Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of December 2011 (with DJ list)

TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS OF DECEMBER 2011
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13243 airplays from 144 different DJs

  1: "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 6: Happy Holidays," Various Artists [Hudson Harding, new] (102)
        "Broken And Beautiful," Joe Crookston
        "Answer The Knock At The Door," Zoe Mulford
        "Silent Night," Abbie Gardner And Laurie MacAllister
        "Redpoll," Dana Robinson
        "Sleep Through Christmas," Pat Wictor
  2: "Midwinter," Peter Mayer [Blue Boat, 2005] (80)
        "Christmas Morning"
        "Where Is The Light"
        "Green"
        "Houses Of Winter"
        "Longest Night"
  3: "Just One Angel," Christine Lavin And Friends [Yellow Tail, 12/10] (68)
        "Jewish Kid Born On Christmas Day Talkin' Blues," Sally Fingerett
        "Is It Hanukah Or Chanukah?," Ruby And Ava Locknar
        "Christmas On Mars," Roy Zimmerman
  4: "This Land: Woody Guthrie's America," John McCutcheon [Appalsongs, 11/11] (66)
        "Biggest Thing That Man Has Ever Done"
        "This Land Is Your Land"
        "This Morning I Was Born Again"
        "Howjadoo"
  5: "Light In The Sky," Red Molly [redmolly.com, 10/11] (58)
        "Walk Beside Me"
        "Hello Goodbye"
        "It's Too Late To Call It A Night"
  6: "Fogarty's Cove," Stan Rogers [Fogarty's Cove, 1976] (45)
        "Maid On The Shore"
        "Make And Break Harbour"
        "Fisherman's Wharf"
  7: "Appellation D'origine Controlee," La Bottine Souriante [Borealis, 11/11] (44)
        "Reel A Roland"
        "Cette Bouteille-La"
        "Reel Calgary"
  8: "Gift Of The Magi," Darryl Purpose [darrylpurpose.com, 2002] (41)
        "You Must Go Home For Christmas"
        "American Noel"
        "Christians And The Pagans"
  9: "Winter's Grace," Laurie Lewis And Tom Rozum [Signature, 1999] (39)
        "If We Make It Through December"
        "Hot Buttered Rum"
        "Christmas Time's A Comin"
 10: "American Noel," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer [Signature, 2007] (38)
        "American Noel"
        "Giddyup Said Santa Claus"
        "Go Tell The Fox"
 11: "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 1: Happy Holidays," Various Artists [Hudson Harding, 2006] (36)
        "Christmas Cards," Dave Potts
        "Count Your Blessings," Cary Cooper
        "Happy Holidays," Amy Speace
 12: "Everything Is Everywhere," Carrie Newcomer [Available Light, 11/11] (35)
        "I Believe"
        "Breathe In Breathe Out"
        "May We Be Released"
 12: "The Harrow And The Harvest," Gillian Welch [Acony, 6/11] (35)
        "6 White Horses"
        "Way It Goes"
        "Hard Times"
 14: "Row Upon Row Of The People They Know," The Once [Borealis, 10/11] (33)
        "Song For Memory"
        "Jack The Sailor"
        "You're My Best Friend"
 15: "Come Darkness, Come Light," Mary Chapin Carpenter [Zoe, 2008] (32)
        "Longest Night Of The Year"
        "Christmas Time In The City"
        "Come Darkness, Come Light"
 15: "Mesabi," Tom Russell [Shout Factory, 9/11] (32)
        "When The Legends Die"
        "Mesabi"
        "Heart Within A Heart"
 17: "An Appalachian Christmas," Mark O'Connor [OMAC, 9/11] (31)
        "Ol' Blue"
        "Slumber My Darling"
 18: "A Passing Glimpse," Pharis And Jason Romero [Lula, 7/11] (30)
        "Forsaken Love"
        "Lay Down In Sorrow"
 18: "The Road Is Dark," Michael Jerome Browne [Borealis, 11/11] (30)
        "G20 Rag"
        "Doin' My Time"
        "Graveyard Blues"
 18: "A Skaggs Family Christmas," Various Artists [Skaggs Family, 2005] (30)
