Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of April 2008 (with DJ list)

TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS OF APRIL 2008
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12351 airplays from 145 different DJs

  1: "10 Years Of European World Of Bluegrass," Various Artists [Strictly Country, new] (67)
        "Fields Of Gold," Fragment
        "I've Got A Feelin," Liz Meyer With Nugget
        "Typewriter," Rawhide
  2: "Able Baker Charlie And Dog," Joe Crookston [Self, 2/08] (54)
        "Logical Song"
        "Red Rooster In The Mash Pile"
        "Able Baker Charlie And Dog"
        "Bird By Bird"
  3: "Chameleon," Tim O'Brien [Obus, 3/08] (53)
        "Get Out There And Dance"
        "Where's Love Come From"
        "Crooked Road"
  3: "Round My Door," Dana And Susan Robinson [Threshold, 3/08] (53)
        "Pastures Of Plenty"
        "Round My Door"
        "Glory In The Meeting House"
  5: "Coal," Kathy Mattea [Captain Potato, 4/08] (48)
        "Coal Tattoo"
        "L And N Don't Stop Here Anymore"
        "You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive"
        "Green Rolling Hills"
  5: "Solo Acoustic, Vol. 2," Jackson Browne [Inside, 3/08] (48)
        "In The Shape Of A Heart"
        "Somebody's Baby"
        "Redneck Friend"
  7: "Bound To Go," Andrew Calhoun And Campground [Waterbug, new] (44)
        "Blow Your Trumpet Gabriel"
        "Bound To Go"
        "No More Cane On The Brazos"
  8: "Even Trade," Terence Martin [Good Dog, new] (39)
        "Who's Breathing All The Air"
        "Never Look Back"
        "Go Ask The Rain"
  9: "Dump The Bosses Off Your Back," Anne Feeney [Self, new] (37)
        "Hillcrest Mine"
        "How Much For The Life Of A Miner?"
        "Whatever You Say, Say Nothing"
 10: "Come Up Full," Meg Hutchinson [Red House, 3/08] (36)
        "Home"
        "Good Day To Die"
 11: "Good Summer Rain," Erica Wheeler [Blue Pie, 3/08] (34)
        "Apache Motel"
        "As The Crow Flies"
        "Good Summer Rain"
 11: "Ships In The Forest," Karan Casey [Compass, 4/08] (34)
        "Black Is The Colour"
        "Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye"
        "Love Is Pleasing"
 13: "Little Grey Sheep," Danny Schmidt [Waterbug, 2/08] (31)
        "Company Of Friends"
        "Drawing Board"
        "Song For Judy And Bridget"
 14: "Lantana," Caroline Herring [Signature, 3/08] (30)
        "Midnight On The Water"
        "Paper Gown"
        "Stone Cold World"
 15: "Our Side Of Town," Various Artists [Red House, 2/08] (28)
        "Baghdad Blues," Peter Ostroushko
        "Late Breaking News," Jorma Kaukonen
 16: "Thirteen Stories High," Joel Rafael [Inside, 4/08] (27)
        "This Is My Country"
        "I Ought To Know"
 16: "Retold," Joel Mabus [Fossil, 1/08] (27)
        "Duct Tape Blues"
        "Hopelessly Midwestern"
 18: "Better Dreams," The Kennedys [Appleseed, 1/08] (26)
        "Give Me Back My Country"
        "Speed Of Soul"
        "Breathe"
 18: "The Steeldrivers," The Steeldrivers [Rounder, 1/08] (26)
        "If It Hadn't Been For Love"
        "Drinkin' Dark Whiskey"
 20: "The Geography Of Light," Carrie Newcomer [Philo, 2/08] (25)
        "There Is A Tree"
        "Geodes"
 20: "Ripe," The Dixie Bee-Liners [Pinecastle, 1/08] (25)
        "Why Do I Make You Cry"
        "Bugs In The Basement"
        "Down On The Crooked Road"
 20: "The Time I Spend With You," Brooks Williams [Red Guitar Blue, 2/08] (25)
        "Lightning"
        "61 Highway"
 23: "Never Close Enough," Sarah Sample [Ramona, new] (24)
        "Moonlight Band"
        "Never Close Enough"
        "Count The Colors"
 23: "Roses And Tears," Capercaillie [Compass, new] (24)
        "Don't You Go"
        "Him Bo"
 23: "Sermon On The Mound," John McCutcheon [Appalseed, new] (24)
        "Baseball On The Block"
        "Talking Yogi Talk"
 26: "Sundirtwater," The Waifs [Compass, new] (23)
        "Sundirtwater"
        "How Many Miles"
        "Pony"
 27: "Honoring The Fathers Of Bluegrass," Ricky Skaggs And Kentucky Thunder [Skaggs Family, 3/08] (22)
        "It's Mighty Dark To Travel"
        "Bluegrass Breakdown"
 27: "Just Another Day," Dan McKinnon [Self, new] (22)
        "Captain And The Queen"
        "Just Another Day"
 27: "A Long Time Since," Noel Lenaghan [Waterbug, new] (22)
        "Biddy Buller's Finger"
        "Come On Home Annie"
 27: "Through The Window Of A Train," Blue Highway [Rounder, 2/08] (22)
        "Through The Window Of A Train"
        "Homeless Man"
