Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of September 2014 (with DJ list)

TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS OF SEPTEMBER 2014
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13322 airplays from 142 different DJs

  1: "Dear Jean: Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie," Various Artists [Compass, 9/14] (105)
        "Black Waters," John McCutcheon And Ensemble
        "One I Love," Judy Collins
        "Peace Round," Jean Ritchie And Friends
  2: "Look Again To The Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited," Various Artists [Sony, new] (91)
        "Custer," Steve Earle
        "Apache Tears," Emmylou Harris
        "As Long As The Grass Shall Grow," Gillian Welch And Dave Rawlings
        "Ballad Of Ira Hayes," Kris Kristofferson
        "Look Again To The Wind," Bill Miller
  3: "Milltowns," Mark Erelli [Hillbilly Pilgrim, 9/14] (81)
        "Long Gone"
        "Milltowns"
        "Handsome Molly"
        "Birches"
        "Morrissey Falls In Love At First Sight"
  4: "The Longing Road," Johnsmith [johnsmithmusic.com, 7/14] (80)
        "The Longing Road"
        "Borders Of The Moon"
        "Honeyfest"
        "Family Artifacts"
  5: "A Reasonable Amount Of Trouble," Jesse Winchester [Appleseed, new] (55)
        "All That We Have Is Now"
        "Little Louisiana"
        "Rhythm Of The Rain"
  6: "Laurie & Kathy Sing The Songs Of Vern And Ray," Laurie Lewis And Kathy Kallick [Spruce And Maple, 8/14] (54)
        "Montana Cowboy"
        "My Old Kentucky Home"
        "To Hell With The Land"
  7: "North Star," Kyle Carey [Americelta, 9/14] (53)
        "Across The Great Divide"
        "Wind Through Casper"
        "Casey Jones Whistle Blow"
  8: "Sake Of The Sound," Front Country [frontcountryband.com, new] (45)
        "One Kind Word"
        "Gospel Train"
        "Like A River"
  9: "Second Nature," Adler & Hearne [Spring Hollow, 9/14] (44)
        "Second Nature"
        "Piney Woods Breeze"
        "Salty Town"
 10: "Laughter Out Of Tears," Moira Smiley And Voco [Whim, new] (39)
        "Chilly Winds"
        "North Country"
        "Orphan Girl"
 10: "Tracks," Anne Hills [Hand And Heart, new] (39)
        "City Of New Orleans"
        "San Luis Valley Song"
        "Like A Train"
 12: "Crooked Fiddle," Aaron Nathans & Michael G. Ronstadt [aaronnathans.com, new] (38)
        "Old Joe's Chair"
        "I Stood Upon A Hill"
        "All Along The Watchtower"
 12: "Still On The Levee," Chris Smither [Signature, 7/14] (38)
        "Leave The Light On"
        "Train Home"
 14: "The Earls Of Leicester," The Earls Of Leicester [Rounder, new] (35)
        "Big Black Train"
        "Dig A Hole In The Meadow"
        "Dim Lights, Thick Smoke"
 15: "The Flower Of Muscle Shoals," Cahalen Morrison And Country Hammer [Free Dirt, 8/14] (34)
        "The Flower Of Muscle Shoals"
        "Sorrow Lines The Highway Of Regret"
        "Daisy In Tennessee"
 16: "Chasing Beauty," Ellis Paul [Black Wolf, 7/14] (32)
        "Kick Out The Lights"
        "Chasing Beauty"
        "Empire State"
 16: "Halls Of My Heart," Jim Photoglo [Grifftone, 7/14] (32)
        "Shadow And Light"
