Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of March 2013 (with DJ list)

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13337 airplays from 146 different DJs

  1: "Some Part Of The Truth," Brother Sun [, 2/13] (115)
        "Lady Of The Harbor"
        "In The Name Of Love"
        "Everybody's Cryin' Mercy"
        "Pushing Stones"
        "House That Jack Built"
  2: "Long Gone Out West Blues," Pharis And Jason Romero [Lula, 2/13] (77)
        "Wild Bill Jones"
        "Long Gone Out West Blues"
        "Come On Home"
        "Lonely Home Blues"
  3: "Child Ballads," Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer [Wilderland, 3/13] (60)
        "Willie Of Winsbury"
        "Willie's Lady"
        "Riddles Wisely Expounded"
  4: "The Weather Inside," Beth Wood [Blue Rock, 2011] (59)
        "Coyote Prayer"
        "Close Your Eyes, Here We Go"
        "New Kid"
  5: "Live At Blue Rock," Mary Gauthier [Proper, 10/12] (50)
        "Sugar Cane"
        "I Drink"
        "Last Of The Hobo Kings"
        "Our Lady Of The Shooting Stars"
  5: "Threshold," Karine Polwart [Borealis, 2/13] (50)
        "Rivers Run"
        "Follow The Heron"
  7: "Little Boat," Rita Hosking [, new] (49)
        "Parting Glass"
        "5 Star Location"
        "Where Time Is Reigning"
        "Blow Northwest Wind"
  8: "Old Yellow Moon," Emmylou Harris And Rodney Crowell [Nonesuch, new] (47)
        "Spanish Dancer"
        "Hanging Up My Heart"
        "Black Caffeine"
        "Invitation To The Blues"
  8: "Take This Song With You," Maya And The Ruins [, 9/12] (47)
        "Train Whistle Blues"
        "Bootlegger's Blues"
        "I Saw A Man At The Close Of Day"
 10: "Jack Of All Trades," Steve Chizmadia [Jack Of All Trades, 2/13] (46)
        "I'm Alright"
        "Song For Pete"
        "Memphis Girl"
        "Wall Street Fat-Cat Tax-Payer Bail-Out Blues"
 11: "Things Are Coming My Way," Marcy Marxer [Community, 1/13] (43)
        "Angeline The Baker"
        "Kissing In The Dark"
        "Things Are Coming My Way"
 12: "Coyote Wings," Zoe Mulford [Azalea City, 1/13] (41)
        "Sister, Sail"
        "Storm Damage"
        "Pocket Fulla Quarters"
 13: "Jewels And Harmony," Mara Levine [, 1/13] (37)
        "April Come She Will"
        "Immigrant Dream"
        "The Dutchman"
 13: "Transistor Corazon," Melissa Greener [Anima, new] (37)
        "If I Fell"
        "Ghost In The Van"
        "With The Weather"
 15: "Belong," Susan McKeown [Hibernian, 11/12] (35)
        "On The Bridge To Williamsburg"
        "Cure For Me"
        "Everything We Had Was Good"
 15: "Ordinary Cats," Jon Shain [Flyin', 2/13] (35)
        "Ordinary Cats"
        "Level It Out"
        "Cut Out Bin"
 17: "My Friend Hafiz," The Levins [, 2009] (33)
        "Dropping Keys"
        "Sun Never Says"
        "Your Mother And My Mother"
 17: "Time," Kathy Kallick Band [Live Oak, 8/12] (33)
        "Long Time Travelin"
 19: "Honey Man," Hey Mavis [Stellada, new] (32)
        "Say Hello To Paris"
        "Midnight Train"
        "Let The Water Do The Work"
 19: "The Last Day Of Winter," Chris Vallillo [Gin Ridge, 11/12] (32)
        "The Last Day Of Winter"
        "Old Joe Clark"
        "Steel Guitar Rag"
 21: "Wild Bill Jones," The Quiet American [, 1/13] (31)
        "Apple In The Fall"
        "Gallows Pole"
        "Wild Bill Jones"
