Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of August 2010 (with DJ list)

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13436 airplays from 148 different DJs

  1: "Red Horse," Red Horse [Red House, 7/10] (102)
        "I Am A Child"
        "Blue Chalk"
        "Wayfaring Stranger"
        "Don't Mind Me"
        "Forget To Breathe"
  2: "Safe Upon The Shore," Great Big Sea [Self, 7/10] (55)
        "Yankee Sailor"
        "Have A Cuppa Tea"
        "Good People"
        "Long Life"
  3: "High Road Home," Jack Williams [Wind River, new] (49)
        "High Road Home"
        "Atlantis Goin' Down"
        "O, Chain Lightnin"
  3: "Highway 71," 3 Penny Acre [Second String, 7/10] (49)
        "Highway 71"
        "Ballad Of John Lambeth"
        "Sonny Brown"
  3: "Unpredictable," John McVey [Self, new] (49)
        "Rodeo Around The World"
        "Lay Your Burden Down"
        "Crooked Way"
        "Too Small A Word"
  6: "The Last Black And White Tv," Terence Martin [Good Dog, 6/10] (47)
        "Down From Sacramento"
        "Short On Words"
        "Miles From Here"
  7: "Butcher Holler: A Tribute To Loretta Lynn," Eilen Jewell [Signature, 7/10] (44)
        "Fist City"
        "I'm A Honky Tonk Girl"
        "Whispering Sea"
  7: "Chicken And Egg," Tim O'Brien [Howdy Skies, 7/10] (44)
        "My Girl's Waiting For Me"
  9: "Bless My Sole," Angel Band [Appleseed, 7/10] (40)
        "Didn't See It Coming"
        "Fly Away Home"
        "Bless My Soul"
  9: "Love Still Remains," Sherry Austin [Barking Topiary, new] (40)
        "Red Tail Hawk"
        "Give Yourself To Love"
        "November Moon"
 11: "All The Good Summers," Andrew And Noah Van Norstrand [Great Bear, 5/10] (37)
        "Samuel Mason"
        "Where Should I Go"
 11: "Courage," Si Kahn [Strictly Country, 5/10] (37)
        "Otis Is Flying"
        "On This Old Farm"
        "Sail Away"
 11: "The Twangtown Paramours," The Twangtown Paramours [Inside, 6/10] (37)
        "Simple And True"
        "Ballad Of Little Lula"
        "On My Way"
 14: "Red Wine," Hey Mavis [Stellada, new] (36)
        "Red Light"
        "Red Wine"
        "Tell Me Lover True"
 15: "Built Right On The Ground," Andy Cohen [Earwig, 5/10] (35)
        "Built Right On The Ground"
        "Cairo Blues"
        "Soo Cow Soo"
 16: "Between The Hollow And The High Rise," Kathy Kallick Band [Live Oak, 5/10] (34)
        "Where Is My Little Cabin Home"
        "Girl Next Door"
        "My House"
 16: "It All Comes Back To Love," Stephanie Bettman And Luke Halpin [Fiddlin' Lizard, 8/10] (34)
        "Fiddler's Bend"
        "I Just Wanna Love You"
 18: "Cry Till You Laugh," Terri Hendrix [Wilory, 6/10] (31)
        "Slow Down"
        "Hula Mary"
        "Hand Me Down Blues"
 19: "Saints And Sinners," Mollie O'Brien And Rich Moore [Remington Road, new] (30)
        "Keep It Clean"
        "Saints And Sinners"
        "Everything I've Got"
