TOP ALBUMS OF APRIL 2007

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13982 airplays from 155 different DJs

  1: "Waterloo, Tennessee," Uncle Earl [Rounder, 3/07] (105)
        "Bony On The Isle Of St. Helena"
        "Black-Eyed Susie"
        "Last Goodbye"
        "My Little Carpenter"
        "I May Never"
  2: "The Banjo Monologues," Joel Mabus [Fossil, new] (89)
        "Cindy"
        "Uncloudy Day/Leonard Lively"
        "3 Nights Drunk"
        "Cripple Creek/The Desert Island"
        "Dragonfly"
  3: "Over The Hills," Lucy Kaplansky [Red House, 3/07] (79)
        "Manhattan Moon"
        "Over The Hills"
        "Gift"
        "Someday Soon"
        "Ring Of Fire"
  4: "The Calling," Mary Chapin Carpenter [Zoe, 3/07] (65)
        "Why Shouldn't We"
        "On With The Song"
        "The Calling"
        "Houston"
  5: "Stars In My Crown," Jorma Kaukonen [Red House, 2/07] (63)
        "By The Rivers Of Babylon"
        "Will There Be Any Stars In My Crown"
        "Fur Peace Rag"
        "Late Breaking News"
  5: "Wilderness Plots," Various Artists [Rosehill, 3/07] (63)
        "Fruit," Tim Grimm
        "One Woman And A Shovel," Carrie Newcomer
        "Biscuits And Butter," Carrie Newcomer
  7: "Gospel Truth," Susan Werner [Sleeve Dog, 2/07] (59)
        "Did Trouble Me"
        "Help Somebody"
        "Heaven So Small"
        "Our Father"
  8: "A Hundred Miles Or More," Alison Krauss [Rounder, new] (54)
        "Sawing On The Strings"
        "Jacob's Dream"
        "Simple Love"
  9: "The Edge Of The World," Buddy Mondlock [Sparking Gap, 3/07] (51)
        "When I Was A Little Kid"
        "How It Goes"
        "Mud"
 10: "Try Me One More Time," David Bromberg [Appleseed, 2/07] (47)
        "Try Me One More Time"
        "Shake Sugaree"
        "It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry"
 11: "Keep Your Silver Shined," Devon Sproule [Waterbug, new] (46)
        "Weeping Willow"
        "Old Virginia Block"
        "Keep Your Silver Shined"
        "1340 Chesapeake St"
 12: "The Bootlegger's Daughter," Rachel Harrington [Skinny Dennis, new] (35)
        "Sunshine Girl"
        "Up The River"
        "Blow - The Ballad Of Bill Miner"
 12: "Gifts And Burdens," Holly O'Reilly [Self, 3/07] (35)
        "Lay Them Down"
        "Everybody Knows"
        "New York"
 12: "The High Above And The Down Below," Cliff Eberhardt [Red House, new] (35)
        "The High Above And The Down Below"
        "After The Rain Falls"
 15: "Folk Jazz Blues And Soul," Jory Nash [Thin Man, 2/07] (34)
        "Summer Hunter"
        "Tracks Of My Tears"
        "Goin' Down To Town"
 16: "Ricky Skaggs And Bruce Hornsby," Ricky Skaggs And Bruce Hornsby [Legacy, 2/07] (33)
        "Dreaded Spoon"
        "Mandolin Rain"
        "Crown Of Jewels"
 16: "Thinking Out Loud," Scott And Michelle Dalziel [DL Arts, new] (33)
        "I Think I Saw Elvis"
        "April 9, 1865"
        "Rachel's Song"
 18: "The Brightness," Anais Mitchell [Righteous Babe, 2/07] (31)
        "Shenandoah"
        "Your Fonder Heart"
        "Hobo's Lullaby"
 18: "Moonswept," The Roches [429, 2/07] (31)
