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

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 11735 airplays from 129 different DJs

  1: "22 Days," John McCutcheon [Appalseed, 10/13] (129)
        "Heaven's Kitchen"
        "Dry Land Fish"
        "Of An Age"
        "Nothing Like You"
  2: "Everything Is Great," Erik Balkey [Hudson Harding, 2012] (62)
        "Born In The Usa"
        "Singer's Lament"
        "Baseball In My Blood"
        "My America"
  2: "Won't Be Long Now," Linda Thompson [Pettifer, 10/13] (62)
        "As Fast As My Feet"
        "Never Put To Sea Boys"
        "If I Were A Bluebird"
        "Love's For Babies And Fools"
  4: "Down in Washington Square," Dave Van Ronk [Smithsonian/Folkways, 10/13] (60)
        "Buckets Of Rain"
        "Don't You Leave Me Here"
  5: "December Moon," The Henry Girls [Broken Silence, 3/13] (58)
        "Ol' Cook Pot"
        "Rain And Snow"
        "Sing My Sister Down"
        "December Moon"
  6: "Back 40," Robin & Linda Williams [Red House, 10/13] (53)
        "My Sweet Love Ain't Around"
        "On And On"
        "Boots Of Spanish Leather"
        "Urge For Going"
  6: "Tether My Heart," Hannah Shira Naiman [Merriweather, 10/13] (53)
        "Little Fox"
        "Looking For My Own"
        "Way To Go Home"
  8: "Build Me Up From Bones," Sarah Jarosz [Sugar Hill, 9/13] (51)
        "Fuel The Fire"
        "Mile On The Moon"
        "Build Me Up From Bones"
        "Dark Road"
  9: "As The Crow Flies," Childsplay [, 7/13] (50)
        "Leave No Millionaire Behind"
        "Dear Companion"
        "Hawk And Crow/As The Crow Flies"
  9: "We Made It Home," Melody Walker & Jacob Groopman [Maker/Mender, 10/13] (50)
        "Little Blue Caboose"
        "We Made It Home"
 11: "We The People," Lou Dominguez [We The People, 10/13] (48)
        "All The Way To Iraq"
        "Citizens United"
        "Record Store"
 12: "Skipping Rocks," Ken & Brad Kolodner [Fenchurch, 9/13] (43)
        "Skipping Rocks"
        "Down On My Knees"
 13: "Endless Ocean," The Tuttles With A. J. Lee [Back Studio, 6/13] (41)
        "Hickory Wind"
        "My Window Faces The South"
        "White House Blues"
 13: "Inside Llewyn Davis," Various Artists [Nonesuch, new] (41)
        "Fare Thee Well," Oscar Isaac
        "Death Of Queen Jane," Oscar Isaac
        "500 Miles," Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan And Stark Sands
 15: "At The Heart Of It All," Capercaillie [Compass, 8/13] (37)
        "At The Heart Of It All"
        "Jura Wedding Reels"
        "Abu Chuibhl"
 15: "History: The First 25 Years," James Keelaghan [Borealis, 10/13] (37)
        "My Skies"
        "Sweetgrass Moon"
 17: "Pepper's Ghost & Other Banjo Visitations," Joel Mabus [Fossil, 10/13] (36)
        "Leather Wing Bat"
        "2 Little Sisters"
        "American Patrol"
 18: "The Hard Work Of Living," Heather Pierson [Sacred Vessel, 10/13] (34)
        "Let It Roll Off Your Back"
        "Nothing Left"
        "Speak Wisely"
 18: "Only Slightly Mad," David Bromberg Band [Appleseed, 9/13] (34)
        "Nobody Knows The Way I Feel This Morning"
        "Nobody's Fault But Mine"
 20: "Another Man's Treasure," Greg Klyma [Klyma The Charts, 10/13] (31)
