Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of January 2008 (with DJ list)

TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS OF JANUARY 2008
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14499 airplays from 149 different DJs

  1: "Comedians And Angels," Tom Paxton [Appleseed, new] (55)
        "How Beautiful Upon The Mountain"
        "Comedians And Angels"
        "Bad Old Days"
  2: "Nothing Sweet Nothing," Kym Tuvim [Retrofit, new] (51)
        "In My Head"
        "Far Away"
        "Mystery"
        "Pendulum"
  2: "Old Dogs," Bill Staines [Red House, 11/07] (51)
        "Old Dogs"
        "That's My Song"
        "Cotten Pickin"
  4: "Retold," Joel Mabus [Fossil, new] (48)
        "Duct Tape Blues"
        "Hopelessly Midwestern"
        "5 Kinds Of Snow"
        "Swing That Thing"
  5: "Goin' By Feel," Ray Bonneville [Red House, 5/07] (46)
        "I Am The Big Easy"
        "Cemetery Road"
        "So Long Blues"
  6: "Book Of Sparrows," Tracy Grammer [Self, 11/07] (41)
        "Waking Hour"
        "April Come She Will"
        "Blue Wing"
  7: "Dirt Farmer," Levon Helm [Vanguard, 10/07] (38)
        "Poor Old Dirt Farmer"
        "Feelin' Good"
        "False Hearted Lover Blues"
  8: "Prodigal Son," Martin Simpson [Topic, 7/07] (36)
        "Batchelor's Hall"
        "Duncan And Brady"
        "Granemoore Hare"
  9: "Better Dreams," The Kennedys [Appleseed, new] (35)
        "Give Me Back My Country"
        "American Wish"
        "Breathe"
  9: "Waterloo, Tennessee," Uncle Earl [Rounder, 3/07] (35)
        "Last Goodbye"
        "Wallflower"
        "Wish I Had My Time Again"
 11: "Wordless," Lee Murdock [Depot, 2007] (33)
        "Victory Rag"
        "Ashokan Farewell"
        "Star Of The County Down"
 12: "Raising Sand," Robert Plant And Alison Krauss [Rounder, 10/07] (32)
        "Killing The Blues"
        "Let Your Loss Be Your Lesson"
        "Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us"
 13: "Sowing The Seeds: The 10th Anniversary," Various Artists [Appleseed, 9/07] (30)
        "Ghost Of Tom Joad," Pete Seeger And Bruce Springsteen
        "Bring Them Home," Pete Seeger With Billy Bragg, Ani Difranco, Steve Earle And Ann Hills
 14: "Good Thing Going," Rhonda Vincent [Rounder, new] (29)
        "Bluegrass Saturday Night"
        "I Give All My Love To You"
        "I'm Leavin"
 15: "Dans Les Airs," Le Vent Du Nord [Borealis, 10/07] (28)
        "Rosette"
        "La Traversee"
 16: "Ripe," The Dixie Bee-Liners [Pinecastle, new] (26)
        "Down On The Crooked Road"
        "Yellow-Haired Girl"
 17: "Awkward Annie," Kate Rusby [Pure, 8/07] (25)
        "Awkward Annie"
        "Bitter Boy"
 17: "The Banjo Monologues," Joel Mabus [Fossil, 5/07] (25)
        "Dragonfly"
        "Forward Looking Back - The Dragonfly"
 17: "Big Old Life," Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem [Signature, 6/07] (25)
        "Shine On"
        "Joy Comes Back"
        "Oil In My Vessel"
 17: "Notes From Elsewhere," Peter Mulvey [Signature, 11/07] (25)
        "Shirt"
        "Trouble With Poets"
 17: "Versatile Heart," Linda Thompson [Rounder, 8/07] (25)
        "Versatile Heart"
        "Day After Tomorrow"
 22: "Radio Songs," Robin And Linda Williams [Red House, 11/07] (24)
        "50,000 Names"
        "Blue Ridge Cabin Home"
 23: "Double," Michael Jerome Browne [Borealis, 9/07] (23)
        "Rambling Blues"
 23: "Happydance Of The Xenophobe," Christine Lavin [Yellow Tail, 9/07] (23)
        "Happy Dance"
        "Tom Cruise Scares Me"
 23: "Hollywood Pocketknife," Eric Taylor [Blue Ruby, new] (23)
        "Hollywood Pocketknife"
        "Peppercorn Tree"
 23: "NeGrass," Laura Love [Octoroon Biography, 4/07] (23)
        "Saskatchewan"
        "Shady Grove"
        "This Train / Ezekial And The Wheel"
 23: "Thanksgiving," Si Kahn [Strictly Country, 2/07] (23)
        "Who's Watching The Man?"