        "What Do I Tell My Son"
        "Hours"
 18: "Come Clean," Teresa Storch [teresastorch.com, new] (30)
        "Come Clean"
        "Make You Mine"
 18: "Make It Better," Jeremy Lyons [deltabilly.com, 8/14] (30)
        "I Don't Mind The Rain"
        "When I'm Feeling Better"
 20: "Three Bells," Mike Auldridge, Jerry Douglas And Rob Ickes [Rounder, new] (29)
        "Panhandle Rag"
        "Dobro Heaven"
        "Till There Was You"
 20: "Remedy," Old Crow Medicine Show [ATO, 7/14] (29)
        "Sweet Amarillo"
        "Dearly Departed Friend"
 20: "Standing In The Breach," Jackson Browne [Inside, new] (29)
        "Leaving Winslow"
        "Birds Of St. Marks"
        "Long Way Around"
 23: "Carousel," Robert Bruey [robertbruey.com, 4/14] (28)
        "Comin' Round"
        "Nightingale"
        "Piece Of You"
 23: "River Of Sand," Lynne Hanson [Continental, 9/14] (28)
        "River Of Sand"
        "Trading In My Lonesome"
 25: "Paradise Outlaw," Pieta Brown [Red House, 9/14] (26)
        "Flowers Of Love"
        "Before Gas And Tv"
 26: "Georgia I'm Here," Joe Crookston [Milagrito, 4/14] (25)
        "Out On The Run"
        "Tuesday Morning"
 26: "The Red Album," Red Molly [redmolly.com, 4/14] (25)
        "1952 Vincent Black Lightning"
        "Homeward Bound"
        "With A Memory Like Mine"
 28: "No Passengers," Davey O [Self, new] (24)
        "Long Black Veil"
        "Man In Motion"
 28: "When I'm Free," Hot Rize [Ten In Hand, new] (24)
        "Western Skies"
        "Blue Is Fallin"
 30: "Current Affairs," Runa [runamusic.com, 6/14] (23)
        "Banks Are Made Of Marble"
        "Ain't No Grave"
        "Last Trip Home"
 30: "One-Take Jake," Jacob Johnson [Self, new] (23)
        "Big River"
        "She's Got A Way"
 32: "Everything's Beautiful Now," Christine Albert [Moon House, 9/14] (22)
        "Old New Mexico"
        "Lean My Way"
 32: "While This Planet Spins Beneath Our Feet," Heather Styka [Kite Stripe, new] (22)
        "Like It's 1945"
        "Careful With My Heart"
 34: "Abigail Washburn And The Sparrow Quartet," Abigail Washburn And The Sparrow Quartet [Nettwerk, 2008] (21)
        "Railroad"
        "New South Africa"
 34: "Bright Side Of Down," John Gorka [Red House, 3/14] (21)
        "She's That Kind Of Mystery"
        "Bright Side Of Down"
 34: "Goodbye Nashville," Eliza Lynn [Civility, new] (21)
        "Cry Honey Cry"
        "You Sing Loud"
        "Goodbye Nashville"
 34: "Letting Go," Cheryl Branz [Self, new] (21)
        "Brevity"
        "Over The Rainbow"
 34: "Never Let Me Cross Your Mind," Locust Honey String Band [Hearth, 7/14] (21)
        "Columbus Stockade Blues"
        "Horse Drawn Buggy"
 39: "Beyond the Blue," The Duhks [Compass, 5/14] (20)
        "Lazy John"
        "Banjo Roustabout"
 39: "The Nocturne Diaries," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, 3/14] (20)
        "Eliza Jane"
        "Red Rose And The Thorn"
 39: "Old Silo," James Hill [Borealis, new] (20)
        "Brightest Lights"
        "If Wishes Were Horses"
 39: "Terms Of My Surrender," John Hiatt [New West, 7/14] (20)
        "Long Time Comin"
        "Wind Don't Have To Hurry"
