Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of August 2014 (with DJ list)

TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS OF AUGUST 2014
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13812 airplays from 137 different DJs

  1: "Dear Jean: Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie," Various Artists [Compass, new] (127)
        "Black Waters," Bryn Davies
        "L&N Don't Stop Here Anymore," Robin And Linda Williams
        "Jackaro," Archie Fisher
        "Let The Sun Shine Down On Me," Kim And Reggie Harris
  2: "Laurie & Kathy Sing The Songs Of Vern And Ray," Laurie Lewis And Kathy Kallick [Spruce And Maple, new] (82)
        "Cabin On A Mountain"
        "Little Birdie"
        "My Clinch Mountain Home"
        "Blue Grass Style"
  3: "Halls Of My Heart," Jim Photoglo [Grifftone, 7/14] (68)
        "Try Me Tomorrow"
        "Brothers Medley"
        "Halls Of My Heart"
        "My Father's Son"
  4: "Still On The Levee," Chris Smither [Signature, 7/14] (59)
        "Leave The Light On"
        "Hold On"
        "Train Home"
        "Love You Like A Man"
  5: "Make It Better," Jeremy Lyons [deltabilly.com, new] (56)
        "I Don't Mind The Rain"
        "Make It Better"
        "Not Drag Me Down"
        "When I'm Feeling Better"
  6: "The Flower Of Muscle Shoals," Cahalen Morrison And Country Hammer [Free Dirt, new] (50)
        "The Flower Of Muscle Shoals"
        "Hobbled And Grazing"
        "San Luis"
  7: "Echolocation," Carolyn Currie [North C, 6/14] (44)
        "Sleepwalking Home"
        "Old Song"
        "Echolocation"
  8: "The Nocturne Diaries," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, 3/14] (41)
        "Eliza Jane"
        "Touchstone"
        "American Boy"
  9: "Chasing Beauty," Ellis Paul [Black Wolf, new] (38)
        "Never Want To Lose You"
        "Kick Out The Lights"
        "Drive In Movie"
  9: "Never Let Me Cross Your Mind," Locust Honey String Band [Hearth, 7/14] (38)
        "Columbus Stockade Blues"
        "Henry Lee"
        "I've Forgotten More Than You'll Ever Know About Him"
  9: "You Got This," Haas Kowert Tice [haaskowerttice.com, 7/14] (38)
        "Down The Hatch"
        "Leadfoot"
        "Better Off"
 12: "Remedy," Old Crow Medicine Show [ATO, 7/14] (36)
        "Sweet Amarillo"
        "Doc's Day"
        "O Cumberland River"
 13: "Beyond the Blue," The Duhks [Compass, 5/14] (34)
        "Beyond The Blue"
        "Suffer No Fools"
        "Black Mountain Lullaby"
 14: "The Red Album," Red Molly [redmolly.com, 4/14] (33)
        "Sing To Me"
        "1952 Vincent Black Lightning"
 15: "River Of Sand," Lynne Hanson [Continental, new] (31)
        "This Too Shall Pass"
        "Waiting By The Water"
        "Color My Summers Blue"
 16: "The Patuxent Banjo Project," Various Artists [Patuxent, new] (30)
        "Cedar City Blues," Eddie Adcock
        "Ghost On Hippie Hill," Victor Furtado
 17: "Driftin' River," John Malcolm Penn [Blue Night, 6/14] (28)
        "Bessie Brady"
        "Old Glory"
 18: "For Pete's Sake: A Tribute to Pete Seeger," Various Artists [Wepecket Island, 7/14] (27)
        "Down By The Riverside," Jim McGrath
        "If I Had A Hammer," Dawn Kenney Band
 18: "Georgia I'm Here," Joe Crookston [Milagrito, 4/14] (27)
        "Big Sky"
        "Pretty Saro"
        "Riding The Train"
