Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of December 2013 (with DJ list)

TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS OF DECEMBER 2013
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 15240 airplays from 141 different DJs

  1: "Christine Lavin Presents: Just One Angel v2.0," Various Artists [Yellow Tail, new] (143)
        "These Ornaments," Craig Werth
        "Snow Day," Honor Finnegan
        "Pass The Fruitcake," Claudia Russell And Bruce Kaplan
        "Light The Lamp," Emily Kurn
        "I Want An Old Fashioned Christmas," Amy Speace
  2: "A Very Blue Rock Christmas," Various Artists [Blue Rock, new] (90)
        "Christmas In The Ashram," Tom Prasada-Rao
        "Do You Hear What I Hear?," Terri Hendrix
        "Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer," Ruthie Foster
        "Miracle," David Wilcox
        "Rudy Rap," David Wilcox
  3: "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 8: Happy Holidays," Various Artists [Hudson Harding, new] (87)
        "Give To Receive," Jonathan Byrd And Chris Kokesh
        "Santa Drank The Whole Damn Bar," Mark Stepakoff
        "Taladh Chriosda," Mara Levine With Jeff Scroggins And Colorado
        "One Little Partridge," Zoe Mulford
  4: "Inside Llewyn Davis," Various Artists [Nonesuch, 11/13] (70)
        "Green, Green Rocky Road," Oscar Isaac
        "500 Miles," Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan And Stark Sands
        "Fare Thee Well," Oscar Isaac And Marcus Mumford
        "Last Thing On My Mind," Stark Sands With The Punch Brothers
  5: "22 Days," John McCutcheon [Appalseed, 10/13] (62)
        "Orion's Belt"
        "Heaven's Kitchen"
        "Of An Age"
        "Nothing Like You"
  6: "Down in Washington Square," Dave Van Ronk [Smithsonian/Folkways, 10/13] (57)
        "Spike Driver Blues"
        "Another Time And Place"
        "Duncan And Brady"
  7: "Echo Sessions," The Stray Birds [thestraybirds.com, 11/13] (55)
        "I Wish It Would Rain"
        "Loretta"
        "Blue Yodel #7"
        "I'll Be Your San Antone Rose"
  7: "The Railsplitters," The Railsplitters [therailsplitters.com, 11/13] (55)
        "Boarding Pass"
        "Jackson Town"
        "No Stranger To The Blues"
  9: "December Moon," The Henry Girls [Broken Silence, 3/13] (48)
        "December Moon"
        "Sing My Sister Down"
        "Watching The Detectives"
        "Ol' Cook Pot"
 10: "Just One Angel," Christine Lavin And Friends [Yellow Tail, 2010] (41)
        "Auld Lang Syne," Kate Taylor
        "Christians And The Pagans," Darryl Purpose
 11: "Build Me Up From Bones," Sarah Jarosz [Sugar Hill, 9/13] (40)
        "Fuel The Fire"
        "Over The Edge"
        "Build Me Up From Bones"
 12: "Gift Of The Magi," Darryl Purpose [darrylpurpose.com, 2002] (34)
        "You Must Go Home For Christmas"
        "American Noel"
        "Christmas In The Trenches"
 12: "Tether My Heart," Hannah Shira Naiman [Merriweather, 10/13] (34)
        "Little Fox"
        "Same Old Song"
        "Way To Go Home"
 14: "Berrymania," Steve Gillette And Cindy Mangsen [Compass Rose, new] (33)
        "Do You Believe In Me"
        "It's Better Than That"
        "Your State's Name Here"
 15: "Four Good Days," Jack Williams [Wind River, 11/13] (31)
        "4 Good Days"
        "Highway From Back Home"
        "Them Things"
 15: "More New Everything," Brooks Williams [Red Guitar Blue, 11/13] (31)
        "Winter Moon II"
        "Shaking These Christmas Blues"
 17: "We The People," Lou Dominguez [loudominguez.com, 10/13] (30)
        "Happy American Solstice"
        "Gun Country"
 18: "Back 40," Robin & Linda Williams [Red House, 10/13] (29)
        "Old Familiar House On Christmas Day"
