Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of January 2014 (with DJ list)

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13011 airplays from 135 different DJs

  1: "Inside Llewyn Davis," Various Artists [Nonesuch, 11/13] (164)
        "Green, Green Rocky Road," Oscar Isaac
        "Fare Thee Well," Oscar Isaac And Marcus Mumford
        "500 Miles," Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan And Stark Sands
        "Hang Me, Oh Hang Me," Oscar Isaac
        "Last Thing On My Mind," Stark Sands With The Punch Brothers
        "Farewell," Bob Dylan
  2: "The Turning Point," Tim Grimm [Cavalier, 9/13] (128)
        "King Of The Folksingers"
        "Rovin' Gambler"
        "Blame It On The Dog"
        "Anne In Amsterdam"
  3: "When One Door Closes," Gathering Time [Treble-G, 9/13] (74)
        "Rain And Snow"
        "There But For Fortune"
        "Mingulay Boat Song"
        "Good Day To Be Above Ground"
        "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes"
  4: "22 Days," John McCutcheon [Appalseed, 10/13] (54)
        "Of An Age"
        "Orion's Belt"
        "She Sings"
        "Dry Land Fish"
  5: "Four Good Days," Jack Williams [Wind River, 11/13] (49)
        "4 Good Days"
        "Them Things"
        "Sleeping In The Streets"
  6: "The River And The Thread," Rosanne Cash [Blue Note, new] (47)
        "Feather's Not A Bird"
        "When The Master Calls The Roll"
        "Sunken Lands"
  7: "Foreverly," Billie Joe + Norah [Reprise, 11/13] (37)
        "Roving Gambler"
        "Long Time Gone"
        "I'm Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail"
  8: "Some Part Of The Truth," Brother Sun [, 2/13] (35)
        "Lady Of The Harbor"
        "House That Jack Built"
        "Pushing Stones"
  9: "Blood Like A River," Nathan Bell [Stone Barn, new] (34)
        "Really Truly"
        "Fade Out"
  9: "Echo Sessions," The Stray Birds [, 11/13] (34)
        "I'll Be Your San Antone Rose"
        "I Wish It Would Rain"
        "When I Stop Dreaming"
 11: "Berrymania," Steve Gillette And Cindy Mangsen [Compass Rose, 12/13] (33)
        "Chat With Your Mom"
        "It's Better Than That"
        "Talkin' At The Same Time"
 12: "Down in Washington Square," Dave Van Ronk [Smithsonian/Folkways, 10/13] (31)
        "God Bless The Child"
        "Hesitation Blues"
 12: "The Game," Blue Highway [Rounder, new] (31)
        "The Game"
        "Just To Have A Job"
 14: "Abundance," Alasdair Fraser And Natalie Haas [Culburnie, new] (29)
        "Farley Bridge"
        "Keys To The Cellar"
 14: "Full Head Of Steam," Roosevelt Dime [, new] (29)
        "Oh To Be"
        "St. James Infirmary"
        "Down On Your Luck"
 16: "Build Me Up From Bones," Sarah Jarosz [Sugar Hill, 9/13] (28)
        "Dark Road"
        "Fuel The Fire"
        "Build Me Up From Bones"
 16: "Memories And Moments," Tim O'Brien And Darrell Scott [Full Skies, 9/13] (28)
        "Keep Your Dirty Lights On"
        "Memories And Moments"
 18: "Home For The Harvest," Mason Porter [, new] (27)
        "Blue Eyes Smile"
        "That's Alright By Me"
