Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of June 2007 (with DJ list)

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12542 airplays from 144 different DJs

  1: "Big Old Life," Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem [Signature, 6/07] (62)
        "Big Old Life"
        "Joy Comes Back"
        "Red Haired Boy"
        "Shine On"
  2: "Waterloo, Tennessee," Uncle Earl [Rounder, 3/07] (45)
        "Birds Were Singing Of You"
        "Bony On The Isle Of St. Helena"
        "Black-Eyed Susie"
  3: "Cimarron Manifesto," Jimmy Lafave [Red House, 5/07] (44)
        "Walk A Mile In My Shoes"
        "Not Dark Yet"
        "Car Outside"
  4: "Anchored In Love: A Tribute To June Carter Cash," Various Artists [Dualtone, 6/07] (37)
        "Ring Of Fire," Elvis Costello
        "Wildwood Flower," Loretta Lynn
        "If I Were A Carpenter," Sheryl Crow And Willie Nelson
  4: "NeGrass," Laura Love [Octoroon Biography, 4/07] (37)
        "Shady Grove"
  4: "South Of Delia," Richard Shindell [Self, 5/07] (37)
        "Acadian Driftwood"
        "Born In The Usa"
        "Mercy Street"
  7: "The Banjo Monologues," Joel Mabus [Fossil, 5/07] (35)
        "Liza Jane - WLS And Prairie Farmer"
        "Cripple Creek"
  8: "Room To Grow," Adrienne Young And Little Sadie [Addibelle, 5/07] (34)
        "All For Good"
        "Givin Up The Fight"
        "How Is This World Better Now"
  9: "Dona Got A Ramblin' Mind," Carolina Chocolate Drops [Music Maker, 2/07] (32)
        "Starry Crown"
        "Another Man Done Gone"
 10: "Black And White," Cherryholmes [Skaggs Family, new] (31)
        "Darkness On The Delta"
        "9 Yards"
 10: "Keep Your Silver Shined," Devon Sproule [Waterbug, 4/07] (31)
        "Old Virginia Block"
        "Let's Go Out"
        "Stop By Anytime"
 10: "Sparrows In The Bell," The Pines [Red House, new] (31)
        "Circle Around The Sun"
        "Throw Me In The River"
 10: "Thanksgiving," Si Kahn [Strictly Country, 2/07] (31)
        "To Hear Doc Watson Play"
        "Here Is My Home"
 14: "A Hundred Miles Or More," Alison Krauss [Rounder, 4/07] (28)
        "Sawing On The Strings"
        "How's The World Treating You"
        "You're Just A Country Boy"
 15: "Sweet Warrior," Richard Thompson [Shout Factory, 5/07] (27)
        "Dad's Gonna Kill Me"
        "Johnny's Far Away"
 16: "Gospel Truth," Susan Werner [Sleeve Dog, 2/07] (26)
        "Heaven So Small"
        "I Will Have My Portion"
        "Our Father"
 16: "The High Above And The Down Below," Cliff Eberhardt [Red House, 4/07] (26)
        "The High Above And The Down Below"
        "It's Home Everywhere I Go"
        "Let This Whole Thing Burn"
 16: "Over The Hills," Lucy Kaplansky [Red House, 3/07] (26)
        "Over The Hills"
 19: "Cloudy Day Navigation," Grada [Compass, 4/07] (25)
        "Red Civic"
        "50-Ninth Street"
 19: "Dreamers, Lovers And Outlaws," Siobhan Quinn And Michael Bowers [Roundhouse, 5/07] (25)
