TOP ALBUMS OF DECEMBER 2006

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13253 airplays from 148 different DJs

  1: "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 1: Happy Holidays," Various Artists [Hudson Harding, new] (119)
        "Peace Come Christmas Day," Erik Balkey
        "Welcome In Another Year," Zoe Mulford
        "Christmas Cards," Dave Potts
        "It's About Peace," Bernice Lewis
        "On Christmas Day," Chris Rosser
  2: "Migrations," The Duhks [Sugar Hill, 9/06] (61)
        "Ol' Cook Pot"
        "Fox And The Bee"
        "Down To The River"
        "Turtle Dove"
  3: "The Drugs I Need," Austin Lounge Lizards [Blue Corn, 10/06] (52)
        "Christmas Time For Visa"
        "Banjo Players In Heaven"
        "The Drugs I Need"
  3: "The First Christmas Gift," Robin And Linda Williams [Red House, 9/05] (52)
        "Shotgun Shells On A Christmas Tree"
        "Together All Alone"
        "On A Quiet Christmas Morn"
  5: "Wonderland: A Winter Solstice Celebration," Various Artists [Signature, 2001] (45)
        "Tree," Jim Henry
        "American Noel," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
        "River," Peter Mulvey
  6: "Better Late Than Never," Mary McCaslin [Self, new] (41)
        "Lights Of Spartanburg"
        "Oildale"
        "Standing In The Doorway"
  7: "Shaken By A Low Sound," Crooked Still [Signature, 8/06] (37)
        "Ain't No Grave"
        "Can't You Hear Me Callin"
        "Come On In My Kitchen"
  8: "Winter's Grace," Laurie Lewis And Tom Rozum [Signature, 1999] (36)
        "If We Make It Through December"
        "Messenger"
        "Hot Buttered Rum"
  9: "An Ancient Muse," Loreena McKennitt [Verve, 11/06] (34)
        "Caravanserai"
        "Gates Of Istanbul"
        "English Ladye And The Knight"
 10: "Winter Tidings," Amy White And Al Petteway [Maggie's, 11/06] (33)
        "Breakin' Up Christmas"
        "Into The Light"
        "Roving On A Winter's Night"
 11: "Leave The Light On," Chris Smither [Signature, 9/06] (32)
        "Leave The Light On"
        "Origin Of The Species"
        "Seems So Real"
 11: "O Christmas Tree," Various Artists [Rounder, 2002] (32)
        "Auld Lang Syne," Bill Keith
        "Call Collect On Christmas," James King
 13: "Feasts And Spirits," Finest Kind With John D. Huston [Fallen Angle, 2004] (30)
        "Homeless Wassail"
        "Shepherds Arise"
        "Oh Beautiful Star Of Bethlehem"
 14: "Christmas Morning," Harvey Reid And Joyce Andersen [Woodpecker, 12/05] (28)
        "First Christmas Away From Home"
        "Song Of The Magi"
 14: "Firecracker," Wailin' Jennys [Red House, 6/06] (28)
        "Devil's Paintbrush Road"
        "Firecracker"
 14: "How Like The Holly," Joel Mabus [Fossil, 1999] (28)
        "Let's Do Christmas Right"
        "How Like The Holly"
 14: "Writing In The Margins," John Gorka [Red House, 7/06] (28)
        "Writing In The Margins"
        "Satellites"
        "Chance Of Rain"
 18: "Adieu False Heart," Linda Ronstadt And Ann Savoy [Vanguard, 7/06] (26)
        "Adieu False Heart"
        "Too Old To Die Young"
 18: "Last Month Of The Year," Magpie [Sliced Bread, 2002] (26)
        "Ballad Of Chanukah"
        "Solstice Carol"
 18: "This Christmas Morning," Leslie Ritter And Scott Petito [Collective Works, 11/05] (26)
