed" (4)
        "Phoebe's Iceberg" (4)
        "Rainy Night In Chinatown" (4)
        "Between The Woman And Man"
        "I Am Ashamed"
  2: "The Grass Is Blue," Dolly Parton (51)
        "Cash On The Barrelhead" (8)
        "Train Train" (8)
        "I'm Gonna Sleep With One Eye Open" (7)
        "Travelin' Prayer" (7)
        "Silver Dagger" (5)
        "Grass Is Blue" (4)
        "Few Old Memories" (3)
        "Endless Stream Of Tears" (2)
        "I Wonder Where You Are Tonight" (2)
        "Steady As The Rain" (2)
        "I Still Miss Someone"
        "I'm Ready"
        "Will He Be Waiting For Me"
  3: "Book Of Survival," Deborah Holland (44)
        "Pinochet And Margaret Thatcher" (16)
        "Kids With Guns" (6)
        "Happy Birthday, You're Turning 40" (4)
        "Book Of Survival" (3)
        "Faded Red Car" (3)
        "Hard To Be Human In The Universe" (3)
        "Weak At Heart" (3)
        "End Of The World" (2)
        "I'm Sorry" (2)
        "Irene" (2)
  4: "Drag Queens In Limousines," Mary Gauthier (41)
        "Drag Queens In Limousines" (9)
        "Lifetime" (7)
        "Our Lady Of The Shooting Stars" (6)
        "Jackie's Train" (5)
        "Karla Faye" (4)
        "Lucky Stars" (3)
        "Slip Of The Tongue" (3)
        "Evangeline" (2)
        "I Drink"
        "In The Black"
  5: "Loose Diamond," Katy Moffatt (39)
        "Cuckoo" (13)
        "Fools Fall In Love" (4)
        "Big Fool" (3)
        "I Walk Alone" (3)
        "Stoned At The Jukebox" (3)
        "Waiting For The Sun To Shine" (3)
        "Wheel" (3)
        "Here We Go" (2)
        "Loose Diamond" (2)
        "Burning Memories"
        "So Long Baby Goodbye"
        "Whiskey Money And Time"
  6: "Cold Dog Soup," Guy Clark (36)
        "Cold Dog Soup" (9)
        "Sis Draper" (6)
        "Fort Worth Blues" (4)
        "Be Gone Forever" (3)
        "Ain't No Trouble To Me" (2)
        "Bunkhouse Blues" (2)
        "Forever, For Always, For Certain" (2)
        "Men Will Be Boys" (2)
        "Red River" (2)
        "Die Tryin'"
        "Fort Worth Blues/Water Under The Bridge/Be Gone Forever"
        "Indian Head Penny"
        "Water Under The Bridge"
  6: "Paradise Lost And Found," Anne Hills And Michael Smith (36)
        "Dutchman" (7)
        "Spoon River" (5)
        "Paradise Lost And Found" (4)
        "Disappearing Heart" (3)
        "Paterson Summer" (3)
        "Silken Dreams" (3)
        "Stranded In The Moonlight" (3)
        "I Will" (2)
        "Painted Horses" (3)
        "Danger"
        "Stranded In Moonligfht," Hills And M Smith
        "We Become Birds"
  8: "Retrograss," David Grisman, John Hartford And Mike Seeger (35)
        "Maybelline" (6)
        "Jerusalem Ridge" (5)
        "My Walkin' Shoes" (4)
        "Hound Dawg" (3)
        "Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay" (3)
        "Uncle Pen" (3)
        "When I'm Sixty-4" (2)
        "Windy Mountain" (2)
        "Airmail Special"
        "Blue Ridge Cabin Home"
        "Memphis"
        "Old Home Place"
        "Rocky Top"
        "Room At The Top Of The Stairs"
        "Walking Shoes"
  9: "Sleepless," Kate Rusby (33)
        "Fairest Of All Yarrow" (7)
        "Cobbler's Daughter" (4)
        "Duke And The Tinker" (4)
        "Unquiet Grave" (4)
        "I Wonder What Is Keeping My True Love This Night" (3)
        "Wild Goose" (3)
        "Botany Bay" (2)
        "Our Town" (2)
        "Sho Heen" (2)
        "Sleepless Sailor" (2)
