Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of December 2007 (with DJ list)

TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS OF DECEMBER 2007
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13743 airplays from 149 different DJs

  1: "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 2: Happy Holidays," Various Artists [Hudson Harding, new] (160)
        "Light The Lamp," Emily Kurn
        "Long Walk Home," Jud Caswell
        "Christmas Tree On Salem Street," Arlon Bennett
        "Short List," Christopher Smith
        "Yes, Virginia," Randall Williams
  2: "Fine Winter's Night," Matt And Shannon Heaton [Self, new] (60)
        "First Snowfall Of December"
        "Julius The Christmas Cat"
        "Fisherman's Lullaby"
        "It Came Upon The Midnight Clear"
  3: "Book Of Sparrows," Tracy Grammer [Self, 11/07] (57)
        "Waking Hour"
        "April Come She Will"
        "Travis John"
        "Blue Wing"
  4: "Dirt Farmer," Levon Helm [Vanguard, 10/07] (49)
        "Poor Old Dirt Farmer"
        "Wide River To Cross"
        "Feelin' Good"
  4: "Raising Sand," Robert Plant And Alison Krauss [Rounder, 10/07] (49)
        "Your Long Journey"
        "Gone Gone Gone"
        "Stick With Me Baby"
  6: "Carol Of The Bells," Jody Marshall [Self, 11/06] (47)
        "Ding Dong Swing"
        "Merry Greet The Day"
        "Frosty's Favorite / Housetop Hornpipe / The Blazing Yule"
  7: "Magical Winter Day," Bonnie Lee Panda [Autumn Lee, new] (44)
        "Beneath Our Christmas Tree"
        "Angel Wings"
        "Carol Of The Bells"
        "Magical Winter Day"
  8: "Prodigal Son," Martin Simpson [Topic, 7/07] (42)
        "Batchelors Hall"
        "Love Letter"
        "Good Morning Mr. Railroad Man"
  9: "Wonderland: A Winter Solstice Celebration," Various Artists [Signature, 2001] (41)
        "Tree," Jim Henry
        "River," Peter Mulvey
        "American Noel," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
 10: "Wordless," Lee Murdock [Depot, 2007] (37)
        "Ashokan Farewell"
        "Victory Rag"
        "Here, There, And Everywhere"
 11: "Dans Les Airs," Le Vent Du Nord [Borealis, 10/07] (36)
        "Rosette"
        "La Traversee"
        "La Fille Et Les Dragons"
 11: "The First Christmas Gift," Robin And Linda Williams [Red House, 2005] (36)
        "Shotgun Shells On A Christmas Tree"
        "Old Toy Trains"
        "On A Quiet Christmas Morn"
 13: "Radio Songs," Robin And Linda Williams [Red House, 11/07] (35)
        "Blue Ridge Cabin Home"
        "I'll Twine Mid The Ringlets"
        "Things I've Learned"
 14: "Old Dogs," Bill Staines [Red House, 11/07] (30)
        "Cotten Pickin"
        "Lone Star Hotel Caf"
 14: "Sowing The Seeds: The 10th Anniversary," Various Artists [Appleseed, 9/07] (30)
        "Ghost Of Tom Joad," Pete Seeger And Bruce Springsteen
        "Oh Sacred World," Pete Seeger
 16: "The Brightness," Anais Mitchell [Righteous Babe, 2/07] (29)
        "Song Of The Magi"
        "Shenandoah"
        "Out Of Pawn"
 16: "My Holiday," Mindy Smith [Vanguard, 10/07] (29)
        "My Holiday"
        "I Know The Reason"
        "It Really Is"
 16: "Sister Holler," Nerissa And Katryna Nields [Mercy House, 10/07] (29)
        "This Train"
        "Ain't That Good News"
        "Give Me A Clean Heart"
