Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of February 2014 (with DJ list)

TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS OF FEBRUARY 2014
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 11416 airplays from 127 different DJs

  1: "Bright Side Of Down," John Gorka [Red House, new] (88)
        "Holed Up Mason City"
        "She's That Kind Of Mystery"
        "Bright Side Of Down"
        "Really Spring"
        "Procrastination Blues"
  2: "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?: The Songs Of Pete Seeger," Various Artists [Appleseed, 1998] (82)
        "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine," Jackson Browne And Bonnie Raitt
        "Where Have All The Flowers Gone," Tommy Sands, Dolores Keane And Vedran Smailovic
        "Sailing Down My Golden River," Greg Brown
        "We Shall Overcome," Bruce Springsteen
  3: "The Waymores," The Waymores [waymores.net, 2012] (74)
        "Wilder Girl"
        "Sweet Companion"
        "P. S. I Love You"
        "Singing Like A Byrd"
        "Way More"
  4: "Inside Llewyn Davis," Various Artists [Nonesuch, 11/13] (67)
        "Last Thing On My Mind," Stark Sands With Punch Brothers
        "Fare Thee Well," Oscar Isaac And Marcus Mumford
        "500 Miles," Carey Mulligan, Stark Sands And Justin Timberlake
        "Hang Me, Oh Hang Me," Oscar Isaac
  4: "The Turning Point," Tim Grimm [Cavalier, 9/13] (67)
        "King Of The Folksingers"
        "Lake"
        "Indiana"
        "Anne In Amsterdam"
  6: "I'll Swing My Hammer With Both My Hands," Cahalen Morrison And Eli West [cahalenandeli.com, 2/14] (59)
        "Livin' In America"
        "Off The Chama"
        "Fiddlehead Fern"
        "Green Pastures"
  7: "Something Worth Having," Molasses Creek [molassescreek.com, 1/14] (51)
        "Choo Choo Yazoo"
        "Galway Girl"
        "Ehringhaus Blues"
  8: "Seeds: The Songs Of Pete Seeger, Vol. 3," Pete Seeger And Friends [Appleseed, 2003] (50)
        "Bring Them Home"
        "50/50 Chance"
        "Sailing Down My Golden River"
  9: "Love We Are We Love," The Sea The Sea [Hudson Harding, 2/14] (48)
        "Love We Are We Love"
        "In The Dark"
        "Guess It Was"
 10: "American Favorite Ballads, Vols. 1-5," Pete Seeger [Smithsonian/Folkways, 2009] (47)
        "Ground Hog"
        "John Henry"
 11: "Full Head Of Steam," Roosevelt Dime [rooseveltdimemusic.com, new] (45)
        "St. James Infirmary"
        "Oh To Be"
        "Crazy Bout You"
 12: "New Whirled Order," Claudia Schmidt [Red House, new] (42)
        "Already"
        "Strong Woman Has A Bad Day Polka"
        "Longing"
 12: "The River And The Thread," Rosanne Cash [Blue Note, 1/14] (42)
        "Feather's Not A Bird"
        "Etta's Tune"
        "Sunken Lands"
        "World Of Strange Design"
 14: "Down To The Roots," Lowell Levinger [Grandpa Raccoon, 1/14] (41)
        "Married To The Blues"
        "Blue Monday"
        "Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out"
 14: "Gathering," Poor Angus [Borealis, 1/14] (41)
        "Never Come Back"
        "Giant Set"
        "William MacGillivray"
 16: "When One Door Closes," Gathering Time [Treble-G, 9/13] (40)
        "Rain And Snow"
        "Fox"
        "Good Day To Be Above Ground"
 17: "If I Had A Hammer: Songs Of Hope & Struggle," Pete Seeger [Smithsonian/Folkways, 1998] (36)
        "If I Had A Hammer"
        "Tomorrow Is A Highway"
