Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of July 2008 (with DJ list)

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12802 airplays from 142 different DJs

  1: "Holding Up The World," Tim Grimm [Vault, 5/08] (87)
        "Or Bust"
        "Rebecca Versailles"
        "Holding Up The World"
        "So It Goes"
        "Heart So Full"
  2: "Our Time," The Gordons [Inside Out, 6/08] (85)
        "I Can't Settle Down"
        "Lincoln's Funeral Train"
        "Blackjack Davey"
        "All My Tears"
  3: "Love And Other Tragedies," Red Molly [Self, 5/08] (75)
        "Beaumont Rest Stop"
        "Is The Blue Moon Still Shining"
  4: "Still Crooked," Crooked Still [Signature, 6/08] (62)
        "Did You Sleep Well?"
        "Poor Ellen Smith"
        "Tell Her To Come Back Home"
        "Undone In Sorrow"
  5: "All I Intended To Be," Emmylou Harris [Nonesuch, 6/08] (53)
        "All That You Have Is Your Soul"
        "Shores Of White Sand"
        "Beyond The Great Divide"
  6: "Beautiful World," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, 5/08] (50)
        "Emerald Street"
        "Party's Over"
        "Clever Disguise"
  7: "Windward Away," Archie Fisher [Red House, new] (46)
        "Ontario Dust"
        "Bonnie Border Lass"
        "Final Trawl"
  8: "Hungrytown," Hungrytown [Listen Here!, 12/07] (44)
        "Rose Or The Briar"
        "One Morning In May"
        "On The Other Side"
  9: "Wheels," Dan Tyminski [Rounder, 6/08] (42)
        "Heads You Win Tails I Lose"
        "How Many Times"
 10: "Abigail Washburn And The Sparrow Quartet," Abigail Washburn And The Sparrow Quartet [Nettwerk, 5/08] (41)
        "Banjo Pickin' Girl"
        "It Ain't Easy"
        "Fuller Wine"
 11: "Bad Nights / Better Days," Abbie Gardner And Anthony Da Costa [Self, 6/08] (40)
        "Red Barn"
        "Down On My Knees"
 12: "With Roots And Wings," Angel Band [Appleseed, 5/08] (37)
        "Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep"
        "Place Of Grace"
        "Angel Of The Morning"
 13: "Able Baker Charlie And Dog," Joe Crookston [Self, 2/08] (34)
        "Red Rooster In The Mash Pile"
        "Bird By Bird"
        "John Jones"
 14: "Two Sets," Chuck Brodsky [Waterbug, new] (33)
        "Dock Ellis' No No"
        "He Came To Our Town"
 15: "Round My Door," Dana And Susan Robinson [Threshold, 3/08] (32)
        "Pastures Of Plenty"
        "My Peach Pie"
 16: "Moneyland," Del McCoury and Friends [McCoury, 7/08] (31)
        "Moneyland," Del McCoury
        "40 Acres And A Fool," Del McCoury Band
 17: "The Law And The Lonesome," Jonathan Byrd [Waterbug, new] (29)
        "The Law And The Lonesome"
        "May The River Run Dry"
        "Diana Jones"
 17: "Rediscovery," Sloan Wainwright [Derby Disc, new] (29)
        "After The Gold Rush"
        "Ring Of Fire"
        "Sitting Here In Limbo"
 19: "Even Trade," Terence Martin [Good Dog, 4/08] (28)
        "Looking South"
        "Who's Breathing All The Air"
        "Never Look Back"
 19: "Sunset Waltz," Pat Wictor [Risky Disc, 5/08] (28)
        "Existentialist Blues"
        "Whiskey Vacation"
 21: "Keep On Walkin'," The Grascals [Rounder, new] (27)
        "Feeling Blue"
        "Can't You Hear That Whistle Blow"
 21: "Woody Guthrie Tribute Tour," Various Artists [Music Road, new] (27)
        "I Ain't Got No Home," Eliza Gilkyson
        "This Morning I Was Born Again," Slaid Cleaves
 23: "Tinderbox," Fred Eaglesmith [A Major Label, 4/08] (26)
        "Shoulder To The Plow"
        "Get On Your Knees"
 24: "Cure For The Blues," Matt Price [Yellow Tail, 10/07] (25)
        "Cure For The Blues"
        "Even Now"
 25: "Ribbon Of Highway Endless Skyway," Various Artists [Music Road, 6/08] (24)
        "Deportee," Jimmy Lafave
        "Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key," Joel Raphael
 25: "Walls Fall Down," Kimmie Rhodes [Sunbird, 3/08] (24)
        "Fool On The Hill"
        "If I Needed You"
        "Make The Morning Shine"
 27: "The Beauty In The Ruin," Abi Tapia [Moon House, new] (23)
        "Another State Line"
        "Last Waltz"
 27: "Coal," Kathy Mattea [Captain Potato, 4/08] (23)
        "Coming Of The Roads"
        "Lawrence Jones"
 27: "The Hayburners," The Hayburners [Acoustic Stew, new] (23)
        "Bluegrass Band"
        "Grindstone And The Wheel"
        "Sum Of Our Parts"
 27: "Living Legend Years," Bob Gibson [Bob Gibson Legacy, 3/08] (23)
