TOP ALBUMS OF SEPTEMBER 2004

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 11697 airplays from 146 different DJs

  1: "Unbroken Circle: The Musical Heritage Of The Carter Family," Various Artists [Dualtone, 8/04] (52)
        "No Depression In Heaven," Sheryl Crow (7)
        "Hold Fast To The Right," June Carter Cash (5)
        "Single Girl, Married Girl," Shawn Colvin With Earl And Randy Scruggs (5)
  2: "40 Days," Wailin' Jennys [Jericho Beach, 4/04] (47)
        "Old Man" (8)
        "One Voice" (8)
        "Heaven When We're Home" (6)
  3: "The Street Was Always There," Eric Andersen [Appleseed, 9/04] (46)
        "Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" (5)
        "I Ain't Marching Anymore" (5)
        "The Street Was Always There" (5)
        "Universal Soldier" (5)
        "White Boots Marching In A Yellow Land" (5)
  4: "Journey Home," Bill Staines [Red House, 9/04] (42)
        "Hobo's Lullaby" (5)
        "Prairie In The Sky" (5)
        "Journey Home" (4)
  5: "Rock That Babe," The Mammals [Signature, 4/04] (40)
        "Bush Boys" (8)
        "Fall On My Knees" (8)
        "John Henry" (5)
        "Lay Down Yr Mountain" (4)
  6: "13 Ways To Live," Various Artists [Red House, 9/04] (38)
        "Highway 9," Eliza Gilkyson (10)
        "Dear Old Friend," Patty Griffin (7)
        "100 Miles," Abra Moore (5)
        "Damage Done," Butch Hancock (5)
  6: "In The Hills Of California," Greg Brown [Red House, 9/04] (38)
        "I Want My Country Back" (8)
        "Kate's Guitar" (8)
  8: "You Can't Save Everybody," Kieran Kane And Kevin Welch [Compass, 7/04] (37)
        "Everybody's Working For The Man Again" (9)
        "Callin' Me" (5)
        "You Can't Save Everybody" (5)
  9: "Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs Of Stephen Foster," Various Artists [American Roots, 8/04] (35)
        "Camptown Races," Duhks (7)
        "Oh, Susannah," Michelle Shocked And Pete Anderson (4)
  9: "Over The Next Hill," Fairport Convention [Compass, 6/04] (35)
        "Over The Next Hill" (11)
        "Willow Creek" (5)
        "Canny Capers" (4)
        "Si Tu Dois Partir" (4)
        "Westward" (4)
 11: "And The Tin Pan Bended, And The Story Ended," Dave Van Ronk [Smithsonian/Folkways, 6/04] (33)
        "Green, Green Rocky Road" (4)
        "Don't You Leave Me Here/Did You Hear John Hurt?" (3)
 11: "Great Big World," Pierce Pettis [Compass, 8/04] (33)
        "Another Day In Limbo" (7)
        "Alabama 1959" (5)
        "Great Big World" (5)
 11: "Land Of Milk And Honey," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, 3/04] (33)
        "Hiway 9" (14)
        "Peace Call" (7)
        "Wonderland" (4)
 11: "Legacy," Guy Davis [Red House, 8/04] (33)
        "Pay Day" (6)
        "We All Need More Kindness In This World" (4)
 15: "Roll It Down," Ray Bonneville [Stony Plain, 4/03] (32)
        "Walk With Me" (7)
        "Tiptoe Spider" (4)
        "Under The Bridge" (4)
 16: "Stripping Cane," Jeffrey Foucault [Signature, 8/04] (29)
        "4 And 20 Blues" (6)
        "Mayfly" (5)
        "Don't Look For Me" (3)
 17: "Well Kept Secrets," Lisa Moscatiello And Rosie Shipley [Shipwhistle, 2/04] (28)
        "My Father's Servant Boy" (6)
        "Here's A Health To All True Lovers" (5)
        "Girl From The North Country" (3)
        "Mon Cher Amant" (3)
        "That's Right Too" (3)
 18: "Why The Long Face," Suzzy And Maggie Roche [Red House, new] (27)
        "Who Cares" (11)
        "I Don't Have You" (3)
        "Long Lonely Road To Nowhere" (3)
 19: "Classic Folk Music," Various Artists [Smithsonian/Folkways, 8/04] (26)
