TOP ALBUMS OF SEPTEMBER 2006

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13850 airplays from 144 different DJs

  1: "Migrations," The Duhks [Sugar Hill, 9/06] (121)
        "Out Of The Rain"
        "Down To The River"
        "Ol' Cook Pot"
        "Turtle Dove"
        "Mountains O' Things"
  2: "Modern Times," Bob Dylan [Columbia, new] (82)
        "Thunder On The Mountain"
        "Levee's Gonna Break"
        "Spirit On The Water"
        "Working Man's Blues #2"
  3: "Songs Of The Open Road," The Kennedys [Appleseed, 8/06] (78)
        "Happytown"
        "Hard Rain's Gonna Fall"
        "Gypsy Rose"
        "Jasmine"
  4: "How To Grow A Woman From The Ground," Chris Thile [Sugar Hill, new] (72)
        "Watch At Breakdown"
        "Wayside"
        "How To Grow A Woman From The Ground"
        "Brakeman's Blues"
  5: "Weightless," Greg Greenway [Sheen Of Heat, new] (71)
        "My Good Name"
        "What Must Be Done"
        "No More Songs"
        "Down The Road"
  6: "The Evening Call," Greg Brown [Red House, 8/06] (67)
        "Whippoorwill"
        "Cold And Dark And Wet"
        "Coneville Slough"
        "Joy Tears"
  6: "Leave The Light On," Chris Smither [Signature, 9/06] (67)
        "Origin Of Species"
        "Visions Of Johanna"
        "Leave The Light On"
        "John Hardy"
  8: "Long Night Moon," Catie Curtis [Compass, 8/06] (65)
        "People Look Around"
        "It's A Wonder"
        "Passing Through"
        "Strange"
  9: "Writing In The Margins," John Gorka [Red House, 7/06] (59)
        "Road Of Good Intentions"
        "Lockkeeper"
        "When You Sing"
        "Writing In The Margins"
 10: "Heaven Is So High," Pat Wictor [Risky Disc, 7/06] (55)
        "Heaven Is So High"
        "You Got To Move"
        "I Will Walk With You"
        "When I Go"
 11: "Change," David Lamotte [Lower Dryad, 8/06] (54)
        "Time"
        "Crawl Inside"
        "History Teacher"
        "Madison's Tune"
 12: "Riverside Battle Songs," Ollabelle [Verve Forecast, 8/06] (52)
        "High On A Mountain"
        "Reach For Love"
        "Riverside"
        "See Line Woman"
 13: "Firecracker," Wailin' Jennys [Red House, 6/06] (51)
        "Devil's Paintbrush Road"
        "Long Time Traveler"
        "Swallow"
 13: "Golden West," Laurie Lewis And The Right Hands [Hightone, 9/06] (51)
        "Rank Stranger"
        "99 Year Blues"
        "Bury Me In Bluegrass"
        "Live Forever"
 15: "Never Been To Vegas," Red Molly [Self, 8/06] (49)
        "Coal Tattoo"
        "It's Goodbye And So Long To You"
        "Long Gone Lonesome Blues"
 16: "Shaken By A Low Sound," Crooked Still [Signature, 8/06] (48)
        "Can't You Hear Me Callin"
        "Ain't No Grave"
        "Little Sadie"
 17: "$12.99," Dave Potts [Looking Up, new] (46)
        "$12.99"
        "In My Backyard"
        "If I Broke The Record"
 18: "Live At Cedarhouse," Cosy Sheridan [Waterbug, new] (45)
        "Land Of 10, 000 Mothers"
        "Some Fires"
        "Hannibal Crossed The Alps"
 19: "Big Iron World," Old Crow Medicine Show [Nettwerk, 8/06] (43)
        "Down Home Girl"
        "Union Maid"
        "James River Blues"
 20: "Two Wolves," John Flynn [Mettafour, 7/06] (42)
        "Blink"
        "Trust The Rope"
        "No More War"
 20: "Seven Is The Number," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer [Self, 7/06] (42)