  9: "This One's The Dreamer," Rick Fielding (33)
        "This One's The Dreamer" (6)
        "Salty Dog" (4)
        "Deep Fork" (3)
        "Those Gin Mill Syncopators" (3)
        "City Boy's Dream" (2)
        "Fa Sol La" (2)
        "In My Life" (2)
        "Patrick Spencer" (2)
        "When We Gather Once More" (2)
        "Wind And The Rain And When We Gather Once More" (2)
        "Cat's Paw"
        "Catspaw's Rag"
        "Come To Lower Canada, Fa Sol La"
        "Sing With The Angels"
        "There Comes A Time"
 11: "Long Ride," Ramblin' Jack Elliott (31)
        "Sky Above And The Mud Below" (10)
        "St. James Infirmary" (4)
        "Cup Of Coffee" (3)
        "East Virginia Blues" (3)
        "Diamond Joe" (2)
        "Now He's Just Dust In The Wind" (2)
        "Pictures From Life's Other Side" (2)
        "Pony/St James Infirmary" (2)
        "Ranger's Command"
        "True Blue Jeans"
        "With God On Our Side," Jack Elliott
 12: "Good Old Boys," John Hartford (30)
        "On The Radio" (9)
        "Keep On Truckin'" (5)
        "Cross-Eyed Child" (4)
        "Watching The River Go By" (3)
        "Billy The Kidd" (2)
        "Good Old Boys," John Hartfordand The Hartford String Band (2)
        "Waltz Of The Golden Rule" (2)
        "Dixie Trucker's Home"
        "Mike And John In The Wilderness," John Hartford And The Hartford Stringband
        "Owl Feather," John Hartford And The Hartford String Band
 12: "Hartwell Horn," William Pint And Felicia Dale (30)
        "Captain Grant" (4)
        "I Went To The Market To Buy A Cock" (4)
        "She Moved Through The Fair/An Dro/Watson" (4)
        "Widow And The Devil" (4)
        "Dido Bendigo/Reynard The Fox/Danny O'donnells" (3)
        "2 An Dros In G" (2)
        "Johnny Sands" (2)
        "Bransle D'escosse/Etc"
        "Futy Tufty," William And Felicia Dale
        "It Was A Lover And His Lass," William Pin And Felicia Dale
        "Old Sir Simon The King / Give Us A Drink Of Water"
        "Rufty Tufty"
        "Sing Ho To The Greenwood"
        "White Cockade"
 14: "In My Hands," Natalie Macmaster (29)
        "Blue Bonnets Over The Border" (4)
        "Moxham Castle" (4)
        "Gramma" (3)
        "In My Hands" (3)
        "New York Jig" (3)
        "Flora Macdonald" (2)
        "Grandma" (2)
        "Space Ceilidh" (2)
        "Farewell"
        "Flamenco Fling"
        "Mom's Jig"
        "Ny Jig," Natalie Mcmaster
        "Olympic Reel"
        "Welcome To The Trossachs"
 15: "Rice, Rice, Hillman And Pedersen," Rice, Rice, Hillman And Pedersen (28)
        "Friend Of The Devil" (11)
        "Year Of El Nino" (5)
        "Doesn't Mean That Much Anymore" (2)
        "I'll Be On That Good Road Someday" (2)
        "Never Ending Song Of Love" (2)
        "One Of These Days" (2)
        "Moments Of Glory"
        "Moonshine"
        "Never Ending Love For You"
        "Out Among The Stars"
 16: "I Feel Like Singing Today," Jim Lauderdale And Ralph Stanley (27)
        "I Feel Like Singing Today" (7)
        "You'll Find Her Name Written There" (4)
        "Who Thought The Railroad Wouldn't Last" (3)
        "Highway Through My Home" (2)
        "Joy, Joy, Joy" (2)
        "This World Is Not My Home" (2)
        "Another Sinner's Prayer"
        "Fly, Lovebird Fly"
        "Harbour Of Love," R. Stanley And J. Lauderdale
        "I Wish Today Could Be Tomorrow"
        "Like Him"
        "Sinner's Prayer"
        "Who Will Sing For Me," Jim Lauderdale-Ralph Stanley