        "Turn, Turn, Turn"
 18: "If I Had A Song: The Songs Of Pete Seeger, Vol. 2," Various Artists [Appleseed, 2001] (34)
        "Well May The World Go," Larry Long And Pete Seeger
        "Emperor Is Naked Today-O," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
        "Oh Had I A Golden Thread," Dar Williams And Toshi Reagon
 19: "Live In '65," Pete Seeger [Appleseed, 2009] (33)
        "Turn! Turn! Turn!"
        "All Mixed Up"
 20: "Pete," Pete Seeger [Living Music, 1996] (31)
        "Well May The World Go"
        "Garbage"
        "How Can I Keep From Singing?"
 21: "Diner In The Sky," The Amigos [theamigosband.bandcamp.com, new] (30)
        "Hey Joe"
        "California Blues"
        "Wayfaring Stranger"
 22: "Sowing The Seeds: The 10th Anniversary," Various Artists [Appleseed, 2007] (29)
        "Ghost Of Tom Joad," Pete Seeger And Bruce Springsteen
        "Pete Gets The Last Word," Pete Seeger
 23: "At 89," Pete Seeger [Appleseed, 2008] (27)
        "Waist Deep In The Big Muddy"
        "Wonderful Friends"
 23: "Headlines And Footnotes: A Collection Of Topical Songs," Pete Seeger [Smithsonian/Folkways, 1999] (27)
        "Bells Of Rhymney"
        "English Is Cuh-Ray-Zee"
 23: "One Evening In May," Laurie Lewis [Spruce And Maple, new] (27)
        "Ring Of Fire"
        "Barstow"
 23: "Sleeping Dogs," C. Daniel Boling [Berkalin, 11/13] (27)
        "As Young As Your Kiss"
        "Moderation"
 27: "The Game," Blue Highway [Rounder, 1/14] (26)
        "The Game"
        "Where Jasmine Grows"
 28: "Blood Like A River," Nathan Bell [Stone Barn, 1/14] (24)
        "Names"
        "Fade Out"
 28: "Great Big World," Tony Trischka [Rounder, new] (24)
        "Do Re Mi"
        "Say Goodbye"
 28: "Kerri Powers," Kerri Powers [kerripowers.com, new] (24)
        "I've Got Your Back"
        "Old Shirt"
 28: "A More Perfect Union," Pete Seeger And Lorre Wyatt [Appleseed, 2012] (24)
        "God's Counting On Me. . . God's Counting On You"
        "Somos El Barco/We Are The Boat"
        "This Old Man Revisited"
 32: "Down in Washington Square," Dave Van Ronk [Smithsonian/Folkways, 10/13] (23)
        "Gambler's Blues"
 33: "Hangtown Dancehall," Eric Brace And Karl Straub [Red Beet, new] (22)
        "Hangtown Fry"
        "Elizabeth, Precious And Rare," Tim O'Brien
 33: "Naomi Wachira," Naomi Wachira [Doreli, new] (22)
        "I'm Alive"
        "I Am A Woman"
 33: "Precious Friend," Arlo Guthrie / Pete Seeger [Warner, 2008] (22)
        "Old Time Religion"
        "Sailin Up Sailin Down"
 33: "Wasn't That A Time," The Weavers [Vanguard, 1993] (22)
        "Goodnight Irene"
        "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine"
 37: "Back 40," Robin & Linda Williams [Red House, 10/13] (21)
        "Urge For Going"
        "Dixie Highway Sign"
 37: "Pennsylvania Coal," Irene Kelley [Patio, 2/14] (21)
        "Pennsylvania Coal"
        "Feels Like Home"
 37: "Sleepwalker In Paradise," Cej [Gnosong, 6/13] (21)
        "Honolulu Lulu"
        "My Baby Knows"
 40: "Annie Ford Band," Annie Ford Band [Self, 1/14] (20)
        "Calloused Hands"
        "Frankie"
 40: "Hang Your Hopes On A Crooked Nail," Rod Picott [Welding Rod, 2/14] (20)
        "You're Not Missing Anything"
        "65 Falcon"
 40: "Punishing The Myth," Grant Peeples And The Peeples Republik [Gatorbone, new] (20)
        "You're A Slave To Your Imagination"
        "Who Woulda Thunk It?"
 43: "22 Days," John McCutcheon [Appalseed, 10/13] (19)