 22: "Next Time Around," Darryl Purpose [Blue Rock, 10/12] (30)
        "Next Time Around"
        "Race The Wind"
        "Dreams Of Life"
 23: "Give Me All You Got," Carrie Rodriguez [Ninth Street Opus, 1/13] (29)
        "Devil In Mind"
        "I Cry For Love"
        "Sad Joy"
 23: "Room Enough For All," Battlefield Band [Temple, new] (29)
        "Farewell To Indiana"
        "Bagpipe Music"
        "Tynes In Overtime!"
 25: "Electric," Richard Thompson [New West, 2/13] (28)
        "Saving The Good Stuff For You"
        "Snow Goose"
 26: "Driving Toward The Sun," Susan James [Mri, new] (27)
        "Mission Bells"
 26: "Hammer Down," The Steeldrivers [Rounder, 2/13] (27)
        "I'll Be There"
        "Burnin' The Woodshed Down"
        "When I'm Gone"
 26: "Howl," Howlin' Brothers [Readymade, new] (27)
        "Big Time"
        "Delta Queen"
        "Take This Hammer"
 26: "No Man's Land," Yvette Landry [, new] (27)
        "3 Chords And A Bottle"
        "Dog House Blues"
        "Yeah You Right"
 26: "Rise," Elaine Mahon [Gatorbone, 1/13] (27)
        "Rise Up Singing"
        "Dust Tracks In The Road"
 26: "Tooth & Nail," Billy Bragg [Cooking Vinyl, new] (27)
        "I Ain't Got No Home"
        "No One Knows Nothing Anymore"
 32: "Greetings From Cheryl Wheeler Live," Cheryl Wheeler [Dias, 9/12] (26)
 32: "The Stray Birds," The Stray Birds [, 9/12] (26)
        "Dream In Blue"
 34: "Honky Tonk," Son Volt [Rounder, new] (24)
        "Hearts And Minds"
        "Down The Highway"
 34: "Up Like The Clouds," Dubl Handi [, 1/13] (24)
        "Shout Little Lula"
        "Katie Cruel"
 36: "From Bamako To Carencro," Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet [Compass, 2/12] (23)
        "2-Step De Port Arthur"
        "Les Barres De La Prison"
 36: "In The Time Of Gods," Dar Williams [Razor & Tie, 4/12] (23)
        "I Am The One Who Will Remember Everything"
        "I Have Been Around This World"
        "This Earth"
 36: "Standing In The English Rain," Lizanne Knott [, 12/12] (23)
        "3 Steps Shy"
        "Be Careful With My Heart"
 39: "Angels Without Wings," Heidi Talbot [Compass, 1/13] (22)
        "When The Roses Come Again"
        "Dearest Johnny"
 39: "The Ash & Clay," The Milk Carton Kids [Anti, new] (22)
        "Hope Of A Lifetime"
 41: "Farmless," The Harkenbacks [, 12/12] (21)
        "Long Black Train"
        "Daily Papers"
 41: "Seinn," Mary Jane Lamond And Wendy MacIsaac [Factor, 9/12] (21)
        "If You Were Mine"
        "Boise Monsters"
 41: "Spiorad," Talitha MacKenzie [Sonas, 2/13] (21)
        "Fhleasgaich Oig"
 44: "Flash Company," Outside Track [Lorimer, 9/12] (20)
        "Flash Company"
 44: "Greenin' Up," David Mallett [North Road, 11/12] (20)
        "Greenin' Up"
        "Summer Of My Dreams"
 44: "Tune Tramp," Erynn Marshall And Friends [Hickoryjack, 12/12] (20)
        "Ragged But Right"
        "Milwaukee Blues"
 47: "Carnival," Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line [Blue Pig, new] (19)
        "Jack Of Diamonds"
        "Baker's Boy"
 47: "Cheater's Game," Kelly Willis And Bruce Robison [30 Tigers, new] (19)
        "9, 999, 999 Tears"
        "Border Radio"
 47: "Song Of The Seas," Eagle McCall [, 10/12] (19)
        "My Ireland"
        "Valparaiso Suite"
        "Leavin' Of Liverpool"
 50: "Our Lady Of The Tall Trees," Cahalen Morrison And Eli West [, 9/12] (18)
