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

TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS OF AUGUST 2008
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14379 airplays from 148 different DJs

  1: "Modern Hymns," Darrell Scott [Appleseed, 8/08] (78)
        "Urge For Going"
        "American Tune"
        "Devil"
        "Nobody Eats At Linebaugh's Anymore"
  2: "Unbound," The Refugees [Wabuho, 7/08] (76)
        "Unbound"
        "Fishin' In The Dark"
        "Jellico Highway"
        "You Plant Your Fields"
        "I Gotta Believe In Something"
  3: "Fast Paced World," The Duhks [Sugar Hill, new] (72)
        "Mighty Storm"
        "You Don't See It"
        "Fast Paced World"
        "New Rigged Ship"
  4: "Still Crooked," Crooked Still [Signature, 6/08] (66)
        "Wading Deep Waters"
        "Oh, Agamemnon"
        "Did You Sleep Well?"
        "Undone In Sorrow"
  5: "Our Time," The Gordons [Inside Out, 6/08] (65)
        "I Can't Settle Down"
        "Randall Collins"
        "Blackjack Davey"
        "Lincoln's Funeral Train"
  6: "All I Intended To Be," Emmylou Harris [Nonesuch, 6/08] (62)
        "Moon Song"
        "All That You Have Is Your Soul"
        "Gold"
        "Hold On"
  7: "Ribbon Of Highway Endless Skyway," Various Artists [Music Road, 6/08] (60)
        "Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key," Joel Rafael
        "Pastures Of Plenty," Eliza Gilkyson
        "Pretty Boy Floyd," Slaid Cleaves
  8: "Two Sets," Chuck Brodsky [Waterbug, 7/08] (57)
        "Dock Ellis' No No"
        "He Came To Our Town"
        "Lili's Braids"
  8: "Holding Up The World," Tim Grimm [Vault, 5/08] (57)
        "Or Bust"
        "Blowin' In The Wind"
        "Heart So Full"
        "Holding Up The World"
 10: "Love And Other Tragedies," Red Molly [Self, 5/08] (53)
        "Summertime"
        "Mind Of A Soldier"
        "Beaumont Rest Stop"
 11: "Day After Tomorrow," Joan Baez [Razor And Tie, new] (52)
        "God Is God"
        "Day After Tomorrow"
        "Requiem"
        "I Am A Wanderer"
 12: "Windward Away," Archie Fisher [Red House, 7/08] (51)
        "Final Trawl"
        "Borderlands"
        "Windward Away"
 13: "Beautiful World," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, 5/08] (49)
        "Wildewood Spring"
        "He Waits For Me"
        "Emerald Street"
 13: "The Law And The Lonesome," Jonathan Byrd [Waterbug, 7/08] (49)
        "Prairie Girl"
        "Houston Window Blues"
        "The Law And The Lonesome"
        "May The River Run Dry"
 15: "Blue State Boy," Donal Hinely [ATOM, 4/08] (40)
        "Blue State Boy"
        "Song For Bob"
        "Winds Of Change"
 15: "Chameleon," Tim O'Brien [Obus, 3/08] (40)
        "Megna's"
        "Red Dog In The Morning"
        "This World Was Made For Everyone"
 15: "Living Legend Years," Bob Gibson [Bob Gibson Legacy, 3/08] (40)
        "That's The Way It's Gonna Be"
        "Living Legend"
        "Me And Jimmie Rodgers"
 18: "Coal," Kathy Mattea [Captain Potato, 4/08] (39)
        "Coming Of The Roads"
        "Green Rolling Hills"
        "Coal Tattoo"
 19: "The Sacred Shakers," The Sacred Shakers [Signature, new] (36)
        "Gospel Plow"
        "Jordan Is A Hard Road To Travel"
        "I'm Gonna Do My Best"
 20: "Strangers In Another Country," Rosalie Sorrels [Red House, new] (35)
        "Ashes On The Sea"
        "Green Rolling Hills Of West Virginia"
        "Enola Gay"
 21: "10 Years Of European World Of Bluegrass," Various Artists [Strictly Country, 4/08] (34)
        "Sunrise," Blue Cartel
        "Fields Of Gold," Fragment
 21: "Partners In Crime," Hardy And Massengill [Great Divide, new] (34)
        "Worst President Ever"
        "God Smiled Down"
 23: "Able Baker Charlie And Dog," Joe Crookston [Self, 2/08] (32)
        "Logical Song"
        "Bird By Bird"
        "Hands Metal And Wood"
 24: "Abigail Washburn And The Sparrow Quartet," Abigail Washburn And The Sparrow Quartet [Nettwerk, 5/08] (31)
        "Banjo Pickin' Girl"
        "Kangding Qingge, Old-Timey Dance Party"
        "Sugar And Pie"
 24: "Even Trade," Terence Martin [Good Dog, 4/08] (31)
        "What Other People Lose"
        "Used To The Dark"
        "Go Ask The Rain"
 26: "For Love And Laughter," Solas [Compass, new] (29)
        "Merry Go Round"
        "7 Curses"
 26: "Leavin' Town," Michael Cleveland And Flamekeeper [Rounder, new] (29)
        "Jerusalem Ridge"
        "Sold Down The River"
 28: "Acoustic Rainbow 32," Various Artists [Poetman, new] (28)
        "Moneyland," Del McCoury Band
        "You Mean We Get Paid For This?," Juggernauts
 28: "Wheels," Dan Tyminski [Rounder, 6/08] (28)
        "How Many Times"
        "Making Hay"
        "Wheels"
 30: "Eleven Months," Lynne Hanson [Self, new] (27)
        "Seeking Juliet"
        "11 Months"
 30: "Lantana," Caroline Herring [Signature, 3/08] (27)
        "Midnight On The Water"
        "Song For Fay"
 32: "Bad Nights / Better Days," Abbie Gardner And Anthony Da Costa [Self, 6/08] (26)
        "Crazy In Love"
        "I Feel Like Dancin"
 32: "Gulf Coast Blue," Denice Franke [Certain, 7/08] (26)
        "Weather Is Fine"
