Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of January 2013 (with DJ list)

TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS OF JANUARY 2013
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13046 airplays from 147 different DJs

  1: "Jewels And Harmony," Mara Levine [maralevine.com, 1/13] (120)
        "The Dutchman"
        "When I Sing With You"
        "River"
        "Blackberry Time"
        "Immigrant Dream"
  2: "Give Me All You Got," Carrie Rodriguez [Ninth Street Opus, new] (55)
        "Devil In Mind"
        "Lake Harriet"
        "Sad Joy"
        "Whiskey Runs Thicker Than Blood"
  2: "Next Time Around," Darryl Purpose [Blue Rock, 10/12] (55)
        "Dreams Of Life"
        "Girl From Golden"
        "Ghost Of Crazy Horse"
        "Fourth Chair"
  4: "Greetings From Cheryl Wheeler Live," Cheryl Wheeler [Dias, 9/12] (54)
        "Gandhi/Buddha"
        "Lady Gaga's Singing Program"
        "75 Septembers"
  5: "Flash Company," Outside Track [Lorimer, 9/12] (42)
        "Mountain Road"
        "False Knight On The Road"
        "Flash Company"
  6: "The Stray Birds," The Stray Birds [thestraybirds.com, 9/12] (39)
        "Dream In Blue"
        "Just Sayin"
        "Railroad Man"
  7: "Our Lady Of The Tall Trees," Cahalen Morrison And Eli West [cahalenandeli.com, 9/12] (38)
        "Church Street Blues"
        "Our Lady Of The Tall Trees"
        "Lady Does Not Often Falter"
  8: "One & Many," Noel Paul Stookey [Neworld, 9/12] (35)
        "Big Picture"
        "In These Times"
        "One And Many"
  9: "Silver Lining," The Honey Dewdrops [thehoneydewdrops.com, 6/12] (34)
        "One Kind Word"
        "Let Me Sing"
        "Hills Of My Home"
  9: "Sing The Delta," Iris DeMent [Flariella, 10/12] (34)
        "Go On Ahead And Go Home"
        "Sing The Delta"
        "Mama Was Always Tellin' Her Truth"
  9: "Time," Kathy Kallick Band [Live Oak, 8/12] (34)
        "Time"
        "Lord Protect My Soul"
        "North Carolina Breakdown"
 12: "Grandma's Rules For Drinking," Annie Lou [annielou.ca, 6/12] (33)
        "Grandma's Rules For Drinking"
        "Winter Song"
 12: "Tune Tramp," Erynn Marshall And Friends [Hickoryjack, new] (33)
        "Milwaukee Blues"
        "Ragged But Right"
        "Lonesome Road Blues"
 14: "Reunion," Lucy Kaplansky [Red House, 9/12] (32)
        "This Morning I Am Born Again"
        "I'm Looking Through You"
        "Scavenger"
 15: "Flight," Trout Steak Revival [troutsteak.com, 10/12] (31)
        "Blackjack Supper Club"
        "Darling Corey"
        "Greasy Coat"
 15: "Heart Of The Country," Chris Brashear [Dog Boy, 9/12] (31)
        "Time The Perfect Stranger"
        "Old Pueblo"
        "Today I Saw The Longest Train"
 17: "American Hornpipe," Dana And Susan Robinson [Threshold, 6/12] (30)
        "Lazy John"
        "When This Old Hat Was New"
        "Will The Circle Be Unbroken"
 17: "Up Like The Clouds," Dubl Handi [dublhandi.bandcamp.com, new] (30)
        "Katie Cruel"
        "Cluck Old Hen"
        "Shout Little Lula"
 17: "Wilder Girl," Sally Barris [sallybarris.com, 8/12] (30)
        "Let The Wind Chase You"
        "Wilder Girl"
        "Just Won't Do"
 20: "Tender Is The Night," Old Man Luedecke [True North, 11/12] (29)
