TOP ALBUMS OF OCTOBER 2006

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12950 airplays from 151 different DJs

  1: "Migrations," The Duhks [Sugar Hill, 9/06] (70)
        "Turtle Dove"
        "Mountains Of Things"
        "Out Of The Rain"
        "Down To The River"
  2: "Leave The Light On," Chris Smither [Signature, 9/06] (67)
        "Leave The Light On"
        "Blues In The Bottle"
        "Origin Of Species"
        "Diplomacy"
  3: "Songs Of The Open Road," The Kennedys [Appleseed, 8/06] (59)
        "Happytown"
        "8 Miles High"
        "Jasmine"
        "Late Night Grande Hotel"
  4: "Long Night Moon," Catie Curtis [Compass, 8/06] (57)
        "People Look Around"
        "Passing Through"
        "It's A Wonder"
        "Water And Stone"
  5: "Firecracker," Wailin' Jennys [Red House, 6/06] (52)
        "Apocalypse Lullaby"
        "Devil's Paintbrush Road"
        "Firecracker"
  6: "Weightless," Greg Greenway [Sheen Of Heat, 9/06] (50)
        "What Must Be Done"
        "I Love Everybody"
        "My Good Name"
        "Mystery Of Life"
  7: "Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs And Chanteys," Various Artists [Anti, new] (48)
        "Mingulay Boat Song," Richard Thompson
        "Blood Red Roses," Sting
        "Grey Funnel Line," Jolie Holland
  8: "Magical Thinking," J. P. Jones [Vision Company, new] (47)
        "Prophet In His Prime"
        "Man Stands Up"
        "Fool In Love"
        "Sufficient"
  9: "Modern Times," Bob Dylan [Columbia, 9/06] (46)
        "Rollin' And Tumblin"
        "Levee's Gonna Break"
        "Thunder On The Mountain"
        "When The Deal Goes Down"
  9: "Wild Bouquet," Burns Sisters Band [Ithaca, 9/06] (46)
        "Democracy"
        "Vigilante Man"
        "Johnny We Hardly Knew Ya"
 11: "Writing In The Margins," John Gorka [Red House, 7/06] (45)
        "Writing In The Margins"
        "I Miss Everyone"
        "Lockkeeper"
 12: "Shaken By A Low Sound," Crooked Still [Signature, 8/06] (42)
        "Can't You Hear Me Callin"
        "Ain't No Grave"
        "Come On In My Kitchen"
        "Oxford Town/Cumberland Gap"
 13: "Hail To The Thieves, Vol. 3," George Mann, Julius Margolin and Friends [George And Julius, 9/06] (36)
        "Bush War Blues," Billy Bragg
        "Royally Oily," Colleen Kattau
 14: "The Evening Call," Greg Brown [Red House, 8/06] (35)
        "The Evening Call"
        "Joy Tears"
        "Treat Each Other Right"
 14: "Hidden Everywhere," Chris Rosser [Self, new] (35)
        "Natural Wonder"
        "Broken Wing"
        "Go To Sleep Marie"
 14: "Never Been To Vegas," Red Molly [Self, 8/06] (35)
        "Long Gone Lonesome Blues"
        "Caleb Meyer"
        "It's Goodbye And So Long To You"
 17: "Change," David Lamotte [Lower Dryad, 8/06] (33)
        "Keep The Change"
        "Let Me Go"
        "10 And A Half"
 17: "Hello Love," The Be Good Tanyas [Nettwerk, 10/06] (33)
        "Little Blues"
        "When Doves Cry"
 19: "Union," Sam Pacetti And Gabriel Valla [Waterbug, 8/06] (31)
        "Dark Horses"
        "Wildwood Flower"
        "Ft. Worth Blues"
 20: "Yours Truly," Natalie MacMaster [Rounder, new] (30)