        "Give A Little Hope"
        "December Child"
 21: "Beautiful Star," Rhonda Vincent [Rounder, 10/06] (25)
        "Christmas Time At Home"
        "Christmas Time's A Comin"
 21: "Hello Love," The Be Good Tanyas [Nettwerk, 10/06] (25)
        "For The Turnstiles"
        "Ootischenia"
 21: "Long Night Moon," Catie Curtis [Compass, 8/06] (25)
        "Passing Through"
        "People Look Around"
        "Long Night Moon"
 21: "Modern Times," Bob Dylan [Columbia, 9/06] (25)
        "Levee's Gonna Break"
        "Spirit On The Water"
 21: "Things I Miss," Lynne Hanson [Self, 10/06] (25)
        "River By My Side"
        "Little Stage Fright"
 26: "Gift Of The Magi," Darryl Purpose [Self, 2002] (24)
        "Gift Of The Magi"
        "The Christians And The Pagans"
        "You Must Go Home For Christmas"
 27: "Gray Sky Girls," Gray Sky Girls [American Melody, 10/06] (23)
        "Sea Of Heartbreak"
        "You Are My Sunshine"
 27: "Merry Fishes To All," Trout Fishing In America [Self, 2004] (23)
        "Santa Brought Me Clothes"
        "I Got A Cheese Log"
 27: "The Runaway Christmas Tree," Christine Lavin And The Mistletones [Appleseed, 2003] (23)
        "Christmas / Kwanzaa / Solstice / Chanukah / Ramadan / Boxing Day Song"
 30: "Songs Of The Open Road," The Kennedys [Appleseed, 8/06] (22)
        "Galveston"
        "Happytown"
 30: "Weightless," Greg Greenway [Sheen Of Heat, 9/06] (22)
        "My Good Name"
        "Rosa Parks"
 30: "Wild Bouquet," Burns Sisters Band [Ithaca, 9/06] (22)
        "Bring Them Home"
        "Democracy"
        "Ella"
 33: "Nashville," Solomon Burke [Shout Factory, 9/06] (21)
        "Ain't Got You"
        "Valley Of Tears"
 34: "Christmas In The Mountains," Various Artists [Rebel, 2003] (20)
        "Beautiful Star Of Bethlehem," Ralph Stanley
        "Blue Christmas," Larry Sparks
 34: "Dance Like Flames," Tanglefoot [Borealis, 10/06] (20)
        "Dance Like Flames"
        "Whiskey Trick"
 34: "My Remembrance Of You," Diana Jones [Newsong, 3/06] (20)
        "Pony"
        "My Remembrance Of You"
 34: "Peacenick," Roy Zimmerman [Metaphor, 12/05] (20)
        "Christma-Hanu-Rama-Ka-Dona-Kwaanza"
        "Buy War Toys For Christmas"
 34: "Ruby's Torch," Nanci Griffith [Rounder, 11/06] (20)
        "Brave Companion Of The Road"
        "Ruby's Arms"
 34: "Sugar Plums," Various Artists [Sugar Hill, 1993] (20)
        "Christmas Lullaby," Doc Watson
        "Making Plans," Tim O'Brien
 34: "Voices Of Winter," Herdman, Hills And Mangsen [Gadfly, 1997] (20)
        "Hanerot Halalu"
        "Hot Buttered Rum"
 41: "Essentials," Ellis Paul [Philo, 10/06] (19)
        "Snow In Austin"
 41: "Pretty Little Stranger," Joan Osborne [Vanguard, 11/06] (19)
        "Please Don't Tell Me How The Story Ends"
        "Pretty Little Stranger"
 41: "Workbench Songs," Guy Clark [Dualtone, 7/06] (19)
        "Expose"
        "No Lonesome Tune"
 44: "After The Morning," Cara Dillon [Compass, 9/06] (18)
        "Here's A Health"
        "Streets Of Derry"
 44: "Ballads And Barsongs," Iain Campbell Smith [Self, 10/06] (18)
        "4 Strong Hands"
        "Texas"
 44: "December In Vermont," Diane Zeigler [Self, 2004] (18)
        "December In Vermont"
        "Do You Hear What I Hear"
