Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of October 2009 (with DJ list)

TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS OF OCTOBER 2009
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12629 airplays from 138 different DJs

  1: "So Dark You See," John Gorka [Red House, new] (112)
        "I Think Of You"
        "Ignorance And Privilege"
        "Dutchman"
        "Whole Wide World"
        "Where No Monuments Stand"
  2: "House Of Cards," James Keelaghan [Borealis, new] (80)
        "House Of Cards"
        "Safe Home"
        "Circle Of Stone"
        "McConnville's"
        "Since You Asked"
  3: "Big Mystery," Dana And Susan Robinson [Thresshold, 8/09] (66)
        "Zephyr Wind"
        "Delta Queen"
        "Big Mystery"
        "Gone But Not Forgotten"
  3: "Zama Zama," Battlefield Band [Temple, 9/09] (66)
        "Robber Barons"
        "Greenland's Icy Waters"
        "Mines Of Golkonda"
        "Plain Gold Ring"
  5: "500 Miles: The Blue Rock Sessions," Cliff Eberhardt [Red House, 9/09] (62)
        "Long Road"
        "When The Leaves Begin To Fall"
        "Have A Little Heart"
  6: "No Worries Now," Joel Mabus [Fossil, 8/09] (55)
        "Poison In The Glass"
        "Am I Right"
        "How Can I Keep From Singing"
        "Little Mister Diddy"
  7: "Blood And Candle Smoke," Tom Russell [Shout Factory, 9/09] (54)
        "Santa Ana Wild"
        "Mississippi River Runnin' Backwards"
        "Nina Simone"
  7: "True Love Don't Weep," James Hill And Anne Davison [Borealis, 4/09] (54)
        "Ev'ry Night"
        "Travelin' On"
        "Obedience Blues"
        "Oh! Susanna"
  9: "The List," Rosanne Cash [Manhattan, new] (53)
        "Girl From The North Country"
        "500 Miles"
        "Sea Of Heartbreak"
        "Motherless Children"
 10: "Bonfires," Zoe Mulford [Azalea City, new] (50)
        "Just Before I Go"
        "Open Water"
        "One Day The Sun's Gonna Shine"
        "1952 Vincent Black Lightning"
 11: "Across The Troubled Wave," David Ferrard [Alter Road, 9/09] (47)
        "Peg And Awl"
        "Hard Times Come Again No More"
        "Follow The Drinking Gourd"
 12: "The Little Spinner," Janet Bates [Self, 9/09] (46)
        "Walls Came Tumbling Down"
        "The Little Spinner"
        "Celia Says"
 13: "Time Stands Still," Chris Smither [Signature, 9/09] (44)
        "It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry"
        "Time Stands Still"
        "Call Yourself"
 14: "True Stories," Martin Simpson [Compass, 9/09] (43)
        "Wind And The Rain"
        "Stagolee"
        "Sir Patrick Spens"
 15: "Hello, Stranger," Catie Curtis [Compass, 8/09] (42)
        "Walking On A Wire"
        "Passing Through"
        "Hello Stranger"
 16: "Links In A Chain," Joe Jencks [Turtle Bear, 8/09] (39)
        "Get Together"
        "Links In A Chain"
        "Bracero"
 16: "Many Moons," Robyn Landis [Brave Hearts, 5/09] (39)
        "Paul's Song"
        "Dry Rain, Calm Wind"
        "Jamison Brown"
 18: "Between Trains," Bop Ensemble [Cordova Bay, 8/09] (37)
        "Buckets Of Rain"
        "California Dreamin"
        "Peace Like A River"
 18: "Live At The Mauch Chunk Opera House," The Wailin' Jennys [Red House, 8/09] (37)
        "Deeper Well"
        "Glory Bound"
        "Bring Me Li'l Water Silvy"
