Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of May 2012 (with DJ list)

TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS OF MAY 2012
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13955 airplays from 143 different DJs

  1: "In Good Company," Bill Evans [Native And Fine, 5/12] (67)
        "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away"
        "Hard Day's Night"
        "Follow The Drinking Gourd"
        "On And On"
  2: "Prior Convictions," Grant Peeples [Gatorbone, new] (55)
        "Things Have Changed"
        "Last Night I Dreamed In Spanish"
        "Patriot Act"
        "Road To Damascus"
  2: "Some Bright Morning," Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem [Signature, 4/12] (55)
        "Fall River"
        "Fire In The Sky"
        "East Virginia"
        "Hear Jerusalem Moan"
  4: "Heroes," Willie Nelson [Legacy, new] (50)
        "Roll Me Up"
        "Horse Called Music"
        "Just Breathe"
  5: "New Siberia," Antje Duvekot [antjeduvekot.com, 4/12] (46)
        "Sleepy Sea Of Indigo And Blue"
        "Into The City"
        "4 Stitches"
  6: "Andrew And Noah Band," Andrew And Noah Band [Great Bear, new] (44)
        "Buy For Me The Rain"
        "Wish You Could See"
        "Griffin Road"
  7: "1000 Pound Machine," Kate Campbell [Large River, 4/12] (41)
        "Red Clay After Rain"
        "Montgomery To Mobile"
        "I Will Be Your Rest"
        "Wait For Another Day"
  8: "Tromper Le Temps," Le Vent Du Nord [Borealis, 5/12] (40)
        "Le Dragon De Chimay"
        "Toujours Amants"
        "Le Winnebago"
  9: "Borderland," The Stray Birds [reverbnation.com/thestraybirds, 3/12] (39)
        "Birds Of The Borderland"
        "Come Sunday"
        "My Horses Ain't Hungry"
 10: "Leaving Eden," Carolina Chocolate Drops [Nonesuch, 2/12] (37)
        "Ruby, Are You Mad At Your Man"
        "Boodle-De-Bum-Bum"
        "Country Girl"
 11: "Intersection," Nanci Griffith [Hell No, 4/12] (35)
        "Bethlehem Steel"
        "Just Another Morning Here"
        "Hell No"
 12: "I Carry All I Own," Caroline Doctorow [Narrow Lane, 3/12] (34)
        "Way Out West"
        "Down The Road"
        "Circle Of Friends"
 12: "Little Blue Egg," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer [Red House, 2/12] (34)
        "Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key"
        "Gypsy Rose"
        "Hard Edge Of Livin"
 14: "Lay Down, Lay Low," The Steel Wheels [thesteelwheels.com, 1/12] (32)
        "Rain In The Valley"
        "Breaking Like The Sun"
        "Halfway To Heaven"
 15: "Out Of My Hands," Natasha Borzilova [Hadley, new] (31)
        "Out Of My Hands"
        "Better Than Me"
 16: "Two At A Time," The Two Man Gentlemen Band [Hearth, 3/12] (30)
        "Please Don't Water It Down"
        "Pork Chops"
 16: "In The Time Of Gods," Dar Williams [Razor & Tie, 4/12] (30)
        "I Am The One Who Will Remember Everything"
        "I Have Been Around The World"
        "Summer Child"
 16: "Patience In These Times," George Mann [Running Scared, 3/12] (30)
        "Back Home In Derry"
        "One More Beautiful Song"
        "When The Money Runs Out"
 19: "Live At Sundilla," Dave Potts [Looking Up, 1/12] (25)
        "Garden We're Growing"
        "Foul Ball"
 19: "Reincarnation," O'Brien Party Of 7 [Howdy Skies, new] (25)
