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

TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS OF JUNE 2012
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12284 airplays from 143 different DJs

  1: "Silver Lining," The Honey Dewdrops [thehoneydewdrops.com, 6/12] (66)
        "Hills Of My Home"
        "Silver Lining"
        "Let Me Sing"
        "One Kind Word"
  2: "Hundred Dollar Valentine," Chris Smither [Signature, new] (48)
        "Hundred Dollar Valentine"
        "What They Say"
        "On The Edge"
  3: "Ashes And Roses," Mary Chapin Carpenter [Zoe, new] (46)
        "Soul Companion"
        "Transcendental Reunion"
        "What To Keep And What To Throw Away"
  4: "Heroes," Willie Nelson [Legacy, 5/12] (44)
        "Come On Up To The House"
        "Just Breathe"
        "Every Time He Drinks He Thinks Of Her"
  4: "Monticello," The Hard Road Trio [Desert Night, new] (44)
        "Beacon"
        "Best Of Intentions"
        "2:00 Moon"
  6: "In Good Company," Bill Evans [Native And Fine, 5/12] (42)
        "Follow The Drinking Gourd"
        "Big Chief Sonny"
        "Distance Between 2 Points"
  6: "Prior Convictions," Grant Peeples [Gatorbone, 5/12] (42)
        "Things Have Changed"
        "Road To Damascus"
        "Last Honest Man"
  8: "Red Ducks," Pesky J. Nixon [peskyjnixon.com, new] (39)
        "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere"
        "Hold On"
        "Wagon Wheel"
  9: "Lady On The Green," Rafe And Clelia Stefanini [Old Willow Tree, 4/12] (37)
        "Blues Stay Away From Me"
        "Elkhorn Ridge"
        "I Never Will Marry"
 10: "Now Take Flight," Coyote Grace [Mile After Mile, 11/11] (36)
        "I'm On Fire"
        "To The River"
        "Goodnight, Lady"
 11: "Some Bright Morning," Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem [Signature, 4/12] (35)
        "Crossing The Bar"
        "Hear Jerusalem Moan"
        "Will Your House Be Blessed?"
 12: "Two At A Time," The Two Man Gentlemen Band [Hearth, 3/12] (33)
        "Pork Chops"
        "Please Don't Water It Down"
        "Shut That Gate"
 12: "Graceland," Paul Simon [Legacy, 1986] (33)
        "Graceland"
        "Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes"
        "Boy In The Bubble"
 14: "Legacy," Doc Watson And David Holt [High Windy, 2002] (31)
        "Tennessee Stud"
        "Conversation"
 15: "Borderland," The Stray Birds [reverbnation.com/thestraybirds, 3/12] (30)
        "Birds Of The Borderland"
        "My Horses Ain't Hungry"
        "Down In The Willow Garden"
 15: "New Siberia," Antje Duvekot [antjeduvekot.com, 4/12] (30)
        "Ballad Of Fred Noonan"
        "Into The City"
        "Life Of A Princess"
 17: "Lay Down, Lay Low," The Steel Wheels [thesteelwheels.com, 1/12] (29)
        "Breaking Like The Sun"
        "Endure"
        "Halfway To Heaven"
 17: "Memories," Doc Watson [Sugar Hill, 1975] (29)
        "Keep On The Sunny Side"
        "Rambling Hobo"
 17: "Of Love And Whiskey," Bethel Steele [bethelsteele.com, new] (29)
        "Farm"
        "Seasons"
        "Sunrise"
 20: "In The Time Of Gods," Dar Williams [Razor & Tie, 4/12] (27)
        "Summer Child"
        "This Earth"
        "Write This Number Down"
 20: "Intersection," Nanci Griffith [Hell No, 4/12] (27)
        "Just Another Morning Here"
        "Never Going Back"
        "Waiting On A Dark Eyed Gal"
 22: "Americana," Neil Young And Crazy Horse [Reprise, new] (26)
        "God Save The Queen"
        "Oh Susannah"
        "This Land Is Your Land"
 23: "A Hundred Years From Now," Neal And Leandra [Uncle Gus, 2/12] (25)
        "A Hundred Years From Now"
        "I've Been Everywhere"
 23: "Leaving Eden," Carolina Chocolate Drops [Nonesuch, 2/12] (25)
        "Po' Black Sheep"
        "Leaving Eden"
 25: "The Good Stuff," Peter Mulvey [Signature, 3/12] (23)
        "Everybody Knows"
        "Sad And Blue"
 25: "Lounge," Hardin Burns [Ithaca, new] (23)
        "Stars Are Shining"
        "I Lost My Faith"
 27: "Reincarnation," O'Brien Party Of 7 [Howdy Skies, 5/12] (22)
        "In The Summertime"
        "King Of The Road"
        "Reincarnation"
 27: "Tromper Le Temps," Le Vent Du Nord [Borealis, 5/12] (22)
        "Le Winnebago"
        "Toujours Amants"
 27: "Will The Circle Be Unbroken," Nitty Gritty Dirt Band And Friends [Capitol, 1972] (22)
        "Tennessee Stud"
 30: "Tangerine," Louise Taylor [Blue Coyote, 5/12] (21)
        "Walk 5 Miles"
        "Morning Memphis"
 30: "The Vanguard Years," Doc Watson [Vanguard, 1995] (21)
        "Deep River Blues"
 32: "1000 Pound Machine," Kate Campbell [Large River, 4/12] (20)
        "Red Clay After Rain"
        "Montgomery To Mobile"
 32: "Brother Sun," Brother Sun [World Wide, 2/11] (20)
        "All I Want Is A Garden"
        "Sister Moon"
