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

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14762 airplays from 146 different DJs

  1: "Ozark: A Celebration In Song," Still On The Hill [Termite, 9/08] (92)
        "7 Pies"
        "Weaning House"
        "Take Me To The Other Side"
        "Ghost Of The Crescent Hotel"
  2: "Buena Vista," Robin And Linda Williams [Red House, 9/08] (72)
        "When A Thread Gets Caught"
        "Pretty Polly Williams"
        "Southern Shores"
        "Visions Of Mother And Dad"
  3: "Day After Tomorrow," Joan Baez [Razor And Tie, 9/08] (60)
        "God Is God"
        "Rose Of Sharon"
        "I Am A Wanderer"
  4: "Save The Day," Kate Campbell [Large River, 10/08] (55)
        "Save The Day"
        "Dark Night Of The Soul"
  5: "Jewell Ridge Coal," Jeni And Billy [Jewell Ridge, 7/08] (52)
        "Chicken Ridge"
        "Tazewell Beauty Queen"
        "Jewell Ridge Coal"
        "Local 6167"
  6: "Unbound," The Refugees [Wabuho, 7/08] (51)
        "Save The Best For Last"
        "I Gotta Believe In Something"
  7: "Farewell To The Thief, Vol. 4," Various Artists [Running Scared, 9/08] (48)
        "Election Blues," Fruit Of Labor Singing Ensemble
        "What We Need," Utah Phillips
        "Back To Crawford Waltz," Patriot Act
  8: "Resilience," Annabelle Chvostek [Borealis, 10/08] (47)
        "Wait For It"
  8: "River Grace," Jenee Halstead [Self, 2/08] (47)
        "River Grace"
        "Skipping Stones"
        "Before I Go"
        "Nick Drake"
 10: "Zion Canyon Song Cycle," Red Rock Rondo [Steamboat Mountain, 9/08] (45)
        "When President Harding Came To Zion"
        "Marvelous Flood"
        "Pretty Quilts Out On The Line"
 11: "Eros," Cosy Sheridan [Wind River, new] (44)
        "Story Of Longing"
        "Days I Do Not Believe"
        "Happiness Is Waiting"
 12: "At 89," Pete Seeger [Appleseed, 9/08] (42)
        "Waist Deep In The Big Muddy"
        "False From True"
        "Nameless Banjo Riff"
 13: "I'm Just Like You," Emily Kurn [Self, 10/08] (41)
        "Hotel Room"
        "No Need To Hurry Up"
        "I'm Just Like You"
 14: "Edgar Meyer And Chris Thile," Edgar Meyer And Chris Thile [Nonesuch, 9/08] (40)
        "Ham And Cheese"
        "This Is The Pig"
 14: "Modern Hymns," Darrell Scott [Appleseed, 8/08] (40)
        "American Tune"
        "Urge For Going"
        "Joan Of Arc"
 16: "Able Baker Charlie And Dog," Joe Crookston [Self, 2/08] (38)
        "Able Baker Charlie And Dog"
        "Freddy The Falcon"
        "Bird By Bird"
 16: "Delivered," Mark Erelli [Signature, 9/08] (38)
        "Hope Dies Last"
 18: "Never Saw Blue," Tom Kimmel [Point Clear, 10/08] (37)
        "Shallow Water"
        "Never Saw Blue Like That"
        "One World"
 18: "Omnibus," Joel Mabus [Fossil, 10/08] (37)
        "Fiddle And The Bow"
        "Love Is A Song"
 20: "My Lost And Found," Todd Burge [Bunj Jam, 3/08] (34)
        "Buffalo Skinned By All The King's Men"
        "Move On"
        "Another Sunny Sunday"
 21: "Rattlin' Bones," Kasey Chambers And Shane Nicholson [Sugar Hill, 4/08] (33)
        "Once In A While"
        "Your Day Will Come"
        "Rattlin' Bones"
 22: "Two Sets," Chuck Brodsky [Waterbug, 7/08] (32)
        "He Came To Our Town"
 22: "Daddy's Little Girl," Ellen Bukstel [Self, 7/08] (32)
        "They Lost My Vote"
        "Is It Hot In Here, Or Is It Me?"