        "Most Fair Beauty Bright," Jean Ritchie (4)
        "Big Rock Candy Mountain," Harry "Haywire Mac" McClintock (3)
        "Pastures Of Plenty," Woody Guthrie (3)
 20: "Last Wild Place," Lacy J. Dalton [Song Dog, 8/04] (25)
        "Listen To The Wind" (7)
        "Last Wild Place" (5)
        "Old Dog Blue" (3)
 20: "Vuelta," Richard Shindell [Koch, 8/04] (25)
        "Waist Deep In The Big Muddy" (8)
        "So Says The Whipporwill" (5)
        "Hazel's House" (3)
        "Last Fare Of The Day" (3)
 20: "Waking Hour," David Francey [Jericho Beach, new] (25)
        "Waking Hour" (6)
        "Ashtabula" (4)
        "Highway 95" (3)
        "Tonight In My Dreams" (3)
 23: "Live And Well," Dolly Parton [Sugar Hill, new] (24)
        "After The Gold Rush" (3)
 24: "Plow To The End Of The Row," Adrienne Young And Little Sadie [Igo, 3/04] (23)
        "Sadie's Song" (6)
        "Plow To The End Of The Row" (5)
        "Home Remedy" (4)
 24: "The Revolution Starts Now," Steve Earle [Artemis, 8/04] (23)
        "Rich Man's War" (6)
        "Comin' Around" (3)
        "Condi, Condi" (3)
        "Home To Houston" (3)
        "The Revolution Starts Now" (3)
 26: "The Art Of Removing Wallpaper," Terri Hendrix [Wilory, 6/04] (22)
        "Monopoly" (7)
        "I Need Love" (3)
        "Long Ride Home" (3)
        "Quiet Me" (3)
 27: "Ollabelle," Ollabelle [Columbia, 3/04] (21)
        "Soul Of A Man" (4)
        "Storms Are On The Ocean" (4)
 28: "Color Came One Day," Chuck Brodsky [Waterbug, 6/04] (20)
        "Dangerous Times" (7)
        "Room Over The Bar" (4)
 28: "We're Still Here," Si Kahn [Strictly Country, 6/04] (20)
        "Gap" (4)
        "Hard Times" (3)
        "We're Still Here" (3)
        "When The War Is Done" (3)
 30: "Days Of Horses," Aztec Two-Step [Red Engine, 9/04] (19)
        "Days Of Horses" (4)
        "Scotty Moore, Bill Black And Elvis" (4)
 30: "Doolally," Jez Lowe And The Bad Pennies [Tantobie, 9/04] (19)
        "Bloodstained" (4)
        "Regina Inside" (3)
        "Vikings" (3)
        "You And Your Golden Vanity" (3)
 30: "Kickin' This Stone," Johnsmith [Self, 2/04] (19)
        "Come Some Autumn Day" (6)
        "Kickin' This Stone" (6)
 30: "Parades And Panoramas," Dan Zanes [Festival Five, 9/04] (19)
        "California" (3)
        "Railroad Bill" (3)
        "Wanderin" (3)
 34: "American Favorite Ballads," Pete Seeger [Smithsonian/Folkways, 2002] (18)
        "New River Train" (3)
 34: "The Red Thread," Lucy Kaplansky [Red House, 1/04] (18)
        "Land Of The Living" (7)
        "This Is Home" (4)
        "Brooklyn Train" (3)
 36: "Guess Things Happen That Way," Cowboy Jack Clement [Dualtone, new] (17)
        "Ballad Of A Teenage Queen" (5)
        "Guess Things Happen That Way" (3)
        "No Expectations" (3)
 36: "Ocean Or A Teardrop," David Jacobs-Strain [Northern Blues, 9/04] (17)
        "Girl I Love" (6)
        "Kokomo Blues" (3)
        "Ocean Or A Teardrop" (3)
 36: "Shadow Of A Wing," Andrew Calhoun [Waterbug, new] (17)
        "Hoosier In Paris" (4)
        "Meditation Song" (4)
 39: "Acoustic Journey," Amy White And Al Petteway [Maggie's, new] (16)
        "Bareback" (2)
 39: "Call It A Day," Darin Aldridge [Pinecastle, 8/04] (16)
        "Will You Be Ready" (3)
 39: "Dial 'W' For Watkins," Geraint Watkins [Yep Roc, 8/04] (16)
        "Be My Love" (5)
        "Heroes And Villains" (4)
        "Turn That Chicken Down" (3)
 39: "Fire And Grace," Alasdair Fraser And Natalie Haas [Culburnie, 4/04] (16)
        "Calliope Meets Frank" (3)
        "Josefin's Waltz" (3)
