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

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14178 airplays from 149 different DJs

  1: "Home," Louise Mosrie [Zoe Cat, new] (72)
        "Blackberry Winter"
        "God Lives In Arkansas"
  2: "A Friend Of A Friend," Dave Rawlings Machine [Acony, 11/09] (58)
        "Sweet Tooth"
        "Monkey And The Engineer"
        "Bells Of Harlem"
        "I Hear Them All"
  3: "Welcome Home," Doug Spears [Cypress Moss, 2009] (54)
        "Yellow Butter Moon"
        "Banks Of The Old St. John"
        "Hemingway's Hurricane"
  4: "So Dark You See," John Gorka [Red House, 10/09] (51)
        "The Dutchman"
        "I Think Of You"
  5: "House Of Cards," James Keelaghan [Borealis, 10/09] (47)
        "Since You Asked"
        "House Of Cards"
        "Safe Home"
        "What's For You"
  6: "Farm Songs," Tim Grimm [Vault, new] (46)
        "Heart Of The Winter"
        "80 Acres"
        "People's Highway"
        "Too Hard Drivin"
  7: "New Blue Day," Jory Nash [Thin Man, 10/09] (45)
        "Our Time Again"
        "Before You Get There"
  8: "The List," Rosanne Cash [Manhattan, 10/09] (42)
        "500 Miles"
        "Sea Of Heartbreak"
        "Girl From The North Country"
  9: "Bonfires," Zoe Mulford [Azalea City, 10/09] (40)
        "Welcome In Another Year"
        "Just Before I Go"
        "One Day The Sun's Gonna Shine"
 10: "Natural Angle," Grada [Compass, new] (39)
        "John Riley"
        "Abe's Axe"
        "Butcher Boy"
 11: "Exiles Return," Karan Casey And John Doyle [Compass, new] (37)
        "False Lady"
        "Sailing Off To The Yankee Land"
        "Exiles Return"
 12: "Until You Come Home: Songs For Veterans And Their Kin," George Mann, Julius Margolin and Friends [Self, new] (35)
        "When The War Is Won," Laurie MacAllister And Amy Speace
        "I Am Willing," Holly Near
        "Writing In The Margins," John Gorka
 13: "Bird Song," Heather Masse [Red House, 11/09] (29)
        "Bird Song"
        "I Don't Wanna Wake Up Today"
 13: "Hello, Stranger," Catie Curtis [Compass, 8/09] (29)
        "Passing Through"
        "100 Miles"
        "Walking On A Wire"
 13: "High Wide And Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project," Loudon Wainwright III [Proper, 8/09] (29)
        "High, Wide And Handsome"
 13: "Song Up In Her Head," Sarah Jarosz [Sugar Hill, 6/09] (29)
        "Come On Up To The House"
        "Tell Me True"
        "Song Up In Her Head"
 17: "Golden Apples Of The Sun," Caroline Herring [Signature, 11/09] (26)
        "True Colors"
        "See See Rider"
 17: "Let The Bad Times Roll," Tom Chapin [Sundance, 6/09] (26)
        "Down To Winfield Town"
        "Upstate New York Waltz"
 17: "The Near Demise of the High Wire Dancer," Antje Duvekot [Black Wolf, 3/09] (26)
        "Long Way"
 20: "Between Trains," Bop Ensemble [Cordova Bay, 8/09] (25)
        "California Dreamin"
