Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of June 2011 (with DJ list)

TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS OF JUNE 2011
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13018 airplays from 142 different DJs

  1: "American Anonymous," Joel Mabus [Fossil, new] (68)
        "Betsy From Pike"
        "Farmer Is The Man"
        "Sweet Evelina"
        "Love Somebody"
  2: "We Could Be Beekeepers," Putnam Smith [Itchy Sabot, new] (63)
        "I Dream Of Apple Orchards"
        "Birds Would Understand"
        "Sail Away Ladies"
        "This Mountain Ain't My Home"
  3: "A Nod To Bob 2: An Artists' Tribute To Bob Dylan On His 70th Birthday," Various Artists [Red House, 5/11] (55)
        "It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry," Ray Bonneville
        "Lay Down Your Weary Tune," Storyhill
        "Walkin' Down The Line," Robin And Linda Williams
  3: "Roses At The End Of Time," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, 5/11] (55)
        "Midnight On Raton"
        "Roses At The End Of Time"
        "Blue Moon Night"
        "2153"
  5: "Paper Airplane," Alison Krauss And Union Station [Rounder, 4/11] (54)
        "My Opening Farewell"
        "Miles To Go"
        "Dimming Of The Day"
  6: "Queen Of The Minor Key," Eilen Jewell [Signature, 6/11] (52)
        "I Remember You"
        "Warning Signs"
        "That's Where I'm Going"
  7: "Thank You, Tom Paxton," Tim Grimm [Vault, 6/11] (48)
        "Rumblin' In The Land"
        "General Custer"
        "I Give You The Morning"
  8: "Follow Me Down," Sarah Jarosz [Sugar Hill, 5/11] (43)
        "Run Away"
        "Old Smitty"
        "Annabelle Lee"
  9: "To The West," Coty Hogue [Cello Room, 2009] (41)
        "Going To The West"
        "Few Old Memories"
        "Grandaddy's Song"
  9: "Vintage And Unique," John Reischman & The Jaybirds [Corvus, 6/11] (41)
        "Last Chance"
        "Shady Grove"
        "Cypress Hills"
 11: "Darkling & The Bluebird Jubilee," Joe Crookston [Milagrito, 3/11] (39)
        "I Sing"
        "Good Luck John"
        "Darkling And The Bluebird Jubilee"
 11: "New Amsterdam," Spuyten Duyvil [Self, 4/11] (39)
        "I Hear You Calling"
        "Judge Not"
        "Shady Grove"
 13: "Across The Borderline: Lie To Me," Bettysoo And Doug Cox [Borderline Talent, new] (38)
        "Dublin Blues"
        "Lie To Me"
        "Ain't Gonna Make You Mine"
 13: "The Harrow And The Harvest," Gillian Welch [Acony, new] (38)
        "Scarlet Town"
        "Way It Goes"
        "Tennessee"
 13: "Let The Storm Roll In," Claudia Nygaard [Bet The Ranch, new] (38)
        "Big Country"
        "Coyote"
        "His Left Side"
        "Miss Kitty"
 13: "Rose City Ramble," Lauren Sheehan [Self, 4/11] (38)
        "Honey Baby Blues"
        "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"
        "Little Bird Of Heaven"
 17: "Come Find Me," Audrey Auld [Reckless, 4/11] (35)
        "Come Find Me"
        "Beautiful Garden"
        "Just Love"
 17: "Grapevine," Andrew Calhoun [Waterbug, 4/11] (35)
        "How Can I Keep From Singing?"
        "O Susanna"
        "O Mary Don't You Weep"
 17: "Hope," Abbie Gardner [Self, 4/11] (35)
