Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of September 2011 (with DJ list)

TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS OF SEPTEMBER 2011
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 11973 airplays from 148 different DJs

  1: "Passing Glimpse," Pharis And Jason Romero [Lula, 7/11] (64)
        "Forsaken Love"
        "Hillbilly Blues"
        "I'm Just Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail"
  2: "The Harrow And The Harvest," Gillian Welch [Acony, 6/11] (54)
        "Scarlet Town"
        "Way It Goes"
        "Tennessee"
        "6 White Horses"
  3: "Hogtown Sessions," Ivan Rosenberg And The Foggy Hogtown Boys [Vole-O-Tone, new] (39)
        "New York Town"
        "Lost"
        "Cold Creek"
  4: "The Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration," Various Artists [Rounder, 8/11] (36)
        "My Florida Sunshine," Claire Lynch
        "Dark As The Night, Blue As The Day," Michael Cleveland With Dan Tyminski And Vince Gill
  4: "Mesabi," Tom Russell [Shout Factory, new] (36)
        "Lonesome Death Of Ukulele Ike"
        "Mesabi"
        "Jai Alai"
  4: "Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down," Ry Cooder [Nonesuch, new] (36)
        "No Banker Left Behind"
        "John Lee Hooker For President"
        "El Corrido De Jesse James"
  7: "Brother Sun," Brother Sun [World Wide, 2/11] (35)
        "Shine"
        "Trouble"
        "What Must Be Done"
  7: "The Famous Rocket Cage," Donal Hinely [Atom, 5/11] (35)
        "The Famous Rocket Cage"
        "Poor Man's Dream"
  9: "Man With A Love Song," James Hill [Borealis, new] (34)
        "Hand Over My Heart"
        "Assam/Like A Bird"
        "Indecision Rag"
 10: "O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack," Various Artists [Mercury, 2000] (33)
        "In The Jailhouse Now," Soggy Bottom Boys
        "Hogfoot," John Hartford
        "I'll Fly Away," Kossoy Sisters
 10: "Old White Men," Vance Gilbert [Disismye, new] (33)
        "Old White Men"
        "Boy On A Train"
 10: "On The Brooklyn Road," Nell Robinson [nellrobinsonmusic.com, 6/11] (33)
        "Turn Your Radio On"
        "Sweet Sunny South"
        "Don't Light My Fire"
 13: "In This Light," Rj Cowdery [Blue Rock, 6/11] (32)
        "In This Light"
        "I'll Keep Trying"
        "For The Long Ride"
 13: "Journeyman," David Ferrard [Alter Road, 6/11] (32)
        "Bridges"
        "War Carries On"
        "I Want To Be With You"
 13: "Meant To Be," Mare Wakefield [marewakefield.com, 3/11] (32)
        "Little Blue Flowers And Butterflies"
        "Folk Songs"
        "About The War"
 13: "That's How We Run," April Verch [Slab Town, 6/11] (32)
        "Jim Shank / Ti-Jacques Jarret"
        "That's How We Run"
        "Lazy John"
 17: "Bad Man's Blood," Ray Bonneville [Red House, 8/11] (31)
        "Darlin"
        "River John"
        "Bad Man's Blood"
 18: "Burn," Rita Hosking [ritahosking.com, 9/11] (30)
        "When Miners Sang"
        "Ballad For The Gulf Of Mexico"
        "Coyote"
 18: "Catch 23," The 23 String Band [the23stringband.com, 8/11] (30)
        "Long Hot Summer Days"
