Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of November 2015 (with DJ list)

TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS OF NOVEMBER 2015
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 14132 airplays from 150 different DJs

  1: "Joy Of Living: A Tribute To Ewan MacColl," Various Artists [Compass, 10/15] (75)
        "Dirty Old Town," Steve Earle
        "Freeborn Man," Paul Brady
        "Joy Of Living," David Gray
        "Shoals Of Herring," Seth Lakeman
  2: "Just For The Love Of It," Happy Traum [happytraum.com, 7/15] (63)
        "Church Street Blues"
        "I Ain't Got No Home"
        "Tennessee Waltz"
        "In The Evening When The Sun Goes Down"
  3: "Fine Bloom," Free The Honey [freethehoney.com, 9/15] (57)
        "Take Me Home"
        "Honey Blues"
        "Jenny Caught A Catfish"
  4: "So Familiar," Steve Martin And Edie Brickell [Rounder, 10/15] (55)
        "So Familiar"
        "Another Round"
        "Always Will"
        "I Had A Vision"
  5: "Pompadour," Tim O'Brien [Howdy Skies, 10/15] (54)
        "Go Down To The Water"
        "Water Is Wise"
        "Pompadour"
  6: "Ain't We Brothers," Sam Gleaves [Community, 11/15] (46)
        "Ain't We Brothers"
        "Working Shoes"
        "Angel In The Ashes"
        "Just Like Jordan"
  6: "The Cutting Edge: 1965-1966 (box set)," Bob Dylan [Columbia, new] (46)
        "She Belongs To Me"
        "Highway 61 Revisited"
        "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues"
  8: "Foxhounds," Kathy Kallick Band [Live Oak, new] (44)
        "Snowflakes"
        "Tear Stained Letter"
        "Foxhounds"
  9: "At Home: The Maine Tour," Noel Paul Stookey [Neworld, 9/15] (43)
        "Glory Train"
        "Dog Of Time"
        "Nukes R Nuts"
 10: "The Ultimate Guide To Scottish Folk," Various Artists [ARC, 10/15] (41)
        "No Gods And Precious Few Heroes," Dick Gaughan
        "Happed In Mist," Michael Marra
 11: "Knockout Rose," Boxcar Lilies [boxcarlilies.com, 9/15] (40)
        "Freight Train"
        "Papa Come Quick"
        "Put The Top Down"
 12: "The Tennessee Sessions," The Swamp Brothers [Itchy Sabot, 7/15] (39)
        "Food On The Table"
        "I Wish I Had A Horse"
        "Troubleville"
 13: "Third Street," Peter Mayer [Blue Boat, 11/14] (38)
        "Morning"
        "Union Depot"
        "Dr. Seuss"
 14: "Sorrows And Glories," Red Moon Road [redmoonroad.com, 9/15] (36)
        "Beauty In These Broken Bones"
        "Planting Trees"
        "I'll Bend But I Won't Break"
 15: "Ready For The Storm," Lori Lieberman [Drive On, 10/15] (33)
        "Lucky Life"
        "Ready For The Storm"
        "Photograph"
 16: "Blues For Country," The Nouveaux Honkies [tnhband.com, 9/15] (31)
        "Blues For Country"
        "Pancho And Lefty"
 16: "The Fiddle Preacher," Otter Creek [ottercreekduo.com, 8/15] (31)
        "The Fiddle Preacher"
        "Bidder 70"
        "Cripple Creek"
 18: "Gone Like The Cotton," The Cox Family [Rounder, 10/15] (29)
        "Desire"
        "Good Imitation Of The Blues"
        "Honky Tonk Blues"
 18: "North East Rising Sun," Brooksie Wells [Down Home Diva, 10/15] (29)
        "Shame On The Moon"
        "Who Needs A Man"
 20: "Get Together: Banana Recalls Youngbloods Classics," Lowell Levinger [Grandpa Raccoon, 9/15] (28)
