Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of August 2007 (with DJ list)

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13959 airplays from 140 different DJs

  1: "The Wounded Heart Of America," Tom Russell And Friends [Hightone, 8/07] (83)
        "Who's Gonna Build Your Wall," Tom Russell
        "Walking On The Moon," Eliza Gilkyson
        "Acres Of Corn," Iris DeMent
        "Canadian Whiskey," Ian Tyson And Nanci Griffith
  2: "Versatile Heart," Linda Thompson [Rounder, 8/07] (64)
        "Versatile Heart"
        "Day After Tomorrow"
        "Katy Cruel"
  3: "Your Town Tonight," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, 7/07] (57)
        "Tender Mercies"
        "Tennessee Road"
        "Bare Necessities"
  4: "Letters From Sinners And Strangers," Eilen Jewell [Signature, 7/07] (48)
        "Rich Man's World"
        "Dusty Boxcar Wall"
        "Where They Never Say Your Name"
  5: "Col Arco," Daniel And Amy Carwile [Self, 7/07] (42)
        "Hot Java"
        "Chief Sitting Bull"
        "Exactly Like You"
  6: "The Spiritual Kind," Terri Hendrix [Wilory, 7/07] (40)
        "The Spiritual Kind"
        "Life's A Song"
        "Bottom Of A Hill"
  7: "Big Old Life," Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem [Signature, 6/07] (38)
        "Joy Comes Back"
        "Red Haired Boy"
        "Farewell Angelina"
  7: "In Times Like These," Arlo Guthrie [Rising Son, 7/07] (38)
        "In Times Like These"
        "Darkest Hour"
        "City Of New Orleans"
  9: "South Of Delia," Richard Shindell [Self, 5/07] (34)
        "Acadian Driftwood"
        "Born In The U. S. A"
  9: "Waterloo, Tennessee," Uncle Earl [Rounder, 3/07] (34)
        "Last Goodbye"
        "My Little Carpenter"
        "One True"
 11: "In This Town," Annie And Rod Capps [Yellow Room, 7/07] (33)
        "In This Town"
        "Tumbling Down"
        "When My Time Comes"
 12: "Come Running," Bill Morrissey [Turn And Spin, new] (30)
        "Summer Jumped All Over Me"
        "He's Not From Kansas City"
        "Canal Street"
 13: "Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John," Peter Case [Yep Roc, new] (27)
        "Every 24 Hours"
        "Million Dollars Bail"
        "Underneath The Stars"
 14: "Dona Got A Ramblin' Mind," Carolina Chocolate Drops [Music Maker, 2/07] (26)
        "Starry Crown"
        "Sourwood Mountain"
 14: "Thanksgiving," Si Kahn [Strictly Country, 2/07] (26)
        "To Hear Doc Watson Play"
        "Who's Watching The Man"
 16: "Old Town School of Folk Music Songbook," Various Artists [Bloodshot, 7/07] (25)
        "9 Pound Hammer," Scott Besaw
 16: "Summer's Voice," Arlon Bennett [Red Sea, 7/07] (25)
        "Be The Change"
        "Summer's Voice"
        "Straight A's In Love"
 18: "Assisted Living," Modern Man [Inverted Turtle, new] (24)
        "Much Better View Of The Moon"
        "Folk Music In The Nude"
        "New Ballgame"
 19: "Four On The Floor," Old Blind Dogs [Compass, 7/07] (22)
        "Bedlam Boys"
 19: "Migrations," The Duhks [Sugar Hill, 9/06] (22)
        "Turtle Dove"
        "Down To The River"
 21: "Banjo Talkin'," Cathy Fink [Rounder, 7/07] (21)
        "Prayer Of A Miner's Child"
        "Banjo Pickin' Girl"
 21: "Happydance Of The Xenophobe," Christine Lavin [Yellow Tail, new] (21)
 21: "NeGrass," Laura Love [Octoroon Biography, 4/07] (21)
        "This Train"
 24: "Black And White," Cherryholmes [Skaggs Family, 6/07] (20)
        "Heat Of The Morning"
        "I Don't Know"
 24: "Ef You Don't Watch Out," Anne Hills [Self, 7/07] (20)
        "Voice From The Farm"
        "Raggedy Man"
 24: "Gospel Truth," Susan Werner [Sleeve Dog, 2/07] (20)
        "Our Father, The New Revised Edition"
        "Probably Not"
 24: "Let Us Get Together," Marie Knight [M. C., 6/07] (20)
        "Death Don't Have No Mercy"
        "Samson And Delilah"
 24: "Lines In The Dirt," Brad Colerick [Back 9, 7/07] (20)
        "Ring Of Fire"
        "Sweet Corn"
 24: "Things Change," Emily Kurn [Self, 7/07] (20)
        "Wait For The Roses"
        "Brown Boots, Red Coat"
 30: "The Bootlegger's Daughter," Rachel Harrington [Skinny Dennis, 5/07] (19)
        "Sunshine Girl"
        "Summer's Gone"
 30: "In Good We Trust," Harry Manx And Kevin Breit [Stony Plain, 4/07] (19)
        "Don't Swim, Float"
        "In Good We Trust"
 30: "River," Steve Fisher [Self, 7/07] (19)
        "Florida Blues"
        "Stray Dog Blues"
