Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of October 2008 (with DJ list)

TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS OF OCTOBER 2008
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12628 airplays from 142 different DJs

  1: "Buena Vista," Robin And Linda Williams [Red House, 9/08] (77)
        "Maybelle's Guitar And Monroe's Mandolin"
        "When A Thread Gets Caught"
        "Going, Going Gone"
        "Southern Shores"
        "Tied Down, Home Free"
  1: "Save The Day," Kate Campbell [Large River, 10/08] (77)
        "Fordlandia"
        "Looking For Jesus"
        "Save The Day"
        "Shining Like The Sun"
  3: "Modern Hymns," Darrell Scott [Appleseed, 8/08] (61)
        "American Tune"
        "Out Among The Stars"
        "Frisco Depot"
        "Urge For Going"
  4: "At 89," Pete Seeger [Appleseed, 9/08] (53)
        "Waist Deep In The Big Muddy"
        "Or Else"
        "Water Is Wide"
  5: "Two Sets," Chuck Brodsky [Waterbug, 7/08] (52)
        "He Came To Our Town"
        "Letters In The Dirt"
        "Talk To My Lawyer"
  5: "Jewell Ridge Coal," Jeni And Billy [Jewell Ridge, 7/08] (52)
        "Tazewell Beauty Queen"
        "Chicken Ridge"
        "Miner's Reward"
  7: "Day After Tomorrow," Joan Baez [Razor And Tie, 9/08] (50)
        "I Am A Wanderer"
        "God Is God"
        "Rose Of Sharon"
        "Day After Tomorrow"
        "Scarlet Tide"
  8: "Rattlin' Bones," Kasey Chambers And Shane Nicholson [Sugar Hill, 4/08] (43)
        "Adeline"
        "Once In A While"
        "Wildflower"
  8: "Sweet Life," Catie Curtis [Compass, 9/08] (43)
        "Sweet Life"
        "Over"
        "For Now"
 10: "Farewell To The Thief, Vol. 4," Various Artists [Running Scared, 9/08] (40)
        "Election Blues," Fruit Of Labor Singing Ensemble
        "George W. Told The Nation," Tom Paxton
        "What We Need," Utah Phillips
 11: "Able Baker Charlie And Dog," Joe Crookston [Self, 2/08] (39)
        "Hands Metal And Wood"
        "Bird By Bird"
        "Wandering Shepherd"
 11: "Beautiful World," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, 5/08] (39)
        "Great Correction"
        "Party's Over"
        "Unsustainable"
 11: "Fast Paced World," The Duhks [Sugar Hill, 8/08] (39)
        "I See You"
        "Mighty Storm"
        "Sleepin Is All I Wanna Do"
 11: "Unbound," The Refugees [Wabuho, 7/08] (39)
        "Unbound"
        "Fishin' In The Dark"
        "Jellico Highway"
 15: "Mission Street Project: Make Levees," Various Artists [Hudson Harding, 9/08] (38)
        "My America," Anne Hills
        "Make Levees Not War," Pat Wictor
        "Born In The Usa," Erik Balkey
 16: "All I Intended To Be," Emmylou Harris [Nonesuch, 6/08] (37)
        "How She Could Sing The Wildwood Flower"
        "Kern River"
        "All That You Have Is Your Soul"
 16: "Our Time," The Gordons [Inside Out, 6/08] (37)
        "Shady Grove"
        "When I Get Over You"
        "300 Miles From Hazard"
 18: "Windward Away," Archie Fisher [Red House, 7/08] (34)
        "Silver Coins"
        "Windward Away"
        "Every Man's Heart"
