TOP ALBUMS OF SEPTEMBER 2002

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13163 airplays from 129 different DJs

  1: "The Dark," Guy Clark [Sugar Hill] (91)
        "Soldier's Joy, 1864" (19)
        "Mud" (10)
        "Arizona Star" (9)
        "Magnolia Wind" (8)
        "Dancin' Days" (7)
  2: "Going Driftless: An Artist's Tribute To Greg Brown," Various Artists [Red House] (69)
        "Sleeper," Eliza Gilkyson (12)
        "Two Little Feet," Karen Savoca (10)
        "Train Carrying Jimmie Rodgers Home," Iris Dement (8)
        "Small Dark Movie," Lucy Kaplansky (6)
  3: "Fashionably Late," Linda Thompson [Rounder] (64)
        "No Telling" (15)
        "Dear Mary" (14)
        "Weary Life" (10)
        "Evona Darling" (7)
  4: "The Gathering Of Spirits," Carrie Newcomer [Rounder/Philo] (57)
        "The Gathering Of Spirits" (11)
        "Holy As A Day Is Spent" (10)
        "I Heard An Owl" (10)
  5: "Runaway Soul," Ruthie Foster [Blue Corn] (55)
        "Death Came A-Knockin'" (12)
        "Walk On" (10)
        "Small Town Blues" (8)
        "Runaway Soul" (7)
  6: "The Speed Of Trees," Ellis Paul [Rounder/Philo] (54)
        "The Speed Of Trees" (11)
        "God's Promise" (7)
        "Ballad Of Chris McCandless" (6)
        "Maria's Beautiful Mess" (6)
        "Words" (6)
  7: "The Greatest Story Never Told," John McCutcheon [Red House] (50)
        "Not In My Name" (16)
        "Ghosts Of The Good Old Days" (7)
        "Follow The Light" (5)
  8: "Banjoman: A Tribute To Derroll Adams," Various Artists [Rising Son] (49)
        "Portland Town," Arlo Guthrie (10)
        "Cuckoo," Ramblin' Jack Elliott (5)
        "Freight Train Blues," Hans Theessink And Arlo Guthrie (5)
  9: "Silvery Moon," Aoife Clancy [Appleseed] (45)
        "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine" (9)
        "There Is Hope" (8)
        "Across The Blue Mountains" (6)
        "Are You Sleepin', Maggie" (5)
 10: "Thumb Thump," Joel Mabus [Fossil] (43)
        "Shake Them Hard Luck Blues" (10)
        "Train That Carried My Girl From Town" (8)
        "Creeper" (4)
 11: "No Summer Storm," Valerie Smith And Liberty Pike [Rebel] (41)
        "No Summer Storm" (8)
        "I'm Looking For A Man" (6)
        "Sawmill Man" (6)
 12: "I Was In Love With A Difficult Man," Christine Lavin [Redwing] (40)
        "Firehouse" (13)
        "I Was In Love With A Difficult Man" (5)
        "Jack And Wanda" (5)
        "Wind Chimes" (4)
 12: "Imagine," Eva Cassidy [Blix Street] (40)
        "Imagine" (10)
        "Early Morning Rain" (8)
        "Who Knows Where The Time Goes" (6)
 14: "Ten Thousand Mornings," Peter Mulvey [Signature] (36)
        "Mama, You Been On My Mind" (6)
        "Two Janes" (4)
        "Running Up The Stairs" (4)
 14: "Blue Country Heart," Jorma Kaukonen [Columbia] (36)
        "Blue Railroad Train" (9)
        "Bread Line Blues" (6)
        "Waiting For A Train" (4)
 16: "This Side," Nickel Creek [Sugar Hill] (34)
        "Smoothie Song" (9)
