Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of June 2016 (with DJ list)

TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS OF JUNE 2016
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 12945 airplays from 140 different DJs

  1: "Good Days a Comin," Ivas John [Right Side Up, 6/16] (85)
        "Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound"
        "Goin' Back To Arkansas"
        "Dark As A Dungeon"
        "Payday Boogie"
  2: "Undercurrent," Sarah Jarosz [Sugar Hill, new] (83)
        "Early Morning Light"
        "Take Another Turn"
        "Comin' Undone"
        "Everything To Hide"
  3: "Pete, Woody & Me - Volume I: Keep The Flame Alive," Spook Handy [Akashic, 6/16] (80)
        "Banks Of Marble"
        "Vote"
        "My Rainbow Race"
        "Keep The Flame Alive"
  4: "Colvin And Earle," Shawn Colvin And Steve Earle [Fantasy, 6/16] (74)
        "You Were On My Mind"
        "Ruby Tuesday"
        "Tell Moses"
        "Happy And Free"
        "Raise The Dead"
  5: "Say That Now," Ana Egge And The Sentimentals [Grace, 6/16] (63)
        "Promises To Break"
        "Falling, Falling, Falling"
        "Cheaters And Deceivers"
        "Still Waters Run Deep"
  6: "Mud And Apples," Lucy Wainwright Roche And Suzzy Roche [Bunny, 5/16] (60)
        "Both Sides Now"
        "Bleecker Street"
        "Melancholy Ways"
  7: "Lift," Dave Gunning [Wee House, 7/15] (58)
        "Sing It Louder"
        "Tractor"
        "Alberta Gold"
        "They Don't Do That No More"
  7: "Red Grass," Ilya Toshinskiy [Hadley, 5/16] (58)
        "Red Grass"
        "Train Station"
        "At The End Of The Day"
        "Country Morning"
  9: "American Landscape," Dave Murphy [davemurphy.net, 5/16] (49)
        "Miss The Bus"
        "Fading Taillights"
        "Brooklyn Street"
  9: "Once Upon A Different Time," Jaime Michaels [Frumdahart, 6/16] (49)
        "Once Upon A Different Time"
        "Warming"
        "Circling Around"
        "No Paddle Wheel"
        "Singing For My Supper"
 11: "Broke In Brooklyn," Millpond Moon [Tikopia, 2012] (47)
        "Barbed Wire"
        "Broke In Brooklyn"
        "Blowin' In The Wind"
 12: "Spring Tide," Beth Wood [Self, 6/16] (46)
        "Paper Kites"
        "California"
        "Long White Gown"
 12: "Stranger To Stranger," Paul Simon [Concord, 5/16] (46)
        "Wristband"
        "Insomniac's Lullaby"
        "Proof Of Love"
        "Werewolf"
 14: "Weights And Wings," Brother Sun [brothersun.com, 4/16] (45)
        "Mary Don't You Weep And Moan"
        "Mighty Mighty River"
        "Mighty Long Way"
 15: "Nine Pin," Kaia Kater [Kingswood, 5/16] (43)
        "Saint Elizabeth"
        "Hangman's Reel"
        "Little Pink"
 15: "The More I Learn," Bryan Sutton [Sugar Hill, 6/16] (43)
        "Walkin' Across This Land"
        "Arkansas Traveller"
        "Backwater Blues"
 17: "Jump The Fire," Evie Ladin Band [Evil Diane, 5/16] (41)
        "Have It All"
        "Heat Of The Day"
        "Ease On Down"
 18: "Deep Waters," The Lonely Heartstring Band [Rounder, 6/16] (40)
        "Deep Waters"
        "Graceland"
        "If I Had A Hammer"
 19: "Storyman," Sam Bush [Sugar Hill, new] (39)
        "Play By Your Own Rules"
        "Handmics Killed Country Music"
        "Transcendental Meditation Blues"
 20: "Crowes Pasture," Crowes Pasture [Self, 5/16] (38)
        "Song To Woody"
        "Naive Melody"
        "Best Believe"
 20: "Flight," Coty Hogue [Perpetual Hoedown, 5/16] (38)
        "Poor Ellen Smith"
        "Pretty Bird"
        "Sweet Sebastian"
 22: "Weight Of The World," Western Centuries [Free Dirt, 6/16] (37)
        "Philosophers And Fools"
        "Weight Of The World"
        "What Will They Say About Us Now?"