        "That's The Way It's Gonna Be"
        "And Lovin' You"
 31: "Cover Their Eyes," Krista Detor [Corazong, 4/08] (21)
        "Robert Johnson Has Left Mississippi"
        "Lay Him Down"
 31: "Don't Let Go!," Jack Williams [Wind River, 6/08] (21)
        "Aunt Hagar's Blues"
 31: "Until The Ocean," Horse Flies [Pest Control, 6/08] (21)
        "3 Shoes"
        "Baghdad Children"
 34: "Chameleon," Tim O'Brien [Obus, 3/08] (20)
        "Where's Love Come From"
        "Get Out There And Dance"
 34: "The Old King's Reel," Bruce Holmes [Haven, 3/08] (20)
        "Fields Of Wheat"
        "Water Is Wide"
 34: "Something Worth Standing For," Andrew McKnight [Falling Mountain, 2/08] (20)
        "Safe Home"
 34: "Standing On The Side Of Love," Greg Greenway [Face, 4/08] (20)
        "Color Yellow"
        "Standing On The Side Of Love"
 38: "Eleven Months," Lynne Hanson [Self, new] (19)
        "11 Months"
 38: "The Room Over Mine," Danny Paisley And The Southern Grass [Rounder, 6/08] (19)
        "I'm Leaving Detroit"
        "Don't Throw Mama's Flowers Away"
 38: "Silverlined," Donna The Buffalo [Sugar Hill, new] (19)
        "Locket And Key"
 38: "Territory," Tony Trischka [Smithsonian/Folkways, 3/08] (19)
        "Trompe De L'oreille"
 42: "Life Death Love And Freedom," John Mellencamp [Hear, 7/08] (18)
        "Longest Days"
        "Don't Need This Body"
 42: "Light Fantastic," Cara Luft [Black Hen, 4/07] (18)
        "Black Water Side"
 42: "Off Track Betting," Nels Andrews [Ignatius, new] (18)
        "Temple Incense"
        "Butterfly Wing"
 45: "Beachcomber's Daughter," Beth Wood [Self, 2/08] (17)
        "Beachcomber's Daughter"
        "Here On The Ledge"
 45: "The Jeopardy Of Circumstance," Carrie Elkin [Self, 11/07] (17)
        "Questions About Angels"
        "Gospel Song"
 45: "Lantana," Caroline Herring [Signature, 3/08] (17)
        "States Of Grace"
        "Lay My Burden Down"
 45: "Little Grey Sheep," Danny Schmidt [Waterbug, 2/08] (17)
        "California's On Fire"
        "Adios To Tejasito"
 45: "Modern Hymns," Darrell Scott [Appleseed, new] (17)
        "American Tune"
 45: "Rust Belt Vagabond," Greg Klyma [Self, new] (17)
        "Erie Canal"
        "Parish Of St. Bernard"
 45: "Typical American Tragedy," Anthony Da Costa [Self, 3/08] (17)
        "Devil's Won"
        "Back Of My Mind"
 45: "Yerba Buena," Conjunto Jardin [Trova, 5/08] (17)
        "La Culebra"
 53: "Gulf Coast Blue," Denice Franke [Certain, new] (16)
        "Weather Is Fine"
        "Brand New Sky"
 53: "Into The Fire," George Mann [Self, 5/08] (16)
        "Rest Papa Rest"
        "There's A Light At The End Of The Tunnel"
 53: "Live," Laurie Lewis And The Right Hands [Spruce And Maple, 5/08] (16)
 53: "Living In Rome," Peter Siegel [Self, 4/08] (16)
        "4 Men Rolled Up In One"
 53: "Long Road," Drew Emmitt [Compass, new] (16)
        "Gold Hill Line"
        "Cloud City"
 58: "Blue Side Of The Blue Ridge," Junior Sisk And Ramblers Choice [Rebel, 6/08] (15)
        "I Did The Leaving For You"
        "You Let The Dog Off The Chain"
 58: "Brand New Frame," Natalia Zukerman [Weasel, 5/08] (15)
        "Brand New Frame"
        "Only Trees"
 58: "The Geography Of Light," Carrie Newcomer [Philo, 2/08] (15)
        "There Is A Tree"
 58: "Good Summer Rain," Erica Wheeler [Blue Pie, 3/08] (15)
        "Good Summer Rain"
 58: "One Day," Northern Lights [Fifty Fifty, 5/08] (15)
        "King Of California"
 58: "Solo Acoustic, Vol. 2," Jackson Browne [Inside, 3/08] (15)
        "Alive In The World"
 58: "Sundirtwater," The Waifs [Compass, 3/08] (15)
 65: "10 Years Of European World Of Bluegrass," Various Artists [Strictly Country, 4/08] (14)
        "Little Further In The Hole," Claire Lynch Band
 65: "Better Dreams," The Kennedys [Appleseed, 1/08] (14)
        "Give Me Back My Country"
        "American Wish"
 65: "Good Thing Going," Rhonda Vincent [Rounder, 1/08] (14)
        "Who's Cryin' Baby"
 65: "Hallowed Ground," I See Hawks In L. A. [Big Book, 5/08] (14)
        "Open Door"
 65: "One Lonely Shadow," Blue Moon Rising [Lonesome Day, new] (14)
 65: "Richmond Blues," John Cephas And Phil Wiggins [Smithsonian/Folkways, new] (14)
        "Key To The Highway"
 65: "Seeing Things," Jakob Dylan [Columbia, new] (14)
        "All Day And All Night"
        "This End Of The Telescope"
 65: "South Of Delia," Richard Shindell [Self, 5/07] (14)
        "Born In The U. S. A"

