Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of April 2009 (with DJ list)

TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS OF APRIL 2009
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13215 airplays from 145 different DJs

  1: "Instead The Forest Rose To Sing," Danny Schmidt [Red House, 3/09] (70)
        "Better Off Broke"
        "Granpa Built Bridges"
        "Swing Me Down"
        "Serpentine Cycle Of Money"
  1: "Singing Through The Hard Times: A Tribute To Utah Phillips," Various Artists [Righteous Babe, 2/09] (70)
        "Green Rolling Hills Of West Virginia," Emmylou Harris And Mary Black
        "I Remember Loving You," Tom Paxton
        "All Used Up," John McCutcheon
  3: "Classics," Susan Werner [Self, 2/09] (60)
        "Hazy Shade Of Winter"
        "Turn Turn Turn"
        "Lonely People"
  3: "Love Filling Station," Jesse Winchester [Appleseed, new] (60)
        "Bless Your Foolish Heart"
        "Stand By Me"
        "Far Side Bank Of Jordan"
        "O What A Thrill"
  5: "Not Far Now," Richard Shindell [Signature, 4/09] (51)
        "Juggler Out In Traffic"
        "Get Up Clara"
        "Gethsemani Goodbye"
        "Mountain"
  6: "Open Hand," David Wilcox [What Are, new] (49)
        "Modern World"
        "Open Hand"
        "Dream Again"
        "Vow Of Silence"
  7: "You Don't Have To Like Them Both," Eric Brace And Peter Cooper [Red Beet, 11/08] (48)
        "Yesterdays And Used To Bes"
        "Down To The Well"
        "I Know A Bird"
  8: "The Company You Keep," Alison Brown [Compass, 4/09] (46)
        "Forky On The Water"
        "Drawing Down The Moon"
        "Road West"
  8: "Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away," Slaid Cleaves [Music Road, new] (46)
        "Cry"
        "Green Mountains And Me"
        "Beautiful Thing"
  8: "Sara Watkins," Sara Watkins [Nonesuch, 4/09] (46)
        "Long Hot Summer Days"
        "Freiderick"
        "All This Time"
 11: "The Near Demise of the High Wire Dancer," Antje Duvekot [Black Wolf, 3/09] (41)
        "Long Way"
        "Bridge"
        "Ragdoll Princess And Junkyard Queens"
 12: "Dusty Road To Beulah Land," Drew Nelson [Waterbug, 4/09] (40)
        "Stranger"
        "Grandmother Moon"
        "True And Fine"
 12: "A Stranger Here," Ramblin' Jack Elliott [Anti, 4/09] (40)
        "Soul Of A Man"
        "New Stranger Blues"
        "Richland Women Blues"
 14: "Fascination," The Greencards [Sugar Hill, new] (38)
        "Avenue"
        "Fascination"
        "Outskirts Of Blue"
 15: "Throw Down Your Heart," Bela Fleck [Rounder, 3/09] (37)
        "Kinetsa"
        "Jesus Is The Only Answer"
        "Kinesta"
 16: "Sea Of Tears," Eilen Jewell [Signature, new] (36)
        "Shakin' All Over"
        "Fading Memory"
        "Sea Of Tears"
 17: "Hit That Jive," Shout Sister Shout [M. C., 4/09] (35)
        "Hit That Jive Jack"
        "It's A Sin To Tell A Lie"
        "It's Only A Paper Moon"
 18: "Gentle As The Sun," Naomi Sommers [American Melody, 10/08] (34)
        "2 Sparrows"
        "It'll Be Alright"
        "Mama's House"
 18: "What I Know," Tom Rush [Appleseed, 2/09] (34)
        "River Song"
        "Fall Into The Night"
 20: "The Crow," Steve Martin [Self, 1/09] (33)
        "Daddy Played The Banjo"
        "Freddie's Lilt"
 20: "Sweetheart Like You," Guy Davis [Red House, 2/09] (33)
        "Steamboat Captain"
        "Sweetheart Like You"
 20: "Texas," Fred Smith [Self, 2008] (33)
        "Texas"
