Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of July 2009 (with DJ list)

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13816 airplays from 144 different DJs

  1: "Song Up In Her Head," Sarah Jarosz [Sugar Hill, 6/09] (80)
        "Song Up In Her Head"
        "Tell Me True"
        "Come On Up To The House"
  2: "Gravity Of Grace," Johnsmith [Blue Pine, 6/09] (65)
        "Ring That Bell"
        "Scotch Pine"
        "Right Into Love"
  3: "Pointing At The Sun," Cheryl Wheeler [Dias, 5/09] (56)
        "Summer Fly"
        "Grey And Green"
        "Pointing At The Sun"
        "Holding On"
  4: "Dream City: Essential Recordings, 1997-2006," Greg Brown [Red House, 7/09] (54)
        "Lull It By"
        "Your Town Now"
        "Blue Car"
  5: "The Loving Kind," Nanci Griffith [Rounder, 6/09] (52)
        "The Loving Kind"
        "Across America"
        "Money Changes Everything"
        "One Of These Days"
  6: "Electric Dirt," Levon Helm [Vanguard, 6/09] (45)
        "Tennessee Jed"
        "Stuff You Gotta Watch"
        "White Dove"
  7: "The Crow," Steve Martin [Self, 1/09] (44)
        "Daddy Played The Banjo"
        "Wally On The Run"
        "The Crow"
  8: "Goldrush," Putnam Smith [Itchy Sabot, 6/09] (40)
        "Rollin' Blues"
        "Full Moon, Baby"
        "I Think It's Almost Summertime"
  9: "Townes," Steve Earle [New West, 5/09] (39)
        "Pancho And Lefty"
        "To Live Is To Fly"
        "Colorado Girl"
 10: "Shelter Valley Blues," Rick Shea [Tres Pescadores, new] (38)
        "Haleiwa Shuffle"
        "Fisherman's Blues"
        "Back Home To The Blues"
 11: "Is It Me?," Jim Photoglo [Grifftone, 5/09] (37)
        "Is It Me?"
        "That's What I Am Talkin' About"
        "Daddy's Lullaby"
 12: "Sara Watkins," Sara Watkins [Nonesuch, 4/09] (36)
        "Long Hot Summer Days"
        "My Friend"
        "Any Old Time"
 13: "Love Broke The Fall," Byrd And Street [Self, 12/08] (35)
        "Is You"
        "Let Me Be Your Friend"
        "Love Broke The Fall"
 13: "Songs... With Repercussions," Ronny Cox [Wind River, 5/09] (35)
        "Give It To The Rich Man"
        "Water Is Wide"
 15: "White Sulphur Springs," Ben Bullington [Self, 11/08] (34)
        "Toe The Line"
        "Ain't Found It Yet"
        "No Matter How Many Times"
 16: "Dakota Lullaby," Albert And Gage [Moon House, 6/09] (33)
        "Cuttin' A Rug"
        "Dakota Lullaby"
        "If I Die Tomorrow"
 16: "Wild Horses," TR Ritchie [Apex, new] (33)
        "Wild Horses"
        "Cactus Ed"
        "My Secret Of Success"
 18: "America's Waiting," John Flynn [Self, new] (32)
        "America's Waiting"
        "Semper Fi"
        "Without You With Me"
 19: "Sea Of Tears," Eilen Jewell [Signature, 4/09] (31)
        "Shakin' All Over"
        "Nowhere In No Time"
        "One Of Those Days"
 20: "Dirty Little Secret," Cary Cooper [Self, 5/09] (28)
        "Edge Of The World"
        "Forgive What I Find"
 20: "Old Jawbone," Euphonia [Self, 2/09] (28)
        "Angeline The Baker's Gone"
        "In Tall Buildings"
 22: "Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away," Slaid Cleaves [Music Road, 4/09] (27)
        "Tumbleweed Stew"
        "Green Mountains And Me"
        "Run Jolee Run"
 22: "The Near Demise of the High Wire Dancer," Antje Duvekot [Black Wolf, 3/09] (27)
        "Long Way"
 24: "The Company You Keep," Alison Brown [Compass, 4/09] (26)
        "Forky On The Water"
        "Over 9 Waves"
        "Rain Or Shine"
 25: "Better Times Will Come," Diana Jones [Proper, 5/09] (25)
        "Better Times Will Come"
 25: "Chicken Ain't Chicken," The Sweetback Sisters [Signature, 6/09] (25)
        "Don't Cry To Me"
        "Have You Seen My Chicken"
 25: "Secret, Profane And Sugarcane," Elvis Costello [Hear, 6/09] (25)
        "Sulphur To Sugarcane"
        "Crooked Line"
        "Down Among The Wines And Spirits"
 28: "Don't Turn Your Back," Dale Ann Bradley [Compass, 5/09] (24)
        "Anybody Else's Heart"
        "Over My Head"
 29: "Dave Alvin And The Guilty Women," Dave Alvin And The Guilty Women [Yep Roc, 5/09] (23)
        "Marie Marie"
        "Boss Of The Blues"
 30: "River Of Time," Jorma Kaukonen [Red House, 2/09] (22)
        "There's A Bright Side Somewhere"
        "Preachin' On The Old Campground"
 30: "Buffalo Street," Cori Brewster [Self, 5/09] (22)
        "Buffalo Street"
 30: "Flower Of Avalon," Tracy Grammer [Signature, 2005] (22)
        "Mother, I Climbed"
        "Shadows Of Evangeline"
 30: "Waiting For The Dawn," Childsplay [Self, new] (22)
        "Sweet Sunny South"