 43: "New Lady On The Prairie," Lizzy Hoyt [Blue Crown, new] (19)
        "V'la L'bon Vent"
        "New Lady On The Prairie"
 43: "Til The Morning: Lullabies and Songs of Comfort," Edie Carey + Sarah Sample [Groundloop, 6/14] (19)
        "I'm On Your Side"
        "Slumber My Darling"
 45: "Later That Night," Rod MacDonald [Blue Flute, 5/14] (18)
        "Last American Worker"
        "Hole In The Bible"
 45: "Sixty," John Cowan [Compass, 8/14] (18)
        "Things I Haven't Done"
        "Devil Woman"
 45: "Songs From My Mother's Hand," Mac Wiseman [Wrinkled, new] (18)
        "Blue Ridge Mountain Blues"
        "Eastbound Train"
 48: "World Of Strangers," Zoe Muth [Signature, 5/14] (17)
        "Mama Needs A Margarita"
 49: "Echolocation," Carolyn Currie [North C, 6/14] (16)
        "Old Song"
        "Heart Like A Rose"
 49: "Long Time... Seldom Scene," Seldom Scene [Smithsonian/Folkways, 4/14] (16)
        "California Cottonfields"
 49: "Nameless Heart," Donna Lynn Caskey [Cordulia, 4/14] (16)
        "Lost Before Found"
 49: "A Permeable Life," Carrie Newcomer [Available Light, 4/14] (16)
        "Every Little Bit Of It"
        "Work Of Our Hands"
 49: "Return To Trion," Chris Coole And Ivan Rosenberg [Self, new] (16)
        "Stage Fright"
        "Fool Such As I"
 49: "Standing Tall And Tough," Crowe, Lawson & Williams [Crossroads, 8/14] (16)
        "My Walking Shoes"
        "Hills Of Roane County"
 49: "Trouble," The Howlin' Brothers [Readymade, 5/14] (16)
        "Louisiana"
 49: "Turn This Heart Around," Missy Werner [missywerner.com, 7/14] (16)
        "Travelin' Light"
 49: "Under My Hat," Lenny Solomon [Not Life Threatening, 7/14] (16)
        "Fracking Song"
 58: "Elsebound," True North [truenorthbluegrass.com, 4/14] (15)
        "Northbound 35"
        "One Voice"
 58: "For Keeps," Carrie Elkin And Danny Schmidt [Red House, 5/14] (15)
        "2 White Clouds"
        "Echo In The Hills"
 58: "Lonesome And Then Some," Larry Sparks [Rebel, 8/14] (15)
        "In The Pines"
        "Loving You Too Well"
 58: "Trouble & Love," Mary Gauthier [Proper, 6/14] (15)
        "When A Woman Goes Cold"
 58: "Warmer Season," Britt Connors & Bourbon Renewal [Y'all-Ternative, 7/14] (15)
        "Fine"
 63: "Five," Balsam Range [Mountain Home, 6/14] (14)
        "Moon Over Memphis"
 63: "Another Day From Life," Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers [Rebel, new] (14)
        "Now The Summer's Gone"
 63: "Follow The Music," Alice Gerrard [Tompkins Square, new] (14)
        "Bear Me Away"
 63: "Going To Boston," Goodbye Girls [Self, new] (14)
        "Devil On My Mind"
        "Graveyard"
 63: "Loving a Fool," Tumbling Bones [tumblingbones.com, 3/14] (14)
        "Bound To Ride"
        "Broken Things"
 63: "Picnic In The Sky," Jeni And Billy [Waystation, 8/14] (14)
        "Robin And The Banjo"
        "Good"
 63: "Still Fighting The War," Slaid Cleaves [Music Road, 6/13] (14)
        "Still Fighting The War"
 63: "Swimmin' Time," Shovels And Rope [Dualtone, 8/14] (14)
        "Save The World"
        "After The Storm"
 63: "You Got This," Haas Kowert Tice [haaskowerttice.com, 7/14] (14)
        "Down The Hatch"
        "El Camino"


