TOP ALBUMS OF SEPTEMBER 2003

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13456 airplays from 144 different DJs/span>

  1: "Seeds: The Songs Of Pete Seeger, Vol. 3," Various Artists [Appleseed] (126)
        "Bring Them Home," Pete Seeger (16)
        "Which Side Are You On," Natalie Merchant (10)
        "Old Devil Time," Pat Humphries (8)
        "Flowers Of Peace," Anne Hills With Pete Seeger (7)
        "Turn! Turn! Turn!," Martin Simpson And Jessica Radcliffe (7)
        "Oh Sacred World," Pete Seeger (6)
        "English Is Cuh-Ray-Zee," Pete Seeger (5)
  2: "Old Futures Gone," John Gorka [Red House] (86)
        "Dogs And Thunder" (18)
        "Lay Me Down" (12)
        "Old Future" (12)
        "Riverside" (10)
        "Always" (6)
  3: "Train Home," Chris Smither [Hightone] (83)
        "Train Home" (22)
        "Kind Woman" (9)
        "Never Needed It More" (8)
        "Candy Man" (7)
        "Crocodile Man" (7)
  4: "Traveler," Tim O'Brien [Sugar Hill] (69)
        "I've Endured" (14)
        "Less And Less" (8)
        "Kelly Joe's Shoes" (7)
        "Turn The Page Again" (7)
  5: "Righteousness And Humidity," Martin Simpson [Red House] (68)
        "Easy Money" (10)
        "Horn Island" (8)
        "Love Never Dies" (7)
        "Devil's Partiality" (5)
  6: "Songs For A Hurricane," Kris Delmhorst [Signature] (61)
        "Hurricane" (13)
        "Hummingbird" (8)
        "You're No Train" (8)
        "Come Home" (6)
  7: "Natural Light," Eric Bibb [Earth Beat] (60)
        "Guru Man Blues" (12)
        "Too Much Stuff" (7)
        "Circles" (6)
        "Lucky Man Rag" (6)
        "Right On Time" (6)
  8: "Side Of The Road," Ellis Paul And Vance Gilbert [Philo] (55)
        "Citizen Of The World" (10)
        "May I Suggest" (10)
        "Gentle Arms Of Eden" (9)
        "Only Way" (8)
        "Comes A Time" (6)
        "This Morning I Am Born Again" (6)
  9: "Dark Chords On A Big Guitar," Joan Baez [Koch] (49)
        "Sleeper" (12)
        "Rexroth's Daughter" (10)
        "Christmas In Washington" (5)
        "Elvis Presley Blues" (5)
 10: "Live At The Black Sheep," Greg Brown, Pete Heitzman, Garnet Rogers and Karen Savoca [Alcove] (47)
        "I Still Miss Someone" (11)
        "Beulah Land" (6)
        "Milk Of The Moon" (6)
 11: "Soul Journey," Gillian Welch [Acony] (42)
        "No One Knows My Name" (11)
        "Look At Miss Ohio" (7)
        "One Little Song" (6)
        "Lowlands" (5)
 12: "Twang On A Wire," Kate Campbell [Large River] (41)
        "Twang On A Wire" (10)
        "Boulder To Birmingham" (6)
        "Would You Lay With Me In A Field Of Stone" (6)
 13: "Fate's Right Hand," Rodney Crowell [Epic] (37)
        "Fate's Right Hand" (8)
        "Earthbound" (7)
        "Ridin' Out The Storm" (7)
        "It's A Different World" (4)
        "Time To Go Inward" (4)
 13: "If I Had Known," Greg Brown [Red House] (37)
        "Who Woulda Thunk It" (7)
        "If I Had Known" (5)
        "Good Morning Coffee" (4)
 15: "Midnight Call," Don Rigsby [Sugar Hill] (36)
        "Those Gambler's Blues" (8)
        "Muddy Water" (7)
        "I've Already Turned That Page" (4)
        "Midnight Call" (4)
 16: "Chocolate To The Bone," Guy Davis [Red House] (35)
        "Shortnin' Bread" (6)
        "Tell Me Where The Road Is" (6)
        "Sho'nuff Satisfied" (4)
        "Step It Up And Go" (4)
 16: "Essential Johnny Cash," Johnny Cash [Columbia] (35)
        "I Walk The Line" (7)
        "Folsom Prison Blues" (4)
        "Man In Black" (4)
 18: "Blueprint," Natalie MacMaster [Rounder] (34)
        "Appropriate Dipstick" (8)
        "Jig Party" (5)
        "Johsefin's Waltz" (4)
        "Minnie And Alex's Reel" (4)
 19: "Maudite Moisson!," Le Vent Du Nord [Borealis] (33)
        "Au Bord De La Fontaine" (10)
        "Chers Amis Buvons" (3)
 20: "Spain In My Heart," Various Artists [Appleseed] (32)
