Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of November 2014 (with DJ list)

TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS OF NOVEMBER 2014
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 14087 airplays from 149 different DJs

  1: "The Rose Of No-Man's Land," Nell Robinson [Compass, 11/14] (68)
        "Johnny Has Gone For A Soldier"
        "Waiting For The Boys To Come Home"
        "Drive On"
        "My Last Days On Earth"
  2: "Thompson Family," Thompson Family [Concord, new] (64)
        "Family"
        "One Life At A Time"
        "Bonny Boys"
        "That's Enough"
  3: "Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn," Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn [Rounder, new] (61)
        "Railroad"
        "New South Africa"
        "Shotgun Blues"
        "What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?"
  4: "Best Medicine," The Stray Birds [Yep Roc, 10/14] (60)
        "Pallet"
        "Bells"
        "Black Hills"
        "Adelaide"
  5: "Sterling Road," Cassie And Maggie [cassieandmaggie.com, 5/14] (54)
        "King's Shilling"
        "Sisters"
        "Sweet Melodies"
        "Hurricane Jane"
  6: "The Basement Tapes," Bob Dylan And The Band [Columbia, new] (53)
        "One Too Many Mornings"
        "Folsom Prison Blues"
        "I Shall Be Released"
  6: "The Early Mays," The Early Mays [Bird On The Wing, 10/14] (53)
        "Old Stone Wall"
        "Little Darling Pal Of Mine"
        "Nothing Stands"
        "Dear Companion"
  8: "When I'm Free," Hot Rize [Ten In Hand, 9/14] (48)
        "Blue Is Fallin"
        "You Were On My Mind This Morning"
        "Western Skies"
  9: "A History Of Ghosts," Bobtown [bobtownmusic.com, new] (47)
        "Across The River"
        "Girl In Blue"
        "Rumble Seat"
        "A History Of Ghosts"
  9: "Tried And True," Annie Lou [annielou.ca, 10/14] (47)
        "Tried And True"
        "Roses Blooming"
        "9 Bridges Down"
 11: "Can't Hold The Wheel," The New Line [brendantaaffe.bandcamp.com, 11/14] (39)
        "Train On The Island"
        "Speed Of The Sound Of Loneliness"
        "Danville Girl"
 12: "Tell 'em I'm Gone," Yusuf (Cat Stevens) [Legacy, 10/14] (38)
        "I Was Raised In Babylon"
        "Big Boss Man"
        "Tell 'em I'm Gone"
 13: "Run For Your Life," The Show Ponies [theshowponies.com, new] (37)
        "Honey, Dog And Home"
        "Run For Your Life"
        "Stupid"
        "Get Me While I'm Young"
 13: "The Smiling & Beautiful Countryside," Jon Brooks [Borealis, 10/14] (37)
        "Gun Dealer"
        "Queensville"
        "Highway 16"
 13: "Standing In The Breach," Jackson Browne [Inside, 10/14] (37)
        "You Know The Night"
        "Long Way Around"
        "Standing In The Breach"
 16: "Dear Jean: Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie," Various Artists [Compass, 9/14] (35)
        "I've Got A Mother," Starry Mountain Singers
        "Let The Sun Shine Down On Me," Kim And Reggie Harris
 16: "Look Again To The Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited," Various Artists [Sony, 8/14] (35)
        "Apache Tears," Emmylou Harris And The Milk Carton Kids
        "Custer," Steve Earle
        "As Long As The Grass Shall Grow," Gillian Welch And Dave Rawlings
 16: "North Star," Kyle Carey [Americelta, 9/14] (35)
        "Across The Great Divide"
        "Northern Lights"
        "Winter Fever"