        "Leave Everything To Me"
        "Catch 23"
 20: "Sounds Of Home," Blue Highway [Rounder, new] (28)
        "Nobody's Fault But Mine"
        "Restless Working Man"
        "Sounds Of Home"
 21: "Two Nights In Texas," Kate Campbell [Large River, new] (27)
        "Galaxie 500"
        "Crazy In Alabama"
        "Jesus And Tomatoes"
 21: "Line-Up," Battlefield Band [Temple, 7/11] (27)
        "That's How Strong My Love Is"
        "Lovers And Friends"
 21: "Paper Airplane," Alison Krauss And Union Station [Rounder, 4/11] (27)
        "Lay My Burden Down"
        "Miles To Go"
 21: "This Unknown Science," Joy Kills Sorrow [Signature, new] (27)
        "Reservations"
        "Eli"
        "Wouldn't Have Noticed"
 21: "Vintage And Unique," John Reischman & The Jaybirds [Corvus, 6/11] (27)
        "Hurry Up And Harvest"
        "First Whippoorwill"
 26: "Hold On Me," Spring Creek [springcreekbluegrassband.com, 8/11] (26)
        "It's A Banjo Playing"
        "With Body And Soul"
        "Mockingbird"
 26: "Use Me," David Bromberg [Appleseed, 7/11] (26)
        "Bring It With You When You Come"
        "Diggin' In The Deep Blue Sea"
        "Lookout Mountain Girl"
 28: "9/11: Music For 10th Anniversary (promo CD)," Various Artists [Red House, new] (25)
        "Hymn: Page 9/11," Peter Ostroushko
        "Land Of The Living," Lucy Kaplansky
        "Can't Get Over It," John Gorka
 28: "On The Other Side Of The City," Downtown Ramblers [downtownramblers.com, 8/11] (25)
        "Be My Baby Still"
        "That Ain't The Case"
        "This Town"
 28: "Something To Believe," Freebo [Poppabo, 6/11] (25)
        "Standing Ovation"
        "When There's No Place Like Home"
 31: "American Anonymous," Joel Mabus [Fossil, 7/11] (24)
        "Farmer Is The Man"
        "Rising Sun Blues"
 31: "Middle Of Everywhere," Pokey Lafarge And The South City Three [Free Dirt, 7/11] (24)
        "Mississippi Girl"
        "So Long Honeybee, Goodbye"
 33: "My Love Will Keep," Jonathan Edwards [Appleseed, 6/11] (23)
        "Lightkeeper"
        "Everybody Works In China"
        "Sailor's Prayer"
 34: "Birds Of A Feather," Red Hen Stringband [Wepecket Island, 6/11] (22)
        "Down In Mississippi"
        "Jute Mill Song"
 34: "Queen Of The Minor Key," Eilen Jewell [Signature, 6/11] (22)
        "Queen Of The Minor Key"
        "Santa Fe"
 34: "Storm," Liz Meyer [Strictly Country, 2005] (22)
        "Trust Me"
        "Blue Lonesome Wind"
 37: "Gakondo," Mighty Popo [Borealis, new] (21)
        "Urugendo"
        "Gakondo"
 37: "Get Your Phil," Disappear Fear [disappearfear.com, 7/11] (21)
        "Power And Glory"
        "There But For Fortune"
 39: "Monongah," Kyle Carey [kyleannecarey.com, 6/11] (20)
        "Adenine"
        "Devil At Your Back"
        "Gaol Ise Gaol I"
 40: "For The Ladies," Erik Balkey [Hudson Harding, 2009] (19)
        "All The Best"
        "No Love Today"
 40: "Lost And Found," Kate MacLeod And Kat Eggleston [Waterbug, 6/11] (19)
        "Lark In The Morning"
        "Living And The Breathing Wind"
 40: "Ravens And Crows," Dehlia Low [Rebel, 8/11] (19)
        "Goin' Down"