        "In The Summertime"
        "King Of The Road"
        "Reincarnation"
 21: "Mud And Stone," Loretta Hagen [Bearfort, 2/12] (24)
        "Now That You're Home"
        "When My Years Are Stacked"
        "Mud And Stone"
 22: "Brother Sun," Brother Sun [World Wide, 2/11] (23)
        "All I Want Is A Garden"
        "Trouble"
        "Sister Moon"
 22: "Evie Ladin Band," Evie Ladin Band [Evil Diane, 4/12] (23)
        "First Time"
        "Coffeeshop"
 22: "Hickory," Mariel Vandersteel [marielvandersteel.com, 3/12] (23)
        "Hog And Sheep Going To The Pasture"
        "Sitting On The Ridge"
        "3 Forks Of The Cumberland"
 22: "Nobody Knows You," Steep Canyon Rangers [Rounder, 4/12] (23)
        "As I Go"
        "Easy To Love"
        "Nobody Knows You"
 26: "The Good Stuff," Peter Mulvey [Signature, 3/12] (22)
        "Everybody Knows"
        "Are You Sure?"
        "Green Grass"
 26: "The Vanguard Years," Doc Watson [Vanguard, 1995] (22)
        "Deep River Blues"
        "Tennessee Stud"
 26: "Voice Of Ages," The Chieftains [Hear, 2/12] (22)
        "When The Ship Comes In"
        "Lundu"
 29: "Light In The Sky," Red Molly [redmolly.com, 10/11] (21)
        "Come On In My Kitchen"
        "Fever"
 29: "The Plum Tree And The Rose," Sarah McQuaid [Waterbug, 3/12] (21)
        "So Much Rain"
        "Lift You Up And Let You Fly"
 29: "Take The Air," Jenn Rawling And Basho Parks [Waterbug, 5/12] (21)
        "Little Swallow"
        "Big Old Lake"
 32: "Broadsides," Atomic Duo [theconnextion.com/atomicduo/, 3/12] (20)
        "Trickle Down"
        "New New Deal"
 32: "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?: The Songs Of Pete Seeger," Various Artists [Appleseed, 1998] (20)
        "Bells Of Rhymney," Roger McGuinn
 34: "Chimes Of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan," Various Artists [Fontana, 2011] (19)
        "Blowin' In The Wind," Ziggy Marley
 34: "Deeper In The Well," Eric Bibb [Stony Plain, 3/12] (19)
        "Bayou Belle"
        "Boll Weevil"
 34: "The Full Catastrophe," Nerissa And Katryna Nields [Mercy House, new] (19)
        "Creek's Gonna Rise"
        "Back At The Fruit Tree"
 34: "Headwaters," Del Barber [Six Shooter, new] (19)
        "Everything Is Not Enough"
        "Hen House Manifesto"
 34: "Older Than My Old Man Now," Loudon Wainwright III [2nd Story Sound, new] (19)
        "Ghost Blues"
        "Older Than My Old Man Now"
 34: "Roadside Attractions," Chris Lavancher [chrislavancher.bandcamp.com, 5/12] (19)
        "Butter Queen"
        "Bury Me"
 34: "Slipstream," Bonnie Raitt [Redwing, new] (19)
        "Take My Love With You"
        "Million Miles"
 41: "Colors of the Sun: the early songs of Jackson Browne," Penny Nichols [Pensongs, new] (18)
        "These Days"
        "From Silver Lake"
 41: "New Kind Of Lonely," I See Hawks In L. A. [Western Seeds, 2/12] (18)
        "I Fell In Love With The Grateful Dead"
        "Spirit Of Death"
 41: "Pink Umbrella," Cary Cooper [ethereal girl, 10/11] (18)
        "Jimmy Stewart"
        "All I Ever Wanted"
 41: "Tilt-A-Whirl," Drew Nelson [Red House, 2/12] (18)
        "Dust"
        "Promised Land"
 41: "You Gotta Roll EP," Woody Pines [woodypines.com, new] (18)
        "Red Rockin' Chair"
        "Ham And Eggs"
        "Long Gone Lost John"
 46: "Dance Of The Robots," Steve Quelet [stevequelet.com, 3/12] (17)
