Folkdj-l Top Canadian Albums 2009

This posting is the second part of an examination of the 2009 airplay received by Canadian performers as playlisted on the Folkdj-l listserve.


1. The Wailin’ Jennys “Live At The Mauch Chunk Opera House” (266)
2. Jesse Winchester “Love Filling Station” (206)
3. James Keelaghan “House Of Cards” (193)
4. Bop Ensemble “Between Trains” (151)
5. James Hill & Anne Davison “True Love Don’t Weep” (148)
6. Dala “Everyone Is Someone” (146)
7. Bruce Cockburn “Slice O Life: Live Solo” (133)
8. Kim Beggs “Wanderer’s Paean” (132)
9. Nathan Rogers “Gauntlet” (129)
10. Crabtree & Mills “Freedom” (114)
11. Cori Brewster “Buffalo Street” (111)
12. Janet Bates “The Little Spinner” (105)
13. Jory Nash “New Blue Day” (101)
14. Catherine MacLellan “Water In The Ground” (90)
15. Maria Dunn “The Peddler” (88)
16. The Duhks “Fast Paced World” (84)*
17. Buffy Sainte-Marie “Running For The Drum” (83)
18. Beyond The Pale “Postcards” (81)
April Verch “Steal The Blue” (81)*
19. Annabelle Chvostek “Resilience” (77)*
20. Le Vent Du Nord “Mesdames Et Messieurs!” (74)
21. Neko Case “Middle Cyclone” (62)
22. Jon Brooks “Moth Nor Rust” (58)
23. Stan Rogers “Between The Breaks…Live!” (57)*
24. Various Artists “These Times” (56)
25. Kendel Carson “Alright Dynamite” (55)
26. Jim Byrnes “My Walking Stick” (53)
27. Oliver Schroer “Hymns And Hers” (52)
28. Ray Bonneville “Goin’ By Feel” (51)*
Various Artists “Things About Comin’ My Way (51)
29. Genticorum “La Bibournoise” (48)
Le Vent Du Nord “La Part Du Feu” (48)
30. Madison Violet “No Fool For Trying” (47)
31. Good Lovelies “Good Lovelies” (46)
32. Lynne Hanson “Eleven Months” (45)*
The Wailin’ Jennys “40 Days” (45)*
33. Lee Harvey Osmond “Quiet Evil” (44)
Rob Lutes “Truth And Fiction” (44)
Stan Rogers “Northwest Passage” (44)*
34. Chris Coole “Old Dog” (43)
The Duhks “Migrations” (43)*
David Francey “The Waking Hour” (42)*
Oliver Schroer “Camino” (42)
35. The Wailin’ Jennys “Firecracker” (41)*
36. Leonard Cohen “Live In London” (40)
No Shit Shirleys “Nutrify” (40)
37. Romi Mayes “Achin’ In Yer Bones” (39)
Loreena McKennitt “A Midwinter Night’s Dream” (39)*
38. John Wort Hannam “Queen’s Hotel” (38)
39. Blackie & The Rodeo Kings “Swinging From The Chains Of Love” (37)
The Duhks “The Duhks” (37)*
Dan McKinnon “Just Another Day” (37)*

The following information is gleaned from the complete surveys posted by Richard Gillmann found on his own website at http://www.nwfolk.com Richard cut off his albums list at 37 plays.

The date of release for particular albums and songs will have an impact on how much airplay they will attain in a given year. Some albums in the list below were released in the fall while others go back years, and in some cases, decades. Stan Rogers‘ “Between The Breaks…Live!” has appeared on this list for nine years and many others have appeared several times.

The following albums by Canadian performers received the most airplay on Folkdj-l in 2009. As might be expected, these albums feature many of the songs in the top song list to follow.

“What I Know” by Tom Rush was the #1 international album with 411 plays. The Wailin’ Jennys‘ “Live At The Mauch Chunk Opera House” came in at #10 on the international list.

Albums noted with a * after the number of plays, appeared on last year’s list.

Vic Bell is the artistic director of Calgary’s Nickelodeon Music Club. He’s been tracking Canadian performer airplay on folkdj-l since 1996.

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