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

TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS OF MAY 2009
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14027 airplays from 150 different DJs

  1: "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?: The Songs Of Pete Seeger," Various Artists [Appleseed, 1998] (58)
        "We Shall Overcome," Bruce Springsteen
        "If I Had A Hammer," Nanci Griffith And Friends
  2: "Instead The Forest Rose To Sing," Danny Schmidt [Red House, 3/09] (54)
        "Better Off Broke"
        "O Bally Ho"
        "Night's Beginning To Shine"
        "Swing Me Down"
  3: "Open Hand," David Wilcox [What Are, 4/09] (53)
        "Modern World"
        "How Long"
        "Captain Wanker"
        "Dream Again"
  4: "Love Filling Station," Jesse Winchester [Appleseed, 4/09] (49)
        "Bless Your Foolish Heart"
        "Far Side Bank Of Jordon"
        "Wear Me Out"
  4: "Sea Of Tears," Eilen Jewell [Signature, 4/09] (49)
        "Shakin' All Over"
        "Darkest Day"
        "One Of Those Days"
  4: "Singing Through The Hard Times: A Tribute To Utah Phillips," Various Artists [Righteous Babe, 2/09] (49)
        "Green Rolling Hills Of West Virginia," Emmylou Harris And Mary Black
        "I Remember Loving You," Tom Paxton
        "Or Else," Pete Seeger
  7: "American Favorite Ballads, Vols. 1-5," Pete Seeger [Smithsonian/Folkways, new] (47)
        "Cielito Lindo"
        "Where The Old Allegheny And Monongahela Flow"
  7: "Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away," Slaid Cleaves [Music Road, 4/09] (47)
        "Cry"
        "Beautiful Thing"
        "Green Mountains And Me"
  9: "What I Know," Tom Rush [Appleseed, 2/09] (46)
        "Fall Into The Night"
        "What I Know"
        "Casey Jones"
        "Hot Tonight"
  9: "Sara Watkins," Sara Watkins [Nonesuch, 4/09] (46)
        "Lord Won't You Help Me"
        "Long Hot Summer Days"
        "Any Old Time"
 11: "The Company You Keep," Alison Brown [Compass, 4/09] (43)
        "Clean Plate Club"
        "Road West"
        "Crazy Ivan"
        "Forky On The Water"
 12: "At 89," Pete Seeger [Appleseed, 9/08] (42)
        "False From True"
        "Waist Deep In The Big Muddy"
        "Wonderful Friends"
 13: "Seeds: The Songs Of Pete Seeger, Vol. 3," Pete Seeger & Friends [Appleseed, 2003] (41)
        "Bring Them Home," Pete Seeger, Ani Difranco, Steve Earle, Billy Bragg And Anne Hills
        "Old Devil Time," Pat Humphries
        "Sailing Down My Golden River," Pete Seeger
 14: "Classics," Susan Werner [Self, 2/09] (36)
        "Turn Turn Turn"
        "Hazy Shade Of Winter"
 14: "In White Light," Mae Robertson [Lyric Partners, 8/08] (36)
        "Child Of Mine"
        "Land Of 10,000 Mothers"
        "One Moment More"
 16: "The Killer In Me," Amy Speace [Wildflower, 3/09] (35)
        "Weight Of The World"
        "Haven't Learned A Thing"
 16: "The Near Demise of the High Wire Dancer," Antje Duvekot [Black Wolf, 3/09] (35)
        "Lighthouse"
        "Long Way"
        "Reasonland"
 16: "Together Through Life," Bob Dylan [Columbia, new] (35)
        "Beyond Here Lies Nothin"
        "This Dream Of You"
        "It's All Good"
 19: "Doors And Windows," Bearfoot [Compass, 4/09] (33)
        "Don't Let Me Down"
        "Single Girl"
        "Before I Go"
 19: "That Kind Of Love," Pierce Pettis [Compass, 1/09] (33)
        "I Am Nothing"
        "Hallelujah Song"
        "Nothing But The Wind"
 21: "Dusty Road To Beulah Land," Drew Nelson [Waterbug, 4/09] (32)
        "Grandmother Moon"
        "Highway 2"
        "True And Fine"
 21: "Fascination," The Greencards [Sugar Hill, 4/09] (32)
        "Rivertown"
