Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of April 2012 (with DJ list)

TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS OF APRIL 2012
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13889 airplays from 154 different DJs

  1: "1000 Pound Machine," Kate Campbell [Large River, new] (58)
        "Montgomery To Mobile"
        "Wait For Another Day"
        "Red Clay After Rain"
        "1000 Pound Machine"
  2: "Little Blue Egg," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer [Red House, 2/12] (56)
        "Better Way"
        "Hard To Make It"
        "3-Fingered Jack"
        "Gypsy Rose"
  3: "Lay Down, Lay Low," The Steel Wheels [thesteelwheels.com, 1/12] (55)
        "Breaking Like The Sun"
        "Rain In The Valley"
        "Halfway To Heaven"
        "Spider Wings"
  4: "An Island Out Of Time," Molasses Creek [Soundside, 2/12] (48)
        "Mississippi Sawyer"
        "Scat Reel Set"
        "Because"
  5: "Some Bright Morning," Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem [Signature, new] (47)
        "East Virginia"
        "Hear Jerusalem Moan"
        "Reason To Believe"
        "Travelin' Shoes"
  6: "Voice Of Ages," The Chieftains [Hear, 2/12] (43)
        "When The Ship Comes In"
        "Frost Is All Over"
        "Pretty Little Girl"
  7: "Hickory," Mariel Vandersteel [marielvandersteel.com, 3/12] (42)
        "Hog And Sheep Going To The Pasture"
        "3 Forks Of The Cumberland"
        "On The Danforth"
  8: "Dirt Farmer," Levon Helm [Vanguard, 2007] (40)
        "Mountain"
        "Wide River To Cross"
        "Poor Old Dirt Farmer"
  8: "New Siberia," Antje Duvekot [antjeduvekot.com, new] (40)
        "Ballad Of Fred Noonan"
        "Sleepy Sea Of Indigo And Blue"
        "Into The City"
 10: "Intersection," Nanci Griffith [Hell No, new] (39)
        "High On A Mountain Top"
        "Hell No"
        "Never Going Back"
 11: "Nobody Knows You," Steep Canyon Rangers [Rounder, 4/12] (38)
        "Rescue Me"
        "Nobody Knows You"
        "As I Go"
 12: "Evie Ladin Band," Evie Ladin Band [Evil Diane, new] (36)
        "First Time"
        "Got You On My Mind"
        "Dime Store Glasses"
 13: "Leaving Eden," Carolina Chocolate Drops [Nonesuch, 2/12] (32)
        "Country Girl"
        "Ruby Are You Mad At Your Man?"
 13: "Sunday Never Comes," Jackstraw [jackstraw.net, 12/11] (32)
        "Randy The Rambler"
        "Come On Back To Me"
        "Dark And Empty"
 15: "The Good Stuff," Peter Mulvey [Signature, 3/12] (31)
        "Everybody Knows"
        "But I Do"
 15: "Light In The Sky," Red Molly [redmolly.com, 10/11] (31)
        "Walk Beside Me"
        "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind"
 17: "Borderland," The Stray Birds [reverbnation.com/thestraybirds, new] (30)
        "Come Sunday"
        "Down In The Willow Garden"
        "My Horses Ain't Hungry"
 18: "Bend In The River," Claudia Schmidt [Red House, new] (29)
        "Banana Moon"
        "Bend In The River"
        "Pretty At The End"
 18: "Electric Dirt," Levon Helm [Vanguard, 2009] (29)
        "When I Go Away"
        "Growin' Trade"
        "Tennessee Jed"
