Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of September 2013 (with DJ list)

TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS OF SEPTEMBER 2013
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12898 airplays from 137 different DJs

  1: "Aragon Mill: The Bluegrass Sessions," Si Kahn And The Looping Brothers [Strictly Country, 8/13] (85)
        "Aragon Mill"
        "Gone, Gonna Rise Again"
        "Wild Rose Of The Mountain"
        "5 Days A Week"
  2: "Memories And Moments," Tim O'Brien And Darrell Scott [Full Skies, new] (76)
        "Paradise"
        "It All Comes Down To Love"
        "Keep Your Dirty Lights On"
        "Time To Talk To Joseph"
  3: "New Everything," Brooks Williams [Red Guitar Blue, 7/13] (59)
        "Deep River Blues"
        "Mercury Blues"
        "King Of California"
        "Prosperity"
  4: "Say Grace," Sam Baker [sambakermusic.com, 8/13] (57)
        "Say Grace"
        "Road Crew"
        "Go In Peace"
        "Isn't Love Great"
  5: "Only Slightly Mad," David Bromberg Band [Appleseed, new] (56)
        "Nobody's Fault But Mine"
        "Keep On Drinkin"
        "Cattle In The Cane / Forked Deer / Monroe's Hornpipe"
  6: "The Barn Birds," Jonathan Byrd & Chris Kokesh [Waterbug, 7/13] (50)
        "We Used To Be Birds"
        "In The Light Of Day"
        "One Night At A Time"
        "Paint The Town Blue"
  7: "Still Green," Patty Larkin [Signature, new] (49)
        "Best Of Intentions"
        "Mando Drum"
        "Bon Vivants"
  8: "Another Self Portrait: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10," Bob Dylan [Columbia, new] (46)
        "When I Paint My Masterpiece"
        "If Not For You"
  9: "Broken Film," Disappear Fear [disappearfear.com, 9/13] (44)
        "Farmland And The Sky"
        "Banker"
        "American Artist"
        "Start"
  9: "Steel And Salt," Carolann Solebello [Elizabeth, 8/13] (44)
        "Brooklyn In The Rain"
        "River"
        "Falling Is Easy"
  9: "Tell The Ones I Love," Steep Canyon Rangers [Rounder, new] (44)
        "Tell The Ones I Love"
        "Bluer Words Were Never Spoken"
        "Come Dance"
 12: "Juba Dance," Guy Davis [M. C., new] (36)
        "Lost Again"
        "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean"
        "Statesboro Blues"
 12: "Opening Day," Peter Cooper [Red Beet, new] (36)
        "Grandma's Tattoo"
        "Much Better Now"
        "Jenny Died At 25"
 12: "Zuzu's Petals," Cary Cooper [MacKinaw Harvest, new] (36)
        "Charlie Brown Kinda Day"
        "Wildest Dreams"
        "Gandhi Drove A Cab"
 15: "Old Buck," Old Buck [Tin Halo, 8/13] (33)
        "False Hearted Lover's Blues"
        "You Win Again"
        "Chilly Winds"
 15: "Tin Star," Lindi Ortega [Last Gang, new] (33)
        "Tin Star"
        "Hard As This"
        "Gypsy Child"
 17: "The Story Behind The Story," Mark Stepakoff [markstepakoff.com, 7/13] (32)
        "You Either Get It Or You Don't"
        "Beer View Mirror"
 18: "Beyond That," Meg Hutchinson [Red House, new] (31)
        "Beyond That"
        "Let's Go"
        "Nowhere"
 18: "Unknown Blessings," Jaime Michaels [Frumdahart, 8/13] (31)
        "I Don't Believe In Yesterday"
        "Dirty Wine"
        "Good Luck John"