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12802 airplays from 142 different DJs

1. "Summertime" (17)
        by Red Molly
        from "Love And Other Tragedies"
2. "I Can't Settle Down" (15)
        by The Gordons
        from "Our Time"
2. "Or Bust" (15)
        by Tim Grimm
        from "Holding Up The World"
4. "Wheels" (13)
        by Dan Tyminski
        from "Wheels"
5. "Lincoln's Funeral Train" (12)
        by The Gordons
        from "Our Time"
5. "Rebecca Versailles" (12)
        by Tim Grimm
        from "Holding Up The World"
7. "Beaumont Rest Stop" (11)
        by Red Molly
        from "Love And Other Tragedies"
7. "Red Barn" (11)
        by Abbie Gardner And Anthony Da Costa
        from "Bad Nights / Better Days"
9. "Holding Up The World" (10)
        by Tim Grimm
        from "Holding Up The World"
9. "So It Goes" (10)
        by Tim Grimm
        from "Holding Up The World"
11. "All My Tears" (9)
        by The Gordons
        from "Our Time"
11. "All That You Have Is Your Soul" (9)
        by Emmylou Harris
        from "All I Intended To Be"
11. "Blackjack Davey" (9)
        by The Gordons
        from "Our Time"
11. "Heart So Full" (9)
        by Tim Grimm
        from "Holding Up The World"
11. "Ontario Dust" (9)
        by Archie Fisher
        from "Windward Away"
11. "Pastures Of Plenty" (9)
        by Dana And Susan Robinson
        from "Round My Door"
11. "Poor Ellen Smith" (9)
        by Crooked Still
        from "Still Crooked"
11. "Wichita" (9)
        by Red Molly
        from "Love And Other Tragedies"
19. "300 Miles From Hazard" (8)
        by The Gordons
        from "Our Time"
19. "Banjo Pickin' Girl" (8)
        by Abigail Washburn And The Sparrow Quartet
        from "Abigail Washburn And The Sparrow Quartet"
19. "Blowin' In The Wind" (8)
        by Tim Grimm
        from "Holding Up The World"
19. "Did You Sleep Well?" (8)
        by Crooked Still
        from "Still Crooked"
19. "Girl" (8)
        by Tim Grimm
        from "Holding Up The World"
19. "Randall Collins" (8)
        by The Gordons
        from "Our Time"
19. "Rose Or The Briar" (8)
        by Hungrytown
        from "Hungrytown"
19. "Shady Grove" (8)
        by The Gordons
        from "Our Time"
19. "Tell Her To Come Back Home" (8)
        by Crooked Still
        from "Still Crooked"
19. "Undone In Sorrow" (8)
        by Crooked Still
        from "Still Crooked"

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12802 airplays from 142 different DJs