        "Chico Calling"
        "Avenue"
 21: "River Of Time," Jorma Kaukonen [Red House, 2/09] (32)
        "There's A Bright Side Somewhere"
        "Preachin' O The Old Campground"
 21: "We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions," Bruce Springsteen [Columbia, 2006] (32)
        "We Shall Overcome"
        "Erie Canal"
        "Pay Me My Money Down"
 25: "Live 1969," Simon And Garfunkel [Columbia, 4/09] (30)
        "Bridge Over Troubled Water"
        "Homeward Bound"
 26: "Not Far Now," Richard Shindell [Signature, 4/09] (29)
        "Get Up Clara"
        "Mountain"
 27: "Eleven Songs," Luka Bloom [Bar None, 3/09] (28)
        "Don't Be Afraid Of The Light That Shines Within"
        "Everyman"
        "Eastbound Train"
 27: "Summer To Snowflakes," Terry Kitchen [Urban Campfire, 4/09] (28)
        "Listening To Summer"
        "Audience Of One"
        "Ship In A Bottle"
 29: "The Crow," Steve Martin [Self, 1/09] (27)
        "Pretty Flowers"
        "Words Unspoken"
        "The Crow"
 29: "Mara's Gems," Mara Levine [Self, 3/09] (27)
        "Wild Rose Of The Mountain"
        "Sweetest Gift"
 29: "Old Jawbone," Euphonia [Self, 2/09] (27)
        "Angeline The Baker's Gone"
        "Cotton-Eyed Joe"
 29: "Townes," Steve Earle [New West, new] (27)
        "Pancho And Lefty"
        "Colorado Girl"
 33: "Better Times Will Come," Diana Jones [Proper, 5/09] (26)
        "Better Times Will Come"
        "Evangelina"
        "Henry Russell's Last Words"
 33: "Is It Me?," Jim Photoglo [Grifftone, new] (26)
        "Kudzu"
        "Is It Me?"
        "It Used To Take A Little"
 35: "After The War," Rod MacDonald [Blue Flute, 2/09] (25)
        "Every Living Thing"
        "After The War"
        "Opening Disclaimer"
 35: "If I Had A Hammer: Songs Of Hope & Struggle," Pete Seeger [Smithsonian/Folkways, 1998] (25)
        "Union Maid"
        "Banks Of Marble"
 35: "Right Here," Merlin Snider [Barking Dog, 2/09] (25)
        "Mama Don't Work Here"
        "Santa Cruz"
        "Yellow Moon"
 35: "A Stranger Here," Ramblin' Jack Elliott [Anti, 4/09] (25)
        "Soul Of A Man"
        "New Stranger Blues"
 39: "Hit That Jive," Shout Sister Shout [M. C., 4/09] (24)
        "Slow Down"
        "Carolina Moon"
 39: "Sweetheart Like You," Guy Davis [Red House, 2/09] (24)
        "Steamboat Captain"
        "Sweetheart Like You"
 41: "Land Of The Shadows," Ben Bedford [Hopeful Sky, 1/09] (22)
        "Cherry Mine"
        "20 One"
        "Mother Jones On The Line"
 41: "A Chicken In The Snowbank," Buck Mountain Band [Bent Trees, 4/09] (22)
        "Foggy Mountaintop"
        "Last Days In Georgia"
 41: "Dave Alvin And The Guilty Women," Dave Alvin And The Guilty Women [Yep Roc, new] (22)
        "Marie Marie"
        "California's Burning"
 41: "Fond Desire Farewell," Debra Cowan [Falling Mountain, 4/09] (22)
        "Ruins By The Shore"
        "Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn"
 45: "Inland Territory," Vienna Teng [Zoe, 4/09] (21)
        "Grandmother Song"
        "Last Snowfall"
 45: "Shoot The Moon Right Between The Eyes," Jeffrey Foucault [Signature, 2/09] (21)
        "He Was In Heaven Before He Died"
        "Daddy's Little Pumpkin"
 45: "Tales To Tell," James O'Malley [Self, 2/09] (21)
        "Song For Pete Seeger"
        "Gotta Get On With My Life"
 48: "Double Play," Liz Carroll And John Doyle [Compass, 3/09] (20)
        "Pound A Week Rise"
        "Nearby, Long Ago"
 48: "The Holy Open Secret," Hoots And Hellmouth [Mad Dragon, new] (20)
        "Ne'er Do Well"
        "Root Of The Industry"
        "Roll, Brandywine, Roll"
 48: "Let's Do Something," Bill Evans And Megan Lynch [Native And Fine, 1/09] (20)
