TOP ALBUMS OF March 2007

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13865 airplays from 153 different DJs

  1: "Over The Hills," Lucy Kaplansky [Red House, 3/07] (73)
        "Manhattan Moon"
        "Amelia"
        "Someday Soon"
        "Gift"
        "Today's The Day"
  2: "Gospel Truth," Susan Werner [Sleeve Dog, 2/07] (70)
        "Heaven So Small"
        "Our Father"
        "Did Trouble Me"
        "Help Somebody"
  3: "Waterloo, Tennessee," Uncle Earl [Rounder, new] (68)
        "Black-Eyed Susie"
        "Last Goodbye"
        "Bony On The Isle Of St. Helena"
  4: "The Brightness," Anais Mitchell [Righteous Babe, 2/07] (58)
        "Your Fonder Heart"
        "Shenandoah"
        "Hobo's Lullaby"
        "Song Of The Magi"
  5: "Try Me One More Time," David Bromberg [Appleseed, 2/07] (57)
        "Try Me One More Time"
        "Shake Sugaree"
        "Big Road"
  6: "Stars In My Crown," Jorma Kaukonen [Red House, 2/07] (52)
        "Fur Peace Rag"
        "By The Rivers Of Babylon"
        "Come Back Baby"
        "There's A Table Sitting In Heaven"
  7: "Ricky Skaggs And Bruce Hornsby," Ricky Skaggs And Bruce Hornsby [Legacy, 2/07] (50)
        "Mandolin Rain"
        "Dreaded Spoon"
        "Stubb"
        "Across The Rocky Mountain"
  8: "Three Score And Ten," Peggy Seeger [Appleseed, 2/07] (47)
        "Different Therefore Equal"
        "First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"
        "Hangman"
  9: "Quartet," Peter Rowan And Tony Rice [Rounder, 1/07] (45)
        "Sunny Side Of The Mountain"
        "Dust Bowl Children"
        "Moonlight Midnight"
 10: "Folk Jazz Blues And Soul," Jory Nash [Thin Man, 2/07] (44)
        "Summer Hunter"
        "Goin' Down To Town"
        "Long Black Funeral Train"
 11: "The Banjo Monologues," Joel Mabus [Fossil, new] (40)
        "Cindy; Gerald And Jerald Lee"
        "Dragonfly"
        "Forward Looking Back"
 12: "The Calling," Mary Chapin Carpenter [Zoe, new] (39)
        "On With The Song"
        "Houston"
        "The Calling"
 12: "The Edge Of The World," Buddy Mondlock [Sparking Gap, new] (39)
        "Mud"
        "When I Was A Little Kid"
        "Birds"
 12: "Moonswept," The Roches [429, 2/07] (39)
        "Jesus Shaves"
        "Moonswept"
        "No Shoes"
        "Only You Know How"
 12: "West," Lucinda Williams [Lost Highway, 1/07] (39)
        "Are You Alright?"
        "Learning How To Live"
        "Mama You Sweet"
 16: "This Is The New That," Jonathan Byrd [Waterbug, 3/07] (38)
        "Cocaine Kid"
        "Amelia, My Dream"
        "Colleen"
 17: "Elana James," Elana James [Snarf, 2/07] (37)
        "20-4 Hours A Day"
        "Goodbye Liza Jane"
        "One More Night"
 18: "A Kinder Season," Eve Goldberg [Borealis, 1/07] (35)
        "Let Me Rise"
        "Been In The Storm So Long"
        "Choose Love"
 18: "Peacetime," Eddi Reader [Compass, 2/07] (35)
        "Peacetime"
        "Mary And The Soldier"
        "Muddy Water"
 20: "Children Running Through," Patty Griffin [ATO, 2/07] (34)
        "Stay On The Ride"
        "Trapeze"
        "Heavenly Day"
 21: "Slidin' Home," John Starling And Carolina Star [Rebel, 2/07] (33)
        "Willin"
