Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of August 2011 (with DJ list)

TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS OF AUGUST 2011
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13163 airplays from 143 different DJs

  1: "The Harrow And The Harvest," Gillian Welch [Acony, 6/11] (94)
        "Way It Goes"
        "Scarlet Town"
        "Hard Times"
        "Dark Turn Of Mind"
        "Down Along The Dixie Line"
  2: "Get Your Phil," Disappear Fear [Self, 7/11] (68)
        "Power And Glory"
        "Changes"
        "I Ain't Marching"
        "There But For Fortune"
  3: "On The Brooklyn Road," Nell Robinson [Self, 6/11] (63)
        "Turn Your Radio On"
        "Mayflies"
        "Sweet Sunny South"
        "Woe Is Me"
  4: "Line-Up," Battlefield Band [Temple, 7/11] (58)
        "That's How Strong My Love Is"
        "Great White Herring"
        "Song Composed In August"
  4: "On The Other Side Of The City," Downtown Ramblers [Self, new] (58)
        "Singing With The Birds"
        "After We're Gone"
        "I Never Planned"
        "Take Your Eyes Away From Me"
  6: "Birds Of A Feather," Red Hen Stringband [Wepecket Island, 6/11] (53)
        "Martin Said To His Man"
        "Down In Mississippi"
        "Off The Griddle"
  7: "Brother Sun," Brother Sun [World Wide, 2/11] (52)
        "Trouble"
        "All I Want Is A Garden"
        "Come With Me"
  8: "Subtotal Eclipse," Chuck Brodsky [Self, 6/11] (48)
        "Out Of Time And Place"
        "Roberto"
        "Same Dress Twice"
  9: "Catch 23," The 23 String Band [Self, new] (44)
        "Long Hot Summer Days"
        "Catch 23"
        "Bee's Knees"
 10: "Hold On Me," Spring Creek [Self, new] (43)
        "Mockingbird"
        "It's A Banjo Playing"
        "Blue Skies Blue Water"
 11: "If Stones Could Talk," Gene And Gayla Mills [Heart Pine, new] (40)
        "Talking To A Stone"
        "Great Divide"
        "Bright Blue Eyes"
 12: "Monongah," Kyle Carey [Self, 6/11] (37)
        "Virginia"
        "Let Them Be All"
        "Monongah"
 13: "O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack," Various Artists [Mercury, 2000] (36)
        "I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow," Soggy Bottom Boys
        "In The Highways," Cox Family
 14: "Bad Man's Blood," Ray Bonneville [Red House, new] (35)
        "Bad Man's Blood"
        "Mississippi"
        "River John"
 14: "Threshold," Carolann Solebello [Elizabeth, 6/11] (35)
        "Hound Dogs In August"
        "Bury Me Beneath The Willow"
        "Shadow"
 16: "American Anonymous," Joel Mabus [Fossil, 7/11] (34)
        "Love Somebody"
        "Rising Sun Blues"
        "Farmer Is The Man"
 16: "We Could Be Beekeepers," Putnam Smith [Itchy Sabot, 6/11] (34)
        "I Dream Of Apple Orchards"
        "Birds Would Understand"
        "Say Darlin' Say"
 18: "Queen Of The Minor Key," Eilen Jewell [Signature, 6/11] (33)
        "Queen Of The Minor Key"
        "Santa Fe"
        "That's Where I'm Going"
 19: "Catch The Sunset," Barb Ryman [Renegade, 6/11] (32)
        "Catch The Sunset"
        "Nursery Rhymes"
        "Soldier's Daughter"
 19: "An Easy Climb," Donna Ulisse [Hadley, 6/11] (32)
        "Let It Rain"