        "Heaven's Kitchen"
        "Forgotten"
 43: "Halfway Home," Michael Jerling [Fool's Hill, 12/13] (19)
        "After The Flood"
        "Halfway Home"
 43: "Lucky," Suzy Bogguss [Loyal Dutchess, new] (19)
        "Silver Wings"
        "Sing Me Back Home"
 43: "The Weavers Greatest Hits," The Weavers [Vanguard, 1990] (19)
        "So Long It's Been Good To Know You"
 43: "Wild Horses," TR Ritchie [Apex, 2009] (19)
        "Delicate Balance"
        "I'm Gonna Take It With Me"
 48: "Abundance," Alasdair Fraser And Natalie Haas [Culburnie, 12/13] (18)
        "On The Wings Of A Skorrie"
 48: "We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions," Bruce Springsteen [Columbia, 2006] (18)
        "We Shall Overcome"
        "O Mary Don't You Weep"
 48: "Weightless," Matt Andersen [True North, new] (18)
        "Alberta Gold"
        "Lost My Way"
 51: "Berrymania," Steve Gillette And Cindy Mangsen [Compass Rose, 12/13] (17)
        "Mr. And Mrs. Noah"
        "Now Everything Does"
 51: "Foreverly," Billie Joe + Norah [Reprise, 11/13] (17)
        "Long Time Gone"
        "Roving Gambler"
 51: "Memories And Moments," Tim O'Brien And Darrell Scott [Full Skies, 9/13] (17)
        "Angel's Blue Eyes"
        "Keep Your Dirty Lights On"
 51: "South," Blackie And The Rodeo Kings [Self, 1/14] (17)
        "Blow Me A Kiss"
        "Driftin Snow"
 55: "Flat Earth Diary," Krista Detor [Tightrope, 1/14] (16)
        "Always Somewhere"
        "Red Velvet Box"
 55: "Good Luck," Girls Guns & Glory [Lonesome Day, new] (16)
        "All The Way Up To Heaven"
        "Lshake Like Jello"
 57: "Harp: A Time To Sing," Holly Near, Arlo Guthrie, Ronnie Gilbert And Pete Seeger [Appleseed, 2001] (15)
        "Somos El Barco"
 57: "Pete Seeger's Greatest Hits," Pete Seeger [Columbia, 1987] (15)
        "Where Have All The Flowers Gone"
 57: "The Railsplitters," The Railsplitters [therailsplitters.com, 11/13] (15)
        "Boarding Pass"
        "No Stranger To The Blues"
 60: "Tales From Jackson Bridge," Harpeth Rising [Grimm Rising, 9/13] (14)
        "Burn Away Your Troubles"
 60: "Four Good Days," Jack Williams [Wind River, 11/13] (14)
        "Night They Drove Old Dixie Down"
 60: "American Industrial Ballads," Pete Seeger [Smithsonian/Folkways, 1957] (14)
        "Casey Jones"
 60: "Bright Like Gold," April Verch [Slab Town, 4/13] (14)
        "Edward In The Treetop / Yellow Jacket / Quit That Tickling Me"
 60: "Dancing Through The Storm," Amy Dixon-Kolar [Asharta, new] (14)
        "Dancers"
 60: "Echo Sessions," The Stray Birds [thestraybirds.com, 11/13] (14)
        "Loretta"
        "I Wish It Would Rain"
 60: "Old Mill Sessions," The Blushin' Roulettes [Self, new] (14)
        "Wind And The Sand"
 60: "Only Me," Rhonda Vincent [Upper Management, new] (14)
        "Busy City"
        "Only Me," Rhonda Vincent Featuring Willie Nelson
 60: "These Wilder Things," Ruth Moody [Red House, 5/13] (14)
        "Trouble And Woe"
 69: "The Last Cheap Hotel," Jennifer Evans [Sweet Cody Boy, new] (13)
        "O Shouldn't You Be Thankful Tonight"
 69: "Robby Hecht," Robby Hecht [Old Man Henry, new] (13)
        "I Don't Believe It"
        "When I'm With You Now"
 69: "Robt Sarazin Blake," Robert Sarazin Blake [Same Room, new] (13)
        "Dingle To Tralee"
        "New Life"
 69: "There Is A Season," The Byrds [Columbia, 2006] (13)
        "Turn! Turn! Turn!"
        "8 Miles High"