        "Break It Slow"
        "Hope"
        "Walkin' Cane"
 20: "Sleep With One Eye Open," Chris Thile And Michael Daves [Nonesuch, 5/11] (34)
        "Cry, Cry Darling"
        "Tennessee Blues"
        "Bury Me Beneath The Willow"
 21: "Bright Morning Stars," The Wailin' Jennys [Red House, 2/11] (33)
        "Swing Low Sail High"
        "Across The Sea"
 22: "An Easy Climb," Donna Ulisse [Hadley, new] (32)
        "Let It Rain"
        "Banks Of The Roane River"
 23: "Film Noir," David Olney [Deadbeet, new] (31)
        "$20 Serenade"
        "Blues Don't Care"
        "Frank Is Gone"
 24: "FY5," Finnders And Youngberg [Self, new] (30)
        "Give A Little Back"
        "Driftwood"
        "Fiddlin' To My Grave"
 25: "Brother Sun," Brother Sun [World Wide, 2/11] (29)
        "Well, Well, Well"
        "Trouble"
 25: "Daybreak," Sierra Hull [Rounder, 3/11] (29)
        "Land Of Living"
        "Tell Me Tomorrow"
        "Best Buy"
 25: "My Love Will Keep," Jonathan Edwards [Appleseed, new] (29)
        "She Loves You"
        "Lightkeeper"
        "Surrounded"
 28: "Kicking The Beehive," Susan Werner [Sleeve Dog, 3/11] (28)
        "On The Other Side"
        "Irrelevance"
 29: "Hard Bargain," Emmylou Harris [Nonesuch, 4/11] (27)
        "Darlin' Kate"
        "Road"
 29: "Horse Latitudes," Jeffrey Foucault [Signature, 5/11] (27)
        "Heart To The Husk"
        "Horse Latitudes"
        "Idaho"
 31: "Land Like A Bird," Amy Speace [Thirty Tigers, 3/11] (26)
        "Had To Lose"
        "Half Asleep And Wide Awake"
 31: "Use Me," David Bromberg [Appleseed, new] (26)
        "Bring It With You When You Come"
        "Lookout Mountain Girl"
        "Use Me"
 31: "(New) Years," Ellen Cherry [Wrong Size Shoes, 2010] (26)
        "1864: A Civil War Bride"
        "1912 Violet Swims But The Ship Sinks"
 34: "Cackalack," Jonathan Byrd [Waterbug, 1/11] (25)
        "Father's Day"
        "Chicken Wire"
 35: "I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive," Steve Earle [New West, 4/11] (23)
        "Waitin' On The Sky"
        "Gulf Of Mexico"
 36: "Freak Flag," Greg Brown [Yep Roc, 5/11] (22)
        "Freak Flag"
        "Let The Mystery Be"
 36: "I Love Tom T. Hall's Songs Of Fox Hollow," Various Artists [Red Beet, 5/11] (22)
        "I Love," Patty Griffin
        "Sneaky Snake," Buddy Miller, Featuring Duane Eddy
 36: "Kings And Queens," Blackie And The Rodeo Kings [Dramatico, 6/11] (22)
        "Another Free Woman"
        "I'm Still Loving You"
 36: "Looking For A Fight," The Sweetback Sisters [Signature, 5/11] (22)
        "Rattled"
        "Mystery Of You"
 36: "So Beautiful Or So What," Paul Simon [Hear, 4/11] (22)
        "Dazzling Blue"
        "Afterlife"
        "Love And Blessings"
 41: "No Other Road," Lucy Billings [Sassy Time, 1/11] (21)
        "Daddy's Last Drive"
        "As We Fly"
 41: "Pick A Peck Of Piedmont Pickers," Various Artists [Wepecket Island, 5/11] (21)
        "Beantown Rag," Mike Higgins
        "Fishin' Blues," Gareth Hedges
 41: "Wood And Stone," Tara Nevins [Sugar Hill, 5/11] (21)
        "All I Ever Needed"
        "Beauty Of Days Gone By"
 44: "The Brick Album," The Greencards [Darling Street, 5/11] (20)
