Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of October 2011 (with DJ list)

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14352 airplays from 156 different DJs

  1: "Light In The Sky," Red Molly [, new] (115)
        "Walk Beside Me"
        "Dear Someone"
        "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind"
        "Come On In My Kitchen"
        "Your Long Journey"
  2: "Two Nights In Texas," Kate Campbell [Large River, 9/11] (73)
        "Galaxie 500"
        "Cotton Field Away"
        "Crazy In Alabama"
        "Free World"
  3: "Lifeboats For Atlantis," Heather Styka [Kite Stripe, new] (63)
        "Lucy And Sarah"
        "Tightrope Walker"
        "Dragon Kite"
  4: "Friends Of Fall," Crooked Still [Signature, new] (59)
        "American Tune"
        "It'll End Too Soon"
        "We Can Work It Out"
        "Morning Bugle"
  5: "A Passing Glimpse," Pharis And Jason Romero [Lula, 7/11] (54)
        "Engine 143"
        "Where Is The Gamblin' Man?"
        "Forsaken Love"
  6: "Perfect Storm," Dan Crary And Thunderation [Blue Night, 7/11] (49)
        "Girl From The North Country"
        "Deep River Blues"
        "One More Dollar"
        "Muley Was A Railroad Man"
  7: "Footwork," The Barefoot Movement [Lonesome, 6/11] (46)
        "Southfork By Midnight"
        "Calico Jack"
  7: "The Harrow And The Harvest," Gillian Welch [Acony, 6/11] (46)
        "Hard Times"
        "6 White Horses"
        "Way It Goes"
        "Scarlet Town"
  7: "Old White Men," Vance Gilbert [Disismye, 9/11] (46)
        "Old White Men"
        "Boy On A Train"
        "Dragonfly Wings"
 10: "Shadow And Light," John Doyle [Compass, new] (45)
        "Little Sparrow"
        "Clear The Way"
        "Tribute To Donal Ward/The Currachman"
 10: "That's How We Run," April Verch [Slab Town, 6/11] (45)
        "Lazy John"
        "That's How We Run"
        "Guide Me Home"
 12: "Love My Stuff," Paul Geremia [Red House, new] (44)
        "Silver City Bound"
        "Mama Don't Allow No Low Down Hangin' Around"
        "Lovin' Sam"
 13: "The Lost Notebooks Of Hank Williams," Various Artists [Columbia, new] (43)
        "Love That Faded," Bob Dylan
        "Oh, Mama, Come Home," Jakob Dylan
        "How Many Times Have You Broken My Heart," Norah Jones
 14: "Jewels And Harmony," Mara Levine with Gathering Time [, new] (41)
        "Leaves That Are Green"
 15: "Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down," Ry Cooder [Nonesuch, 8/11] (39)
        "No Banker Left Behind"
        "No Hard Feelings"
        "El Corrido De Jesse James"
 15: "Row Upon Row Of The People They Know," The Once [Borealis, new] (39)
        "Cradle Hill"
        "You're My Best Friend"
        "By The Glow Of The Kerosene Light"
 17: "Oil Town," Paul Sachs [, 7/11] (38)
        "Great Gatsby Days"
        "Dirty Trucks"
        "Oil Town"
 18: "Journeyman," David Ferrard [Alter Road, 6/11] (37)
        "I Am An Immigrant"
        "I Want To Be With You"
 19: "The Horse King," Cosy Sheridan [Waterbug, new] (35)
        "Higher Financial Reform"
        "Angels In Rome"
        "Keep Your Overhead Low"
 19: "Mercury," Pieta Brown [Red House, 9/11] (35)
        "Butterfly Blues"
        "Closing Time"
        "Glory To Glory"
 21: "Past Perfect," Steve Spurgin [Blue Night, 4/11] (32)
        "Fire On The Kettle"
        "Kodak 1955"
        "Collar To The Wind"
 22: "Brother Sun," Brother Sun [World Wide, 2/11] (31)
        "All I Want Is A Garden"
        "Come With Me"
        "Sister Moon"
 22: "The Famous Rocket Cage," Donal Hinely [Atom, 5/11] (31)
        "The Famous Rocket Cage"
        "5 Bucks"
        "Flesh And Bone"
 22: "Mesabi," Tom Russell [Shout Factory, 9/11] (31)
        "Goodnight, Juarez"
        "Hard Rains A-Gonna Fall"
 25: "Sun Sessions," Dale Watson & The Texas Two [Red House, new] (30)
        "Down Down Down Down Down"
        "My Baby Makes Me Gravy"
        "Gothenburg Train"
 26: "Everything Is Everywhere," Carrie Newcomer [Available Light, new] (29)
        "I Believe"
        "Air And Smoke"
        "Everything Is Everywhere"
 26: "The Hogtown Sessions," Ivan Rosenberg And The Foggy Hogtown Boys [Vole-O-Tone, 8/11] (29)
        "New York Town"
        "Low And Lonesome Sea"
        "Up This Hill And Down"
 26: "In This Light," Rj Cowdery [Blue Rock, 6/11] (29)
        "In This Light"
        "I'll Keep Trying"
        "Other Side Of Love"
 26: "Shoot The Moon," Angel Band [Big I Deer, new] (29)
        "Shoot The Moon"
        "Bring It On Home To Me"