 19: "Tomorrow's Children," Pete Seeger With The Rivertown Kids [Appleseed, 7/10] (30)
        "River That Flows Both Ways"
        "Quite Early Morning"
 21: "Mama's Skirt," Ashley Wells [Self, 3/10] (29)
        "Don't Wanna Remember"
        "All Around"
        "Mama's Skirt"
 22: "James," Red Molly [Self, 2/10] (28)
        "Black Flowers"
        "Tear My Stillhouse Down"
 22: "October Valentine," Chris Kokesh [Self, 7/10] (28)
        "Radio Soul"
        "Night Like This"
 24: "Don't Let The Devil In," Les Copeland [Earwig, 5/10] (27)
        "That Needing Time"
        "Distant Train"
 24: "Wherever Yet May Be," Old Blind Dogs [Compass, new] (27)
        "Scotland Yet"
 26: "Howling Trains And Barking Dogs," Cindy Bullens [M. C., 6/10] (26)
        "Love Gone Good"
        "Whistles And Bells"
 26: "Just Across The River," Jimmy Webb [E1, 6/10] (26)
        "Oklahoma Nights"
 28: "Leave Your Sleep," Natalie Merchant [Nonesuch, 4/10] (25)
        "Adventures Of Isabel"
        "Bleezer's Ice Cream"
 28: "The Road That Leads Me Home," L. J. Booth [Firefly Jar, 9/09] (25)
        "Hills Of Morning"
 30: "Intrepid," Lisa Bigwood [Mothers Girl, 12/09] (24)
        "Cats In The Woodpile"
        "Sister Tiger"
 31: "Close-Up Vol. 1, Love Songs," Suzanne Vega [Amanuensis, 6/10] (22)
        "In My Movie"
        "Small Blue Thing"
 31: "Million To One," Mike And Ruthy [Humble Abode, new] (22)
        "As My Eyes Run Wild"
        "End Of Time"
 31: "Some Strange Country," Crooked Still [Signature, 5/10] (22)
        "Cold Mountain"
        "I'm Troubled"
 34: "The Day After Everything Changed," Ellis Paul [Black Wolf, 1/10] (21)
        "Hurricane Angel"
        "Annalee 432"
 35: "From The Fire," Paul Kamm And Eleanore MacDonald [Freewheel, 6/10] (20)
        "Dark Seed"
        "Ship Gonna Sail"
        "Song Of The Land"
 36: "Love Is Strange," Jackson Browne And David Lindley [Inside, 5/10] (19)
        "For Everyman"
        "Love Is Strange / Stay"
 36: "Praise And Blame," Tom Jones [Lost Highway, new] (19)
        "Did Trouble Me"
        "Lord Help"
 38: "Bloodline," Darrell Webb Band [Rural Rhythm, new] (18)
        "I'm Bringing Home Good News"
 38: "Blue Bones," Kim Beggs [Black Hen, new] (18)
        "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight"
        "Honey And Crumbs"
 38: "A Crooked Road," Darrell Scott [Full Light, 5/10] (18)
        "A Crooked Road"
 38: "The Garden," Ruth Moody [Red House, 4/10] (18)
        "The Garden"
 42: "The Age Of Miracles," Mary Chapin Carpenter [Zoe, 4/10] (17)
        "We Traveled So Far"
        "I Was A Bird"
 42: "Before And After," Carrie Newcomer [Rounder, 2/10] (17)
        "Do No Harm"
        "If Not Now"
 42: "Dance," Lissa Schneckenburger [Footprint, 6/10] (17)
 42: "Darkness Sure Becomes This City," Joy Kills Sorrow [Signature, 2/10] (17)
        "New Shoes"
        "Send Me A Letter"