        "7 Ways"
        "God Bless America"
 23: "32 Cents: Postage Due," Arlo Guthrie With The Dillards [Rising Son, 3/09] (32)
        "So Long It's Been Good To Know Yuh"
        "Ship In The Sky"
        "Tom Joad"
 23: "Poseidon And The Bitter Bug," Indigo Girls [Vanguard, new] (32)
        "Digging For Your Dream"
        "Love Of Our Lives"
        "Sugar Tongue"
 25: "Eleven Songs," Luka Bloom [Bar None, 3/09] (30)
        "Everyman"
        "Sunday"
        "Don't Be Afraid Of The Light That Shines Within You"
 25: "Mara's Gems," Mara Levine [Self, 3/09] (30)
        "Wild Rose Of The Mountain"
        "Last Thing On My Mind"
        "If I Were A Carpenter"
 27: "River Of Time," Jorma Kaukonen [Red House, 2/09] (29)
        "There's A Bright Side Somewhere"
        "Nashville Blues"
        "Cracks In The Finish"
 27: "Shoot The Moon Right Between The Eyes," Jeffrey Foucault [Signature, 2/09] (29)
        "Hello In There"
        "Clocks And Spoons"
 29: "Fond Desire Farewell," Debra Cowan [Falling Mountain, new] (28)
        "Darkest Hour Is Just Before The Dawn"
        "Rainbow"
        "Yon Green Valley"
 30: "In White Light," Mae Robertson [Lyric Partners, 8/08] (27)
        "Burgundy Heart-Shaped Medallion"
        "Irish Heartbeat"
 30: "Let's Do Something," Bill Evans And Megan Lynch [Native And Fine, 1/09] (27)
        "Rocks And Water"
        "Into The Mystic"
 32: "Land Of The Shadows," Ben Bedford [Hopeful Sky, 1/09] (26)
        "Sangamon"
        "20 One"
 33: "The Killer In Me," Amy Speace [Wildflower, new] (25)
        "Haven't Learned A Thing"
        "Something More Than Rain"
 33: "Lovers' Well," Matt And Shannon Heaton [Eats, 2/09] (25)
        "Golden Glove"
        "Mountain Rambler"
 33: "Matching Baggage," Bill And Kate Isles [Self, 2/09] (25)
        "Old Fences"
        "Matching Baggage"
        "Sutra Minnesota Polka"
 36: "Brothers From Different Mothers," Dailey And Vincent [Rounder, new] (24)
        "Head Hung Down"
        "Years Ago"
 36: "Midnight At The Movies," Justin Townes Earle [Bloodshot, 3/09] (24)
        "Mama's Eyes"
        "Halfway To Jackson"
 36: "Written In Chalk," Buddy And Julie Miller [New West, 3/09] (24)
        "Selfishness Of Man"
        "Chalk"
 39: "After The War," Rod MacDonald [Blue Flute, 2/09] (23)
        "After The Singing"
        "American Jerusalem"
 39: "Another Country," Caroline Doctorow [Narrow Lane, 10/08] (23)
        "Another Country"
        "Quiet Joys Of Brotherhood"
        "Hard Lovin' Loser"
 39: "Country Club," John Doe And The Sadies [Yep Roc, new] (23)
        "It Just Dawned On Me"
        "Are The Good Times Really Over For Good"
 39: "Double Play," Liz Carroll And John Doyle [Compass, 3/09] (23)
        "Pound A Week Rise"
        "Hare's Lament/Pat Mahon's Jig"
 39: "Tales To Tell," James O'Malley [Self, 2/09] (23)
        "Song For Pete Seeger"
        "Gotta Get On With My Life"
        "Wrecking Ball"
 39: "Your Heart Is A Glorious Machine," Sometymes Why [Signature, 3/09] (23)
        "Slow Down"
        "Aphrodisiaholic"
 45: "Inland Territory," Vienna Teng [Zoe, new] (22)
        "Grandmother Song"
        "In Another Life"
 45: "Live 1969," Simon And Garfunkel [Columbia, new] (22)
        "Boxer"
        "Bridge Over Troubled Water"
 45: "Short Blue Stories," Steve James [Hobemian, 2/09] (22)
        "Folk Radio"
        "Factory Girl"
 48: "Able Baker Charlie And Dog," Joe Crookston [Self, 2/08] (21)
        "Bird By Bird"
        "Blue Tattoo"
