Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of September 2017 (with DJ list)

TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS OF SEPTEMBER 2017
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 12417 airplays from 127 different DJs

  1: "Happy Little Trees," KC Groves [thebluegrassgirl.com, new] (105)
        "Little Rain"
        "Northern Lights"
        "Bluebird"
        "Train 45"
        "Lover's Return"
  2: "One Song At A Time," Barbara Jo Kammer [barbarajokammer.com, new] (72)
        "I Can See Clearly Now"
        "So Good"
        "Medicine Wheel"
        "Winning Side"
  3: "Bidin' My Time," Chris Hillman [Rounder, new] (70)
        "Bells Of Rhymney"
        "Wildflowers"
        "Such Is The World That We Live In"
        "Walk Right Back"
  4: "Folksinger, Vol. 2," Willie Watson [Acony, new] (58)
        "Samson And Delilah"
        "On The Road Again"
        "Always Lift Him Up And Never Knock Him Down"
        "When My Baby Left Me"
  5: "Spaghettification," Christine Lavin [christinelavin.com, new] (51)
        "Turn This Ship Around"
        "Moment Slipped Away"
        "College Fight Song For Sesquipedalians"
  6: "Night Tree," Night Tree [nighttreemusic.com, new] (50)
        "Wish On The Wind"
        "Fowrist"
        "I Feel A Rumblin"
  7: "Peaceful Easy Feeling," Jack Tempchin [Blue Elan, new] (48)
        "Peaceful Easy Feeling"
        "Already Gone"
        "Slow Dancing"
  7: "Worth," Emily Mure [emilymure.com, new] (48)
        "Waiting For Change"
        "Worth"
        "As The World Falls Down"
        "Come Clean"
  9: "Poor David's Almanack," Dave Rawlings [Acony, 8/17] (47)
        "Come On Over My House"
        "Midnight Train"
        "Cumberland Gap"
  9: "Southern Blood," Gregg Allman [Rounder, 9/17] (47)
        "My Only True Friend"
        "Black Muddy River"
        "Going Going Gone"
 11: "Folk Hotel," Tom Russell [Frontera, 9/17] (46)
        "Leaving El Paso"
        "I'll Never Leave These Old Horses"
        "Sparrow Of Swansea"
 11: "The Hammer And The Heart," Susan Cattaneo [Jersey Girl, 6/17] (46)
        "Work Hard Love Harder"
        "In The Grooves"
        "River Always Wins"
 13: "Chase The Sun," The Early Mays [Bird On The Wing, 8/17] (44)
        "Jeff Sturgeon"
        "Mannington #9"
        "Martin's Breakdown"
 13: "The Long-Awaited Album," Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers [Rounder, new] (44)
        "All Night Long"
        "Caroline"
        "Girl From River Run"
 15: "Undone," Sean McConnell [Rounder, new] (42)
        "Running Under Water"
        "Ghost Town"
        "Nothing On You"
 15: "Waitin' For The Sun," Rusty Young [Blue Elan, new] (42)
        "Down Home"
        "My Friend"
        "Waitin' For The Sun"
        "Honey Bee"
 17: "Bone On Bone," Bruce Cockburn [True North, 9/17] (40)
        "40 Years In The Wilderness"
        "Looking And Waiting"
        "States I'm In"
 18: "Forest Fire," Shawna Caspi [shawnacaspi.com, 9/17] (38)
        "Love In A Moving Van"
        "Never Enough"
        "Tennessee Waltz"
 18: "On That Other Green Shore," John Reischman And The Jaybirds [Corvus, 6/17] (38)
        "2 Of Us"
        "I Don't Want To Say Goodbye"