        "Rock And Water"
        "Morningside"
 48: "You Don't Have To Like Them Both," Eric Brace And Peter Cooper [Red Beet, 11/08] (20)
        "I Know A Bird"
 52: "Gentle As The Sun," Naomi Sommers [American Melody, 10/08] (19)
        "Come Home"
        "Gentle As The Sun"
 52: "Pointing At The Sun," Cheryl Wheeler [Dias, new] (19)
        "My Cat's Birthday"
        "Cat Accountant"
 54: "Poseidon And The Bitter Bug," Indigo Girls [Vanguard, 3/09] (18)
        "Driver Education"
        "I'll Change"
 54: "Written In Chalk," Buddy And Julie Miller [New West, 3/09] (18)
        "Chalk"
        "Long Time"
 56: "Free To Fall," Beaucoup Blue [Self, 10/08] (17)
        "Free To Fall"
        "Catch Me When I Wake Up"
 56: "Man Of Somebody's Dreams: A Tribute To Chris Gaffney," Various Artists [Yep Roc, new] (17)
        "Gardens," Freddy Fender
 56: "Matching Baggage," Bill And Kate Isles [Self, 2/09] (17)
        "Old Fences"
        "Matching Baggage"
 56: "Slice O Life," Bruce Cockburn [Rounder, 3/09] (17)
        "If I Had A Rocket Launcher"
 60: "Back On The Rail," Arty Hill And The Long Gone Daddys [Cow Island, new] (16)
        "I Left Highlandtown"
        "Jackson Shake"
 60: "Clouds On The Road," Cloudstreet [Self, 1/09] (16)
        "Dance Up The Sun"
        "Freedom On The Wallaby"
 60: "Country Club," John Doe And The Sadies [Yep Roc, 4/09] (16)
        "Detroit City"
        "It Just Dawned On Me"
 60: "If I Had A Song: The Songs Of Pete Seeger, Vol. 2," Various Artists [Appleseed, 2001] (16)
        "Guantanamera," Jackson Browne And Joan Baez
        "Old Devil Time," Kim And Reggie Harris And Magpie
 60: "Love And Other Tragedies," Red Molly [Self, 5/08] (16)
        "Mind Of A Soldier"
 60: "Pete Seeger's Greatest Hits," Pete Seeger [Columbia, 1987] (16)
        "This Land Is Your Land"
        "We Shall Overcome"
 60: "The View From The Harbor," Lee Murdock [Depot, new] (16)
        "Remember The Night Of The Phoenix"
        "Alva C. Dinkey"
 60: "Viper Of Melody," Wayne Hancock [Bloodshot, 4/09] (16)
        "Dog House Blues"
        "Lonesome Highway"
 60: "Way Up On A Mountain," Spring Creek [Rebel, new] (16)
        "My Love Is Way Up On A Mountain"
        "Tangled In The Pines"
 69: "Bridges," Mary Flower [Yellow Dog, 2/09] (15)
        "Slow Lane To Glory"
 69: "Brothers From Different Mothers," Dailey And Vincent [Rounder, 3/09] (15)
        "Head Hung Down"
 69: "Don't Turn Your Back," Dale Ann Bradley [Compass, new] (15)
        "Blue Eyed Boy"
 69: "Headlines And Footnotes: A Collection Of Topical Songs," Pete Seeger [Smithsonian/Folkways, 1999] (15)
        "Coal Creek March/Payday At Coal Creek/Roll Down The Line"
        "Waist Deep In The Big Muddy"
 69: "Holding Up The World," Tim Grimm [Vault, 5/08] (15)
        "Blowin' In The Wind"
 69: "Let It Shine," Colleen McFarland [Self, new] (15)
        "Down This Road"
        "Fingers On The Buttons"
 69: "My Walking Stick," Jim Byrnes [Black Hen, new] (15)
        "Ophelia"
        "Lookin' For A Love"
 69: "On The Moon," Li'l Mo And The Monicats [Cow Island, new] (15)
        "He's A Handful"
 69: "Sowing The Seeds: The 10th Anniversary," Various Artists [Appleseed, 2007] (15)
        "Bring Them Home," Pete Seeger W/ Billy Bragg, Ani Difranco, Steve Earle And Anne Hills
        "Ghost Of Tom Joad," Pete Seeger And Bruce Springsteen
 69: "Tomboy Princess," Meg Braun [Self, 3/09] (15)
        "New Orleans"
 69: "Wanderer's Paean," Kim Beggs [Self, 2006] (15)
        "Lay It All Down"
        "Mama's Dress"
 69: "Your Heart Is A Glorious Machine," Sometymes Why [Signature, 3/09] (15)
        "Aphrodisiaholic"
        "Shine It"


