Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of March 2008 (with DJ list)

TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS OF MARCH 2008
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14965 airplays from 150 different DJs

  1: "Able Baker Charlie And Dog," Joe Crookston [Self, 2/08] (73)
        "Logical Song"
        "Able Baker Charlie And Dog"
        "John Jones"
        "Mending Walls"
  2: "Little Grey Sheep," Danny Schmidt [Waterbug, 2/08] (53)
        "Company Of Friends"
        "Cliff Song"
        "Drawing Board"
        "Leaves Are Burning"
  3: "Retold," Joel Mabus [Fossil, 1/08] (51)
        "Hopelessly Midwestern"
        "Holding To The Land"
        "Lucky, Lucky You"
        "Naked Truth"
  4: "Better Dreams," The Kennedys [Appleseed, 1/08] (49)
        "Give Me Back My Country"
        "In My Dreams"
        "I Found A Road"
  5: "The Geography Of Light," Carrie Newcomer [Philo, 2/08] (48)
        "There Is A Tree"
        "Geodes"
        "2 Toasts"
  6: "Coal," Kathy Mattea [Captain Potato, new] (46)
        "Coal Tattoo"
        "L And N Don't Stop Here Anymore"
        "You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive"
  7: "Lantana," Caroline Herring [Signature, 3/08] (45)
        "Midnight On The Water"
        "Stone Cold World"
        "Lay My Burden Down"
        "Paper Gown"
  8: "The Time I Spend With You," Brooks Williams [Red Guitar Blue, 2/08] (43)
        "61 Highway"
        "Lightning"
        "Johnny's Farewell"
  9: "Goin' By Feel," Ray Bonneville [Red House, 5/07] (42)
        "I Am The Big Easy"
        "Reckless Feeling"
        "Carry The Fallen"
 10: "Everything," Caren Armstrong [Wildplum, 2/08] (41)
        "Ride"
        "That Is Why You Like Me"
        "Heartstrings"
 11: "Praying For Land," Randall Williams [Musafir, 2/08] (40)
        "Praying For Land"
        "Spirit Of Amelia"
        "Draw The Line"
        "I Will Come For You"
 12: "Something Worth Standing For," Andrew McKnight [Falling Mountain, 2/08] (39)
        "Safe Home"
        "Times We're Living In"
        "Ansel Adams"
 13: "Comedians And Angels," Tom Paxton [Appleseed, 2/08] (38)
        "How Beautiful Upon The Mountain"
        "Bad Old Days"
        "Home To Me"
 13: "Paperdust :: Stardust," We're About 9 [Self, 2/08] (38)
        "Nobody Flying"
        "Daylight Savings"
        "All The Time"
 15: "Authentic Voice, Volume 2," Various Artists [Sheena Dog, new] (35)
        "Heart Of My Own," Caren Armstrong
        "In This Town," Annie And Rod Capps
        "Take Us Down," David Llewellyn
 15: "Come Up Full," Meg Hutchinson [Red House, 3/08] (35)
        "Ready"
        "Seeing Stars"
        "America"
 17: "Watch The Sky," Patty Larkin [Vanguard, 1/08] (34)
        "Hallelujah"
        "Cover Me"
        "Here"
 18: "Facets," Noel Paul Stookey [New World, new] (32)
        "Facets Of The Jewel"
        "Revolution"
        "Carmina B"
 19: "Get Onboard," Eric Bibb [Flatbrim, new] (30)
        "Spirit I Am"
        "New Beale Street Blues"
 20: "Airstream," David Wilcox [What Are, new] (29)
        "Perfect Storm"
        "Reason"
        "Right On Time"
 20: "Good Summer Rain," Erica Wheeler [Blue Pie, 3/08] (29)
        "Muddy Waters"
        "Apache Motel"
        "Good Summer Rain"
 22: "In Love And Light," Heidi Talbot [Compass, 2/08] (28)
        "Music Tree"
        "Glenlogie"
        "If You Stay"
 22: "Lincoln's Man," Ben Bedford [Hopeful Sky, 1/08] (28)
        "Black As Coal"
        "Only Story"
 22: "Our Side Of Town," Various Artists [Red House, 2/08] (28)
        "Baghdad Blues," Peter Ostroushko
        "Hideaway Girl," Jimmy Lafave
 25: "Book Of Sparrows," Tracy Grammer [Self, 11/07] (26)
        "Blue Wing"
        "Waking Hour"