        "Jesus Shaves"
        "Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane"
        "No Shoes"
 20: "Three Score And Ten," Peggy Seeger [Appleseed, 2/07] (30)
        "Darling Annie"
        "Different Therefore Equal"
 20: "Elana James," Elana James [Snarf, 2/07] (30)
        "20-4 Hours A Day"
        "Goodbye Liza Jane"
        "One More Night"
 20: "One Night In Louisiana," Randall Williams [Self, new] (30)
        "I Will Come For You"
        "Memories Of East Texas"
        "Spirit Of Amelia"
 23: "Migrations," The Duhks [Sugar Hill, 9/06] (26)
        "Moses Don't Get Lost"
        "3 Fishers"
 23: "My Name Is Buddy," Ry Cooder [Nonesuch, 3/07] (26)
        "Suitcase In My Hand"
        "Hank Williams"
 25: "Negrass," Laura Love [Octoroon Biography, new] (24)
        "This Train / Ezekiel And The Wheel"
        "Shady Grove"
 25: "Quartet," Peter Rowan And Tony Rice [Rounder, 1/07] (24)
        "Dust Bowl Children"
        "To Live Is To Fly"
 27: "Woodchopper's Ball," Various Artists [Divine Wind, new] (23)
        "Development," Antoine Dufour
 28: "Blues De Musicien," Pine Leaf Boys [Arhoolie, new] (22)
        "Zydeco Gris Gris"
        "Blues De Musicien"
 28: "Diamond Days," Eric Bibb [Telarc, 1/07] (22)
        "Tall Cotton"
        "Buckets Of Rain"
 30: "Gaining Wisdom," Donna Hughes [Rounder, 2/07] (21)
        "One More Time"
        "Time After Time"
 31: "Children Running Through," Patty Griffin [ATO, 2/07] (19)
        "Crying Over"
        "Railroad Wings"
 31: "A Kinder Season," Eve Goldberg [Borealis, 1/07] (19)
        "Let Me Rise"
        "Choose Love"
 31: "Light Fantastic," Cara Luft [Black Hen, new] (19)
        "Black Water Side"
 31: "Slidin' Home," John Starling And Carolina Star [Rebel, 2/07] (19)
        "Waitin' For A Train"
        "Cold Hard Business"
 31: "We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions," Bruce Springsteen [Columbia, 4/06] (19)
        "American Land"
        "Pay Me My Money Down"
 36: "2006 Music To Life," Various Artists [Public Domain, 3/07] (18)
        "Travis John," Kate Power
        "Cut "
 36: "Fork In The Road," The Infamous Stringdusters [Sugar Hill, 2/07] (18)
        "Poor Boy's Delight"
        "No More To Leave You Behind"
 36: "One For The Road," Robin Laing [Greentrax, new] (18)
        "Speyside Whiskey Song"
        "We Can't Let Al Qaeda Get Their Hands On This"
 36: "Peacetime," Eddi Reader [Compass, 2/07] (18)
        "Muddy Water"
        "Ontario"
 36: "Revenants," Mad Agnes [Self, 1/07] (18)
        "Black Crow"
        "Place This Quiet"
 36: "South Of Delia," Richard Shindell [Self, new] (18)
        "Senor"
        "Born In The U. S. A"
 36: "Throw Down," Wilders [Rural Grit, 6/06] (18)
        "Belshazzar"
        "Blues Come Around"
 36: "Viridian," The Greencards [Dualtone, 3/07] (18)
        "Here You Are"
        "Shinin' In The Dark"
 36: "White Wings," Alison McMorland And Geordie McIntyre [Greentrax, new] (18)
        "John Barleycorn"
 45: "Dona Got A Ramblin' Mind," Carolina Chocolate Drops [Music Maker, 2/07] (17)
        "Starry Crown"
        "Tom Dula"