TOP SONGS OF FEBRUARY 2014
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 11416 airplays from 127 different DJs

1. "Holed Up Mason City" (23)
        by John Gorka
        from "Bright Side Of Down"
2. "If I Had A Hammer" (18)
        by Pete Seeger
        from "If I Had A Hammer: Songs Of Hope & Struggle"
3. "We Shall Overcome" (16)
        by Bruce Springsteen
        from "We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions"
        also "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?: The Songs Of Pete Seeger"
4. "Oh To Be" (15)
        by Roosevelt Dime
        from "Full Head Of Steam"
4. "She's That Kind Of Mystery" (15)
        by John Gorka
        from "Bright Side Of Down"
4. "St. James Infirmary" (15)
        by Roosevelt Dime
        from "Full Head Of Steam"
4. "Waist Deep In The Big Muddy" (15)
        by Pete Seeger
        from "At 89"
        also "Headlines And Footnotes: A Collection Of Topical Songs"
4. "Where Have All The Flowers Gone" (15)
        by Pete Seeger
        from "Pete Seeger's Greatest Hits"
9. "King Of The Folksingers" (14)
        by Tim Grimm
        from "The Turning Point"
9. "Wimoweh" (14)
        by Weavers
        from "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?: The Songs Of Pete Seeger"
11. "Bring Them Home" (13)
        by Pete Seeger And Friends
        from "Seeds: The Songs Of Pete Seeger, Vol. 3"
11. "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine" (13)
        by The Weavers
        from "The Best Of The Decca Years"
        also "Wasn't That A Time"
13. "Last Thing On My Mind" (12)
        by Stark Sands With Punch Brothers
        from "Inside Llewyn Davis"
13. "Love We Are We Love" (12)
        by The Sea The Sea
        from "Love We Are We Love"
13. "Turn! Turn! Turn!" (12)
        by The Byrds
        from "There Is A Season"
16. "Already" (11)
        by Claudia Schmidt
        from "New Whirled Order"
16. "Bright Side Of Down" (11)
        by John Gorka
        from "Bright Side Of Down"
16. "Fare Thee Well" (11)
        by Oscar Isaac And Marcus Mumford
        from "Inside Llewyn Davis"
16. "Goodnight Irene" (11)
        by The Weavers
        from "Wasn't That A Time"
16. "Livin' In America" (11)
        by Cahalen Morrison And Eli West
        from "I'll Swing My Hammer With Both My Hands"
16. "Never Come Back" (11)
        by Poor Angus
        from "Gathering"
16. "Well May The World Go" (11)
        by Pete Seeger
        from "Pete"
16. "Wilder Girl" (11)
        by The Waymores
        from "The Waymores"
24. "500 Miles" (10)
        by Carey Mulligan, Stark Sands And Justin Timberlake
        from "Inside Llewyn Davis"
24. "Bells Of Rhymney" (10)
        by Pete Seeger
        from "Headlines And Footnotes: A Collection Of Topical Songs"
24. "Dingle To Tralee" (10)
        by Robert Sarazin Blake
        from "Robt Sarazin Blake"
24. "Feather's Not A Bird" (10)
        by Rosanne Cash
        from "The River And The Thread"
24. "Green, Green Rocky Road" (10)
        by Dave Van Ronk
        from "Inside Llewyn Davis"
24. "In The Dark" (10)
        by The Sea The Sea
        from "Love We Are We Love"
24. "Lake" (10)
        by Tim Grimm
        from "The Turning Point"
24. "P. S. I Love You" (10)
        by The Waymores
        from "The Waymores"
24. "Sweet Companion" (10)
        by The Waymores
        from "The Waymores"
24. "Way More" (10)
        by The Waymores
        from "The Waymores"


TOP ARTISTS OF FEBRUARY 2014
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 11416 airplays from 127 different DJs

