Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of December 2015 (with DJ list)

TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS OF DECEMBER 2015
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 14929 airplays from 144 different DJs

  1: "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 10: Happy Holidays," Various Artists [Hudson Harding, new] (122)
        "Longest Night Of The Year," Joe Jencks
        "Auld Lang Syne," Kate Taylor
        "Christmas In A Coal Mine," Aj Lee
        "How Could We Not Believe," Anna Laube
  2: "Joy Of Living: A Tribute To Ewan MacColl," Various Artists [Compass, 10/15] (68)
        "Joy Of Living," David Gray
        "Shoals Of Herring," Seth Lakeman
        "Jamie Foyers," Dick Gaughan
  3: "Foxhounds," Kathy Kallick Band [Live Oak, 11/15] (67)
        "Foxhounds"
        "Snowflakes"
        "Banjo Pickin' Girl"
  4: "At Peace With One's Ghosts," The Paperboys [paperboys.com, 12/14] (50)
        "Better Than The Last"
        "City Of Chains"
        "Back To You"
  5: "Dancing Toward The Light," Jesse Palidofsky [Azalea City, 7/14] (43)
        "Dancing Toward The Light"
        "Lay Down Your Heavy Burden"
        "Glad You Made It Through The Fire"
  6: "Just For The Love Of It," Happy Traum [happytraum.com, 7/15] (38)
        "Things Are Coming My Way"
        "Careless Love Blues"
        "Spanish Is The Loving Tongue"
  7: "The Back Of Winter," Adrianna Ciccone [adriannaciccone.com, 9/15] (35)
        "Daisy For Gilda"
        "Le Brandy Culotte"
        "2 Old Times"
  8: "Christine Lavin Presents: Just One Angel v2.0," Various Artists [Yellow Tail, 2013] (34)
        "These Ornaments," Craig Werth
        "My Christmas Guitar," Tom Paxton
        "Light The Lamp," Emily Kurn
  9: "Sorrows And Glories," Red Moon Road [redmoonroad.com, 9/15] (33)
        "Crashing Down"
        "Seasons"
        "Beauty In These Broken Bones"
 10: "Ain't We Brothers," Sam Gleaves [Community, 11/15] (29)
        "Working Shoes"
        "Ain't We Brothers"
 10: "The Tennessee Sessions," The Swamp Brothers [Itchy Sabot, 7/15] (29)
        "Food On The Table"
        "I Wish I Had A Horse"
        "Time Time Time"
 12: "Pompadour," Tim O'Brien [Howdy Skies, 10/15] (28)
        "Water Is Wise"
        "Pompadour"
        "Whatever Happened To Me"
 12: "So Familiar," Steve Martin And Edie Brickell [Rounder, 10/15] (28)
        "Always Will"
        "Another Round"
        "So Familiar"
 14: "Midwinter," Peter Mayer [Blue Boat, 2005] (27)
        "Longest Night"
        "Where Is The Light"
 15: "Knockout Rose," Boxcar Lilies [boxcarlilies.com, 9/15] (26)
        "Freight Train"
        "Knockout Rose"
        "Papa Come Quick"
 15: "Shifted," Harpeth Rising [Grimm Rising, 8/15] (26)
        "Well, Hell"
        "I Am Eve"
 17: "Fine Bloom," Free The Honey [freethehoney.com, 9/15] (24)
        "Take Me Home"
        "Come Up To The Mountain"
 17: "Manannan's Cloak," Barrule [Easy On The Record, 5/15] (24)
        "Wheel Of Fire"
        "King Of The Sea"
        "Laxey Reels"
 19: "I Am American," Michael Troy [folkmichaeltroy.com, 10/15] (23)
        "I Am American"
        "Waiting For The Train"
        "Jesus On The Radio"
 19: "Shadow Trails," Linda McRae [Borealis, 9/15] (23)
        "Charlie Parr"
        "Flowers Of Appalachia"
        "Jesus Or Jail"
 21: "Come Darkness, Come Light," Mary Chapin Carpenter [Zoe, 2008] (22)
        "Longest Night Of The Year"