        "Red Rooster In The Mash Pile"
 48: "Other Covers," James Taylor [Hear, new] (21)
        "Shiver Me Timbers"
        "Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin"
 50: "Mesdames Et Messieurs!," Le Vent Du Nord [Borealis, 11/08] (19)
        "Cre Mardi"
        "Le Bon Buveur"
 50: "Wanderer's Paean," Kim Beggs [Self, 2006] (19)
        "Lay It All Down"
        "Carry My Guitar"
 52: "The Truth According To Ruthie Foster," Ruthie Foster [Blue Corn, 2/09] (18)
        "Joy On The Other Side"
        "Love In The Middle"
 52: "That Kind Of Love," Pierce Pettis [Compass, 1/09] (18)
        "Farewell"
        "Talk Memphis"
 52: "These Times," Various Artists [Borealis, new] (18)
        "Bottle This," Evalyn Parry
        "Radio Times," Tom Lewis
 55: "Beautiful World," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, 5/08] (17)
        "Beautiful World"
 55: "Slice O Life," Bruce Cockburn [Rounder, new] (17)
        "If A Tree Falls"
 55: "Steal The Blue," April Verch [Slab Town, 9/08] (17)
        "Reels Tadoussac"
        "Slip Away"
 55: "Summer To Snowflakes," Terry Kitchen [Urban Campfire, new] (17)
        "Build A Bridge From Both Sides"
        "Cherokee Run"
 55: "Tomboy Princess," Meg Braun [Self, new] (17)
        "Once Upon A Time"
        "New Orleans"
 60: "Of Wind And Water," Harvey Reid [Woodpecker, 11/08] (16)
        "Pieces Of 8"
        "Boatman"
        "Show Me The Road"
 60: "Two Sets," Chuck Brodsky [Waterbug, 7/08] (16)
        "Dock Ellis' No No"
        "Take It Out Back"
 60: "Elkins," Notorious [Black Socks, 7/08] (16)
        "Romanian Train Song"
 60: "Hills And Valleys," The Flatlanders [New West, new] (16)
        "Sowing On The Mountain"
        "Homeland Refugee"
 60: "Love And Other Tragedies," Red Molly [Self, 5/08] (16)
        "Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning"
        "Beaumont Rest Stop"
 65: "Adrienna Valentine," Trent Wagler And Jay Lapp [Self, 3/08] (15)
        "Honey Bear"
 65: "Modern Hymns," Darrell Scott [Appleseed, 8/08] (15)
        "Devil"
        "American Tune"
 65: "Ozark: A Celebration In Song," Still On The Hill [Termite, 9/08] (15)
        "7 Pies"
 65: "Queen Fareena," Kelly Carmichael [Dogstreet, new] (15)
        "Queen Fareena"
 65: "Viper Of Melody," Wayne Hancock [Bloodshot, new] (15)
        "Throwin' Away My Money"
 70: "Journey To The New World," Sharon Isbin [Sony, new] (14)
        "Wayfaring Stranger"
        "Wild Mountain Thyme," Sharon Isbin
 70: "At 89," Pete Seeger [Appleseed, 9/08] (14)
        "If It Can't Be Reduced"
 70: "Coming Home," McCalmans [Greentrax, new] (14)
        "Portrahaven"
 70: "Free To Fall," Beaucoup Blue [Self, 10/08] (14)
        "Free To Fall"
        "Oh America"
 70: "The Green Fields Of America," The Green Fields Of America [Compass, 1/09] (14)
        "Across The Western Ocean"
 70: "Milk And Honey Land," The Fagans [Self, new] (14)
        "Greenswell"
        "Pastures Of Plenty"


TOP SONGS OF APRIL 2009
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13215 airplays from 145 different DJs

1. "Better Off Broke" (18)
        by Danny Schmidt
        from "Instead The Forest Rose To Sing"
2. "Hazy Shade Of Winter" (16)
        by Susan Werner
        from "Classics"
2. "Long Way" (16)
        by Antje Duvekot
        from "The Near Demise of the High Wire Dancer"
4. "Granpa Built Bridges" (14)
        by Danny Schmidt
        from "Instead The Forest Rose To Sing"
