Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of May 2007 (with DJ list)

TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS OF MAY 2007
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12647 airplays from 138 different DJs

  1: "Waterloo, Tennessee," Uncle Earl [Rounder, 3/07] (65)
        "Wallflower"
        "Bony On The Isle Of St. Helena"
        "Wish I Had My Time Again"
        "D And P Blues"
  2: "The Banjo Monologues," Joel Mabus [Fossil, 5/07] (58)
        "Cripple Creek/The Desert Island"
        "Cindy"
        "Crazy Water Crystals"
  3: "Cimarron Manifesto," Jimmy Lafave [Red House, new] (56)
        "Catch The Wind"
        "This Land"
        "Not Dark Yet"
        "Car Outside"
  3: "South Of Delia," Richard Shindell [Self, 5/07] (56)
        "Born In The U. S. A"
        "Acadian Driftwood"
        "Mercy Street"
        "Storms Are On The Ocean"
  5: "Over The Hills," Lucy Kaplansky [Red House, 3/07] (52)
        "Manhattan Moon"
        "Someday Soon"
        "Over The Hills"
        "Swimming Song"
  6: "Negrass," Laura Love [Octoroon Biography, 4/07] (51)
        "Brogan"
        "Shady Grove"
        "Passin"
        "Saskatchewan"
  7: "Gospel Truth," Susan Werner [Sleeve Dog, 2/07] (49)
        "Heaven So Small"
        "Help Somebody"
        "Did Trouble Me"
  7: "Keep Your Silver Shined," Devon Sproule [Waterbug, 4/07] (49)
        "Weeping Willow"
        "Old Virginia Block"
        "Keep Your Silver Shined"
        "Does The Day Feel Long?"
  9: "We're Still Here," Work O' The Weavers [Worldwind, new] (42)
        "My Peace"
        "I Never Will Marry"
        "If I Had A Hammer"
 10: "Wilderness Plots," Various Artists [Rosehill, 3/07] (35)
        "Fruit," Tim Grimm
        "One Woman And A Shovel," Carrie Newcomer
        "Healing Waters," Carrie Newcomer
 11: "The Calling," Mary Chapin Carpenter [Zoe, 3/07] (34)
        "Here I Am"
        "Houston"
        "On And On It Goes"
 12: "Thinking Out Loud," Scott And Michelle Dalziel [DL Arts, 4/07] (33)
        "I Think I Saw Elvis"
        "April 9, 1865"
        "Texas In The Spring"
 13: "Blackberry Time," Jud Caswell [Alderdown, new] (32)
        "Men Behind The Bushes"
        "For Sale"
        "Blackberry Time"
 14: "The Brightness," Anais Mitchell [Righteous Babe, 2/07] (30)
        "Shenandoah"
        "Hobo's Lullaby"
        "Your Fonder Heart"
 15: "Try Me One More Time," David Bromberg [Appleseed, 2/07] (29)
        "It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry"
        "Windin' Boy"
 16: "A Hundred Miles Or More," Alison Krauss [Rounder, 4/07] (28)
        "Sawing On The Strings"
        "Baby Mine"
 17: "Gifts And Burdens," Holly O'Reilly [Self, 3/07] (27)
        "Everybody Knows"
        "Misunderstood"
        "Forgiven"
 18: "The Bootlegger's Daughter," Rachel Harrington [Skinny Dennis, 5/07] (26)
        "Farther Along"
        "Louis Collins"
        "Shoeless Joe"
 18: "Dreamers, Lovers And Outlaws," Siobhan Quinn And Michael Bowers [Roundhouse, new] (26)
        "Let It Come"
        "Ballad Of Bill Ballou"
 20: "The Edge Of The World," Buddy Mondlock [Sparking Gap, 3/07] (25)
        "Cowboys Born Out Of Their Time"
        "How It Goes"
 21: "Big Old Life," Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem [Signature, new] (24)
        "Farewell, Angelina"
        "Joy Comes Back"
 21: "Great Big World," Lea [Self, new] (24)
        "Memorial Day"
        "Another Sunny Day"
 23: "Hop High," Crooked Still [Footprint, 2004] (23)
        "Orphan Girl"
        "Old Virginia"
 23: "Plying My Trade," John Munro [Greentrax, new] (23)
        "Journeyman"
        "Spirit Of The Land"
        "While I Am Here"
 25: "Heaven Here On Earth," Terry Kitchen [Urban Campfire, 1/07] (21)
        "Calling Out For Love"
        "Heaven Here On Earth"
 25: "The High Above And The Down Below," Cliff Eberhardt [Red House, 4/07] (21)
        "I'm All Right"
        "It's Home Everywhere I Go"
 25: "Stars In My Crown," Jorma Kaukonen [Red House, 2/07] (21)
        "By The Rivers Of Babylon"
        "Living In The Moment"
 28: "Diamonds To Dust," Gurf Morlix [Blue Corn, 4/07] (20)
        "Madalyn's Bones"
        "Diamonds To Dust"
 28: "One Night In Louisiana," Randall Williams [Self, 4/07] (20)
        "Lebanon"
        "I Will Come For You"
 28: "Woodchopper's Ball," Various Artists [Divine Wind, 4/07] (20)
        "Art Of Motion," Andy McKee
 31: "Folk Jazz Blues And Soul," Jory Nash [Thin Man, 2/07] (19)
        "Fly Me To The Moon"
        "Long Black Funeral Train"
 31: "Moonswept," The Roches [429, 2/07] (19)
        "No Shoes"
        "Huh"