 42: "It's A Good Day," Asleep At The Wheel And Leon Rausch [Bismeaux, new] (17)
        "It's A Good Day"
        "Truck Driver's Blues"
 42: "Last Of The Romantics," Jim McGrath [Wepecket Island, new] (17)
        "Passing Through"
        "Times Are Getting' Hard"
 42: "A Patch Of Blue Sky," Kevin Welch [Music Road, 6/10] (17)
        "Great Emancipation"
 42: "Twistable Turnable Man: A Musical Tribute to Shel Silverstein," Various Artists [Sugar Hill, 6/10] (17)
        "This Guitar Is For Sale," John Prine
        "Ballad Of Lucy Jordan," Lucinda Williams
 42: "We Are Each Other's Angels," Katie Geddes [Katydid, 6/10] (17)
        "Hello Stranger"
        "We Are Each Other's Angels"
 51: "Still Learning," Lonesome River Band [Rural Rhythm, 7/10] (16)
        "I'm Still Learning"
 51: "Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs Of John Prine," Various Artists [Oh Boy, 6/10] (16)
        "All The Best," My Morning Jacket
        "Late John Garfield Blues," Sara Watkins
 51: "Genuine Negro Jig," Carolina Chocolate Drops [Nonesuch, 2/10] (16)
        "Cornbread And Butterbeans"
 51: "Legacy," Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band [Compass, new] (16)
        "Jailer Jailer"
        "So Good"
 51: "Obadiah," Frazey Ford [Nettwerk, 7/10] (16)
        "Hey Little Mama"
        "One More Cup Of Coffee"
 51: "Sea Monster," Jason Spooner [Self, new] (16)
        "Big Fork"
        "Seed In The Ground"
 57: "Made Of Stars," Sally Spring [Sniffinpup, 3/10] (15)
        "Lake Pontchartrain"
        "Mentone, Alabama"
 57: "Pictures Of The Highway," Marc Black [Suma, 6/10] (15)
        "Ooh I Love My Coffee"
        "I Love You Rachel Maddow"
 57: "Up On The Ridge," Dierks Bentley [Capitol, 6/10] (15)
        "Fiddlin' Around"
 60: "Country Music," Willie Nelson [Rounder, 4/10] (14)
        "Dark As A Dungeon"
 60: "Farm Songs," Tim Grimm [Vault, 12/09] (14)
        "Longest Night," Tim Grim
        "80 Acres"
 60: "Imagined," John Lennon Song Project [Red Engine, new] (14)
        "In My Life"
 60: "Wild Wind," Charlotte Thistle Band [Self, 4/10] (14)
        "What If I'd Stayed"
        "Lap Of Luxury"
 64: "And If Only," Hot Club Sandwich [Self, 6/10] (13)
        "I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me"
        "New Orleans"
 64: "For Reasons Unseen," Hanneke Cassel [Self, new] (13)
        "Blackberry Festival Footrace/ For Reals"
 64: "Freedom Row," Oliver Schroer And The Stewed Tomatoes [Borealis, 7/10] (13)
        "Jora Dance"
 64: "Hunter Hunter," Amelia Curran [6 Shooter, new] (13)
        "Bye Bye Montreal"
 64: "The List," Rosanne Cash [Manhattan, 10/09] (13)
        "Miss The Mississippi And You"
 64: "The Spokes Man," Craig Werth [Self, 3/10] (13)
        "The Spokes Man"
 64: "Things That Fly," The Infamous Stringdusters [Sugar Hill, 4/10] (13)
        "Not Tonight"
 64: "Waterloo, Tennessee," Uncle Earl [Rounder, 2007] (13)
        "One True"