        "House Carpenter" (5)
        "Speak" (5)
        "This Side" (4)
 17: "Down The Old Plank Road," Chieftains [RCA] (33)
        "Katie Dear" (8)
        "Don't Let Your Deal Go Down" (3)
 17: "Filth And Fire," Mary Gauthier [Signature] (33)
        "Sugar Cane" (5)
        "Goodbye" (4)
        "Long Way To Fall" (4)
        "Walk Through The Fire" (4)
 19: "Dreamer Or Believer," Harvey Reid [Woodpecker] (32)
        "Arkansas Traveler" (3)
        "Wayfaring Stranger" (3)
 19: "Window Of Time," Lonesome River Band [Doobie Shea] (32)
        "Down The Line" (7)
        "How I Long To Be In The Mountains" (5)
        "Missed It By A Mile" (5)
 21: "Halos And Horns," Dolly Parton [Sugar Hill] (28)
        "I'm Gone" (6)
        "Stairway To Heaven" (6)
        "Shattered Image" (4)
        "These Old Bones" (3)
 21: "High Lonesome Cowboy," Peter Rowan And Don Edwards [Shanachie] (28)
        "Take Me Back To The Range" (6)
        "Buddies In The Saddle" (3)
        "I'm Going To Leave Old Texas Now" (3)
        "Ramblin' Cowboy" (3)
 21: "Saint Mary Of The Woods," James McMurtry [Sugar Hill] (28)
        "Dry River" (8)
        "Out Here In The Middle" (6)
        "Choctaw Bingo" (5)
 21: "Some Assembly Required," 4 Bitchin' Babes [Shanachie] (28)
        "Bob Dylan's Poetry" (7)
        "Don't Mess With Me" (5)
        "Changing" (4)
        "I'll Be The One" (3)
        "New Age Swing" (3)
 21: "Time And Tide," Battlefield Band [Temple] (28)
        "Camden Town" (4)
        "Whiskey From The Field/ Volcanic Organic" (4)
        "Nancy's Whisky" (3)
 26: "1000 Kisses," Patty Griffin [Ato] (27)
        "Chief" (10)
        "Rain" (7)
        "Making Pies" (4)
        "Long Ride Home" (3)
 26: "Ghost Train," Hot Club Of Cowtown [Hightone] (27)
        "Forget-Me-Nots" (5)
        "Fuli Tschai" (4)
        "Pray For The Lights To Go Out" (4)
        "You Took Advantage Of Me" (3)
 26: "Rising," Bruce Springsteen [Columbia] (27)
        "My City Of Ruins" (7)
        "Empty Sky" (4)
        "Into The Fire" (3)
        "Nothing Man" (3)
 29: "No Other Way," Mountain Heart [Skaggs Family] (26)
        "Mountain Man" (12)
        "Ramblin' Heart" (4)
        "Spirit Moved" (3)
 29: "One Thru 14," Vance Gilbert [Louisiana Red Hot] (26)
        "Eliza Jane" (5)
        "Let Me Know" (5)
        "Waiting For Gilligan" (5)
        "Son Of Someone's Son" (3)
 29: "Woodeye," Joel Rafael Band [Inside] (26)
        "Dance A Little Longer" (5)
        "I Ain't Got No Home" (3)
        "When The Curfew Blows" (3)
 32: "Postcards," Cathy Fink And Marcy Marxer [Community] (25)
        "Long Time Travelin'" (7)
        "Here Is The Chorus" (3)
        "It's The Girl" (3)
 33: "Monuments," Kate Campbell [Large River] (24)
        "Yellow Guitar" (8)
        "New South" (4)
        "Strangeness Of The Day" (4)
        "How Much Can One Heart Hold" (3)
 33: "Vanguard Years," Greenbriar Boys [Vanguard] (24)
        "We Need A Lot More Jesus" (3)
 35: "Three Ravens," Malinky [Greentrax] (23)