 31: "Standard Songs For Average People," John Prine And Mac Wiseman [Oh Boy, 4/07] (19)
        "Blue Eyed Elaine"
        "Don't Be Ashamed Of Your Age"
 34: "Balls," Elizabeth Cook [31 Tigers, new] (18)
        "Sometimes It Takes Balls To Be A Woman"
        "He's Got No Heart"
 34: "Children Running Through," Patty Griffin [ATO, 2/07] (18)
        "I Don't Ever Give Up"
        "Stay On The Ride"
 34: "Ride It Out," The Laws [Self, new] (18)
        "Am I Still The One"
 37: "Big Dreams," Liz Carlisle [Wildground, new] (17)
        "Maybe In The Next Life"
        "Rest For A While"
 37: "Golden West," Laurie Lewis And The Right Hands [Hightone, 9/06] (17)
        "Bury Me In Bluegrass"
 37: "Migrations," The Duhks [Sugar Hill, 9/06] (17)
        "Who Will Take My Place"
        "Down To The River"
 37: "My Name Is Buddy," Ry Cooder [Nonesuch, 3/07] (17)
        "Cardboard Avenue"
 41: "Apples," June Tabor [Topic, new] (16)
        "Auld Beggarman"
        "Dancing"
 41: "Modern Times," Bob Dylan [Columbia, 9/06] (16)
        "Levee's Gonna Break"
        "Thunder On The Mountain"
 41: "A Nod To Bob," Various Artists [Red House, 2001] (16)
        "Love Minus Zero/No Limit," Eliza Gilkyson
 41: "Shaken By A Low Sound," Crooked Still [Signature, 8/06] (16)
        "Ain't No Grave"
        "Come On In My Kitchen"
 41: "We'll Never Turn Back," Mavis Staples [Anti, new] (16)
        "We Shall Not Be Moved"
        "Down In Mississippi"
 46: "Infamous Angel," Iris DeMent [Warner, 1993] (15)
        "Mama's Opry"
 46: "Joyful Sign," Girlyman [Self, new] (15)
        "You Were The Lie"
        "Good Enough"
 46: "The Last Suit You Wear," Larry Sparks [McCoury, 5/07] (15)
        "Casualty Of War"
        "Old Coal Mine"
 46: "The New Shoes," Nuala Kennedy [Compass, new] (15)
        "Pink Flamingo"
        "Erin On The Rhine"
 50: "Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular," Tony Trischka [Rounder, 1/07] (14)
        "Armondo's Children"
        "Crow"
 50: "Flower Of Avalon," Tracy Grammer [Signature, 2005] (14)
        "Mother, I Climbed"
        "Laughlin Boy"
 50: "Mother, Queen Of My Heart," Various Artists [Sugar Hill, 2002] (14)
        "Mother, The Queen Of My Heart," Lonesome Standard Time
        "Use A Napkin," Kathy Kallick
 50: "Peacetime," Eddi Reader [Compass, 2/07] (14)
        "Galileo"
 50: "Quartet," Peter Rowan And Tony Rice [Rounder, 1/07] (14)
        "To Live Is To Fly"
        "Dust Bowl Children"
 50: "Room To Grow," Adrienne Young And Little Sadie [Addibelle, new] (14)
        "Room To Grow"
        "In Between The Heartbeats"
 50: "Sweet Warrior," Richard Thompson [Shout Factory, new] (14)
        "Needle And Thread"
        "Dad's Gonna Kill Me"
 50: "We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions," Bruce Springsteen [Columbia, 4/06] (14)
        "Mrs. McGrath"
 58: "Three Score And Ten," Peggy Seeger [Appleseed, 2/07] (13)
        "My Mother Is Younger Than Me"
 58: "Dona Got A Ramblin' Mind," Carolina Chocolate Drops [Music Maker, 2/07] (13)
        "Ol' Corn Likker"
 58: "Gaining Wisdom," Donna Hughes [Rounder, 2/07] (13)
        "Scattered To The Wind"
 58: "Invisible Man," Darrell Scott [Full Light, 6/06] (13)
        "Dreamer"
        "Goodle Usa"
 58: "Reinventing The Wheel," Asleep At The Wheel [Bismeaux, 3/07] (13)
        "Am I Right"
 58: "Ricky Skaggs And Bruce Hornsby," Ricky Skaggs And Bruce Hornsby [Legacy, 2/07] (13)
        "Mandolin Rain"
        "Dreaded Spoon"
 58: "Storyhill," Storyhill [Red House, 2/07] (13)
        "Paradise Lost"
        "Give Up The Ghost"
 58: "This Is The New That," Jonathan Byrd [Waterbug, 3/07] (13)
        "Bishop And The Ghost Of The Nazarene"
 66: "Let 'er Go, Boys!," Michael Cleveland [Rounder, 5/06] (12)
        "Night"
 66: "Two-Bit Suit," John Wort Hannam [Black Hen, new] (12)
        "2 Bit Suit"
 66: "Anchored In Love: A Tribute To June Carter Cash," Various Artists [Dualtone, new] (12)
        "If I Were A Carpenter," Sheryl Crow And Willie Nelson
 66: "Bloom," McDades [Free Radio, new] (12)
        "Pull The Anchor"
        "Whistle Blower"
 66: "Blue Rain," Eric Andersen [Appleseed, new] (12)
        "Other Side Of This Life"
 66: "Elana James," Elana James [Snarf, 2/07] (12)
        "One More Night"
 66: "Leave The Light On," Chris Smither [Signature, 9/06] (12)
        "Origin Of Species"
        "Visions Of Johanna"
 66: "Let The Ride Begin," Circuit Riders [Pinecastle, 12/06] (12)
        "Cold Wind"
 66: "Sail On By," Pamela Ward And Paul Cherrington [Providence, new] (12)
        "My Donald"
 66: "Stellar Jays," John Reischman And The Jaybirds [Corvus, new] (12)
        "I Am The Man Thomas"