        "Traditional Medley"
        "Volcanic Jig"
        "Cape Classico"
 21: "Seven Is The Number," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer [Self, 7/06] (28)
        "7 Is The Number"
        "Texas Underground"
 21: "Live At Cedarhouse," Cosy Sheridan [Waterbug, 9/06] (28)
        "Land Of 10,000 Mothers"
        "Some Fires"
 21: "One Meat Ball," Christine Lavin And Friends [Appleseed, 8/06] (28)
        "One Meat Ball," Dave Van Ronk
        "Tomato Puddin," Jeff Daniels
 24: "Gray Sky Girls," Gray Sky Girls [American Melody, new] (27)
        "Shady Grove"
        "Sylvie"
 24: "Heaven Is So High," Pat Wictor [Risky Disc, 7/06] (27)
        "Heaven Is So High"
        "Raise My Voice And Sing"
        "I Will Walk With You"
 24: "How To Grow A Woman From The Ground," Chris Thile [Sugar Hill, 9/06] (27)
        "Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground"
        "Watch 'at Breakdown"
        "Wayside"
 27: "There Is A Season," The Byrds [Columbia, new] (26)
        "I Want To Grow Up To Be A Politician"
 27: "Things I Miss," Lynne Hanson [Self, new] (26)
        "River By My Side"
        "Wayfaring Stranger"
 29: "Catch Tomorrow," Dale Ann Bradley [Compass, new] (25)
        "Rita Mae"
        "Live Forever"
 29: "Dreaming Through The Noise," Vienna Teng [Zoe, 7/06] (25)
        "City Hall"
        "Blue Caravan"
 29: "Folk Is The New Black," Janis Ian [Cooking Vinyl, 2/06] (25)
        "Great Divide"
        "Folk Is The New Black"
        "My Autobiography"
 32: "Funnel Cloud," Hem [Nettwerk, 9/06] (24)
        "Reservoir"
        "He Came To Meet Me"
 32: "Riverside Battle Songs," Ollabelle [Verve Forecast, 8/06] (24)
        "See Line Woman"
        "Everything Is Broken"
 34: "Two Wolves," John Flynn [Mettafour, 7/06] (23)
        "No More War"
        "Blink"
 34: "Golden West," Laurie Lewis And The Right Hands [Hightone, 9/06] (23)
        "Your Eyes"
        "Rank Stranger"
 34: "Live," Bonnie Lee Panda [Self, new] (23)
        "From Red And Gold"
        "Traveling Soldier"
 34: "Never Like This," Kenny White [Wildflower, 8/06] (23)
        "How Long"
        "Tender Ghosts Of Autumn"
 34: "We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions," Bruce Springsteen [Columbia, 4/06] (23)
        "Erie Canal"
        "Pay Me My Money Down"
        "Old Dan Tucker"
 34: "We Will Be Together," David Massengill [Gadfly, 7/06] (23)
        "Dave Van Ronk's Last Cigar"
        "Gambler In Chief"
        "Talking Dave Van Ronk Blues"
 40: "My Remembrance Of You," Diana Jones [Newsong, 3/06] (22)
        "Pretty Girl"
        "Fever Moon"
 41: "$12.99," Dave Potts [Looking Up, 8/06] (21)
        "If I Broke The Record"
        "In My Backyard"
 41: "Long Island Shores," Mindy Smith [Vanguard, 10/06] (21)
        "Long Island Shores"
        "Tennessee"
        "What If The World Stops Turning"
 43: "Adieu False Heart," Linda Ronstadt And Ann Savoy [Vanguard, 7/06] (20)
        "Adieu False Heart"
        "Plus Tu Tournes"
 43: "As The World Burns," Ken Waldman [Nomadic Press, new] (20)
        "Chena"
        "Chinese Breakdown"
 43: "Break Me Open," Johnsmith [Blue Pine, 4/06] (20)
        "Back To The Mystery"