        "Jarama Valley," Pete Seeger And Arlo Guthrie (7)
        "Viva La Quinte Brigada," Shay Black And Aoife Clancy (4)
 21: "Po' Girl," Po' Girl [Hightone] (31)
        "Abilene" (6)
        "Gone In Pawn" (6)
 21: "Streets Of Sin," Joe Ely [Rounder] (31)
        "Flood On Our Hands" (5)
        "Wind's Gonna Blow You Away" (5)
 23: "2 Year Winter," Bill Jones [Compass] (30)
        "Diddling Set" (7)
        "Lover's Ghost" (4)
        "From My Window" (3)
 23: "Hold On, We're Strummin'," Sam Bush And David Grisman [Acoustic Disc] (30)
        "Old Time Medley" (7)
        "Hartford's Real" (5)
        "Dan'l Boone" (4)
        "Ralph's Banjo Special" (4)
 25: "Greatest Find," Colleen Sexton [Accord] (28)
        "Mean Streak" (4)
        "This Whole World" (4)
        "Golden Treasure" (3)
        "Never Needed" (3)
        "School Days" (3)
 26: "Further Down The Old Plank Road," Chieftains [Victor] (27)
        "Raggle Taggle Gypsy" (7)
        "Girl I Left Behind" (4)
        "Lily Of The West," Chieftains With Rosanne Cash (4)
        "Jordan Is A Hard Road To Travel" (3)
        "Shady Grove" (3)
 27: "3 Pickers," Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson And Ricky Skaggs [Rounder] (26)
        "Daybreak Blues" (4)
        "Foggy Mountain Top" (3)
        "Storms Are On The Ocean" (3)
        "Walk On Boy" (3)
 27: "Last Chance To Dance," John Lilly [Self] (26)
        "Last Chance To Dance" (5)
        "Good News, Bad News" (4)
        "No Hard Times" (4)
        "Little Yodel Goes A Long Way" (3)
        "Long Time Traveling" (3)
 29: "American Recordings," Johnny Cash [American] (25)
        "Let The Train Blow The Whistle" (6)
        "Bird On A Wire" (3)
        "Delia's Gone" (3)
        "Drive On" (3)
        "Why Me Lord" (3)
 29: "Earth Town Square," Peter Mayer [Blue Boat] (25)
        "Blue Boat Home" (7)
        "Brown County Fair" (4)
        "Coming Home" (3)
        "Earth Town Square" (3)
        "Ocean Mary" (3)
 29: "Johnny's Blues," Various Artists [Northern Blues] (25)
        "Walking The Blues," Maria Muldaur (10)
 32: "Shout, Sister, Shout!," Various Artists [M. C.] (24)
        "This Train," Janis Ian (7)
        "My Journey To The Sky," Maria Muldaur And Bonnie Raitt (3)
        "Strange Things Happening Every Day," Michelle Shocked (3)
 33: "Hello Starling," Josh Ritter [Signature] (22)
        "Rainslicker" (5)
        "Bright Smile" (4)
        "Wings" (4)
        "Bone Of Song" (3)
 33: "Trouble With Humans," Chip Taylor And Carrie Rodriguez [Lone Star] (22)
        "Don't Speak In English" (6)
        "Memphis, Texas" (4)
        "We Come Up Shining" (4)
        "All The Rain" (3)
 33: "Wind," Warren Zevon [Artemis] (22)
        "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" (7)
        "Keep Me In Your Heart" (5)
 36: "So Damn Happy," Loudon Wainwright III [Sanctuary] (21)
        "Westchester County" (5)
        "So Damn Happy" (3)
        "You Never Phone" (3)
 36: "Synergy," Jim Hurst And Missy Raines [Pinecastle] (21)
        "Cold Hard Business" (5)
        "Longest Part" (4)
        "I Ain't Got The Blues" (3)
 38: "American Tune," Eva Cassidy [Blix Street] (20)
        "Dark Eyed Molly" (6)
        "American Tune" (4)
        "Water Is Wide" (4)
 38: "Drum Hat Buddha," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer [Signature] (20)
        "I Go Like The Raven" (6)
        "Gentle Arms Of Eden" (4)
        "Gentle Soldier Of My Soul" (3)
        "Ordinary Town" (3)
 38: "Gambling Eden," Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem [Signature] (20)
        "Big Black Bird" (4)
        "Stewball" (4)
 38: "Playing For Keeps," Deidre McCalla [Maidenrock] (20)
        "Cradled In Green" (3)
        "If God Only Knew" (3)
        "Playing For Keeps" (3)
        "Some Windows" (3)
        "Walk Me Down To The River" (3)