5. "Open Hand" (13)
        by David Wilcox
        from "Open Hand"
6. "Modern World" (12)
        by David Wilcox
        from "Open Hand"
7. "Cry" (11)
        by Slaid Cleaves
        from "Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away"
7. "Juggler Out In Traffic" (11)
        by Richard Shindell
        from "Not Far Now"
9. "Soul Of A Man" (10)
        by Ramblin' Jack Elliott
        from "A Stranger Here"
9. "Bless Your Foolish Heart" (10)
        by Jesse Winchester
        from "Love Filling Station"
9. "Get Up Clara" (10)
        by Richard Shindell
        from "Not Far Now"
9. "I Know A Bird" (10)
        by Eric Brace And Peter Cooper
        from "You Don't Have To Like Them Both"
9. "Long Hot Summer Days" (10)
        by Sara Watkins
        from "Sara Watkins"
9. "Stand By Me" (10)
        by Jesse Winchester
        from "Love Filling Station"
9. "Swing Me Down" (10)
        by Danny Schmidt
        from "Instead The Forest Rose To Sing"
9. "Turn Turn Turn" (10)
        by Susan Werner
        from "Classics"
17. "Grandmother Moon" (9)
        by Drew Nelson
        from "Dusty Road To Beulah Land"
17. "Rocks And Water" (9)
        by Bill Evans And Megan Lynch
        from "Let's Do Something"
17. "Stranger" (9)
        by Drew Nelson
        from "Dusty Road To Beulah Land"
17. "Texas" (9)
        by Fred Smith
        from "Texas"
17. "Wild Rose Of The Mountain" (9)
        by Mara Levine
        from "Mara's Gems"
17. "Winter In April" (9)
        by Liz Mitchell
        from "Not The Whether Of Summer"
23. "Dream Again" (8)
        by David Wilcox
        from "Open Hand"
23. "Folk Radio" (8)
        by Steve James
        from "Short Blue Stories"
23. "Forky On The Water" (8)
        by Alison Brown
        from "The Company You Keep"
23. "Green Rolling Hills Of West Virginia" (8)
        by Emmylou Harris And Mary Black
        from "Singing Through The Hard Times: A Tribute To Utah Phillips"
23. "Haven't Learned A Thing" (8)
        by Amy Speace
        from "The Killer In Me"
23. "Old Fences" (8)
        by Bill And Kate Isles
        from "Matching Baggage"
23. "Slow Down" (8)
        by Shout Sister Shout
        from "Hit That Jive"
        also "Shout, Sister, Shout! A Tribute To Sister Rosetta Tharpe"
23. "So Long It's Been Good To Know Yuh" (8)
        by Arlo Guthrie With The Dillards
        from "32 Cents: Postage Due"
23. "Steamboat Captain" (8)
        by Guy Davis
        from "Sweetheart Like You"


TOP ARTISTS OF APRIL 2009
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13215 airplays from 145 different DJs

1. Danny Schmidt
2. Susan Werner
3. Jesse Winchester
4. Richard Shindell
5. Pete Seeger
6. David Wilcox
7. Bruce Cockburn
8. Bob Dylan
8. Slaid Cleaves
10. Eric Brace And Peter Cooper
11. Drew Nelson
11. Sara Watkins
11. Tom Paxton
14. Alison Brown
14. Dailey And Vincent
16. Shout Sister Shout
17. Arlo Guthrie
17. The Greencards
17. Ramblin' Jack Elliott
20. Antje Duvekot
21. Eliza Gilkyson
21. Tom Rush
23. Indigo Girls
24. Eilen Jewell
24. Guy Davis
26. Jorma Kaukonen
26. Luka Bloom
28. Bela Fleck
29. Naomi Sommers
30. Amy Speace
30. Steve Martin
32. Emmylou Harris
32. Chuck Brodsky
32. Debra Cowan
32. Fred Smith
36. Ben Bedford
36. Bill Evans And Megan Lynch
36. Jeffrey Foucault
36. Mara Levine
36. Rod MacDonald


TOP LABELS OF APRIL 2009
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13215 airplays from 145 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Red House