        "Kingdom Come"
        "I'm Fine"
        "Little Stream Of Whiskey"
 21: "Lay Down, Lay Low," The Steel Wheels [thesteelwheels.com, 1/12] (26)
        "Halfway To Heaven"
        "Lay Down Lay Low"
        "Breaking Like The Sun"
 21: "Mending," Maria Gillard [mariagillard.com, 10/12] (26)
        "Country Gal With The City Blues"
        "Just Ain't Right"
        "Broken World"
 23: "Angels Without Wings," Heidi Talbot [Compass, new] (25)
        "Button Up"
        "Dearest Johnny"
        "My Sister The Moon"
 23: "Some Bright Morning," Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem [Signature, 4/12] (25)
        "Hear Jerusalem Moan"
        "East Virginia"
        "Crossing The Bar"
 25: "The Things I Notice Now: Anne Hills Sings the Songs of Tom Paxton," Anne Hills [Appleseed, 11/12] (24)
        "Early Snow"
        "Hard Times Are Here Again"
        "When Princes Meet"
 25: "A Word Child," Susan Kane [susankane.com, 11/12] (24)
        "New York Winter"
        "Around The Bend"
 27: "Northwest Passage," Stan Rogers [Fogarty's Cove, 1981] (23)
        "Northwest Passage"
        "Idiot"
 27: "Wreck And Ruin," Kasey Chambers And Shane Nicholson [Sugar Hill, 10/12] (23)
        "Wreck And Ruin"
        "Have Mercy On Me"
 29: "Calling Me Home," Kathy Mattea [Sugar Hill, 9/12] (22)
        "Gone, Gonna Rise Again"
        "Black Waters"
 29: "Little Pilgrim," Jory Nash [Thin Man, 11/12] (22)
        "Best Of Your Heart"
        "Never Enough For Me"
 31: "Beneath Some Lucky Star," Bill Staines [Red House, 10/12] (21)
        "Along The Road"
        "Shady Grove"
        "Salt Air"
 32: "Blue Clouds," Elizabeth Mitchell & You Are My Flower [Smithsonian/Folkways, 10/12] (20)
        "Froggie Went A-Courtin"
        "Everyone"
 32: "Little Blue Egg," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer [Red House, 2/12] (20)
        "Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key"
        "Gypsy Rose"
 32: "Live At Blue Rock," Mary Gauthier [Proper, 10/12] (20)
        "Last Of The Hobo Kings"
        "Rocket"
 32: "Prelude," Ronstadt Generations [ronstadtgenerations.com, 10/12] (20)
        "Thunder And Sadness"
        "John Law Burned Down The Liquor Sto"
 32: "Spring And Fall," Paul Kelly [Gawd, 11/12] (20)
        "New Found Year"
        "Time And Tide"
 37: "Hymns To What Is Left," Greg Brown [Sawdust, 10/12] (19)
        "Good To You"
        "Fatboy Blues"
 37: "Outshine The Sun," The Foghorn String Band [foghornstringband.com, 9/12] (19)
        "Indian Ate The Woodchuck"
 37: "Song Of The Seas," Eagle McCall [eaglemccall.com, 10/12] (19)
        "Leavin' Of Liverpool"
        "Mains'l And The Bell"
 37: "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 7: Happy Holidays," Various Artists [Hudson Harding, 12/12] (19)
        "It's A New Year Now," Copper Ponies And Joe Crookston
 41: "Down The Line," Brad Cole [bradcolemusic.com, 7/12] (18)
        "Cry Cry Cry"
 41: "The Music & Song Of The Great Tapestry Of Scotland," Various Artists [Greentrax, 12/12] (18)
        "Pack Your Tools And Go," Robin Hall And Jimmie MacGregor
 41: "Resurrection Day," Kim And Reggie Harris [Appleseed, 11/12] (18)
        "Do What I Have To Do"
        "Look Em In The Eye"