 44: "A Pinecastle Christmas Gatherin'," Various Artists [Pinecastle, 2004] (18)
        "White House Christmas," White House
 48: "Christmas On The Mountain," Various Artists [Universal South, 2002] (17)
        "Bah Humbug," Tim O'Brien
        "Blue Christmas," Del McCoury
 48: "The McGarrigle Christmas Hour," Kate And Anna McGarrigle And Friends [Nonesuch, 11/05] (17)
        "Rebel Jesus," Lily Lankin And Martha Wainwright
        "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?," Rufus Wainwright
 48: "Revenge Of The Christmas Tree," Erik Darling [Man Alive, new] (17)
        "Walk Right In, Santa"
        "Revenge Of The Christmas Tree"
 48: "We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions," Bruce Springsteen [Columbia, 4/06] (17)
        "Erie Canal"
        "Old Dan Tucker"
 48: "Where You Been So Long," Tangleweed [Squatney, 7/06] (17)
        "Hard Times"
        "With A Bottle In My Hand, Farewell Blues"
 53: "Change," David Lamotte [Lower Dryad, 8/06] (16)
        "Winterclear"
        "Keep The Change"
 53: "Death Songs For The Living," Gob Iron [Transmit Sound, 10/06] (16)
        "Hard Times"
        "East Virginia Blues"
 53: "Gonna Let It Shine," Odetta [M. C., 10/05] (16)
        "This Little Light Of Mine"
        "Down By The Riverside"
 53: "Mortal City," Dar Williams [Razor & Tie, 1996] (16)
        "The Christians And The Pagans"
        "Family"
 53: "Never Been To Vegas," Red Molly [Self, 8/06] (16)
        "Caleb Meyer"
        "Long Gone Lonesome Blues"
 53: "One Meat Ball," Christine Lavin And Friends [Appleseed, 8/06] (16)
        "Butter," Megan McDonough
 59: "Christmas Goes To Sea," Lee Murdock [Depot, 12/05] (15)
        "Christmas Ship"
        "When "
 59: "Drive On Back," Sherry Austin [Barking Topiary, 9/06] (15)
        "Diamond Mine"
        "Less And Less"
 59: "Holy Heathens And The Old Green Man," Waterson : Carthy [Topic, 11/06] (15)
        "Jack Frost"
 59: "Love," The Beatles [Capitol, 11/06] (15)
        "Lady Madonna"
 59: "Union," Sam Pacetti And Gabriel Valla [Waterbug, 8/06] (15)
        "Christians And The Outlaws"
        "Ft. Worth Blues"
 59: "Weiss Christmas," Ilene Weiss [Gadfly, 1997] (15)
        "It's That Time Again"
 59: "A Winter's Eve," Various Artists [Compass, 2003] (15)
        "Miriam," Pierce Pettis
        "New Night Dawning," Andrea Zonn
 66: "Seven Is The Number," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer [Self, 7/06] (14)
        "Gas Station Girl"
        "Sarah Turn 'round"
 66: "Bells Of Dublin," The Chieftains [RCA, 1999] (14)
        "Bells Of Dublin / Christmas Eve"
 66: "Invisible Man," Darrell Scott [Full Light, 6/06] (14)
        "Invisible Man"
        "Goodle Usa"
 66: "Life Short Call Now," Bruce Cockburn [True North, 7/06] (14)
        "Slow Down Fast"
 66: "Lost John Dean," Kieran Kane, Kevin Welch And Fats Kaplin [Compass, 5/06] (14)
        "Lost John Dean"
 66: "Stone And Sand And Sea And Sky," Penny Lang [Borealis, 6/06] (14)
        "Let Me Fly"
        "Prairie Sky"
 66: "Tinsel Tunes," Various Artists [Sugar Hill, 1997] (14)
        "Sleigh Ride," Sam Bush
 66: "Winter Solstice," John McCutcheon [Rounder, 1999] (14)
        "Christmas In The Trenches"
 66: "Yours Truly," Natalie MacMaster [Rounder, 10/06] (14)
        "Farewell To Peter"
        "Mother Nature"

