Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of March 2009 (with DJ list)

TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS OF MARCH 2009
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14924 airplays from 148 different DJs

  1: "Instead The Forest Rose To Sing," Danny Schmidt [Red House, 3/09] (84)
        "Better Off Broke"
        "Southland Street"
        "2 Timing Bank Robber's Lament"
        "Swing Me Down"
        "Grampa Built Bridges"
  2: "Singing Through The Hard Times: A Tribute To Utah Phillips," Various Artists [Righteous Babe, new] (80)
        "Green Rolling Hills Of West Virginia," Emmylou Harris And Mary Black
        "I Remember Loving You," Tom Paxton
        "Phoebe Snow," Kendel Morse
  3: "What I Know," Tom Rush [Appleseed, 2/09] (73)
        "Casey Jones"
        "East Of Eden"
        "Drift Away"
        "River Song"
  4: "River Of Time," Jorma Kaukonen [Red House, 2/09] (70)
        "There's A Bright Side Somewhere"
        "River Of Time"
        "Been So Long"
        "More Than My Old Guitar"
  5: "Double Play," Liz Carroll And John Doyle [Compass, 3/09] (69)
        "Pound A Week Rise"
        "Chandelier/Anne Lacey's"
        "Down At The Wakehouse-The True Love Of My Heart"
  6: "Sweetheart Like You," Guy Davis [Red House, 2/09] (65)
        "Steamboat Captain"
        "Sweetheart Like You"
        "Bring Back Storyville"
  7: "You Don't Have To Like Them Both," Eric Brace And Peter Cooper [Red Beet, 11/08] (62)
        "I Know A Bird"
        "Her Bright Smile Haunts Me Still"
        "Omar's Blues #2"
  8: "Lovers' Well," Matt And Shannon Heaton [Eats, 2/09] (56)
        "Lily Of The West"
        "Botany Bay"
        "First Date"
  9: "Land Of The Shadows," Ben Bedford [Hopeful Sky, 1/09] (55)
        "Twenty One"
        "10 Paces"
        "Cherry Mine"
 10: "The Crow," Steve Martin [Self, 1/09] (49)
        "Daddy Played The Banjo"
        "Hoedown At Alice's"
        "Pretty Flowers"
        "Pitkin County Turnaround"
 10: "Wanderer's Paean," Kim Beggs [Self, 2006] (49)
        "Lay It All Down"
        "Ain't Gonna Work"
        "Wanderer's Paean"
 12: "Your Heart Is A Glorious Machine," Sometymes Why [Signature, new] (46)
        "Aphrodisiaholic"
        "Cold Feet Blues"
        "Shine It"
 13: "That Kind Of Love," Pierce Pettis [Compass, 1/09] (45)
        "Hallelujah"
        "I Am Nothing"
        "To Dance"
 14: "Classics," Susan Werner [Self, 2/09] (43)
        "Hazy Shade Of Winter"
        "Mercy Mercy Me"
        "Turn Turn Turn"
 15: "Let The Circle Be Wide," Tommy Sands [Appleseed, 1/09] (39)
        "Song Sings On"
        "Young Man's Dream"
        "Let The Circle Be Wide"
 15: "The Maker's Mark," Tony McManus [Compass, 2/09] (39)
        "Maids Of Mitchelstown"
        "Rolling Waves-Martin Wynne's #1"
 17: "Written In Chalk," Buddy And Julie Miller [New West, new] (37)
        "Chalk"
        "Ellis County"
        "Don't Say Goodbye"
 18: "Mara's Gems," Mara Levine [Self, new] (36)
        "Wild Rose Of The Mountain"
        "Stepstone"
        "Firefly Field"
 19: "Matching Baggage," Bill And Kate Isles [Self, 2/09] (35)
        "Old Fences"
        "Matching Baggage"
        "Tonight In My Dreams"
 20: "32 Cents: Postage Due," Arlo Guthrie With The Dillards [Rising Son, new] (33)
        "Tom Joad"
        "Sally Don't You Grieve"
        "Hard Travelin"
 20: "Free To Fall," Beaucoup Blue [Self, 10/08] (33)