 23: "Here I Am," Rebekah Long [LUK, 5/16] (36)
        "Hairpin Hattie"
        "Ain't Life Sweet"
        "Here I Am"
 24: "The Pilot And The Flying Machine," Ben Bedford [Waterbug, 4/16] (32)
        "Pilot And The Flying Machine, Part 1"
        "Fox"
 24: "Sunny Jim," James Gordon [Borealis, new] (32)
        "Change Train"
        "Frobisher Bay"
        "Moon In The Man"
 26: "Bright Star: Original Broadway Cast Recording," Various Artists [Razor And Tie, new] (30)
        "Asheville," Carmen Cusack And Cast Ensemble
        "If You Knew My Story," Carmen Cusack And Bright Star Original Broadway Company
        "Sun Is Gonna Shine," Bright Star Original Broadway Cast
 27: "All These Years," Solas [THL, 2/16] (28)
        "Little Bird Of Heaven"
        "Standing On The Shore"
 27: "My Father's Shoulders," David Maloney [Pelican, new] (28)
        "My Father's Shoulders"
        "Don't Think Twice Revisited"
        "His Irish Heart"
 27: "My Lucky Stars," Arnie Naiman [Merriweather, 5/16] (28)
        "Catch Of The Day"
        "Mystery"
        "Playin' Jane"
 30: "Calla's Waltz," Jed Marum [Boston Road, 3/16] (27)
        "Loch Tay Boat Song"
        "Even As I Ramble"
 31: "Feels Like Home (EP)," Mary Beth Cross [Self, 5/16] (26)
        "Shady Grove"
        "Kathy's Song"
        "Long Long Time"
 32: "Laissez Courir Les Chiens," Yves Lambert Trio [Pruche Libre, 5/16] (25)
        "Dans Le Bayou St-Laurent"
        "Air De La Famille Lizotte / Hommage A M. Laframboise"
 32: "National Parks Centennial Songs EP," Gigi Love [Self, new] (25)
        "Yosemite Gold"
        "Shenandoah Blues"
        "Blueberry Kisses In Acadia"
 34: "Ladies And Gentlemen," Infamous Stringdusters [Compass, 1/16] (24)
        "Run To Heaven"
        "I Believe"
 34: "One Of These Days," The Regulators [Self, 3/16] (24)
        "Dancing Alone"
        "Ice Jam"
 34: "Red Shoes," Roosevelt Dime [Self, 6/16] (24)
        "Pass It On"
        "Red Shoes"
        "Wealth Addict"
 34: "Still The Birds," Darryl Purpose [Blue Rock, 5/16] (24)
        "Birds"
        "Meaning Of My Love"
 38: "Dark Horse Days," Donal Hinely [Atom, 2/16] (23)
        "If"
        "Barn Wood"
 38: "Keepsake," Gathering Time [Treble-G, 3/16] (23)
        "Silver Star"
        "Battles That I've Won"
 40: "Chaim Tannenbaum," Chaim Tannenbaum [StorySound, 5/16] (22)
        "Ain't No More Cane On The Brazos"
        "Farther Along"
 40: "Couchville Sessions," Darrell Scott [Full Light, 5/16] (22)
        "Love Is The Reason"
        "Down To The River"
 40: "In Her Dream," Julie Parisi Kirby [Jaiya, 9/15] (22)
        "Everything You See"
        "When I Was A Fair Maid"
 40: "O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack," Various Artists [Mercury, 2000] (22)
        "O Death," Ralph Stanley
        "Angel Band," Stanley Brothers
 40: "Old Songs For Modern Folk," Vincent Cross [Rescue Dog, 4/16] (22)
        "Going Down That Road"
        "As The Crow Flies"
 40: "Young In All The Wrong Ways," Sara Watkins [New West, new] (22)
