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

TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS OF JANUARY 2012
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14658 airplays from 162 different DJs

  1: "Light In The Sky," Red Molly [redmolly.com, 10/11] (94)
        "Your Long Journey"
        "Come On In My Kitchen"
        "Dear Someone"
        "Walk Beside Me"
        "By The Mark"
  2: "This Land: Woody Guthrie's America," John McCutcheon [Appalsongs, 11/11] (66)
        "I Ain't Got No Home"
        "Biggest Thing That Man Has Ever Done"
        "Deportees"
        "This Is Our Country Here"
  3: "The End Of The Beginning," John Flynn [johnflynn.net, new] (53)
        "The End Of The Beginning"
        "Giving Stone"
        "When I Throw Stones"
        "Crow"
  3: "Promised Land," Gina Forsyth [Waterbug, new] (53)
        "Promised Land"
        "Sweet And Sunny South"
        "Sparrows"
  5: "This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark," Various Artists [Icehouse, 11/11] (50)
        "Cape," Patty Griffin
        "Texas Cookin," Gary Nicholson, Darrell Scott And Tim O'Brien
  6: "The Harrow And The Harvest," Gillian Welch [Acony, 6/11] (47)
        "Way It Goes"
        "Scarlet Town"
        "Hard Times"
        "Silver Dagger"
  7: "Three," The Refugees [Wabuho, new] (46)
        "January Sky"
        "Can't Stop Now"
        "Catch Me If You Can"
  8: "Home By Dark," Steve Gillette And Cindy Mangsen [Compass Rose, new] (43)
        "California Zephyr"
        "Holy Smoke"
        "Home By Dark"
  9: "Big Big Love," Katya Chorover [katyachorover.com, 10/11] (41)
        "Big Big Love"
        "Satisfied Life"
        "Brother Flower"
 10: "Paper Airplane," Alison Krauss And Union Station [Rounder, 4/11] (38)
        "Dimming Of The Day"
        "Paper Airplane"
        "Dust Bowl Children"
 11: "Brother Sun," Brother Sun [World Wide, 2/11] (37)
        "What Must Be Done"
        "All I Want Is A Garden"
        "Trouble"
 11: "Little Blue Egg," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer [Red House, new] (37)
        "Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key"
        "Better Way"
        "Hard Edge Of Livin"
 13: "Long Ride Home," Darrell Scott [Full Light, new] (36)
        "It Must Be Sunday"
        "No Use Living For Today"
        "Still Got A Ways To Go"
 14: "Darkling & The Bluebird Jubilee," Joe Crookston [Milagrito, 3/11] (35)
        "I Sing"
        "Darkling And The Bluebird Jubilee"
        "Good Luck John"
 14: "Friends Of Fall," Crooked Still [Signature, 10/11] (35)
        "We Can Work It Out"
        "American Tune"
        "It'll End Too Soon"
 14: "The Horse King," Cosy Sheridan [Waterbug, 10/11] (35)
        "Be Outside"
        "Air Guitar"
        "Don't Walk Away From Love"
 17: "Two Nights In Texas," Kate Campbell [Large River, 9/11] (34)
        "Crazy In Alabama"
        "Cotton Field Away"
        "Jesus And Tomatoes"
 17: "Dark So Gold," The Pines [Red House, new] (34)
        "Cry Cry Crow"
        "If By Morning"
        "Rise Up And Be Lonely"
 17: "Everything Is Everywhere," Carrie Newcomer [Available Light, 11/11] (34)
        "Air And Smoke"
        "Everything Is Everywhere"
        "I Believe"
 17: "The Tiny Life," Honor Finnegan [honorfinnegan.com, new] (34)
        "Internet Junkie"
        "Life Is Short"
        "Wonderful World"
