TOP ALBUMS OF AUGUST 2006

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12368 airplays from 145 different DJs

  1: "Seven Is The Number," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer [Self, 7/06] (96)
        "7 Is The Number"
        "Sarah Turn 'round"
        "Red"
        "Snake-Handlin Man"
        "Gas Station Girl"
  2: "The Evening Call," Greg Brown [Red House, new] (79)
        "Joy Tears"
        "Whippoorwill"
        "Kokomo"
        "Mighty Sweet Watermelon"
  3: "Firecracker," Wailin' Jennys [Red House, 6/06] (66)
        "Devil's Paintbrush Road"
        "Begin"
        "Glory Bound"
        "Firecracker"
  4: "Heaven Is So High," Pat Wictor [Risky Disc, new] (63)
        "Heaven Is So High"
        "Raise My Voice And Sing"
        "When I Go"
        "You Got To Move"
  5: "Riverside Battle Songs," Ollabelle [Verve Forecast, new] (60)
        "Riverside"
        "High On A Mountain"
        "See Line Woman"
  6: "For The Living Of These Days," Kate Campbell [Large River, new] (59)
        "Would They Love Him Down In Shreveport"
        "Jesus Christ"
        "If I Ever Get To Heaven"
        "Terrible Mercy"
  7: "Workbench Songs," Guy Clark [Dualtone, 7/06] (55)
        "Tornado Time In Texas"
        "No Lonesome Tune"
        "Walkin' Man"
        "Magdalene"
  8: "Two Wolves," John Flynn [Mettafour, 7/06] (54)
        "Blink"
        "2 Wolves"
        "Dover"
        "There's No Them There"
  9: "One Meat Ball," Christine Lavin And Friends [Appleseed, new] (53)
        "Blueberry Pancakes," Annie Bauerlein And Chip Mergott
        "Maple Syrup Time," Pete Seeger
        "Root Beer For Breakfast," Vance Gilbert
  9: "Writing In The Margins," John Gorka [Red House, 7/06] (53)
        "Writing In The Margins"
        "Road Of Good Intentions"
        "Bluer State"
        "Chance Of Rain"
 11: "Long Steel Rail," Riley Baugus [Sugar Hill, new] (51)
        "Lonesome Road Blues"
        "I'm Troubled"
        "What Are They Doing In Heaven"
        "Long Steel Rail"
 12: "Tunesmith Retrofit," Kelly Joe Phelps [Rounder, new] (44)
        "Crow's Nest"
        "Plumb Line"
        "Spanish Hands"
 13: "Long Night Moon," Catie Curtis [Compass, new] (43)
        "People Look Around"
        "Passing Through"
        "It's A Wonder"
 14: "Shaken By A Low Sound," Crooked Still [Signature, 8/06] (39)
        "Can't You Hear Me Callin"
        "Ain't No Grave"
        "New Railroad"
 15: "Never Been To Vegas," Red Molly [Self, new] (34)
        "Long Gone Lonesome Blues"
        "Long Ride Home"
        "Oh My Sweet Carolina"
 15: "We Will Be Together," David Massengill [Gadfly, 7/06] (34)
        "Talking Dave Van Ronk Blues"
        "Dave Van Ronk's Last Cigar"
        "Gambler-In-Chief"
 17: "Adieu False Heart," Linda Ronstadt And Ann Savoy [Vanguard, 7/06] (33)
        "Adieu False Heart"
        "Walk Away Renee"
        "Plus Tu Tournes"
 18: "Life Short Call Now," Bruce Cockburn [True North, 7/06] (32)
        "Peace March"
        "This Is Baghdad"
        "Mystery"
 19: "Curious Thing," Cormac McCarthy [Rakish Tilt, 7/06] (31)
        "Follow Your Heart"
        "Little Something"
        "This Beautiful Place"
 19: "Instrumentals," Ricky Skaggs And Kentucky Thunder [Skaggs Family, 8/06] (31)
