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

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14145 airplays from 157 different DJs

  1: "Love And Other Tragedies," Red Molly [Self, 5/08] (97)
        "May I Suggest"
        "Beaumont Rest Stop"
        "Wayfaring Stranger"
  2: "Beautiful World," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, 5/08] (82)
        "Wildewood Spring"
        "Great Correction"
        "Clever Disguise"
        "Emerald Street"
        "Runaway Train"
  3: "Still Crooked," Crooked Still [Signature, 6/08] (77)
        "Tell Her To Come Back Home"
        "Did You Sleep Well?"
        "Undone In Sorrow"
        "Wading Deep Waters"
  4: "Sunset Waltz," Pat Wictor [Risky Disc, 5/08] (63)
        "Song Of Songs"
        "Well, Well, Well"
        "Whiskey Vacation"
        "Existentialist Blues"
  5: "10 Years Of European World Of Bluegrass," Various Artists [Strictly Country, 4/08] (57)
        "Feast Here Tonight," Hunger Mountain Boys
        "Fields Of Gold," Fragment
  6: "Abigail Washburn And The Sparrow Quartet," Abigail Washburn And The Sparrow Quartet [Nettwerk, 5/08] (52)
        "Banjo Pickin' Girl"
        "Great Big Wall In China"
        "Fuller Wine"
  7: "Hungrytown," Hungrytown [Listen Here!, 12/07] (49)
        "One Morning In May"
        "Rose Or The Briar"
        "Lucille, Lucille"
        "Hungrytown Road"
  7: "With Roots And Wings," Angel Band [Appleseed, 5/08] (49)
        "Angel Of The Morning"
        "Cold Lonesome Down In Blackbird Creek"
        "Hey Papa Legba"
  9: "Even Trade," Terence Martin [Good Dog, 4/08] (41)
        "Looking South"
        "Who's Breathing All The Air"
        "Go Ask The Rain"
        "Never Look Back"
 10: "Round My Door," Dana And Susan Robinson [Threshold, 3/08] (39)
        "Pastures Of Plenty"
        "My Peach Pie"
        "Round My Door"
        "Watercolor Eyes"
 11: "Bad Nights / Better Days," Abbie Gardner And Anthony Da Costa [Self, new] (38)
        "Crazy In Love"
        "I'd Rather Be"
        "Red Barn"
 11: "Don't Let Go!," Jack Williams [Wind River, new] (38)
        "Come Rain Or Come Shine"
        "Don't Let Go"
        "Tomorrow Is Such A Long Time"
 13: "Standing On The Side Of Love," Greg Greenway [Face, 4/08] (35)
        "Color Yellow"
        "Standing On The Side Of Love"
 14: "Chameleon," Tim O'Brien [Obus, 3/08] (34)
        "This World Was Made For Everyone"
        "Where's Love Come From"
 14: "Lucky," Amy Meyers [Arm, 5/08] (34)
        "Summer Town"
        "Time For You"
 16: "One Day," Northern Lights [Self, 5/08] (31)
        "Fat Man In The Bathtub"
        "Miss Molly"
        "Working On A Building"
 17: "Live," Laurie Lewis And The Right Hands [Spruce And Maple, 5/08] (30)
        "Going To The West"
        "Tall Pines"
 18: "Able Baker Charlie And Dog," Joe Crookston [Self, 2/08] (29)
        "John Jones"
        "Red Rooster In The Mash Pile"
 18: "Come Up Full," Meg Hutchinson [Red House, 3/08] (29)
 18: "Good Though," Utah Phillips [Philo, 1997] (29)
        "Daddy, What's A Train?"
        "Moose Turd Pie"
        "Going Away"
 21: "Territory," Tony Trischka [Smithsonian/Folkways, 3/08] (28)
        "Leatherwing Bat"
        "Fox Chase"
 22: "The Infamous Stringdusters," The Infamous Stringdusters [Sugar Hill, 6/08] (27)
        "3 Days In July"
        "Golden Ticket"
 22: "Wheels," Dan Tyminski [Rounder, new] (27)
        "Some Early Morning"
        "How Long Is This Train"
 24: "Into The Fire," George Mann [Self, 5/08] (26)
        "Rest, Papa Rest"
        "Banks Are Made Of Marble"
 25: "All I Intended To Be," Emmylou Harris [Nonesuch, new] (25)
        "Beyond The Great Divide"
        "How She Could Sing The Wildwood Flower"
        "Moon Song"
 25: "Coal," Kathy Mattea [Captain Potato, 4/08] (25)
        "Coal Tattoo"
        "Red-Winged Blackbird"
        "Dark As A Dungeon"
 25: "Hallowed Ground," I See Hawks In L. A. [Big Book, 5/08] (25)
        "Never Alive"
        "Ever Since The Grid Went Down"
        "Good And Foolish Times"
 25: "Living In Rome," Peter Siegel [Self, 4/08] (25)
        "Ragged But Right"
        "Brother Can You Spare A Dime"
 25: "Yerba Buena," Conjunto Jardin [Trova, new] (25)
        "La Culebra"
        "La Yerba Buena"
 30: "Secrets," Sierra Hull [Rounder, new] (24)
        "Everybody's Somebody's Fool"
        "From Now On"
 31: "The Geography Of Light," Carrie Newcomer [Philo, 2/08] (23)
        "Map Of Shadows"
        "There Is A Tree"
 31: "Retold," Joel Mabus [Fossil, 1/08] (23)
        "Duct Tape Blues"
        "Hopelessly Midwestern"
 33: "King Easy Radio Sampler V3," Various Artists [King Easy, 5/08] (22)
        "Hard Work Bein' A Fool," Jordan Chassan
        "Going Til You're Gone," Wendy Newcomer