TOP SONGS OF MAY 2009
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14027 airplays from 150 different DJs

1. "Cry" (16)
        by Slaid Cleaves
        from "Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away"
1. "Waist Deep In The Big Muddy" (16)
        by Pete Seeger
        from "At 89"
        also "Headlines And Footnotes: A Collection Of Topical Songs"
3. "Lord Won't You Help Me" (15)
        by Sara Watkins
        from "Sara Watkins"
4. "Turn Turn Turn" (14)
        by Susan Werner
        from "Classics"
5. "Song For Pete Seeger" (13)
        by James O'Malley
        from "Tales To Tell"
6. "Better Off Broke" (12)
        by Danny Schmidt
        from "Instead The Forest Rose To Sing"
7. "False From True" (11)
        by Pete Seeger
        from "At 89"
7. "Modern World" (11)
        by David Wilcox
        from "Open Hand"
9. "There's A Bright Side Somewhere" (10)
        by Jorma Kaukonen
        from "River Of Time"
9. "Shakin' All Over" (10)
        by Eilen Jewell
        from "Sea Of Tears"
9. "We Shall Overcome" (10)
        by Bruce Springsteen
        from "We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions"
        also "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?: The Songs Of Pete Seeger"
9. "Weight Of The World" (10)
        by Amy Speace
        from "The Killer In Me"
13. "Bring Them Home" (9)
        by Pete Seeger, Ani Difranco, Steve Earle, Billy Bragg And Anne Hills
        from "Seeds: The Songs Of Pete Seeger, Vol. 3"
13. "Swing Me Down" (9)
        by Danny Schmidt
        from "Instead The Forest Rose To Sing"
13. "Volunteers" (9)
        by Mark Erelli
        from "Delivered"
16. "Bless Your Foolish Heart" (8)
        by Jesse Winchester
        from "Love Filling Station"
16. "Beyond Here Lies Nothin" (8)
        by Bob Dylan
        from "Together Through Life"
16. "Goodnight Irene" (8)
        by Weavers
        from "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine"
16. "Grandmother Moon" (8)
        by Drew Nelson
        from "Dusty Road To Beulah Land"
16. "Mind Of A Soldier" (8)
        by Red Molly
        from "Love And Other Tragedies"
16. "Night's Beginning To Shine" (8)
        by Danny Schmidt
        from "Instead The Forest Rose To Sing"
16. "Rivertown" (8)
        by The Greencards
        from "Fascination"
16. "Road West" (8)
        by Alison Brown
        from "The Company You Keep"
16. "Slow Down" (8)
        by Shout Sister Shout
        from "Hit That Jive"
16. "Touch A Name On The Wall" (8)
        by Joel Mabus
        from "Retold"
16. "We Shall Overcome" (8)
        by Pete Seeger
        from "Pete Seeger's Greatest Hits"
16. "Wild Rose Of The Mountain" (8)
        by Mara Levine
        from "Mara's Gems"


TOP ARTISTS OF MAY 2009
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14027 airplays from 150 different DJs