 21: "Get Your Phil," Disappear Fear [disappearfear.com, 7/11] (30)
        "Changes"
        "I Ain't Marching Anymore"
        "No More Songs"
 21: "Move," Sultans Of String [Canada, 9/11] (30)
        "Heart Of Gold"
        "Andalucia"
 21: "Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down," Ry Cooder [Nonesuch, 8/11] (30)
        "No Banker Left Behind"
        "John Lee Hooker For President"
 24: "Fogarty's Cove," Stan Rogers [Fogarty's Cove, 1976] (29)
        "Barrett's Privateers"
        "Fogarty's Cove"
        "Giant"
 24: "A Passing Glimpse," Pharis And Jason Romero [Lula, 7/11] (29)
        "Hillbilly Blues"
        "Forsaken Love"
 24: "Skippin' And Flyin'," Laurie Lewis [Spruce And Maple, 10/11] (29)
        "Blue Moon Of Kentucky"
        "Carter's Blues"
 27: "Bright Morning Stars," The Wailin' Jennys [Red House, 2/11] (28)
        "Bright Morning Stars"
        "Bird Song"
 27: "Past Perfect," Steve Spurgin [Blue Night, 4/11] (28)
        "Collar To The Wind"
        "Fire On The Kettle"
 29: "The Road Is Dark," Michael Jerome Browne [Borealis, 11/11] (27)
        "Doin' My Time"
        "The Road Is Dark"
        "Sing Low"
 30: "Thirteen Songs You May Or May Not Have Heard Before," Richard Shindell [richardshindell.com, new] (26)
        "Beyond The Iron Gate"
        "You Stay Here"
 30: "Row Upon Row Of The People They Know," The Once [Borealis, 10/11] (26)
        "By The Glow Of The Kerosene Light"
        "Jack The Sailor"
        "Song For Memory"
 32: "Mesabi," Tom Russell [Shout Factory, 9/11] (25)
        "Farewell Never Never Land"
        "Goodnight Juarez"
        "Land Called "
 32: "Roses At The End Of Time," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, 5/11] (25)
        "Midnight On Raton"
        "Death In Arkansas"
        "Slouching Towards Bethlehem"
 32: "Stem The Tide," The Paul McKenna Band [Greentrax, 4/11] (25)
        "Again For Greenland"
        "John Riley"
 35: "Perfect Storm," Dan Crary And Thunderation [Blue Night, 7/11] (24)
        "Deep River Blues"
        "Girl From The North Country"
 35: "Rare Bird Alert," Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers [Rounder, 3/11] (24)
        "Atheists Don't Have No Songs"
        "Rare Bird Alert"
 37: "American Anonymous," Joel Mabus [Fossil, 7/11] (23)
        "Rising Sun Blues"
        "Farmer Is The Man"
 37: "Hope," Abbie Gardner [abbiegardner.com, 4/11] (23)
        "Walkin' Cane"
        "Hope"
        "Liar"
 37: "Old White Men," Vance Gilbert [Disismye, 9/11] (23)
        "Boy On A Train"
        "Dragonfly Wings"
 37: "Steamboat In A Cornfield," Truckstop Honeymoon [truckstophoneymoon.com, new] (23)
        "Your Mother Is A Sociopath"
        "On The Prairie Now"
 41: "Subtotal Eclipse," Chuck Brodsky [chuckbrodsky.com, 6/11] (22)
        "Out Of Time And Out Of Place"
        "World As You Once Knew It"
 42: "American Story," Bearfoot [Compass, 9/11] (21)
        "Come Get Your Lonesome"
        "Midnight In Montana"
 42: "For The Good Times," The Little Willies [Milking Bull, new] (21)
        "Fist City"
        "Jolene"
 42: "Mercury," Pieta Brown [Red House, 9/11] (21)
        "No Words Now"
        "Glory To Glory"
 42: "Small Source Of Comfort," Bruce Cockburn [True North, 3/11] (21)
        "Called Me Back"
        "Comets Of Kandahar"
 46: "Sleep With One Eye Open," Chris Thile And Michael Daves [Nonesuch, 5/11] (20)