        "Cool Water"
 34: "Sunset Waltz," Pat Wictor [Risky Disc, 5/08] (25)
        "Eventide"
        "That's The Way It's Gonna Be"
 35: "Northern Border," Kitty Donohoe [Roheen, 7/08] (24)
        "When I Was The Queen"
        "Shady Grove"
 35: "Promised Land," Dar Williams [Razor And Tie, new] (24)
        "Holly Tree"
        "Tide Falls Away"
 35: "Rediscovery," Sloan Wainwright [Derby Disc, 6/08] (24)
        "Sitting Here In Limbo"
        "Every Grain Of Sand"
 38: "Sweet Life," Catie Curtis [Compass, new] (23)
        "Sweet Life"
        "Are You Ready To Fly?"
 38: "With Relish," Mustard's Retreat [Yellow Room, 7/08] (23)
        "Going Back Ain't Like It Used To Be"
        "Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me"
 40: "Moneyland," Del McCoury and Friends [McCoury, 7/08] (22)
        "Breadline Blues 2008," Del McCoury, Mac Wiseman, Tim O'Brien, And Gillian
        "Moneyland," Del McCoury Band
 41: "She Ain't Me," Carrie Rodriguez [EMI, new] (21)
        "Absence"
        "Big Mistake"
 42: "The Geography Of Light," Carrie Newcomer [Philo, 2/08] (20)
        "One Woman And A Shovel"
        "Don't Push Send"
 42: "Good Summer Rain," Erica Wheeler [Blue Pie, 3/08] (20)
        "Good Summer Rain"
 42: "The Hayburners," The Hayburners [Acoustic Stew, 6/08] (20)
        "Bluegrass Band"
        "House That Grandpa Built"
 45: "Cure For The Blues," Matt Price [Yellow Tail, 10/07] (19)
        "Happy Alone As A Dog With A Bone"
        "Cure For The Blues"
 45: "In A Bleeze," Jeana Leslie And Siobhan Miller [Greentrax, new] (19)
        "Parting Glass"
 45: "Standing On The Side Of Love," Greg Greenway [Face, 4/08] (19)
        "Standing On The Side Of Love"
        "Icarus"
 48: "Creatures Of Habit In A World Of Change," Chuck McCabe [Scuppernong Music, new] (18)
        "Contractor"
        "Partisan Polka"
 48: "Far, Far From Ypres," Various Artists [Greentrax, new] (18)
        "When This Bloody War Is Over," Scottish Pals Singers
 48: "The Infamous Stringdusters," The Infamous Stringdusters [Sugar Hill, 6/08] (18)
        "3 Days In July"
        "Golden Ticket"
        "Won't Be Coming Back"
 48: "Territory," Tony Trischka [Smithsonian/Folkways, 3/08] (18)
        "Rainbow Yoshi"
        "Hawaii Slide-O"
 48: "Tinderbox," Fred Eaglesmith [A Major Label, 4/08] (18)
        "Shoulder To The Plow"
        "Chain Gang"
 48: "With Roots And Wings," Angel Band [Appleseed, 5/08] (18)
        "Cold Lonesome Down In Blackbird Creek"
        "Jump Back In The Ditch"
 54: "Airstream," David Wilcox [What Are, 3/08] (17)
        "Right On Time"
 54: "Something Worth Standing For," Andrew McKnight [Falling Mountain, 2/08] (17)
        "Fox"
        "Safe Home"
 56: "Dump The Bosses Off Your Back," Anne Feeney [Self, 4/08] (16)
        "Dump The Bosses Off Your Back"
 56: "Far From Home," Pitch The Peat [Self, 6/08] (16)
        "Hartigans"
        "Kid On The Mountain / Cup Of Tea / Pinch Of Snuff"
 56: "Gravity's Our Enemy," Cadillac Sky [Fontana, new] (16)
        "Majestic Swan"
        "Goodbye Story"
 56: "Keep On Walkin'," The Grascals [Rounder, 7/08] (16)
        "Sad Wind Sighs"
        "Choices"
 56: "Living In Rome," Peter Siegel [Self, 4/08] (16)
        "4 Men Rolled Up In One"
        "Talking Rome"
 56: "Mischief," Beoga [Compass, 6/07] (16)
        "Mickey The Pipes"
 56: "One Day," Northern Lights [Fifty Fifty, 5/08] (16)
        "Working On A Building"
        "Miss Molly"
 56: "Praying For Land," Randall Williams [Musafir, 2/08] (16)
        "Fair Winds And Following Seas"
        "Praying For Land"
 56: "Rattlin' Bones," Kasey Chambers And Shane Nicholson [Sugar Hill, 4/08] (16)
        "Rattlin' Bones"
 56: "Round My Door," Dana And Susan Robinson [Threshold, 3/08] (16)
        "My Peach Pie"
 56: "Same Old Man," John Hiatt [New West, 5/08] (16)
        "Old Days"
        "Ride My Pony"
 67: "Silverlined," Donna The Buffalo [Sugar Hill, 7/08] (15)
        "Beauty Within"
        "Garden Of Eden"
 67: "The Works," Jonatha Brooke [Bad Dog, new] (15)
        "All You Gotta Do Is Touch Me"
        "My Sweet And Bitter Bowl"
 69: "Thirteen Stories High," Joel Rafael [Inside, 4/08] (14)
        "Rich Man's War"
        "Open Up Your Heart"
 69: "Nothing Sweet Nothing," Kym Tuvim [Retrofit, 2/08] (14)
        "Skin Muscle Bone"
        "In My Head"
 69: "Awkward Annie," Kate Rusby [Pure, 8/07] (14)
        "Bitter Boy"
        "Awkward Annie"
 69: "Big Old Life," Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem [Signature, 6/07] (14)
        "Shine On"
 69: "City Of Refuge," Rachel Harrington [Skinnydennis, new] (14)
        "Housewife's Lament"
        "Karen Kane"
 69: "Don't Let Go," Jack Williams [Wind River, 4/08] (14)
        "Aunt Hagar's Blues"
 69: "Hallowed Ground," I See Hawks In L. A. [Big Book, 5/08] (14)
        "Open Door"
 69: "Here In America," Don Haynie And Sheryl Samuel [Hardpressed, new] (14)
        "Here In America"
        "Border"
 69: "Our Side Of Town," Various Artists [Red House, 2/08] (14)
        "I Am The Big Easy," Ray Bonneville
 69: "Retold," Joel Mabus [Fossil, 1/08] (14)
        "Holding To The Land"
        "Naked Truth"