TOP SONGS OF DECEMBER 2006

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13253 airplays from 148 different DJs

1. "Christmas Time At Home" (26)
        by Rhonda Vincent
        from "Beautiful Star"
2. "Christmas Time For Visa" (22)
        by Austin Lounge Lizards
        from "The Drugs I Need"
3. "Christmas In The Trenches" (20)
        by John McCutcheon
        from "Live At Wolf Trap"
        also "Winter Solstice"
4. "Merry Christmas From The Family" (17)
        by Robert Earl Keen
        from "Live At The Ryman"
        also "No. 2 Live Dinner"
4. "The Christians And The Pagans" (17)
        by Dar Williams
        from "Mortal City"
6. "Christmas Cards" (15)
        by Dave Potts
        from "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 1: Happy Holidays"
6. "Peace Come Christmas Day" (15)
        by Erik Balkey
        from "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 1: Happy Holidays"
8. "Holidays Are Here" (14)
        by Brett Dennen
        from "Holidays Are Here"
8. "Shotgun Shells On A Christmas Tree" (14)
        by Robin And Linda Williams
        from "The First Christmas Gift"
8. "Welcome In Another Year" (14)
        by Zoe Mulford
        from "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 1: Happy Holidays"
11. "It's About Peace" (13)
        by Bernice Lewis
        from "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 1: Happy Holidays"
11. "River" (13)
        by Joni Mitchell
        from "Blue"
        also "Hits"
13. "Christmas / Kwanzaa / Solstice / Chanukah / Ramadan / Boxing Day Song" (12)
        by Christine Lavin And The Mistletones
        from "The Runaway Christmas Tree"
13. "On Christmas Day" (12)
        by Chris Rosser
        from "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 1: Happy Holidays"
15. "American Noel" (11)
        by Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
        from "Wonderland: A Winter Solstice Celebration"
15. "Count Your Blessings" (11)
        by Cary Cooper
        from "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 1: Happy Holidays"
15. "If We Make It Through December" (11)
        by Laurie Lewis And Tom Rozum
        from "Winter's Grace"
15. "Leave The Light On" (11)
        by Chris Smither
        from "Leave The Light On"
15. "Soldier's Christmas" (11)
        by Jeff Talmadge
        from "Blissville"
20. "Christmas Letter" (10)
        by Lou And Peter Berryman
        from "Some Days"
20. "First Christmas" (10)
        by Stan Rogers
        from "Between The Breaks...Live!"
20. "Give A Little Hope" (10)
        by Leslie Ritter And Scott Petito
        from "This Christmas Morning"
20. "Let's Do Christmas Right" (10)
        by Joel Mabus
        from "How Like The Holly"
20. "Together All Alone" (10)
        by Robin And Linda Williams
        from "The First Christmas Gift"
20. "Tree" (10)
        by Jim Henry
        from "Wonderland: A Winter Solstice Celebration"

TOP ARTISTS OF DECEMBER 2006

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13253 airplays from 148 different DJs

1. The Duhks
2. Robin And Linda Williams
3. Laurie Lewis
4. Loreena McKennitt
5. Austin Lounge Lizards
6. Bob Dylan
7. Rhonda Vincent
8. John McCutcheon
9. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
10. Mary McCaslin
11. Chris Smither
12. Crooked Still
13. Burns Sisters
13. Christine Lavin
13. Joel Mabus
13. John Gorka
17. Finest Kind
18. Dar Williams
19. Herdman, Hills And Mangsen
20. Ellis Paul
20. Tim O'Brien
20. Wailin' Jennys
23. Klezmatics
23. Trout Fishing In America
25. Amy White And Al Petteway
25. Kate Campbell
25. Nanci Griffith
28. Greg Greenway
28. The Kennedys
28. Leslie Ritter And Scott Petito
31. The Be Good Tanyas
31. Catie Curtis
31. Darryl Purpose
31. David Grisman
31. Johnny Cash
31. Linda Ronstadt And Ann Savoy
37. Dave Potts
37. Guy Clark
37. Harvey Reid And Joyce Andersen
37. Magpie
37. Roy Zimmerman

TOP LABELS OF DECEMBER 2006

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13253 airplays from 148 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Red House
3. Sugar Hill
4. Signature
5. Compass
6. Columbia
7. Philo
8. Appleseed
9. Vanguard
10. Smithsonian/Folkways
10. Warner
12. Borealis
13. Waterbug
14. Green Linnet
15. Rhino
16. RCA
17. Blue Corn
18. Pinecastle
19. Nettwerk
20. Hightone
21. Capitol
21. Shanachie
23. Hudson Harding
24. Greentrax
24. Rebel
26. Reprise
26. Woodpecker
28. Quinlan Road
29. Fallen Angle
30. Dualtone
31. Alligator
32. Flying Fish
32. Koch
34. Nonesuch
35. Maggie's
35. Sliced Bread
35. Topic
38. Razor And Tie
39. Anti
40. Gadfly

FOLK DJs - DECEMBER 2006

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13253 airplays from 148 different DJs

