Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of October 2010 (with DJ list)

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13215 airplays from 151 different DJs

  1: "These Old Roots," The Honey Dewdrops [Self, new] (89)
        "That Good Old Way"
        "Nobody In This World"
        "Test Of Time"
        "Only You Can Know"
  2: "Paradise," Judy Collins [Wildflower, 6/10] (69)
        "Diamonds And Rust"
        "Last Thing On My Mind"
        "Weight Of The World"
        "Ghost Riders In The Sky"
  3: "Red Horse," Red Horse [Red House, 7/10] (59)
        "I Am A Child"
        "Wayfaring Stranger"
        "Wild Horse"
        "If These Walls Could Talk"
  4: "Forever And A Day," Kruger Brothers [Double Time, 3/10] (50)
        "Forever And A Day"
        "Down In The Coal Mine"
        "If I Needed You"
  5: "Once," Once [Borealis, 9/10] (46)
        "Sail Away To The Sea"
        "Maid On The Shore"
        "3 Fishers"
  6: "There Will Always Be A Small Time," Corin Raymond [Self, 6/09] (44)
        "There Will Always Be A Small Time"
        "If Wishes Were Horses"
        "Waitin' On The Ending Of The Day"
  7: "Born To The Breed: A Tribute To Judy Collins," Various Artists [Wildflower, 2008] (43)
        "Fisherman's Song," Dolly Parton
        "Secret Gardens," Shawn Colvin
        "Since You've Asked," Leonard Cohen
  7: "Legacy," Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band [Compass, 9/10] (43)
        "Jailer Jailer"
        "Turn The Other Cheek"
  9: "Balancing Act," Natasha Borzilova [Hadley, 9/10] (42)
        "End Of September"
        "Anything At All"
 10: "Master Sessions," Eric Brace And Peter Cooper [Red Beet, 9/10] (40)
        "Wait A Minute"
        "Suffer A Fool"
        "I Wish We Had Our Time Again"
 11: "Between The Notes," Kruger Brothers [Double Time, 3/09] (37)
        "Jack Of The Wood"
        "Watches The Clouds Roll By"
 12: "High Road Home," Jack Williams [Wind River, 7/10] (36)
        "High Road Home"
        "Atlantis Goin' Down"
        "Bad Feeling"
 12: "Lloyd Green Album," Peter Cooper [Red Beet, 9/10] (36)
        "Last Laugh"
        "Here Comes That Rainbow Again"
        "Train To Birmingham"
 14: "Another Day's Journey," Ken Whiteley [Borealis, 9/10] (35)
        "Another Day's Journey"
        "Motherless Children"
        "Language Of Love"
 14: "The Last Star," Heidi Talbot [Compass, 9/10] (35)
        "Sally Brown"
        "Start It All Over Again"
        "Bleeker Street"
 14: "Should Have Known," Yvette Landry [Self, 6/10] (35)
        "Blue Moon Girl"
        "Should Have Known"
 17: "Carpenter And May," Carpenter And May [Violin Shop, 8/10] (34)
        "Cherokee Shuffle"
        "We Can Work It Out"
        "Blue And Lonesome"
 17: "Take A Trip With Me," Enoch Kent [Borealis, 9/10] (34)
        "Bonnie Susie Cleland"
        "1913 Massacre"
 19: "Courage," Si Kahn [Strictly Country, 5/10] (33)
        "Peace Will Rise"
        "Clarence Kailin"
        "Otis Is Flying"
 20: "Strawberry Moon," Neptune's Car [Self, 9/10] (32)
        "Lighthouse Keeper"
        "Strawberry Moon"
        "5 Point Star"