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13436 airplays from 148 different DJs

1. "Highway 71" (16)
        by 3 Penny Acre
        from "Highway 71"
2. "Blue Chalk" (15)
        by Red Horse
        from "Red Horse"
2. "I Am A Child" (15)
        by Red Horse
        from "Red Horse"
2. "Wayfaring Stranger" (15)
        by Red Horse
        from "Red Horse"
5. "Didn't See It Coming" (13)
        by Angel Band
        from "Bless My Sole"
5. "Fiddler's Bend" (13)
        by Stephanie Bettman And Luke Halpin
        from "It All Comes Back To Love"
7. "High Road Home" (12)
        by Jack Williams
        from "High Road Home"
8. "Red Light" (11)
        by Hey Mavis
        from "Red Wine"
9. "Down From Sacramento" (10)
        by Terence Martin
        from "The Last Black And White Tv"
9. "Red Tail Hawk" (10)
        by Sherry Austin
        from "Love Still Remains"
11. "Atlantis Goin' Down" (9)
        by Jack Williams
        from "High Road Home"
11. "Don't Mind Me" (9)
        by Red Horse
        from "Red Horse"
11. "Forget To Breathe" (9)
        by Red Horse
        from "Red Horse"
11. "If These Walls Could Talk" (9)
        by Red Horse
        from "Red Horse"
11. "Otis Is Flying" (9)
        by Si Kahn
        from "Courage"
11. "Sanctuary" (9)
        by Red Horse
        from "Red Horse"
11. "Short On Words" (9)
        by Terence Martin
        from "The Last Black And White Tv"
11. "Wild Horse" (9)
        by Red Horse
        from "Red Horse"
11. "Yankee Sailor" (9)
        by Great Big Sea
        from "Safe Upon The Shore"
20. "As My Eyes Run Wild" (8)
        by Mike And Ruthy
        from "Million To One"
20. "Ballad Of John Lambeth" (8)
        by 3 Penny Acre
        from "Highway 71"
20. "Have A Cuppa Tea" (8)
        by Great Big Sea
        from "Safe Upon The Shore"
20. "Lay Your Burden Down" (8)
        by John McVey
        from "Unpredictable"
20. "Miles From Here" (8)
        by Terence Martin
        from "The Last Black And White Tv"
20. "Ooh I Love My Coffee" (8)
        by Marc Black
        from "Pictures Of The Highway"
20. "Red Wine" (8)
        by Hey Mavis
        from "Red Wine"
20. "Rodeo Around The World" (8)
        by John McVey
        from "Unpredictable"
20. "Samuel Mason" (8)
        by Andrew And Noah Van Norstrand
        from "All The Good Summers"
20. "Scotland Yet" (8)
        by Old Blind Dogs
        from "Wherever Yet May Be"
20. "Simple And True" (8)
        by The Twangtown Paramours
        from "The Twangtown Paramours"

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13436 airplays from 148 different DJs

1. Red Horse
2. Jack Williams
3. Tim O'Brien
4. Great Big Sea
4. Pete Seeger
6. 3 Penny Acre
7. John McVey
8. Si Kahn
8. Terence Martin
10. Angel Band
11. Hey Mavis
11. Sherry Austin
13. Eilen Jewell
14. Andy Cohen
14. Bob Dylan
14. Crooked Still
14. John Prine
18. Andrew And Noah Van Norstrand
18. Old Blind Dogs
18. Stephanie Bettman And Luke Halpin
21. The Twangtown Paramours
22. Terri Hendrix
23. Kathy Kallick Band
23. Red Molly
25. Suzanne Vega
26. Ashley Wells
26. Mollie O'Brien And Rich Moore
28. L. J. Booth
29. Chris Kokesh
29. Ellis Paul
29. Natalie Merchant
32. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
32. Mike And Ruthy
34. Cindy Bullens
34. Jimmy Webb
34. John McCutcheon
34. Lisa Bigwood
38. Les Copeland
38. Lissa Schneckenburger
40. Susan Werner

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13436 airplays from 148 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Red House
3. Sugar Hill
4. Compass
5. Signature
6. Appleseed
7. Columbia
8. Smithsonian/Folkways
8. Vanguard
10. Nonesuch
10. Warner
12. Capitol
13. Greentrax
14. Borealis
15. Second String
16. Rhino
17. Earwig
17. Flying Fish
17. Inside
20. Shanachie
21. Rural Rhythm
21. Waterbug
21. Wind River
24. Strictly Country
25. Green Linnet
26. Great Bear
27. Howdy Skies
28. Philo
28. Rebel
28. Sony
31. Wilory
32. Good Dog
32. Music Road
34. Barking Topiary
35. Remington Road
36. Black Hen
37. Folk-Legacy
37. Lost Highway
39. MCA
39. RCA
39. Razor And Tie
39. Reprise