1. Abby Esty (XETRA, CA & Mexico)
2. Allan Nelson (BBC, U.K.)
3. Andrew Doerr (KCSB-FM, CA)
4. Angela Page (WJFF-FM, NY)
5. Annie Keville (WVBR-FM, NY)
6. Art Dean (WCNI-FM, CT)
7. Arthur Berman (CITR-FM, BC)
8. Arthur Elliott (4RED-FM, Australia)
9. Barry Parks (2HHH-FM, Australia)
10. Ben Sands (Clanrye-FM, Ireland)
11. Betsi Meissner (KXCI-FM, AZ)
12. Bill Hahn (WFDU-FM, NJ)
13. Bill Stuart (WFIT-FM, FL)
14. Blair Larsen (KUSU-FM & UPR, UT)
15. Bob Blackman (WKAR-FM, MI)
16. Bob McWilliams (KANU-FM & KPR, KS)
17. Bob Weiser (WBRS-FM & WOMR-FM, MA)
18. Brenda Tacik (CJTR-FM, SK)
19. Bruce Cameron (2MCE-FM, Australia)
20. Bud Johnson (syndicated, AK)
21. Charlie Backfish (WUSB-FM, NY)
22. Chris King (WAGE-AM, VA)
23. Cindy Funk (WYSO-FM, OH)
24. Clytia Fuller (KZSC-FM, CA)
25. Dan Alloway (KTEP-FM, TX)
26. Dan Ross (KACI-FM, OR)
27. David Fuente, Jr. (WKSU-FM etc, OH)
28. David John (KTRU-FM, TX)
29. David Sears (WBGU-FM, OH)
30. Dennis Brunnenmeyer (KVMR-FM, CA)
31. Diane Karl (KBOO-FM etc, OR)
32. Dick Hermans (WKZE-FM, NY)
33. Don Jacobson (KBOO-FM, OR)
34. Doug Dick (WVGN-FM, VI)
35. Doug Tucker (KWVA-FM, OR)
36. Ed McDonald (WVMR-FM etc, WV)
37. Ellen Stanley (KFAI-FM, MN)
38. Frank Gosar (KLCC-FM, OR)
39. Frank Hoppe (KCSN-FM, CA)
40. Fred Dolan (WJCU-FM, OH)
41. Gary Harrison (WVMR-FM, CA)
42. Gary Irving (WVUD-FM, DE)
43. Gaye Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
44. Gene Endres (WICB-FM, NY)
45. Gene Shay (WXPN-FM, PA)
46. George Brown (WDCB-FM, IL)
47. Gerd Stassen (EVW, Germany)
48. Ginger Hopper (KBCS-FM, WA)
49. Graham McDonald (ArtSound-FM, Australia)
50. Greg Schatzmann (CJLX-FM, ON)
51. Hal Durden (KBCS-FM, WA)
52. Hansjoerg Malonek (ISW-FM, Germany)
53. Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
54. Heinrich Wesolly (Radio Neckarburg, Germany)
55. Henry Hallett (KXCI-FM, AZ)
56. Howard & Roz Larman (KPFK-FM & syndicated, CA)
57. Jamie Hoover (KSUT-FM, CO)
58. Jan Nary (4EB-FM, Australia)
59. Jeff Brown (KTOO-FM, AK)
60. Jeff Robson (CJUM-FM, MB)
61. Jenny Flux (2AIR-FM, Australia)
62. Jeremy Butler (WUAL-FM & APR, AL)
63. Jim Gilliland (WRUW-FM, OH)
64. Jim Marino (CFMU-FM, ON)
65. Jim Rogers (WIUP-FM, PA)
66. Jim Sigler (KUMR-FM, MO)
67. Joe Cline (WNCW-FM, NC)
68. Joe Colvin (WYSO-FM, OH)
69. Joel Wortzman (CKLN-FM, ON)
70. John Kalb (WSCL-FM, MD)
71. John Mazza (WNHU-FM, CT)
72. John McLaughlin (WMUC-FM, MD)
73. John Sincock (KBCS-FM, WA)
74. John Trout (WYEP-FM, PA)
75. John Weingart (WPRB-FM, NJ)
76. John Wright (WLUW-FM, IL)
77. Jon Stein (WTBQ-AM, NY)
78. Jonathan Mernit (WJFF-FM, NY)
79. Jude & Mart Fowler (2HHH-FM, Australia)
80. Judith Gennett (KPSU, OR)
81. Juliet Youngren (WEFT-FM, IL)
82. Jürgen Kramer (ZuSa, Germany)
83. Karen Rakos (KEUL-FM, AK)
84. Kate McNally (NHPR, NH)