        "Catch Me When I Wake Up"
        "Free To Fall"
        "Hesitation Blues"
 20: "The Incident," Beoga [Compass, 1/09] (33)
        "On The Way"
        "Fly Fishing"
        "Antics"
 20: "The Near Demise of the High Wire Dancer," Antje Duvekot [Black Wolf, new] (33)
        "Ragdoll Princes And Junkyard Queens"
        "Long Way"
        "Scream"
 24: "Eleven Songs," Luka Bloom [Bar None, new] (31)
        "Eastbound Train"
        "There Is A Time"
        "Don't Be Afraid Of The Light That Shines Within You"
 24: "The Green Fields Of America," The Green Fields Of America [Compass, 1/09] (31)
        "Across The Western Ocean"
        "Bonny Irish Boy"
 24: "Let's Do Something," Bill Evans And Megan Lynch [Native And Fine, 1/09] (31)
        "Rocks And Water"
        "Into The Mystic"
 24: "Texas," Fred Smith [Self, 2008] (31)
        "Deep Deep River"
        "Texas"
        "God Bless America"
 28: "Another Country," Caroline Doctorow [Narrow Lane, 10/08] (29)
        "Hard Lovin' Loser"
        "Quiet Joys Of Brotherhood"
        "Raven Girl"
 28: "The Law And The Lonesome," Jonathan Byrd [Waterbug, 7/08] (29)
        "Houston Window"
        "Clean"
        "Diana Jones"
 28: "Short Blue Stories," Steve James [Hobemian, 2/09] (29)
        "Folk Radio"
        "Birmingham Steel"
 28: "Unbound," The Refugees [Wabuho, 7/08] (29)
        "Unbound"
        "You Plant Your Fields"
 32: "Dusty Road To Beulah Land," Drew Nelson [Waterbug, new] (28)
        "Highway 2"
        "Stranger"
        "Farmer's Lament"
 32: "Shoot The Moon Right Between The Eyes," Jeffrey Foucault [Signature, new] (28)
        "That's The Way The World Goes 'round"
        "Billy The Bum"
 32: "Tales To Tell," James O'Malley [Self, new] (28)
        "Gotta Get On With My Life"
        "Allen Jones"
 35: "Get Close To Me," Stephanie Bettman [Self, 2/09] (27)
        "Get Close To Me"
        "Man From Arkansas"
        "Evening Prayer Blues"
 36: "Throw Down Your Heart," Bela Fleck [Rounder, new] (26)
        "Thula Mama"
        "Ah Ndiya"
        "Throw Down Your Heart"
 37: "Born To The Breed: A Tribute To Judy Collins," Various Artists [Wildflower, 8/08] (25)
        "Since You've Asked," Joan Baez
        "Secret Garden," Shawn Colvin
        "Easy Times," Jim Lauderdale
 37: "Girls Like Us," Rhythm Angels [High Horse, 1/09] (25)
        "If I Had A Gun"
        "29 Ways"
        "If Wishes Were Horses"
 37: "Midnight At The Movies," Justin Townes Earle [Bloodshot, new] (25)
        "Can't Hardly Wait"
        "Midnight At The Movies"
        "They Killed John Henry"
 40: "The Truth According To Ruthie Foster," Ruthie Foster [Blue Corn, 2/09] (24)
        "Love In The Middle"
        "Joy On The Other Side"
 40: "When Humans Walked The Earth," Mason Brown [Round Shining, 5/08] (24)
        "Bully For All-St. Patrick's Day"
        "Lord Franklin"
 42: "Able Baker Charlie And Dog," Joe Crookston [Self, 2/08] (23)
        "Logical Song"
        "Red Rooster In The Mash Pile"
        "Bird By Bird"
 42: "Clouds On The Road," Cloudstreet [Self, 1/09] (23)
        "Ballad Of The Shape Of Things"
        "First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"
 42: "Old Jawbone," Euphonia [Self, 2/09] (23)
        "Tear My Stillhouse Down"
        "Let The Bullgine Run"
 42: "Richmond Blues," John Cephas And Phil Wiggins [Smithsonian/Folkways, 7/08] (23)
        "Going Down The Road Feeling Bad"
        "Going To The River"