        "Gypsy Rose"
 25: "Chameleon," Tim O'Brien [Obus, new] (26)
        "Where's Love Come From"
        "Garden"
 25: "Welcome Here Again," Martin Hayes And Dennis Cahill [Green Linnet, 1/08] (26)
        "Clare Reel"
        "Dear Irish Boy"
 25: "Where The Waters Run," Leela And Ellie Grace [Self, new] (26)
        "Red Rocking Chair"
        "Common Ground"
        "Singing Bird"
 29: "Dirt Farmer," Levon Helm [Vanguard, 10/07] (25)
        "Anna Lee"
        "False Hearted Lover Blues"
        "Girl I Left Behind"
 29: "Fringe," Cris Williamson [Wolf Moon, 11/07] (25)
        "Big Seed Catalog"
        "Alazan"
        "High Lonesome"
 29: "Honoring The Fathers Of Bluegrass," Ricky Skaggs And Kentucky Thunder [Skaggs Family, new] (25)
        "Goin' Back To Old Kentucky"
        "Remember The Cross"
 29: "IV," Chatham County Line [Yep Roc, new] (25)
        "Carolinian"
        "Chip Of A Star"
 29: "Noir," Jack Hardy [Great Divide, new] (25)
        "Dust Of Africa"
        "Empires"
        "Memphis"
 29: "The Steeldrivers," The Steeldrivers [Rounder, 1/08] (25)
        "Blue Side Of The Mountain"
        "If It Hadn't Been For Love"
        "Midnight Train To Memphis"
 29: "Waterloo, Tennessee," Uncle Earl [Rounder, 3/07] (25)
        "Wish I Had My Time Again"
        "I May Never"
 36: "Thirteen Stories High," Joel Rafael [Inside, new] (23)
        "This Is My Country"
        "Rich Man's War"
 36: "Ripe," The Dixie Bee-Liners [Pinecastle, 1/08] (23)
        "Yellow Haired Girl"
        "Down On The Crooked Road"
 38: "Second Sight," Corinne West [Make, 10/07] (22)
        "All Good Things"
        "Eye Of The Storm"
        "Gandy Dancer"
 38: "Solo Acoustic, Vol. 2," Jackson Browne [Inside, new] (22)
        "Casino Nation"
        "All Good Things"
 40: "Across The Sea," Allison Downey With John Austin [MacKinaw Harvest, new] (21)
        "Ireland For You"
        "All That Matters"
 40: "Punch," Punch Brothers [Nonesuch, new] (21)
        "Sometimes"
        "Punch Bowl"
 42: "Box Cars," Kevin Danzig [Keda, 2/08] (20)
        "Until The Sirens Call"
        "Route 66"
 42: "Hush," James Moors [Self, 2/08] (20)
        "10 Years"
        "Anne Louise"
 42: "Nothing Sweet Nothing," Kym Tuvim [Retrofit, 2/08] (20)
        "Mystery"
 45: "Cover Their Eyes," Krista Detor [Corazong, new] (19)
        "Waterline"
        "Lay Him Down"
 45: "Deadpan Alley," Erik Balkey [Hudson Harding, 1/08] (19)
        "Birches"
        "I'm Lonely Tonight"
 45: "Recapturing The Banjo," Otis Taylor [Telarc, 2/08] (19)
        "Live Your Life"
        "Ran So Hard The Sun Went Down"
 45: "Sowing The Seeds: The 10th Anniversary," Various Artists [Appleseed, 9/07] (19)
        "Bring Them Home," Opinion: Pete Seeger, Billy Bragg, Ani Difranco, Steve Earle, Anne Hills
        "Ghost Of Tom Joad," Pete Seeger And Bruce Springsteen
 45: "Washington Square Serenade," Steve Earle [New West, 9/07] (19)
        "Days Aren't Long Enough"
        "Tennessee Blues"
 45: "When The Small Birds Sweetly Sing," Susie Burke And David Surette [Madrina, new] (19)
        "This Is The Year"
        "Blind Mary / The Rambling Pitchfork"
 51: "Another Country," Tift Merritt [Concord, 2/08] (18)
        "Keep You Happy"
        "Something To Me"
 51: "Boundary County," Eilen Jewell [Self, 2006] (18)
        "Boundary County"
        "Mess Around"
 51: "For All Of His Wealth," Janet Bates [Self, new] (18)
        "For All Of His Wealth"
 51: "Good Thing Going," Rhonda Vincent [Rounder, 1/08] (18)
        "Good Thing Going"
        "Water Is Wide"
 51: "Here Today," Rough Shop [Perdition, new] (18)
        "Dance All Night"
        "Best Of A Bad Thing"
 51: "Small Theatres," Evalyn Parry [Borealis, 2/07] (18)
        "Bottle This!"