        "Rain And Snow"
        "20/20 Vision"
 47: "Live At The Red Shack," Eric Taylor [Blue Ruby, new] (19)
        "Tractor Song"
        "Mission Door"
 47: "Revolutions Per Minute," Emma's Revolution [Moving Forward, 11/11] (19)
        "Occupy The Usa"
        "Better Days"
 47: "Shadow And Light," John Doyle [Compass, 9/11] (19)
        "Bitter Brew"
        "Bound For Botany Bay"
 47: "Vintage & Unique," John Reischman & The Jaybirds [Corvus, 6/11] (19)
        "Shady Grove"
        "Goin' Across The Sea"
 51: "American Folk Songbook," Suzy Bogguss [Loyal Dutchess, 8/11] (18)
        "Wildwood Flower"
        "Froggy Went A-Courtin"
        "Rock Island Line"
 51: "Church Of The Never Wrong," Sons Of The Never Wrong & Friends [Waterbug, new] (18)
        "Standin' On The Mountain"
 51: "Follow Me Down," Sarah Jarosz [Sugar Hill, 5/11] (18)
        "Run Away"
        "Ring Them Bells"
 51: "Lifeboats For Atlantis," Heather Styka [Kite Stripe, 10/11] (18)
        "Contented"
        "Glory Hallelu"
 51: "Live at Teatro della Corte: The First 10 Years," Beppe Gambetta [Gadfly, 11/11] (18)
        "East Virginia Blues/Soldier's Joy"
        "Romance In Durango"
 51: "Lost And Found," Kate MacLeod And Kat Eggleston [Waterbug, 6/11] (18)
        "My Forsaken Love"
 51: "A Nod To Bob 2: An Artists' Tribute To Bob Dylan On His 70th Birthday," Various Artists [Red House, 5/11] (18)
        "Lay Down Your Weary Tune," Storyhill
        "Just Like A Woman," John Gorka
 51: "The Touch Of Time," Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie [Rural Rhythm, new] (18)
        "Little Pink"
        "My Baby Thinks He's A Train"
 59: "Land Like A Bird," Amy Speace [Thirty Tigers, 3/11] (17)
        "Manila Street"
        "Galbraith Street"
 59: "The Lost Notebooks Of Hank Williams," Various Artists [Columbia, 10/11] (17)
        "How Many Times Have You Broken My Heart," Norah Jones
        "Sermon On The Mount," Merle Haggard
 59: "On The Brooklyn Road," Nell Robinson [nellrobinsonmusic.com, 6/11] (17)
        "Red Clay Creek"
        "Turn Your Radio On"
 59: "Rose City Ramble," Lauren Sheehan [laurensheehanmusic.com, 4/11] (17)
        "Honey Baby Blues"
        "Memory Of Your Smile"
 63: "A Creature I Don't Know," Laura Marling [Ribbon, 9/11] (16)
        "My Friends"
        "Rest In The Bed"
 63: "Appellation D'origine Controlee," La Bottine Souriante [Borealis, 11/11] (16)
        "Andre Alain En Sol Majeur"
 63: "Birds Of A Feather," Red Hen Stringband [Wepecket Island, 6/11] (16)
        "Cluck Old Hen"
        "Blue Yodel #3"
 63: "City Of Refuge," Abigail Washburn [Rounder, 1/11] (16)
        "City Of Refuge"
 63: "Footwork," The Barefoot Movement [Lonesome, 6/11] (16)
        "Southfork By Midnight"
        "Whole World Round"
 63: "On The Other Side Of The City," Downtown Ramblers [downtownramblers.com, 8/11] (16)
        "Singing With The Birds"
        "I'll Go"
 63: "Prologue," The Milk Carton Kids [themilkcartonkids.com, 8/11] (16)
        "Undress The World"
        "Milk Carton Kids"
 63: "The Road Never Questions," Brian McNeill [Mad River, 8/11] (16)
        "Condolences Set"
        "Ewen And The Gold"
 63: "Still Beneath the Stars and Moon," Bill And Kate Isles [billisles.com, 11/11] (16)
        "Little Blue"
 63: "Sunday Never Comes," Jackstraw [jackstraw.net, new] (16)
        "Come On Back To Me"
        "May The Twain Ne'er Meet"