 19: "You Can't Outrun The Radio," Jonathan Byrd [Waterbug, 11/14] (34)
        "Big Truck Brought It"
        "Slip Away"
        "You Can't Outrun The Radio"
 20: "The Longing Road," Johnsmith [johnsmithmusic.com, 7/14] (32)
        "Borders Of The Moon"
        "Family Artifacts"
        "Rainbird"
 20: "Sometimes Love," Beth Wood [bethwoodmusic.com, 6/14] (32)
        "Bird Girl"
        "Changeling"
        "Easy On Me"
 22: "Dear Katie," Katie Gosnell [katiegosnell.com, 9/14] (31)
        "Dangerous Thing"
        "Stairway To Heaven"
        "Dear Katie"
 23: "The Earls Of Leicester," The Earls Of Leicester [Rounder, 9/14] (30)
        "Big Black Train"
        "Till The End Of The World Rolls 'round"
 23: "While This Planet Spins Beneath Our Feet," Heather Styka [Kite Stripe, 9/14] (30)
        "Birch Log"
        "Love In The Multiverse"
        "These Northern Skies"
 25: "Aberdeen," Phil Henry [philhenryband.com, 10/14] (28)
        "Hard Times Come Again No More"
        "St. Anthony's Mission Store"
 25: "Down The Deep Well," Hardin Burns [Ithaca, 9/14] (28)
        "Down The Deep Well"
        "Back Porch"
        "Wave Of Your Hand"
 25: "Laurie & Kathy Sing The Songs Of Vern And Ray," Laurie Lewis And Kathy Kallick [Spruce And Maple, 8/14] (28)
        "Touch Of God's Hand"
        "Black-Eyed Susie"
 28: "Fiddle Tune X," Billy Strings And Don Julin [billystrings.com, 10/14] (27)
        "Salt Creek/Old Joe Clark"
        "Beaumont Rag"
 28: "Waterproof," Robyn Landis [Brave Hearts, new] (27)
        "Thanksgiving"
        "Because They Walked Before"
 30: "Discovered: Live In Concert," Peter, Paul And Mary [Rhino, new] (26)
        "Give Yourself To Love"
        "Show The Way"
 30: "Milltowns," Mark Erelli [Hillbilly Pilgrim, 9/14] (26)
        "Birches"
        "Handsome Molly"
 32: "Halls Of My Heart," Jim Photoglo [Grifftone, 7/14] (25)
        "Try Me Tomorrow"
        "Hours"
        "Brown Eyed Boy"
 32: "Lost On The River," The New Basement Tapes [Harvest, new] (25)
        "Kansas City"
        "Spanish Mary"
 32: "Paradise Outlaw," Pieta Brown [Red House, 9/14] (25)
        "Do You Know?"
        "Before Gas And Tv"
        "Flowers Of Love"
 32: "Still On The Levee," Chris Smither [Signature, 7/14] (25)
        "Link Of Chain"
        "No More Cane On The Brazos"
 36: "If You're Drunk You Cannot Buy A Puppy," Christine Lavin [Self, new] (24)
        "Remembering My Passwords"
        "Are We All Hardwired?"
 36: "A Reasonable Amount Of Trouble," Jesse Winchester [Appleseed, 9/14] (24)
        "Don't Be Shy"
        "Never Forget To Boogie"
        "All That We Have Is Now"
 38: "Lily-O," Sam Amidon [Nonesuch, 9/14] (23)
        "Pat Do This, Pat Do That"
        "Walkin' Boss"
        "Blue Mountains"
 38: "Signs Of Life," Zak Smith [Precambrian, new] (23)
        "Have You Looked Outside"
        "House You Haunt"
        "Minstrel Show"
 38: "Staking Flags In The Valley," Emily White [Self, 10/14] (23)
        "One Wish Left"
        "Songs Fall"
 38: "Tracks," Anne Hills [Hand And Heart, 9/14] (23)
        "Like A Train"
        "Maria Took The Train To Town"
 42: "Carousel," Robert Bruey [robertbruey.com, 4/14] (22)
        "Everything"
        "River Of Stars"
 42: "Tucson," Brad Colerick [Back 9, 10/14] (22)
        "Tucson"
        "Hob Thrasher"
 44: "Everything That Brought You Here," David Hawkins [Self, 9/14] (21)
        "Heart Of Gold"