 20: "Current Affairs," Runa [runamusic.com, 6/14] (26)
        "Banks Are Made Of Marble"
        "Land Of Sunshine Set"
 20: "Lonesome And Then Some," Larry Sparks [Rebel, new] (26)
        "Loving You Too Well"
        "Going Up Home To Live In Green Pastures"
        "Will You Be Satisfied That Way"
 20: "On Down The Line," Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper [Compass, 7/14] (26)
        "Fiddlin' Joe"
        "Sunny Side Of Town"
        "Too Late For Goodbyes"
 20: "Warmer Season," Britt Connors & Bourbon Renewal [Y'all-Ternative, new] (26)
        "No Man's Land"
        "Turtle Song"
 24: "Turn This Heart Around," Missy Werner [missywerner.com, 7/14] (25)
        "I Just Got Wise"
        "I Always Do"
        "Rough Edges"
 24: "When The Deal Goes Down," David Olney [Deadbeet, 7/14] (25)
        "When The Deal Goes Down"
        "Soldier Of Misfortune"
 26: "For Keeps," Carrie Elkin And Danny Schmidt [Red House, 5/14] (24)
        "Longing Moves The Ocean"
        "2 White Clouds"
        "If I Need To Know"
 26: "Sixty," John Cowan [Compass, 8/14] (24)
        "Rising From The Ashes"
        "Why Are You Crying"
 28: "I'm A Song," Jim Lauderdale [Sky Crunch, new] (23)
        "I Lost You"
        "I'm A Song"
 29: "Everything Changes," Peggy Seeger [Signet, new] (22)
        "Do You Believe In Me?"
        "Everything Changes"
 29: "Loving a Fool," Tumbling Bones [tumblingbones.com, 3/14] (22)
        "Red, Red Rose"
        "I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby"
 29: "The Road That Brings You Home," Jim And Lynna Woolsey [Broken Record, 3/14] (22)
        "Wheel In His Hand"
        "I'm The Best You'll Ever Do"
        "Gypsies In A Wagon"
 32: "Cold Spell," Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen [Compass, 8/14] (21)
        "Country Song"
        "Better"
 32: "Sweet Mama, Sweet Daddy, Come In," Bumper Jacksons [Self, 5/14] (21)
        "Bacon Adoration"
 32: "Terms Of My Surrender," John Hiatt [New West, 7/14] (21)
        "Marlene"
        "Nothin' I Love"
 32: "World Of Strangers," Zoe Muth [Signature, 5/14] (21)
        "Mama Needs A Margarita"
        "Too Shiny"
 36: "Everything's Beautiful Now," Christine Albert [Moon House, new] (20)
        "Keep Me In Your Heart"
        "Old New Mexico"
 36: "I Can't Remember My Dreams," Leslie Evers [Cumulus, 6/14] (20)
        "Little Bit Harder"
        "I Can't Remember My Dreams"
 38: "North Star," Kyle Carey [Americelta, new] (19)
        "June Day"
        "Casey Jones Whistle Blow"
 38: "Poor Man's Diamonds," John Flynn [Flying Stone, 5/14] (19)
        "Like Woody Done"
        "Some Old Highway Song"
 38: "When Lightning Strikes," Lynne Taylor [Self, 10/13] (19)
        "Butterfly"
 41: "Lighthouse," Lighthouse [Moody Maraccas, 1969] (18)
        "No U Turn"
        "Queen Of Hearts"
 41: "Look Again to the Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited," Various Artists [Sony, new] (18)
        "Custer," Steve Earle
        "Apache Tears," Emmylou Harris And The Milk Carton Kids
        "As Long As The Grass Shall Grow," Gillian Welch And Dave Rawlings
 41: "Milltowns," Mark Erelli [Hillbilly Pilgrim, new] (18)
        "Birches"
        "Handsome Molly"
 41: "The More I Wonder," Craig Bickhardt [Stone Barn, 4/14] (18)
        "Giant Steps"
