Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of May 2011 (with DJ list)

TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS OF MAY 2011
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14996 airplays from 151 different DJs

  1: "A Nod To Bob 2: An Artists' Tribute To Bob Dylan On His 70th Birthday," Various Artists [Red House, new] (112)
        "Lay Down Your Weary Tune," Storyhill
        "Just Like A Woman," John Gorka
        "Born In Time," Meg Hutchinson
        "Jokerman," Eliza Gilkyson
        "What Good Am I?," Pines
  2: "Roses At The End Of Time," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, 5/11] (107)
        "Midnight On Raton"
        "Slouching Towards Bethlehem"
        "Looking For A Place"
        "2153"
        "Roses At The End Of Time"
        "Blue Moon Night"
  3: "Rose City Ramble," Lauren Sheehan [Self, 4/11] (94)
        "Chilly Waters"
        "Honey Baby Blues"
        "Carroll County Blues"
        "Little Bird Of Heaven"
        "Dirty Rat Swing"
  4: "Paper Airplane," Alison Krauss And Union Station [Rounder, 4/11] (93)
        "Paper Airplane"
        "Dimming Of The Day"
        "Dust Bowl Children"
        "Lay My Burden Down"
        "Lie Awake"
  5: "Thank You, Tom Paxton," Tim Grimm [Vault, new] (85)
        "Last Thing On My Mind"
        "Rumblin' In The Land"
        "My Favorite Spring"
        "Bishop Cody's Last Request"
        "Whose Garden Was This?"
  6: "Darkling & The Bluebird Jubilee," Joe Crookston [Milagrito, 3/11] (71)
        "Wilderness Alone"
        "Good Luck John"
        "Darkling And The Bluebird Jubilee"
        "Nazarene"
  7: "Hope," Abbie Gardner [Self, 4/11] (66)
        "Break It Slow"
        "Walkin' Cane"
        "Hope"
        "Comes Love"
  8: "Hard Bargain," Emmylou Harris [Nonesuch, 4/11] (60)
        "Darlin' Kate"
        "Home Sweet Home"
        "My Name Is Emmett Till"
  9: "New Amsterdam," Spuyten Duyvil [Self, 4/11] (49)
        "Judge Not"
        "Shady Grove"
        "Coal Train"
        "Freight Train"
 10: "Bright Morning Stars," The Wailin' Jennys [Red House, 2/11] (48)
        "Bright Morning Stars"
        "Asleep At Last"
        "Bird Song"
 11: "Man Of Many Moons," Danny Schmidt [Red House, 2/11] (46)
        "Buckets Of Rain"
        "Guilty By Association Blues"
        "Houses Sing"
 12: "Land Like A Bird," Amy Speace [Thirty Tigers, 3/11] (43)
        "Ghost"
        "Drive All Night"
        "Manila Street"
 12: "Rare Bird Alert," Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers [Rounder, 3/11] (43)
        "Atheists Don't Have No Songs"
        "King Tut"
        "Rare Bird Alert"
 14: "Follow Me Down," Sarah Jarosz [Sugar Hill, 5/11] (42)
        "Ring Them Bells"
        "Annabelle Lee"
        "Come Around"
 15: "So Beautiful Or So What," Paul Simon [Hear, 4/11] (41)
        "Afterlife"
        "Dazzling Blue"
        "So Beautiful Or So What"
 16: "Steady As She Goes," Hot Tuna [Red House, 4/11] (38)
        "Smokerise Journey"
        "Goodbye To The Blues"
        "Things That Might Have Been"
 17: "Grapevine," Andrew Calhoun [Waterbug, new] (37)
        "15 Years On The Erie Canal"
        "Fox"
        "How Can I Keep From Singing?"