        "Time Does Fly"
        "You Are My Sunshine"
 21: "Life Wide Open," Laura Zucker [, 10/13] (30)
        "This Time"
 21: "Memories And Moments," Tim O'Brien And Darrell Scott [Full Skies, 9/13] (30)
        "Keep Your Dirty Lights On"
        "Memories And Moments"
 21: "Temptation," Spuyten Duyvil [, 9/13] (30)
        "I'll Fly Away"
        "Honey Whiskey"
        "Here And Hereafter"
 24: "Tales From Jackson Bridge," Harpeth Rising [Grimm Rising, 9/13] (29)
        "It Don't Really Matter"
        "House Of The Rising Sun"
 25: "We're Not Lost," The Show Ponies [, 10/13] (27)
        "Baby, I'm In Love With You"
        "If I Die Tomorrow"
        "Pieces Of The Past"
 26: "The Stray Birds," The Stray Birds [, 9/12] (26)
        "Railroad Man"
        "Dream In Blue"
 26: "Tell The Ones I Love," Steep Canyon Rangers [Rounder, 9/13] (26)
        "Come Dance"
 28: "Pushing Back Wintertime," Mike Laureanno [Self, new] (25)
        "Summer's Gone"
 29: "New Everything," Brooks Williams [Red Guitar Blue, 7/13] (24)
        "Carry On"
        "Deep River Blues"
 29: "Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe," Noam Pikelny [Compass, 10/13] (24)
        "Wheel Hoss"
 29: "Poor Old Shine," Poor Old Shine [Signature, 10/13] (24)
        "Weeds Or Wildflowers"
        "Empty Rocking Chair"
        "Footsteps In My Ear"
 29: "So Say We All," David Francey [Red House, 5/13] (24)
        "Long Long Road"
 29: "These Changing Skies," Elephant Revival [30 Tigers, 9/13] (24)
        "Remembering A Beginning"
        "Grace Of A Woman"
 34: "Live At Caffe Lena," Various Artists [Tompkins Square, 9/13] (22)
        "Mr. Bojangles," Jerry Jeff Walker
 34: "Almost There," Suzie Brown [, 9/13] (22)
        "Everywhere I Go"
        "Almost There"
 34: "Hits & Holidays," Debi Smith [Degan, 10/13] (22)
        "Pampa Texas"
 34: "Still Green," Patty Larkin [Signature, 9/13] (22)
        "Bon Vivants"
        "Soon As I'm Better"
 38: "Walking Song," Ron Block [Rounder, 7/13] (21)
        "Devil In The Strawstack"
        "Shortnin' Bread"
        "Walking Song"
 39: "Aragon Mill: The Bluegrass Sessions," Si Kahn And The Looping Brothers [Strictly Country, 8/13] (20)
        "To Hear Doc Watson Play"
        "Gone, Gonna Rise Again"
 39: "The Barn Birds," Jonathan Byrd & Chris Kokesh [Waterbug, 7/13] (20)
        "Paint The Town Blue"
        "We Used To Be Birds"
 39: "Showin' My Roots," Donna Ulisse [Hadley, 10/13] (20)
        "Showin' My Roots"
        "How Mountain Girls Can Love"
 42: "I Ain't Marching Anymore," Phil Ochs [Hannibal, 2002] (19)
        "That Was The President"
 42: "Juba Dance," Guy Davis [M. C., 9/13] (19)
        "That's No Way To Get Along"
        "Lost Again"
 42: "Wool And Grant," Wool And Grant [Self, 6/13] (19)
        "Get The Frack Outta Here"
        "Black Ice"
 42: "Zuzu's Petals," Cary Cooper [MacKinaw Harvest, 9/13] (19)
        "This Too Shall Pass"
        "Wildest Dreams"
 46: "Fossils," Aoife O'Donovan [Yep Roc, 6/13] (18)
        "Lay My Burden Down"
        "Glowing Heart"
 46: "Ghost Towns," Spark And Whisper [Self, 6/13] (18)
        "Little Tree"
        "Our World Now"
