Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of August 2013 (with DJ list)

TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS OF AUGUST 2013
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12606 airplays from 132 different DJs

  1: "Bittersweet," Alice Gerrard [Spruce And Maple, 7/13] (67)
        "Bittersweet"
        "Sweet South Anna River"
        "Payday At The Mill"
        "Sun Keep Shining On Me"
  2: "The Barn Birds," Jonathan Byrd & Chris Kokesh [Waterbug, new] (64)
        "We Used To Be Birds"
        "One Night At A Time"
        "Desert Rose"
        "Hazel Eyes"
  2: "Bristol Bay," Si Kahn [Strictly Country, 6/13] (64)
        "Beauty Of Alaska"
        "Dead Man's Sand"
        "Everything Is Bigger In Alaska"
        "Sailing To Alaska"
  4: "Live At Caffe Lena," Various Artists [Tompkins Square, new] (54)
        "Green Rolling Hills Of West Virginia," Utah Phillips
        "Gaslight Rag," Dave Van Ronk
  5: "Darlingford," Cara Luft [Blue Case, 6/12] (53)
        "Portland Town"
        "Idaho"
        "Ploughboy And The Cockney"
        "Only Love Can Save Me"
  6: "Tom Rush Celebrates 50 Years Of Music," Tom Rush [Appleseed, new] (49)
        "Get Together"
        "No Regrets/Rockport Sunday"
        "Urge For Going"
        "What I Know"
  7: "Pressed For Time," Burning Bridget Cleary [burningbridgetcleary.com, 6/13] (45)
        "On A Sea Of Fleur De Lis"
        "2 Sisters"
        "Clay Slaps Reel"
  8: "Almanac Trail," Rik Palieri And George Mann [Almanac Trail, 7/13] (44)
        "I'm Going Down That Road Feeling Bad"
        "Pete On Woody And Union Maid"
        "Union Maid"
  9: "The Good Book," Roy Book Binder [Peg Leg, 5/13] (43)
        "Crazy About You"
        "The Good Book"
        "Full Go Around"
 10: "My Favorite Picture Of You," Guy Clark [Dualtone, 7/13] (42)
        "My Favorite Picture Of You"
        "Rain In Durango"
        "Hell Bent On A Heartache"
 11: "New Frontier," Missy Raines And The New Hip [Compass, new] (41)
        "Blackest Crow"
        "Long Way Back Home"
        "I Learn"
        "What's The Callin' For?"
 11: "Paper Nickels," Corin Raymond And The Sundowners [Local Rascal, new] (41)
        "Ol' Fort Mac"
        "If I Were You Instead Of Me"
        "Lord Loves A Wino"
 13: "Hand On The Plow," The Tillers [Muddy Roots, 7/13] (40)
        "Road Neverending"
        "Old Westside"
        "Long Summer Day"
 13: "One More Time Around," Scott Cook [Groove Revival, new] (40)
        "Pass It Along"
        "When We're Back Around"
        "Among The Trees"
 15: "Hayseed," Susan Werner [30 Tigers, 6/13] (38)
        "Back To The Land"
        "City Kids"
        "Something To Be Said"
 16: "Sweetheart Of The Sun," The Greencards [Darling Street, new] (34)
        "Forever Mine"
        "Once And Gone"
        "Paddle The Torrens"
 17: "Drifters And Dreamers," Naming The Twins [Duet Right, 6/13] (33)
        "Gullwind"
        "Huckleberry Finn"
        "Skippers And Mates"
 17: "Gravity Pulls," Hounds Of Finn [New Folk, 6/13] (33)
        "Wild Mountain Thyme"
        "Where It Burns"
 17: "Walking Song," Ron Block [Rounder, 7/13] (33)