        "Waitin' For A Train"
        "Cold Hard Business"
 22: "Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular," Tony Trischka [Rounder, 1/07] (32)
        "Fox On The Run"
        "Farewell Blues"
 22: "Wilderness Plots," Various Artists [Rosehill, new] (32)
        "Fruit," Tim Grimm
        "Biscuits And Butter," Tim Grimm
 24: "Gaining Wisdom," Donna Hughes [Rounder, 2/07] (31)
        "One More Time"
        "Scattered To The Wind"
        "Time After Time"
 24: "Viridian," The Greencards [Dualtone, 3/07] (31)
        "Shinin' In The Dark"
        "All The Way From Italy"
        "Su Prabhat"
 26: "Get On Board!," Kim And Reggie Harris [Appleseed, 1/07] (30)
        "Oh Mary, Don't You Weep"
        "One Little Step Towards Freedom"
 27: "Dona Got A Ramblin' Mind," Carolina Chocolate Drops [Music Maker, 2/07] (28)
        "Sourwood Mountain"
        "Starry Crown"
 27: "Firecracker," Wailin' Jennys [Red House, 6/06] (28)
        "Devil's Paintbrush Road"
        "Avila"
 27: "Leave The Light On," Chris Smither [Signature, 9/06] (28)
        "Leave The Light On"
        "Origin Of Species"
        "Diplomacy"
 27: "Shaken By A Low Sound," Crooked Still [Signature, 8/06] (28)
        "Ain't No Grave"
        "Can't You Hear Me Callin"
        "Come On In My Kitchen"
 31: "My Remembrance Of You," Diana Jones [Newsong, 3/06] (27)
        "My Remembrance Of You"
        "Pretty Girl"
 31: "We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions," Bruce Springsteen [Columbia, 4/06] (27)
        "Old Dan Tucker"
        "Erie Canal"
 31: "The West Was Burning," Martha Scanlan [Sugar Hill, 2/07] (27)
        "Seeds Of The Pine"
        "The West Was Burning"
        "10 Thousand Charms"
 34: "Fork In The Road," The Infamous Stringdusters [Sugar Hill, 2/07] (26)
        "Starry Night"
        "Poor Boy's Delight"
        "No More To Leave You Behind"
 34: "Migrations," The Duhks [Sugar Hill, 9/06] (26)
        "Ol' Cook Pot"
        "Turtle Dove"
        "Moses Don't Get Lost"
 34: "Storyhill," Storyhill [Red House, 2/07] (26)
        "Blazing Out Of Sight"
        "Give Up The Ghost"
        "Paradise Lost"
 37: "Small Potatoes Alive!," Small Potatoes [Self, new] (25)
        "Give Yourself To Love"
        "Roseville Fair"
 37: "Throw Down," Wilders [Rural Grit, 6/06] (25)
        "Honky Tonk Habit"
        "Belshazzar"
 39: "2006 Music To Life," Various Artists [Public Domain, new] (22)
        "Rosa," Amy Carol Webb
        "Travis John," Kate Power
 39: "An Ancient Muse," Loreena McKennitt [Verve, 11/06] (22)
        "Caravanserai"
        "English Ladye And The Knight"
 39: "Big Dream Boulevard," Antje Duvekot [Black Wolf, 5/06] (22)
        "Diamond On Your Hand"
        "South"
 42: "Mockingbird," Sally Spring [Sniffinpup, 5/06] (21)
        "Hickory Wind"
        "Take Me To The Water"
 43: "Land Of Milk And Honey," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, 2004] (20)
        "Peace Call"
        "Hiway 9"
 43: "Wild Bouquet," Burns Sisters Band [Ithaca, 9/06] (20)
        "Bring Them Home"
        "I Am A Patriot"
 45: "Strange Conversation," Kris Delmhorst [Signature, 6/06] (19)
        "Everything Is Music"
