Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of December 2010 (with DJ list)

TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS OF DECEMBER 2010
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14838 airplays from 155 different DJs

  1: "Just One Angel," Christine Lavin And Friends [Yellow Tail, new] (157)
        "Jewish Kid Born On Christmas Day Talkin' Blues," Sally Fingerett
        "Ready For The Dark," Larry Murante
        "When You're Single At Christmastime," Christine Lavin And The Accidentals
        "Christmas In Brooklyn," Erik Frandsen
        "Christians And The Pagans," Darryl Purpose
        "Christmas Guitar," Megon McDonough
  2: "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 5: Happy Holidays," Various Artists [Hudson Harding, new] (105)
        "Beside The Tree," Craig Werth
        "Holly And The Ivy," Chris Kokesh
        "Cold Front," Lynn Hollyfield
        "If'n I Was God," Cary Cooper
  3: "Courage," Si Kahn [Strictly Country, 5/10] (76)
        "Peace Will Rise"
        "Otis Is Flying"
        "Stones In The Furrow"
        "Molly Maguire"
  4: "Solstice," Denise Jordan Finley [Dome Island, new] (59)
        "Solstice Song"
        "How Can I Keep From Singing"
        "How Fair Is My Baby"
  5: "Words Through The Seasons," Alicia McGovern [Self, 10/10] (54)
        "Holly And All"
        "Ruby Red Sky"
        "I Wanna Grow Old"
  6: "Cackalack," Jonathan Byrd [Waterbug, new] (53)
        "Cackalack"
        "I Was An Oak Tree"
        "Wild Ponies"
        "White Oak Wood"
  7: "Come Darkness, Come Light," Mary Chapin Carpenter [Zoe, 2008] (45)
        "Longest Night Of The Year"
        "Christmas Time In The City"
        "Hot Buttered Rum"
  7: "Voices Of Winter," Herdman, Hills And Mangsen [Gadfly, 1997] (45)
        "Voices Of Winter/Red And Green"
        "Hanerot Halalu"
        "Wintergrace"
  9: "Winter's Grace," Laurie Lewis And Tom Rozum [Signature, 1999] (44)
        "Hot Buttered Rum"
        "If We Make It Through December"
        "Cold Frosty Morning"
 10: "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 4: Happy Holidays," Various Artists [Hudson Harding, 12/09] (40)
        "Straw Against The Chill," Mara Levine With Joe Jencks
        "Old Night," Dala
        "We Need A Little Christmas," Abbie Gardner And Anthony Da Costa
 11: "These Old Roots," The Honey Dewdrops [Self, 9/10] (39)
        "Nobody In This World"
        "Amaranth"
        "Sweet Heaven"
 12: "The Once," The Once [Borealis, 9/10] (37)
        "Sail Away To The Sea"
        "Anthem"
        "Maid On The Shore"
 13: "The Road To Damascus," Notorious [Black Socks Press, 10/10] (35)
        "Wild Rose Of The Mountain"
        "The Road To Damascus"
        "Caje Sukarije"
 13: "The Wind That Shakes The Barley," Loreena McKennitt [Quinlan Road, 11/10] (35)
        "As I Roved Out"
        "Star Of The County Down"
        "Brian Boru's March"
 13: "Wonderland: A Winter Solstice Celebration," Various Artists [Signature, 2001] (35)
        "River," Peter Mulvey
        "Tree," Jim Henry
        "American Noel," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
 16: "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 2: Happy Holidays," Various Artists [Hudson Harding, 2007] (33)
        "Christmas Tree On Salem Street," Arlon Bennett
        "Light The Lamp," Emily Kurn
        "Long Walk Home," Jud Caswell
 17: "Holly Happy Days," Indigo Girls [Vanguard, 10/10] (32)
        "Happy Joyous Hanukah"
        "There's Still My Joy"