        "Let There Be Beauty"
        "Summer's Lullaby"
        "Nickel Tree Line"
 20: "A Good Place To Be," Mustard's Retreat [Yellow Room, new] (32)
        "Going Back To School"
        "A Good Place To Be"
        "Wind Chimes And Trains"
 20: "Rag And Bone," 3 Penny Acre [Second String, 7/13] (32)
        "Slim Was A Teamster"
        "Rag And Bone"
 20: "Vancouver," Deborah Holland [RageOn, 6/13] (32)
        "I Wanna Be A Canadian"
        "Norwegian Wood"
        "Vancouver"
 23: "Still Fighting The War," Slaid Cleaves [Music Road, 6/13] (31)
        "Still Fighting The War"
        "Texas Love Song"
        "God's Own Yodeler"
 24: "Unknown Blessings," Jaime Michaels [Frumdahart, new] (29)
        "Alice Dances"
        "Andale"
        "Good Luck John"
 25: "Flourish," Katie McNally [Self, 1/13] (28)
        "In And Out / Dud's Jig"
        "Sepal Petal And Thorn / The Golden Poppy"
        "Waulking Of The Fauld / Lillian's"
 25: "Fossils," Aoife O'Donovan [Yep Roc, 6/13] (28)
        "Fire Engine"
        "Beekeeper"
        "Lay My Burden Down"
 25: "Love Calling," Darden Smith [Compass, 7/13] (28)
        "Angel Flight"
        "Love Calling"
        "Mine Till Morning"
 28: "Kitchen, Love," Putnam Smith [Itchy Sabot, 6/13] (27)
        "Succotash"
        "Emily Dickinson"
 28: "A Million Stars," Ashleigh Flynn [Home Perm, 4/13] (27)
        "Dirty Hands And Dirty Feet"
        "A Million Stars"
 30: "Cluck Ol' Hen," Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby [Skaggs Family, new] (26)
        "Sally Jo"
        "Gulf Of Mexico Fishing Boat Blues"
 30: "Memory Wall," Buddy Mondlock [Sparking Gap, 5/13] (26)
        "What Do I Know"
        "Holes You Leave"
 30: "So Say We All," David Francey [Red House, 5/13] (26)
        "Ordinary Man"
        "Cheap Motel"
        "Long Long Road"
 30: "Superhero," Lauren Lapointe [Self, 4/13] (26)
        "Ghost Of Elvis"
        "When The Wind Blows"
 34: "Elements," Paul McKenna Band [Greentrax, 6/13] (25)
        "Mother Nature"
        "Flying Through Flanders"
        "Mickey Dam"
 34: "Oldies And Old Time," Ivan Rosenberg [Vole-O-Tone, 6/13] (25)
        "Willow Tree"
        "Red Rocking Chair"
 34: "Ring Them Bells," The Copper Ponies [Hudson Harding, 6/13] (25)
        "Why Worry"
        "If I Go"
        "Last Train"
        "Ring Them Bells"
 37: "Isle Of Hope," Jefferson Ross [Deep Fried, 6/13] (24)
        "Take The Picture"
        "2 Horses"
 38: "This Side Of Jordan," Mandolin Orange [Yep Roc, new] (23)
        "There Was A Time"
        "House Of Stone"
        "Turtle Dove And The Crow"
 39: "American Kid," Patty Griffin [New West, 5/13] (22)
        "Highway Song"
        "Ohio"
 40: "Banjoland," Tom Neal [Patuxent, 6/13] (21)
        "Got Enough Love To Hold You On"
        "Banjoland"
 40: "Broken Film," Disappear Fear [Self, new] (21)
        "Banker"
        "Perfect Shade"
 40: "Le Forgeron," Ganey Arsement [Salty Bayou, new] (21)
        "Le Forgeron"
        "John Dale's Zydeco"
 40: "Love Has Come For You," Steve Martin And Edie Brickell [Rounder, 4/13] (21)
        "Sun's Gonna Shine"