TOP SONGS OF MAY 2007
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12647 airplays from 138 different DJs

1. "Catch The Wind" (15)
        by Jimmy Lafave
        from "Cimarron Manifesto"
2. "Weeping Willow" (14)
        by Devon Sproule
        from "Keep Your Silver Shined"
3. "This Land" (12)
        by Jimmy Lafave
        from "Cimarron Manifesto"
3. "Wallflower" (12)
        by Uncle Earl
        from "Waterloo, Tennessee"
5. "Born In The U. S. A" (11)
        by Richard Shindell
        from "South Of Delia"
5. "Memorial Day" (11)
        by Lea
        from "Great Big World"
7. "Bony On The Isle Of St. Helena" (10)
        by Uncle Earl
        from "Waterloo, Tennessee"
8. "Acadian Driftwood" (9)
        by Richard Shindell
        from "South Of Delia"
8. "Brogan" (9)
        by Laura Love
        from "Negrass"
8. "Cripple Creek/The Desert Island" (9)
        by Joel Mabus
        from "The Banjo Monologues"
8. "Heaven So Small" (9)
        by Susan Werner
        from "Gospel Truth"
8. "Help Somebody" (9)
        by Susan Werner
        from "Gospel Truth"
8. "Lebanon" (9)
        by Randall Williams
        from "One Night In Louisiana"
8. "Manhattan Moon" (9)
        by Lucy Kaplansky
        from "Over The Hills"
8. "Not Dark Yet" (9)
        by Jimmy Lafave
        from "Cimarron Manifesto"
8. "Orphan Girl" (9)
        by Crooked Still
        from "Hop High"
17. "It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry" (8)
        by David Bromberg
        from "Try Me One More Time"
17. "Mama's Opry" (8)
        by Iris DeMent
        from "Infamous Angel"
17. "Men Behind The Bushes" (8)
        by Jud Caswell
        from "Blackberry Time"
17. "Mercy Street" (8)
        by Richard Shindell
        from "South Of Delia"
17. "Mother, I Climbed" (8)
        by Tracy Grammer
        from "Flower Of Avalon"
17. "My Peace" (8)
        by Work O' The Weavers
        from "We're Still Here"
17. "Old Virginia Block" (8)
        by Devon Sproule
        from "Keep Your Silver Shined"
17. "Shady Grove" (8)
        by Laura Love
        from "Negrass"
25. "Dancing With My Mother" (7)
        by Rachel Bissex
        from "Don't Look Down"
        also "Remembering Rachel: Songs Of Rachel Bissex"
25. "Does The Day Feel Long?" (7)
        by Devon Sproule
        from "Keep Your Silver Shined"
25. "Farther Along" (7)
        by Rachel Harrington
        from "The Bootlegger's Daughter"
25. "I Think I Saw Elvis" (7)
        by Scott And Michelle Dalziel
        from "Thinking Out Loud"
25. "Keep Your Silver Shined" (7)
        by Devon Sproule
        from "Keep Your Silver Shined"
25. "Mama Tried" (7)
        by Merle Haggard
        from "16 Biggest Hits"
25. "Saskatchewan" (7)
        by Laura Love
        from "Negrass"
25. "Someday Soon" (7)
        by Lucy Kaplansky
        from "Over The Hills"
25. "Storms Are On The Ocean" (7)
        by Richard Shindell
        from "South Of Delia"
25. "This Train / Ezekiel And The Wheel" (7)
        by Laura Love
        from "Negrass"
25. "Today's The Day" (7)
        by Lucy Kaplansky
        from "Over The Hills"
25. "Touch A Name On The Wall" (7)
        by Joel Mabus
        from "Naked Truth"