1. The Gordons
1. Tim Grimm
3. Eliza Gilkyson
4. Emmylou Harris
5. Red Molly
6. Crooked Still
7. Archie Fisher
8. Tim O'Brien
9. Abigail Washburn And The Sparrow Quartet
9. Chuck Brodsky
9. Dan Tyminski
9. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
9. Hungrytown
14. Abbie Gardner And Anthony Da Costa
15. Angel Band
16. Bob Dylan
16. Joe Crookston
18. Dana And Susan Robinson
18. Richard Shindell
20. Fred Eaglesmith
21. Dar Williams
21. Jonathan Byrd
21. Sloan Wainwright
24. Terence Martin
25. Pete Seeger
26. The Grascals
26. John Gorka
26. Pat Wictor
29. Greg Greenway
29. Kathy Mattea
29. Matt Price
29. Tom Paxton
33. Jack Williams
33. Krista Detor
35. Carrie Newcomer
35. The Hayburners
35. Horse Flies
35. Kimmie Rhodes
35. Nanci Griffith
40. Bob Gibson
40. Chris Smither
40. Darrell Scott
40. Tom Russell
40. The Waifs

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12802 airplays from 142 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Red House
3. Signature
4. Sugar Hill
5. Compass
6. Columbia
7. Waterbug
8. Smithsonian/Folkways
9. Appleseed
10. Warner
11. Vanguard
12. Rhino
13. Philo
14. Vault
15. Nettwerk
16. Inside-Out
17. Greentrax
18. Nonesuch
19. Borealis
20. Music Road
21. Flying Fish
21. Hightone
23. Elektra
23. Wind River
25. Listen Here
26. Capitol
27. RCA
28. Reprise
29. Sony
30. Milagrito
30. Rebel
30. Shanachie
33. Lonesome Day
34. Green Linnet
34. MCA
34. Putumayo
37. EMI
38. Lost Highway
39. Black Hen
39. McCoury

FOLK DJs - JULY 2008
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12802 airplays from 142 different DJs

Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
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)
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 (KANU-FM & KPR, KS)
Bob Weiser (WBRS-FM & WOMR-FM, MA)
Brenda Tacik (CJTR-FM, SK)
Bruce Cameron (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Bud Johnson (syndicated, AK)
Charlie Backfish (WUSB-FM, NY)
Chip Morgan (WMUD-FM, VT)
Cindy Funk (WYSO-FM, OH)
Clytia Fuller (KZSC-FM, CA)
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)
David Sears (WBGU-FM, OH)
Dennis Brunnenmeyer (KVMR-FM, CA)
Diane Karl (KBOO-FM etc, OR)
Don Charles (KJZA-FM, AZ)
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)
Gerry Goodfriend (CKUT-FM, QC)
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)
Jean Brendecke (KBCS-FM, WA)
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)
Jim Sigler (KMST-FM, MO)
Jo Beattie (CFUR-FM, BC)
Joe Colvin (WYSO-FM, OH)
Joel Wortzman (CKLN-FM, ON)
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)
Jude & Mart Fowler (2HHH-FM, Australia)
Judith Gennett (KPSU, OR)
Jürgen Kramer (ZuSa, Germany)
Karen Rakos (KEUL-FM, AK)
Kate McNally (NHPR, NH)
Ken Batista (WYEP-FM, PA)
Ken Connors (WZNZ-AM, FL)
Ken Yavit (KBAC-FM, NM)
Kent Anderson (KCSC-FM, OK)
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)
Laurie Niles (KZFR-FM, CA)
Lee Larcheveque (WMUA-FM, MA)
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, CA)
Mark Michaelis (WGDR-FM, VT)
Mark Pedersen (WOJB-FM, WI)
Mark Tobler (WTUL-FM, LA)
Michael Alzo (WSLU-FM, NY)
Michael Stock (WLRN-FM, FL)
Mike Fitzgerald (WEBR, VA)
Mike Regenstreif (CKUT-FM, QC)
Mitch Park (Kidnappers, New Zealand)
Naomi Soule and Terry Moses (KCLC-FM, MO)
Nick DiBiasio (WICN-FM, MA)
Norman Whitman (WYSO-FM, OH)
Paul Stamler (KDHX-FM, MO)
Paula Ascher (KZAS-FM, OR)
Peter Kernast and John Bates (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)
Roger Wise (KGNU-FM, CO)
Ron Olesko (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Roz Larman (KPFK-FM & syndicated, CA)
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)
Susi Lanagan (PBS-FM, Australia)
Suzi Wollenberg (WVUD-FM, DE)
Taylor Caffery (WRKF-FM, LA)
Terry Carpenter (WTJU-FM, VA)
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 "Lunch With Folks" Noon-3pm        
KBCS (91.3 FM) - Bellevue, WA