Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of July 2011 (with DJ list)

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13531 airplays from 146 different DJs

  1: "The Harrow And The Harvest," Gillian Welch [Acony, 6/11] (139)
        "Scarlet Town"
        "Way It Goes"
        "Silver Dagger"
        "Down Along The Dixie Line"
        "6 White Horses"
        "Hard Times"
  2: "Brother Sun," Brother Sun [World Wide, 2/11] (78)
        "What Must Be Done"
        "All I Want Is A Garden"
        "Love Is The Water"
        "Sister Moon"
        "Well, Well, Well"
  3: "Line-Up," Battlefield Band [Temple, new] (77)
        "That's How Strong My Love Is"
        "Lily And The Rose"
        "Great White Herring"
  4: "American Anonymous," Joel Mabus [Fossil, 7/11] (70)
        "Betsy From Pike"
        "Farmer Is The Man"
        "Rising Sun Blues"
        "Sally Gal"
  5: "Subtotal Eclipse," Chuck Brodsky [Self, new] (65)
        "Out Of Time And Place"
        "World As You Once Knew It"
        "Same Dress Twice"
  6: "A Nod To Bob 2: An Artists' Tribute To Bob Dylan On His 70th Birthday," Various Artists [Red House, 5/11] (56)
        "It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry," Ray Bonneville
        "Lay Down Your Weary Tune," Storyhill
        "House Of The Rising Sun," Guy Davis
  7: "Paper Airplane," Alison Krauss And Union Station [Rounder, 4/11] (54)
        "Dimming Of The Day"
        "Dust Bowl Children"
        "Miles To Go"
        "Paper Airplane"
  8: "Monongah," Kyle Carey [Self, 6/11] (50)
        "Gaol Ise Gaol I"
        "Devil At Your Back"
  9: "Lost And Found," Kate MacLeod And Kat Eggleston [Waterbug, new] (48)
        "Lark In The Morning"
        "Living And The Breathing Wind"
        "None But One"
 10: "We Could Be Beekeepers," Putnam Smith [Itchy Sabot, 6/11] (46)
        "Birds Would Understand"
        "Say Darlin' Say"
 11: "Brother To The Wind," Craig Bickhardt [Stone Barn, 2009] (45)
        "Life With The Sound Turned Down"
        "Real Game"
        "This Old House"
 11: "Use Me," David Bromberg [Appleseed, 7/11] (45)
        "Bring It With You When You Come"
        "Blue Is Fallin"
        "Long Goodbye"
 13: "Follow Me Down," Sarah Jarosz [Sugar Hill, 5/11] (44)
        "Ring Them Bells"
        "Come Around"
        "Annabelle Lee"
        "Old Smitty"
 14: "Threshold," Carolann Solebello [Elizabeth, new] (41)
        "Bury Me Beneath The Willow"
        "Hound Dogs In August"
        "Wash Me Clean"
 15: "Catch The Sunset," Barb Ryman [Renegade, new] (38)
        "Nursery Rhymes"
        "Catch The Sunset"
        "Soldier's Daughter"
 16: "An Easy Climb," Donna Ulisse [Hadley, 6/11] (36)
        "Let It Rain"
        "Black Snake"
        "Hand Me Down Home"
 16: "Queen Of The Minor Key," Eilen Jewell [Signature, 6/11] (36)
        "Queen Of The Minor Key"
        "That's Where I'm Going"
        "Bang Bang Bang"
 16: "Roses At The End Of Time," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, 5/11] (36)
        "Roses At The End Of Time"
        "Blue Moon Night"
 19: "My Love Will Keep," Jonathan Edwards [Appleseed, 6/11] (35)
        "Everybody Works In China"
        "Sailor's Prayer"
 19: "Thank You, Tom Paxton," Tim Grimm [Vault, 6/11] (35)