        "Darkness Darkness"
        "Get Together"
        "Euphoria"
 20: "Round Trip," Beppe Gambetta And Tony McManus [Borealis, 8/15] (28)
        "Bonnie Mulligan's"
        "Manitoulin Set"
 22: "Hard Cry Moon," Donna Ulisse [Hadley, 9/15] (27)
        "It Could Have Been The Mandolin"
        "Papa's Garden"
 23: "Nashville Obsolete," Dave Rawlings Machine [Acony, 9/15] (26)
        "Weekend"
        "Candy"
        "Last Pharaoh"
 23: "So Far, So Good," David Roth [Wind River, 6/15] (26)
        "Keep The Table Set"
        "Does Joni Mitchell Ever Mow The Lawn"
 25: "Dreams And Ghosts: A Family Album," Avery Hill [averyhilltunes.com, 7/15] (25)
        "Hello And Goodbye"
        "Work I Do"
 26: "Joe Hill's Last Will," John McCutcheon [Appalsongs, 5/15] (24)
        "Joe Hill's Last Will"
        "It's A Long Way To The Soup Line"
 26: "Kokomo Kidd," Guy Davis [M. C., 9/15] (24)
        "Blackberry Kisses"
        "Little Red Rooster"
 28: "Dancing Toward The Light," Jesse Palidofsky [Azalea City, 7/14] (23)
        "Lay Down Your Heavy Burden"
        "Lift Me Up"
 28: "Radio," Steep Canyon Rangers [Rounder, 8/15] (23)
        "Radio"
        "Down That Road Again"
 28: "Road Be Kind," Andy Cohen [Earwig, 9/15] (23)
        "Blackbird"
        "5 And 10 Cent Blues"
 31: "Anna Laube," Anna Elizabeth Laube [Pockets, 5/15] (22)
        "Already There"
        "Sweet Boy From Minnesota"
 31: "Skin And Bone," Mark Brown [Self, 6/15] (22)
        "Smashed"
        "Creosote"
        "See You Next Time"
 31: "The Song Of The Banjo," Alison Brown [Compass, 10/15] (22)
        "Long Way Gone"
        "The Song Of The Banjo"
 31: "A Thousand Hands," Chris Rosser [Hollow Reed Arts, 10/14] (22)
        "Wind Stole My Song"
        "Make A Wish"
 35: "Tomorrow's Child," Jonathan Edwards [Rising, 6/15] (20)
        "Down In The Woods"
        "Mole In The Ground"
 36: "Friend Like Me," Steve Howell And The Mighty Men [Out Of The Past, new] (19)
        "Me And My Uncle"
        "Elder Green Is Gone"
 36: "If Not Now When," Freebo [Poppabo, 4/15] (19)
        "Funk Up The Folk"
        "I Ain't Runnin' No More"
 38: "Grandma's Got A Boombox," Sandy Ross [sandyross.com, 5/15] (18)
        "Distant Campfire"
 38: "Anywhere But Utah: Songs of Joe Hill," Bucky Halker [Revolting, 8/15] (18)
        "Rebel Girl"
 38: "Emerald," Dar Williams [Self, 5/15] (18)
        "Emerald"
        "Empty Plane"
 38: "Songs Of Heart And Home," Greg Blake [gregblakemusic.com, 9/15] (18)
        "Hey Porter"
        "Hills Of My Home"
 42: "Nobody's Flag," Wes Weddell Band [Dusty Shadows, 9/15] (17)
        "Memory And Make-Believe"
        "Everything I Ever Wanted To Do"
 42: "Servant Of Love," Patty Griffin [PGM, 10/15] (17)
        "Made Of The Sun"
        "250, 000 Miles"
 42: "Shifted," Harpeth Rising [Grimm Rising, 8/15] (17)
        "Dance Me To The End Of Love"
        "Borderline"
 42: "Woven," Jenna Moynihan [Self, 10/15] (17)
        "Rise Ye Lazy Fellow / The Mill Stream / The Night We Had The Bears"
 46: "The Turning Point," Tim Grimm [Cavalier, 2013] (16)
        "Anne In Amsterdam"
 46: "Coffee Creek," The Slocan Ramblers [slocanramblers.com, 7/15] (16)
        "Angeline"
 46: "Tangled Country," The Honey Dewdrops [thehoneydewdrops.com, 3/15] (16)