        "Long Black Road Into Tulsa Town"
        "7 Is The Number"
        "Promised Land"
 20: "Invisible Man," Darrell Scott [Full Light, 6/06] (42)
        "Goodle Usa"
        "Hank Williams' Ghost"
        "Shattered Cross"
 23: "Classic Labor Songs," Various Artists [Smithsonian/Folkways, 6/06] (40)
        "Mill Was Made Of Marble," Joe Glazer
        "Joe Hill," Paul Robeson
 24: "A Retrospective," Various Artists [Sugar Hill, new] (35)
        "One Way Track," Boone Creek
        "Church Street Blues," Tony Rice
 24: "Rise As One," Joe Jencks [Turtle Bear, 2005] (35)
        "We Do The Work"
        "Great Fast Food Strike"
        "Rise As One"
 26: "Workbench Songs," Guy Clark [Dualtone, 7/06] (33)
        "Analog Girl"
        "Diamond Joe"
        "Out In The Parking Lot"
 27: "Adieu False Heart," Linda Ronstadt And Ann Savoy [Vanguard, 7/06] (32)
        "Adieu False Heart"
        "King Of Bohemia"
        "Rattle My Cage"
 27: "Internationally Unknown," James Durst [Self, 8/06] (32)
        "Mighty Day"
        "If I Had A Hammer"
        "Talking Life"
 29: "Acoustic Rainbow 26," Various Artists [Poetman, new] (31)
        "Last Letter Home," Greg Madden
        "Blue Highways," Michael Johnathon
 29: "Midnight On The Water," David Mallett [North Road, 7/06] (31)
        "Angel Standin' By"
        "Midnight On The Water"
 29: "We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions," Bruce Springsteen [Columbia, 4/06] (31)
        "Pay Me My Money Down"
        "Mrs. McGrath"
 29: "Wild Bouquet," Burns Sisters Band [Ithaca, new] (31)
        "Democracy"
        "God's Promise"
 33: "Tunesmith Retrofit," Kelly Joe Phelps [Rounder, 8/06] (30)
        "Anvil"
        "Handful Of Arrows"
        "Red Light Nickel"
 34: "Union," Sam Pacetti And Gabriel Valla [Waterbug, 8/06] (29)
        "Ft. Worth Blues"
        "Christians And The Outlaws"
        "Lark In The Morning"
 35: "Paradise Hotel," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, 8/05] (28)
        "Man Of God"
        "Requiem"
        "Borderline"
 36: "Instrumentals," Ricky Skaggs And Kentucky Thunder [Skaggs Family, 8/06] (27)
        "Going To Richmond"
        "Missing Vassar"
        "Crossing The Briney"
 37: "One Meat Ball," Christine Lavin And Friends [Appleseed, 8/06] (26)
        "Orange Cocoa Cake," Cathy Fink And Marcy Marxer
        "Root Beer For Breakfast," Vance Gilbert
 38: "Seven Angels On A Bicycle," Carrie Rodriguez [Back Porch, 8/06] (25)
        "Waterbound"
        "Got Your Name On It"
        "Before You Say Another Word"
 38: "We Will Be Together," David Massengill [Gadfly, 7/06] (25)
        "Talking Dave Van Ronk Blues"
        "To Climb A Tree"
 40: "Funnel Cloud," Hem [Nettwerk, new] (24)
        "Old Adam"
        "He Came To Meet Me"
        "Reservoir"
 40: "Life Short Call Now," Bruce Cockburn [True North, 7/06] (24)
        "Slow Down Fast"
        "Life Short Call Now"
        "Mystery"
 40: "Long Steel Rail," Riley Baugus [Sugar Hill, 8/06] (24)
        "I'm Troubled"
        "Long Steel Rail"
 40: "Reunion," Solas [Compass, 6/06] (24)
        "Pastures Of Plenty"
 44: "For The Living Of These Days," Kate Campbell With Spooner Oldham [Large River, new] (23)
        "Jesus Christ"
        "Terrible Mercy"
 44: "Long List Of Heartaches," Grascals [Rounder, new] (23)
        "Home"
        "Long List Of Heartaches"