 44: "Brambles And Thorns," John Wort Hannam [Borealis, 10/12] (17)
        "Radiant Land"
 44: "From Fresh Water," Stan Rogers [Fogarty's Cove, 1984] (17)
        "Lock-Keeper"
        "Nancy"
 44: "Kindred Spirits: A Collection," Carrie Newcomer [Rounder, 11/12] (17)
        "Speed Of Soul"
 44: "The Same Way Down," Annalivia [annaliviamusic.bandcamp.com, 9/12] (17)
        "False Sir John"
        "New Mown Meadow"
 44: "This Land: Woody Guthrie's America," John McCutcheon [Appalsongs, 2011] (17)
        "Biggest Thing That Man Has Ever Done"
 44: "Walls That Talk," Roy Schneider [Shiny Gnu, 9/12] (17)
        "Dancin On The Mountain"
        "Signs"
 44: "What We Lost," Ben Bedford [Waterbug, 9/12] (17)
        "John The Baptist"
        "What We Lost"
 51: "El Rancho Azul," Dale Watson And His Lonestars [Red House, new] (16)
        "Cowboy Boots"
 51: "A Hundred Years From Now," Neal And Leandra [Uncle Gus, 2/12] (16)
        "One"
        "A Hundred Years From Now"
 51: "King Fisher King," Sons Of The Never Wrong [Waterbug, 11/12] (16)
        "Best Intentions"
 51: "A More Perfect Union," Pete Seeger And Lorre Wyatt [Appleseed, 9/12] (16)
        "God's Counting On Me. . . God's Counting On You"
        "Somos El Barco"
 51: "Rough Edges & Ragged Hearts," Linda McRae [42rpm, 5/12] (16)
        "Higher Ground"
        "Be Your Own Light"
 51: "Tempest," Bob Dylan [Columbia, 9/12] (16)
        "Duquesne Whistle"
        "Soon After Midnight"
 57: "Camilla," Caroline Herring [Signature, 8/12] (15)
        "Black Mountain Lullaby"
        "Camilla"
 57: "The Mando Chronicles," Peter Ostroushko [Red House, 11/12] (15)
        "Ace Of Spades / Brilliancy"
        "Paddy On The Turnpike"
 57: "Pete Remembers Woody," Pete Seeger And Friends [Appleseed, 9/12] (15)
        "66 Highway Blues," Arlo Guthrie And Pete Seeger
 57: "These Old Dark Hills," Robin And Linda Williams [Red House, 8/12] (15)
        "World Wide Peace"
 61: "Americana Agency Sampler 2013," Various Artists [Self, new] (14)
        "2," Doug And Telisha Williams
        "Sundays Loving You," Barn Birds
 61: "Ashes And Roses," Mary Chapin Carpenter [Zoe, 6/12] (14)
        "New Year's Day"
        "What To Keep And What To Throw Away"
 61: "Brother Sun," Brother Sun [World Wide, 2011] (14)
        "What Must Be Done"
        "Love Is The Water"
 61: "Cucurbita," Hannalee [Self, 10/12] (14)
        "Never Been To Memphis"
        "One Day My Soul"
 61: "Electric," Richard Thompson [New West, new] (14)
        "Salford Sunday"
 61: "Red Apples And Gold," Gathering Time [gatheringtimetrio.com, 5/12] (14)
        "Red Apples And Gold"
 61: "Seinn," Mary Jane Lamond And Wendy MacIsaac [Factor, 9/12] (14)
        "If You Were Mine"
        "Keeping Up With Calum"
 61: "Then There's Me," Michael Reno Harrell [Dancing Bear, 8/12] (14)
        "Mama's Still In Jail"
        "Too Late Lounge"
 61: "This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark," Various Artists [Icehouse, 2011] (14)
        "Dublin Blues," Joe Ely
 61: "Trouble In The Fields: An Artist's Tribute To Nanci Griffith," Various Artists [Paradiddle, 11/12] (14)
        "Gulf Coast Highway," Tracy Grammer And Jim Henry
        "I'm Not Drivin' These Wheels," Kennedys