 16: "Live In Paris And Toronto," Loreena Mckennitt (27)
        "All Souls Night" (6)
        "Mystic's Dream" (3)
        "Prologue" (3)
        "Santiago" (3)
        "Bonny Swans" (2)
        "Mummer's Dance" (2)
        "Between The Shadows"
        "Dante's Prayer"
        "Highwayman"
        "La Serenissima"
        "Marco Polo"
        "Night Ride Across The Caucasus"
        "Night Ride In The Caucusus"
        "Skellig"
 18: "Folkscene Collection," Various Artists (26)
        "Heart Of Saturday Night," Tom Waits (5)
        "California Snow," Tom Russell (4)
        "Love At The 5 And Dime," Nanci Griffith (3)
        "Song Of The Candle," Stan Rogers (3)
        "Take Off Your Old Coat," Eliza Gilkyson (3)
        "Good Woman's Love," Vince Gill (2)
        "I'm This Blue," Greg Brown
        "Justine," Patty Larkin
        "Life," Stephen Fearing
        "Lockkeeper," John Gorka
        "Pacing The Cage," Bruce Cockburn
        "This Was Pompeii," Dar Williams
 18: "Sparrow's Wing," Garnet Rogers (26)
        "Next Turn Of The Wheel" (5)
        "All That Is" (4)
        "Cricket Dance" (3)
        "Threshold" (3)
        "Edge Of The Earth" (2)
        "Stormfront" (2)
        "These Broken Hills" (2)
        "Under The Summer Moonlight" (2)
        "11:11"
        "Come Again"
        "Sparrow's Wing," Garnet Rodgers
 20: "Into The Blue," Rod Macdonald (25)
        "7 Days" (5)
        "Best Defense" (5)
        "I Have No Problem With This" (5)
        "6 Strings And A Hole Big And Round" (2)
        "Days Of Rain And I Have No Problem With This" (2)
        "Here's A Song For You" (2)
        "Deep Down In The Everglades"
        "Fear"
        "It's A Tough Life"
        "Sun Dancer"
 21: "Harvest Home," Jay Ungar And Molly Mason (23)
        "Bound For Another Harvest Home" (4)
        "Autumn" (3)
        "Haymaker's Hoedown" (3)
        "La Chanson De Mardi Gras," Ungar And Mason (3)
        "Bonaparte's Retreat-Hoedown" (2)
        "Farmer's Set" (2)
        "Prairie Spring" (2)
        "Ashokan Farewell," Unger And Mason
        "Harvest Home Suite: Overture, Summer," Jay Unger And Molly Mason
        "Solstice Hymn"
        "Summer"
 21: "Leaving Friday Harbor," Battlefield Band (23)
        "Clan Coco;The Road To Benderloch;Fifteen Stubbies To Warragul" (4)
        "It's Nice To Be Nice" (4)
        "Leaving Friday Harbor" (3)
        "Logie O' Buchan" (2)
        "One More Chorus" (2)
        "Pleasure Will Be Mine" (2)
        "Sisters Reel/Etc" (2)
        "Straw Man" (2)
        "Last Trip Home"
        "Set Of Tunes With A Lot Of Bagpipes Natalie Macmaster"
 23: "Ambition," Dave Mallett (22)
        "Wild In The Sixties" (8)
        "Here In This City You Live In" (6)
        "Sportin' Days" (3)
        "Ambition" (2)
        "You Can't Go Home Again" (2)
        "Greenin' Up," David Mallet
 23: "Bluegrass Sessions," Bela Fleck (22)
        "Blue Mountain Hop" (4)
        "Buffalo Nickel" (4)
        "Polka On The Banjo" (3)
        "Katmandu" (2)
        "Valley Of The Rogue" (2)
        "Clarinet Polka"
        "Foggy Mountain Special"
        "Home Sweet Home"
        "Major Honker"
        "Maura On A Bicycle, Stout And Molasses, Way Back When"
        "Old Jellico/Etc"
        "When Joy Kills Sorrow"
 23: "Crash Course In Roses," Catie Curtis (22)
        "What's The Matter" (5)
        "Magnolia Street" (4)
        "Gave Me Love" (3)
        "Hundred Miles" (2)
        "Look At You Now" (2)
        "Burn Your Own House Down"
