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

TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS OF JULY 2012
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13555 airplays from 141 different DJs

  1: "Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection," Woody Guthrie [Smithsonian/Folkways, new] (110)
        "This Land Is Your Land"
        "Them Big City Ways"
        "I Ain't Got No Home"
        "Jolly Banker"
        "Hard Travelin"
        "Do Re Mi"
  2: "The Promise Of Friday Night," Twangtown Paramours [Inside Edge, new] (84)
        "Widow Of The Mountain"
        "Walks Like A Duck"
        "Same 'ol Same 'ol"
        "All The Love I Can Stand"
        "The Promise Of Friday Night"
  3: "This Land: Woody Guthrie's America," John McCutcheon [Appalsongs, 11/11] (79)
        "Mail Myself To You"
        "This Is Our Country Here"
        "This Land Is Your Land"
        "Hobo's Lullaby"
  4: "Silver Lining," The Honey Dewdrops [thehoneydewdrops.com, 6/12] (67)
        "One Kind Word"
        "Silver Lining"
        "Let Me Sing"
        "Hills Of My Home"
  5: "Red Ducks," Pesky J. Nixon [peskyjnixon.com, 5/12] (59)
        "Wagon Wheel"
        "Girls Just Want To Have Fun"
        "Talk About Heaven"
        "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere"
  6: "Wilderness Songs And Bad Man Ballads," Tim Grimm [Vault, 8/11] (57)
        "China"
        "Fruit"
        "Salt And Bullets"
        "Cover These Bones"
  7: "Ribbon Of Highway Endless Skyway," Various Artists [Music Road, 2008] (56)
        "Narration," Bob Childers
        "I Ain't Got No Home," Eliza Gilkyson
  8: "Ashes And Roses," Mary Chapin Carpenter [Zoe, 6/12] (49)
        "What To Keep And What To Throw Away"
        "I Tried Going West"
        "Transcendental Reunion"
  9: "My Dusty Road," Woody Guthrie [Rounder, 2009] (38)
        "Going Down The Road"
        "Hard Travelin"
        "Pretty Boy Floyd"
 10: "Hundred Dollar Valentine," Chris Smither [Signature, 6/12] (34)
        "What They Say"
        "On The Edge"
        "All We Need To Know"
 10: "Mark Twain: Words And Music," Various Artists [Mark Twain Museum, 9/11] (34)
        "Narration," Garrison Keillor, Clint Eastwood
        "Beautiful Dreamer," Sheryl Crow
 10: "Some Bright Morning," Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem [Signature, 4/12] (34)
        "Hear Jerusalem Moan"
        "Crossing The Bar"
        "Travelin' Shoes"
 13: "The Beloved Country," Kevin Brown [Turkey King, new] (32)
        "The Beloved Country"
        "I Will Take It With Me When I Go"
        "Desert Wind"
 13: "Prior Convictions," Grant Peeples [Gatorbone, 5/12] (32)
        "Things Have Changed"
        "Patriot Act"
 15: "Monticello," The Hard Road Trio [Desert Night, 6/12] (30)
        "Beacon"
        "Family Secrets"
 16: "Carry Me Back," Old Crow Medicine Show [ATO, new] (28)
        "Ain't It Enough"
        "Carry Me Back To Virginia"
        "We Don't Grow Tobacco"
 16: "Little Blue Egg," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer [Red House, 2/12] (28)
        "Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key"
        "Gypsy Rose"
 18: "Folk Remedies," Steve Spurgin [Blue Night, new] (27)
        "Whiskey Town"
        "Sound Of A Distant Thunder"
 18: "New Siberia," Antje Duvekot [antjeduvekot.com, 4/12] (27)
        "Ballad Of Fred Noonan"
        "Into The City"
 20: "Borderland," The Stray Birds [reverbnation.com/thestraybirds, 3/12] (25)
        "Birds Of The Borderland"