 38: "Sitting On A Rainbow," Scarlett, Washington And Whiteley [Borealis] (20)
        "Walking Down The Line" (5)
        "Lady Be Good" (3)
        "Lazy River" (3)
 38: "This Train," Wayfaring Strangers [Rounder] (20)
        "This Train" (8)
        "Cluck Old Hen" (3)
        "Who'll Sing For Me?" (3)
 38: "Winterfolk Xv," Various Artists [Waterbug] (20)
        "Mountain," Tracy Grammer With Donny Wright (4)
        "Only Love," Misty River (3)
        "Ordinary Town," Tracy Grammer With Donny Wright (3)
 45: "Bona Fide," Gibson Brothers [Sugar Hill] (19)
        "Open Road" (3)
 45: "Red Shoes," Bill Garrett And Sue Lothrop [Borealis] (19)
        "That's How The Summer Slips Away" (6)
        "Leaving Louisiana" (3)
 45: "Rock Solid," Rock County [Rebel] (19)
        "Girl At The Crossroads Bar" (4)
        "For Years" (3)
        "Mary Jane, Won't You Be Mine" (3)
        "Mountain Parkway" (3)
 45: "Theatre Of The Unheard," Darrell Scott [Full Light] (19)
        "Alton Air" (4)
        "East Of Gary" (4)
        "6 O'Clock In The Morning" (3)
 49: "Alan Lomax: Popular Songbook," Various Artists [Rounder] (18)
        "Sloop John B," Cleveland Simmons Group (3)
 49: "American Iv: The Man Comes Around," Johnny Cash [American] (18)
        "In My Life" (5)
        "We'll Meet Again" (5)
        "Hurt" (3)
        "Man Comes Around" (3)
 49: "You've Never Seen Everything," Bruce Cockburn [Rounder] (18)
        "Wait No More" (6)
        "Put It In Your Heart" (3)
        "Tried And Tested" (3)
 52: "Bon Reve," Steve Riley And The Mamou Playboys [Rounder] (17)
        "Aussi Toute Seule Que Moi" (2)
 52: "Fourtold," Fourtold [Appleseed] (17)
        "Run Come See Jerusalem" (4)
        "4 Rode By" (3)
 52: "House Carpenter's Daughter," Natalie Merchant [Myth America] (17)
        "Weeping Pilgrim" (4)
        "Owensboro" (3)
        "Poor Wayfaring Stranger" (3)
 52: "Stand," Kennedys [Koch] (17)
        "Stand" (5)
        "Dharma Cafe" (3)
 52: "Such Things Are Finely Done," Michael Smith [Tales From The Tavern] (17)
        "Princess And The Frog" (5)
        "Sister Clarissa" (3)
 52: "Wheel," David Olney [Loudhouse] (17)
        "Voices On The Water" (6)
 52: "Wildwood Flower," June Carter Cash [Dualtone] (17)
        "Road To Kaintuck" (5)
        "Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone" (4)
        "Keep On The Sunny Side" (3)
 59: "Changed Days, Same Roots," Poozies [Greentrax] (16)
        "Paddy" (4)
        "Sunny" (3)
        "Throw The Ball" (3)
 59: "Into The Cauldron," Mike Marshall And Chris Thile [Sugar Hill] (16)
        "Harvest Time" (4)
 59: "Kindred Spirits: A Tribute To The Music Of Johnny Cash," Various Artists [Lucky Dog] (16)
        "Flesh And Blood," Carpenter, Crow, Harris (4)
        "Folsom Prison Blues," Keb' Mo' (3)
        "Train Of Love," Bob Dylan (3)
 59: "Modern Art," Tom Russell [Hightone] (16)
        "American Hotel" (3)
        "Isaac Lewis" (3)
 59: "New Non-Fiction," Susan Werner [Self] (16)
        "Barbed Wire Boys" (3)
        "Big Car" (3)
 59: "One Step Ahead," Rhonda Vincent [Rounder] (16)
        "Missouri Moon" (3)
        "Old Memory Found Its Way Back" (3)
 59: "Recognition," Rod MacDonald [Wind River] (16)
        "My Neighbors In Delray" (5)
        "For The Good Of America" (4)
 59: "Union Maid," Anne Feeney [Self] (16)
        "Union Maid" (3)
        "Whatever Happened To The 8 Hour Day?" (3)
 67: "Far End Of The Summer," David Francey [Laker] (15)
        "Far End Of Summer" (4)
        "Lucky Man" (3)
        "Paper Boy" (3)
 67: "Oh Susanna," Oh Susanna [Nettwerk] (15)
        "Carrie Lee" (3)
        "Down By The Quarry" (3)
 67: "Rules Of Travel," Rosanne Cash [Capitol] (15)
        "September When It Comes" (11)
 67: "Same River Twice," Kane's River [Snake River] (15)
        "Same River Twice" (4)
 67: "True Vine," Mike Seeger [Smithsonian/Folkways] (15)
        "Calico" (2)