        "Make It Out West"
        "Loving You Is The Only Way To Fly"
 44: "Steady As She Goes," Hot Tuna [Red House, 4/11] (20)
        "Children Of Zion"
        "Things That Might Have Been"
 46: "Small Source Of Comfort," Bruce Cockburn [True North, 3/11] (19)
        "Each One Lost"
        "5 50 One"
 46: "Starlight Hotel," Zoe Muth And The Lost High Rollers [Signature, 4/11] (19)
        "I've Been Gone"
        "If I Can't Trust You With A Quarter"
 48: "Carrying Lightning," Amanda Shires [Self, 5/11] (18)
        "Shake The Walls"
        "Swimmer"
 48: "Every Whisper Is A Shout Across The Void," Fish And Bird [Fiddle Head, 5/11] (18)
        "Effigy"
        "Well Run Dry"
 48: "Hooba Dooba," Paul Brady [Proper, new] (18)
        "Living The Mystery"
 48: "Sweet Honey," The Lost Pines [Self, 3/11] (18)
        "Maybalee"
        "Katherine"
 52: "Accidental English," Bruce Roper [Waterbug, 6/11] (17)
        "Carpenter Song"
        "Cowboy"
 52: "Downhauler," Marc Douglas Berardo [Horizon, 8/10] (17)
        "Quiet Places"
        "Ruby"
 52: "Help My Brother," Gibson Brothers [Compass, 2/11] (17)
        "Walkin' West To Memphis"
        "Help My Brother"
 52: "High Atmosphere," Diana Jones [Proper American, 4/11] (17)
        "High Atmosphere"
        "Sister"
 52: "Now You Know," Justin Roth [Self, 5/11] (17)
        "Love's Not Through With Me Yet"
        "Surrender"
 52: "Promise," Karen Savoca [Alcove, 2/11] (17)
        "Without Me"
        "Dancing With Ghosts"
 52: "Saint Monday," Michael Fracasso [Little Fuji, 3/11] (17)
        "Eloise"
        "Ada Ok"
 52: "Silhouette," Catherine MacLellan [True North, new] (17)
        "Black Crow"
        "Lines On The Road"
 52: "The Very Best Of Stan Rogers," Stan Rogers [Borealis, 7/10] (17)
        "Field Behind The Plow"
        "Mary Ellen Carter"
 61: "Factory Second," Neil Getz [Agillator, 2/11] (16)
        "Counting Trains"
 61: "Hymns To The Here And Now," Jefferson Ross [Deep Fried Discs, 5/11] (16)
        "Ballad Of A D-18"
 61: "Petroleum Age," Philip Gibbs [Self, new] (16)
        "Petroleum Age"
        "Stephen F. Austin's Blues"
 61: "Rare Bird Alert," Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers [Rounder, 3/11] (16)
        "Jubilation Day"
 61: "Satisfied At Last," Joe Ely [Rock'em, new] (16)
        "Not That Much Has Changed"
 66: "The Holy Coming Of The Storm," Cahalen Morrison And Eli West [Self, 11/10] (14)
        "Cutting In / Weymann's Last Run"
 66: "Speeding Ticket And A Valentine," Blame Sally [Ninth Street Opus, 5/11] (14)
        "Bird In Hand"
        "Big Big Bed"
 66: "Temptation," The Waifs [Compass, 4/11] (14)
        "Goodbye Darlin"
 66: "The Wilders," The Wilders [Free Dirt, new] (14)
        "Riding On Your High Horse"
        "She Says"
 70: "All Wood And Doors," James Lee Stanley And Cliff Eberhardt [Beachwood, new] (13)
        "Love Me 2 Times"
        "Riders On The Storm"
 70: "The Once," The Once [Borealis, 9/10] (13)
        "Briar And The Rose"
        "Nell's Song"
 70: "Reason And Rhyme," Jim Lauderdale [Sugar Hill, new] (13)
        "Cruel Wind And Rain"
        "Reason And Rhyme"