        "Rattling Roaring Willie-The High Drive"
 34: "Destination Life," Rhonda Vincent [Rounder, 6/09] (21)
        "Last Time Loving You"
        "Heart Wrenching Lovesick Memories"
 34: "My Blue Garden," Annie And Rod Capps [Yellow Room, new] (21)
        "Serenity Road"
        "Crocodile Man"
 34: "Open Hand," David Wilcox [What Are, 4/09] (21)
        "Vow Of Silence"
        "River Run Dry"
 34: "Sweet And Salty," Dale Robin [Wepecket Island, new] (21)
        "Where Did You Get That Hat"
 38: "Classics," Susan Werner [Self, 2/09] (20)
        "Turn Turn Turn"
        "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"
 38: "The Killer In Me," Amy Speace [Wildflower, 3/09] (20)
        "Haven't Learned A Thing"
        "Storm Warning"
 38: "Mill Town Boy," Michael Troy [Self, new] (20)
        "Progress Is A Slow Train"
        "Mill Town Boy"
 38: "Red Shoes And Golden Hearts," Buskin And Batteau [Nouveau Retro Media, 5/09] (20)
        "Living On The Edge Of Dreams"
        "Red Shoes And Golden Hearts"
 38: "Right Here," Merlin Snider [Barking Dog, 2/09] (20)
        "Drink Of You"
        "Santa Cruz"
 43: "Fascination," The Greencards [Sugar Hill, 4/09] (19)
 43: "Running For The Drum," Buffy Sainte-Marie [Appleseed, 2/09] (19)
        "Little Wheel Spin And Spin"
        "Still This Love Goes On"
 43: "Time To Grow," The Lovell Sisters [2DefPigs, 7/09] (19)
        "In My Time Of Dying"
        "Time To Grow"
 43: "What I Know," Tom Rush [Appleseed, 2/09] (19)
        "Too Many Memories"
        "Drift Away"
 47: "Come Sunrise," Rita Hosking [Self, new] (18)
        "Come Sunrise"
        "Holier Than Thou"
 47: "Double Play," Liz Carroll And John Doyle [Compass, 3/09] (18)
        "Before The Storm / The Black Rogue"
        "Pound A Week Rise"
 47: "The Excitement Plan," Todd Snider [Yep Roc, 6/09] (18)
        "Don't Tempt Me"
        "Slim Chance"
 47: "Love And Other Tragedies," Red Molly [Self, 5/08] (18)
        "Honey On My Grave"
 51: "Big Green," Hope Machine [Self, 3/09] (17)
        "Folk Singer"
        "Lady Liberty"
 51: "Fond Desire Farewell," Debra Cowan [Falling Mountain, 4/09] (17)
        "Yon Green Valley"
        "Snow Is On The Ground"
 51: "Girls Like Us," Rhythm Angels [High Horse, 1/09] (17)
        "Girls Like Us"
        "If I Had A Gun"
 51: "Hillbilly Goddess," Alecia Nugent [Rounder, 5/09] (17)
        "Hillbilly Goddess"
 51: "Not Far Now," Richard Shindell [Signature, 4/09] (17)
        "Juggler Out In Traffic"
        "Parasol Ants"
 56: "Inland Territory," Vienna Teng [Zoe, 4/09] (16)
        "Last Snowfall"
        "Grandmother's Song"
 56: "Able Baker Charlie And Dog," Joe Crookston [Self, 2/08] (16)
        "Bird By Bird"
        "Brooklyn In July"
 56: "Brothers From Different Mothers," Dailey And Vincent [Rounder, 3/09] (16)
        "Years Ago"
        "Oh Ye Must Be Born Again"
 56: "Love Filling Station," Jesse Winchester [Appleseed, 4/09] (16)
        "Far Side Bank Of Jordan"
        "I Turn To My Guitar"
 56: "Sweetheart Like You," Guy Davis [Red House, 2/09] (16)
        "Can't Be Satisfied"
        "Follow Me Down"
 56: "That Kind Of Love," Pierce Pettis [Compass, 1/09] (16)
        "Something For The Pain"
 56: "Travel And Teacups," Heather Styka [Self, 4/09] (16)
 56: "Twisty Girl," Barbara Lamb [Lots Of Coffee, new] (16)
        "Frying Pan"
        "One Really Good Day"
 56: "Unbound," The Refugees [Wabuho, 7/08] (16)
        "Fishing In The Dark"
 65: "Another Country," Caroline Doctorow [Narrow Lane, 10/08] (15)
        "Bold Marauder"
 65: "Instead The Forest Rose To Sing," Danny Schmidt [Red House, 3/09] (15)
        "Better Off Broke"
        "Swing Me Down"
 65: "Land Of The Shadows," Ben Bedford [Hopeful Sky, 1/09] (15)
        "You're The Weather"
        "20 One"
 65: "My Suitcase Is Always Packed," Red Stick Ramblers [Sugar Hill, 5/09] (15)
        "Goodbye To The Blues"
        "Barnyard Bachelor"
 69: "Alright Dynamite," Kendel Carson [Train Wreck, 6/09] (14)
        "Belt Buckle"
        "Mercedes Benz"
 69: "The Holy Open Secret," Hoots And Hellmouth [Mad Dragon, 6/09] (14)
        "Root Of The Industry"
 69: "Let The Waves Come In Threes," Anna Dagmar [Self, 4/09] (14)
        "Shadow Of A Doubt"
 69: "Music From The North Country," The Jayhawks [American, new] (14)
 69: "Shoot The Moon Right Between The Eyes," Jeffrey Foucault [Signature, 2/09] (14)
        "Clocks And Spoons"
 69: "Still Crooked," Crooked Still [Signature, 6/08] (14)
 69: "Written In Chalk," Buddy And Julie Miller [New West, 3/09] (14)
        "Ellis County"