        "Katie Bar The Door"
 18: "What If," The Jerry Douglas Band [Rounder, 8/17] (38)
        "Hey Joe"
        "Last Wild Moor"
        "Butcher Boy"
 21: "Come Back Coming On," Young And Rusty [Motherlotus, new] (35)
        "Hard Times"
        "Comeback Coming On"
        "Still Looking For You"
 22: "When We Stand Together," Magpie [Long Tail, 5/17] (32)
        "Bread And Roses"
        "Which Side Are You On?"
 23: "Dog," Charlie Parr [Red House, 9/17] (30)
        "Dog"
        "Salt Water"
        "I Ain't Dead Yet"
 23: "Fragments," Chris Ronald [Borealis, 5/17] (30)
        "Everything Goes Green"
        "Freedom Train"
        "Mosquito"
 25: "Facets Of Folk (preview)," Mara Levine with Gathering Time [Mara's Creations, new] (29)
        "By My Silence"
 25: "Grace," Lizz Wright [Concord, new] (29)
        "Barley"
        "Every Grain Of Sand"
        "Singing In My Soul"
 25: "Hang On For The Ride," Aaron Nathans And Michael G. Ronstadt [michaelronstadt.com, new] (29)
        "Hang On For The Ride"
        "Northwind"
        "Strength To Not Fight Back"
 28: "A Black And Tan Ball," Ben Hunter, Phil Wiggins, Joe Seamons [Tantamount, 7/17] (28)
        "Struttin' With Some Barbeque"
        "Hard Time Blues"
 28: "Down Hearted Blues," Eilen Jewell [Signature, 9/17] (28)
        "Poor Girl's Story"
        "It's Your Voodoo Working"
 28: "Middle Of Nowhere," Folkapotamus [Phatcat, new] (28)
        "Times Like These"
        "Road To Nowheresville"
        "Cherish This Day"
 31: "Horizon Lines," Matthew Byrne [matthewbyrne.net, 8/17] (27)
        "River Driver"
        "Go To Sea No More"
        "Long Years Ago"
 31: "Lead Belly, Baby!," Dan Zanes And Friends [Smithsonian/Folkways, new] (27)
        "Boll Weevil"
        "Cotton Fields"
        "Take This Hammer"
 33: "Wildflower Blues," Jolie Holland And Samantha Parton [Cinquefoil, 9/17] (26)
        "You Are Not Needed Now"
        "Gooseberry Rag"
        "Wildflower Blues"
 34: "The Wild," Kris Delmhorst [Blue Blade, new] (25)
        "All The Way Around"
        "Temporary Existence"
 35: "Run Away," Rebekah Long [LUK, new] (24)
        "Swimming Song"
        "Honky Cat"
 35: "Singin'," Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio [Vessel, 6/17] (24)
        "Singin"
        "Take A Deep Breath And Smile"
 37: "Contraband Love," Larry Campbell And Teresa Williams [Red House, new] (23)
        "My Sweetie Went Away"
        "Turn Around"
 37: "The Conversation," Pete's Posse [Epact, 8/17] (23)
        "Sap Ain't Runnin"
        "Don't Let Me Go"
 37: "The Queen Of Hearts," Offa Rex [Nonesuch, 7/17] (23)
        "Flash Company"
        "Sheepcrook And Black Dog"
 40: "Freedom Highway," Rhiannon Giddens [Nonesuch, 2/17] (21)
        "Birmingham Sunday"
        "Julie"
 40: "Poets, Philosophers, Workers And Wanderers," Joe Jencks [Turtle Bear, 5/17] (21)
        "Hands"
        "Solidarity Forever"
 42: "Lukas Nelson And Promise Of The Real," Lukas Nelson And Promise Of The Real [Fantasy, 8/17] (20)
        "Fool Me Once"
 42: "Some Distant Shore," Bill Booth [Wheeling, 3/17] (20)
        "Home Is On The Road"
        "Wild Geese"
 42: "Walk In The Dark," Rob Lutes [Lucky Bear, new] (20)