 39: "Posing As Human," Rise [Self, 5/04] (16)
        "Posing As Human" (8)
        "Love At The 5 And Dime" (3)
 39: "Shake Sugaree," Elizabeth Cotten [Smithsonian/Folkways, new] (16)
        "Shake Sugaree" (8)
 39: "Still She Moves," Ariane Lydon [Overt, 6/04] (16)
        "Speechless At Ground Zero" (4)
        "Autumn Dance" (3)
 46: "Dragon," John Flynn [Mettafour, 3/04] (15)
        "Dragon" (6)
        "Not With My Jesus" (3)
 46: "The Essential Roy Acuff," Roy Acuff [Columbia, 1992] (15)
        "Night Train To Memphis" (3)
        "Wabash Cannonball" (3)
 46: "Hail To The Thief II," Various Artists [George And Julius, new] (15)
        "Hail To The Thief II," Chris Bricker (2)
 46: "Jukebox Folk," Matt Watroba [Ledgewood, 7/04] (15)
        "I Heard The Bluebirds Sing" (4)
 46: "Kindling The Fire," Harvey Reid And Joyce Andersen [Woodpecker, 7/04] (15)
        "Jack Of Diamonds" (4)
 46: "King For A Day," Jason Wilber [Wilbertone, 8/04] (15)
        "Don't Be Cruel" (3)
        "Pay Bo Diddley" (3)
 46: "Sing Me Out," Kate Campbell [Compadre, 8/04] (15)
        "Jesus And Tomatoes" (4)
        "Delmus Jackson" (3)
        "Heart Of Hearts" (3)
 53: "Acoustic Rainbow 19," Various Artists [Poetman, new] (14)
        "Dream," Hans Theesink (4)
 53: "Golden Willow Tree," Joel Mabus [Fossil, 5/04] (14)
        "Ruben" (3)
        "Spoon River And You" (3)
 53: "Hymns For The Exiled," Anais Mitchell [Waterbug, new] (14)
        "Before The Eyes Of Storytelling Girls" (5)
 53: "Mobius," Jerree Small [Self, 3/04] (14)
        "60 Words For Water" (4)
        "Figaro" (3)
        "Minnesota" (3)
 53: "Universal United House Of Prayer," Buddy Miller [New West, new] (14)
        "Worry Too Much" (3)
 53: "Wayward Angel," Kasey Chambers [Warner, new] (14)
        "Bluebird" (3)
        "Pony" (3)
 59: "20 Year Blues," Nashville Bluegrass Band [Sugar Hill, 8/04] (13)
        "Gambling Barroom Blues" (3)
 59: "Bury Him At The Crossroads," Janiva Magness [Northern Blues, new] (13)
        "That's No Way To Get Along" (4)
        "Lost And Lookin" (3)
        "Wasn't That Enough" (3)
 59: "One," Emma's Revolution [Self, 6/04] (13)
        "If I Give Your Name" (4)
        "Bound For Freedom" (3)
 59: "Symphony In 16 Bars," Kenny White [MVP, 7/04] (13)
        "Might As Well Leave" (4)
 63: "Armando's Pie," Lenny Solomon [Self, new] (12)
        "Jews In Country Music" (4)
 63: "Between Two Worlds," Lee Murdock [Depot, new] (12)
        "Sailor's Alphabet" (3)
 63: "Bittertown," Lori McKenna [Signature, 4/04] (12)
        "Bible Song" (2)
 63: "Cold Mountain soundtrack," Various Artists [Columbia, 12/03] (12)
        "Like A Songbird That Has Fallen," Reeltime Travelers (3)
 63: "I Found A Dream," John Vandiver [Jelly Roll, new] (12)
        "Goin' To German" (2)
 63: "Impossible Dream," Patty Griffin [ATO, 4/04] (12)
        "Top Of The World" (3)
 63: "Jimson Weed," Nathan [Nettwerk, new] (12)
        "Bad Ideas" (2)
 63: "The Light And The Half-Light," Sean Doyle [Compass, 7/04] (12)
        "Carmin Fair" (2)
 63: "Oh My!," Mae Moore And Lester Quitzau [Poetical License, 6/04] (12)
        "Compass" (3)
        "Hold On" (3)
 63: "Romancing The Moon," Michael Troy [Self, new] (12)
        "Romancing The Moon" (3)
 63: "The Sea And The Sky," Jonathan Byrd And Dromedary [Waterbug, 6/04] (12)
        "I'm So Lost" (3)
 63: "The Whole Enchilada," Burrito Deluxe [Luna Chica, 8/04] (12)
        "You Got Gold" (3)
 63: "You Were There For Me," Peter Rowan And Tony Rice [Rounder, new] (12)
        "Tin Roof Shack" (3)
        "You Were There For Me" (3)