        "Missing Vassar"
        "Going To Richmond"
        "Montana Slim"
 19: "Midnight On The Water," David Mallett [North Road, 7/06] (31)
        "Summer Of My Dreams"
        "Ballad Of St. Anne's Reel"
        "Angel Standin' By"
 22: "Invisible Man," Darrell Scott [Full Light, 6/06] (30)
        "Goodle, Usa"
        "In My Final Hour"
        "Let's Call It A Life"
 22: "Lazy Afternoon," Jason Wilber [Wilbertone, new] (30)
        "Lazy Afternoon"
        "Last Meeting Of The Quakertown Optimist Club"
        "You Don't Know What You're Getting Into"
 22: "Unsung," Slaid Cleaves [Rounder, 5/06] (30)
        "Everette"
        "Fairest Of Them All"
 22: "We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions," Bruce Springsteen [Columbia, 4/06] (30)
        "My Oklahoma Home"
        "O Mary Don't You Weep"
 26: "Being There," Steve Gillette And Cindy Mangsen [Compass, 4/06] (28)
        "Hurricane"
        "J'entends Le Moulin"
 27: "Laps In Seven," Sam Bush [Sugar Hill, 6/06] (27)
        "Bringing In The Georgia Mail"
        "River's Gonna Run"
 28: "99," Dave Potts [Looking Up, new] (26)
        "Garden We're Growing"
        "If I Broke The Record"
 28: "Bodega," Bodega [Greentrax, new] (26)
        "Crooked Jack"
        "9/8s"
 28: "Sail Away: The Songs Of Randy Newman," Various Artists [Sugar Hill, 5/06] (26)
        "Hurricane," Eva Tree
        "Sail Away," Eva Tree
 31: "My Remembrance Of You," Diana Jones [Newsong, 3/06] (25)
        "Pretty Girl"
        "Fever Moon"
 32: "Folk Is The New Black," Janis Ian [Cooking Vinyl, 2/06] (24)
        "Folk Is The New Black"
        "Great Divide"
 33: "Another Child," Janet Bates [Self, new] (23)
        "Prisoner Of New Orleans"
        "Bearded Stranger"
 33: "Slade Stomp," Beppe Gambetta [Gadfly, new] (23)
        "I'm Worried Now/Texas Gales/Doc's Guitar"
        "Slade Stomp"
        "Dixie Breakdown"
 33: "Strange Conversation," Kris Delmhorst [Signature, 6/06] (23)
        "Invisible Choir"
        "Everything Is Music"
 36: "Accidental Pilgrimage," Jen Cass [Blind Justice, 4/06] (22)
        "Hallelujah"
        "Dear Mr. President"
        "I Believe"
 36: "Honey On My Grave," Abbie Gardner [Gimmie Some Ribs, 5/06] (22)
        "Honey On My Grave"
        "Hit The Road Jack"
 36: "Paradise Hotel," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, 8/05] (22)
        "Jedidiah 1777"
        "Requiem"
 39: "Seven Angels On A Bicycle," Carrie Rodriguez [Back Porch, new] (20)
        "Waterbound"
        "7 Angels On A Bicycle"
 39: "Hope And Other Casualties," Mark Erelli [Signature, 3/06] (20)
        "Seeds Of Peace"
        "Hartfordtown 1944"
 39: "Hormonal Imbalance," Four Bitchin' Babes [Self, 5/06] (20)
        "Oh No"
        "Cheerleader"
 39: "Roadside Saints," Zoe Mulford [Azalea City, 5/06] (20)
        "Elegy"
        "Stock"
 43: "Bad Girl Once," Deborah Holland [Rageon, 7/06] (19)
        "Bad Girl Once"
        "Chain Stores, Malls And Restaurants"
 43: "From The Pasture To The Future," The Waybacks [Compass, 4/06] (19)
        "From The Pasture To The Future"
        "Motorway"
 43: "Who's Gonna Build Your Wall?," Tom Russell [Hightone, new] (19)
        "Who's Gonna Build Your Wall?"
        "Across The Borderline"
 46: "Angels Castles Covers," Vance Gilbert [Disismye, 8/06] (18)