        "Whistling Past The Graveyard"
        "Better Past"
 45: "Songs Of Bob Dylan," Joan Osborne [Womanly Hips, new] (19)
        "Spanish Harlem Incident"
        "Tangled Up In Blue"
 45: "Too Far To Turn Back Now (single)," Gathering Time with Mara Levine [Treble-G, new] (19)
        "Too Far To Turn Back Now"
 45: "The Workingman's Blues," Kat Goldman [Self, 8/17] (19)
        "One To Dream"
        "The Workingman's Blues"
 48: "An American In Havana," Susan Werner [Self, new] (18)
        "1955 Chevy Bel Air"
        "Cuba Is"
        "Stray Dogs"
 48: "The Richmond Sessions," The Sherman Holmes Project [M.C., 7/17] (18)
        "Lonesome Pines"
        "Rock Of Ages"
 48: "Wondrous Beauty," Ken Dunn [Self, new] (18)
        "Tales Of Wandering"
        "Saskatoon"
 51: "California Calling," Laura Cortese And The Dance Cards [Compass, new] (17)
        "3 Little Words"
        "Low Hum"
 51: "Party Of One," George Thorogood [Rounder, 8/17] (17)
        "Born With The Blues"
        "Sky Is Crying"
 51: "Revolution Now," Emma's Revolution [Moving Forward, 5/17] (17)
        "Fire In Ferguson"
        "Sing People Sing"
 51: "The Safest Place I Know," Robert K. Wolf [Brooding Stud, 2/17] (17)
        "The Safest Place I Know"
        "Brand New Old Lang Syne"
 51: "Turmoil And Tinfoil," Billy Strings [Self, new] (17)
        "All Of Tomorrow"
        "Meet Me At The Creek"
 56: "James," Eliot Bronson [Rock Ridge, new] (16)
        "Good Enough"
        "Rollin' Down A Line"
 56: "Not My Monkey," Fiddle Whamdiddle [Self, 7/17] (16)
        "Not My Monkey"
        "Soldier's Joy"
 56: "Old Salt Union," Old Salt Union [Compass, 7/17] (16)
        "You Can Call Me Al"
        "Hard Line"
 56: "When The Bloom Falls From The Rose," Sarah Jane Scouten [Light Organ, 6/17] (16)
        "Acre Of Shells"
 56: "Where The River Meets The Road," Tim O'Brien [Howdy Skies, 3/17] (16)
        "Where The River Meets The Road"
        "Windy Mountain"
 61: "The Family Feast," Uncle Bonsai [Yellow Tail, new] (15)
        "Problems"
 61: "Folk Songs," Kronos Quartet And Friends [Nonesuch, 6/17] (15)
        "Factory Girl"
        "Last Kind Words"
 61: "King Of Killing Time," The Sweetback Sisters [Signature, 8/17] (15)
        "Gotta Get A-Goin"
        "I'm Gonna Cry"
 61: "Ruckus," Beyond The Pale [Borealis, 6/17] (15)
        "Ol Tenilor"
 61: "Small Believer," Anna Tivel [Fluff And Gravy, new] (15)
        "Illinois"
        "Riverside Hotel"
 61: "Tell The Devil I'm Gettin' There As Fast As I Can," Ray Wylie Hubbard [Bordello, new] (15)
        "God Looked Around"
 61: "True Colors," Gina Clowes [Mountain Home, new] (15)
        "Dust Can Wait"
        "Saylors Creek2017"
 68: "Play One More: The Songs Of Ian And Sylvia," Tom Russell [True North, 5/17] (14)
        "Rio Grande"
        "Thrown To The Wolves"
 68: "Shame," Rachel Baiman [Free Dirt, 6/17] (14)
        "In The Space Of A Day"
        "Getting Ready To Start"
 68: "Silence In These Walls," Flatt Lonesome [Mountain Home, new] (14)
        "Highway Of Pain"
 68: "Wild As We Came Here," The Steel Wheels [Big Ring, 3/17] (14)
        "Scrape Me Off The Ceiling"
        "Wild As We Came Here"