 44: "Return To Trion," Chris Coole And Ivan Rosenberg [Vole-O-Tone, 9/14] (21)
        "Fool Such As I"
        "Glory To The Day"
 44: "Songs From The Well," Marca Cassity [Self, 10/14] (21)
        "Burn"
        "Bells"
 47: "Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone," Lucinda Williams [Highway 20, 9/14] (20)
        "Burning Bridges"
        "Stand Right By Each Other"
 47: "Old Silo," James Hill [Borealis, 9/14] (20)
        "Village Belle"
        "New Moon"
 49: "Link of Chain: A Songwriters Tribute to Chris Smither," Various Artists [Signature, 10/14] (19)
        "Call Yourself," Heather Maloney
 49: "New Lady On The Prairie," Lizzy Hoyt [Blue Crown, 9/14] (19)
        "New Lady On The Prairie"
        "Movement Never Lies"
 49: "The Nocturne Diaries," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, 3/14] (19)
        "Eliza Jane"
        "All Right Here"
 49: "Popular Problems," Leonard Cohen [Columbia, 9/14] (19)
        "You Got Me Singing"
 49: "They Promised You Mercy," Amelia Curran [Six Shooter, new] (19)
        "Song On The Radio"
        "Time, Time"
 49: "What About The Water," Lee Murdock [Depot, 9/14] (19)
        "After The Storm"
        "Diana Of The Dunelands"
 55: "Current Affairs," Runa [runamusic.com, 6/14] (18)
        "Last Trip Home"
 55: "Lay It Down," Louise Mosrie [Zoe Cat, 10/14] (18)
        "Holding My Breath"
        "Land Of The Living"
 55: "The Red Album," Red Molly [redmolly.com, 4/14] (18)
        "1952 Vincent Black Lightning"
        "When It's All Wrong"
 55: "River Of Sand," Lynne Hanson [Continental, 9/14] (18)
        "Whiskey And Tears"
        "River Of Sand"
 55: "Sake Of The Sound," Front Country [frontcountryband.com, 9/14] (18)
        "One Kind Word"
        "Daysleeper"
 60: "Crooked Fiddle," Aaron Nathans & Michael G. Ronstadt [aaronnathans.com, 9/14] (17)
        "Cars Don't Keep"
 60: "A Permeable Life," Carrie Newcomer [Available Light, 4/14] (17)
        "Room At The Table"
        "Thank You Good Night"
 60: "Picnic In The Sky," Jeni And Billy's Big Picnic Band [Waystation, 8/14] (17)
        "Good"
        "Robin And The Banjo"
 63: "Twenty Lies And Other Stories," Ray Lambiase [Raytone, 9/14] (16)
        "Color Of Her Heart"
 63: "Back Road Love," Young & Rusty [Motherlotus, 10/14] (16)
        "Back Road Love"
        "I Feel Joy"
        "Where The Ferryboat Used To Run"
 63: "Chasing Beauty," Ellis Paul [Black Wolf, 7/14] (16)
        "Chasing Beauty"
 66: "The Alt," The Alt [thealtmusic.com, new] (15)
        "Going For A Soldier Jenny/The Chandelier"
 66: "The Last Shot Got Him," Scott Ainslie [Cattail, 9/14] (15)
        "First Shot Missed Him"
        "Monday Mornin' Blues"
 66: "Live Again!," Phil Ochs [Rockbeat, 8/14] (15)
        "There But For Fortune"
 66: "Remedy," Old Crow Medicine Show [ATO, 7/14] (15)
        "Sweet Amarillo"
        "8 Dogs 8 Banjos"
 70: "All Over The Map," James Leva [Patuxent, 7/14] (14)
        "Falling"
 70: "Beyond the Blue," The Duhks [Compass, 5/14] (14)
        "Black Mountain Lullaby"
        "Lazy John"
 70: "Chasing The Sun," The Sweet Lowdown [Self, new] (14)
        "Road Song"
 70: "Even As I Ramble," Jed Marum And Friends [Lone Chimney Films, 9/14] (14)
        "Shines Like Gold"
 70: "Later That Night," Rod MacDonald [Blue Flute, 5/14] (14)
        "White Flour"
        "Young Republicans In Love"
 70: "Warriors Of Love," Camela Widad [Al-Ubudiyya, 10/14] (14)
        "Lighthouse"