 30: "This Fire," John McCutcheon [Appalsongs, new] (19)
        "Hope Dies Last"
        "Dick Cheney"
 34: "Under The Influence Of Buck," Derailers [Palo Duro, new] (18)
        "My Heart Skips A Beat"
        "I've Got A Tiger By The Tail"
 34: "Crossing Point," Daimh [Greentrax, new] (18)
        "Domhnaill Mor"
 34: "A Hundred Miles Or More," Alison Krauss [Rounder, 4/07] (18)
        "Sawing On The Strings"
        "Away Down The River"
 34: "Season Of The Witch," Strangelings [No Label, new] (18)
        "Season Of The Witch"
        "White Bird"
 34: "Try Me One More Time," David Bromberg [Appleseed, 2/07] (18)
        "Shake Sugaree"
        "Try Me One More Time"
 39: "20 For 20," Smithfield Fair [Stevenson, new] (17)
 39: "The Banjo Monologues," Joel Mabus [Fossil, 5/07] (17)
        "Roll Down The Line"
 39: "Blackberry Time," Jud Caswell [Alderdown, 5/07] (17)
        "Blackberry Time"
        "Men Behind The Bushes"
 39: "Chinese Boxes," Kim Richey [Vanguard, new] (17)
        "Absence Of Your Company"
        "I Will Follow"
 39: "Hop High," Crooked Still [Footprint, 2004] (17)
        "Orphan Girl"
 39: "Live In Dublin," Bruce Springsteen [Columbia, 6/07] (17)
        "When The Saints Go Marching In"
 39: "Lovin' Pretty Women," Steep Canyon Rangers [Rebel, new] (17)
        "Call The Captain"
        "Don't Ease Me In"
 39: "When At Last," Russ Barenberg [Compass, 6/07] (17)
        "Jump Back Barley"
        "Little Monk"
 47: "Acoustic Rainbow 29," Various Artists [Poetman, new] (16)
        "This Heart Of Mine," Pat Flynn
        "Where The Buckwheat Blooms," Lisa Biales
 47: "Cimarron Manifesto," Jimmy Lafave [Red House, 5/07] (16)
        "This Land"
        "Catch The Wind"
 47: "The Hottest State," Various Artists [Hickory, new] (16)
        "Never See You," Rocha
        "Always Seem To Get Things Wrong," Willie Nelson
 47: "Never Been To Vegas," Red Molly [Self, 8/06] (16)
        "Long Gone Lonesome Blues"
 47: "Room To Grow," Adrienne Young And Little Sadie [Addibelle, 5/07] (16)
        "Natural Bridge"
        "Room To Grow"
 47: "Sweet Warrior," Richard Thompson [Shout Factory, 5/07] (16)
        "She Sang Angels To Rest"
 47: "The Waking Hour," David Francey [Red House, 2004] (16)
        "Wanna Be Loved"
        "Highway 95"
 47: "We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions," Bruce Springsteen [Columbia, 4/06] (16)
        "Old Dan Tucker"
 55: "Anchored In Love: A Tribute To June Carter Cash," Various Artists [Dualtone, 6/07] (15)
        "Wildwood Flower," Loretta Lynn
        "Will The Circle Be Unbroken," Ralph Stanley
 55: "Chickasaw," Thea Hopkins [Self, new] (15)
        "Edge Of Geary"
 55: "Meet Me In The Music," Erynn Marshall And Chris Coole [Hickoryjack, new] (15)
        "Feed Your Horse Corn And Hay"
        "Meriweather, Goodbye Girls I'm Going To Boston"
 55: "Over The Hills," Lucy Kaplansky [Red House, 3/07] (15)
        "Manhattan Moon"
        "Swimming Song"
 55: "Paradise Hotel," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, 2005] (15)
        "Man Of God"
 55: "Sparrows In The Bell," The Pines [Red House, 6/07] (15)
        "Goin' Home"
        "Careless Love"
 61: "Folksongs Of Illinois #1," Various Artists [University of Illinois, 4/07] (14)
        "9 Pound Hammer," Thespecial Consensus
 61: "Mischief," Beoga [Compass, 6/07] (14)
        "Factory Girl"
 61: "Firecracker," Wailin' Jennys [Red House, 6/06] (14)
        "Glory Bound"
 61: "Lightweights And Gentlemen," LAU [Compass, 6/07] (14)
 61: "The Old Time Banjo Festival," Various Artists [Rounder, new] (14)
        "I Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow," Mike Seeger
 61: "To Heaven U Ride," Michelle Shocked [Mighty Sound, new] (14)
 67: "Americana," Various Artists [Putumayo, 7/07] (13)
        "Wagon Wheel," Old Crow Medicine Show
 67: "Black Water," Kris Drever [Compass, 10/06] (13)
        "Patrick Spence"
        "Steel And Stone"
 67: "The Calling," Wil Maring [Roan Pony, 2006] (13)
        "Keeper Of The Farm"
        "Make You Smile"
 67: "Glorious Peasant," Keith Greeninger [Wind River, 6/06] (13)
        "Breaking Through"
 67: "Greengold," Cast [Greentrax, new] (13)
        "Smile Or Cry"
 67: "King Easy Radio Sampler," Various Artists [King Easy, 7/07] (13)
        "Look At Miss Ohio," Gillian Welch
 67: "Thinking Out Loud," Scott And Michelle Dalziel [DL Arts, 4/07] (13)
        "Gravel Roads"
        "I Think I Saw Elvis"