        "Lady Does Not Often Falter"
        "Our Lady Of The Tall Trees"
 50: "Voice Of Ages," The Chieftains [Hear, 2/12] (18)
        "Frost Is All Over"
        "School Days Over," Chieftains W/The Low Anthem
 50: "World Of Possibility," Arlon Bennett [Red Sea, 1/13] (18)
        "World Of Possibility"
        "Questions For Einstein"
 53: "Sing The Delta," Iris DeMent [Flariella, 10/12] (17)
        "Night I Learned How Not To Pray"
        "There's A Whole Lotta Heaven"
 53: "Wood And Wire," Wood And Wire [, new] (17)
 55: "Ready For The Times," Sutton, Holt & Coleman [High Windy, new] (16)
        "Hotel Wall"
        "Travelin' Man"
 55: "Ride," Wayne Hancock [Bloodshot, new] (16)
        "Get The Blues Low Down"
 57: "Grandma's Rules For Drinking," Annie Lou [, 6/12] (15)
        "Take Your Leg Off Mine"
 57: "The Low Highway," Steve Earle & The Dukes [New West, new] (15)
        "Love's Gonna Blow My Way"
        "After Mardi Gras"
 59: "Christ Church Cathedral," Clannad [Arc, 2/13] (14)
        "Crann Ull"
        "Buachaill On Eirne"
 59: "Shamrock City," Solas [Thl, new] (14)
        "Far Americay"
        "Tell God And The Devil"
 59: "Silver Lining," The Honey Dewdrops [, 6/12] (14)
        "Hills Of My Home"
        "One Kind Word"
 62: "Ash And Bone," Dan Weber [8 Ball, 7/12] (13)
        "Hank And Jesus"
 62: "Heather Maloney," Heather Maloney [Signature, 3/13] (13)
        "Dirt And Stardust"
        "Hey Broken"
 62: "Live In Los Angeles," Stephanie Bettman And Luke Halpin [Self, new] (13)
        "Get Close To Me"
 62: "Love Has Come For You," Steve Martin And Edie Brickell [Rounder, new] (13)
        "Sarah Jane And The Iron Mountain Baby"
        "When You Get To Asheville"
 62: "Reunion," Lucy Kaplansky [Red House, 9/12] (13)
 62: "They Called It Music," The Gibson Brothers [Compass, new] (13)
        "Daddy's Gone To Knoxville"
        "Darker The Night, The Better I See"
 68: "The Mandolin Chronicles," Alan Bibey & Wayne Benson [Pinecastle, new] (12)
        "Another Night"
 68: "The Same Way Down," Annalivia [, 9/12] (12)
        "Bright Sunny South"
 68: "Alternate Routes," Long Time Courting [, 2011] (12)
        "Maggie Dean"
 68: "Collateral," Cormac McCarthy [Self, 12/12] (12)
        "Gotta Keep Movin"
        "Working Poor"
 68: "Down The Line," Brad Cole [, 7/12] (12)
 68: "Everything Is Great," Erik Balkey [Hudson Harding, 2012] (12)
        "Singer's Lament"
        "Baseball In My Blood"
 68: "Exiles Return," Karan Casey And John Doyle [Compass, 2010] (12)
        "Exiles Return"
 68: "Feeling Mortal," Kris Kristofferson [KK, 1/13] (12)
        "Feeling Mortal"
        "Stairway To The Bottom"
 68: "Finds The Present Tense," Gurf Morlix [Rootball, 3/13] (12)
        "Bang Bang Bang"
 68: "Flight," Trout Steak Revival [, 10/12] (12)
        "Darling Corey"
 68: "Home," Bob Bradshaw [Fluke, 11/12] (12)
 68: "In Time," The Mavericks [Valory, new] (12)
        "Back In Your Arms Again"
 68: "It's Alive," Elephant Revival [Self, 11/12] (12)
        "Part Of A Song"
 68: "Just Begun," Forest Sun [Painted Sun, 10/12] (12)
        "Just Begun"
 68: "Old School Old Time," Fiddle Whamdiddle [Owl Mountain, 12/12] (12)
        "Ragtime Annie"
 68: "Unsung Hero. A Tribute To The Music Of Ron Davies," Various Artists [Little Chickadee, new] (12)
        "You Stayed Away Too Long," John Prine