        "Dance Of The Robots"
        "Home For Dinner"
 46: "Delicate Cages," Jon Brooks [jonbrooks.ca, 9/11] (17)
        "Hudson Girl"
        "Because We're Free"
 46: "Double Shot," The Great Recession Orchestra [NewTex, new] (17)
        "Sheik That Thang"
 46: "Little Five Points," Annie Gallup [Waterbug, new] (17)
        "Story Of My Life"
        "Poets"
 46: "Little Heart," Andra Suchy [Red House, 3/12] (17)
        "Little Heart"
        "Come On In"
 46: "A Passing Glimpse," Pharis And Jason Romero [Lula, 7/11] (17)
        "A Passing Glimpse"
 52: "Memories," The Spinney Brothers [Mountain Fever, 3/12] (16)
        "Memories"
 52: "Rough Edges & Ragged Hearts," Linda McRae [42rpm, new] (16)
        "Be Your Own Light"
        "Rough Edges And Ragged Hearts"
 52: "Tangerine," Louise Taylor [Blue Coyote, new] (16)
        "Walk 5 Miles"
        "One Good Thing"
 52: "This Land: Woody Guthrie's America," John McCutcheon [Appalsongs, 11/11] (16)
        "Pretty Boy Floyd"
        "This Land Is Your Land"
 52: "This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark," Various Artists [Icehouse, 11/11] (16)
        "Better Days," Rosanne Cash
 57: "Go On Now, You Can't Stay Here," The Wandering [Songs Of The South, new] (15)
        "Lovin' Him Was Easier Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again"
        "In The Pines"
 57: "I'll Keep Calling," JP Harris And The Tough Choices [Cow Island, new] (15)
        "I'm Stayin' Here"
        "Badly Bent"
 57: "Just Like Honey," Lisa Biales [Big Song, new] (15)
        "Sugar"
        "Call The Fire Wagon"
 57: "Live," Peggy Seeger [Appleseed, 4/12] (15)
        "Country Blues"
        "Everything Changes"
 57: "Long Ride Home," Darrell Scott [Full Light, 1/12] (15)
        "It Must Be Sunday"
        "Someday"
 57: "New Multitudes," Jay Farrar, Will Johnson, Anders Parker, Yim Yames [Rounder, 2/12] (15)
        "Fly High"
        "Careless Reckless Love"
 57: "Promised Land," Gina Forsyth [Waterbug, 2/12] (15)
        "Copper Rooster"
        "Sweet And Sunny South"
 57: "Sunday Never Comes," Jackstraw [jackstraw.net, 12/11] (15)
        "Dark And Empty Pearly May"
        "Poor Man"
 65: "Like The Devil Does," Miss Quincy [missquincy,net, 4/12] (14)
        "Dangerous"
        "Dawson City Line"
        "I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl"
 65: "Three," The Refugees [Wabuho, 1/12] (14)
        "Catch Me If You Can"
 65: "The Fence," Brian Kalinec [Berkalin, new] (14)
        "The Fence"
 65: "Finns Point Light," Bob Andrews [Dancing Druid, 1999] (14)
        "As Good As It Gets"
        "Broke Again"
 65: "An Island Out Of Time," Molasses Creek [Soundside, 2/12] (14)
        "I'm A Fisherman"
 65: "Never Trust A Puppet," Heywood Banks [South Hand, 1/12] (14)
        "Ohioiowaidahohawaii Highway"
        "Tazer Song"
 65: "Rare Bird Alert," Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers [Rounder, 3/11] (14)
        "Atheists Don't Have No Songs"
 65: "Steamboat In A Cornfield," Truckstop Honeymoon [truckstophoneymoon.com, 12/11] (14)
        "Play Along"
 65: "There Is A Time," The Dillards [Vanguard, 1991] (14)
        "Banjo In The Hollow"
        "Dooley"
 65: "Will The Circle Be Unbroken," Various Artists [Capitol, 1972] (14)
        "Tennessee Stud," Doc Watson