 41: "Paradise Outlaw," Pieta Brown [Red House, new] (18)
        "Before Gas And Tv"
        "Flowers Of Love"
 41: "The Turning Point," Tim Grimm [Cavalier, 9/13] (18)
        "King Of The Folksingers"
        "Blame It On The Dog"
 47: "Common Ground: The Songs of Big Bill Broonzy," Dave Alvin And Phil Alvin [Yep Roc, 6/14] (17)
        "All By Myself"
        "Key To The Highway"
 47: "Later That Night," Rod MacDonald [Blue Flute, 5/14] (17)
        "Last American Worker"
        "We're All One"
 47: "Moments Of Grace," Andrew Corbett [Acmuse, 7/14] (17)
        "Bright Blue Ball"
 47: "Swimmin' Time," Shovels And Rope [Dualtone, 8/14] (17)
        "Bridge On Fire"
 47: "Til The Morning: Lullabies and Songs of Comfort," Edie Carey And Sarah Sample [Groundloop, 6/14] (17)
        "California Stars"
 47: "Trouble," The Howlin' Brothers [Readymade, 5/14] (17)
        "Boogie"
        "Pack Up Joe"
 53: "Bright Side Of Down," John Gorka [Red House, 3/14] (16)
        "Bright Side Of Down"
        "Procrastination Blues"
 53: "Elsebound," True North [truenorthbluegrass.com, 4/14] (16)
        "Northbound 35"
 53: "Long Time... Seldom Scene," Seldom Scene [Smithsonian/Folkways, 4/14] (16)
        "Big Train"
 53: "No Fools, No Fun," Puss N Boots [Blue Note, new] (16)
        "Leaving London"
        "Don't Know What It Means"
 53: "Picnic In The Sky," Jeni And Billy [Waystation, 5/14] (16)
        "Robin And The Banjo"
 53: "Second Nature," Adler & Hearne [Spring Hollow, new] (16)
        "Piney Woods Breeze"
        "Salty Town"
 53: "Under My Hat," Lenny Solomon [Not Life Threatening, new] (16)
        "Fracking Song"
        "Morning Song"
 60: "Five," Balsam Range [Mountain Home, 6/14] (15)
        "Songs I've Sung"
        "Monday Blues"
 60: "Fifty Shades Of Red," Linda McRae [Borealis, 6/14] (15)
        "Be Your Own Light"
 60: "Best Kept Secret," Cris Cuddy [Self, 5/14] (15)
        "Ibma Blues"
        "Ask The Flask"
 60: "Carter Girl," Carlene Carter [Rounder, 4/14] (15)
        "Gold Watch And Chain"
 60: "Faith, Good Neighbors And A Telephone," Sweet Potatoes [Sister Trudy's, 3/14] (15)
        "Big Yellow Dog"
 60: "A Permeable Life," Carrie Newcomer [Available Light, 4/14] (15)
        "Work Of Our Hands"
        "Writing You A Letter"
 60: "Standing Tall And Tough," Crowe, Lawson & Williams [Crossroads, new] (15)
        "Those Gone And Left Me Blues"
        "Once A Day"
 60: "Whispered Words," Folkapotamus [Phatcat, new] (15)
        "Wish I'd Never"
        "Badlands"
 68: "Ancient Dreams," Red June [Organic, 4/14] (14)
        "I Saw You In August"
 68: "A Dotted Line," Nickel Creek [Nonesuch, 4/14] (14)
        "Elephant In The Corn"
        "Destination"
 68: "Hamburger Sandwich," Bob Wright And Bill Doerge [Self, new] (14)
        "Livin' Will Kill You"
 68: "One Song Romance," Michael Barnett [Compass, new] (14)
        "Change Her Mind"
 68: "Race To The Bottom," Paddy Mills [Ormal Nye, 2/14] (14)
        "Fox In The Barnyard"
        "Race To The Bottom"
 68: "Stardust," Bronwynne Brent [bronwynnebrent.com, 5/14] (14)
        "Devil Again"
        "Don't Tell Your Secrets To The Wind"
 68: "Troubadour Tales," Kenny Butterill [No Bull, new] (14)
        "Good Thing That Couldn't Happen Here"
        "Gaia Blues"
 68: "White Wave Chapel," I Draw Slow [Pinecastle, 7/14] (14)
        "Souvenirs"