        "My Sweet Love Ain't Around"
 18: "The Sounding Joy," Elizabeth Mitchell [Smithsonian/Folkways, 10/13] (29)
        "Children Go Where I Send Thee"
        "Christmas Day In The Morning"
 20: "Another Man's Treasure," Greg Klyma [klyma.com, 10/13] (28)
        "Time Does Fly"
        "Circular World"
        "You Are My Sunshine"
 20: "As The Crow Flies," Childsplay [childsplay.org, 7/13] (28)
        "Hawk And Crow / As The Crow Flies"
        "Dear Companion"
 20: "Memories And Moments," Tim O'Brien And Darrell Scott [Full Skies, 9/13] (28)
        "Brother Wind"
        "Keep Your Dirty Lights On"
 23: "Foreverly," Billie Joe + Norah [Reprise, 11/13] (27)
        "Long Time Gone"
        "Roving Gambler"
        "Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine"
 23: "We Made It Home," Melody Walker & Jacob Groopman [Maker/Mender, 10/13] (27)
        "We Made It Home"
        "Retinue"
        "Betelgeuse"
 23: "Wonderland: A Winter Solstice Celebration," Various Artists [Signature, 2001] (27)
        "Tree," Jim Henry
        "American Noel," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
 26: "Flat Earth Diary," Krista Detor [Tightrope, new] (26)
        "Belle Of The Ball"
        "Ferryman's Dream"
        "Just Because"
 26: "Midwinter," Peter Mayer [Blue Boat, 2005] (26)
        "Christmas Morning"
        "Green"
 26: "Say Grace," Sam Baker [sambakermusic.com, 8/13] (26)
        "Panhandle Winter"
        "Go In Peace"
        "Isn't Love Great"
 29: "Come Darkness, Come Light," Mary Chapin Carpenter [Zoe, 2008] (25)
        "Longest Night Of The Year"
        "Christmas Time In The City"
 29: "Long Gone Out West Blues," Pharis And Jason Romero [Lula, 2/13] (25)
        "Wild Bill Jones"
        "Long Gone Out West Blues"
 29: "On The Offbeat," Liz Carroll [lizcarroll.com, 11/13] (25)
        "Tinsel"
        "Wolf / The Duck"
 29: "Winter's Grace," Laurie Lewis And Tom Rozum [Signature, 1999] (25)
        "If We Make It Through December"
        "Messenger"
 33: "Skipping Rocks," Ken & Brad Kolodner [Fenchurch, 9/13] (24)
        "Billy In The Lowground"
        "Down On My Knees"
 33: "Still Green," Patty Larkin [Signature, 9/13] (24)
        "Best Of Intentions"
        "It Could Be Worse"
 33: "Won't Be Long Now," Linda Thompson [Pettifer, 10/13] (24)
        "Love's For Babies And Fools"
        "As Fast As My Feet"
 36: "Fine Winter's Night," Matt And Shannon Heaton [mattandshannonheaton.com, 2007] (23)
        "First Snowfall Of December"
        "Dust Of Snow"
 37: "At The Heart Of It All," Capercaillie [Compass, 8/13] (21)
        "Nighean Dubh Nighean Donn"
        "Strathspey Set"
 37: "Endless Ocean," The Tuttles With A. J. Lee [Back Studio, 6/13] (21)
        "My Window Faces The South"
        "Beaumont Rag"
 37: "Life Wide Open," Laura Zucker [laurazucker.com, 10/13] (21)
        "Let's Go"
        "Wind Of Change"
 37: "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 4: Happy Holidays," Various Artists [Hudson Harding, 2009] (21)
        "Cold Cold December," Pat Wictor And Beaucoup Blue
        "Old Night," Dala
 41: "The Ash & Clay," The Milk Carton Kids [Anti-, 3/13] (20)
        "Honey, Honey"
        "Years Gone By"
 41: "City Of Silver Dreams," Ellis Paul [Black Wolf, 2012] (20)
        "City Of Silver Dreams"
        "Christmas Lullaby"
 41: "Hits & Holidays," Debi Smith [Degan, 10/13] (20)
        "Pie"
        "Baby Cries"
 41: "Pepper's Ghost & Other Banjo Visitations," Joel Mabus [Fossil, 10/13] (20)
        "Fire On The Mountain"
        "Pepper's Ghost"
 41: "Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe," Noam Pikelny [Compass, 10/13] (20)
        "Cheyenne"
        "Fiddler's Pastime"