        "Remember Me This Way"
 40: "New Primitive," Adam Steffey [Organic, 6/13] (21)
        "Rock The Cradle Joe"
        "Garfield's Blackberry Blossom"
 40: "These Wilder Things," Ruth Moody [Red House, 5/13] (21)
        "Dancing In The Dark"
        "One Light Shining"
        "Pockets"
 46: "Bright Like Gold," April Verch [Slab Town, 4/13] (20)
        "Broken"
 46: "High Moon Order," Betse Ellis [Free Dirt, 6/13] (20)
        "Queen Of The Earth And Child Of The Skies"
 46: "This World Oft Can Be," Della Mae [Rounder, 5/13] (20)
        "Letter From Down The Road / And Other Things"
        "Some Roads Lead On"
 49: "Ghost Of Your Charms," New Country Rehab [Kelp, 3/13] (19)
        "Home To You"
        "Image Of Me"
 49: "The Great Unknown," Jim Patton And Sherry Brokus [Berkalin, 7/13] (19)
        "I'm Alright Now"
        "Glen Oak Blues"
 49: "Roll Me, Tumble Me," Deadly Gentlemen [Rounder, 6/13] (19)
        "I Fall Back"
        "Bored Of The Raging"
 49: "When We Fall," Rebecca Frazier [Compass, 5/13] (19)
        "40 Blues"
        "Better Than Staying"
 49: "Woody Guthrie At 100! Live At The Kennedy Center," Various Artists [Legacy, 6/13] (19)
        "Deportee," Ani Difranco
        "Hard Travelin," Jimmy Lafave
 54: "Gone Away Backward," Robbie Fulks [Bloodshot, new] (18)
        "I'll Trade You Money For Wine"
        "Long As I Ride"
 54: "The Heart's Swift Foot," Red Tail Ring [Earthwork, 4/13] (18)
        "Ohio Turnpike"
        "Body Like A Bell"
 54: "The Old School," Peter Rowan [Compass, 4/13] (18)
        "O Freedom"
 54: "Say Grace," Sam Baker [Self, new] (18)
        "Road Crew"
 54: "Sugar Shack," The Boxcar Lilies [boxcarlillies.com, 5/13] (18)
        "Lightnin"
        "That Lonesome Road"
 59: "Dear Sister," Claire Lynch [Compass, 5/13] (17)
        "I'll Be Alright Tomorrow"
        "Buttermilk Road/The Arbours"
 59: "Goodnight Moonshine," Molly Venter And Eben Pariser [myspace.com/mollyventer, 2/13] (17)
        "Walking After Midnight"
        "Dark Side Of The Rainbow"
 59: "Land On Shore," Ari And Mia [ariandmiamusic.com, 5/13] (17)
        "Dirty Bog"
        "Starry Crown"
 59: "Some Part Of The Truth," Brother Sun [brothersunmusic.com, 2/13] (17)
        "House That Jack Built"
        "Lady Of The Harbor"
 63: "Bakersfield," Vince Gill & Paul Franklin [MCA, new] (16)
        "Foolin' Around"
        "Bottle Let Me Down"
 63: "Fine Times At Fletcher's House," Fletcher Bright And Bill Evans [Native And Fine, 6/13] (16)
        "Northern White Clouds"
 63: "The Stray Birds," The Stray Birds [thestraybirds.com, 9/12] (16)
        "Heavy Hands"
        "Dream In Blue"
 63: "To All The Girls," Willie Nelson [Legacy, new] (16)
        "Grandma's Hands"
        "From Here To The Moon And Back"
 63: "Yes Please," The Bills [Red House, 8/12] (16)
        "Plant Song"
        "Not The End"
 68: "Banjo Babes," Various Artists [Wepecket Island, 10/12] (15)
        "High On A Mountain," Dale Robin Goodman
 68: "Brothers Of The Highway," Dailey And Vincent [Rounder, 5/13] (15)
        "Hills Of Caroline"
        "Won't It Be Wonderful There"