        "One Last Time"
        "Say So"
 46: "These American Blues," Levi Parham [Music Road, new] (21)
        "These American Blues"
        "Steal Me"
 46: "The Things That We Are Made Of," Mary Chapin Carpenter [Lambent Light, 5/16] (21)
        "Blue Distance"
        "Something Tamed Something Wild"
 46: "Trail Of Tales," The Bills [Borealis, 3/16] (21)
        "Wonders I've Seen"
        "Happy Be"
 49: "American Tunes," Allen Toussaint [Nonesuch, new] (19)
        "American Tune"
        "Rocks In My Bed"
 49: "Daughters," Mollie O'Brien And Rich Moore [Remington Road, new] (19)
        "I Don't Wanna Grow Up"
        "Trouble"
 49: "The Deep Hollow," The Deep Hollow [thedeephollow.com, 4/16] (19)
        "Beginning And The End"
 49: "Excellent Day," Lizanne Knott [Proper, 4/16] (19)
        "Lay My Burden Down"
        "Someday Love"
 49: "Roots," Andrew Finn Magill [Self, new] (19)
        "Jigs: Don't Touch That Green Linnet/Dancing Eyes/ The Humors Of Cavan"
        "Miss McDonald's / The Siesta"
 49: "Sister Sadie," Sister Sadie [Pinecastle, 6/16] (19)
        "Don't Tell Me Stories"
        "Unholy Water"
 49: "Sometimes I Feel Too Much," Cosy Sheridan [cosysheridan.com, 3/16] (19)
        "Woody Guthrie Watch Over Me"
        "Eurydice Goodnight"
 56: "Furthermore…," Larry Kaplan [Folk-Legacy, new] (18)
        "Little Tune And A Simple Rhyme"
        "Fishing Hole"
 56: "Dori Freeman," Dori Freeman [Free Dirt, 2/16] (18)
        "Ain't Nobody"
        "You Say"
 56: "Empty Train," David Francey [Laker, 2/16] (18)
        "Blue Girl"
        "Fool"
 56: "Rattle Your Bones," The Haunted Windchimes [Blank Tape, 5/16] (18)
        "Everybody's Talking"
        "River Song"
 56: "We Are Welcomed," Sally Rogers And Claudia Schmidt [Pragmavision, new] (18)
        "Cool Of The Day"
        "Love Call Me Home"
 61: "Blue Skies," Mountain Heart [Compass, 5/16] (17)
        "Bad Grounds"
        "No One To Listen"
 61: "I Shook The Tree," Karen Savoca [Alcove, 4/16] (17)
        "I Shook The Tree"
        "It's Gonna Be Alright"
 61: "These Hills," Irene Kelley [Mountain Fever, new] (17)
        "Before You Call Me Home"
 64: "Trail," Jimmy LaFave [Music Road, new] (16)
        "Tomorrow Is A Long Time"
 64: "Uncovering," Sloan Wainwright [Self, 10/15] (16)
        "Something So Right"
        "Dear George"
 66: "Alchemy," Laura Oden [Self, 2013] (15)
        "One Tattoo Girl"
 66: "Color Wheel," Jenai Huff [Self, new] (15)
        "What's Going On"
 66: "The Country Blues," Rob Ickes And Trey Hensley [Compass, new] (15)
        "Friend Of The Devil"
        "Ballad Of A Well Known Gun"
 66: "Family Friends And Heroes," Frank Solivan [Compass, 3/16] (15)
        "I Still Miss Someone"
 66: "Fine Bloom," Free The Honey [freethehoney.com, 9/15] (15)
        "Honey Blues"
 66: "The K.O.A. Tapes (Vol. 1)," Kate Campbell [Large River, 1/16] (15)
        "From Galway To Graceland"
 66: "Paths That Wind," The Paul McKenna Band [paulmckennaband.com, 4/16] (15)
        "Dream"