TOP SONGS OF SEPTEMBER 2003

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13456 airplays from 144 different DJs

1. "Train Home" (22)
        by Chris Smither
        from "Train Home"
2. "Dogs And Thunder" (19)
        by John Gorka
        from "Old Future's Gone"
3. "Bring Them Home" (18)
        by Pete Seeger
        from "Seeds: The Songs Of Pete Seeger, Vol. 3"
4. "I've Endured" (16)
        by Tim O'Brien
        from "Traveler"
5. "I Walk The Line" (15)
        by Johnny Cash
        from "Essential Johnny Cash"
6. "Hurricane" (13)
        by Kris Delmhorst
        from "Songs For A Hurricane"
6. "Old Future" (13)
        by John Gorka
        from "Old Future's Gone"
6. "Sleeper" (13)
        by Joan Baez
        from "Dark Chords On A Big Guitar"
6. "Which Side Are You On" (13)
        by Natalie Merchant
        from "Seeds: The Songs Of Pete Seeger, Vol. 3"
10. "Guru Man Blues" (12)
        by Eric Bibb
        from "Natural Light"
10. "I Still Miss Someone" (12)
        by Greg Brown, Pete Heitzman, Garnet Rogers and Karen Savoca
        from "Live At The Black Sheep"
10. "Lay Me Down" (12)
        by John Gorka
        from "Old Future's Gone"
13. "Folsom Prison Blues" (11)
        by Johnny Cash
        from "Essential Johnny Cash"
13. "Gentle Arms Of Eden" (11)
        by Ellis Paul And Vance Gilbert
        from "Side Of The Road"
13. "Man In Black" (11)
        by Johnny Cash
        from "Essential Johnny Cash"
13. "No One Knows My Name" (11)
        by Gillian Welch
        from "Soul Journey"
13. "Rexroth's Daughter" (11)
        by Joan Baez
        from "Dark Chords On A Big Guitar"
13. "Riverside" (11)
        by John Gorka
        from "Old Future's Gone"
13. "September When It Comes" (11)
        by Rosanne Cash
        from "Rules Of Travel"
13. "Walking The Blues" (11)
        by Maria Muldaur
        from "Johnny's Blues"
21. "Au Bord De La Fontaine" (10)
        by Le Vent Du Nord
        from "Maudite Moisson"
21. "Citizen Of The World" (10)
        by Ellis Paul And Vance Gilbert
        from "Side Of The Road"
21. "Easy Money" (10)
        by Martin Simpson
        from "Righteousness And Humidity"
21. "Kind Woman" (10)
        by Chris Smither
        from "Train Home"
21. "May I Suggest" (10)
        by Ellis Paul And Vance Gilbert
        from "Side Of The Road"
21. "Only Way" (10)
        by Ellis Paul And Vance Gilbert
        from "Side Of The Road"
21. "Twang On A Wire" (10)
        by Kate Campbell
        from "Twang On A Wire"
21. "Who Woulda Thunk It" (10)
        by Greg Brown
        from "If I Had Known"


