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

TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS OF MARCH 2016
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 14009 airplays from 141 different DJs

  1: "Keepsake," Gathering Time [Treble-G, new] (102)
        "Who Knows Where The Time Goes"
        "Blue Robe"
        "Broken Chain"
        "Mom's Guitar"
        "Station Song"
  2: "All These Years," Solas [THL, 2/16] (66)
        "Darkness Darkness"
        "Roarie Bummlers"
        "Standing On The Shore"
  3: "Full Circle," Loretta Lynn [Legacy, new] (63)
        "Black Jack David"
        "Lay Me Down"
        "Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven"
  4: "Empty Train," David Francey [Laker, 2/16] (58)
        "Empty Train"
        "Holy Ground"
        "Crucible"
        "False Knight"
  5: "Ladies And Gentlemen," Infamous Stringdusters [Compass, 1/16] (57)
        "Run To Heaven"
        "Ladders In The Sky"
        "Old Whiskey Bottle"
  6: "The Both," Eli West [elidoes.bandcamp.com, 2/16] (53)
        "You Asked Me To"
        "Give Me Your Love And I'll Give You Mine"
        "Lonesome Valley"
        "If I Could Make You My Own"
  7: "The Hazel And Alice Sessions," Laurie Lewis And The Right Hands [Spruce And Maple, 1/16] (50)
        "Let That Liar Alone"
        "James Alley Blues"
        "Train On The Island"
  7: "Washashore Cowgirl," Monica Rizzio [monicarizzio.com, new] (50)
        "Willie Nelson"
        "Delta Dawn"
        "You And Me"
        "Washashore Cowgirl"
  9: "Totally Average Woman," Carla Ulbrich [Romantic Devil, 8/15] (49)
        "Totally Average Woman"
        "Needless Dissection"
        "Cheek To Cheek"
 10: "Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams," Corin Raymond [Local Rascal, 3/16] (45)
        "Hard On Things"
        "2 Miles Of Train"
        "Morning Glories"
 11: "Live From Blue Rock," Moors And McCumber [moorsandmccumber.bandcamp.com, 2/16] (43)
        "Caged Bird"
        "Leaving For Cobh"
        "Raining Down In Georgia"
 12: "Electricity," Victor And Penny [Overtone, new] (42)
        "Moon Over Bourbon Street"
        "Day Off Boogie"
        "Say Goodbye"
 13: "God Don't Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson," Various Artists [Alligator, 2/16] (41)
        "Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning," Derek Trucks And Susan Tedeschi
        "Soul Of A Man," Tom Waits
        "It's Nobody's Fault But Mine," Lucinda Williams
 14: "Extraordinary Days," Rebecca Folsom [rebeccafolsom.com, 1/16] (38)
        "New Day"
        "Colorado"
        "Better Times"
 14: "Folkest," Denise Jordan Finley [Dome Island, 2/16] (38)
        "Charlotte's Jalopy"
        "Darlin' Cory"
        "My Father's Train"
 14: "These Are The Days," Burning Bridget Cleary [burningbridgetcleary.com, 11/15] (38)
        "Madam I'm A Darling"
        "Another Day"
        "Scones Of Boxty"
 17: "Worth The Wait," Goodbye Blue [Wondermore, new] (37)
        "Another One On The Way"
        "It's Complicated"
        "Worth The Wait"
 18: "Dori Freeman," Dori Freeman [Free Dirt, 2/16] (35)
        "Ain't Nobody"
        "Go On Lovin"
        "You Say"
 18: "Resilience," Robinlee Garber [Joygirl, new] (35)
        "Cure For Loneliness"