        "Rumblin' In The Land"
        "Last Thing On My Mind"
        "My Favorite Spring"
 21: "Hope," Abbie Gardner [Self, 4/11] (34)
        "Walkin' Cane"
        "Break It Slow"
        "Bang Bang"
 22: "Let The Storm Roll In," Claudia Nygaard [Bet The Ranch, 6/11] (33)
        "Miss Kitty"
        "Big Country"
        "12 Little Red Heartaches"
 22: "Rose City Ramble," Lauren Sheehan [Self, 4/11] (33)
        "Honey Baby Blues"
        "Can't Afford To Lose My Man"
 22: "Stonewall Country," Robin And Linda Williams [Red House, new] (33)
        "Stonewall Country"
        "Don't Let Me Come Home A Stranger"
 25: "Come Find Me," Audrey Auld [Reckless, 4/11] (32)
        "Butterfly Effect"
 25: "Rare Bird Alert," Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers [Rounder, 3/11] (32)
        "Jubilation Day"
        "Atheists Don't Have No Songs"
        "More Bad Weather On The Way"
 27: "Black Crow Blue," Nathan Bell [Self, 1/11] (31)
        "American Crow"
 28: "Darkling & The Bluebird Jubilee," Joe Crookston [Milagrito, 3/11] (30)
        "I Sing"
 28: "High Atmosphere," Diana Jones [Proper American, 4/11] (30)
        "High Atmosphere"
        "Drug For This"
        "I Don't Know"
 28: "To The West," Coty Hogue [Cello Room, 2009] (30)
        "Going To The West"
        "Few Old Memories"
 31: "Bright Morning Stars," The Wailin' Jennys [Red House, 2/11] (29)
        "Bird Song"
        "Across The Sea"
 31: "Sleep With One Eye Open," Chris Thile And Michael Daves [Nonesuch, 5/11] (29)
        "Cry, Cry Darling"
        "Tennessee Blues"
 31: "The Wilders," The Wilders [Free Dirt, 6/11] (29)
        "Stay With Me"
        "Get Up Kid"
 34: "Any Forgotten Thing," Hungrytown [Listen Here!, new] (28)
        "Rolling Train"
        "Just Like A Song"
        "Sweetest Flower"
 35: "Queen Of Yesterday," Houston Jones [Summerhill, new] (25)
        "If Not For The Darkness"
        "I Found A Heart"
 35: "Silhouette," Catherine MacLellan [True North, new] (25)
        "True Love"
 35: "Vintage And Unique," John Reischman & The Jaybirds [Corvus, 6/11] (25)
        "Girl I Left Behind"
        "First Whippoorwill"
 38: "Break In The Clouds," Elephant Revival [Ruff Shod, 11/10] (24)
        "Break In The Clouds"
        "Feathers Rise"
 38: "Sweet Honey," The Lost Pines [Self, 3/11] (24)
        "Out Of The Rain"
        "Cherry Pie"
 40: "Across The Borderline: Lie To Me," Bettysoo And Doug Cox [Borderline Talent, 6/11] (22)
        "Dublin Blues"
        "Lie To Me"
 41: "Get Your Phil," Disappear Fear [Self, new] (21)
        "I Ain't Marching Anymore"
 41: "Looking For A Fight," The Sweetback Sisters [Signature, 5/11] (21)
        "Texas Bluebonnets"
        "It Won't Hurt When I Fall Down From This Barstool"
 41: "Middle Of Everywhere," Pokey Lafarge And The South City Three [Free Dirt, new] (21)
        "Weedwacker Rag"
        "Drinkin' Whiskey Tonight"
 44: "Bill Morrissey," Bill Morrissey [Philo, 1984] (20)
        "Small Town On The River"
 44: "Little Bird," Kasey Chambers [Sugar Hill, new] (20)
        "Georgia Brown"
        "Beautiful Mess"
 44: "New Amsterdam," Spuyten Duyvil [Self, 4/11] (20)
        "One Fine Day"
        "Shady Grove"
 44: "Tell Me A Story," Jackie Morris [Button Box, 5/11] (20)