 18: "Rambling Boy," Charlie Haden Family & Friends [Decca, new] (34)
        "Single Girl, Married Girl"
        "Oh, Take Me Back"
 20: "Promised Land," Dar Williams [Razor And Tie, 9/08] (33)
        "Holly Tree"
        "Troubled Times"
 20: "Testament," Peter Lang [Horus, 4/08] (33)
        "Brownsville Road"
        "Can't Feel At Home In This World Anymore"
        "Guabi Guabi"
 20: "Up On Rockfield," Vance Gilbert [Disismye, 9/08] (33)
        "Goodbye Pluto"
        "Up On Rockfield"
        "Sing Me Down"
 23: "The Works," Jonatha Brooke [Bad Dog, 8/08] (32)
        "King Of My Love"
        "Madonna On The Curb"
        "Taste Of Danger"
 24: "Delivered," Mark Erelli [Signature, 9/08] (29)
        "5 Beer Moon"
        "Hope Dies Last"
        "Not Alone"
 24: "Holding Up The World," Tim Grimm [Vault, 5/08] (29)
        "Holding Up The World"
        "Rebecca Versailles"
        "So It Goes"
 24: "Somewhere," Eva Cassidy [Blix Street, 8/08] (29)
        "Bold Young Farmer"
        "Coat Of Many Colors"
        "My Love Is Like A Red Red Rose"
 24: "Still Crooked," Crooked Still [Signature, 6/08] (29)
        "Absentee"
        "Tell Her To Come Back Home"
        "Undone In Sorrow"
 28: "Blue State Boy," Donal Hinely [ATOM, 4/08] (28)
        "Blue State Boy"
        "Cecilia's Kitchen"
        "Winds Of Change"
 28: "Late Last Night," Robby Hecht [Self, 3/08] (28)
        "Alone On A Saturday Night"
        "Something, Somehow"
 30: "Creatures Of Habit," Chuck McCabe [Scuppernong, 8/08] (25)
        "Contractor"
        "Partisan Polka"
 30: "Flower And Iron," Malinky [Greentrax, new] (25)
        "Pad The Road Wi Me"
        "Ploughboy And The Maid"
 30: "Night Flyer," Tony Rice [Rounder, 7/08] (25)
        "4 Strong Winds"
        "Urge For Going"
 30: "Thanks For The Support," Roy Zimmerman [Metaphor, 8/08] (25)
        "I Approve This Message"
        "Man, The Myth, The McCain"
        "Thanks For The Support"
 34: "Learning To Fall," Lowen And Navarro [Red Hen, 8/08] (24)
        "Smile Of A Worried Man"
        "Better Man"
        "Learning To Fall"
 34: "Strangers In Another Country," Rosalie Sorrels [Red House, 8/08] (24)
        "Talkin' Wolverine 14"
        "He Comes Like The Rain"
 36: "Calico Heart," Houston Jones [Summerhill, 7/08] (22)
        "Coward's Game"
        "Aurora Borealis"
 36: "Ribbon Of Highway Endless Skyway," Various Artists [Music Road, 7/08] (22)
        "Ramblin' Reckless Hobo," Joel Rafael
        "Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key," Joel Rafael
 36: "Time The Conqueror," Jackson Browne [Inside, 9/08] (22)
        "Time The Conqueror"
        "Off Of Wonderland"
 39: "Abigail Washburn And The Sparrow Quartet," Abigail Washburn And The Sparrow Quartet [Nettwerk, 5/08] (21)
        "Banjo Pickin' Girl"
 39: "For Love And Laughter," Solas [Compass, 8/08] (21)
        "Merry Go Round"
        "There Is A Time"
 39: "Rendez-Vous," Beppe Gambetta [Gadfly, new] (21)
        "Battle Of Waterloo"
        "Light In Torraca"
 39: "Steal The Blue," April Verch [Slab Town, new] (21)
        "Fork Creek River"
        "Slip Away"
 43: "Sunset Waltz," Pat Wictor [Risky Disc, 5/08] (20)
