Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of December 2012 (with DJ list)

TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS OF DECEMBER 2012
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14489 airplays from 151 different DJs

  1: "A Parlor Guitar Christmas," Joel Mabus [Fossil, 9/12] (75)
        "Wexford Carol"
        "Stille Nacht"
        "Up On The Housetop"
        "Wassail Song"
  2: "Just One Angel," Christine Lavin And Friends [Yellow Tail, 2010] (51)
        "Jewish Kid Born On Christmas Day Talkin' Blues," Sally Fingerett
        "Christmas Guitar," Megon McDonough
        "Is It Hanukah Or Chanukah?," Ruby And Ava Locknar
  3: "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 7: Happy Holidays," Various Artists [Hudson Harding, new] (50)
        "Lights Of St. John's," Craig Werth
        "Bethlehem," Terence Martin
        "Beneath Our Christmas Tree," Tony Desantis
  4: "All The Way To Bethlehem," Donna Ulisse [Hadley, 10/12] (47)
        "I See The Light Of The World"
        "Elisabeth"
        "All The Way To Bethlehem"
        "I'm Gonna Shine"
  5: "Grandma's Rules For Drinking," Annie Lou [annielou.ca, 6/12] (43)
        "Winter Song"
        "Don't You Know Boy"
        "Grandma's Rules For Drinking"
  5: "Our Lady Of The Tall Trees," Cahalen Morrison And Eli West [cahalenandeli.com, 9/12] (43)
        "Loretta"
        "Church Street Blues"
        "Our Lady Of The Tall Trees"
  7: "Midwinter," Peter Mayer [Blue Boat, 2005] (41)
        "Green"
        "Longest Night"
        "Where Is The Light"
  8: "Greetings From Cheryl Wheeler Live," Cheryl Wheeler [Dias, 9/12] (40)
        "Gandhi/Buddha"
        "Rollin' By"
  9: "The Stray Birds," The Stray Birds [thestraybirds.com, 9/12] (37)
        "Dream In Blue"
        "25 To Life"
        "My Brother's Hill"
 10: "Heart Of The Country," Chris Brashear [Dog Boy, 9/12] (36)
        "Time The Perfect Stranger"
        "Hills Of Arkansas"
        "Old Pueblo"
 10: "Sing The Delta," Iris DeMent [Flariella, 10/12] (36)
        "Night I Learned How Not To Pray"
        "Go On Ahead And Go Home"
        "Kingdom Has Already Come"
 12: "Next Time Around," Darryl Purpose [Blue Rock, 10/12] (34)
        "Dreams Of Life"
        "Girl From Golden"
 12: "The Things I Notice Now: Anne Hills Sings the Songs of Tom Paxton," Anne Hills [Appleseed, 11/12] (34)
        "Hold On To Me Babe"
        "Early Snow"
        "When Princes Meet"
 14: "Come Darkness, Come Light," Mary Chapin Carpenter [Zoe, 2008] (31)
        "Longest Night Of The Year"
        "Christmas Time In The City"
 14: "A Fiddler's Holiday," Jay Ungar And Molly Mason [Rounder, 11/12] (31)
        "Solstice Set"
        "Rovin' On A Winter's Night"
        "Darkest Days, Brightest Nights"
 14: "Reunion," Lucy Kaplansky [Red House, 9/12] (31)
        "This Morning I Am Born Again"
        "Beauty Way"
        "I'll See You Again"
 14: "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 6: Happy Holidays," Various Artists [Hudson Harding, 12/11] (31)
        "Beneath A Christmas Moon," Terry Holder
        "Broken And Beautiful," Joe Crookston
        "Answer The Knock At The Door," Zoe Mulford
 18: "Blue Clouds," Elizabeth Mitchell [Smithsonian/Folkways, 10/12] (30)
        "Circle Of The Sun"
        "Hop Up, My Ladies"
 19: "Calling Me Home," Kathy Mattea [Sugar Hill, 9/12] (29)
        "Gone, Gonna Rise Again"
        "Maple's Lament"
        "West Virginia, My Home"
 19: "Little Pilgrim," Jory Nash [Thin Man, 11/12] (29)
        "Best Of Your Heart"
        "Song About Love"
 21: "Kindred Spirits: A Collection," Carrie Newcomer [Rounder, 11/12] (28)
        "Long Christmas Dinner"
        "Gathering Of Spirits"
 21: "King Fisher King," Sons Of The Never Wrong [Waterbug, 11/12] (28)
        "Great Unknown"
        "I'd Marry You"