        "Fall Away"
        "I Don't Want To Walk Away"
        "I'll Cover You"
        "Stay Up All Night"
        "Wise To The Ways"
 23: "Forget About It," Alison Krauss (22)
        "Never Got Off The Ground" (8)
        "Forget About It" (3)
        "Maybe" (2)
        "Stay" (2)
        "Could You Lie," Alison Krauss With Suzanne Cox
        "Dreamin My Dreams With You"
        "Dreaming My Dreams Of You"
        "Empty Hearts," Allison Krauss
        "Ghost In This House"
        "It Don't Matter Now"
        "It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference"
 23: "He Didn't Dance," Cucanandy (22)
        "Milky Way" (7)
        "Cailin Rua" (2)
        "Cucanandy" (2)
        "Mouth Music Set" (2)
        "Munster Jigs" (2)
        "My Buachaillin Donn" (2)
        "Breton An Dros"
        "Cape Breton Set"
        "Emigrant's Farewell," Cucunnandy
        "Pretty Little Girl"
        "Road To Ballinakill"
 23: "We'll Meet Again," Scarlett, Washington And Whiteley (22)
        "We'll Meet Again" (4)
        "Diddy Wah Diddy" (3)
        "I Got Mine" (3)
        "I Just Want To Be Horizontal" (3)
        "If I Had A Girl Like You" (3)
        "Honeysuckle Rose" (2)
        "I'm Confessing That I Love You" (2)
        "Cherry Blossom Lane"
        "Nobody Lovin' Me," Mose Scarlett
 29: "Mountain Heart," Mountain Heart (21)
        "Midnight Train" (4)
        "Cold Winds" (3)
        "Katy Cline" (3)
        "Taney County" (3)
        "Cold Kentucky Rain" (2)
        "You Still Call Me Baby" (2)
        "Bitter Harvest"
        "Gambler's Lament," Mounatin Heart
        "It S The Love"
        "Roses"
 29: "Sweet Dreams Of Home," Mae Robertson And Eric Garrison (21)
        "Home" (8)
        "Our House" (3)
        "Until We Meet Again" (3)
        "Heart," M Robertson And E Garrison (2)
        "This Must Be The Place" (2)
        "Driving Home"
        "I'm Going Home"
        "Sweet Dreams Of Home"
 31: "Cruel Moon," Buddy Miller (20)
        "Does My Ring Burn Your Finger" (7)
        "Looking For A Heartache Like You" (4)
        "Somewhere Trouble Don't Go" (3)
        "Cruel Moon" (2)
        "I'm Not Getting Any Better At Goodbyes" (2)
        "I'm Too Used To Loving You"
        "Oh Curel Moon"
 32: "Blue Highway," Blue Highway (19)
        "Born With A Hammer In My Hand" (5)
        "Lonesome Hearted Blues" (4)
        "Don't Come Out Of The Hole" (3)
        "Lonely Old Town" (2)
        "Troubles Up And Down The Road" (2)
        "I Hung My Head"
        "It Wasn't You"
        "That Could Be You"
 32: "Never Grow Old," Ann And Phil Case (19)
        "Oh My Little Darling" (4)
        "Curtains Of Night," Anne Hills (2)
        "Please Baby" (2)
        "Where We'll Never Grow Old," Anne Hills And Cindy Mangsen (2)
        "Will You Miss Me When I Am Gone?" (2)
        "Young And Tender Ladies-Oh My Little Darling" (2)
        "But I Do"
        "Downward Road"
        "Evening Shade," Anne Hills And Cindy Mangsen
        "I Am Going To The West"
        "When It's Lamp Lighting Time In The"
 32: "Rosaryville," Kate Campbell (19)
        "Fade To Blue" (4)
        "Look Away" (4)
        "Ave Maria Grotto" (2)
        "Rosa's Cantina" (2)
        "Rosaryville" (2)
        "Ava Marie Grotto"
        "Heart Of Hearts"
        "Porcelain Blue"
        "Rosa's Coronas"
        "Rosemary"
 35: "Across The Blue Mountains," Harry Tuft (18)
        "Across The Blue Mountains" (4)
        "Griesly Bride" (3)
        "In 1845" (2)