 34: "Bound To Go," Andrew Calhoun And Campground [Waterbug, 5/08] (21)
        "Turkle Dove"
 34: "Good Summer Rain," Erica Wheeler [Blue Pie, 3/08] (21)
        "Good Summer Rain"
        "As The Crow Flies"
        "Muddy Waters"
 34: "The Time I Spend With You," Brooks Williams [Red Guitar Blue, 2/08] (21)
        "61 Highway"
        "How Long"
 37: "Family Album: Custom Songs, Volume 1," Various Artists [Hudson Harding, 2/08] (20)
        "Camelot," Bill Ward And Beth Wood
        "My Daddy Is My Spiderman," Chris Rosser
 37: "Lantana," Caroline Herring [Signature, 3/08] (20)
        "Midnight On The Water"
        "Stone Cold World"
 37: "Little Grey Sheep," Danny Schmidt [Waterbug, 2/08] (20)
        "Company Of Friends"
        "Song For Judy And Bridget"
 40: "2:10 Train," Jimmy Gaudreau And Moondi Klein [Rebel, 3/08] (19)
        "And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda"
        "Last Thing On My Mind"
 40: "Dookin'," Battlefield Band [Temple, 8/07] (19)
        "Allan McLean"
 40: "Lau Live," Lau [Compass, 3/08] (19)
        "Banks Of Marble"
        "Butcher Boy"
 43: "Get Off Your Money," The Stairwell Sisters [Yodel-Ay-Hee, 5/08] (18)
        "Silly Liza Jane"
 43: "New Songs Of Freedom," Chip Taylor [Train Wreck, new] (18)
        "Dance With A Hole In Your Shoe"
        "New Song Of Freedom"
 43: "Roses And Tears," Capercaillie [Compass, 5/08] (18)
        "Don't You Go"
        "Turas An Anraidh"
 43: "Same Old Man," John Hiatt [New West, new] (18)
        "Same Old Man"
        "Love You Again"
 43: "Song," Lissa Schneckenburger [Footprint, 4/08] (18)
        "Fair Maid By The Sea Shore"
        "Lumberman In Town / Go Ken Go"
 43: "Starlight On The Rails: A Songbook," Utah Phillips And Friends [Daemon, 2005] (18)
        "Orphan Train," Jody Stecher And Kate Brislin
 49: "Thirteen Stories High," Joel Rafael [Inside, 4/08] (17)
        "This Is My Country"
        "I Ought To Know"
 49: "Antebellum Queens," Rachael Davis [Self, 5/08] (17)
        "Sweet Water Sea"
 49: "Ripe," The Dixie Bee-Liners [Pinecastle, 1/08] (17)
        "Down On The Crooked Road"
        "Why Do I Make You Cry"
 49: "Tinderbox," Fred Eaglesmith [A Major Label, 4/08] (17)
        "Shoulder To The Plow"
 49: "Until The Ocean," Horse Flies [Pest Control, new] (17)
        "Cluck Old Hen"
 49: "Walls Fall Down," Kimmie Rhodes [Sunbird, 3/08] (17)
        "If I Needed You"
        "Walls Fall Down"
 55: "Airstream," David Wilcox [What Are, 3/08] (16)
        "Plain View"
 55: "Blue Side Of The Blue Ridge," Junior Sisk And Ramblers Choice [Rebel, new] (16)
        "Wolf Is At The Door"
        "Leaving Baker County"
 55: "From Now On," Michael Doucet [Smithsonian/Folkways, 4/08] (16)
        "Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky"
 55: "Heart Walk," Cindy Kallet, Ellen Epstein And Michael Cicone [Overall, new] (16)
        "Farthest Field"
        "Since You Asked"
 55: "Holding Up The World," Tim Grimm [Vault, new] (16)
        "Or Bust"
        "Holding Up The World"
 55: "Home In Halifax," Stan Rogers [Fogarty's Cove, 1994] (16)
        "Mary Ellen Carter"
        "45 Years"
 55: "Loaded," The Waybacks [Compass, 3/08] (16)
        "Good Enough"
        "Conjugal Visit"
 55: "Solo Acoustic, Vol. 2," Jackson Browne [Inside, 3/08] (16)
        "All Good Things"
        "In The Shape Of A Heart"
 55: "Sorrow Be Gone," Loose Acoustic Trio [Big Book, 5/08] (16)
        "Sorrow Be Gone"
 55: "The Telling Takes Me Home," Utah Phillips [Philo, 1997] (16)
        "Goodnight Loving Trail"
        "The Telling Takes Me Home"
 65: "40 Days," Wailin' Jennys [Red House, 2004] (15)
        "One Voice"
 65: "Better Dreams," The Kennedys [Appleseed, 1/08] (15)
        "American Wish"
 65: "Brand New Frame," Natalia Zukerman [Weasel, new] (15)
        "Only Trees"
        "Brand New Frame"
 65: "Our Time," The Gordons [Inside Out, new] (15)
        "I Can't Settle Down"
 65: "Waterloo, Tennessee," Uncle Earl [Rounder, 3/07] (15)
        "Bony On The Isle Of St. Helena"
 70: "Comedians And Angels," Tom Paxton [Appleseed, 2/08] (14)
        "How Beautiful Upon The Mountain"
        "Jennifer And Kate"
 70: "Life Death Love And Freedom," John Mellencamp [Hear, new] (14)
        "Longest Days"
        "Troubled Land"
 70: "Lincoln's Man," Ben Bedford [Hopeful Sky, 1/08] (14)
        "Annabelle #2"
 70: "Raising Sand," Robert Plant And Alison Krauss [Rounder, 10/07] (14)
        "Killing The Blues"
        "Rich Woman"
 70: "Something Worth Standing For," Andrew McKnight [Falling Mountain, 2/08] (14)
        "Safe Home"
 70: "Thanksgiving," Si Kahn [Strictly Country, 2/07] (14)
        "To Hear Doc Watson Play"
 70: "To The Ground," Kerfuffle [Root Beat, new] (14)
        "Katie Shaw"

