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

TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS OF SEPTEMBER 2008
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12732 airplays from 148 different DJs

  1: "At 89," Pete Seeger [Appleseed, 9/08] (85)
        "False From True"
        "If It Can't Be Reduced"
        "Wonderful Friends"
  2: "Mission Street Project: Make Levees," Various Artists [Hudson Harding, new] (84)
        "My America," Anne Hills
        "Make Levees Not War," Pat Wictor
        "How To Talk To A Republican," Tom Kimmel
        "Our Radio," Dave Potts
  3: "Day After Tomorrow," Joan Baez [Razor And Tie, 9/08] (78)
        "God Is God"
        "Scarlet Tide"
        "Requiem"
        "Day After Tomorrow"
        "I Am A Wanderer"
  4: "Love And Other Tragedies," Red Molly [Self, 5/08] (69)
        "May I Suggest"
        "Mind Of A Soldier"
        "Summertime"
        "Wayfaring Stranger"
        "Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning"
  5: "Modern Hymns," Darrell Scott [Appleseed, 8/08] (68)
        "Urge For Going"
        "American Tune"
        "I Don't Believe You"
        "All The Lovely Ladies"
  6: "Buena Vista," Robin And Linda Williams [Red House, new] (64)
        "Going, Going Gone"
        "Maybelle's Guitar And Monroe's Mandolin"
        "When A Thread Gets Caught"
        "Buena Vista"
  7: "Rattlin' Bones," Kasey Chambers And Shane Nicholson [Sugar Hill, 4/08] (58)
        "Rattlin' Bones"
        "Once In A While"
        "Wildflower"
  8: "Two Sets," Chuck Brodsky [Waterbug, 7/08] (53)
        "He Came To Our Town"
        "Trees Falling"
        "La Migra Viene"
  9: "Unbound," The Refugees [Wabuho, 7/08] (50)
        "Unbound"
        "Fishin' In The Dark"
        "On My Way"
 10: "Fast Paced World," The Duhks [Sugar Hill, 8/08] (45)
        "Mighty Storm"
        "Fast Paced World"
        "Sleepin Is All I Wanna Do"
 11: "Holding Up The World," Tim Grimm [Vault, 5/08] (43)
        "Or Bust"
        "So It Goes"
        "Blowin' In The Wind"
 11: "Our Time," The Gordons [Inside Out, 6/08] (43)
        "I Can't Settle Down"
        "300 Miles From Hazard"
        "After All This Time"
 13: "Blue State Boy," Donal Hinely [ATOM, 4/08] (42)
        "Blue State Boy"
        "Cecilia's Kitchen"
        "Song For Bob"
 14: "Still Crooked," Crooked Still [Signature, 6/08] (39)
        "Tell Her To Come Back Home"
        "Wading Deep Waters"
        "Undone In Sorrow"
 15: "Delivered," Mark Erelli [Signature, 9/08] (38)
        "Hope Dies Last"
        "5 Beer Moon"
        "Once"
 15: "Farewell To The Thief, Vol. 4," Various Artists [Running Scared, new] (38)
        "Petroleum Bonaparte," Jim Page
        "Vote," Emma's Revolution
 15: "Ribbon Of Highway Endless Skyway," Various Artists [Music Road, 6/08] (38)
        "I Ain't Got No Home," Eliza Gilkyson
        "This Land Is Your Land," Joel Rafael, Slaid Cleaves, Jimmy Lafave, Bob Childers
        "Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key," Joel Rafael
 18: "The Law And The Lonesome," Jonathan Byrd [Waterbug, 7/08] (37)
        "May The River Run Dry"
        "Prairie Girl"
        "Galveston"
 18: "The Works," Jonatha Brooke [Bad Dog, 8/08] (37)
        "My Sweet And Bitter Bowl"
