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

TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS OF NOVEMBER 2011
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13526 airplays from 154 different DJs

  1: "This Land: Woody Guthrie's America," John McCutcheon [Appalsongs, 11/11] (113)
        "I Ain't Got No Home"
        "Biggest Thing That Man Has Ever Done"
        "This Land Is Your Land"
        "Pastures Of Plenty"
        "This Morning I Was Born Again"
  2: "Light In The Sky," Red Molly [redmolly.com, 10/11] (98)
        "Dear Someone"
        "Walk Beside Me"
        "Come On In My Kitchen"
        "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind"
        "Oh My Michael"
  3: "Row Upon Row Of The People They Know," The Once [Borealis, 10/11] (63)
        "Jack The Sailor"
        "Cradle Hill"
        "By The Glow Of The Kerosene Light"
        "My Husband's Got No Courage"
  4: "The Road Is Dark," Michael Jerome Browne [Borealis, 11/11] (58)
        "Doin' My Time"
        "G20 Rag"
        "Graveyard Blues"
  5: "Skippin' And Flyin'," Laurie Lewis [Spruce And Maple, 10/11] (50)
        "Blue Moon Of Kentucky"
        "Going Away"
        "Old 10 Broeck"
        "What's Good For You"
  6: "The Horse King," Cosy Sheridan [Waterbug, 10/11] (43)
        "Don't Walk Away From Love"
        "Keep Your Overhead Low"
        "Higher Financial Reform"
        "The Horse King"
  7: "Two Nights In Texas," Kate Campbell [Large River, 9/11] (42)
        "Miles Of Blues"
        "See Rock City"
        "Galaxie 500"
  8: "A Passing Glimpse," Pharis And Jason Romero [Lula, 7/11] (39)
        "Hillbilly Blues"
        "Engine 143"
        "A Passing Glimpse"
  8: "Songs From Yeats' Bee-Loud Glade," Kyle Alden [kylealden.com, 9/11] (39)
        "Brown Penny"
        "Song Of Wandering Aengus"
        "Lake Isle Of Innisfree"
 10: "Lifeboats For Atlantis," Heather Styka [Kite Stripe, 10/11] (38)
        "Lucy And Sarah"
        "Tightrope Walker"
        "Crosswords"
 10: "Perfect Storm," Dan Crary And Thunderation [Blue Night, 7/11] (38)
        "Sail Away Ladies-Sally Ann"
        "I'd Do It Again"
        "One More Dollar"
 12: "Nest," Rebecca Zapen [Bashert, new] (36)
        "Beautiful Love Songs Without The Love"
        "I'm Gonna Make So Many Things For You"
 12: "Shadow And Light," John Doyle [Compass, 9/11] (36)
        "Clear The Way"
        "Little Sparrow"
        "Arabic"
 14: "Friends Of Fall," Crooked Still [Signature, 10/11] (35)
        "American Tune"
        "It'll End Too Soon"
        "Morning Bugle"
        "We Can Work It Out"
 15: "American Story," Bearfoot [Compass, 9/11] (34)
        "Midnight In Montana"
        "Eyes Cast Down"
        "Tell Me A Story"
 15: "Footwork," The Barefoot Movement [Lonesome, 6/11] (34)
        "Southfork By Midnight"
        "Whole World Round"
        "Calico Jack"
 15: "Live at Teatro della Corte: The First 10 Years," Beppe Gambetta [Gadfly, new] (34)
        "Romance In Durango"
        "St. Augustine"
        "Charming Betsy"
 15: "Mesabi," Tom Russell [Shout Factory, 9/11] (34)
        "Mesabi"
        "Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall"
        "Sterling Hayden"