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13816 airplays from 144 different DJs

1. "Ring That Bell" (17)
        by Johnsmith
        from "Gravity Of Grace"
1. "Song Up In Her Head" (17)
        by Sarah Jarosz
        from "Song Up In Her Head"
3. "The Loving Kind" (15)
        by Nanci Griffith
        from "The Loving Kind"
4. "Scotch Pine" (14)
        by Johnsmith
        from "Gravity Of Grace"
4. "Toe The Line" (14)
        by Ben Bullington
        from "White Sulphur Springs"
6. "America's Waiting" (12)
        by John Flynn
        from "America's Waiting"
6. "Tennessee Jed" (12)
        by Levon Helm
        from "Electric Dirt"
8. "Summer Fly" (11)
        by Cheryl Wheeler
        from "Pointing At The Sun"
8. "Tell Me True" (11)
        by Sarah Jarosz
        from "Song Up In Her Head"
8. "Trono" (11)
        by Cori Brewster
        from "Buffalo Street"
11. "Come On Up To The House" (10)
        by Sarah Jarosz
        from "Song Up In Her Head"
11. "Long Hot Summer Days" (10)
        by Sara Watkins
        from "Sara Watkins"
11. "Lull It By" (10)
        by Greg Brown
        from "Dream City: Essential Recordings, 1997-2006"
14. "Across America" (9)
        by Nanci Griffith
        from "The Loving Kind"
14. "Hillbilly Goddess" (9)
        by Alecia Nugent
        from "Hillbilly Goddess"
14. "Little Wheel Spin And Spin" (9)
        by Buffy Sainte-Marie
        from "Running For The Drum"
14. "Mansinneedof" (9)
        by Sarah Jarosz
        from "Song Up In Her Head"
14. "Money Changes Everything" (9)
        by Nanci Griffith
        from "The Loving Kind"
14. "Pointing At The Sun" (9)
        by Cheryl Wheeler
        from "Pointing At The Sun"
14. "Right Into Love" (9)
        by Johnsmith
        from "Gravity Of Grace"
14. "Serenity Road" (9)
        by Annie And Rod Capps
        from "My Blue Garden"
14. "Your Town Now" (9)
        by Greg Brown
        from "Dream City: Essential Recordings, 1997-2006"
23. "Daddy Played The Banjo" (8)
        by Steve Martin
        from "The Crow"
23. "Haleiwa Shuffle" (8)
        by Rick Shea
        from "Shelter Valley Blues"
23. "In My Time Of Dying" (8)
        by The Lovell Sisters
        from "Time To Grow"
23. "Pancho And Lefty" (8)
        by Steve Earle
        from "Townes"
23. "To Live Is To Fly" (8)
        by Steve Earle
        from "Townes"
23. "When I Go" (8)
        by Dave Carter With Tracy Grammer
        from "When I Go"
23. "Wild Horses" (8)
        by TR Ritchie
        from "Wild Horses"

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13816 airplays from 144 different DJs