 31: "2:10 Train," Jimmy Gaudreau And Moondi Klein [Rebel, new] (21)
        "Black Jack Davey"
        "Dreamer Or Believer"
 31: "Cover Their Eyes," Krista Detor [Corazong, 4/08] (21)
        "Cover Their Eyes"
        "Icarus"
 31: "Nothing Sweet Nothing," Kym Tuvim [Retrofit, 2/08] (21)
        "In My Head"
        "Far Away"
 31: "Shotgun Singer," Kris Delmhorst [Signature, 4/08] (21)
        "Blue Adeline"
        "Freediver"
 31: "The Story So Farà," Lunasa [Compass, new] (21)
        "Cregg's Pipes"
        "Floating Crowbar"
 36: "Airstream," David Wilcox [What Are, 3/08] (20)
        "Little White Lie"
        "No Telling Where"
 36: "Facets," Noel Paul Stookey [New World, 3/08] (20)
        "Facets Of The Jewel"
        "But A Moment"
 38: "Everything," Caren Armstrong [Wildplum, 2/08] (19)
        "Everything"
        "Savasana"
 38: "Goin' By Feel," Ray Bonneville [Red House, 5/07] (19)
        "I Am The Big Easy"
        "Cemetery Road"
 38: "Iron And Diamonds," The Gibson Brothers [Sugar Hill, 4/08] (19)
        "Iron And Diamonds"
        "Gone Home"
 38: "Where The Waters Run," Leela And Ellie Grace [Self, 3/08] (19)
        "Until A Drop Becomes A Flood"
        "Red Rocking Chair"
 42: "In Love And Light," Heidi Talbot [Compass, 2/08] (18)
        "Blackest Crow"
        "Glenlogie"
 42: "Someone's Got To Pay," The Wilders [Free Dirt, new] (18)
        "Hey Little Darlin"
 44: "Blue Roads, Red Wine," Tom May [Waterbug, new] (17)
        "Yukon Journey, 45 Below"
        "Watchin' The River Flow"
 44: "Comedians And Angels," Tom Paxton [Appleseed, 2/08] (17)
        "How Beautiful Upon The Mountain"
        "Comedians And Angels"
 44: "Dirty Dusty Road," Dillonaires [Wepecket Island, new] (17)
        "Catfish Song"
        "Rising Sun"
 44: "Loaded," The Waybacks [Compass, 3/08] (17)
        "City Boy"
        "Beyond The Northwest Passage"
 44: "Praying For Land," Randall Williams [Musafir, 2/08] (17)
        "Causeway"
        "Praying For Land"
 44: "Something Worth Standing For," Andrew McKnight [Falling Mountain, 2/08] (17)
        "These Shoes"
 44: "Typical American Tragedy," Anthony Da Costa [Self, 3/08] (17)
        "Wall Around Baghdad"
        "Ain't Much Of A Soldier"
 51: "Hideaway," The Weepies [Nettwerk, new] (16)
        "Can't Go Back Now"
        "Little Bird"
 51: "Acoustic Rainbow 31," Various Artists [Poetman, new] (16)
        "Whiskey Never Lies," Sligo Rags
        "Cutting Edge Of Passe," Limeliters
 51: "Cars And Lovers," David Glaser [Newsu, new] (16)
        "Picture In My Car"
        "Lie To Myself"
 51: "Get Onboard," Eric Bibb [Flatbrim, 3/08] (16)
        "Get On Board"
        "New Beale Street Blues"
 51: "Proof Of Love," Old Man Luedecke [Black Hen, new] (16)
        "Just Like A River"
        "Proof Of Love"
 51: "Raising Sand," Robert Plant And Alison Krauss [Rounder, 10/07] (16)
        "Killing The Blues"
        "Your Long Journey"
 57: "Cross The Water," Cindy Kallet And Grey Larsen [Sleepy Creek, 2007] (15)
        "If You Say Yes"
        "Courage"
 57: "Keep It Simple," Van Morrison [Lost Highway, new] (15)
        "Keep It Simple"
        "School Of Hard Knocks"
 57: "Song," Lissa Schneckenburger [Footprint, new] (15)
        "Fair Maid By The Sea Shore"
        "Jam On Gerry's Rock\Willie's"
 57: "Standing On The Side Of Love," Greg Greenway [Face, new] (15)
        "Standing On The Side Of Love"
        "Highway 4am"
 57: "Waterloo, Tennessee," Uncle Earl [Rounder, 3/07] (15)
        "Wallflower"
 62: "Asking For Flowers," Kathleen Edwards [Zoe, 3/08] (14)
        "Asking For Flowers"
 62: "Book Of Sparrows," Tracy Grammer [Self, 11/07] (14)
        "April Come She Will"
        "Lord Of The Buffalo"
 62: "Dailey And Vincent," Dailey And Vincent [Rounder, 1/08] (14)
        "Sweet Carrie"
 62: "Deep In The Mountains," Longview [Rounder, new] (14)
        "Eating Out Of Your Hand"
        "Weathered Gray Stone"
 62: "Don't Let Go," Jack Williams [Wind River, new] (14)
        "Heart Of Saturday Night"
 62: "Fringe," Cris Williamson [Wolf Moon, 11/07] (14)
        "Alazan"
 62: "Hollywood Pocketknife," Eric Taylor [Blue Ruby, 1/08] (14)
        "Hollywood Pocketknife"
 62: "IV," Chatham County Line [Yep Roc, 3/08] (14)
        "Chip Of A Star"
        "Birmingham Jail"
 62: "One Hell Of A Ride," Willie Nelson [Columbia, new] (14)
        "Pancho And Lefty"
        "When I've Sung My Last Hillbilly Song"
 62: "Watch The Sky," Patty Larkin [Vanguard, 1/08] (14)
        "Dear Heart"
        "Hallelujah"