 23: "Washington Square Serenade," Steve Earle [New West, 9/07] (23)
        "Days Aren't Long Enough"
 23: "Your Town Tonight," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, 7/07] (23)
        "Green Fields"
        "Tennessee Road"
 30: "This Fire," John McCutcheon [Appalsongs, 7/07] (22)
        "Fiddler's Last Dance"
        "Hope Dies Last"
 31: "Between Daylight And Dark," Mary Gauthier [Lost Highway, 9/07] (21)
        "Snakebit"
        "Can't Find The Way"
        "Last Of The Hobo Kings"
 31: "Bring Me Home," Peggy Seeger [Appleseed, new] (21)
        "Dink's Song"
        "Roving Gambler"
 31: "The Geography Of Light," Carrie Newcomer [Philo, new] (21)
        "There Is A Tree"
        "Clean Edge Of Change"
 31: "Little Grey Sheep," Danny Schmidt [Waterbug, new] (21)
        "Drawing Board"
        "California's On Fire"
 35: "Letters From Sinners And Strangers," Eilen Jewell [Signature, 7/07] (20)
        "High Shelf Booze"
        "Dusty Boxcar Wall"
 35: "The Spiritual Kind," Terri Hendrix [Wilory, 7/07] (20)
        "Life's A Song"
        "The Spiritual Kind"
 35: "Try Me One More Time," David Bromberg [Appleseed, 2/07] (20)
        "Try Me One More Time"
        "It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry"
 38: "The Candle And The Flame," Joe Jencks [Self, 9/07] (19)
        "Gasoline"
        "Flame In The Darkness"
 38: "Dona Got A Ramblin' Mind," Carolina Chocolate Drops [Music Maker, 2/07] (19)
        "Starry Crown"
        "Tom Dula"
 38: "Down Harmony Road," Ragged But Right [Merriweather, 12/07] (19)
        "Blue Railroad Train"
        "On The Dixie Bee Line"
 38: "Gospel Truth," Susan Werner [Sleeve Dog, 2/07] (19)
        "Did Trouble Me"
        "Heaven So Small"
 38: "Second Sight," Corinne West [Make, 10/07] (19)
        "All Good Things"
        "Gandy Dancer"
 38: "Sister Holler," Nerissa And Katryna Nields [Mercy House, 10/07] (19)
        "Ain't That Good News"
        "Right Road"
 38: "Watch The Sky," Patty Larkin [Vanguard, new] (19)
        "Hallelujah"
        "Phone Message"
 45: "Always Lift Him Up," Various Artists [Proper America, 12/07] (18)
        "How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live," Tim O'Brien
 45: "The Brightness," Anais Mitchell [Righteous Babe, 2/07] (18)
        "Shenandoah"
        "Your Fonder Heart"
 45: "Leave The Light On," Chris Smither [Signature, 2006] (18)
        "Leave The Light On"
        "Origin Of Species"
 45: "Only Thing Worse," Katie Moore [Borealis, 10/07] (18)
        "Any Day Woman"
        "My Old Dog"
 49: "Folk Jazz Blues And Soul," Jory Nash [Thin Man, 2/07] (17)
        "King Of The Dust"
 49: "Stars In My Crown," Jorma Kaukonen [Red House, 2/07] (17)
        "Fur Peace Rag"
        "There's A Table Sitting In Heaven"
 51: "The Best Of The Johnny Cash TV Show," Johnny Cash And Friends [Columbia, new] (16)
        "Girl From The North Country," Johnny Cash And Joni Mitchell
        "Fire And Rain," James Taylor
 51: "Blackberry Time," Jud Caswell [Alderdown, 5/07] (16)
        "Men Behind The Bushes"
        "Raven In The Apple Tree"