1. Pete Seeger
2. Bob Dylan
3. David Wilcox
4. Danny Schmidt
5. Susan Werner
6. Slaid Cleaves
7. Jesse Winchester
7. Tom Rush
9. Eilen Jewell
10. Richard Shindell
10. Sara Watkins
12. Alison Brown
12. Steve Earle
14. Bruce Springsteen
14. Weavers
16. Bruce Cockburn
16. The Greencards
16. Luka Bloom
19. Tom Paxton
20. Amy Speace
20. Jorma Kaukonen
22. Antje Duvekot
22. Bearfoot
22. Mae Robertson
22. Pierce Pettis
26. Cheryl Wheeler
26. Nanci Griffith
28. Drew Nelson
28. Simon And Garfunkel
30. Greg Brown
30. John McCutcheon
30. Shout Sister Shout
33. Diana Jones
33. Terry Kitchen
35. Judy Collins
36. Eliza Gilkyson
36. Jim Photoglo
36. Ramblin' Jack Elliott
39. Ben Bedford
39. Steve Martin


TOP LABELS OF MAY 2009
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14027 airplays from 150 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Compass
3. Appleseed
4. Columbia
5. Red House
6. Signature
7. Sugar Hill
8. Smithsonian/Folkways
9. Nonesuch
10. Vanguard
11. Yep Roc
12. Greentrax
13. Borealis
14. Waterbug
15. Flying Fish
16. New West
16. Warner
18. Rebel
19. Philo
20. Music Road
20. Shanachie
22. Righteous Babe
23. Green Linnet
24. Rhino
25. Wildflower
26. M. C.
27. Hightone
27. Lyric Partners
29. RCA
30. Capitol
31. What Are
32. Bar None
32. Pinecastle
32. Sony
35. Alligator
35. Bloodshot
37. Sleeve Dog
37. Elektra
39. Reprise
40. Anti


FOLK DJs - MAY 2009
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14027 airplays from 150 different DJs

Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Allan Nelson (BBC, U.K.)
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)
Bill Wagman (KDVS-FM, CA)
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)
Charlie Backfish (WUSB-FM, NY)
Chip Morgan (WMUD-LP, NY)
Chrisana McGill (WSPN-FM, NY)
Christian Rath (Radio Dreyeckland, Germany)
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)
Dave Butler (KRSC-FM, OK)
David John (KTRU-FM, TX)
Deadwood Dick (KKUP-FM, CA)
Dennis Brunnenmeyer (KVMR-FM, CA)
Diane Karl (KBOO-FM etc, OR)
Dick Hermans (WHDD-FM, CT)
Don Charles (KJZA-FM, AZ)
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 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)
Henk de Weerd (5EBI-FM, Australia)
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)
Johanna Halbeisen (WXOJ-FM, MA)
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)
Karen Rakos (KEUL-FM, AK)
Ken Batista (WYEP-FM, PA)
Ken Campbell (WSKG-FM, NY)
Ken Connors (WZNZ-AM, FL)
Ken Yavit (KBAC-FM, NM)
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)
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)
Mark Tobler (WTUL-FM, LA)
Mary Cliff (WAMU-FM, DC)
Mary Sue Twohy (XM)
Michael Alzo (WSLU-FM, NY)
Michael Stock (WLRN-FM, FL)
Mike Fitzgerald (WEBR, VA)
Mike Flynn (KUAF-FM & syndicated, AR)
Mitch Park (Kidnappers, New Zealand)
Naomi Soule and Terry Moses (KCLC-FM, MO)
Norm Mast (WVPE-FM, IN)
Norman Whitman (WYSO-FM, OH)
Pamela Smith (WPKN-FM, CT)
Paul Stamler (KDHX-FM, MO)
Peter Fraissinet (WVBR-FM, NY)
Peter Kernast and John Bates (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Randall Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Rhonda J. Miller (WXIN-FM, RI)
Rich Pietrzak (WPRK-FM, FL)
Rich Warren (WFMT-FM, XM & syndicated, IL)
Richard Gillmann (KBCS-FM, WA)
Richard Higgs (KWGS-FM, OK)
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)
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)
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)
Tish McCarthy (WEFT-FM, IL)
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)
Valerie Cormier (CITR-FM, BC)
Wanda Fischer (WAMC & syndicated, NY)
William J. Wolfe (WEFT-FM, IL)


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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