 45: "Firecracker," Wailin' Jennys [Red House, 6/06] (17)
        "Devil's Paintbrush Road"
        "Apocalypse Lullaby"
 45: "Land Of Milk And Honey," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, 2004] (17)
        "Peace Call"
        "Hiway 9"
 45: "Leave The Light On," Chris Smither [Signature, 9/06] (17)
        "Leave The Light On"
        "John Hardy"
 45: "More Behind The Picture Than The Wall," Doyle Lawson And Quicksilver [Rounder, 3/07] (17)
        "Phone Call"
 45: "Reinventing The Wheel," Asleep At The Wheel [Bismeaux, new] (17)
        "Devil Ain't Lazy"
        "Hot Like That"
 51: "Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular," Tony Trischka [Rounder, 1/07] (16)
        "Crow"
 51: "The Drugs I Need," Austin Lounge Lizards [Blue Corn, 10/06] (16)
        "Banjo Players In Heaven"
        "The Drugs I Need"
 51: "Mockingbird," Sally Spring [Sniffinpup, 5/06] (16)
        "Hickory Wind"
 54: "Flight Of Fancy," Crabtree And Mills [Free And Easy, 2/07] (15)
        "Gambler"
 54: "Get On Board!," Kim And Reggie Harris [Appleseed, 1/07] (15)
        "Get On Board"
 54: "Right Of Passage," David Francey [Laker, 3/07] (15)
        "Ballad Of Bowser MacRae"
 54: "Seeds," Martin Sexton [Kitchen Table, new] (15)
        "Thought I Knew Ya"
        "Will It Go Round In Circles"
 54: "This Is The New That," Jonathan Byrd [Waterbug, 3/07] (15)
        "Cocaine Kid"
        "Colleen"
 54: "Walking On The World," Jake Armerding [Self, new] (15)
        "Regulation Blues"
        "Walking On The World"
 54: "The West Was Burning," Martha Scanlan [Sugar Hill, 2/07] (15)
        "Seeds Of The Pine"
        "Up On The Divide"
 61: "40 Days," Wailin' Jennys [Red House, 2004] (14)
        "One Voice"
 61: "An Ancient Muse," Loreena McKennitt [Verve, 11/06] (14)
        "English Ladye And The Knight"
 61: "Heaven Here On Earth," Terry Kitchen [Urban Campfire, 1/07] (14)
        "Heaven Here On Earth"
        "Never Trust A Bandit With Your Heart Of Gold"
 61: "Heaven Is So High," Pat Wictor [Risky Disc, 7/06] (14)
        "Raise My Voice And Sing"
        "Heaven Is So High"
 61: "Key Principles," Nathan [Nettwerk, new] (14)
        "John Paul's Deliveries"
        "Scarecrow"
 61: "The Sky Is Blue And Sometimes Cries," Lisa Markley [Soona, 1/07] (14)
        "Fork In The Road"
        "Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most"
 61: "Storyhill," Storyhill [Red House, 2/07] (14)
        "Highlight"
        "Paradise Lost"
 68: "The Evening Call," Greg Brown [Red House, 8/06] (13)
        "Coneville Slough"
        "Joy Tears"
 68: "The Last Suit You Wear," Larry Sparks [McCoury, new] (13)
        "Casualty Of War"
 68: "Let's Frolic Again," Blackie And The Rodeo Kings [True North, new] (13)
        "Better Off Alive"
        "Old Hotel"
 68: "My Remembrance Of You," Diana Jones [Newsong, 3/06] (13)
        "Pretty Girl"
        "Cold Grey Ground"
 68: "One Day Ain't Enough," Ruth Bloomquist [Ruby, 2006] (13)
        "He Don't Like To Talk About It"
 68: "The Trail Of Aching Hearts," Special Consensus [Pinecastle, new] (13)
        "Down The Trail Of Aching Hearts"

