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

TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS OF FEBRUARY 2012
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 11776 airplays from 142 different DJs

  1: "Little Blue Egg," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer [Red House, 2/12] (116)
        "Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key"
        "Gypsy Rose"
        "Better Way"
        "Hard Edge Of Livin"
        "September Sea"
  2: "Three," The Refugees [Wabuho, 1/12] (71)
        "January Sky"
        "Can't Stop Now"
        "Catch Me If You Can"
        "Chain Stores, Malls And Restaurants"
        "7 Days"
  3: "Promised Land," Gina Forsyth [Waterbug, 2/12] (53)
        "What I Did On Mardi Gras Day"
        "Promised Land"
        "Sweet And Sunny South"
  4: "Light In The Sky," Red Molly [redmolly.com, 10/11] (52)
        "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind"
        "Walk Beside Me"
        "It's Too Late To Call It A Night"
  5: "Rockin' The Uke," Cathy Fink And Marcy Marxer [Community, 11/11] (49)
        "Dark Eyes"
        "Blues Stay Away From Me"
        "Bye Bye Blackbird / Red Red Robin Medley"
  6: "Sunday Never Comes," Jackstraw [jackstraw.net, 12/11] (45)
        "Come On Back To Me"
        "Just Another Way To Go"
        "May The Twain Ne'er Meet"
        "Sunny Brae"
  7: "Tilt-A-Whirl," Drew Nelson [Red House, new] (42)
        "Lessons"
        "Dust"
        "Promised Land"
        "St. Jude"
  8: "The End Of The Beginning," John Flynn [johnflynn.net, 1/12] (38)
        "The End Of The Beginning"
        "Crazy As Ever"
        "Democracy"
  9: "The Tiny Life," Honor Finnegan [honorfinnegan.com, 1/12] (36)
        "We Are Hearts"
        "Internet Junkie"
        "Wonderful World"
 10: "Home By Dark," Steve Gillette And Cindy Mangsen [Compass Rose, 1/12] (34)
        "Gnu"
        "California Zephyr"
        "Holy Smoke"
 10: "Long Ride Home," Darrell Scott [Full Light, 1/12] (34)
        "It Must Be Sunday"
        "Someday"
        "You're Everything I Wanted Love To Be"
 12: "Seeds," Dennis Warner [Main Trail, new] (33)
        "Seeds"
        "Crossroads"
        "Don't Push Love Away"
 13: "This Land: Woody Guthrie's America," John McCutcheon [Appalsongs, 11/11] (29)
        "I Ain't Got No Home"
        "Mail Myself To You"
 14: "Chimes Of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan," Various Artists [Fontana, 2011] (28)
        "Simple Twist Of Fate," Diana Krall
 14: "Voice Of Ages," The Chieftains [Hear, new] (28)
        "When The Ship Comes In"
        "Frost Is All Over"
 16: "Dark So Gold," The Pines [Red House, 1/12] (27)
        "If By Morning"
        "Rise Up And Be Lonely"
        "Chimes"
 16: "Move," Sultans Of String [Canada, 9/11] (27)
        "Heart Of Gold"
        "Andalucia"
        "Montreal"
 18: "Gem State (EP)," Karen Dahlstrom [karendahlstrom.com, 10/11] (26)
        "Miner's Bride"
        "Streets Of Pocatello"
        "Galena"
 18: "The Harrow And The Harvest," Gillian Welch [Acony, 6/11] (26)
        "Way It Goes"
        "Scarlet Town"
        "Hard Times"
 20: "Mesabi," Tom Russell [Shout Factory, 9/11] (25)
        "Lonesome Death Of Ukulele Ike"
        "Heart Within A Heart"
 20: "This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark," Various Artists [Icehouse, 11/11] (25)
        "Baby Took A Limo To Memphis," Rosie Flores
        "Dublin Blues," Joe Ely
 22: "Big Big Love," Katya Chorover [katyachorover.com, 10/11] (24)
        "Big Big Love"
        "Little Bird"
 22: "Enthralled," Oliver Schroer & Nuala Kennedy [Borealis, 5/11] (24)
        "Books In My Library"
        "Big Pond Oystercatcher"
 22: "Live At McCabe's," Ernest Troost [Travelin' Shoes, 7/11] (24)
        "Switchblade Heart"
        "Resurrection Blues"
 22: "Red Curtain," Still On The Hill [Termite Tracs, new] (24)
        "These 2 Arms"
        "Need"
 22: "Stories From The Steeples," Mary Black [Blix Street, new] (24)
        "Walking With My Love"
        "Lighthouse Light"
        "Marguerite And The Gambler"
 27: "Hunter's Moon," Otter Creek [ottercreekduo.com, 2010] (23)
        "Shady Grove"
 27: "Sangamon Songs," Tom Irwin [Clyded, new] (23)
        "Harry Glen Ludlam"
        "Corn To Shuck"
 27: "Steamboat In A Cornfield," Truckstop Honeymoon [truckstophoneymoon.com, 12/11] (23)
        "Play Along"
        "Going Back To Louisiana"
 30: "Cause & Effect," Aztec Two-Step [Red Engine, 1/12] (22)
        "Living In America"
        "Falling Down Clowns"
 30: "Perfect Storm," Dan Crary & Thunderation [Blue Night, 7/11] (22)