        "Christmas Carol"
 21: "Gift Of The Magi," Darryl Purpose [darrylpurpose.com, 2002] (22)
        "Gift Of The Magi"
        "You Must Go Home For Christmas"
        "Christians And The Pagans"
 21: "The Ultimate Guide To Scottish Folk," Various Artists [ARC, 10/15] (22)
        "Bgluebell Polka," Sir Jimmy Shand
 21: "Winter's Grace," Laurie Lewis And Tom Rozum [Signature, 1999] (22)
        "If We Make It Through December"
        "Christmas Time's A-Comin"
 25: "Anna And Elizabeth," Anna And Elizabeth [Free Dirt, 3/15] (21)
        "Little Black Train"
        "Lovin' Babe"
 25: "Charm City Junction," Charm City Junction [Patuxent, 6/15] (21)
        "Frog On A Lily Pad"
        "Greasy Coat"
 25: "Ready For The Storm," Lori Lieberman [Drive On, 10/15] (21)
        "Lucky Life"
 25: "This River," Amy Soucy [amysoucymusic.com, 6/15] (21)
        "Winter Man"
        "This River"
 29: "North East Rising Sun," Brooksie Wells [Down Home Diva, 10/15] (20)
        "Holding His Heart"
        "North East Rising Sun"
 29: "The Cutting Edge: 1965-1966 (box set)," Bob Dylan [Columbia, 11/15] (20)
        "Like A Rolling Stone"
 29: "Hard Cry Moon," Donna Ulisse [Hadley, 9/15] (20)
        "Workin' On The C And O"
        "Black Train"
 29: "Kokomo Kidd," Guy Davis [M. C., 9/15] (20)
        "Lay Lady Lay"
        "Cool Drink Of Water"
 29: "Servant Of Love," Patty Griffin [PGM, 10/15] (20)
        "Rider Of Days"
        "250, 000 Miles"
 29: "Just One Angel," Christine Lavin And Friends [Yellow Tail, 2010] (20)
        "Christmas Guitar," Megon McDonough
        "Jewish Kid Born On Christmas Day Talkin' Blues," Sally Fingerett
 29: "Voices Of Winter," Herdman, Hills And Mangsen [Gadfly, 1997] (20)
        "Voices Of Winter/Red And Green"
        "Hanerot Halalu"
 29: "A Wanderer I'll Stay," Pharis And Jason Romero [Lula, 3/15] (20)
        "A Wanderer I'll Stay"
        "Goodbye Old Paint"
 37: "Ballads Long And Short," John Roberts And Debra Cowan [Golden Hind, 7/15] (19)
        "Anderson's Coast"
        "Broadside Man"
 37: "The First Christmas Gift," Robin And Linda Williams [Red House, 2005] (19)
        "Together All Alone"
        "Baby Wanna Be By You"
 37: "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 9: Happy Holidays," Various Artists [Hudson Harding, 12/14] (19)
        "Cap'n Jack And The Cat Who Would Be Human," Stuart Kabak
        "Day After Christmas," Brad Colerick
 40: "American Noel," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer [Signature, 2007] (18)
        "American Noel"
        "Giddyup Said Santa Claus"
 40: "Dear Jean: Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie," Various Artists [Compass, 9/14] (18)
        "Wintergrace," Debra Cowan And John Roberts
 40: "Nashville Obsolete," Dave Rawlings Machine [Acony, 9/15] (18)
        "Last Pharaoh"
        "Candy"
 40: "Radio," Steep Canyon Rangers [Rounder, 8/15] (18)
        "Radio"
        "When The Well Runs Dry"
 44: "At The Turning Of The Year," Herdman, Hills And Mangsen [Hand And Heart, 2000] (17)
        "Solstice Round"
        "At The Turning Of The Year"
 44: "Holiday!," The Claire Lynch Band [Thrill Hill, 11/14] (17)
        "In The Window"
 44: "Skin And Bone," Mark Brown [Self, 6/15] (17)
        "See You Next Time"
 44: "The Song Of The Banjo," Alison Brown [Compass, 10/15] (17)
        "Carolina In The Pines"
 44: "Waterbound," Molasses Creek [Soundside, 5/15] (17)