        "Barefoot In The Dew"
 43: "Invisible Man," Darrell Scott [Full Light, 6/06] (20)
        "Goodle, Usa"
        "Hank William's Ghost"
 43: "Workbench Songs," Guy Clark [Dualtone, 7/06] (20)
        "Walkin' Man"
        "Diamond Joe"
 48: "Big Iron World," Old Crow Medicine Show [Nettwerk, 8/06] (19)
        "James River Blues"
        "Union Maid"
 48: "DGBX," David Grisman Bluegrass Experience [Acoustic Disc, new] (19)
        "I'm Rollin' On"
        "Old And In The Way"
 48: "A Retrospective," Various Artists [Sugar Hill, 9/06] (19)
        "Church Street Blues," Tony Rice
 51: "All The Roadrunning," Mark Knopfler And Emmylou Harris [Warner, 5/06] (18)
        "Love And Happiness"
        "All The Roadrunning"
 51: "Despite Our Differences," Indigo Girls [Hollywood, new] (18)
        "I Believe In Love"
        "Fly Away"
 51: "So Much More," Brett Dennen [Dualtone, 9/06] (18)
        "Ain't No Reason"
        "I Asked When"
 54: "Dorney Rock," Kevin MacLeod [Greentrax, new] (17)
        "Irish Jigs"
        "Norminator Reels"
 54: "For The Living Of These Days," Kate Campbell With Spooner Oldham [Large River, 9/06] (17)
        "If I Ever Get To Heaven"
        "Would They Love Him Down In Shreveport"
 54: "Long List Of Heartaches," Grascals [Rounder, 8/06] (17)
        "Home"
        "Will You Be Loving Another Man"
 54: "Nashville," Solomon Burke [Shout Factory, 9/06] (17)
        "That's How I Got To Memphis"
        "Valley Of Tears"
 54: "Reunion," Solas [Compass, 6/06] (17)
        "Pastures Of Plenty"
        "Nil Na La"
 54: "Unsung," Slaid Cleaves [Rounder, 5/06] (17)
        "Another Kind Of Blue"
        "Everette"
 60: "The Back Fields," Tim Grimm [Wind River, 10/05] (16)
        "Autumn Garden"
 60: "Beauty Attends: The Heartsongs Of Opal Whiteley," Anne Hills [Collective Works, 8/06] (16)
        "Brown Leaves"
 60: "Highway Of Dreams," Bradley Walker [Rounder, 9/06] (16)
        "Shoulda Took That Train"
        "Payin' Your Dues"
 60: "Internationally Unknown," James Durst [Self, 8/06] (16)
        "Talking Life"
        "Seeker And The Sign"
 60: "The Legends Of Country Music," Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys [Columbia, 8/06] (16)
        "Big Ball In Cowtown"
 60: "Life Stories," Larry Stephenson [Pinecastle, 8/06] (16)
        "Knoxville Boy"
        "Behind Those Big Closed Doors"
 66: "A Different Life," Emily Smith [White Fall, 8/05] (15)
        "Strong Winds For Autumn"
        "Edward Of Morton"
 66: "Drive On Back," Sherry Austin [Barking Topiary, 9/06] (15)
        "Diamond Mine"
        "Less And Less"
 66: "Lefty's Old Guitar," J. D. Crowe And The New South [Rounder, new] (15)
        "Mississippi River Raft"
        "Lefty's Old Guitar"
 66: "Personal File," Johnny Cash [Columbia, 5/06] (15)
        "Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes"
 66: "Postcards," Peter Ostroushko [Red House, 6/06] (15)
        "Bemidji Blues"
 66: "Spooked," Marley's Ghost [Sage Arts, 2/06] (15)
        "Get Off The Track"
 66: "Troubled Times," David Davis And Warrior River Boys [Rebel, new] (15)
        "Ballad Of Sarah Malone"
        "Chancellorsville"