        "Come Sunday"
        "Down In The Willow Garden"
 20: "The Ghost Of Woody Guthrie," Bucky Halker And Andy Dee [Revolting, 6/12] (25)
        "Jackhammer John"
        "Woody Guthrie's Union"
 20: "Heroes," Willie Nelson [Legacy, 5/12] (25)
        "Come On Up To The House"
        "Every Time He Drinks He Thinks Of Her"
 20: "In Good Company," Bill Evans [Native And Fine, 5/12] (25)
        "Hard Day's Night"
        "Follow The Drinking Gourd"
 24: "Lady On The Green," Rafe And Clelia Stefanini [Old Willow Tree, 4/12] (24)
        "Blues Stay Away From Me"
        "Elkhorn Ridge"
 24: "Release Your Shrouds," Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys [Earthwork, new] (24)
        "My Side Of The Mountain"
        "Querida Tierra"
 24: "Tribute To Woody Guthrie," Various Artists [Warner, 1989] (24)
        "Union Maid," Judy Collins And Pete Seeger
        "Oklahoma Hills," Arlo Guthrie
 27: "The Boy From Beaumont," Cris Cuddy [criscuddy.com, 6/12] (23)
        "Better Days"
        "The Boy From Beaumont"
 27: "Dust Bowl Ballads," Woody Guthrie [BMG, 2000] (23)
        "Tom Joad"
        "I Ain't Got No Home"
 29: "Two At A Time," The Two Man Gentlemen Band [Hearth, 3/12] (22)
        "2 Star Motel"
        "Shut That Gate"
 29: "A Hundred Years From Now," Neal And Leandra [Uncle Gus, 2/12] (22)
        "A Hundred Years From Now"
        "One"
 29: "Now Take Flight," Coyote Grace [Mile After Mile, 11/11] (22)
        "Goodnight Lady"
        "To The River"
 32: "Folkways: A Vision Shared," Various Artists [Columbia, 2008] (21)
        "Pretty Boy Floyd," Bob Dylan
        "East Texas Red," Arlo Guthrie
 32: "Lounge," Hardin Burns [Ithaca, 6/12] (21)
        "Underbelly Blues"
        "My Perfume"
 32: "Makin' Our House A Honkytonk," Rachel Harrington [Skinny Dennis, 6/12] (21)
        "Hippie In My House"
        "Love Him Or Leave Him To Me"
 32: "Mermaid Avenue," Billy Bragg And Wilco [Elektra, 1998] (21)
        "California Stars"
        "Birds And Ships"
 32: "Of Love And Whiskey," Bethel Steele [bethelsteele.com, 6/12] (21)
        "Whiskey"
        "Base"
 32: "Old Gold," Zoe Muth And The Lost High Rollers [Signature, new] (21)
        "Heart Like A Wheel"
        "Country Blues"
 38: "All Fall Down," Shawn Colvin [Nonesuch, 6/12] (20)
        "All Fall Down"
        "Change Is On The Way"
 38: "Lay Down, Lay Low," The Steel Wheels [thesteelwheels.com, 1/12] (20)
        "Breaking Like The Sun"
        "Rain In The Valley"
 38: "This Land Is Your Land: The Asch Recordings, Vol. 1," Woody Guthrie [Smithsonian/Folkways, 1997] (20)
        "Do Re Mi"
 41: "In The Time Of Gods," Dar Williams [Razor & Tie, 4/12] (19)
        "I Am The One Who Will Remember Everything"
        "This Earth"
 42: "Americana," Neil Young And Crazy Horse [Reprise, 6/12] (18)
        "Wayfarin' Stranger"
        "God Save The Queen"
        "This Land Is Your Land"
 42: "Even More Songs Of Route 66," Various Artists [Lazy SOB, new] (18)
        "On The Road Again," Carolyn Wonderland
        "Pickin' California," Slaid Cleaves
        "White Line Fever," Dale Watson
 42: "Light In The Sky," Red Molly [redmolly.com, 10/11] (18)
        "Ghost"
        "Walk Beside Me"
 42: "Revolutions Per Minute," Emma's Revolution [Moving Forward, 11/11] (18)
        "Let's Go Swimming"
        "Stand Together"
 46: "Hard Travelin': The Asch Recordings, Vol. 3," Woody Guthrie [Smithsonian/Folkways, 1998] (17)
        "Hard Travelin"
        "Howdjadoo"
 47: "Colors of the Sun: the early songs of Jackson Browne," Penny Nichols [Pensongs, 5/12] (16)