TOP ARTISTS OF SEPTEMBER 2003

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13456 airplays from 144 different DJs

1. Johnny Cash (261)
2. John Gorka (106)
3. Chris Smither (96)
4. Tim O'Brien (87)
5. Pete Seeger (82)
6. Greg Brown (77)
7. Martin Simpson (75)
8. Joan Baez (72)
9. Eric Bibb (65)
10. Kris Delmhorst (64)
11. Kate Campbell (62)
12. Ellis Paul And Vance Gilbert (60)
13. Gillian Welch (56)
14. Greg Brown, Pete Heitzman, Garnet Rogers and Karen Savoca (51)
15. Loudon Wainwright III (47)
15. Warren Zevon (47)
17. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer (46)
17. John McCutcheon (46)
19. Rodney Crowell (45)
20. Natalie MacMaster (42)
21. Bob Dylan (40)
22. Tom Russell (39)
23. Bill Jones (38)
23. David Francey (38)
23. Eva Cassidy (38)
23. Guy Davis (38)
27. Don Rigsby (36)
28. Brooks Williams (34)
28. Cheryl Wheeler (34)
28. Emmylou Harris (34)
28. Leo Kottke (34)
32. Joe Ely (33)
33. Kate Rusby (32)
33. Le Vent Du Nord (32)
33. Natalie Merchant (32)
33. Peter Mayer (32)
33. Sam Bush And David Grisman (32)
38. Po' Girl (31)
38. Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem (31)
38. Woody Guthrie (31)



TOP LABELS OF SEPTEMBER 2003

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13456 airplays from 144 different DJs

1. Rounder (535)
2. Sugar Hill (417)
3. Red House (347)
4. Appleseed (255)
5. Columbia (246)
6. Signature (213)
7. Compass (200)
8. Philo (172)
9. Green Linnet (170)
10. Hightone (143)
11. Smithsonian/Folkways (139)
12. Borealis (138)
13. Greentrax (127)
14. Shanachie (97)
15. Vanguard (91)
16. Koch (78)
17. Pinecastle (76)
18. Capitol (68)
19. Rhino (66)
20. Rebel (63)
20. Warner (63)
22. Flying Fish (61)
23. Alcove (47)
23. Topic (47)
25. American (46)
26. Acoustic Disc (43)
26. Elektra (43)
28. Sanctuary (41)
29. Dualtone (39)
30. Gadfly (38)
30. Waterbug (38)
32. Acony (36)
32. Folk-Legacy (36)
34. Blix Street (35)
35. Large River (34)
35. Mercury (34)
37. Copper Creek (33)
37. Sony (33)
39. Wind River (32)
40. Reprise (30)

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 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.

Richard Gillmann                                 http://www.nwfolk.com
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