 18: "New Kind Of Lonely," I See Hawks In L. A. [Western Seeds, 2/12] (29)
        "New Kind Of Lonely"
        "Hunger Mountain Breakdown"
        "Bohemian Highway"
 21: "The Plum Tree And The Rose," Sarah McQuaid [Waterbug, 3/12] (28)
        "Sun Goes On Rising"
        "Solid Air"
 22: "Troubadours On The Rhine," Loreena McKennitt [Quinlan Road, 2/12] (27)
        "Parting Glass"
        "Bonny Swans"
        "Lady Of Shalott"
 23: "Long Ride Home," Darrell Scott [Full Light, 1/12] (26)
        "It Must Be Sunday"
        "Someday"
        "Trying Not To Love You"
 23: "Pink Umbrella," Cary Cooper [ethereal girl, 10/11] (26)
        "Hey Little Violet"
        "Drop In The Bucket"
 23: "Tilt-A-Whirl," Drew Nelson [Red House, 2/12] (26)
        "Dust"
        "Promised Land"
 26: "Please Don't Sell The Piano," Ellen Cherry [Wrong Size Shoes, new] (24)
        "Please Don't Sell The Piano"
        "Impossible Bottle"
        "Pickett's Charge"
 27: "This Land: Woody Guthrie's America," John McCutcheon [Appalsongs, 11/11] (23)
        "Biggest Thing That Man Has Ever Done"
        "Howjadoo"
 28: "Ends Of The Earth," Emily Pinkerton [Green Jeans, 3/12] (22)
        "Negra"
        "Polo Margariteno"
 29: "Live At Sundilla," Dave Potts [Looking Up, 1/12] (21)
        "$12.99"
        "If I Broke The Record"
 29: "Mountains Of Dreams," Tracy Weinberg [reverbnation.com/tracyweinberg, 1/12] (21)
        "Mountains Of Dreams"
        "Looking For Trouble"
 29: "Safe Crossing," West Of Eden [West Of, 4/12] (21)
        "Coffin Ship"
        "Scilly Set"
 29: "Tromper Le Temps," Le Vent Du Nord [Borealis, new] (21)
        "Le Diable Et Le Fermier"
 33: "In The Time Of Gods," Dar Williams [Razor & Tie, new] (20)
        "I Have Been Around The World"
        "This Earth"
 33: "Like A Man," Adam Cohen [Decca, 4/12] (20)
        "Out Of Bed"
        "Beautiful"
 33: "Take The Air," Jenn Rawling And Basho Parks [Waterbug, new] (20)
        "Little Swallow"
        "Big Old Lake"
        "Oh Delia"
 33: "Will The Circle Be Unbroken," Nitty Gritty Dirt Band And Friends [Capitol, 1972] (20)
        "Nashville Blues"
        "Earl's Breakdown"
 37: "Chimes Of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan," Various Artists [Fontana, 2011] (19)
        "One Too Many Mornings," Johnny Cash Feat. The Avett Brothers
 37: "The Horse King," Cosy Sheridan [Waterbug, 10/11] (19)
        "Be Outside"
        "Don't Walk Away From Love"
 37: "People Take Warning!," Various Artists [Tompkins Square, 2010] (19)
        "Titanic Blues," Hi Henry Brown And Charlie Jordan
        "Last Scene Of The Titanic," Frank Hutchinson
 40: "Colours," Finbar Furey [Valley, 11/11] (18)
        "After Sunday Mass"
 40: "New Multitudes," Jay Farrar, Will Johnson, Anders Parker, Yim Yames [Rounder, 2/12] (18)
        "Changing World"
        "Hoping Machine"
 40: "Row Upon Row Of The People They Know," The Once [Borealis, 10/11] (18)
        "Cradle Hill"
        "By The Glow Of The Keroscene Light"
 43: "Broadsides," Atomic Duo [theconnextion.com/atomicduo/, 3/12] (17)
        "Key Chain Blues"
        "Trickle Down"
 43: "Dead Man's Hand," Harpeth Rising [Grimm Rising, 7/11] (17)