        "All You Gotta Do Is Touch Me"
        "You'd Oughta Be Satisfied Now"
 20: "Beautiful World," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, 5/08] (35)
        "Great Correction"
        "Emerald Street"
        "Wildewood Spring"
 21: "Somewhere," Eva Cassidy [Blix Street, new] (34)
        "Bold Young Farmer"
        "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain"
        "My Love Is Like A Red Red Rose"
 21: "Able Baker Charlie And Dog," Joe Crookston [Self, 2/08] (34)
        "Bird By Bird"
        "Able Baker Charlie And Dog"
        "Blue Tattoo"
 21: "Creatures Of Habit In A World Of Change," Chuck McCabe [Scuppernong Music, 8/08] (34)
        "Contractor"
        "Partisan Polka"
        "I'd Rather Be In Redding"
 24: "Windward Away," Archie Fisher [Red House, 7/08] (31)
        "Final Trawl"
        "Ontario Dust"
 25: "The Sacred Shakers," The Sacred Shakers [Signature, 8/08] (29)
        "Travelin' Shoes"
        "12 Gates To The City"
 25: "Sparks Of Ancient Light," Al Stewart [Appleseed, new] (29)
        "Hanno The Navigator"
        "Like William McKinley"
 27: "Night Flyer," Tony Rice [Rounder, 7/08] (28)
        "Urge For Going"
        "Never Meant To Be"
 28: "Acoustic Rainbow 32," Various Artists [Poetman, 8/08] (27)
        "Down This Road," Railroad Earth
        "Shady Grove," Takenobu
 29: "City Of Refuge," Rachel Harrington [Skinnydennis, 9/08] (25)
        "Ode To Billy Joe"
        "Old Time Religion / Working On A Building"
 29: "Moneyland," Del McCoury and Friends [McCoury, 7/08] (25)
        "Moneyland," Del McCoury Band
 31: "Even Trade," Terence Martin [Good Dog, 4/08] (24)
        "I Want Everything"
        "Throw You Out Of Heaven"
        "Go Ask The Rain"
        "Used To The Dark"
 31: "Abigail Washburn And The Sparrow Quartet," Abigail Washburn And The Sparrow Quartet [Nettwerk, 5/08] (24)
        "It Ain't Easy"
        "Banjo Pickin' Girl"
 31: "Gulf Coast Blue," Denice Franke [Certain, 7/08] (24)
        "Weather Is Fine"
        "Elegance"
        "Seminole Girl"
 31: "Islands On The Moon," Mark Dunlop [Greentrax, new] (24)
        "Nightingale"
        "3 Huntsmen"
 31: "Late Last Night," Robby Hecht [Self, 3/08] (24)
        "Freight Train Lady"
        "Alone On A Saturday Night"
 31: "Learning To Fall," Lowen And Navarro [Red Hen, 8/08] (24)
        "Learning To Fall"
        "Smile Of A Worried Man"
        "I Still Believe"
 31: "Sunset Waltz," Pat Wictor [Risky Disc, 5/08] (24)
        "Changes"
        "Existentialist Blues"
        "Whiskey Vacation"
 38: "All I Intended To Be," Emmylou Harris [Nonesuch, 6/08] (23)
        "Hold On"
        "How She Could Sing The Wildwood Flower"
 39: "For Love And Laughter," Solas [Compass, 8/08] (22)
        "Merry Go Round"
        "Eoin Bear's Reel/Tune For Sharon/The Rossa Reel"
 40: "Eleven Months," Lynne Hanson [Self, 7/08] (21)
        "Dance In The Evermore"
        "11 Months"
 40: "Sweet Life," Catie Curtis [Compass, 9/08] (21)
        "Are You Ready To Fly"
        "Sweet Life"
 40: "Time The Conqueror," Jackson Browne [Inside, 9/08] (21)
        "Drums Of War"
        "Arms Of Night"
 40: "Up On Rockfield," Vance Gilbert [Disismye, new] (21)
        "Sing Me Down"
        "Up On Rockfield"
 44: "Daddy's Little Girl," Ellen Bukstel [Self, 7/08] (20)