        "Love Lives Here"
 26: "Then And Now," Byrd & Street [, 7/11] (29)
        "Checkout Line"
        "Lightning Bugs"
        "Long Line Of Love"
 31: "Moody Bluegrass Two... Much Love," Moody Bluegrass [Bunny Rae, 9/11] (27)
        "You And Me"
        "Higher And Higher"
 32: "American Story," Bearfoot [Compass, 9/11] (26)
        "Tell Me A Story"
        "Come Get Your Lonesome"
        "Kill The Rooster"
 32: "Bad Man's Blood," Ray Bonneville [Red House, 8/11] (26)
        "Blonde Of Mine"
 32: "Jump With A Child's Heart," Annie Crane [Constant Clip, new] (26)
        "Jump With A Child's Heart"
        "You And Me And The Evergreen"
 32: "Line-Up," Battlefield Band [Temple, 7/11] (26)
        "That's How Strong My Love Is"
        "Easy Peasy"
 32: "Man With A Love Song," James Hill [Borealis, 10/11] (26)
        "Hand Over My Heart"
        "Any Old Lover"
 37: "Salt," Hoots And Hellmouth [, new] (24)
        "Apple Like A Wrecking Ball"
        "Great Day In The Morning"
 38: "Something To Believe," Freebo [Poppabo, 6/11] (23)
        "When There's No Place Like Home"
        "Something To Believe"
 39: "American Anonymous," Joel Mabus [Fossil, 7/11] (22)
        "Farmer Is The Man"
        "Grieve My Lord No More"
 39: "Misery Loves Company," Mary Flower [Yellow Dog, new] (22)
        "Shake Sugaree"
        "Goin' To Sit Down On The Banks Of The River"
        "Recession Rag"
 39: "On The Brooklyn Road," Nell Robinson [, 6/11] (22)
        "Turn Your Radio On"
 39: "Skippin' And Flyin'," Laurie Lewis [Spruce And Maple, new] (22)
        "Going Away"
        "Old 10 Brocek"
 43: "Birds Of A Feather," Red Hen Stringband [Wepecket Island, 6/11] (21)
        "Martin Said To His Man"
 43: "Gakondo," Mighty Popo [Borealis, 10/10] (21)
 43: "Help My Brother," Gibson Brothers [Compass, 2/11] (21)
        "Help My Brother"
        "Waklin' West To Memphis"
 43: "Late Edition," David Francey [Laker, 5/11] (21)
        "When I'm Not Thinking About You"
        "Pretty Jackals"
 43: "On The Other Side Of The City," Downtown Ramblers [, 8/11] (21)
        "After We're Gone"
        "I Will Follow"
 48: "How To Tune A Fish," Beoga [Compass, 7/11] (20)
        "Woman Of No Place"
 48: "Paper Airplane," Alison Krauss And Union Station [Rounder, 4/11] (20)
        "Dust Bowl Children"
        "Dimming Of The Day"
 50: "Beauty Queen Sister," Indigo Girls [Vanguard, new] (19)
        "Able To Sing"
        "Beauty Queen Sister"
 50: "Bright Morning Stars," The Wailin' Jennys [Red House, 2/11] (19)
        "Bright Morning Stars"
        "Swing Low Sail High"
 50: "Catch 23," The 23 String Band [, 8/11] (19)
        "Catch 23"
        "Leave Everything To Me"
 50: "Subtotal Eclipse," Chuck Brodsky [, 6/11] (19)
        "I Tried Fitting In"
 50: "This Unknown Science," Joy Kills Sorrow [Signature, 9/11] (19)
        "New Man"
 55: "An Easy Climb," Donna Ulisse [Hadley, 6/11] (18)
        "Let It Rain"
 55: "Middle Of Everywhere," Pokey Lafarge And The South City Three [Free Dirt, 7/11] (18)
        "Coffee Pot Blues"
 55: "Monongah," Kyle Carey [, 6/11] (18)
        "Devil At Your Back"
 55: "The Once," The Once [Borealis, 9/10] (18)
        "Sail Away To The Sea"
        "You're My Best Friend"
 55: "Rocky Frontier," Lou And Peter Berryman [Cornbelt, new] (18)
        "How We Can Sleep At Night"
 55: "Sounds Of Home," Blue Highway [Rounder, 8/11] (18)
        "I Ain't Gonna Lay My Hammer Down"
        "Sounds Of Home"
 55: "Stretch Limousine On Fire," Catie Curtis [Compass, 8/11] (18)
        "Highway Del Sol"
        "Let It Last"
 55: "We Could Be Beekeepers," Putnam Smith [Itchy Sabot, 6/11] (18)
        "Birds Would Understand"
 63: "Get Your Phil," Disappear Fear [, 7/11] (17)
        "When I'm Gone"
 63: "Hold On Me," Spring Creek [, 8/11] (17)
        "It's A Banjo Playing"
 63: "If Stones Could Talk," Gene And Gayla Mills [Heart Pine, 7/11] (17)
        "Talking To A Stone"
        "River, Railway, Road"
 63: "Moonlit Rambles," Scott Cook [, 6/11] (17)
        "Going Up To The Country"
        "Song For The Slow Dancers"
 67: "Frank Solivan And Dirty Kitchen," Frank Solivan And Dirty Kitchen [Fiddlemon, 8/10] (16)
        "Paul And Silas"
        "Together We'll Fly"
 67: "Box Of Troubles," Danielle Miraglia [, 7/11] (16)
        "Stagger Lee"
        "Fold My Hand"
 67: "Meant To Be," Mare Wakefield [, 3/11] (16)
        "Folk Songs"
 67: "Songs Of Freedom," Rod MacDonald [Blue Flute, 5/11] (16)
        "Moron Radio"
        "Big Money"