        "Lady Of The Harbor"
        "Waterbound"
 49: "At Home: The Maine Tour," Noel Paul Stookey [Neworld, 9/15] (16)
        "For The Love Of It All"
 49: "Bells Of Dublin," The Chieftains [RCA, 1999] (16)
        "Rebel Jesus," Jackson Browne
 49: "Christmas," Bruce Cockburn [Columbia, 1998] (16)
        "Mary Had A Baby"
        "Shepherds"
 49: "Domestic Eccentric," Old Man Luedecke [True North, 7/15] (16)
        "Briar And The Rose"
        "Yodelady"
 49: "The Fiddle Preacher," Otter Creek [ottercreekduo.com, 8/15] (16)
        "The Fiddle Preacher"
        "Down To The River To Pray"
 49: "Sundown Over Ghost Town," Eilen Jewell [Signature, 5/15] (16)
        "Hallelujah Band"
        "Pages"
 49: "Third Street," Peter Mayer [Blue Boat, 11/14] (16)
        "Morning"
        "Tomorrow's Train"
 49: "A Very Blue Rock Christmas," Various Artists [Blue Rock, 2013] (16)
        "If It Wasn't For The Night," Pierce Pettis
 57: "Fifty Clementines," Michael Clem [Virginia Soul, new] (15)
        "Drunk Dialing"
 57: "Anna Laube," Anna Elizabeth Laube [Pockets, 5/15] (15)
        "Bike Song"
        "Satisfied Mind"
 57: "Beg And Borrow," Battlefield Band [Temple, 8/15] (15)
        "Blantyre Explosion"
 57: "Blues For Country," The Nouveaux Honkies [tnhband.com, 9/15] (15)
        "I Know Things You Read About"
 57: "Celtic Christmas," Various Artists [Windham Hill, 2007] (15)
        "Galician Carol," Carlos Nunez
 57: "Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions," Robert Earl Keen [Dualtone, 2/15] (15)
        "Footprints In The Snow"
 57: "So Lucky," The Lucky Sisters [Patio, new] (15)
        "Let The Mystery Be"
 57: "Songs In The Dark," The Wainwright Sisters [Pias America, 11/15] (15)
        "Hobo's Lullaby"
        "Prairie Lullaby"
 57: "Sorrow Bound," Kaia Kater [Kingswood, 6/15] (15)
        "En Filant Ma Quenouille"
        "Moonshiner"
 57: "Tangled Country," The Honey Dewdrops [thehoneydewdrops.com, 3/15] (15)
        "Lowlands"
        "Same Old"
 57: "Too Big World," Bumper Jacksons [bumperjacksons.com, 6/15] (15)
        "Them There Eyes"
 57: "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 2: Happy Holidays," Various Artists [Hudson Harding, 2007] (15)
        "Long Walk Home," Jud Caswell
 57: "Winter Solstice," John McCutcheon [Rounder, 1999] (15)
        "Christmas In The Trenches"
        "Down In Yon Forest / New Year's Eve"
 70: "All The News That's Fit To Sing," Phil Ochs [Elektra, 1994] (14)
        "What's That I Hear?"
        "Bells"
 70: "It's Christmas," David Myles [Little Tiny, 10/14] (14)
        "Santa Never Brings Me A Banjo"
 70: "Joe Hill's Last Will," John McCutcheon [Appalsongs, 5/15] (14)
        "Casey Jones"
        "Where The Fraser River Flows"
 70: "Leave Some Things Behind," The Steel Wheels [Big Ring, 4/15] (14)
        "Winter Is Coming"
        "Worn Wool, Soft Leather"
 70: "Jayme Stone's Lomax Project," Jayme Stone [Borealis, 2/15] (14)
        "Old Christmas"
        "Before This Time Another Year"
 70: "Sugar Plums," Various Artists [Sugar Hill, 1993] (14)
        "Making Plans," Tim O'Brien
 70: "Tomorrow Is My Turn," Rhiannon Giddens [Nonesuch, 2/15] (14)
        "Black Is The Color"
        "Shake Sugaree"
 70: "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 5: Happy Holidays," Various Artists [Hudson Harding, 2010] (14)
        "Holly And The Ivy," Chris Kokesh
        "Beside The Tree," Craig Werth