        "I Feel The Christmas Spirit"
 18: "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 3: Happy Holidays," Various Artists [Hudson Harding, 2008] (31)
        "Rudolph Rap," Randall Williams
        "Simple Christmas," Pat Wictor
        "Solstice Song," Denise Jordan Finley
 19: "The First Christmas Gift," Robin And Linda Williams [Red House, 2005] (30)
        "Shotgun Shells On A Christmas Tree"
        "Rise Up Shepherds And Follow"
        "On A Quiet Christmas Morn"
 19: "How Like The Holly," Joel Mabus [Fossil, 1999] (30)
        "Let's Do Christmas Right"
        "Children Go Where I Send Thee"
        "How Like The Holly"
 19: "Remember Me Well," Red June [Self, 8/10] (30)
        "Home Is A Railroad"
        "Biscuits And Honey"
        "Comes A Time"
 22: "American Noel," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer [Signature, 2007] (29)
        "American Noel"
        "Footsteps Of The Faithful"
        "Go Tell The Fox"
 22: "Red Horse," Red Horse [Red House, 7/10] (29)
        "Wild Horse"
        "Blue Chalk"
 24: "At The Turning Of The Year," Herdman, Hills And Mangsen [Hand And Heart, 2000] (28)
        "Solstice Round"
        "Corn Water And Wood"
 24: "Silver Wood: Wintersongs," Krista Detor [Tightrope, 2008] (28)
        "Hot Buttered Rum"
        "Christmas In London"
        "Traveler In Winter"
 26: "I Wasn't Built For A Life Like This," Caleb Stine [Self, 10/10] (26)
        "My Service Isn't Needed Anymore"
        "Doing Time In Baltimore"
 27: "James," Red Molly [Self, 2/10] (25)
        "Foreign Lander"
        "Gulf Coast Highway"
        "Last Call"
 28: "Fine Winter's Night," Matt And Shannon Heaton [Self, 2007] (24)
        "First Snowfall Of December"
        "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear"
 28: "The Runaway Christmas Tree," Christine Lavin And The Mistletones [Appleseed, 2003] (24)
        "Christmas / Kwanzaa / Solstice / Chanukah / Ramadan / Boxing Day Song"
        "Dona Nobis Pacem"
 30: "Master Sessions," Eric Brace And Peter Cooper [Red Beet, 9/10] (23)
        "Wait A Minute"
        "Silent Night"
 30: "A Midwinter Night's Dream," Loreena McKennitt [Quinlan Road, 2008] (23)
        "7 Rejoices Of Mary"
        "Holly And The Ivy"
 32: "Into The New," Amy Speace [Wildflower, 11/10] (22)
        "Killer In Me"
        "Weight Of The World"
 32: "Merry Fishes To All," Trout Fishing In America [Self, 2004] (22)
        "Santa Brought Me Clothes"
        "Snow Day"
 32: "Sad Song Junkie," Dan Baker [Trespass, 11/10] (22)
        "365 Day's"
        "Little O Death"
 32: "Yesterday I Saw The Earth Beautiful," Gerry O'Beirne And Rosie Shipley [Shipwhistle, 10/10] (22)
        "Free Soul"
        "Tom Billy's"
 36: "Carpenter And May," Carpenter And May [Violin Shop, 8/10] (21)
        "Blue And Lonesome"
        "We Can Work It Out"
 37: "What's That I Hear?: The Songs of Phil Ochs," Various Artists [Sliced Bread, 1998] (20)
        "I Ain't Marching Anymore," Arlo Guthrie
        "There But For Fortune," Rex Fowler
 37: "Christmas," Bruce Cockburn [Columbia, 1998] (20)
        "Early On One Christmas Morn"
        "I Saw 3 Ships"
 37: "Genuine Negro Jig," Carolina Chocolate Drops [Nonesuch, 2/10] (20)
        "Trouble In Mind"
        "Peace Behind The Bridge"
 37: "Legacy," Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band [Compass, 9/10] (20)
        "Don't Ask Me Why"
        "So Good"
 37: "Straw Against The Chill," Mara Levine And Joe Jencks [Self, new] (20)