 51: "The Chestnut Tree," Bruce Piephoff [Flyin' Cloud, new] (16)
        "The Chestnut Tree"
        "Notes From Knoxville"
 51: "Cimarron Manifesto," Jimmy Lafave [Red House, 5/07] (16)
        "This Land"
        "Catch The Wind"
 51: "Magic," Bruce Springsteen [Columbia, 10/07] (16)
        "Magic"
 51: "The Mountains Above And The Valleys Below," Sparky And Rhonda Rucker [Tremont, new] (16)
        "Pretty Saro"
 51: "One Man Band," James Taylor [Hear, 11/07] (16)
        "Something In The Way She Moves"
 51: "Sing For Freedom," Various Artists [Smithsonian/Folkways, 1992] (16)
        "99 1/2 Won't Do," Carlton Reece And The Birmingham Movement Choir
 59: "Two-Bit Suit," John Wort Hannam [Black Hen, 5/07] (15)
        "2-Bit Suit"
        "Infantryman"
 59: "Dailey And Vincent," Dailey And Vincent [Rounder, new] (15)
        "Cumberland River"
        "Sweet Carrie"
 59: "Over The Hills," Lucy Kaplansky [Red House, 3/07] (15)
        "Manhattan Moon"
 59: "Played A Little Fiddle," Stefan Grossman, Danny Kalb And Steve Katz [SGGW, 9/07] (15)
        "Kettle Of Fish"
 59: "Restless Soul," Sally Barris [Self, new] (15)
        "I Won't Always Wait"
        "Last Drink Of Wine"
 59: "South Of Delia," Richard Shindell [Self, 5/07] (15)
        "Acadian Driftwood"
 59: "Whatcha Gonna Do?," Spook Handy [Akashic, 11/07] (15)
        "Mom And Pop's Small Town Corner Hardware Store"
        "Waist Deep In The Big Muddy"
 59: "The Wounded Heart Of America," Tom Russell And Friends [Hightone, 8/07] (15)
        "Who's Gonna Build Your Wall," Tom Russell
 59: "Young Amelia," Hans York [Hazzazar, new] (15)
        "Lifeline"
        "Snow"
 68: "Beneath The Covers: A Rediscovery," Gypsy Soul [Off The Beaten Track, 4/07] (14)
        "Silver Lining"
 68: "Break The Spell," Ellis [Rubberneck, new] (14)
        "How Would It Be"
 68: "Crooked Path," Michael Jerling [Fool's Hill, 10/07] (14)
        "Hold On"
        "Johnny Cash Is Gone"
 68: "Cross The Water," Cindy Kallet And Grey Larsen [Sleepy Creek, 2007] (14)
        "Eighth Of January/Black Mountain Rag"
        "Lull Myself Asleep"
 68: "The Day The River Sang," John Stewart [Appleseed, 2006] (14)
        "The Day The River Sang"
        "Broken Roses"
 68: "Fork In The Road," The Infamous Stringdusters [Sugar Hill, 2/07] (14)
        "Poor Boy's Delight"
 68: "Fringe," Cris Williamson [Wolf Moon, 11/07] (14)
        "Git Along Little Dogies"
 68: "Happy Man," Buddy Greene [Rufus, 9/07] (14)
        "Darlin' Corey"
 68: "Kill To Get Crimson," Mark Knopfler [Warner, 9/07] (14)
        "True Love Will Never Fade"
        "In The Sky"
 68: "One World Dance," Ken Whiteley [Borealis, 11/07] (14)
        "Everybody Has The Blues"
 68: "Peace Of Wild Things," Carey Creed [Azalea City, 11/07] (14)
        "I Dreamed Of Rain"
        "Peace Of Wild Things"
 68: "Pretty Runs Out," Amanda Shaw [Rounder, new] (14)
        "Pretty Runs Out"
 68: "Riverside Battle Songs," Ollabelle [Verve Forecast, 2006] (14)
        "Fall Back"
        "High On A Mountain"
 68: "Salt Of The Earth," Ricky Skaggs And The Whites [Skaggs Family, 9/07] (14)