        "Amelia"
        "Resilience"
 18: "Traveling Circus," No Fuss And Feathers [Roadshow, 1/16] (35)
        "Drift Away"
        "How Much Time"
        "Union Pacific"
 21: "Love You Strong," Terri Hendrix [Wilory, 2/16] (34)
        "Texas Star"
        "50 Shades Of Hey"
        "Feel The Time"
 22: "Beyond The Bog Road," Eileen Ivers [Eone, new] (33)
        "Kitty's Wedding"
        "Walk On"
        "Irish Black Bottom"
 23: "The K.O.A. Tapes (Vol. 1)," Kate Campbell [Large River, 1/16] (31)
        "Me And Bobby McGee"
        "Some Song"
 23: "Roses And Victory," Honor Finnegan [Frock, 2/16] (31)
        "Librarian"
        "Swimming"
        "Wishing Flower"
 23: "Welcoming The Flood," Scott Wolfson And Other Heroes [scottwolfson.com, 1/16] (31)
        "And The Band Plays On"
        "We Can't Go Home Again"
        "Life And A Day"
 26: "Family, Friends And Heroes," Frank Solivan [Compass, new] (30)
        "Dark Hollow"
        "Leaving On A Jet Plane"
 26: "Folk Art," The Robert Bobby Duo [I Likemike, 2/16] (30)
        "God Couldn't Wait"
        "Dance Hall Girls"
        "Fine As Wine"
 28: "Paths That Wind," The Paul McKenna Band [paulmckennaband.com, new] (29)
        "Banks Of The Moy"
        "Greylag Geese"
        "Song Of Choice"
 28: "Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin," Willie Nelson [Legacy, 2/16] (29)
        "But Not For Me"
        "I Got Rhythm"
        "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off"
 30: "Fine Bloom," Free The Honey [freethehoney.com, 9/15] (27)
        "Honey Blues"
        "Hymn For Renewal"
 31: "Real Midnight," Birds Of Chicago [5 Head, 2/16] (26)
        "Dim Star Of The Palisades"
        "Color Of Love"
 32: "Foxhounds," Kathy Kallick Band [Live Oak, 11/15] (25)
        "Banjo Pickin' Girl"
        "Don't Let Your Deal Go Down"
 33: "Beyond The Rain," Quiles And Cloud [Compass, 1/16] (24)
        "Black Sky Lightning"
        "By The Rio Grande"
 33: "Stitch An Ocean," Wren [wrenmusic.net, new] (24)
        "Catro Vellos Mari Eiros"
        "Hand-Sewn Ocean"
 35: "I Was So Fond Of You," Matt Patershuk [Black Hen, new] (22)
        "Burnin' The Candle At Both Ends"
        "Tennessee Walker"
 35: "The Jeremiahs," The Jeremiahs [Self, 2014] (22)
        "Forgotten Sons"
        "North Sea Holes"
 35: "When There's Good To Be Done," Curtis And Loretta [Self, 11/15] (22)
        "Willmar 8"
        "Case 9164"
 35: "Where I Belong," Lauren Heintz [Gatorbone, 2015] (22)
        "Big Time Adventure And Small Town Hardware Store"
        "El Dorado"
 39: "Didn't We Waltz," Amy White with Al Petteway [Fairewood, 1/16] (21)
        "Sing To Me"
        "Back To You"
 39: "Less Is More," Gordie Tentrees [tentrees.ca, 4/15] (21)
        "Love In Ink"
        "Broken Hero"
 39: "Livin' On A High Note," Mavis Staples [Anti, new] (21)
        "Love And Trust"
        "Mlk Song"
 42: "Please Come Home," The Debutones [debutones.com, 8/15] (20)
        "Missionary Ridge"
        "Oklahoma"
 42: "Beyond The Ash And Steel," Judy Kass [judykassmusic.com, 1/16] (20)
        "Beyond The Ash And Steel"
        "Same Sorry Old Timeless Tale"
 44: "Big Sky Country," Sofia Talvik [Makaki, 4/15] (19)
        "Big Sky Country"
        "Dusty Heart, Empty Hand"