 19: "Everything Is Everywhere," Carrie Newcomer [Available Light, 11/11] (32)
        "Breathe In Breathe Out"
        "Shine"
        "I Believe"
 20: "Get Your Phil," Disappear Fear [disappearfear.com, 7/11] (31)
        "Changes"
        "No More Songs"
        "Power And Glory"
 20: "Mercury," Pieta Brown [Red House, 9/11] (31)
        "Be With You"
        "Glory To Glory"
        "How Much Of My Love"
 20: "That's How We Run," April Verch [Slab Town, 6/11] (31)
        "Jim Shank/Ti-Jacques Jarret"
        "Long Harbour"
 23: "Past Perfect," Steve Spurgin [Blue Night, 4/11] (30)
        "Fire On The Kettle"
        "Kodak 1955"
        "Collar To The Wind"
 24: "The Harrow And The Harvest," Gillian Welch [Acony, 6/11] (29)
        "Scarlet Town"
        "Down Along The Dixie Line"
        "Way It Goes"
 25: "Goat Rodeo Sessions," Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile [Sony, new] (28)
        "Attaboy"
        "Here And Heaven"
 25: "The Lost Notebooks Of Hank Williams," Various Artists [Columbia, 10/11] (28)
        "You've Been Lonesome Too," Alan Jackson
        "How Many Times Have You Broken My Heart?," Norah Jones
        "I'm So Happy I Found You," Lucinda Williams
 27: "Broken Places," Meg Braun [megbraun.com, new] (27)
        "Open Road"
        "I'm Home"
        "It Was The Song"
 27: "Love My Stuff," Paul Geremia [Red House, 10/11] (27)
        "See See Rider"
        "Mama Don't Allow No Low Down Hangin' Around"
 29: "Birds Of A Feather," Red Hen Stringband [Wepecket Island, 6/11] (26)
        "Free Little Bird"
        "Cluck Old Hen"
 30: "Brother Sun," Brother Sun [World Wide, 2/11] (25)
        "What Must Be Done"
        "Trouble"
        "All I Want Is A Garden"
 31: "The Last Black And White TV," Terence Martin [Good Dog, 6/10] (24)
        "Bird To Take You South"
        "Short On Words"
 31: "Lay Down My Burden," Grant Dermody [grantdermody.com, new] (24)
        "Waterbound"
        "Evening Train"
 31: "Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down," Ry Cooder [Nonesuch, 8/11] (24)
        "No Banker Left Behind"
        "Humpty Dumpty World"
 34: "Caffeinated Heart," The Carrborators [facebook.com/thecarrborators, 7/11] (23)
        "Wrong Song"
        "Train To Kinston"
 34: "Man With A Love Song," James Hill [Borealis, 10/11] (23)
        "Assam/Like A Bird"
        "Hand Over My Heart"
 34: "Prime Tyme," Russell Moore And IIIrd Tyme Out [Rural Rhythm, new] (23)
        "Hooverville"
        "Old Kentucky Farmers"
 37: "Delicate Cages," Jon Brooks [jonbrooks.ca, 9/11] (22)
        "Hudson Girl"
        "Mercy"
 37: "The Famous Rocket Cage," Donal Hinely [Atom, 5/11] (22)
        "Flesh And Bone"
        "I Talk Too Much"
 37: "Journeyman," David Ferrard [Alter Road, 6/11] (22)
        "War Carries On"
        "Wildflowers"
        "Bridges"
 40: "Box Of Troubles," Danielle Miraglia [daniellem.com, 7/11] (21)
        "Choir"
        "Stagger Lee"
        "See The Light"
 40: "First Song," Stanley Greenthal [stanleygreenthal.com, 6/11] (21)
        "Farewell To Nigg"
        "Cretan Syrtos"
 40: "The Hogtown Sessions," Ivan Rosenberg And The Foggy Hogtown Boys [Vole-O-Tone, 8/11] (21)
        "Lost"
        "New York Town"