 46: "Gentle As The Sun," Naomi Sommers [American Melody, 10/08] (22)
        "2 Sparrows"
        "Sea Of Heartbreak"
 46: "The Peddler," Maria Dunn [Self, 9/08] (22)
        "Katie Comes A-Callin"
        "The Peddler"
 48: "I'm Not Leaving," Cindy Kalmenson [Big Gack, 2/09] (21)
        "Rub Me Right"
        "My Life"
        "Where's Your Hero Now"
 48: "One To The Heart, One To The Head," Gretchen Peters With Tom Russell [Frontera, new] (21)
        "Prairie In The Sky"
        "Billy 4"
 50: "Eros," Cosy Sheridan [Wind River, 11/08] (20)
        "Last Love Letter"
        "Happiness Is Waiting"
 51: "Buena Vista," Robin And Linda Williams [Red House, 9/08] (19)
        "Southern Shores"
        "Buena Vista"
 51: "Fast Paced World," The Duhks [Sugar Hill, 8/08] (19)
        "Mighty Storm"
        "Sleepin' Is All I Wanna Do"
 51: "Love And Other Tragedies," Red Molly [Self, 5/08] (19)
        "Beaumont Rest Stop"
        "Is The Blue Moon Still Shining"
 51: "Mesdames Et Messieurs!," Le Vent Du Nord [Borealis, 11/08] (19)
        "Rosette"
        "Les Amants Du Saint-Laurent"
 55: "Hit That Jive," Shout Sister Shout [M. C., new] (18)
        "It's A Sin To Tell A Lie"
        "Shout Sister Shout!"
 55: "In Person At Carnegie Hall," The Clancy Brothers And Tommy Makem [Columbia, new] (18)
        "Children's Medley"
 55: "Roll On," J. J. Cale [Rounder, new] (18)
        "Roll On"
        "Strange Days"
 58: "Chances," Kelleigh McKenzie [Self, 2/09] (17)
        "Call It A Day"
        "Easy Time"
 58: "Elkins," Notorious [Black Socks, 7/08] (17)
        "Jolly Jacks Polkas"
 58: "Into The Stars," Priscilla Herdman [Stardreamer, 12/08] (17)
        "Blue Boat Home"
        "Underneath The Stars"
 58: "Love, Lost And Found," Lost And Found [Rebel, new] (17)
        "Back In Her Arms"
        "Daisy A Day"
 58: "Ozark: A Celebration In Song," Still On The Hill [Termite, 9/08] (17)
        "7 Pies"
        "Mt. Magazine Springtime Song"
 58: "Walk This Mountain Down," Donna Ulisse [Hadley, 1/09] (17)
        "Walk This Mountain Down"
 58: "Willie And The Wheel," Willie Nelson And Asleep At The Wheel [Bismeaux, 2/09] (17)
        "Hesitation Blues"
        "I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None O' This Jelly Roll"
 65: "Echoes Of The Mountains," Dry Branch Fire Squad [Rounder, 1/09] (16)
        "Dixie Cowboy"
        "Rovin' Gambler"
 65: "Happy New Day," The Yellow Room Gang [Yellow Room, 12/08] (16)
        "Honey Sugar Baby Mine"
 65: "Sunset Waltz," Pat Wictor [Risky Disc, 5/08] (16)
        "That's The Way It's Gonna Be"
        "Eventide"
 65: "You Don't Know Your Mind," David Egan [Out Of The Past, 10/08] (16)
        "If It Is What It Is"
        "Sing It"
 69: "Alligator Purse," Beausoleil Avec Michael Doucet [Yep Roc, 1/09] (15)
        "Little Darlin"
 69: "Eddie Holstein," Eddie Holstein [Self, 1/09] (15)
        "Back In The Saddle Again"
 69: "Love Letter On A Fish," Michael Smith [Tales From The Tavern, 2008] (15)
        "Spoon River"
        "Love Letter On A Fish"
 69: "Middle Cyclone," Neko Case [Anti, new] (15)
        "Don't Forget Me"
 69: "Never Going Back," Shemekia Copeland [Telarc, new] (15)
        "Dirty Water"
        "Never Going Back To Memphis"
 69: "Not Far Now," Richard Shindell [Signature, new] (15)
        "Mountain"
        "Parasol Ants"
 69: "Our Time," The Gordons [Inside Out, 6/08] (15)
        "Rock-A-Bye Cindy"