TOP SONGS OF JUNE 2011
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13018 airplays from 142 different DJs

1. "Going To The West" (16)
        by Coty Hogue
        from "To The West"
1. "My Opening Farewell" (16)
        by Alison Krauss And Union Station
        from "Paper Airplane"
3. "I Dream Of Apple Orchards" (15)
        by Putnam Smith
        from "We Could Be Beekeepers"
4. "Birds Would Understand" (13)
        by Putnam Smith
        from "We Could Be Beekeepers"
4. "Father's Day" (13)
        by Jonathan Byrd
        from "Cackalack"
6. "Me And Paul Revere" (12)
        by Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers
        from "Me And Paul Revere"
6. "Sail Away Ladies" (12)
        by Putnam Smith
        from "We Could Be Beekeepers"
8. "Big Country" (11)
        by Claudia Nygaard
        from "Let The Storm Roll In"
9. "Come Find Me" (10)
        by Audrey Auld
        from "Come Find Me"
9. "I Remember You" (10)
        by Eilen Jewell
        from "Queen Of The Minor Key"
9. "Midnight On Raton" (10)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Roses At The End Of Time"
9. "My Old Man" (10)
        by Steve Goodman
        from "No Big Surprise"
9. "Rumblin' In The Land" (10)
        by Tim Grimm
        from "Thank You, Tom Paxton"
9. "Run Away" (10)
        by Sarah Jarosz
        from "Follow Me Down"
15. "$20 Serenade" (9)
        by David Olney
        from "Film Noir"
15. "Betsy From Pike" (9)
        by Joel Mabus
        from "American Anonymous"
15. "Blues Don't Care" (9)
        by David Olney
        from "Film Noir"
15. "Dublin Blues" (9)
        by Bettysoo And Doug Cox
        from "Across The Borderline: Lie To Me"
15. "Farmer Is The Man" (9)
        by Joel Mabus
        from "American Anonymous"
15. "It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry" (9)
        by Ray Bonneville
        from "A Nod To Bob 2: An Artists' Tribute To Bob Dylan On His 70th Birthday"
15. "Let It Rain" (9)
        by Donna Ulisse
        from "An Easy Climb"
22. "Arkansas" (8)
        by Putnam Smith
        from "We Could Be Beekeepers"
22. "Buckets Of Rain" (8)
        by Danny Schmidt
        from "Man Of Many Moons"
        also "A Nod To Bob 2: An Artists' Tribute To Bob Dylan On His 70th Birthday"
22. "Dad's Yard" (8)
        by Catie Curtis
        from "Hello, Stranger"
        also "Truth From Lies"
22. "Freak Flag" (8)
        by Greg Brown
        from "Freak Flag"
22. "General Custer" (8)
        by Tim Grimm
        from "Thank You, Tom Paxton"
22. "Give A Little Back" (8)
        by Finnders And Youngberg
        from "FY5"
22. "Roses At The End Of Time" (8)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Roses At The End Of Time"
22. "Scarlet Town" (8)
        by Gillian Welch
        from "The Harrow And The Harvest"
22. "Shady Grove" (8)
        by John Reischman & The Jaybirds
        from "Vintage And Unique"
22. "Sweet Evelina" (8)
        by Joel Mabus
        from "American Anonymous"
22. "That's Where I'm Going" (8)
        by Eilen Jewell
        from "Queen Of The Minor Key"
22. "This Mountain Ain't My Home" (8)
        by Putnam Smith
        from "We Could Be Beekeepers"
22. "Warning Signs" (8)
        by Eilen Jewell
        from "Queen Of The Minor Key"
22. "Way It Goes" (8)
        by Gillian Welch
        from "The Harrow And The Harvest"


TOP ARTISTS OF JUNE 2011
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13018 airplays from 142 different DJs

1. Joel Mabus
2. Eliza Gilkyson
3. Putnam Smith
4. Eilen Jewell
5. Alison Krauss
6. Tim Grimm
7. Lauren Sheehan
8. John Reischman And The Jaybirds
9. Joe Crookston
9. Sarah Jarosz
11. Gillian Welch
12. Coty Hogue
13. Greg Brown
14. The Wailin' Jennys
15. Spuyten Duyvil
16. Bob Dylan
16. David Bromberg
18. Bettysoo And Doug Cox
18. Chris Thile And Michael Daves
18. Claudia Nygaard
18. David Olney
22. Andrew Calhoun
22. Audrey Auld
22. Emmylou Harris
25. Jonathan Edwards
25. Steve Earle
27. Finnders And Youngberg
28. Abbie Gardner
28. Bruce Cockburn
30. Jeffrey Foucault
30. Sierra Hull
32. Brother Sun
32. Ellen Cherry
32. Stan Rogers
35. Donna Ulisse
35. Jonathan Byrd
37. Amy Speace
37. Paul Simon
37. Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers
40. Susan Werner