 40: "The Once," The Once [Borealis, 9/10] (21)
        "Cradle Hill"
 40: "Ravens And Crows," Dehlia Low [Rebel, 8/11] (21)
        "Cannonball Blues"
        "Drifting On A Lonesome Sea"
        "State Of Jefferson"
 45: "Jump With A Child's Heart," Annie Crane [Constant Clip, 10/11] (20)
        "Hell's Gate"
        "Ghost Body"
 45: "Misery Loves Company," Mary Flower [Yellow Dog, 10/11] (20)
        "Goin' To Sit Down On The Banks Of The River"
        "Hard Day Blues"
 45: "Something To Believe," Freebo [Poppabo, 6/11] (20)
        "Standing Ovation"
        "She Loves My Dog More Than Me"
 45: "Stretch Limousine On Fire," Catie Curtis [Compass, 8/11] (20)
        "Highway Del Sol"
        "I Do"
 49: "Cold Sky," Ryan Fitzsimmons [ryanfitzsimmons.bandcamp.com, new] (19)
        "North Central Line"
        "Diamond Ring"
 49: "Oil Town," Paul Sachs [paulsachs.com, 7/11] (19)
        "Poor Man's Out"
        "Dirty Trucks"
 49: "Revolutions Per Minute," Emma's Revolution [Moving Forward, new] (19)
        "Occupy The Usa"
        "Stand Together"
 49: "This Unknown Science," Joy Kills Sorrow [Signature, 9/11] (19)
        "Wouldn't Have Noticed"
        "One More Night"
        "Somewhere Over The Atlantic"
 49: "Vintage & Unique," John Reischman & The Jaybirds [Corvus, 6/11] (19)
        "First Whippoorwill"
 54: "Hold On Me," Spring Creek [springcreekbluegrassband.com, 8/11] (18)
        "It's A Banjo Playing"
        "Blue Skies, Blue Water"
 54: "In This Light," Rj Cowdery [Blue Rock, 6/11] (18)
        "Heartburn"
        "For The Long Ride"
 54: "Many A Mile," Eddie And Martha Adcock [Patuxent, new] (18)
        "Many A Mile"
        "2 Little Boys"
 54: "Queen Of The Minor Key," Eilen Jewell [Signature, 6/11] (18)
        "That's Where I'm Going"
        "I Remember You"
 54: "Shoot The Moon," Angel Band [Big I Deer, 9/11] (18)
        "Heart In The Middle"
        "Love Lives Here"
 59: "Ragged Kingdom," June Tabor & Oysterband [Topic, 10/11] (17)
        "Sweet 16"
        "7 Curses"
 59: "Songs And Stories," Guy Clark [Dualtone, 8/11] (17)
        "Homegrown Tomatoes"
        "L. A. Freeway"
 59: "Thank You, Tom Paxton," Tim Grimm [Vault, 6/11] (17)
        "I Give You The Morning"
        "Rumblin' In The Land"
 62: "Bad Man's Blood," Ray Bonneville [Red House, 8/11] (16)
        "Bad Man's Blood"
        "River John"
 62: "Old White Men," Vance Gilbert [Disismye, 9/11] (16)
        "Boy On A Train"
        "Old White Men"
 62: "Ready For Confetti," Robert Earl Keen [Lost Highway, 8/11] (16)
        "Black Baldy Stallion"
        "Road Goes On And On"
 62: "Reincarnation," Folk Uke [folkuke.com, new] (16)
        "Worthless"
        "Quattro Momento"
 62: "Silver," Iona [Barnaby, 10/11] (16)
        "Les Poules Hupp Es / Ton Bal Eured / Tumbledown"
 62: "Working In Tennessee," Merle Haggard [Vanguard, new] (16)
        "What I Hate"
        "Working In Tennessee"
 68: "Bad As Me," Tom Waits [Anti, new] (15)
        "Last Leaf"
        "Tell Me"
 68: "Beat The Devil And Carry A Rail," Noam Pikelny [Compass, new] (15)
        "My Mother Thinks I'm A Lawyer"
        "Jim Thompson's Horse"
 68: "Heart Of A Song," Junior Sisk [Rebel, 9/11] (15)
        "Sound Of Your Name"