        "Buckets Of Rain"
        "Snow On The Hill"
 20: "Kate And Anna McGarrigle," Kate And Anna McGarrigle [Hannibal, 1980] (25)
        "Heart Like A Wheel"
        "Talk To Me Of Mendocino"
 20: "Links In A Chain," Joe Jencks [Turtle Bear, 8/09] (25)
        "Links In A Chain"
        "Get Together"
 23: "Speak," Kat Eggleston [Paperboat, 9/09] (24)
        "Birken Tree"
        "49 Rooms"
 23: "Live At The Mauch Chunk Opera House," The Wailin' Jennys [Red House, 8/09] (24)
        "Bring Me Li'l Water Silvy"
        "One Voice"
 23: "The Living Side," Meg Hutchinson [Red House, new] (24)
        "Full Of Light"
        "Hard To Change"
 26: "Circles Around Me," Sam Bush [Sugar Hill, 10/09] (23)
        "Blue Mountain"
        "Diamond Joe"
 26: "Live In '65," Pete Seeger [Appleseed, 11/09] (23)
        "Oh Susanna"
 26: "Untold," John McCutcheon [Appalsongs, 11/09] (23)
        "Long, Long Road To Home"
        "Old People In Love"
 29: "Better Times Will Come," Diana Jones [Proper, 5/09] (22)
        "Better Times Will Come"
        "Soldier Girl"
 29: "Carnival Lights," Jay Howlett [Blah Blah Woof Woof, 12/09] (22)
        "Cornbread And Black-Eyed Peas"
        "Calistoga Tractor Parade"
 31: "Across The Troubled Wave," David Ferrard [Alter Road, 9/09] (21)
        "Hard Times Come Again No More"
 31: "Blood And Candle Smoke," Tom Russell [Shout Factory, 9/09] (21)
        "East Of Woodstock, West Of Viet Nam"
        "Mississippi River Running Backwards"
 31: "Blossoms," Laurie Lewis [Spruce And Maple, new] (21)
        "How Can I Keep From Singing?"
        "Lark In The Morning"
 31: "The Day After Everything Changed," Ellis Paul [Black Wolf, 1/10] (21)
        "The Day After Everything Changed"
 31: "Hill Of Thieves," Cara Dillon [Charcoal, 1/09] (21)
        "Lass Of Glenshee"
        "Parting Glass"
 31: "Matapedia," Kate And Anna McGarrigle [Hannibal, 1996] (21)
        "Jacques Et Gilles"
        "Why Must We Die"
 31: "McGarrigle Hour," Kate And Anna McGarrigle [Hannibal, 1998] (21)
        "Talk To Me Of Mendocino"
        "Gentle Annie"
 31: "Uncovered," Coco And Lafe [Skyhunter, 11/09] (21)
        "Unwed Fathers"
 39: "Many Moons," Robyn Landis [Brave Hearts, 5/09] (20)
        "Paul's Song"
 39: "Parade Of Echoes," Maura Kennedy [Planned Effervescence, new] (20)
        "New Way To Live"
        "Make It Last"
 39: "True Stories," Martin Simpson [Compass, 9/09] (20)
        "Look Up, Look Down"
        "Home Again"
 39: "What I Know," Tom Rush [Appleseed, 2/09] (20)
        "Casey Jones"
        "Drift Away"
 43: "Down Home," Josh Williams [Pinecastle, new] (19)
        "Kodak 1955"
        "Lonesome Feeling"
 43: "No Worries Now," Joel Mabus [Fossil, 8/09] (19)
        "How Can I Keep From Singing"
        "Am I Right"
 45: "Electric Dirt," Levon Helm [Vanguard, 6/09] (18)
        "Growin' Trade"
        "Tennessee Jed"