TOP SONGS OF NOVEMBER 2014
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 14087 airplays from 149 different DJs

1. "Family" (23)
        by Thompson Family
        from "Thompson Family"
2. "Gun Dealer" (14)
        by Jon Brooks
        from "The Smiling & Beautiful Countryside"
3. "Honey, Dog And Home" (12)
        by The Show Ponies
        from "Run For Your Life"
3. "King's Shilling" (12)
        by Cassie And Maggie
        from "Sterling Road"
3. "Railroad" (12)
        by Abigail Washburn And The Sparrow Quartet
        from "Abigail Washburn And The Sparrow Quartet"
3. "Sisters" (12)
        by Cassie And Maggie
        from "Sterling Road"
3. "Thanksgiving Song" (12)
        by Mary Chapin Carpenter
        from "Come Darkness, Come Light"
8. "Across The River" (11)
        by Bobtown
        from "A History Of Ghosts"
8. "One Too Many Mornings" (11)
        by Bob Dylan And The Band
        from "The Basement Tapes"
8. "Thanksgiving" (11)
        by Robyn Landis
        from "Waterproof"
11. "Train On The Island" (10)
        by The New Line
        from "Can't Hold The Wheel"
12. "Apache Tears" (9)
        by Emmylou Harris And The Milk Carton Kids
        from "Look Again To The Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited"
12. "Girl In Blue" (9)
        by Bobtown
        from "A History Of Ghosts"
12. "I Was Raised In Babylon" (9)
        by Yusuf (Cat Stevens)
        from "Tell 'em I'm Gone"
12. "Johnny Has Gone For A Soldier" (9)
        by Nell Robinson
        from "The Rose Of No-Man's Land"
12. "New South Africa" (9)
        by Abigail Washburn And The Sparrow Quartet
        from "Abigail Washburn And The Sparrow Quartet"
12. "One Life At A Time" (9)
        by Thompson Family
        from "Thompson Family"
12. "Pallet" (9)
        by The Stray Birds
        from "Best Medicine"
12. "Remembering My Passwords" (9)
        by Christine Lavin
        from "If You're Drunk You Cannot Buy"
12. "Run For Your Life" (9)
        by The Show Ponies
        from "Run For Your Life"
12. "Tried And True" (9)
        by Annie Lou
        from "Tried And True"
22. "Alice's Restaurant" (8)
        by Arlo Guthrie
        from "Alice's Restaurant"
22. "Another Day" (8)
        by Burning Bridget Cleary
        from "Another Day"
22. "Bells" (8)
        by The Stray Birds
        from "Best Medicine"
22. "Big Boss Man" (8)
        by Yusuf (Cat Stevens)
        from "Tell 'em I'm Gone"
22. "Black Hills" (8)
        by The Stray Birds
        from "Best Medicine"
22. "Blue Is Fallin" (8)
        by Hot Rize
        from "When I'm Free"
22. "Bonny Boys" (8)
        by Thompson Family
        from "Thompson Family"
22. "Color Of Her Heart" (8)
        by Ray Lambiase
        from "Twenty Lies And Other Stories"
22. "Custer" (8)
        by Steve Earle
        from "Look Again To The Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited"
22. "Dangerous Thing" (8)
        by Katie Gosnell
        from "Dear Katie"
22. "Down The Deep Well" (8)
        by Hardin Burns
        from "Down The Deep Well"
22. "Everything" (8)
        by Robert Bruey
        from "Carousel"
22. "Folsom Prison Blues" (8)
        by Bob Dylan And The Band
        from "The Basement Tapes"
22. "Give Yourself To Love" (8)
        by Peter, Paul And Mary
        from "Discovered: Live In Concert"
22. "Old Stone Wall" (8)
        by The Early Mays
        from "The Early Mays"
22. "Queensville" (8)
        by Jon Brooks
        from "The Smiling & Beautiful Countryside"
22. "Rumble Seat" (8)
        by Bobtown
        from "A History Of Ghosts"
22. "Shotgun Blues" (8)
        by Abigail Washburn And The Sparrow Quartet
        from "Abigail Washburn And The Sparrow Quartet"
22. "Stupid" (8)
        by The Show Ponies
        from "Run For Your Life"
22. "Thanksgiving" (8)
        by Si Kahn
        from "Thanksgiving"
22. "You Know The Night" (8)
        by Jackson Browne
        from "Standing In The Breach"
22. "You Were On My Mind This Morning" (8)
        by Hot Rize
        from "When I'm Free"