TOP SONGS OF AUGUST 2014
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13812 airplays from 137 different DJs

1. "Try Me Tomorrow" (24)
        by Jim Photoglo
        from "Halls Of My Heart"
2. "I Don't Mind The Rain" (18)
        by Jeremy Lyons
        from "Make It Better"
3. "Black Waters" (15)
        by Bryn Davies
        from "Dear Jean: Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie"
4. "L&N Don't Stop Here Anymore" (14)
        by Robin And Linda Williams
        from "Dear Jean: Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie"
5. "Down The Hatch" (12)
        by Haas Kowert Tice
        from "You Got This"
5. "Little Birdie" (12)
        by Laurie Lewis And Kathy Kallick
        from "Laurie & Kathy Sing The Songs Of Vern And Ray"
7. "Cabin On A Mountain" (10)
        by Laurie Lewis And Kathy Kallick
        from "Laurie & Kathy Sing The Songs Of Vern And Ray"
7. "The Flower Of Muscle Shoals" (10)
        by Cahalen Morrison And Country Hammer
        from "The Flower Of Muscle Shoals"
7. "Leave The Light On" (10)
        by Chris Smither
        from "Still On The Levee"
10. "Brothers Medley" (9)
        by Jim Photoglo
        from "Halls Of My Heart"
10. "Eliza Jane" (9)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "The Nocturne Diaries"
10. "Leadfoot" (9)
        by Haas Kowert Tice
        from "You Got This"
10. "Sleepwalking Home" (9)
        by Carolyn Currie
        from "Echolocation"
10. "Sweet Amarillo" (9)
        by Old Crow Medicine Show
        from "Remedy"
15. "Beyond The Blue" (8)
        by The Duhks
        from "Beyond the Blue"
15. "Jackaro" (8)
        by Archie Fisher
        from "Dear Jean: Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie"
15. "Oh! Susanna" (8)
        by Laurie Lewis And Kathy Kallick
        from "Laurie & Kathy Sing The Songs Of Vern And Ray"
15. "This Too Shall Pass" (8)
        by Lynne Hanson
        from "River Of Sand"
15. "Train Home" (8)
        by Chris Smither
        from "Still On The Levee"
20. "Fiddlin' Joe" (7)
        by Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
        from "On Down The Line"
20. "Halls Of My Heart" (7)
        by Jim Photoglo
        from "Halls Of My Heart"
20. "Hold On" (7)
        by Chris Smither
        from "Still On The Levee"
20. "I Saw You In August" (7)
        by Red June
        from "Ancient Dreams"
20. "King Of The Folksingers" (7)
        by Tim Grimm
        from "The Turning Point"
20. "Let The Sun Shine Down On Me" (7)
        by Kim And Reggie Harris
        from "Dear Jean: Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie"
20. "Like Woody Done" (7)
        by John Flynn
        from "Poor Man's Diamonds"
20. "Love You Like A Man" (7)
        by Chris Smither
        from "Still On The Levee"
20. "Make It Better" (7)
        by Jeremy Lyons
        from "Make It Better"
20. "Montana Cowboy" (7)
        by Laurie Lewis And Kathy Kallick
        from "Laurie & Kathy Sing The Songs Of Vern And Ray"
20. "My Clinch Mountain Home" (7)
        by Laurie Lewis And Kathy Kallick
        from "Laurie & Kathy Sing The Songs Of Vern And Ray"
20. "No Love Today" (7)
        by Chris Smither
        from "Still On The Levee"
20. "Not Drag Me Down" (7)
        by Jeremy Lyons
        from "Make It Better"
20. "Old Song" (7)
        by Carolyn Currie
        from "Echolocation"
20. "Pretty Saro" (7)
        by Robbie O'Connell
        from "Dear Jean: Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie"
20. "Robin And The Banjo" (7)
        by Jeni And Billy
        from "Picnic In The Sky"
20. "Wheel In His Hand" (7)
        by Jim And Lynna Woolsey
        from "The Road That Brings You Home"
20. "When I'm Feeling Better" (7)
        by Jeremy Lyons
        from "Make It Better"


TOP ARTISTS OF AUGUST 2014
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13812 airplays from 137 different DJs

1. Laurie Lewis And Kathy Kallick
2. Chris Smither
3. Eliza Gilkyson
4. Jim Photoglo
5. Cahalen Morrison And Country Hammer
6. Bob Dylan
7. Jeremy Lyons
8. Carolyn Currie
9. Pete Seeger
10. Ellis Paul
10. Jean Redpath
10. Red Molly
13. Haas Kowert Tice
13. Locust Honey String Band
15. The Duhks
15. Old Crow Medicine Show
17. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
18. Lynne Hanson
19. Joe Crookston
19. Peggy Seeger
21. Michael Cleveland
22. John Malcolm Penn
22. Larry Sparks
22. Rod MacDonald
25. Jim Lauderdale
25. Robin And Linda Williams
25. Runa
25. Tim Grimm
29. David Olney
29. John Hiatt
31. Kim And Reggie Harris
32. Frank Solivan
32. John McCutcheon
32. Seldom Scene
35. Bumper Jacksons
35. John Gorka
35. Missy Werner
38. Alison Krauss
38. Carrie Elkin And Danny Schmidt
38. John Cowan
38. Willie Nelson


TOP LABELS OF AUGUST 2014
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13812 airplays from 137 different DJs