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14145 airplays from 157 different DJs

1. "Wichita" (23)
        by Red Molly
        from "Love And Other Tragedies"
2. "Wildewood Spring" (16)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Beautiful World"
3. "Tell Her To Come Back Home" (14)
        by Crooked Still
        from "Still Crooked"
4. "Summer Town" (13)
        by Amy Meyers
        from "Lucky"
4. "Summertime" (13)
        by Red Molly
        from "Love And Other Tragedies"
6. "Did You Sleep Well?" (12)
        by Crooked Still
        from "Still Crooked"
6. "Great Correction" (12)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Beautiful World"
6. "Mary Ellen Carter" (12)
        by Stan Rogers
        from "Home In Halifax"
        also "Between The Breaks...Live!"
9. "Emerald Street" (11)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Beautiful World"
9. "One Morning In May" (11)
        by Hungrytown
        from "Hungrytown"
9. "Pastures Of Plenty" (11)
        by Dana And Susan Robinson
        from "Round My Door"
9. "Song Of Songs" (11)
        by Pat Wictor
        from "Sunset Waltz"
9. "Undone In Sorrow" (11)
        by Crooked Still
        from "Still Crooked"
14. "Banjo Pickin' Girl" (10)
        by Abigail Washburn And The Sparrow Quartet
        from "Abigail Washburn And The Sparrow Quartet"
14. "Clever Disguise" (10)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Beautiful World"
14. "Good Summer Rain" (10)
        by Erica Wheeler
        from "Good Summer Rain"
14. "May I Suggest" (10)
        by Red Molly
        from "Love And Other Tragedies"
14. "Well, Well, Well" (10)
        by Pat Wictor
        from "Sunset Waltz"
14. "Wheels" (10)
        by Dan Tyminski
        from "Wheels"
20. "Beaumont Rest Stop" (9)
        by Red Molly
        from "Love And Other Tragedies"
20. "Hard Work Bein' A Fool" (9)
        by Jordan Chassan
        from "King Easy Radio Sampler"
        also "East Of Bristol West Of Knoxville"
20. "Runaway Train" (9)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Beautiful World"
23. "Crazy In Love" (8)
        by Abbie Gardner And Anthony Da Costa
        from "Bad Nights / Better Days"
23. "Father And Son" (8)
        by Cat Stevens
        from "Greatest Hits"
23. "Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning" (8)
        by Red Molly
        from "Love And Other Tragedies"
23. "La Culebra" (8)
        by Conjunto Jardin
        from "Yerba Buena"
23. "Looking South" (8)
        by Terence Martin
        from "Even Trade"
23. "Party's Over" (8)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Beautiful World"
23. "Rose Or The Briar" (8)
        by Hungrytown
        from "Hungrytown"
23. "Wayfaring Stranger" (8)
        by Red Molly
        from "Love And Other Tragedies"
23. "Whiskey Vacation" (8)
        by Pat Wictor
        from "Sunset Waltz"