 24: "Another Spin," Adam Michael Rothberg [Self, 6/08] (31)
        "Seasons Shuffle"
        "Here I Go Again"
        "Moving Day"
 24: "Blue State Boy," Donal Hinely [ATOM, 4/08] (31)
        "Cecelia's Kitchen"
        "Blue State Boy"
        "Winds Of Change"
 24: "Late Last Night," Robby Hecht [Self, 3/08] (31)
        "Alone On A Saturday Night"
        "Along The Way"
        "Late Last Night"
 27: "Holding Up The World," Tim Grimm [Vault, 5/08] (28)
        "Holding Up The World"
        "So It Goes"
 27: "Sweet Life," Catie Curtis [Compass, 9/08] (28)
        "Sweet Life"
        "Are You Ready To Fly"
 29: "Tennessee Pusher," Old Crow Medicine Show [Nettwerk, 9/08] (27)
        "Motel In Memphis"
        "Greatest Hustler Of All"
 30: "Little Honey," Lucinda Williams [Lost Highway, 10/08] (26)
        "Tears Of Joy"
        "If Wishes Were Horses"
 30: "Sands Of Aberdeen," Jed Marum w/ Hugh Morrison & Mason Brow [Boston Road, new] (26)
        "Sands Of Aberdeen"
        "Broom Of The Cowdenknowes"
 30: "Windward Away," Archie Fisher [Red House, 7/08] (26)
        "Joy Of My Heart"
        "Windward Away"
 33: "Creatures Of Habit," Chuck McCabe [Scuppernong, 8/08] (25)
        "Partisan Polka"
        "Meats In A Can"
 33: "Elkins," Notorious [Black Socks, 7/08] (25)
        "River Falls"
        "Old Aunt Jenny With Her Nightcap On"
 33: "Hand Picked," Toby Walker [Band In The Hand, 8/08] (25)
        "Better Luck Next Time"
        "Mind Your Own Business"
 33: "One More Door," RJ Cowdery [Self, 3/08] (25)
        "These Ties That Bind"
        "One More Door"
 33: "Promised Land," Dar Williams [Razor And Tie, 9/08] (25)
        "Tide Falls Away"
        "Troubled Times"
        "Easy Way"
 33: "Rambling Boy," Charlie Haden Family & Friends [Decca, 9/08] (25)
        "Wildwood Flower"
        "Rambling Boy"
 39: "Red House 25," Various Artists [Red House, new] (24)
        "Who Woulda Thunk It?," Greg Brown
        "Raven In The Storm," John Gorka
        "Past The Point Of Rescue," Kate MacKenzie
 39: "The Works," Jonatha Brooke [Bad Dog, 8/08] (24)
        "Madonna On The Curb"
        "There's More True Lovers Than One"
 41: "Beautiful World," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, 5/08] (23)
        "Beautiful World"
 41: "The Peddler," Maria Dunn [Self, 9/08] (23)
        "Katie Comes A-Callin"
        "The Peddler"
        "William McIlroy's"
 41: "Thanks For The Support," Roy Zimmerman [Metaphor, 8/08] (23)
        "I Approve This Message"
        "Man, The Myth, The McCain"
 44: "Long Story Short," Barry And Holly Tashian [Rock-A-Lot, new] (22)
        "Grey Funnel Line"
        "We Don't Give Up On Love"
 44: "Now And Then," Richard Berman [Aries, new] (22)
        "You, Me And Bobbie McGee"
 44: "Stop Thinking," Lindsay Mac [Taiga, 10/08] (22)
        "7 Stones"
 47: "Mission Street Project: Make Levees," Various Artists [Hudson Harding, 9/08] (21)
        "My America," Anne Hills
        "Do They Know About Me," David Roth
 48: "Crooked Man," Chris Stuart And Backcountry [Backcountry, 9/08] (20)
        "Crooked Man"
 48: "Partners In Crime," Hardy And Massengill [Great Divide, 8/08] (The Folk Brothers)
        "Worst President Ever"
 48: "This Beautiful Mess," Michael Jerome Browne [Borealis, 9/08] (20)
        "When She Goes Out In This World"
        "This Beautiful Mess"