        "Ravens And Crows"
 40: "Subtotal Eclipse," Chuck Brodsky [chuckbrodsky.com, 6/11] (19)
        "Out Of Time And Place"
        "Same Dress Twice"
 44: "Heirloom Music," The Wronglers With Jimmie Dale Gilmore [Neanderthal, 5/11] (18)
        "Deep Ellum Blues"
        "Leavin' Home"
 45: "American Story," Bearfoot [Compass, new] (17)
        "Come Get Your Lonesome"
        "Midnight In Montana"
 45: "Darkling & The Bluebird Jubilee," Joe Crookston [Milagrito, 3/11] (17)
        "Darkling And The Bluebird Jubilee"
        "Everything Here Is Good"
 45: "If Stones Could Talk," Gene And Gayla Mills [Heart Pine, 7/11] (17)
        "Talking To A Stone"
        "12 Days"
 45: "Little Bird," Kasey Chambers [Sugar Hill, 7/11] (17)
        "Devil On Your Back"
        "Little Bird"
 45: "Mercury," Pieta Brown [Red House, new] (17)
        "Be With You"
        "Blue Rider"
 45: "We Could Be Beekeepers," Putnam Smith [Itchy Sabot, 6/11] (17)
        "Birds Would Understand"
        "I Dream Of Apple Orchards"
 51: "Dirty Jeans And Mudslide Hymns," John Hiatt [New West, 8/11] (16)
        "When New York Had Her Heart Broke"
        "Damn This Town"
 51: "Kicking The Beehive," Susan Werner [Sleeve Dog, 3/11] (16)
        "On The Other Side"
        "Sleeping On A Train"
 51: "The Music Of Bill Monroe: 1936-1994," Bill Monroe [MCA, 1994] (16)
        "Muleskinner Blues"
 54: "Bandolier," Jack Hardy [Great Divide, 2002] (15)
        "Singer's Lament"
 54: "An Easy Climb," Donna Ulisse [Hadley, 6/11] (15)
        "Let It Rain"
 54: "Heaven Below," Peter Mayer [Blue Boat, 4/10] (15)
        "All The World Is One"
 54: "Part Time Paradise," Elly Wininger [ellywininger.com, 7/11] (15)
        "Crying In The Rain"
 54: "The Red Thread," Lucy Kaplansky [Red House, 2004] (15)
        "Land Of The Living"
 54: "Sorrow & Smoke: Live at The Horseshoe Lounge," Slaid Cleaves [Music Road, 9/11] (15)
        "Black T-Shirt"
        "Texas Top Hand"
 60: "With Body And Soul: A Bluegrass Tribute To Bill Monroe," Various Artists [Rebel, new] (14)
        "Close By," Red Allen
 60: "Freak Flag," Greg Brown [Yep Roc, 5/11] (14)
        "Let The Mystery Be"
        "Mercy Mercy Mercy"
 60: "High Atmosphere," Diana Jones [Proper American, 4/11] (14)
        "Don't Forget Me"
        "High Atmosphere"
 60: "Hope," Abbie Gardner [abbiegardner.com, 4/11] (14)
        "Walkin' Cane"
        "Break It Slow"
 60: "I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive," Steve Earle [New West, 4/11] (14)
        "God Is God"
        "This City"
 60: "Let The Storm Roll In," Claudia Nygaard [Bet The Ranch, 6/11] (14)
        "Big Country"
        "Montana Wind"
 60: "Neon Blue Bird," Ollabelle [30 Tigers, 8/11] (14)
        "Be Your Woman"
 60: "Northern Border," Kitty Donohoe [Roheen, 2008] (14)
        "There Are No Words"
 60: "One," Emma's Revolution [emmasrevolution.com, 2004] (14)
        "If I Give Your Name"
        "Peace Salaam Shalom"
 60: "Songs Of Freedom," Rod MacDonald [Blue Flute, 5/11] (14)
        "Moron Radio"
        "Just Because"
 60: "Threshold," Carolann Solebello [Elizabeth, 6/11] (14)
        "Black Jack Davey"