 16: "Winter's Grace," Laurie Lewis And Tom Rozum [Signature, 1999] (29)
        "If We Make It Through December"
        "Winter's Grace"
        "Heiligste Nacht"
 20: "Feasts And Spirits," Finest Kind With John D. Huston [Fallen Angle, 2004] (25)
        "Homeless Wassail"
        "Gower Wassail"
        "Shepherds Arise"
 20: "Peace Of Wild Things," Carey Creed [Azalea City, 11/07] (25)
        "Blue Boat Home"
        "Peace Of Wild Things"
        "Psalm 62:5"
 20: "Soul of Christmas: A Celtic Music Celebration," Various Artists [Piney Ridge, new] (25)
        "Angels We Have Heard On High," El McMeen
 20: "Versatile Heart," Linda Thompson [Rounder, 8/07] (25)
        "Katy Cruel"
        "Versatile Heart"
 24: "Big Old Life," Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem [Signature, 6/07] (24)
        "Joy Comes Back"
        "Red Haired Boy"
        "Shine On"
 24: "Gospel Truth," Susan Werner [Sleeve Dog, 2/07] (24)
        "Did Trouble Me"
        "I Will Have My Portion"
 24: "O Christmas Tree," Various Artists [Rounder, 2002] (24)
        "Auld Lang Syne," Bill Keith
 24: "Try Me One More Time," David Bromberg [Appleseed, 2/07] (24)
        "Try Me One More Time"
        "Shake Sugaree"
 24: "Voices Of Winter," Herdman, Hills And Mangsen [Gadfly, 1997] (24)
        "Hanerot Halalu"
        "Mister Santa"
 29: "At The Turning Of The Year," Herdman, Hills And Mangsen [Hand And Heart, 2000] (23)
        "At The Turning Of The Year"
        "Solstice Round"
 29: "Gift Of The Magi," Darryl Purpose [Self, 2002] (23)
        "The Christians And The Pagans"
        "Gift Of The Magi"
        "Mary And Joe"
 29: "Second Sight," Corinne West [Make, 10/07] (23)
        "Second Sight"
        "Roses To Rust"
 29: "Thanksgiving," Si Kahn [Strictly Country, 2/07] (23)
        "Government On Horseback"
        "Here Is My Home"
 29: "Washington Square Serenade," Steve Earle [New West, 9/07] (23)
        "Satellite Radio"
        "City Of Immigrants"
 34: "Beneath The Covers: A Rediscovery," Gypsy Soul [Off The Beaten Track, 4/07] (22)
        "Blackbird"
        "Take Me Home, Country Roads"
 34: "How Like The Holly," Joel Mabus [Fossil, 1999] (22)
        "How Like The Holly"
        "Let's Do Christmas Right"
 36: "Dona Got A Ramblin' Mind," Carolina Chocolate Drops [Music Maker, 2/07] (21)
        "Tom Dula"
        "Black Eyed Daisy"
 36: "Get A Witness," Garnet Rogers [Snow Goose, 10/07] (21)
        "Get A Witness"
        "Empty Glass"
 36: "The Space Between," Karen Mal [Waterbug, 10/07] (21)
        "Sailor Returns To The Sea"
        "Beneath My Quilt"
 39: "Between Daylight And Dark," Mary Gauthier [Lost Highway, 9/07] (20)
        "Can't Find The Way"
        "Last Of The Hobo Kings"
        "Please"
 39: "Christmas," Bruce Cockburn [Columbia, 1998] (20)
        "Mary Had A Baby"
        "Early On One Christmas Morn"
 39: "Dark Side Of The Mongrel," Mrs Ackroyd Band [Self, new] (20)
        "Verb To Be"
        "Cruel Motherboard"
 42: "American Noel," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer [Signature, new] (19)
        "American Noel"
        "Giddyup Said Santa Claus"
 42: "The Banjo Monologues," Joel Mabus [Fossil, 5/07] (19)
        "Uncloudy Day / Leonard Lively"
        "Dragonfly"
 42: "Down Harmony Road," Ragged But Right [Merriweather, new] (19)
        "Didn't I Dance"