TOP SONGS OF NOVEMBER 2011
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13526 airplays from 154 different DJs

1. "I Ain't Got No Home" (23)
        by John McCutcheon
        from "This Land Woody Guthrie's Amerika - 2011"
2. "Biggest Thing That Man Has Ever Done" (22)
        by John McCutcheon
        from "This Land: Woody Guthrie's America"
3. "Cradle Hill" (16)
        by The Once
        from "Row Upon Row Of The People They Know"
3. "This Land Is Your Land" (16)
        by John McCutcheon
        from "This Land: Woody Guthrie's"
5. "Doin' My Time" (15)
        by Michael Jerome Browne
        from "The Road Is Dark"
6. "Brown Penny" (14)
        by Kyle Alden
        from "Songs From Yeat's Bee-Loud Glade"
7. "Attaboy" (13)
        by Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile
        from "Goat Rodeo Sessions"
7. "Dear Someone" (13)
        by Red Molly
        from "Light In The Sky"
7. "Jack The Sailor" (13)
        by Once
        from "Row Upon Row Of The People"
7. "Walk Beside Me" (13)
        by Red Molly
        from "Light In The Sky"
11. "No Banker Left Behind" (12)
        by Ry Cooder
        from "Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down"
11. "This Is Our Country Here" (12)
        by John McCutcheon
        from "This Land: Woody Guthrie's America"
13. "G20 Rag" (11)
        by Michael Jerome Browne
        from "The Road Is Dark"
13. "Little Sparrow" (11)
        by John Doyle
        from "Shadow And Light"
13. "This Morning I Was Born Again" (11)
        by John McCutcheon
        from "This Land: Woody Guthrie's America"
16. "Beautiful Love Songs Without The Love" (10)
        by Rebecca Zapen
        from "Nest"
16. "By The Glow Of The Kerosene Light" (10)
        by The Once
        from "Row Upon Row Of The People They Know"
16. "Clear The Way" (10)
        by John Doyle
        from "Shadow And Light"
16. "Come On In My Kitchen" (10)
        by Red Molly
        from "Light In The Sky"
16. "Oh My Michael" (10)
        by Red Molly
        from "Light In The Sky"
16. "Open Road" (10)
        by Meg Braun
        from "Broken Places"
16. "Pastures Of Plenty" (10)
        by John McCutcheon
        from "This Land: Woody Guthrie's America"
16. "Song For Memory" (10)
        by The Once
        from "Row Upon Row Of The People They Know"
24. "American Tune" (9)
        by Crooked Still
        from "Friends Of Fall"
24. "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind" (9)
        by Red Molly
        from "Light In The Sky"
24. "Don't Walk Away From Love" (9)
        by Cosy Sheridan
        from "The Horse King"
24. "Hillbilly Blues" (9)
        by Pharis And Jason Romero
        from "A Passing Glimpse"
24. "Mesabi" (9)
        by Tom Russell
        from "Mesabi"
24. "Midnight In Montana" (9)
        by Bearfoot
        from "American Story"
24. "Old 10 Broeck" (9)
        by Laurie Lewis
        from "Skippin' And Flyin'"
24. "Sail Away Ladies-Sally Ann" (9)
        by Dan Crary And Thunderation
        from "Perfect Storm"


TOP ARTISTS OF NOVEMBER 2011
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13526 airplays from 154 different DJs

1. John McCutcheon
2. Red Molly
3. The Once
4. Terence Martin
5. Laurie Lewis
6. Michael Jerome Browne
7. Crooked Still
8. Cosy Sheridan
8. Tom Russell
10. Kate Campbell
11. John Doyle
11. Kyle Alden
13. Dan Crary And Thunderation
13. Pharis And Jason Romero
13. Rebecca Zapen
16. Gillian Welch
16. Guy Clark
16. John Prine
19. The Barefoot Movement
19. Bearfoot
19. Heather Styka
22. Disappear Fear
22. Tim Grimm
24. Carrie Newcomer
24. Ry Cooder
26. Beppe Gambetta
26. Bill Monroe
26. Emma's Revolution
29. Bob Dylan
29. Pete Seeger
29. Pieta Brown
32. Meg Braun
33. April Verch
34. Paul Geremia
34. Steve Spurgin
36. David Ferrard
37. Wailin' Jennys
38. The Carrborators
38. Freebo
38. Johnny Cash
38. Russell Moore And IIIrd Tyme Out
38. Tom Pacheco


