Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of October 2012 (with DJ list)

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12109 airplays from 144 different DJs

  1: "Reunion," Lucy Kaplansky [Red House, 9/12] (101)
        "Beauty Way"
        "I'm Looking Through You"
        "This Morning I Am Born Again"
  2: "The Stray Birds," The Stray Birds [, 9/12] (81)
        "Dream In Blue"
        "Wind And Rain"
        "25 To Life"
        "No Part Of Nothin"
  3: "Our Lady Of The Tall Trees," Cahalen Morrison And Eli West [, new] (75)
        "Stone To Sand"
        "Our Lady Of The Tall Trees"
        "Church Street Blues"
  4: "Pete Remembers Woody," Pete Seeger And Friends [Appleseed, 9/12] (71)
        "66 Highway Blues"
        "New York Town," Woody Guthrie And Cisco Houston
        "Pete Meets Woody"
  5: "What We Lost," Ben Bedford [Waterbug, 9/12] (69)
        "John The Baptist"
        "What We Lost"
  6: "American Hornpipe," Dana And Susan Robinson [Threshold, 6/12] (63)
        "When This Old Hat Was New"
        "Will The Circle Be Unbroken"
        "Lazy John"
  7: "The Same Way Down," Annalivia [, new] (56)
        "False Sir John"
        "Bright Sunny South"
        "Turtle Dove"
  8: "Outshine The Sun," The Foghorn String Band [, 9/12] (55)
        "Be Kind To A Man While He's Down"
        "Gospel Ship"
        "Humpback Mule"
  9: "Red Apples And Gold," Gathering Time [, 5/12] (54)
        "Red Apples And Gold"
        "Sweet Cider"
        "Old Crows"
 10: "Beneath Some Lucky Star," Bill Staines [Red House, new] (53)
        "Along The Road"
        "Shady Grove"
        "French Girl"
 10: "Brambles And Thorns," John Wort Hannam [Borealis, 10/12] (53)
        "Great Lakes"
        "Damn Tattoo"
        "Poor Man"
        "Radiant Land"
 12: "Delta Time," Hans Theessink & Terry Evans [Blue Groove, 9/12] (46)
        "Delta Time"
        "Heaven's Airplane"
        "Build Myself A Home"
 12: "Rise," Annabelle Chvostek [Borealis, 9/12] (46)
        "Equal Rights"
        "All Have Some"
        "G20 Song"
 14: "Sing The Delta," Iris DeMent [Flariella, 10/12] (45)
        "Go On Ahead And Go Home"
        "Night I Learned How Not To Pray"
        "There's A Whole Lotta Heaven"
 15: "Walls That Talk," Roy Schneider [Shiny Gnu, 9/12] (40)
        "Dancin' On The Mountain"
        "Cedar Ridge"
 16: "When We Get To Shore," Coty Hogue [Perpetual Hoedown, 8/12] (39)
        "I'm On Fire"
        "Blue And Lonesome"
        "Going To The West"
 17: "Heartstrings," Suzie Brown [, 5/11] (35)
        "Long Monday"
        "Urge For Going"
 17: "Silver Lining," The Honey Dewdrops [, 6/12] (35)
        "One Kind Word"
        "Hills Of My Home"
        "It's Hard To Pray"
 19: "Depending On The Distance," Jimmy LaFave [Music Road, 9/12] (34)
        "Land Of Hope And Dreams"
        "Red Dirt Night"
        "Tomorrow Is A Long Time"
 19: "Tempest," Bob Dylan [Columbia, 9/12] (34)
        "Duquesne Whistle"
        "Scarlet Town"
 21: "Heart Of The Country," Chris Brashear [Dog Boy, new] (33)
        "Old Pueblo"
        "Time The Perfect Stranger"
        "Mama's Opry"
 21: "Letters From The Road," Neptune's Car [, 7/12] (33)
        "Boxcar Betty"
        "Black Cat Cafe"
        "Flashing In The Dark"
 23: "A More Perfect Union," Pete Seeger And Lorre Wyatt [Appleseed, 9/12] (32)
        "God's Counting On Me. . . God's Counting On You"
        "Old Apples"
        "My Neighbor's Needs"
 24: "King Fisher King," Sons Of The Never Wrong [Waterbug, new] (31)
        "Over There"
        "Great Unknown"
 25: "Calling Me Home," Kathy Mattea [Sugar Hill, 9/12] (30)
        "Black Waters"
        "Agate Hill"
        "Gone, Gonna Rise Again"
 25: "Trouble I Wrought," Bobtown [, 8/12] (30)
        "Don't Fear The Reaper"
        "Battle Creek"
 27: "These Old Dark Hills," Robin And Linda Williams [Red House, 8/12] (29)
        "Storms Never Last"
        "My Lucky Day"
 28: "Camilla," Caroline Herring [Signature, 8/12] (27)
        "Traveling Shoes"
 28: "Circus Heart," Rebecca Loebe [Black Wolf, 9/12] (27)
        "Chicago Kid"
        "Circus Heart"
        "High And Lonesome"
 28: "Election Special," Ry Cooder [Nonesuch, 8/12] (27)
        "90 And The 9"
        "Going To Tampa"
        "Mutt Romney Blues"
 28: "Scrimshaw," Nels Andrews [, 4/12] (27)
        "Barroom Bards"
 32: "Shel," Shel [Moraine, 8/12] (26)