 45: "So Lucky," The Lucky Sisters [Patio, 12/15] (18)
        "Let The Mystery Be"
        "All That Is"
 45: "At Home And In Nashville," Andy Ferrell [Self, new] (18)
        "High Water, Low Bridge"
        "Last Dime Blues"
 45: "Crimson," Kirsten Maxwell [kirstenmaxwell.bandcamp.com, 4/15] (18)
        "Crimson"
        "We Always Miss"
 45: "Crow The Dawn," Jon Shain And Joe Newberry [Flyin, 1/16] (18)
        "Lonesome Dove"
        "Reminiscent"
 45: "Weighted Mind," Sierra Hull [Rounder, 1/16] (18)
        "Compass"
        "Black River"
 45: "You're Dreaming," Cactus Blossoms [Red House, 2/16] (18)
        "Clown Collector"
        "Queen Of Them All"
 51: "Cayamo Sessions At Sea," Buddy Miller And Friends [New West, 1/16] (17)
        "Love's Gonna Live Here"
        "Wild Horses"
 51: "Joy Of Living: A Tribute To Ewan MacColl," Various Artists [Compass, 10/15] (17)
        "30-Foot Trailer," Eliza Carthy
 51: "Lambert And Walz," Lambert And Walz [Self, new] (17)
        "East Virginia Blues"
        "Whistle's Lonesome Sound"
 51: "Lola," Carrie Rodriguez And The Sacred Hearts [Luz/30 Tigers, new] (17)
        "Si No Te Vas"
        "I Dreamed I Was Lola Beltran"
 51: "Pompadour," Tim O'Brien [Howdy Skies, 10/15] (17)
        "Go Down To The Water"
        "I Gotta Move"
 51: "You And I," Jeff Buckley [Columbia, new] (17)
        "Just Like A Woman"
        "Everyday People"
 57: "In The Magic Hour," Aoife O'Donovan [Yep Roc, 1/16] (16)
        "Detour Sign"
        "King Of All Birds"
 57: "Ready For The Storm," Lori Lieberman [Drive On, 10/15] (16)
        "Lucky Life"
        "Alive In The World"
 57: "Simon Linsteadt," Simon Linsteadt [Stormy Deep, 2/15] (16)
        "If Music Isn't Real"
        "Sentinel"
 60: "The Gospel Road," Daniel Crabtree [Self, new] (15)
        "Day I Realized I Was A Sinner"
        "The Gospel Road"
 60: "Legacies," Lisa Null [Folk-Legacy, 11/15] (15)
        "Banks Of Champlain"
 60: "Something Out Of The Blue," The Rice Menzone Alliance [Mountain Fever, new] (15)
        "Big Black Wheels"
        "Cutting The Chords"
 63: "Familiar With The Ground," The Boxcars [Mountain Home, new] (14)
        "Branchville Line"
        "Let The Water Wash Over Me"
 63: "For A Song," Mark Erelli [Self, new] (14)
        "For A Song"
        "Analog Hero"
 63: "For The Sake Of Days Gone By," Beverly Smith And John Grimm [Self, 12/15] (14)
        "Jaybird On The High Oak Tree"
 63: "Just For The Love Of It," Happy Traum [happytraum.com, 7/15] (14)
        "Things Are Coming My Way"
 63: "Looking Back: Our American Irish Souls," The Burns Sisters [Sisters, 1/15] (14)
        "Oh, Danny Boy"
 63: "Upland Stories," Robbie Fulks [Bloodshot, new] (14)
        "Aunt Peg's New Old Man"
        "Katy Kay"
 69: "Ain't We Brothers," Sam Gleaves [Community, 11/15] (13)
        "Golden Rule"
 69: "Calla's Waltz," Jed Marum [Boston Road, new] (13)
        "Even As I Ramble"
 69: "Dancing Toward The Light," Jesse Palidofsky [Azalea City, 2014] (13)
        "Lift Me Up"
 69: "Subcontinental Drift," Sultans Of String with Anwar Khurshid [McK, 9/15] (13)
        "Blowin' In The Wind"
        "Enter The Gate"
 69: "When You Wish Upon A Star," Bill Frisell [Okeh, 1/16] (13)
        "Tales From The Far Side"