TOP SONGS OF OCTOBER 2006

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12950 airplays from 151 different DJs

1. "Leave The Light On" (21)
        by Chris Smither
        from "Leave The Light On"
2. "Happytown" (13)
        by The Kennedys
        from "Songs Of The Open Road"
3. "People Look Around" (12)
        by Catie Curtis
        from "Long Night Moon"
3. "When Fall Comes To New England" (12)
        by Cheryl Wheeler
        from "Driving Home"
        also "When October Goes"
5. "How Long" (11)
        by Kenny White
        from "Never Like This"
5. "Long Gone Lonesome Blues" (11)
        by Red Molly
        from "Never Been To Vegas"
5. "Peace Call" (11)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Land Of Milk And Honey"
5. "Tender Ghosts Of Autumn" (11)
        by Kenny White
        from "Never Like This"
9. "City Hall" (10)
        by Vienna Teng
        from "Dreaming Through The Noise"
9. "Little Blues" (10)
        by The Be Good Tanyas
        from "Hello Love"
9. "Prophet In His Prime" (10)
        by J. P. Jones
        from "Magical Thinking"
9. "What Must Be Done" (10)
        by Greg Greenway
        from "Weightless"
9. "Writing In The Margins" (10)
        by John Gorka
        from "Writing In The Margins"
14. "Bush War Blues" (9)
        by Billy Bragg
        from "Hail To The Thieves, Vol. 3"
14. "Can't You Hear Me Callin" (9)
        by Crooked Still
        from "Shaken By A Low Sound"
14. "Origin Of Species" (9)
        by Chris Smither
        from "Leave The Light On"
14. "Out Of The Rain" (9)
        by The Duhks
        from "Migrations"
14. "Passing Through" (9)
        by Catie Curtis
        from "Long Night Moon"
14. "Turtle Dove" (9)
        by The Duhks
        from "Migrations"
20. "All Souls Night" (8)
        by Loreena McKennitt
        from "The Visit"
20. "Apocalypse Lullaby" (8)
        by Wailin' Jennys
        from "Firecracker"
20. "Blues In The Bottle" (8)
        by Chris Smither
        from "Leave The Light On"
20. "Come On In My Kitchen" (8)
        by Crooked Still
        from "Shaken By A Low Sound"
20. "Democracy" (8)
        by Burns Sisters Band
        from "Wild Bouquet"
20. "Devil's Paintbrush Road" (8)
        by Wailin' Jennys
        from "Firecracker"
20. "Firecracker" (8)
        by Wailin' Jennys
        from "Firecracker"
20. "Heaven Is So High" (8)
        by Pat Wictor
        from "Heaven Is So High"
20. "It's A Wonder" (8)
        by Catie Curtis
        from "Long Night Moon"
20. "Land Of 10,000 Mothers" (8)
        by Cosy Sheridan
        from "Live At Cedarhouse"
20. "Man Stands Up" (8)
        by J. P. Jones
        from "Magical Thinking"
20. "Moses Don't Get Lost" (8)
        by The Duhks
        from "Migrations"
20. "Mountains Of Things" (8)
        by The Duhks
        from "Migrations"
20. "Natural Wonder" (8)
        by Chris Rosser
        from "Hidden Everywhere"
20. "New Orleans Waltz" (8)
        by Grayson Capps
        from "Wail & Ride"
20. "Traditional Medley" (8)
        by Natalie MacMaster
        from "Yours Truly"
20. "Who's Gonna Build Your Wall" (8)
        by Tom Russell
        from "Who's Gonna Build Your Wall?"

TOP ARTISTS OF OCTOBER 2006

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12950 airplays from 151 different DJs

1. Bob Dylan
2. The Duhks
3. Chris Smither
4. The Kennedys
5. Wailin' Jennys
6. Catie Curtis
7. John Gorka
8. Greg Brown
9. Burns Sisters
10. Crooked Still
11. Greg Greenway
11. J. P. Jones
13. David Grisman
14. Cosy Sheridan
14. Tom Russell
16. Cheryl Wheeler
16. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
18. Chris Rosser
19. The Be Good Tanyas
19. Natalie MacMaster
19. Red Molly
22. Janis Ian
23. Laurie Lewis
24. Chris Thile
24. John Prine
24. Kate Campbell
27. Guy Clark
27. Pete Seeger
29. Bruce Springsteen
29. Mustard's Retreat
29. Pat Wictor
32. Dave Van Ronk
32. David Lamotte
32. Eliza Gilkyson
32. Johnsmith
32. Nanci Griffith
32. Sam Pacetti And Gabriel Valla
38. Steve Goodman
38. Tom Paxton
40. Johnny Cash

TOP LABELS OF OCTOBER 2006

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12950 airplays from 151 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Sugar Hill
3. Red House
4. Columbia
5. Compass
6. Signature
7. Waterbug
8. Appleseed
9. Philo
10. Vanguard
11. Greentrax
12. Warner
13. Nettwerk
13. Smithsonian/Folkways
15. Hightone
16. Flying Fish
17. Borealis
18. Rebel
19. Rhino
20. Shanachie
21. Anti
22. Green Linnet
23. Pinecastle
24. Dualtone
25. RCA
25. Sheen Of Heat
27. Vision Company
28. Reprise
29. Acoustic Disc
29. Zoe
31. Elektra
32. Gadfly
32. Running Scared
32. Wind River
35. Capitol
35. Folk-Legacy
35. Wildflower
38. Ithaca
39. Hollywood
40. American Melody
40. Bear Family
40. MCA
40. Mercury

FOLK DJs - OCTOBER 2006

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12950 airplays from 151 different DJs