        "Straw Against The Chill"
 42: "The Last Star," Heidi Talbot [Compass, 9/10] (19)
        "Start It All Over Again"
        "The Last Star"
 42: "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 1: Happy Holidays," Various Artists [Hudson Harding, 2006] (19)
        "Happy Holidays," Amy Speace
 44: "At Edwards Barn," Chris Hillman And Herb Pedersen [Rounder, 9/10] (18)
        "Turn, Turn, Turn"
        "Desert Rose"
 44: "A Crooked Road," Darrell Scott [Full Light, 5/10] (18)
        "A Crooked Road"
        "Father's Song"
 44: "Jingle All The Way," Bela Fleck And The Flecktones [Rounder, 2008] (18)
        "Christmas Song"
        "Linus And Lucy"
 44: "Many Great Companions," Dar Williams [Razor And Tie, 10/10] (18)
        "Christians And The Pagans"
        "If I Wrote You"
 44: "O Christmas Tree," Various Artists [Rounder, 2002] (18)
        "Auld Lang Syne," Bill Keith
        "Christmas Is Near," Open Road
 44: "Passage," John McCutcheon [Appalseed, 10/10] (18)
        "You Can't Take It With You"
        "Glory Halleluiah"
 50: "The 12 Steps Of Christmas And Other Holiday Fare," Various Artists [Providence, new] (17)
        "Winter Solstice Blessing," Marcia Taylor
 50: "Bells Of Dublin," The Chieftains [RCA, 1999] (17)
        "Bells Of Dublin, Christmas Eve"
        "Rebel Jesus"
 50: "Farewells And Fantasies," Phil Ochs [Rhino, 1997] (17)
        "I Ain't Marching Anymore"
 50: "Goodnight Regret," Tom Prasada-Rao [Self, 11/10] (17)
        "Angel Wings"
 50: "Sigh No More," Mumford And Sons [Glassnote, 2/10] (17)
        "Cave"
        "Winter Winds"
 50: "Sugar Plums," Various Artists [Sugar Hill, 1993] (17)
        "Making Plans," Tim O'Brien
        "Carpenter Shop," Bluegrass Cardinals
 56: "Band Of Joy," Robert Plant [Rounder, 9/10] (16)
        "Only Sound That Matters"
        "Central 2 O 9"
 56: "A Fret-Free Christmas," Dirk Powell [Valcour, 11/10] (16)
        "Jingle Bells"
 56: "Gift Of The Magi," Darryl Purpose [Self, 2002] (16)
        "You Must Go Home For Christmas"
        "Mary And Joe"
 56: "Harlem Parlour Christmas," Harlem Parlour Music Club [Harlem Parlour, 12/09] (16)
        "Mary Had A Baby"
        "White Christmas"
 56: "Weiss Christmas," Ilene Weiss [Gadfly, 1997] (16)
        "Santa Rap"
 56: "Winning Streak," Don White [Self, new] (16)
        "Christmas Memories"
 62: "The Last Black And White TV," Terence Martin [Good Dog, 6/10] (15)
        "Down From Sacramento"
 62: "Make The Light," Kate Rusby [Pure, 11/10] (15)
        "Wishing Wife"
        "Mocking Bird"
 62: "Miracles On Christmas Day," Kimmie Rhodes [Sunbird, 11/10] (15)
        "Little Touch Of Christmas"
 62: "Not For Nothin," Marti Brom [Goofin, 10/10] (15)
        "Mascara Tears"
 62: "The Pleasures Of Winter," Jay Ungar And Molly Mason [Fiddle And Dance, 2008] (15)
        "Lights Of Chanukah"
 62: "Reckless," The Steeldrivers [Rounder, 9/10] (15)
        "Angel Of The Night"
        "Where Rainbows Never Die"
 62: "Some Strange Country," Crooked Still [Signature, 5/10] (15)
        "Cold Mountains"
        "Half Of What We Know"
 62: "Spirit Of Christmas," Matt Andersen [Busted Flat, new] (15)
        "Hobo Christmas Train"
 62: "Strawberry Moon," Neptune's Car [Self, 9/10] (15)
        "Sparks"
        "Lighthouse Keeper"
 62: "We Three Kings," The Roches [MCA, 1990] (15)
        "Deck The Halls"
        "Sleigh Ride"
 62: "Winterbloom," Duvekot, Heaton, Hutchinson, Zukerman [Self, 11/09] (15)
        "Thanks For The Roses"
        "O Holy Night"