1. Sarah Jarosz
2. Greg Brown
3. Johnsmith
3. Nanci Griffith
5. Cheryl Wheeler
6. Bob Dylan
7. Pete Seeger
8. Levon Helm
9. Putnam Smith
10. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
11. John Flynn
12. Richard Shindell
13. Steve Martin
14. Ben Bullington
14. Steve Earle
16. Arlo Guthrie
16. Rick Shea
18. Jim Photoglo
19. Buffy Sainte-Marie
19. Jorma Kaukonen
21. Byrd And Street
21. Ronny Cox
21. Sara Watkins
21. Slaid Cleaves
25. Albert And Gage
26. Eilen Jewell
27. Susan Werner
27. Tr Ritchie
27. Tracy Grammer
30. Rhonda Vincent
30. Tom Paxton
32. Cori Brewster
32. Dale Ann Bradley
32. Dave Alvin And The Guilty Women
32. Diana Jones
32. Elvis Costello
32. Euphonia
32. Joan Baez
32. Rita Hosking
40. Antje Duvekot
40. Crooked Still
40. Woody Guthrie

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13816 airplays from 144 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Sugar Hill
3. Red House
4. Signature
5. Compass
6. Columbia
7. Vanguard
8. Appleseed
9. Smithsonian/Folkways
10. Borealis
11. Greentrax
12. Nonesuch
13. Green Linnet
14. Folk-Legacy
15. Shanachie
15. Yep Roc
17. Dias
17. New West
19. Flying Fish
20. Sony
20. Waterbug
22. Warner
23. Philo
24. Itchy Sabot
25. Rhino
26. Grifftone
26. Tres Pescadores
28. Wind River
29. Elektra
30. Apex
30. Black Wolf
32. Bear Family
32. Rebel
34. Blue Pine
35. Hightone
35. RCA
35. Zoe
38. Moon House
38. Music Road
40. Hear
40. High Horse

FOLK DJs - JULY 2009
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13816 airplays from 144 different DJs

Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Andrew Doerr (KCSB-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)
Arthur Elliott (4RED-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 (XM, 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)
Carolyn VandeWiele (WFHB-FM, IN)
Charlie Backfish (WUSB-FM, NY)
Chip Morgan (WMUD-LP, VT)
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)
Dave Butler (KRSC-FM, OK)
David John (KTRU-FM, TX)
Deadwood Dick (KKUP-FM, CA)
Dennis Brunnenmeyer (KVMR-FM, CA)
Diane Crowe (WMCB-FM, MA)
Diane Karl (KBOO-FM etc, OR)
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)
Gene Shay (WXPN-FM, PA)
Gerd Stassen (EVW, Germany)
Gerry Goodfriend (CKUT-FM, QC)
Ginger Hopper (KBCS-FM, WA)
Greg Schatzmann (CJLX-FM, ON)
Hal Durden (KBCS-FM, WA)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
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)
Johanna Halbeisen (WXOJ-FM, MA)
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 Wright (WLUW-FM, IL)
Judith Gennett (KPSU, OR)
Jürgen Kramer (ZuSa, Germany)
Karen Rakos (KEUL-FM, AK)
Kate McNally (NHPR, NH)
Ken Batista (WYEP-FM, PA)
Ken Campbell (WSKG-FM, NY)
Ken Connors (WZNZ-AM, FL)
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)
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 & KFOK-LP, CA)
Mark Michaelis (WGDR-FM, VT)
Mark Tobler (WTUL-FM, LA)
Mary Cliff (WAMU-FM, DC)
Mary Sue Twohy (XM)
Matt Watroba (WDET-DM, MI)
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 Flynn (KUAF-FM & syndicated, AR)
Mike Regenstreif (CKUT-FM, QC)
Mitch Park (Kidnappers, New Zealand)
Naomi Soule and Terry Moses (KCLC-FM, MO)
Norm Mast (WVPE-FM, IN)
Norman Whitman (WYSO-FM, OH)
Paul Stamler (KDHX-FM, MO)
Paula Ascher (KZAS-LP, OR)
Peter Fraissinet (WVBR-FM, NY)
Peter Kernast and John Bates (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Randall Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Rhonda J. Miller (WXIN-FM, RI)
Rich Pietrzak (WPRK-FM, FL)
Rich Warren (WFMT-FM, XM & syndicated, IL)
Richard Gillmann (KBCS-FM, WA)
Richard Howard (KZMU-FM, UT)
Rob Killam (WFIT-FM, FL)
Robert Resnik (VPR, VT)
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)
Suzi Wollenberg (WVUD-FM, DE)
Taylor Caffery (WRKF-FM, LA)
Terry Carpenter (WTJU-FM, VA)
Terry Fatseas (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Terry Hayden (WRPI-FM, NY)
Tish McCarthy (WEFT-FM, IL)
Todd Tyson (The Point-FM, VT)
Tom Bingham (WCVF-FM, NY)
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