        "Same Old"
        "Lowlands"
 46: "Things That Can't Be Undone," Corb Lund [New West, 10/15] (16)
        "Run This Town"
        "Goodbye Colorado"
 50: "Cold And Bitter Tears: The Songs Of Ted Hawkins," Various Artists [Wixen, 10/15] (15)
        "Cold And Bitter Tears," Kasey Chambers
 50: "I Am American," Michael Troy [Self, 10/15] (15)
        "I Want My Country Back"
        "Jesus On The Radio"
 50: "I Am An Immigrant (single)," Jesse Palidofsky [Azalea City, new] (15)
        "I Am An Immigrant"
 50: "Road Signs," Mike Laureanno [University Studios, 9/15] (15)
        "Dog You Left At Home"
        "Road Signs"
 50: "Shadow Trails," Linda McRae [Borealis, 9/15] (15)
        "Charlie Parr"
        "Jesus Or Jail"
 50: "A Silent Song," Archie Fisher [Red House, 9/15] (15)
        "Waltz Into Winter"
        "River Like You"
 50: "Sundown Over Ghost Town," Eilen Jewell [Signature, 5/15] (15)
        "Needle And Thread"
        "Worried Mind"
 57: "Beg And Borrow," Battlefield Band [Temple, 8/15] (14)
        "March And Reel: McCarthy's Quickstep/The Drunken Piper"
 57: "Hillary Rollins presents Christine Lavin And Friends: Live At McCabe's," Christine Lavin [christinelavin.com, 9/15] (14)
        "Pioneer"
        "Remembering My Password"
 57: "Frankie And The No-Go Road," Rita Hosking [ritahosking.com, 9/15] (14)
        "Mama Said"
 57: "Further West," Hungrytown [Listen Here!, 5/15] (14)
        "Don't Cross That Mountain"
 57: "Manannan's Cloak," Barrule [Easy On The Record, 5/15] (14)
        "King Of The Sea"
        "Laxey Reels"
 57: "Melissa Ferrick," Melissa Ferrick [Right On, 7/15] (14)
        "Scenic View"
 57: "Old Time Reverie," Mipso [Robust, 10/15] (14)
        "Bad Penny"
 57: "Salt As Wolves," Jeffrey Foucault [Blueblade, new] (14)
        "Left This Town"
 57: "That's What They Say," Brad Vickers And His Vestapolitans [Manhattone, new] (14)
        "Mountain Sparrow"
 57: "Welcome Day," Cindy Kallet And Grey Larsen [Sleepy Creek, 9/15] (14)
        "Great Circle Of Time"
        "Moment's Time / Rose Hill"
 67: "Beating Around The Bush," Bill Keith [Green Linnet, 1993] (13)
        "Bending The Strings"
 67: "Domestic Eccentric," Old Man Luedecke [True North, 7/15] (13)
        "Briar And The Rose"
 67: "Don't Mourn - Organize!: Songs Of Labor Songwriter Joe Hill," Various Artists [Smithsonian/Folkways, 1990] (13)
        "Joe Hill's Last Will," Utah Phillips
 67: "The Farwells," The Farwells [Tin Halo, 9/15] (13)
        "Green Pastures"
 67: "The Immigrant And The Orphan," The John Byrne Band [Self, 9/15] (13)
        "To Patsy"
 67: "An Offering," Amanda Pearcy [Self, 9/15] (13)
        "Comfort For The Soul Of A Man"
 67: "One," Natalie MacMaster And Donnell Leahy [Linus, 4/15] (13)
        "Chase"
        "Ellin Polka"
 67: "Panhandle Rambler," Joe Ely [Rack 'em, 9/15] (13)
        "Cold Black Hammer"
 67: "The Ragpicker String Band," The Ragpicker String Band [Yellow Dog, 8/15] (13)
        "Milk Cow Blues"
 67: "Silver Lining," Efrat [efratmusic.com, 10/15] (13)
        "Keep On The Sunny Side"
 67: "Something More Than Free," Jason Isbell [Southeastern, 7/15] (13)
        "Life You Choose"
 67: "Where The Heart Remains," Glen MacNeil [Self, 8/15] (13)
        "Celtic Pride"