        "These Days"
 47: "Graceland," Paul Simon [Legacy, 1986] (16)
        "Graceland"
        "Homeless"
 47: "Intersection," Nanci Griffith [Hell No, 4/12] (16)
        "Just Another Morning Here"
        "High On A Mountain Top"
 47: "Joy Ride," Lisa Haley And The Zydekats [Blue Fiddle, 6/12] (16)
        "Pirate's Tale"
        "Who's Your Crawdaddy"
 47: "Promised Land," Gina Forsyth [Waterbug, 2/12] (16)
        "4th Of July"
 47: "Rediscovered," Bonnie Koloc [bonniekoloc.com, 6/12] (16)
        "2 Black Guitars"
        "Angel From Montgomery"
 53: "32 Cents: Postage Due," Arlo Guthrie With The Dillards [Rising Son, 2009] (15)
        "Pastures Of Plenty"
 53: "Best Day," Dala [Compass, 5/12] (15)
        "Life On Earth"
 53: "The Good Stuff," Peter Mulvey [Signature, 3/12] (15)
        "Everybody Knows"
 53: "Pastures Of Plenty: An Austin Celebration Of Woody Guthrie," Various Artists [Dejadisc, 1994] (15)
        "Ramblin' 'round," Sarah Elizabeth Campbell
 53: "Roadside Attractions," Chris Lavancher [chrislavancher.bandcamp.com, 5/12] (15)
        "Circus Nights"
 53: "The Songs Of Woody Guthrie, Vol. 1 & 2," Joel Rafael [Inside, 2009] (15)
        "Don't Kill My Baby And My Son"
 53: "Traveler," Jerry Douglas [Entertainment One, 6/12] (15)
        "Frozen Fields"
        "On A Monday"
 53: "Wonder Wheel," Klezmatics [Jmg, 2007] (15)
        "Gonna Get Through This World"
        "Mermaid Avenue"
 61: "Bob Dylan," Bob Dylan [Columbia, 1962] (14)
        "Song To Woody"
 61: "The Fence," Brian Kalinec [Berkalin, 5/12] (14)
        "Carla Moore"
        "Stranger In This Line"
 61: "Follow Me Down," Sarah Jarosz [Sugar Hill, 5/11] (14)
        "Annabelle Lee"
 61: "New Multitudes," Jay Farrar, Will Johnson, Anders Parker, Yim Yames [Rounder, 2/12] (14)
        "New Multitudes"
        "Fly High"
 61: "Son Of The Wind," Arlo Guthrie [Rising Son, 1992] (14)
        "Dead Or Alive"
        "Woody's Rag/Hard Work"
 61: "Voice Of Ages," The Chieftains [Hear, 2/12] (14)
        "Hard Times Come Again No More"
 67: "Between The Breaks...Live!," Stan Rogers [Fogarty's Cove, 1979] (13)
        "Barrett's Privateers"
        "Witch Of The Westmorland"
 67: "Gravity," Moors & McCumber [Self, 5/12] (13)
        "Gravity"
 67: "The Greatest Songs Of Woody Guthrie," Various Artists [Vanguard, 1991] (13)
        "Deportee," Cisco Houston
 67: "Hello Mr. Death And Other Love Songs," David Hawkins [Self, 6/12] (13)
        "Hello Mr. Death"
 67: "Leaving Eden," Carolina Chocolate Drops [Nonesuch, 2/12] (13)
        "Ruby Are You Mad At Your Man"
 67: "Nobody Knows You," Steep Canyon Rangers [Rounder, 4/12] (13)
        "Knob Creek"
 67: "Old Doors New Worlds," Dovetail [Azalea City, new] (13)
        "Dream For Dorothea"
 67: "One Virginia Night," Andrew McKnight And Beyond Borders [Catalooch, new] (13)
        "Safe Home"
 67: "Rooster Rag," Little Feat [Rounder, new] (13)
        "Way Down Under"
 67: "Scratch Gravel Road," Special Consensus [Compass, 3/12] (13)
        "Sea Of Heartbreak"
 67: "Together," Carrie Elkin And Danny Schmidt [Red House, new] (13)
        "Company Of Friends"
        "Swing From A Note"
 67: "Vicksburg Blues," Butch Thompson And Pat Donohue [Red House, new] (13)
        "Midnight Hour Blues"
 67: "We Have Made A Spark," Rose Cousins [Old Farm Pony, 2/12] (13)
        "Darkness"
        "Shell"
 67: "Woodyboye," Joel Rafael Band [Appleseed, 2005] (13)
        "Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key"