        "Our Town Said No"
        "House Of Cards"
 48: "Daybreak," Sierra Hull [Rounder, 3/11] (19)
        "Don't Pick Me Up"
 49: "The Brick Album," The Greencards [Darling Street, 5/11] (18)
        "Heart Fixer"
        "Make It Out West"
 49: "City Of Refuge," Abigail Washburn [Rounder, 1/11] (18)
        "City Of Refuge"
 49: "Night Train," Bill Morrissey [Philo, 1993] (18)
        "Letter From Heaven"
 52: "Freak Flag," Greg Brown [Yep Roc, 5/11] (17)
        "Freak Flag"
        "Let The Mystery Be"
 52: "Friend Of Mine," Bill Morrissey And Greg Brown [Philo, 1993] (17)
        "Fishing With Bill"
 52: "Grapevine," Andrew Calhoun [Waterbug, 4/11] (17)
        "I Ride An Old Paint"
 52: "Help My Brother," Gibson Brothers [Compass, 2/11] (17)
        "Safe Passage"
        "Want Vs Need"
 52: "Long Gone: Utah Remembers Bruce Utah Phillips," Various Artists [Waterbug, 5/11] (17)
        "Nevada Jane," Kate MacLeod
 57: "I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive," Steve Earle [New West, 4/11] (16)
        "Every Part Of Me"
        "Little Emperor"
 57: "Inside," Bill Morrissey [Philo, 1992] (16)
        "Hang Me, Oh Hang Me"
 57: "Otter Creek," Ken Kolodner And Brad Kolodner [Fenchurch, 1/11] (16)
        "Home With The Girls In The Morning And Sally In The Garden"
        "Otter Creek"
 57: "Petroleum Age," Philip Gibbs [Self, 6/11] (16)
        "Cold Comfort Of Being Blind"
        "Petroleum Age"
 57: "Pick A Peck Of Piedmont Pickers," Various Artists [Wepecket Island, 5/11] (16)
        "Spike Driver Blues," Lauren Sheehan
 62: "Eleven Eleven," Dave Alvin [Yep Roc, new] (15)
        "Gary, Indiana 1959"
        "Harlan County Line"
 62: "Bandolier," Jack Hardy [Great Divide, 2002] (15)
        "Everything's Bigger In Texas"
 62: "Brief History Of Time," Robert Bobby Trio [I Like Mike, new] (15)
        "Brief History Of Time"
        "Peace Song"
 62: "FY5," Finnders And Youngberg [Self, 5/11] (15)
        "Give A Little Back"
 62: "Hard Bargain," Emmylou Harris [Nonesuch, 4/11] (15)
        "Home Sweet Home"
        "New Orleans"
 62: "Kicking The Beehive," Susan Werner [Sleeve Dog, 3/11] (15)
        "Last Words Of Bonnie Parker"
 62: "On The Brooklyn Road," Nell Robinson [Self, new] (15)
        "Red Clay Creek"
        "I'm A Honky Tonk Girl"
 62: "Reason And Rhyme," Jim Lauderdale [Sugar Hill, 6/11] (15)
        "Cruel Wind And Rain"
 62: "Standing Eight," Bill Morrissey [Philo, 1989] (15)
        "Party At The U. N"
 62: "Talk About," Claude Butch Morgan [Self, new] (15)
        "Talk About"
        "God Knows I'm Human"
 62: "The Very Best Of Stan Rogers," Stan Rogers [Borealis, 7/10] (15)
        "Jeannie C"
        "40 5 Years"
 62: "Wood And Stone," Tara Nevins [Sugar Hill, 5/11] (15)
        "Wood And Stone"
        "Stars Fell On Alabama"

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13531 airplays from 146 different DJs

1. "Scarlet Town" (32)
        by Gillian Welch
        from "The Harrow And The Harvest"
2. "Way It Goes" (25)
        by Gillian Welch
        from "The Harrow And The Harvest"
3. "That's How Strong My Love Is" (21)
        by Battlefield Band
        from "Line-Up"
4. "Out Of Time And Place" (17)
        by Chuck Brodsky