 21: "Northwest Passage," Stan Rogers [Fogarty's Cove, 1981] (28)
        "Northwest Passage"
        "Night Guard"
 24: "Gift Of The Magi," Darryl Purpose [darrylpurpose.com, 2002] (26)
        "Christmas In The Trenches"
        "Mary And Joe"
 24: "What We Lost," Ben Bedford [Waterbug, 9/12] (26)
        "Guinevere Is Sleeping"
        "John The Baptist"
        "What We Lost"
 26: "Outshine The Sun," The Foghorn String Band [foghornstringband.com, 9/12] (25)
        "Salty River Reel"
        "Humpback Mule"
 26: "Resurrection Day," Kim And Reggie Harris [Appleseed, 11/12] (25)
        "Tree Of Life"
        "Hallelujah I'm A Bum"
        "Look 'em In The Eye"
 28: "Fa La La," Nancy Beaudette [Moonlit Pond, 11/12] (24)
        "Fa La La"
        "Silence Tonight"
        "My Silvertone Guitar"
 28: "Prelude," Ronstadt Generations [ronstadtgenerations.com, 10/12] (24)
        "Find The Cost Of Freedom"
        "Thunder And Sadness"
 28: "Tender Is The Night," Old Man Luedecke [True North, 11/12] (24)
        "Kingdom Come"
        "Jonah And The Whale"
 28: "Time," Kathy Kallick Band [Live Oak, 8/12] (24)
        "Time"
        "Fare Thee Well"
 32: "Among Friends," Debra Cowan [Muzzzy House, 8/12] (23)
        "Star In The East"
        "Cold Day In November"
 32: "Voices Of Winter," Herdman, Hills And Mangsen [Gadfly, 1997] (23)
        "Hanerot Halalu"
        "Voices Of Winter / Red And Green"
        "Wintergrace"
 32: "Winter's Grace," Laurie Lewis And Tom Rozum [Signature, 1999] (23)
        "If We Make It Through December"
        "Hot Buttered Rum"
 35: "A Catie Curtis Christmas," Catie Curtis [catiecurtis.com, 11/12] (22)
        "Song For A Winter's Night"
        "Some Children See Him"
 35: "Holidays Rule," Various Artists [Hear, 10/12] (22)
        "Auld Lang Syne," Andrew Bird
        "I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day," Civil Wars
 35: "Red Apples And Gold," Gathering Time [gatheringtimetrio.com, 5/12] (22)
        "Path That's Right For You"
        "Family Tree"
        "Sincerely Yours"
 35: "A Word Child," Susan Kane [susankane.com, 11/12] (22)
        "New York Winter"
        "Loser"
 39: "American Hornpipe," Dana And Susan Robinson [Threshold, 6/12] (21)
        "Sailing Around Cape Solstice"
        "When This Old Hat Was New"
 39: "Christmas," Bruce Cockburn [Columbia, 1998] (21)
        "Mary Had A Baby"
        "I Saw 3 Ships"
 39: "The First Christmas Gift," Robin And Linda Williams [Red House, 2005] (21)
        "Shotgun Shells On A Christmas Tree"
        "Together All Alone"
 39: "The Same Way Down," Annalivia [annaliviamusic.bandcamp.com, 9/12] (21)
        "False Sir John"
        "New Mown Meadow"
        "Restless For A While"
 39: "Trouble In The Fields," Various Artists [Paradiddle, 10/12] (21)
        "Gulf Coast Highway," Tracy Grammer And Jim Henry
        "I Wish It Would Rain," Eric Brace And Last Train Home
 44: "Beneath Some Lucky Star," Bill Staines [Red House, 10/12] (20)
        "If I Come To Need An Angel"
        "Along The Road"
 44: "Out Under The Sky," The Early Mays [theearlymays.com, new] (20)
        "Stopping By Woods"
        "Merry, Merry Christmas"
 44: "Sugar Plums," Various Artists [Sugar Hill, 1993] (20)
        "Making Plans," Tim And Mollie O'Brien
 44: "Where The Sun Don't Shine," The JD Hobson Band [jdhobson.com, 12/11] (20)
        "Last Kind Words"
        "Carter Cain"
 48: "Country Christmas Singalong Spectacular," The Sweetback Sisters [Signature, 11/12] (19)
        "Christmas Boogie"
        "12 Days Of Christmas"
 48: "Rough Edges & Ragged Hearts," Linda McRae [42rpm, 5/12] (19)
        "Rough Edges And Ragged Hearts"
 48: "Scrimshaw," Nels Andrews [nelsandrews.com, 4/12] (19)
        "3 Hermits"
        "Tridents"
 48: "Silver Lining," The Honey Dewdrops [thehoneydewdrops.com, 6/12] (19)
        "One Kind Word"
        "Hills Of My Home"