        "Dead Man's Hand"
        "Hey Driver"
 43: "Mud And Stone," Loretta Hagen [Bearfort, 2/12] (17)
        "I'm Gone"
        "Money"
 43: "No Yodeling On The Radio," Karen Collins And The Backroads Band [Azalea City, new] (17)
        "No Yodeling On The Radio"
        "Parallel Lines"
 43: "Otter Creek," Ken Kolodner And Brad Kolodner [Fenchurch, 1/11] (17)
        "Otter Creek"
 43: "Patience In These Times," George Mann [Running Scared, new] (17)
        "One More Beautiful Song"
 43: "Red Curtain," Still On The Hill [Termite Tracs, 2/12] (17)
        "Don't Mean Northin"
 50: "Earl Scruggs And Friends," Earl Scruggs [MCA, 2010] (16)
        "Country Comfort"
        "Foggy Mountain Rock/Special"
 50: "Foggy Mountain Jamboree," Lester Flatt And Earl Scruggs [Columbia, 2005] (16)
        "Earl's Breakdown"
        "Flint Hill Special"
 50: "the good in goodbye," Madison Violet [True North, 9/11] (16)
        "Cindy Cindy"
        "Goin' Away"
 50: "Home By Dark," Steve Gillette And Cindy Mangsen [Compass Rose, 1/12] (16)
        "Birdsong"
 50: "I Carry All I Own," Caroline Doctorow [Narrow Lane, new] (16)
        "Way Out West"
        "Dust Devils"
 50: "Let It Burn," Ruthie Foster [Blue Corn, 1/12] (16)
        "Titanic"
 50: "Promised Land," Gina Forsyth [Waterbug, 2/12] (16)
        "Promised Land"
        "What I Did On Mardi Gras Day"
 50: "Rockin' The Uke," Cathy Fink And Marcy Marxer [Community, 11/11] (16)
        "Blues Stay Away From Me"
        "Dark Eyes"
 50: "Steamboat In A Cornfield," Truckstop Honeymoon [truckstophoneymoon.com, 12/11] (16)
        "Cowtown Blues"
 50: "Stories To Keep," Donna Adler [donnaadler.com, 1/12] (16)
        "Michelangelo"
        "If My Life Were A Book"
 60: "Deeper In The Well," Eric Bibb [Stony Plain, new] (15)
        "Money In Your Pocket"
 60: "Gold Rush Goddess," Melody Walker [Self, 12/11] (15)
        "Gold Rush Goddess"
        "Family Band"
 60: "Live At Eddie's Attic," Adler And Hearne [Spring Hollow, 3/12] (15)
        "Stranger In The House"
        "Hundred Years From Now"
 60: "Resurrection Moon," Audrey Auld [Reckless, 2/12] (15)
        "I'd Leave Me Too"
 60: "Rhubarb Trees," Anne Hills And David Roth [Wind River, 11/11] (15)
        "May The Light Of Love"
        "Rhubarb Trees"
 60: "Roadside Attractions," Chris Lavancher [chrislavancher.bandcamp.com, new] (15)
        "Bus Ride West"
        "Revelation Road"
 60: "Seeds," Dennis Warner [Main Trail, 2/12] (15)
        "Old Love"
        "Seeds"
 67: "Three," The Refugees [Wabuho, 1/12] (14)
        "Can't Stop Now"
        "Catch Me If You Can"
 67: "Dance Of The Robots," Steve Quelet [stevequelet.com, new] (14)
        "Dance Of The Robots"
        "Passing Through"
 67: "The End Of The Beginning," John Flynn [johnflynn.net, 1/12] (14)
        "Crazy As Ever"
 67: "Gypsy Girl," Kat Goldman [katgoldmanmusic.com, new] (14)
        "Just A Walk Tonight"
        "Moving Pictures"
 67: "The Harrow And The Harvest," Gillian Welch [Acony, 6/11] (14)
        "Scarlet Town"
        "Way It Goes"
 67: "Hello Cruel World," Gretchen Peters [Scarlet Letter, 1/12] (14)
        "Dark Angel"
        "Hello Cruel World"