 18: "Live At Caffe Lena," Various Artists [Tompkins Square, 9/13] (27)
        "Last Day Of The Furlough," Bill Morrissey
 20: "New Everything," Brooks Williams [Red Guitar Blue, 7/13] (26)
        "Carry On"
        "Deep River Blues"
 20: "Tether My Heart," Hannah Shira Naiman [Merriweather, 10/13] (26)
        "I'm Going To Find My Joy"
        "Same Old Song"
 20: "Trampin' On," Steep Ravine [, 10/13] (26)
        "Prairie Rose"
        "C'mon Home"
 23: "Back 40," Robin & Linda Williams [Red House, 10/13] (25)
        "Boots Of Spanish Leather"
        "Dixie Highway Sign"
 23: "December Moon," The Henry Girls [Broken Silence, 3/13] (25)
        "Couldn't Ask For More"
        "December Moon"
 25: "Pennsylvania Coal," Irene Kelley [Patio, new] (24)
        "Pennsylvania Coal"
        "Feels Like Home"
        "You Don't Run Across My Mind"
 25: "Won't Be Long Now," Linda Thompson [Pettifer, 10/13] (24)
        "As Fast As My Feet"
        "Blue Bleezin Blind Drunk"
 27: "The Railsplitters," The Railsplitters [, 11/13] (23)
        "Boarding Pass"
        "Jackson Town"
 27: "Songs Our Daddy Taught Us," The Everly Brothers [Cadence, 1958] (23)
        "Down In The Willow Garden"
        "Roving Gambler"
 29: "Halfway Home," Michael Jerling [Fool's Hill, new] (22)
        "After The Flood"
        "Things I Learned From Life, Vol. II"
 29: "How To Sleep In A Stormy Boat," Amy Speace [Windbone, 4/13] (22)
        "Fortunate Ones"
        "How To Sleep In A Stormy Boat"
        "Hunter Moon"
 29: "Love Runner," Mollie O'Brien And Rich Moore [Remington Road, 1/14] (22)
        "Train Home"
        "Sunday Street"
 29: "Silent Lessons," Sharon Goldman [, new] (22)
        "Pocket Full Of Sun"
        "Left Turn"
 33: "The Dream," Tracie Potochnik [, 10/13] (21)
        "God Bless The Usa"
        "The Dream"
 33: "Goodbye Hello," Wyatt Easterling [Phoenix Rising, 10/13] (21)
        "Why Did It Take So Long?"
        "If A Tree Falls"
 33: "My Favorite Picture Of You," Guy Clark [Dualtone, 7/13] (21)
        "My Favorite Picture Of You"
        "Cornmeal Waltz"
 36: "Endless Ocean," The Tuttles With A. J. Lee [Back Studio, 6/13] (20)
        "Hickory Wind"
        "My Window Faces The South"
 36: "Heartaches And Harmonies," The Everly Brothers [Rhino, 1994] (20)
        "Bye Bye Love"
 36: "Juba Dance," Guy Davis [M. C., 9/13] (20)
        "Lost Again"
 39: "Annie Ford Band," Annie Ford Band [Self, new] (19)
        "2 Sides"
 39: "South," Blackie And The Rodeo Kings [Self, new] (19)
 39: "Temptation," Spuyten Duyvil [, 9/13] (19)
        "I'll Fly Away"
        "Honey On My Grave"
 39: "This World Oft Can Be," Della Mae [Rounder, 5/13] (19)
        "This World Oft Can Be"
        "Ain't No Ash Will Burn"
        "Turtle Dove"
 43: "At The Heart Of It All," Capercaillie [Compass, 8/13] (18)
        "Strathspey Set"
        "At The Heart Of It All"
 43: "Haunted Heart," Susan Cattaneo [Jersey Girl, new] (18)
        "Barn Burning"
 43: "Long Gone Out West Blues," Pharis And Jason Romero [Lula, 2/13] (18)
        "I Want To Be Lucky"
        "Long Gone Out West Blues"