        "Songs Of Songs"
        "Well, Well, Well"
        "Existentialist Blues"
 43: "10 Years Of European World Of Bluegrass," Various Artists [Strictly Country, 4/08] (20)
        "Typewriter," Rawhide
 43: "City Of Refuge," Rachel Harrington [Skinnydennis, 9/08] (20)
        "Karen Kane"
        "Truman"
 43: "Moneyland," Del McCoury and Friends [McCoury, 7/08] (20)
        "Moneyland," Del McCoury Band
        "Breadline Blues 2008," Del McCoury And Friends
 47: "Islands On The Moon," Mark Dunlop [Greentrax, 9/08] (19)
        "Nightingale"
        "Black Velvet Band"
 47: "Just Another Day," Dan McKinnon [Self, 4/08] (19)
        "Just Another Day"
 47: "The Peddler," Maria Dunn [Self, 9/08] (19)
        "Tell Her I Was Brave"
        "You Can't Take That Away"
 47: "Resilience," Annabelle Chvostek [Borealis, new] (19)
        "Wait For It"
        "Nashville"
 47: "The Sacred Shakers," The Sacred Shakers [Signature, 8/08] (19)
        "12 Gates To The City"
        "Travelin Shoes"
 47: "Sex And Gasoline," Rodney Crowell [Yep Roc, 9/08] (19)
        "Closer To Heaven"
        "Rise And Fall Of Intelligent Design"
 53: "Coal," Kathy Mattea [Captain Potato, 4/08] (18)
        "Dark As A Dungeon"
        "L And N Don't Stop Here Anymore"
 53: "Daddy's Little Girl," Ellen Bukstel [Self, 7/08] (18)
        "Daddy's Little Girl"
        "They Lost My Vote"
 53: "Leavin' Town," Michael Cleveland And Flamekeeper [Rounder, 7/08] (18)
        "Jersusalem Ridge"
 56: "This Beautiful Mess," Michael Jerome Browne [Borealis, 9/08] (17)
        "Low Tide"
 57: "Nobody Left To Crown," Richie Havens [Verve Forecast, 3/08] (16)
        "Key"
        "Say It Isn't So"
        "Great Mandala"
        "One More Day"
 57: "I'm Just Like You," Emily Kurn [Self, new] (16)
        "I'm Just Like You"
        "Light The Lamp"
 57: "Love And Other Tragedies," Red Molly [Self, 5/08] (16)
        "May I Suggest"
        "Wichita"
 60: "Gulf Coast Blue," Denice Franke [Certain, 7/08] (15)
        "Brand New Sky"
        "Seminole Girl"
 60: "No Turning Back," Lonesome River Band [Rural Rhythm, 9/08] (15)
        "Like A Train Needs A Track"
 60: "Ozark," Still On The Hill [Self, new] (15)
        "7 Pies"
 60: "Tennessee Pusher," Old Crow Medicine Show [Nettwerk, 9/08] (15)
        "Highway Halo"
 64: "Rediscovery," Sloan Wainwright [Derby Disc, 6/08] (14)
        "Every Grain Of Sand"
        "Time Of No Reply"
 64: "Cataloochee," Carol Elizabeth Jones [Label?, 9/08] (14)
        "I've Endured"
 64: "Crooked Man," Chris Stuart And Backcountry [Backcountry, new] (14)
        "Crooked Man"
 64: "Don't Let Go!," Jack Williams [Wind River, 6/08] (14)
        "Aunt Hagar's Blues"
 64: "Glide," Jerry Douglas [Koch, 8/08] (14)
        "Bounce"
 64: "Highway Bouquet," Susan Kane [Self, 8/08] (14)
        "Ring The Bells"
        "My Father's Tattoo"
 64: "Home To Me," Phil Minissale [Self, 6/08] (14)
        "Home To Me"
 64: "Little Honey," Lucinda Williams [Lost Highway, new] (14)
        "Tears Of Joy"
 64: "Sparks Of Ancient Light," Al Stewart [Appleseed, 9/08] (14)
        "Hanno The Navigator"