TOP SONGS OF SEPTEMBER 2011
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 11973 airplays from 148 different DJs

1. "Land Of The Living" (21)
        by Lucy Kaplansky
        from "The Red Thread"
        also "9/11: Music For 10th Anniversary (promo CD)"
2. "There Are No Words" (19)
        by Kitty Donohoe
        from "Northern Border"
3. "No Banker Left Behind" (15)
        by Ry Cooder
        from "Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down"
4. "Forsaken Love" (13)
        by Pharis And Jason Romero
        from "Passing Glimpse"
5. "Bravest" (12)
        by Tom Paxton
        from "Looking For The Moon"
5. "Hillbilly Blues" (12)
        by Pharis And Jason Romero
        from "Passing Glimpse"
5. "Scarlet Town" (12)
        by Gillian Welch
        from "The Harrow And The Harvest"
8. "All The World Is One" (11)
        by Peter Mayer
        from "Heaven Below"
8. "Old White Men" (11)
        by Vance Gilbert
        from "Old White Men"
10. "Hurry Up And Harvest" (10)
        by John Reischman & The Jaybirds
        from "Vintage And Unique"
10. "New York City" (10)
        by Suzzy And Maggie Roche
        from "Zero Church"
        also "9/11: Music For 10th Anniversary (promo CD)"
10. "When Miners Sang" (10)
        by Rita Hosking
        from "Burn"
13. "The Famous Rocket Cage" (9)
        by Donal Hinely
        from "The Famous Rocket Cage"
13. "Hand Over My Heart" (9)
        by James Hill
        from "Man With A Love Song"
13. "Hymn: Page 9/11" (9)
        by Peter Ostroushko
        from "9/11: Music For 10th Anniversary (promo CD)"
13. "If I Give Your Name" (9)
        by Emma's Revolution
        from "One"
13. "New York Town" (9)
        by Ivan Rosenberg And The Foggy Hogtown Boys
        from "Hogtown Sessions"
13. "Tennessee" (9)
        by Gillian Welch
        from "The Harrow And The Harvest"
13. "Urugendo" (9)
        by Mighty Popo
        from "Gakondo"
13. "Way It Goes" (9)
        by Gillian Welch
        from "The Harrow And The Harvest"
21. "Boy On A Train" (7)
        by Vance Gilbert
        from "Old White Men"
21. "Bridges" (7)
        by David Ferrard
        from "Journeyman"
21. "Firehouse" (7)
        by Christine Lavin
        from "I Was In Love With A Difficult Man"
        also "Vigil"
21. "Gakondo" (7)
        by Mighty Popo
        from "Gakondo"
21. "Grand Central Station" (7)
        by Mary Chapin Carpenter
        from "Between Here And Gone"
21. "In This Light" (7)
        by Rj Cowdery
        from "In This Light"
21. "John Lee Hooker For President" (7)
        by Ry Cooder
        from "Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down"
21. "Lay My Burden Down" (7)
        by Alison Krauss And Union Station
        from "Paper Airplane"
21. "Little Blue Flowers And Butterflies" (7)
        by Mare Wakefield
        from "Meant To Be"
21. "Long Hot Summer Days" (7)
        by The 23 String Band
        from "Catch 23"
21. "Lost" (7)
        by Ivan Rosenberg And The Foggy Hogtown Boys
        from "Hogtown Sessions"
21. "Scientist" (7)
        by Willie Nelson
        from "Scientist"
21. "Shine" (7)