        "Battle Of Evermore"
        "Like Minded Fool"
 33: "Home," Shawn Taylor [Trespass, new] (25)
        "Swing Low Sweet Liberty"
 33: "Road To Red Point," Hat Check Girl [Waterbug, new] (25)
        "Just Think Back"
        "Texas Burning"
        "Cape Rouge"
 35: "America Come Home," Joel Rafael [Inside, 7/12] (23)
        "America Come Home"
        "Dance Around My Atom Fire"
        "Singing In The Streets"
 35: "Little Pilgrim," Jory Nash [Thin Man, new] (23)
        "Best Of Your Heart"
        "Song About Love"
 35: "Seinn," Mary Jane Lamond And Wendy MacIsaac [Factor, new] (23)
        "Yellow Coat"
        "Angus Blaise"
 35: "We're Usually A Lot Better Than This," Tim O'Brien & Darrell Scott [Full Light, 10/12] (23)
        "House Of Gold"
        "Long Time Gone"
 39: "Integration Of The Awkward," Mamuse [, 7/12] (21)
        "Calling All Angels"
 40: "End Of The World," David Greenberg And Harpeth Rising [Grimm Rising, 7/12] (20)
        "Truck Stop Mama"
 40: "Vicksburg Blues," Butch Thompson And Pat Donohue [Red House, 8/12] (20)
        "2:19 Blues Midnight Hour Blues"
 42: "Babel," Mumford And Sons [Glassnote, new] (19)
 42: "Empty Seat On A Plane," Jesse Terry [, 7/12] (19)
        "Let The Blue Skies Go To Your Head"
        "Empty Seat On A Plane"
        "Grace On A Train"
 42: "Folk Remedies," Steve Spurgin [Blue Night, 7/12] (19)
        "Whiskey Town"
        "Carolina In The Fall"
 42: "Mid Life Vices," The Four Bitchin' Babes [Hem And Haw, 9/12] (19)
        "History Of Cheese"
 42: "New Siberia," Antje Duvekot [, 4/12] (19)
        "Sleepy Sea Of Indigo And Blue"
 42: "Small Braveries," Carey Creed [Azalea City, new] (19)
        "You Plant Your Fields"
        "Holdin' Down The Couch"
 48: "Music To My Ears," Ricky Skaggs [Skaggs Family, 9/12] (18)
        "Blue Night"
        "You Can't Hurt Ham"
 48: "Shiver Into Spark," Otter Creek [, 9/12] (18)
        "Ashokan Farewell"
        "Shiver Into Spark"
 48: "Wilderness Songs And Bad Man Ballads," Tim Grimm [Vault, 8/11] (18)
        "Frostbite On The Soul"
 51: "Satellite," Anna Dagmar [, 6/12] (17)
        "Down The Road"
        "So I Chased The Setting Sun"
 51: "Voices From The Other Side," Sandy Cash [Self, 8/12] (17)
        "Gilad's Guitar"
 51: "Waves," Milkdrive [, 6/12] (17)
        "Dear Prudence"
 54: "Brother Sun," Brother Sun [World Wide, 2/11] (16)
        "Come With Me"
        "All I Want Is A Garden"
 54: "Caravan," Burns And Kristy [Trespass, 6/12] (16)
        "Runaway Train"
 54: "The Hills Of Ithaca," The Burns Sisters [Sisters, 7/12] (16)
        "The Hills Of Ithaca"
 54: "A Hundred Years From Now," Neal And Leandra [Uncle Gus, 2/12] (16)
        "A Hundred Years From Now"
 54: "Mercy For The Dispossessed," Geoff Bartley [Magic Crow, 7/12] (16)
        "God Bless The Child"
        "I've Endured"
 59: "In The Time Of Gods," Dar Williams [Razor & Tie, 4/12] (15)
        "I Am The One Who Will Remember Everything"
        "Light And The Sea"
 59: "Some Bright Morning," Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem [Signature, 4/12] (15)
        "I'll Fly Away"
 61: "Promised Land," Gina Forsyth [Waterbug, 2/12] (14)
        "Promised Land"
 61: "Ashes And Roses," Mary Chapin Carpenter [Zoe, 6/12] (14)
        "Chasing What's Already Gone"
        "I Tried Going West"
 61: "Between The Breaks...Live!," Stan Rogers [Fogarty's Cove, 1979] (14)
        "Witch Of The Westmorland"
        "Harris And The Mare"
 61: "Building Characters," Todd Burge [Bunj Jam, 4/12] (14)
        "Blue Monday"
        "Grow Up"
 61: "Catz Of The Colosseum," Jon Vezner [Self, new] (14)
        "I've Got An App For That"
        "Catz Of The Colosseum"
 61: "Cigarettes & Truckstops," Lindi Ortega [Last Gang, new] (14)
        "Day You Die"
        "Demons Don't Get Me Down"
 61: "Golden Hour," Caitlin Canty [Self, 10/12] (14)
        "Southern Man"
 61: "Hundred Dollar Valentine," Chris Smither [Signature, 6/12] (14)
        "What They Say"
 61: "Old Gold," Zoe Muth And The Lost High Rollers [Signature, 7/12] (14)
        "Get It While You Can"
        "Walking The Line"
 61: "Ride," Marc Berger [Real, 6/11] (14)
 61: "Tender Is The Night," Old Man Luedecke [True North, new] (14)
        "I'm Fine"
        "Jonah And The Whale"
 61: "Wilder Girl," Sally Barris [Self, 8/12] (14)
        "Wilder Girl"
        "Angel Of The North"