TOP SONGS OF DECEMBER 2015
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 14929 airplays from 144 different DJs

1. "Christmas In The Trenches" (21)
        by John McCutcheon
        from "Live At Wolf Trap"
        also "Water From Another Time"
1. "Longest Night Of The Year" (21)
        by Joe Jencks
        from "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 10: Happy Holidays"
3. "Christians And The Pagans" (13)
        by Dar Williams
        from "Mortal City"
4. "Auld Lang Syne" (11)
        by Kate Taylor
        from "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 10: Happy Holidays"
4. "City Of Chains" (11)
        by Paperboys
        from "At Peace With One's Ghost"
4. "Daisy For Gilda" (11)
        by Adrianna Ciccone
        from "The Back Of Winter"
4. "Dancing Toward The Light" (11)
        by Jesse Palidofsky
        from "Dancing Toward The Light"
4. "River" (11)
        by Joni Mitchell
        from "Blue"
        also "Hits"
4. "Wheel Of Fire" (11)
        by Barrule
        from "Manannan's Cloak"
10. "American Noel" (10)
        by Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
        from "American Noel"
        also "Wonderland: A Winter Solstice Celebration"
10. "Better Than The Last" (10)
        by The Paperboys
        from "At Peace With One's Ghosts"
10. "Foxhounds" (10)
        by Kathy Kallick Band
        from "Foxhounds"
10. "How Could We Not Believe" (10)
        by Anna Laube
        from "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 10: Happy Holidays"
10. "Santa Never Brings Me A Banjo" (10)
        by David Myles
        from "It's Christmas"
10. "Snowflakes" (10)
        by Kathy Kallick Band
        from "Foxhounds"
16. "Christmas In A Coal Mine" (9)
        by Aj Lee
        from "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 10: Happy Holidays"
16. "Christmas In Paradise" (9)
        by Mary Gauthier
        from "Filth And Fire"
16. "Le Brandy Culotte" (9)
        by Adrianna Ciccone
        from "The Back Of Winter"
16. "Let The Mystery Be" (9)
        by The Lucky Sisters
        from "So Lucky"
16. "Light The Lamp" (9)
        by Emily Kurn
        from "Christine Lavin Presents: Just One Angel v2.0"
16. "Lights Of Chanukah" (9)
        by Jay Ungar And Molly Mason
        from "The Pleasures Of Winter"
        also "A Fiddler's Holiday"
16. "Waltz Into Winter" (9)
        by Archie Fisher
        from "A Silent Song"
23. "Back To You" (8)
        by Paperboys
        from "At Peace With One's Ghost"
23. "Christmas In Prison" (8)
        by John Prine
        from "Sweet Revenge"
        also "Souvenirs"
23. "Food On The Table" (8)
        by The Swamp Brothers
        from "The Tennessee Sessions"
23. "I Am An Immigrant" (8)
        by Jesse Palidofsky
        from "I Am An Immigrant (single)"
23. "Joy Of Living" (8)
        by David Gray
        from "Joy Of Living: A Tribute To Ewan MacColl"
23. "Little Road To Bethlehem" (8)
        by Cassie And Maggie MacDonald
        from "Little Road To Bethlehem"
23. "Our Gingerbread House" (8)
        by Becky Buller
        from "Christmas 45, Vol. 1"
23. "Quiet Christmas" (8)
        by No Fuss And Feathers
        from "Traveling Circus"
23. "Radio" (8)
        by Steep Canyon Rangers
        from "Radio"
23. "Song Of Solstice" (8)
        by Jennifer Cutting's Ocean Orchestra
        from "Song Of Solstice"
23. "These Ornaments" (8)
        by Craig Werth
        from "Christine Lavin Presents: Just One Angel v2.0"
23. "Things Are Coming My Way" (8)
        by Happy Traum
        from "Just For The Love Of It"
23. "This Chanukia" (8)
        by Daniel Cainer
        from "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 10: Happy Holidays"