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13959 airplays from 140 different DJs

1. "Versatile Heart" (16)
        by Linda Thompson
        from "Versatile Heart"
2. "Who's Gonna Build Your Wall" (15)
        by Tom Russell
        from "The Wounded Heart Of America"
3. "In This Town" (14)
        by Annie And Rod Capps
        from "In This Town"
4. "Day After Tomorrow" (12)
        by Linda Thompson
        from "Versatile Heart"
4. "The Spiritual Kind" (12)
        by Terri Hendrix
        from "The Spiritual Kind"
4. "Walking On The Moon" (12)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "The Wounded Heart Of America"
7. "In Times Like These" (11)
        by Arlo Guthrie
        from "In Times Like These"
8. "4 Green Fields" (10)
        by Tommy Makem
        from "From The Archives"
        also "The Tommy Makem Songbag"
8. "Acres Of Corn" (10)
        by Iris DeMent
        from "The Wounded Heart Of America"
10. "Canadian Whiskey" (9)
        by Ian Tyson And Nanci Griffith
        from "The Wounded Heart Of America"
10. "City Of New Orleans" (9)
        by Arlo Guthrie
        from "In Times Like These"
10. "Joy Comes Back" (9)
        by Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem
        from "Big Old Life"
10. "Katy Cruel" (9)
        by Linda Thompson
        from "Versatile Heart"
10. "Rich Man's World" (9)
        by Eilen Jewell
        from "Letters From Sinners And Strangers"
15. "Dusty Boxcar Wall" (8)
        by Eilen Jewell
        from "Letters From Sinners And"
15. "Hope Dies Last" (8)
        by John McCutcheon
        from "This Fire"
15. "Hot Java" (8)
        by Daniel And Amy Carwile
        from "Col Arco"
15. "Summer Jumped All Over Me" (8)
        by Bill Morrissey
        from "Come Running"
19. "Bare Necessities" (7)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Your Town Tonight"
19. "Beauty Way" (7)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Your Town Tonight"
19. "Chief Sitting Bull" (7)
        by Daniel And Amy Carwile
        from "Col Arco"
19. "Keeper Of The Farm" (7)
        by Wil Maring
        from "The Calling"
19. "Last Good Kiss" (7)
        by Last Train Home
        from "Last Good Kiss"
19. "Last Goodbye" (7)
        by Uncle Earl
        from "Waterloo, Tennessee"
19. "New Ballgame" (7)
        by Modern Man
        from "Assisted Living"
19. "Red Haired Boy" (7)
        by Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem
        from "Big Old Life"
19. "Tender Mercies" (7)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Your Town Tonight"
19. "Tennessee Road" (7)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Your Town Tonight"
19. "Turtle Dove" (7)
        by The Duhks
        from "Migrations"
19. "Voice From The Farm" (7)
        by Anne Hills
        from "Ef You Don't Watch Out"
19. "Where They Never Say Your Name" (7)
        by Eilen Jewell
        from "Letters From Sinners And"