TOP SONGS OF MARCH 2016
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 14009 airplays from 141 different DJs

1. "Who Knows Where The Time Goes" (18)
        by Gathering Time
        from "Keepsake"
2. "You Asked Me To" (15)
        by Eli West
        from "The Both"
3. "Moon Over Bourbon Street" (13)
        by Victor And Penny
        from "Electricity"
3. "Station Song" (13)
        by Gathering Time
        from "Keepsake"
5. "Blue Robe" (12)
        by Gathering Time
        from "Keepsake"
6. "Give Me Your Love And I'll Give You Mine" (11)
        by Eli West
        from "The Both"
6. "Hard On Things" (11)
        by Corin Raymond
        from "Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams"
6. "Totally Average Woman" (11)
        by Carla Ulbrich
        from "Totally Average Woman"
9. "Another Day" (10)
        by Burning Bridget Cleary
        from "These Are The Days"
9. "Broken Chain" (10)
        by Gathering Time
        from "Keepsake"
9. "Lonesome Valley" (10)
        by Eli West
        from "The Both"
9. "Madam I'm A Darling" (10)
        by Burning Bridget Cleary
        from "These Are The Days"
9. "New Day" (10)
        by Rebecca Folsom
        from "Extraordinary Days"
9. "Run To Heaven" (10)
        by Infamous Stringdusters
        from "Ladies And Gentlemen"
9. "Willie Nelson" (10)
        by Monica Rizzio
        from "Washashore Cowgirl"
16. "2 Miles Of Train" (9)
        by Corin Raymond
        from "Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams"
16. "Black Jack David" (9)
        by Loretta Lynn
        from "Full Circle"
16. "Delta Dawn" (9)
        by Monica Rizzio
        from "Washashore Cowgirl"
16. "If I Could Make You My Own" (9)
        by Eli West
        from "The Both"
16. "Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning" (9)
        by Derek Trucks And Susan Tedeschi
        from "God Don't Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson"
16. "Mom's Guitar" (9)
        by Gathering Time
        from "Keepsake"
16. "Soul Of A Man" (9)
        by Tom Waits
        from "God Don't Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson"
16. "Texas Star" (9)
        by Terri Hendrix
        from "Love You Strong"
16. "You And Me" (9)
        by Monica Rizzio
        from "Washashore Cowgirl"
25. "7 Bridges Road" (8)
        by Steve Young
        from "7 Bridges Road"
25. "Another One On The Way" (8)
        by Goodbye Blue
        from "Worth The Wait"
25. "Banks Of The Moy" (8)
        by The Paul McKenna Band
        from "Paths That Wind"
25. "Chains" (8)
        by Twangtown Paramours
        from "The Promise Of Friday Night"
25. "Charlotte's Jalopy" (8)
        by Denise Jordan Finley
        from "Folkest"
25. "Colorado" (8)
        by Rebecca Folsom
        from "Extraordinary Days"
25. "Darkness Darkness" (8)
        by Solas
        from "All These Years"
25. "Day Off Boogie" (8)
        by Victor And Penny
        from "Electricity"
25. "Empty Train" (8)
        by David Francey
        from "Empty Train"
25. "Highest Walls Guard The Greatest Treasure" (8)
        by Gathering Time
        from "Keepsake"
25. "Holy Ground" (8)
        by David Francey
        from "Empty Train"
25. "Kitty's Wedding" (8)
        by Eileen Ivers
        from "Beyond The Bog Road"
25. "Ladders In The Sky" (8)
        by Infamous Stringdusters
        from "Ladies And Gentlemen"
25. "Lay Me Down" (8)
        by Loretta Lynn
        from "Full Circle"
25. "Roarie Bummlers" (8)
        by Solas
        from "All These Years"
25. "Walk On" (8)
        by Eileen Ivers
        from "Beyond The Bog Road"


TOP ARTISTS OF MARCH 2016
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 14009 airplays from 141 different DJs

1. Gathering Time
2. David Francey
3. Solas
4. Loretta Lynn
5. Carla Ulbrich
6. Infamous Stringdusters
7. Corin Raymond
7. Laurie Lewis And The Right Hands
9. Eli West
10. Monica Rizzio
11. Kate Campbell
11. Moors And McCumber
13. Willie Nelson
14. Terri Hendrix
15. Denise Jordan Finley
16. Burning Bridget Cleary
16. Victor And Penny
18. Bob Dylan
18. Frank Solivan
18. Goodbye Blue
18. Greg Brown
22. Rebecca Folsom
23. Dori Freeman
23. No Fuss And Feathers
25. Eileen Ivers
25. The Paul McKenna Band
25. Steve Young
28. Honor Finnegan
29. Robert Bobby
30. Robinlee Garber
30. Scott Wolfson And Other Heroes
32. Birds Of Chicago
32. Pete Seeger
34. Tim O'Brien
35. Curtis And Loretta
35. Free The Honey
35. Kathy Kallick
38. Beatles
38. Judy Kass
40. Amy White
40. David Mallett
40. Wren