        "Sailor"
 57: "Bring Me Home," Peggy Seeger [Appleseed, 1/08] (17)
        "Wagoner's Lad"
        "Molly Bond"
 57: "Cross The Water," Cindy Kallet And Grey Larsen [Sleepy Creek, 2007] (17)
        "Courage"
        "Cross The Water / Little Girl"
 57: "Fly Not Yet," Elizabeth Nicholson And Stringed Migration [Waterbug, 2/08] (17)
        "Fly Not Yet"
        "La Rotta / Waltz From Orsa"
 57: "Fork In The Road," The Infamous Stringdusters [Sugar Hill, 2/07] (17)
        "Fork In The Road"
        "Starry Night"
 57: "Season Of The Witch," Strangelings [Kennedys, 8/07] (17)
        "Tanglewood Tree"
        "Coo Coo"
 57: "Shotgun Singer," Kris Delmhorst [Signature, new] (17)
        "Birds Of Belfast"
        "Blue Adeline"
 57: "Typical American Tragedy," Anthony Da Costa [Self, new] (17)
        "Dolly And Porter"
 57: "Wordless," Lee Murdock [Depot, 2007] (17)
        "Ash Grove"
        "Star Of The County Down"
 65: "Song Of America," Various Artists [Split Rock, 9/07] (16)
        "Declaration Of Sentiments," Minton Sparks And Pat Flynn
 65: "Asking For Flowers," Kathleen Edwards [Zoe, new] (16)
        "Run"
        "Oil Man's War"
 65: "Dailey And Vincent," Dailey And Vincent [Rounder, 1/08] (16)
        "By The Mark"
 65: "Peace Of Wild Things," Carey Creed [Azalea City, 11/07] (16)
        "I Dreamed Of Rain"
        "Shady Grove"
 69: "American Evolution," Jefferson Pepper [American Fallout, new] (15)
        "Fine Fine Day"
 69: "Gamblin' House," Malcolm Holcombe [Echo Mountain, 1/08] (15)
        "Baby Likes A Love Song"
        "Gamblin' House"
 69: "Honeydew," Shawn Mullins [Vanguard, new] (15)
        "For America"
        "See That Train"
 69: "Land Of Milk And Honey," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, 2004] (15)
        "Peace Call"
 69: "Radio Songs," Robin And Linda Williams [Red House, 11/07] (15)
        "If The River Was Whiskey"
        "Things I've Learned"
 69: "Ships In The Forest," Karan Casey [Compass, new] (15)
        "Town Of Athlone"
        "Fiddle And The Drum"
 69: "Through The Window Of A Train," Blue Highway [Rounder, 2/08] (15)
        "Through The Window Of A Train"
        "Sycamore Hollow"
 69: "True Stories," Nathan Rogers [Halfway Cove, 2005] (15)
        "3 Fishers"
 69: "Try Me One More Time," David Bromberg [Appleseed, 2/07] (15)
        "Try Me One More Time"
 69: "Wanderin," Belleville Outfit [Self, new] (15)
        "Don't Take It For Granted"
        "Houston Town"
 69: "Young Amelia," Hans York [Hazzazar, 1/08] (15)
        "Tell Me Why"


TOP SONGS OF MARCH 2008
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14965 airplays from 150 different DJs

1. "Logical Song" (18)
        by Joe Crookston
        from "Able Baker Charlie And Dog"
2. "I Am The Big Easy" (14)
        by Ray Bonneville
        from "Goin' By Feel"
        also "Our Side Of Town"
3. "There Is A Tree" (12)
        by Carrie Newcomer
        from "The Geography Of Light"
3. "This Is My Country" (12)
        by Joel Rafael
        from "Thirteen Stories High"
5. "Midnight On The Water" (11)
        by Caroline Herring
        from "Lantana"
6. "61 Highway" (10)
        by Brooks Williams
        from "The Time I Spend With You"
6. "Coal Tattoo" (10)
        by Kathy Mattea
        from "Coal"
6. "Company Of Friends" (10)
        by Danny Schmidt
