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

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13359 airplays from 151 different DJs

  1: "Carpenter And May," Carpenter And May [Violin Shop, new] (68)
        "We Can Work It Out"
        "Cherokee Shuffle"
        "If You're Ever In Oklahoma"
        "Isle Of Inishmore/Dance With Me"
  2: "Legacy," Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band [Compass, 9/10] (59)
        "Jailer Jailer"
        "So Good"
        "Lord Hamilton's Yearling"
  3: "Red Horse," Red Horse [Red House, 7/10] (55)
        "Wayfaring Stranger"
        "Blue Chalk"
        "I Am A Child"
  4: "Strawberry Moon," Neptune's Car [Self, new] (50)
        "Lighthouse Keeper"
        "Follow This Highway"
        "Strawberry Moon"
  5: "High Road Home," Jack Williams [Wind River, 7/10] (45)
        "Atlantis Goin' Down"
        "High Road Home"
        "Pumphouse Blues"
  5: "Red Wine," Hey Mavis [Stellada, 7/10] (45)
        "Red Light"
        "Red Wine"
        "Knock Me Off My Feet"
        "Tell Me Lover True"
  7: "All The Good Summers," Andrew And Noah Van Norstrand [Great Bear, 5/10] (37)
        "Samuel Mason"
        "Where Should I Go"
  7: "The Last Black And White TV," Terence Martin [Good Dog, 6/10] (37)
        "Last Black And White Tv"
        "Miles From Here"
        "Rivers Still Rising"
  9: "Altar Of The Bottom Line," Tom Juravich [Finnegan, 2007] (34)
        "Altar Of The Bottom Line"
        "Factory Of Broken Dreams"
        "Immigrants Like Me"
  9: "Shine Right Through The Dark," Matt Watroba [Yellow Room, new] (34)
        "They Used To Play Baseball Here"
        "Lifetime Love"
        "Saint Of Warren Avenue"
 11: "Butcher Holler: A Tribute To Loretta Lynn," Eilen Jewell [Signature, 7/10] (33)
        "You Wanna Give Me A Lift"
 11: "Chicken And Egg," Tim O'Brien [Howdy Skies, 7/10] (33)
        "Old Joe"
 11: "We're All Here," Various Artists [Tribes Hill, new] (33)
        "Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning," Red Molly
        "Ring The Bells," Susan Kane
 14: "The Last Star," Heidi Talbot [Compass, new] (31)
        "Shepherd Lad"
        "Willie Taylor"
        "The Last Star"
 15: "Another Day's Journey," Ken Whiteley [Borealis, new] (30)
        "Another Day's Journey"
        "Old Wind Blow"
 15: "Chocolate Paper Suites," Krista Detor [Tightrope, new] (30)
        "Lorca In Barcelona"
        "All To Do With The Moon"
 15: "Some Strange Country," Crooked Still [Signature, 5/10] (30)
        "You Got The Silver"
        "Half Of What We Know"
        "Golden Vanity"
 15: "Take A Trip With Me," Enoch Kent [Borealis, new] (30)
        "Old Time Songs"
        "Pawnshop Window"
        "Bonnie Susie Cleland"
 19: "Two," Chapin Sisters [Lake Bottom, new] (29)
        "Digging A Hole"
        "Sweet Light"
        "Left All Alone"
 19: "Courage," Si Kahn [Strictly Country, 5/10] (29)
        "Playing The Old Songs"
 21: "Band Of Joy," Robert Plant [Rounder, new] (28)
        "Angel Dance"
        "Central 2-0-9"
        "Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down"
 21: "Between The Hollow And The High-Rise," Kathy Kallick Band [Live Oak, 5/10] (28)
        "Where Is My Little Cabin Home"
        "Girl Next Door"
 21: "For Honour And For Gain," Finest Kind [Fallen Angle, new] (28)
        "Riley Boys"
        "Bully In The Alley"
 21: "Harlem River Blues," Justin Townes Earle [Bloodshot, new] (28)
        "Harlem River Blues"
        "Working For The Mta"
 25: "James," Red Molly [Self, 2/10] (26)
        "Gulf Coast Highway"
        "You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive"
 25: "No Better Than This," John Mellencamp [Rounder, 8/10] (26)
        "No Better Than This"
        "Thinking About You"
 27: "Dream Attic," Richard Thompson [Shout Factory, new] (25)
        "Brother Slips Away"
        "Money Shuffle"
 27: "Should Have Known," Yvette Landry [Self, 6/10] (25)
        "Better Days"
        "Blue Moon Girl"
 27: "Tumblin' Home," US 32 [Anthony Ave, 8/10] (25)
        "Credit Cards"
        "Hamer House"
 27: "Western Country," Caleb Klauder [Padre, 9/10] (25)
        "Worn Out Shoes"
        "Been On The Line"
 31: "Safe Upon The Shore," Great Big Sea [Self, 7/10] (24)
        "Long Life"
        "Good People"
        "Safe Upon The Shore"
 31: "The Twangtown Paramours," The Twangtown Paramours [Inside, 6/10] (24)
        "Might As Well Be You"
 33: "Battle Of Prestonpans 1745," Various Artists [Greentrax, new] (23)