TOP SONGS OF APRIL 2007

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13982 airplays from 155 different DJs

1. "The High Above And The Down Below" (23)
        by Cliff Eberhardt
        from "The High Above And The Down Below"
2. "Bony On The Isle Of St. Helena" (14)
        by Uncle Earl
        from "Waterloo, Tennessee"
3. "Last Goodbye" (13)
        by Uncle Earl
        from "Waterloo, Tennessee"
3. "Manhattan Moon" (13)
        by Lucy Kaplansky
        from "Over The Hills"
3. "Will There Be Any Stars In My Crown" (13)
        by Jorma Kaukonen
        from "Stars In My Crown"
6. "Cindy" (12)
        by Joel Mabus
        from "The Banjo Monologues"
6. "Over The Hills" (12)
        by Lucy Kaplansky
        from "Over The Hills"
8. "Sawing On The Strings" (11)
        by Alison Krauss
        from "A Hundred Miles Or More"
8. "Someday Soon" (11)
        by Lucy Kaplansky
        from "Over The Hills"
8. "Uncloudy Day/Leonard Lively" (11)
        by Joel Mabus
        from "The Banjo Monologues"
8. "Why Shouldn't We" (11)
        by Mary Chapin Carpenter
        from "The Calling"
12. "Black-Eyed Susie" (10)
        by Uncle Earl
        from "Waterloo, Tennessee"
12. "By The Rivers Of Babylon" (10)
        by Jorma Kaukonen
        from "Stars In My Crown"
12. "Did Trouble Me" (10)
        by Susan Werner
        from "Gospel Truth"
12. "Help Somebody" (10)
        by Susan Werner
        from "Gospel Truth"
12. "My Little Carpenter" (10)
        by Uncle Earl
        from "Waterloo, Tennessee"
12. "On With The Song" (10)
        by Mary Chapin Carpenter
        from "The Calling"
12. "One True" (10)
        by Uncle Earl
        from "Waterloo, Tennessee"
12. "Ring Of Fire" (10)
        by Lucy Kaplansky
        from "Over The Hills"
12. "Try Me One More Time" (10)
        by David Bromberg
        from "Try Me One More Time"
21. "The Calling" (9)
        by Mary Chapin Carpenter
        from "The Calling"
21. "Dragonfly" (9)
        by Joel Mabus
        from "The Banjo Monologues"
21. "Gift" (9)
        by Lucy Kaplansky
        from "Over The Hills"
21. "Heaven So Small" (9)
        by Susan Werner
        from "Gospel Truth"
21. "I Will Come For You" (9)
        by Randall Williams
        from "One Night In Louisiana"
21. "Jacob's Dream" (9)
        by Alison Krauss
        from "A Hundred Miles Or More"
21. "Old Virginia Block" (9)
        by Devon Sproule
        from "Keep Your Silver Shined"
21. "Sunshine Girl" (9)
        by Rachel Harrington
        from "The Bootlegger's Daughter"
21. "Weeping Willow" (9)
        by Devon Sproule
        from "Keep Your Silver Shined"

TOP ARTISTS OF APRIL 2007

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13982 airplays from 155 different DJs

1. Uncle Earl
2. Joel Mabus
3. Lucy Kaplansky
4. Alison Krauss
5. Mary Chapin Carpenter
5. Susan Werner
7. Jorma Kaukonen
8. Buddy Mondlock
9. David Bromberg
10. Bob Dylan
10. Devon Sproule
10. Greg Brown
13. The Duhks
13. Tom Russell
15. Cliff Eberhardt
16. Pete Seeger
17. Eliza Gilkyson
18. Richard Shindell
18. Ricky Skaggs And Bruce Hornsby
20. Ry Cooder
21. Jory Nash
21. Laura Love
23. John McCutcheon
24. Tom Paxton
25. Holly O'Reilly
25. Randall Williams
27. Rachel Harrington
27. Scott And Michelle Dalziel
29. Anais Mitchell
29. Doyle Lawson And Quicksilver
31. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
31. Elana James
31. Peggy Seeger
31. The Roches
31. Wailin' Jennys
36. The Greencards
36. John Gorka
36. Neil Young
39. Dar Williams
39. John Prine

TOP LABELS OF APRIL 2007

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13982 airplays from 155 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Red House
3. Sugar Hill
4. Compass
5. Appleseed
6. Columbia
7. Waterbug
8. Signature
9. Philo
10. Green Linnet
10. Warner
12. Rebel
13. Greentrax
14. Flying Fish
15. Fossil
16. Smithsonian/Folkways
17. Rosehill
18. Vanguard
19. Shanachie
20. Borealis
21. Pinecastle
22. Reprise
23. Hightone
24. Rhino
25. Zoe
26. Dualtone
27. Nettwerk
28. Capitol
29. Nonesuch
30. RCA
31. Righteous Babe
32. Elektra
32. Legacy
34. Arhoolie
35. Topic
36. Sparking Gap
37. Blue Corn
38. Gadfly
38. Sony
40. True North