 18: "The Loving Kind," Nanci Griffith [Rounder, 6/09] (37)
        "Still Life"
        "The Loving Kind"
        "Across America"
 21: "Folksong," Sarah Lee Guthrie And Johnny Irion [Rte, 6/09] (36)
        "When The Lilacs Are In Bloom"
        "Folksong"
        "Never Far From My Heart"
 22: "Speak," Kat Eggleston [Paperboat, 9/09] (34)
        "Birken Tree"
        "Home"
        "Outside Eden"
 23: "My Blue Garden," Annie And Rod Capps [Yellow Room, 6/09] (31)
        "Serenity Road"
        "Honey, Sugar, Baby, Mine"
        "My Blue Garden"
 23: "Song Up In Her Head," Sarah Jarosz [Sugar Hill, 6/09] (31)
        "Edge Of A Dream"
        "Come On Up To The House"
        "Can't Hide"
 25: "Better Times Will Come," Diana Jones [Proper, 5/09] (29)
        "Better Times Will Come"
        "Something Crossed Over"
 25: "Blooming," Kate MacLeod [Waterbug, new] (29)
        "Day Is Mine"
        "My Teton Home"
 25: "Montgomery On My Mind," Arty Hill And The Long Gone Daddys [Cow Island, new] (29)
        "Church On Saturday Night"
        "Pan American"
        "Lovesick Blues"
 25: "Somedays The Song Writes You," Guy Clark [Dualtone, 9/09] (29)
        "Guitar"
        "If I Needed You"
        "Maybe I Can Paint Over That"
 29: "My Dusty Road," Woody Guthrie [Rounder, 8/09] (28)
        "Sonny's Flight"
        "Goin' Down The Road"
 30: "High Wide And Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project," Loudon Wainwright III [Proper, 8/09] (27)
        "Bill Mason's Bride"
        "High Wide And Handsome"
        "Deal"
 31: "Rollin' Along," Jonathan Edwards [Strictly Country, 7/08] (26)
        "Red Light, Green Light"
        "Carolina Caroline"
 32: "Camino," Oliver Schroer [Borealis, 2006] (25)
        "Lord's Prayer"
        "Ultreia"
 32: "Pointing At The Sun," Cheryl Wheeler [Dias, 5/09] (25)
        "Praise The Lord And Life Is Grand"
        "One Step At A Time"
 32: "Townes," Steve Earle [New West, 5/09] (25)
        "Pancho And Lefty"
        "~Delta Momma Blues"
 35: "Deep In The Shade," Steep Canyon Rangers [Rebel, new] (23)
        "Mountain's Gonna Sing"
        "Have Mercy"
 35: "Golden Apples Of The Sun," Caroline Herring [Signature, new] (23)
        "Cactus Tree"
        "Long Black Veil"
 35: "Gravity Of Grace," Johnsmith [Blue Pine, 6/09] (23)
        "Safe Home"
        "Times They Are A-Changin"
 35: "Promise," Corinne West [Make, 9/09] (23)
        "Lily Ann"
        "Promise"
        "Whiskey Poet"
 35: "Somewhere In The Middle," Liz Longley [Self, 7/09] (23)
        "People Get Ready"
        "Somewhere In The Middle"
 40: "Balm In Gilead," Rickie Lee Jones [Fantasy, new] (22)
        "Wild Girl"
 40: "The Crow," Steve Martin [Self, 1/09] (22)
        "Hoedown At Alice's"
        "Pitkin County Turnaround"
 40: "Live From Outer Space," Carla Ulbrich [Romantic Devil, 9/09] (22)
        "Duet With A Klingon"
        "It's Never Polite To Ask A Girl How Old She Is"
 40: "The Longing," Smithfield Fair [Stevenson, 8/09] (22)
        "Radio"
        "Written On The Wing"
 40: "New Blue Day," Jory Nash [Thin Man, new] (22)
        "Our Time Again"
        "God Don't Know Me Anymore"
 40: "Red Shoes And Golden Hearts," Buskin And Batteau [Nouveau Retro Media, 5/09] (22)
        "Choose Joy"
        "Living On The Edge Of Dreams"
 46: "Mountain Soul II," Patty Loveless [Saguaro Road, 9/09] (21)