 68: "A Hui Hou," Hula Honeys [Community, new] (15)
        "Girl In The Coconut Hat"
        "Nani Wai'ale'ale"
 68: "Mystery Drug," I See Hawks In L.A. [Western Seeds, new] (15)
        "We Could All Be In Laughlin Tonight"
        "Oklahoma's Going Dry"
 68: "They Called It Music," The Gibson Brothers [Compass, 3/13] (15)
        "I Will Always Cross Your Mind"
        "They Called It Music"
 68: "Travel In The Shadows," Noctambule [Self, 4/13] (15)
        "Captain Chalupa"
 68: "Wide Awake," Joy Kills Sorrow [Signature, 6/13] (15)
        "Was It You"
        "Working For The Devil"


TOP SONGS OF AUGUST 2013
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12606 airplays from 132 different DJs

1. "We Used To Be Birds" (14)
        by Jonathan Byrd & Chris Kokesh
        from "The Barn Birds"
2. "One Night At A Time" (13)
        by Jonathan Byrd & Chris Kokesh
        from "The Barn Birds"
2. "Pass It Along" (13)
        by Scott Cook
        from "One More Time Around"
4. "Beauty Of Alaska" (12)
        by Si Kahn
        from "Bristol Bay"
4. "Grandma's Hands" (12)
        by Willie Nelson
        from "To All The Girls"
4. "Road Neverending" (12)
        by The Tillers
        from "Hand On The Plow"
7. "On A Sea Of Fleur De Lis" (11)
        by Burning Bridget Cleary
        from "Pressed For Time"
7. "Wild Mountain Thyme" (11)
        by Hounds Of Finn
        from "Gravity Pulls"
9. "Bittersweet" (10)
        by Alice Gerrard
        from "Bittersweet"
9. "A Good Place To Be" (10)
        by Mustard's Retreat
        from "A Good Place To Be"
9. "Old Westside" (10)
        by The Tillers
        from "Hand On The Plow"
9. "Portland Town" (10)
        by Cara Luft
        from "Darlingford"
13. "Dirty Hands And Dirty Feet" (9)
        by Ashleigh Flynn
        from "A Million Stars"
13. "My Favorite Picture Of You" (9)
        by Guy Clark
        from "My Favorite Picture Of You"
13. "Ol' Fort Mac" (9)
        by Corin Raymond And The Sundowners
        from "Paper Nickels"
13. "Ploughboy And The Cockney" (9)
        by Cara Luft
        from "Darlingford"
17. "From Here To The Moon And Back" (8)
        by Willie Nelson
        from "To All The Girls"
17. "Going Back To School" (8)
        by Mustard's Retreat
        from "A Good Place To Be"
17. "Idaho" (8)
        by Cara Luft
        from "Darlingford"
17. "Still Fighting The War" (8)
        by Slaid Cleaves
        from "Still Fighting The War"
17. "Sweet South Anna River" (8)
        by Alice Gerrard
        from "Bittersweet"
17. "Why Worry" (8)
        by The Copper Ponies
        from "Ring Them Bells"
23. "Angel Flight" (7)
        by Darden Smith
        from "Love Calling"
23. "Back To The Land" (7)
        by Susan Werner
        from "Hayseed"
23. "Blackest Crow" (7)
        by Missy Raines And The New Hip
        from "New Frontier"
23. "Crazy About You" (7)
        by Roy Book Binder
        from "The Good Book"
23. "Dead Man's Sand" (7)
        by Si Kahn
        from "Bristol Bay"
23. "Foolin' Around" (7)
        by Vince Gill & Paul Franklin
        from "Bakersfield"
23. "Get Together" (7)
        by Tom Rush