 45: "Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away," Slaid Cleaves [Music Road, 4/09] (18)
        "Beautiful Thing"
 45: "If The Sun Will Shine," The Honey Dewdrops [Self, 6/09] (18)
        "Stomping Ground"
        "Bluest Blue Eyes"
 45: "Influence," Jan Krist And Jim Bizer [Yellow Room, 2009] (18)
        "Some Sunny Day"
        "Artist's Market"
 45: "Music From The Atlantic Fringe," The Unwanted [Compass, 11/09] (18)
        "No Expectations"
 45: "Old Jawbone," Euphonia [Self, 2/09] (18)
        "Old Man At The Mill-Polly Put The Kettle On"
        "Angeline The Baker's Gone"
 45: "Yellow House," John Shipe [Involushun, 2008] (18)
        "Hours Go By"
        "Honky Tonk Romans"
 52: "Blooming," Kate MacLeod [Waterbug, 10/09] (17)
        "Return To Rawlins"
        "As Far As The Heart Can See"
 52: "The Crow," Steve Martin [Rounder, 1/09] (17)
        "Daddy Played The Banjo"
        "Pretty Flowers"
 52: "Mystery Prize," Rebecca Loebe [Self, new] (17)
        "Her In That Dress"
        "Mystery Prize"
 52: "Saints & Scoundrels," Sharon Shannon [Compass, 1/10] (17)
        "Saints And Angels"
 52: "The Songs Of Woody Guthrie, Vol. 1 & 2," Joel Rafael [Inside, 9/09] (17)
        "Pretty Boy Floyd"
 57: "Big Mystery," Dana And Susan Robinson [Threshold, 8/09] (16)
 57: "Gauntlet," Nathan Rogers [Borealis, 8/09] (16)
        "Willie O' Winsbury"
 57: "Gravity Of Grace," Johnsmith [Blue Pine, 6/09] (16)
        "Scotch Pine"
        "Right Into Love"
 57: "Instead The Forest Rose To Sing," Danny Schmidt [Red House, 3/09] (16)
        "Better Off Broke"
 57: "Land Of The Shadows," Ben Bedford [Hopeful Sky, 1/09] (16)
        "Twenty One"
 57: "The Loving Kind," Nanci Griffith [Rounder, 6/09] (16)
        "The Loving Kind"
        "Money Changes Everything"
 57: "No Fool For Trying," Madison Violet [True North, 6/09] (16)
 57: "Pointing At The Sun," Cheryl Wheeler [Dias, 5/09] (16)
        "One Step At A Time"
        "Pointing At The Sun"
 57: "Points Of View," Anne Hills [Appleseed, 11/09] (16)
        "I Am You"
 57: "Turning Tide," Solas [Compass, new] (16)
        "Ghost Of Tom Joad"
        "Hugo's Big Reel"
 57: "Under The Radar," Jay Linden [Self, 11/09] (16)
        "Some Folks Do"
 57: "Yessir!," Jessie Baker [Patuxent, new] (16)
        "Boston Boy"
        "San Antonio Rose"
 69: "500 Miles: The Blue Rock Sessions," Cliff Eberhardt [Red House, 9/09] (15)
        "Long Road"
 69: "Old Dog," Chris Coole [Self, 10/09] (15)
        "Daniel And The Sacred Harp"
 69: "On A Good Day...I Am," Sons Of The Never Wrong [Waterbug, 9/09] (15)
        "Pass It On"
        "I Saw Sorrow"
 69: "Singing Through The Hard Times: A Tribute To Utah Phillips," Various Artists [Righteous Babe, 2/09] (15)
        "Green Rolling Hills Of West Virginia," Emmylou Harris And Mary Black
 69: "Time Stands Still," Chris Smither [Signature, 9/09] (15)
        "Time Stands Still"
        "Surprise, Surprise"