TOP SONGS OF APRIL 2008
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12351 airplays from 145 different DJs

1. "Logical Song" (13)
        by Joe Crookston
        from "Able Baker Charlie And Dog"
1. "Pastures Of Plenty" (13)
        by Dana And Susan Robinson
        from "Round My Door"
3. "This Is My Country" (11)
        by Joel Rafael
        from "Thirteen Stories High"
3. "Who's Breathing All The Air" (11)
        by Terence Martin
        from "Even Trade"
5. "If It Hadn't Been For Love" (10)
        by The Steeldrivers
        from "The Steeldrivers"
5. "Red Rooster In The Mash Pile" (10)
        by Joe Crookston
        from "Able Baker Charlie And Dog"
5. "Round My Door" (10)
        by Dana And Susan Robinson
        from "Round My Door"
8. "Black Is The Colour" (9)
        by Karan Casey
        from "Ships In The Forest"
8. "In The Shape Of A Heart" (9)
        by Jackson Browne
        from "Solo Acoustic, Vol. 2"
10. "Biddy Buller's Finger" (8)
        by Noel Lenaghan
        from "A Long Time Since"
10. "Bird By Bird" (8)
        by Joe Crookston
        from "Able Baker Charlie And Dog"
10. "Blow Your Trumpet Gabriel" (8)
        by Andrew Calhoun And Campground
        from "Bound To Go"
10. "Coal Tattoo" (8)
        by Kathy Mattea
        from "Coal"
10. "Crazy In Alabama" (8)
        by Kate Campbell
        from "The Portable Kate Campbell"
        also "Visions Of Plenty"
10. "Fields Of Gold" (8)
        by Fragment
        from "10 Years Of European World Of Bluegrass"
10. "Get Out There And Dance" (8)
        by Tim O'Brien
        from "Chameleon"
10. "Hey Little Darlin" (8)
        by The Wilders
        from "Someone's Got To Pay"
10. "Home" (8)
        by Meg Hutchinson
        from "Come Up Full"
10. "I Am The Big Easy" (8)
        by Ray Bonneville
        from "Goin' By Feel"
10. "You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive" (8)
        by Kathy Mattea
        from "Coal"
21. "Able Baker Charlie And Dog" (7)
        by Joe Crookston
        from "Able Baker Charlie And Dog"
21. "Apache Motel" (7)
        by Erica Wheeler
        from "Good Summer Rain"
21. "Bound To Go" (7)
        by Andrew Calhoun And Campground
        from "Bound To Go"
21. "City Boy" (7)
        by The Waybacks
        from "Loaded"
21. "Drinkin' Dark Whiskey" (7)
        by The Steeldrivers
        from "The Steeldrivers"
21. "Facets Of The Jewel" (7)
        by Noel Paul Stookey
        from "Facets"
21. "Green Rolling Hills" (7)
        by Kathy Mattea
        from "Coal"
21. "Him Bo" (7)
        by Capercaillie
        from "Roses And Tears"
21. "I Ought To Know" (7)
        by Joel Rafael
        from "Thirteen Stories High"
21. "I've Got A Feelin" (7)
        by Liz Meyer With Nugget
        from "10 Years Of European World Of Bluegrass"
21. "John Jones" (7)
        by Joe Crookston
        from "Able Baker Charlie And Dog"
21. "L And N Don't Stop Here Anymore" (7)
        by Kathy Mattea
        from "Coal"
21. "Lightning" (7)
        by Brooks Williams
        from "The Time I Spend With You"
21. "Never Look Back" (7)
        by Terence Martin
        from "Even Trade"
21. "Somebody's Baby" (7)
        by Jackson Browne
        from "Solo Acoustic, Vol. 2"
21. "Wall Around Baghdad" (7)
        by Anthony Da Costa
        from "Typical American Tragedy"
21. "Where's Love Come From" (7)
        by Tim O'Brien
        from "Chameleon"