        from "Subtotal Eclipse"
4. "Silver Dagger" (17)
        by Gillian Welch
        from "The Harrow And The Harvest"
6. "Down Along The Dixie Line" (16)
        by Gillian Welch
        from "The Harrow And The Harvest"
7. "6 White Horses" (15)
        by Gillian Welch
        from "The Harrow And The Harvest"
7. "Bring It With You When You Come" (15)
        by David Bromberg
        from "Use Me"
7. "What Must Be Done" (15)
        by Brother Sun
        from "Brother Sun"
10. "Lark In The Morning" (14)
        by Kate MacLeod And Kat Eggleston
        from "Lost And Found"
10. "Life With The Sound Turned Down" (14)
        by Craig Bickhardt
        from "Brother To The Wind"
12. "Gaol Ise Gaol I" (13)
        by Kyle Carey
        from "Monongah"
12. "Going To The West" (13)
        by Coty Hogue
        from "To The West"
12. "Stonewall Country" (13)
        by Robin And Linda Williams
        from "Stonewall Country"
15. "Birches" (12)
        by Bill Morrissey
        from "Night Train"
15. "Letter From Heaven" (12)
        by Bill Morrissey
        from "Night Train"
15. "Raigmore" (12)
        by Battlefield Band
        from "Line-Up"
18. "All I Want Is A Garden" (11)
        by Brother Sun
        from "Brother Sun"
18. "Riverboat" (11)
        by The Wilders
        from "The Wilders"
18. "This Land Is Your Land" (11)
        by Woody Guthrie
        from "My Dusty Road"
18. "Walkin' Cane" (11)
        by Abbie Gardner
        from "Hope"
22. "Dimming Of The Day" (10)
        by Alison Krauss And Union Station
        from "Paper Airplane"
22. "Hard Times" (10)
        by Gillian Welch
        from "The Harrow And The Harvest"
22. "Let It Rain" (10)
        by Donna Ulisse
        from "An Easy Climb"
22. "Love Is The Water" (10)
        by Brother Sun
        from "Brother Sun"
22. "Monongah" (10)
        by Kyle Carey
        from "Monongah"
22. "Roberto" (10)
        by Chuck Brodsky
        from "Subtotal Eclipse"

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13531 airplays from 146 different DJs

1. Gillian Welch
2. Bill Morrissey
3. Battlefield Band
4. Chuck Brodsky
5. Brother Sun
5. Joel Mabus
7. Alison Krauss
8. David Bromberg
9. Eliza Gilkyson
9. Kyle Carey
11. Kate MacLeod And Kat Eggleston
12. Craig Bickhardt
12. Sarah Jarosz
14. Putnam Smith
15. Robin And Linda Williams
16. Greg Brown
16. Tim Grimm
16. The Wailin' Jennys
19. Eilen Jewell
19. Joe Crookston
21. Jonathan Edwards
21. Lauren Sheehan
23. Carolann Solebello
23. Donna Ulisse
25. Emmylou Harris
26. Barb Ryman
27. Woody Guthrie
28. John Reischman And The Jaybirds
29. Abbie Gardner
29. Audrey Auld
29. Nathan Bell
29. Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers
33. Catherine MacLellan
33. Coty Hogue
35. Claudia Nygaard
35. Pete Seeger
37. The Wilders
38. Diana Jones
39. Bob Dylan
39. Chris Thile And Michael Daves
39. The Greencards

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13531 airplays from 146 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Red House
3. Sugar Hill
4. Philo
5. Signature
6. Compass
7. Appleseed
8. Columbia
9. Waterbug
10. Acony
11. Smithsonian/Folkways
11. Temple
13. Fossil
13. Nonesuch
15. Stone Barn
16. Rhino
17. Rural Rhythm
18. Warner
19. Greentrax
20. Borealis
21. Elektra
22. Rebel
22. Yep Roc