 43: "Skipping Rocks," Ken & Brad Kolodner [Fenchurch, 9/13] (18)
        "Billy In The Lowground"
        "Down On My Knees"
 47: "Carnival," Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line [Blue Pig, 4/13] (17)
        "Bike Ride"
        "Jack Of Diamonds"
 47: "Flat Earth Diary," Krista Detor [Tightrope, 1/14] (17)
        "Belle Of The Ball"
        "Flat Earth Diary"
 47: "Hang Your Hopes On A Crooked Nail," Rod Picott [Welding Rod, new] (17)
        "65 Falcon"
        "All The Broken Parts"
 47: "History: The First 25 Years," James Keelaghan [Borealis, 10/13] (17)
        "Glory Bound"
        "My Skies"
 47: "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?: The Songs Of Pete Seeger," Various Artists [Appleseed, 1998] (17)
        "Waist Deep In The Big Muddy," Dick Gaughan
 52: "Americana Agency Sampler 2014," Various Artists [Self, new] (16)
        "Paper Cranes," Danny Schmidt
 52: "More New Everything," Brooks Williams [Red Guitar Blue, 11/13] (16)
        "Winter Moon II"
        "Are You Tired Of Me, My Darling?"
 52: "No More Rain," The Steel Wheels [, 4/13] (16)
        "Go Up To That Mountain"
 52: "On The Offbeat," Liz Carroll [, 11/13] (16)
        "Fruit And The Snoot / On The Offbeat"
        "Giant's Cave / Go Ahead, Back Up"
 52: "The Streets Of Baltimore," Del McCoury Band [Self, 9/13] (16)
        "The Streets Of Baltimore"
 57: "Croz," David Crosby [Blue Castle, new] (15)
        "Holding On To Nothing"
        "What's Broken"
 57: "Hand On The Plow," The Tillers [Muddy Roots, 7/13] (15)
        "Road Neverending"
        "Weary Soul"
 57: "A Little Piece," Ray Benson [Bismeaux, new] (15)
        "I Ain't Lookin' For No Trouble"
        "It Ain't You," Ray Benson Featuring Willie Nelson
 57: "Love Has Come For You," Steve Martin And Edie Brickell [Rounder, 4/13] (15)
        "Love Has Come For You"
        "Get Along Stray Dog"
 57: "No Way There From Here," Laura Cantrell [Thrift Shop, new] (15)
        "All The Girls Are Complicated"
        "No Way There From Here"
 57: "Sideshow Love," Will Kimbrough [Daphne, new] (15)
        "Has Anybody Seen My Heart"
 57: "Still Green," Patty Larkin [Signature, 9/13] (15)
        "So Cold"
        "Best Of Intentions"
 64: "The Ash & Clay," The Milk Carton Kids [Anti-, 3/13] (14)
        "Hope Of A Lifetime"
 64: "Jewels And Harmony," Mara Levine [, 1/13] (14)
        "When I Sing With You"
 64: "Relic," Wylie And The Wild West [Hi-Line, new] (14)
        "Hello Heartache"
        "21st Century Blues"
 64: "So Say We All," David Francey [Red House, 5/13] (14)
        "American Blues"
 64: "Still Fighting The War," Slaid Cleaves [Music Road, 6/13] (14)
        "Rust Belt Fields"
        "Texas Love Song"
 64: "Tales From Jackson Bridge," Harpeth Rising [Grimm Rising, 9/13] (14)
        "Day After Day"
 64: "Tambourine," Fred Eaglesmith [Self, 11/13] (14)
        "Small Town"
 64: "We The People," Lou Dominguez [, 10/13] (14)
        "Citizens United"
        "Gun Country"
 64: "Wool And Grant," Wool And Grant [Self, 6/13] (14)
        "Get The Frack Outta Here"