 17: "Years," Ellen Cherry [Wrong Size Shoes, 2006] (37)
        "1893: A Girl At The World's Fair"
        "1912 Violet Swims But The Ship Sinks"
        "All U Ever Said Was No"
 19: "I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive," Steve Earle [New West, 4/11] (36)
        "This City"
        "Waitin' On The Sky"
        "God Is God"
 19: "Kicking The Beehive," Susan Werner [Sleeve Dog, 3/11] (36)
        "On The Other Side"
        "Last Words Of Bonnie Parker"
        "Manhattan, Kansas"
 21: "A Nod To Bob," Various Artists [Red House, 2001] (35)
        "Love Minus Zero/No Limit," Eliza Gilkyson
        "Boots Of Spanish Leather," Martin Simpson
        "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right," Ramblin' Jack Elliott
 21: "Wood And Stone," Tara Nevins [Sugar Hill, 5/11] (35)
        "Stars Fell On Alabama"
        "Snowbird"
        "Wrong Side"
 23: "Freak Flag," Greg Brown [Yep Roc, new] (34)
        "Let The Mystery Be"
        "Freak Flag"
 24: "Promise," Karen Savoca [Alcove, 2/11] (31)
        "Last Night On Earth"
        "Promise"
        "Ready"
 25: "Pick A Peck Of Piedmont Pickers," Various Artists [Wepecket Island, new] (30)
        "Georgia Bound," Lauren Sheehan
        "Bell Buckle Rag," Gareth Hedges
 26: "The Very Best Of Stan Rogers," Stan Rogers [Borealis, 7/10] (29)
        "Mary Ellen Carter"
        "Northwest Passage"
 27: "Speeding Ticket And A Valentine," Blame Sally [Ninth Street Opus, 5/11] (28)
        "Bird In Hand"
        "Big Big Bed"
 28: "Temptation," The Waifs [Compass, new] (27)
        "Falling"
        "Buffalo"
        "Beautiful Night"
 29: "Celilo Falls," Rachel Harrington [Skinny Dennis, 2/11] (26)
        "Last Jubilee"
        "Spokane"
        "Goodbye Amsterdam"
 29: "Every Whisper Is A Shout Across The Void," Fish And Bird [Fiddle Head, new] (26)
        "Circle Tune"
        "Northern Lights"
        "Well Run Dry"
 31: "Now You Know," Justin Roth [Self, 5/11] (25)
        "Out Of The Blue"
        "Siskiyou Line"
        "Spaghetti Junction"
 32: "Help My Brother," Gibson Brothers [Compass, 2/11] (24)
        "Walkin' West To Memphis"
        "Just Lovin' You"
 32: "High Atmosphere," Diana Jones [Proper American, 4/11] (24)
        "Don't Forget Me"
        "High Atmosphere"
        "Poverty"
 34: "Horse Latitudes," Jeffrey Foucault [Signature, 5/11] (23)
        "Horse Latitudes"
        "Starlight And Static"
 34: "Looking For A Fight," The Sweetback Sisters [Signature, new] (23)
        "Too Many Experts"
        "It Won't Hurt When I Fall Down From This Barstool"
        "Texas Bluebonnnets"
 34: "Sleep With One Eye Open," Chris Thile And Michael Daves [Nonesuch, new] (23)
        "Rabbit In The Log"
        "Cry, Cry Darling"
 34: "Starlight Hotel," Zoe Muth And The Lost High Rollers [Signature, 4/11] (23)
        "Whatever's Left"
        "Before The Night Is Gone"
 34: "Time Ain't Got Nothin' On Me," Mark Dvorak [Waterbug, 1/11] (23)
        "Middle Years"
        "2 Little Boys"
        "Bluebells In Kentucky"
 39: "Welding Burns," Rod Picott [Self, new] (22)
        "410"
        "Rust Belt Fields"