TOP SONGS OF OCTOBER 2008
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12628 airplays from 142 different DJs

1. "Fordlandia" (13)
        by Kate Campbell
        from "Save The Day"
1. "Maybelle's Guitar And Monroe's Mandolin" (13)
        by Robin And Linda Williams
        from "Buena Vista"
3. "Save The Day" (12)
        by Kate Campbell
        from "Save The Day"
3. "When Fall Comes To New England" (12)
        by Cheryl Wheeler
        from "Driving Home"
5. "American Tune" (11)
        by Darrell Scott
        from "Modern Hymns"
5. "Brownsville Road" (11)
        by Peter Lang
        from "Testament"
5. "Looking For Jesus" (11)
        by Kate Campbell
        from "Save The Day"
5. "My America" (11)
        by Anne Hills
        from "Mission Street Project: Make Levees"
        also "Farewell To The Thief, Vol. 4"
5. "Tazewell Beauty Queen" (11)
        by Jeni And Billy
        from "Jewell Ridge Coal"
10. "God Is God" (10)
        by Joan Baez
        from "Day After Tomorrow"
10. "Mighty Storm" (10)
        by The Duhks
        from "Fast Paced World"
10. "Moneyland" (10)
        by Del McCoury Band
        from "Moneyland"
10. "Rose Of Sharon" (10)
        by Joan Baez
        from "Day After Tomorrow"
10. "Sweet Life" (10)
        by Catie Curtis
        from "Sweet Life"
10. "Tom Dooley" (10)
        by Kingston Trio
        from "Kingston Trio"
10. "Unbound" (10)
        by The Refugees
        from "Unbound"
10. "Vote" (10)
        by Spook Handy
        from "Breakfast At Bill's"
18. "Chicken Ridge" (9)
        by Jeni And Billy
        from "Jewell Ridge Coal"
18. "Contractor" (9)
        by Chuck McCabe
        from "Creatures Of Habit"
18. "Goodbye Pluto" (9)
        by Vance Gilbert
        from "Up On Rockfield"
18. "He Came To Our Town" (9)
        by Chuck Brodsky
        from "Two Sets"
18. "Mta" (9)
        by Kingston Trio
        from "Anthology"
18. "When A Thread Gets Caught" (9)
        by Robin And Linda Williams
        from "Buena Vista"
24. "I Am A Wanderer" (8)
        by Joan Baez
        from "Day After Tomorrow"
24. "Alone On A Saturday Night" (8)
        by Robby Hecht
        from "Late Last Night"
24. "Blue State Boy" (8)
        by Donal Hinely
        from "Blue State Boy"
24. "Buena Vista" (8)
        by Robin And Linda Williams
        from "Buena Vista"
24. "Frisco Depot" (8)
        by Darrell Scott
        from "Modern Hymns"
24. "Going, Going Gone" (8)
        by Robin And Linda Williams
        from "Buena Vista"
24. "Miner's Reward" (8)
        by Jeni And Billy
        from "Jewell Ridge Coal"
24. "Partisan Polka" (8)
        by Chuck McCabe
        from "Creatures Of Habit"
24. "Shining Like The Sun" (8)
        by Kate Campbell
        from "Save The Day"
24. "Southern Shores" (8)
        by Robin And Linda Williams
        from "Buena Vista"
24. "Tied Down, Home Free" (8)
        by Robin And Linda Williams
        from "Buena Vista"
24. "Troubled Times" (8)
        by Dar Williams
        from "Promised Land"
24. "Urge For Going" (8)
        by Darrell Scott
        from "Modern Hymns"
24. "Waist Deep In The Big Muddy" (8)
        by Pete Seeger
        from "At 89"


TOP ARTISTS OF OCTOBER 2008
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12628 airplays from 142 different DJs

1. Robin And Linda Williams
2. Kate Campbell
2. Pete Seeger
4. Joan Baez
5. Chuck Brodsky
5. Kingston Trio
7. Darrell Scott
8. Eliza Gilkyson
9. Jeni And Billy
10. Emmylou Harris
11. Bob Dylan
12. Catie Curtis
12. The Duhks
14. Dar Williams
14. Kasey Chambers And Shane Nicholson
16. John McCutcheon
17. Tom Paxton
17. Vance Gilbert
19. Joe Crookston
19. The Refugees
21. Eva Cassidy
22. Pat Wictor
22. Crooked Still
24. The Gordons
24. Jackson Browne
26. Charlie Haden
27. Archie Fisher
27. Peter Lang
27. Ralph Stanley
30. Joel Mabus
30. Roy Zimmerman
32. Solas
33. Richie Havens
33. Greg Brown
33. Tony Rice
36. Donal Hinely
36. Jonatha Brooke
36. Mark Erelli
39. Arlo Guthrie
39. Rodney Crowell