        "Is It Hot In Here, Or Is It Me"
        "Daddy's Little Girl"
 44: "Recovery," Loudon Wainwright III [Yep Roc, new] (20)
        "School Days"
        "Motel Blues"
 44: "This Beautiful Mess," Michael Jerome Browne [Borealis, new] (20)
        "I'm Going Away"
        "Low Tide"
 47: "Cherryholmes III: Don't Believe," Cherryholmes [Skaggs Family, new] (19)
        "I Can Only Love You So Much"
        "Devil In Disguise"
 47: "Northern Border," Kitty Donohoe [Roheen, 7/08] (19)
        "There Are No Words"
        "Shady Grove"
 47: "Promised Land," Dar Williams [Razor And Tie, 9/08] (19)
        "It's Alright"
        "Go To The Woods"
 50: "Bad Nights / Better Days," Abbie Gardner And Anthony Da Costa [Self, 6/08] (18)
        "Better Days"
        "I'd Rather Be"
 50: "Home To Me," Phil Minissale [Self, 6/08] (18)
        "Move Across The River"
        "Home To Me"
 50: "One More Round," Enoch Kent [Borealis, 6/08] (18)
        "Jamie Raeburn"
        "Children's Games"
 50: "Pockets Full Of Hope," K. C. Clifford [Self, 7/08] (18)
        "Stained Glass"
        "Johnny Cash"
        "When We Get There"
 54: "Glide," Jerry Douglas [Koch, new] (17)
        "Sway Sur La Rue Royale"
        "Home Sweet Home"
 54: "Harps And Angels," Randy Newman [Nonesuch, 8/08] (17)
        "Laugh And Be Happy"
        "Few Words In Defense Of Our Country"
 54: "In A Bleeze," Jeana Leslie And Siobhan Miller [Greentrax, 8/08] (17)
        "Mad Tom Of Bedlam"
        "Saints And Sinners"
 54: "Little Wild One," Joan Osborne [Plum, new] (17)
        "Little Wild One"
        "Sweeter Than The Rest"
 54: "Sex And Gasoline," Rodney Crowell [Yep Roc, new] (17)
        "Rise And Fall Of Intelligent Design"
        "Funky And The Farm Boy"
 54: "Thanks For The Support," Roy Zimmerman [Metaphor, 8/08] (17)
        "Man, The Myth, The McCain"
        "Thanks For The Support"
 60: "10 Years Of European World Of Bluegrass," Various Artists [Strictly Country, 4/08] (16)
        "Hard Cider," Hickory Project
 60: "Coal," Kathy Mattea [Captain Potato, 4/08] (16)
        "Dark As A Dungeon"
 60: "Markley And Balmer," Markley And Balmer [Soona, new] (16)
        "Happiness Is"
        "Coattails"
 60: "Matters Of The Heart," Bruce Murdoch [Self, new] (16)
        "I Can See You Now"
 64: "Airstream," David Wilcox [What Are, 3/08] (15)
        "Reaper Sweepstakes"
        "This Old Car"
 64: "Highway Bouquet," Susan Kane [Self, new] (15)
        "My Father's Tattoo"
 64: "Keep On Walkin'," The Grascals [Rounder, 7/08] (15)
        "Sad Wind Sighs"
 64: "Strangers In Another Country," Rosalie Sorrels [Red House, 8/08] (15)
        "Green Rolling Hills Of West Virginia"
        "Starlight On The Rails"
 68: "Re-Discovery," Sloan Wainwright [Derby Disc, new] (14)
        "After The Gold Rush"
        "All Things Must Pass"
 68: "Classic Labor Songs," Various Artists [Smithsonian/Folkways, 2006] (14)
        "Joe Hill," Paul Robeson
 68: "The Infamous Stringdusters," The Infamous Stringdusters [Sugar Hill, 6/08] (14)
        "Glass Elevator"
 68: "Nobody Left To Crown," Richie Havens [Verve Forecast, 3/08] (14)
        "Nobody Left To Crown"
 68: "With Roots And Wings," Angel Band [Appleseed, 5/08] (14)
        "I'll Sing This Song For You"