 48: "This Time & Place," Various Artists [Wherefore Arts, new] (19)
        "Christmas Time," Reed Waddle
        "Gathering," George Wurzbach
 48: "Walls That Talk," Roy Schneider [Shiny Gnu, 9/12] (19)
        "Signs"
        "Dancin' On The Mountain"
 48: "Weiss Christmas," Ilene Weiss [Gadfly, 1997] (19)
        "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"
        "It's That Time Again"
 55: "The Music & Song Of The Great Tapestry Of Scotland," Various Artists [Greentrax, new] (18)
        "Duthaich Mhrcaoidh," Kathleen MacInnes
 55: "Pete Remembers Woody," Pete Seeger And Friends [Appleseed, 9/12] (18)
        "I Ain't Got No Home," Fred Gillen, Jr. And Steve Kirkman
 55: "American Noel," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer [Signature, 2007] (18)
        "American Noel"
        "Footsteps Of The Faithful"
        "Go Tell The Fox"
 55: "Brambles And Thorns," John Wort Hannam [Borealis, 10/12] (18)
        "Memphis"
        "Great Lakes"
 55: "From Fresh Water," Stan Rogers [Fogarty's Cove, 1984] (18)
        "White Squall"
        "Nancy"
 55: "New Siberia," Antje Duvekot [antjeduvekot.com, 4/12] (18)
        "Into The City"
        "Ballad Of Fred Noonan"
 55: "Wonderland: A Winter Solstice Celebration," Various Artists [Signature, 2001] (18)
        "Tree," Jim Henry
        "American Noel," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
 62: "We're Usually A Lot Better Than This," Tim O'Brien & Darrell Scott [Full Light, 10/12] (17)
        "Long Time Gone"
 62: "Wilder Girl," Sally Barris [Self, 8/12] (17)
        "Wilder Girl"
        "Angel Of The North"
        "Let The Wind Chase You"
 64: "Buddy And Jim," Buddy Miller And Jim Lauderdale [New West, new] (16)
        "I Lost My Job Of Loving You"
        "That's Not Even Why I Love You"
 64: "Small Braveries," Carey Creed [Azalea City, 9/12] (16)
        "Great Unknown"
 64: "Then There's Me," Michael Reno Harrell [Dancing Bear, 8/12] (16)
        "I Don't Listen To The Radio"
        "Mama's Still In Jail"
 64: "We Have Made A Spark," Rose Cousins [Old Farm Pony, 2/12] (16)
        "All The Stars"
        "Darkness"
 68: "At The Turning Of The Year," Herdman, Hills And Mangsen [Hand And Heart, 2000] (15)
        "At The Turning Of The Year"
        "Solstice Round"
 68: "Celtic Christmas," Various Artists [Windham Hill, 2007] (15)
        "Angels We Have Heard On High," Brian Taheny And Loretto Reid And Family
 68: "Home Sweet Home: Songs of Love, Loss, and Belonging," Amy White with Al Petteway [Fairewood, 10/12] (15)
        "Salt Of The Earth"
 68: "How Like The Holly," Joel Mabus [Fossil, 1999] (15)
        "Let's Do Christmas Right"
        "How Like The Holly"
 68: "Jewels And Harmony," Mara Levine with Gathering Time [myspace.com/maralevine, 10/11] (15)
        "Burning Tree"
 68: "Last Month Of The Year," Magpie [Sliced Bread, 2002] (15)
        "Solstice Carol"
        "Chanukah Chase"
 68: "Merry Fishes To All," Trout Fishing In America [troutmusic.com, 2004] (15)
        "Santa Brought Me Clothes"
 68: "A More Perfect Union," Pete Seeger And Lorre Wyatt [Appleseed, 9/12] (15)
        "God's Counting On Me. . . God's Counting On You"
        "This Old Man Revisited"
 68: "A Secret Gift," Red Rock Rondo [Steamboat Mountain, 8/12] (15)
        "Silent Snow"
 68: "Tinsel Tunes," Various Artists [Sugar Hill, 1997] (15)
        "Blue Christmas Lights," Chris Hillman And Herb Pedersen
        "Last Month Of The Year," Nashville Bluegrass Band With The Fairfield 4
 68: "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 4: Happy Holidays," Various Artists [Hudson Harding, 2009] (15)
        "Cold Cold December," Pat Wictor And Beaucoup Blue
 68: "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 3: Happy Holidays," Various Artists [Hudson Harding, 2008] (15)
        "Simple Christmas," Pat Wictor