TOP ARTISTS OF APRIL 2008
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12351 airplays from 145 different DJs

1. Tim O'Brien
2. Joe Crookston
3. Jackson Browne
4. Dana And Susan Robinson
5. Kathy Mattea
6. Andrew Calhoun And Campground
7. John McCutcheon
8. Bob Dylan
9. Greg Brown
9. Terence Martin
9. Tom Paxton
12. Anne Feeney
13. Brooks Williams
13. Danny Schmidt
13. Karan Casey
13. Pete Seeger
17. Meg Hutchinson
18. Erica Wheeler
19. Joel Mabus
20. Carrie Newcomer
21. Joel Rafael
21. The Steeldrivers
23. Caroline Herring
23. Dick Gaughan
23. Ricky Skaggs And Kentucky Thunder
26. David Wilcox
26. The Kennedys
26. Kris Delmhorst
29. Willie Nelson
30. Jack Williams
30. The Waybacks
32. Capercaillie
32. The Dixie Bee-Liners
32. Emmylou Harris
32. Greg Greenway
32. The Waifs
37. Ray Bonneville
38. Blue Highway
38. Dan McKinnon
38. Eliza Gilkyson
38. Heidi Talbot
38. Joan Baez
38. John Gorka
38. The Wilders


TOP LABELS OF APRIL 2008
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12351 airplays from 145 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Red House
3. Compass
4. Waterbug
5. Sugar Hill
6. Columbia
6. Signature
8. Appleseed
9. Inside
10. Vanguard
11. Philo
12. Greentrax
13. Proper
14. Smithsonian/Folkways
15. Flying Fish
16. Rebel
17. Warner
18. Threshold
19. Borealis
19. Rhino
21. Green Linnet
22. Pinecastle
23. Shanachie
24. Wind River
25. Nettwerk
26. Strictly Country
27. Bloodshot
28. Lost Highway
28. Milagrito
30. Capitol
30. Hightone
32. Captain Potato
32. Good Dog
32. Sony
35. Reprise
36. Bear Family
36. Black Hen
36. MCA
39. Blue Pie
40. Woodpecker
40. Fossil
40. Nonesuch
40. Red Guitar Blue


FOLK DJs - APRIL 2008
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12351 airplays from 145 different DJs

Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
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)
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 Gregory (WRFL-FM, KY)
Bob McWilliams (KANU-FM & KPR, KS)
Bob Weiser (WBRS-FM & WOMR-FM, MA)
Brenda Tacik (CJTR-FM, SK)
Bruce Cameron (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Bud Johnson (syndicated, AK)
Charlie Backfish (WUSB-FM, NY)
Chip Morgan (WMUD-FM, VT)
Chrisana McGill (WSPN-FM, NY)
Cindy Funk (WYSO-FM, OH)
Clytia Fuller (KZSC-FM, CA)
Craig Huegel (WSLR-FM, FL)
Dan Alloway (KTEP-FM, TX)
Dan Ross (KACI-FM, OR)
Danny Watson (2MAX-FM, Australia)
David John (KTRU-FM, TX)
David Sears (WBGU-FM, OH)
Deadwood Dick (KKUP-FM, CA)
Dennis Brunnenmeyer (KVMR-FM, CA)
Diane Karl (KBOO-FM etc, OR)
Don Charles (KJZA-FM, AZ)
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)
Gary Harrison (KVMR-FM, CA)
Gary Irving (WVUD-FM, DE)
Gaye Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Gene Shay (WXPN-FM, PA)
George Maida (WCVE-FM, VA)
Gerd Stassen (EVW, Germany)
Gerry Goodfriend (CKUT-FM, QC)
Graham McDonald (ArtSound-FM, Australia)
Graham Rice (WJFF-FM, NY)
Greg Schatzmann (CJLX-FM, ON)
Hal Durden (KBCS-FM, WA)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
Henk de Weerd (5EBI-FM, Australia)
Henry Hallett (KXCI-FM, AZ)
Jamie Hoover (KSUT-FM, CO)
Jean Brendecke (KBCS-FM, WA)
Jeff Robson (CJUM-FM, MB)
Jenny Flux (2AIR-FM, Australia)
Jeremy Butler (WUAL-FM & APR, AL)
Jessica Ellis-Wilson (WUMD-FM, MA)
Jim Blum (WKSU-FM etc, OH)
Jim Gilliland (WRUW-FM, OH)
Jim Marino (CFMU-FM, ON)
Jim Rogers (WIUP-FM, PA)
Jim Sigler (KMST-FM, MO)
Joel Wortzman (CKLN-FM, ON)
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)
Ken Batista (WYEP-FM, PA)
Ken Connors (WZNZ-AM, FL)
Ken Yavit (KBAC-FM, NM)
Kent Anderson (KCSC-FM, OK)
Kevin Elliott (WEFT-FM, IL)
Kevin Vance (KALW-FM, CA)
Larry Hillberg (KVMR-FM, CA)
Larry Hoyt (WAER-FM, NY)
Laurel Paulson-Pierce (KRBS-FM, CA)
Laurie DesJardins (KVMR-FM, CA)
Lee Larcheveque (WMUA-FM, MA)
Len Holton (KUAR-FM, AR)
Leonard Epstein (KRFC-FM, CO)
Lilli Kuzma (WDCB-FM, IL)
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)
Matt Watroba (WDET-DM, MI)
Mel DeYoung (WPSU-FM, PA)
Menachem Vinegrad (Upper Galilee-FM, Israel)
Michael Alzo (WSLU-FM, NY)
Michael Stock (WLRN-FM, FL)
Mike Fitzgerald (WEBR, VA)
Mike Flynn (KUAF-FM & syndicated, AR)
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)
Paula Ascher (KZAS-FM, OR)
Peggy Mitchell (WFSS-FM, NC)
Peter Fraissinet (WVBR-FM, NY)
Peter Kernast (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Randall Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Ray Baumler (WRUR-FM, NY)
Rebecca Derry (WOBC-FM, OH)
Rich Pietrzak (WPRK-FM, FL)
Rich Warren (WFMT-FM, XM & syndicated, IL)
Richard Gillmann (KBCS-FM, WA)
Robert Resnik (VPR, VT)
Roger Wise (KGNU-FM, CO)
Roz Larman (KPFK-FM & syndicated, CA)
Sean Donovan (KBCS-FM, WA)
Sonja Hedlund (WJFF, NY)
Sonny Ochs (WRPI-FM, NY)
Steve Brockway (KRFC-FM, CO)
Steve Clarke (CHES-FM, ON)
Steve Edge (CITR-FM, BC)
Steve Jerrett (KOPN-FM, MO)
Stu Weaver (WFCF-FM, FL)
Susan Forbes Hansen (WHUS-FM, CT)
Suzi Wollenberg (WVUD-FM, DE)
Taylor Caffery (WRKF-FM, LA)
Todd Tyson (The Point-FM, VT)
Tom Bingham (WCVF-FM, NY)
Tom Coxworth (CKUA-FM, AB)
Tom Funk (KGLP-FM, NM)
Tom Martin-Erickson (WPR, WI)
Tom Pittman (KOOP & KUTX, TX)
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 (the official 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 Top Albums list is sorted in descending order by number of plays
recorded for each album. Within an album, the more popular tracks that
were played are 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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