        "Nose Full Of Nickels"
 42: "Give Us Your Poor," Various Artists [Appleseed, 9/07] (19)
        "Hobo's Lullaby," Bruce Springsteen And Pete Seeger
        "My Name Is Not Those People," Danny Glover
 42: "Merry Fishes To All," Trout Fishing In America [Self, 2004] (19)
        "11 Cats Of Christmas"
        "Santa Brought Me Clothes"
 42: "An Nollaig," Eileen Ivers [Compass, 10/07] (19)
        "Apples In Winter/Frost Is All Over/A Merry Christmas"
        "Wexford Carol"
 42: "Notes From Elsewhere," Peter Mulvey [Signature, 11/07] (19)
        "If Love Is Not Enough"
        "Old Simon Stimson"
 42: "Old Town School Of Folk Music Songbook, Vol. 4," Various Artists [Bloodshot, 11/07] (19)
        "Lay Me Down A Pallet," Casey Driessen
 50: "Song Of America," Various Artists [Split Rock, 9/07] (18)
        "Ohio," Ben Taylor
 50: "King Easy Radio Sampler 2," Various Artists [King Easy, new] (18)
        "Pistol Packin' Mama," John Prine And Mac Wiseman
 50: "My Name Is Buddy," Ry Cooder [Nonesuch, 3/07] (18)
        "Christmas In Southgate"
        "Red Cat Till I Die"
 50: "Satisfied," John Sebastian And David Grisman [Acoustic Disc, 11/07] (18)
        "Harmandola Blues"
        "I'm Satisfied"
 54: "Acoustic Rainbow 30," Various Artists [Poetman, 11/07] (17)
        "Christmas Carol," Barry McLoughlin
        "MacPherson's Rant," Hugh Morrison
 54: "Avalanche Lily," Rosemary Phelan [Self, 2007] (17)
        "Nesting Bird"
 54: "Cimarron Manifesto," Jimmy Lafave [Red House, 5/07] (17)
        "This Land"
        "Walk A Mile In My Shoes"
 54: "Cross The Water," Cindy Kallet And Grey Larsen [Sleepy Creek, 2007] (17)
        "If You Say Yes"
        "Courage"
 54: "Meet Me In The Music," Erynn Marshall And Chris Coole [Hickoryjack, 8/07] (17)
        "Rub Alcohol Blues"
 54: "Only Thing Worse," Katie Moore [Borealis, 10/07] (17)
        "Jig"
 54: "This Christmas Morning," Leslie Ritter And Scott Petito [Collective Works, 2005] (17)
        "Bells Of Christmas"
        "Give A Little Hope"
 54: "This Fire," John McCutcheon [Appalsongs, 7/07] (17)
        "Hope Dies Last"
        "Fiddler's Last Dance"
        "Not Me"
 54: "Waterloo, Tennessee," Uncle Earl [Rounder, 3/07] (17)
        "Wish I Had My Time Again"
        "Birds Were Singing Of You"
 54: "We Three Kings," The Roches [MCA, 1990] (17)
        "Christmas Passing Through"
 54: "Weiss Christmas," Ilene Weiss [Gadfly, 1997] (17)
        "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town And The Santa Rap"
 65: "Always Lift Him Up: A Tribute To Blind Alfred Reed," Various Artists [Proper, 11/07] (16)
        "You'll Miss Me," Tim And Mollie O'Brien
 65: "The Candle And The Flame," Joe Jencks [Self, 9/07] (16)
        "The Candle And The Flame"
        "For What It's Worth"
 65: "Down At The Sea Hotel," Various Artists [Secret Mountain, 10/07] (16)
        "Nothing But A Child," Wailin' Jennys
 65: "Starry, Starry Night," Bev Barnett And Greg Newlon [Self, 2004] (16)
        "Forget About Me"
        "Starry, Starry Night"
 69: "Christmas Goes To Sea," Lee Murdock [Depot, 2005] (15)
        "Christmas Ship"
        "When "
 69: "Crooked Path," Michael Jerling [Fool's Hill, 10/07] (15)
        "40 Days And Nights"
 69: "The Heart Wants What It Wants," The Cantrells [Self, 2004] (15)
        "Snowbound"