        "False Lover Won Back" (6)
        "Three Ravens" (5)
        "Leaving Rum" (4)
        "Rovin' Ploughboy" (3)
 35: "All My Angels Past," David Piper [Trough] (23)
        "Jacaranda" (5)
        "That's How" (5)
        "Missles, Mortars And Rockets" (3)
        "Rudder And Sail" (3)
 35: "Midnight And Lonesome," Buddy Miller [Hightone] (23)
        "Quecreek" (6)
        "I Can't Get Over You" (3)
        "Wild Card" (3)
 35: "School For Love," Cliff Eberhardt [Red House] (23)
        "Sugartown" (7)
        "Love Slips Away" (4)
        "Every Time You Break My Heart" (3)
 35: "There Was A Time," Tom Pacheco [Appleseed] (23)
        "Heroes" (5)
        "What About Us" (5)
        "There Was A Time" (4)
        "Butterfly" (3)
 35: "Threads," Si Kahn [Double Time] (23)
        "Blue Jeans For You, Brown Lung For Me" (4)
        "Cotton Mill Blues" (3)
        "High Cotton" (3)
        "Wings Of Gold" (3)
 41: "Easy," Kelly Willis [Rykodisc] (22)
        "Don't Come The Cowboy With Me Sunny Jim" (5)
        "Find Another Fool" (3)
        "Getting To Me" (3)
        "You Can't Take It With You" (3)
 41: "Prentice Piece," Dick Gaughan [Greentrax] (22)
        "Both Sides The Tweed" (3)
        "Sail On" (3)
        "Willie O' Winsbury" (3)
 41: "When I Go," Dave Carter With Tracy Grammer [Signature] (22)
        "When I Go" (6)
        "River, Where She Sleeps" (4)
        "Little Liza Jane" (3)
 41: "Will The Circle Be Unbroken," Various Artists [Capitol] (22)
        "Nine Pound Hammer," Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (4)
 45: "Lake Effect," Liz Carroll [Green Linnet] (21)
        "Catherine Kelly's / Lake Effect," Liz Carrol (3)
        "Jump Ball / Whippie Hill / How We Spent The Christmas" (3)
        "Potato On The Door / Mary And The Tea Bag / Perpetual Check" (3)
        "Tractor Driver - Tune For The Girls" (3)
 45: "Live," Paul Kamm And Eleanore MacDonald [Freewheel] (21)
        "All The Young Boys" (6)
        "Calling On Love" (5)
 45: "My Home Must Be A Special Place," David Massengill [Gadfly] (21)
        "Culture Hurts" (4)
        "My First Kiss" (4)
        "My Home Must Be A Special Place" (4)
        "Great Holston Mountain Rescue Of 1954" (3)
 45: "October Road," James Taylor [Columbia] (21)
        "September Grass" (10)
        "Belfast To Boston" (3)
 45: "Zero Church," Suzzy And Maggie Roche [Red House] (21)
        "New York City" (10)
        "Aveenu Malcainu" (3)
 50: "Baseball Ballads," Chuck Brodsky [Chuckbrodsky] (20)
        "Bonehead Merkle" (6)
        "Letters In The Dirt" (4)
 50: "I'm A Workin' Chap," Enoch Kent [Second Avenue] (20)
        "My Father's Cause" (5)
        "Farm Auction" (4)
        "I'm A Workin' Chap" (4)
 50: "O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack," Various Artists [Mercury] (20)
        "I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow," Soggy Bottom Boys (10)
        "Down To The River To Pray," Alison Krauss (4)
        "I'll Fly Away," Alison Krauss And Gillian Welch (3)