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14178 airplays from 149 different DJs

1. "Home" (19)
        by Louise Mosrie
        from "Home"
2. "Talk To Me Of Mendocino" (18)
        by Kate And Anna McGarrigle
        from "Kate And Anna McGarrigle"
        also "McGarrigle Hour"
3. "Yellow Butter Moon" (17)
        by Doug Spears
        from "Welcome Home"
4. "Welcome In Another Year" (16)
        by Zoe Mulford
        from "Bonfires"
5. "Heart Of The Winter" (14)
        by Tim Grimm
        from "Farm Songs"
6. "High, Wide And Handsome" (12)
        by Loudon Wainwright III
        from "High Wide And Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project"
6. "Our Time Again" (12)
        by Jory Nash
        from "New Blue Day"
8. "Blackberry Winter" (11)
        by Louise Mosrie
        from "Home"
8. "False Lady" (11)
        by Karan Casey And John Doyle
        from "Exile's Return"
8. "Heart Like A Wheel" (11)
        by Kate And Anna McGarrigle
        from "Kate And Anna McGarrigle"
8. "House Of Cards" (11)
        by James Keelaghan
        from "House Of Cards"
8. "Sweet Tooth" (11)
        by Dave Rawlings Machine
        from "A Friend Of A Friend"
13. "Dutchman" (10)
        by John Gorka
        from "So Dark You See"
13. "80 Acres" (10)
        by Tim Grimm
        from "Farm Songs"
13. "Cornbread And Black-Eyed Peas" (10)
        by Jay Howlett
        from "Carnival Lights"
13. "John Riley" (10)
        by Grada
        from "Natural Angle"
17. "Bells Of Harlem" (9)
        by Dave Rawlings Machine
        from "A Friend Of A Friend"
17. "Links In A Chain" (9)
        by Joe Jencks
        from "Links In A Chain"
17. "Monkey And The Engineer" (9)
        by Dave Rawlings Machine
        from "A Friend Of A Friend"
17. "Sailing Off To The Yankee Land" (9)
        by Karan Casey And John Doyle
        from "Exiles Return"
17. "True Colors" (9)
        by Caroline Herring
        from "Golden Apples Of The Sun"
22. "One Voice" (8)
        by Wailin' Jennys
        from "40 Days"
        also "Live At The Mauch Chunk Opera House"
22. "Backroads" (8)
        by Louise Mosrie
        from "Home"
22. "Before You Get There" (8)
        by Jory Nash
        from "New Blue Day"
22. "God Lives In Arkansas" (8)
        by Louise Mosrie
        from "Home"
22. "Guitar" (8)
        by Guy Clark
        from "Somedays The Song Writes You"
22. "I Hear Them All" (8)
        by Dave Rawlings Machine
        from "A Friend Of A Friend"
22. "The Loving Kind" (8)
        by Nanci Griffith
        from "The Loving Kind"
22. "Matapedia" (8)
        by Kate And Anna McGarrigle
        from "Matapedia"
22. "Ruby" (8)
        by Dave Rawlings Machine
        from "A Friend Of A Friend"
22. "Safe Home" (8)
        by James Keelaghan
        from "House Of Cards"

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14178 airplays from 149 different DJs

1. Kate And Anna McGarrigle
2. Louise Mosrie
3. John Gorka
4. Dave Rawlings Machine
5. Doug Spears
5. James Keelaghan
7. Pete Seeger
7. Tim Grimm
9. Jory Nash
10. The Wailin' Jennys
11. John McCutcheon
12. Bob Dylan
13. Zoe Mulford
14. Guy Clark
15. Loudon Wainwright III
16. Grada
16. Rosanne Cash
18. Greg Brown
18. Karan Casey And John Doyle
18. Tom Russell
21. Tom Rush
22. Antje Duvekot
22. Laurie Lewis
22. Steve Earle
25. Heather Masse
25. Peter, Paul And Mary
25. Tim O'Brien
28. Catie Curtis
28. Christine Lavin
28. Joel Mabus
28. Nanci Griffith
32. Caroline Herring
32. Ellis Paul
32. Elvis Presley
32. Richard Shindell
32. Sarah Jarosz
32. Sarah Lee Guthrie And Johnny Irion
32. Slaid Cleaves
39. Joe Jencks
39. Martin Simpson

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14178 airplays from 149 different DJs

1. Red House
2. Rounder
3. Compass
4. Sugar Hill
5. Signature
6. Appleseed
7. Columbia
8. Borealis
9. Hannibal
10. Smithsonian/Folkways
11. Acony
12. Waterbug
13. Vanguard
14. New West
15. Green Linnet
16. Warner
17. Greentrax
18. Folk-Legacy
19. Black Wolf
19. Rhino
21. RCA
22. Manhattan
22. Pinecastle
24. Azalea City
25. Philo
26. Rebel
27. Cypress Moss
28. Vault
29. Flying Fish
30. Shanachie
31. Patuxent
31. Thin Man
31. Zoe Cat
34. Rural Rhythm
34. Topic
34. True North
37. Dualtone
37. Yep Roc
39. 2nd Story Sound
39. Cordova Bay
39. Proper