        "Roll Muddy River"
 44: "Round III At The Mac," IIIrd Tyme Out [CMG, new] (23)
        "Think Of What You've Done"
        "Crucial County Breakdown"
 44: "Unsung," Slaid Cleaves [Rounder, 5/06] (23)
        "Working Stiff"
        "Oh Roberta"
 48: "Who's Gonna Build Your Wall?," Tom Russell [Hightone, 8/06] (22)
        "Who's Gonna Build Your Wall"
        "Across The Borderline"
 49: "A Few Simple Verses," James Keelaghan [Jericho Beach, 7/06] (21)
        "Jackson And Jane"
        "Harvest Train"
        "My Blood"
 50: "Rogue's Gallery," Various Artists [Anti, new] (20)
        "Mingulay Boat Song," Richard Thompson
 50: "American V: A Hundred Highways," Johnny Cash [American, 7/06] (20)
        "Further On Up The Road"
 50: "Angels Castles Covers," Vance Gilbert [Disismye, 8/06] (20)
        "Heaven Help Us All"
        "Change Is Gonna Come"
 50: "Highway Of Dreams," Bradley Walker [Rounder, new] (20)
        "Life Of Love"
        "Payin' Your Dues"
 50: "The Legends Of Country Music," Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys [Columbia, new] (20)
        "Bring It On Down To My House, Honey"
        "Sugar Moon"
 55: "All American Bluegrass Girl," Rhonda Vincent [Rounder, 6/06] (19)
        "All American Bluegrass Girl"
        "Heartbreaker's Alibi"
 55: "Gloryland," Anonymous 4 [Harmonia Mundi, 9/06] (19)
        "Wayfaring Stranger"
        "Mercy Seat"
 55: "Hail To The Thieves, Vol. 3," George Mann, Julius Margolin and Friends [George And Julius, new] (19)
        "Bush War Blues," Billy Bragg
        "What Does That W Stand For?," John Lilly
 55: "I Stand Alone," Ramblin' Jack Elliott [Anti, 6/06] (19)
        "Arthritis Blues"
        "Careless Darling"
 55: "Land Of Milk And Honey," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, 2004] (19)
        "Peace Call"
        "Dark Side Of Town"
 55: "Long Island Shores," Mindy Smith [Vanguard, new] (19)
        "Tennessee"
        "Out Loud"
 55: "My Remembrance Of You," Diana Jones [Newsong, 3/06] (19)
        "Pretty Girl"
        "Hold On Me"
 55: "Songs For Bright Street," Amy Speace [Wildflower, 6/06] (19)
        "Row, Row, Row"
        "Step Out Of The Shade"
 63: "Being There," Steve Gillette And Cindy Mangsen [Compass, 4/06] (18)
        "Hurricane"
        "Kid With The Comic Book"
 63: "Folk Is The New Black," Janis Ian [Cooking Vinyl, 2/06] (18)
        "Folk Is The New Black"
        "Great Divide"
 63: "Sail Away," Eva Tree [Treacle, 8/06] (18)
        "That's Alright"
        "Hurricane"
 63: "Scots Abroad," The McCalmans [Greentrax, new] (18)
        "Scots Abroad"
 67: "Accidental Pilgrimage," Jen Cass [Blind Justice, 4/06] (17)
        "Dear Mr. President"
        "Hallelujah"
 67: "Lost John Dean," Kieran Kane, Kevin Welch And Fats Kaplin [Compass, 5/06] (17)
        "Monkey Jump"
        "Mr. Bones"
 69: "One," Emma's Revolution [Self, 2004] (16)
        "If I Give Your Name"
        "Peace Salaam Shalom"
 70: "Bad Girl Once," Deborah Holland [Rageon, 7/06] (15)
        "Sloop John B"
        "Waiting For The Fire"
 70: "Campfire," Chuck Cheesman [Self, new] (15)
        "Uphill"
        "Coaching Casey"
 70: "Lazy Afternoon," Jason Wilber [Wilbertone, 8/06] (15)
        "Lazy Afternoon"
        "Watching Picasso"
 70: "Live At The Earl Of Old Town," Steve Goodman [Red Pajamas, new] (15)
        "3-Legged Man"

