Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of January 2009 (with DJ list)

TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS OF JANUARY 2009
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14510 airplays from 151 different DJs

  1: "Land Of The Shadows," Ben Bedford [Hopeful Sky, new] (96)
        "Twenty One"
        "Land Of The Shadows"
        "One Night At A Time"
        "Cherry Mine"
        "Sangamon"
  2: "Eros," Cosy Sheridan [Wind River, 11/08] (56)
        "Last Love Letter"
        "Canyon Rim"
        "Happiness Is Waiting"
        "Story Of Longing"
  2: "River Of Time," Jorma Kaukonen [Red House, new] (56)
        "There's A Bright Side Somewhere"
        "Preachin' On The Old Campground"
        "Another Man Done A Full Go Round"
        "Nashville Blues"
  4: "Able Baker Charlie And Dog," Joe Crookston [Self, 2/08] (52)
        "Logical Song"
        "Bird By Bird"
        "Red Rooster In The Mash Pile"
  5: "What I Know," Tom Rush [Appleseed, new] (44)
        "Casey Jones"
        "River Song"
        "East Of Eden"
  6: "Crooked Man," Chris Stuart And Backcountry [Backcountry, 9/08] (39)
        "Crooked Man"
        "Streets Of Charlottetown"
        "Silverton"
  6: "Ozark: A Celebration In Song," Still On The Hill [Termite, 9/08] (39)
        "7 Pies"
        "Take Me To The Other Side"
        "Weaning House"
  6: "Walk This Mountain Down," Donna Ulisse [Hadley, new] (39)
        "In My Wildest Dreams"
        "Poor Mountain Boy"
        "Walk This Mountain Down"
  9: "Freedom," Crabtree And Mills [Self, 11/08] (38)
        "Price Of Freedom"
        "I Can't Wait"
        "Lost John Dean"
  9: "Rambling Boy," Charlie Haden Family & Friends [Decca, 9/08] (38)
        "Wildwood Flower"
        "Is This America Inst"
        "Voice From On High"
  9: "Sweetheart Like You," Guy Davis [Red House, new] (38)
        "Bring Back Storyville"
        "Baby Please Don't Go"
        "Steamboat Captain"
 12: "Born To The Breed: A Tribute To Judy Collins," Various Artists [Wildflower, 8/08] (37)
        "Since You've Asked," Leonard Cohen
        "Albatross," Rufus Wainwright
        "Secret Gardens," Shawn Colvin
        "Weaver Song," Dar Williams
 12: "Buena Vista," Robin And Linda Williams [Red House, 9/08] (37)
        "Maybelle's Guitar And Monroe's Mandolin"
        "Southern Shores"
        "For Better Or Worse"
 14: "When Humans Walked The Earth," Mason Brown [Round Shining, 5/08] (36)
        "Ode To Martin Luther King"
        "Devil In The Straw Stack"
        "Big Liza Jane/Frosty Noon"
 15: "Unbound," The Refugees [Wabuho, 7/08] (35)
        "Unbound"
        "You Plant Your Fields"
        "Jellico Highway"
 16: "Beautiful World," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, 5/08] (34)
        "Great Correction"
        "Wildewood Spring"
        "Emerald Street"
 17: "Love And Other Tragedies," Red Molly [Self, 5/08] (32)
        "Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning"
        "Summertime"
 17: "Modern Hymns," Darrell Scott [Appleseed, 8/08] (32)
        "American Tune"
        "Urge For Going"
 19: "Jewell Ridge Coal," Jeni And Billy [Jewell Ridge, 7/08] (31)
        "Chicken Ridge"
        "Jewell Ridge Coal"
        "Tazewell Beauty Queen"