TOP SONGS OF MARCH 2009
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14924 airplays from 148 different DJs

1. "Better Off Broke" (20)
        by Danny Schmidt
        from "Instead The Forest Rose To Sing"
1. "Pound A Week Rise" (20)
        by Liz Carroll And John Doyle
        from "Double Play"
3. "I Know A Bird" (18)
        by Eric Brace And Peter Cooper
        from "You Don't Have To Like Them Both"
4. "Casey Jones" (17)
        by Tom Rush
        from "What I Know"
4. "Steamboat Captain" (17)
        by Guy Davis
        from "Sweetheart Like You"
6. "There's A Bright Side Somewhere" (16)
        by Jorma Kaukonen
        from "River Of Time"
7. "20 One" (15)
        by Ben Bedford
        from "Land Of The Shadows"
7. "Green Rolling Hills Of West Virginia" (15)
        by Emmylou Harris And Mary Black
        from "Singing Through The Hard Times: A Tribute To Utah Phillips"
9. "Rocks And Water" (14)
        by Bill Evans And Megan Lynch
        from "Let's Do Something"
9. "Southland Street" (14)
        by Danny Schmidt
        from "Instead The Forest Rose To Sing"
11. "River Of Time" (13)
        by Jorma Kaukonen
        from "River Of Time"
12. "2 Timing Bank Robber's Lament" (11)
        by Danny Schmidt
        from "Instead The Forest Rose To Sing"
12. "Aphrodisiaholic" (11)
        by Sometymes Why
        from "Your Heart Is A Glorious Machine"
12. "East Of Eden" (11)
        by Tom Rush
        from "What I Know"
12. "Lily Of The West" (11)
        by Matt And Shannon Heaton
        from "Lovers' Well"
12. "Swing Me Down" (11)
        by Danny Schmidt
        from "Instead The Forest Rose To Sing"
17. "10 Paces" (10)
        by Ben Bedford
        from "Land Of The Shadows"
17. "Before The Storm/The Black Rogue" (10)
        by Liz Carroll And John Doyle
        from "Double Play"
17. "Botany Bay" (10)
        by Matt And Shannon Heaton
        from "Lovers' Well"
17. "Daddy Played The Banjo" (10)
        by Steve Martin
        from "The Crow"
17. "Grampa Built Bridges" (10)
        by Danny Schmidt
        from "Instead The Forest Rose To Sing"
17. "Hazy Shade Of Winter" (10)
        by Susan Werner
        from "Classics"
23. "Ain't Gonna Work" (9)
        by Kim Beggs
        from "Wanderer's Paean"
23. "Been So Long" (9)
        by Jorma Kaukonen
        from "River Of Time"
23. "Chandelier/Anne Lacey's" (9)
        by Liz Carroll And John Doyle
        from "Double Play"
23. "Folk Radio" (9)
        by Steve James
        from "Short Blue Stories"
23. "Highway 2" (9)
        by Drew Nelson
        from "Dusty Road To Beulah Land"
23. "Hoedown At Alice's" (9)
        by Steve Martin
        from "The Crow"
23. "Song Sings On" (9)
        by Tommy Sands
        from "$Let The Circle Be Wide"
23. "Wild Rose Of The Mountain" (9)
        by Mara Levine
        from "Mara's Gems"


TOP ARTISTS OF MARCH 2009
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14924 airplays from 148 different DJs

1. Danny Schmidt
2. Jorma Kaukonen
2. Tom Rush
4. Liz Carroll And John Doyle
5. Guy Davis
6. Matt And Shannon Heaton
7. Eric Brace And Peter Cooper
8. Ben Bedford
8. Kim Beggs
10. Steve Martin
10. Susan Werner
12. Pierce Pettis
13. Arlo Guthrie
13. Tommy Sands
15. Sometymes Why
16. Bob Dylan
16. Greg Brown
18. John Cephas And Phil Wiggins
18. Tony McManus
20. Solas
20. Tom Paxton
22. Pete Seeger
23. Buddy And Julie Miller
23. John Gorka
25. Beoga
25. Drew Nelson
25. Richard Shindell
28. Bill And Kate Isles
28. Mara Levine
30. Antje Duvekot
30. Luka Bloom
30. Tim O'Brien
33. Caroline Doctorow
33. Jonathan Byrd
35. Beaucoup Blue
35. Jeffrey Foucault
35. Joan Baez
35. Steve James
39. Chieftains
40. Bill Evans And Megan Lynch
40. The Green Fields Of America


TOP LABELS OF MARCH 2009
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14924 airplays from 148 different DJs