3. Compass
4. Signature
5. Appleseed
6. Sugar Hill
7. Waterbug
8. Borealis
9. Columbia
10. Smithsonian/Folkways
11. Warner
12. Righteous Babe
13. Vanguard
14. Greentrax
15. Nonesuch
16. Sleeve Dog
17. Rhino
18. M. C.
19. Anti
19. Sony
21. Flying Fish
21. New West
23. Philo
24. Bloodshot
25. Black Wolf
26. Yep Roc
27. Shanachie
28. Hear
28. Reprise
30. Red Beet
30. True North
32. Rebel
33. Green Linnet
34. What Are
35. Wind River
36. RCA
36. Rising Son
38. Bar None
38. American Melody
38. Music Road


FOLK DJs - APRIL 2009
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13215 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)
Art Menius (WMMT-FM, KY)
Arthur Berman (CiTR-FM, BC)
Arthur Dean (WCNI-FM, CT)
Arthur Elliott (4RED-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 (XM, KANU-FM & KPR, KS)
Brenda Tacik (CJTR-FM, SK)
Bruce Cameron (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Bud Johnson (syndicated, AK)
Charlie Backfish (WUSB-FM, NY)
Chip Morgan (WMUD-LP, NY)
Chrisana McGill (WSPN-FM, NY)
Cindy Funk (WYSO-FM, OH)
Clytia Fuller (KZSC-FM, CA)
Colin Fielding (3INR-FM, Australia)
Craig Huegel (WSLR-FM, FL)
Dan Alloway (KTEP-FM, TX)
Dan Ross (KACI-FM, OR)
Danny Watson (2MAX-FM, Australia)
Dave Butler (KRSC-FM, OK)
David John (KTRU-FM, TX)
Deadwood Dick (KKUP-FM, CA)
Diane Karl (KBOO-FM etc, OR)
Dick Hermans (WHDD-FM, CT)
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)
Gerd Stassen (EVW, Germany)
Gerry Goodfriend (CKUT-FM, QC)
Ginger Hopper (KBCS-FM, WA)
Greg Schatzmann (CJLX-FM, ON)
Greg Shaya (WCWS-FM, OH)
Hal Durden (KBCS-FM, WA)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
Henry Hallett (KXCI-FM, AZ)
Jamie Hoover (KSUT-FM, CO)
Jean Geiger (KBCS-FM, WA)
Jeff Robson (CJUM-FM, MB)
Jenny Flux (2AIR-FM, Australia)
Jeremy Butler (WUAL-FM & APR, AL)
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)
Jo Beattie (CFUR-FM, BC)
Joe Colvin (WYSO-FM, OH)
John Bommarito (WFHR-FM, MI)
John Kalb (WSCL-FM, MD)
John Mazza (WNHU-FM, CT)
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)
Judith Gennett (KPSU, OR)
Jürgen Kramer (ZuSa, Germany)
Kate McNally (NHPR, NH)
Ken Batista (WYEP-FM, PA)
Ken Campbell (WSKG-FM, NY)
Kevin Elliott (WEFT-FM, IL)
Kevin Vance (KALW-FM, CA)
Larry Hoyt (WAER-FM, NY)
Laurel Paulson-Pierce (KRBS-FM, CA)
Laurie Niles (KZFR-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 & KFOK-LP, CA)
Mark Michaelis (WGDR-FM, VT)
Mark Pedersen (WOJB-FM, WI)
Mary Cliff (WAMU-FM, DC)
Mary Sue Twohy (XM)
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 Kelsey (WFHB, IN)
Mike Regenstreif (CKUT-FM, QC)
Mitch Park (Kidnappers, New Zealand)
Naomi Soule and Terry Moses (KCLC-FM, MO)
Nick DiBiasio (WICN-FM, MA)
Norm Mast (WVPE-FM, IN)
Norman Whitman (WYSO-FM, OH)
Pamela Smith (WPKN-FM, CT)
Paul Stamler (KDHX-FM, MO)
Paula Ascher (KZAS-LP, OR)
Randall Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Rhonda J. Miller (WXIN-FM, RI)
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)
Ron Olesko (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Roz Larman (KPFK-FM & syndicated, CA)
Seppo Vuorio (LAHI-FM, Finland)
Simon Dillon (Phoenix FM, Australia)
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 Harris (KRCC-FM, CO)
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)
Susi Lanagan (PBS-FM, Australia)
Suzi Wollenberg (WVUD-FM, DE)
Taylor Caffery (WRKF-FM, LA)
Terry Fatseas (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Terry Hayden (WRPI-FM, NY)
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
Tuesday "Lunch With Folks" Noon-3pm                  richard@nwfolk.com
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