 69: "Kane Welch Kaplin," Kieran Kane, Kevin Welch And Fats Kaplin [Compass, 9/07] (15)
        "Last Lost Highway"
        "Ain't Gonna Do It"
 69: "Mortal City," Dar Williams [Razor & Tie, 1996] (15)
        "The Christians And The Pagans"
        "Mortal City"
 69: "Radio," Chuck Brodsky [Red House, 1998] (15)
        "On Christmas I Got Nothing"
 69: "Right Of Passage," David Francey [Laker, 3/07] (15)
        "All Lights Burning Bright"
 69: "South Of Delia," Richard Shindell [Self, 5/07] (15)
        "Storms Are On The Ocean"
 69: "Sugar Plums," Various Artists [Sugar Hill, 1993] (15)
        "Christmas Lullaby," Doc Watson
        "Making Plans," Tim O'Brien
 69: "Whatcha Gonna Do," Spook Handy [Akashic, new] (15)
        "Note To Saint Nick"
        "I Ain't Afraid"


TOP SONGS OF DECEMBER 2007
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13743 airplays from 149 different DJs

1. "Christmas In The Trenches" (26)
        by John McCutcheon
        from "Live At Wolf Trap"
        also "Water From Another Time"
2. "Light The Lamp" (23)
        by Emily Kurn
        from "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 2: Happy Holidays"
3. "Beneath Our Christmas Tree" (18)
        by Bonnie Lee Panda
        from "Magical Winter Day"
        also "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 2: Happy Holidays"
4. "The Christians And The Pagans" (17)
        by Dar Williams
        from "Mortal City"
5. "American Noel" (16)
        by Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
        from "American Noel"
        also "Wonderland: A Winter Solstice Celebration"
6. "Apples In Winter/Frost Is All Over/A Merry Christmas" (15)
        by Eileen Ivers
        from "An Nollaig"
6. "First Christmas" (15)
        by Stan Rogers
        from "Between The Breaks...Live!"
6. "Long Walk Home" (15)
        by Jud Caswell
        from "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 2: Happy Holidays"
9. "River" (14)
        by Joni Mitchell
        from "Blue"
9. "Waking Hour" (14)
        by Tracy Grammer
        from "Book Of Sparrows"
11. "Christmas Tree On Salem Street" (13)
        by Arlon Bennett
        from "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 2: Happy Holidays"
11. "Merry Christmas From The Family" (13)
        by Robert Earl Keen
        from "Gringo Honeymoon"
11. "Note To Saint Nick" (13)
        by Spook Handy
        from "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 2: Happy Holidays"
        also "Whatcha Gonna Do"
11. "Snowbound" (13)
        by The Cantrells
        from "The Heart Wants What It Wants"
11. "Soldier's Christmas" (13)
        by Jeff Talmadge
        from "Blissville"
        also "Soldier's Christmas"
16. "Angel Wings" (12)
        by Bonnie Lee Panda
        from "Magical Winter Day"
17. "Light One Candle" (11)
        by Gathering Time
        from "Light One Candle"
17. "Shotgun Shells On A Christmas Tree" (11)
        by Robin And Linda Williams
        from "The First Christmas Gift"
19. "April Come She Will" (10)
        by Tracy Grammer
        from "Book Of Sparrows"
19. "If We Make It Through December" (10)
        by Laurie Lewis And Tom Rozum
        from "Winter's Grace"
19. "On Christmas I Got Nothing" (10)
        by Chuck Brodsky
        from "Radio"
19. "Short List" (10)