        "Johnnie Cope," Ceolbeg With Davy Steele
        "Sound The Pibroch," Panel Beaters
 33: "Bless My Sole," Angel Band [Appleseed, 7/10] (23)
        "Didn't See It Coming"
        "Bless My Soul"
 33: "Pianomandonation," Greg Klyma [Self, new] (23)
        "Kale Store"
        "Static On The Airwaves"
        "Good Work"
 33: "The Road That Leads Me Home," L. J. Booth [Firefly Jar, 9/09] (23)
        "Hills Of Morning"
        "Light Of The Pearl"
 37: "Dreams In America," Luka Bloom [Compass, new] (22)
        "Bridge Of Sorrow"
        "Acoustic Motorbike"
 37: "Unpredictable," John McVey [Self, 8/10] (22)
        "Just Like Heaven"
        "Leave A Little Mark"
 39: "A Crooked Road," Darrell Scott [Full Light, 5/10] (21)
        "A Crooked Road"
        "Long Wide Open Road"
 39: "The Day After Everything Changed," Ellis Paul [Black Wolf, 1/10] (21)
        "Hurricane Angel"
        "Rose Tattoo"
 39: "Once The Sun Goes Down," Lynne Hanson [Self, new] (21)
        "Off This Train"
 39: "Whinin' Boy," Ernie Hawkins [Corona, new] (21)
        "There Is A Table In Heaven"
        "Vicksburg Blues"
 43: "Acoustic Rainbow 37," Various Artists [Poetman, new] (20)
        "English Is Cuh-Ray-Zee," Pete Seeger
        "Legacy," Raison D'etre
 43: "Highway 71," 3 Penny Acre [Second String, 7/10] (20)
        "Ezra's Place"
        "Highway 71"
 43: "Love Still Remains," Sherry Austin [Barking Topiary, 7/10] (20)
        "September Song"
 43: "Saints And Sinners," Mollie O'Brien And Rich Moore [Remington Road, 9/10] (20)
        "Keep It Clean"
        "Everything I've Got"
 47: "Built Right On The Ground," Andy Cohen [Earwig, 5/10] (19)
        "Cairo Blues"
        "Built Right On The Ground"
 47: "Close-Up Vol. 1, Love Songs," Suzanne Vega [Amanuensis, 6/10] (19)
        "Marlene On The Wall"
 47: "Master Sessions," Eric Brace And Peter Cooper [Red Beet, new] (19)
        "Wait A Minute"
        "I Wish We Had Our Time Again"
 47: "Paper Boats," The Yayas [Self, new] (19)
 51: "Once," Once [Borealis, new] (18)
        "Coming Back To You"
        "3 Fishers"
 51: "People Once Were Welcome Here," Steve Deasy [Self, new] (18)
        "Let Me Make Peace"
        "People Once Were Welcome Here"
 53: "From The Fire," Paul Kamm And Eleanore MacDonald [Freewheel, 6/10] (17)
        "Quiet Voices"
        "If You Hadn't Been Lucky"
 53: "Reckless," The Steeldrivers [Rounder, new] (17)
        "Can You Run"
        "Good Corn Liquor"
 53: "Song Up In Her Head," Sarah Jarosz [Sugar Hill, 6/09] (17)
        "Come On Up To The House"
        "Edge Of A Dream"
 53: "Songs From The Road," Leonard Cohen [Columbia, new] (17)
 57: "Blue Dress," Shannon Heaton [Self, new] (16)
        "Dennis Watson's"
 57: "The Garden," Ruth Moody [Red House, 4/10] (16)
        "The Garden"
        "Closer Now"
 57: "It All Comes Back To Love," Stephanie Bettman And Luke Halpin [Fiddlin' Lizard, 8/10] (16)
        "Fiddler's Bend"
 57: "Little Bit Of Grace," The Blackberry Bushes [Self, new] (16)
        "Salt Creek"
 57: "October Valentine," Chris Kokesh [Self, 7/10] (16)
 57: "Rise As One," Joe Jencks [Turtle Bear, 2005] (16)
        "We Do The Work"
 57: "You Are Not Alone," Mavis Staples [Anti, new] (16)
        "You Are Not Alone"
        "Creep Along Moses"
 64: "Songs From Sing Out! V. 53#3," Various Artists [Self, new] (15)
        "Oil Song -2010," Steve Forbert
 65: "Genuine Negro Jig," Carolina Chocolate Drops [Nonesuch, 2/10] (14)
        "Snowden's Jig"
 65: "Homemade Haircut," Truckstop Honeymoon [Squirrel, 6/10] (14)
        "Burlington Northern Santa Fe"
 65: "Intrepid," Lisa Bigwood [Mothers Girl, 12/09] (14)
        "Cold Mountain River"
        "Iris And Rose"
 68: "Able Baker Charlie And Dog," Joe Crookston [Self, 2008] (13)
        "Bird By Bird"
        "Hands Metal And Wood"
 68: "Balancing Act," Natasha Borzilova [Hadley, new] (13)
 68: "Dogwood Winter," Steve Gulley And Tim Stafford [Rural Rhythm, new] (13)
        "16 Cents"
 68: "Dump The Bosses Off Your Back," Anne Feeney [Self, 2008] (13)
        "How Much For The Life Of A Miner?"
        "We Fought Back"
 68: "Farm Songs," Tim Grimm [Vault, 12/09] (13)
        "Autumn Garden"
        "So It Goes"
 68: "God Willin' And The Creek Don't Rise," Ray Lamontagne And The Pariah Dogs [RCA, new] (13)
        "Beg, Steal Or Borrow"
        "This Love Is Over"
 68: "Resurrection Blues," Ernest Troost [Travelin' Shoes, 10/09] (13)
        "Blackwater River"