        from "Little Grey Sheep"
6. "Give Me Back My Country" (10)
        by The Kennedys
        from "Better Dreams"
6. "Hallelujah" (10)
        by Patty Larkin
        from "Watch The Sky"
6. "L And N Don't Stop Here Anymore" (10)
        by Kathy Mattea
        from "Coal"
6. "Music Tree" (10)
        by Heidi Talbot
        from "In Love And Light"
6. "Peace Call" (10)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Land Of Milk And Honey"
6. "Praying For Land" (10)
        by Randall Williams
        from "Praying For Land"
6. "Ride" (10)
        by Caren Armstrong
        from "Everything"
6. "Spirit Of Amelia" (10)
        by Randall Williams
        from "Praying For Land"
17. "Able Baker Charlie And Dog" (9)
        by Joe Crookston
        from "Able Baker Charlie And Do"
17. "Black As Coal" (9)
        by Ben Bedford
        from "Lincoln's Man"
17. "For All Of His Wealth" (9)
        by Janet Bates
        from "For All Of His Wealth"
17. "John Jones" (9)
        by Joe Crookston
        from "Able Baker Charlie And Dog"
17. "Nobody Flying" (9)
        by We're About 9
        from "Paperdust :: Stardust"
17. "Safe Home" (9)
        by Andrew McKnight
        from "Something Worth Standing For"
23. "5 Kinds Of Snow" (8)
        by Joel Mabus
        from "Retold"
        also "Redux, Renew, Re-Visit, Re-Do"
23. "Daylight Savings" (8)
        by We're About 9
        from "Paperdust :: Stardust"
23. "Facets Of The Jewel" (8)
        by Noel Paul Stookey
        from "Facets"
23. "Geodes" (8)
        by Carrie Newcomer
        from "The Geography Of Light"
23. "Heart Of My Own" (8)
        by Caren Armstrong
        from "Authentic Voice, Volume 2"
23. "Hopelessly Midwestern" (8)
        by Joel Mabus
        from "Retold"
23. "In This Town" (8)
        by Annie And Rod Capps
        from "Authentic Voice, Volume 2"
23. "Muddy Waters" (8)
        by Erica Wheeler
        from "Good Summer Rain"
23. "Ready" (8)
        by Meg Hutchinson
        from "Come Up Full"
23. "Red Rooster In The Mash Pile" (8)
        by Joe Crookston
        from "Able Baker Charlie And Dog"
23. "That Is Why You Like Me" (8)
        by Caren Armstrong
        from "Everything"
23. "Wish I Had My Time Again" (8)
        by Uncle Earl
        from "Waterloo, Tennessee"


TOP ARTISTS OF MARCH 2008
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14965 airplays from 150 different DJs

1. Joe Crookston
2. Joel Mabus
3. Carrie Newcomer
4. The Kennedys
5. Tim O'Brien
6. Danny Schmidt
7. Tom Paxton
8. Brooks Williams
8. Kathy Mattea
10. Bob Dylan
10. Pete Seeger
12. Caren Armstrong
13. Caroline Herring
13. Patty Larkin
13. Ray Bonneville
16. Randall Williams
17. Andrew McKnight
18. Eliza Gilkyson
19. Chieftains
19. Nanci Griffith
19. We're About 9
22. Ricky Skaggs And Kentucky Thunder
23. Eric Bibb
24. Heidi Talbot
24. Meg Hutchinson
24. Tracy Grammer
27. David Wilcox
27. Eilen Jewell
27. Greg Brown
30. Erica Wheeler
30. Uncle Earl
32. Noel Paul Stookey
33. Ben Bedford
33. Kris Delmhorst
33. Leela And Ellie Grace
36. Doc Watson
36. Emmylou Harris
36. Jack Hardy
36. Jackson Browne
36. John McCutcheon
36. Rhonda Vincent


TOP LABELS OF MARCH 2008
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14965 airplays from 150 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Red House
3. Compass
4. Columbia