 40: "100 Miles Of Wreckage," The Black Lillies [Attack Monkey, 2/11] (21)
        "2 Hearts Down"
        "Same Mistakes"
 40: "Fall For Beauty," Lynn Miles [True North, 10/10] (21)
        "Goodbye"
        "Something Beautiful"
 40: "Heaven Below," Peter Mayer [Blue Boat, 4/10] (21)
        "All The World Is One"
        "Church Of The Earth"
 43: "Break In The Clouds," Elephant Revival [Ruff Shod, 11/10] (20)
        "Break In The Clouds"
 43: "Small Source Of Comfort," Bruce Cockburn [True North, 3/11] (20)
        "Each One Lost"
        "5 50-One"
        "Call Me Rose"
 45: "Accidental English," Bruce Roper [Waterbug, new] (19)
        "Carpenter Song"
        "Cowboy"
 45: "Carrying Lightning," Amanda Shires [Self, 5/11] (19)
        "When You Need A Train It Never Comes"
        "Detroit Or Buffalo"
 45: "Daybreak," Sierra Hull [Rounder, 3/11] (19)
        "Easy Come, Easy Go"
        "Bombshell"
 45: "Heartache Looking For A Home," Charlie Sizemore [Rounder, 2/11] (19)
        "I Don't Remember Loving You"
        "No Lawyers In Heaven"
 45: "I Love Tom T. Hall's Songs Of Fox Hollow," Various Artists [Red Beet, new] (19)
        "I Love," Patty Griffin
        "Everybody Loves To Hear A Bird Sing," Peter Cooper With Baker Maultsby And Duane Eddy
 45: "Lorraine," Lori McKenna [Signature, 2010] (19)
        "Luxary Of Knowing"
        "Lorraine"
 45: "Otter Creek," Ken Kolodner And Brad Kolodner [Fenchurch, 1/11] (19)
        "Otter Creek"
        "Needle Case"
 45: "Saint Monday," Michael Fracasso [Little Fuji, 3/11] (19)
        "Ada, Ok"
        "Eloise"
 53: "Downhauler," Marc Douglas Berardo [Horizon, 8/10] (18)
        "Quiet Places"
        "Better Days"
 53: "Lonesome Whistle," The Roys [Rural Rhythm, 4/11] (18)
        "Right Back At You"
        "Nothin' I Can Do About It Now"
 53: "Simply Eva," Eva Cassidy [Blix Street, 2010] (18)
        "Kathy's Song"
 53: "We Still Love Our Country," Carrie Rodriguez And Ben Kyle [Ninth Street Opus, 2/11] (18)
        "Unwed Fathers"
        "If I Needed You"
 57: "Barton Hollow," The Civil Wars [Sensibility, 2/11] (17)
        "Barton Hollow"
        "20 Years"
 57: "Cackalack," Jonathan Byrd [Waterbug, 1/11] (17)
        "Reckon I Did"
        "I Was An Oak Tree"
 57: "Factory Second," Neil Getz [Agillator, 2/11] (17)
        "Nelly Blye"
        "Not In Love, Just Falling"
 57: "No Other Road," Lucy Billings [Sassy Time, 1/11] (17)
        "Let's Not And Say We Did"
        "As We Fly"
 57: "Set Two," Gal Holiday And The Honky Tonk Revue [Self, 5/10] (17)
        "Don't Think Twice"
        "6 Pack To Go"
 62: "Nagez Rameurs," Genticorum [Roues Et Archets, new] (16)
        "Reel Circulaire"
        "Tout Le Long Du Voyage"
 62: "Blessed," Lucinda Williams [Lost Highway, 3/11] (16)
        "Born To Be Loved"
 62: "Fly Down Little Bird," Mike Seeger And Peggy Seeger [Appleseed, 3/11] (16)
        "Dodger Song"
 62: "Kings And Queens," Blackie And The Rodeo Kings [Dramatico, new] (16)
        "Got You Covered"
        "Another Free Woman"
 66: "Almost Home," Larry Sparks [Rounder, 3/11] (15)
        "Almost Home"
        "Momma's Apron Strings"
 66: "Steady Operator," Town Mountain [Pinecastle, new] (15)