 20: "Almanac Trail," Rik Palieri And George Mann [Almanac Trail, 7/13] (29)
        "Harry Bridges"
        "I'm Going Down That Road Feeling Bad"
 20: "Hand On The Plow," The Tillers [Muddy Roots, 7/13] (29)
        "Old Westside"
        "Road Neverending"
        "Weary Soul"
 20: "Walking Song," Ron Block [Rounder, 7/13] (29)
        "Nickel Tree Line"
        "Ivy"
        "Summer's Lullaby"
 23: "Darlingford," Cara Luft [Blue Case, 6/12] (28)
        "It's Gonna Be Alright"
        "Only Love Can Save Me"
 23: "My Favorite Picture Of You," Guy Clark [Dualtone, 7/13] (28)
        "My Favorite Picture Of You"
        "Rain In Durango"
        "El Coyote"
 25: "Monocle Band," Monocle Band [monocleband.com, new] (27)
        "Can't Get By"
        "Heart House"
 25: "Pressed For Time," Burning Bridget Cleary [burningbridgetcleary.com, 6/13] (27)
        "On A Sea Of Fleur De Lis"
        "Ashokan Farewell"
 27: "This Side Of Jordan," Mandolin Orange [Yep Roc, 8/13] (26)
        "House Of Stone"
        "Turtle Dove And The Crow"
 28: "Bristol Bay," Si Kahn [Strictly Country, 6/13] (25)
        "Bristol Bay"
        "Once I Was Young"
 28: "I Don't Want Love You Won't Give Until I Cry," Finnders And Youngberg [Swingfingers, new] (25)
        "Diner"
        "Hey Ramona"
        "Girl From The North Fork Valley"
 28: "Paper Nickels," Corin Raymond And The Sundowners [Local Rascal, 8/13] (25)
        "Ol' Fort Mac"
        "Big Truck Brought It"
 28: "Temptation," Spuyten Duyvil [Self, new] (25)
        "I'll Fly Away"
        "Honey On My Grave"
 32: "Bittersweet," Alice Gerrard [Spruce And Maple, 7/13] (24)
        "Payday At The Mill"
        "Sweet South Anna River"
 32: "Tom Rush Celebrates 50 Years Of Music," Tom Rush [Appleseed, 8/13] (24)
        "Drop Down Mama"
        "Hot Tonight"
        "No Regrets/Rockport Sunday"
 32: "Tonk," Audrey Auld [Reckless, new] (24)
        "Bound For Glory"
        "Sweet Alcohol"
 35: "Live At Caffe Lena," Various Artists [Tompkins Square, new] (22)
        "Caffe Lena," Kate McGarrigle And Roma Baran
 35: "New Frontier," Missy Raines And The New Hip [Compass, 8/13] (22)
        "I Learn"
        "Blackest Crow"
 35: "The Old School," Peter Rowan [Compass, 4/13] (22)
        "O Freedom"
        "Ragged Old Dream"
        "That's All She Wrote"
 35: "Some Part Of The Truth," Brother Sun [brothersunmusic.com, 2/13] (22)
        "Lady Of The Harbor"
        "These Hands"
 35: "Woody Guthrie At 100! Live At The Kennedy Center," Various Artists [Legacy, 6/13] (22)
        "Deportee," Ani Difranco
        "How Di Do," Old Crow Medicine Show
 40: "Flourish," Katie McNally [Self, 1/13] (21)
        "In And Out / Dud's Jig"
        "Bad Soup/Riff Raff And Widget"
 40: "Mystery Drug," I See Hawks In L.A. [Western Seeds, 8/13] (21)
        "Oklahoma's Going Dry"
        "Yesterday's Coffee"
        "Mystery Drug"
 40: "Still Fighting The War," Slaid Cleaves [Music Road, 6/13] (21)
        "Still Fighting The War"
        "Rust Belt Fields"
        "Texas Love Song"
 43: "Dear Sister," Claire Lynch [Compass, 5/13] (20)
        "Buttermilk Road/The Arbours"
        "Doin' Time"
 43: "Love Calling," Darden Smith [Compass, 7/13] (20)
        "7 Wonders"
        "Angel Flight"
 43: "Stay Warm," Esther Golton [Self, new] (20)