 21: "At Edwards Barn," Chris Hillman And Herb Pedersen [Rounder, new] (31)
        "Sin City"
        "Turn Turn Turn"
        "Our Savior's Hands"
 21: "Best Of The Original Mono Recordings," Bob Dylan [Columbia, new] (31)
        "Chimes Of Freedom"
        "Song To Woody"
 21: "Chicken And Egg," Tim O'Brien [Howdy Skies, 7/10] (31)
        "Sun Jumped Up"
        "Letter In The Mail"
        "Not Afraid Of Dying"
 24: "Once The Sun Goes Down," Lynne Hanson [Self, 9/10] (30)
        "Rest Of My Days"
        "Just For The Ride"
        "Mary Mary"
 25: "Little Bit Of Grace," The Blackberry Bushes [Self, 9/10] (29)
        "Salt Creek"
        "Cluck Old Hen"
        "I'm On Fire"
 25: "The New Bye And Bye," Chip Taylor And Carrie Rodriguez [Train Wreck, new] (29)
        "Your Name Is On My Lips"
        "Don't Speak In English"
        "Angel Of The Morning"
 25: "Reckless," The Steeldrivers [Rounder, 9/10] (29)
        "Where Rainbows Never Die"
        "Reckless Side Of Me"
        "Ghosts Of Mississippi"
 25: "We're All Here," Various Artists [Tribes Hill, 9/10] (29)
        "Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning," Red Molly
        "Being Celeste," Spuyten Duyvil
 29: "Lookin' At Lucky," Trout Fishing In America [Self, 9/10] (28)
        "Safer Haven"
        "Lookin' At Lucky"
 30: "Band Of Joy," Robert Plant [Rounder, 9/10] (26)
        "Falling In Love Again"
        "Silver Rider"
 30: "Chocolate Paper Suites," Krista Detor [Tightrope, 9/10] (26)
        "Clock Of The World"
        "All To Do With The Moon"
 30: "Hush," Mad Agnes [Self, new] (26)
        "After The Music"
        "Breakfast Blues"
 33: "Paper Boats," The Yayas [Self, 9/10] (25)
        "Third Girl From The Left"
        "We Danced Anyway"
        "All These Gifts"
 33: "Safe Upon The Shore," Great Big Sea [Self, 7/10] (25)
        "Road To Rain"
        "Safe Upon The Shore"
 33: "Songs Of The Grateful Dead," Jesse McReynolds And Friends [Woodstock, 10/10] (25)
        "Deep Elem Blues"
 36: "Dreams In America," Luka Bloom [Compass, 9/10] (24)
        "Lord Franklin"
        "Love Is A Monsoon"
 36: "Harlem River Blues," Justin Townes Earle [Bloodshot, 9/10] (24)
        "Harlem River Blues"
        "Rogers Park"
        "Workin' For The Mta"
 36: "Someday, Someday," Sarah Sample [Ramona Pq, new] (24)
        "I'm Ready"
        "Be My Middle Ground"
 39: "The Last Black And White TV," Terence Martin [Good Dog, 6/10] (23)
        "Last Black And White Tv"
        "Little Mercy"
 39: "Many Great Companions," Dar Williams [Razor And Tie, new] (23)
        "Babysitter's Here"
 39: "You Are Not Alone," Mavis Staples [Anti, 9/10] (23)
        "Last Train"
        "Wrote A Song For Everyone"
 42: "A Crooked Road," Darrell Scott [Full Light, 5/10] (22)
        "A Crooked Road"
        "Oh Sweet Longing"
 42: "Whinin' Boy," Ernie Hawkins [Corona, 9/10] (22)
        "Whinin' Boy"
        "Vicksburg Blues"
 44: "Butcher Holler: A Tribute To Loretta Lynn," Eilen Jewell [Signature, 7/10] (21)
        "This Haunted House"
        "Whispering Sea"
 44: "Songs From The Road," Leonard Cohen [Columbia, 9/10] (21)
 44: "Stealing Genius," Ron Hynes [Borealis, 10/10] (21)