 32: "Colors of the Sun: the early songs of Jackson Browne," Penny Nichols [Pensongs, 5/12] (20)
        "These Days"
 32: "Older Than My Old Man Now," Loudon Wainwright III [2nd Story Sound, 4/12] (20)
        "Double Lifetime"
        "Somebody Else"
 32: "Out Of My Hands," Natasha Borzilova [Hadley, 5/12] (20)
        "Gypsy"
        "Cynics Hate Hollywood"
 37: "Little Blue Egg," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer [Red House, 2/12] (19)
        "Hard To Make It"
        "Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key"
 37: "Live At Sundilla," Dave Potts [Looking Up, 1/12] (19)
        "Avery Taylor"
        "Hard To Say"
 37: "Nobody Knows You," Steep Canyon Rangers [Rounder, 4/12] (19)
        "Nobody Knows You"
        "Rescue Me"
 40: "Best Day," Dala [Compass, 5/12] (18)
        "Life On Earth"
        "Best Day"
 40: "Dear Calamity Jane," Dear Calamity Jane [South Hand, 1/12] (18)
        "You Are"
        "Boy And A Girl"
 40: "Doc Watson On Stage," Doc Watson Featuring Merle Watson [Vanguard, 1971] (18)
        "Deep River Blues"
 43: "At Gerdes Folk City," Doc Watson [Sugar Hill, 2001] (17)
        "Little Sadie"
        "Wagoner's Lad"
 43: "Evie Ladin Band," Evie Ladin Band [Evil Diane, 4/12] (17)
        "Dime Store Glasses"
        "Got You On My Mind"
 43: "Light In The Sky," Red Molly [redmolly.com, 10/11] (17)
        "Your Long Journey"
 43: "New Kind Of Lonely," I See Hawks In L. A. [Western Seeds, 2/12] (17)
        "I Fell In Love With The Grateful Dead"
        "Bohemian Highway"
 43: "Take Me Back," Karl Shiflett And Big Country Show [Pinecastle, new] (17)
        "Take Me Back To Tulsa"
        "Mama Don't Allow"
 43: "Third Generation Blues," Doc And Richard Watson [Sugar Hill, 1999] (17)
        "Columbus Stockade Blues"
 43: "Voice Of Ages," The Chieftains [Hear, 2/12] (17)
        "When The Ship Comes In"
 50: "All Fall Down," Shawn Colvin [Nonesuch, new] (16)
        "American Jerusalem"
        "All Fall Down"
 50: "Andrew And Noah Band," Andrew And Noah Band [Great Bear, 5/12] (16)
        "Buy For Me The Rain"
 50: "The Boy From Beaumont," Cris Cuddy [Self, new] (16)
        "The Boy From Beaumont"
 50: "Delicate Cages," Jon Brooks [jonbrooks.ca, 9/11] (16)
        "Because We're Free"
        "Fort McMurray"
 50: "Hickory," Mariel Vandersteel [marielvandersteel.com, 3/12] (16)
        "Sitting On The Ridge"
        "3 Forks Of The Cumberland"
 50: "A Passing Glimpse," Pharis And Jason Romero [Lula, 7/11] (16)
        "Dad's Song"
 56: "Deeper In The Well," Eric Bibb [Stony Plain, 3/12] (15)
        "Boll Weevil"
        "Every Wind In The River"
 56: "Jubilee," Marley's Ghost [Sage Arts, new] (15)
        "Hank And Audrey"
        "Unwed Fathers"
 56: "Makin' Our House A Honkytonk," Rachel Harrington [Skinny Dennis, new] (15)
        "Makin' Our House A Honky Tonk"
 56: "Sunday Never Comes," Jackstraw [jackstraw.net, 12/11] (15)
        "May The Twain Ne'er Meet Randy The Rambler"
 56: "Tilt-A-Whirl," Drew Nelson [Red House, 2/12] (15)
        "Hallelujah Morning"
        "Lessons"
 61: "A Better Place," Detour [Bluegrass Ahead, 5/12] (14)
        "I've Just Seen The Rock Of Ages"
        "I'll Go Stepping, Too"
 61: "I Carry All I Own," Caroline Doctorow [Narrow Lane, 3/12] (14)
        "Northfield"
        "Prairie In The Sky"
 61: "An Island Out Of Time," Molasses Creek [Soundside, 2/12] (14)
        "Here Comes Rose"
 61: "Little Five Points," Annie Gallup [Waterbug, 5/12] (14)
        "Girl In The Ruins"
        "Lester William Polsfuss"
 61: "Live At The Red Shack," Eric Taylor [Blue Ruby, 1/12] (14)
        "Dollar Matinee"
        "Tractor Song"
 61: "Rhubarb Trees," Anne Hills And David Roth [Wind River, 11/11] (14)
        "I Stand For Love"
        "Spring From Darkness Into Light"
 61: "Spark And Whisper," Spark And Whisper [Self, 4/11] (14)
        "Dark And Wild"
        "Once"
 68: "Broadsides," Atomic Duo [theconnextion.com/atomicduo/, 3/12] (13)
        "Company Man Is Not Our Friend"
 68: "Hello Mr. Death And Other Love Songs," David Hawkins [Self, new] (13)
        "Hello Mr. Death"
        "How Long"
 68: "Intrepid," Jim Hurst [Nn Guido, 2/12] (13)
        "Long And Lonesome Old Freight Train"
 68: "Joy Ride," Lisa Haley And The Zydekats [Blue Fiddle, new] (13)
        "Acadian Driftwood"
 68: "Kin: Songs By Mary Karr And Rodney Crowell," Rodney Crowell [Vanguard, new] (13)
        "Anything But Tame"
 68: "Ronny, Rad And Karen," Ronny Cox [Groove House, 5/12] (13)
        "Dadgummit"
 68: "This Land: Woody Guthrie's America," John McCutcheon [Appalsongs, 11/11] (13)
        "Biggest Thing That Man Has Ever Done"
 68: "Tif Ginn," Tif Ginn [Self, new] (13)
        "Better Half"
 68: "Watson Country," Doc And Merle Watson [Flying Fish, 1996] (13)
        "Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar"