        "First Noel," Skaggs Family
        "Children Go," Ricky Skaggs And The Whites
 18: "Winterbloom," Duvekot, Heaton, Hutchinson, Zukerman [winterbloom.com, 2009] (30)
        "Thanks For The Roses"
        "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"
        "Stille Nacht"
 22: "Human Writes," Murray McLauchlan [True North, 11/11] (28)
        "Sunshine And Shadow"
        "Start Again"
        "Bad Times"
 22: "Wonderland: A Winter Solstice Celebration," Various Artists [Signature, 2001] (28)
        "River," Peter Mulvey
        "Song For A Winter Night," Erica Wheeler
        "Tree," Jim Henry
 24: "Lay Down My Burden," Grant Dermody [grantdermody.com, 11/11] (27)
        "Evening Train"
        "I'll Be Alright"
        "It's My Soul"
 25: "Promised Land," Gina Forsyth [Waterbug, new] (26)
        "Christmas In China"
        "Promised Land"
 25: "Skippin' And Flyin'," Laurie Lewis [Spruce And Maple, 10/11] (26)
        "Lonesome Road"
        "American Chestnuts"
 27: "Paper Airplane," Alison Krauss And Union Station [Rounder, 4/11] (25)
        "My Love Follows You Where You Go"
        "Dimming Of The Day"
        "Lay My Burden Down"
 27: "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 3: Happy Holidays," Various Artists [Hudson Harding, 2008] (25)
        "First Christmas Eve," Tom Kimmel
        "He Was Born," Janet Bates
        "Rudolph Rap," Randall Williams
 29: "Two Nights In Texas," Kate Campbell [Large River, 9/11] (24)
        "Free World"
        "Jesus And Tomatoes"
 30: "Perfect Storm," Dan Crary And Thunderation [Blue Night, 7/11] (23)
        "Tumbleweed Town"
        "Muley Was A Railroad Man"
 30: "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 5: Happy Holidays," Various Artists [Hudson Harding, 12/10] (23)
        "Beside The Tree," Craig Werth
        "Christmas On Mission Street," Erik Balkey
 32: "The First Christmas Gift," Robin And Linda Williams [Red House, 2005] (22)
        "Shotgun Shells On A Christmas Tree"
        "On A Quiet Christmas Morn"
 32: "The Man From Arctic Circle," Jody Marshall [jodymarshall.net, new] (22)
        "Cyber Wonderland"
        "Christmastime For The Kitties"
 32: "Songs From Yeats' Bee-Loud Glade," Kyle Alden [kylealden.com, 9/11] (22)
        "Brown Penny"
        "Running To Paradise"
 35: "The Horse King," Cosy Sheridan [Waterbug, 10/11] (21)
        "Keep Your Overhead Low"
        "Angels In Rome"
 35: "That's How We Run," April Verch [Slab Town, 6/11] (21)
        "Lazy John"
        "Guide Me Home"
 35: "Voices Of Winter," Herdman, Hills And Mangsen [Gadfly, 1997] (21)
        "Hanerot Halalu"
        "Wintergrace"
 38: "Darkling & The Bluebird Jubilee," Joe Crookston [Milagrito, 3/11] (20)
        "I Sing"
        "Caitlin At The Window"
 38: "The Famous Rocket Cage," Donal Hinely [Atom, 5/11] (20)
        "The Famous Rocket Cage"
        "When The Shouting Is Over"
 38: "Past Perfect," Steve Spurgin [Blue Night, 4/11] (20)
        "Song For A Winter's Night"
        "Kodak 1955"
 38: "Rare Bird Alert," Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers [Rounder, 3/11] (20)
        "More Bad Weather On The Way"
        "Atheists Don't Have No Songs"
 38: "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 4: Happy Holidays," Various Artists [Hudson Harding, 2009] (20)
        "We Need A Little Christmas," Abbie Gardner And Anthony Da Costa
 43: "How Like The Holly," Joel Mabus [Fossil, 1999] (19)
        "How Like The Holly"
        "Children Go Where I Send Thee"
        "Let's Do Christmas Right"
 43: "Lifeboats For Atlantis," Heather Styka [Kite Stripe, 10/11] (19)
        "Crosswords"
        "Tightrope Walker"
 43: "Nest," Rebecca Zapen [Bashert, 11/11] (19)