        "Girl From The North Country"
        "Muley Was A Railroad Man"
 32: "Thirteen Songs You May Or May Not Have Heard Before," Richard Shindell [richardshindell.com, 1/12] (21)
        "Waiting For The Storm"
        "Transit"
 32: "Old Ideas," Leonard Cohen [Columbia, new] (21)
        "Amen"
        "Darkness"
 32: "Past Perfect," Steve Spurgin [Blue Night, 4/11] (21)
        "Last Armadillo Waltz"
        "Fire On The Kettle"
 35: "Fogarty's Cove," Stan Rogers [Fogarty's Cove, 1976] (20)
        "Forty-Five Years"
        "Barrett's Privateers"
 35: "Lay Down My Burden," Grant Dermody [grantdermody.com, 11/11] (20)
        "Evening Train"
        "12 Gates To The City"
 35: "Let It Burn," Ruthie Foster [Blue Corn, new] (20)
        "It Makes No Difference"
        "Lord Remember Me," Ruthie Foster With The Blind Boys Of Alabama
 38: "Hello Cruel World," Gretchen Peters [Scarlet Letter, 1/12] (19)
        "Hello Cruel World"
        "Dark Angel"
 38: "A Passing Glimpse," Pharis And Jason Romero [Lula, 7/11] (19)
        "My Flowers, My Companions, And Me"
        "Wait Till The Clouds Roll By"
 40: "Beat The Devil And Carry A Rail," Noam Pikelny [Compass, 10/11] (18)
        "All Git Out"
        "Jim Thompson's Horse"
 40: "The Road Is Dark," Michael Jerome Browne [Borealis, 11/11] (18)
        "Death Don't Have No Mercy"
        "Doin' My Time"
 40: "Tete A Tete," Better Halves [Hillabeanz, 12/11] (18)
        "My Internet Date"
        "There Ain't A Cow In Texas"
 43: "A Long Way From Home," Richard D. Henry [richarddhenry.com, 2009] (17)
        "A Long Way From Home"
        "Mountain Melody"
 43: "Paper Airplane," Alison Krauss And Union Station [Rounder, 4/11] (17)
        "Dimming Of The Day"
        "Dust Bowl Children"
 43: "Skippin' And Flyin'," Laurie Lewis [Spruce And Maple, 10/11] (17)
        "Carter's Blues"
        "Old 10 Broeck"
 43: "Stories To Keep," Donna Adler [donnaadler.com, new] (17)
        "Chance Of Tears"
 47: "Two Nights In Texas," Kate Campbell [Large River, 9/11] (16)
        "Crazy In Alabama"
        "Galaxie 500"
 47: "Acoustic Rainbow 40," Various Artists [Poetman, new] (16)
        "Cactus Tree," Judy Collins And Shawn Colvin
        "Lord Giveth," Scott Cook
 47: "Footwork," The Barefoot Movement [Lonesome, 6/11] (16)
        "Whole World Round"
 47: "Live At The Red Shack," Eric Taylor [Blue Ruby, 1/12] (16)
        "Tractor Song"
 47: "Mercury," Pieta Brown [Red House, 9/11] (16)
        "Closing Time"
 47: "Revolutions Per Minute," Emma's Revolution [Moving Forward, 11/11] (16)
        "Stand Together"
 53: "Appellation D'origine Controlee," La Bottine Souriante [Borealis, 11/11] (15)
        "Au Rang D'aimer"
 53: "Barton Hollow," The Civil Wars [Sensibility, 2/11] (15)
        "20 Years"
        "Forget Me Not"
 53: "Bright Morning Stars," The Wailin' Jennys [Red House, 2/11] (15)
        "Across The Sea"
 53: "Row Upon Row Of The People They Know," The Once [Borealis, 10/11] (15)
        "Song For Memory"
 53: "We Heard The Voice Of A Porkchop," Johnson, Miller And Dermody [Orb, 12/11] (15)
        "I'm Behind The 8-Ball Now"
        "I'd Do It All Again"
 53: "What You Keep," Barbara Kessler [barbarakessler.com, 1/12] (15)
        "High Road"
        "Even Trade"
 59: "Songs And Stories," Guy Clark [Dualtone, 8/11] (14)
        "Cape"
 59: "Brother Sun," Brother Sun [World Wide, 2/11] (14)
        "Love Is The Water"
        "All I Want Is A Garden"
 59: "For The Good Times," The Little Willies [Milking Bull, 1/12] (14)
        "Jolene"
 59: "Front Porch," Michael Johnathon [Poetman, 10/11] (14)
        "Front Porch Swing"
        "Pachelbel's Canon"
 59: "Lost Souls And Free Spirits," Chris Jones & The Night Riders [Rebel, new] (14)
        "Final Farewell"
        "Man On The Side Of The Road"
 64: "Everything Is Everywhere," Carrie Newcomer [Available Light, 11/11] (13)
        "Breathe In Breathe Out"
        "I Believe"
 64: "Hangtown Fry," John Malcolm Penn [Blue Night, new] (13)
        "Liberty Hill"
 64: "Mending Time," Dave Boutette [daveboutette.net, new] (13)
        "Where We Are"
 64: "Racing Aimless," David Rodriguez [Waving Fish, new] (13)
        "Gulf Coast Plain"
        "Cowboy Waltz"
 64: "Shadow And Light," John Doyle [Compass, 9/11] (13)
        "Liberty's Sweet Shore"
        "Tribute To Donal Ward/The Currachman"
 64: "Time-Honored Pathways," February Sky [februarysky.com, 10/11] (13)
        "Kate And The Ghost Of Lost Love"
 64: "The Touch Of Time," Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie [Rural Rhythm, 1/12] (13)
        "Home Sweet Dixie Home"