 50: "The Ring," Terri Hendrix [Wilory] (20)
        "The Ring" (7)
        "From Another Planet" (5)
 50: "Route 10," Special Consensus [Pinecastle] (20)
        "Rounder's Spirit" (3)
        "Route 10, Box 782" (3)
 55: "Jerusalem," Steve Earle [E-Squared] (19)
        "John Walker's Blues" (8)
        "Jerusalem" (4)
 56: "Agnes On The Cowcatcher," Tanglefoot [Borealis] (18)
        "Backyard Sailor" (4)
        "Roll On Jamaica/Agnes On The Cowcatcher" (4)
        "Crashin' Down" (3)
        "Feu Follet" (3)
 56: "All Day Every Day," Bill Hilly Band [Borealis] (18)
        "Sicilian Tarantella / The Berlin Busker's Polka" (4)
        "Covered Front Porch" (3)
        "Moonshiner" (3)
 58: "Four Ever On," Sons Of The Never Wrong [Gadfly] (17)
        "Forever On" (4)
        "Way To Go" (4)
 58: "Angels Of Mineral Springs," Chris Stuart [Backcountry] (17)
        "Springhill Mine" (6)
        "Angels Of Mineral Springs" (3)
        "Road Into Town" (3)
 58: "Drum Hat Buddha," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer [Signature] (17)
        "Gentle Soldier Of My Soul" (4)
        "Gentle Arms Of Eden" (3)
        "Ordinary Town" (3)
 58: "History Of The Future," Ricky Skaggs [Skaggs Family] (17)
        "One Way Track" (3)
        "Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms" (3)
        "Shady Grove" (3)
 58: "Home," Dixie Chicks [Columbia] (17)
        "Long Time Gone" (6)
        "White Trash Wedding" (4)
 58: "New Favorite," Alison Krauss And Union Station [Rounder] (17)
        "Lucky One" (6)
        "Let Me Touch You For A While" (4)
        "Choctaw Hayride" (3)
 64: "Higher Ground," Blind Boys Of Alabama [Real World] (16)
        "People Get Ready" (7)
        "Freedom Road" (3)
 64: "Makes No Sense," Terri Allard [Reckless Abandon] (16)
        "Anna Carolyn" (5)
        "Won't Say Goodbye" (3)
 64: "Rock County," Rock County [Rebel] (16)
        "Turn It On, Turn It On, Turn It On" (5)
        "Harvest Of My Heart" (3)
 64: "Singer-Songwriter Collection," Various Artists [Rounder] (16)
        "Howling At The Moon," Cheryl Wheeler (3)
        "Young Westley," Mary McCaslin (3)
 64: "Way We Live," Maria Sangiolo [Self] (16)
        "25 Missions" (5)
 69: "30 Years Of Farming," James King [Rounder] (15)
        "30 Years Of Farming" (10)
 69: "Classic Bluegrass Live," Various Artists [Vanguard] (15)
        "Flint Hill Special," Earl Scruggs And Hylo Brown (2)
 69: "Music Of Bill Monroe," Bill Monroe [MCA] (15)
        "Blue Moon Of Kentucky"
 69: "Simplicity," Kim And Reggie Harris [Appleseed] (15)
        "Short Shift At Ground Zero" (9)
 69: "Storm Still Rages," Rhonda Vincent [Rounder] (15)
        "Is The Grass Any Bluer" (6)
        "I'm Not Over You" (4)
 69: "Vigil," Various Artists [Conscious] (15)
        "Ground Zero," Jack Hardy (4)
        "It Hit Home," Suzanne Vega (4)
 69: "Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Vol. 2," Nitty Gritty Dirt Band [Capitol] (15)
        "Fishin' Blues" (2)