TOP SONGS OF AUGUST 2008
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14379 airplays from 148 different DJs

1. "Mighty Storm" (25)
        by The Duhks
        from "Fast Paced World"
2. "Unbound" (14)
        by The Refugees
        from "Unbound"
2. "Urge For Going" (14)
        by Darrell Scott
        from "Modern Hymns"
4. "American Tune" (13)
        by Darrell Scott
        from "Modern Hymns"
5. "Blue State Boy" (12)
        by Donal Hinely
        from "Blue State Boy"
5. "Jellico Highway" (12)
        by The Refugees
        from "Unbound"
5. "Wading Deep Waters" (12)
        by Crooked Still
        from "Still Crooked"
5. "Wildewood Spring" (12)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Beautiful World"
9. "Fishin' In The Dark" (11)
        by The Refugees
        from "Unbound"
9. "Moneyland" (11)
        by Del McCoury Band
        from "Acoustic Rainbow 32"
        also "Moneyland"
11. "I Can't Settle Down" (10)
        by The Gordons
        from "Our Time"
11. "Oh, Agamemnon" (10)
        by Crooked Still
        from "Still Crooked"
11. "Or Bust" (10)
        by Tim Grimm
        from "Holding Up The World"
11. "Peace Call" (10)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Land Of Milk And Honey"
        also "Ribbon Of Highway Endless Skyway"
11. "Prairie Girl" (10)
        by Jonathan Byrd
        from "The Law And The Lonesome"
11. "Red Dog In The Morning" (10)
        by Tim O'Brien
        from "Chameleon"
11. "Song For Bob" (10)
        by Donal Hinely
        from "Blue State Boy"
11. "Summertime" (10)
        by Red Molly
        from "Love And Other Tragedies"
19. "Blowin' In The Wind" (9)
        by Tim Grimm
        from "Holding Up The World"
19. "Bluegrass Band" (9)
        by The Hayburners
        from "The Hayburners"
19. "Did You Sleep Well?" (9)
        by Crooked Still
        from "Still Crooked"
19. "Final Trawl" (9)
        by Archie Fisher
        from "Windward Away"
19. "Heart So Full" (9)
        by Tim Grimm
        from "Holding Up The World"
19. "New Rigged Ship" (9)
        by The Duhks
        from "Fast Paced World"
19. "Undone In Sorrow" (9)
        by Crooked Still
        from "Still Crooked"
19. "Walk Right In" (9)
        by Rooftop Singers
        from "32 American Classics On 2 Cds Disc One"
19. "You Mean We Get Paid For This?" (9)
        by Juggernauts
        from "You Mean We Get Paid For This"
        also "Acoustic Rainbow 32"
19. "You Plant Your Fields" (9)
        by The Refugees
        from "Unbound"