 19: "That Kind Of Love," Pierce Pettis [Compass, new] (31)
        "You Did That For Me"
        "Nothing But The Wind"
        "To Dance"
 19: "Zion Canyon Song Cycle," Red Rock Rondo [Steamboat Mountain, 9/08] (31)
        "Pretty Quilts Out On The Line"
        "Marvelous Flood"
        "When President Harding Came To Zion"
 22: "Elkins," Notorious [Black Socks, 7/08] (30)
        "Old Aunt Jenny With Her Nightcap On/Elkins"
        "Rodeo Clown Rag"
        "Romanian Train Song"
 22: "Girls Like Us," Rhythm Angels [High Horse, new] (30)
        "Girls Like Us"
        "Sister Love's Cafe"
        "29 Ways"
 24: "Two Sets," Chuck Brodsky [Waterbug, 7/08] (29)
        "Dock Ellis' No-No"
        "He Came To Our Town"
 25: "Coal," Kathy Mattea [Captain Potato, 4/08] (28)
        "Coal Tattoo"
        "L And N Don't Stop Here Anymore"
        "Green Rolling Hills"
 25: "Holding Up The World," Tim Grimm [Vault, 5/08] (28)
        "Or Bust"
        "So It Goes"
        "Girl"
 25: "Let The Circle Be Wide," Tommy Sands [Appleseed, new] (28)
        "Let The Circle Be Wide"
        "Song Sings On"
        "Make Those Dreams Come True"
 25: "Rattlin' Bones," Kasey Chambers And Shane Nicholson [Sugar Hill, 4/08] (28)
        "Wildflower"
        "Rattlin' Bones"
        "House That Never Was"
 29: "Another Country," Caroline Doctorow [Narrow Lane, 10/08] (27)
        "Birmingham Sunday"
        "Bold Marauder"
 29: "Day After Tomorrow," Joan Baez [Razor And Tie, 9/08] (27)
        "God Is God"
        "Henry Russell's Last Words"
 31: "The Green Fields Of America," The Green Fields Of America [Compass, new] (26)
        "Across The Western Ocean"
        "Rambling Irishman"
        "Bonny Irish Boy"
 31: "Into The Stars," Priscilla Herdman [Stardreamer, 12/08] (26)
        "Galaxy Song"
        "Ideas Are Like Stars"
 31: "Save The Day," Kate Campbell [Large River, 10/08] (26)
        "Looking For Jesus"
        "Save The Day"
        "Fordlandia"
 34: "Comedians And Angels," Tom Paxton [Appleseed, 2/08] (25)
        "How Beautiful Upon The Mountain"
        "Dance In The Kitchen"
 34: "Delivered," Mark Erelli [Signature, 9/08] (25)
        "Hope Dies Last"
        "Volunteers"
        "5 Beer Moon"
 36: "At 89," Pete Seeger [Appleseed, 9/08] (24)
        "Waist Deep In The Big Muddy"
        "Or Else"
 36: "Still Crooked," Crooked Still [Signature, 6/08] (24)
        "Tell Her To Come Back Home"
        "Absentee"
 36: "Tell Tale Signs," Bob Dylan [Columbia, 10/08] (24)
        "Born In Time"
 39: "Best Of Woodsongs, Vol 3," Various Artists [Poetman, 12/08] (22)
        "Midnight Special," Odetta
        "Lonesome Fiddle Blues," 12 Sam Bush And Sierra Hull
 40: "Cafe Loco," Coco And Lafe [Skyhunter, new] (21)
        "Cambridge Underground"
        "Charlene"
        "Let's Get Away"
 40: "Long Story Short," Barry And Holly Tashian [Rock-A-Lot, 11/08] (21)
        "Boogie Woogie Country Girl"
        "Grey Funnel Line"
 40: "Resilience," Annabelle Chvostek [Borealis, 10/08] (21)
        "7 Years"
        "Resilience"
 40: "Super Tonic," Elixir [Self, 9/08] (21)
        "Red Star Line"
        "Rambling Pitchfork"
 44: "Chameleon," Tim O'Brien [Obus, 3/08] (20)
        "Get Out There And Dance"
        "This World Was Made For Everyone"