        "Beautiful Love Songs Without The Love"
        "Colorado"
 46: "Brother Sun," Brother Sun [World Wide, 2/11] (18)
        "Sister Moon"
        "Come With Me"
 46: "Song Of Solstice," Jennifer Cutting's Ocean Orchestra [oceanorchestra.com, 12/10] (18)
        "Song Of Solstice"
        "People, Look East"
 46: "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 2: Happy Holidays," Various Artists [Hudson Harding, 2007] (18)
        "Christmas Tree On Salem Street," Arlon Bennett
        "Long Walk Home," Jud Caswell
 49: "Bad Man's Blood," Ray Bonneville [Red House, 8/11] (17)
        "Mississippi"
        "Night Walker"
 49: "Broken Places," Meg Braun [megbraun.com, 10/11] (17)
        "All Along"
        "Open Road"
 49: "Friends Of Fall," Crooked Still [Signature, 10/11] (17)
        "It'll End Too Soon"
        "When Sorrows Encompass Me 'round"
 49: "A Midwinter Night's Dream," Loreena McKennitt [Quinlan Road, 2008] (17)
        "Good King Wenceslas"
 49: "Shadow And Light," John Doyle [Compass, 9/11] (17)
        "Little Sparrow"
 49: "Silver Wood: Wintersongs," Krista Detor [Tightrope, 2008] (17)
        "Awake The Voice"
        "Christmas In London"
 49: "Sugar Plums," Various Artists [Sugar Hill, 1993] (17)
        "Christmas Lullaby," Doc Watson
        "That White Christmas Song," Red Knuckles And The Trailblazers
 49: "Triptych," Triptych [triptychtrad.com, new] (17)
        "Rise Ye Lazy Fellow"
        "Moving On Song"
 49: "Weiss Christmas," Ilene Weiss [Gadfly, 1997] (17)
        "It's That Time Again"
        "His Initials"
 58: "At The Turning Of The Year," Herdman, Hills And Mangsen [Hand And Heart, 2000] (16)
        "Solstice Round"
        "Corn, Water And Wood"
 58: "Christmas," Bruce Cockburn [Columbia, 1998] (16)
        "Mary Had A Baby"
        "I Saw 3 Ships"
 58: "Follow Me Down," Sarah Jarosz [Sugar Hill, 5/11] (16)
        "Old Smitty"
        "Peace"
 58: "Help My Brother," Gibson Brothers [Compass, 2/11] (16)
        "Help My Brother"
 58: "The Holly And The Ivy," Sandy Haddon [Self, new] (16)
        "The Holly And The Ivy"
 58: "O Christmas Tree," Various Artists [Rounder, 2002] (16)
        "Go Tell It On The Mountain," Cox Family
 58: "Out Of The Green," Tim Readman And Jennie Bice [Big City, 10/11] (16)
        "Cobbler And The Butcher"
        "Winter Song"
 58: "Revolutions Per Minute," Emma's Revolution [Moving Forward, 11/11] (16)
        "Occupy The Usa"
 58: "Still Beneath the Stars and Moon," Bill And Kate Isles [billisles.com, 11/11] (16)
        "Public Radio"
        "Beautiful Skies"
 67: "Beat The Devil And Carry A Rail," Noam Pikelny [Compass, 10/11] (15)
        "Fish And Bird"
 67: "Birds Of A Feather," Red Hen Stringband [Wepecket Island, 6/11] (15)
        "Blue Yodel #3"
 67: "Get Your Phil," Disappear Fear [disappearfear.com, 7/11] (15)
        "I Ain't Marching Anymore"
        "When I'm Gone"
 67: "Line-Up," Battlefield Band [Temple, 7/11] (15)
        "Lovers And Friends"
 67: "Middle Of Everywhere," Pokey Lafarge And The South City Three [Free Dirt, 7/11] (15)
        "Coffee Pot Blues"
 67: "On The Brooklyn Road," Nell Robinson [nellrobinsonmusic.com, 6/11] (15)
        "Red Clay Creek"
        "Sweet Sunny South"
 67: "Peacenick," Roy Zimmerman [Metaphor, 2005] (15)
        "Christma-Hanu-Rama-Ka-Dona-Kwaanza"
        "Buy War Toys For Christmas"
 67: "Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down," Ry Cooder [Nonesuch, 8/11] (15)
        "John Lee Hooker For President"
        "Christmas Time This Year"
        "No Banker Left Behind"
 67: "Songs Of Joy And Peace," Various Artists [Sony, 2008] (15)
        "Christmas Jig/Mouth Of The Tobique Reel," Yo-Yo Ma W/ Natalie MacMaster