        "Old Dolores" (2)
        "California Boy"
        "Harvest Song"
        "Mermaid"
        "Mrs. Ravoon"
        "Orphan Girl," Suzannah And Georgia Rose
        "Snowbird"
        "Travelers Prayer," Suzannah And Georgia Rose
 35: "Breaking Down To 3," Dave Moore (18)
        "Mr. Music" (6)
        "Big Fool For You" (4)
        "Midnight" (3)
        "All The Time In The World" (2)
        "Big Drafty House"
        "Down To The River"
        "Magic Dust"
 35: "Crossing," Tim O'brien (18)
        "Into The West" (3)
        "Ireland's Green Shore" (3)
        "Ribbon In Your Hair" (3)
        "Crossing" (2)
        "Mountaineer Is Always Free" (2)
        "Down In The Willow Garden"
        "John Riley"
        "Lord Macdonald"
        "Lost Little Children"
        "Wandering"
 35: "Cry Cry Cry," Dar Williams, Lucy Kaplansky And Richard Shindell (18)
        "Cold Missouri Waters" (5)
        "By Way Of Sorrow" (4)
        "Down By The Water" (2)
        "Northern Cross" (2)
        "Ballad Of Mary Magdalen"
        "Ballad Of Mary Magdelene"
        "Kid"
        "Shades Of Grey"
        "Speaking With The Angel"
 35: "In Spite Of Ourselves," John Prine (18)
        "In Spite Of Ourselves" (3)
        "Dear John" (2)
        "I Know One" (2)
        "Jet Set" (2)
        "Let's Invite Them Over," John Prine W Iris Dement (2)
        "We Must Have Been Out Of Our Minds" (2)
        "We're Not The Jet Set" (2)
        "Duet W/ Fiona Prine"
        "Duet W/ Melba Montgomery"
        "Wedding Bells/Let's Turn Back The Years"
 35: "Tornado In Slo Mo," Darcie Deaville (18)
        "Catch The Ball" (4)
        "Picture Of A Dreamicy Mountain" (3)
        "Icy Barrel Of A Loaded Gun," T Darcie Deaville (2)
        "Tornado In Slo Mo" (2)
        "Blackbird On The Runway," Darcie Deville
        "Chain Of Love"
        "Going Back Home"
        "Its Just The Moon"
        "Running"
        "Track 2," T Darcie Deaville
        "Who Needs You"
 35: "When I Go," Dave Carter With Tracy Grammer (18)
        "When I Go" (7)
        "Don't Tread On Me" (2)
        "Little Liza Jane" (2)
        "River Where She Sleeps" (2)
        "Annie's Lover"
        "Elvis Presley"
        "Grand Prairie Texas Homesick Blues Peppino D'agostino"
        "Grand Prairie Tx Homesick Blues"
        "Kate And The Ghost Of Lost Love"
 42: "Meet Me By The Moonlight," Dudley Connell And Don Rigsby (17)
        "I'm Troubled, I'm Troubled" (4)
        "Rollin' On" (4)
        "Meet Me By The Moonlight" (3)
        "Short Life Of Trouble" (2)
        "Dying Boy's Prayer"
        "Good-Bye Maggie"
        "Old Ship Of Zion"
        "Our Darlin's Gone"
 42: "Rattletrap," Konnarock Critters (17)
        "Indian Nation" (3)
        "Take Me Home" (3)
        "Cindy" (2)
        "Cuckoo" (2)
        "Salt River" (2)
        "Dont Get Drunk"
        "Early, Early And Handsome Molly"
        "Johnny Don't Get Drunk," Konnorock Critters
        "Kentucky"
        "Rabbit Up A Gum Stump"
 42: "Simple Gearle," Stacey Earle (17)
        "Tears That She Cries" (3)
        "Wedding Night" (3)
        "Cried My Heart Out" (2)
        "Show Me Home" (2)
        "In My Way"
        "Just Another Day"
        "Losers Weep"
        "Next Door Down"
        "Simple Gearle"
        "Waiting"
        "Weekend Runaways"
 42: "Soldier Of The Cross," Ricky Skaggs And Kentucky Thunder (17)
        "Voice From On High" (5)
        "I'm Ready To Go" (2)
        "Jacob's Vision" (2)