TOP LABELS OF MARCH 2016
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 14009 airplays from 141 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Red House
3. Compass
4. Sugar Hill
5. Columbia
6. Legacy
7. Smithsonian/Folkways
8. Green Linnet
9. Thl
10. Warner
11. Rhino
12. Signature
13. Borealis
13. Capitol
15. Appleseed
15. Waterbug
17. Flying Fish
18. Folk-Legacy
19. Vanguard
20. Rebel
21. Sony
22. Laker
23. Overtone
24. RCA
25. Philo
26. Eone
26. Mountain Home
26. Shanachie
29. Free Dirt
29. Nonesuch
31. Large River
31. MCA
31. Yep Roc
34. Spruce And Maple
35. Treble-G
36. Mercury
37. Arc
37. Mountain Fever
39. Romantic Devil
40. Alligator
40. Elektra


FOLK DJs - MARCH 2016
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 14009 airplays from 141 different DJs

Abby Parks (WLJS-FM, AL)
Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Amanda Lynn Stubley (CHRW-FM, ON)
Amy & Travis Luncan (WYSO-FM, OH)
Andrew Antipin (WPRB-FM, NJ)
Angela Page (WJFF-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)
Brad Edmondson (WVBR-FM, NY)
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)
Chris Kocher (WHRW-FM, NY)
Chrisana McGill (WSPN-FM, NY)
Cindy Funk (WYSO-FM, OH)
Craig Huegel (WMNF-FM, FL)
Dan Alloway (KTEP-FM, TX)
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)
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)
Ellen Stanley (KFAI-FM, MN)
Fred Frawley (WMPG-FN, ME)
Gail Comfort (cmrnashville.com, MB)
Gerd Stassen (EVW, Germany)
Gerry Goodfriend (CKUT-FM, QC)
Graham Rice (WJFF-FM, NY)
Graham and Barbara Dean (WBCR-LP, MA)
Greg Schatzmann (CJLX-FM, ON)
Hansjoerg Malonek (ISW-FM, Germany)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
Jan Hall (CFRU-FM, ON)
Jean Geiger (KBCS-FM, WA)
Jeff Robson (CJUM-FM, MB)
Jeff Zolitor (KNYO-FM, CA)
Jeni Hankins, Greg Hankins & Billy Kemp (goldenbiscuithour.com, NC)
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 Lupton and George Mercer (WVUD-FM, DE)
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)
Ken Yavit (KBAC-FM, NM)
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)
Lilli Kuzma (WDCB-FM, IL)
Linda Fahey (WKSU & syndicated, OH)
Lyle D. Skinner (CJUM-FM, MB)
Maggie Ferguson (WXOU-FM, MI)
Mara Noelle (KVMR-FM & KFOK-LP, CA)
Mark Michaelis (WGDR-FM, VT)
Mark Tobler (WTUL-FM, LA)
Mary Cliff (WERA-LP, VA)
Mary Katherine Aldin (KPFK-FM, CA)
Mel DeYoung (WPSU-FM, PA)
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)
Mike Horyczun (KPKN-FM, CT)
Mike Regenstreif (CKCU-FM, ON)
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 Porzio (cable FM, VA)
Peter Fraissinet (WVBR-FM, NY)
Peter Kernast (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Peter Thompson (KALW-FM, CA)
Ray Baumler (WRUR-FM & WITH-FM, NY)
Rich Pietrzak (WPRK-FM, FL)
Rich Warren (WFMT-FM & syndicated, IL)
Richard Howard (KZMU-FM, UT)
Rik James (KGLT-FM, MT)
Rob Thurlow (KRFC-FM, CO)
Robert Resnik (VPR, VT)
Ron Olesko (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Rosemarie Nielsen (WAMU-FM & syndicated, VA)
Roz Larman (KPFK-FM & syndicated, CA)
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 O'Laughlin (WORT-FM, WI)
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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