        "Hand Me Down Home"
        "Black Snake"
 21: "Follow Me Down," Sarah Jarosz [Sugar Hill, 5/11] (30)
        "Ring Them Bells"
        "Annabelle Lee"
        "Run Away"
 21: "Vintage And Unique," John Reischman & The Jaybirds [Corvus, 6/11] (30)
        "Cypress Hills"
        "Girl I Left Behind"
        "Shady Grove"
 23: "I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive," Steve Earle [New West, 4/11] (29)
        "Waitin' On The Sky"
        "I Am A Wanderer"
        "Gulf Of Mexico"
 23: "Neon Blue Bird," Ollabelle [30 Tigers, 8/11] (29)
        "You're Gonna Miss Me"
        "Swanee River"
        "Wait For The Sun"
 25: "Cars," Kris Delmhorst [Signature, new] (28)
        "You Might Think"
        "Magic"
 25: "Paper Airplane," Alison Krauss And Union Station [Rounder, 4/11] (28)
        "Lay My Burden Down"
        "Paper Airplane"
        "Dimming Of The Day"
 25: "Use Me," David Bromberg [Appleseed, 7/11] (28)
        "It's Just A Matter Of Time"
        "Blue Is Fallin"
 28: "The Essential Collection," Bill Morrissey [Rounder, 2004] (27)
        "Birches"
        "Handsome Molly"
 28: "A Nod To Bob 2: An Artists' Tribute To Bob Dylan On His 70th Birthday," Various Artists [Red House, 5/11] (27)
        "Lay Down Your Weary Tune," Storyhill
        "Every Grain Of Sand," Lucy Kaplansky
 30: "Little Bird," Kasey Chambers [Sugar Hill, 7/11] (26)
        "Georgia Brown"
        "Love Like A Hurricane"
        "Devil On Your Back"
 30: "My Love Will Keep," Jonathan Edwards [Appleseed, 6/11] (26)
        "Lightkeeper"
        "Crazy Texas Woman"
 30: "Songs And Stories," Guy Clark [Dualtone, new] (26)
        "Dublin Blues"
        "Homegrown Tomatoes"
 33: "Brother To The Wind," Craig Bickhardt [Stone Barn, 2009] (25)
        "Brother To The Wind"
        "Life With The Sound Turned Down"
        "Lord Franklin"
 33: "Lost And Found," Kate MacLeod And Kat Eggleston [Waterbug, 6/11] (25)
        "Bluehill"
        "History Man/Sanctuary"
 33: "Queen Of Yesterday," Houston Jones [Summerhill, 6/11] (25)
        "Monsoon Horizon"
        "3 Things"
        "Angels On The Ridgepole"
 36: "Middle Of Everywhere," Pokey Lafarge And The South City Three [Free Dirt, 7/11] (24)
        "So Long Honeybee, Goodbye"
        "Good Country Girls"
 37: "Black Crow Blue," Nathan Bell [Self, 1/11] (23)
        "Stone's Throw"
        "Gypsies"
 37: "The River Beneath Me," Ruth Hill [Self, 6/11] (23)
        "When The End Begins"
 37: "Rose City Ramble," Lauren Sheehan [Self, 4/11] (23)
        "Black Is The Color"
        "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"
 40: "Give It A Day," Heather McCready [Self, 11/10] (22)
        "Sunshiny Day"
        "Give It A Day"
 40: "Heirloom Music," The Wronglers With Jimmie Dale Gilmore [Neanderthal, 5/11] (22)
        "Deep Ellum Blues"
        "Time Changes Everything"
 42: "The Famous Rocket Cage," Donal Hinely [Atom, 5/11] (21)
        "The Famous Rocket Cage"
        "Flesh And Bone"
 42: "Long Gone: Utah Remembers Bruce Utah Phillips," Various Artists [Waterbug, 5/11] (21)
        "Nevada Jane," Kate MacLeod
        "If I Could Be The Rain," Polly Stewart
 42: "Roses At The End Of Time," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, 5/11] (21)
        "Roses At The End Of Time"
        "Blue Moon Night"
 45: "Bandolier," Jack Hardy [Great Divide, 2002] (20)
        "Moon Is Full"
        "Everything's Bigger In Texas"
 45: "Darkling & The Bluebird Jubilee," Joe Crookston [Milagrito, 3/11] (20)
        "Good Luck John"
        "I Sing"
 45: "Silhouette," Catherine MacLellan [True North, new] (20)
        "Stealin"
        "Lines On The Road"
 48: "Brief History Of Time," Robert Bobby Trio [I Like Mike, 6/11] (19)
        "Brief History Of Time"
        "One Meatball"
 48: "Bright Morning Stars," The Wailin' Jennys [Red House, 2/11] (19)
        "Bird Song"
        "All The Stars"
 48: "Every New Day," Smithfield Fair [Stevenson, new] (19)
        "On My Way Back Home"
        "Have A Good Time"
 48: "Freak Flag," Greg Brown [Yep Roc, 5/11] (19)
        "Let The Mystery Be"
        "I Don't Know Anybody In This Town"
 48: "Nobody's Fault," Pat Donohue [Bluesky, 4/11] (19)
        "Exercise Blues"
        "Would You Like To Play The Guitar?"
 48: "That's How We Run," April Verch [Slab Town, 6/11] (19)
        "Long Harbour"
        "That's How We Run"
 54: "Ghost Stories," Eric Hisaw [Self, 7/11] (18)
        "Albuquerque"
        "California"
 54: "Land Like A Bird," Amy Speace [Thirty Tigers, 3/11] (18)
        "Ghost"
 54: "Sleep With One Eye Open," Chris Thile And Michael Daves [Nonesuch, 5/11] (18)
        "Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms"
 57: "Characterist," Christopher Brown [Timbuktunes, new] (17)
        "Keep That Casket Closed"
        "Ufo Song"
 57: "Come Find Me," Audrey Auld [Reckless, 4/11] (17)
        "Butterfly Effect"
        "Just Love"
 57: "Dirty Jeans And Mudslide Hymns," John Hiatt [New West, 8/11] (17)
        "All The Way Under"
        "Damn This Town"
 57: "Guitar Solos," Doug Adamz [Magi, 2008] (17)
        "Ghost Of Sunset Heights"
        "Nancy's Kitchen"
 57: "In This Light," Rj Cowdery [Blue Rock, 6/11] (17)
        "In This Light"
 57: "Sorrow & Smoke: Live at The Horseshoe Lounge," Slaid Cleaves [Music Road, new] (17)
        "Broke Down"
        "Hard To Believe"
 57: "Stretch Limousine On Fire," Catie Curtis [Compass, new] (17)
        "Let It Last"
        "River Wide"
 57: "Tell Me A Story," Jackie Morris [Button Box, 5/11] (17)
        "Easy Pickin' Fruit"
        "House Of Cards"
 65: "Acoustic Rainbow 39," Various Artists [Poetman, new] (16)
        "Every Part Of Me," Steve Earle
 65: "Satisfied At Last," Joe Ely [Rock'em, 6/11] (16)
        "Live Forever"
        "Mockingbird Hill"
        "Roll Again"
 65: "Stonewall Country," Robin And Linda Williams [Red House, 7/11] (16)
        "Stonewall Country"
 65: "Thank You, Tom Paxton," Tim Grimm [Vault, 6/11] (16)
        "Rumblin' In The Land"
 69: "Burn," Rita Hosking [Self, new] (15)
        "Indian Giver"
        "Something You Got"
 69: "Curious Things Given Wings," The Outside Track [Mad River, 11/10] (15)
        "Silvy Silvy"
 69: "Let The Storm Roll In," Claudia Nygaard [Bet The Ranch, 6/11] (15)
        "Big Country"
        "Miss Kitty"
 69: "Wood And Stone," Tara Nevins [Sugar Hill, 5/11] (15)
        "Beauty Of Days Gone By"


TOP SONGS OF AUGUST 2011
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13163 airplays from 143 different DJs

1. "Singing With The Birds" (22)
        by Downtown Ramblers
        from "On The Other Side Of The City"
2. "Way It Goes" (19)
        by Gillian Welch
        from "The Harrow And The Harvest"
3. "Turn Your Radio On" (17)
        by Nell Robinson
        from "On The Brooklyn Road"
4. "Scarlet Town" (16)
        by Gillian Welch
        from "The Harrow And The Harvest"
5. "Hard Times" (14)
        by Gillian Welch
        from "The Harrow And The Harvest"
5. "Power And Glory" (14)
        by Disappear Fear
        from "Get Your Phil"
7. "Changes" (13)
        by Disappear Fear
        from "Get Your Phil"
8. "Martin Said To His Man" (12)
        by Red Hen Stringband
        from "Birds Of A Feather"
9. "Long Hot Summer Days" (11)
        by The 23 String Band
        from "Catch 23"
9. "Roses At The End Of Time" (11)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Roses At The End Of Time"
9. "Talking To A Stone" (11)
        by Gene And Gayla Mills
        from "If Stones Could Talk"
9. "That's How Strong My Love Is" (11)
        by Battlefield Band
        from "Line-Up"
13. "Birches" (10)
        by Bill Morrissey
        from "The Essential Collection"
        also "Night Train"
13. "Dark Turn Of Mind" (10)
        by Gillian Welch
        from "The Harrow And The Harvest"
13. "In This Light" (10)
        by Rj Cowdery
        from "In This Light"
13. "Love Is The Reason" (10)
        by Brother Sun
        from "Brother Sun"
13. "Mockingbird" (10)
        by Spring Creek
        from "Hold On Me"
13. "Queen Of The Minor Key" (10)
        by Eilen Jewell
        from "Queen Of The Minor Key"
19. "Catch 23" (9)
        by The 23 String Band
        from "Catch 23"
19. "The Famous Rocket Cage" (9)
        by Donal Hinely
        from "The Famous Rocket Cage"
19. "Hound Dogs In August" (9)
        by Carolann Solebello
        from "Threshold"
19. "Trouble" (9)
        by Brother Sun
        from "Brother Sun"
23. "Bad Man's Blood" (8)
        by Ray Bonneville
        from "Bad Man's Blood"
23. "Brief History Of Time" (8)
        by Robert Bobby Trio
        from "Brief History Of Time"
23. "Catch The Sunset" (8)
        by Barb Ryman
        from "Catch The Sunset"
23. "Down Along The Dixie Line" (8)
        by Gillian Welch
        from "The Harrow And The Harvest"
23. "Great White Herring" (8)
        by Battlefield Band
        from "Line-Up"
23. "Homegrown Tomatoes" (8)
        by Guy Clark
        from "Keepers"
        also "Songs And Stories"
23. "I've Had Her/Because The Night" (8)
        by Disappear Fear
        from "Get Your Phil"
23. "It's A Banjo Playing" (8)
        by Spring Creek
        from "Hold On Me"
23. "Mayflies" (8)
        by Nell Robinson
        from "On The Brooklyn Road"
23. "Ring Them Bells" (8)
        by Sarah Jarosz
        from "Follow Me Down"
23. "Same Dress Twice" (8)
        by Chuck Brodsky
        from "Subtotal Eclipse"
23. "Tennessee" (8)
        by Gillian Welch
        from "The Harrow And The Harvest"
23. "Waitin' On The Sky" (8)
        by Steve Earle
        from "I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive"
23. "Way It Will Be" (8)
        by Gillian Welch
        from "The Harrow And The Harvest"
23. "You Might Think" (8)
        by Kris Delmhorst
        from "Cars"


TOP ARTISTS OF AUGUST 2011
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13163 airplays from 143 different DJs

1. Gillian Welch
2. Bill Morrissey
3. Disappear Fear
4. Battlefield Band
5. Nell Robinson
6. Chuck Brodsky
7. Downtown Ramblers
8. Red Hen Stringband
9. Brother Sun
10. Eliza Gilkyson
10. Guy Clark
12. The 23 String Band
12. Eilen Jewell
14. Spring Creek
15. Kyle Carey
16. Alison Krauss
16. Slaid Cleaves
18. Gene And Gayla Mills
18. Ray Bonneville
20. Joel Mabus
21. Steve Earle
22. Bob Dylan
22. Joe Crookston
24. Carolann Solebello
24. John Reischman And The Jaybirds
24. Jonathan Edwards
24. Kris Delmhorst
28. Putnam Smith
29. Barb Ryman
29. Donna Ulisse
29. Greg Brown
29. Sarah Jarosz
33. David Bromberg
34. Lauren Sheehan
35. Kasey Chambers
35. Ollabelle
37. Bill Monroe
37. Johnny Cash
37. Kate MacLeod And Kat Eggleston
40. Craig Bickhardt
40. Nathan Bell
40. Susan Werner


TOP LABELS OF AUGUST 2011
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13163 airplays from 143 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Red House
3. Signature
4. Sugar Hill
5. Compass
6. Columbia
7. Acony
7. Appleseed
9. Philo
10. Waterbug
11. Temple
12. Dtr
13. Nonesuch
14. Flying Fish
15. Smithsonian/Folkways
16. Wepecket Island
17. Greentrax
18. Green Linnet
18. Vanguard
20. Lost Highway
20. New West
20. Rebel
23. 30 Tigers
23. Bear Family
25. Rural Rhythm
25. Warner
27. Dualtone
28. Rhino
29. Fossil
30. Music Road
30. Reprise
30. Stone Barn
33. Borealis
33. Capitol
33. Shanachie
36. Disappear
37. True North
38. Corvus
38. Heart Pine
38. Itchy Sabot
38. Yep Roc


FOLK DJs - AUGUST 2011
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13163 airplays from 143 different DJs

Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Amy Luncan (WYSO-FM, OH)
Angela Page (WJFF-FM, NY)
Annie Keville (WVBR-FM, NY)
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)
Blair Larsen (KUSU-FM & UPR, UT)
Bob Gregory (WRFL-FM, KY)
Bob McWilliams (XM, KANU-FM & KPR, KS)
Bradley Kolodner (WICB-FM, NY)
Brenda & Roman Tacik (CJTR-FM, SK)
Bruce Cameron (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Bud Johnson (syndicated, AK)
Charlie Backfish (WUSB-FM, 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)
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)
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 (XM & WXPN-FM, PA)
Gerd Stassen (EVW, Germany)
Gerry Goodfriend (CKUT-FM, QC)
Greg Harness (KRBX-FM, ID)
Greg Schatzmann (CJLX-FM, ON)
Hansjoerg Malonek (ISW-FM, Germany)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
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 Rogers (WIUP-FM, PA)
Jim Schwall (WORT-FM, WI)
Joe Colvin (WYSO-FM, OH)
Joe Gierlach (WRFL-FM, KY)
Johanna Halbeisen (WXOJ-FM, MA)
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)
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)
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 Connors (WJSJ-FM, FL)
Ken Yavit (KBAC-FM, NM)
Kevin Elliott (WEFT-FM, IL)
Kevin Vance (KALW-FM, CA)
Larry Hoyt (WAER-FM, NY)
Laurie DesJardins (KVMR-FM, CA)
Lee Larcheveque (WMUA-FM, MA)
Len Holton (KUAR-FM, AR)
Leonard Epstein (KRFC-FM, CO)
Lilli Kuzma (WDCB-FM, IL)
Linda Fahey (Folk Alley, syndicated)
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)
Mitch Park (Kidnappers, New Zealand)
Naomi Soule and Terry Moses (KCLC-FM, MO)
Norm Mast (WVPE-FM, IN)
Norman Whitman (WYSO-FM, OH)
Paul Hartman (WTMD-FM, MD)
Paul Stamler (KDHX-FM, MO)
Peter Kernast and John Bates (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Peter van Zeijl (Dollard Radio-FM, The Netherlands)
Randall Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Ray Baumler (WRUR-FM, NY)
Rich Warren (WFMT-FM, XM & syndicated, IL)
Richard Gillmann (KBCS-FM, WA)
Richard Gordon (WNHU-FM, CT)
Richard Howard (KZMU-FM, UT)
Robert Resnik (VPR, VT)
Ron Olesko (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Roz Larman (KPFK-FM & syndicated, CA)
Sharon Downes (2MAX-FM, Australia)
Simon Dillon (Phoenix FM, Australia)
Sonny Ochs (WRPI-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)
Todd Gross (WFIT-FM, FL)
Todd Tyson (The Point-FM, VT)
Tom Bingham (WCVF-FM, NY)
Tom Druckenmiller (syndicated & XM)
Tom Funk (KGLP-FM, NM)
Trevor Ruffell (Kidnappers, New Zealand)
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.

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