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13337 airplays from 146 different DJs

1. "Lady Of The Harbor" (23)
        by Brother Sun
        from "Some Part Of The Truth"
2. "Rivers Run" (17)
        by Karine Polwart
        from "Threshold"
3. "In The Name Of Love" (16)
        by Brother Sun
        from "Some Part Of The Truth"
3. "Parting Glass" (16)
        by Rita Hosking
        from "Little Boat"
5. "Gandhi/Buddha" (14)
        by Cheryl Wheeler
        from "Greetings From Cheryl Wheeler Live"
5. "Long Gone Out West Blues" (14)
        by Pharis And Jason Romero
        from "Long Gone Out West Blues"
5. "Wandering" (14)
        by Susan James
        from "Driving Toward The Sun"
5. "Wild Bill Jones" (14)
        by Pharis And Jason Romero
        from "Long Gone Out West Blues"
5. "Willie Of Winsbury" (14)
        by Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer
        from "Child Ballads"
10. "Everybody's Cryin' Mercy" (13)
        by Brother Sun
        from "Some Part Of The Truth"
10. "Hearts And Minds" (13)
        by Son Volt
        from "Honky Tonk"
12. "Geordie" (12)
        by Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer
        from "Child Ballads"
12. "On The Bridge To Williamsburg" (12)
        by Susan McKeown
        from "Belong"
12. "Pushing Stones" (12)
        by Brother Sun
        from "Some Part Of The Truth"
15. "Dream In Blue" (11)
        by The Stray Birds
        from "The Stray Birds"
15. "Heaven" (11)
        by The Milk Carton Kids
        from "The Ash & Clay"
15. "Willie's Lady" (11)
        by Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer
        from "Child Ballads"
18. "Coyote Prayer" (10)
        by Beth Wood
        from "The Weather Inside"
18. "Hanging Up My Heart" (10)
        by Emmylou Harris And Rodney Crowell
        from "Old Yellow Moon"
18. "Ordinary Cats" (10)
        by Jon Shain
        from "Ordinary Cats"
18. "Riddles Wisely Expounded" (10)
        by Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer
        from "Child Ballads"
18. "Say Hello To Paris" (10)
        by Hey Mavis
        from "Honey Man"
18. "Spanish Dancer" (10)
        by Emmylou Harris And Rodney Crowell
        from "Old Yellow Moon"
24. "5 Star Location" (9)
        by Rita Hosking
        from "Little Boat"
24. "I Ain't Got No Home" (9)
        by Brother Sun
        from "Some Part Of The Truth"
24. "Invitation To The Blues" (9)
        by Emmylou Harris And Rodney Crowell
        from "Old Yellow Moon"
24. "Rise Up Singing" (9)
        by Elaine Mahon
        from "Rise"
24. "Sugar Cane" (9)
        by Mary Gauthier
        from "Live At Blue Rock"

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13337 airplays from 146 different DJs

1. Brother Sun
2. Pharis And Jason Romero
3. Anais Mitchell And Jefferson Hamer
4. Karine Polwart
4. Mary Gauthier
6. Beth Wood
7. Emmylou Harris And Rodney Crowell
8. Rita Hosking
9. Maya And The Ruins
9. Richard Thompson
11. Cheryl Wheeler
12. Steve Chizmadia
12. Zoe Mulford
14. Marcy Marxer
15. Bob Dylan
15. Melissa Greener
17. Jon Shain
18. Battlefield Band
19. Carrie Rodriguez
20. Mara Levine
20. Susan McKeown
22. The Chieftains
22. Darryl Purpose
22. Kathy Kallick Band
25. The Levins
26. Eliza Gilkyson
26. Hey Mavis
28. The Stray Birds
28. Tom Russell
30. Dar Williams
30. Gillian Welch
30. The Steeldrivers
33. Billy Bragg
33. Chris Vallillo
33. The Milk Carton Kids
33. Solas
37. Altan
38. Doc Watson
38. The Quiet American
40. Arlo Guthrie
40. Pete Seeger

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13337 airplays from 146 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Compass
3. Red House
4. Borealis
5. Sugar Hill
6. Columbia
7. Signature
8. Nonesuch
9. Appleseed
10. Green Linnet
11. Wilderland
12. New West
13. Lula
14. Shanachie
14. Warner
16. Rebel
17. Smithsonian/Folkways
18. Flying Fish
19. Rhino
20. Sony
20. Vanguard
22. Anti
23. Waterbug
24. Blue Rock Artists
25. Live Oak
25. Pinecastle
27. Flyin
28. Bloodshot
28. Community
28. Temple
31. Greentrax
31. Philo
31. Stellada
34. Arc
34. Azalea City Recordings
34. Rural Rhythm
37. Capitol
37. Ninth Street Opus
39. 30 Tigers
39. ATO
39. RCA
39. Readymade

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13337 airplays from 146 different DJs

Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Allan Nelson (BBC, U.K.)
Allison Brown (CJAM-FM, ON)
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)
Artie Martello (WIOX-FM, NY)
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 (KANU-FM & KPR, KS)
Brad Edmondson (WVBR-FM, NY)
Brenda & Roman Tacik (CJTR-FM, SK)
Bruce Cameron (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Bud Johnson (syndicated, AK)
Charlie Backfish (WUSB-FM, NY)
Chrisana McGill (WSPN-FM, NY)
Cindy Funk (WYSO-FM, OH)
Colin Fielding (3INR-FM, Australia)
Craig Huegel (WMNF-FM, FL)
Dan Alloway (KTEP-FM, TX)
David John (KTRU-FM, TX)
David Sears (WBGU-FM, OH)
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)
Gary Irving (WVUD-FM, DE)
Gaye Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Gene Shay (WXPN-FM, PA)
Gerd Stassen (EVW, Germany)
Gerry Goodfriend (CKUT-FM, QC)
Graham and Barbara Dean (WBCR-LP, MA)
Greg Harness (KRBX-FM, ID)
Greg Schatzmann (CJLX-FM, ON)
Hansjoerg Malonek (ISW-FM, Germany)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
Henk de Weerd (5EBI-FM, Australia)
Jean Geiger (KBCS-FM, WA)
Jeanne Holton (WMNF-FM, FL)
Jeff Eads (WNKU-FM, KY)
Jeff Robson (CJUM-FM, MB)
Jenni Peal (KNON-FM, TX)
Jenny Flux (2AIR-FM, Australia)
Jeremy Butler (WUAL-FM & APR, AL)
Jim Blum (WKSU-FM etc, OH)
Jim Canales (WWSP-FM, WI)
Jim Dubinsky (WUVT-FM, CA)
Jim Fisher (WGCS-FM, IN)
Jim Gilliland (WRUW-FM, OH)
Jim Marino (CFMU-FM, ON)
Jim Rogers (WIUP-FM, PA)
Jim Schwall (WORT-FM, WI)
Joe Pszonek (WMSC-FM, NJ)
John & Maureen Rumsey (KVMR-FM, CA)
John C. Falstaff (WRFG-FM, GA)
John Mazza (WNHU-FM, CT)
John McLaughlin (WMUC-FM, MD)
John Patterson (WXPI-FM, PA)
John Platt (WFUV-FM, NY)
John Trout (WYEP-FM, PA)
John Weingart (WPRB-FM, NJ)
Johnny Bazzano (KRCB-FM, CA)
Jon 'Chip' Colcord (WSCS-FM, NH)
Jon Stein (WTBQ-AM, NY)
Juliet Youngren (WEFT-FM, IL)
Jürgen Kramer (ZuSa, Germany)
Karen Impola (KUNI-FM, IA)
Karen Rakos (KEUL-FM, AK)
Kate McNally (NHPR, NH)
Kelly Walker (Troy Public Radio, AL)
Ken Batista (WYEP-FM, PA)
Ken Campbell (WSKG-FM, NY)
Ken Yavit (KBAC-FM, NM)
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)
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 (SiriusXM & syndicated)
Menachem Vinegrad (Upper Galilee-FM, Israel)
Michael Alzo (WSLU-FM, NY)
Michael Benson (WPKN-FM & WESU-FM, CT)
Mitch Park (Kidnappers, New Zealand)
Naomi Soule and Terry Moses (KCLC-FM, MO)
Nick Barr (WAMC-FM, NY)
Norm Mast (WVPE-FM, IN)
Norman Whitman (WYSO-FM, OH)
Pamela Smith (WPKN-FM, CT)
Patrick Clifford (WDVR-FM, NJ)
Paul Hartman (WTMD-FM, MD)
Paul Stamler (KDHX-FM, MO)
Peter Kernast and John Bates (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Peter Thompson (KALW-FM, CA)
Peter van Zeijl (Dollard Radio-FM, The Netherlands)
Ray Baumler (WRUR-FM, NY)
Rich Warren (WFMT-FM & syndicated, IL)
Richard Gillmann (KBCS-FM, WA)
Richard Gordon (WNHU-FM, CT)
Richard Howard (KZMU-FM, UT)
Robert Resnik (VPR, VT)
Robin Pressman (KRCB-FM, CA)
Roz Larman (KPFK-FM & syndicated, CA)
Sean McGowan (KLCC-FM, OR)
Sharon Downes (2MAX-FM, Australia)
Simon Dillon (Phoenix FM, Australia)
Sonny Ochs (WIOX-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 & WWUH-FM, CT)
Susi Lanagan (PBS-FM, Australia)
Tamara Lewis (KBCS-FM, WA)
Taylor Caffery (WRKF-FM, LA)
Terry Fatseas (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Thomas Bisard (WNMC-FM, MI)
Todd Tyson (The Point-FM, VT)
Tom Druckenmiller (syndicated)
Tom Funk (KGLP-FM, NM)
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                                            
KBCS (91.3 FM) - Bellevue, WA