        "Nectarina And Avocado"
        "Chokecherry"
 46: "Almost There," Suzie Brown [Self, new] (19)
        "Almost There"
        "I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday"
 46: "A Good Place To Be," Mustard's Retreat [Yellow Room, 7/13] (19)
        "Going Back To School"
        "A Good Place To Be"
 46: "Love Has Come For You," Steve Martin And Edie Brickell [Rounder, 4/13] (19)
        "When You Get To Ashville"
        "Friend Of Mine"
 46: "A Million Stars," Ashleigh Flynn [Home Perm, 4/13] (19)
        "Dirty Hands And Dirty Feet"
        "Prohibition Rose"
 50: "Lonely Comes Easy," Chris Jones & The Night Drivers [Rebel, 8/13] (18)
        "Where I Am"
 50: "Long Gone Out West Blues," Pharis And Jason Romero [Lula, 2/13] (18)
        "Truck Driver's Blues"
        "Long Gone Out West Blues"
 50: "One More Time Around," Scott Cook [Groove Revival, 8/13] (18)
        "Pass It Along"
        "New Grist"
 50: "Sugar Shack," The Boxcar Lilies [boxcarlillies.com, 5/13] (18)
        "6 Ways To Sunday"
        "If I Needed You"
 50: "Tales From Jackson Bridge," Harpeth Rising [Grimm Rising, new] (18)
        "Wheelhouse"
        "It Don't Really Matter"
 55: "As The Crow Flies," Childsplay [Self, 7/13] (17)
        "Leave No Millionaire Behind"
        "Don't Get Weary Children / Jim Short's Reel"
 55: "The Good Book," Roy Book Binder [Peg Leg, 5/13] (17)
        "The Good Book"
        "What You Gonna Do"
 55: "The Heart's Swift Foot," Red Tail Ring [Earthwork, 4/13] (17)
        "My Heart's Own Love"
        "Ohio Turnpike"
 55: "Into The Dark," Laura Cortese [lauracortese.net, 4/13] (17)
        "For Catherine"
        "Village Green"
 55: "Isle Of Hope," Jefferson Ross [Deep Fried, 6/13] (17)
        "People Posting Pictures"
 55: "Nadur," Clannad [ARC, new] (17)
        "Turas Dhomhsa Chon No Galldachd"
 55: "Still Within The Sound Of My Voice," Jimmy Webb [Entertainment One, new] (17)
        "If These Walls Could Speak"
        "Sleepin' In The Daytime"
 55: "These Wilder Things," Ruth Moody [Red House, 5/13] (17)
        "Dancing In The Dark"
        "Trouble And Woe"
 55: "This World Oft Can Be," Della Mae [Rounder, 5/13] (17)
        "Empire"
        "Letter From Down The Road"
 64: "American Kid," Patty Griffin [New West, 5/13] (16)
        "Go Wherever You Wanna Go"
        "Ohio"
 64: "Brothers Of The Highway," Dailey And Vincent [Rounder, 5/13] (16)
        "Close By"
        "When I Stop Dreaming"
 64: "Gravity Pulls," Hounds Of Finn [New Folk, 6/13] (16)
        "Gravity Pulls"
        "Wild Mountain Thyme"
 64: "Whalebone," Marc Douglas Berardo [Milo, new] (16)
        "My Mistakes"
        "My Friend"
 68: "Drifters & Dreamers," Naming The Twins [Duet Right, 6/13] (15)
        "Lonesome Valley"
        "Streetsweeper"
 68: "Gone Away Backward," Robbie Fulks [Bloodshot, 8/13] (15)
        "That's Where I'm From"
        "Sometimes The Grass Is Really Greener"
 68: "Never Thought Of Looking Back," Terry Baucom [Jb And B, new] (15)
        "Just Ain't"
        "No One But My Darlin"
 68: "So Say We All," David Francey [Red House, 5/13] (15)
        "Bitterroot"
 68: "When We Fall," Rebecca Frazier [Compass, 5/13] (15)
        "Better Than Staying"
        "Human Highway"