TOP LABELS OF OCTOBER 2008
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12628 airplays from 142 different DJs

1. Red House
2. Rounder
3. Appleseed
3. Sugar Hill
5. Compass
6. Columbia
7. Signature
8. Waterbug
9. Greentrax
10. Razor And Tie
11. Philo
12. Smithsonian/Folkways
13. Borealis
14. Nonesuch
15. Warner
16. Capitol
17. Rhino
18. Vanguard
19. Flying Fish
19. Large River
19. Shanachie
22. Nettwerk
22. Rebel
24. Hudson Harding
24. RCA
26. Milagrito
27. Gadfly
28. Decca
29. Green Linnet
30. Blix Street
31. Wabuho
32. Lost Highway
33. Bad Dog
33. Inside
33. Jewell Ridge
36. New West
37. Horus
37. Sony
39. Yep Roc
40. Alligator
40. Blue Note
40. Disismye
40. Hightone
40. Vault


FOLK DJs - OCTOBER 2008
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12628 airplays from 142 different DJs

Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Andrew Doerr (KCSB-FM, CA)
Angela Page (WJFF-FM, NY)
Annie Keville (WVBR-FM, NY)
Arthur Berman (CITR-FM, BC)
Arthur Dean (WCNI-FM, CT)
Arthur Elliott (4RED-FM, Australia)
Ary Smith (WOBC-FM, OH)
Barry Parks (2HHH-FM, Australia)
Betsi Meissner (KXCI-FM, AZ)
Bill Hahn (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Bill Stuart (WFIT-FM, FL)
Blair Larsen (KUSU-FM & UPR, UT)
Bob Blackman (WKAR-FM, MI)
Bob Gregory (WRFL-FM, KY)
Bob McWilliams (XM, KANU-FM & KPR, KS)
Brenda Tacik (CJTR-FM, SK)
Bruce Cameron (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Bud Johnson (syndicated, AK)
Carolyn VandeWiele (WFHB-FM, IN)
Charlie Backfish (WUSB-FM, NY)
Chip Morgan (WMUD-FM, VT)
Chrisana McGill (WSPN-FM, NY)
Cindy Funk (WYSO-FM, OH)
Cindy Hayden (KFOK-FM, CA)
Clytia Fuller (KZSC-FM, CA)
Craig Huegel (WSLR-FM, FL)
Dan Alloway (KTEP-FM, TX)
Dan Ross (KACI-FM, OR)
Danny Watson (2MAX-FM, Australia)
David John (KTRU-FM, TX)
Dennis Brunnenmeyer (KVMR-FM, CA)
Diane Karl (KBOO-FM etc, OR)
Diane Rae (KGPR-FM, MT)
Don Jacobson (KBOO-FM, OR)
Doug Dick (WVGN-FM, VI)
Doug Tucker (KWVA-FM, OR)
Ed McDonald (WVMR-FM etc, WV)
Frank Gosar (KLCC-FM, OR)
Frank Hoppe (KCSN-FM, CA)
Gary Harrison (KVMR-FM, CA)
Gaye Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Gene Shay (WXPN-FM, PA)
Gerd Stassen (EVW, Germany)
Gerry Goodfriend (CKUT-FM, QC)
Graham McDonald (ArtSound-FM, Australia)
Greg Schatzmann (CJLX-FM, ON)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
Henry Hallett (KXCI-FM, AZ)
Jean Brendecke (KBCS-FM, WA)
Jeff Robson (CJUM-FM, MB)
Jenny Flux (2AIR-FM, Australia)
Jeremy Butler (WUAL-FM & APR, AL)
Jim Blum (WKSU-FM etc, OH)
Jim Gilliland (WRUW-FM, OH)
Jim Marino (CFMU-FM, ON)