        "Salt Of The Earth"
        "Wreck On The Highway"
 68: "Satisfied," John Sebastian And David Grisman [Acoustic Disc, 11/07] (14)
        "I'm Satisfied"
 68: "Scenechronized," Seldom Scene [Sugar Hill, 8/07] (14)
        "Hundred And 10 In The Shade"
 68: "Shine," Joni Mitchell [Hear, 9/07] (14)
        "If"
        "Big Yellow Taxi"
 68: "Summer's Voice," Arlon Bennett [Red Sea, 7/07] (14)
        "Be The Change"
 68: "Things Change," Emily Kurn [Self, 7/07] (14)
        "If I Am American"
        "Mississippi Moon"


TOP SONGS OF JANUARY 2008
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14499 airplays from 149 different DJs

1. "How Beautiful Upon The Mountain" (19)
        by Tom Paxton
        from "Comedians And Angels"
2. "I Am The Big Easy" (15)
        by Ray Bonneville
        from "Goin' By Feel"
2. "Old Dogs" (15)
        by Bill Staines
        from "Old Dogs"
4. "Pearl" (12)
        by Emmylou Harris
        from "Songbird: Raretracks And Forgotten Gems"
4. "Waking Hour" (12)
        by Tracy Grammer
        from "Book Of Sparrows"
6. "Versatile Heart" (11)
        by Linda Thompson
        from "Versatile Heart"
7. "Be The Change" (10)
        by Arlon Bennett
        from "Summer's Voice"
7. "In My Head" (10)
        by Kym Tuvim
        from "Nothing Sweet Nothing"
9. "April Come She Will" (9)
        by Tracy Grammer
        from "Book Of Sparrows"
9. "Rosette" (9)
        by Le Vent Du Nord
        from "Dans Les Airs"
11. "Awkward Annie" (8)
        by Kate Rusby
        from "Awkward Annie"
11. "California Bloodlines" (8)
        by John Stewart
        from "California Bloodlines"
11. "Comedians And Angels" (8)
        by Tom Paxton
        from "Comedians And Angels"
11. "Down On The Crooked Road" (8)
        by The Dixie Bee-Liners
        from "Ripe"
11. "Dragonfly" (8)
        by Joel Mabus
        from "The Banjo Monologues"
11. "Duct Tape Blues" (8)
        by Joel Mabus
        from "Retold"
11. "Far Away" (8)
        by Kym Tuvim
        from "Nothing Sweet Nothing"
11. "Girl From The North Country" (8)
        by Johnny Cash And Joni Mitchell
        from "The Best Of The Johnny Cash TV Show"
11. "Give Me Back My Country" (8)
        by The Kennedys
        from "Better Dreams"
11. "Hollywood Pocketknife" (8)
        by Eric Taylor
        from "Hollywood Pocketknife"
11. "Mystery" (8)
        by Kym Tuvim
        from "Nothing Sweet Nothing"
11. "There Is A Tree" (8)
        by Carrie Newcomer
        from "The Geography Of Light"
11. "Try Me One More Time" (8)
        by David Bromberg
        from "Try Me One More Time"
24. "Blue Wing" (7)
        by Tracy Grammer
        from "Book Of Sparrows"
24. "Fire And Rain" (7)
        by James Taylor
        from "The Best Of The Johnny Cash TV Show"
24. "Ghost Of Tom Joad" (7)
        by Pete Seeger And Bruce Springsteen
        from "Sowing The Seeds: The 10th Anniversary"
24. "Hopelessly Midwestern" (7)
        by Joel Mabus
        from "Retold"
24. "Pendulum" (7)
        by Kym Tuvim
        from "Nothing Sweet Nothing"
24. "Poor Old Dirt Farmer" (7)