 44: "Let's Do Something," Bill Evans And Megan Lynch [Native And Fine, new] (20)
        "Rocks And Water"
        "Into The Mystic"
 46: "All I Intended To Be," Emmylou Harris [Nonesuch, 6/08] (19)
        "All That You Have Is Your Soul"
        "Moon Song"
 46: "Alligator Purse," Beausoleil Avec Michael Doucet [Yep Roc, new] (19)
        "Little Darlin"
        "Rouler Et Tourner"
 46: "Of Wind And Water," Harvey Reid [Woodpecker, 11/08] (19)
        "Show Me The Road"
 46: "Our Time," The Gordons [Inside Out, 6/08] (19)
        "I Can't Settle Down"
 46: "Strangers In Another Country," Rosalie Sorrels [Red House, 8/08] (19)
        "Green Rolling Hills Of West Virginia"
 51: "Blue State Boy," Donal Hinely [ATOM, 4/08] (18)
        "Blue State Boy"
        "Winds Of Change"
 51: "I'm Just Like You," Emily Kurn [Self, 10/08] (18)
        "No Need To Hurry Up"
 51: "Open For Business," Big Country Bluegrass [Mountain Roads, 8/08] (18)
        "High Alleghenies"
 51: "River Grace," Jenee Halstead [Self, 2/08] (18)
        "Dusty Rose"
        "River Grace"
        "Skipping Stones"
 55: "For Love And Laughter," Solas [Compass, 8/08] (17)
        "There Is A Time"
        "Merry Go Round"
 55: "Hand Picked," Toby Walker [Band In The Hand, 8/08] (17)
        "Bootlegger's Blues"
        "Better Luck Next Time"
 55: "Happy New Day," The Yellow Room Gang [Yellow Room, 12/08] (17)
        "Happy New Day"
        "Honey Sugar Baby Mine"
 55: "Last Exit To Happyland," Gurf Morlix [Rootball, new] (17)
        "She's A River"
        "Crossroads"
 55: "Now And Then," Richard Berman [Aries, 10/08] (17)
        "Molly"
        "Anna"
 55: "Preacher And The Teacher," David Potts-Dupre [Self, new] (17)
        "Sam And Mona"
        "Bowling Song"
 55: "Windward Away," Archie Fisher [Red House, 7/08] (17)
        "Star Of Belle Isle"
 62: "Acoustic Rainbow 33," Various Artists [Poetman, 12/08] (16)
        "Coffee Blues," John Sebastian And David Grisman
 62: "Gonna Let It Shine," Odetta [M. C., 2005] (16)
        "Freedom Trilogy"
        "Keep On Movin' It On"
 62: "Left Over Alls," Terri Hendrix [Wilory, 2008] (16)
        "Hole In My Pocket"
        "Posey Road Stomp"
 62: "Little Grey Sheep," Danny Schmidt [Waterbug, 2/08] (16)
        "Company Of Friends"
 62: "Omnibus," Joel Mabus [Fossil, 10/08] (16)
        "Firelake"
 62: "Sex And Gasoline," Rodney Crowell [Yep Roc, 9/08] (16)
        "Sex And Gasoline"
        "Closer To Heaven"
 62: "Sunset Waltz," Pat Wictor [Risky Disc, 5/08] (16)
        "Well, Well, Well"
        "Existentialist Blues"
 69: "American Dream," Ashleigh Flynn [Home Perm, 6/08] (15)
        "American Dream"
        "Hazard County"
 69: "Audie Blaylock And Red Line," Audie Blaylock And Redline [Rural Rhythm, new] (15)
        "Whispering Waters"
        "Who'll Sing For Me?"
 69: "Ribbon Of Highway Endless Skyway," Various Artists [Music Road, 7/08] (15)
        "Peace Call," Eliza Gilkyson And Friends
 69: "Up On Rockfield," Vance Gilbert [Disismye, 9/08] (15)
        "Goodbye Pluto"
 69: "With Roots And Wings," Angel Band [Appleseed, 5/08] (15)
        "I'll Sing This Song For You"
 69: "The Works," Jonatha Brooke [Bad Dog, 8/08] (15)
        "King Of My Love"
        "My Battle"


