Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of July 2013 (with DJ list)

TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS OF JULY 2013
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14746 airplays from 135 different DJs

  1: "Bristol Bay," Si Kahn [Strictly Country, 6/13] (116)
        "Dead Man's Sand"
        "Bristol Bay"
        "Upstream"
        "Pebble Mine"
        "Beauty Of Alaska"
  2: "Woody Guthrie At 100! Live At The Kennedy Center," Various Artists [Legacy, 6/13] (107)
        "Deportee," Ani Difranco
        "So Long, It's Been Good To Know Yuh," Del McCoury Band With Tim O'Brien
        "Union Maid," Old Crow Medicine Show
        "I Ain't Got No Home," Rosanne Cash
  3: "Still Fighting The War," Slaid Cleaves [Music Road, 6/13] (68)
        "Rust Belt Fields"
        "Still Fighting The War"
        "Texas Love Song"
        "In The Rain"
  4: "The Good Book," Roy Book Binder [Peg Leg, 5/13] (65)
        "It Coulda Been Worse"
        "The Good Book"
        "Poker Playin' Papa"
        "Step Right Up"
  5: "Darlingford," Cara Luft [Blue Case, 6/12] (63)
        "Only Love Can Save Me"
        "Bring 'em All In"
        "Idaho"
        "Ploughboy And The Cockney"
  6: "Gravity Pulls," Hounds Of Finn [New Folk, 6/13] (59)
        "Gravity Pulls"
        "Wild Mountain Thyme"
        "Golden Ticket"
        "Ocean"
  7: "Bittersweet," Alice Gerrard [Spruce And Maple, new] (55)
        "Sweet South Anna River"
        "Bittersweet"
        "Borderland"
  8: "Pressed For Time," Burning Bridget Cleary [burningbridgetcleary.com, 6/13] (51)
        "2 Sisters"
        "On A Sea Of Fleur De Lis"
        "Oh My Little Darling-Fire On The Mountain"
        "Ballad Of Tim Evans"
  9: "Love Calling," Darden Smith [Compass, 7/13] (46)
        "Angel Flight"
        "Medicine Wheel"
        "Mine Till Morning"
        "Love Calling"
  9: "Ring Them Bells," The Copper Ponies [Hudson Harding, 6/13] (46)
        "Last Train"
        "Ring Them Bells"
        "Why Worry"
        "If I Go"
 11: "Elements," Paul McKenna Band [Greentrax, 6/13] (44)
        "Ruins By The Shore"
        "Cold Missouri Waters"
        "Flying Through Flanders"
 11: "Oldies And Old Time," Ivan Rosenberg [Vole-O-Tone, new] (44)
        "Red Rocking Chair"
        "Maryville Waltz"
        "Abject Woodchuck"
 13: "Homesteady," Tin Bird Choir [tinbirdchoir.bandcamp.com, new] (41)
        "Sea Change"
        "Cheaper, Less Painful"
        "Angels"
        "Straight Face"
 13: "Memory Wall," Buddy Mondlock [Sparking Gap, 5/13] (41)
        "Stay Up All Night"
        "Canary's Song"
        "Crooked Scars"
 15: "Vancouver," Deborah Holland [RageOn, 6/13] (40)
        "I Wanna Be A Canadian"
        "Norwegian Wood"
        "Vancouver"
 16: "Hayseed," Susan Werner [30 Tigers, 6/13] (39)
        "City Kids"
        "Egg Money"
        "Plant The Stars"
 16: "Some Part Of The Truth," Brother Sun [brothersunmusic.com, 2/13] (39)
        "These Hands"
        "I Ain't Got No Home"
        "Jericho Road"
 16: "Sugar Shack," The Boxcar Lilies [boxcarlillies.com, 5/13] (39)
        "If I Needed You"
        "Good Fortune"
        "Lightnin"
 19: "This World Oft Can Be," Della Mae [Rounder, 5/13] (38)
        "Empire"
        "Letter From Down The Road / And Other Things"
        "Turtle Dove"
 20: "High Moon Order," Betse Ellis [Free Dirt, 6/13] (36)
        "Elk River Blues"
        "Long Time To Get There"
        "Dry And Dusty"