1. Abby Esty (XETRA, CA & Mexico)
2. Allan Nelson (BBC, U.K.)
3. Angela Page (WJFF-FM, NY)
4. Annie Keville (WVBR-FM, NY)
5. Arthur Berman (CITR-FM, BC)
6. Arthur Dean (WCNI-FM, CT)
7. Arthur Elliott (4RED-FM, Australia)
8. Barry Parks (2HHH-FM, Australia)
9. Ben Sands (Clanrye-FM, Ireland)
10. Bill Hahn (WFDU-FM, NJ)
11. Bill Stuart (WFIT-FM, FL)
12. Bill Wagman (KDVS-FM, CA)
13. Blair Larsen (KUSU-FM & UPR, UT)
14. Bob Blackman (WKAR-FM, MI)
15. Bob McWilliams (KANU-FM & KPR, KS)
16. Bob Weiser (WBRS-FM & WOMR-FM, MA)
17. Brenda Tacik (CJTR-FM, SK)
18. Bruce Cameron (2MCE-FM, Australia)
19. Bud Johnson (KNBA-FM etc, AK)
20. Charlie Backfish (WUSB-FM, NY)
21. Chrisana McGill (WSPN-FM, NY)
22. Cindy Funk (WYSO-FM, OH)
23. Clytia Fuller (KZSC-FM, CA)
24. Dale Gowin (WXXE-FM, NY)
25. Dan Alloway (KTEP-FM, TX)
26. Dan Ross (KACI-FM, OR)
27. David Fuente, Jr. (WKSU-FM etc, OH)
28. David John (KTRU-FM, TX)
29. David Sears (WBGU-FM, OH)
30. Dennis Brunnenmeyer (KVMR-FM, CA)
31. Diane Karl (KBOO-FM etc, OR)
32. Dick Hermans (WKZE-FM, NY)
33. Don Jacobson (KBOO-FM, OR)
34. Doug Dick (WVGN-FM, VI)
35. Doug Tucker (KWVA-FM, OR)
36. Ed McDonald (WVMR-FM etc, WV)
37. Frank Gosar (KLCC-FM, OR)
38. Frank Hoppe (KCSN-FM, CA)
39. Fred Dolan (WJCU-FM, OH)
40. Gary Harrison (WVMR-FM, CA)
41. Gary Irving (WVUD-FM, DE)
42. Gaye Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
43. Gene Shay (WXPN-FM, PA)
44. George Brown (WDCB-FM, IL)
45. George Maida (WCVE-FM, VA)
46. Gerd Stassen (EVW, Germany)
47. Ginger Hopper (KBCS-FM, WA)
48. Graham McDonald (ArtSound-FM, Australia)
49. Greg Schatzmann (CJLX-FM, ON)
50. Hal Durden (KBCS-FM, WA)
51. Hansjoerg Malonek (ISW-FM, Germany)
52. Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
53. Heinrich Wesolly (Radio Neckarburg, Germany)
54. Henk de Weerd (5EBI-FM, Australia)
55. Henry Hallett (KXCI-FM, AZ)
56. Howard & Roz Larman (KPFK-FM & syndicated, CA)
57. Jamie Hoover (KSUT-FM, CO)
58. Jan Nary (4EB-FM, Australia)
59. Jeff Brown (KTOO-FM, AK)
60. Jeff Robson (CJUM-FM, MB)
61. Jenny Flux (2AIR-FM, Australia)
62. Jeremy Butler (WUAL-FM & APR, AL)
63. Jim Gilliland (WRUW-FM, OH)
64. Jim Marino (CFMU-FM, ON)
65. Jim Rogers (WIUP-FM, IN)
66. Jim Sigler (KUMR-FM, MO)
67. Joe Cline (WNCW-FM, NC)
68. Joe Colvin (WYSO-FM, OH)
69. Johanna Halbeisen (WXOJ-FM, MA)
70. John Kalb (WSCL-FM, MD)
71. John Mazza (WNHU-FM, CT)
72. John McLaughlin (WMUC-FM, MD)
73. John Sincock (KBCS-FM, WA)
74. John Trout (WYEP-FM, PA)
75. John Weingart (WPRB-FM, NJ)
76. John Wright (WLUW-FM, IL)
77. Jon Stein (WTBQ-AM, NY)
78. Jonathan Mernit (WJFF-FM, NY)
79. Jude & Mart Fowler (2HHH-FM, Australia)
80. Judith Gennett (KPSU, OR)
81. Juliet Youngren (WEFT-FM, IL)
82. Jürgen Kramer (ZuSa, Germany)
83. Karen Rakos (KEUL-FM, AK)
84. Kate McNally (NHPR, NH)