        "Let It Come"
        "On The Turning Away"
 21: "Fork In The Road," The Infamous Stringdusters [Sugar Hill, 2/07] (24)
        "Poor Boy's Delight"
        "Fork In The Road"
        "No More To Leave You Behind"
 21: "North Of New York," Charlotte Kendrick [Wondermore, new] (24)
        "Off The Tracks"
        "Too Nice"
 21: "Thinking Out Loud," Scott And Michelle Dalziel [DL Arts, 4/07] (24)
        "I Think I Saw Elvis"
        "Gravel Roads"
 24: "The Calling," Mary Chapin Carpenter [Zoe, 3/07] (23)
        "The Calling"
 24: "Great Big World," Lea [Self, 5/07] (23)
        "Another Sunny Day"
 24: "Try Me One More Time," David Bromberg [Appleseed, 2/07] (23)
        "Big Road"
        "It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train To Cry"
 24: "We're Still Here," Work O' The Weavers [Worldwind, 5/07] (23)
        "Aweigh, Santy Anno"
        "Long Time Gone"
 28: "Blackberry Time," Jud Caswell [Alderdown, 5/07] (22)
        "Blackberry Time"
        "For Sale"
        "Men Behind The Bushes"
 28: "Letters From Sinners And Strangers," Eilen Jewell [Signature, new] (22)
        "High Shelf Booze"
        "Rich Man's World"
 30: "Stars In My Crown," Jorma Kaukonen [Red House, 2/07] (21)
        "Fur Peace Rag"
        "Late Breaking News"
 31: "One Tough Town," David Olney [Red Parlor, 4/07] (19)
        "Sweet Poison"
        "Oh Yeah"
 32: "The New Shoes," Nuala Kennedy [Compass, 5/07] (18)
        "Pink Flamingo"
        "Groves Of Donaghmore"
 32: "Truth That Hurts," Austin And Elliott [Self, 5/07] (18)
        "Truth That Hurts"
        "Too Tired"
 32: "The West Was Burning," Martha Scanlan [Sugar Hill, 2/07] (18)
        "10 Thousand Charms"
        "Get Right Church"
 35: "Three Score And Ten," Peggy Seeger [Appleseed, 2/07] (17)
 35: "Live In Dublin," Bruce Springsteen [Columbia, new] (17)
        "If I Should Fall Behind"
 35: "Wagonmaster," Porter Wagoner [Anti, new] (17)
        "11 Cent Cotton"
        "Be A Little Quieter"
 38: "The Brightness," Anais Mitchell [Righteous Babe, 2/07] (16)
        "Song Of The Magi"
 38: "Children Running Through," Patty Griffin [ATO, 2/07] (16)
        "Stay On The Ride"
 38: "Hop High," Crooked Still [Footprint, 2004] (16)
        "Angeline The Baker"
        "Darling Corey"
 38: "Jack Common's Anthem," Jez Lowe [Tantobie, new] (16)
        "Jack Common's Anthem"
        "Taking On Men"
 38: "Low Country Suite," King Wilkie [Zoe, new] (16)
        "Wrecking Ball"
        "Raising Of The Patriarchs"
 38: "Migrations," The Duhks [Sugar Hill, 9/06] (16)
        "Ol' Cook Pot"
        "Out Of The Rain"
 38: "Plying My Trade," John Munro [Greentrax, 5/07] (16)
 38: "Wilderness Plots," Various Artists [Rosehill, 3/07] (16)
        "Fruit," Tim Grimm
 46: "The Bootlegger's Daughter," Rachel Harrington [Skinny Dennis, 5/07] (15)
        "Sunshine Girl"
 46: "The Edge Of The World," Buddy Mondlock [Sparking Gap, 3/07] (15)
        "When I Was A Little Kid"