        "Sea Fever"
 46: "Long Steel Rail," Riley Baugus [Sugar Hill, 8/06] (18)
        "Willow Tree"
        "June Apple"
 46: "More Behind The Picture Than The Wall," Doyle Lawson And Quicksilver [Rounder, new] (18)
        "Mississippi River Let Your Water Flow"
        "Sadie's Got Her New Dress On"
 46: "Not Too Late," Norah Jones [Blue Note, 1/07] (18)
        "Little Room"
 46: "Revenants," Mad Agnes [Self, 1/07] (18)
        "Everything I Needed To Know About Love I Learned From My Dog"
        "Voyager"
 46: "The Trail Of Aching Hearts," Special Consensus [Pinecastle, new] (18)
        "I'd Like To Wander Back To The Old Home"
        "Down The Trail Of Aching Hearts"
 46: "Wanderer's Paean," Kim Beggs [Self, 12/06] (18)
        "Walking Down To The Station"
        "Lips Stained Red"
 52: "Diamond Days," Eric Bibb [Telarc, 1/07] (17)
        "Tall Cotton"
        "Buckets Of Rain"
 52: "Home To You," Po' Girl [Nettwerk, 2/07] (17)
        "Go On And Pass Me By"
        "Drive All Night"
 54: "Faulty Intelligence," Roy Zimmerman [Self, 10/06] (16)
        "Chickenhawk"
 54: "Flight Of Fancy," Crabtree And Mills [Free And Easy, 2/07] (16)
        "Flight Of Fancy"
        "Put Me First"
 54: "Gifts And Burdens," Holly O'Reilly [Self, new] (16)
        "One More Time"
        "Everybody Knows"
 54: "Golden West," Laurie Lewis And The Right Hands [Hightone, 9/06] (16)
        "Rank Stranger"
 54: "Heaven Here On Earth," Terry Kitchen [Urban Campfire, 1/07] (16)
        "Tip Your Waitress"
 54: "The Phenomenal Ruthie Foster," Ruthie Foster [Blue Corn, 2/07] (16)
        "Fruits Of My Labor"
        "Up Above My Head"
 54: "Riverside Battle Songs," Ollabelle [Verve Forecast, 8/06] (16)
        "High On A Mountain"
        "Heaven's Pearls"
 54: "Writing In The Margins," John Gorka [Red House, 7/06] (16)
        "Lockkeeper"
        "When You Sing"
 62: "The Drugs I Need," Austin Lounge Lizards [Blue Corn, 10/06] (15)
        "The Drugs I Need"
 62: "Long Night Moon," Catie Curtis [Compass, 8/06] (15)
        "People Look Around"
        "It's A Wonder"
 62: "Taking The Long Way," Dixie Chicks [Columbia, 5/06] (15)
        "Everybody Knows"
        "Not Ready To Make Nice"
 65: "Ballads And Barsongs," Iain Campbell Smith [Self, 10/06] (14)
        "Texas"
        "God Bless America"
 65: "The Calling," Wil Maring [Roan Pony, 2006] (14)
        "Black Snake Of The Sky"
 65: "Friends Of Old Time Music," Various Artists [Smithsonian/Folkways, 9/06] (14)
        "Coffee Blues," Mississippi John Hurt
 65: "My Name Is Buddy," Ry Cooder [Nonesuch, new] (14)
        "Suitcase In My Hand"
 65: "Never Been To Vegas," Red Molly [Self, 8/06] (14)
        "Long Gone Lonesome Blues"
 65: "Paradise Hotel," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, 2005] (14)
        "When You Walk On"
 65: "Right Of Passage," David Francey [Laker, new] (14)
        "Conversation"
        "Leaving Edmonton"
 65: "These Four Walls," Shawn Colvin [Nonesuch, 10/06] (14)
        "These 4 Walls"
 65: "Weightless," Greg Greenway [Sheen Of Heat, 9/06] (14)
        "What Must Be Done"
 65: "Yours Truly," Natalie MacMaster [Rounder, 10/06] (14)
        "Flea As A Bird"
        