        by Levon Helm
        from "Dirt Farmer"
24. "Shine On" (7)
        by Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem
        from "Big Old Life"
24. "Swing That Thing" (7)
        by Joel Mabus
        from "Retold"
24. "Who's Gonna Build Your Wall" (7)
        by Tom Russell
        from "The Wounded Heart Of America"


TOP ARTISTS OF JANUARY 2008
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14499 airplays from 149 different DJs

1. John Stewart
2. Joel Mabus
3. Tom Paxton
4. Bill Staines
5. Tracy Grammer
6. Kym Tuvim
6. Ray Bonneville
8. John McCutcheon
8. The Kennedys
10. Emmylou Harris
10. Martin Simpson
10. Pete Seeger
13. Uncle Earl
14. Eliza Gilkyson
15. Bob Dylan
16. Levon Helm
17. Chris Smither
17. Kate Rusby
19. Carrie Newcomer
19. John Gorka
19. Rhonda Vincent
22. Bruce Springsteen
22. Kim And Reggie Harris
22. Peggy Seeger
22. Robin And Linda Williams
26. Greg Brown
26. Le Vent Du Nord
26. Lee Murdock
26. Robert Plant And Alison Krauss
30. Peter Mulvey
30. Richard Shindell
32. Eric Taylor
32. Garnet Rogers
32. Lucy Kaplansky
32. Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem
36. Christine Lavin
37. Eilen Jewell
37. James Taylor
37. Susan Werner
37. Terri Hendrix


TOP LABELS OF JANUARY 2008
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14499 airplays from 149 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Red House
3. Appleseed
4. Sugar Hill
5. Compass
6. Columbia
7. Signature
8. Vanguard
9. Borealis
10. Philo
11. Green Linnet
12. Warner
13. Waterbug
14. Smithsonian/Folkways
15. Fossil
15. Greentrax
17. Shanachie
18. Pinecastle
19. Lost Highway
20. Rebel
21. Rhino
22. Reprise
23. Hightone
24. RCA
25. Alligator
25. Capitol
27. New West
28. Flying Fish
29. Anti
30. Bear Family
30. Rural Rhythm
32. Dualtone
32. Sony
34. Poetman
35. Blue Ruby
35. Hear
37. MCA
38. Elektra
38. Appalsongs
38. Gadfly


FOLK DJs - JANUARY 2008
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14499 airplays from 149 different DJs

Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Allan Nelson (BBC, U.K.)
Andrew Doerr (KCSB-FM, CA)
Angela Page (WJFF-FM, NY)
Annie Keville (WVBR-FM, NY)
Arthur Berman (CITR-FM, BC)
Arthur Dean (WCNI-FM, CT)
Arthur Elliott (4RED-FM, Australia)
Barry Parks (2HHH-FM, Australia)
Ben Sands (Clanrye-FM, Ireland)
Betsi Meissner (KXCI-FM, AZ)
Bill Hahn (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Bill Stuart (WFIT-FM, FL)
Bill Wagman (KDVS-FM, CA)
Blair Larsen (KUSU-FM & UPR, UT)
Bob Blackman (WKAR-FM, MI)
Bob Gregory (WRFL-FM, KY)
Bob McWilliams (KANU-FM & KPR, KS)
Brenda Tacik (CJTR-FM, SK)
Bruce Cameron (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Bryan French (KUMD-FM, MN)
Bud Johnson (syndicated, AK)
Charlie Backfish (WUSB-FM, NY)
Chrisana McGill (WSPN-FM, NY)
Cindy Funk (WYSO-FM, OH)
Cindy Hayden (KFOK-FM, CA)
Clytia Fuller (KZSC-FM, CA)
Dan Alloway (KTEP-FM, TX)
Dan Ross (KACI-FM, OR)
Danny Watson (2MAX-FM, Australia)
David Fuente, Jr. (WKSU-FM etc, OH)
David John (KTRU-FM, TX)
David Sears (WBGU-FM, OH)
Deadwood Dick (KKUP-FM, CA)
Dennis Brunnenmeyer (KVMR-FM, CA)