 66: "Sing Me Home," Yo-Yo Ma And The Silk Road Ensemble [Masterworks, 4/16] (15)
        "Going Home"
 66: "Some Notion Or Novelty," Thomas Hine [Thm, 3/16] (15)
        "Before The Sun Rises"
        "Just Like Juan Ortiz"
 66: "Square Peg," Marci Geller [marcigeller.com, 12/15] (15)
        "Only Love Matters"
        "Forgotten Dreams"
 66: "Worth The Wait," Goodbye Blue [Wondermore, 3/16] (15)
        "Another One On The Way"
        "Light The Way"


TOP SONGS OF JUNE 2016
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 12945 airplays from 140 different DJs

1. "Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound" (19)
        by Ivas John
        from "Good Days a Comin"
1. "Early Morning Light" (19)
        by Sarah Jarosz
        from "Undercurrent"
3. "Banks Of Marble" (17)
        by Spook Handy
        from "Pete, Woody & Me - Volume I: Keep The Flame Alive"
3. "Promises To Break" (17)
        by Ana Egge And The Sentimentals
        from "Say That Now"
5. "Sing It Louder" (15)
        by Dave Gunning
        from "Lift"
5. "You Were On My Mind" (15)
        by Shawn Colvin And Steve Earle
        from "Colvin And Earle"
7. "Barbed Wire" (14)
        by Millpond Moon
        from "Broke In Brooklyn"
7. "Goin' Back To Arkansas" (14)
        by Ivas John
        from "Good Days a Comin"
9. "Both Sides Now" (13)
        by Lucy Wainwright Roche And Suzzy Roche
        from "Mud And Apples"
9. "Red Grass" (13)
        by Ilya Toshinskiy
        from "Red Grass"
9. "Take Another Turn" (13)
        by Sarah Jarosz
        from "Undercurrent"
9. "Yosemite Gold" (13)
        by Gigi Love
        from "National Parks Centennial Ep"
13. "Miss The Bus" (12)
        by Dave Murphy
        from "American Landscape"
13. "Ruby Tuesday" (12)
        by Shawn Colvin And Steve Earle
        from "Colvin And Earle"
13. "Shady Grove" (12)
        by Mary Beth Cross
        from "Feels Like Home (EP)"
13. "Vote" (12)
        by Spook Handy
        from "Pete, Woody & Me - Volume I: Keep The Flame Alive"
17. "Bleecker Street" (11)
        by Lucy Wainwright Roche And Suzzy Roche
        from "Mud And Apples"
17. "Mary Don't You Weep And Moan" (11)
        by Brother Sun
        from "Weights And Wings"
17. "O Death" (11)
        by Ralph Stanley
        from "O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack"
17. "Play By Your Own Rules" (11)
        by Sam Bush
        from "Storyman"
21. "California" (10)
        by Beth Wood
        from "Spring Tide"
21. "Dark As A Dungeon" (10)
        by Ivas John
        from "Good Days a Comin"
21. "Muhammad Ali" (10)
        by Tom Russell
        from "Modern Art"
21. "Paper Kites" (10)
        by Beth Wood
        from "Spring Tide"
21. "Pilot And The Flying Machine, Part 1" (10)
        by Ben Bedford
        from "The Pilot And The Flying Machine"
21. "Tell Moses" (10)
        by Shawn Colvin And Steve Earle
        from "Colvin And Earle"
21. "Train Station" (10)
        by Ilya Toshinskiy
        from "Red Grass"