TOP LABELS OF JUNE 2011
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13018 airplays from 142 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Red House
3. Signature
4. Sugar Hill
5. Columbia
6. Waterbug
7. Compass
8. Nonesuch
9. Appleseed
10. Smithsonian/Folkways
11. Fossil
12. Philo
12. Vanguard
14. Warner
15. Rebel
15. True North
17. Acony
18. Corvus
18. Rural Rhythm
20. Itchy Sabot
21. Greentrax
22. Green Linnet
23. Cello Room
23. RCA
25. Shanachie
26. Bear Family
26. Bet The Ranch
26. Vault
29. Borealis
30. 30 Tigers
30. Milagrito
32. Alligator
32. Reckless
34. Flying Fish
35. New West
36. Deadbeet
36. Proper
38. Folk-Legacy
38. MCA
38. Rhino


FOLK DJs - JUNE 2011
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13018 airplays from 142 different DJs

Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Allan Nelson (BBC, U.K.)
Amanda-Lynn Stubley (CHRW-FM, ON)
Angela Page (WJFF-FM, NY)
Annie Keville (WVBR-FM, NY)
Arthur Berman (CiTR-FM, BC)
Arthur Dean (WCNI-FM, CT)
Betsi Meissner (KXCI-FM, AZ)
Bill Hahn (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Bill Revill (WESU-FM, CT)
Bill Stuart (WFIT-FM, FL)
Bill Wagman (KDVS-FM, CA)
Bob Gregory (WRFL-FM, KY)
Bob McWilliams (XM, 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 Trostel (KRNN-KTOO-KXLL, AK)
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)
Darla Novak (KZFR-FM, IL)
David John (KTRU-FM, TX)
Denis McKay (VOX-FM, Australia)
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)
Frank Gosar (KLCC-FM, OR)
Frank Hoppe (KCSN-FM, CA)
Gene Shay (XM & WXPN-FM, PA)
Gerd Stassen (EVW, Germany)
Gerry Goodfriend (CKUT-FM, QC)
Ginger Hopper (KBCS-FM, WA)
Graham and Barbara Dean (WBCR-LP, MA)
Greg Harness (KRBX-FM, ID)
Greg Schatzmann (CJLX-FM, ON)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
Henry Hallett (KXCI-FM, AZ)
Jean Geiger (KBCS-FM, WA)
Jeff Boudreau (WCUW-FM, MA)
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 Marino (CFMU-FM, ON)
Jim Rogers (WIUP-FM, PA)
Jim Schwall (WORT-FM, WI)
Johanna Halbeisen (WXOJ-FM, MA)
John & Maureen Rumsey (KVMR-FM, CA)
John Bommarito (WFHR-FM, MI)
John C. Falstaff (WRFG-FM, GA)
John Kalb (WSCL-FM, MD)
John Mazza (WNHU-FM, CT)
John McLaughlin (WMUC-FM, MD)
John Platt (WFUV-FM, NY)
John Trout (WYEP-FM, PA)
John Weingart (WPRB-FM, NJ)
Jon 'Chip' Colcord (WNEC-FM, NH)
Jon Stein (WTBQ-AM, NY)
Judith Gennett (KPSU, OR)
Juliet Youngren (WEFT-FM, IL)
Jürgen Kramer (ZuSa, Germany)
Karen Impola (KUNI-FM, IA)
Ken Batista (WYEP-FM, PA)
Ken Campbell (WSKG-FM, NY)
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)
Laurie Niles (KZFR-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 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 Kelsey (WFHB, IN)
Mitch Park (Kidnappers, New Zealand)
Naomi Soule and Terry Moses (KCLC-FM, MO)
Noah Zacharin (CKLN-FM, ON)
Norm Mast (WVPE-FM, IN)
Norman Whitman (WYSO-FM, OH)
Patrice Webb (KFOK-LP, CA)
Paul Hartman (WTMD-FM, MD)
Paul Stamler (KDHX-FM, MO)
Peter Fraissinet (WVBR-FM, NY)
Peter Kernast and John Bates (WTSR-FM, NJ)
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)
Robert Resnik (VPR, VT)
Ron Olesko (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Roz Larman (KPFK-FM & syndicated, CA)
Sharon Downes (2MAX-FM, Australia)
Simon Dillon (Phoenix FM, Australia)
Sonja Hedlund (WJFF, 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 Hayden (WRPI-FM, NY)
Todd Tyson (The Point-FM, VT)
Tom Bingham (WCVF-FM, NY)
Tom Druckenmiller (syndicated & XM)
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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