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14178 airplays from 149 different DJs

Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Allan Nelson (BBC, U.K.)
Andrew Doerr (KCSB-FM, CA)
Angela Page (WJFF-FM, NY)
Arthur Berman (CiTR-FM, BC)
Arthur Dean (WCNI-FM, CT)
Betsi Meissner (KXCI-FM, AZ)
Bill Hahn (WFDU-FM, NJ)
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)
Bruce Hayden (KVMR-FM, CA)
Bud Johnson (syndicated, AK)
Caroline Doctorow (WPKM-FM & WPKN-FM, CT)
Carolyn VandeWiele (WFHB-FM, IN)
Charlie Backfish (WUSB-FM, NY)
Chris Trostel (KRNN-KTOO-KXLL, AK)
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)
Doug Dick (WVGN-FM, VI)
Ed McDonald (WVMR-FM etc, WV)
Frank Gosar (KLCC-FM, OR)
Frank Hoppe (KCSN-FM, CA)
Fred Dolan (WJCU-FM, OH)
Gary Irving (WVUD-FM, DE)
Gaye Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Gene Shay (XM & WXPN-FM, PA)
Gerd Stassen (EVW, Germany)
Gerry Goodfriend (CKUT-FM, QC)
Greg Schatzmann (CJLX-FM, ON)
Greg Shaya (WCWS-FM, OH)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
Henk de Weerd (5EBI-FM, Australia)
Henry Hallett (KXCI-FM, AZ)
Jamie Hoover (KSUT-FM, CO)
Jean Geiger (KBCS-FM, WA)
Jeff Robson (CJUM-FM, MB)
Jenny Flux (2AIR-FM, Australia)
Jeremy Butler (WUAL-FM & APR, AL)
Jim Blum (WKSU-FM etc, OH)
Jim Gilliland (WRUW-FM, OH)
Jim Marino (CFMU-FM, ON)
Jim Rogers (WIUP-FM, PA)
Joe Colvin (WYSO-FM, OH)
Joe Gierlach (WRFL-FM, KY)
Johanna Halbeisen (WXOJ-FM, MA)
John & Maureen Rumsey (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)
John Weingart (WPRB-FM, NJ)
Jon 'Chip' Colcord (WNEC-FM, NH)
Jon Stein (WTBQ-AM, NY)
Judith Gennett (KPSU, OR)
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)
Laurel Paulson-Pierce (KRBS-FM, CA)
Laurie DesJardins (KVMR-FM, CA)
Laurie Niles (KZFR-FM, CA)
Len Holton (KUAR-FM, AR)
Leonard Epstein (KRFC-FM, CO)
Lilli Kuzma (WDCB-FM, IL)
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 (XM)
Mel DeYoung (WPSU-FM, PA)
Menachem Vinegrad (Upper Galilee-FM, Israel)
Michael Alzo (WSLU-FM, NY)
Michael Stock (WLRN-FM, FL)
Mike Fitzgerald (WEBR, VA)
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 Stamler (KDHX-FM, MO)
Peter Fraissinet (WVBR-FM, NY)
Peter Kernast and John Bates (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Randall Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Rich Warren (WFMT-FM, XM & syndicated, IL)
Richard Gillmann (KBCS-FM, WA)
Richard Howard (KZMU-FM, UT)
Rik James (KGLT-FM, MT)
Robert Resnik (VPR, VT)
Roger Wise (KGNU-FM, CO)
Ron Olesko (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Roz Larman (KPFK-FM & syndicated, 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 Carpenter (WTJU-FM, VA)
Terry Fatseas (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Terry Hayden (WRPI-FM, NY)
Todd Tyson (The Point-FM, VT)
Tom Bingham (WCVF-FM, NY)
Tom Coxworth (CKUA-FM, AB)
Tom Funk (KGLP-FM, NM)
Tom Martin-Erickson (WPR, WI)
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 (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 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

Richard Gillmann                        
Tuesday "The Outskirts" Noon-3pm           
KBCS (91.3 FM) - Bellevue, WA