TOP SONGS OF SEPTEMBER 2006

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13850 airplays from 144 different DJs

1. "Out Of The Rain" (21)
        by The Duhks
        from "Migrations"
1. "Thunder On The Mountain" (21)
        by Bob Dylan
        from "Modern Times"
3. "Down To The River" (18)
        by The Duhks
        from "Migrations"
3. "My Good Name" (18)
        by Greg Greenway
        from "Weightless"
5. "Happytown" (17)
        by The Kennedys
        from "Songs Of The Open Road"
5. "Ol' Cook Pot" (17)
        by The Duhks
        from "Migrations"
5. "Who's Gonna Build Your Wall" (17)
        by Tom Russell
        from "Who's Gonna Build Your Wall?"
8. "High On A Mountain" (16)
        by Ollabelle
        from "Riverside Battle Songs"
8. "Turtle Dove" (16)
        by The Duhks
        from "Migrations"
10. "Origin Of Species" (15)
        by Chris Smither
        from "Leave The Light On"
11. "Devil's Paintbrush Road" (14)
        by Wailin' Jennys
        from "Firecracker"
11. "Hard Rain's Gonna Fall" (14)
        by The Kennedys
        from "Songs Of The Open Road"
11. "Mountains O' Things" (14)
        by The Duhks
        from "Migrations"
11. "People Look Around" (14)
        by Catie Curtis
        from "Long Night Moon"
11. "Visions Of Johanna" (14)
        by Chris Smither
        from "Leave The Light On"
11. "What Must Be Done" (14)
        by Greg Greenway
        from "Weightless"
17. "Rank Stranger" (13)
        by Laurie Lewis And The Right Hands
        from "Golden West"
17. "Spirit On The Water" (13)
        by Bob Dylan
        from "Modern Times"
17. "Watch At Breakdown" (13)
        by Chris Thile
        from "How To Grow A Woman From The Ground"
20. "$12.99" (12)
        by Dave Potts
        from "$12.99"
20. "Heaven Is So High" (12)
        by Pat Wictor
        from "Heaven Is So High"
20. "It's A Wonder" (12)
        by Catie Curtis
        from "Long Night Moon"
20. "Levee's Gonna Break" (12)
        by Bob Dylan
        from "Modern Times"
24. "Bravest" (11)
        by Tom Paxton
        from "Looking For The Moon"
24. "Can't You Hear Me Callin" (11)
        by Crooked Still
        from "Shaken By A Low Sound"
24. "Leave The Light On" (11)
        by Chris Smither
        from "Leave The Light On"
24. "Mighty Day" (11)
        by James Durst
        from "Internationally Unknown"
24. "Peace Call" (11)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Land Of Milk And Honey"
24. "There Are No Words" (11)
        by Kitty Donohoe
        from "There Are No Words"
24. "Whippoorwill" (11)
        by Greg Brown
        from "The Evening Call"

TOP ARTISTS OF SEPTEMBER 2006

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13850 airplays from 144 different DJs

1. The Duhks
2. Bob Dylan
3. Greg Brown
4. The Kennedys
5. Chris Smither
6. John Gorka
7. Chris Thile
8. Greg Greenway
9. Catie Curtis
10. Laurie Lewis
11. Eliza Gilkyson
12. Wailin' Jennys
13. Pat Wictor
14. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
14. Ollabelle
14. Tom Russell
17. David Lamotte
18. Cosy Sheridan
19. Red Molly
20. Crooked Still
21. Bruce Springsteen
21. Guy Clark
23. Darrell Scott
23. Dave Potts
23. Johnny Cash
23. Pete Seeger
27. Joe Jencks
27. John Flynn
27. Old Crow Medicine Show
30. John McCutcheon
31. David Mallett
32. Bill Monroe
33. Kate Campbell
34. Bruce Cockburn
34. James Keelaghan
34. Kelly Joe Phelps
34. Linda Ronstadt And Ann Savoy
34. Solas
39. David Francey
39. James Durst