TOP SONGS OF SEPTEMBER 2004

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 11697 airplays from 146 different DJs

1. "Hiway 9" (14)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Land Of Milk And Honey"
2. "Over The Next Hill" (12)
        by Fairport Convention
        from "Over The Next Hill"
3. "Bravest" (11)
        by Tom Paxton
        from "Looking For The Moon"
3. "Who Cares" (11)
        by Suzzy And Maggie Roche
        from "Why The Long Face"
5. "Everybody's Working For The Man Again" (10)
        by Kieran Kane And Kevin Welch
        from "You Can't Save Everybody"
5. "Highway 9" (10)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "13 Ways To Live"
5. "Posing As Human" (10)
        by Rise
        from "Posing As Human"
8. "Fall On My Knees" (9)
        by The Mammals
        from "Rock That Babe"
8. "Kate's Guitar" (9)
        by Greg Brown
        from "In The Hills Of California"
10. "Bush Boys" (8)
        by The Mammals
        from "Rock That Babe"
10. "Dangerous Times" (8)
        by Chuck Brodsky
        from "Color Came One Day"
10. "End Of The Summer" (8)
        by Dar Williams
        from "End Of The Summer"
10. "I Want My Country Back" (8)
        by Greg Brown
        from "In The Hills Of California"
10. "Monopoly" (8)
        by Terri Hendrix
        from "The Art Of Removing Wallpaper"
10. "Old Man" (8)
        by Wailin' Jennys
        from "40 Days"
10. "One Voice" (8)
        by Wailin' Jennys
        from "40 Days"
10. "Shake Sugaree" (8)
        by Elizabeth Cotten
        from "Shake Sugaree"
10. "Waist Deep In The Big Muddy" (8)
        by Richard Shindell
        from "Vuelta"
19. "Another Day In Limbo" (7)
        by Pierce Pettis
        from "Great Big World"
19. "Camptown Races" (7)
        by Duhks
        from "Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs Of Stephen Foster"
19. "Come Some Autumn Day" (7)
        by Johnsmith
        from "Kickin' This Stone"
19. "Dear Old Friend" (7)
        by Patty Griffin
        from "13 Ways To Live"
19. "Follow The Light" (7)
        by John McCutcheon
        from "The Greatest Story Never Told"
19. "If I Give Your Name" (7)
        by Emma's Revolution
        from "One"
19. "Journey Home" (7)
        by Bill Staines
        from "Journey Home"
19. "Kickin' This Stone" (7)
        by Johnsmith
        from "Kickin' This Stone"
19. "Land Of The Living" (7)
        by Lucy Kaplansky
        from "The Red Thread"
19. "Listen To The Wind" (7)
        by Lacy J. Dalton
        from "Last Wild Place"
19. "No Depression In Heaven" (7)
        by Sheryl Crow
        from "Unbroken Circle: The Musical Heritage Of The Carter Family"
19. "Peace Call" (7)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Land Of Milk And Honey"
19. "Rich Man's War" (7)
        by Steve Earle
        from "The Revolution Starts Now"
19. "Sadie's Song" (7)
        by Adrienne Young
        from "Plow To The End Of The Road"
19. "Walk With Me" (7)
        by Ray Bonneville
        from "Roll It Down"