        by Brother Sun
        from "Brother Sun"
21. "That's How Strong My Love Is" (7)
        by Battlefield Band
        from "Line-Up"
21. "Turn Your Radio On" (7)
        by Nell Robinson
        from "On The Brooklyn Road"
21. "War Carries On" (7)
        by David Ferrard
        from "Journeyman"
21. "With Body And Soul" (7)
        by Spring Creek
        from "Hold On Me"


TOP ARTISTS OF SEPTEMBER 2011
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 11973 airplays from 148 different DJs

1. Bill Monroe
2. Gillian Welch
3. Pharis And Jason Romero
4. Tom Russell
5. Ry Cooder
6. Bob Dylan
7. Ivan Rosenberg And The Foggy Hogtown Boys
8. Alison Krauss
9. Vance Gilbert
10. April Verch
10. Brother Sun
10. Donal Hinely
10. Joy Kills Sorrow
10. Ray Bonneville
15. David Bromberg
15. David Ferrard
17. Blue Highway
17. James Hill
17. Kate Campbell
17. Nell Robinson
21. John McCutcheon
22. The 23 String Band
22. Mare Wakefield
22. Rj Cowdery
25. Chuck Brodsky
25. Downtown Ramblers
25. Jack Hardy
25. John Reischman And The Jaybirds
29. Guy Clark
29. Rita Hosking
29. Slaid Cleaves
32. Battlefield Band
32. Jonathan Edwards
32. Liz Meyer
35. Greg Brown
35. Joel Mabus
35. Lucy Kaplansky
35. Tom Paxton
39. David Francey
39. Joe Crookston
39. Pete Seeger
39. Spring Creek


TOP LABELS OF SEPTEMBER 2011
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 11973 airplays from 148 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Red House
3. Sugar Hill
4. Compass
5. Signature
6. Columbia
7. Appleseed
8. Borealis
9. Waterbug
10. Smithsonian/Folkways
11. Flying Fish
12. Rebel
13. Acony
14. Nonesuch
15. Green Linnet
16. Greentrax
16. Vanguard
18. Bear Family
19. MCA
20. Strictly Country
21. Philo
22. New West
22. Rhino
24. Lula
25. Warner
26. Rural Rhythm
27. Lost Highway
27. Shout Factory
29. Topic
30. Blue Rock Artists
30. Sony
32. Bunny Rae
32. Reprise
34. Large River
35. Shanachie
35. Temple
37. Skaggs Family
38. Dualtone
38. Free Dirt
38. RCA
38. Yep Roc


FOLK DJs - SEPTEMBER 2011
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 11973 airplays from 148 different DJs

Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Amy Luncan (WYSO-FM, OH)
Angela Page (WJFF-FM, NY)
Annie Keville (WVBR-FM, NY)
Arthur Berman (CiTR-FM, BC)
Arthur Dean (WCNI-FM, CT)
Betsi Meissner (KXCI-FM, AZ)
Bill Hahn (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Bill Revill (WESU-FM, CT)
Bill Wagman (KDVS-FM, CA)
Blair Larsen (KUSU-FM & UPR, UT)
Bob Gregory (WRFL-FM, KY)
Bob McWilliams (XM, KANU-FM & KPR, KS)
Brad Edmondson (WVBR-FM, NY)
Bradley Kolodner (WICB-FM, NY)
Brenda & Roman Tacik (CJTR-FM, SK)
Bruce Cameron (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Bud Johnson (syndicated, AK)
Charlie Backfish (WUSB-FM, NY)
Chrisana McGill (WSPN-FM, NY)
Cindy Funk (WYSO-FM, OH)
Colin Fielding (3INR-FM, Australia)
Craig Huegel (WSLR-FM, FL)
Dan Alloway (KTEP-FM, TX)
Dan Ross (KACI-FM, OR)
David John (KTRU-FM, TX)
David Sears (WBGU-FM, OH)
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)
Donna Mavity (WTUF-FM, GA)
Doug Dick (WVGN-FM, VI)
Ed McDonald (WVMR-FM etc, WV)
Ed Mellnik (KZME-FM, OR)