TOP SONGS OF JANUARY 2009
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14510 airplays from 151 different DJs

1. "Twenty One" (20)
        by Ben Bedford
        from "Land Of The Shadows"
2. "Land Of The Shadows" (18)
        by Ben Bedford
        from "Land Of The Shadows"
3. "Unbound" (16)
        by The Refugees
        from "Unbound"
4. "American Tune" (15)
        by Darrell Scott
        from "Modern Hymns"
5. "How Beautiful Upon The Mountain" (12)
        by Tom Paxton
        from "Comedians And Angels"
5. "Logical Song" (12)
        by Joe Crookston
        from "Able Baker Charlie And Dog"
5. "Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll" (12)
        by Bob Dylan
        from "Times They Are A'changin"
8. "One Night At A Time" (11)
        by Ben Bedford
        from "Land Of The Shadows"
9. "Girls Like Us" (10)
        by Rhythm Angels
        from "Girls Like Us"
9. "In My Wildest Dreams" (10)
        by Donna Ulisse
        from "Walk This Mountain Down"
9. "Midnight Special" (10)
        by Odetta
        from "Best Of Woodsongs, Vol 3"
        also "Gonna Let It Shine"
9. "There's A Bright Side Somewhere" (10)
        by Jorma Kaukonen
        from "River Of Time"
13. "Seven Pies" (9)
        by Still On The Hill
        from "Ozark: A Celebration In Song"
13. "Be The Change" (9)
        by Arlon Bennett
        from "Summer's Voice"
13. "Bird By Bird" (9)
        by Joe Crookston
        from "Able Baker Charlie And Dog"
13. "Casey Jones" (9)
        by Tom Rush
        from "What I Know"
13. "Cherry Mine" (9)
        by Ben Bedford
        from "Land Of The Shadows"
13. "Chicken Ridge" (9)
        by Jeni And Billy
        from "Jewell Ridge Coal"
13. "Last Love Letter" (9)
        by Cosy Sheridan
        from "Eros"
13. "Maybelle's Guitar And Monroe's Mandolin" (9)
        by Robin And Linda Williams
        from "Buena Vista"
13. "Pretty Quilts Out On The Line" (9)
        by Red Rock Rondo
        from "Zion Canyon Song Cycle"
13. "Price Of Freedom" (9)
        by Crabtree And Mills
        from "Freedom"
13. "Since You've Asked" (9)
        by Leonard Cohen
        from "Born To The Breed: A Tribute To Judy Collins"
13. "Times They Are A-Changin" (9)
        by Bob Dylan
        from "Times They Are A Changin"
25. "Birmingham Sunday" (8)
        by Caroline Doctorow
        from "Another Country"
25. "Canyon Rim" (8)
        by Cosy Sheridan
        from "Eros"
25. "Happiness Is Waiting" (8)
        by Cosy Sheridan
        from "Eros"
25. "Happy New Day" (8)
        by The Yellow Room Gang
        from "Happy New Day"
25. "Jewell Ridge Coal" (8)
        by Jeni And Billy
        from "Jewell Ridge Coal"
25. "Martin Luther King And Rosa Parks" (8)
        by Trout Fishing In America
        from "Big Round World"
25. "One Good Year" (8)
        by Slaid Cleaves
        from "Broke Down"
25. "Preachin' On The Old Campground" (8)
        by Jorma Kaukonen
        from "River Of Time"
25. "Rocks And Water" (8)
        by Bill Evans And Megan Lynch
        from "Let's Do Something"
25. "Sangamon" (8)
        by Ben Bedford
        from "Land Of The Shadows"


TOP ARTISTS OF JANUARY 2009
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14510 airplays from 151 different DJs

1. Ben Bedford
2. Bob Dylan
3. Pete Seeger
4. Cosy Sheridan
5. Jorma Kaukonen
6. Eliza Gilkyson
6. Joe Crookston
8. Odetta
8. Tom Rush
10. Tom Paxton
11. Guy Davis
12. Kate Campbell
12. Robin And Linda Williams
14. Joan Baez
15. John McCutcheon
16. Darrell Scott
17. Greg Brown
17. Tim Grimm
17. Tim O'Brien
20. Charlie Haden
20. Chris Stuart
22. Donna Ulisse
22. Pierce Pettis
24. Crabtree And Mills
25. Joel Mabus
25. Mason Brown
25. Still On The Hill
28. Laurie Lewis
29. Chuck Brodsky
29. Kathy Mattea
29. Red Molly
29. The Refugees
33. Crooked Still
33. Red Rock Rondo
35. Notorious
36. Dar Williams
36. Jeni And Billy
36. Rhythm Angels
39. Mark Erelli
40. Tommy Sands


TOP LABELS OF JANUARY 2009
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14510 airplays from 151 different DJs

1. Red House
2. Rounder
3. Compass
4. Appleseed
5. Columbia
6. Sugar Hill
7. Signature
8. Waterbug
9. Green Linnet
10. Greentrax
11. Vanguard
12. Smithsonian/Folkways
13. Wind River
14. Philo
15. Rhino
16. Borealis
17. Warner
17. Yep Roc
19. Hopeful Sky
20. Nonesuch
21. Flying Fish
22. Reprise
23. Decca
24. Razor And Tie
25. New West
25. Rural Rhythm
25. Sony
28. Poetman
29. Capitol
29. High Horse
29. Shanachie
29. Wildflower
33. Hightone
33. Milagrito
33. Wabuho
36. Elektra
36. Gadfly
36. Nettwerk
39. RCA
39. Yellow Room


FOLK DJs - JANUARY 2009
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14510 airplays from 151 different DJs