        "Busted"
        "Diamond In My Crown"
 46: "Some Assembly Required," Mark Stepakoff [Self, 9/09] (21)
        "Chevy Biscayne"
        "Huevos Rancheros"
 46: "Steelwork," Angelo M [Self, 6/09] (21)
        "Every Kind Of Blues"
        "Steelwork"
        "That Train"
 46: "The Sweeter The Juice," Laura Love And Orville Johnson [Octoroon Biography, new] (21)
        "Cotton Eyed Joe / Ruby Are You Mad At Your Man"
        "King Jesus-I'm Workin' On A Building"
 50: "Cotton," Sam Baker [Music Road, 7/09] (20)
        "Cotton"
        "Who's Gonna Be Your Man"
        "Angel Hair"
 50: "The Rose Hotel," Robert Earl Keen [Lost Highway, new] (20)
        "Goodbye Cleveland"
        "The Rose Hotel"
 50: "Whatcha Gonna Do," Claire Lynch [Rounder, 9/09] (20)
        "Great Day In The Mornin"
        "Face To Face"
 53: "At Home With Friends," Joshua Bell [Sony, new] (19)
        "Look Away"
        "Maybe So"
 53: "Circles Around Me," Sam Bush [Sugar Hill, new] (19)
        "Gold Heart Locket"
        "Ballad Of Stringbean And Estelle"
 53: "Cold Pizza For Breakfast," Christine Lavin [Yellow Tail, 9/09] (19)
        "Cold Pizza For Breakfast"
        "Not Me Not Me Not Me"
 53: "Let The Bad Times Roll," Tom Chapin [Sundance, 6/09] (19)
        "This Too Shall Pass"
        "We Will Adjust"
 53: "Somewhere Beyond The Roses," Kieran Kane [Compass, 7/09] (19)
        "Tell Me Mama"
        "More To It Than This"
 53: "The Weaver's Bonny," Atwater And Donnelly [Rabbit Island, 9/09] (19)
        "As I Roved Out"
        "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean"
 59: "Hill Of Thieves," Cara Dillon [Charcoal, 1/09] (18)
        "Spencer The Rover"
        "Jimmy Mo Mhile Stor"
 59: "Things About Comin' My Way," Various Artists [Black Hen, new] (18)
        "Sitting On Top Of The World," Carolina Chocolate Drops
 59: "Tremolo," The Pines [Red House, 8/09] (18)
        "Spike Driver Blues"
 62: "Mason Daring," Mason Daring [Daring, new] (17)
        "Travelin' Man"
        "Soldier's Lullaby"
 62: "The Near Demise of the High Wire Dancer," Antje Duvekot [Black Wolf, 3/09] (17)
        "Vertigo"
 62: "Singing From The Heart," Dailey And Vincent [Rounder, new] (17)
        "Moses Smote The Water"
        "Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho"
        "Near The Cross"
 62: "Speed Of Life," Nitty Gritty Dirt Band [Sugar Hill, new] (17)
        "Good To Be Alive"
        "Tulsa Sounds Like Trouble To Me"
 62: "Storm," Liz Meyer [Strictly Country, 2005] (17)
        "Only Wind That Blows"
        "Someday You Will"
 67: "Ample Patience," Barbara Garriel [Self, 2/09] (16)
        "Plastic Money"
        "Too Late For That Now"
 67: "Crooked," Jaime Michaels [Frumdahart, 9/09] (16)
        "One Spectacular Moon"
 67: "The Essential Janis Ian," Janis Ian [Columbia, 9/09] (16)
        "Arms Around My Life"
 70: "Doors And Windows," Bearfoot [Compass, 4/09] (15)
        "Single Girl"
 70: "Letters From A Flying Machine," Peter Mulvey [Signature, 8/09] (15)
        "Dynamite Bill"
        "Kids In The Square"
 70: "Live In '65," Pete Seeger [Appleseed, new] (15)
        "Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall"
 70: "Point Of Entry," Larry Murante [Self, 3/09] (15)
        "Dry Rain, Calm Wind"
        "Point Of Entry"