 67: "In Good Company," Bill Evans [Native And Fine, new] (14)
        "Distance Between 2 Points"
        "Follow The Drinking Gourd"
 67: "Like The Devil Does," Miss Quincy [missquincy,net, new] (14)
        "Dangerous"
 67: "Nothing's Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now," Justin Townes Earle [Bloodshot, 3/12] (14)
        "Am I That Lonely Tonight"
 67: "Ramble At The Ryman," Levon Helm [Vanguard, 5/11] (14)
        "Ophelia"
        "Weight"


TOP SONGS OF APRIL 2012
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13889 airplays from 154 different DJs

1. "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" (17)
        by Earl Scruggs
        from "Earl Scruggs And Friends"
2. "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" (14)
        by Lester Flatt And Earl Scruggs
        from "Foggy Mountain Jamboree"
2. "Wait For Another Day" (14)
        by Kate Campbell
        from "1000 Pound Machine"
4. "Montgomery To Mobile" (13)
        by Kate Campbell
        from "1000 Pound Machine"
5. "Flint Hill Special" (12)
        by Lester Flatt And Earl Scruggs
        from "Foggy Mountain Jamboree"
5. "Just Breathe" (12)
        by Willie Nelson
        from "Heroes"
5. "When I Go Away" (12)
        by Levon Helm
        from "Electric Dirt"
8. "Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" (11)
        by The Band
        from "The Band"
8. "Titanic" (11)
        by Ruthie Foster
        from "Let It Burn"
8. "Wide River To Cross" (11)
        by Levon Helm
        from "Dirt Farmer"
11. "1000 Pound Machine" (10)
        by Kate Campbell
        from "1000 Pound Machine"
11. "3 Forks Of The Cumberland" (10)
        by Mariel Vandersteel
        from "Hickory"
11. "Alabama Department Of Corrections Meditation Blues" (10)
        by Kate Campbell
        from "1000 Pound Machine"
11. "First Time" (10)
        by Evie Ladin Band
        from "Evie Ladin Band"
11. "Mountain" (10)
        by Levon Helm
        from "Dirt Farmer"
11. "Please Don't Sell The Piano" (10)
        by Ellen Cherry
        from "Please Don't Sell The Piano"
11. "Red Clay After Rain" (10)
        by Kate Campbell
        from "1000 Pound Machine"
11. "Titanic" (10)
        by Leadbelly
        from "Leadbelly's Last Session"
19. "Ballad Of Fred Noonan" (9)
        by Antje Duvekot
        from "New Siberia"
19. "Better Way" (9)
        by Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
        from "Little Blue Egg"
19. "Hog And Sheep Going To The Pasture" (9)
        by Mariel Vandersteel
        from "Hickory"
19. "Le Diable Et Le Fermier" (9)
        by Le Vent Du Nord
        from "Tromper Le Temps"
19. "Paradise" (9)
        by John Prine
        from "John Prine"
19. "Rain In The Valley" (9)
        by The Steel Wheels
        from "Lay Down, Lay Low"
19. "Titanic" (9)
        by Pete Seeger
        from "Headlines And Footnotes: A Collection Of Topical Songs"
        also "American Favorite Ballads, Vols. 1-5"
19. "Up On Cripple Creek" (9)
        by The Band
        from "The Band"


TOP ARTISTS OF APRIL 2012
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13889 airplays from 154 different DJs