Frank Gosar (KLCC-FM, OR)
Frank Hoppe (KCSN-FM, CA)
Gaye Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Gene Shay (XM & WXPN-FM, PA)
Gerd Stassen (EVW, Germany)
Gerry Goodfriend (CKUT-FM, QC)
Graham and Barbara Dean (WBCR-LP, MA)
Greg Harness (KRBX-FM, ID)
Greg Schatzmann (CJLX-FM, ON)
Hansjoerg Malonek (ISW-FM, Germany)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
Henry Hallett (KXCI-FM, AZ)
Henry Koretzky (WXPI-FM, PA)
Jean Geiger (KBCS-FM, WA)
Jeff Boudreau (WCUW-FM, MA)
Jeff Eads (WNKU-FM, KY)
Jeff Robson (CJUM-FM, MB)
Jenny Flux (2AIR-FM, Australia)
Jeremy Butler (WUAL-FM & APR, AL)
Jim Blum (WKSU-FM etc, OH)
Jim Dubinsky (WUVT-FM, CA)
Jim Fisher (WGCS-FM, IN)
Jim Gilliland (WRUW-FM, OH)
Jim Marino (CFMU-FM, ON)
Jim Rogers (WIUP-FM, PA)
Jim Schwall (WORT-FM, WI)
Johanna Halbeisen (WXOJ-FM, MA)
John & Maureen Rumsey (KVMR-FM, CA)
John Adams (KVMR-FM, CA)
John C. Falstaff (WRFG-FM, GA)
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 'Chip' Colcord (WNEC-FM, NH)
Jon Stein (WTBQ-AM, NY)
Judith Gennett (KPSU, OR)
Juliet Youngren (WEFT-FM, IL)
Jürgen Kramer (ZuSa, Germany)
Karen Impola (KUNI-FM, IA)
Karen Rakos (KEUL-FM, AK)
Kate McNally (NHPR, NH)
Ken Batista (WYEP-FM, PA)
Ken Campbell (WSKG-FM, NY)
Ken Connors (WJSJ-FM, FL)
Ken Yavit (KBAC-FM, NM)
Kevin Elliott (WEFT-FM, IL)
Kevin Vance (KALW-FM, CA)
Larry Hoyt (WAER-FM, NY)
Laurie DesJardins (KVMR-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 & KFOK-LP, CA)
Mark Michaelis (WGDR-FM, VT)
Mark Tobler (WTUL-FM, LA)
Mary Katherine Aldin (KPFK-FM, CA)
Mel DeYoung (WPSU-FM, PA)
Menachem Vinegrad (Upper Galilee-FM, Israel)
Michael Alzo (WSLU-FM, NY)
Michael Stock (WLRN-FM, FL)
Mike Flynn (KUAF-FM & syndicated, AR)
Mike Horyczun (KPKN-FM, CT)
Mitch Park (Kidnappers, New Zealand)
Naomi Soule and Terry Moses (KCLC-FM, MO)
Noah Zacharin (CKLN-FM, ON)
Norm Mast (WVPE-FM, IN)
Norman Whitman (WYSO-FM, OH)
Paul Hartman (WTMD-FM, MD)
Paul Stamler (KDHX-FM, MO)
Peter Fraissinet (WVBR-FM, NY)
Peter Kernast and John Bates (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Peter Thompson (KALW-FM, CA)
Peter van Zeijl (Dollard Radio-FM, The Netherlands)
Randall Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Ray Baumler (WRUR-FM, NY)
Rich Warren (WFMT-FM, XM & syndicated, IL)
Richard Gordon (WNHU-FM, CT)
Richard Howard (KZMU-FM, UT)
Robert Resnik (VPR, VT)
Ron Olesko (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Sara Barden (WFSS-FM, NC)
Sharon Downes (2MAX-FM, Australia)
Simon Dillon (Phoenix FM, Australia)
Sonny Ochs (WRPI-FM, NY)
Steve Brockway (KRFC-FM, CO)
Steve Clarke (CHES-FM, ON)
Steve Edge (CITR-FM, BC)
Steve Fisher (CKUA-FM, AB)
Steve Harris (KRCC-FM, CO)
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 & WWUH-FM, CT)
Susi Lanagan (PBS-FM, Australia)
Tamara Lewis (KBCS-FM, WA)
Taylor Caffery (WRKF-FM, LA)
Terry Carpenter (WTJU-FM, VA)
Terry Fatseas (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Todd Tyson (The Point-FM, VT)
Tom Bingham (WCVF-FM, NY)
Tom Druckenmiller (syndicated & XM)
Tom Funk (KGLP-FM, NM)
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.

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