TOP SONGS OF March 2007

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13865 airplays from 153 different DJs

1. "Manhattan Moon" (18)
        by Lucy Kaplansky
        from "Over The Hills"
2. "20-4 Hours A Day" (13)
        by Elana James
        from "Elana James"
3. "Heaven So Small" (12)
        by Susan Werner
        from "Gospel Truth"
3. "Try Me One More Time" (12)
        by David Bromberg
        from "Try Me One More Time"
5. "Black-Eyed Susie" (11)
        by Uncle Earl
        from "Waterloo, Tennessee"
5. "Fur Peace Rag" (11)
        by Jorma Kaukonen
        from "Stars In My Crown"
5. "Mandolin Rain" (11)
        by Ricky Skaggs And Bruce Hornsby
        from "Ricky Skaggs And Bruce Hornsby"
5. "Your Fonder Heart" (11)
        by Anais Mitchell
        from "The Brightness"
9. "Last Goodbye" (10)
        by Uncle Earl
        from "Waterloo, Tennessee"
9. "Our Father" (10)
        by Susan Werner
        from "Gospel Truth"
9. "Shenandoah" (10)
        by Anais Mitchell
        from "The Brightness"
9. "Summer Hunter" (10)
        by Jory Nash
        from "Folk Jazz Blues And Soul"
13. "Amelia" (9)
        by Lucy Kaplansky
        from "Over The Hills"
13. "Cocaine Kid" (9)
        by Jonathan Byrd
        from "This Is The New That"
13. "Dreaded Spoon" (9)
        by Ricky Skaggs And Bruce Hornsby
        from "Ricky Skaggs And Bruce Hornsby"
13. "Gift" (9)
        by Lucy Kaplansky
        from "Over The Hills"
13. "Hobo's Lullaby" (9)
        by Anais Mitchell
        from "The Brightness"
13. "Peace Call" (9)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Land Of Milk And Honey"
13. "Someday Soon" (9)
        by Lucy Kaplansky
        from "Over The Hills"
13. "Today's The Day" (9)
        by Lucy Kaplansky
        from "Over The Hills"
21. "By The Rivers Of Babylon" (8)
        by Jorma Kaukonen
        from "Stars In My Crown"
21. "Fox On The Run" (8)
        by Tony Trischka
        from "Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular"
21. "George W Told The Nation" (8)
        by Tom Paxton
        from "George W Told The Nation"
21. "How Long" (8)
        by Kenny White
        from "Never Like This"
21. "Let Me Rise" (8)
        by Eve Goldberg
        from "A Kinder Season"
21. "Mud" (8)
        by Buddy Mondlock
        from "The Edge Of The World"
21. "My Remembrance Of You" (8)
        by Diana Jones
        from "My Remembrance Of You"
21. "Over The Hills" (8)
        by Lucy Kaplansky
        from "Over The Hills"
21. "Waist Deep In The Big Muddy" (8)
        by Pete Seeger
        from "Essential Pete Seeger"

TOP ARTISTS OF March 2007

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13865 airplays from 153 different DJs

1. Lucy Kaplansky
2. Uncle Earl
3. Susan Werner
4. Peggy Seeger
5. Anais Mitchell
5. David Bromberg
7. Jorma Kaukonen
7. Ricky Skaggs And Bruce Hornsby
9. Lucinda Williams
10. Joel Mabus
11. Jory Nash
12. The Duhks
13. Johnny Cash
13. Tim O'Brien
15. Mary Chapin Carpenter
16. Eliza Gilkyson
16. Jonathan Byrd
16. Peter Rowan And Tony Rice
16. The Roches
20. Patty Griffin
21. Elana James
21. The Greencards
21. Wailin' Jennys
24. Bob Dylan
25. Buddy Mondlock
25. Small Potatoes
27. Eve Goldberg
27. Tom Paxton
29. Crooked Still
29. Pete Seeger
31. Chris Smither
32. Greg Brown
32. John Starling And Carolina Star
34. Eddi Reader
34. Kim And Reggie Harris
34. Nanci Griffith
34. Tim Grimm
38. Donna Hughes
38. Ry Cooder
40. Carolina Chocolate Drops
40. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
40. John Gorka

