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

TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS OF JUNE 2009
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13774 airplays from 147 different DJs

  1: "Is It Me?," Jim Photoglo [Grifftone, 5/09] (66)
        "Daddy's Lullaby"
        "Is It Me?"
        "Connected"
        "Kudzu"
  1: "The Loving Kind," Nanci Griffith [Rounder, 6/09] (66)
        "The Loving Kind"
        "One Of These Days"
        "Up Against The Rain"
        "Cotton's All We Got"
  1: "Songs ...With Repercussions," Ronny Cox [Wind River, new] (66)
        "Happy Father's Day"
        "Grapes On The Vine"
        "Milkbone Underwear"
  4: "Pointing At The Sun," Cheryl Wheeler [Dias, 5/09] (65)
        "Pointing At The Sun"
        "Summer Fly"
        "One Step At A Time"
  5: "Goldrush," Putnam Smith [Itchy Sabot, new] (55)
        "Goldrush"
        "Full Moon, Baby"
        "I Think It's Almost Summertime"
        "Natural Disaster Is What We Need"
  6: "Dakota Lullaby," Albert And Gage [Moon House, 6/09] (54)
        "Dakota Lullaby"
        "Hell Or High Water"
        "Cuttin' A Rug"
  6: "Gravity Of Grace," Johnsmith [Blue Pine, new] (54)
        "Father's Day"
        "Jay Bird"
        "Right Into Love"
  8: "Old Jawbone," Euphonia [Self, 2/09] (50)
        "Tear My Stillhouse Down"
        "Cotton-Eyed Joe"
        "Angeline The Baker's Gone"
  9: "Better Times Will Come," Diana Jones [Proper, 5/09] (42)
        "Better Times Will Come"
        "Cracked And Broken"
        "All God's Children"
  9: "What I Know," Tom Rush [Appleseed, 2/09] (42)
        "River Song"
        "Too Many Memories"
        "Drift Away"
 11: "The Company You Keep," Alison Brown [Compass, 4/09] (40)
        "Under The Wire"
        "Road West"
        "Rocket Summer"
 12: "Instead The Forest Rose To Sing," Danny Schmidt [Red House, 3/09] (39)
        "Better Off Broke"
        "Grandpa Built Bridges"
        "O Bally Ho"
        "Serpentine Cycle Of Money"
 13: "Townes," Steve Earle [New West, 5/09] (37)
        "Colorado Girl"
        "White Freightliner Blues"
        "To Live Is To Fly"
 14: "Secret, Profane And Sugarcane," Elvis Costello [Hear, new] (36)
        "Crooked Line"
        "Down Among The Wines And Spirits"
        "Sulphur To Sugarcane"
 15: "The Crow," Steve Martin [Self, 1/09] (35)
        "Daddy Played The Banjo"
        "Pretty Flowers"
 15: "River Of Time," Jorma Kaukonen [Red House, 2/09] (35)
        "There's A Bright Side Somewhere"
        "Preachin On The Old Campground"
        "River Of Time"
 17: "Song Up In Her Head," Sarah Jarosz [Sugar Hill, new] (34)
        "Tell Me True"
        "Come On Up To The House"
        "Song Up In Her Head"
 18: "Sara Watkins," Sara Watkins [Nonesuch, 4/09] (33)
        "Long Hot Summer Days"
        "Any Old Time"
        "Lord Won't You Help Me"
 19: "People And Songs Of The Sea," Various Artists [Greentrax, new] (32)
        "Fisherman's Wife," Heather Heywood
        "Farewell Tae The Haven," Davy Steele W. Ceolbeg
 19: "Sea Of Tears," Eilen Jewell [Signature, 4/09] (32)
        "One Of These Days"
        "Rain Roll In"
 21: "Don't Turn Your Back," Dale Ann Bradley [Compass, 5/09] (31)
        "Don't Turn Your Back"
        "Anybody Else's Heart"
        "I Won't Back Down"
 21: "Fond Desire Farewell," Debra Cowan [Falling Mountain, 4/09] (31)