        "Heaven Help Us All"
        "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing"
 46: "Fields Of Dreams And Glory," Dan McKinnon [Self, 1/06] (18)
        "Wandering Days"
        "Road Less Traveled"
 46: "Migrations," The Duhks [Sugar Hill, new] (18)
        "Down To The River"
        "Moses Don't Get Lost"
 46: "Spooked," Marley's Ghost [Sage Arts, 2/06] (18)
        "Last Words"
        "Sail Away Ladies"
 46: "Vista," David Wilcox [W. A. R, 5/06] (18)
        "Same Shaker"
        "Vista"
 51: "All American Bluegrass Girl," Rhonda Vincent [Rounder, 6/06] (17)
        "Heartbreaker's Alibi"
        "Till They Come Home"
 51: "Big Iron World," Old Crow Medicine Show [Nettwerk, new] (17)
        "Down Home Girl"
        "Minglewood Blues"
        "My Good Gal"
 51: "Break Me Open," Johnsmith [Blue Pine, 4/06] (17)
        "Honest Truth"
        "Back To The Mystery"
 51: "A Few Simple Verses," James Keelaghan [Jericho Beach, 7/06] (17)
        "My Blood"
 51: "Gloryland," Anonymous 4 [Harmonia Mundi, new] (17)
        "Green Pastures," Anonymous 4 W/ Darol Anger And Mike Marshall
        "I'm On My Journey Home"
 51: "The Great Divide," Eric Taylor [Blue Ruby, 1/06] (17)
        "The Great Divide"
        "Just Short Of The Line"
 51: "Walking Through This World," Smithfield Fair [Self, new] (17)
        "Flowers In Her Hair"
        "One Fine Summer Evening"
 58: "Feet All Over The Floor," The Stairwell Sisters [Yodel-Ay-Hee, 7/05] (16)
        "Big Black Cat"
 58: "Just My Heart For You," Curtis And Loretta [Haymarket, 6/06] (16)
        "Harps In Heaven"
 58: "Taking The Long Way," Dixie Chicks [Columbia, 5/06] (16)
        "Easy Silence"
        "Not Ready To Make Nice"
 61: "All The Roadrunning," Mark Knopfler And Emmylou Harris [Warner, 5/06] (15)
        "Rollin' On"
        "This Is Us"
 61: "Distant Land To Roam," Ralph Stanley [Columbia, 6/06] (15)
        "Worried Man Blues"
 61: "Land Of Milk And Honey," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, 2004] (15)
        "Hiway 9"
        "Peace Call"
 61: "Life Grows Back," Sloan Wainwright [Derby Disc, 6/06] (15)
        "Meet The Sun Halfway"
        "These Are The Days"
 61: "Life Stories," Larry Stephenson [Pinecastle, new] (15)
        "Knoxville Boy"
        "Old Kentucky Hills"
 61: "The Mystery," Tommy Emmanuel [Favored Nations, new] (15)
        "Walls"
        "Lewis And Clark"
 61: "Suitable Disguise," Michael Lille [Downstream, 6/06] (15)
        "Can't You Hear The Whistle Blow"
        "Just Another Song"
 68: "Big Dream Boulevard," Antje Duvekot [Black Wolf, 5/06] (14)
        "Dandelion"
 68: "Ghost Repeater," Jeffrey Foucault [Signature, 5/06] (14)
        "Ghost Repeater"
        "Americans In Corduroys"
 68: "Life's An Intelligence Test," Bruce Holmes [Haven, 10/05] (14)
        "Stand"
        "Shine"
 68: "Reprieve," Ani Difranco [Righteous Babe, new] (14)
        "Millennium Theater"
 68: "Reunion," Solas [Compass, 6/06] (14)
        "Pastures Of Plenty"
 68: "Stone And Sand And Sea And Sky," Penny Lang [Borealis, 6/06] (14)
        "If I Could Be The Rain"
        "One Too Many Mornings"
 68: "Tulips For Lunch," Chuck Brodsky [Waterbug, 2/06] (14)
        "Old Song Handed Down"
        "Curse Of The Billy Goat"