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13011 airplays from 135 different DJs

1. "King Of The Folksingers" (32)
        by Tim Grimm
        from "The Turning Point"
2. "Green, Green Rocky Road" (27)
        by Oscar Isaac
        from "Inside Llewyn Davis"
3. "Fare Thee Well" (24)
        by Oscar Isaac And Marcus Mumford
        from "Inside Llewyn Davis"
4. "Lake" (22)
        by Tim Grimm
        from "The Turning Point"
5. "500 Miles" (19)
        by Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan And Stark Sands
        from "Inside Llewyn Davis"
6. "Hang Me, Oh Hang Me" (18)
        by Oscar Isaac
        from "Inside Llewyn Davis"
6. "Rovin' Gambler" (18)
        by Tim Grimm
        from "The Turning Point"
8. "4 Good Days" (15)
        by Jack Williams
        from "Four Good Days"
8. "Blame It On The Dog" (15)
        by Tim Grimm
        from "The Turning Point"
10. "Rain And Snow" (14)
        by Gathering Time
        from "When One Door Closes"
11. "Farewell" (13)
        by Bob Dylan
        from "Inside Llewyn Davis"
11. "Last Thing On My Mind" (13)
        by Stark Sands With The Punch Brothers
        from "Inside Llewyn Davis"
13. "Names" (12)
        by Nathan Bell
        from "Blood Like A River"
14. "Roving Gambler" (11)
        by Down Hill Strugglers With John Cohen
        from "Inside Llewyn Davis"
14. "Shoals Of Herring" (11)
        by Oscar Isaac With The Punch Brothers
        from "Inside Llewyn Davis"
14. "Storms Are On The Ocean" (11)
        by Nancy Blake
        from "Inside Llewyn Davis"
17. "I'll Be Your San Antone Rose" (10)
        by The Stray Birds
        from "Echo Sessions"
17. "Them Things" (10)
        by Jack Williams
        from "Four Good Days"
17. "There But For Fortune" (10)
        by Gathering Time
        from "When One Door Closes"
20. "All I Have To Do Is Dream" (9)
        by Everly Brothers
        from "24 Original Classics"
20. "Anne In Amsterdam" (9)
        by Tim Grimm
        from "The Turning Point"
20. "Feather's Not A Bird" (9)
        by Rosanne Cash
        from "The River And The Thread"
20. "Lady Of The Harbor" (9)
        by Brother Sun
        from "Some Part Of The Truth"
20. "Mingulay Boat Song" (9)
        by Gathering Time
        from "When One Door Closes"
20. "Roving Gambler" (9)
        by Billie Joe + Norah
        from "Foreverly"

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13011 airplays from 135 different DJs

1. Pete Seeger
2. Tim Grimm
3. The Everly Brothers
4. Gathering Time
5. John McCutcheon
6. Oscar Isaac
7. Jack Williams
8. Dave Van Ronk
9. Bob Dylan
10. Rosanne Cash
11. The Stray Birds
12. Brooks Williams
13. Steve Gillette And Cindy Mangsen
14. Greg Brown
15. Nathan Bell
15. Robin And Linda Williams
17. Brother Sun
18. Billie Joe + Norah
18. Blue Highway
18. Guy Davis
21. Sarah Jarosz
22. Alasdair Fraser And Natalie Haas
23. Guy Clark
23. Mary Chapin Carpenter
25. Roosevelt Dime
26. Si Kahn
27. Amy Speace
27. Steep Ravine
29. Tim O'Brien And Darrell Scott
30. Hannah Shira Naiman
30. John Prine
30. Mason Porter
30. The Railsplitters
34. The Henry Girls
34. Tom Paxton
36. Michael Jerling
36. Wyatt Easterling
38. Linda Thompson
38. Oscar Isaac And Marcus Mumford
38. Patty Larkin
38. The Steel Wheels

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13011 airplays from 135 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Nonesuch
3. Columbia
4. Red House
5. Compass
6. Appleseed
7. Sugar Hill
8. Smithsonian/Folkways
9. Cavalier
10. Borealis
10. Rhino
12. Warner
13. Signature
14. Rebel
15. Reprise
16. Blue Note
17. Waterbug
18. Wind River
19. Vanguard
20. Treble-G
21. Appalsongs
21. Flying Fish
23. Green Linnet
24. Dualtone
25. RCA
25. Stone Barn
27. Capitol
27. Philo
29. New West
30. Compass Rose
31. Bear Family
31. Shanachie
33. Greentrax
33. Red Guitar Blue
33. Tompkins Square
36. Full Skies
36. Legacy
38. Sony
39. ATO
39. Culburnie
39. Phoenix Rising
39. Yep Roc