        "Ruins By The Shore"
        "Cruel Was My Father"
        "Wall Of Stone"
 23: "The Killer In Me," Amy Speace [Wildflower, 3/09] (30)
        "Haven't Learned A Thing"
        "Something More Than Rain"
        "The Killer In Me"
 24: "Inland Territory," Vienna Teng [Zoe, 4/09] (29)
        "Grandmother Song"
        "Last Snowfall"
        "In Another Life"
 24: "The Near Demise of the High Wire Dancer," Antje Duvekot [Black Wolf, 3/09] (29)
        "Lighthouse"
        "Ragdoll Princes And Junkyard Queens"
 26: "Buffalo Street," Cori Brewster [Self, new] (28)
        "Trono"
        "My Familiar Sky"
 26: "Ring The Bell," The Gibson Brothers [Compass, 5/09] (28)
        "I Know Whose Tears"
        "Ring The Bell"
        "I Can't Like Myself"
 26: "Together Through Life," Bob Dylan [Columbia, 4/09] (28)
        "It's All Good"
        "I Feel A Change Comin' On And This Dream Of You"
 29: "Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away," Slaid Cleaves [Music Road, 4/09] (26)
        "Beautiful Thing"
        "Beyond Love"
        "Cry"
 29: "Open Hand," David Wilcox [What Are, 4/09] (26)
        "How Long"
        "Open Hand"
        "Modern World"
 31: "Dirty Little Secret," Cary Cooper [Self, new] (25)
        "Dirty Little Secret"
        "Have Faith In Me"
        "Thinking About It"
 32: "Classics," Susan Werner [Self, 2/09] (24)
        "Wind"
        "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"
 32: "Dusty Road To Beulah Land," Drew Nelson [Waterbug, 4/09] (24)
        "Grandmother Moon"
        "Highway 2"
        "True And Fine"
 32: "Love Filling Station," Jesse Winchester [Appleseed, 4/09] (24)
        "I Turn To My Guitar"
        "It's A Shame About Him"
 35: "Doors And Windows," Bearfoot [Compass, 4/09] (23)
        "Northward Bound"
        "Before I Go"
 35: "Not Far Now," Richard Shindell [Signature, 4/09] (23)
        "Mountain"
        "Juggler Out In Traffic"
 35: "That Kind Of Love," Pierce Pettis [Compass, 1/09] (23)
        "Hallelujah Song"
        "I Am Nothing"
 38: "Hillbilly Goddess," Alecia Nugent [Rounder, new] (22)
        "Hillbilly Goddess"
        "Don't Tell Me"
        "Wreckin' The Train"
 38: "Live 1969," Simon And Garfunkel [Columbia, 4/09] (22)
        "Boxer"
        "Bridge Over Troubled Water"
 40: "The View From The Harbor," Lee Murdock [Depot, 5/09] (21)
        "Ashtabula"
        "Remember The Night Of The Phoenix"
 41: "Double Play," Liz Carroll And John Doyle [Compass, 3/09] (20)
        "Pound A Week Rise"
        "Chandelier / Anne Lacey's"
 41: "Electric Dirt," Levon Helm [Vanguard, new] (20)
        "Tennessee Jed"
        "Golden Bird"
 41: "The Excitement Plan," Todd Snider [Yep Roc, new] (20)
        "Good Fortune"
        "Slim Chance"
 41: "Fascination," The Greencards [Sugar Hill, 4/09] (20)
        "Outskirts Of Blue"
        "Fascination"
 41: "Love Broke The Fall," Byrd And Street [Self, 12/08] (20)
        "He Tells All The Girls He's A Cowboy"
        "Is You"
 41: "Right Here," Merlin Snider [Barking Dog, 2/09] (20)
        "Molly's Got Her Red Dress On"
        "Santa Cruz"
 41: "Throw Down Your Heart," Bela Fleck [Rounder, 3/09] (20)
        "Throw Down Your Heart"
        "Mariam"
 41: "You Don't Have To Like Them Both," Eric Brace And Peter Cooper [Red Beet, 11/08] (20)
        "Down To The Well"
        "Drinking From A Swimming Pool"