FOLK DJs - April 2007

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13982 airplays from 155 different DJs

Allan Nelson (BBC, U.K.)
Andrew Doerr (KCSB-FM, CA)
Angela Page (WJFF-FM, NY)
Annie Keville (WVBR-FM, NY)
Arthur Berman (CITR-FM, BC)
Arthur Dean (WCNI-FM, CT)
Arthur Elliott (4RED-FM, Australia)
Barry Parks (2HHH-FM, Australia)
Ben Sands (Clanrye-FM, Ireland)
Betsi Meissner (KXCI-FM, AZ)
Bill Hahn (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Bill Stuart (WFIT-FM, FL)
Bill Wagman (KDVS-FM, CA)
Blair Larsen (KUSU-FM & UPR, UT)
Bob Blackman (WKAR-FM, MI)
Bob McWilliams (KANU-FM & KPR, KS)
Bob Weiser (WBRS-FM & WOMR-FM, MA)
Brenda Tacik (CJTR-FM, SK)
Bruce Cameron (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Bryan French (WUMD-FM, MN)
Bud Johnson (syndicated, AK)
Carolyn VandeWiele (WFHB-FM, IN)
Charlie Backfish (WUSB-FM, NY)
Chris King (WAGE-AM, VA)
Chrisana McGill (WSPN-FM, NY)
Cindy Funk (WYSO-FM, OH)
Clytia Fuller (KZSC-FM, CA)
Dan Alloway (KTEP-FM, TX)
Dan Ross (KACI-FM, OR)
David Fuente, Jr. (WKSU-FM etc, OH)
David John (KTRU-FM, TX)
David Sears (WBGU-FM, OH)
Dennis Brunnenmeyer (KVMR-FM, CA)
Diane Karl (KBOO-FM etc, OR)
Don Jacobson (KBOO-FM, OR)
Doug Dick (WVGN-FM, VI)
Doug Tucker (KWVA-FM, OR)
Ed McDonald (WVMR-FM etc, WV)
Frank Gosar (KLCC-FM, OR)
Frank Hoppe (KCSN-FM, CA)
Fred Dolan (WJCU-FM, OH)
Gary Harrison (KVMR-FM, CA)
Gaye Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Gene Shay (WXPN-FM, PA)
George Maida (WCVE-FM, VA)
Gerd Stassen (EVW, Germany)
Ginger Hopper (KBCS-FM, WA)
Graham McDonald (ArtSound-FM, Australia)
Greg Schatzmann (CJLX-FM, ON)
Hal Durden (KBCS-FM, WA)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
Heinrich Wesolly (Radio Neckarburg, Germany)
Henk de Weerd (5EBI-FM, Australia)
Henry Hallett (KXCI-FM, AZ)
Howard & Roz Larman (KPFK-FM & syndicated, CA)
Jamie Hoover (KSUT-FM, CO)
Jan Nary (4EB-FM, Australia)
Jeff Robson (CJUM-FM, MB)
Jenny Flux (2AIR-FM, Australia)
Jeremy Butler (WUAL-FM & APR, AL)
Jim Gilliland (WRUW-FM, OH)
Jim Marino (CFMU-FM, ON)
Jim Rogers (WIUP-FM, PA)
Jo Beattie (CFUR-FM, BC)
Joe Cline (WNCW-FM, NC)
Joe Colvin (WYSO-FM, OH)
Joel Wortzman (CKLN-FM, ON)
Johanna Halbeisen (WXOJ-FM, MA)
John Kalb (WSCL-FM, MD)
John Mazza (WNHU-FM, CT)
John McLaughlin (WMUC-FM, MD)
John Platt (WFUV-FM, NY)
John Sincock (KBCS-FM, WA)
John Trout (WYEP-FM, PA)
John Weingart (WPRB-FM, NJ)
John Wright (WLUW-FM, IL)
Jon Stein (WTBQ-AM, NY)
Jude & Mart Fowler (2HHH-FM, Australia)
Judith Gennett (KPSU, OR)
Juliet Youngren (WEFT-FM, IL)
Jürgen Kramer (ZuSa, Germany)
Karen Rakos (KEUL-FM, AK)
Kate McNally (NHPR, NH)
Ken Batista (WYEP-FM, PA)
Ken Yavit (KBAC-FM, NM)
Kevin Elliott (WEFT-FM, IL)