TOP SONGS OF DECEMBER 2011
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13243 airplays from 144 different DJs

1. "Christmas Morning" (25)
        by Peter Mayer
        from "Midwinter"
2. "American Noel" (21)
        by Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
        from "American Noel"
        also "Wonderland: A Winter Solstice Celebration"
3. "Broken And Beautiful" (18)
        by Joe Crookston
        from "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 6: Happy Holidays"
3. "Christmas In The Trenches" (18)
        by John McCutcheon
        from "Live At Wolf Trap"
        also "Winter Solstice"
5. "Christians And The Pagans" (17)
        by Dar Williams
        from "Mortal City"
        also "Many Great Companions"
6. "Answer The Knock At The Door" (16)
        by Zoe Mulford
        from "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 6: Happy Holidays"
6. "On Christmas I Got Nothing" (16)
        by Chuck Brodsky
        from "Radio"
        also "Two Sets"
8. "Christmas In China" (14)
        by Gina Forsyth
        from "Promised Land"
8. "You Cannot Stay Here" (14)
        by Donna Ulisse
        from "You Cannot Stay Here"
10. "Getting Ready For Christmas Day" (12)
        by Paul Simon
        from "So Beautiful Or So What"
10. "If We Make It Through December" (12)
        by Laurie Lewis And Tom Rozum
        from "Winter's Grace"
10. "Jewish Kid Born On Christmas Day Talkin' Blues" (12)
        by Sally Fingerett
        from "Just One Angel"
10. "Reel A Roland" (12)
        by La Bottine Souriante
        from "Appellation D'origine Controlee"
10. "Regifting Your Love" (12)
        by Robert Bobby
        from "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 6: Happy Holidays"
10. "River" (12)
        by Joni Mitchell
        from "Blue"
        also "Hits"
10. "You Must Go Home For Christmas" (12)
        by Darryl Purpose
        from "Gift Of The Magi"
17. "Solstice Song" (11)
        by Denise Jordan Finley
        from "Solstice"
        also "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 3: Happy Holidays"
17. "Thanks For The Roses" (11)
        by Duvekot, Heaton, Hutchinson, Zukerman
        from "Winterbloom"
17. "This Morning I Was Born Again" (11)
        by John McCutcheon
        from "This Land: Woody Guthrie's America"
17. "Where Is The Light" (11)
        by Peter Mayer
        from "Midwinter"
21. "Beside The Tree" (10)
        by Craig Werth
        from "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 5: Happy Holidays"
21. "Christmas In Paradise" (10)
        by Mary Gauthier
        from "Filth And Fire"
21. "Light The Lamp" (10)
        by Emily Kurn
        from "I'm Just Like You"
21. "Longest Night Of The Year" (10)
        by Mary Chapin Carpenter
        from "Come Darkness, Come Light"
21. "Make My Christmas Day" (10)
        by Peter Mayer
        from "Midwinter"
21. "Merry Christmas From The Family" (10)
        by Robert Earl Keen
        from "Gringo Honeymoon"
21. "Silent Night" (10)
        by Abbie Gardner And Laurie MacAllister
        from "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 6: Happy Holidays"
21. "Sleep Through Christmas" (10)
        by Pat Wictor
        from "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 6: Happy Holidays"
21. "You Will Be Delivered" (10)
        by Donna Ulisse
        from "Ep"


TOP ARTISTS OF DECEMBER 2011
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13243 airplays from 144 different DJs

1. John McCutcheon
2. Peter Mayer
3. Stan Rogers
4. Laurie Lewis
5. Red Molly
6. La Bottine Souriante
7. Darryl Purpose
7. The Once
9. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
10. Gillian Welch
11. Jody Marshall
11. Joe Crookston
13. Mary Chapin Carpenter
14. Carrie Newcomer
15. Roy Zimmerman
16. Bob Dylan
16. Chuck Brodsky
16. Herdman, Hills And Mangsen
16. Mark O'Connor
20. Alison Krauss
20. Joel Mabus
22. Michael Jerome Browne
23. Donna Ulisse
23. Pharis And Jason Romero
23. Tom Russell
26. John Prine
27. Kate Campbell
28. Dar Williams
28. Duvekot, Heaton, Hutchinson, Zukerman
28. Emma's Revolution
28. Emmylou Harris
28. Gina Forsyth
28. Loreena McKennitt
34. Bill And Kate Isles
34. Bruce Cockburn
34. Grant Dermody
34. Krista Detor
34. Murray McLauchlan
34. Robin And Linda Williams
40. Crooked Still