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13959 airplays from 140 different DJs

1. Eliza Gilkyson
2. Linda Thompson
3. Tommy Makem
4. Arlo Guthrie
4. Eilen Jewell
4. Terri Hendrix
7. Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem
8. Uncle Earl
9. Bob Dylan
9. Daniel And Amy Carwile
9. Richard Shindell
12. Tom Russell
13. Alison Krauss
14. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
15. Bill Morrissey
15. John McCutcheon
17. The Duhks
18. Bruce Springsteen
19. Clancy Brothers And Tommy Makem
20. Joel Mabus
21. Annie And Rod Capps
21. Christine Lavin
21. Michelle Shocked
21. Old Blind Dogs
21. Richard Thompson
26. Nanci Griffith
27. Steve Goodman
27. Tim O'Brien
29. Crooked Still
29. Johnny Cash
29. Peter Case
32. Bill Staines
32. Laura Love
32. Modern Man
35. Carolina Chocolate Drops
35. David Francey
35. Elvis Presley
35. John Prine
39. Si Kahn
39. Susan Werner

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13959 airplays from 140 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Red House
3. Compass
4. Sugar Hill
5. Columbia
6. Signature
7. Hightone
8. Shanachie
9. Warner
10. Smithsonian/Folkways
11. Appleseed
12. Philo
13. Vanguard
14. Greentrax
15. Rebel
16. RCA
17. Capitol
18. Flying Fish
19. Borealis
19. Waterbug
21. Dualtone
22. Pinecastle
22. Reprise
24. Yep Roc
25. Green Linnet
26. Putumayo
27. Rhino
28. Rising Son
29. MCA
29. Nettwerk
31. Arhoolie
32. Skaggs Family
32. Topic
34. Bloodshot
35. Anti
35. Wind River
37. Elektra
37. Red Sea
37. Wilory
37. Yellow Room

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13959 airplays from 140 different DJs