TOP ARTISTS OF JUNE 2016
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 12945 airplays from 140 different DJs

1. Sarah Jarosz
2. Ivas John
3. Spook Handy
4. Shawn Colvin And Steve Earle
5. Fairport Convention
6. Ana Egge And The Sentimentals
7. Lucy Wainwright Roche And Suzzy Roche
8. Ralph Stanley
9. Dave Gunning
9. Ilya Toshinskiy
11. Brother Sun
12. Paul Simon
13. Dave Murphy
13. Kaia Kater
15. Jaime Michaels
16. Beth Wood
16. Ralph Stanley And The Clinch Mountain Boys
18. Evie Ladin
18. Millpond Moon
20. Bob Dylan
21. Bryan Sutton
22. The Lonely Heartstring Band
23. Coty Hogue
23. Sam Bush
23. Western Centuries
26. Guy Clark
27. Crowes Pasture
28. Rebekah Long
29. James Gordon
29. Mary Beth Cross
29. Stanley Brothers
32. Ben Bedford
33. Darrell Scott
33. Solas
35. Yves Lambert Trio
36. Mary Chapin Carpenter
36. Tom Russell
38. Infamous Stringdusters
38. Jed Marum
40. Arnie Naiman
40. Darryl Purpose
40. David Francey
40. David Maloney
40. Pharis And Jason Romero


TOP LABELS OF JUNE 2016
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 12945 airplays from 140 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Sugar Hill
3. Compass
4. Rebel
5. Red House
6. Columbia
7. Akashic
7. Borealis
9. Waterbug
10. Fantasy
10. Hadley
12. Concord
13. Green Linnet
14. New West
15. Free Dirt
16. Folk-Legacy
16. Pinecastle
16. Sony
19. Grace
19. Rhino
19. Smithsonian/Folkways
22. Topic
23. Kingswood
23. Signature
25. Music Road
25. Nonesuch
27. Right Side Up
28. Warner
29. Mountain Fever
30. Luk
30. Yep Roc
32. Capitol
33. Philo
34. Full Light
35. Mountain Home
36. Alligator
37. Flying Fish
37. Razor And Tie
39. Arc
39. La Pruche Libre
39. Vanguard


FOLK DJs - JUNE 2016
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 12945 airplays from 140 different DJs

Abby Parks (WLJS-FM, AL)
Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Alan Hossack (94.7 The Pulse, Australia)
Allan Nelson (BBC, U.K.)
Amanda Lynn Stubley (CHRW-FM, ON)
Amy & Travis Luncan (WYSO-FM, OH)
Andrew Antipin (WPRB-FM, NJ)
Angela Page (WJFF-FM, NY)
Annette Kastner & Ryan Marley Grant (WTJU-FM, VA)
Annie Keville (WVBR-FM, NY)
Art Menius (WCOM-FM, NC)
Arthur Berman (CiTR-FM, BC)
Arthur Dean (WCNI-FM, CT)
Artie Martello (mostlyfolk.org, NY)
Bettie Carlson (WCUW-FM, MA)
Bill Hahn (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Bill Revill (WESU-FM, CT)
Bill Stuart (WFIT-FM, FL)
Bill Wagman (KDVS-FM, CA)
Bob Heyer (WWOV-FM, WV)
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)
Carolyn VandeWiele (WFHB-FM, IN)
Charlie Backfish (WUSB-FM, NY)
Cheryl Prashker (WDVR-FM, NJ)
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 Murphy (acousticoutpost.com, NH)
Darla Novak (KZFR-FM, CA)
Darwin Davidson (WERU-FM, ME)
Dave Hardy (djsleepy.com, MA)
David John (KTRU-FM, TX)
David Sears (WBGU-FM, OH)
Dennis & Judy Cook (WOBC-FM, OH)
Dennis Brunnenmeyer (KVMR-FM, CA)
Devin Adams (WYSO-FM, OH)
Diane Crowe (WMCB-FM, MA)
Diane Karl (KBOO-FM etc, OR)
Dick Hermans (WHDD-FM, CT)
Don Jacobson (KBOO-FM, OR)
Ed Mellnik (KBOO-FM, OR)