 48: "Up On Rockfield," Vance Gilbert [Disismye, 9/08] (20)
        "Goodbye Pluto"
        "Sing Me Down"
 52: "Moneyland," Del McCoury and Friends [McCoury, 7/08] (19)
        "Breadline Blues 2008," Del McCoury, Mac Wiseman, Tim O'Brien, Gillian Welch, David Rawlings
        "Moneyland," Del McCoury Band
 52: "Our Time," The Gordons [Inside Out, 6/08] (19)
        "300 Miles From Hazard"
        "Blackjack Davey"
 52: "Sex And Gasoline," Rodney Crowell [Yep Roc, 9/08] (19)
        "Moving Work Of Art"
        "Sex And Gasoline"
 52: "Testament," Peter Lang [Horus, 4/08] (19)
        "Guabi Guabi"
 56: "10 Years Of European World Of Bluegrass," Various Artists [Strictly Country, 4/08] (18)
        "Stop Me," Nugget
 56: "Johnny Cash's America," Johnny Cash [Columbia, 6/08] (18)
        "I Am The Nation"
        "Come Along And Ride This Train"
 56: "Rendez-Vous," Beppe Gambetta [Gadfly, 10/08] (18)
        "Battle Of Waterloo"
        "Ninna Nonna"
 56: "Strangers In Another Country," Rosalie Sorrels [Red House, 8/08] (18)
        "Green Rolling Hills Of West Virginia"
 60: "The Law And The Lonesome," Jonathan Byrd [Waterbug, 7/08] (17)
        "May The River Run Dry"
        "Prairie Girl"
 60: "True North," Kim Richardson [Self, 3/08] (17)
        "Bury Me In The Sky"
 60: "The Wounded Heart Of America," Various Artists [Hightone, 8/07] (17)
        "Veteran's Day," Johnny Cash
        "Who's Gonna Build Your Walls," Tom Russell
 63: "Sunset Waltz," Pat Wictor [Risky Disc, 5/08] (16)
        "Well, Well, Well"
 63: "Bad Nights / Better Days," Abbie Gardner And Anthony Da Costa [Self, 6/08] (16)
        "Crazy In Love"
 63: "Great Big Family," Truckstop Honeymoon [Squirrel, new] (16)
        "Nobody Asks Me"
 63: "Love And Other Tragedies," Red Molly [Self, 5/08] (16)
        "Mind Of A Soldier"
 67: "Learning To Fall," Lowen And Navarro [Red Hen, 8/08] (15)
        "Learning To Fall"
        "Better Man"
 67: "So Beautiful So Blue," Patrick Fitzsimmons [Obh, 9/08] (15)
        "Gone Like A River"
        "It's Alright"
 69: "Rediscovery," Sloan Wainwright [Derby Disc, 6/08] (14)
        "There But For The Fortune"
        "Time Of No Reply"
        "All Things Must Pass"
 69: "All I Intended To Be," Emmylou Harris [Nonesuch, 6/08] (14)
        "All That You Have Is Your Soul"
 69: "Cataloochee," Carol Elizabeth Jones [Label?, 9/08] (14)
        "I'm Gonna Change"
        "I've Endured"
 69: "City Of Refuge," Rachel Harrington [Skinnydennis, 9/08] (14)
        "Old Time Religion - Working On A Building"
 69: "Dookin'," Battlefield Band [Temple, 8/07] (14)
        "I'm Going To Set You Free"
 69: "For Love And Laughter," Solas [Compass, 8/08] (14)
        "7 Curses"
 69: "Gravity's Our Enemy," Cadillac Sky [Fontana, 8/08] (14)
        "Majestic Swan"
        "Thank You Esteban"
 69: "Night Flyer," Tony Rice [Rounder, 7/08] (14)
        "Green Light On The Southern"
 69: "Sparks Of Ancient Light," Al Stewart [Appleseed, 9/08] (14)
        "Football Hero"
        "Hanno The Navigator"

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14762 airplays from 146 different DJs

1. "Ham And Cheese" (23)
        by Edgar Meyer And Chris Thile
        from "Edgar Meyer And Chris Thile"
2. "7 Pies" (21)
        by Still On The Hill
        from "Ozark: A Celebration In Song"
3. "They Lost My Vote" (16)
        by Ellen Bukstel
        from "Daddy's Little Girl"