TOP SONGS OF SEPTEMBER 2017
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 12417 airplays from 127 different DJs

1. "By My Silence" (27)
        by Mara Levine with Gathering Time
        from "Facets Of Folk (preview)"
2. "Little Rain" (25)
        by KC Groves
        from "Happy Little Trees"
3. "Northern Lights" (20)
        by KC Groves
        from "Happy Little Trees"
4. "Too Far To Turn Back Now" (19)
        by Gathering Time with Mara Levine
        from "Too Far To Turn Back Now (single)"
5. "Peaceful Easy Feeling" (17)
        by Jack Tempchin
        from "Peaceful Easy Feeling"
6. "Bluebird" (16)
        by KC Groves
        from "Happy Little Trees"
7. "Bells Of Rhymney" (15)
        by Chris Hillman
        from "Bidin My Time"
7. "I Can See Clearly Now" (15)
        by Barbara Jo Kammer
        from "One Song At A Time"
7. "Machine" (15)
        by John McCutcheon
        from "The Machine (single)"
10. "Work Hard Love Harder" (14)
        by Susan Cattaneo
        from "The Hammer And The Heart"
11. "Love In A Moving Van" (13)
        by Shawna Caspi
        from "Forest Fire"
12. "Already Gone" (12)
        by Jack Tempchin
        from "Peaceful Easy Feeling"
12. "So Good" (12)
        by Barbara Jo Kammer
        from "One Song At A Time"
12. "Turn This Ship Around" (12)
        by Christine Lavin
        from "Spaghettification"
15. "Come On Over My House" (11)
        by Dave Rawlings
        from "Poor David's Almanack"
15. "Midnight Train" (11)
        by Dave Rawlings
        from "Poor David's Almanack"
15. "Samson And Delilah" (11)
        by Willie Watson
        from "Folksinger, Vol. 2"
15. "Wish On The Wind" (11)
        by Night Tree
        from "Night Tree"
19. "Black Muddy River" (10)
        by Gregg Allman
        from "Southern Blood"
19. "Cumberland Gap" (10)
        by Dave Rawlings
        from "Poor David's Almanack"
19. "Hang On For The Ride" (10)
        by Aaron Nathans And Michael G. Ronstadt
        from "Hang On For The Ride"
19. "Hey Joe" (10)
        by The Jerry Douglas Band
        from "What If"
19. "My Only True Friend" (10)
        by Gregg Allman
        from "Southern Blood"
19. "Road To Nowheresville" (10)
        by Folkapotamus
        from "Middle Of Nowhere"
19. "Running Under Water" (10)
        by Sean McConnell
        from "Undone"
19. "Wildflowers" (10)
        by Chris Hillman
        from "Bidin' My Time"
19. "Worth" (10)
        by Emily Mure
        from "Worth"


TOP ARTISTS OF SEPTEMBER 2017
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 12417 airplays from 127 different DJs

1. KC Groves
2. Tom Russell
3. Barbara Jo Kammer
4. Chris Hillman
5. Christine Lavin
5. John McCutcheon
5. Willie Watson
8. Sean McConnell
9. Emily Mure
9. Night Tree
11. Gregg Allman
11. Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers
13. Dave Rawlings
13. The Early Mays
13. Jack Tempchin
16. Pete Seeger
17. Bruce Cockburn
18. Susan Cattaneo
19. Mara Levine
20. Rusty Young
21. John Reischman And The Jaybirds
22. Shawna Caspi
23. The Jerry Douglas Band
24. Young And Rusty
25. Magpie
26. Aaron Nathans And Michael G. Ronstadt
27. Charlie Parr
27. Gathering Time
29. Chris Ronald
29. Eilen Jewell
31. Folkapotamus
31. Matthew Byrne
31. Rhiannon Giddens
34. Bill Monroe
34. Kris Delmhorst
34. Lizz Wright
37. Ben Hunter, Phil Wiggins, Joe Seamons
37. Jolie Holland And Samantha Parton
39. John Prine
39. Lukas Nelson And Promise Of The Real
39. Tim O'Brien
39. Tom Paxton


TOP LABELS OF SEPTEMBER 2017
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 12417 airplays from 127 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Compass
3. Red House
4. Smithsonian/Folkways
5. Sugar Hill
6. Acony
7. Nonesuch
8. Blue Elan
9. Signature
10. Borealis
11. Columbia
12. Mountain Home
13. True North
14. Bear Family
15. Rebel
16. Concord
16. New West
18. Frontera
18. Jersey Girl
20. Corvus
21. Arc
21. Flying Fish
21. Warner
24. Green Linnet
24. Rhino
24. Waterbug
27. Capitol
27. Vanguard
29. Free Dirt
30. Fantasy
31. Hightone
32. Legacy
32. Pinecastle
32. Sony
35. Long Tail
35. Phatcat
35. Philo
38. Elektra
38. MCA
40. Appleseed
40. Blue Blade
40. Treble G


FOLK DJs - SEPTEMBER 2017
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 12417 airplays from 127 different DJs