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14145 airplays from 157 different DJs

1. Eliza Gilkyson
2. Utah Phillips
3. Red Molly
4. Crooked Still
5. Pat Wictor
6. Bob Dylan
7. Angel Band
7. Stan Rogers
7. Tim O'Brien
10. Hungrytown
11. Abigail Washburn And The Sparrow Quartet
12. Emmylou Harris
13. Terence Martin
14. Greg Greenway
14. Jack Williams
16. Laurie Lewis
17. Dana And Susan Robinson
18. Joel Mabus
19. Carrie Newcomer
20. Abbie Gardner And Anthony Da Costa
21. John Prine
21. Wailin' Jennys
23. Amy Meyers
23. Greg Brown
23. Northern Lights
26. Joe Crookston
26. Tony Trischka
28. Battlefield Band
28. The Infamous Stringdusters
28. John Gorka
28. John McCutcheon
28. Kathy Mattea
33. Cheryl Wheeler
34. Guy Clark
34. Meg Hutchinson
36. Conjunto Jardin
36. Fred Eaglesmith
36. John Hiatt
39. Erica Wheeler
39. Tom Paxton

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14145 airplays from 157 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Red House
3. Signature
4. Columbia
5. Compass
6. Sugar Hill
7. Philo
8. Appleseed
9. Waterbug
10. Smithsonian/Folkways
11. Warner
12. Vanguard
13. Rebel
14. Nettwerk
15. Greentrax
16. Wind River
17. Strictly Country
18. Rhino
19. Shanachie
20. Green Linnet
21. Flying Fish
22. Nonesuch
23. Borealis
24. Elektra
25. RCA
26. Fogarty's Cove
26. Reprise
28. Good Dog
28. Hightone
30. Capitol
31. New West
31. Threshold
33. Topic
34. Folk-Legacy
34. Risky Disc
36. A&M
37. Big Book
38. Fossil
38. MCA
40. Alligator
40. Yep Roc

FOLK DJs - JUNE 2008
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14145 airplays from 157 different DJs

Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
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)
Ben Sands (Clanrye-FM, Ireland)
Betsi Meissner (KXCI-FM, AZ)
Bill Hahn (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Bill Stuart (WFIT-FM, FL)
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)
Carolyn VandeWiele (WFHB-FM, IN)
Charlie Backfish (WUSB-FM, NY)
Chip Morgan (WMUD-FM, VT)
Chrisana McGill (WSPN-FM, NY)
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)
Dave Butler (KRSC-FM, OK)
David John (KTRU-FM, TX)
Deadwood Dick (KKUP-FM, CA)
Dennis Brunnenmeyer (KVMR-FM, CA)
Diane Karl (KBOO-FM etc, OR)
Diane Rae (KGPR-FM, MT)
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)
Gary Irving (WVUD-FM, DE)
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)
Graham Rice (WJFF-FM, NY)
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)
Jan Nary (4EB-FM, Australia)
Jean Brendecke (KBCS-FM, WA)
Jeff Robson (CJUM-FM, MB)
Jenny Flux (2AIR-FM, Australia)
Jeremy Butler (WUAL-FM & APR, AL)
Jesse Ballew (WJFF-FM, NY)
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)
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 Connors (WZNZ-AM, FL)
Ken Yavit (KBAC-FM, NM)
Kent Anderson (KCSC-FM, OK)
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)
Len Osland (CJUM-FM, MB)
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 Tobler (WTUL-FM, LA)
Matt Watroba (WDET-DM, MI)
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)
Nick DiBiasio (WICN-FM, MA)
Norman Whitman (WYSO-FM, OH)
Paul Stamler (KDHX-FM, MO)
Paula Ascher (KZAS-FM, OR)
Peter Kernast (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Rachel Rice (WVEW-FM, VT)
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)
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 DuMond (KLOI-FM, WA)
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 Fatseas (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Terry Hayden (WRPI-FM, NY)
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