TOP SONGS OF SEPTEMBER 2008
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12732 airplays from 148 different DJs

1. "Moneyland" (16)
        by Del McCoury Band
        from "Moneyland"
        also "Acoustic Rainbow 32"
1. "My America" (16)
        by Anne Hills
        from "Mission Street Project: Make Levees"
1. "Urge For Going" (16)
        by Darrell Scott
        from "Modern Hymns"
4. "American Tune" (15)
        by Darrell Scott
        from "Modern Hymns"
4. "False From True" (15)
        by Pete Seeger
        from "At 89"
4. "God Is God" (15)
        by Joan Baez
        from "Day After Tomorrow"
4. "Mighty Storm" (15)
        by The Duhks
        from "Fast Paced World"
8. "Blue State Boy" (14)
        by Donal Hinely
        from "Blue State Boy"
8. "Rattlin' Bones" (14)
        by Kasey Chambers And Shane Nicholson
        from "Rattlin' Bones"
8. "Unbound" (14)
        by The Refugees
        from "Unbound"
11. "Obama Is The One For Me" (13)
        by Peggy Seeger
        from "Obama Is The One For Me"
12. "Contractor" (12)
        by Chuck McCabe
        from "Creatures Of Habit In A World Of Change"
12. "He Came To Our Town" (12)
        by Chuck Brodsky
        from "Two Sets"
12. "May I Suggest" (12)
        by Red Molly
        from "Love And Other Tragedies"
15. "Dance In The Evermore" (11)
        by Lynne Hanson
        from "Eleven Months"
15. "Going, Going Gone" (11)
        by Robin And Linda Williams
        from "Buena Vista"
15. "Make Levees Not War" (11)
        by Pat Wictor
        from "Mission Street Project: Make Levees"
15. "There Are No Words" (11)
        by Kitty Donohoe
        from "Northern Border"
19. "Day After Tomorrow" (10)
        by Joan Baez
        from "Day After Tomorrow"
19. "I Am A Wanderer" (10)
        by Joan Baez
        from "Day After Tomorrow"
19. "Maybelle's Guitar And Monroe's Mandolin" (10)
        by Robin And Linda Williams
        from "Buena Vista"
19. "My Sweet And Bitter Bowl" (10)
        by Jonatha Brooke
        from "The Works"
19. "Or Bust" (10)
        by Tim Grimm
        from "Holding Up The World"
19. "Partisan Polka" (10)
        by Chuck McCabe
        from "Creatures Of Habit In A World Of Change"
25. "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain" (9)
        by Eva Cassidy
        from "Somewhere"
25. "Great Correction" (9)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Beautiful World"
25. "I Can Only Love You So Much" (9)
        by Cherryholmes
        from "Cherryholmes III: Don't Believe"
25. "I Can't Settle Down" (9)
        by The Gordons
        from "Our Time"
25. "I Don't Believe You" (9)
        by Darrell Scott
        from "Modern Hymns"
25. "Learning To Fall" (9)
        by Lowen And Navarro
        from "Learning To Fall"
25. "Rose Of Sharon" (9)
        by Joan Baez
        from "Day After Tomorrow"
25. "When A Thread Gets Caught" (9)
        by Robin And Linda Williams
        from "Buena Vista"


TOP ARTISTS OF SEPTEMBER 2008
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12732 airplays from 148 different DJs