 20: "Love Has Come For You," Steve Martin And Edie Brickell [Rounder, 4/13] (36)
        "Sarah Jane And The Iron Mountain Baby"
        "Love Has Come For You"
        "Sun's Gonna Shine"
 20: "Roll Me, Tumble Me," Deadly Gentlemen [Rounder, 6/13] (36)
        "I Fall Back"
        "All The Broken Pieces"
        "Faded Star"
 23: "The Heart's Swift Foot," Red Tail Ring [Earthwork, 4/13] (34)
        "Ohio Turnpike"
        "Dirt Triangle"
        "Queen Of The West And Other Stories"
 23: "Kitchen, Love," Putnam Smith [Itchy Sabot, 6/13] (34)
        "Succotash"
        "All The Way To China"
        "Country Girl"
 25: "Land On Shore," Ari And Mia [ariandmiamusic.com, 5/13] (33)
        "Glad You Came By"
        "Marble Moon"
        "Starry Crown"
 25: "The Old School," Peter Rowan [Compass, 4/13] (33)
        "Keepin' It Between The Lines"
        "Doc Watson Morning"
        "That's All She Wrote"
 27: "New Primitive," Adam Steffey [Organic, new] (32)
        "Johnny Don't Get Drunk"
        "Squirrel Hunters"
 28: "American Kid," Patty Griffin [New West, 5/13] (31)
        "Faithful Son"
        "Wild Old Dog"
        "Don't Let Me Die In Florida"
 29: "Dear Sister," Claire Lynch [Compass, 5/13] (30)
        "Buttermilk Road/The Arbours"
        "How Many Moons"
        "Doin' Time"
 29: "Fine Times At Fletcher's House," Fletcher Bright And Bill Evans [Native And Fine, new] (30)
        "Polly Put The Kettle On"
        "2 O'Clock"
 29: "So Say We All," David Francey [Red House, 5/13] (30)
        "Blue Skies"
        "Long Long Road"
        "Pandora's Box"
 32: "Banjo Babes," Various Artists [Wepecket Island, 10/12] (29)
        "Rappin' Shady Grove," Kaia Kater
        "When I Go To West Virginia," Aubrey Atwater
 32: "This Land: Woody Guthrie's America," John McCutcheon [Appalsongs, 2011] (29)
        "This Land Is Your Land"
        "Biggest Thing That Man Has Ever Done"
        "This Is Our Country Here"
 34: "All Our Luck Is Changing," Claudia Russell [Radio Rhythm, 5/13] (28)
        "All Our Luck Is Changing"
        "Pirate Girls"
 35: "These Wilder Things," Ruth Moody [Red House, 5/13] (27)
        "One Light Shining"
        "Dancing In The Dark"
        "Trouble And Woe"
 36: "Rag And Bone," 3 Penny Acre [Second String, new] (26)
        "Will And Woody"
        "Slim Was A Teamster"
        "Tulsa 1921"
 36: "The Stray Birds," The Stray Birds [thestraybirds.com, 9/12] (26)
        "Dream In Blue"
        "Harlem"
 38: "If Only I Could Fly," Emerald Rae [Green Jewel, 12/12] (25)
        "Firefly"
        "If Only I Could Fly"
        "Sugar Baby"
 38: "Memphis," Nancy Cassidy [Twitter Twatter, new] (25)
        "We Walk In Grace"
        "Come On In"
 40: "My Favorite Picture Of You," Guy Clark [Dualtone, new] (24)
        "My Favorite Picture Of You"
        "Rain In Durango"
 41: "Carnival," Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line [Blue Pig, 4/13] (23)
        "Carnival"
        "Baker's Boy"
 41: "Fossils," Aoife O'Donovan [Yep Roc, 6/13] (23)
        "Red And White And Blue And Gold"
        "Lay My Burden Down"
 43: "Against The Grain," Moors And McCumber [moorsandmccumber.com, 6/13] (22)
        "Feeling In Your Belly"
        "Love And War"
 43: "Bright Like Gold," April Verch [Slab Town, 4/13] (22)
        "Sandy River Belle"
 43: "The Comeback Album," Eric Brace And Peter Cooper [Red Beet, 4/13] (22)
        "Ancient History"
        "Rain Just Falls"
 43: "Into The Dark," Laura Cortese [lauracortese.net, 4/13] (22)