TOP ARTISTS OF DECEMBER 2015
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 14929 airplays from 144 different DJs

1. Kathy Kallick Band
2. Phil Ochs
3. John McCutcheon
4. Jesse Palidofsky
5. Tim O'Brien
6. Bob Dylan
6. The Paperboys
8. Peter Mayer
9. Happy Traum
10. Adrianna Ciccone
11. Michael Troy
12. Herdman, Hills And Mangsen
13. Joel Mabus
14. Patty Griffin
14. Red Moon Road
16. Robin And Linda Williams
17. Barrule
17. Christine Lavin
17. Tom Paxton
20. Donna Ulisse
20. Joe Jencks
20. Steve Martin And Edie Brickell
23. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
23. Harpeth Rising
23. The Swamp Brothers
26. Boxcar Lilies
26. Laurie Lewis And Tom Rozum
26. Sam Gleaves
29. Bruce Cockburn
29. Chuck Brodsky
29. Mary Chapin Carpenter
32. Krista Detor
32. Anna Laube
32. Guy Davis
35. Darryl Purpose
35. Free The Honey
35. Jay Ungar And Molly Mason
35. Kate Rusby
39. Alison Brown
39. Dar Williams
39. The Honey Dewdrops
39. John Prine
39. Joni Mitchell


TOP LABELS OF DECEMBER 2015
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 14929 airplays from 144 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Hudson Harding
3. Compass
4. Sugar Hill
5. Red House
6. Columbia
7. Signature
8. Borealis
9. Nonesuch
9. Smithsonian/Folkways
11. Warner
12. Rhino
13. Green Linnet
14. Vanguard
15. Arc
15. RCA
17. Bear Family
17. Rebel
19. Yellow Tail
20. Shanachie
20. Sony
20. Patuxent
23. Capitol
24. Flying Fish
25. Waterbug
26. Live Oak
27. Pinecastle
28. Blue Boat
29. Philo
30. Elektra
30. Yep Roc
32. New West
33. Howdy Skies
34. Gadfly
34. Mountain Home
36. Appleseed
37. Mercury
38. Acony
38. Azalea City
38. Folk-Legacy
38. Hadley
38. Reprise


FOLK DJs - DECEMBER 2015
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 14929 airplays from 144 different DJs