TOP ARTISTS OF NOVEMBER 2014
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 14087 airplays from 149 different DJs

1. Nell Robinson
1. The Stray Birds
3. Thompson Family
4. Abigail Washburn And The Sparrow Quartet
5. Bob Dylan And The Band
6. Hot Rize
7. Cassie And Maggie
7. The Early Mays
9. Bobtown
10. Annie Lou
10. Bob Dylan
12. Peter, Paul And Mary
13. John McCutcheon
13. Lucinda Williams
15. Arlo Guthrie
15. Jon Brooks
17. Johnsmith
17. Jonathan Byrd
17. The New Line
20. Christine Lavin
20. Jackson Browne
20. The Show Ponies
23. Anne Hills
24. Kyle Carey
24. Phil Ochs
24. Yusuf
27. Eliza Gilkyson
27. Mark Erelli
27. Pete Seeger
30. Chris Smither
30. Red Molly
32. Jack Hardy
32. Laurie Lewis And Kathy Kallick
34. Heather Styka
35. Beth Wood
35. Carrie Newcomer
35. Katie Gosnell
38. Brad Colerick
38. Cheryl Wheeler
38. The Earls Of Leicester
38. Robyn Landis


TOP LABELS OF NOVEMBER 2014
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 14087 airplays from 149 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Compass
3. Red House
4. Columbia
5. Signature
6. Sugar Hill
7. Legacy
8. Borealis
9. Rebel
10. Waterbug
11. Sony
12. Warner
13. Rhino
14. Flying Fish
14. Nonesuch
14. Yep Roc
17. Smithsonian/Folkways
18. Vanguard
19. Appleseed
20. Capitol
21. Fantasy
22. Arc
23. 10 In Hand
24. Patuxent
25. Philo
26. Bear Family
27. Green Linnet
28. Mountain Home
28. Reprise
30. Bloodshot
31. 30 Tigers
32. Mountain Fever
33. RCA
33. Shanachie
35. Inside
35. Kite Stripe
35. Rural Rhythm
35. True North
39. Greentrax
39. New West
39. Pinecastle


FOLK DJs - NOVEMBER 2014
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 14087 airplays from 149 different DJs