85. Ken Batista (WYEP-FM, PA)
86. Ken Weiner (WESU-FM, CT)
87. Ken Yavit (KBAC-FM, NM)
88. Kevin Vance (KALW-FM, CA)
89. Larry Hoyt (WAER-FM, NY)
90. Laura Summerfield (2AIR-FM, Australia)
91. Laurie DesJardins (KVMR-FM, CA)
92. Lee Larcheveque (WMUA-FM, MA)
93. Len Holton (KUAR-FM, AR)
94. Len Osland (CJUM-FM, MB)
95. Leonard Epstein (KRFC-FM, CO)
96. Lyle D. Skinner (CJUM-FM, MB)
97. Maggie Ferguson (WXOU-FM, MI)
98. Mark Michaelis (WGDR-FM, VT)
99. Mark Pedersen (WOJB-FM, WI)
100. Mark Tobler (WTUL-FM, LA)
101. Mary Post (WVUD-FM, DE)
102. Matt Watroba (WDET-DM, MI)
103. Menachem Vinegrad (Upper Galilee-FM, Israel)
104. Michael Alzo (WSLU-FM, NY)
105. Michael Stock (WLRN-FM, FL)
106. Mike Flynn (KUAF-FM & syndicated, AR)
107. Mike Regenstreif (CKUT-FM, PQ)
108. Mitch Park (Kidnappers, New Zealand)
109. Naomi Soule and Terry Moses (KCLC-FM, MO)
110. Norman Whitman (WYSO-FM, OH)
111. Pamela Smith (WPKN-FM, CT)
112. Paul Hefti (cable FM, CA)
113. Paul Stamler (KDHX-FM, MO)
114. Peter Fraissinet (WVBR-FM, NY)
115. Peter Kernast (WTSR-FM, NJ)
116. Phil Knipe (KLFM, Australia)
117. Rainer Zellner (Radio Wueste Welle, Germany)
118. Randall Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
119. Randy Wynne (WMNF-FM, FL)
120. Rich Pietrzak (WPRK-FM, FL)
121. Rich Warren (WFMT-FM, XM & syndicated, IL)
122. Richard Gillmann (KBCS-FM, WA)
123. Robert Resnik (VPR, VT)
124. Robyne Fawx (KDVS-FM, CA)
125. Roger Holdsworth (PBS-FM, Australia)
126. Ron Olesko (WFDU-FM, NJ)
127. Ruby Slippers (KVMR-FM, CA)
128. Sandy Stift (CJSR-FM, AB)
129. Sean Donovan (KBCS-FM, WA)
130. Simon-Pierre Beaudet (CHYZ-FM, PQ)
131. Sonny Ochs (WRPI-FM, NY)
132. Steve Edge (CITR-FM, BC)
133. Steve Jerrett (KOPN-FM, MO)
134. Steve Pritchard (CKLN-FM, ON)
135. Stu Weaver (WFCF-FM, FL)
136. Sue Kessell (WNUR-FM, IL)
137. Susan Forbes Hansen (WFCR-FM, MA)
138. Suzi Wollenberg (WVUD-FM, DE)
139. Taylor Caffery (WRKF-FM, LA)
140. Terry Carpenter (WTJU-FM, VA)
141. Terry Hayden (WRPI-FM, NY)
142. Tim Forsman (WMHB-FM, ME)
143. Tom Bingham (WCVF-FM, NY)
144. Tom Bohan (WRUR-FM, NY)
145. Tom Coxworth (CKUA-FM, AB)
146. Tom Funk (KGLP-FM, NM)
147. Tom Martin-Erickson (WPR, WI)
148. Tom Pittman (KOOP & KUTX, TX)
149. Trevor Ruffell (Kidnappers, New Zealand)
150. Valerie Cormier (CITR-FM, BC)
151. 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 number of airplays listed for each album is the
number that my programs caught, which is smaller than the actual number.

The Top Albums list is sorted in descending order by number of plays
recorded for each album. Within an album, the number of times each of
the more popular tracks were played is 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://www.nwfolk.com
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