 46: "Superstring Theory," Andy Statman [Shefa, new] (18)
        "Herman Howe's Bayou"
 46: "To All The Girls," Willie Nelson [Legacy, 10/13] (18)
        "No Mas Amor"
        "Dry Lightning"
 50: "Say Grace," Sam Baker [, 8/13] (17)
        "Button By Button"
        "Isn't Love Great"
 50: "Tin Star," Lindi Ortega [Last Gang, 10/13] (17)
        "Tin Star"
        "Gypsy Child"
 52: "The Heart's Swift Foot," Red Tail Ring [Earthwork, 4/13] (16)
        "Ohio Turnpike"
 53: "Old Buck," Old Buck [Tin Halo, 8/13] (15)
        "Free State Hornpipe"
 53: "Pressed For Time," Burning Bridget Cleary [, 6/13] (15)
        "Oh My Little Darling"
        "2 Sisters"
 55: "Darlingford," Cara Luft [Blue Case, 6/12] (14)
        "Only Love Can Save Me"
        "Ploughboy And The Cockney"
 55: "The Falling Of The Pine," Brian Miller And Randy Gosa [Two Tap, 8/13] (14)
        "The Falling Of The Pine"
 55: "Hall Of Fame Bluegrass," Junior Sisk And Joe Mullins [Rebel, 10/13] (14)
        "No Blind Ones There"
 55: "Old Time Angels," Jim Lauderdale [Sky Crunch, 10/13] (14)
        "Wild Blue Yonder"
 55: "Some Part Of The Truth," Brother Sun [, 2/13] (14)
        "I Ain't Got No Home"
        "Everybody's Cryin' Mercy"
 55: "Stay Warm," Esther Golton [Self, 9/13] (14)
        "Stay Warm"
        "Wintered In"
 61: "The Full English," The Full English [Topic, new] (13)
        "Servant Man"
 61: "Hayseed," Susan Werner [30 Tigers, 6/13] (13)
        "Something To Be Said"
 61: "Over The Bridge Of Time," Paul Simon [Legacy, 10/13] (13)
        "American Tune"
 61: "Seeds And Thorns," Up The Chain [Self, 10/13] (13)
        "For To Give Away"
 61: "Storymap," Eamonn Coyne And Kris Drever [Compass, new] (13)
        "Farewell To Stromness"
        "Marches And Reels"
 66: "Three Chords And The Truth," James King [Rounder, 9/13] (12)
        "Old 5 And Dimers"
        "Highway To Nowhere"
 66: "Seven Hour Storm," Misner And Smith [Self, 10/13] (12)
        "7 Hour Storm"
 66: "Bittersweet Road," Blue Yonder [Javelina, new] (12)
        "Beats Walkin"
 66: "Courage," Si Kahn [Strictly Country, 2010] (12)
        "Clarence Kailin"
 66: "Don't Go Back In Time," Vinegar Creek Constituency [Self, 1/13] (12)
        "Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah"
 66: "I Don't Want Love You Won't Give Until I Cry," Finnders And Youngberg [Swingfingers, 9/13] (12)
        "Lonely Too Long"
 66: "Jericho Road," Eric Bibb [Stony Plain, new] (12)
        "Let The Mothers Step Up"
 66: "Monocle Band," Monocle Band [, 10/13] (12)
        "Can't Get By"
 66: "Rarities From The Complete Albums Collection," Paul Simon [Legacy, new] (12)
        "Loves Me Like A Rock"
 66: "Silver Lining," The Honey Dewdrops [, 6/12] (12)
        "No More Trouble"
        "Silver Lining"
 66: "Snowbird: The Songs Of Gene MacLellan," Various Artists [True North, new] (12)
        "Snowbird," Catherine MacLellan
        "If It's Alright With You," Catherine MacLellan
 66: "Steel And Salt," Carolann Solebello [Elizabeth, 8/13] (12)
 66: "This Side Of Jordan," Mandolin Orange [Yep Roc, 8/13] (12)
        "Turtle Dove And The Crow"
 66: "Whalebone," Marc Douglas Berardo [Milo, 9/13] (12)
        "With Every Passing Day"