        from "Tom Rush Celebrates 50 Years Of Music"
23. "Ghost Of Elvis" (7)
        by Lauren Lapointe
        from "Superhero"
23. "The Good Book" (7)
        by Roy Book Binder
        from "The Good Book"
23. "Huckleberry Finn" (7)
        by Naming The Twins
        from "Drifters And Dreamers"
23. "I Wanna Be A Canadian" (7)
        by Deborah Holland
        from "Vancouver"
23. "I'm Going Down That Road Feeling Bad" (7)
        by Rik Palieri And George Mann
        from "Almanac Trail"
23. "In And Out / Dud's Jig" (7)
        by Katie McNally
        from "Flourish"
23. "Long Way Back Home" (7)
        by Missy Raines And The New Hip
        from "New Frontier"
23. "Only A Pawn In Their Game" (7)
        by Bob Dylan
        from "Freedom Is A Constant Struggle"
23. "Only Love Can Save Me" (7)
        by Cara Luft
        from "Darlingford"
23. "Rain In Durango" (7)
        by Guy Clark
        from "My Favorite Picture Of You"
23. "Sally Jo" (7)
        by Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby
        from "Cluck Ol' Hen"
23. "Skippers And Mates" (7)
        by Naming The Twins
        from "Drifters And Dreamers"
23. "Slim Was A Teamster" (7)
        by 3 Penny Acre
        from "Rag And Bone"
23. "Urge For Going" (7)
        by Tom Rush
        from "Tom Rush Celebrates 50 Years Of Music"
23. "Waulking Of The Fauld / Lillian's" (7)
        by Katie McNally
        from "Flourish"
23. "What Do I Know" (7)
        by Buddy Mondlock
        from "Memory Wall"


TOP ARTISTS OF AUGUST 2013
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12606 airplays from 132 different DJs

1. Si Kahn
2. Alice Gerrard
3. Jonathan Byrd And Chris Kokesh
4. Cara Luft
5. Guy Clark
6. Tom Rush
7. Burning Bridget Cleary
8. Pete Seeger
8. Susan Werner
10. Roy Book Binder
11. The Tillers
12. Bob Dylan
12. Corin Raymond And The Sundowners
12. Rik Palieri And George Mann
15. Missy Raines And The New Hip
15. Scott Cook
17. Slaid Cleaves
18. Mustard's Retreat
19. 3 Penny Acre
19. David Francey
21. Ricky Skaggs
22. The Greencards
22. Naming The Twins
22. Ron Block
25. Hounds Of Finn
26. Deborah Holland
27. J. J. Cale
27. Willie Nelson
29. Jaime Michaels
30. Aoife O'Donovan
30. Darden Smith
30. John Prine
30. Katie McNally
30. Paul McKenna Band
35. Buddy Mondlock
35. Ivan Rosenberg
35. Putnam Smith
38. Ashleigh Flynn
38. Lauren Lapointe
38. Patty Griffin


TOP LABELS OF AUGUST 2013
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12606 airplays from 132 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Compass
3. Red House
4. Appleseed
5. Columbia
6. Sugar Hill
7. Waterbug
8. Signature
9. Smithsonian/Folkways
10. Strictly Country
11. Rebel
12. Borealis
13. Blue Case Tunes
13. Legacy
13. Warner
16. Dualtone
17. New West
18. RCA
18. Yep Roc
20. Greentrax
21. Green Linnet
21. Peg Leg
21. Vanguard
24. Spruce And Maple
25. Mountain Fever
25. Nonesuch
27. Rhino
28. Groove Revival
28. Music Road
30. New Folk
30. Sleeve Dog
30. Sony
33. MCA
33. Topic
35. Patuxent
36. Skaggs Family
37. Flying Fish
37. Rural Rhythm
37. Yellow Room
40. Muddy Roots


FOLK DJs - AUGUST 2013