TOP SONGS OF SEPTEMBER 2014
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13322 airplays from 142 different DJs

1. "As Long As The Grass Shall Grow" (21)
        by Gillian Welch And Dave Rawlings
        from "Look Again To The Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited"
1. "Custer" (21)
        by Steve Earle
        from "Look Again To The Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited"
3. "Apache Tears" (20)
        by Emmylou Harris
        from "Look Again To The Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited"
4. "The Longing Road" (14)
        by Johnsmith
        from "The Longing Road"
5. "Black Waters" (13)
        by John McCutcheon And Ensemble
        from "Dear Jean: Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie"
5. "One Kind Word" (13)
        by Front Country
        from "Sake Of The Sound"
7. "Ballad Of Ira Hayes" (12)
        by Kris Kristofferson
        from "Look Again To The Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited"
7. "Long Gone" (12)
        by Mark Erelli
        from "Milltowns"
7. "Milltowns" (12)
        by Mark Erelli
        from "Milltowns"
10. "All That We Have Is Now" (11)
        by Jesse Winchester
        from "A Reasonable Amount Of Trouble"
10. "Birches" (11)
        by Mark Erelli
        from "Milltowns"
10. "Chilly Winds" (11)
        by Moira Smiley And Voco
        from "Laughter Out Of Tears"
10. "Old Joe's Chair" (11)
        by Aaron Nathans & Michael G. Ronstadt
        from "Crooked Fiddle"
14. "Across The Great Divide" (10)
        by Kyle Carey
        from "North Star"
14. "Borders Of The Moon" (10)
        by Johnsmith
        from "The Longing Road"
14. "Handsome Molly" (10)
        by Mark Erelli
        from "Milltowns"
14. "Second Nature" (10)
        by Adler & Hearne
        from "Second Nature"
18. "Blue Ridge Mountain Blues" (9)
        by Mac Wiseman
        from "Songs From My Mother's Hand"
18. "Come Clean" (9)
        by Teresa Storch
        from "Come Clean"
18. "The Flower Of Muscle Shoals" (9)
        by Cahalen Morrison And Country Hammer
        from "The Flower Of Muscle Shoals"
18. "I Don't Mind The Rain" (9)
        by Jeremy Lyons
        from "Make It Better"
18. "Look Again To The Wind" (9)
        by Bill Miller
        from "Look Again To The Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited"
18. "When Fall Comes To New England" (9)
        by Cheryl Wheeler
        from "Driving Home"
18. "When I'm Feeling Better" (9)
        by Jeremy Lyons
        from "Make It Better"
25. "Banks Are Made Of Marble" (8)
        by Runa
        from "Current Affairs"
25. "Honeyfest" (8)
        by Johnsmith
        from "The Longing Road"
25. "Little Louisiana" (8)
        by Jesse Winchester
        from "A Reasonable Amount Of Trouble"
25. "Middle Of A Moment" (8)
        by Johnsmith
        from "The Longing Road"
25. "Morrissey Falls In Love At First Sight" (8)
        by Mark Erelli
        from "Milltowns"
25. "Night Train" (8)
        by Mark Erelli
        from "Milltowns"
25. "North Country" (8)
        by Moira Smiley And Voco
        from "Laughter Out Of Tears"
25. "Northwest Passage" (8)
        by Stan Rogers
        from "Northwest Passage"
25. "Old New Mexico" (8)
        by Christine Albert
        from "Everything's Beautiful Now"
25. "Rainbird" (8)
        by Johnsmith
        from "The Longing Road"
25. "Referendum" (8)
        by Alasdair Fraser And Natalie Haas
        from "Abundance"
25. "Rhythm Of The Rain" (8)
        by Jesse Winchester
        from "A Reasonable Amount Of Trouble"
25. "Vanishing Race" (8)
        by Rhiannon Giddens
        from "Look Again To The Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited"
25. "Western Skies" (8)
        by Hot Rize
        from "When I'm Free"


TOP ARTISTS OF SEPTEMBER 2014
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13322 airplays from 142 different DJs

1. Johnsmith
2. Mark Erelli
3. Jesse Winchester
4. Laurie Lewis And Kathy Kallick
5. Bob Dylan
6. Anne Hills
6. John McCutcheon
8. Kyle Carey
9. Cahalen Morrison And Country Hammer
10. Chris Smither
11. Front Country
12. Adler And Hearne
12. Pete Seeger
14. Jean Redpath
15. Aaron Nathans And Michael G. Ronstadt
16. Bill Monroe
17. Ellis Paul
18. Jackson Browne
18. Loudon Wainwright III
18. Moira Smiley And Voco
18. Red Molly
18. Steve Earle
23. Hot Rize
24. The Earls Of Leicester
24. Emmylou Harris
26. Mike Auldridge, Jerry Douglas And Rob Ickes
27. Gillian Welch
27. Jim Photoglo
29. Eliza Gilkyson
29. Old Crow Medicine Show
31. Jeremy Lyons
31. Joe Crookston
33. The Duhks
33. Teresa Storch
35. John Gorka
35. Johnny Cash
35. Lynne Hanson
35. Robert Bruey
35. Stan Rogers
35. Stray Birds


TOP LABELS OF SEPTEMBER 2014
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13322 airplays from 142 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Compass
3. Red House
4. Sugar Hill
5. Signature
6. Rebel
7. Columbia
8. Appleseed
9. Sony
10. Smithsonian/Folkways
10. Warner
12. Borealis
12. Spruce And Maple
14. New West
14. Philo
16. Greentrax
17. Waterbug
18. Hillbilly Pilgrim
19. Mountain Home
20. Rhino
21. Bear Family
21. Spring Hollow
23. Americelta
24. Yep Roc
25. Hand And Heart
26. Blue Pine
26. Capitol
28. Moira Smiley
28. Vanguard
30. Free Dirt
31. ATO
32. Green Linnet
32. Inside
32. Nonesuch
35. Rural Rhythm
36. MCA
37. Flying Fish
37. Music Road
37. RCA
40. 5 Eighths
40. Storch Songs