TOP SONGS OF SEPTEMBER 2002

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13163 airplays from 129 different DJs

1. "Soldier's Joy, 1864" (19)
        by Guy Clark
        from "The Dark"
2. "Dear Mary" (16)
        by Linda Thompson
        from "Fashionably Late"
2. "Firehouse" (16)
        by Christine Lavin
        from "I Was In Love With A Difficult Man"
2. "Not In My Name" (16)
        by John McCutcheon
        from "The Greatest Story Never Told"
5. "No Telling" (15)
        by Linda Thompson
        from "Fashionably Late"
6. "Mountain Man" (13)
        by Mountain Heart
        from "No Other Way"
6. "Sleeper" (13)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Going Driftless: An Artist's Tribute To Greg Brown"
8. "Death Came A-Knockin'" (12)
        by Ruthie Foster
        from "Runaway Soul"
8. "Weary Life" (12)
        by Linda Thompson
        from "Fashionably Late"
10. "The Gathering Of Spirits" (11)
        by Carrie Newcomer
        from "The Gathering Of Spirits"
10. "The Speed Of Trees" (11)
        by Ellis Paul
        from "The Speed Of Trees"
12. "Two Little Feet" (10)
        by Karen Savoca
        from "Going Driftless: An Artist's Tribute To Greg Brown"
12. "Thirty Years Of Farming" (10)
        by James King
        from "Thirty Years Of Farming"
12. "Chief" (10)
        by Patty Griffin
        from "1000 Kisses"
12. "End Of The Summer" (10)
        by Dar Williams
        from "End Of The Summer"
        also "Out There Live"
12. "Follow The Light" (10)
        by John McCutcheon
        from "The Greatest Story Never Told"
12. "Holy As A Day Is Spent" (10)
        by Carrie Newcomer
        from "The Gathering Of Spirits"
12. "I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow" (10)
        by Soggy Bottom Boys
        from "O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack"
12. "I Heard An Owl" (10)
        by Carrie Newcomer
        from "The Gathering Of Spirits"
12. "Imagine" (10)
        by Eva Cassidy
        from "Imagine"
12. "Mud" (10)
        by Guy Clark
        from "The Dark"
12. "New York City" (10)
        by Suzzy And Maggie Roche
        from "Zero Church"
12. "Portland Town" (10)
        by Arlo Guthrie
        from "Banjoman: A Tribute To Derroll Adams"
12. "September Grass" (10)
        by James Taylor
        from "October Road"
12. "Shake Them Hard Luck Blues" (10)
        by Joel Mabus
        from "Thumb Thump"
12. "There Are No Words" (10)
        by Kitty Donohoe
        from "There Are No Words"
12. "Walk On" (10)
        by Ruthie Foster
        from "Runaway Soul"


TOP ARTISTS OF SEPTEMBER 2002

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13163 airplays from 129 different DJs

1. Guy Clark (108)
2. John McCutcheon (79)
3. Linda Thompson (73)
4. Carrie Newcomer (70)
5. Ellis Paul (62)
5. Ruthie Foster (62)
7. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer (60)
8. Joel Mabus (58)
9. Christine Lavin (57)
10. Bill Monroe (56)
11. Pete Seeger (52)
12. Eva Cassidy (51)
13. Johnny Cash (49)
14. Harvey Reid (46)
14. Nickel Creek (46)
16. Peter Mulvey (45)
17. Aoife Clancy (44)
18. Fairport Convention (43)
19. Alison Krauss (42)
19. Vance Gilbert (42)
21. Battlefield Band (41)
21. Dolly Parton (41)
23. Bob Dylan (40)
23. Jorma Kaukonen (40)
25. Mary Gauthier (39)


TOP LABELS OF SEPTEMBER 2002

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13163 airplays from 129 different DJs

1. Rounder (609)
2. Sugar Hill (482)
3. Red House (318)
4. Columbia (248)
5. Rounder/Philo (232)
6. Signature (190)
7. Appleseed (182)
8. Shanachie (167)
9. Rebel (159)
10. Compass (155)
11. Green Linnet (144)
12. Vanguard (120)
13. Smithsonian/Folkways (118)
14. Flying Fish (116)
15. Hightone (105)
16. Pinecastle (84)
17. Borealis (75)
18. Capitol (72)
18. Gadfly (72)
20. Greentrax (67)
21. Copper Creek (63)
22. Doobie Shea (54)
22. Blue Corn (54)
22. Fossil (54)
25. Rising Son (53)
25. Warner (53)
27. Blix Street (52)
27. Rhino (52)
29. Redwing (49)
30. MCA (46)
31. Temple (43)
32. Woodpecker (42)
32. Mercury (42)
32. Skaggs Family (42)
35. Sliced Bread (41)
36. RCA (37)
37. Dualtone (36)
37. Razor And Tie (36)
39. Topic (34)
40. Epic (33)




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).

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, top 25 songs and
top 25 artists are listed.

Richard Gillmann                            http://www.nwlink.com/~rxg
Monday "Lunch With Folks" Noon-3pm               richard@folkradio.org
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