        "Into The Dark"
        "For Catherine"
 47: "The Great Unknown," Jim Patton And Sherry Brokus [Berkalin, new] (21)
        "On The Day I Leave This World"
        "Just A Memory"
 47: "Wide Awake," Joy Kills Sorrow [Signature, 6/13] (21)
        "Such Great Heights"
        "Was It You"
 49: "Fists Of Violets," Sarah Alden [Self, 10/12] (20)
        "Ida Red"
        "Dink's Tune"
 49: "The Light Still Burns," Lauren Sheehan [Wilson River, 4/13] (20)
        "C Medley"
        "In The Sweet Bye And Bye-Keep On The Sunny Side"
 49: "Long Gone Out West Blues," Pharis And Jason Romero [Lula, 2/13] (20)
        "Long Gone Out West Blues"
        "Sad Old Song"
 52: "Brothers Of The Highway," Dailey And Vincent [Rounder, 5/13] (19)
        "Brothers Of The Highway"
        "Steel Drivin' Man"
 52: "How To Sleep In A Stormy Boat," Amy Speace [Windbone, 4/13] (19)
        "Fortunate Ones"
        "How To Sleep In A Stormy Boat"
        "Sea And The Shore"
 52: "Living Room," Andrew Calhoun [Waterbug, 6/13] (19)
        "Crawdad Song"
        "Hallelujah Morning"
 52: "Old-Fashioned Gal," The Carper Family [carperfamilyband.com, 5/13] (19)
        "Fancy Pants"
        "Foolish Ramblin' Man"
 56: "Bright Sunny South," Sam Amidon [Nonesuch, 5/13] (18)
        "As I Roved Out"
        "My Old Friend"
 56: "Child Ballads," Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer [Wilderland, 3/13] (18)
        "Riddles Wisely Expounded"
        "Willie's Lady"
 56: "Memories Of The Past," Big Country Bluegrass [Rebel, new] (18)
        "I'm Putting On My Leaving Shoes"
        "If Teardrops Were Pennies"
 56: "No More Rain," The Steel Wheels [thesteelwheels.com, 4/13] (18)
        "Go Up To That Mountain"
        "I Will Love You"
 56: "Red River Drifter," Michael Martin Murphey [Red River, new] (18)
        "Peaceful Country"
        "Shake It Off"
 56: "Yes Please," The Bills [Red House, 8/12] (18)
        "Not The End"
        "Shining Face"
 62: "Endless Ocean," The Tuttles and A. J. Lee [Back Studio, new] (17)
        "My Window Faces The South"
        "Hickory Wind"
 62: "On The Edge," Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen [Compass, 4/13] (17)
        "Letter"
        "Gone"
 62: "One True Vine," Mavis Staples [Anti, new] (17)
        "Every Step"
        "Woke Up This Morning"
 62: "Ribbon Of Highway Endless Skyway," Various Artists [Music Road, 2008] (17)
        "Down In Oklahoma Hills," Jimmy Lafave
 62: "Stick, Brick And Mortar," Smithfield Fair [Stevenson, new] (17)
        "Hazy, Lazy Days"
        "Blue Moon Cafe"
 62: "They Called It Music," The Gibson Brothers [Compass, 3/13] (17)
        "They Called It Music"
        "Darker The Night, The Better I See"
 62: "Time Is Possibility," Stolen Thyme [Blackbeard's Fiddle, 2/13] (17)
        "Brushy Fork Of John's Creek"
        "Cuckoo Bird"
        "Time Is Possibility"
 62: "Celebrates 50 Years Of Music," Tom Rush [Appleseed, new] (17)
        "Hot Tonight"
 62: "When We Fall," Rebecca Frazier [Compass, 5/13] (17)
        "Human Highway"
        "Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow"


TOP SONGS OF JULY 2013
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14746 airplays from 135 different DJs

1. "Last Train" (17)
        by The Copper Ponies
        from "Ring Them Bells"
1. "Rust Belt Fields" (17)
        by Slaid Cleaves
        from "Still Fighting The War"
3. "Wild Mountain Thyme" (15)
        by Hounds Of Finn
        from "Gravity Pulls"