Abby Parks (WLJS-FM, AL)
Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Allison Brock (CKUA-FM, AB)
Amanda Lynn Stubley (CHRW-FM, ON)
Amy & Travis Luncan (WYSO-FM, OH)
Angela Page (WJFF-FM, NY)
Art Menius (WCOM-FM, NC)
Arthur Berman (CiTR-FM, BC)
Arthur Dean (WCNI-FM, CT)
Artie Martello (mostlyfolk.org & syndicated, NY)
Bettie Carlson (WCUW-FM, MA)
Bill Hahn (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Bill Revill (WESU-FM, CT)
Bill Stuart (WFIT-FM, FL)
Bill Wagman (KDVS-FM, CA)
Bob Heyer (WWOV-FM, WV)
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)
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)
Craig Huegel (WMNF-FM, FL)
Dan Alloway (KTEP-FM, TX)
Darwin Davidson (WERU-FM, ME)
Dave Hardy (djsleepy.com, MA)
David John (KTRU-FM, TX)
David Sears (WBGU-FM, OH)
Denis McKay (VOX-FM, Australia)
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 (WQCS-FM, FL)
Ed Mellnik (KBOO-FM, OR)
Fred Frawley (WMPG-FN, ME)
Gaye Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Gerry Goodfriend (CKUT-FM, QC)
Graham and Barbara Dean (WBCR-LP, MA)
Greg Priddy (WJCU-FM, OH)
Greg Schatzmann (CJLX-FM, ON)
Hansjoerg Malonek (ISW-FM, Germany)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
Ian Zolitor (WXPN-FM, PA)
Jan Hall (CFRU-FM, ON)
Jared Ingersol (syndicated & sweetharmony.fm, CA)
Jean Geiger (KBCS-FM, WA)
Jeff Robson (CJUM-FM, MB)
Jeff Zolitor (KNYO-FM, CA)
Jenny Flux (2AIR-FM, Australia)
Jeremy Butler (WUAL-FM & APR, AL)
Jim Canales (WWSP-FM, WI)
Jim Fisher (WGCS-FM, IN)
Jim Marino (CFMU-FM, ON)
Jim Rogers (WIUP-FM, PA)
Joe Pszonek (WMSC-FM & radiohowhere903.com, 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 Sillberg (CKOL-FM, ON)
John Weingart (WPRB-FM, NJ)
Johnny Bazzano (KRCB-FM, CA)
Jon 'Chip' Colcord (syndicated, NH)
Jon Stein (WTBQ-AM, NY)
Juergen Kramer (ZuSa, Germany)
Juliet Youngren (WEFT-FM, IL)
Justin Helmer (KVSC-FM, MN)
Kate McNally (NHPR, NH)
Kelly Moore and Alex Renwick (KTRU-FM, TX)
Kelly Walker (Troy Public Radio, AL)
Ken Batista (WYEP-FM, PA)
Kevin Elliott (WEFT-FM, IL)
Larry Hillberg (KVMR-FM, CA)
Larry Hoyt (WAER-FM, NY)
Laurie DesJardins (KVMR-FM, CA)
Len Holton (KUAR-FM, AR)
Lyle D. Skinner (CJUM-FM, MB)
Mara Noelle (KVMR-FM & KFOK-LP, CA)
Mark Michaelis (WGDR-FM, VT)
Mark Tobler (WTUL-FM, LA)
Mary Sue Twohy (SiriusXM & syndicated, DC)
Menachem Vinegrad (Upper Galilee-FM, Israel)
Michael Alzo (WSLU-FM, NY)
Michael Stock (WLRN-FM, FL)
Mike Regenstreif (CKCU-FM, ON)
Mitch Park (Kidnappers, New Zealand)
Naomi Soule and Terry Moses (KCLC-FM, MO)
Norm Mast (WVPE-FM, IN)
Paul Hartman (WTMD-FM, MD)
Paul Hefti (live365.com, CA)
Paul Stamler (KDHX-FM, MO)
Peter Fraissinet (WVBR-FM, NY)
Peter Kernast (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Ray Baumler (WRUR-FM & WITH-FM, NY)
Rich Warren (WFMT-FM & syndicated, IL)
Richard Howard (KZMU-FM, UT)
Rik James (KGLT-FM, MT)
Robert Resnik (VPR, VT)
Ron Cooke (KTAL-LP, NM)
Ron Olesko (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Sheila Shigley (WPR, WI)
Sonny Ochs (WIOX-FM, NY)
Steve Brockway (KRFC-FM, CO)
Steve Edge (CITR-FM, BC)
Steve Harris (KQSC-FM, CO)
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)
Terry O'Laughlin (WORT-FM, WI)
Tom Coxworth (CKUA-FM, AB)
Tom Druckenmiller (WDIY-FM & syndicated, PA)
Tom Funk (KGLP-FM, NM)
Tom MacArthur (folkchefskitchen.podbean.com, NB)
WTJU Folk (WTJU-FM & WHAN-FM, VA)
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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richard@folkradio.org                              http://folkradio.org

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