TOP SONGS OF DECEMBER 2012
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14489 airplays from 151 different DJs

1. "Christmas In The Trenches" (25)
        by John McCutcheon
        from "Live At Wolf Trap"
        also "Winter Solstice"
2. "American Noel" (13)
        by Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
        from "American Noel"
        also "Wonderland: A Winter Solstice Celebration"
2. "Dreams Of Life" (13)
        by Darryl Purpose
        from "Next Time Around"
2. "First Christmas" (13)
        by Stan Rogers
        from "Between The Breaks...Live!"
2. "Wexford Carol" (13)
        by Joel Mabus
        from "A Parlor Guitar Christmas"
6. "River" (12)
        by Joni Mitchell
        from "Blue"
7. "Dream In Blue" (11)
        by The Stray Birds
        from "The Stray Birds"
7. "I See The Light Of The World" (11)
        by Donna Ulisse
        from "All The Way To Bethlehem"
7. "Northwest Passage" (11)
        by Stan Rogers
        from "Northwest Passage"
7. "Solstice Set" (11)
        by Jay Ungar And Molly Mason
        from "A Fiddler's Holiday"
7. "Winter Song" (11)
        by Annie Lou
        from "Grandma's Rules For Drinking"
12. "Christmas In China" (10)
        by Gina Forsyth
        from "Promised Land"
12. "If We Make It Through December" (10)
        by Laurie Lewis And Tom Rozum
        from "Winter's Grace"
12. "Light The Lamp" (10)
        by Emily Kurn
        from "I'm Just Like You"
        also "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 2: Happy Holidays"
12. "Merry Christmas From The Family" (10)
        by Robert Earl Keen
        from "Gringo Honeymoon"
12. "New York Winter" (10)
        by Susan Kane
        from "A Word Child"
12. "Song For A Winter's Night" (10)
        by Catie Curtis
        from "A Catie Curtis Christmas"
12. "Up On The Housetop" (10)
        by Joel Mabus
        from "A Parlor Guitar Christmas"
19. "Bethlehem" (9)
        by Terence Martin
        from "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 7: Happy Holidays"
        also "Sleeper"
19. "Christians And The Pagans" (9)
        by Dar Williams
        from "Mortal City"
19. "Christmas In Paradise" (9)
        by Mary Gauthier
        from "Filth And Fire"
19. "Green" (9)
        by Peter Mayer
        from "Midwinter"
19. "Lights Of St. John's" (9)
        by Craig Werth
        from "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 7: Happy Holidays"
19. "Loretta" (9)
        by Cahalen Morrison And Eli West
        from "Our Lady Of The Tall Trees"
19. "Star In The East" (9)
        by Debra Cowan
        from "Among Friends"
19. "Stille Nacht" (9)
        by Joel Mabus
        from "A Parlor Guitar Christmas"


TOP ARTISTS OF DECEMBER 2012
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14489 airplays from 151 different DJs

1. Joel Mabus
2. Stan Rogers
3. Darryl Purpose
4. Peter Mayer
5. Cahalen Morrison And Eli West
6. Donna Ulisse
7. Cheryl Wheeler
7. Iris DeMent
7. Jay Ungar And Molly Mason
10. Bob Dylan
11. Mary Chapin Carpenter
11. The Stray Birds
13. Pete Seeger
14. Annie Lou
15. John McCutcheon
15. Lucy Kaplansky
17. Robin And Linda Williams
18. Anne Hills
18. Kathy Mattea
18. Laurie Lewis
21. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
22. Chris Brashear
22. John Gorka
24. Herdman, Hills And Mangsen
25. Bill Staines
25. Carrie Newcomer
27. Jory Nash
28. The Sweetback Sisters
29. Ben Bedford
29. Elizabeth Mitchell
31. Ellis Paul
31. Bruce Cockburn
31. John Prine
31. Kathy Kallick Band
31. Old Man Luedecke
31. Peter Ostroushko
37. Bill Monroe
37. Catie Curtis
37. Chieftains
37. Gathering Time
37. The Honey Dewdrops
37. Kim And Reggie Harris
37. Lee Murdock
37. Sons Of The Never Wrong