Abby Parks (WLJS-FM, AL)
Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Amy & Travis Luncan (WYSO-FM, OH)
Andrew Antipin (WPRB-FM, NJ)
Annie Keville (WVBR-FM, NY)
Art Menius (WMMT-FM, KY)
Arthur Berman (CiTR-FM, BC)
Arthur Dean (WCNI-FM, CT)
Artie Martello (mostlyfolk.org, NY)
Bill Hahn (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Bill Revill (WESU-FM, CT)
Bill Stuart (WFIT-FM, FL)
Bill Wagman (KDVS-FM, CA)
Bob McWilliams (KANU-FM & KPR, KS)
Bob Weiser (WBRS-FM & WOMR-FM, MA)
Brad Edmondson (WVBR-FM, NY)
Brenda & Roman Tacik (CJTR-FM, SK)
Bruce Cameron (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Bud Johnson (syndicated, AK)
Caragh McMaster (WTJU-FM, VA)
Carolyn VandeWiele (WFHB-FM, IN)
Charlie Backfish (WUSB-FM, NY)
Chris Kocher (WHRW-FM, NY)
Chrisana McGill (WSPN-FM, NY)
Cindy Funk (WYSO-FM, OH)
Colin Fielding (3INR-FM, Australia)
Craig Huegel (WMNF-FM, FL)
Dan Alloway (KTEP-FM, TX)
Dan Murphy (acousticoutpost.com, NH)
Darla Novak (KZFR-FM, CA)
Darwin Davidson (WERU-FM, ME)
Dave Hardy (djsleepy.com, MA)
David John (KTRU-FM, TX)
David Sears (WBGU-FM, OH)
Deadwood Dick (KKUP-FM, CA)
Dennis & Judy Cook (WOBC-FM, OH)
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 Mellnik (KBOO-FM, OR)
Frank Gosar (KLCC-FM, OR)
Gail Comfort (cmrnashville.com, MB)
Gary Irving (WVUD-FM, DE)
George Dayton (WTJU-FM, VA)
Gerd Stassen (EVW, Germany)
Gerry Goodfriend (CKUT-FM, QC)
Graham Rice (WJFF-FM, NY)
Graham and Barbara Dean (WBCR-LP, MA)
Hansjoerg Malonek (ISW-FM, Germany)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
Heather Miller (KRUU-LP, IA)
Jan Hall (CFRU-FM, ON)
Jean Geiger (KBCS-FM, WA)
Jeff Eads (WNKU-FM, KY)
Jeff Robson (CJUM-FM, MB)
Jenny Flux (2AIR-FM, Australia)
Jeremy Butler (WUAL-FM & APR, AL)
Jim Canales (WWSP-FM, WI)
Jim Dubinsky (WUVT-FM, CV)
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 Lupton and George Mercer (WVUD-FM, DE)
John Mazza (WNHU-FM, CT)
John Patterson (WXPI-FM, PA)
John Platt (WFUV-FM, NY)
John Weingart (WPRB-FM, NJ)
Johnny Bazzano (KRCB-FM, CA)
Jon 'Chip' Colcord (WSCS-FM, NH)
Jon Kiger (WRFG-FM, GA)
Jon Stein (WTBQ-AM, NY)
Juliet Youngren (WEFT-FM, IL)
Justin Helmer (KVSC-FM, MN)
Jürgen Kramer (ZuSa, Germany)
Karen Rakos (KEUL-FM, AK)
Kate McNally (NHPR, NH)
Ken Batista (WYEP-FM, PA)
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)
Len Holton (KUAR-FM, AR)
Leonard Epstein (KRFC-FM, CO)
Lilli Kuzma (WDCB-FM, IL)
Linda Fahey (WKSU & syndicated, OH)
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)
Mary Sue Twohy (SiriusXM & syndicated, DC)
Menachem Vinegrad (Upper Galilee-FM, Israel)
Michael Alzo (WSLU-FM, NY)
Michael Benson (WPKN-FM & WESU-FM, CT)
Michael Kane (WBRS-FM, MA)
Michael Stock (WLRN-FM, FL)
Mike Regenstreif (CKCU-FM, ON)
Mitch Park (Kidnappers, New Zealand)
Naomi Soule and Terry Moses (KCLC-FM, MO)
Nick Barr (WAMC-FM, NY)
Norm Mast (WVPE-FM, IN)
Pamela Smith (WPKN-FM, CT)
Paul Hartman (WTMD-FM, MD)
Paul Hefti (live365.com, CA)
Peter Jones (WTJU-FM, VA)
Peter Kernast and John Bates (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Peter Thompson (KALW-FM, CA)
Ray Baumler (WRUR-FM & WITH-FM, NY)
Rhonda J. Miller (WXIN-FM, RI)
Rich Warren (WFMT-FM & syndicated, IL)
Richard Gordon (WVUD-FM, DE)
Richard Howard (KZMU-FM, UT)
Rik James (KGLT-FM, MT)
Rob Thurlow (KRFC-FM, CO)
Robert Resnik (VPR, VT)
Roz Larman (KPFK-FM & syndicated, CA)
Sandy Goodson (WTJU-FM, VA)
Sean McGowan (KLCC-FM, OR)
Sharon Downes (2MAX-FM, Australia)
Simon Dillon (Phoenix FM, Australia)
Sonny Ochs (WIOX-FM, NY)
Steve Brockway (KRFC-FM, CO)
Steve Edge (CITR-FM, BC)
Steve Fisher (CKUA-FM, AB)
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)
Taylor Caffery (WRKF-FM, LA)
Terri Fatseas (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Terry O'Laughlin (WORT-FM, WI)
Todd Tyson (The Point-FM, VT)
Tom Druckenmiller (WDIY-FM & syndicated, PA)
Tom Funk (KGLP-FM, NM)
Valerie Cormier (CITR-FM, BC)
Wanda Fischer (WAMC & syndicated, NY)
Wayne Greene (live365.com, LA)


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://nwfolk.com
richard@folkradio.org                              http://folkradio.org

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