 41: "Temptation," Spuyten Duyvil [spuytenduyvilmusic.com, 9/13] (20)
        "Bitter"
        "I'll Fly Away"
 47: "Three Chords And The Truth," James King [Rounder, 9/13] (19)
        "Blue Blue Day"
        "Chiseled In Stone"
 47: "All The Way To Bethlehem," Donna Ulisse [Hadley, 10/12] (19)
        "I See The Light Of The World"
        "All The Way To Bethlehem"
 47: "Child Ballads," Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer [Wilderland, 3/13] (19)
        "Geordie"
        "Riddles Wisely Expounded"
 47: "A Fiddler's Holiday," Jay Ungar And Molly Mason [Rounder, 11/12] (19)
        "Silent Night 2 Step"
        "Snowstorm"
 47: "Live At Caffe Lena," Various Artists [Tompkins Square, 9/13] (19)
        "Gaslight Rag," Dave Van Ronk
 47: "New Everything," Brooks Williams [Red Guitar Blue, 7/13] (19)
        "Deep River Blues"
        "Carry On"
 47: "Only Slightly Mad," David Bromberg Band [Appleseed, 9/13] (19)
        "I'll Rise Again"
        "Last Date"
 47: "A Parlor Guitar Christmas," Joel Mabus [Fossil, 9/12] (19)
        "First Nowell"
        "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing"
 47: "Some Part Of The Truth," Brother Sun [brothersunmusic.com, 2/13] (19)
        "In The Name Of Love"
        "Lady Of The Harbor"
 47: "Tales From Jackson Bridge," Harpeth Rising [Grimm Rising, 9/13] (19)
        "Sparrow"
        "You Won't Hear It From Me"
 47: "To All The Girlsà," Willie Nelson [Legacy, 10/13] (19)
        "Always On My Mind"
 47: "When I Get My Pay," The Grascals [Mountain Home, 11/13] (19)
        "When I Get My Pay"
        "American Pickers"
 59: "Bells Of Dublin," The Chieftains [RCA, 1999] (18)
        "Rebel Jesus"
        "Wexford Carol"
 59: "Walk Along John," John Reischman [Corvus, 4/13] (18)
        "Ice On The Dogwater"
        "Itzbin Reel"
 61: "American Noel," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer [Signature, 2007] (17)
        "Footsteps Of The Faithful"
        "American Noel"
 61: "Bidding You Joy," Nowell Sing We Clear [Golden Hind, 10/13] (17)
        "Cold December"
 61: "Celtic Christmas," Various Artists [Windham Hill, 2007] (17)
        "Angels We Have Heard On High," David Huntsinger
 61: "Everything Is Great," Erik Balkey [Hudson Harding, 2012] (17)
        "My America"
        "Singer's Lament"
 61: "Showin' My Roots," Donna Ulisse [Hadley, 10/13] (17)
        "Take This Hammer"
        "Fist City"
 61: "This World Oft Can Be," Della Mae [Rounder, 5/13] (17)
        "Empire"
        "Letter From Down The Road/And Other Things"
 61: "The Turning Point," Tim Grimm [Cavalier, 9/13] (17)
        "King Of The Folksingers"
        "Rovin' Gambler"
 68: "Almost There," Suzie Brown [suziebrownsongs.com, 9/13] (16)
        "Fallen Down"
 68: "At The Turning Of The Year," Herdman, Hills And Mangsen [Hand And Heart, 2000] (16)
        "At The Turning Of The Year"
        "Solstice Round"
 68: "Incident On Willow Street," Greg Trooper [52 Shakes, 10/13] (16)
        "All The Way To Amsterdam"
 68: "A Midwinter Night's Dream," Loreena McKennitt [Quinlan Road, 2008] (16)
        "Good King Wenceslas"
        "In The Bleak Midwinter"
 68: "Monocle Band," Monocle Band [monocleband.com, 10/13] (16)
        "Can't Get By"
        "Fine"
 68: "So Say We All," David Francey [Red House, 5/13] (16)
        "Long Long Road"
        "Ordinary Man"
 68: "Tell The Ones I Love," Steep Canyon Rangers [Rounder, 9/13] (16)
        "Tell The Ones I Love"
        "Come Dance"
 68: "These Wilder Things," Ruth Moody [Red House, 5/13] (16)
        "Dancing In The Dark"
        "One Light Shining"
 68: "Voices Of Winter," Herdman, Hills And Mangsen [Gadfly, 1997] (16)
        "Frozen Logger/Proper Cup Of Coffee"
        "Raise The Dead Of Wintertime"