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 11735 airplays from 129 different DJs

1. "Heaven's Kitchen" (20)
        by John McCutcheon
        from "22 Days"
1. "That Was The President" (20)
        by Phil Ochs
        from "I Ain't Marching Anymore"
3. "Dry Land Fish" (19)
        by John McCutcheon
        from "22 Days"
4. "Born In The Usa" (16)
        by Erik Balkey
        from "Everything Is Great"
4. "Forgotten" (16)
        by John McCutcheon
        from "22 Days"
6. "Of An Age" (13)
        by John McCutcheon
        from "22 Days"
7. "He Was A Friend Of Mine" (12)
        by Byrds
        from "Turn Turn Turn"
7. "Ol' Cook Pot" (12)
        by The Henry Girls
        from "December Moon"
7. "Sixth Floor" (12)
        by Christine Lavin
        from "Please Don't Make Me Too"
7. "Summer's Gone" (12)
        by Mike Laureanno
        from "Pushing Back Wintertime"
11. "As Fast As My Feet" (11)
        by Linda Thompson
        from "Won't Be Long Now"
11. "Never Put To Sea Boys" (11)
        by Linda Thompson
        from "Won't Be Long Now"
11. "Pie" (11)
        by Debi Smith
        from "Hits & Holidays"
14. "All The Way To Iraq" (10)
        by Lou Dominguez
        from "We The People"
14. "At The Heart Of It All" (10)
        by Capercaillie
        from "At The Heart Of It All"
14. "Citizens United" (10)
        by Lou Dominguez
        from "We The People"
14. "Fitzgerald" (10)
        by John McCutcheon
        from "22 Days"
14. "Little Blue Caboose" (10)
        by Melody Walker & Jacob Groopman
        from "We Made It Home"
14. "Nothing Like You" (10)
        by John McCutcheon
        from "22 Days"
14. "Orion's Belt" (10)
        by John McCutcheon
        from "22 Days"
14. "Singer's Lament" (10)
        by Erik Balkey
        from "Everything Is Great"
14. "Tonight" (10)
        by John McCutcheon
        from "22 Days"
23. "Baby, I'm In Love With You" (9)
        by The Show Ponies
        from "We're Not Lost"
23. "Brand New '64 Dodge" (9)
        by Greg Brown
        from "The Poet Game"
23. "Fuel The Fire" (9)
        by Sarah Jarosz
        from "Build Me Up From Bones"
23. "If I Were A Bluebird" (9)
        by Linda Thompson
        from "Won't Be Long Now"
23. "Orchard" (9)
        by Ken & Brad Kolodner
        from "Skipping Rocks"
23. "Record Store" (9)
        by Lou Dominguez
        from "We The People"
23. "Thanksgiving" (9)
        by Si Kahn
        from "Thanksgiving"
23. "Time Does Fly" (9)
        by Greg Klyma
        from "Another Man's Treasure"
23. "Visitors From Indiana" (9)
        by Eric Taylor
        from "Eric Taylor"
        also "Live At The Red Shack"
23. "We Made It Home" (9)
        by Melody Walker & Jacob Groopman
        from "We Made It Home"

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 11735 airplays from 129 different DJs

1. John McCutcheon
2. Dave Van Ronk
3. Erik Balkey
4. Linda Thompson
5. The Henry Girls
5. Robin And Linda Williams
7. Childsplay
8. Hannah Shira Naiman
8. Sarah Jarosz
10. Melody Walker And Jacob Groopman
11. Lou Dominguez
12. Bob Dylan
12. David Bromberg
12. James Keelaghan
12. Joel Mabus
12. Phil Ochs
17. Tuttles
18. Ken And Brad Kolodner
19. Brooks Williams
20. The Stray Birds
21. Capercaillie
22. Paul Simon
23. Laura Zucker
23. Spuyten Duyvil
25. Heather Pierson
26. Greg Klyma
26. Tim O'Brien And Darrell Scott
28. David Francey
28. Jim Lauderdale
28. Joni Mitchell
31. Jack Hardy
32. Patty Larkin
32. The Show Ponies
32. Steep Canyon Rangers
35. Harpeth Rising
36. Noam Pikelny
37. Aoife O'Donovan
37. Pete Seeger
39. Cheryl Wheeler
39. Donna Ulisse
39. Greg Brown
39. Lou Reed
39. Mike Laureanno