TOP SONGS OF JUNE 2012
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12284 airplays from 143 different DJs

1. "Hills Of My Home" (16)
        by The Honey Dewdrops
        from "Silver Lining"
2. "Things Have Changed" (15)
        by Grant Peeples
        from "Prior Convictions"
3. "Deep River Blues" (12)
        by Doc Watson
        from "The Vanguard Years"
3. "Silver Lining" (12)
        by The Honey Dewdrops
        from "Silver Lining"
5. "Black Mountain Rag" (11)
        by Doc Watson
        from "The Vanguard Years"
5. "Come On Up To The House" (11)
        by Willie Nelson
        from "Heroes"
5. "Graceland" (11)
        by Paul Simon
        from "Graceland"
5. "Hundred Dollar Valentine" (11)
        by Chris Smither
        from "Hundred Dollar Valentine"
9. "Father's Day" (10)
        by Johnsmith
        from "Gravity Of Grace"
9. "A Hundred Years From Now" (10)
        by Neal And Leandra
        from "A Hundred Years From Now"
9. "Just Breathe" (10)
        by Willie Nelson
        from "Heroes"
9. "Let Me Sing" (10)
        by The Honey Dewdrops
        from "Silver Lining"
9. "One Kind Word" (10)
        by The Honey Dewdrops
        from "Silver Lining"
9. "Red Clay After Rain" (10)
        by Kate Campbell
        from "1000 Pound Machine"
9. "Walk 5 Miles" (10)
        by Louise Taylor
        from "Tangerine"
16. "Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes" (9)
        by Paul Simon
        from "Graceland"
16. "Goodnight, Lady" (9)
        by Coyote Grace
        from "Now Take Flight"
16. "Hold On" (9)
        by Pesky J. Nixon
        from "Red Ducks"
16. "Transcendental Reunion" (9)
        by Mary Chapin Carpenter
        from "Ashes And Roses"
16. "What They Say" (9)
        by Chris Smither
        from "Hundred Dollar Valentine"
16. "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere" (9)
        by Pesky J. Nixon
        from "Red Ducks"
22. "Birds Of The Borderland" (8)
        by The Stray Birds
        from "Borderland"
22. "Breaking Like The Sun" (8)
        by The Steel Wheels
        from "Lay Down, Lay Low"
22. "Father's Day" (8)
        by Jonathan Byrd
        from "Cackalack"
22. "Follow The Drinking Gourd" (8)
        by Bill Evans
        from "In Good Company"
22. "Happiness" (8)
        by The Honey Dewdrops
        from "Silver Lining"
22. "My Old Man" (8)
        by Steve Goodman
        from "No Big Surprise"
        also "Say It In Private"
22. "Road To Damascus" (8)
        by Grant Peeples
        from "Prior Convictions"
22. "Soul Companion" (8)
        by Mary Chapin Carpenter
        from "Ashes And Roses"
22. "Stars Are Shining" (8)
        by Hardin Burns
        from "Lounge"
22. "Summer Child" (8)
        by Dar Williams
        from "In The Time Of Gods"
22. "Tennessee Stud" (8)
        by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band And Friends
        from "Will The Circle Be Unbroken"
22. "These Days" (8)
        by Penny Nichols
        from "Colors of the Sun: the early songs of Jackson Browne"
22. "Wagon Wheel" (8)
        by Pesky J. Nixon
        from "Red Ducks"
22. "What To Keep And What To Throw Away" (8)
        by Mary Chapin Carpenter
        from "Ashes And Roses"