 46: "Gifts And Burdens," Holly O'Reilly [Self, 3/07] (15)
        "Boys, The Night Will Bury You"
        "Lay Them Down"
 46: "Hogging The Covers," Lowen And Navarro [Red Hen, 5/07] (15)
        "Into The Mystic"
        "Small Town Saturday Night"
 46: "A Kinder Season," Eve Goldberg [Borealis, 1/07] (15)
        "Let Me Rise"
        "One In A Million"
 46: "Leave The Light On," Chris Smither [Signature, 9/06] (15)
        "Father's Day"
        "Leave The Light On"
 52: "En Duo," Dawn Tyler Watson And Paul Deslauriers [Justin Time, new] (14)
        "Homeward Bound"
        "Tracks Of My Tears"
 52: "Hoots And Hellmouth," Hoots And Hellmouth [Mad Dragon, 5/07] (14)
        "Good I Know You Know"
        "Home In A Boxcar"
 52: "If Dreams Come True," Ann Savoy And Her Sleepless Knights [Merless, new] (14)
        "Getting Some Fun Out Of Life"
 52: "My Remembrance Of You," Diana Jones [Newsong, 3/06] (14)
        "Hold On Me"
 52: "Ricky Skaggs And Bruce Hornsby," Ricky Skaggs And Bruce Hornsby [Legacy, 2/07] (14)
        "Gulf Of Mexico Fishing Boat Blues"
        "Mandolin Rain"
 52: "Shaken By A Low Sound," Crooked Still [Signature, 8/06] (14)
        "Ain't No Grave"
        "Mountain Jumper"
 52: "Viridian," The Greencards [Dualtone, 3/07] (14)
        "Shinin' In The Dark"
 52: "We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions," Bruce Springsteen [Columbia, 4/06] (14)
        "Jesse James"
 60: "Black Water," Kris Drever [Compass, 10/06] (13)
        "Patrick Spence"
        "Steel And Stone"
 60: "Live And In Session," Tannahill Weavers [Compass, new] (13)
        "Dark Eyed Molly"
        "Dumbarton's Drums"
 60: "Mischief," Beoga [Compass, new] (13)
        "Factory Girl"
 60: "Peacetime," Eddi Reader [Compass, 2/07] (13)
        "Calton Weaver"
 60: "Riverside Battle Songs," Ollabelle [Verve Forecast, 8/06] (13)
        "High On A Mountain"
        "Troubles Of The World"
 60: "Storyhill," Storyhill [Red House, 2/07] (13)
        "Give Up The Ghost"
        "Paradise Lost"
 60: "Throw Down," Wilders [Rural Grit, 6/06] (13)
        "When The Levee's Gone"
 60: "Woodchopper's Ball," Various Artists [Divine Wind, 4/07] (13)
        "House Of Love And Friendship," Stephen Bennett
 68: "Devil's Advocate," Chris Stout Quintet [Greentrax, new] (12)
        "Aith Rant"
 68: "Diamond Days," Eric Bibb [Telarc, 1/07] (12)
        "Tall Cotton"
 68: "Golden West," Laurie Lewis And The Right Hands [Hightone, 9/06] (12)
        "Mourning Cloak"
 68: "Quartet," Peter Rowan And Tony Rice [Rounder, 1/07] (12)
        "Walls Of Time"
 68: "Stellar Jays," John Reischman And The Jaybirds [Corvus, 5/07] (12)
        "Dime In My Pocket"
 68: "Wanderer's Paean," Kim Beggs [Self, 12/06] (12)
        "Lay It All Down"
        "Walking Down To The Station"
 68: "We'll Never Turn Back," Mavis Staples [Anti, 4/07] (12)
        "Eyes On The Prize"
 68: "West," Lucinda Williams [Lost Highway, 1/07] (12)