85. Ken Batista (WYEP-FM, PA)
86. Ken Weiner (WESU-FM, CT)
87. Kevin Elliott (WEFT-FM, IL)
88. Kevin Vance (KALW-FM, CA)
89. Larry Hoyt (WAER-FM, NY)
90. Laura Summerfield (2AIR-FM, Australia)
91. Laurie DesJardins (KVMR-FM, CA)
92. Lee Larcheveque (WMUA-FM, MA)
93. Len Holton (KUAR-FM, AR)
94. Len Osland (CJUM-FM, MB)
95. Leonard Epstein (KRFC-FM, CO)
96. Lyle D. Skinner (CJUM-FM, MB)
97. Maggie Ferguson (WXOU-FM, MI)
98. Mark Michaelis (WGDR-FM, VT)
99. Mark Pedersen (WOJB-FM, WI)
100. Mark Richardson (WFHB-FM, IN)
101. Mark Tobler (WTUL-FM, LA)
102. Matt Watroba (WDET-DM, MI)
103. Menachem Vinegrad (Upper Galilee-FM, Israel)
104. Michael Alzo (WSLU-FM, NY)
105. Michael Stock (WLRN-FM, FL)
106. Mike Flynn (KUAF-FM & syndicated, AR)
107. Mike Regenstreif (CKUT-FM, QC)
108. Mitch Park (Kidnappers, New Zealand)
109. Naomi Soule and Terry Moses (KCLC-FM, MO)
110. Norman Whitman (WYSO-FM, OH)
111. Paul Hefti (cable FM, CA)
112. Paul Stamler (KDHX-FM, MO)
113. Peter Kernast (WTSR-FM, NJ)
114. Peter Thompson (KALW-FM, CA)
115. Phil Knipe (KLFM, Australia)
116. Randall Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
117. Rebecca Derry (WOBC-FM, OH)
118. Rich Pietrzak (WPRK-FM, FL)
119. Rich Warren (WFMT-FM, XM & syndicated, IL)
120. Richard Gillmann (KBCS-FM, WA)
121. Robert Resnik (VPR, VT)
122. Robyne Fawx (KDVS-FM, CA)
123. Ron Olesko (WFDU-FM, NJ)
124. Ruby Slippers (KVMR-FM, CA)
125. Sandy Stift (CJSR-FM, AB)
126. Sara Barden (WFSS-FM, NC)
127. Sean Donovan (KBCS-FM, WA)
128. Simon-Pierre Beaudet (CHYZ-FM, QC)
129. Sonny Ochs (WRPI-FM, NY)
130. Steve Edge (CITR-FM, BC)
131. Steve Jerrett (KOPN-FM, MO)
132. Steve Pritchard (CKLN-FM, ON)
133. Stu Weaver (WFCF-FM, FL)
134. Susan Forbes Hansen (WFCR-FM & WHUS-FM, MA & CT)
135. Suzi Wollenberg (WVUD-FM, DE)
136. Taylor Caffery (WRKF-FM, LA)
137. Terry Carpenter (WTJU-FM, VA)
138. Terry Hayden (WRPI-FM, NY)
139. Tom Bingham (WCVF-FM, NY)
140. Tom Bohan (WRUR-FM, NY)
141. Tom Coxworth (CKUA-FM, AB)
142. Tom Funk (KGLP-FM, NM)
143. Tom Martin-Erickson (WPR, WI)
144. Tom Pittman (KOOP & KUTX, TX)
145. Trevor Ruffell (Kidnappers, New Zealand)
146. Troy Tyree (WICN-FM, MA)
147. Valerie Cormier (CITR-FM, BC)
148. 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 (Mike Yuhas' 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 number of airplays listed for each album is the
number that my programs caught, which is smaller than the actual number.

The Top Albums list is sorted in descending order by number of plays
recorded for each album. Within an album, the number of times each of
the more popular tracks were played is 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
Monday "Lunch With Folks" Noon-3pm                  richard@nwfolk.com
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