Diane Karl (KBOO-FM etc, OR)
Don Jacobson (KBOO-FM, OR)
Doug Dick (WVGN-FM, VI)
Doug Tucker (KWVA-FM, OR)
Ed McDonald (WVMR-FM etc, WV)
Frank Gosar (KLCC-FM, OR)
Frank Hoppe (KCSN-FM, CA)
Gary Harrison (KVMR-FM, CA)
Gaye Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Gene Shay (WXPN-FM, PA)
Gerd Stassen (EVW, Germany)
Gerry Goodfriend (CKUT-FM, QC)
Graham McDonald (ArtSound-FM, Australia)
Graham Rice (WJFF-FM, NY)
Greg Schatzmann (CJLX-FM, ON)
Hal Durden (KBCS-FM, WA)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
Henk de Weerd (5EBI-FM, Australia)
Henry Hallett (KXCI-FM, AZ)
Jamie Hoover (KSUT-FM, CO)
Jan Nary (4EB-FM, Australia)
Jean Brendecke (KBCS-FM, WA)
Jenny Flux (2AIR-FM, Australia)
Jeremy Butler (WUAL-FM & APR, AL)
Jim Gilliland (WRUW-FM, OH)
Jim Marino (CFMU-FM, ON)
Jim Rogers (WIUP-FM, PA)
Jim Sigler (KMST-FM, MO)
Joe Colvin (WYSO-FM, OH)
Johanna Halbeisen (WXOJ-FM, MA)
John Kalb (WSCL-FM, MD)
John Mazza (WNHU-FM, CT)
John McLaughlin (WMUC-FM, MD)
John Platt (WFUV-FM, NY)
John Sincock (KBCS-FM, WA)
John Trout (WYEP-FM, PA)
John Weingart (WPRB-FM, NJ)
John Wright (WLUW-FM, IL)
Jon Stein (WTBQ-AM, NY)
Jonathan Mernit (WJFF-FM, NY)
Jude & Mart Fowler (2HHH-FM, Australia)
Judith Gennett (KPSU, OR)
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)
Kent Anderson (KCSC-FM, OK)
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)
Laurie Niles (KZFR-FM, CA)
Lee Larcheveque (WMUA-FM, MA)
Len Holton (KUAR-FM, AR)
Len Osland (CJUM-FM, MB)
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, CA)
Mark Michaelis (WGDR-FM, VT)
Mark Tobler (WTUL-FM, LA)
Mary Cliff (WAMU-FM, DC)
Mary Sue Twohy (XM)
Matt Watroba (WDET-DM, MI)
Mel DeYoung (WPSU-FM, PA)
Menachem Vinegrad (Upper Galilee-FM, Israel)
Michael Alzo (WSLU-FM, NY)
Mike Flynn (KUAF-FM & syndicated, AR)
Mitch Park (Kidnappers, New Zealand)
Naomi Soule and Terry Moses (KCLC-FM, MO)
Norman Whitman (WYSO-FM, OH)
Paul Hefti (cable FM, CA)
Paul Stamler (KDHX-FM, MO)
Paula Ascher (KZAS-FM, OR)
Peggy Mitchell (WFSS-FM, NC)
Peter Fraissinet (WVBR-FM, NY)
Peter Kernast (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Rachel Rice (WVEW-FM, VT)
Randall Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Ray Baumler (WRUR-FM, NY)
Rich Warren (WFMT-FM, XM & syndicated, IL)
Richard Gillmann (KBCS-FM, WA)
Rob Killam (WFIT-FM, FL)
Robert Resnik (VPR, VT)
Robyne Fawx (KDVS-FM, CA)
Roger Wise (KGNU-FM, CO)
Ron Olesko (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Roz Larman (KPFK-FM & syndicated, CA)
Sean Donovan (KBCS-FM, WA)
Sonny Ochs (WRPI-FM, NY)
Steve Brockway (KRFC-FM, CO)
Steve Clarke (CHES-FM, ON)
Steve Edge (CITR-FM, BC)
Steve Jerrett (KOPN-FM, MO)
Stu Weaver (WFCF-FM, FL)
Susan Forbes Hansen (WHUS-FM, CT)
Suzi Wollenberg (WVUD-FM, DE)
Taylor Caffery (WRKF-FM, LA)
Terry Carpenter (WTJU-FM, VA)
Terry Hayden (WRPI-FM, NY)
Todd Gross (WFIT-FM, FL)
Todd Tyson (The Point-FM, VT)
Tom Bingham (WCVF-FM, NY)
Tom Coxworth (CKUA-FM, AB)
Tom Funk (KGLP-FM, NM)
Tom Martin-Erickson (WPR, WI)
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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