5. Appleseed
6. Sugar Hill
7. Waterbug
8. Signature
9. Green Linnet
10. Vanguard
11. Philo
12. Shanachie
13. Smithsonian/Folkways
14. Borealis
15. Warner
16. Fossil
17. Greentrax
17. Yep Roc
19. Nonesuch
20. RCA
21. Rhino
22. Captain Potato
22. Telarc
24. Flying Fish
24. Pinecastle
26. Inside
27. Hightone
28. We're About
29. Dualtone
30. Alligator
31. Sheena Dog
32. Lost Highway
32. Milagrito
34. New World
34. Red Guitar Blue
34. Sony
37. Rebel
38. Musafir
38. Nettwerk
40. Blue Pie
40. Capitol


FOLK DJs - MARCH 2008
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14965 airplays from 150 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)
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 Gregory (WRFL-FM, KY)
Bob McWilliams (KANU-FM & KPR, KS)
Brenda Tacik (CJTR-FM, SK)
Bruce Cameron (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Bud Johnson (syndicated, AK)
Charlie Backfish (WUSB-FM, NY)
Chrisana McGill (WSPN-FM, NY)
Cindy Funk (WYSO-FM, OH)
Clytia Fuller (KZSC-FM, CA)
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)
David Sears (WBGU-FM, OH)
Deadwood Dick (KKUP-FM, CA)
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)
Frank Gosar (KLCC-FM, OR)
Frank Hoppe (KCSN-FM, CA)
Gary Harrison (KVMR-FM, CA)
Gaye Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Gene Shay (WXPN-FM, PA)
Gerd Stassen (EVW, Germany)
Gerry Goodfriend (CKUT-FM, QC)
Graham McDonald (ArtSound-FM, Australia)
Graham Rice (WJFF-FM, NY)
Greg Schatzmann (CJLX-FM, ON)
Hal Durden (KBCS-FM, WA)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
Henk de Weerd (5EBI-FM, Australia)
Henry Hallett (KXCI-FM, AZ)
Jean Brendecke (KBCS-FM, WA)
Jeff Brown (KTOO-FM, AK)
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 H. Takacs (WRFL-FM, KY)
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 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)
Juliet Youngren (WEFT-FM, IL)
Jürgen Kramer (ZuSa, Germany)
Karen Rakos (KEUL-FM, AK)
Kate McNally (NHPR, NH)
Ken Batista (WYEP-FM, PA)
Ken Connors (WZNZ-AM, FL)
Ken Yavit (KBAC-FM, NM)
Kent Anderson (KCSC-FM, OK)
Kevin Elliott (WEFT-FM, IL)
Kevin Vance (KALW-FM, CA)
Larry Hillberg (KVMR-FM, CA)
Larry Hoyt (WAER-FM, NY)
Laurel Paulson-Pierce (KRBS-FM, CA)
Laurie DesJardins (KVMR-FM, CA)
Lee Larcheveque (WMUA-FM, MA)
Len Holton (KUAR-FM, AR)
Len Osland (CJUM-FM, MB)
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, CA)
Mark Michaelis (WGDR-FM, VT)
Mary Cliff (WAMU-FM, DC)
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 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)
Paula Ascher (KZAS-FM, OR)
Peggy Mitchell (WFSS-FM, NC)
Peter Kernast (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Rachel Rice (WVEW-FM, VT)
Randall Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Ray Baumler (WRUR-FM, NY)
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)
Robyne Fawx (KDVS-FM, CA)
Roger Wise (KGNU-FM, CO)
Ron Olesko (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Roz Larman (KPFK-FM & syndicated, CA)
Sean Donovan (KBCS-FM, WA)
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 Jerrett (KOPN-FM, MO)
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)
Todd Gross (WFIT-FM, FL)
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)
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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