4. "Cold Missouri Waters" (14)
        by James Keelaghan
        from "Recent Future"
        also "Then Again"
4. "Dead Man's Sand" (14)
        by Si Kahn
        from "Bristol Bay"
4. "Deportee" (14)
        by Ani Difranco
        from "Woody Guthrie At 100! Live At The Kennedy Center"
4. "Gravity Pulls" (14)
        by Hounds Of Finn
        from "Gravity Pulls"
4. "Ring Them Bells" (14)
        by The Copper Ponies
        from "Ring Them Bells"
9. "The Good Book" (13)
        by Roy Book Binder
        from "The Good Book"
9. "Succotash" (13)
        by Putnam Smith
        from "Kitchen Love"
11. "Bristol Bay" (12)
        by Si Kahn
        from "Bristol Bay"
11. "It Coulda Been Worse" (12)
        by Roy Book Binder
        from "The Good Book"
11. "So Long, It's Been Good To Know Yuh" (12)
        by Del McCoury Band With Tim O'Brien
        from "Woody Guthrie At 100! Live At The Kennedy Center"
11. "Sweet South Anna River" (12)
        by Alice Gerrard
        from "Bittersweet"
11. "Upstream" (12)
        by Si Kahn
        from "Bristol Bay"
16. "Angel Flight" (11)
        by Darden Smith
        from "Love Calling"
16. "Pebble Mine" (11)
        by Si Kahn
        from "Bristol Bay"
16. "Still Fighting The War" (11)
        by Slaid Cleaves
        from "Still Fighting The War"
16. "Union Maid" (11)
        by Old Crow Medicine Show
        from "Woody Guthrie At 100! Live At The Kennedy Center"
20. "2 Sisters" (10)
        by Burning Bridget Cleary
        from "Pressed For Time"
20. "Bittersweet" (10)
        by Alice Gerrard
        from "Bittersweet"
20. "Hard Travelin" (10)
        by Jimmy Lafave
        from "Woody Guthrie At 100! Live At The Kennedy Center"
20. "Johnny Don't Get Drunk" (10)
        by Adam Steffey
        from "New Primitive"
20. "Poker Playin' Papa" (10)
        by Roy Book Binder
        from "The Good Book"
25. "Beauty Of Alaska" (9)
        by Si Kahn
        from "Bristol Bay"
25. "City Kids" (9)
        by Susan Werner
        from "Hayseed"
25. "Golden Ticket" (9)
        by Hounds Of Finn
        from "Gravity Pulls"
25. "I've Got To Know" (9)
        by Sweet Honey In The Rock
        from "Woody Guthrie At 100! Live At The Kennedy Center"
25. "On A Sea Of Fleur De Lis" (9)
        by Burning Bridget Cleary
        from "Pressed For Time"
25. "Once I Was Young" (9)
        by Si Kahn
        from "Bristol Bay"
25. "Only Love Can Save Me" (9)
        by Cara Luft
        from "Darlingford"
25. "Ruins By The Shore" (9)
        by Paul McKenna Band
        from "Elements"
25. "Sarah Jane And The Iron Mountain Baby" (9)
        by Steve Martin And Edie Brickell
        from "Love Has Come For You"
25. "Sea Change" (9)
        by Tin Bird Choir
        from "Homesteady"
25. "Squirrel Hunters" (9)
        by Adam Steffey
        from "New Primitive"
25. "Texas Love Song" (9)
        by Slaid Cleaves
        from "Still Fighting The War"
25. "Why Worry" (9)
        by The Copper Ponies
        from "Ring Them Bells"


TOP ARTISTS OF JULY 2013
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14746 airplays from 135 different DJs

1. Si Kahn
2. Slaid Cleaves
3. Roy Book Binder
4. Pete Seeger
5. Hounds Of Finn
6. Cara Luft
7. Woody Guthrie
8. Alice Gerrard
8. Guy Clark
8. Susan Werner
11. Brother Sun
12. Burning Bridget Cleary
13. The Boxcar Lilies
13. Paul McKenna Band
15. The Copper Ponies
15. Ivan Rosenberg
17. Darden Smith
17. Della Mae
19. Buddy Mondlock
20. Red Tail Ring
21. Deborah Holland
21. Tin Bird Choir