TOP SONGS OF SEPTEMBER 2013
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12898 airplays from 137 different DJs

1. "Aragon Mill" (23)
        by Si Kahn And The Looping Brothers
        from "Aragon Mill: The Bluegrass Sessions"
2. "Tell The Ones I Love" (16)
        by Steep Canyon Rangers
        from "Tell The Ones I Love"
3. "We Used To Be Birds" (15)
        by Jonathan Byrd & Chris Kokesh
        from "The Barn Birds"
4. "Deep River Blues" (14)
        by Brooks Williams
        from "New Everything"
5. "Best Of Intentions" (13)
        by Patty Larkin
        from "Still Green"
5. "Charlie Brown Kinda Day" (13)
        by Cary Cooper
        from "Zuzu's Petals"
5. "Gone, Gonna Rise Again" (13)
        by Si Kahn And The Looping Brothers
        from "Aragon Mill: The Bluegrass Sessions"
5. "Mando Drum" (13)
        by Patty Larkin
        from "Still Green"
9. "Paradise" (12)
        by Tim O'Brien And Darrell Scott
        from "Memories And Moments"
10. "Diner" (11)
        by Finnders And Youngberg
        from "I Don't Want Love You Won't Give Until I Cry"
10. "You Either Get It Or You Don't" (11)
        by Mark Stepakoff
        from "The Story Behind The Story"
12. "Banker" (10)
        by Disappear Fear
        from "Broken Film"
12. "Brooklyn In The Rain" (10)
        by Carolann Solebello
        from "Steel And Salt"
12. "Farmland And The Sky" (10)
        by Disappear Fear
        from "Broken Film"
12. "It All Comes Down To Love" (10)
        by Tim O'Brien And Darrell Scott
        from "Memories And Moments"
12. "Mercury Blues" (10)
        by Brooks Williams
        from "New Everything"
12. "Nobody's Fault But Mine" (10)
        by David Bromberg Band
        from "Only Slightly Mad"
12. "Tin Star" (10)
        by Lindi Ortega
        from "Tin Star"
12. "When Fall Comes To New England" (10)
        by Cheryl Wheeler
        from "Driving Home"
        also "Different Stripe"
20. "5 Days A Week" (9)
        by Si Kahn And The Looping Brothers
        from "Aragon Mill: The Bluegrass Sessions"
20. "Keep On Drinkin" (9)
        by David Bromberg Band
        from "Only Slightly Mad"
20. "River" (9)
        by Carolann Solebello
        from "Steel And Salt"
20. "Say Grace" (9)
        by Sam Baker
        from "Say Grace"
20. "Wild Rose Of The Mountain" (9)
        by Si Kahn And The Looping Brothers
        from "Aragon Mill: The Bluegrass Sessions"
25. "Grandma's Tattoo" (8)
        by Peter Cooper
        from "Opening Day"
25. "Hard As This" (8)
        by Lindi Ortega
        from "Tin Star"
25. "House Of Stone" (8)
        by Mandolin Orange
        from "This Side Of Jordan"
25. "I'll Fly Away" (8)
        by Spuyten Duyvil
        from "Temptation"
25. "If These Walls Could Speak" (8)
        by Jimmy Webb
        from "Still Within The Sound Of My Voice"
25. "Keep Your Dirty Lights On" (8)
        by Tim O'Brien And Darrell Scott
        from "Memories And Moments"
25. "King Of California" (8)
        by Brooks Williams
        from "New Everything"
25. "One Night At A Time" (8)
        by Jonathan Byrd & Chris Kokesh
        from "The Barn Birds"
25. "Time To Talk To Joseph" (8)
        by Tim O'Brien And Darrell Scott
        from "Memories And Moments"


TOP ARTISTS OF SEPTEMBER 2013
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12898 airplays from 137 different DJs

1. Si Kahn And The Looping Brothers
2. Bob Dylan
3. Tim O'Brien And Darrell Scott
4. David Bromberg
5. Sam Baker
6. Brooks Williams
7. Patty Larkin
8. Carolann Solebello
9. Disappear Fear
9. Jonathan Byrd And Chris Kokesh
11. Si Kahn
12. Steep Canyon Rangers
13. John McCutcheon
14. Peter Cooper
15. Guy Clark
16. Cary Cooper
16. Guy Davis
18. Mark Stepakoff
18. Tom Rush
20. Pete Seeger
21. Lindi Ortega
22. Finnders And Youngberg
22. Meg Hutchinson
22. Old Buck
22. Patty Griffin
22. Peter Rowan
27. David Francey
27. Jaime Michaels
29. Cheryl Wheeler
30. Burning Bridget Cleary
30. Mandolin Orange
30. The Tillers
33. David Grisman
33. Rik Palieri And George Mann
33. Ron Block
33. Slaid Cleaves
33. Stan Rogers
38. Brother Sun
38. Cara Luft
38. Corin Raymond And The Sundowners


TOP LABELS OF SEPTEMBER 2013
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12898 airplays from 137 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Compass
3. Red House
4. Columbia
5. Strictly Country
6. Sugar Hill
7. Appleseed
8. Signature
9. Smithsonian/Folkways
10. Full Skies
11. Vanguard
12. Waterbug
13. Yep Roc
14. Warner
15. Flying Fish
16. Arc
16. Philo
18. Dualtone
19. Borealis
19. Nonesuch
19. Rebel
22. Elizabeth
23. Bear Family
23. Sony
25. Legacy
25. RCA
27. Greentrax
27. M. C.
27. New West
30. Capitol
31. Folk-Legacy
31. MCA
31. Red Guitar Blue
34. Last Gang
34. Shanachie
36. Mountain Fever
36. Rhino
38. Alligator
38. Reckless
38. Topic


FOLK DJs - SEPTEMBER 2013
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12898 airplays from 137 different DJs

Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Allison Brown (CJAM-FM, ON)
Ari Goldberg (WZMB-FM, NC)
Arthur Berman (CiTR-FM, BC)
Arthur Dean (WCNI-FM, CT)
Artie Martello (WIOX-FM, NY)
Bill Hahn (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Bill Revill (WESU-FM, CT)
Bill Stuart (WFIT-FM, FL)
Bill Wagman (KDVS-FM, CA)
Blair Larsen (KUSU-FM & UPR, UT)
Bob McWilliams (KANU-FM & KPR, KS)
Bob Weiser (WBRS-FM & WOMR-FM, MA)
Brad Edmondson (WVBR-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 (WMNF-FM, FL)
Dan Alloway (KTEP-FM, TX)
Darla Novak (KZFR-FM, CA)
David Buskin (WPKN-FM, CT)
David John (KTRU-FM, TX)
David Sears (WBGU-FM, OH)
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)
Donna Mavity (WTUF-FM, GA)
Doug Dick (WVGN-FM, VI)
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)
Graham and Barbara Dean (WBCR-LP, MA)
Greg Harness (KRBX-FM, ID)
Hansjoerg Malonek (ISW-FM, Germany)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
Jan Hall (CFRU-FM, ON)
Jean Geiger (KBCS-FM, WA)
Jeff Eads (WNKU-FM, KY)
Jenni Peal (KNON-FM, TX)
Jenny Flux (2AIR-FM, Australia)
Jeremy Butler (WUAL-FM & APR, AL)
Jeremy Gosek (WICB-FM, NY)
Jim Canales (WWSP-FM, WI)
Jim Dubinsky (WUVT-FM, CA)
Jim Fisher (WGCS-FM, IN)
Jim Marino (CFMU-FM, ON)
Jim Rogers (WIUP-FM, PA)
Jim Schwall (WORT-FM, WI)
Joe Pszonek (WMSC-FM, NJ)
John & Maureen Rumsey (KVMR-FM, CA)
John C. Falstaff (WRFG-FM, GA)
John Mazza (WNHU-FM, CT)
John Patterson (WXPI-FM, PA)
John Platt (WFUV-FM, NY)
John Trout (WYEP-FM, PA)
John Weingart (WPRB-FM, NJ)
Johnny Bazzano (KRCB-FM, CA)
Jon 'Chip' Colcord (WSCS-FM, NH)
Jon Kiger (WRFG-FM, GA)
Jon Stein (WTBQ-AM, NY)
Jürgen Kramer (ZuSa, Germany)
Karen Rakos (KEUL-FM, AK)
Kate McNally (NHPR, NH)
Ken Batista (WYEP-FM, PA)
Ken Yavit (KBAC-FM, NM)
Kevin Elliott (WEFT-FM, IL)
Larry Hillberg (KVMR-FM, CA)
Laurie DesJardins (KVMR-FM, CA)
Len Holton (KUAR-FM, AR)
Leonard Epstein (KRFC-FM, CO)
Lilli Kuzma (WDCB-FM, IL)
Linda Fahey (Folk Alley, syndicated)
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)
Mary Sue Twohy (SiriusXM & syndicated)
Menachem Vinegrad (Upper Galilee-FM, Israel)
Michael Alzo (WSLU-FM, NY)
Michael Benson (WPKN-FM & WESU-FM, CT)
Michael Kane (WBRS-FM, MA)
Michael Stock (WLRN-FM, FL)
Mitch Park (Kidnappers, New Zealand)
Naomi Soule and Terry Moses (KCLC-FM, MO)
Nick Barr (WAMC-FM, NY)
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)
Ray Baumler (WRUR-FM, NY)
Rich Warren (WFMT-FM & syndicated, IL)
Richard Howard (KZMU-FM, UT)
Rik James (KGLT-FM, MT)
Rob Thurlow (KRFC-FM, CO)
Robert Resnik (VPR, VT)
Robin Pressman (KRCB-FM, CA)
Rosemarie Nielsen (WAMU-FM & syndicated, VA)
Roz Larman (KPFK-FM & syndicated, CA)
Rusty Smith (WOUB network, OH)
Sean McGowan (KLCC-FM, OR)
Sharon Downes (2MAX-FM, Australia)
Simon Dillon (Phoenix FM, Australia)
Sonny Ochs (WIOX-FM, NY)
Steve Brockway (KRFC-FM, CO)
Steve Clarke (CHES-FM, ON)
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)
Taylor Caffery (WRKF-FM, LA)
Terry Fatseas (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Thomas Bisard (WNMC-FM, MI)
Todd Tyson (The Point-FM, VT)
Tom Druckenmiller (syndicated)
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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