TOP SONGS OF OCTOBER 2009
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12629 airplays from 138 different DJs

1. "I Think Of You" (20)
        by John Gorka
        from "So Dark You See"
2. "House Of Cards" (18)
        by James Keelaghan
        from "House Of Cards"
3. "Buckets Of Rain" (17)
        by Bop Ensemble
        from "Between Trains"
3. "Ignorance And Privilege" (17)
        by John Gorka
        from "So Dark You See"
3. "Safe Home" (17)
        by James Keelaghan
        from "House Of Cards"
3. "When The Lilacs Are In Bloom" (17)
        by Sarah Lee Guthrie And Johnny Irion
        from "Folksong"
7. "Robber Barons" (16)
        by Battlefield Band
        from "Zama Zama"
8. "Life Threads" (15)
        by Lucy Kaplansky
        from "Life Threads (single)"
8. "When The Leaves Begin To Fall" (15)
        by Cliff Eberhardt
        from "500 Miles: The Blue Rock Sessions"
10. "Girl From The North Country" (14)
        by Rosanne Cash
        from "The List"
11. "Dutchman" (13)
        by John Gorka
        from "So Dark You See"
11. "Mississippi River Runnin' Backwards" (13)
        by Tom Russell
        from "Blood And Candle Smoke"
11. "Zephyr Wind" (13)
        by Dana And Susan Robinson
        from "Big Mystery"
14. "Long Road" (12)
        by Cliff Eberhardt
        from "500 Miles: The Blue Rock Sessions"
14. "Better Times Will Come" (12)
        by Diana Jones
        from "Better Times Will Come"
14. "Ev'ry Night" (12)
        by James Hill And Anne Davison
        from "True Love Don't Weep"
14. "When Fall Comes To New England" (12)
        by Cheryl Wheeler
        from "Different Stripe"
        also "Driving Home"
18. "Circle Of Stone" (11)
        by James Keelaghan
        from "House Of Cards"
18. "Delta Queen" (11)
        by Dana And Susan Robinson
        from "Big Mystery"
18. "Whole Wide World" (11)
        by John Gorka
        from "So Dark You See"
21. "500 Miles" (10)
        by Rosanne Cash
        from "The List"
21. "Big Mystery" (10)
        by Dana And Susan Robinson
        from "Big Mystery"
21. "The Loving Kind" (10)
        by Nanci Griffith
        from "The Loving Kind"
21. "McConnville's" (10)
        by James Keelaghan
        from "House Of Cards"
25. "Just Before I Go" (9)
        by Zoe Mulford
        from "Bonfires"
25. "Links In A Chain" (9)
        by Joe Jencks
        from "Links In A Chain"
25. "Our Time Again" (9)
        by Jory Nash
        from "New Blue Day"
25. "Peg And Awl" (9)
        by David Ferrard
        from "Across The Trouble Wave"
25. "Poison In The Glass" (9)
        by Joel Mabus
        from "No Worries Now"
25. "Sea Of Heartbreak" (9)
        by Rosanne Cash
        from "The List"
25. "Walls Came Tumbling Down" (9)
        by Janet Bates
        from "The Little Spinner"
25. "Wild Girl" (9)
        by Rickie Lee Jones
        from "Balm In Gilead"


TOP ARTISTS OF OCTOBER 2009
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12629 airplays from 138 different DJs

1. John Gorka
2. James Keelaghan
3. Dana And Susan Robinson
3. Tom Russell
5. Battlefield Band
6. Cliff Eberhardt
7. Chris Smither
8. Joel Mabus
9. Rosanne Cash
10. James Hill And Anne Davison
10. Zoe Mulford
12. Martin Simpson
13. David Ferrard
13. Nanci Griffith
15. Janet Bates
16. Joe Jencks
17. Bob Dylan
17. Bop Ensemble
17. Cheryl Wheeler
17. The Wailin' Jennys
21. Catie Curtis
22. Guy Clark
22. Sarah Lee Guthrie And Johnny Irion
24. Johnsmith
24. Pete Seeger
24. Robyn Landis
27. Woody Guthrie
28. Loudon Wainwright III
29. Diana Jones
30. Greg Brown
30. Jonathan Edwards
30. Kat Eggleston
30. Tim O'Brien
34. Annie And Rod Capps
34. Kate MacLeod
34. Sarah Jarosz
37. Christine Lavin
37. Robert Earl Keen
39. Caroline Herring
39. Claire Lynch
39. Corinne West
39. Lucy Kaplansky


TOP LABELS OF OCTOBER 2009
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12629 airplays from 138 different DJs