TOP LABELS OF SEPTEMBER 2006

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13850 airplays from 144 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Sugar Hill
3. Red House
4. Columbia
5. Compass
6. Signature
7. Appleseed
8. Smithsonian/Folkways
8. Waterbug
10. Hightone
11. Vanguard
12. Borealis
13. Nettwerk
14. Philo
15. Flying Fish
16. Warner
17. Green Linnet
18. Sheen Of Heat
19. Greentrax
20. Shanachie
21. Dualtone
22. Risky Disc
23. Gadfly
24. Rhino
25. Looking Up
25. Rebel
27. Full Light
28. Wind River
29. Skaggs Family
29. Tracy Grammer
31. Pinecastle
32. Anti
32. Jericho Beach
32. Verve Forecast
32. Yep Roc
36. Folk-Legacy
36. RCA
36. Worldwind
39. A&M
39. MCA

FOLK DJs - SEPTEMBER 2006

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13850 airplays from 144 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 (WOMR-FM, MA)
17. Brenda Tacik (CJTR-FM, SK)
18. Bruce Cameron (2MCE-FM, Australia)
19. Bryan French (WUMD-FM, MN)
20. Bud Johnson (KNBA-FM etc, AK)
21. Charlie Backfish (WUSB-FM, NY)
22. Chrisana McGill (WSPN-FM, NY)
23. Cindy Funk (WYSO-FM, OH)
24. Clytia Fuller (KZSC-FM, CA)
25. Dale Gowin (WXXE-FM, NY)
26. Dan Alloway (KTEP-FM, TX)
27. Dan Ross (KACI-FM, OR)
28. David Fuente, Jr. (WKSU-FM etc, OH)
29. David John (KTRU-FM, TX)
30. David Sears (WBGU-FM, OH)
31. Dennis Brunnenmeyer (KVMR-FM, CA)
32. Diane Karl (KBOO-FM etc, OR)
33. Dick Hermans (WKZE-FM, NY)
34. Don Jacobson (KBOO-FM, OR)
35. Doug Dick (WVGN-FM, VI)
36. Doug Tucker (KWVA-FM, OR)
37. Ed McDonald (WVMR-FM etc, WV)
38. Frank Gosar (KLCC-FM, OR)
39. Frank Hoppe (KCSN-FM, CA)
40. Fred Dolan (WJCU-FM, OH)
41. Gary Harrison (WVMR-FM, CA)
42. Gary Irving (WVUD-FM, DE)
43. Gaye Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
44. Gene Shay (WXPN-FM, PA)
45. George Brown (WDCB-FM, IL)
46. George Maida (WCVE-FM, VA)
47. Gerd Stassen (EVW, Germany)
48. Ginger Hopper (KBCS-FM, WA)
49. Graham McDonald (ArtSound-FM, Australia)
50. Greg Schatzmann (CJLX-FM, ON)
51. Hal Durden (KBCS-FM, WA)
52. Hansjoerg Malonek (ISW-FM, Germany)
53. Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
54. Henk de Weerd (5EBI-FM, Australia)
55. Henry Hallett (KXCI-FM, AZ)
56. Howard & Roz Larman (KPFK-FM & syndicated, CA)
57. Jan Nary (4EB-FM, Australia)
58. Jeff Brown (KTOO-FM, AK)
59. Jeff Robson (CJUM-FM, MB)
60. Jenny Flux (2AIR-FM, Australia)
61. Jeremy Butler (WUAL-FM & APR, AL)
62. Jim Marino (CFMU-FM, ON)
63. Jim Rogers (WIUP-FM, IN)
64. Jim Sigler (KUMR-FM, MO)
65. Joe Cline (WNCW-FM, NC)
66. Joe Colvin (WYSO-FM, OH)
67. Joel Wortzman (CKLN-FM, ON)
68. John Kalb (WSCL-FM, MD)
69. John Mazza (WNHU-FM, CT)
70. John McLaughlin (WMUC-FM, MD)