Jim Rogers (WIUP-FM, PA)
Jim Sigler (KMST-FM, MO)
Jo Beattie (CFUR-FM, BC)
Joel Wortzman (CKLN-FM, ON)
Johanna Halbeisen (WXOJ-FM, MA)
John Bommarito (WFHR-FM, MI)
John Kalb (WSCL-FM, MD)
John Mazza (WNHU-FM, CT)
John Platt (WFUV-FM, NY)
John Sincock (KBCS-FM, WA)
John Trout (WYEP-FM, PA)
John Weingart (WPRB-FM, NJ)
John Wright (WLUW-FM, IL)
Jonathan Mernit (WJFF-FM, NY)
Jude & Mart Fowler (2HHH-FM, Australia)
Judith Gennett (KPSU, OR)
Juliet Youngren (WEFT-FM, IL)
Jürgen Kramer (ZuSa, Germany)
Karen Rakos (KEUL-FM, AK)
Ken Batista (WYEP-FM, PA)
Kevin Elliott (WEFT-FM, IL)
Kevin Vance (KALW-FM, CA)
Larry Hillberg (KVMR-FM, CA)
Larry Hoyt (WAER-FM, NY)
Lee Larcheveque (WMUA-FM, MA)
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, CA)
Mark Michaelis (WGDR-FM, VT)
Mark Pedersen (WOJB-FM, WI)
Mark Tobler (WTUL-FM, LA)
Mary Sue Twohy (XM)
Mel DeYoung (WPSU-FM, PA)
Menachem Vinegrad (Upper Galilee-FM, Israel)
Michael Alzo (WSLU-FM, NY)
Michael Stock (WLRN-FM, FL)
Mike Fitzgerald (WEBR, VA)
Mike Flynn (KUAF-FM & syndicated, AR)
Mike Kelsey (WFHB, IN)
Mike Regenstreif (CKUT-FM, QC)
Mitch Park (Kidnappers, New Zealand)
Naomi Soule and Terry Moses (KCLC-FM, MO)
Nick DiBiasio (WICN-FM, MA)
Norman Whitman (WYSO-FM, OH)
Paul Stamler (KDHX-FM, MO)
Paula Ascher (KZAS-FM, OR)
Peter Kernast and John Bates (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Peter Thompson (KALW-FM, CA)
Randall Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Rich Pietrzak (WPRK-FM, FL)
Rich Warren (WFMT-FM, XM & syndicated, IL)
Richard Gillmann (KBCS-FM, WA)
Robert Resnik (VPR, VT)
Robyne Fawx (KDVS-FM, CA)
Roger Wise (KGNU-FM, CO)
Ron Olesko (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Roz Larman (KPFK-FM & syndicated, CA)
Sean Donovan (KBCS-FM, WA)
Sonja Hedlund (WJFF, NY)
Sonny Ochs (WRPI-FM, NY)
Steve Brockway (KRFC-FM, CO)
Steve Clarke (CHES-FM, ON)
Steve Edge (CITR-FM, BC)
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, CT)
Susi Lanagan (PBS-FM, Australia)
Suzi Wollenberg (WVUD-FM, DE)
Taylor Caffery (WRKF-FM, LA)
Terry Carpenter (WTJU-FM, VA)
Terry Fatseas (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Terry Hayden (WRPI-FM, NY)
Todd Tyson (The Point-FM, VT)
Tom Bingham (WCVF-FM, NY)
Tom Coxworth (CKUA-FM, AB)
Tom Funk (KGLP-FM, NM)
Tom Martin-Erickson (WPR, WI)
Tom Pittman (KOOP & KUTX, TX)
Valerie Cormier (CITR-FM, BC)
Wanda Fischer (WAMC & syndicated, NY)
Zak Marmalefsky (KWUR-FM, MO)


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://www.nwfolk.com
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