TOP ARTISTS OF JUNE 2012
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12284 airplays from 143 different DJs

1. Doc Watson
2. The Honey Dewdrops
3. Doc Watson And David Holt
4. Doc And Merle Watson
5. Chris Smither
6. Mary Chapin Carpenter
7. Willie Nelson
8. Bill Evans
9. Grant Peeples
9. The Hard Road Trio
11. Coyote Grace
12. John McCutcheon
12. Paul Simon
12. Pesky J. Nixon
15. Dar Williams
15. Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem
17. Bob Dylan
17. The Steel Wheels
19. Loudon Wainwright III
19. Nanci Griffith
19. Rafe And Clelia Stefanini
22. Two Man Gentlemen Band
23. Antje Duvekot
24. Carolina Chocolate Drops
24. The Stray Birds
26. Bethel Steele
27. Darrell Scott
27. Kate Campbell
29. Louise Taylor
30. The Chieftains
30. Le Vent Du Nord
30. Neal And Leandra
30. Peter Mulvey
34. Red Molly
34. Richard Shindell
36. Brother Sun
36. Rachel Harrington
38. Cris Cuddy
38. Greg Brown
38. Hardin Burns
38. Shawn Colvin


TOP LABELS OF JUNE 2012
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12284 airplays from 143 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Sugar Hill
3. Red House
4. Signature
5. Vanguard
6. Compass
7. Columbia
8. Legacy
9. Nonesuch
10. Borealis
11. Flying Fish
12. Appleseed
13. Waterbug
14. Capitol
15. Smithsonian/Folkways
16. Warner
17. Native And Fine
18. Philo
18. Rural Rhythm
20. Rebel
21. Reprise
21. Rhino
23. Mile After Mile
24. Greentrax
25. Bear Family
25. Howdy Skies
27. Razor And Tie
27. Shanachie
29. Zoe
30. Hell No
30. Old Willow Tree
32. Bloodshot
32. Green Linnet
32. New West
35. Trespass
35. Wind River
37. Ithaca
37. Sony
37. Stony Plain
40. Folk-Legacy


FOLK DJs - JUNE 2012
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12284 airplays from 143 different DJs

Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Allan Nelson (BBC, U.K.)
Allison Brown (CJAM-FM, ON)
Andrew Doerr (KCSB-FM, CA)
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)
Bob Gregory (WRFL-FM, KY)
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)
Chrisana McGill (WSPN-FM, NY)
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)
Denis McKay (VOX-FM, Australia)
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)
Ed Mellnik (KZME-FM, OR)
Frank Gosar (KLCC-FM, OR)
Frank Hoppe (KCSN-FM, CA)
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)
Greg Schatzmann (CJLX-FM, ON)
Hansjoerg Malonek (ISW-FM, Germany)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
Henry Hallett (KXCI-FM, AZ)
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 C. Falstaff (WRFG-FM, GA)
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)
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)
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)
Maggie Ferguson (WXOU-FM, MI)
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 Stock (WLRN-FM, FL)
Mike Flynn (KUAF-FM & syndicated, AR)
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 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 & syndicated, IL)
Richard Gillmann (KBCS-FM, WA)
Richard Gordon (WNHU-FM, CT)
Richard Howard (KZMU-FM, UT)
Robert Resnik (VPR, VT)
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 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 Fatseas (2MCE-FM, Australia)
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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