FOLK DJs - SEPTEMBER 2014
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13322 airplays from 142 different DJs

Abby Parks (WLJS-FM, AL)
Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Allison Brock (CKUA-FM, AB)
Allison Brown (CJAM-FM, ON)
Amy & Travis Luncan (WYSO-FM, OH)
Andrew Antipin (WPRB-FM, NJ)
Annie Keville (WVBR-FM, NY)
Art Menius (WMMT-FM, KY)
Arthur Berman (CiTR-FM, BC)
Arthur Dean (WCNI-FM, CT)
Artie Martello (WIOX-FM, NY)
Bill Revill (WESU-FM, CT)
Bill Stuart (WFIT-FM, FL)
Bill Wagman (KDVS-FM, CA)
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)
Caragh McMaster (WTJU-FM, VA)
Caroline Doctorow (WPKM-FM & WPKN-FM, CT)
Carolyn VandeWiele (WFHB-FM, IN)
Charlie Backfish (WUSB-FM, NY)
Chris Kocher (WHRW-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)
Darwin Davidson (WERU-FM, ME)
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)
Doug Dick (WVGN-FM, VI)
Ed McDonald (WVMR-FM etc, WV)
Ed Mellnik (KBOO-FM, OR)
Frank Gosar (KLCC-FM, OR)
George Dayton (WTJU-FM, VA)
Gerd Stassen (EVW, Germany)
Gerry Goodfriend (CKUT-FM, QC)
Graham and Barbara Dean (WBCR-LP, MA)
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)
Jeff Robson (CJUM-FM, MB)
Jenny Flux (2AIR-FM, Australia)
Jeremy Butler (WUAL-FM & APR, AL)
Jim Canales (WWSP-FM, WI)
Jim Dubinsky (WUVT-FM, CV)
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)
Joe Pszonek (WMSC-FM, NJ)
John & Maureen Rumsey (KVMR-FM, CA)
John C. Falstaff (WRFG-FM, GA)
John Lupton and George Mercer (WVUD-FM, DE)
John Mazza (WNHU-FM, CT)
John Patterson (WXPI-FM, PA)
John Platt (WFUV-FM, NY)
John Weingart (WPRB-FM, NJ)
Johnny Bazzano (KRCB-FM, CA)
Jon 'Chip' Colcord (WSCS-FM, NH)
Jon Stein (WTBQ-AM, NY)
Jürgen Kramer (ZuSa, Germany)
Karen Rakos (KEUL-FM, AK)
Kate McNally (NHPR, NH)
Kelly Walker (Troy Public Radio, AL)
Ken Batista (WYEP-FM, PA)
Ken Yavit (KBAC-FM, NM)
Kevin Elliott (WEFT-FM, IL)
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)
Lilli Kuzma (WDCB-FM, IL)
Linda Fahey (WKSU & syndicated, OH)
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)
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)
Mike Regenstreif (CKCU-FM, ON)
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)
Pamela Smith (WPKN-FM, CT)
Paul Hartman (WTMD-FM, MD)
Peter Fraissinet (WVBR-FM, NY)
Peter Jones (WTJU-FM, VA)
Peter Kernast and John Bates (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Ray Baumler (WRUR-FM & WITH-FM, NY)
Rich Warren (WFMT-FM & syndicated, IL)
Richard Gordon (WVUD-FM, DE)
Richard Howard (KZMU-FM, UT)
Rik James (KGLT-FM, MT)
Rob Thurlow (KRFC-FM, CO)
Robert Resnik (VPR, VT)
Ron Olesko (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Roz Larman (KPFK-FM & syndicated, CA)
Sandy Goodson (WTJU-FM, VA)
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 Edge (CITR-FM, BC)
Steve Fisher (CKUA-FM, AB)
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)
Terri Fatseas (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Terry Carpenter (WTJU-FM, VA)
Terry O'Laughlin (WORT-FM, WI)
Todd Tyson (The Point-FM, VT)
Tom Coxworth (CKUA-FM, AB)
Tom Druckenmiller (WDIY-FM & syndicated, PA)
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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