TOP SONGS OF JANUARY 2013
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13046 airplays from 147 different DJs

1. "The Dutchman" (24)
        by Mara Levine
        from "Jewels And Harmony"
2. "When I Sing With You" (16)
        by Mara Levine
        from "Jewels And Harmony"
3. "Devil In Mind" (15)
        by Carrie Rodriguez
        from "Give Me All You Got"
3. "Dream In Blue" (15)
        by The Stray Birds
        from "The Stray Birds"
5. "It's A New Year Now" (14)
        by Copper Ponies And Joe Crookston
        from "Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 7: Happy Holidays"
5. "River" (14)
        by Mara Levine
        from "Jewels And Harmony"
7. "Lake Harriet" (12)
        by Carrie Rodriguez
        from "Give Me All You Got"
7. "Time" (12)
        by Kathy Kallick Band
        from "Time"
9. "Gandhi/Buddha" (11)
        by Cheryl Wheeler
        from "Greetings From Cheryl Wheeler Live"
9. "Girl From Golden" (11)
        by Darryl Purpose
        from "Next Time Around"
9. "One Kind Word" (11)
        by The Honey Dewdrops
        from "Silver Lining"
9. "This Morning I Am Born Again" (11)
        by Lucy Kaplansky
        from "Reunion"
13. "Dreams Of Life" (10)
        by Darryl Purpose
        from "Next Time Around"
13. "Northwest Passage" (10)
        by Stan Rogers
        from "Northwest Passage"
15. "Blackberry Time" (9)
        by Mara Levine
        from "Jewels And Harmony"
15. "Go On Ahead And Go Home" (9)
        by Iris DeMent
        from "Sing The Delta"
15. "Immigrant Dream" (9)
        by Mara Levine
        from "Jewels And Harmony"
15. "My Side Of The Mountain" (9)
        by Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys
        from "Release Your Shrouds"
15. "New York Winter" (9)
        by Susan Kane
        from "A Word Child"
15. "Our Lady Of The Tall Trees" (9)
        by Cahalen Morrison And Eli West
        from "Our Lady Of The Tall Trees"
15. "Take It From Dr. King" (9)
        by Pete Seeger And Friends
        from "Seeds: The Songs Of Pete Seeger, Vol. 3"
        also "Tomorrow's Children"
22. "Along The Road" (8)
        by Bill Staines
        from "Beneath Some Lucky Star"
22. "April Come She Will" (8)
        by Mara Levine
        from "Jewels And Harmony"
22. "Crazy In Alabama" (8)
        by Kate Campbell
        from "Visions Of Plenty"
        also "Two Nights In Texas"
22. "Ghost Of Crazy Horse" (8)
        by Darryl Purpose
        from "Next Time Around"
22. "I'm Looking Through You" (8)
        by Lucy Kaplansky
        from "Reunion"
22. "Leaves That Are Green" (8)
        by Mara Levine
        from "Jewels And Harmony"
22. "Sad Joy" (8)
        by Carrie Rodriguez
        from "Give Me All You Got"
22. "Wreck And Ruin" (8)
        by Kasey Chambers And Shane Nicholson
        from "Wreck And Ruin"


TOP ARTISTS OF JANUARY 2013
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13046 airplays from 147 different DJs

1. Mara Levine
2. Cheryl Wheeler
3. Carrie Rodriguez
4. Stan Rogers
5. Darryl Purpose
5. Pete Seeger
7. The Stray Birds
8. Iris DeMent
9. Bob Dylan
9. Greg Brown
11. Cahalen Morrison And Eli West
11. Outside Track
13. Kim And Reggie Harris
14. Seldom Scene
15. Lucy Kaplansky
16. Annie Lou
17. Noel Paul Stookey
18. The Honey Dewdrops
18. John McCutcheon
20. Kathy Kallick Band
20. Mary Gauthier
22. Kate Campbell
23. Chris Brashear
23. Nanci Griffith
25. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
25. Trout Steak Revival
27. Dubl Handi
27. Erynn Marshall
27. Heidi Talbot
27. Joel Mabus
31. Bill Staines
31. Old Man Luedecke
31. Sally Barris
34. Anne Hills
34. Mary Chapin Carpenter
34. Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem
34. The Steel Wheels
38. Dana And Susan Robinson
38. Doc Watson
40. James Gordon
40. Kathy Mattea
40. Laurie Lewis
40. Mike Auldridge
40. Peter Mayer


TOP LABELS OF JANUARY 2013
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13046 airplays from 147 different DJs

1. Red House
1. Rounder
3. Sugar Hill
4. Compass
5. Columbia
6. Appleseed
7. Borealis
8. Signature
9. Waterbug
10. Rebel
10. Smithsonian/Folkways
12. Vanguard
13. Flying Fish
14. Ninth Street Opus
15. Nonesuch
16. Green Linnet
16. Rhino
18. RCA
19. Greentrax
20. Blue Rock
21. Warner
22. Rural Rhythm
23. Bear Family
23. Mara's Creations
25. Neworld
26. Dias
27. New West
28. Elektra
28. Flariella
30. Hickoryjack
31. Hudson Harding
31. Live Oak
31. Philo
34. Threshold
34. True North
36. Lorimer
36. Reprise
38. Sony
39. Arc
40. Gadfly


FOLK DJs - JANUARY 2013
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13046 airplays from 147 different DJs

Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Allan Nelson (BBC, U.K.)
Allison Brown (CJAM-FM, ON)
Andrew Doerr (KCSB-FM, CA)
Angela Page (WJFF-FM, NY)
Art Menius (WMMT-FM, KY)
Arthur Berman (CiTR-FM, BC)
Arthur Dean (WCNI-FM, CT)
Bill Hahn (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Bill Revill (WESU-FM, CT)
Bill Stuart (WFIT-FM, FL)
Bill Wagman (KDVS-FM, CA)
Bob Gregory (WRFL-FM, KY)
Bob McWilliams (KANU-FM & KPR, KS)
Brad Edmondson (WVBR-FM, NY)
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)
Colin Fielding (3INR-FM, Australia)
Craig Huegel (WMNF-FM, FL)
Dan Alloway (KTEP-FM, TX)
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)
Frank Hoppe (KCSN-FM, CA)
Gary Irving (WVUD-FM, DE)
Gaye Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Gene Shay (WXPN-FM, PA)
Gerd Stassen (EVW, Germany)
Gerry Goodfriend (CKUT-FM, QC)
Graham and Barbara Dean (WBCR-LP, MA)
Greg Harness (KRBX-FM, ID)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
Jean Geiger (KBCS-FM, WA)
Jeanne Holton (WMNF-FM, FL)
Jeff Eads (WNKU-FM, KY)
Jeff Robson (CJUM-FM, MB)
Jenni Peal (KNON-FM, TX)
Jenny Flux (2AIR-FM, Australia)
Jeremy Butler (WUAL-FM & APR, AL)
Jim Blum (WKSU-FM etc, OH)
Jim Canales (WWSP-FM, WI)
Jim Dubinsky (WUVT-FM, CA)
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 Mazza (WNHU-FM, CT)
John McLaughlin (WMUC-FM, MD)
John Patterson (WXPI-FM, PA)
John Platt (WFUV-FM, NY)
John Trout (WYEP-FM, PA)
John Weingart (WPRB-FM, NJ)
Johnny Bazzano (KRCB-FM, CA)
Jon 'Chip' Colcord (WSCS-FM, NH)
Jon Stein (WTBQ-AM, NY)
Juliet Youngren (WEFT-FM, IL)
Jürgen Kramer (ZuSa, Germany)
Karen Impola (KUNI-FM, IA)
Karen Rakos (KEUL-FM, AK)
Kate McNally (NHPR, NH)
Ken Batista (WYEP-FM, PA)
Ken Campbell (WSKG-FM, NY)
Ken Weiner (WESU-FM, CT)
Kevin Vance (KALW-FM, CA)
Larry Hillberg (KVMR-FM, CA)
Larry Hoyt (WAER-FM, NY)
Laurie DesJardins (KVMR-FM, CA)
Lee Vengeance (UGFM, Australia)
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 Michaelis (WGDR-FM, VT)
Mark Tobler (WTUL-FM, LA)
Mary Sue Twohy (SiriusXM)
Menachem Vinegrad (Upper Galilee-FM, Israel)
Michael Alzo (WSLU-FM, NY)
Michael Benson (WPKN-FM & WESU-FM, CT)
Michael Stock (WLRN-FM, FL)
Mike Flynn (KUAF-FM & syndicated, AR)
Mike Kelsey (WFHB, IN)
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)
Patrick Clifford (WDVR-FM, NJ)
Paul Hartman (WTMD-FM, MD)
Paul Stamler (KDHX-FM, MO)
Peter Fraissinet (WVBR-FM, NY)
Peter Kernast and John Bates (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Peter Thompson (KALW-FM, CA)
Peter van Zeijl (Dollard Radio-FM, The Netherlands)
Randall Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Ray Baumler (WRUR-FM, NY)
Rich Warren (WFMT-FM & syndicated, IL)
Richard Gillmann (KBCS-FM, WA)
Richard Gordon (WNHU-FM, CT)
Richard Howard (KZMU-FM, UT)
Robert Resnik (VPR, VT)
Robin Pressman (KRCB-FM, CA)
Roz Larman (KPFK-FM & syndicated, CA)
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 Clarke (CHES-FM, ON)
Steve Fisher (CKUA-FM, AB)
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 & WWUH-FM, CT)
Susi Lanagan (PBS-FM, Australia)
Tamara Lewis (KBCS-FM, WA)
Taylor Caffery (WRKF-FM, LA)
Terry Fatseas (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Thomas Bisard (WNMC-FM, MI)
Todd Tyson (The Point-FM, VT)
Tom Coxworth (CKUA-FM, AB)
Tom Druckenmiller (syndicated)
Tom Funk (KGLP-FM, NM)
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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