TOP SONGS OF FEBRUARY 2012
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 11776 airplays from 142 different DJs

1. "Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key" (30)
        by Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
        from "Little Blue Egg"
2. "Miner's Bride" (14)
        by Karen Dahlstrom
        from "Gem State (EP)"
3. "Dark Eyes" (12)
        by Cathy Fink And Marcy Marxer
        from "Rockin' The Uke"
3. "January Sky" (12)
        by The Refugees
        from "Three"
5. "Better Way" (11)
        by Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
        from "Little Blue Egg"
5. "Can't Stop Now" (11)
        by The Refugees
        from "Three"
5. "Gypsy Rose" (11)
        by Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
        from "Little Blue Egg"
5. "Hard Edge Of Livin" (11)
        by Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
        from "Little Blue Egg"
9. "Blues Stay Away From Me" (10)
        by Cathy Fink And Marcy Marxer
        from "Rockin' The Uke"
9. "Catch Me If You Can" (10)
        by The Refugees
        from "Three"
9. "Chain Stores, Malls And Restaurants" (10)
        by The Refugees
        from "Three"
9. "My Internet Date" (10)
        by Better Halves
        from "Tete A Tete"
9. "September Sea" (10)
        by Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
        from "Little Blue Egg"
9. "What I Did On Mardi Gras Day" (10)
        by Gina Forsyth
        from "Promised Land"
15. "Come On Back To Me" (9)
        by Jackstraw
        from "Sunday Never Comes"
15. "Green Rocky Road" (9)
        by The Refugees
        from "Three"
15. "Hard To Make It" (9)
        by Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
        from "Little Blue Egg"
18. "3-Fingered Jack" (8)
        by Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
        from "Little Blue Egg"
18. "7 Days" (8)
        by The Refugees
        from "Three"
18. "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind" (8)
        by Red Molly
        from "Light In The Sky"
18. "Lessons" (8)
        by Drew Nelson
        from "Tilt-A-Whirl"
18. "A Long Way From Home" (8)
        by Richard D. Henry
        from "A Long Way From Home"
18. "Promised Land" (8)
        by Gina Forsyth
        from "Promised Land"
18. "Streets Of Pocatello" (8)
        by Karen Dahlstrom
        from "Gem State (EP)"
25. "Any Way I Do" (7)
        by Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
        from "Little Blue Egg"
25. "Big Big Love" (7)
        by Katya Chorover
        from "Big Big Love"
25. "California Zephyr" (7)
        by Steve Gillette And Cindy Mangsen
        from "Home By Dark"
25. "Cross Of Jesus" (7)
        by Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
        from "Little Blue Egg"
25. "The End Of The Beginning" (7)
        by John Flynn
        from "The End Of The Beginning"
25. "Harry Glen Ludlam" (7)
        by Tom Irwin
        from "Sangamon Songs"
25. "Internet Junkie" (7)
        by Honor Finnegan
        from "The Tiny Life"
25. "Just Another Way To Go" (7)
        by Jackstraw
        from "Sunday Never Comes"
25. "May The Twain Ne'er Meet" (7)
        by Jackstraw
        from "Sunday Never Comes"
25. "Promised Land" (7)
        by Drew Nelson
        from "Tilt-A-Whirl"
25. "Seeds" (7)
        by Dennis Warner
        from "Seeds"
25. "Shady Grove" (7)
        by Otter Creek
        from "Hunter's Moon"
25. "Sunny Brae" (7)
        by Jackstraw
        from "Sunday Never Comes"
25. "Switchblade Heart" (7)
        by Ernest Troost
        from "Live At McCabe's"
25. "Walk Beside Me" (7)
        by Red Molly
        from "Light In The Sky"
25. "We Are Hearts" (7)
        by Honor Finnegan
        from "The Tiny Life"
25. "When The Ship Comes In" (7)
        by The Chieftains
        from "Voice Of Ages"