 49: "Brothers From Different Mothers," Dailey And Vincent [Rounder, 3/09] (19)
        "Head Hung Down"
        "Years Ago"
 49: "Man Of Somebody's Dreams: A Tribute To Chris Gaffney," Various Artists [Yep Roc, 5/09] (19)
        "Lift Your Leg," Joe Ely
        "Man Of Somebody's Dreams," Los Lobos
 49: "Red Shoes And Golden Hearts," Buskin And Batteau [Nouveau Retro Media, new] (19)
        "Choose Joy"
        "Red Shoes And Golden Hearts"
 49: "Through A Frozen Midnight Sky," Lara Herscovitch [Larama, new] (19)
        "Here Comes The Sun"
        "Drive"
 53: "Chicken Ain't Chicken," The Sweetback Sisters [Signature, new] (18)
        "I Want To Be A Real Cowboy Girl"
        "They Say Virginia Is For Lovers"
 53: "Dave Alvin And The Guilty Women," Dave Alvin And The Guilty Women [Yep Roc, 5/09] (18)
        "Marie Marie"
        "River Under The Road"
 53: "Rain Or Shine," Joe Price [Blues, 2/09] (18)
        "Hornet's Nest"
        "Steel Guitar"
 56: "Gentle As The Sun," Naomi Sommers [American Melody, 10/08] (17)
        "2 Sparrows"
        "Come Home"
 56: "Let It Shine," Colleen McFarland [Self, 5/09] (17)
        "Drowning The World"
        "Let It Shine"
 56: "Mara's Gems," Mara Levine [Self, 3/09] (17)
        "Wild Rose Of The Mountain"
        "Sweetest Gift"
 56: "On The Moon," Li'l Mo And The Monicats [Cow Island, 5/09] (17)
        "Rockin' Chair On The Moon"
        "Dance Crazed"
 56: "A Stranger Here," Ramblin' Jack Elliott [Anti, 4/09] (17)
        "Soul Of Man"
        "New Stranger Blues"
 56: "Written In Chalk," Buddy And Julie Miller [New West, 3/09] (17)
        "Ellis County"
        "Selfishness In Man"
 62: "Acoustic Rainbow 34," Various Artists [Poetman, new] (16)
        "Eleanor Rigby," Brian Hebert And Friends
        "Oh Glory, How Happy I Am," Rev. Gary Davis
 62: "No Fool For Trying," Madison Violet [True North, new] (16)
        "Lauralee"
 62: "Summer To Snowflakes," Terry Kitchen [Urban Campfire, 4/09] (16)
        "Listening To Summer"
        "Audience Of One"
 62: "Sweetheart Like You," Guy Davis [Red House, 2/09] (16)
        "Steamboat Captain"
        "Slow Motion Daddy"
 66: "Queen Fareena," Kelly Carmichael [Dogstreet, 4/09] (15)
        "Salty Dog"
        "Last Fair Deal Goin' Down"
 66: "Time To Grow," The Lovell Sisters [2DefPigs, new] (15)
        "Time To Grow"
        "In My Time Of Dyin"
 66: "Where This River Goes," Wyatt Easterling [High Horse, 4/09] (15)
        "Where This River Goes"
        "Rainy Night In Georgia"
 69: "Another Country," Caroline Doctorow [Narrow Lane, 10/08] (14)
        "Reflections In A Crystal Wind"
        "Bold Marauder"
 69: "Big Green," Hope Machine [Self, 3/09] (14)
        "Sing Sing Sing"
 69: "A Chicken In The Snowbank," Buck Mountain Band [Bent Trees, 4/09] (14)
        "Nobody's Darling"
 69: "Hit That Jive," Shout Sister Shout [M. C., 4/09] (14)
        "It's A Sin To Tell A Lie"
        "Shout Sister Shout"
 69: "Let's Do Something," Bill Evans And Megan Lynch [Native And Fine, 1/09] (14)
        "Rocks And Water"
 69: "One To The Heart, One To The Head," Gretchen Peters [Frontera, 2/09] (14)
        "Blue Mountains Of Mexico"
 69: "These Times," Various Artists [Borealis, 4/09] (14)
        "I Sweep The Sidewalk," Nancy White
        "Soft And Round," Grit Laskin
 69: "This Little World," Cris Cuddy [Self, new] (14)