TOP ARTISTS OF SEPTEMBER 2004

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 11697 airplays from 146 different DJs

1. Greg Brown (78)
2. Bill Staines (54)
2. Pete Seeger (54)
4. Eliza Gilkyson (51)
5. Eric Andersen (50)
5. Wailin' Jennys (50)
7. Bob Dylan (49)
7. David Francey (49)
9. The Mammals (45)
10. Dave Van Ronk (44)
11. Guy Davis (43)
12. Fairport Convention (41)
12. Pierce Pettis (41)
14. Johnny Cash (39)
15. John McCutcheon (38)
16. Richard Shindell (37)
16. Steve Earle (37)
18. Kieran Kane And Kevin Welch (35)
18. Si Kahn (35)
20. Kate Campbell (34)
20. Ray Bonneville (34)
22. Dolly Parton (33)
22. Steve Goodman (33)
22. Tom Paxton (33)
25. Leonard Cohen (32)
26. Lisa Moscatiello And Rosie Shipley (31)
26. Suzzy And Maggie Roche (31)
28. Andrew Calhoun (29)
28. Chuck Brodsky (29)
28. Jeffrey Foucault (29)
31. Adrienne Young (28)
31. Country Gentlemen (28)
31. Terri Hendrix (28)
34. Bill Monroe (27)
34. Jez Lowe (27)
34. Johnsmith (27)
37. Judy Collins (26)
37. Patty Griffin (26)
39. Fred Eaglesmith (25)
39. Lucy Kaplansky (25)



TOP LABELS OF SEPTEMBER 2004

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 11697 airplays from 146 different DJs

1. Red House (352)
2. Rounder (326)
3. Columbia (239)
4. Sugar Hill (218)
5. Compass (185)
6. Smithsonian/Folkways (184)
7. Signature (137)
8. Appleseed (128)
9. Waterbug (99)
10. Philo (82)
11. Vanguard (79)
12. Green Linnet (74)
13. Flying Fish (68)
13. Rhino (68)
15. Dualtone (65)
16. Hightone (64)
17. Greentrax (55)
17. Koch (55)
19. Rebel (54)
20. Borealis (50)
20. Pinecastle (50)
20. Warner (50)
23. Shanachie (40)
24. New West (38)
25. Folk-Legacy (36)
26. Nonesuch (32)
27. Elektra (30)
28. Acoustic Disc (27)
28. MCA (27)
30. CMH (26)
31. Putumayo (24)
31. Yep Roc (24)
33. Jericho Beach (22)
34. Northern Blues (21)
35. Alligator (20)
35. Capitol (20)
35. Razor And Tie (20)
35. Woodpecker (20)
39. Arc (19)
39. Compadre (19)
39. Mercury (19)
39. Nettwerk (19)
39. Sanctuary (19)


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, in an
extended version, 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.

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