1. Lester Flatt And Earl Scruggs
2. Levon Helm
3. Kate Campbell
4. The Band
4. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
6. Earl Scruggs
7. The Steel Wheels
8. Nanci Griffith
9. The Chieftains
10. Carolina Chocolate Drops
11. Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem
12. Molasses Creek
13. John McCutcheon
14. Antje Duvekot
15. Mariel Vandersteel
15. Pete Seeger
17. Steep Canyon Rangers
18. Claudia Schmidt
19. Emmylou Harris
19. Peter Mulvey
19. Red Molly
22. Ellen Cherry
22. Johnny Cash
24. Darrell Scott
25. Tom Russell
26. Bob Dylan
26. Evie Ladin Band
26. I See Hawks In L. A.
26. Loreena McKennitt
26. The Stray Birds
31. Jackstraw
32. Peggy Seeger
32. Sarah McQuaid
34. Alison Krauss
35. Bill Monroe
35. Caroline Doctorow
35. Chuck Brodsky
35. John Prine
35. Le Vent Du Nord
40. Cosy Sheridan
40. Laurie Lewis
40. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
40. The Once


TOP LABELS OF APRIL 2012
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13889 airplays from 154 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Red House
3. Columbia
4. Vanguard
5. Signature
6. Sugar Hill
7. Waterbug
8. Compass
9. Borealis
10. Appleseed
10. Capitol
10. Smithsonian/Folkways
13. Nonesuch
14. Rural Rhythm
15. Large River
16. Bear Family
17. Sony
18. Rhino
19. Green Linnet
19. Rebel
19. Warner
22. Greentrax
23. Flying Fish
24. Philo
25. Hell No
26. MCA
27. Razor And Tie
28. Shanachie
29. Evil Diane
30. Hear
30. Western Seeds
32. Appalseed Productions
33. Blue Night
33. Mercury
33. Wind River
36. Decca
36. RCA
38. Mountain Home
38. Mountain Fever
40. Blue Corn
40. Folk-Legacy
40. Narrow Lane
40. True North


FOLK DJs - APRIL 2012
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13889 airplays from 154 different DJs

Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Allan Nelson (BBC, U.K.)
Allison Brown (CJAM-FM, ON)
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)
Bill Hahn (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Bill Revill (WESU-FM, CT)
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)
Brad Edmondson (WVBR-FM, NY)
Bradley Kolodner (WICB-FM, NY)
Brenda & Roman Tacik (CJTR-FM, SK)
Bruce Cameron (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Bud Johnson (syndicated, AK)
Caroline Doctorow (WPKM-FM & WPKN-FM, CT)
Charlie Backfish (WUSB-FM, NY)
Chrisana McGill (WSPN-FM, NY)
Cindy Funk (WYSO-FM, OH)
Craig Huegel (WSLR-FM & WMNF-FM, FL)
Dan Alloway (KTEP-FM, TX)
Dan Ross (KACI-FM, OR)
Darla Novak (KZFR-FM, IL)
David John (KTRU-FM, TX)
Deadwood Dick (KKUP-FM, CA)
Dennis Brunnenmeyer (KVMR-FM, CA)
Diane Crowe (WMCB-FM, MA)
Diane Karl (KBOO-FM etc, OR)
Dick Hermans (WHDD-FM, CT)
Don Jacobson (KBOO-FM, OR)
Donna Mavity (WTUF-FM, GA)
Doug Dick (WVGN-FM, VI)
Ed McDonald (WVMR-FM etc, WV)
Frank Gosar (KLCC-FM, OR)
Frank Hoppe (KCSN-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)
Graham and Barbara Dean (WBCR-LP, MA)
Greg Harness (KRBX-FM, ID)
Hansjoerg Malonek (ISW-FM, Germany)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