        "This Little World"
 69: "Way Up On A Mountain," Spring Creek [Rebel, 5/09] (14)
        "Another Lonesome Night My Dear"


TOP SONGS OF JUNE 2009
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13774 airplays from 147 different DJs

1. "Father's Day" (24)
        by Johnsmith
        from "Gravity Of Grace"
2. "The Loving Kind" (19)
        by Nanci Griffith
        from "The Loving Kind"
3. "Pointing At The Sun" (17)
        by Cheryl Wheeler
        from "Pointing At The Sun"
4. "Happy Father's Day" (16)
        by Ronny Cox
        from "Songs ...With Repercussions"
4. "Summer Fly" (16)
        by Cheryl Wheeler
        from "Pointing At The Sun"
6. "Dakota Lullaby" (15)
        by Albert And Gage
        from "Dakota Lullaby"
6. "Is It Me?" (15)
        by Jim Photoglo
        from "Is It Me"
8. "Daddy's Lullaby" (14)
        by Jim Photoglo
        from "Is It Me"
9. "There's A Bright Side Somewhere" (12)
        by Jorma Kaukonen
        from "River Of Time"
10. "Daddy Played The Banjo" (11)
        by Steve Martin
        from "The Crow"
10. "Long Hot Summer Days" (11)
        by Sara Watkins
        from "Sara Watkins"
10. "One Step At A Time" (11)
        by Cheryl Wheeler
        from "Pointing At The Sun"
10. "Tear My Stillhouse Down" (11)
        by Euphonia
        from "Old Jawbone"
14. "Better Off Broke" (10)
        by Danny Schmidt
        from "Instead The Forest Rose To Sing"
14. "Grapes On The Vine" (10)
        by Ronny Cox
        from "Songs ...With Repercussions"
14. "Hell Or High Water" (10)
        by Albert And Gage
        from "Dakota Lullaby"
14. "Ring The Bell" (10)
        by The Gibson Brothers
        from "Ring The Bell"
14. "Up Against The Rain" (10)
        by Nanci Griffith
        from "The Loving Kind"
19. "Cuttin' A Rug" (9)
        by Albert And Gage
        from "Dakota Lullaby"
19. "Goldrush" (9)
        by Putnam Smith
        from "Goldrush"
19. "My Old Man" (9)
        by Steve Goodman
        from "Say It In Private"
19. "One Of These Days" (9)
        by Nanci Griffith
        from "The Loving Kind"
23. "Grandmother Song" (8)
        by Vienna Teng
        from "Inland Territory"
23. "Any Old Time" (8)
        by Sara Watkins
        from "Sara Watkins"
23. "Better Times Will Come" (8)
        by Diana Jones
        from "Better Times Will Come"
23. "Cracked And Broken" (8)
        by Diana Jones
        from "Better Times Will Come"
23. "Listening To Summer" (8)
        by Terry Kitchen
        from "Summer To Snowflakes"
23. "Mountain" (8)
        by Richard Shindell
        from "Not Far Now"
23. "Outskirts Of Blue" (8)
        by The Greencards
        from "Fascination"
23. "Too Many Memories" (8)
        by Tom Rush
        from "What I Know"
23. "Trono" (8)
        by Cori Brewster
        from "Buffalo Street"
23. "Wang Dang Doodle" (8)
        by Koko Taylor
        from "Deluxe Edition"


TOP ARTISTS OF JUNE 2009
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13774 airplays from 147 different DJs

1. Nanci Griffith
2. Cheryl Wheeler
3. Bob Dylan
4. Jim Photoglo
5. Johnsmith
6. Ronny Cox
7. Albert And Gage
7. Putnam Smith
9. Euphonia
10. Tom Rush
11. Steve Earle
12. Danny Schmidt
12. The Gibson Brothers
14. Diana Jones
14. Greg Brown
14. Jorma Kaukonen
17. Elvis Costello
17. Pete Seeger
19. Alison Brown
19. Eilen Jewell
19. Richard Shindell
22. Steve Martin
23. Debra Cowan