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14352 airplays from 156 different DJs

1. "Leaves That Are Green" (40)
        by Mara Levine with Gathering Time
        from "Jewels And Harmony"
2. "Walk Beside Me" (22)
        by Red Molly
        from "Light In The Sky"
3. "American Tune" (18)
        by Crooked Still
        from "Friends Of Fall"
3. "Cradle Hill" (18)
        by The Once
        from "Row Upon Row Of The People They Know"
3. "Old White Men" (18)
        by Vance Gilbert
        from "Old White Men"
6. "Dear Someone" (16)
        by Red Molly
        from "Light In The Sky"
6. "No Banker Left Behind" (16)
        by Ry Cooder
        from "Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down"
8. "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind" (15)
        by Red Molly
        from "Light In The Sky"
9. "Higher Financial Reform" (13)
        by Cosy Sheridan
        from "The Horse King"
9. "Little Sparrow" (13)
        by John Doyle
        from "Shadow And Light"
11. "Are You Happy Now?" (12)
        by Richard Shindell
        from "Sparrows Point"
11. "Come On In My Kitchen" (12)
        by Red Molly
        from "Light In The Sky"
11. "Galaxie 500" (12)
        by Kate Campbell
        from "Two Nights In Texas"
11. "It'll End Too Soon" (12)
        by Crooked Still
        from "Friends Of Fall"
11. "We Can Work It Out" (12)
        by Crooked Still
        from "Friends Of Fall"
11. "You're My Best Friend" (12)
        by The Once
        from "Row Upon Row Of The People They Know"
17. "Deep River Blues" (11)
        by Dan Crary And Thunderation
        from "Perfect Storm"
17. "Love That Faded" (11)
        by Bob Dylan
        from "The Lost Notebooks Of Hank Williams"
17. "When Fall Comes To New England" (11)
        by Cheryl Wheeler
        from "Driving Home"
        also "When October Goes"
20. "Boy On A Train" (10)
        by Vance Gilbert
        from "Old White Men"
20. "Cotton Field Away" (10)
        by Kate Campbell
        from "Two Nights In Texas"
20. "Girl From The North Country" (10)
        by Dan Crary And Thunderation
        from "Perfect Storm"
20. "Great Gatsby Days" (10)
        by Paul Sachs
        from "Oil Town"
20. "Southfork By Midnight" (10)
        by The Barefoot Movement
        from "Footwork"
20. "Way It Goes" (10)
        by Gillian Welch
        from "The Harrow And The Harvest"

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14352 airplays from 156 different DJs

1. Red Molly
2. Kate Campbell
3. Crooked Still
4. The Once
5. Gillian Welch
6. Bert Jansch
7. Heather Styka
8. Pharis And Jason Romero
9. April Verch
10. Dan Crary And Thunderation
10. Vance Gilbert
12. Paul Geremia
13. The Barefoot Movement
14. Mara Levine
15. John Doyle
16. Bob Dylan
16. Carrie Newcomer
16. Ry Cooder
19. Cosy Sheridan
19. Pieta Brown
19. Tom Russell
22. David Ferrard
22. Laurie Lewis
24. Paul Sachs
25. David Francey
26. John Prine
27. Byrd And Street
27. Paul Simon
27. Ray Bonneville
27. Steve Spurgin
31. Dale Watson
32. Catie Curtis
32. Johnny Cash
32. Rj Cowdery
32. Slaid Cleaves
36. Alison Krauss
36. Bearfoot
36. Bill Monroe
36. Brother Sun
36. Joel Mabus