TOP SONGS OF DECEMBER 2013
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 15240 airplays from 141 different DJs

1. "Christmas In The Trenches" (26)
        by John McCutcheon
        from "Live At Wolf Trap"
        also "Winter Solstice"
2. "These Ornaments" (24)
        by Craig Werth
        from "Christine Lavin Presents: Just One Angel v2.0"
3. "Santa Drank The Whole Damn Bar" (20)
        by Mark Stepakoff
        from "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 8: Happy Holidays"
4. "Snow Day" (19)
        by Honor Finnegan
        from "Christine Lavin Presents: Just One Angel v2.0"
5. "Give To Receive" (18)
        by Jonathan Byrd And Chris Kokesh
        from "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 8: Happy Holidays"
5. "I Wish It Would Rain" (18)
        by The Stray Birds
        from "Echo Sessions"
7. "Christians And The Pagans" (17)
        by Dar Williams
        from "Mortal City"
7. "Christmas In The Ashram" (17)
        by Tom Prasada-Rao
        from "A Very Blue Rock Christmas"
9. "Loretta" (16)
        by The Stray Birds
        from "Echo Sessions"
10. "Pass The Fruitcake" (15)
        by Claudia Russell And Bruce Kaplan
        from "Christine Lavin Presents: Just One Angel v2.0"
11. "Light The Lamp" (14)
        by Emily Kurn
        from "Christine Lavin Presents: Just One Angel v2.0"
12. "December Moon" (13)
        by The Henry Girls
        from "December Moon"
12. "Green, Green Rocky Road" (13)
        by Oscar Isaac
        from "Inside Llewyn Davis"
12. "Miracle" (13)
        by David Wilcox
        from "A Very Blue Rock Christmas"
12. "Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer" (13)
        by Ruthie Foster
        from "A Very Blue Rock Christmas"
16. "Boarding Pass" (12)
        by The Railsplitters
        from "The Railsplitters"
16. "Christmas In Paradise" (12)
        by Mary Gauthier
        from "Filth And Fire"
16. "Do You Hear What I Hear?" (12)
        by Terri Hendrix
        from "A Very Blue Rock Christmas"
16. "River" (12)
        by Joni Mitchell
        from "Blue"
16. "Shakin' These Christmas Blues" (12)
        by Brooks Williams
        from "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 8: Happy Holidays"
16. "Winter Moon II" (12)
        by Brooks Williams
        from "More New Everything"
22. "Alice's Restaurant" (11)
        by Arlo Guthrie
        from "Alice's Restaurant - The Massacre Revisited"
        also "Best Of Arlo Guthrie"
22. "Asimbonanga" (11)
        by Johnny Clegg And Savuka
        from "Third World Child"
22. "Blue Yodel #7" (11)
        by The Stray Birds
        from "Echo Sessions"
22. "I Want An Old Fashioned Christmas" (11)
        by Amy Speace
        from "Christine Lavin Presents: Just One Angel v2.0"
22. "Mandela Is Free" (11)
        by Eric Bibb
        from "Home To Me"
22. "New New Year Year" (11)
        by Lou And Peter Berryman
        from "Christine Lavin Presents: Just One Angel v2.0"
22. "Orion's Belt" (11)
        by John McCutcheon
        from "22 Days"
22. "When I Stop Dreaming" (11)
        by The Stray Birds
        from "Echo Sessions"


TOP ARTISTS OF DECEMBER 2013
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 15240 airplays from 141 different DJs