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12542 airplays from 144 different DJs

1. "Joy Comes Back" (11)
        by Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem
        from "Big Old Life"
1. "Walk A Mile In My Shoes" (11)
        by Jimmy Lafave
        from "Cimarron Manifesto"
3. "Big Old Life" (10)
        by Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem
        from "Big Old Life"
3. "My Old Man" (10)
        by Steve Goodman
        from "Say It In Private"
        also "No Big Surprise"
5. "Dad's Gonna Kill Me" (9)
        by Richard Thompson
        from "Sweet Warrior"
5. "Heaven So Small" (9)
        by Susan Werner
        from "Gospel Truth"
5. "My Father" (9)
        by Judy Collins
        from "Forever. An Anthology"
5. "Ring Of Fire" (9)
        by Elvis Costello
        from "Anchored In Love: A Tribute To June Carter Cash"
5. "Truth That Hurts" (9)
        by Austin And Elliott
        from "Truth That Hurts"
10. "Acadian Driftwood" (8)
        by Richard Shindell
        from "South Of Delia"
10. "All For Good" (8)
        by Adrienne Young And Little Sadie
        from "Room To Grow"
10. "Another Sunny Day" (8)
        by Lea
        from "Great Big World"
10. "Father's Day" (8)
        by Chris Smither
        from "Leave The Light On"
10. "George W Told The Nation" (8)
        by Tom Paxton
        from "Sing Out Magazine Summer 2007"
10. "Not Dark Yet" (8)
        by Jimmy Lafave
        from "Cimarron Manifesto"
10. "Red Haired Boy" (8)
        by Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem
        from "Big Old Life"
10. "Shine On" (8)
        by Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem
        from "Big Old Life"
10. "Throw Me In The River" (8)
        by The Pines
        from "Sparrows In The Bell"
19. "Born In The Usa" (7)
        by Richard Shindell
        from "South Of Delia"
19. "Circle Around The Sun" (7)
        by The Pines
        from "Sparrows In The Bell"
19. "Dad's Yard" (7)
        by Catie Curtis
        from "Truth From Lies"
19. "Into The Mystic" (7)
        by Lowen And Navarro
        from "Hogging The Covers"
19. "Randall Knife" (7)
        by Guy Clark
        from "Dublin Blues"
19. "Saskatchewan" (7)
        by Laura Love
        from "NeGrass"
19. "Shady Grove" (7)
        by Laura Love
        from "NeGrass"
19. "Starry Crown" (7)
        by Carolina Chocolate Drops
        from "Dona Got A Ramblin' Mind"
19. "Wildwood Flower" (7)
        by Loretta Lynn
        from "Anchored In Love: A Tribute To June Carter Cash"

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12542 airplays from 144 different DJs

1. Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem
2. Jimmy Lafave
3. Bob Dylan
4. Richard Thompson
5. Uncle Earl
6. Richard Shindell
7. Joel Mabus
8. Alison Krauss
8. Laura Love
10. Si Kahn
11. Bruce Springsteen
11. David Francey
11. The Pines
14. Adrienne Young
14. Carolina Chocolate Drops
16. Greg Brown
16. Susan Werner
16. Tom Paxton
19. Cherryholmes
19. Cliff Eberhardt
19. John Prine
19. Loudon Wainwright III
19. Lucy Kaplansky
24. Devon Sproule
24. Tim O'Brien
26. John Gorka
26. Johnny Cash
28. Crooked Still
28. Jorma Kaukonen
28. Pete Seeger
31. Lucinda Williams
31. Steve Goodman
33. Mary Chapin Carpenter
34. Chris Smither
34. Grada
34. Tom Russell
34. Woody Guthrie
38. Cosy Sheridan
38. Judy Collins
38. Siobhan Quinn And Michael Bowers

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12542 airplays from 144 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Red House
3. Compass
4. Sugar Hill
5. Columbia
6. Signature
7. Greentrax
8. Philo
9. Appleseed
10. Smithsonian/Folkways
11. Waterbug
12. Warner
13. Borealis
13. Flying Fish
13. Shanachie
16. Vanguard
17. Green Linnet
17. Zoe
19. Reprise
20. Hightone
21. Capitol
21. Dualtone
23. Octoroon
24. Rebel
25. Anti
25. Rhino
27. Pinecastle
28. RCA
29. Addie Belle
30. Fossil
30. MCA
32. Music Maker
33. Sony
34. Elektra
34. Nettwerk
36. Skaggs Family
37. Northern Blues
38. Folk-Legacy
39. Acoustic Disc
40. A&M
40. Lost Highway
40. Nonesuch
40. Red Parlor
40. Worldwind

FOLK DJs - JUNE 2007
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12542 airplays from 144 different DJs