TOP LABELS OF DECEMBER 2011
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13243 airplays from 144 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Hudson Harding
3. Borealis
4. Signature
5. Red House
6. Compass
7. Sugar Hill
8. Columbia
9. Waterbug
10. Vanguard
11. Blue Boat
12. Rebel
12. Rhino
12. Smithsonian/Folkways
15. Warner
16. Philo
17. Nonesuch
18. Yellow Tail
19. Bear Family
19. Sony
21. Greentrax
22. Appleseed
22. Gadfly
24. RCA
25. Acony
25. Rural Rhythm
27. Capitol
28. Blue Night
29. Flying Fish
29. Shout Factory
31. Reprise
32. Green Linnet
33. Lula
33. Omac
35. Appalsongs
36. MCA
37. County
37. Gamblers Grace
39. Lost Highway
40. Fallen Angle
40. Pinecastle


FOLK DJs - DECEMBER 2011
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13243 airplays from 144 different DJs

Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Allan Nelson (BBC, U.K.)
Amy Luncan (WYSO-FM, OH)
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)
Bill Hahn (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Bill Revill (WESU-FM, CT)
Blair Larsen (KUSU-FM & UPR, UT)
Bob Gregory (WRFL-FM, KY)
Bob McWilliams (XM, KANU-FM & KPR, KS)
Bob Weiser (WBRS-FM & WOMR-FM, MA)
Brad Edmondson (WVBR-FM, NY)
Bradley Kolodner (WICB-FM, NY)
Brenda & Roman Tacik (CJTR-FM, SK)
Bruce Cameron (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Bud Johnson (syndicated, AK)
Charlie Backfish (WUSB-FM, NY)
Chrisana McGill (WSPN-FM, NY)
Clytia Fuller (KZSC-FM, CA)
Colin Fielding (3INR-FM, Australia)
Craig Huegel (WSLR-FM & WMNF-FM, FL)
Dan Ross (KACI-FM, OR)
Darla Novak (KZFR-FM, IL)
David John (KTRU-FM, TX)
David Sears (WBGU-FM, OH)
Deadwood Dick (KKUP-FM, CA)
Denis McKay (VOX-FM, Australia)
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)
Frank Gosar (KLCC-FM, OR)
Frank Hoppe (KCSN-FM, CA)
Gaye Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Gene Shay (XM & WXPN-FM, PA)
Gerd Stassen (EVW, Germany)
Gerry Goodfriend (CKUT-FM, QC)
Graham and Barbara Dean (WBCR-LP, MA)
Greg Harness (KRBX-FM, ID)
Greg Schatzmann (CJLX-FM, ON)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
Henk de Weerd (5EBI-FM, Australia)
Henry Koretzky (WXPI-FM, PA)
Jean Geiger (KBCS-FM, WA)
Jeff Boudreau (WCUW-FM, MA)
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 Colvin (WYSO-FM, OH)
Johanna Halbeisen (WXOJ-FM, MA)
John & Maureen Rumsey (KVMR-FM, CA)
John Adams (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)
John Weingart (WPRB-FM, NJ)
Johnny Bazzano (KRCB-FM, CA)
Jon 'Chip' Colcord (WNEC-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 Hoyt (WAER-FM, NY)
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 Katherine Aldin (KPFK-FM, CA)
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 Horyczun (KPKN-FM, CT)
Mitch Park (Kidnappers, New Zealand)
Naomi Soule and Terry Moses (KCLC-FM, MO)
Noah Zacharin (CKLN-FM, ON)
Norm Mast (WVPE-FM, IN)
Norman Whitman (WYSO-FM, OH)
Paul Hartman (WTMD-FM, MD)
Peter Fraissinet (WVBR-FM, NY)
Peter Kernast and John Bates (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Peter van Zeijl (Dollard Radio-FM, The Netherlands)
Randall Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Ray Baumler (WRUR-FM, NY)
Rich Warren (WFMT-FM, XM & syndicated, IL)
Richard Gordon (WNHU-FM, CT)
Richard Howard (KZMU-FM, UT)
Robert Resnik (VPR, VT)
Ron Olesko (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Roz Larman (KPFK-FM & syndicated, CA)
Sandy Miranda (KPFA-FM, CA)
Sharon Downes (2MAX-FM, Australia)
Simon Dillon (Phoenix FM, Australia)
Sonny Ochs (WRPI-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)
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)
Terry Fatseas (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Todd Tyson (The Point-FM, VT)
Tom Bingham (WCVF-FM, NY)
Tom Druckenmiller (syndicated & XM)
Tom Funk (KGLP-FM, NM)
Tom Pittman (KOOP & KUTX, TX)
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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