TOP SONGS OF NOVEMBER 2015
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 14132 airplays from 150 different DJs

1. "I Am An Immigrant" (16)
        by Jesse Palidofsky
        from "I Am An Immigrant (single)"
1. "Take Me Home" (16)
        by Free The Honey
        from "Fine Bloom"
3. "Food On The Table" (15)
        by The Swamp Brothers
        from "The Tennessee Sessions"
4. "So Familiar" (14)
        by Steve Martin And Edie Brickell
        from "So Familiar"
5. "Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald" (13)
        by Gordon Lightfoot
        from "Gord's Gold Vol 2"
6. "Alice's Restaurant" (12)
        by Arlo Guthrie
        from "Alice's Restaurant"
6. "Another Round" (12)
        by Steve Martin And Edie Brickell
        from "So Familiar"
6. "Go Down To The Water" (12)
        by Tim O'Brien
        from "Pompadour"
9. "Dirty Old Town" (10)
        by Steve Earle
        from "Joy Of Living: A Tribute To Ewan MacColl"
10. "Ain't We Brothers" (9)
        by Sam Gleaves
        from "Ain't We Brothers"
10. "Beauty In These Broken Bones" (9)
        by Red Moon Road
        from "Sorrows And Glories"
10. "Blues For Country" (9)
        by The Nouveaux Honkies
        from "Blues For Country"
10. "By Degrees" (9)
        by Mark Erelli
        from "By Degrees"
10. "Church Street Blues" (9)
        by Happy Traum
        from "Just For The Love Of It"
10. "The Fiddle Preacher" (9)
        by Otter Creek
        from "The Fiddle Preacher"
10. "Freeborn Man" (9)
        by Paul Brady
        from "Joy Of Living: A Tribute To Ewan MacColl"
10. "Hello And Goodbye" (9)
        by Avery Hill
        from "Dreams And Ghosts: A Family Album"
10. "She Belongs To Me" (9)
        by Bob Dylan
        from "The Cutting Edge: 1965-1966 (box set)"
10. "Water Is Wise" (9)
        by Tim O'Brien
        from "Pompadour"
10. "Weekend" (9)
        by Dave Rawlings Machine
        from "Nashville Obsolete"
21. "Angel In The Ashes" (8)
        by Sam Gleaves
        from "Ain't We Brothers"
21. "Darkness Darkness" (8)
        by Lowell Levinger
        from "Get Together: Banana Recalls Youngbloods Classics"
21. "Highway 61 Revisited" (8)
        by Bob Dylan
        from "The Cutting Edge: 1965-1966 (box set)"
21. "Honey Blues" (8)
        by Free The Honey
        from "Fine Bloom"
21. "It Could Have Been The Mandolin" (8)
        by Donna Ulisse
        from "Hard Cry Moon"
21. "Snowflakes" (8)
        by Kathy Kallick Band
        from "Foxhounds"
21. "Thanksgiving Song" (8)
        by Mary Chapin Carpenter
        from "Come Darkness, Come Light"
21. "There But For Fortune" (8)
        by Phil Ochs
        from "Early Years"
21. "Working Shoes" (8)
        by Sam Gleaves
        from "Ain't We Brothers"


TOP ARTISTS OF NOVEMBER 2015
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 14132 airplays from 150 different DJs

1. Bob Dylan
2. Happy Traum
3. Free The Honey
3. Tim O'Brien
5. Steve Martin And Edie Brickell
6. Chuck Pyle
7. John McCutcheon
8. Boxcar Lilies
9. Peter Mayer
10. Kathy Kallick Band
11. Sam Gleaves
11. The Swamp Brothers
13. Noel Paul Stookey
14. Gordon Lightfoot
14. Jesse Palidofsky
16. Donna Ulisse
17. Guy Davis
17. The Honey Dewdrops
17. Lowell Levinger
20. Red Moon Road
21. The Cox Family
22. Lori Lieberman
23. Dave Rawlings Machine
23. The Nouveaux Honkies
23. Otter Creek
26. Pete Seeger
26. Ron Hynes
28. Alison Brown
28. Beppe Gambetta And Tony McManus
28. David Roth
28. Eliza Gilkyson
28. Si Kahn
33. Brooksie Wells
34. Mark Erelli
34. Iris DeMent
36. Bill Monroe
36. Mark Brown
36. Stan Rogers
36. Tim Grimm
40. Johnny Cash
40. Steep Canyon Rangers