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12606 airplays from 132 different DJs

Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Allison Brown (CJAM-FM, ON)
Annie Keville (WVBR-FM, NY)
Ari Goldberg (WZMB-FM, NC)
Art Menius (WMMT-FM, KY)
Arthur Berman (CiTR-FM, BC)
Arthur Dean (WCNI-FM, CT)
Artie Martello (WIOX-FM, NY)
Bill Hahn (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Bill Revill (WESU-FM, CT)
Bill Stuart (WFIT-FM, FL)
Bill Wagman (KDVS-FM, CA)
Bob McWilliams (KANU-FM & KPR, KS)
Bob Weiser (WBRS-FM & WOMR-FM, MA)
Brad Edmondson (WVBR-FM, NY)
Brenda & Roman Tacik (CJTR-FM, SK)
Bruce Cameron (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Bud Johnson (syndicated, AK)
Charlie Backfish (WUSB-FM, NY)
Chris Kocher (WHRW-FM, NY)
Chrisana McGill (WSPN-FM, NY)
Cindy Funk (WYSO-FM, OH)
Colin Fielding (3INR-FM, Australia)
Craig Huegel (WMNF-FM, FL)
Dan Alloway (KTEP-FM, TX)
David Buskin (WPKN-FM, CT)
David John (KTRU-FM, TX)
David Sears (WBGU-FM, OH)
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)
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)
Jean Geiger (KBCS-FM, WA)
Jeff Robson (CJUM-FM, MB)
Jenni Peal (KNON-FM, TX)
Jenny Flux (2AIR-FM, Australia)
Jeremy Butler (WUAL-FM & APR, AL)
Jeremy Gosek (WICB-FM, NY)
Jim Blum (WKSU-FM etc, OH)
Jim Canales (WWSP-FM, WI)
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 Mazza (WNHU-FM, CT)
John Patterson (WXPI-FM, PA)
John Platt (WFUV-FM, NY)
John Trout (WYEP-FM, PA)
Johnny Bazzano (KRCB-FM, CA)
Jon 'Chip' Colcord (WSCS-FM, NH)
Jon Kiger (WRFG-FM, GA)
Jon Stein (WTBQ-AM, NY)
Juliet Youngren (WEFT-FM, IL)
Jürgen Kramer (ZuSa, Germany)
Karen Impola (KUNI-FM, IA)
Karen Rakos (KEUL-FM, AK)
Ken Batista (WYEP-FM, PA)
Ken Yavit (KBAC-FM, NM)
Kevin Elliott (WEFT-FM, IL)
Kevin Vance (KALW-FM, CA)
Larry Hillberg (KVMR-FM, CA)
Laurel Paulson-Pierce (KRBS-FM, CA)
Laurie DesJardins (KVMR-FM, CA)
Len Holton (KUAR-FM, AR)
Leonard Epstein (KRFC-FM, CO)
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)
Mary Sue Twohy (SiriusXM & syndicated)
Menachem Vinegrad (Upper Galilee-FM, Israel)
Michael Alzo (WSLU-FM, NY)
Michael Benson (WPKN-FM & WESU-FM, CT)
Michael Stock (WLRN-FM, FL)
Mike Regenstreif (CKCU-FM, ON)
Mitch Park (Kidnappers, New Zealand)
Naomi Soule and Terry Moses (KCLC-FM, MO)
Nick Barr (WAMC-FM, NY)
Norm Mast (WVPE-FM, IN)
Norman Whitman (WYSO-FM, OH)
Paul Hartman (WTMD-FM, MD)
Paul Stamler (KDHX-FM, MO)
Peter Fraissinet (WVBR-FM, NY)
Peter Kernast and John Bates (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Ray Baumler (WRUR-FM, NY)
Rich Warren (WFMT-FM & syndicated, IL)
Richard Howard (KZMU-FM, UT)
Rik James (KGLT-FM, MT)
Robert Resnik (VPR, VT)
Robin Pressman (KRCB-FM, CA)
Ron Olesko (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Rosemarie Nielsen (WAMU-FM & syndicated, VA)
Roz Larman (KPFK-FM & syndicated, CA)
Sharon Downes (2MAX-FM, Australia)
Sonny Ochs (WIOX-FM, NY)
Steve Brockway (KRFC-FM, CO)
Steve Clarke (CHES-FM, ON)
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)
Thomas Bisard (WNMC-FM, MI)
Todd Tyson (The Point-FM, VT)
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.

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