TOP SONGS OF DECEMBER 2010
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14838 airplays from 155 different DJs

1. "Straw Against The Chill" (32)
        by Mara Levine And Joe Jencks
        from "Straw Against The Chill"
        also "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 4: Happy Holidays"
2. "Christmas In The Trenches" (23)
        by John McCutcheon
        from "Winter Solstice"
        also "Live At Wolf Trap"
3. "American Noel" (21)
        by Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
        from "American Noel"
        also "Wonderland: A Winter Solstice Celebration"
4. "Christians And The Pagans" (20)
        by Dar Williams
        from "Mortal City"
        also "Many Great Companions"
4. "Holly And The Ivy" (20)
        by Chris Kokesh
        from "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 5: Happy Holidays"
4. "Solstice Song" (20)
        by Denise Jordan Finley
        from "Solstice"
        also "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 3: Happy Holidays"
7. "Holly And All" (19)
        by Alicia McGovern
        from "Words Through The Seasons"
8. "Beside The Tree" (18)
        by Craig Werth
        from "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 5: Happy Holidays"
8. "Ready For The Dark" (18)
        by Larry Murante
        from "Just One Angel"
10. "Christmas In Brooklyn" (17)
        by Erik Frandsen
        from "Just One Angel"
10. "Jewish Kid Born On Christmas Day Talkin' Blues" (17)
        by Sally Fingerett
        from "Just One Angel"
10. "Peace Will Rise" (17)
        by Si Kahn
        from "Courage"
13. "Christians And The Pagans" (16)
        by Darryl Purpose
        from "Just One Angel"
13. "When You're Single At Christmastime" (16)
        by Christine Lavin And The Accidentals
        from "Just One Angel"
15. "Longest Night Of The Year" (14)
        by Mary Chapin Carpenter
        from "Come Darkness, Come Light"
16. "If We Make It Through December" (13)
        by Laurie Lewis And Tom Rozum
        from "Winter's Grace"
16. "Peace Come Christmas Day" (13)
        by Erik Balkey
        from "Just One Angel"
16. "Won't You Please Stay For Christmas, Santa Claus?" (13)
        by Jeff Daniels
        from "Just One Angel"
19. "Christmas In Paradise" (12)
        by Mary Gauthier
        from "Filth And Fire"
19. "Cold Front" (12)
        by Lynn Hollyfield
        from "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 5: Happy Holidays"
19. "I Was An Oak Tree" (12)
        by Jonathan Byrd
        from "Cackalack"
19. "In The Quiet Of Christmas" (12)
        by Jeff Talmadge
        from "Kind Of Everything"
19. "Is It Hanukah Or Chanukah?" (12)
        by Ruby And Ava Locknar
        from "Just One Angel"
19. "Merry Christmas From The Family" (12)
        by Robert Earl Keen
        from "Gringo Honeymoon"
19. "Solstice Round" (12)
        by Herdman, Hills And Mangsen
        from "At The Turning Of The Year"


TOP ARTISTS OF DECEMBER 2010
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14838 airplays from 155 different DJs

1. Si Kahn
2. John McCutcheon
3. Laurie Lewis
4. Loreena McKennitt
5. Herdman, Hills And Mangsen
6. Denise Jordan Finley
7. Bob Dylan
8. Mary Chapin Carpenter
9. Jonathan Byrd
10. Alicia McGovern
11. Phil Ochs
12. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
13. Christine Lavin
14. The Honey Dewdrops
15. Indigo Girls
16. Dar Williams
16. Pete Seeger
16. Robin And Linda Williams
19. Joel Mabus
19. Notorious
21. Kate Rusby
22. The Once
23. Krista Detor
24. Amy Speace
24. Chris Kokesh
24. Trout Fishing In America
27. Darryl Purpose
27. Tim O'Brien
29. Red Molly
29. Tom Prasada-Rao
31. Kruger Brothers
31. Mara Levine And Joe Jencks
33. Bruce Cockburn
33. Caleb Stine
33. Carolina Chocolate Drops
33. Red June
37. John Prine
37. Red Horse
39. The Chieftains
39. Finest Kind


TOP LABELS OF DECEMBER 2010
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14838 airplays from 155 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Signature
3. Sugar Hill
4. Red House
5. Hudson Harding
6. Compass
7. Columbia
8. Yellow Tail
9. Waterbug
10. Vanguard
11. Borealis
12. Rhino
13. Smithsonian/Folkways
14. Strictly Country
15. Greentrax
16. Appleseed
17. Gadfly
18. Warner
19. Quinlan Road
20. Flying Fish
21. Nonesuch
22. RCA
23. Philo
24. Capitol
25. Elektra
26. Green Linnet
27. Rebel
28. Sony
29. Wildflower
30. Shanachie
31. Razor And Tie
32. Reprise
33. MCA
34. Fossil
34. Zoe
36. Mercury
37. Nettwerk
38. Black Socks Press
38. Folk-Legacy
40. Fallen Angle
40. Tightrope
40. Trout


FOLK DJs - DECEMBER 2010
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14838 airplays from 155 different DJs

Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Allan Nelson (BBC, U.K.)
Andrew Doerr (KCSB-FM, CA)
Andy Dooley-Miller (KVMR-FM, CA)
Angela Page (WJFF-FM, NY)
Annie Keville (WVBR-FM, NY)
Art Menius (WMMT-FM, KY)
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 Stuart (WFIT-FM, FL)
Bill Wagman (KDVS-FM, CA)
Blair Larsen (KUSU-FM & UPR, UT)
Bob Blackman (WKAR-FM, MI)
Bob Gregory (WRFL-FM, KY)
Bob McWilliams (XM, KANU-FM & KPR, KS)
Bob Weiser (WBRS-FM & WOMR-FM, MA)
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)
Clytia Fuller (KZSC-FM, CA)
Colin Fielding (3INR-FM, Australia)
Craig Huegel (WSLR-FM, FL)
Dan Alloway (KTEP-FM, TX)
Dan Ross (KACI-FM, OR)
Danny Watson (2MAX-FM, Australia)
David John (KTRU-FM, TX)
Deadwood Dick (KKUP-FM, CA)
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)
Donna Mavity (WTUF-FM, GA)
Doug Dick (WVGN-FM, VI)
Ed McDonald (WVMR-FM etc, WV)
Frank Gosar (KLCC-FM, OR)
Gaye Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Gene Shay (XM & WXPN-FM, PA)
Gerd Stassen (EVW, Germany)
Gerry Goodfriend (CKUT-FM, QC)
Ginger Hopper (KBCS-FM, WA)
Greg Schatzmann (CJLX-FM, ON)
Greg Shaya (WCWS-FM, OH)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
Henry Hallett (KXCI-FM, AZ)
Jamie Hoover (KSUT-FM, CO)
Jean Geiger (KBCS-FM, WA)
Jeanne Holton (WMNF-FM, FL)
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 Gilliland (WRUW-FM, OH)
Jim Marino (CFMU-FM, ON)
Jim Rogers (WIUP-FM, PA)
Joe Colvin (WYSO-FM, OH)
Johanna Halbeisen (WXOJ-FM, MA)
John & Maureen Rumsey (KVMR-FM, CA)
John Adams (KVMR-FM, CA)
John Bommarito (WFHR-FM, MI)
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)
Jon 'Chip' Colcord (WNEC-FM, NH)
Jon Stein (WTBQ-AM, NY)
Judith Gennett (KPSU, OR)
Julie Hill (CKLN-FM, ON)
Juliet Youngren (WEFT-FM, IL)
Jürgen Kramer (ZuSa, Germany)
Karen Impola (KUNI-FM, IA)
Karen Rakos (KEUL-FM, AK)
Ken Campbell (WSKG-FM, NY)
Ken Connors (WJSJ-FM, FL)
Kevin Elliott (WEFT-FM, IL)
Kevin Vance (KALW-FM, CA)
Larry Hillberg (KVMR-FM, CA)
Larry Hoyt (WAER-FM, NY)
Laurel Paulson-Pierce (KRBS-FM, CA)
Laurie DesJardins (KVMR-FM, CA)
Lee Larcheveque (WMUA-FM, MA)
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 D. Moss (WFMT network, IL)
Mark Michaelis (WGDR-FM, VT)
Mark Pedersen (WOJB-FM, WI)
Mark Tobler (WTUL-FM, LA)
Mary Katherine Aldin (KPFK-FM, CA)
Mary Sue Twohy (XM)
Mel DeYoung (WPSU-FM, PA)
Menachem Vinegrad (Upper Galilee-FM, Israel)
Michael Alzo (WSLU-FM, NY)
Michael Benson (WPKN-FM, CT)
Michael Stock (WLRN-FM, FL)
Mike Kelsey (WFHB, IN)
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)
Pamela Smith (WPKN-FM, CT)
Paul Hartman (WTMD-FM, MD)
Paul Stamler (KDHX-FM, MO)
Peter Fraissinet (WVBR-FM, NY)
Peter Kernast and John Bates (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Peter van Zeijl (Dollard Radio-FM, The Netherlands)
Randall Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Rhonda J. Miller (WXIN-FM, RI)
Rich Pietrzak (WPRK-FM, FL)
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)
Roz Larman (KPFK-FM & syndicated, CA)
Sandy Miranda (KPFA-FM, CA)
Simon Dillon (Phoenix FM, Australia)
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 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, CT)
Susi Lanagan (PBS-FM, Australia)
Tamara Lewis (KBCS-FM, WA)
Taylor Caffery (WRKF-FM, LA)
Terry Fatseas (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Todd Tyson (The Point-FM, VT)
Tom Bingham (WCVF-FM, NY)
Tom Funk (KGLP-FM, NM)
Tom Leonardi (KZFR-FM, CA)
Tom Pittman (KOOP & KUTX, TX)
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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