        "Humble Shepherd"
 66: "Unruly Heart," Ari And Mia [Self, 12/10] (15)
        "Pig's Foot - Grub Springs"
 66: "Way Back Home," Sharon Klein [Self, 2009] (15)
        "Valley Of Dreams"
        "Way Back Home"
 70: "City Of Refuge," Abigail Washburn [Rounder, 1/11] (14)
        "Chains"
        "City Of Refuge"
 70: "Courage," Si Kahn [Strictly Country, 5/10] (14)
        "Hunter"
 70: "Eclipse," Bill Emerson [Rural Rhythm, new] (14)
        "Jesse James"
        "Poor Rebel Soldier"
 70: "Frank Solivan And Dirty Kitchen," Frank Solivan And Dirty Kitchen [Self, 8/10] (14)
        "Driftin' Apart"
        "Hello Friend"
 70: "Give Peas A Chance," Tom Chapin [Sundance, new] (14)
        "Farmer's Market Good"
 70: "Helplessness Blues," Fleet Foxes [Sub Pop, new] (14)
        "Bedouin Dress"
        "Helplessness Blues"
 70: "Looking Back," Gene Morrison [Listen Here!, 1/10] (14)
        "Del McCoury's Hand"
        "Muzzy's Store"
 70: "Paradise," Judy Collins [Wildflower, 6/10] (14)
        "Weight Of The World"


TOP SONGS OF MAY 2011
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14996 airplays from 151 different DJs

1. "Buckets Of Rain" (24)
        by Danny Schmidt
        from "Man Of Many Moons"
        also "A Nod To Bob 2: An Artists' Tribute To Bob Dylan On His 70th Birthday"
2. "Midnight On Raton" (20)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Roses At The End Of Time"
3. "Paper Airplane" (18)
        by Alison Krauss And Union Station
        from "Paper Airplane"
4. "Slouching Towards Bethlehem" (17)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Roses At The End Of Time"
5. "Darlin' Kate" (16)
        by Emmylou Harris
        from "Hard Bargain"
5. "Roses At The End Of Time" (16)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Roses At The End Of Time"
7. "Dimming Of The Day" (15)
        by Alison Krauss And Union Station
        from "Paper Airplane"
7. "Dust Bowl Children" (15)
        by Alison Krauss And Union Station
        from "Paper Airplane"
7. "Lay My Burden Down" (15)
        by Alison Krauss And Union Station
        from "Paper Airplane"
10. "Afterlife" (14)
        by Paul Simon
        from "So Beautiful Or So What"
10. "Break It Slow" (14)
        by Abbie Gardner
        from "Hope"
10. "Last Thing On My Mind" (14)
        by Tim Grimm
        from "Thank You, Tom Paxton"
10. "Looking For A Place" (14)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Roses At The End Of Time"
10. "Ring Them Bells" (14)
        by Sarah Jarosz
        from "Follow Me Down"
10. "Rumblin' In The Land" (14)
        by Tim Grimm
        from "Thank You, Tom Paxton"
10. "Wilderness Alone" (14)
        by Joe Crookston
        from "Darkling And The Blue Bird Jubilee"
17. "2153" (13)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Roses At The End Of Time"
17. "Chilly Waters" (13)
        by Lauren Sheehan
        from "Rose City Ramble"
17. "Lay Down Your Weary Tune" (13)
        by Storyhill
        from "A Nod To Bob 2: An Artists' Tribute To Bob Dylan On His 70th Birthday"
17. "My Favorite Spring" (13)
        by Tim Grimm
        from "Thank You, Tom Paxton"