1. John McCutcheon
2. Dave Van Ronk
3. The Stray Birds
4. Brooks Williams
5. Joel Mabus
6. The Railsplitters
7. Robin And Linda Williams
8. The Henry Girls
9. Jack Williams
10. Sarah Jarosz
11. Steve Gillette And Cindy Mangsen
12. Darryl Purpose
13. Bob Dylan
13. John Prine
13. Krista Detor
16. Donna Ulisse
17. David Bromberg
17. Jay Ungar And Molly Mason
19. Hannah Shira Naiman
19. Mark Stepakoff
21. Mary Chapin Carpenter
21. Peter Mayer
23. Dar Williams
23. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
25. Elizabeth Mitchell
25. Laurie Lewis
25. Nowell Sing We Clear
28. Ray Price
28. Ellis Paul
28. Greg Klyma
28. Herdman, Hills And Mangsen
28. Nanci Griffith
33. Amy Speace
33. Paul Simon
35. Arlo Guthrie
35. Childsplay
35. Craig Werth
35. Guy Clark
35. Lou Dominguez
35. Patty Larkin
35. Steve Earle
35. Willie Nelson


TOP LABELS OF DECEMBER 2013
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 15240 airplays from 141 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Sugar Hill
3. Red House
4. Hudson Harding
5. Smithsonian/Folkways
6. Compass
7. Signature
8. Columbia
9. Yellow Tail
10. Blue Rock
11. Rhino
12. Nonesuch
13. Borealis
13. Sony
15. Appleseed
16. Vanguard
17. Warner
18. Philo
18. RCA
20. Rebel
21. Waterbug
22. Green Linnet
23. Fossil
23. Reprise
25. New West
26. Capitol
27. Flying Fish
27. Wind River
29. Putumayo
30. Mountain Home
31. Hadley
31. Red Guitar Blue
31. Shanachie
34. Pinecastle
34. Rural Rhythm
36. ATO
37. Arc
38. Anti
38. Blue Boat
38. Elektra


FOLK DJs - DECEMBER 2013
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 15240 airplays from 141 different DJs

Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Allison Brown (CJAM-FM, ON)
Annie Keville (WVBR-FM, NY)
Art Menius (WMMT-FM, KY)
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)
Blair Larsen (KUSU-FM & UPR, UT)
Bob McWilliams (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)
Caroline Doctorow (WPKM-FM & WPKN-FM, CT)
Carolyn VandeWiele (WFHB-FM, IN)
Charlie Backfish (WUSB-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 (KERU-FM, ME)
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)
Hansjoerg Malonek (ISW-FM, Germany)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
Jan Hall (CFRU-FM, ON)
Jean Geiger (KBCS-FM, WA)
Jeanne Holton (WMNF-FM, FL)
Jeff Eads (WNKU-FM, KY)
Jenni Peal (KNON-FM, TX)
Jenny Flux (2AIR-FM, Australia)
Jeremy Butler (WUAL-FM & APR, AL)
Jim Canales (WWSP-FM, WI)
Jim Dubinsky (WUVT-FM, CA)
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 Mazza (WNHU-FM, CT)
John Platt (WFUV-FM, NY)
John Weingart (WPRB-FM, NJ)
Johnny Bazzano (KRCB-FM, CA)
Jon 'Chip' Colcord (WSCS-FM, NH)
Jon Kiger (WRFG-FM, GA)
Jon Stein (WTBQ-AM, NY)
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)
Kevin Elliott (WEFT-FM, IL)
Kevin Vance (KALW-FM, CA)
Larry Hillberg (KVMR-FM, CA)
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 (Folk Alley, WKSU & 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 & syndicated)
Mel DeYoung (WPSU-FM, PA)
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)
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)
Peter Fraissinet (WVBR-FM, NY)
Peter Kernast and John Bates (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Peter Thompson (KALW-FM, CA)
Ray Baumler (WRUR-FM, NY)
Rich Warren (WFMT-FM & syndicated, IL)
Richard Gordon (WVUD-FM, DE)
Richard Howard (KZMU-FM, UT)
Rik James (KGLT-FM, MT)
Rob Thurlow (KRFC-FM, CO)
Robert Resnik (VPR, VT)
Roz Larman (KPFK-FM & syndicated, CA)
Sharon Downes (2MAX-FM, Australia)
Sonny Ochs (WIOX-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)
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)
Terry Fatseas (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Thomas Bisard (WNMC-FM, MI)
Todd Tyson (The Point-FM, VT)
Tom Druckenmiller (syndicated)
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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