1. Red House
2. Compass
3. Rounder
4. Appleseed
5. Columbia
6. Signature
7. Sugar Hill
8. Waterbug
9. Smithsonian/Folkways
10. Green Linnet
11. Righteous Babe
12. Shanachie
13. Greentrax
14. Borealis
15. Philo
16. Vanguard
17. Warner
18. New West
19. Hopeful Sky
20. Red Beet
20. Sleeve Dog
22. RCA
23. Bloodshot
23. Flying Fish
25. Rebel
25. Yep Roc
27. Rhino
27. Wind River
29. Nonesuch
30. Rural Rhythm
31. Black Wolf
31. Nettwerk
33. Rising Son
34. Bar None
34. Hightone
34. MCA
34. Wildflower
38. Alligator
39. Anti
39. M. C.
39. True North


FOLK DJs - MARCH 2009
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14924 airplays from 148 different DJs

Andrew Doerr (KCSB-FM, CA)
Angela Page (WJFF-FM, NY)
Annie Keville (WVBR-FM, NY)
Art Menius (WMMT-FM, KY)
Arthur Berman (CiTR-FM, BC)
Arthur Dean (WCNI-FM, CT)
Arthur Elliott (4RED-FM, Australia)
Betsi Meissner (KXCI-FM, AZ)
Bill Hahn (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Bill Stuart (WFIT-FM, FL)
Blair Larsen (KUSU-FM & UPR, UT)
Bob Blackman (WKAR-FM, MI)
Bob Gregory (WRFL-FM, KY)
Bob McWilliams (XM, KANU-FM & KPR, KS)
Bob Weiser (WBRS-FM & WOMR-FM, MA)
Brenda Tacik (CJTR-FM, SK)
Bruce Cameron (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Bud Johnson (syndicated, AK)
Carolyn VandeWiele (WFHB-FM, IN)
Charlie Backfish (WUSB-FM, NY)
Chip Morgan (WMUD-LP, 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)
Danny Watson (2MAX-FM, Australia)
David John (KTRU-FM, TX)
Dennis Brunnenmeyer (KVMR-FM, CA)
Diane Karl (KBOO-FM etc, OR)
Dick Hermans (WHDD-FM, CT)
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)
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)
Gerd Stassen (EVW, Germany)
Gerry Goodfriend (CKUT-FM, QC)
Ginger Hopper (KBCS-FM, WA)
Greg Schatzmann (CJLX-FM, ON)
Greg Shaya (WCWS-FM, OH)
Hal Durden (KBCS-FM, WA)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
Henry Hallett (KXCI-FM, AZ)
Jamie Hoover (KSUT-FM, CO)
Jean Geiger (KBCS-FM, WA)
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)
Jo Beattie (CFUR-FM, BC)
John Bommarito (WFHR-FM, MI)
John Kalb (WSCL-FM, MD)
John Mazza (WNHU-FM, CT)
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)
Judith Gennett (KPSU, OR)
Jürgen Kramer (ZuSa, Germany)
Ken Batista (WYEP-FM, PA)
Ken Campbell (WSKG-FM, NY)
Ken Connors (WZNZ-AM, FL)
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 Niles (KZFR-FM, CA)
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 Pedersen (WOJB-FM, WI)
Mary Cliff (WAMU-FM, DC)
Mary Sue Twohy (XM)
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 Kelsey (WFHB, IN)
Mike Regenstreif (CKUT-FM, QC)
Mitch Park (Kidnappers, New Zealand)
Naomi Soule and Terry Moses (KCLC-FM, MO)
Norm Mast and Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Norman Whitman (WYSO-FM, OH)
Pamela Smith (WPKN-FM, CT)
Paul Stamler (KDHX-FM, MO)
Paula Ascher (KZAS-LP, OR)
Randall Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Rhonda J. Miller (WXIN-FM, RI)
Rich Warren (WFMT-FM, XM & syndicated, IL)
Richard Gillmann (KBCS-FM, WA)
Richard Higgs (KWGS-FM, OK)
Rob Killam (WFIT-FM, FL)
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)
Simon Dillon (Phoenix FM, Australia)
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 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, CT)
Susi Lanagan (PBS-FM, Australia)
Suzi Wollenberg (WVUD-FM, DE)
Taylor Caffery (WRKF-FM, LA)
Terry Carpenter (WTJU-FM, VA)
Terry Fatseas (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Terry Hayden (WRPI-FM, NY)
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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