Abby Parks (WLJS-FM, AL)
Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Amanda Lynn Stubley (CHRW-FM, ON)
Amy & Travis Luncan (WYSO-FM, OH)
Angela Page (WJFF-FM, NY)
Annette Kastner & Ryan Marley Grant (WTJU-FM, VA)
Annie Keville (WVBR-FM, NY)
Art Menius (WCOM-FM, NC)
Art Podell (KPFK-FM, CA)
Arthur Berman (CiTR-FM, BC)
Arthur Dean (WCNI-FM, CT)
Artie Martello (mostlyfolk.org, NY)
Bettie Carlson (WCUW-FM, MA)
Bill Hahn (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Bill Revill (WESU-FM, CT)
Bill Stuart (WFIT-FM, FL)
Bill Wagman (KDVS-FM, CA)
Bob Heyer (WWOV-FM, WV)
Bob Janis (WMCK-FM, PA)
Bob McWilliams (KANU-FM & KPR, KS)
Bob Weiser (WBRS-FM & WOMR-FM, MA)
Brenda & Roman Tacik (CJTR-FM, SK)
Bruce Cameron (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Bud Johnson (syndicated, AK)
Cameron Polson (WTJU-FM, VA)
Carolyn VandeWiele (WFHB-FM, IN)
Carpenter, Brown, Kindig, Donleavy, Rough, Koplin & Davis (WTJU-FM, VA)
Charlie Backfish (WUSB-FM, NY)
Chris Kocher (WHRW-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)
Dan Murphy (acousticoutpost.com, NH)
Darla Novak (KZFR-FM, CA)
Darwin Davidson (WERU-FM, ME)
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)
Ed Mellnik (KBOO-FM, OR)
Ellen Stanley (KFAI-FM, MN)
Fred Frawley (WMPG-FN, ME)
Gail Comfort (cmrnashville.com, MB)
Gary Crouth (WYEP-FM, PA)
George Dayton (WTJU-FM, VA)
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)
Jeff Robson (CJUM-FM, MB)
Jenny Flux (2AIR-FM, Australia)
Jeremy Butler (WUAL-FM & APR, AL)
Jim Canales (WWSP-FM, WI)
Jim Dubinsky (WUVT-FM, CV)
Jim Fisher (WGCS-FM, IN)
Jim Marino (CFMU-FM, ON)
Jim Rogers (WIUP-FM, PA)
Joe Pszonek (WMSC-FM, NJ)
John & Maureen Rumsey (KVMR-FM, CA)
John C. Falstaff (WRFG-FM, GA)
John Lupton and George Mercer (WVUD-FM, DE)
John Mazza (WNHU-FM, CT)
John Patterson (WXPI-FM, PA)
John Sillberg (CKOL-FM, ON)
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)
Justin Helmer (KVSC-FM, MN)
Jürgen Kramer (ZuSa, Germany)
Karen Rakos (KEUL-FM, AK)
Kate McNally (NHPR, NH)
Kelly Walker (Troy Public Radio, AL)
Ken Batista (WYEP-FM, PA)
Ken Nagelberg (WHYR-FM, LA)
Ken Yavit (KBAC-FM, NM)
Kevin Vance (KALW-FM, CA)
Larry Hillberg (KVMR-FM, CA)
Larry Hoyt (WAER-FM, NY)
Laurie DesJardins (KVMR-FM, CA)
Len Holton (KUAR-FM, AR)
Lilli Kuzma (WDCB-FM, IL)
Linda Fahey (WKSU & syndicated, OH)
Lyle D. Skinner (CJUM-FM, MB)
Maggie Ferguson (WXOU-FM, MI)
Mark Michaelis (WGDR-FM, VT)
Mark Tobler (WTUL-FM, LA)
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)
Michelle Drackett-Smisek (WJCU-FM, OH)
Mitch Park (Kidnappers, New Zealand)
Naomi Soule and Terry Moses (KCLC-FM, MO)
Nick Barr (WAMC-FM, NY)
Norm Mast (WVPE-FM, IN)
Paul Hartman (WTMD-FM, MD)
Pete Marshall (WTJU-FM, VA)
Peter Fraissinet (WVBR-FM, NY)
Peter Jones (WTJU-FM, VA)
Peter Kernast (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Peter Thompson (KALW-FM, CA)
Ray Baumler (WRUR-FM & WITH-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)
Rosemarie Nielsen (WAMU-FM & syndicated, VA)
Roz Larman (KPFK-FM & syndicated, CA)
Sadie Damascus (KGGV-FM, CA)
Shaelea Carroll (WTJU-FM, VA)
Sharon Downes (2MAX-FM, Australia)
Simon Dillon (Phoenix FM, Australia)
Sonny Ochs (WIOX-FM, NY)
Steve Brockway (KRFC-FM, CO)
Steve Edge (CITR-FM, BC)
Steve Harris (KCMJ-FM, CO)
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 O'Laughlin (WORT-FM, WI)
Todd Tyson (The Point-FM, VT)
Tom Coxworth (CKUA-FM, AB)
Tom Druckenmiller (WDIY-FM & syndicated, PA)
Tom Funk (KGLP-FM, NM)
Wanda Fischer (WAMC & syndicated, NY)
Wayne Greene (live365.com, LA)


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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richard@folkradio.org                              http://folkradio.org

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