        by Christopher Smith
        from "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 2: Happy Holidays"
19. "Song Of The Magi" (10)
        by Anais Mitchell
        from "The Brightness"
19. "Tree" (10)
        by Jim Henry
        from "Wonderland: A Winter Solstice Celebration"
19. "Your Long Journey" (10)
        by Robert Plant And Alison Krauss
        from "Raising Sand"


TOP ARTISTS OF DECEMBER 2007
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13743 airplays from 149 different DJs

1. Robin And Linda Williams
2. Dan Fogelberg
3. Matt And Shannon Heaton
4. John McCutcheon
5. Tracy Grammer
6. Lee Murdock
7. Bonnie Lee Panda
8. Jody Marshall
9. Robert Plant And Alison Krauss
10. Herdman, Hills And Mangsen
11. Levon Helm
12. Joel Mabus
13. Martin Simpson
14. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
15. Eileen Ivers
15. Laurie Lewis
15. Le Vent Du Nord
18. Bob Dylan
19. John Prine
20. Bill Staines
20. Dar Williams
20. David Francey
20. Finest Kind
24. Loreena McKennitt
24. Mindy Smith
26. Emily Kurn
26. Steve Earle
28. Mary Gauthier
29. Emmylou Harris
29. The Roches
31. John Gorka
31. Neal And Leandra
31. Susan Werner
34. Bruce Cockburn
34. Chuck Brodsky
34. Garnet Rogers
37. Darryl Purpose
38. Nowell Sing We Clear
38. Spook Handy
40. Bev Barnett And Greg Newlon
40. Christine Lavin
40. Greg Brown
40. Pete Seeger
40. Peter Mulvey
40. Stan Rogers


TOP LABELS OF DECEMBER 2007
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13743 airplays from 149 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Red House
3. Compass
4. Signature
5. Columbia
6. Sugar Hill
7. Vanguard
8. Appleseed
9. Hudson Harding
10. Borealis
11. Philo
11. Warner
11. Waterbug
14. Rhino
15. Green Linnet
16. Smithsonian/Folkways
17. Night Private
18. Greentrax
19. Gadfly
20. Flying Fish
21. Reprise
22. Autumn Lee
22. Fallen Angle
24. Fossil
25. RCA
26. MCA
27. Putumayo
27. Razor And Tie
29. Merriweather
30. Capitol
30. Elektra
32. Folk-Legacy
32. Lost Highway
32. Righteous Babe
32. Windham Hill
36. New West
36. Nonesuch
36. Shanachie
39. Azalea City
39. Laker


FOLK DJs - DECEMBER 2007
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13743 airplays from 149 different DJs

Allan Nelson (BBC, U.K.)
Andrew Doerr (KCSB-FM, CA)
Angela Page (WJFF-FM, NY)
Annie Keville (WVBR-FM, NY)
Arthur Berman (CITR-FM, BC)
Arthur Dean (WCNI-FM, CT)
Arthur Elliott (4RED-FM, Australia)
Barry Parks (2HHH-FM, Australia)
Ben Sands (Clanrye-FM, Ireland)
Bill Hahn (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Bill Stuart (WFIT-FM, FL)
Bill Wagman (KDVS-FM, CA)
Blair Larsen (KUSU-FM & UPR, UT)
Bob Blackman (WKAR-FM, MI)
Bob Gregory (WRFL-FM, KY)
Bob McWilliams (KANU-FM & KPR, KS)
Brenda Tacik (CJTR-FM, SK)
Bruce Cameron (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Bryan French (KUMD-FM, MN)
Bud Johnson (syndicated, AK)
Charlie Backfish (WUSB-FM, NY)
Chrisana McGill (WSPN-FM, NY)
Christian Rath (Radio Dreyeckland, Germany)
Cindy Funk (WYSO-FM, OH)
Clytia Fuller (KZSC-FM, CA)
Dan Alloway (KTEP-FM, TX)
Dan Ross (KACI-FM, OR)
Danny Watson (2MAX-FM, Australia)
David Fuente, Jr. (WKSU-FM etc, OH)
David John (KTRU-FM, TX)
David Sears (WBGU-FM, OH)
Dennis Brunnenmeyer (KVMR-FM, CA)
Diane Karl (KBOO-FM etc, OR)
Don Jacobson (KBOO-FM, OR)
Doug Dick (WVGN-FM, VI)
Doug Tucker (KWVA-FM, OR)