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13011 airplays from 135 different DJs

Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Amy & Travis Luncan (WYSO-FM, OH)
Andrew Antipin (WPRB-FM, NJ)
Andrew Doerr (KCSB-FM, CA)
Arthur Berman (CiTR-FM, BC)
Arthur Dean (WCNI-FM, CT)
Artie Martello (WIOX-FM, NY)
Barbara Trumpinski-Roberts (WEFT-FM, IL)
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 McWilliams (KANU-FM & KPR, KS)
Bob Weiser (WBRS-FM & WOMR-FM, MA)
Brad Edmondson (WVBR-FM, NY)
Bradley Kolodner (WAMU-FM, DC)
Brenda & Roman Tacik (CJTR-FM, SK)
Bruce Cameron (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Caroline Doctorow (WPKM-FM & WPKN-FM, CT)
Carolyn VandeWiele (WFHB-FM, IN)
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)
Darla Novak (KZFR-FM, CA)
Darwin Davidson (WERU-FM, ME)
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)
Gary Irving (WVUD-FM, DE)
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)
Jan Hall (CFRU-FM, ON)
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 Canales (WWSP-FM, WI)
Jim Dubinsky (WUVT-FM, CA)
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 Mazza (WNHU-FM, CT)
John Platt (WFUV-FM, NY)
John Weingart (WPRB-FM, NJ)
Johnny Bazzano (KRCB-FM, CA)
Jon 'Chip' Colcord (WSCS-FM, NH)
Jon Kiger (WRFG-FM, GA)
Jon Stein (WTBQ-AM, NY)
Juliet Youngren (WEFT-FM, IL)
Jürgen Kramer (ZuSa, Germany)
Karen Rakos (KEUL-FM, AK)
Kate McNally (NHPR, NH)
Kelly Walker (Troy Public Radio, AL)
Ken Batista (WYEP-FM, PA)
Kevin Elliott (WEFT-FM, IL)
Kevin Vance (KALW-FM, CA)
Larry Hillberg (KVMR-FM, CA)
Larry Hoyt (WAER-FM, NY)
Laurie DesJardins (KVMR-FM, CA)
Len Holton (KUAR-FM, AR)
Leonard Epstein (KRFC-FM, CO)
Lilli Kuzma (WDCB-FM, IL)
Linda Fahey (Folk Alley, WKSU & 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 Pedersen (WOJB-FM, WI)
Mark Tobler (WTUL-FM, LA)
Mary Sue Twohy (SiriusXM & syndicated)
Menachem Vinegrad (Upper Galilee-FM, Israel)
Michael Alzo (WSLU-FM, NY)
Michael Benson (WPKN-FM & WESU-FM, CT)
Michael Kane (WBRS-FM, MA)
Michael Stock (WLRN-FM, FL)
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)
Paul Hartman (WTMD-FM, MD)
Peter Kernast and John Bates (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Ray Baumler (WRUR-FM, NY)
Rich Warren (WFMT-FM & syndicated, IL)
Richard Gordon (WVUD-FM, DE)
Richard Howard (KZMU-FM, UT)
Rik James (KGLT-FM, MT)
Rob Thurlow (KRFC-FM, CO)
Robert Resnik (VPR, VT)
Ron Olesko (WFDU-FM, NJ)
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 Edge (CITR-FM, BC)
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)
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)
Thomas Bisard (WNMC-FM, MI)
Todd Tyson (The Point-FM, VT)
Tom Druckenmiller (syndicated)
Tom Funk (KGLP-FM, NM)
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