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12109 airplays from 144 different DJs

1. "False Sir John" (23)
        by Annalivia
        from "The Same Way Down"
2. "Dream In Blue" (22)
        by The Stray Birds
        from "The Stray Birds"
3. "Red Apples And Gold" (20)
        by Gathering Time
        from "Red Apples And Gold"
4. "John The Baptist" (18)
        by Ben Bedford
        from "What We Lost"
4. "Reunion" (18)
        by Lucy Kaplansky
        from "Reunion"
6. "Beauty Way" (17)
        by Lucy Kaplansky
        from "Reunion"
6. "I'm Looking Through You" (17)
        by Lucy Kaplansky
        from "Reunion"
8. "Long Monday" (15)
        by Suzie Brown
        from "Heartstrings"
8. "Scavenger" (15)
        by Lucy Kaplansky
        from "Reunion"
10. "Along The Road" (14)
        by Bill Staines
        from "Beneath Some Lucky Star"
10. "Our Lady Of The Tall Trees" (14)
        by Cahalen Morrison And Eli West
        from "Our Lady Of The Tall Trees"
12. "Stone To Sand" (13)
        by Cahalen Morrison And Eli West
        from "Our Lady Of The Tall Trees"
13. "This Morning I Am Born Again" (12)
        by Lucy Kaplansky
        from "Reunion"
13. "When This Old Hat Was New" (12)
        by Dana And Susan Robinson
        from "American Hornpipe"
15. "Be Kind To A Man While He's Down" (11)
        by The Foghorn String Band
        from "Outshine The Sun"
15. "Bright Sunny South" (11)
        by Annalivia
        from "The Same Way Down"
15. "Duquesne Whistle" (11)
        by Bob Dylan
        from "Tempest"
15. "Go On Ahead And Go Home" (11)
        by Iris DeMent
        from "Sing The Delta"
15. "Great Lakes" (11)
        by John Wort Hannam
        from "Brambles And Thorns"
15. "I've Got An App For That" (11)
        by Jon Vezner
        from "Catz Of The Colosseum"
15. "Loretta" (11)
        by Cahalen Morrison And Eli West
        from "Our Lady Of The Tall Trees"
15. "Sweet Cider" (11)
        by Gathering Time
        from "Red Apples And Gold"
15. "When Fall Comes To New England" (11)
        by Cheryl Wheeler
        from "Driving Home"
24. "Church Street Blues" (10)
        by Cahalen Morrison And Eli West
        from "Our Lady Of The Tall Trees"
24. "Dear Prudence" (10)
        by Milkdrive
        from "Waves"
24. "Delta Time" (10)
        by Hans Theessink & Terry Evans
        from "Delta Time"
24. "Equal Rights" (10)
        by Annabelle Chvostek
        from "Rise"
24. "Night I Learned How Not To Pray" (10)
        by Iris DeMent
        from "Sing The Delta"
24. "There's A Whole Lotta Heaven" (10)
        by Iris DeMent
        from "Sing The Delta"
24. "Wind And Rain" (10)
        by The Stray Birds
        from "The Stray Birds"

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12109 airplays from 144 different DJs