TOP LABELS OF NOVEMBER 2011
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13526 airplays from 154 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Compass
3. Red House
4. Borealis
5. Signature
6. Sugar Hill
7. Columbia
8. Rebel
8. Waterbug
10. Vanguard
11. Appleseed
12. Blue Night
13. Nonesuch
14. Flying Fish
15. Appalsongs
16. Philo
16. Spruce And Maple
18. Smithsonian/Folkways
19. Rural Rhythm
19. Sony
21. Warner
22. Bear Family
23. Large River
24. Green Linnet
24. Shanachie
26. Greentrax
27. Rhino
28. Shout Factory
29. Capitol
29. Lonesome
29. RCA
32. Lost Highway
33. Available Light
33. Good Dog
35. Gadfly
36. Lula
36. MCA
38. Dualtone
38. Topic
40. Hightone


FOLK DJs - NOVEMBER 2011
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13526 airplays from 154 different DJs

Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Allan Nelson (BBC, U.K.)
Amy Luncan (WYSO-FM, OH)
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)
Betsi Meissner (KXCI-FM, AZ)
Bill Hahn (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Bill Revill (WESU-FM, CT)
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)
Caroline Doctorow (WPKM-FM & WPKN-FM, CT)
Charlie Backfish (WUSB-FM, NY)
Chris Trostel (KRNN-KTOO-KXLL, AK)
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)
David John (KTRU-FM, TX)
David Sears (WBGU-FM, OH)
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)
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)
Graham and Barbara Dean (WBCR-LP, MA)
Greg Harness (KRBX-FM, ID)
Greg Schatzmann (CJLX-FM, ON)
Hansjoerg Malonek (ISW-FM, Germany)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
Henk de Weerd (5EBI-FM, Australia)
Henry Hallett (KXCI-FM, AZ)
Henry Koretzky (WXPI-FM, PA)
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 Marino (CFMU-FM, ON)
Jim Rogers (WIUP-FM, PA)
Jim Schwall (WORT-FM, WI)
Johanna Halbeisen (WXOJ-FM, MA)
John & Maureen Rumsey (KVMR-FM, CA)
John Adams (KVMR-FM, CA)
John Kalb (WSCL-FM, MD)
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 (WNEC-FM, NH)
Jon Stein (WTBQ-AM, NY)
Julie Hill (CKLN-FM, ON)
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 Yavit (KBAC-FM, NM)
Kevin Elliott (WEFT-FM, IL)
Kevin Vance (KALW-FM, CA)
Larry Hoyt (WAER-FM, NY)
Laurie DesJardins (KVMR-FM, CA)
Lee Larcheveque (WMUA-FM, MA)
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 Horyczun (KPKN-FM, CT)
Mitch Park (Kidnappers, New Zealand)
Naomi Soule and Terry Moses (KCLC-FM, MO)
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)
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, XM & syndicated, IL)
Richard Gillmann (KBCS-FM, WA)
Richard Gordon (WNHU-FM, CT)
Richard Howard (KZMU-FM, UT)
Robert Resnik (VPR, VT)
Robyne Fawx (KDVS-FM, CA)
Ron Olesko (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Roz Larman (KPFK-FM & syndicated, CA)
Sharon Downes (2MAX-FM, Australia)
Simon Dillon (Phoenix FM, Australia)
Sonny Ochs (WRPI-FM, NY)
Steve Brockway (KRFC-FM, CO)
Steve Clarke (CHES-FM, ON)
Steve Edge (CITR-FM, BC)
Steve Fisher (CKUA-FM, AB)
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 Druckenmiller (syndicated & XM)
Tom Funk (KGLP-FM, NM)
Tom Pittman (KOOP & KUTX, TX)
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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