3. "When A Thread Gets Caught" (16)
        by Robin And Linda Williams
        from "Buena Vista"
5. "Weaning House" (15)
        by Still On The Hill
        from "Ozark: A Celebration In Song"
6. "Save The Day" (14)
        by Kate Campbell
        from "Save The Day"
7. "Chicken Ridge" (12)
        by Jeni And Billy
        from "Jewell Ridge Coal"
7. "He Came To Our Town" (12)
        by Chuck Brodsky
        from "Two Sets"
7. "River Grace" (12)
        by Jenee Halstead
        from "River Grace"
7. "Unbound" (12)
        by The Refugees
        from "Unbound"
7. "Waist Deep In The Big Muddy" (12)
        by Pete Seeger
        from "At 89"
7. "When President Harding Came To Zion" (12)
        by Red Rock Rondo
        from "Zion Canyon Song Cycle"
13. "Fordlandia" (11)
        by Kate Campbell
        from "Save The Day"
14. "Cecelia's Kitchen" (10)
        by Donal Hinely
        from "Blue State Boy"
14. "God Is God" (10)
        by Joan Baez
        from "Day After Tomorrow"
14. "Hope Dies Last" (10)
        by Mark Erelli
        from "Delivered"
14. "I Approve This Message" (10)
        by Roy Zimmerman
        from "Thanks For The Support"
14. "Pretty Polly Williams" (10)
        by Robin And Linda Williams
        from "Buena Vista"
14. "Seasons Shuffle" (10)
        by Adam Michael Rothberg
        from "Another Spin"
14. "Shallow Water" (10)
        by Tom Kimmel
        from "Never Saw Blue"
14. "Thanksgiving" (10)
        by Si Kahn
        from "Thanksgiving"
14. "Vote" (10)
        by Spook Handy
        from "Breakfast At Bill's"
14. "Wait For It" (10)
        by Annabelle Chvostek
        from "Resilience"
14. "Who Woulda Thunk It?" (10)
        by Greg Brown
        from "Red House 25"
25. "American Tune" (9)
        by Darrell Scott
        from "Modern Hymns"
25. "Blue State Boy" (9)
        by Donal Hinely
        from "Blue State Boy"
25. "Contractor" (9)
        by Chuck McCabe
        from "Creatures Of Habit"
25. "Hotel Room" (9)
        by Emily Kurn
        from "I'm Just Like You"
25. "I Am The Nation" (9)
        by Johnny Cash
        from "Johnny Cash's America"
25. "Never Saw Blue Like That" (9)
        by Tom Kimmel
        from "Never Saw Blue"
25. "No Need To Hurry Up" (9)
        by Emily Kurn
        from "I'm Just Like You"
25. "Obama Is The One For Me" (9)
        by Peggy Seeger
        from "Obama Is The One For Me"
25. "Partisan Polka" (9)
        by Chuck McCabe
        from "Creatures Of Habit"
25. "Story Of Longing" (9)
        by Cosy Sheridan
        from "Eros"
25. "Take Me To The Other Side" (9)
        by Still On The Hill
        from "Ozark: A Celebration In Song"
25. "Tazewell Beauty Queen" (9)
        by Jeni And Billy
        from "Jewell Ridge Coal"
25. "Thanksgiving Song" (9)
        by Mary Chapin Carpenter
        from "Come Darkness Come Light"

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14762 airplays from 146 different DJs

1. Still On The Hill
2. Pete Seeger
3. Joan Baez
3. Robin And Linda Williams
5. Bob Dylan
5. Kate Campbell
7. Johnny Cash
8. Jeni And Billy
9. Cosy Sheridan
10. Darrell Scott
11. Joel Mabus
12. The Refugees
13. Dar Williams
14. Annabelle Chvostek
14. John Gorka
16. Chuck Brodsky
16. Jenee Halstead
18. Eliza Gilkyson
18. Red Rock Rondo
20. Emily Kurn
20. Lucinda Williams
22. Mark Erelli
23. Arlo Guthrie
23. Edgar Meyer And Chris Thile