Ed McDonald (WVMR-FM etc, WV)
Frank Gosar (KLCC-FM, OR)
Frank Hoppe (KCSN-FM, CA)
Fred Dolan (WJCU-FM, OH)
Gary Harrison (KVMR-FM, CA)
Gaye Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Gene Shay (WXPN-FM, PA)
Gerd Stassen (EVW, Germany)
Gerry Goodfriend (CKUT-FM, QC)
Ginger Hopper (KBCS-FM, WA)
Graham McDonald (ArtSound-FM, Australia)
Greg Schatzmann (CJLX-FM, ON)
Hal Durden (KBCS-FM, WA)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
Henk de Weerd (5EBI-FM, Australia)
Henry Hallett (KXCI-FM, AZ)
Jamie Hoover (KSUT-FM, CO)
Jan Nary (4EB-FM, Australia)
Jean Brendecke (KBCS-FM, WA)
Jeff Brown (KTOO-FM, AK)
Jeff Robson (CJUM-FM, MB)
Jenny Flux (2AIR-FM, Australia)
Jeremy Butler (WUAL-FM & APR, AL)
Jim Marino (CFMU-FM, ON)
Jim Rogers (WIUP-FM, PA)
Jim Sigler (KMST-FM, MO)
Joe Colvin (WYSO-FM, OH)
Joel Wortzman (CKLN-FM, ON)
Johanna Halbeisen (WXOJ-FM, MA)
John Kalb (WSCL-FM, MD)
John Mazza (WNHU-FM, CT)
John McLaughlin (WMUC-FM, MD)
John Platt (WFUV-FM, NY)
John Sincock (KBCS-FM, WA)
John Trout (WYEP-FM, PA)
John Weingart (WPRB-FM, NJ)
John Wright (WLUW-FM, IL)
Jon Stein (WTBQ-AM, NY)
Jude & Mart Fowler (2HHH-FM, Australia)
Judith Gennett (KPSU, OR)
Juliet Youngren (WEFT-FM, IL)
Jürgen Kramer (ZuSa, Germany)
Karen Rakos (KEUL-FM, AK)
Kate McNally (NHPR, NH)
Ken Batista (WYEP-FM, PA)
Ken Yavit (KBAC-FM, NM)
Kent Anderson (KCSC-FM, OK)
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)
Len Holton (KUAR-FM, AR)
Len Osland (CJUM-FM, MB)
Leonard Epstein (KRFC-FM, CO)
Lyle D. Skinner (CJUM-FM, MB)
Maggie Ferguson (WXOU-FM, MI)
Mara Noelle (KVMR-FM, CA)
Mark D. Moss (WFMT network, IL)
Mark Michaelis (WGDR-FM, VT)
Mark Pedersen (WOJB-FM, WI)
Mark Tobler (WTUL-FM, LA)
Mary Cliff (WAMU-FM, DC)
Mary Sue Twohy (XM)
Matt Watroba (WDET-DM, MI)
Mel DeYoung (WPSU-FM, PA)
Menachem Vinegrad (Upper Galilee-FM, Israel)
Michael Alzo (WSLU-FM, NY)
Michael Stock (WLRN-FM, FL)
Mike Flynn (KUAF-FM & syndicated, AR)
Mitch Park (Kidnappers, New Zealand)
Naomi Soule and Terry Moses (KCLC-FM, MO)
Norman Whitman (WYSO-FM, OH)
Paul Hefti (cable FM, CA)
Paul Stamler (KDHX-FM, MO)
Paula Ascher (KZAS-FM, OR)
Peggy Mitchell (WFSS-FM, NC)
Peter Kernast (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Randall Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Ray Baumler (WRUR-FM, NY)
Rebecca Derry (WOBC-FM, OH)
Rich Pietrzak (WPRK-FM, FL)
Rich Warren (WFMT-FM, XM & syndicated, IL)
Richard Gillmann (KBCS-FM, WA)
Richard Nagle (KKUP-FM, CA)
Robert Resnik (VPR, VT)
Robyne Fawx (KDVS-FM, CA)
Roger Wise (KGNU-FM, CO)
Ron Olesko (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Roz Larman (KPFK-FM & syndicated, CA)
Sandy Stift (CJSR-FM, AB)
Sean Donovan (KBCS-FM, WA)
Sonja Hedlund (WJFF, NY)
Steve Brockway (KRFC-FM, CO)
Steve Clarke (CHES-FM, ON)
Steve Edge (CITR-FM, BC)
Steve Jerrett (KOPN-FM, MO)
Stu Weaver (WFCF-FM, FL)
Sue Kessell (WNUR-FM, IL)
Susan Forbes Hansen (WHUS-FM, CT)
Suzi Wollenberg (WVUD-FM, DE)
Taylor Caffery (WRKF-FM, LA)
Terry Hayden (WRPI-FM, NY)
Todd Tyson (The Point-FM, VT)
Tom Bingham (WCVF-FM, NY)
Tom Coxworth (CKUA-FM, AB)
Tom Funk (KGLP-FM, NM)
Tom Martin-Erickson (WPR, WI)
Tom Pittman (KOOP & KUTX, TX)
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.

Richard Gillmann                                  http://www.nwfolk.com
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