Henk de Weerd (5EBI-FM, Australia)
Henry Hallett (KXCI-FM, AZ)
Jean Geiger (KBCS-FM, WA)
Jeff Boudreau (WCUW-FM, MA)
Jeff Eads (WNKU-FM, KY)
Jeff Robson (CJUM-FM, MB)
Jenny Flux (2AIR-FM, Australia)
Jeremy Butler (WUAL-FM & APR, AL)
Jim Blum (WKSU-FM etc, OH)
Jim Dubinsky (WUVT-FM, CA)
Jim Fisher (WGCS-FM, IN)
Jim Gilliland (WRUW-FM, OH)
Jim Marino (CFMU-FM, ON)
Jim Rogers (WIUP-FM, PA)
Jim Schwall (WORT-FM, WI)
Joe Pszonek (WMSC-FM, NJ)
John & Maureen Rumsey (KVMR-FM, CA)
John C. Falstaff (WRFG-FM, GA)
John Kalb (WSCL-FM, MD)
John Mazza (WNHU-FM, CT)
John McLaughlin (WMUC-FM, MD)
John Platt (WFUV-FM, NY)
John Trout (WYEP-FM, PA)
John Weingart (WPRB-FM, NJ)
Johnny Bazzano (KRCB-FM, CA)
Jon 'Chip' Colcord (WSCS-FM, NH)
Jon Stein (WTBQ-AM, NY)
Juliet Youngren (WEFT-FM, IL)
Jürgen Kramer (ZuSa, Germany)
Karen Impola (KUNI-FM, IA)
Karen Rakos (KEUL-FM, AK)
Kate McNally (NHPR, NH)
Ken Batista (WYEP-FM, PA)
Ken Campbell (WSKG-FM, NY)
Ken Yavit (KBAC-FM, NM)
Kevin Elliott (WEFT-FM, IL)
Kevin Vance (KALW-FM, CA)
Larry Hillberg (KVMR-FM, CA)
Larry Hoyt (WAER-FM, NY)
Laurie DesJardins (KVMR-FM, CA)
Laurie Niles (KZFR-FM, CA)
Lee Vengeance (UGFM, Australia)
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 Tobler (WTUL-FM, LA)
Menachem Vinegrad (Upper Galilee-FM, Israel)
Michael Alzo (WSLU-FM, NY)
Michael Benson (WPKN-FM & WESU-FM, CT)
Michael Stock (WLRN-FM, FL)
Mike Flynn (KUAF-FM & syndicated, AR)
Mike Horyczun (KPKN-FM, CT)
Mitch Park (Kidnappers, New Zealand)
Naomi Soule and Terry Moses (KCLC-FM, MO)
Norm Mast (WVPE-FM, IN)
Norman Whitman (WYSO-FM, OH)
Patrick Clifford (WDVR-FM, NJ)
Paul Hartman (WTMD-FM, MD)
Paul Stamler (KDHX-FM, MO)
Peter Kernast and John Bates (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Peter Thompson (KALW-FM, CA)
Peter van Zeijl (Dollard Radio-FM, The Netherlands)
Randall Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Ray Baumler (WRUR-FM, NY)
Rich Warren (WFMT-FM & syndicated, IL)
Richard Gordon (WNHU-FM, CT)
Richard Howard (KZMU-FM, UT)
Rik James (KGLT-FM, MT)
Robert Resnik (VPR, VT)
Ron Olesko (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Roz Larman (KPFK-FM & syndicated, CA)
Sandy Miranda (KPFA-FM, CA)
Sara Barden (WFSS-FM, NC)
Sean McGowan (KLCC-FM, OR)
Sharon Downes (2MAX-FM, Australia)
Simon Dillon (Phoenix FM, Australia)
Sonja Hedlund (WJFF, NY)
Sonny Ochs (WIOX-FM, NY)
Steve Brockway (KRFC-FM, CO)
Steve Clarke (CHES-FM, ON)
Steve Edge (CITR-FM, BC)
Steve Fisher (CKUA-FM, AB)
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 & WWUH-FM, CT)
Susi Lanagan (PBS-FM, Australia)
Tamara Lewis (KBCS-FM, WA)
Taylor Caffery (WRKF-FM, LA)
Terry Fatseas (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Thomas Bisard (WNMC-FM, MI)
Tim Forsman (WMHB-FM, ME)
Todd Tyson (The Point-FM, VT)
Tom Bingham (WCVF-FM, NY)
Tom Coxworth (CKUA-FM, AB)
Tom Druckenmiller (syndicated)
Tom Funk (KGLP-FM, NM)
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.

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