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13436 airplays from 148 different DJs

Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Allan Nelson (BBC, U.K.)
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)
Betsi Meissner (KXCI-FM, AZ)
Bill Hahn (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Bill Revill (WESU-FM, CT)
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)
Bob Weiser (WBRS-FM & WOMR-FM, MA)
Brenda & Roman Tacik (CJTR-FM, SK)
Bruce Cameron (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Charlie Backfish (WUSB-FM, NY)
Chrisana McGill (WSPN-FM, NY)
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)
David John (KTRU-FM, TX)
Deadwood Dick (KKUP-FM, CA)
Denis McKay (VOX-FM, Australia)
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)
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 (XM & WXPN-FM, PA)
Gerd Stassen (EVW, Germany)
Gerry Goodfriend (CKUT-FM, QC)
Greg Schatzmann (CJLX-FM, ON)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
Henry Hallett (KXCI-FM, AZ)
Jamie Hoover (KSUT-FM, CO)
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 Gilliland (WRUW-FM, OH)
Jim Marino (CFMU-FM, ON)
Jim Rogers (WIUP-FM, PA)
Joe Colvin (WYSO-FM, OH)
Joe Gierlach (WRFL-FM, KY)
John & Maureen Rumsey (KVMR-FM, CA)
John Adams (KVMR-FM, CA)
John Bommarito (WFHR-FM, MI)
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)
Johnny Bazzano (KRCB-FM, CA)
Jon 'Chip' Colcord (WNEC-FM, NH)
Jon Stein (WTBQ-AM, NY)
Judith Gennett (KPSU, OR)
Juliet Youngren (WEFT-FM, IL)
Jürgen Kramer (ZuSa, Germany)
Kate McNally (NHPR, NH)
Ken Batista (WYEP-FM, PA)
Ken Campbell (WSKG-FM, NY)
Ken Connors (WJSJ-FM, FL)
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)
Laurel Paulson-Pierce (KRBS-FM, CA)
Laurie DesJardins (KVMR-FM, CA)
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)
Mary Katherine Aldin (KPFK-FM, CA)
Mary Sue Twohy (XM)
Mel DeYoung (WPSU-FM, PA)
Michael Alzo (WSLU-FM, NY)
Michael Benson (WPKN-FM, CT)
Michael Stock (WLRN-FM, FL)
Mike Fitzgerald (WEBR, VA)
Mike Horyczun (KPKN-FM, CT)
Mitch Park (Kidnappers, New Zealand)
Naomi Soule and Terry Moses (KCLC-FM, MO)
Noah Zacharin (CKLN-FM, ON)
Norm Mast (WVPE-FM, IN)
Norman Whitman (WYSO-FM, OH)
Pamela Smith (WPKN-FM, CT)
Paul Hartman (WTMD-FM, MD)
Paul Stamler (KDHX-FM, MO)
Peter Fraissinet (WVBR-FM, NY)
Peter Kernast and John Bates (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Peter Thompson (KALW-FM, CA)
Randall Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Rich Warren (WFMT-FM, XM & syndicated, IL)
Richard Gillmann (KBCS-FM, WA)
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)
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)
Steve Ritchie (CFOS-AM, ON)
Stu Weaver (WFCF-FM, FL)
Sue Kessell (WNUR-FM, IL)
Susan Forbes Hansen (WHUS-FM, CT)
Susi Lanagan (PBS-FM, Australia)
Tamara Lewis (KBCS-FM, WA)
Taylor Caffery (WRKF-FM, LA)
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 Leonardi (KZFR-FM, CA)
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 (the official FOLKDJ-L web site) and also, in an
extended version, at (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

Richard Gillmann                        
Tuesday "The Outskirts" Noon-3pm           
KBCS (91.3 FM) - Bellevue, WA