TOP SONGS OF MAY 2012
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13955 airplays from 143 different DJs

1. "Things Have Changed" (22)
        by Grant Peeples
        from "Prior Convictions"
2. "Buy For Me The Rain" (16)
        by Andrew And Noah Band
        from "Andrew And Noah Band"
3. "Birds Of The Borderland" (11)
        by The Stray Birds
        from "Borderland"
3. "Out Of My Hands" (11)
        by Natasha Borzilova
        from "Out Of My Hands"
3. "Sleepy Sea Of Indigo And Blue" (11)
        by Antje Duvekot
        from "New Siberia"
6. "Come Sunday" (10)
        by The Stray Birds
        from "Borderland"
6. "Just Breathe" (10)
        by Willie Nelson
        from "Heroes"
6. "Roll Me Up" (10)
        by Willie Nelson
        from "Heroes"
6. "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away" (10)
        by Bill Evans
        from "In Good Company"
10. "Better Than Me" (9)
        by Natasha Borzilova
        from "Out Of My Hands"
10. "Hard Day's Night" (9)
        by Bill Evans
        from "In Good Company"
10. "Into The City" (9)
        by Antje Duvekot
        from "New Siberia"
10. "My Horses Ain't Hungry" (9)
        by The Stray Birds
        from "Borderland"
10. "Red Clay After Rain" (9)
        by Kate Campbell
        from "1000 Pound Machine"
10. "These Days" (9)
        by Penny Nichols
        from "Colors of the Sun: the early songs of Jackson Browne"
10. "Touch A Name On The Wall" (9)
        by Joel Mabus
        from "Retold"
        also "Naked Truth"
17. "Follow The Drinking Gourd" (8)
        by Bill Evans
        from "In Good Company"
17. "Hear Jerusalem Moan" (8)
        by Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem
        from "Some Bright Morning"
17. "Horse Called Music" (8)
        by Willie Nelson
        from "Heroes"
17. "Last Night I Dreamed In Spanish" (8)
        by Grant Peeples
        from "Prior Convictions"
17. "Montgomery To Mobile" (8)
        by Kate Campbell
        from "1000 Pound Machine"
17. "Walk 5 Miles" (8)
        by Louise Taylor
        from "Tangerine"
17. "Way Out West" (8)
        by Caroline Doctorow
        from "I Carry All I Own"
24. "Bethlehem Steel" (7)
        by Nanci Griffith
        from "Intersection"
24. "Breaking Like The Sun" (7)
        by The Steel Wheels
        from "Lay Down, Lay Low"
24. "Down The Road" (7)
        by Caroline Doctorow
        from "I Carry All I Own"
24. "Fall River" (7)
        by Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem
        from "Some Bright Morning"
24. "Fire In The Sky" (7)
        by Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem
        from "Some Bright Morning"
24. "I Am The One Who Will Remember Everything" (7)
        by Dar Williams
        from "In The Time Of Gods"
24. "I Will Be Your Rest" (7)
        by Kate Campbell
        from "1000 Pound Machine"
24. "In The Summertime" (7)
        by O'Brien Party Of 7
        from "Reincarnation"
24. "Just Another Morning Here" (7)
        by Nanci Griffith
        from "Intersection"
24. "On And On" (7)
        by Bill Evans
        from "In Good Company"
24. "Please Don't Water It Down" (7)
        by The Two Man Gentlemen Band
        from "Two At A Time"
24. "Pork Chops" (7)
        by The Two Man Gentlemen Band
        from "Two At A Time"
24. "Rain In The Valley" (7)
        by The Steel Wheels
        from "Lay Down, Lay Low"
24. "Wait For Another Day" (7)
        by Kate Campbell
        from "1000 Pound Machine"
24. "When The Ship Comes In" (7)
        by The Chieftains
        from "Voice Of Ages"


TOP ARTISTS OF MAY 2012
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13955 airplays from 143 different DJs

1. Bob Dylan
2. Doc Watson
3. Pete Seeger
4. Bill Evans
5. Willie Nelson
6. Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem
7. Kate Campbell
8. Grant Peeples
9. Antje Duvekot
10. Nanci Griffith
11. Le Vent Du Nord
12. Andrew And Noah Band
12. The Stray Birds
14. The Chieftains
15. Carolina Chocolate Drops
16. George Mann
17. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
18. Dar Williams
19. Darrell Scott
19. John McCutcheon
21. Red Molly
22. John Gorka
22. Natasha Borzilova
24. Caroline Doctorow
24. The Steel Wheels
26. 2 Man Gentlemen Band
26. Honey Dewdrops
28. Joel Mabus
28. Loudon Wainwright III
28. Richard Shindell
28. Woody Guthrie
32. The Dillards
33. Altan
34. Bonnie Raitt
34. Levon Helm
36. Dave Potts
36. James Keelaghan
36. Loretta Hagen
36. Peter Mulvey
36. Sarah McQuaid
36. Steep Canyon Rangers