TOP ARTISTS OF MAY 2007
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12647 airplays from 138 different DJs

1. Bob Dylan
2. Uncle Earl
3. Richard Shindell
4. Joel Mabus
5. Jimmy Lafave
6. Lucy Kaplansky
7. Laura Love
8. Pete Seeger
9. Devon Sproule
10. Susan Werner
11. Alison Krauss
12. Crooked Still
12. Work O' The Weavers
14. John McCutcheon
15. John Gorka
16. Richard Thompson
17. Mary Chapin Carpenter
18. Anais Mitchell
18. Fairport Convention
20. Jud Caswell
21. David Bromberg
22. The Duhks
22. Scott And Michelle Dalziel
24. Greg Brown
25. Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem
26. Nanci Griffith
26. Neil Young
26. Rachel Harrington
29. Buddy Mondlock
29. Iris DeMent
31. Holly O'Reilly
31. Lucinda Williams
33. Cliff Eberhardt
33. June Tabor
35. Joni Mitchell
35. Jory Nash
35. Leonard Cohen
35. Maria Muldaur
35. Peggy Seeger
40. Adrienne Young
40. Eliza Gilkyson
40. Patty Griffin
40. Siobhan Quinn And Michael Bowers


TOP LABELS OF MAY 2007
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12647 airplays from 138 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Red House
3. Columbia
4. Sugar Hill
5. Compass
6. Signature
7. Appleseed
8. Warner
9. Green Linnet
10. Flying Fish
10. Greentrax
12. Shanachie
12. Waterbug
14. Rebel
15. Philo
16. Reprise
17. Smithsonian/Folkways
18. Vanguard
19. Fossil
20. Sleeve Dog
21. Capitol
21. Pinecastle
23. Worldwind
24. Borealis
24. Hightone
26. Nonesuch
26. Octoroon
26. Rhino
26. Topic
30. Sony
31. Zoe
32. Nettwerk
33. Rosehill
34. Elektra
35. Dualtone
36. Atlantic
37. Black Hen
37. Blue Corn
39. Copper Creek
39. Putumayo


FOLK DJs - MAY 2007
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12647 airplays from 138 different DJs

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)
Brenda Tacik (CJTR-FM, SK)
Bruce Cameron (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Bryan French (WUMD-FM, MN)
Bud Johnson (syndicated, AK)
Carolyn VandeWiele (WFHB-FM, IN)
Charlie Backfish (WUSB-FM, NY)
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)
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)
Graham McDonald (ArtSound-FM, Australia)
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)
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)
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)
Juliet Youngren (WEFT-FM, IL)
Jürgen Kramer (ZuSa, Germany)
Karen Rakos (KEUL-FM, AK)
Kate McNally (NHPR, NH)
Katie and Tim Dawson (KUMD-FM, MN)
Ken Batista (WYEP-FM, PA)
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)
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)
Mara Noelle (KVMR-FM, CA)
Mark Michaelis (WGDR-FM, VT)
Mark Richardson (WFHB-FM, IN)
Mark Tobler (WTUL-FM, LA)
Mary Sue Twohy (XM)
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 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)
Randall Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Ray Baumler (WRUR-FM, NY)
Rich Pietrzak (WPRK-FM, FL)
Rich Warren (WFMT-FM, XM & syndicated, IL)
Richard Gillmann (KBCS-FM, WA)
Richard Nagle (KKUP-FM, CA)
Robert Resnik (VPR, VT)
Roger Wise (KGNU-FM, CO)
Ron Olesko (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Sean Donovan (KBCS-FM, WA)
Sonja Hedlund (WJFF, NY)
Sonny Ochs (WRPI-FM, NY)
Steve Clarke (CHES-FM, ON)
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)
Todd Gross (WFIT-FM, FL)
Tom Bingham (WCVF-FM, NY)
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 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 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.

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