21. Tom Rush
24. John McCutcheon
24. Putnam Smith
26. David Francey
26. Peter Rowan
26. Steve Martin And Edie Brickell
29. Betse Ellis
30. Ari And Mia
30. Deadly Gentlemen
30. Patty Griffin
33. Bob Dylan
33. The Stray Birds
35. Adam Steffey
35. Claire Lynch
35. Nanci Griffith
35. Ruth Moody
39. Eliza Gilkyson
39. Fletcher Bright And Bill Evans
39. Iris DeMent


TOP LABELS OF JULY 2013
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14746 airplays from 135 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Compass
3. Red House
4. Sugar Hill
5. Appleseed
6. Strictly Country
7. Columbia
8. Smithsonian/Folkways
9. Signature
10. Music Road
11. Legacy
12. Borealis
13. Warner
14. Vanguard
15. Greentrax
16. Rebel
17. Green Linnet
18. Nonesuch
19. New West
19. Waterbug
21. Peg Leg
22. Sony
23. Bear Family
23. Mountain Fever
23. Rhino
26. Spruce And Maple
27. Flying Fish
28. New Folk
29. Philo
30. Blue Case Tunes
31. Arc
32. Vole-O-Tone
33. Free Dirt
33. Shanachie
33. Sparking Gap
36. Rural Rhythm
36. Anti
38. Capitol
38. Dualtone
40. Hudson Harding
40. Itchy Sabot
40. Organic
40. Pinecastle
40. RCA


FOLK DJs - JULY 2013
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14746 airplays from 135 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)
Ari Goldberg (WZMB-FM, NC)
Art Menius (WMMT-FM, KY)
Arthur Berman (CiTR-FM, BC)
Arthur Dean (WCNI-FM, CT)
Artie Martello (WIOX-FM, NY)
Bill Hahn (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Bill Revill (WESU-FM, CT)
Bill Stuart (WFIT-FM, FL)
Bill Wagman (KDVS-FM, CA)
Bob McWilliams (KANU-FM & KPR, KS)
Bob Weiser (WBRS-FM & WOMR-FM, MA)
Brenda & Roman Tacik (CJTR-FM, SK)
Bruce Cameron (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Bud Johnson (syndicated, AK)
Charlie Backfish (WUSB-FM, NY)
Chris Kocher (WHRW-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, 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)
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 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)
Hansjoerg Malonek (ISW-FM, Germany)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
Jean Geiger (KBCS-FM, WA)
Jeff Eads (WNKU-FM, KY)
Jeff Robson (CJUM-FM, MB)
Jenni Peal (KNON-FM, TX)
Jenny Flux (2AIR-FM, Australia)
Jeremy Butler (WUAL-FM & APR, AL)
Jim Blum (WKSU-FM etc, OH)
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 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 Kiger (WRFG-FM, GA)
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 Yavit (KBAC-FM, NM)
Kevin Elliott (WEFT-FM, IL)
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)
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)
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 Regenstreif (CKCU-FM, ON)
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)
Patrick Clifford (WDVR-FM, NJ)
Paul Hartman (WTMD-FM, MD)
Peter Kernast and John Bates (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Ray Baumler (WRUR-FM, NY)
Rich Warren (WFMT-FM & syndicated, IL)
Richard Gordon (WNHU-FM, CT)
Richard Howard (KZMU-FM, UT)
Robert Resnik (VPR, VT)
Robin Pressman (KRCB-FM, CA)
Rosemarie Nielsen (WAMU-FM & syndicated, VA)
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 Clarke (CHES-FM, ON)
Steve Fisher (CKUA-FM, AB)
Steve Harris (KRCC-FM, CO)
Steve Jerrett (KOPN-FM, MO)
Steve Pritchard (CKLN-FM, ON)
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 Fatseas (2MCE-FM, Australia)
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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