1. Red House
2. Rounder
3. Borealis
4. Compass
5. Sugar Hill
6. Signature
7. Columbia
8. Waterbug
9. Appleseed
10. Temple
11. Smithsonian/Folkways
12. Philo
13. Shout Factory
14. Vanguard
15. Warner
16. Azalea City
17. Greentrax
18. Fossil
19. Strictly Country
20. Manhattan
20. New West
22. Lost Highway
23. Flying Fish
23. Rhino
23. Threshold
23. Turtle Bear
27. Cordova Bay
27. Dualtone
27. Rebel
30. Green Linnet
31. Folk-Legacy
31. Shanachie
33. Alter Road
33. Yep Roc
35. Cow Island
36. Topic
37. Hightone
38. Yellow Room
39. Bear Family
40. Blue Pine
40. Dias
40. Make
40. Music Road
40. RCA
40. Rte
40. Sony


FOLK DJs - OCTOBER 2009
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12629 airplays from 138 different DJs

Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Allan Nelson (BBC, U.K.)
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)
Arthur Elliott (4RED-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)
Bob Weiser (WBRS-FM & WOMR-FM, MA)
Brenda Tacik (CJTR-FM, SK)
Bud Johnson (syndicated, AK)
Caroline Doctorow (WPKM-FM & WPKN-FM, CT)
Charlie Backfish (WUSB-FM, NY)
Chip Morgan (WMUD-LP, VT)
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)
Danny Watson (2MAX-FM, Australia)
David John (KTRU-FM, TX)
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)
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 Irving (WVUD-FM, DE)
Gaye Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Gene Shay (WXPN-FM, PA)
Gerd Stassen (EVW, Germany)
Gerry Goodfriend (CKUT-FM, QC)
Greg Schatzmann (CJLX-FM, ON)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
Henry Hallett (KXCI-FM, AZ)
Jamie Hoover (KSUT-FM, CO)
Jean Geiger (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)
Johanna Halbeisen (WXOJ-FM, MA)
John & Maureen Rumsey (KVMR-FM, CA)
John Bommarito (WFHR-FM, MI)
John Kalb (WSCL-FM, MD)
John Mazza (WNHU-FM, CT)
John McLaughlin (WMUC-FM, MD)
John Platt (WFUV-FM, NY)
John Trout (WYEP-FM, PA)
John Weingart (WPRB-FM, NJ)
Jon Stein (WTBQ-AM, NY)
Judith Gennett (KPSU, OR)
Juliet Youngren (WEFT-FM, IL)
Jürgen Kramer (ZuSa, Germany)
Karen Rakos (KEUL-FM, AK)
Kate McNally (NHPR, NH)
Ken Batista (WYEP-FM, PA)
Ken Campbell (WSKG-FM, NY)
Ken Connors (WZNZ-AM, FL)
Ken Yavit (KBAC-FM, NM)
Kent Anderson (KCSC-FM, OK)
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)
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 Cliff (WAMU-FM, DC)
Mary Katherine Aldin (KPFK-FM, CA)
Mary Sue Twohy (XM)
Menachem Vinegrad (Upper Galilee-FM, Israel)
Michael Alzo (WSLU-FM, NY)
Michael Stock (WLRN-FM, FL)
Mike Fitzgerald (WEBR, VA)
Mike Kelsey (WFHB, IN)
Mitch Park (Kidnappers, New Zealand)
Naomi Soule and Terry Moses (KCLC-FM, MO)
Norm Mast (WVPE-FM, IN)
Norman Whitman (WYSO-FM, OH)
Paul Stamler (KDHX-FM, MO)
Peter Fraissinet (WVBR-FM, NY)
Peter Kernast and John Bates (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Randall Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Rhonda J. Miller (WXIN-FM, RI)
Rich Warren (WFMT-FM, XM & syndicated, IL)
Richard Gillmann (KBCS-FM, WA)
Richard Howard (KZMU-FM, UT)
Rik James (KGLT-FM, MT)
Robert Resnik (VPR, VT)
Roger Wise (KGNU-FM, CO)
Roz Larman (KPFK-FM & syndicated, CA)
Simon Dillon (Phoenix FM, Australia)
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 Harris (KRCC-FM, CO)
Steve Jerrett (KOPN-FM, MO)
Steve Pritchard (CKLN-FM, ON)
Stu Weaver (WFCF-FM, FL)
Susan Forbes Hansen (WHUS-FM, CT)
Susi Lanagan (PBS-FM, Australia)
Taylor Caffery (WRKF-FM, LA)
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)


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
Tuesday "The Outskirts" Noon-3pm                     richard@nwfolk.com
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