TOP ARTISTS OF AUGUST 2008
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14379 airplays from 148 different DJs

1. Eliza Gilkyson
2. The Duhks
3. Darrell Scott
4. The Refugees
5. Crooked Still
5. Emmylou Harris
7. The Gordons
8. Chuck Brodsky
9. Tim Grimm
10. Joan Baez
10. Tim O'Brien
12. Pete Seeger
12. Red Molly
14. Archie Fisher
15. Jonathan Byrd
16. Rosalie Sorrels
17. Bob Gibson
18. Bob Dylan
19. John McCutcheon
20. Donal Hinely
21. Kathy Mattea
22. John Gorka
23. Dar Williams
24. Solas
25. Abigail Washburn And The Sparrow Quartet
25. Joe Crookston
25. The Sacred Shakers
28. Mustard's Retreat
29. Carrie Newcomer
29. David Francey
29. Hardy And Massengill
32. Michael Cleveland And Flamekeeper
33. Terence Martin
34. Denice Franke
35. Joel Rafael
35. Pat Wictor
35. Tom Paxton
38. Dan Tyminski
38. Erik Darling
38. Greg Brown
38. Jackson Browne
38. Kate Rusby
38. Kitty Donohoe


TOP LABELS OF AUGUST 2008
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14379 airplays from 148 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Red House
3. Sugar Hill
4. Compass
5. Signature
6. Waterbug
7. Appleseed
8. Columbia
9. Greentrax
10. Vanguard
11. Nonesuch
12. Smithsonian/Folkways
13. Wabuho
14. Philo
15. Borealis
16. Razor And Tie
16. Warner
18. Rhino
19. Flying Fish
20. Capitol
21. Music Road
22. Proper
22. Vault
24. EMI
24. Nettwerk
26. Hightone
27. Pinecastle
28. Reprise
28. Shanachie
30. RCA
30. Rebel
32. Captain Potato
32. Lost Highway
34. Green Linnet
35. MCA
35. Putumayo
37. Inside-Out
38. Wind River
39. Certain
39. Good Dog


FOLK DJs - AUGUST 2008
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14379 airplays from 148 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)
Carolyn VandeWiele (WFHB-FM, IN)
Charlie Backfish (WUSB-FM, NY)
Chip Morgan (WMUD-FM, VT)
Cindy Funk (WYSO-FM, OH)
Cindy Hayden (KFOK-FM, CA)
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)
Deadwood Dick (KKUP-FM, CA)
Dennis Brunnenmeyer (KVMR-FM, CA)
Diane Karl (KBOO-FM etc, OR)
Diane Rae (KGPR-FM, MT)
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)
Gaye Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Gene Shay (WXPN-FM, PA)
Gerd Stassen (EVW, Germany)
Gerry Goodfriend (CKUT-FM, QC)
Graham McDonald (ArtSound-FM, Australia)
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)
Jan Nary (4EB-FM, Australia)
Jean Brendecke (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)
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 Wright (WLUW-FM, IL)
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)
Larry Roberts (WGCS-FN, IN)
Laurel Paulson-Pierce (KRBS-FM, CA)
Laurie DesJardins (KVMR-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, CA)
Mark Michaelis (WGDR-FM, VT)
Mark Pedersen (WOJB-FM, WI)
Mark Tobler (WTUL-FM, LA)
Mary Sue Twohy (XM)
Matt Watroba (WDET-DM, MI)
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)
Nick DiBiasio (WICN-FM, MA)
Norman Whitman (WYSO-FM, OH)
Paul Stamler (KDHX-FM, MO)
Paula Ascher (KZAS-FM, OR)
Peter Fraissinet (WVBR-FM, NY)
Peter Kernast and John Bates (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Peter Thompson (KALW-FM, CA)
Randall Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
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)
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)
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 Carpenter (WTJU-FM, VA)
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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