24. Free Dirt
24. New West
24. Sony
24. True North
28. Vanguard
29. Hadley
29. Vault
31. Shanachie
32. Bear Family
33. Green Linnet
34. Capitol
34. Itchy Sabot
36. Flying Fish
36. Reckless
38. Reprise
39. Dualtone
39. Hightone

FOLK DJs - JULY 2011
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13531 airplays from 146 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 Revill (WESU-FM, CT)
Bill Stuart (WFIT-FM, FL)
Bill Wagman (KDVS-FM, CA)
Bob Gregory (WRFL-FM, KY)
Bob McWilliams (XM, KANU-FM & KPR, KS)
Brenda & Roman Tacik (CJTR-FM, SK)
Bruce Cameron (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Bud Johnson (syndicated, AK)
Caroline Doctorow (WPKM-FM & WPKN-FM, CT)
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)
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)
Donna Mavity (WTUF-FM, GA)
Doug Dick (WVGN-FM, VI)
Ed McDonald (WVMR-FM etc, WV)
Frank Gosar (KLCC-FM, OR)
Frank Hoppe (KCSN-FM, CA)
Gene Shay (XM & WXPN-FM, PA)
Gerd Stassen (EVW, Germany)
Gerry Goodfriend (CKUT-FM, QC)
Ginger Hopper (KBCS-FM, WA)
Graham and Barbara Dean (WBCR-LP, MA)
Greg Harness (KRBX-FM, ID)
Greg Schatzmann (CJLX-FM, ON)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
Henry Hallett (KXCI-FM, AZ)
Jean Geiger (KBCS-FM, WA)
Jeff Boudreau (WCUW-FM, MA)
Jeff Eads (WNKU-FM, KY)
Jeff Robson (CJUM-FM, MB)
Jenny Flux (2AIR-FM, Australia)
Jeremy Butler (WUAL-FM & APR, AL)
Jim Blum (WKSU-FM etc, OH)
Jim Dubinsky (WUVT-FM, CA)
Jim Fisher (WGCS-FM, IN)
Jim Gilliland (WRUW-FM, OH)
Jim Rogers (WIUP-FM, PA)
Jim Schwall (WORT-FM, WI)
Joe Colvin (WYSO-FM, OH)
Joe Gierlach (WRFL-FM, KY)
Johanna Halbeisen (WXOJ-FM, MA)
John & Maureen Rumsey (KVMR-FM, CA)
John Adams (KVMR-FM, CA)
John C. Falstaff (WRFG-FM, GA)
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)
Jon 'Chip' Colcord (WNEC-FM, NH)
Jon Stein (WTBQ-AM, NY)
Judith Gennett (KPSU, OR)
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 Connors (WJSJ-FM, FL)
Kevin Elliott (WEFT-FM, IL)
Kevin Vance (KALW-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)
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 (XM)
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)
Noah Zacharin (CKLN-FM, ON)
Norm Mast (WVPE-FM, IN)
Norman Whitman (WYSO-FM, OH)
Patrice Webb (KFOK-LP, CA)
Paul Hartman (WTMD-FM, MD)
Paul Stamler (KDHX-FM, MO)
Peter Kernast and John Bates (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Peter van Zeijl (Dollard Radio-FM, The Netherlands)
Randall Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Ray Baumler (WRUR-FM, NY)
Rich Warren (WFMT-FM, XM & syndicated, IL)
Richard Gillmann (KBCS-FM, WA)
Richard Gordon (WNHU-FM, CT)
Richard Howard (KZMU-FM, UT)
Robert Resnik (VPR, VT)
Ron Olesko (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Roz Larman (KPFK-FM & syndicated, CA)
Sharon Downes (2MAX-FM, Australia)
Simon Dillon (Phoenix FM, Australia)
Sonnie Brown (KCBX-FM, CA)
Sonny Ochs (WRPI-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)
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)
Todd Gross (WFIT-FM, FL)
Todd Tyson (The Point-FM, VT)
Tom Bingham (WCVF-FM, NY)
Tom Druckenmiller (syndicated & XM)
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                                            
KBCS (91.3 FM) - Bellevue, WA