TOP SONGS OF JULY 2012
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13555 airplays from 141 different DJs

1. "This Land Is Your Land" (33)
        by Woody Guthrie
        from "Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection"
        also "My Dusty Road"
2. "Song To Woody" (25)
        by Bob Dylan
        from "Bob Dylan"
        also "Best Of The Original Mono Recordings"
3. "Hard Travelin" (23)
        by Woody Guthrie
        from "Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection"
        also "Hard Travelin': The Asch Recordings, Vol. 3"
4. "I Ain't Got No Home" (21)
        by Woody Guthrie
        from "Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection"
        also "Dust Bowl Ballads"
5. "Them Big City Ways" (18)
        by Woody Guthrie
        from "Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection"
6. "China" (15)
        by Tim Grimm
        from "Wilderness Songs And Bad Man Ballads"
6. "Do Re Mi" (15)
        by Woody Guthrie
        from "Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection"
8. "Narration" (14)
        by Bob Childers
        from "Ribbon Of Highway Endless Skyway"
8. "Jolly Banker" (14)
        by Woody Guthrie
        from "Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection"
8. "One Kind Word" (14)
        by The Honey Dewdrops
        from "Silver Lining"
8. "Widow Of The Mountain" (14)
        by Twangtown Paramours
        from "The Promise Of Friday Night"
12. "Pastures Of Plenty" (13)
        by Woody Guthrie
        from "Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection"
12. "Wagon Wheel" (13)
        by Pesky J. Nixon
        from "Red Ducks"
12. "Walks Like A Duck" (13)
        by Twangtown Paramours
        from "The Promise Of Friday Night"
15. "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" (11)
        by Kitty Wells
        from "American Roots Music"
15. "Mail Myself To You" (11)
        by John McCutcheon
        from "This Land: Woody Guthrie's America"
15. "Peace Call" (11)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Land Of Milk And Honey"
15. "Same 'ol Same 'ol" (11)
        by Twangtown Paramours
        from "The Promise Of Friday Night"
15. "Silver Lining" (11)
        by The Honey Dewdrops
        from "Silver Lining"
15. "Things Have Changed" (11)
        by Grant Peeples
        from "Prior Convictions"
15. "This Is Our Country Here" (11)
        by John McCutcheon
        from "This Land: Woody Guthrie's America"
15. "Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key" (11)
        by Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
        from "Little Blue Egg"
23. "Chains" (10)
        by Twangtown Paramours
        from "The Promise Of Friday Night"
23. "Company Of Friends" (10)
        by Carrie Elkin And Danny Schmidt
        from "Together"
23. "Going Down The Road" (10)
        by Woody Guthrie
        from "My Dusty Road"
23. "The Promise Of Friday Night" (10)
        by Twangtown Paramours
        from "The Promise Of Friday Night"
23. "This Land Is Your Land" (10)
        by Arlo Guthrie
        from "30-2 Cents"
23. "This Land Is Your Land" (10)
        by John McCutcheon
        from "This Land: Woody Guthrie's America"
23. "What To Keep And What To Throw Away" (10)
        by Mary Chapin Carpenter
        from "Ashes And Roses"


