The music of Woody Guthrie dominated the folk radio airplay charts in July, as we marked the centennial of the birth of America’s “Dust Bowl Troubadour.” Woody at 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection (Smithsonian/Folkways) was the top album of the month on folk radio, according to charts compiled by Richard Gillmann from radio playlists submitted to FOLKDJ-L, an electronic discussion group for DJs and others interested in all folk-based music on the radio. Four of the collection’s songs were reportedly among the five most-played by folk DJs during July, while Bob Dylan’s “Song to Woody” was #2.

The July 2012 charts are based on 13,555 airplays from 141 different DJs. The number of spins (airplays) is shown in parentheses.



Top Albums of July 2012

1: “Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection,” