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

TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS OF AUGUST 2012
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12786 airplays from 144 different DJs

  1: "Mercy For The Dispossessed," Geoff Bartley [Magic Crow, 7/12] (75)
        "Long Way Down To Harlan"
        "I've Endured"
        "Past Is Dead And Gone"
        "Everything's 4 Sale"
  2: "These Old Dark Hills," Robin And Linda Williams [Red House, 8/12] (64)
        "These Old Dark Hills"
        "Arizona"
        "Crossing The Bar"
        "My Lucky Day"
  3: "Silver Lining," The Honey Dewdrops [thehoneydewdrops.com, 6/12] (60)
        "Let Me Sing"
        "Hills Of My Home"
        "One Kind Word"
        "Silver Lining"
  4: "Wilderness Songs And Bad Man Ballads," Tim Grimm [Vault, 8/11] (55)
        "China"
        "Law And Order"
        "Rebecca Versailles"
        "Squaw"
  5: "Love Remembered, Love Forgot," Buskin And Batteau [Nouveau Retro, new] (53)
        "Single Wing"
        "In This Light"
        "3 Shots"
        "One Month Crazier Than You"
  6: "Waves," Milkdrive [milkdrive.com, 6/12] (52)
        "Gargamel's Cat"
        "Gulf Road"
        "Leavin"
        "Dear Prudence"
  7: "Turnaround," Stan Rogers [Fogarty's Cove, 1978] (46)
        "Dark Eyed Molly"
        "Bluenose"
        "Jeannie C"
        "Second Effort"
  8: "End Of The World," David Greenberg And Harpeth Rising [Grimm Rising, new] (45)
        "Nowhereland"
        "Evil Eye"
        "Goin' Goin' Gone"
        "Goin' My Way"
  8: "The Promise Of Friday Night," Twangtown Paramours [Inside Edge, 7/12] (45)
        "Widow Of The Mountain"
        "Chains"
        "Walks Like A Duck"
  8: "You Don't Know Me," Erin Thomas [Sound Artist, 4/12] (45)
        "You Don't Know Me"
        "If You Were Mine"
        "Gone"
 11: "Camilla," Caroline Herring [Signature, new] (43)
        "Camilla"
        "Summer Song"
        "Black Mountain Lullaby"
 12: "Release Your Shrouds," Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys [Earthwork, 6/12] (42)
        "Hat's Off"
        "Leaves And Pods"
        "My Side Of The Mountain"
 13: "Between The Breaks...Live!," Stan Rogers [Fogarty's Cove, 1979] (37)
        "Witch Of The Westmorland"
        "Mary Ellen Carter"
        "White Collar Holler"
 13: "Vicksburg Blues," Butch Thompson And Pat Donohue [Red House, 8/12] (37)
        "Midnight Hour Blues"
        "Vicksburg Blues"
        "Sunday Rag"
 15: "Depending On The Distance," Jimmy LaFave [Music Road, new] (35)
        "Tomorrow Is A Long Time"
        "Clear Blue Sky"
        "Land Of Hope And Dreams"
 16: "Caravan," Burns And Kristy [Trespass, 6/12] (33)
        "Runaway Train"
        "Caravan"
        "All My Tears"
 16: "Carry Me Back," Old Crow Medicine Show [ATO, 7/12] (33)
        "Levi"
        "Mississippi Saturday Night"
        "Ain't It Enough"
 18: "Trouble I Wrought," Bobtown [bobtownmusic.com, new] (32)
        "Don't Fear The Reaper"
        "One Public Enemy"
        "Trouble I Wrought"
 19: "Ashes And Roses," Mary Chapin Carpenter [Zoe, 6/12] (30)
        "Soul Companion"
        "Learning The World"
        "What To Keep And What To Throw Away"
 20: "Folk Remedies," Steve Spurgin [Blue Night, 7/12] (29)
        "Whiskey Town"
        "Carolina In The Fall"
        "If I Never See Ireland Again"
 20: "Hundred Dollar Valentine," Chris Smither [Signature, 6/12] (29)
        "What They Say"
        "Place In Line"
 20: "Testing For Rust," Davey O [H3O, new] (29)
        "Miner's Waltz"
        "Absence Of Madalaine"
        "Ev'ry Single Day"
 23: "America Come Home," Joel Rafael [Inside, new] (26)
        "America Come Home"
        "Go Tell The Savior"
 23: "Heroes," Willie Nelson [Legacy, 5/12] (26)
        "Roll Me Up"
        "Come On Up To The House"
 23: "The Hills Of Ithaca," The Burns Sisters [Sisters, new] (26)
        "The Hills Of Ithaca"
        "Prisoner Of The Promised Land"
 26: "Somewhere Along The Road," Runa [Self, new] (25)
        "Dreadful End Of Marianna For Sorcery"
        "Allison Cross"
 27: "New Siberia," Antje Duvekot [antjeduvekot.com, 4/12] (24)
        "Phoenix"
        "Into The City"
 28: "Gravity," Moors & McCumber [moorsandmccumber.com, 5/12] (22)
        "Quick As I Can"
        "Caged Bird"
        "Leaving For Cobh"
 28: "Red Ducks," Pesky J. Nixon [peskyjnixon.com, 5/12] (22)
        "Talk About Heaven"
        "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere"
 30: "A Hundred Years From Now," Neal And Leandra [Uncle Gus, 2/12] (21)
        "A Hundred Years From Now"
        "I've Been Everywhere"
        "One"
 30: "Monticello," The Hard Road Trio [Desert Night, 6/12] (21)
        "Crack In The Sky"
        "My Walden"
 30: "Traveler," Jerry Douglas [Entertainment One, 6/12] (21)
        "Boxer"
        "Duke And Cookie"
 33: "Find The One," The Coal Porters [Prima, new] (19)
        "Brand New Home"
        "Never Right His Wrong"
 33: "Leaving Eden," Carolina Chocolate Drops [Nonesuch, 2/12] (19)
        "I Truly Understand That You Love Another Man"
        "Leaving Eden"
 33: "Light In The Sky," Red Molly [redmolly.com, 10/11] (19)
        "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind"
        "Come On In My Kitchen"
 33: "Little Blue Egg," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer [Red House, 2/12] (19)
        "Amazon"
        "Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key"
 33: "Old Gold," Zoe Muth And The Lost High Rollers [Signature, 7/12] (19)
        "Country Blues"
        "Heart Like A Wheel"
 33: "Prior Convictions," Grant Peeples [Gatorbone, 5/12] (19)
        "Things Have Changed"
 33: "Satellite," Anna Dagmar [annadagmar.com, 6/12] (19)
        "So I Chased The Setting Sun"
        "When It Shows"
 40: "Intersection," Nanci Griffith [Hell No, 4/12] (18)
        "Hell No"
        "Just Another Morning Here"
 40: "Joy My Love (EP)," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer [Red House, 7/12] (18)
        "Wild Gardenias"
        "Merlin's Lament"
 40: "Now Take Flight," Coyote Grace [Mile After Mile, 11/11] (18)
        "I'm On Fire"
        "Trevor"
 43: "In Good Company," Bill Evans [Native And Fine, 5/12] (17)
        "Follow The Drinking Gourd"
        "Hard Days Night"
 44: "Two At A Time," The Two Man Gentlemen Band [Hearth, 3/12] (16)
        "Let's Get Happy Together"
        "Panama City Beach"
 44: "Borderland," The Stray Birds [reverbnation.com/thestraybirds, 3/12] (16)
        "Come Sunday"
        "Distant Shore"
 44: "Hickory," Mariel Vandersteel [marielvandersteel.com, 3/12] (16)
        "3 Forks Of The Cumberland"
        "Hog And Sheep Going To The Pasture"
 44: "Lay Down, Lay Low," The Steel Wheels [thesteelwheels.com, 1/12] (16)
        "Rain In The Valley"
        "Halfway To Heaven"
 44: "Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection," Woody Guthrie [Smithsonian/Folkways, 7/12] (16)
        "Jolly Banker"
        "Them Big City Ways"
 49: "The Boy From Beaumont," Cris Cuddy [criscuddy.com, 6/12] (15)
        "40 More Years Of Drudgery"
 49: "Cabin Fever," Corb Lund [New West, new] (15)
        "Bible On The Dash"
 49: "Chimes Of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan," Various Artists [Fontana, 2011] (15)
        "Simple Twist Of Fate," Diana Krall
 49: "The Ghost Of Woody Guthrie," Bucky Halker And Andy Dee [Revolting, 6/12] (15)
        "I Ain't Got No Home"
        "Woody Guthries Union"
 49: "One Virginia Night," Andrew McKnight And Beyond Borders [Catalooch, 8/12] (15)
        "Dancing In The Rain"
        "How High The Mountain"
 49: "The Plum Tree And The Rose," Sarah McQuaid [Waterbug, 3/12] (15)
        "In Derby Cathedral"
        "Solid Air"
 55: "Mark Twain: Words And Music," Various Artists [Mark Twain Museum, 9/11] (14)
        "When Hailey Came To Jackson," Emmylou Harris
 55: "Down The River," Malcolm Holcombe [Gypsy Eyes, new] (14)
        "Trail O' Money"
        "In Your Mercy"
 55: "Election Special," Ry Cooder [Nonesuch, new] (14)
        "Going To Tampa"
        "Mutt Romney Blues"
 55: "This Land: Woody Guthrie's America," John McCutcheon [Appalsongs, 11/11] (14)
        "Biggest Thing That Man Has Ever Done"
        "Howjadoo"
 55: "When We Get To Shore," Coty Hogue [Perpetual Hoedown, new] (14)
        "Cannot Deliver"
 55: "You're Getting Sleepy," Roy Zimmerman [Metaphor, 10/11] (14)
        "Vote Republican"
        "Beer Party Anthem"
 61: "Closer Than You Know," The Kennedys [Planned Effervescence, new] (13)
        "Happy Again"
        "Wild Honey"
 61: "Colors of the Sun: the early songs of Jackson Browne," Penny Nichols [Pensongs, 5/12] (13)
        "For A Dancer"
        "Fountain Of Sorrow"
 61: "In The Time Of Gods," Dar Williams [Razor & Tie, 4/12] (13)
        "Summer Child"
 61: "Some Bright Morning," Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem [Signature, 4/12] (13)
        "Bridges"
 65: "All Fall Down," Shawn Colvin [Nonesuch, 6/12] (12)
        "All Fall Down"
        "American Jerusalem"
 65: "Hard Country," Audie Blaylock [Rural Rhythm, 6/12] (12)
        "Natural Thing"
        "Newton's Grove"
 65: "Jubilee," Marley's Ghost [Sage Arts, 6/12] (12)
        "It's All Over Now"
 65: "Lounge," Hardin Burns [Ithaca, 6/12] (12)
        "Beware Of Darkness"
 65: "New Kind Of Lonely," I See Hawks In L. A. [Western Seeds, 2/12] (12)
        "Bohemian Highway"
 65: "Once In A Blue Moon," Glen Hornblast [Self, 5/12] (12)
        "Mary"
 65: "Pay It Forward," Kilmarnock Edition [Greentrax, new] (12)
        "Find Your Smile"
 65: "Pretty House," Liz Mitchell [Riverwide, new] (12)
        "Hallelujah"
 65: "Redhills," I Draw Slow [Pinecastle, new] (12)
        "Hesitation Waltz"
 65: "Revolutions Per Minute," Emma's Revolution [Moving Forward, 11/11] (12)
        "Love Is"
 65: "Roadside Attractions," Chris Lavancher [chrislavancher.bandcamp.com, 5/12] (12)
        "Butter Queen"
        "Bus Ride West"
 65: "Save Me From Myself," Kati Mac [Baby Munsta, 4/12] (12)
        "Bullet Hole Road"
 65: "Searching For Sugar Man," Rodriguez [Legacy, new] (12)
        "Inner City Blues"
 65: "Slipstream," Bonnie Raitt [Redwing, 4/12] (12)
        "Down To You"
        "Used To Rule The World"
 65: "Walk With Me," The Kickin Grass Band [Superfan, new] (12)
        "Gum Stump Squirrel"
 65: "We Walk The Line," Various Artists [Legacy, new] (12)
        "Cry Cry Cry," Sheryl Crow
 65: "Yes Please," The Bills [Self, new] (12)
        "Shining Face"


TOP SONGS OF AUGUST 2012
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12786 airplays from 144 different DJs

1. "Long Way Down To Harlan" (16)
        by Geoff Bartley
        from "Mercy For The Dispossessed"
2. "China" (14)
        by Tim Grimm
        from "Wilderness Songs And Bad Man Ballads"
2. "I've Endured" (14)
        by Geoff Bartley
        from "Mercy For The Dispossessed"
4. "These Old Dark Hills" (13)
        by Robin And Linda Williams
        from "These Old Dark Hills"
4. "You Don't Know Me" (13)
        by Erin Thomas
        from "You Don't Know Me"
6. "Camilla" (12)
        by Caroline Herring
        from "Camilla"
7. "A Pocket Fulla Quarters" (11)
        by Zoe Mulford
        from "A Pocket Fulla Quarters"
7. "Things Have Changed" (11)
        by Grant Peeples
        from "Prior Convictions"
7. "Witch Of The Westmorland" (11)
        by Stan Rogers
        from "Between The Breaks...Live!"
10. "America Come Home" (10)
        by Joel Rafael
        from "America Come Home"
10. "Boxer" (10)
        by Jerry Douglas
        from "Traveler"
10. "Gargamel's Cat" (10)
        by Milkdrive
        from "Waves"
10. "Let Me Sing" (10)
        by The Honey Dewdrops
        from "Silver Lining"
10. "Nowhereland" (10)
        by David Greenberg And Harpeth Rising
        from "End Of The World"
10. "What They Say" (10)
        by Chris Smither
        from "Hundred Dollar Valentine"
16. "Dark Eyed Molly" (9)
        by Stan Rogers
        from "Turnaround"
16. "Don't Fear The Reaper" (9)
        by Bobtown
        from "Trouble I Wrought"
16. "Hills Of My Home" (9)
        by The Honey Dewdrops
        from "Silver Lining"
16. "Leavin" (9)
        by Milkdrive
        from "Waves"
16. "One Kind Word" (9)
        by The Honey Dewdrops
        from "Silver Lining"
16. "Past Is Dead And Gone" (9)
        by Geoff Bartley
        from "Mercy For The Dispossessed"
16. "Runaway Train" (9)
        by Burns And Kristy
        from "Caravan"
16. "Single Wing" (9)
        by Buskin And Batteau
        from "Love Remembered, Love Forgot"
24. "Absence Of Madalaine" (8)
        by Davey O
        from "Testing For Rust"
24. "Bluenose" (8)
        by Stan Rogers
        from "Turnaround"
24. "Everything's 4 Sale" (8)
        by Geoff Bartley
        from "Mercy For The Dispossessed"
24. "Gulf Road" (8)
        by Milkdrive
        from "Waves"
24. "In This Light" (8)
        by Buskin And Batteau
        from "Love Remembered, Love Forgot"
24. "Jeannie C" (8)
        by Stan Rogers
        from "Turnaround"
24. "Law And Order" (8)
        by Tim Grimm
        from "Wilderness Songs And Bad Man Ballads"
24. "Mary Ellen Carter" (8)
        by Stan Rogers
        from "Between The Breaks...Live!"
24. "Miner's Waltz" (8)
        by Davey O
        from "Testing For Rust"
24. "My Lucky Day" (8)
        by Robin And Linda Williams
        from "These Old Dark Hills"
24. "No More Trouble" (8)
        by The Honey Dewdrops
        from "Silver Lining"
24. "Rebecca Versailles" (8)
        by Tim Grimm
        from "Wilderness Songs And Bad Man Ballads"
24. "Silver Lining" (8)
        by The Honey Dewdrops
        from "Silver Lining"
24. "Squaw" (8)
        by Tim Grimm
        from "Wilderness Songs And Bad Man Ballads"
24. "Waves" (8)
        by Milkdrive
        from "Waves"
24. "Whiskey Town" (8)
        by Steve Spurgin
        from "Folk Remedies"
24. "Widow Of The Mountain" (8)
        by Twangtown Paramours
        from "The Promise Of Friday Night"


TOP ARTISTS OF AUGUST 2012
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12786 airplays from 144 different DJs

1. Stan Rogers
2. Geoff Bartley
3. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
4. Robin And Linda Williams
5. Tim Grimm
6. The Honey Dewdrops
7. Buskin And Batteau
8. Milkdrive
9. Twangtown Paramours
10. Erin Thomas
11. Caroline Herring
12. Bob Dylan
12. Lindsay Lou And The Flatbellys
14. David Greenberg And Harpeth Rising
15. Nanci Griffith
16. Woody Guthrie
17. Mary Chapin Carpenter
18. Chris Smither
19. Jimmy Lafave
20. Butch Thompson And Pat Donohue
20. Steve Spurgin
22. Burns And Kristy
22. Carolina Chocolate Drops
24. Willie Nelson
25. Joel Rafael
25. Old Crow Medicine Show
25. Red Molly
28. Bobtown
29. Davey O
30. The Burns Sisters
31. David Grisman
32. Grant Peeples
33. Antje Duvekot
33. Greg Brown
33. Ry Cooder
36. Emma's Revolution
36. Runa
38. Jerry Douglas
38. Johnny Cash
38. Moors And McCumber


TOP LABELS OF AUGUST 2012
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12786 airplays from 144 different DJs

1. Red House
2. Rounder
3. Signature
4. Borealis
5. Compass
6. Sugar Hill
7. Columbia
8. Nonesuch
9. Greentrax
10. Inside
10. Magic Crow
12. Smithsonian/Folkways
13. Vanguard
14. Trespass
15. Rhino
16. Philo
17. Rural Rhythm
17. Waterbug
19. Appleseed
19. Warner
21. Legacy
21. Vault
23. Blue Night
23. New West
25. Flying Fish
25. Sony
27. ATO
27. Green Linnet
27. Pinecastle
30. Music Road
31. RCA
32. Zoe
33. Sound Artist
34. Arc
35. Rebel
35. Reprise
35. Shanachie
38. Capitol
39. Folk-Legacy
40. Acoustic Disc


FOLK DJs - AUGUST 2012
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12786 airplays from 144 different DJs

Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
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)
Barbara Trumpinski-Roberts (WEFT-FM, IL)
Bill Hahn (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Bill Revill (WESU-FM, CT)
Bill Wagman (KDVS-FM, CA)
Bob Gregory (WRFL-FM, KY)
Bob McWilliams (KANU-FM & KPR, KS)
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)
Clytia Fuller (KZSC-FM, CA)
Colin Fielding (3INR-FM, Australia)
Craig Huegel (WSLR-FM & WMNF-FM, FL)
Dan Alloway (KTEP-FM, TX)
Dan Ross (KACI-FM, OR)
Darla Novak (KZFR-FM, IL)
David Buskin (WPKN-FM, CT)
David John (KTRU-FM, TX)
David Sears (WBGU-FM, OH)
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)
Ed Mellnik (KBOO-FM, OR)
Frank Gosar (KLCC-FM, OR)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Laurel Paulson-Pierce (KRBS-FM, CA)
Laurie DesJardins (KVMR-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)
Mary Sue Twohy (SiriusXM)
Mel DeYoung (WPSU-FM, PA)
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 Kelsey (WFHB, IN)
Mitch Park (Kidnappers, New Zealand)
Naomi Soule and Terry Moses (KCLC-FM, MO)
Norm Mast (WVPE-FM, IN)
Norman Whitman (WYSO-FM, OH)
Pamela Smith (WPKN-FM, CT)
Paul Hartman (WTMD-FM, MD)
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 Gillmann (KBCS-FM, WA)
Richard Gordon (WNHU-FM, CT)
Robert Resnik (VPR, VT)
Ron Olesko (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Roz Larman (KPFK-FM & syndicated, CA)
Sandy Miranda (KPFA-FM, CA)
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)
Taylor Caffery (WRKF-FM, LA)
Terry Fatseas (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Thomas Bisard (WNMC-FM, MI)
Todd Tyson (The Point-FM, VT)
Tom Coxworth (CKUA-FM, AB)
Tom Druckenmiller (syndicated)
Tom Funk (KGLP-FM, NM)
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
richard@folkradio.org                              http://folkradio.org
KBCS (91.3 FM) - Bellevue, WA                            http://kbcs.fm

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