71. John Sincock (KBCS-FM, WA)
72. John Sloan (WHUS-FM, CT)
73. John Trout (WYEP-FM, PA)
74. John Weingart (WPRB-FM, NJ)
75. John Wright (WLUW-FM, IL)
76. Jon Stein (WTBQ-AM, NY)
77. Jonathan Mernit (WJFF-FM, NY)
78. Jude & Mart Fowler (2HHH-FM, Australia)
79. Judith Gennett (KPSU, OR)
80. Juliet Youngren (WEFT-FM, IL)
81. Jürgen Kramer (ZuSa, Germany)
82. Karen Rakos (KEUL-FM, AK)
83. Ken Batista (WYEP-FM, PA)
84. Ken Weiner (WESU-FM, CT)
85. Kevin Vance (KALW-FM, CA)
86. Larry Hoyt (WAER-FM, NY)
87. Laura Summerfield (2AIR-FM, Australia)
88. Laurie DesJardins (KVMR-FM, CA)
89. Lee Larcheveque (WMUA-FM, MA)
90. Len Holton (KUAR-FM, AR)
91. Len Osland (CJUM-FM, MB)
92. Leonard Epstein (KRFC-FM, CO)
93. Lyle D. Skinner (CJUM-FM, MB)
94. Maggie Ferguson (WXOU-FM, MI)
95. Mark Michaelis (WGDR-FM, VT)
96. Mark Tobler (WTUL-FM, LA)
97. Mary Post (WVUD-FM, DE)
98. Matt Watroba (WDET-DM, MI)
99. Menachem Vinegrad (Upper Galilee-FM, Israel)
100. Michael Alzo (WSLU-FM, NY)
101. Michael Stock (WLRN-FM, FL)
102. Mike Flynn (KUAF-FM & syndicated, AR)
103. Mike Kelsey (WFHB, IN)
104. Mike Regenstreif (CKUT-FM, PQ)
105. Mitch Park (Kidnappers, New Zealand)
106. Monica Ionescu (WRUW-FM, OH)
107. Naomi Soule and Terry Moses (KCLC-FM, MO)
108. Norman Whitman (WYSO-FM, OH)
109. Pamela Smith (WPKN-FM, CT)
110. Paul Hefti (cable FM, CA)
111. Paul Stamler (KDHX-FM, MO)
112. Peter Fraissinet (WVBR-FM, NY)
113. Peter Kernast (WTSR-FM, NJ)
114. Phil Knipe (KLFM, Australia)
115. Randall Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
116. Rich Pietrzak (WPRK-FM, FL)
117. Rich Warren (WFMT-FM, XM & syndicated, IL)
118. Richard Gillmann (KBCS-FM, WA)
119. Robert Resnik (VPR, VT)
120. Roger Holdsworth (PBS-FM, Australia)
121. Ron Olesko (WFDU-FM, NJ)
122. Sandy Stift (CJSR-FM, AB)
123. Sean Donovan (KBCS-FM, WA)
124. Simon-Pierre Beaudet (CHYZ-FM, PQ)
125. Sonny Ochs (WRPI-FM, NY)
126. Steve Edge (CITR-FM, BC)
127. Steve Jerrett (KOPN-FM, MO)
128. Steve Pritchard (CKLN-FM, ON)
129. Stu Weaver (WFCF-FM, FL)
130. Sue Kessell (WNUR-FM, IL)
131. Susan Forbes Hansen (WFCR-FM, MA)
132. Susanne Millsaps (KRCL-FM etc, UT)
133. Suzi Wollenberg (WVUD-FM, DE)
134. Taylor Caffery (WRKF-FM, LA)
135. Terry Carpenter (WTJU-FM, VA)
136. Tom Bingham (WCVF-FM, NY)
137. Tom Bohan (WRUR-FM, NY)
138. Tom Coxworth (CKUA-FM, AB)
139. Tom Funk (KGLP-FM, NM)
140. Tom Martin-Erickson (WPR, WI)
141. Tom Pittman (KOOP & KUTX, TX)
142. Trevor Ruffell (Kidnappers, New Zealand)
143. Valerie Cormier (CITR-FM, BC)
144. 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
Tuesday "Lunch With Folks" Noon-3pm                  richard@nwfolk.com
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