TOP ARTISTS OF FEBRUARY 2012
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 11776 airplays from 142 different DJs

1. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
2. The Refugees
3. Red Molly
4. Cathy Fink And Marcy Marxer
4. Gina Forsyth
6. The Chieftains
7. Drew Nelson
8. Darrell Scott
8. John McCutcheon
10. Jackstraw
10. Johnny Cash
12. John Flynn
12. Steve Gillette And Cindy Mangsen
14. Gillian Welch
15. Honor Finnegan
16. Tom Russell
17. Dennis Warner
18. Guy Clark
19. Stan Rogers
20. Leonard Cohen
21. Ernest Troost
21. Richard Shindell
23. Alison Krauss
23. Karen Dahlstrom
23. The Pines
23. Sultans Of String
23. Truckstop Honeymoon
28. Bob Dylan
29. Still On The Hill
30. Dan Crary
30. Mary Black
30. The Once
33. Eliza Gilkyson
33. Emma's Revolution
33. Oliver Schroer And Nuala Kennedy
33. Ruthie Foster
37. Gretchen Peters
37. John Gorka
37. Katya Chorover
37. Laurie Lewis
37. Otter Creek


TOP LABELS OF FEBRUARY 2012
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 11776 airplays from 142 different DJs

1. Red House
2. Rounder
3. Borealis
4. Compass
5. Sugar Hill
6. Waterbug
7. Columbia
8. Smithsonian/Folkways
9. Wabuho
10. Signature
11. Blue Night
11. Rebel
13. Appleseed
14. Green Linnet
15. Community
16. Rural Rhythm
17. Shanachie
18. Nonesuch
18. Sony
20. Dualtone
20. Hear
22. Acony
22. Compass Rose
24. Vanguard
25. Appalsongs
25. Greentrax
27. Flying Fish
27. Philo
27. Warner
30. Full Light
31. Poetman
32. Bear Family
32. Rhino
34. Capitol
35. Clyded
35. Reprise
37. Main Trail
37. RCA
39. Elektra
40. Icehouse
40. MCA


FOLK DJs - FEBRUARY 2012
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 11776 airplays from 142 different DJs

Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Allan Nelson (BBC, U.K.)
Allison Brown (CJAM-FM, ON)
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)
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)
Cindy Funk (WYSO-FM, OH)
Colin Fielding (3INR-FM, Australia)
Craig Huegel (WSLR-FM & WMNF-FM, FL)
Dan Alloway (KTEP-FM, TX)
Dan Ross (KACI-FM, OR)
Darla Novak (KZFR-FM, IL)
David John (KTRU-FM, TX)
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)
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)
Ginger Hopper (KBCS-FM, WA)
Graham and Barbara Dean (WBCR-LP, MA)
Greg Harness (KRBX-FM, ID)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
Henry Hallett (KXCI-FM, AZ)
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 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 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 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)
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 Hoyt (WAER-FM, NY)
Laurie Niles (KZFR-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)
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)
Norm Mast (WVPE-FM, IN)
Norman Whitman (WYSO-FM, OH)
Pamela Smith (WPKN-FM, CT)
Patrice Webb (KFOK-LP, CA)
Patrick Clifford (WDVR-FM, NJ)
Paul Hartman (WTMD-FM, MD)
Paul Stamler (KDHX-FM, MO)
Peter Jones (WTJU-FM, VA)
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)
Sara Barden (WFSS-FM, NC)
Sharon Downes (2MAX-FM, Australia)
Simon Dillon (Phoenix FM, Australia)
Sonja Hedlund (WJFF, NY)
Sonny Ochs (WIOX-FM & XM, 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)
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)
Thomas Bisard (WNMC-FM, MI)
Todd Tyson (The Point-FM, VT)
Tom Bingham (WCVF-FM, NY)
Tom Druckenmiller (syndicated & XM)
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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