1. Pete Seeger
2. Joan Baez
3. Darrell Scott
3. Red Molly
5. Robin And Linda Williams
6. Chuck Brodsky
7. Kasey Chambers And Shane Nicholson
8. The Duhks
9. Eliza Gilkyson
10. Eva Cassidy
11. The Refugees
12. Tim Grimm
13. Mark Erelli
14. Crooked Still
14. The Gordons
16. Bob Dylan
16. Donal Hinely
18. John McCutcheon
19. Dar Williams
20. Jonathan Byrd
21. Pat Wictor
22. Chuck McCabe
22. Tom Paxton
24. Archie Fisher
25. Jonatha Brooke
26. Cherryholmes
26. Jackson Browne
26. Tim O'Brien
29. Joe Crookston
30. Al Stewart
31. Tony Rice
32. Emmylou Harris
32. Solas
34. The Sacred Shakers
35. Bill Monroe
36. Abigail Washburn And The Sparrow Quartet
36. Peggy Seeger
36. Rachel Harrington
39. Kitty Donohoe
39. Loudon Wainwright III


TOP LABELS OF SEPTEMBER 2008
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12732 airplays from 148 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Red House
3. Appleseed
4. Sugar Hill
5. Compass
6. Signature
7. Waterbug
8. Columbia
9. Razor And Tie
10. Greentrax
11. Smithsonian/Folkways
12. Hudson Harding
13. Green Linnet
14. Borealis
15. Philo
16. Vanguard
17. Warner
18. Wabuho
19. Nonesuch
20. Shanachie
21. Bear Family
21. Rhino
23. Flying Fish
24. Capitol
25. Blix Street
26. Skaggs Family
27. Bad Dog
28. MCA
28. Scuppernong
28. Vault
31. Inside-Out
31. Wind River
33. Hightone
33. Music Road
35. Nettwerk
35. Rebel
37. Yep Roc
38. RCA
39. Putumayo
39. Reprise
39. Koch


FOLK DJs - SEPTEMBER 2008
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12732 airplays from 148 different DJs

Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
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)
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)
Bill Wagman (KDVS-FM, CA)
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)
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)
Deadwood Dick (KKUP-FM, CA)
Dennis Brunnenmeyer (KVMR-FM, CA)
Diane Karl (KBOO-FM etc, OR)
Don Charles (KJZA-FM, AZ)
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)
George Maida (WCVE-FM, VA)
Gerd Stassen (EVW, Germany)
Gerry Goodfriend (CKUT-FM, QC)
Graham McDonald (ArtSound-FM, Australia)
Greg Schatzmann (CJLX-FM, ON)
Hal Durden (KBCS-FM, WA)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
Henk de Weerd (5EBI-FM, Australia)
Henry Hallett (KXCI-FM, AZ)
Jamie Hoover (KSUT-FM, CO)
Jean Brendecke (KBCS-FM, WA)
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)
Jürgen Kramer (ZuSa, Germany)
Karen Rakos (KEUL-FM, AK)
Kate McNally (NHPR, NH)
Ken Batista (WYEP-FM, PA)
Ken Connors (WZNZ-AM, FL)
Ken Yavit (KBAC-FM, NM)
Kevin Elliott (WEFT-FM, IL)
Kevin Vance (KALW-FM, CA)
Larry Hillberg (KVMR-FM, CA)
Larry Hoyt (WAER-FM, NY)
Larry Roberts (WGCS-FN, IN)
Laurel Paulson-Pierce (KRBS-FM, CA)
Laurie Niles (KZFR-FM, CA)
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 D. Moss (WFMT network, IL)
Mark Michaelis (WGDR-FM, VT)
Mark Tobler (WTUL-FM, LA)
Mary Sue Twohy (XM)
Matt Watroba (WDET-DM, MI)
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)
Paula Ascher (KZAS-FM, OR)
Peter Fraissinet (WVBR-FM, NY)
Peter Kernast and John Bates (WTSR-FM, NJ)
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)
Roger Wise (KGNU-FM, CO)
Ron Olesko (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Roz Larman (KPFK-FM & syndicated, CA)
Sean Donovan (KBCS-FM, WA)
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 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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