21. "Bird In Hand" (12)
        by Blame Sally
        from "Speeding Ticket And A Valentine"
21. "Honey Baby Blues" (12)
        by Lauren Sheehan
        from "Rose City Ramble"
23. "Blue Moon Night" (11)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Roses At The End Of Time"
23. "Carroll County Blues" (11)
        by Lauren Sheehan
        from "Rose City Ramble"
23. "Hope" (11)
        by Abbie Gardner
        from "Hope"
23. "Judge Not" (11)
        by Spuyten Duyvil
        from "New Amsterdam"
23. "Just Like A Woman" (11)
        by John Gorka
        from "A Nod To Bob 2: An Artists' Tribute To Bob Dylan On His 70th Birthday"
23. "Little Bird Of Heaven" (11)
        by Lauren Sheehan
        from "Rose City Ramble"
23. "Shady Grove" (11)
        by Spuyten Duyvil
        from "New Amsterdam"
23. "Walkin' Cane" (11)
        by Abbie Gardner
        from "Hope"


TOP ARTISTS OF MAY 2011
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14996 airplays from 151 different DJs

1. Bob Dylan
2. Eliza Gilkyson
3. Lauren Sheehan
4. Alison Krauss
5. Tim Grimm
6. Emmylou Harris
7. Joe Crookston
8. Abbie Gardner
9. Greg Brown
10. Danny Schmidt
11. The Wailin' Jennys
12. Robert Johnson
13. Spuyten Duyvil
14. Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers
15. Amy Speace
15. Sarah Jarosz
17. Hazel Dickens
17. Hot Tuna
17. Steve Earle
20. John McCutcheon
21. Paul Simon
22. Andrew Calhoun
23. Ellen Cherry
24. Lynn Miles
25. Bruce Cockburn
26. Stan Rogers
26. Tara Nevins
26. Tim O'Brien
29. John Gorka
29. Susan Werner
31. Jeffrey Foucault
32. Gibson Brothers
32. Judy Collins
32. Lucinda Williams
32. Pete Seeger
36. Karen Savoca
36. The Waifs
38. Blame Sally
38. The Sweetback Sisters
38. Tom Paxton


TOP LABELS OF MAY 2011
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14996 airplays from 151 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Red House
3. Sugar Hill
4. Columbia
5. Signature
6. Compass
7. Waterbug
8. Nonesuch
9. Vault
10. Appleseed
11. Smithsonian/Folkways
12. Milagrito
13. Flying Fish
14. Borealis
15. Vanguard
16. 30 Tigers
17. Rebel
17. Sony
19. Philo
20. Warner
21. Green Linnet
22. New West
22. Rural Rhythm
24. True North
25. Shanachie
26. Capitol
27. Rhino
28. Greentrax
29. Lost Highway
29. Yep Roc
31. Alcove
31. Bear Family
31. Dualtone
34. Hear
35. Ninth Street Opus
35. Wepecket Island
37. Alligator
37. Elektra
39. Fogarty's Cove
40. Blue Boat
40. Hightone
40. Music Road


FOLK DJs - MAY 2011
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14996 airplays from 151 different DJs

Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Allan Nelson (BBC, U.K.)
Amanda-Lynn Stubley (CHRW-FM, ON)
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)
Betsi Meissner (KXCI-FM, AZ)
Bill Hahn (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Bill Revill (WESU-FM, CT)
Bill Stuart (WFIT-FM, FL)
Bill Wagman (KDVS-FM, CA)
Blair Larsen (KUSU-FM & UPR, UT)
Bob Gregory (WRFL-FM, KY)
Bob McWilliams (XM, KANU-FM & KPR, KS)
Bob Weiser (WBRS-FM & WOMR-FM, MA)
Brad Edmondson (WVBR-FM, NY)
Bradley Kolodner (WICB-FM, NY)
Brenda & Roman 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)