Andrew Doerr (KCSB-FM, CA)
Angela Page (WJFF-FM, NY)
Annie Keville (WVBR-FM, NY)
Arthur Berman (CITR-FM, BC)
Arthur Dean (WCNI-FM, CT)
Arthur Elliott (4RED-FM, Australia)
Barry Parks (2HHH-FM, Australia)
Ben Sands (Clanrye-FM, Ireland)
Betsi Meissner (KXCI-FM, AZ)
Bill Hahn (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Bill Stuart (WFIT-FM, FL)
Blair Larsen (KUSU-FM & UPR, UT)
Bob Blackman (WKAR-FM, MI)
Bob Gregory (WRFL-FM, KY)
Bob McWilliams (KANU-FM & KPR, KS)
Brenda Tacik (CJTR-FM, SK)
Bruce Cameron (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Bud Johnson (syndicated, AK)
Charlie Backfish (WUSB-FM, NY)
Chrisana McGill (WSPN-FM, NY)
Christian Rath (Radio Dreyeckland, Germany)
Cindy Funk (WYSO-FM, OH)
Dan Alloway (KTEP-FM, TX)
Dan Ross (KACI-FM, OR)
David Fuente, Jr. (WKSU-FM etc, OH)
David John (KTRU-FM, TX)
David Sears (WBGU-FM, OH)
Dennis Brunnenmeyer (KVMR-FM, CA)
Diane Karl (KBOO-FM etc, OR)
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)
Fred Dolan (WJCU-FM, OH)
Gary Harrison (KVMR-FM, CA)
Gaye Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Gene Shay (WXPN-FM, PA)
George Maida (WCVE-FM, VA)
Gerd Stassen (EVW, Germany)
Ginger Hopper (KBCS-FM, WA)
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)
Jan Nary (4EB-FM, Australia)
Jeff Brown (KTOO-FM, AK)
Jeff Robson (CJUM-FM, MB)
Jenny Flux (2AIR-FM, Australia)
Jeremy Butler (WUAL-FM & APR, AL)
Jim Gilliland (WRUW-FM, OH)
Jim Marino (CFMU-FM, ON)
Jim Rogers (WIUP-FM, PA)
Jim Sigler (KMST-FM, MO)
Joe Cline (WNCW-FM, NC)
Johanna Halbeisen (WXOJ-FM, MA)
John Kalb (WSCL-FM, MD)
John Mazza (WNHU-FM, CT)
John McLaughlin (WMUC-FM, MD)
John Platt (WFUV-FM, NY)
John Sincock (KBCS-FM, WA)
John Trout (WYEP-FM, PA)
John Wright (WLUW-FM, IL)
Jon Stein (WTBQ-AM, NY)
Jude & Mart Fowler (2HHH-FM, Australia)
Judith Gennett (KPSU, OR)
Juliet Youngren (WEFT-FM, IL)
Jürgen Kramer (ZuSa, Germany)
Karen Rakos (KEUL-FM, AK)
Kate McNally (NHPR, NH)
Ken Batista (WYEP-FM, PA)
Ken Yavit (KBAC-FM, NM)
Kent Anderson (KCSC-FM, OK)
Kevin Elliott (WEFT-FM, IL)
Kevin Vance (KALW-FM, CA)
Larry Hoyt (WAER-FM, NY)
Laura Summerfield (2MAX-FM, Australia)
Laurie DesJardins (KVMR-FM, CA)
Len Holton (KUAR-FM, AR)
Leonard Epstein (KRFC-FM, CO)
Linda Bull (CITR-FM, BC)
Lyle D. Skinner (CJUM-FM, MB)
Maggie Ferguson (WXOU-FM, MI)
Mara Noelle (KVMR-FM, CA)
Mark Michaelis (WGDR-FM, VT)
Mark Pedersen (WOJB-FM, WI)
Mark Tobler (WTUL-FM, LA)
Mary Sue Twohy (XM)
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 Regenstreif (CKUT-FM, QC)
Mitch Park (Kidnappers, New Zealand)
Naomi Soule and Terry Moses (KCLC-FM, MO)
Norman Whitman (WYSO-FM, OH)
Paul Hefti (cable FM, CA)
Paul Stamler (KDHX-FM, MO)
Peter Fraissinet (WVBR-FM, NY)
Peter Kernast (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Randall Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Randy Wynne (WMNF-FM, FL)
Ray Baumler (WRUR-FM, NY)
Rich Pietrzak (WPRK-FM, FL)
Rich Warren (WFMT-FM, XM & syndicated, IL)
Richard Gillmann (KBCS-FM, WA)
Robert Resnik (VPR, VT)
Robyne Fawx (KDVS-FM, CA)
Roger Wise (KGNU-FM, CO)
Ron Olesko (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Roz Larman (KPFK-FM & syndicated, CA)
Sandy Stift (CJSR-FM, AB)
Sean Donovan (KBCS-FM, WA)
Sonja Hedlund (WJFF, NY)
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)
Suzi Wollenberg (WVUD-FM, DE)
Taylor Caffery (WRKF-FM, LA)
Terry Carpenter (WTJU-FM, VA)
Terry Hayden (WRPI-FM, NY)
Tom Bingham (WCVF-FM, NY)
Tom Funk (KGLP-FM, NM)
Tom Martin-Erickson (WPR, WI)
Tom Pittman (KOOP & KUTX, TX)
Trevor Ruffell (Kidnappers, New Zealand)
Troy Tyree (WICN-FM, MA)
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 (the official FOLKDJ-L web site) and also, in an
extended version, at (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 number of airplays listed for each album is the
number that my programs caught, which is smaller than the actual number.

The Top Albums list is sorted in descending order by number of plays
recorded for each album. Within an album, the number of times each of
the more popular tracks were played is 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

Richard Gillmann                        
Tuesday "Lunch With Folks" Noon-3pm        
KBCS (91.3 FM) - Bellevue, WA