TOP LABELS OF DECEMBER 2012
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14489 airplays from 151 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Sugar Hill
3. Red House
4. Signature
5. Columbia
6. Borealis
7. Appleseed
8. Hudson Harding
9. Compass
10. Waterbug
11. Fossil
12. Greentrax
13. Rebel
13. Rhino
13. Warner
16. Rural Rhythm
16. Vanguard
18. Bear Family
19. Philo
20. Smithsonian/Folkways
21. Yellow Tail
22. Blue Boat
23. Flying Fish
24. Green Linnet
25. Nonesuch
25. RCA
27. Capitol
28. Pinecastle
29. Dog Boy
30. Gadfly
31. True North
32. Dias
33. Hadley
34. Arc
34. Sony
36. Hear
36. Mountain Home
36. New West
36. Trespass
36. Zoe


FOLK DJs - DECEMBER 2012
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14489 airplays from 151 different DJs

Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Allan Nelson (BBC, U.K.)
Allison Brown (CJAM-FM, ON)
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)
Bill Wagman (KDVS-FM, CA)
Bob Gregory (WRFL-FM, KY)
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)
Caroline Doctorow (WPKM-FM & WPKN-FM, CT)
Charlie Backfish (WUSB-FM, NY)
Chrisana McGill (WSPN-FM, NY)
Cindy Funk (WYSO-FM, OH)
Clytia Fuller (KZSC-FM, CA)
Colin Fielding (3INR-FM, Australia)
Craig Huegel (WSLR-FM & WMNF-FM, FL)
Dan Alloway (KTEP-FM, TX)
Darla Novak (KZFR-FM, IL)
David Buskin (WPKN-FM, CT)
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)
Donna Mavity (WTUF-FM, GA)
Doug Dick (WVGN-FM, VI)
Ed McDonald (WVMR-FM etc, WV)
Ed Mellnik (KBOO-FM, OR)
Frank Gosar (KLCC-FM, OR)
Frank Hoppe (KCSN-FM, CA)
Gary Irving (WVUD-FM, DE)
Gaye Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Gene Shay (WXPN-FM, PA)
Gerd Stassen (EVW, Germany)
Gerry Goodfriend (CKUT-FM, QC)
Graham and Barbara Dean (WBCR-LP, MA)
Greg Harness (KRBX-FM, ID)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
Jean Geiger (KBCS-FM, WA)
Jeff Boudreau (WCUW-FM, MA)
Jeff Eads (WNKU-FM, KY)
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 Pszonek (WMSC-FM, NJ)
John & Maureen Rumsey (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 Patterson (WXPI-FM, PA)
John Platt (WFUV-FM, NY)
John Trout (WYEP-FM, PA)
John Weingart (WPRB-FM, NJ)
Johnny Bazzano (KRCB-FM, CA)
Jon 'Chip' Colcord (WSCS-FM, NH)
Jon Stein (WTBQ-AM, NY)
Juliet Youngren (WEFT-FM, IL)
Jürgen Kramer (ZuSa, Germany)
Karen Impola (KUNI-FM, IA)
Karen Rakos (KEUL-FM, AK)
Kate McNally (NHPR, NH)
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 Hillberg (KVMR-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)
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)
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 Flynn (KUAF-FM & syndicated, AR)
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)
Patrick Clifford (WDVR-FM, NJ)
Paul Hartman (WTMD-FM, MD)
Paul Stamler (KDHX-FM, MO)
Peter Fraissinet (WVBR-FM, NY)
Peter Kernast and John Bates (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Peter Thompson (KALW-FM, CA)
Peter van Zeijl (Dollard Radio-FM, The Netherlands)
Randall Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Ray Baumler (WRUR-FM, NY)
Rich Warren (WFMT-FM & syndicated, IL)
Richard Gordon (WNHU-FM, CT)
Richard Howard (KZMU-FM, UT)
Robert Resnik (VPR, VT)
Robin Pressman (KRCB-FM, CA)
Ron Olesko (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Roz Larman (KPFK-FM & syndicated, CA)
Sean McGowan (KLCC-FM, OR)
Sharon Downes (2MAX-FM, Australia)
Simon Dillon (Phoenix 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)
Terry Fatseas (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Todd Tyson (The Point-FM, VT)
Tom Druckenmiller (syndicated)
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.

Richard Gillmann                                  http://www.nwfolk.com
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