Fred Frawley (WMPG-FN, ME)
Gail Comfort (cmrnashville.com, MB)
Gerd Stassen (EVW, Germany)
Gerry Goodfriend (CKUT-FM, QC)
Greg Schatzmann (CJLX-FM, ON)
Hansjoerg Malonek (ISW-FM, Germany)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
Ian Zolitor (WXPN-FM, PA)
Jan Hall (CFRU-FM, ON)
Jared Ingersol (sweetharmony.fm, IA)
Jean Geiger (KBCS-FM, WA)
Jeff Robson (CJUM-FM, MB)
Jeff Zolitor (KNYO-FM, CA)
Jenny Flux (2AIR-FM, Australia)
Jeremy Butler (WUAL-FM & APR, AL)
Jim Canales (WWSP-FM, WI)
Jim Fisher (WGCS-FM, IN)
Jim Marino (CFMU-FM, ON)
Jim Rogers (WIUP-FM, PA)
Joe Pszonek (WMSC-FM & radiohowhere903.com, NJ)
John & Maureen Rumsey (KVMR-FM, CA)
John Mazza (WNHU-FM, CT)
John Patterson (WXPI-FM, PA)
John Platt (WFUV-FM, NY)
John Sillberg (CKOL-FM, ON)
John Weingart (WPRB-FM, NJ)
Johnny Bazzano (KRCB-FM, CA)
Jon 'Chip' Colcord (WSCS-FM, NH)
Jon Kiger (WRFG-FM, GA)
Jon Stein (WTBQ-AM, NY)
Juergen Kramer (ZuSa, Germany)
Justin Helmer (KVSC-FM, MN)
Karen Rakos (KEUL-FM, AK)
Kate McNally (NHPR, NH)
Kelly Walker (Troy Public Radio, AL)
Ken Batista (WYEP-FM, PA)
Ken Nagelberg (WHYR-FM, LA)
Kevin Elliott (WEFT-FM, IL)
Larry Hillberg (KVMR-FM, CA)
Larry Hoyt (WAER-FM, NY)
Laurie DesJardins (KVMR-FM, CA)
Len Holton (KUAR-FM, AR)
Leonard Epstein (KRFC-FM, CO)
Linda Fahey (WKSU & syndicated, OH)
Lyle D. Skinner (CJUM-FM, MB)
Mara Noelle (KVMR-FM & KFOK-LP, CA)
Mark Michaelis (WGDR-FM, VT)
Mark Tobler (WTUL-FM, LA)
Mary Cliff (WERA-LP, VA)
Menachem Vinegrad (Upper Galilee-FM, Israel)
Michael Alzo (WSLU-FM, NY)
Michael Benson (WPKN-FM & WESU-FM, CT)
Michael Kane (WBRS-FM, MA)
Michael Stock (WLRN-FM, FL)
Michelle Drackett-Smisek (WJCU-FM, OH)
Mike Flynn (KUAF-FM & syndicated, AR)
Mitch Park (Kidnappers, New Zealand)
Naomi Soule and Terry Moses (KCLC-FM, MO)
Nick Barr (WAMC-FM, NY)
Norm Mast (WVPE-FM, IN)
Paul Hartman (WTMD-FM, MD)
Paul Hefti (live365.com, CA)
Paul Stamler (KDHX-FM, MO)
Peter Fraissinet (WVBR-FM, NY)
Peter Kernast (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Peter Thompson (KALW-FM, CA)
Ray Baumler (WRUR-FM & WITH-FM, NY)
Rich Warren (WFMT-FM & syndicated, IL)
Richard Gordon (WVUD-FM, DE)
Richard Howard (KZMU-FM, UT)
Rik James (KGLT-FM, MT)
Rob Thurlow (KRFC-FM, CO)
Robert Resnik (VPR, VT)
Ron Olesko (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Roz Larman (KPFK-FM & syndicated, CA)
Sadie Damascus (KGGV-FM, CA)
Scott Aycock (KWGS-FM, OK)
Simon Dillon (Phoenix FM, Australia)
Sonny Ochs (WIOX-FM, NY)
Steve Brockway (KRFC-FM, CO)
Steve Edge (CITR-FM, BC)
Steve Harris (KCMJ-FM, CO)
Stu Weaver (WFCF-FM, FL)
Sue Kessell (WNUR-FM, IL)
Susan Forbes Hansen (WHUS-FM & WWUH-FM, CT)
Susi Lanagan (PBS-FM, Australia)
Taylor Caffery (WRKF-FM, LA)
Terry Fatseas (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Todd Tyson (The Point-FM, VT)
Tom Druckenmiller (WDIY-FM & syndicated, PA)
Tom Funk (KGLP-FM, NM)
Wanda Fischer (WAMC & syndicated, NY)
Wayne Greene (live365.com, LA)


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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