23. Joe Crookston
23. John McCutcheon
27. Gordon Lightfoot
28. Joni Mitchell
29. Tom Kimmel
30. Catie Curtis
31. Donal Hinely
31. Tim Grimm
33. Greg Brown
33. Nanci Griffith
33. Old Crow Medicine Show
33. Richard Shindell
33. Tom Russell
38. Ellen Bukstel
38. Tim O'Brien
38. Todd Burge

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14762 airplays from 146 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Red House
3. Columbia
4. Appleseed
5. Sugar Hill
6. Compass
7. Borealis
8. Razor And Tie
9. Signature
10. Waterbug
11. Termite Tracs
12. Smithsonian/Folkways
13. Philo
14. Warner
15. Reprise
16. Vanguard
17. Flying Fish
18. Nonesuch
18. Wind River
20. Lost Highway
21. Rhino
22. Hightone
22. Large River
24. Shanachie
25. Rebel
26. Wabuho
27. Greentrax
28. Steamboat Mountain
29. Green Linnet
30. Capitol
30. Fossil
32. Nettwerk
32. RCA
34. Point Clear
35. Skaggs Family
36. Sony
37. Alligator
38. Atom
38. MCA
38. Putumayo

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14762 airplays from 146 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)
Ary Smith (WOBC-FM, OH)
Betsi Meissner (KXCI-FM, AZ)
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)
Charlie Backfish (WUSB-FM, NY)
Chip Morgan (WMUD-FM, VT)
Chrisana McGill (WSPN-FM, NY)
Christian Rath (Radio Dreyeckland, Germany)
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)
David John (KTRU-FM, TX)
Dennis Brunnenmeyer (KVMR-FM, CA)
Diane Karl (KBOO-FM etc, OR)
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)
Gaye Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
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)
Henk de Weerd (5EBI-FM, Australia)
Henry Hallett (KXCI-FM, AZ)
Jamie Hoover (KSUT-FM, CO)
Jean Geiger (KBCS-FM, WA)
Jeff Brown (KTOO-FM, AK)
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)
Jim Sigler (KMST-FM, MO)
Joe H. Takacs (WRFL-FM, KY)
Joel Wortzman (CKLN-FM, ON)
Johanna Halbeisen (WXOJ-FM, MA)
John Bommarito (WFHR-FM, MI)
John Kalb (WSCL-FM, MD)
John Mazza (WNHU-FM, CT)
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)
Jude & Mart Fowler (2HHH-FM, Australia)
Judith Gennett (KPSU, OR)
Jürgen Kramer (ZuSa, Germany)
Karen Rakos (KEUL-FM, AK)
Kate McNally (NHPR, NH)
Ken Batista (WYEP-FM, PA)
Ken Connors (WZNZ-AM, FL)
Kent Anderson (KCSC-FM, OK)
Kevin Elliott (WEFT-FM, IL)
Kevin Vance (KALW-FM, CA)
Larry Hillberg (KVMR-FM, CA)
Larry Hoyt (WAER-FM, NY)
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, CA)
Mark Michaelis (WGDR-FM, VT)
Mark Pedersen (WOJB-FM, WI)
Mark Tobler (WTUL-FM, LA)
Mary Sue Twohy (XM)
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 Kelsey (WFHB, IN)
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)
Peter Fraissinet (WVBR-FM, NY)
Peter Kernast and John Bates (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Randall Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Randy Wynne (WMNF-FM, FL)
Rich Warren (WFMT-FM, XM & syndicated, IL)
Richard Gillmann (KBCS-FM, WA)
Robert Resnik (VPR, VT)
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 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)
Suzi Wollenberg (WVUD-FM, DE)
Taylor Caffery (WRKF-FM, LA)
Terry Carpenter (WTJU-FM, VA)
Terry Hayden (WRPI-FM, NY)
Tish McCarthy (WEFT-FM, IL)
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)
Trevor Ruffell (Kidnappers, New Zealand)
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