1. Pete Seeger
2. John Gorka
3. The Weavers
4. The Waymores
5. Tim Grimm
6. Cahalen Morrison And Eli West
7. Molasses Creek
8. Dave Van Ronk
8. Roosevelt Dime
10. Rosanne Cash
10. The Sea The Sea
12. Claudia Schmidt
13. Lowell Levinger
14. Beatles
15. Bruce Springsteen
16. Gathering Time
16. Poor Angus
18. John McCutcheon
19. Almanac Singers
20. Bob Dylan
21. Judy Collins
21. Steve Gillette And Cindy Mangsen
23. Arlo Guthrie And Pete Seeger
23. The Byrds
25. Laurie Lewis
25. Mary Chapin Carpenter
27. The Amigos
28. Blue Highway
28. C. Daniel Boling
28. Peter, Paul And Mary
31. Alison Krauss
32. Suzy Bogguss
32. Tr Ritchie
34. Kerri Powers
34. Naomi Wachira
34. Nathan Bell
34. Robin And Linda Williams
34. Tony Trischka
39. Cej
39. Eric Brace And Karl Straub
39. The Stray Birds


TOP LABELS OF FEBRUARY 2014
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 11416 airplays from 127 different DJs

1. Appleseed
2. Rounder
3. Smithsonian/Folkways
4. Red House
5. Columbia
6. Vanguard
7. Nonesuch
8. Compass
9. Signature
9. Warner
11. Borealis
12. Sugar Hill
13. Rhino
14. Rebel
15. Blue Note
16. Bear Family
16. Cavalier
18. Grandpa Raccoon
19. RCA
20. Capitol
21. Reprise
22. Soundside
23. Flying Fish
24. Folk-Legacy
24. Sony
26. Philo
27. Greentrax
28. Compass Rose
28. MCA
30. New West
30. Pinecastle
30. Treble-G
30. True North
34. Arc
35. Berkalin
35. Rising Son
37. Spruce And Maple
38. ATO
38. Legacy
38. Living
38. Red Beet
38. Waterbug


FOLK DJs - FEBRUARY 2014
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 11416 airplays from 127 different DJs

Abby Parks (WLJS-FM, AL)
Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Allison Brown (CJAM-FM, ON)
Amy & Travis Luncan (WYSO-FM, OH)
Arthur Berman (CiTR-FM, BC)
Arthur Dean (WCNI-FM, CT)
Artie Martello (WIOX-FM, NY)
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)
Bradley Kolodner (WAMU-FM, DC)
Brenda & Roman Tacik (CJTR-FM, SK)
Bud Johnson (syndicated, AK)
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 (WERU-FM, ME)
David John (KTRU-FM, TX)
David Sears (WBGU-FM, OH)
Dennis & Judy Cook (WOBC-FM, OH)
Dennis Brunnenmeyer (KVMR-FM, CA)
Diane Crowe (WMCB-FM, MA)
Diane Karl (KBOO-FM etc, OR)
Dick Hermans (WHDD-FM, CT)
Donna Mavity (WTUF-FM, GA)
Doug Dick (WVGN-FM, VI)
Frank Gosar (KLCC-FM, OR)
Gary Irving (WVUD-FM, DE)
Gerd Stassen (EVW, Germany)
Gerry Goodfriend (CKUT-FM, QC)
Graham and Barbara Dean (WBCR-LP, MA)
Greg Harness (KRBX-FM, ID)
Hansjoerg Malonek (ISW-FM, Germany)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
Jan Hall (CFRU-FM, ON)
Jean Geiger (KBCS-FM, WA)
Jeff Eads (WNKU-FM, KY)
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, 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 Mazza (WNHU-FM, CT)
John Platt (WFUV-FM, NY)
John Weingart (WPRB-FM, NJ)
Jon 'Chip' Colcord (WSCS-FM, NH)
Jon Stein (WTBQ-AM, NY)
Juliet Youngren (WEFT-FM, IL)
Jürgen Kramer (ZuSa, Germany)
Kate McNally (NHPR, NH)
Kelly Walker (Troy Public Radio, AL)
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)
Larry Hoyt (WAER-FM, NY)
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)
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)
Paul Stamler (KDHX-FM, MO)
Peter Fraissinet (WVBR-FM, NY)
Peter Kernast and John Bates (WTSR-FM, NJ)
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)
Simon Dillon (Phoenix FM, Australia)
Sonny Ochs (WIOX-FM, NY)
Steve Brockway (KRFC-FM, CO)
Steve Edge (CITR-FM, BC)
Steve Fisher (CKUA-FM, AB)
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 O'Laughlin (WORT-FM, WI)
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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