TOP SONGS OF AUGUST 2006

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12368 airplays from 145 different DJs

1. "7 Is The Number" (16)
        by Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
        from "Seven Is The Number"
1. "Sarah Turn 'round" (16)
        by Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
        from "Seven Is The Number"
3. "Joy Tears" (15)
        by Greg Brown
        from "The Evening Call"
4. "Devil's Paintbrush Road" (14)
        by Wailin' Jennys
        from "Firecracker"
4. "People Look Around" (14)
        by Catie Curtis
        from "Long Night Moon"
6. "Crow's Nest" (13)
        by Kelly Joe Phelps
        from "Tunesmith Retrofit"
6. "Writing In The Margins" (13)
        by John Gorka
        from "Writing In The Margins"
8. "Heaven Is So High" (12)
        by Pat Wictor
        from "Heaven Is So High"
8. "Red" (12)
        by Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
        from "Seven Is The Number"
8. "Snake-Handlin Man" (12)
        by Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
        from "Seven Is The Number"
8. "Whippoorwill" (12)
        by Greg Brown
        from "The Evening Call"
8. "Who's Gonna Build Your Wall?" (12)
        by Tom Russell
        from "Who's Gonna Build Your Wall"
8. "Would They Love Him Down In Shreveport" (12)
        by Kate Campbell
        from "For The Living Of These Days"
14. "Riverside" (11)
        by Ollabelle
        from "Riverside Battle Songs"
15. "Blink" (10)
        by John Flynn
        from "Two Wolves"
15. "Bringing In The Georgia Mail" (10)
        by Sam Bush
        from "Laps In Seven"
15. "Gas Station Girl" (10)
        by Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
        from "Seven Is The Number"
15. "High On A Mountain" (10)
        by Ollabelle
        from "Riverside Battle Songs"
15. "Lazy Afternoon" (10)
        by Jason Wilber
        from "Lazy Afternoon"
15. "Prisoner Of New Orleans" (10)
        by Janet Bates
        from "Another Child"
15. "Raise My Voice And Sing" (10)
        by Pat Wictor
        from "Heaven Is So High"
15. "Tornado Time In Texas" (10)
        by Guy Clark
        from "Workbench Songs"
15. "When I Go" (10)
        by Pat Wictor
        from "Heaven Is So High"
24. "Adieu False Heart" (9)
        by Linda Ronstadt And Ann Savoy
        from "Adieu False Heart"
24. "Glory Bound" (9)
        by Wailin' Jennys
        from "Firecracker"
24. "Gun-Metal Eyes" (9)
        by Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
        from "Seven Is The Number"
24. "Hurricane" (9)
        by Steve Gillette And Cindy Mangsen
        from "Being There"
24. "Jesus Christ" (9)
        by Kate Campbell
        from "For The Living Of These Days"
24. "No Lonesome Tune" (9)
        by Guy Clark
        from "Workbench Songs"
24. "Road Of Good Intentions" (9)
        by John Gorka
        from "Writing In The Margins"
24. "Walkin' Man" (9)
        by Guy Clark
        from "Workbench Songs"
24. "You Got To Move" (9)
        by Pat Wictor
        from "Heaven Is So Hi

TOP ARTISTS OF AUGUST 2006

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12368 airplays from 145 different DJs

1. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
2. Greg Brown
3. Wailin' Jennys
4. Kate Campbell
5. Guy Clark
5. Pat Wictor
7. John Gorka
7. Ollabelle
9. John Flynn
10. Kelly Joe Phelps
11. Riley Baugus
12. Pete Seeger
13. Catie Curtis
13. The Duhks
15. Bruce Cockburn
16. Crooked Still
16. Eliza Gilkyson
18. Johnny Cash
19. David Massengill
19. Slaid Cleaves
21. Bob Dylan
21. Bruce Springsteen
21. David Mallett
24. Darrell Scott
25. Sam Bush
26. Linda Ronstadt And Ann Savoy
27. Red Molly
28. Jason Wilber
28. Tom Russell
30. Steve Gillette And Cindy Mangsen
31. Dave Potts
31. Dave Van Ronk
31. Kris Delmhorst
31. Vance Gilbert
35. Cormac McCarthy
35. Tim O'Brien
35. Tom Paxton
38. Beppe Gambetta
38. Janis Ian
38. Ricky Skaggs And Kentucky Thunder
38. The Waybacks

TOP LABELS OF AUGUST 2006

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12368 airplays from 145 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Red House
3. Compass
4. Sugar Hill
5. Columbia
6. Signature
7. Smithsonian/Folkways
8. Appleseed
9. Philo
10. Dualtone
11. Hightone
11. Vanguard
13. Borealis
13. Greentrax
13. Waterbug
16. Warner
17. Rebel
18. Gadfly
19. Flying Fish
19. Pinecastle
21. Green Linnet
22. Shanachie
23. Elektra
24. Alligator
24. Rhino
26. Capitol
26. Skaggs Family
28. Nettwerk
29. Large River
30. MCA
31. Risky Disc
32. Arhoolie
32. Verve Forecast
34. Back Porch
35. Full Light
36. Folk-Legacy
37. RCA
38. Putumayo
38. Sony
38. Wind River

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 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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