1. Lucy Kaplansky
2. Pete Seeger
3. The Stray Birds
4. Cahalen Morrison And Eli West
5. Ben Bedford
6. Bill Staines
7. Dana And Susan Robinson
8. Annalivia
9. Bob Dylan
9. Iris DeMent
11. The Foghorn String Band
11. Gathering Time
13. John Wort Hannam
14. Annabelle Chvostek
15. Hans Theessink And Terry Evans
16. The Honey Dewdrops
17. Coty Hogue
18. Roy Schneider
19. Kathy Mattea
20. Jimmy Lafave
20. Robin And Linda Williams
20. Stan Rogers
23. Suzie Brown
24. Sons Of The Never Wrong
25. Bobtown
25. Neptune's Car
27. Caroline Herring
27. Chris Brashear
29. Joel Rafael
29. Ry Cooder
31. Rebecca Loebe
31. Tim Grimm
33. Hat Check Girl
33. John McCutcheon
33. Mary Jane Lamond And Wendy MacIsaac
36. Nels Andrews
36. Shawn Taylor
36. Shel
39. Harvey Reid
39. Peter Mulvey
39. Chris Smither
39. Mamuse

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12109 airplays from 144 different DJs

1. Red House
2. Rounder
3. Waterbug
4. Borealis
5. Sugar Hill
6. Appleseed
7. Columbia
8. Signature
9. Compass
10. Nonesuch
11. Vanguard
12. Inspireline/Trebleg
13. Philo
14. Threshold
15. Flying Fish
15. Rural Rhythm
17. Greentrax
17. Warner
19. Shiny Gnu
20. Rebel
21. Arc
21. Capitol
23. Blue Groove
24. Flariella
24. Music Road
24. Smithsonian/Folkways
27. Elektra
28. Dog Boy
28. Inside
30. Trespass
31. Azalea City Recordings
32. Full Light
32. Moraine
32. Razor And Tie
32. Reprise
32. Shanachie
37. Rhino
38. New West
38. True North
40. Green Linnet
40. Perpetual Hoedown
40. Sony

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12109 airplays from 144 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)
Art Menius (WMMT-FM, KY)
Arthur Berman (CiTR-FM, BC)
Arthur Dean (WCNI-FM, CT)
Bill Hahn (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Bill Revill (WESU-FM, CT)
Bill Wagman (KDVS-FM, CA)
Bob Gregory (WRFL-FM, KY)
Bob McWilliams (KANU-FM & KPR, KS)
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)
Clytia Fuller (KZSC-FM, CA)
Colin Fielding (3INR-FM, Australia)
Craig Huegel (WSLR-FM & WMNF-FM, FL)
Dan Alloway (KTEP-FM, TX)
Dan Ross (KACI-FM, OR)
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)
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)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
Jean Geiger (KBCS-FM, WA)
Jeff Boudreau (WCUW-FM, MA)
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)
Jeremy Gosek (WICB-FM, NY)
Jim Blum (WKSU-FM etc, OH)
Jim Dubinsky (WUVT-FM, CA)
Jim Fisher (WGCS-FM, IN)
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 Kalb (WSCL-FM, MD)
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)
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)
Ken Batista (WYEP-FM, PA)
Ken Campbell (WSKG-FM, NY)
Ken Weiner (WESU-FM, CT)
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)
Lee Vengeance (UGFM, Australia)
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)
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)
Nick Barr (WAMC-FM, NY)
Norm Mast (WVPE-FM, IN)
Norman Whitman (WYSO-FM, OH)
Pamela Smith (WPKN-FM, CT)
Paul Hartman (WTMD-FM, MD)
Paul Stamler (KDHX-FM, MO)
Peter Kernast and John Bates (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Peter van Zeijl (Dollard Radio-FM, The Netherlands)
Randall Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
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)
Roz Larman (KPFK-FM & syndicated, CA)
Sean McGowan (KLCC-FM, OR)
Sharon Downes (2MAX-FM, Australia)
Sonja Hedlund (WJFF, NY)
Sonny Ochs (WIOX-FM, NY)
Stephanie Elkins (WPR, WI)
Steve Brockway (KRFC-FM, CO)
Steve Clarke (CHES-FM, ON)
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)
Tamara Lewis (KBCS-FM, WA)
Taylor Caffery (WRKF-FM, LA)
Terry Fatseas (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Thomas Bisard (WNMC-FM, MI)
Tim Forsman (WMHB-FM, ME)
Todd Gross (WFIT-FM, FL)
Tom Coxworth (CKUA-FM, AB)
Tom Druckenmiller (syndicated)
Tom Funk (KGLP-FM, NM)
Tom Leonardi (KZFR-FM, CA)
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