Allan Nelson (BBC, U.K.)
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)
Brenda Tacik (CJTR-FM, SK)
Bruce Cameron (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Bryan French (KUMD-FM, MN)
Bud Johnson (syndicated, AK)
Charlie Backfish (WUSB-FM, NY)
Chrisana McGill (WSPN-FM, NY)
Cindy Funk (WYSO-FM, OH)
Dan Alloway (KTEP-FM, TX)
Dan Ross (KACI-FM, OR)
David Fuente, Jr. (WKSU-FM etc, OH)
David John (KTRU-FM, TX)
Dennis Brunnenmeyer (KVMR-FM, CA)
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)
Gary Harrison (KVMR-FM, CA)
Gary Irving (WVUD-FM, DE)
Gaye Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Gene Shay (WXPN-FM, PA)
George Maida (WCVE-FM, VA)
Gerd Stassen (EVW, Germany)
Ginger Hopper (KBCS-FM, WA)
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)
Howard & Roz Larman (KPFK-FM & syndicated, CA)
Jamie Hoover (KSUT-FM, CO)
Jan Nary (4EB-FM, Australia)
Jeff Brown (KTOO-FM, AK)
Jeff Robson (CJUM-FM, MB)
Jenny Flux (2AIR-FM, Australia)
Jeremy Butler (WUAL-FM & APR, AL)
Jim Gilliland (WRUW-FM, OH)
Jim Marino (CFMU-FM, ON)
Jim Rogers (WIUP-FM, PA)
Jo Beattie (CFUR-FM, BC)
Joe Cline (WNCW-FM, NC)
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)
John Weingart (WPRB-FM, NJ)
John Wright (WLUW-FM, IL)
Jon Stein (WTBQ-AM, NY)
Jonathan Mernit (WJFF-FM, NY)
Jude & Mart Fowler (2HHH-FM, Australia)
Judith Gennett (KPSU, OR)
Juliet Youngren (WEFT-FM, IL)
Jürgen Kramer (ZuSa, Germany)
Karen Rakos (KEUL-FM, AK)
Kate McNally (NHPR, NH)
Ken Batista (WYEP-FM, PA)
Ken Yavit (KBAC-FM, NM)
Kevin Elliott (WEFT-FM, IL)
Kevin Vance (KALW-FM, CA)
Larry Hoyt (WAER-FM, NY)
Laura Summerfield (2AIR-FM & 2MAX-FM, Australia)
Laurie DesJardins (KVMR-FM, CA)
Laurie Niles (KZFR-FM, CA)
Len Holton (KUAR-FM, AR)
Len Osland (CJUM-FM, MB)
Leonard Epstein (KRFC-FM, CO)
Linda Bull (CITR-FM, BC)
Lyle D. Skinner (CJUM-FM, MB)
Maggie Ferguson (WXOU-FM, MI)
Mara Noelle (KVMR-FM, CA)
Mark Michaelis (WGDR-FM, VT)
Mark Richardson (WFHB-FM, IN)
Mark Tobler (WTUL-FM, LA)
Matt Watroba (WDET-DM, MI)
Mel DeYoung (WPSU-FM, PA)
Menachem Vinegrad (Upper Galilee-FM, Israel)
Michael Alzo (WSLU-FM, NY)
Michael Benson (WPKN-FM, CT)
Michael Stock (WLRN-FM, FL)
Mike Flynn (KUAF-FM & syndicated, AR)
Mike Regenstreif (CKUT-FM, QC)
Mitch Park (Kidnappers, New Zealand)
Naomi Soule and Terry Moses (KCLC-FM, MO)
Norman Whitman (WYSO-FM, OH)
Paul Hefti (cable FM, CA)
Paul Stamler (KDHX-FM, MO)
Peter Kernast (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Randall Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
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)
Robyne Fawx (KDVS-FM, CA)
Roger Wise (KGNU-FM, CO)
Ron Olesko (WFDU-FM, NJ)
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)
Suzi Wollenberg (WVUD-FM, DE)
Taylor Caffery (WRKF-FM, LA)
Terry Carpenter (WTJU-FM, VA)
Terry Hayden (WRPI-FM, NY)
Todd Gross (WFIT-FM, FL)
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)
Trevor Ruffell (Kidnappers, New Zealand)
Troy Tyree (WICN-FM, MA)
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 number of airplays listed for each album is the
number that my programs caught, which is smaller than the actual number.

The Top Albums list is sorted in descending order by number of plays
recorded for each album. Within an album, the number of times each of
the more popular tracks were played is 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