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14352 airplays from 156 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Red House
3. Compass
4. Signature
4. Sugar Hill
6. Borealis
7. Columbia
8. Rebel
9. Vanguard
10. Blue Night
11. Nonesuch
12. Large River
13. Warner
14. Waterbug
15. Kite Stripe
16. Acony
17. Philo
18. Appleseed
19. Smithsonian/Folkways
20. Flying Fish
21. Rural Rhythm
22. Green Linnet
23. Capitol
24. Disismye
25. Greentrax
25. Slab Town
27. Rhino
28. Sony
29. Lula
30. Bear Family
31. RCA
32. Alter Road
33. Temple
34. Elektra
34. Shanachie
36. Dualtone
36. Lost Highway
38. Folk-Legacy
39. Lonesome
39. New West
39. Reprise

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14352 airplays from 156 different DJs

Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Allan Nelson (BBC, U.K.)
Amy Luncan (WYSO-FM, OH)
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 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)
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)
Charlie Backfish (WUSB-FM, NY)
Chris Trostel (KRNN-KTOO-KXLL, AK)
Chrisana McGill (WSPN-FM, NY)
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)
Darla Novak (KZFR-FM, IL)
David John (KTRU-FM, TX)
David Sears (WBGU-FM, OH)
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)
Donna Mavity (WTUF-FM, GA)
Doug Dick (WVGN-FM, VI)
Ed McDonald (WVMR-FM etc, WV)
Ed Mellnik (KZME-FM, OR)
Frank Gosar (KLCC-FM, OR)
Frank Hoppe (KCSN-FM, CA)
Gaye Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Gene Shay (XM & 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)
Henry Hallett (KXCI-FM, AZ)
Henry Koretzky (WXPI-FM, PA)
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 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 Gierlach (WRFL-FM, KY)
John & Maureen Rumsey (KVMR-FM, CA)
John Adams (KVMR-FM, CA)
John C. Falstaff (WRFG-FM, GA)
John Kalb (WSCL-FM, MD)
John Mazza (WNHU-FM, CT)
John McLaughlin (WMUC-FM, MD)
John Platt (WFUV-FM, NY)
John Trout (WYEP-FM, PA)
John Weingart (WPRB-FM, NJ)
Jon 'Chip' Colcord (WNEC-FM, NH)
Jon Stein (WTBQ-AM, NY)
Judith Gennett (KPSU, OR)
Julie Hill (CKLN-FM, ON)
Juliet Youngren (WEFT-FM, IL)
Jürgen Kramer (ZuSa, Germany)
Karen Impola (KUNI-FM, IA)
Karen Rakos (KEUL-FM, AK)
Kate McNally (NHPR, NH)
Ken Batista (WYEP-FM, PA)
Ken Campbell (WSKG-FM, NY)
Kevin Elliott (WEFT-FM, IL)
Kevin Vance (KALW-FM, CA)
Larry Hoyt (WAER-FM, NY)
Laurie DesJardins (KVMR-FM, CA)
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 & KFOK-LP, CA)
Mark Michaelis (WGDR-FM, VT)
Mark Tobler (WTUL-FM, LA)
Mary Katherine Aldin (KPFK-FM, CA)
Mel DeYoung (WPSU-FM, PA)
Menachem Vinegrad (Upper Galilee-FM, Israel)
Michael Alzo (WSLU-FM, NY)
Michael Benson (WPKN-FM & WESU-FM, CT)
Michael Stock (WLRN-FM, FL)
Mike Flynn (KUAF-FM & syndicated, AR)
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)
Paul Hartman (WTMD-FM, MD)
Paul Stamler (KDHX-FM, MO)
Peter Fraissinet (WVBR-FM, NY)
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)
Ray Baumler (WRUR-FM, NY)
Rich Warren (WFMT-FM, XM & syndicated, IL)
Richard Gordon (WNHU-FM, CT)
Richard Howard (KZMU-FM, UT)
Robert Resnik (VPR, VT)
Ron Olesko (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Roz Larman (KPFK-FM & syndicated, CA)
Sharon Downes (2MAX-FM, Australia)
Sonny Ochs (WRPI-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)
Susan Forbes Hansen (WHUS-FM & WWUH-FM, CT)
Susi Lanagan (PBS-FM, Australia)
Tamara Lewis (KBCS-FM, WA)
Taylor Caffery (WRKF-FM, LA)
Terry Carpenter (WTJU-FM, VA)
Terry Fatseas (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Todd Gross (WFIT-FM, FL)
Todd Tyson (The Point-FM, VT)
Tom Bingham (WCVF-FM, NY)
Tom Druckenmiller (syndicated & XM)
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