TOP LABELS OF MAY 2012
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13955 airplays from 143 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Red House
3. Sugar Hill
4. Columbia
5. Borealis
6. Vanguard
7. Smithsonian/Folkways
8. Compass
9. Signature
10. Appleseed
11. Waterbug
12. Flying Fish
13. Warner
14. Nonesuch
15. Greentrax
16. Rhino
17. Sony
18. Large River
19. Native And Fine
20. Green Linnet
21. Rural Rhythm
22. Legacy
23. Capitol
24. Philo
25. Elektra
25. Hadley
27. RCA
28. Hell No
28. Topic
30. Rebel
31. Razor And Tie
32. Hear
32. Howdy Skies
34. Fossil
34. Great Bear
36. Blue Night
36. Shanachie
38. Narrow Lane
39. Arc
39. Folk-Legacy


FOLK DJs - MAY 2012
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13955 airplays from 143 different DJs

Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Allan Nelson (BBC, U.K.)
Allison Brown (CJAM-FM, ON)
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)
Bill Hahn (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Bill Revill (WESU-FM, CT)
Bill Wagman (KDVS-FM, CA)
Bob Gregory (WRFL-FM, KY)
Bob McWilliams (KANU-FM & KPR, KS)
Bob Weiser (WBRS-FM & WOMR-FM, MA)
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)
Colin Fielding (3INR-FM, Australia)
Craig Huegel (WSLR-FM & WMNF-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)
Donna Mavity (WTUF-FM, GA)
Doug Dick (WVGN-FM, VI)
Ed McDonald (WVMR-FM etc, WV)
Frank Gosar (KLCC-FM, OR)
Gaye Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Gene Shay (WXPN-FM, PA)
Gerd Stassen (EVW, Germany)
Gerry Goodfriend (CKUT-FM, QC)
Graham and Barbara Dean (WBCR-LP, MA)
Greg Harness (KRBX-FM, ID)
Greg Schatzmann (CJLX-FM, ON)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
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 Pszonek (WMSC-FM, NJ)
John & Maureen Rumsey (KVMR-FM, CA)
John C. Falstaff (WRFG-FM, GA)
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)
Johnny Bazzano (KRCB-FM, CA)
Jon 'Chip' Colcord (WSCS-FM, NH)
Jon Stein (WTBQ-AM, NY)
Juliet Youngren (WEFT-FM, IL)
Jürgen Kramer (ZuSa, Germany)
Karen Impola (KUNI-FM, IA)
Ken Batista (WYEP-FM, PA)
Ken Campbell (WSKG-FM, NY)
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 Vengeance (UGFM, Australia)
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 Tobler (WTUL-FM, LA)
Mel DeYoung (WPSU-FM, PA)
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 Horyczun (KPKN-FM, CT)
Mike Kelsey (WFHB, IN)
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)
Patrick Clifford (WDVR-FM, NJ)
Paul Hartman (WTMD-FM, MD)
Paul Stamler (KDHX-FM, MO)
Peter Kernast and John Bates (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Peter Thompson (KALW-FM, CA)
Peter van Zeijl (Dollard Radio-FM, The Netherlands)
Randall Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Ray Baumler (WRUR-FM, NY)
Rich Warren (WFMT-FM & 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)
Sean McGowan (KLCC-FM, OR)
Sharon Downes (2MAX-FM, Australia)
Simon Dillon (Phoenix FM, Australia)
Sonja Hedlund (WJFF, NY)
Sonny Ochs (WIOX-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)
Thomas Bisard (WNMC-FM, MI)
Todd Tyson (The Point-FM, VT)
Tom Bingham (WCVF-FM, NY)
Tom Coxworth (CKUA-FM, AB)
Tom Druckenmiller (syndicated)
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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