TOP SONGS OF JANUARY 2012
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14658 airplays from 162 different DJs

1. "Promised Land" (15)
        by Gina Forsyth
        from "Promised Land"
2. "Heart Of Gold" (14)
        by Sultans Of String
        from "Move"
2. "January Sky" (14)
        by The Refugees
        from "Three"
2. "No Banker Left Behind" (14)
        by Ry Cooder
        from "Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down"
5. "Biggest Thing That Man Has Ever Done" (13)
        by John McCutcheon
        from "This Land: Woody Guthrie's Amer"
5. "Way It Goes" (13)
        by Gillian Welch
        from "The Harrow And The Harvest"
7. "I Ain't Got No Home" (12)
        by John McCutcheon
        from "This Land: Woody Guthrie's"
7. "Scarlet Town" (12)
        by Gillian Welch
        from "The Harrow And The Harvest"
7. "We Can Work It Out" (12)
        by Crooked Still
        from "Friends Of Fall"
7. "Your Long Journey" (12)
        by Red Molly
        from "Light In The Sky"
11. "Big Big Love" (11)
        by Katya Chorover
        from "Big Big Love"
11. "Bright Morning Stars" (11)
        by The Wailin' Jennys
        from "Bright Morning Stars"
11. "Come On In My Kitchen" (11)
        by Red Molly
        from "Light In The Sky"
11. "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind" (11)
        by Red Molly
        from "Light In The Sky"
11. "The End Of The Beginning" (11)
        by John Flynn
        from "The End Of The Beginning"
11. "Walk Beside Me" (11)
        by Red Molly
        from "Light In The Sky"
11. "What Must Be Done" (11)
        by Brother Sun
        from "Brother Sun"
18. "By The Glow Of The Kerosene Light" (10)
        by The Once
        from "Row Upon Row Of The People They Know"
18. "California Zephyr" (10)
        by Steve Gillette And Cindy Mangsen
        from "Home By Dark"
18. "City Of Refuge" (10)
        by Abigail Washburn
        from "City Of Refuge"
18. "Dear Someone" (10)
        by Red Molly
        from "Light In The Sky"
18. "Deportees" (10)
        by John McCutcheon
        from "This Land: Woody Guthrie's America"
18. "Internet Junkie" (10)
        by Honor Finnegan
        from "The Tiny Life"
18. "It's Too Late To Call It A Night" (10)
        by Red Molly
        from "Light In The Sky"
18. "One Good Year" (10)
        by Slaid Cleaves
        from "Broke Down"


TOP ARTISTS OF JANUARY 2012
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14658 airplays from 162 different DJs

1. Red Molly
2. John McCutcheon
3. Gillian Welch
4. Gina Forsyth
5. John Flynn
6. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
7. Darrell Scott
8. Stan Rogers
9. The Refugees
9. Richard Shindell
11. Steve Gillette And Cindy Mangsen
12. Alison Krauss
12. Kate Campbell
14. Bob Dylan
15. Carrie Newcomer
15. Joe Crookston
17. Crooked Still
18. Katya Chorover
18. Laurie Lewis
20. The Pines
21. Cosy Sheridan
22. Brother Sun
22. Eliza Gilkyson
22. The Once
22. The Wailin' Jennys
26. Emma's Revolution
26. Greg Brown
28. Ry Cooder
29. Honor Finnegan
30. Pharis And Jason Romero
31. Chuck Brodsky
31. Disappear Fear
31. John Prine
31. Michael Jerome Browne
31. Tom Russell
36. Sultans Of String
36. Suzy Bogguss
38. Joel Mabus
39. Dan Crary And Thunderation
39. Etta James
39. Lou And Peter Berryman
39. Vance Gilbert