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 11735 airplays from 129 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Red House
3. Compass
4. Sugar Hill
5. Signature
6. Nonesuch
7. Borealis
8. Smithsonian/Folkways
9. Columbia
10. Appalsongs
11. Appleseed
12. Waterbug
13. Flying Fish
13. Hudson Harding
15. Rhino
16. Warner
17. Vanguard
18. Strictly Country
19. Pettifer
19. Rebel
21. Sony
22. Philo
23. Back Studio
23. Merriweather
25. Yep Roc
26. Green Linnet
27. New West
28. Fossil
29. Shanachie
30. Greentrax
30. Reprise
32. Fenchurch
33. Elektra
34. Rural Rhythm
34. True North
36. Arc
37. Alligator
37. Legacy
37. Sky Crunch
40. Hadley

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 11735 airplays from 129 different DJs

Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Allison Brown (CJAM-FM, ON)
Ari Goldberg (WZMB-FM, NC)
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)
Blair Larsen (KUSU-FM & UPR, UT)
Bob McWilliams (KANU-FM & KPR, KS)
Bob Weiser (WBRS-FM & WOMR-FM, MA)
Brad Edmondson (WVBR-FM, NY)
Bradley Kolodner (WICB-FM, NY)
Brenda & Roman Tacik (CJTR-FM, SK)
Bruce Cameron (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Bud Johnson (syndicated, AK)
Carolyn VandeWiele (WFHB-FM, IN)
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)
Darwin Davidson (KERU-FM, ME)
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)
Ed Mellnik (KBOO-FM, OR)
Frank Gosar (KLCC-FM, OR)
Gary Irving (WVUD-FM, DE)
Gaye Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Gerd Stassen (EVW, Germany)
Gerry Goodfriend (CKUT-FM, QC)
Graham and Barbara Dean (WBCR-LP, MA)
Hansjoerg Malonek (ISW-FM, Germany)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
Jan Hall (CFRU-FM, ON)
Jean Geiger (KBCS-FM, WA)
Jeff Eads (WNKU-FM, KY)
Jenni Peal (KNON-FM, TX)
Jenny Flux (2AIR-FM, Australia)
Jeremy Butler (WUAL-FM & APR, AL)
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 Mazza (WNHU-FM, CT)
John Platt (WFUV-FM, NY)
John Weingart (WPRB-FM, NJ)
Johnny Bazzano (KRCB-FM, CA)
Jon 'Chip' Colcord (WSCS-FM, NH)
Jon Kiger (WRFG-FM, GA)
Jon Stein (WTBQ-AM, NY)
Jürgen Kramer (ZuSa, Germany)
Karen Rakos (KEUL-FM, AK)
Kate McNally (NHPR, NH)
Ken Batista (WYEP-FM, PA)
Kevin Elliott (WEFT-FM, IL)
Kevin Vance (KALW-FM, CA)
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)
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)
Michael Kane (WBRS-FM, MA)
Michael Stock (WLRN-FM, FL)
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 Fraissinet (WVBR-FM, NY)
Peter Kernast and John Bates (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Ray Baumler (WRUR-FM, NY)
Rich Warren (WFMT-FM & syndicated, IL)
Richard Gordon (WVUD-FM, DE)
Richard Howard (KZMU-FM, UT)
Rik James (KGLT-FM, MT)
Rob Thurlow (KRFC-FM, CO)
Robert Resnik (VPR, VT)
Roz Larman (KPFK-FM & syndicated, CA)
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 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)
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)
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