Kevin Vance (KALW-FM, CA)
Larry Hoyt (WAER-FM, NY)
Laura Summerfield (2AIR-FM, Australia)
Laurie DesJardins (KVMR-FM, CA)
Laurie Niles (KZFR-FM, CA)
Len Holton (KUAR-FM, AR)
Len Osland (CJUM-FM, MB)
Leonard Epstein (KRFC-FM, CO)
Linda Bull (CITR-FM, BC)
Lyle D. Skinner (CJUM-FM, MB)
Maggie Ferguson (WXOU-FM, MI)
Mara Noelle (KVMR-FM, CA)
Mark Michaelis (WGDR-FM, VT)
Mark Pedersen (WOJB-FM, WI)
Mark Richardson (WFHB-FM, IN)
Mark Tobler (WTUL-FM, LA)
Mary Sue Twohy (XM)
Matt Watroba (WDET-DM, MI)
Mel DeYoung (WPSU-FM, PA)
Menachem Vinegrad (Upper Galilee-FM, Israel)
Michael Alzo (WSLU-FM, NY)
Michael Benson (WPKN-FM, CT)
Michael Stock (WLRN-FM, FL)
Mike Flynn (KUAF-FM & syndicated, AR)
Mike Kelsey (WFHB, IN)
Mike Regenstreif (CKUT-FM, QC)
Mitch Park (Kidnappers, New Zealand)
Naomi Soule and Terry Moses (KCLC-FM, MO)
Norman Whitman (WYSO-FM, OH)
Paul Hefti (cable FM, CA)
Paul Stamler (KDHX-FM, MO)
Peter Fraissinet (WVBR-FM, NY)
Peter Kernast (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Phil Knipe (KLFM, Australia)
Randall Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Rebecca Derry (WOBC-FM, OH)
Rich Pietrzak (WPRK-FM, FL)
Rich Warren (WFMT-FM, XM & syndicated, IL)
Richard Gillmann (KBCS-FM, WA)
Richard Nagle (KKUP-FM, CA)
Robert Resnik (VPR, VT)
Robyne Fawx (KDVS-FM, CA)
Roger Wise (KGNU-FM, CO)
Ron Olesko (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Sean Donovan (KBCS-FM, WA)
Sonja Hedlund (WJFF, NY)
Sonny Ochs (WRPI-FM, NY)
Steve Clarke (CHES-FM, ON)
Steve Edge (CITR-FM, BC)
Steve Jerrett (KOPN-FM, MO)
Steve Pritchard (CKLN-FM, ON)
Stu Weaver (WFCF-FM, FL)
Sue Kessell (WNUR-FM, IL)
Susan Forbes Hansen (WHUS-FM, CT)
Suzi Wollenberg (WVUD-FM, DE)
Taylor Caffery (WRKF-FM, LA)
Terry Carpenter (WTJU-FM, VA)
Terry Hayden (WRPI-FM, NY)
Todd Gross (WFIT-FM, FL)
Tom Bingham (WCVF-FM, NY)
Tom Bohan (WRUR-FM, NY)
Tom Coxworth (CKUA-FM, AB)
Tom Funk (KGLP-FM, NM)
Tom Martin-Erickson (WPR, WI)
Tom Pittman (KOOP & KUTX, TX)
Trevor Ruffell (Kidnappers, New Zealand)
Troy Tyree (WICN-FM, MA)
Valerie Cormier (CITR-FM, BC)
Wanda Fischer (WAMC & syndicated, NY)


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 (Mike Yuhas' FOLKDJ-L web site) and also, in an
extended version, at http://nwfolk.com (my personal 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 60% to 80% of the songs
actually posted.  The number of airplays listed for each album is the
number that my programs caught, which is smaller than the actual number.

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.  A more
detailed explanation is available at nwfolk.com.

Richard Gillmann                                 http://www.nwfolk.com
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