TOP LABELS OF NOVEMBER 2015
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 14132 airplays from 150 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Compass
3. Red House
4. Signature
5. Sugar Hill
6. Columbia
7. Borealis
8. Warner
9. Green Linnet
10. Nonesuch
11. Smithsonian/Folkways
12. Howdy Skies
12. Philo
14. Waterbug
15. Vanguard
16. Bear Family
17. Community
18. Arc
19. Flying Fish
19. Rebel
21. Itchy Sabot
22. Sony
23. Neworld
24. Capitol
25. Live Oak
26. Rhino
27. Lark's Nest
28. Folk-Legacy
29. Blue Boat
30. Pinecastle
31. Appleseed
31. Hadley
31. New West
34. Mountain Fever
35. Reprise
36. Patuxent
37. Drive On
37. Hightone
37. Yep Roc
40. Acony
40. Appalsongs


FOLK DJs - NOVEMBER 2015
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 14132 airplays from 150 different DJs

Abby Parks (WLJS-FM, AL)
Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Amanda Lynn Stubley (CHRW-FM, ON)
Amy & Travis Luncan (WYSO-FM, OH)
Angela Page (WJFF-FM, NY)
Annette Kastner & Ryan Marley Grant (WTJU-FM, VA)
Art Menius (WCOM-FM, NC)
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 Heyer (WWOV-FM, WV)
Bob McWilliams (KANU-FM & KPR, KS)
Bob Weiser (WBRS-FM & WOMR-FM, MA)
Brad Edmondson (WVBR-FM, NY)
Bradley Kolodner (WAMU-FM, DC)
Brenda & Roman Tacik (CJTR-FM, SK)
Bruce Cameron (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Bud Johnson (syndicated, AK)
Cameron Polson (WTJU-FM, VA)
Carolyn VandeWiele (WFHB-FM, IN)
Carpenter, Brown, Kindig, Donleavy, Rough, Koplin & Davis (WTJU-FM, VA)
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)
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)
Ed McDonald (WVMR-FM etc, WV)
Ed Mellnik (KBOO-FM, OR)
Ellen Stanley (KFAI-FM, MN)
Fred Frawley (WMPG-FN, ME)
Gary Crouth (WYEP-FM, PA)
George Dayton (WTJU-FM, VA)
Gerd Stassen (EVW, Germany)
Gerry Goodfriend (CKUT-FM, QC)
Graham and Barbara Dean (WBCR-LP, MA)
Hansjoerg Malonek (ISW-FM, Germany)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
Jan Hall (CFRU-FM, ON)
Jean Geiger (KBCS-FM, WA)
Jeff Robson (CJUM-FM, MB)
Jeff Zolitor (KNYO-FM, CA)
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 Marino (CFMU-FM, ON)
Jim Rogers (WIUP-FM, PA)
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 Sillberg (CKOL-FM, ON)
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)
Kelly Walker (Troy Public Radio, AL)
Ken Batista (WYEP-FM, PA)
Ken Nagelberg (WHYR-FM, LA)
Ken Yavit (KBAC-FM, NM)
Kevin Elliott (WEFT-FM, IL)
Larry Hillberg (KVMR-FM, CA)
Larry Hoyt (WAER-FM, NY)
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)
Mark Michaelis (WGDR-FM, VT)
Mark Pedersen (WOJB-FM, WI)
Mary Katherine Aldin (KPFK-FM, CA)
Mary Sue Twohy (SiriusXM & syndicated, DC)
Mel DeYoung (WPSU-FM, PA)
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)
Michelle Drackett-Smisek (WJCU-FM, OH)
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)
Paul Hartman (WTMD-FM, MD)
Paul Hefti (live365.com, CA)
Paul Stamler (KDHX-FM, MO)
Pete Marshall (WTJU-FM, VA)
Peter Jones (WTJU-FM, VA)
Peter Kernast (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Peter Schiffman (KDRT-FM, CA)
Peter Thompson (KALW-FM, CA)
Ray Baumler (WRUR-FM & WITH-FM, NY)
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)
Rosemarie Nielsen (WAMU-FM & syndicated, VA)
Roz Larman (KPFK-FM & syndicated, CA)
Shaelea Carroll (WTJU-FM, VA)
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 Harris (KCMJ-FM, CO)
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)
Terry Fatseas (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Terry O'Laughlin (WORT-FM, WI)
Todd Tyson (The Point-FM, VT)
Tom Coxworth (CKUA-FM, AB)
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.

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