Colin Fielding (3INR-FM, Australia)
Craig Huegel (WSLR-FM, FL)
Dan Alloway (KTEP-FM, TX)
Dan Ross (KACI-FM, OR)
Darla Novak (KZFR-FM, IL)
David John (KTRU-FM, TX)
Deadwood Dick (KKUP-FM, CA)
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)
Doug Dick (WVGN-FM, VI)
Ed McDonald (WVMR-FM etc, WV)
Frank Gosar (KLCC-FM, OR)
Frank Hoppe (KCSN-FM, CA)
Gary Irving (WVUD-FM, DE)
Gaye Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Gene Shay (XM & WXPN-FM, PA)
Gerd Stassen (EVW, Germany)
Gerry Goodfriend (CKUT-FM, QC)
Graham and Barbara Dean (WBCR-LP, MA)
Greg Harness (KRBX-FM, ID)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
Henry Hallett (KXCI-FM, AZ)
Jean Geiger (KBCS-FM, WA)
Jeff Boudreau (WCUW-FM, MA)
Jeff Eads (WNKU-FM, KY)
Jeff Robson (CJUM-FM, MB)
Jenny Flux (2AIR-FM, Australia)
Jeremy Butler (WUAL-FM & APR, AL)
Jim Blum (WKSU-FM etc, OH)
Jim Dubinsky (WUVT-FM, CA)
Jim Fisher (WGCS-FM, IN)
Jim Gilliland (WRUW-FM, OH)
Jim Marino (CFMU-FM, ON)
Jim Rogers (WIUP-FM, PA)
Jim Schwall (WORT-FM, WI)
Joe Colvin (WYSO-FM, OH)
Joe Gierlach (WRFL-FM, KY)
Johanna Halbeisen (WXOJ-FM, MA)
John & Maureen Rumsey (KVMR-FM, CA)
John Adams (KVMR-FM, CA)
John Bommarito (WFHR-FM, MI)
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)
Jon 'Chip' Colcord (WNEC-FM, NH)
Jon Stein (WTBQ-AM, NY)
Judith Gennett (KPSU, OR)
Juliet Youngren (WEFT-FM, IL)
Jürgen Kramer (ZuSa, Germany)
Karen Impola (KUNI-FM, IA)
Karen Rakos (KEUL-FM, AK)
Kate McNally (NHPR, NH)
Ken Batista (WYEP-FM, PA)
Ken Campbell (WSKG-FM, NY)
Ken Connors (WJSJ-FM, 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)
Laurie DesJardins (KVMR-FM, CA)
Lee Larcheveque (WMUA-FM, MA)
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 Katherine Aldin (KPFK-FM, CA)
Mary Sue Twohy (XM)
Menachem Vinegrad (Upper Galilee-FM, Israel)
Michael Alzo (WSLU-FM, NY)
Michael Benson (WPKN-FM & WESU-FM, CT)
Michael Stock (WLRN-FM, FL)
Mike Flynn (KUAF-FM & syndicated, AR)
Mike Kelsey (WFHB, IN)
Mitch Park (Kidnappers, New Zealand)
Naomi Soule and Terry Moses (KCLC-FM, MO)
Nicholas Hill (WVBR-FM, NY)
Noah Zacharin (CKLN-FM, ON)
Norm Mast (WVPE-FM, IN)
Norman Whitman (WYSO-FM, OH)
Pamela Smith (WPKN-FM, CT)
Paul Hartman (WTMD-FM, MD)
Peter Kernast and John Bates (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Peter van Zeijl (Dollard Radio-FM, The Netherlands)
Randall Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Ray Baumler (WRUR-FM, NY)
Rich Warren (WFMT-FM, XM & syndicated, IL)
Richard Gordon (WNHU-FM, CT)
Richard Howard (KZMU-FM, UT)
Robert Resnik (VPR, VT)
Ron Olesko (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Roz Larman (KPFK-FM & syndicated, CA)
Sharon Downes (2MAX-FM, Australia)
Simon Dillon (Phoenix FM, Australia)
Sonnie Brown (KCBX-FM, CA)
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 & WWUH-FM, CT)
Susi Lanagan (PBS-FM, Australia)
Tamara Lewis (KBCS-FM, WA)
Taylor Caffery (WRKF-FM, LA)
Terry Fatseas (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Todd Tyson (The Point-FM, VT)
Tom Bingham (WCVF-FM, NY)
Tom Funk (KGLP-FM, NM)
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.

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