TOP LABELS OF JANUARY 2012
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14658 airplays from 162 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Red House
3. Waterbug
4. Compass
5. Sugar Hill
6. Borealis
7. Signature
8. Columbia
9. Rebel
10. Appleseed
10. Bear Family
12. Rural Rhythm
13. Vanguard
14. Nonesuch
15. Smithsonian/Folkways
16. Acony
16. Blue Night
18. Sony
19. Wabuho
20. Compass Rose
21. Flying Fish
21. Green Linnet
21. Rhino
24. Greentrax
25. Capitol
26. Mad River
26. Philo
28. Full Light
29. Warner
30. Shanachie
31. Elektra
32. Fossil
32. Gadfly
32. True North
35. Disismye
35. Large River
35. Milagrito
35. Yep Roc
39. Music Road
40. Appalsongs


FOLK DJs - JANUARY 2012
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14658 airplays from 162 different DJs

Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Allan Nelson (BBC, U.K.)
Allison Brown (CJAM-FM, ON)
Amy & Travis Luncan (WYSO-FM, OH)
Angela Page (WJFF-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)
Caroline Doctorow (WPKM-FM & WPKN-FM, CT)
Charlie Backfish (WUSB-FM, NY)
Chrisana McGill (WSPN-FM, NY)
Cindy Funk (WYSO-FM, OH)
Clytia Fuller (KZSC-FM, CA)
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)
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)
Donna Mavity (WTUF-FM, GA)
Doug Dick (WVGN-FM, VI)
Ed McDonald (WVMR-FM etc, WV)
Frank Gosar (KLCC-FM, OR)
Frank Hoppe (KCSN-FM, CA)
Gary Wells (KVMR-FM, CA)
Gaye Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Gene Shay (XM & WXPN-FM, PA)
Gerd Stassen (EVW, Germany)
Gerry Goodfriend (CKUT-FM, QC)
Graham and Barbara Dean (WBCR-LP, MA)
Greg Harness (KRBX-FM, ID)
Greg Schatzmann (CJLX-FM, ON)
Hansjoerg Malonek (ISW-FM, Germany)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
Henk de Weerd (5EBI-FM, Australia)
Henry Hallett (KXCI-FM, AZ)
Jean Geiger (KBCS-FM, WA)
Jeanne Holton (WMNF-FM, FL)
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 Gilliland (WRUW-FM, OH)
Jim Marino (CFMU-FM, ON)
Jim Rogers (WIUP-FM, PA)
Jim Schwall (WORT-FM, WI)
Joe Colvin (WYSO-FM, OH)
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 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)
Karen Rakos (KEUL-FM, AK)
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 Hillberg (KVMR-FM, CA)
Larry Hoyt (WAER-FM, NY)
Laurie DesJardins (KVMR-FM, CA)
Lee Larcheveque (WMUA-FM, MA)
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)
Mary Sue Twohy (XM)
Mel DeYoung (WPSU-FM, PA)
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)
Mike Horyczun (KPKN-FM, CT)
Mike Kelsey (WFHB, IN)
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)
Patrick Clifford (WDVR-FM, NJ)
Paul Hartman (WTMD-FM, MD)
Paul Stamler (KDHX-FM, MO)
Peter Fraissinet (WVBR-FM, NY)
Peter Jones (WTJU-FM, VA)
Peter Kernast and John Bates (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Peter Thompson (KALW-FM, CA)
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)
Rik James (KGLT-FM, MT)
Robert Resnik (VPR, VT)
Robin Pressman (KRCB-FM, CA)
Ron Olesko (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Roz Larman (KPFK-FM & syndicated, CA)
Sharon Downes (2MAX-FM, Australia)
Simon Dillon (Phoenix FM, Australia)
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)
Sue Kessell (WNUR-FM, IL)
Susan Forbes Hansen (WHUS-FM & WWUH-FM, CT)
Susi Lanagan (PBS-FM, Australia)
Tamara Lewis (KBCS-FM, WA)
Taylor Caffery (WRKF-FM, LA)
Terry Carpenter (WTJU-FM, VA)
Terry Fatseas (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Todd Tyson (The Point-FM, VT)
Tom Bingham (WCVF-FM, NY)
Tom Druckenmiller (syndicated & XM)
Tom Funk (KGLP-FM, NM)
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.

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