TOP ARTISTS OF JULY 2012
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13555 airplays from 141 different DJs

1. Woody Guthrie
2. John McCutcheon
3. Twangtown Paramours
4. Arlo Guthrie
5. Tim Grimm
6. Bob Dylan
7. The Honey Dewdrops
8. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
9. Mary Chapin Carpenter
10. Pesky J. Nixon
11. Pete Seeger
12. Chris Smither
13. Old Crow Medicine Show
14. Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem
15. Stan Rogers
15. Steve Spurgin
17. Grant Peeples
18. Ramblin' Jack Elliott
19. Eliza Gilkyson
20. Kevin Brown
20. Kitty Wells
20. Nanci Griffith
20. Red Molly
24. Greg Brown
25. Emmylou Harris
25. The Hard Road Trio
25. Sarah Lee Guthrie And Johnny Irion
25. Shawn Colvin
29. Antje Duvekot
29. Joel Rafael
29. John Gorka
32. Billy Bragg And Wilco
32. Cisco Houston
32. Guy Clark
35. Gordon Lightfoot
35. Rachel Harrington
35. Steve Earle
35. Willie Nelson
39. The Stray Birds
39. Tom Paxton


TOP LABELS OF JULY 2012
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13555 airplays from 141 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Smithsonian/Folkways
3. Red House
4. Signature
5. Columbia
6. Sugar Hill
7. Vanguard
8. Compass
9. Inside
10. Warner
11. Nonesuch
12. Borealis
13. Green Linnet
14. Appleseed
15. Waterbug
16. Elektra
17. Rising Son
18. Music Road
19. Zoe
20. Legacy
21. Greentrax
22. Rhino
23. Appalsongs
23. Vault
25. Reprise
25. Rural Rhythm
27. RCA
28. MCA
28. Philo
30. Capitol
31. Shanachie
31. Sony
33. Flying Fish
34. Blue Night
35. Bear Family
36. Folk-Legacy
36. ATO
36. Pinecastle
36. Trespass
40. Hightone
40. Rebel


FOLK DJs - JULY 2012
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13555 airplays from 141 different DJs

Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Allison Brown (CJAM-FM, ON)
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)
Bill Hahn (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Bill Revill (WESU-FM, CT)
Bill Wagman (KDVS-FM, CA)
Bob Gregory (WRFL-FM, KY)
Bob McWilliams (KANU-FM & KPR, KS)
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)
Chrisana McGill (WSPN-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)
David Sears (WBGU-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)
Ed McDonald (WVMR-FM etc, WV)
Ed Mellnik (KZME-FM, OR)
Frank Gosar (KLCC-FM, OR)
Frank Hoppe (KCSN-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)
Graham and Barbara Dean (WBCR-LP, MA)
Greg Harness (KRBX-FM, ID)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
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 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 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)
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 Hillberg (KVMR-FM, CA)
Larry Hoyt (WAER-FM, NY)
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)
Mark Michaelis (WGDR-FM, VT)
Mark Tobler (WTUL-FM, LA)
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 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)
Paul Hartman (WTMD-FM, MD)
Paul Stamler (KDHX-FM, MO)
Peter Fraissinet (WVBR-FM, NY)
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)
Renee Blue O'Connell (WTJU-FM, VA)
Rich Warren (WFMT-FM & syndicated, IL)
Richard Gillmann (KBCS-FM, WA)
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)
Sean McGowan (KLCC-FM, OR)
Sharon Downes (2MAX-FM, Australia)
Simon Dillon (Phoenix FM, Australia)
Sonja Hedlund (WJFF, NY)
Sonny Ochs (WIOX-FM, 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)
Thomas Bisard (WNMC-FM, MI)
Todd Tyson (The Point-FM, VT)
Tom Bingham (WCVF-FM, NY)
Tom Coxworth (CKUA-FM, AB)
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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