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13359 airplays from 151 different DJs

1. "Lighthouse Keeper" (16)
        by Neptune's Car
        from "Strawberry Moon"
2. "Jailer Jailer" (15)
        by Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band
        from "Legacy"
3. "We Can Work It Out" (12)
        by Carpenter And May
        from "Carpenter And May"
4. "Harlem River Blues" (11)
        by Justin Townes Earle
        from "Harlem River Blues"
5. "Another Day's Journey" (10)
        by Ken Whiteley
        from "Another Day's Journey"
5. "Last Black And White Tv" (10)
        by Terence Martin
        from "The Last Black And White TV"
5. "Raven" (10)
        by Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band
        from "Legacy"
5. "Red Light" (10)
        by Hey Mavis
        from "Red Wine"
9. "Cherokee Shuffle" (9)
        by Carpenter And May
        from "Carpenter And May"
9. "High Road Home" (9)
        by Jack Williams
        from "High Road Home"
9. "If You're Ever In Oklahoma" (9)
        by Carpenter And May
        from "Carpenter And May"
9. "Red Wine" (9)
        by Hey Mavis
        from "Red Wine"
9. "They Used To Play Baseball Here" (9)
        by Matt Watroba
        from "Shine Right Through The Dark"
9. "Wayfaring Stranger" (9)
        by Red Horse
        from "Red Horse"
15. "Altar Of The Bottom Line" (8)
        by Tom Juravich
        from "Altar Of The Bottom Line"
15. "Atlantis Goin' Down" (8)
        by Jack Williams
        from "High Road Home"
15. "Blue Chalk" (8)
        by Red Horse
        from "Red Horse"
15. "Credit Cards" (8)
        by US 32
        from "Tumblin' Home"
15. "Custodian" (8)
        by Si Kahn
        from "Courage"
15. "Kale Store" (8)
        by Greg Klyma
        from "Pianomandonation"
15. "Samuel Mason" (8)
        by Andrew And Noah Van Norstrand
        from "All The Good Summers"
15. "So Good" (8)
        by Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band
        from "Legacy"
15. "Sweet Light" (8)
        by Chapin Sisters
        from "Two"
15. "Wait A Minute" (8)
        by Eric Brace And Peter Cooper
        from "Master Sessions"
15. "What A Wonderful World" (8)
        by Carpenter And May
        from "Carpenter And May"
15. "Whiskey Before Breakfast" (8)
        by Carpenter And May
        from "Carpenter And May"