24. Slaid Cleaves
25. David Wilcox
26. Dale Ann Bradley
27. Sara Watkins
27. Sarah Jarosz
29. Amy Speace
29. Koko Taylor
29. Susan Werner
29. Vienna Teng
33. Antje Duvekot
33. Cori Brewster
35. Bruce Cockburn
36. John Prine
37. Emmylou Harris
37. Jesse Winchester
37. Levon Helm
37. Todd Snider


TOP LABELS OF JUNE 2009
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13774 airplays from 147 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Compass
3. Red House
4. Sugar Hill
5. Columbia
6. Signature
7. Appleseed
8. Wind River
9. New West
9. Vanguard
11. Waterbug
12. Yep Roc
13. Smithsonian/Folkways
14. Nonesuch
15. Greentrax
16. Grifftone
17. Philo
18. Dias
19. Borealis
19. Moon House
21. Hear
22. Rebel
23. Flying Fish
23. Tuxedo
25. Rhino
26. Warner
27. Alligator
27. Green Linnet
29. Proper American
30. Shanachie
31. Sony
32. Anti
33. Blue Pine
33. Capitol
33. RCA
36. Falling Mountain
36. Pinecastle
38. Hightone
38. Itchy Sabot
40. Wildflower


FOLK DJs - JUNE 2009
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13774 airplays from 147 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)
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)
Blair Larsen (KUSU-FM & UPR, UT)
Bob Blackman (WKAR-FM, MI)
Bob Gregory (WRFL-FM, KY)
Bob McWilliams (XM, KANU-FM & KPR, KS)
Brenda Tacik (CJTR-FM, SK)
Bruce Cameron (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Bud Johnson (syndicated, AK)
Charlie Backfish (WUSB-FM, NY)
Chip Morgan (WMUD-LP, 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, FL)
Dan Alloway (KTEP-FM, TX)
Dan Ross (KACI-FM, OR)
Danny Watson (2MAX-FM, Australia)
Dave Butler (KRSC-FM, OK)
David John (KTRU-FM, TX)
Dennis Brunnenmeyer (KVMR-FM, CA)
Diane Karl (KBOO-FM etc, OR)
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 Irving (WVUD-FM, DE)
Gene Shay (WXPN-FM, PA)
Gerd Stassen (EVW, Germany)
Gerry Goodfriend (CKUT-FM, QC)
Ginger Hopper (KBCS-FM, WA)
Greg Schatzmann (CJLX-FM, ON)
Hal Durden (KBCS-FM, WA)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
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 Colvin (WYSO-FM, OH)
Johanna Halbeisen (WXOJ-FM, MA)
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)
Karen Rakos (KEUL-FM, AK)
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)
Laurel Paulson-Pierce (KRBS-FM, CA)
Laurie DesJardins (KVMR-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 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)
Michael Stock (WLRN-FM, FL)
Mike Fitzgerald (WEBR, VA)
Mike Regenstreif (CKUT-FM, QC)
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 Stamler (KDHX-FM, MO)
Paula Ascher (KZAS-LP, OR)
Peter Kernast and John Bates (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Randall Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Randy Wynne (WMNF-FM, FL)
Rhonda J. Miller (WXIN-FM, RI)
Rich Pietrzak (WPRK-FM, FL)
Rich Warren (WFMT-FM, XM & syndicated, IL)
Richard Gillmann (KBCS-FM, WA)
Richard Howard (KZMU-FM, UT)
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)
Seppo Vuorio (LAHI-FM, Finland)
Simon Dillon (Phoenix FM, Australia)
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 Hayden (WRPI-FM, NY)
Tish McCarthy (WEFT-FM, IL)
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)
Trevor Ruffell (Kidnappers, New Zealand)
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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