        "Joshua Generation" (2)
        "Waiting At The Gate" (2)
        "7 Hillsides," Ricky Skaggs
        "Are You Afraid To Die," Graham
        "Gone Home"
        "Lead Me To The Rock"
 42: "Tall Tales," Hot Club Of Cowtown (17)
        "I Can't Tame Wild Women" (4)
        "Emily" (2)
        "I Laugh When I Think How I Cried Over You" (2)
        "Joe-Bob Rag" (2)
        "Polka Dots And Moonbeams" (2)
        "You Can't Take It With You" (2)
        "Bonaparte's Retreat"
        "Darling, You And I Are Through"
        "There'll Be Some Changes"
 42: "Where Blue Meets Blue," Andrew Calhoun (17)
        "Vancouver" (4)
        "King" (3)
        "Golden Gate Bridge" (2)
        "Where Blue Meets Blue" (2)
        "Buffalo"
        "Cows On The Highway"
        "Hello In There"
        "Peach"
        "Politics"
        "Wild Birds"
 48: "Broken Things," Julie Miller (16)
        "Orphan Train" (3)
        "2 Soldiers" (2)
        "All My Tears" (2)
        "Broken Things" (2)
        "Ride Like The Wind To Me" (2)
        "I Know Why The River Runs"
        "I Need You"
        "I Still Cry"
        "Speed Of Light"
        "Strange Lover," Julie Miller W/Steve Earle
 48: "Ever Brightening Day," Eve Goldberg (16)
        "Backwater Blues" (3)
        "Travelling Day" (3)
        "Having A Drink With Jane" (2)
        "Now Is The Cool Of The Day" (2)
        "Sweet Sorrow In The Wind" (2)
        "Watermelon Sorbet" (2)
        "Cold Wind Blowing"
        "Waiting For A Train"
 48: "New Freedom Bell," Druha Trava And Peter Rowan (16)
        "Midnight Moonlight" (4)
        "Tree Of Leaf And Fire" (4)
        "Tryin' To Get To Heaven" (3)
        "Cold Irons Bound" (2)
        "New Freedom Bell" (2)
        "Dustbowl Children"
 48: "New Grange," New Grange (16)
        "Handsome Molly" (7)
        "Goin' To Boston" (2)
        "Under The Hood" (2)
        "Cabin Waltz"
        "Rock In A Weary Land"
        "Sally Ann"
        "Shoot The Moon"
        "What If Boyfriend Was Gone," Carla Ulbrich
 48: "Rising," Tarras (16)
        "Rising" (4)
        "Magnadoodle" (2)
        "Men Should Wear Their Long Hair Down" (2)
        "Be Real"
        "Da Fields Of Foula"
        "Happy Salmon"
        "Oakey Srike Evictions"
        "Oakey Strike Evictions/Da Fields Of Foula"
        "Okey Strike Evictions"
        "Parsons Green"
        "So Tired"
 48: "Storied Ground," John Mccutcheon (16)
        "Closing The Bookstore" (3)
        "Jericho" (3)
        "2 Foot Seam" (2)
        "Abbey D" (2)
        "From Us" (2)
        "One More Mountaintop" (2)
        "Crazy Or Couragous"
        "Piece By Piece"
 48: "Traveler's Code," Darryl Purpose (16)
        "Mr. Schwinn" (6)
        "Travelers' Code" (4)
        "Last Great Kiss Of The Twentieth Century" (2)
        "Smoke And Mirrors" (2)
        "Child Of Hearts"
        "Ring On My Hand"
 48: "Wagoner's Lad," Mike Craver (16)
        "Wagoner's Lad" (7)
        "Waiting For The Coming Storm" (3)
        "Black Randy"
        "Dewberry Place"
        "Down At The Crossr"
        "Judy"
        "Little Brown Bat"
        "Lord Gregory-Big Tree Lodge"

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 also 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 running under Microsoft
Windows NT.  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 60% 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 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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