        "My Father's Ghost"
        "Le Coeur De La Mer"
 47: "Between The Hollow And The High-Rise," Kathy Kallick Band [Live Oak, 5/10] (20)
        "New White House Blues"
        "Whistle Stop Town"
 47: "Poor Leroy's Almanack," Tennessee Mafia Jug Band [King Easy, new] (20)
        "Whoa Mule"
 47: "The Road That Leads Me Home," L. J. Booth [Firefly Jar, 9/09] (20)
        "Hills Of Morning"
 47: "Saints And Sinners," Mollie O'Brien And Rich Moore [Remington Road, 9/10] (20)
        "Saints And Sinners"
        "Keep It Clean"
 47: "The Secret Sisters," The Secret Sisters [Beladroit, new] (20)
        "Why Baby Why"
        "One I Love Is Gone"
 52: "James," Red Molly [Self, 2/10] (19)
        "Tear My Stillhouse Down"
        "Can't Let Go"
 52: "Shine Right Through The Dark," Matt Watroba [Yellow Room, 8/10] (19)
        "They Used To Play Baseball Here"
        "Foolish Pride"
        "Saint Of Warren Avenue ##"
 52: "Whiskeytalk," McMule [Self, 8/10] (19)
        "Ramblin' Life"
        "1940 Ford"
 55: "Passage," John McCutcheon [Appalseed, new] (18)
        "One More Day"
        "Glory Halleluiah"
 56: "Broadsides," Tom Chapin And John Forster [Self, 8/10] (17)
        "Eco Man"
 56: "Built Right On The Ground," Andy Cohen [Earwig, 5/10] (17)
        "Temptation Rag"
        "Tennessee Blues"
 56: "Highway 71," 3 Penny Acre [Second String, 7/10] (17)
        "Sonny Brown"
 56: "No Matter Where You're Going," Stuart Kabak [Self, 9/10] (17)
        "Mom's Guitar"
 56: "October Valentine," Chris Kokesh [Self, 7/10] (17)
        "Planting A Garden In October"
        "Radio Soul"
 56: "Unpredictable," John McVey [Self, 8/10] (17)
        "Crooked Way"
 62: "The Garden," Ruth Moody [Red House, 4/10] (16)
        "Cold Outside"
 62: "Ghost Train," Marty Stuart [Sugar Hill, 8/10] (16)
        "Porter Wagoner's Grave"
 62: "Life Solo Akoustic," Kevin So [Wingbone, new] (16)
        "Long Hours"
        "Love's In Need Of Love Today"
 65: "Bless My Sole," Angel Band [Appleseed, 7/10] (15)
        "Fly Away Home"
        "Hope Is On The Way"
 65: "Float Downstream," Evie Ladin [Evil Diane, 3/10] (15)
        "One Of These Days"
        "Precious Days"
 65: "From The Fire," Paul Kamm And Eleanore MacDonald [Freewheel, 6/10] (15)
        "If You Hadn't Been Lucky"
 65: "Grove Lane," Joe Derrane [Compass, new] (15)
        "Youghal Quay/Brosnan's/I'm Waiting For You"
 65: "Homemade Haircut," Truckstop Honeymoon [Squirrel, 6/10] (15)
        "Homemade Haircut"
 65: "Leave Your Sleep," Natalie Merchant [Nonesuch, 4/10] (15)
        "Blind Men And The Elephant"
 65: "Love Still Remains," Sherry Austin [Barking Topiary, 7/10] (15)
        "Red Tail Hawk"
 65: "Lucy," Lucy Wainwright Roche [Self, new] (15)
 65: "Pianomandonation," Greg Klyma [Self, 10/10] (15)
        "Kale Store"
        "Static On The Airwaves"
 65: "Red Wine," Hey Mavis [Stellada, 7/10] (15)
        "If I Want To"
        "Knock Me Off My Feet"
 65: "A Story About You And Me," Trisha Gagnon [Tumbleweed, 9/10] (15)
        "On My Way To You"
 65: "Western Country," Caleb Klauder [Padre, 9/10] (15)
        "Joking Henry"
        "My Time Is Gonna Come"