TOP LABELS OF March 2007

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13865 airplays from 153 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Red House
3. Sugar Hill
4. Compass
5. Columbia
6. Appleseed
7. Signature
8. Shanachie
9. Green Linnet
10. Waterbug
11. Flying Fish
12. Philo
13. Rebel
13. Vanguard
15. Borealis
16. Warner
17. Smithsonian/Folkways
18. Pinecastle
19. Sleeve Dog
20. Dualtone
21. Legacy
22. Rhino
23. Lost Highway
23. Nettwerk
25. Hightone
25. Thin Man
27. Zoe
28. Greentrax
28. RCA
30. Righteous Babe
31. Fossil
32. ATO
32. Reprise
34. MCA
34. Nonesuch
36. Capitol
37. Elektra
38. Alligator
38. Blue Corn
40. Wind River

FOLK DJs - March 2007

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13865 airplays from 153 different DJs

Abby Esty (XETRA, CA & Mexico)
Allan Nelson (BBC, U.K.)
Andrew Doerr (KCSB-FM, CA)
Angela Page (WJFF-FM, NY)
Annie Keville (WVBR-FM, NY)
Arthur Berman (CITR-FM, BC)
Arthur Dean (WCNI-FM, CT)
Arthur Elliott (4RED-FM, Australia)
Barry Parks (2HHH-FM, Australia)
Ben Sands (Clanrye-FM, Ireland)
Betsi Meissner (KXCI-FM, AZ)
Bill Hahn (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Bill Stuart (WFIT-FM, FL)
Bill Wagman (KDVS-FM, CA)
Blair Larsen (KUSU-FM & UPR, UT)
Bob Blackman (WKAR-FM, MI)
Bob McWilliams (KANU-FM & KPR, KS)
Bob Weiser (WBRS-FM & WOMR-FM, MA)
Brenda Tacik (CJTR-FM, SK)
Bruce Cameron (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Bryan French (WUMD-FM, MN)
Bud Johnson (syndicated, AK)
Charlie Backfish (WUSB-FM, NY)
Chris King (WAGE-AM, VA)
Chrisana McGill (WSPN-FM, NY)
Cindy Funk (WYSO-FM, OH)
Clytia Fuller (KZSC-FM, CA)
Dan Alloway (KTEP-FM, TX)
Dan Ross (KACI-FM, OR)
David Fuente, Jr. (WKSU-FM etc, OH)
David John (KTRU-FM, TX)
David Sears (WBGU-FM, OH)
Dennis Brunnenmeyer (KVMR-FM, CA)
Diane Karl (KBOO-FM etc, OR)
Don Jacobson (KBOO-FM, OR)
Doug Dick (WVGN-FM, VI)
Doug Tucker (KWVA-FM, OR)
Ed McDonald (WVMR-FM etc, WV)
Ellen Stanley (KFAI-FM, MN)
Frank Gosar (KLCC-FM, OR)
Frank Hoppe (KCSN-FM, CA)
Fred Dolan (WJCU-FM, OH)
Gary Harrison (KVMR-FM, CA)
Gary Irving (WVUD-FM, DE)
Gaye Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Gene Shay (WXPN-FM, PA)
George Brown (WDCB-FM, IL)
George Maida (WCVE-FM, VA)
Gerd Stassen (EVW, Germany)
Ginger Hopper (KBCS-FM, WA)
Graham McDonald (ArtSound-FM, Australia)
Greg Schatzmann (CJLX-FM, ON)
Hal Durden (KBCS-FM, WA)
Hansjoerg Malonek (ISW-FM, Germany)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
Henk de Weerd (5EBI-FM, Australia)
Howard & Roz Larman (KPFK-FM & syndicated, CA)
Jamie Hoover (KSUT-FM, CO)
Jan Nary (4EB-FM, Australia)
Jeff Brown (KTOO-FM, AK)
Jeff Robson (CJUM-FM, MB)
Jenny Flux (2AIR-FM, Australia)
Jeremy Butler (WUAL-FM & APR, AL)
Jim Gilliland (WRUW-FM, OH)
Jim Marino (CFMU-FM, ON)