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13359 airplays from 151 different DJs

1. Carpenter And May
2. Si Kahn
3. Jack Williams
4. Tim O'Brien
5. Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band
6. Red Horse
7. Neptune's Car
8. Hey Mavis
9. Pete Seeger
10. John McCutcheon
11. Crooked Still
12. Chapin Sisters
12. Red Molly
12. Terence Martin
12. Tom Juravich
16. Andrew And Noah Van Norstrand
16. Krista Detor
16. Richard Thompson
19. Leonard Cohen
19. Matt Watroba
21. Bob Dylan
21. Finest Kind
23. Great Big Sea
23. Heidi Talbot
25. Anne Feeney
25. Eilen Jewell
25. Ellis Paul
25. Greg Brown
25. Ken Whiteley
30. Stan Rogers
31. Bill Monroe
31. Enoch Kent
33. Caleb Klauder
34. Joe Jencks
34. Justin Townes Earle
34. Kathy Kallick Band
37. Angel Band
37. Guy Clark
37. John Gorka
37. Robert Plant
37. Woody Guthrie

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13359 airplays from 151 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Red House
3. Compass
4. Sugar Hill
5. Signature
6. Borealis
7. Columbia
8. Smithsonian/Folkways
9. Appleseed
10. Greentrax
11. Vanguard
12. Philo
13. Warner
14. Flying Fish
14. Green Linnet
16. Rural Rhythm
17. Shanachie
18. Violin Shop
18. Waterbug
20. Wind River
21. Capitol
22. RCA
22. Strictly Country
22. Yellow Room
25. Sony
26. Nonesuch
27. Rebel
28. Bear Family
28. Rhino
30. Good Dog
31. Fallen Angle
32. Inside
33. Folk-Legacy
33. Howdy Skies
33. Tribes Hill
36. Topic
37. Poetman
37. Red Beet
39. Elektra
39. Shout Factory

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13359 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)
Bob Weiser (WBRS-FM & WOMR-FM, MA)
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)
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)
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)
Greg Shaya (WCWS-FM, OH)
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)
Joe Colvin (WYSO-FM, OH)
Joe Gierlach (WRFL-FM, KY)
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 Mazza (WNHU-FM, CT)
John McLaughlin (WMUC-FM, MD)
John Platt (WFUV-FM, NY)
John Trout (WYEP-FM, PA)
Jon 'Chip' Colcord (WNEC-FM, NH)
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)
Kevin Elliott (WEFT-FM, IL)
Kevin Vance (KALW-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)
Mel DeYoung (WPSU-FM, PA)
Michael Alzo (WSLU-FM, NY)
Michael Benson (WPKN-FM, CT)
Michael Stock (WLRN-FM, FL)
Mike Fitzgerald (WEBR, VA)
Mitch Park (Kidnappers, New Zealand)
Nancy Scott (KRVM-FM, OR)
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)
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)
Rhonda J. Miller (WXIN-FM, RI)
Rich Warren (WFMT-FM, XM & syndicated, IL)
Richard Gillmann (KBCS-FM, WA)
Robert Resnik (VPR, VT)
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                        
Tuesday "The Outskirts" Noon-3pm           
KBCS (91.3 FM) - Bellevue, WA