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13215 airplays from 151 different DJs

1. "Amaranth" (29)
        by The Honey Dewdrops
        from "These Old Roots"
2. "Diamonds And Rust" (23)
        by Judy Collins
        from "Paradise"
3. "Last Thing On My Mind" (17)
        by Judy Collins
        from "Paradise"
4. "High Road Home" (16)
        by Jack Williams
        from "High Road Home"
5. "There Will Always Be A Small Time" (15)
        by Corin Raymond
        from "There Will Always Be A Small Time"
6. "Sail Away To The Sea" (14)
        by Once
        from "Once"
7. "Nobody In This World" (13)
        by The Honey Dewdrops
        from "These Old Roots"
7. "Wait A Minute" (13)
        by Eric Brace And Peter Cooper
        from "Master Sessions"
9. "Forever And A Day" (12)
        by Kruger Brothers
        from "Forever And A Day"
9. "Ghost" (12)
        by Natasha Borzilova
        from "Balancing Act"
9. "That Good Old Way" (12)
        by The Honey Dewdrops
        from "These Old Roots"
12. "Another Day's Journey" (11)
        by Ken Whiteley
        from "Another Day's Journey"
12. "Test Of Time" (11)
        by The Honey Dewdrops
        from "These Old Roots"
14. "Fisherman's Song" (10)
        by Dolly Parton
        from "Born To The Breed: A Tribute To Judy Collins"
14. "Secret Gardens" (10)
        by Shawn Colvin
        from "Born To The Breed: A Tribute To Judy Collins"
16. "Chimes Of Freedom" (9)
        by Bob Dylan
        from "Best Of The Original Mono Mixes"
16. "End Of September" (9)
        by Natasha Borzilova
        from "Balancing Act"
16. "I Am A Child" (9)
        by Red Horse
        from "Red Horse"
16. "Maid On The Shore" (9)
        by Once
        from "Once"
16. "Your Name Is On My Lips" (9)
        by Chip Taylor And Carrie Rodriguez
        from "The New Bye And Bye"
21. "Sun Jumped Up" (8)
        by Tim O'Brien
        from "Chicken And Egg"
21. "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" (8)
        by Kruger Brothers
        from "Forever And A Day"
21. "Down In The Coal Mine" (8)
        by Kruger Brothers
        from "Forever And A Day"
21. "I'm Ready" (8)
        by Sarah Sample
        from "Someday Someday"
21. "Last Laugh" (8)
        by Peter Cooper
        from "Lloyd Green Album"
21. "Only You Can Know" (8)
        by The Honey Dewdrops
        from "These Old Roots"
21. "Plan" (8)
        by Kruger Brothers
        from "Forever And A Day"
21. "Planting A Garden In October" (8)
        by Chris Kokesh
        from "October Valentine"
21. "Ramblin' Life" (8)
        by McMule
        from "Whiskeytalk"
21. "Song To Woody" (8)
        by Bob Dylan
        from "Best Of The Original Mono Recordings"
21. "Wayfaring Stranger" (8)
        by Red Horse
        from "Red Horse"
21. "Weight Of The World" (8)
        by Judy Collins
        from "Paradise"
21. "When Fall Comes To New England" (8)
        by Cheryl Wheeler
        from "Driving Home"
21. "Where Rainbows Never Die" (8)
        by The Steeldrivers
        from "Reckless"
21. "Why Baby Why" (8)
        by The Secret Sisters
        from "The Secret Sisters"
21. "Wild Horse" (8)
        by Red Horse
        from "Red Horse"

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13215 airplays from 151 different DJs

1. The Honey Dewdrops
2. Kruger Brothers
3. Bob Dylan
4. Judy Collins
5. Red Horse
6. Jack Williams
7. Once
8. Natasha Borzilova
9. Corin Raymond
9. Tim O'Brien
11. Si Kahn
12. Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band
13. Eric Brace And Peter Cooper
13. Heidi Talbot
15. Chris Hillman And Herb Pedersen
16. Pete Seeger
16. Peter Cooper
18. John McCutcheon
19. John Prine
20. Carpenter And May
20. Dar Williams
22. Chip Taylor And Carrie Rodriguez
22. Yvette Landry
24. Trout Fishing In America
25. Enoch Kent
25. Neptune's Car
25. Red Molly
28. Ken Whiteley
28. Lynne Hanson
30. The Steeldrivers
31. Beatles
32. The Blackberry Bushes
32. Mad Agnes
34. Great Big Sea
34. Justin Townes Earle
36. Richard Thompson
37. Krista Detor
37. Mavis Staples
37. Robert Plant
37. Sarah Sample
37. Terence Martin
37. The Yayas

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13215 airplays from 151 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Compass
3. Red House
4. Borealis
5. Sugar Hill
6. Columbia
7. Signature
7. Wildflower
9. Appleseed
10. Capitol
11. Vanguard
12. Warner
13. Red Beet
14. Smithsonian/Folkways
15. Greentrax
16. Double Time
16. Wind River
18. Philo
18. Rhino
20. Flying Fish
21. Waterbug
22. Strictly Country
23. Green Linnet
24. Shanachie
25. Hadley
26. Razor And Tie
27. Oasis
27. Trout
29. Elektra
30. RCA
30. Sony
32. Alligator
32. Bloodshot
32. Howdy Skies
32. Rebel
36. Nonesuch
37. Anti
38. MCA
38. Reprise
40. Good Dog

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13215 airplays from 151 different DJs

Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Allan Nelson (BBC, U.K.)
Amanda-Lynn Stubley (CHRW-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)
Betsi Meissner (KXCI-FM, AZ)
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 Blackman (WKAR-FM, MI)
Bob Gregory (WRFL-FM, KY)
Bob McWilliams (XM, KANU-FM & KPR, KS)
Brenda & Roman Tacik (CJTR-FM, SK)
Bruce Cameron (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Bud Johnson (syndicated, AK)
Caroline Doctorow (WPKM-FM & WPKN-FM, CT)
Charlie Backfish (WUSB-FM, NY)
Chrisana McGill (WSPN-FM, NY)
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)
Deadwood Dick (KKUP-FM, CA)
Denis McKay (VOX-FM, Australia)
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)
Doug Dick (WVGN-FM, VI)
Ed McDonald (WVMR-FM etc, WV)
Frank Gosar (KLCC-FM, OR)
Frank Hoppe (KCSN-FM, CA)
Gary Irving (WVUD-FM, DE)
Gaye Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Gene Shay (XM & WXPN-FM, PA)
Gerd Stassen (EVW, Germany)
Gerry Goodfriend (CKUT-FM, QC)
Greg Schatzmann (CJLX-FM, ON)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
Henry Hallett (KXCI-FM, AZ)
Jamie Hoover (KSUT-FM, CO)
Jean Geiger (KBCS-FM, WA)
Jeff Boudreau (WCUW-FM, MA)
Jeff Eads (WNKU-FM, KY)
Jeff Robson (CJUM-FM, MB)
Jenny Flux (2AIR-FM, Australia)
Jeremy Butler (WUAL-FM & APR, AL)
Jim Blum (WKSU-FM etc, OH)
Jim Dubinsky (WUVT-FM, CA)
Jim Gilliland (WRUW-FM, OH)
Jim Marino (CFMU-FM, ON)
Jim Rogers (WIUP-FM, PA)
Jo Beattie (CFUR-FM, BC)
Johanna Halbeisen (WXOJ-FM, MA)
John & Maureen Rumsey (KVMR-FM, CA)
John Adams (KVMR-FM, CA)
John Bommarito (WFHR-FM, MI)
John Kalb (WSCL-FM, MD)
John McLaughlin (WMUC-FM, MD)
John Platt (WFUV-FM, NY)
John Trout (WYEP-FM, PA)
Jon 'Chip' Colcord (WNEC-FM, NH)
Jon Stein (WTBQ-AM, NY)
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 Campbell (WSKG-FM, NY)
Ken Connors (WJSJ-FM, FL)
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)
Laurel Paulson-Pierce (KRBS-FM, CA)
Laurie DesJardins (KVMR-FM, CA)
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 & KFOK-LP, CA)
Mark Michaelis (WGDR-FM, VT)
Mark Pedersen (WOJB-FM, WI)
Mark Tobler (WTUL-FM, LA)
Mary Katherine Aldin (KPFK-FM, CA)
Mary Sue Twohy (XM)
Michael Alzo (WSLU-FM, NY)
Michael Benson (WPKN-FM, CT)
Michael Stock (WLRN-FM, FL)
Mike Fitzgerald (WEBR, VA)
Mike Horyczun (KPKN-FM, CT)
Mike Kelsey (WFHB, IN)
Mitch Park (Kidnappers, New Zealand)
Naomi Soule and Terry Moses (KCLC-FM, MO)
Noah Zacharin (CKLN-FM, ON)
Norm Mast (WVPE-FM, IN)
Norman Whitman (WYSO-FM, OH)
Pamela Smith (WPKN-FM, CT)
Paul Hartman (WTMD-FM, MD)
Peter Kernast and John Bates (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Peter Thompson (KALW-FM, CA)
Peter van Zeijl (Dollard Radio-FM, The Netherlands)
Randall Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Rhonda J. Miller (WXIN-FM, RI)
Rich Warren (WFMT-FM, XM & syndicated, IL)
Richard Gillmann (KBCS-FM, WA)
Richard Gordon (WNHU-FM, CT)
Richard Howard (KZMU-FM, UT)
Rik James (KGLT-FM, MT)
Robert Resnik (VPR, VT)
Ron Olesko (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Roz Larman (KPFK-FM & syndicated, CA)
Simon Dillon (Phoenix FM, Australia)
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)
Steve Ritchie (CFOS-AM, ON)
Stu Weaver (WFCF-FM, FL)
Sue Kessell (WNUR-FM, IL)
Susan Forbes Hansen (WHUS-FM, CT)
Susi Lanagan (PBS-FM, Australia)
Tamara Lewis (KBCS-FM, WA)
Taylor Caffery (WRKF-FM, LA)
Terry Fatseas (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Todd Tyson (The Point-FM, VT)
Tom Bingham (WCVF-FM, NY)
Tom Coxworth (CKUA-FM, AB)
Tom Funk (KGLP-FM, NM)
Tom Leonardi (KZFR-FM, CA)
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                                            
KBCS (91.3 FM) - Bellevue, WA