Jim Rogers (WIUP-FM, PA)
Jim Sigler (KUMR-FM, MO)
Jo Beattie (CFUR-FM, BC)
Joe Cline (WNCW-FM, NC)
Joe Colvin (WYSO-FM, OH)
Joel Wortzman (CKLN-FM, ON)
Johanna Halbeisen (WXOJ-FM, MA)
John Kalb (WSCL-FM, MD)
John Mazza (WNHU-FM, CT)
John McLaughlin (WMUC-FM, MD)
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)
Jude & Mart Fowler (2HHH-FM, Australia)
Judith Gennett (KPSU, OR)
Jürgen Kramer (ZuSa, Germany)
Karen Rakos (KEUL-FM, AK)
Kate McNally (NHPR, NH)
Ken Batista (WYEP-FM, PA)
Ken Weiner (WESU-FM, CT)
Ken Yavit (KBAC-FM, NM)
Kevin Elliott (WEFT-FM, IL)
Kevin Vance (KALW-FM, CA)
Larry Hoyt (WAER-FM, NY)
Laura Summerfield (2AIR-FM, Australia)
Laurie DesJardins (KVMR-FM, CA)
Laurie Niles (KZFR-FM, CA)
Len Holton (KUAR-FM, AR)
Len Osland (CJUM-FM, MB)
Leonard Epstein (KRFC-FM, CO)
Linda Bull (CITR-FM, BC)
Lyle D. Skinner (CJUM-FM, MB)
Maggie Ferguson (WXOU-FM, MI)
Mark Michaelis (WGDR-FM, VT)
Mark Pedersen (WOJB-FM, WI)
Mark Tobler (WTUL-FM, LA)
Mary Sue Twohy (XM)
Matt Watroba (WDET-DM, MI)
Menachem Vinegrad (Upper Galilee-FM, Israel)
Michael Alzo (WSLU-FM, NY)
Michael Stock (WLRN-FM, FL)
Mike Flynn (KUAF-FM & syndicated, AR)
Mike Regenstreif (CKUT-FM, QC)
Mitch Park (Kidnappers, New Zealand)
Naomi Soule and Terry Moses (KCLC-FM, MO)
Norman Whitman (WYSO-FM, OH)
Paul Hefti (cable FM, CA)
Paul Stamler (KDHX-FM, MO)
Peter Fraissinet (WVBR-FM, NY)
Peter Kernast (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Phil Knipe (KLFM, Australia)
Rainer Zellner (Radio Wueste Welle, Germany)
Randall Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Rebecca Derry (WOBC-FM, OH)
Rich Pietrzak (WPRK-FM, FL)
Rich Warren (WFMT-FM, XM & syndicated, IL)
Richard Gillmann (KBCS-FM, WA)
Robert Resnik (VPR, VT)
Ron Olesko (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Ruby Slippers (KVMR-FM, CA)
Sandy Stift (CJSR-FM, AB)
Sean Donovan (KBCS-FM, WA)
Sheila Shigley (WPR, WI)
Sonny Ochs (WRPI-FM, NY)
Steve Edge (CITR-FM, BC)
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)
Suzi Wollenberg (WVUD-FM, DE)
Taylor Caffery (WRKF-FM, LA)
Terry Carpenter (WTJU-FM, VA)
Tim Forsman (WMHB-FM, ME)
Todd Gross (WFIT-FM, FL)
Tom Bingham (WCVF-FM, NY)
Tom Bohan (WRUR-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)
Troy Tyree (WICN-FM, MA)
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 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 number of airplays listed for each album is the
number that my programs caught, which is smaller than the actual number.

The Top Albums list is sorted in descending order by number of plays
recorded for each album. Within an album, the number of times each of
the more popular tracks were played is 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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