Andrew Doerr (KCSB-FM, CA)
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)
Arthur Elliott (4RED-FM, Australia)
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 (XM, KANU-FM & KPR, KS)
Bob Weiser (WBRS-FM & WOMR-FM, MA)
Brenda Tacik (CJTR-FM, SK)
Bruce Cameron (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Bud Johnson (syndicated, AK)
Carolyn VandeWiele (WFHB-FM, IN)
Charlie Backfish (WUSB-FM, NY)
Chip Morgan (WMUD-LP, NY)
Chris Trostel (KRNN-KTOO-KXLL, AK)
Chrisana McGill (WSPN-FM, NY)
Christian Rath (Radio Dreyeckland, Germany)
Cindy Funk (WYSO-FM, OH)
Clytia Fuller (KZSC-FM, CA)
Colin Fielding (3INR-FM, Australia)
Craig Huegel (WSLR-FM, FL)
Dan Alloway (KTEP-FM, TX)
Dan Ross (KACI-FM, OR)
Danny Watson (2MAX-FM, Australia)
David John (KTRU-FM, TX)
Dennis Brunnenmeyer (KVMR-FM, CA)
Diane Karl (KBOO-FM etc, OR)
Diane Rae (KGPR-FM, MT)
Dick Hermans (WHDD-FM, CT)
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)
Fred Dolan (WJCU-FM, OH)
Gary Harrison (KVMR-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)
Ginger Hopper (KBCS-FM, WA)
Greg Schatzmann (CJLX-FM, ON)
Greg Shaya (WCWS-FM, OH)
Hal Durden (KBCS-FM, WA)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
Henk de Weerd (5EBI-FM, Australia)
Henry Hallett (KXCI-FM, AZ)
Jean Geiger (KBCS-FM, WA)
Jeff Robson (CJUM-FM, MB)
Jenny Flux (2AIR-FM, Australia)
Jeremy Butler (WUAL-FM & APR, AL)
Jim Blum (WKSU-FM etc, OH)
Jim Gilliland (WRUW-FM, OH)
Jim Marino (CFMU-FM, ON)
Jim Rogers (WIUP-FM, PA)
Jim Sigler (KMST-FM, MO)
Joe H. Takacs (WRFL-FM, KY)
Joel Wortzman (CKLN-FM, ON)
John Bommarito (WFHR-FM, MI)
John Kalb (WSCL-FM, MD)
John Mazza (WNHU-FM, CT)
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)
Judith Gennett (KPSU, OR)
Jürgen Kramer (ZuSa, Germany)
Kate McNally (NHPR, NH)
Ken Batista (WYEP-FM, PA)
Ken Campbell (WSKG-FM, NY)
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)
Lee Larcheveque (WMUA-FM, MA)
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 Pedersen (WOJB-FM, WI)
Mark Tobler (WTUL-FM, LA)
Mary Cliff (WAMU-FM, DC)
Matt Watroba (WDET-DM, MI)
Mel DeYoung (WPSU-FM, PA)
Menachem Vinegrad (Upper Galilee-FM, Israel)
Michael Alzo (WSLU-FM, NY)
Michael Stock (WLRN-FM, FL)
Mike Fitzgerald (WEBR, VA)
Mike Kelsey (WFHB, IN)
Mike Regenstreif (CKUT-FM, QC)
Mitch Park (Kidnappers, New Zealand)
Naomi Soule and Terry Moses (KCLC-FM, MO)
Nick DiBiasio (WICN-FM, MA)
Norm Mast and Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Norman Whitman (WYSO-FM, OH)
Paul Stamler (KDHX-FM, MO)
Peter Kernast and John Bates (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Randall Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Rebecca Katz (WBRS-FM, MA)
Rich Warren (WFMT-FM, XM & syndicated, IL)
Richard Gillmann (KBCS-FM, WA)
Richard Higgs (KWGS-FM, OK)
Rob Killam (WFIT-FM, FL)
Robert Resnik (VPR, VT)
Roger Wise (KGNU-FM, CO)
Ron Olesko (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Roz Larman (KPFK-FM & syndicated, CA)
Sean Donovan (KBCS-FM, WA)
Sonja Hedlund (WJFF, NY)
Sonny Ochs (WRPI-FM, NY)
Steve Brockway (KRFC-FM, CO)
Steve Clarke (CHES-FM, ON)
Steve Edge (CITR-FM, BC)
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, CT)
Susi Lanagan (PBS-FM, Australia)
Suzi Wollenberg (WVUD-FM, DE)
Taylor Caffery (WRKF-FM, LA)
Terry Carpenter (WTJU-FM, VA)
Terry Fatseas (2MCE-FM, Australia)
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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