1. Compass
2. Rounder
3. Red House
4. Signature
5. Sugar Hill
6. Smithsonian/Folkways
7. Spruce And Maple
8. Rebel
9. Columbia
10. Appleseed
11. Borealis
12. Capitol
13. New West
14. Free Dirt
15. Flying Fish
16. Warner
17. Nonesuch
18. Greentrax
18. Grifftone
20. Vanguard
21. Folk-Legacy
22. ATO
22. Bear Family
24. Rhino
24. Sony
26. Yep Roc
27. Mountain Home
28. Pinecastle
28. Waterbug
30. Patuxent
30. Wepecket Island
32. North C
33. Shanachie
34. Philo
35. Dualtone
35. RCA
37. Blue Night
38. Alligator
38. Arc
38. Milagrito
38. Mountain Fever


FOLK DJs - AUGUST 2014
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13812 airplays from 137 different DJs

Abby Parks (WLJS-FM, AL)
Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Allison Brock (CKUA-FM, AB)
Allison Brown (CJAM-FM, ON)
Amy & Travis Luncan (WYSO-FM, OH)
Annie Keville (WVBR-FM, NY)
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)
Brad Edmondson (WVBR-FM, NY)
Brenda & Roman Tacik (CJTR-FM, SK)
Bruce Cameron (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Caragh McMaster (WTJU-FM, VA)
Carolyn VandeWiele (WFHB-FM, IN)
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)
Darla Novak (KZFR-FM, CA)
Darwin Davidson (WERU-FM, ME)
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)
Doug Dick (WVGN-FM, VI)
Ed McDonald (WVMR-FM etc, WV)
Ed Mellnik (KBOO-FM, OR)
Frank Gosar (KLCC-FM, OR)
Gary Irving (WVUD-FM, DE)
George Dayton (WTJU-FM, VA)
Gerd Stassen (EVW, Germany)
Gerry Goodfriend (CKUT-FM, QC)
Graham and Barbara Dean (WBCR-LP, MA)
Hansjoerg Malonek (ISW-FM, Germany)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
Jan Hall (CFRU-FM, ON)
Jean Geiger (KBCS-FM, WA)
Jeff Eads (WNKU-FM, KY)
Jeff Robson (CJUM-FM, MB)
Jenny Flux (2AIR-FM, Australia)
Jeremy Butler (WUAL-FM & APR, AL)
Jim Canales (WWSP-FM, WI)
Jim Dubinsky (WUVT-FM, CV)
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 Mazza (WNHU-FM, CT)
John Patterson (WXPI-FM, PA)
John Platt (WFUV-FM, NY)
Johnny Bazzano (KRCB-FM, CA)
Jon 'Chip' Colcord (WSCS-FM, NH)
Jon Kiger (WRFG-FM, GA)
Jon Stein (WTBQ-AM, NY)
Jürgen Kramer (ZuSa, Germany)
Karen Rakos (KEUL-FM, AK)
Kate McNally (NHPR, NH)
Kelly Walker (Troy Public Radio, AL)
Ken Batista (WYEP-FM, PA)
Ken Yavit (KBAC-FM, NM)
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)
Linda Fahey (WKSU & syndicated, OH)
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 Kane (WBRS-FM, MA)
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)
Pamela Smith (WPKN-FM, CT)
Paul Hartman (WTMD-FM, MD)
Paul Stamler (KDHX-FM, MO)
Peter Jones (WTJU-FM, VA)
Peter Kernast and John Bates (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Peter Thompson (KALW-FM, CA)
Ray Baumler (WRUR-FM & WITH-FM, NY)
Rich Warren (WFMT-FM & syndicated, IL)
Richard Gordon (WVUD-FM, DE)
Richard Howard (KZMU-FM, UT)
Rik James (KGLT-FM, MT)
Robert Resnik (VPR, VT)
Ron Olesko (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Roz Larman (KPFK-FM & syndicated, CA)
Sandy Goodson (WTJU-FM, VA)
Sharon Downes (2MAX-FM, Australia)
Simon Dillon (Phoenix FM, Australia)
Sonny Ochs (WIOX-FM, NY)
Steve Brockway (KRFC-FM, CO)
Steve Edge (CITR-FM, BC)
Steve Fisher (CKUA-FM, AB)
Steve Jerrett (KOPN-FM, MO)
Steve Kindig (WTJU-FM, VA)
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)
Terri Fatseas (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Terry Carpenter (WTJU-FM, VA)
Terry O'Laughlin (WORT-FM, WI)
Todd Tyson (The Point-FM, VT)
Tom Druckenmiller (WDIY-FM & syndicated, PA)
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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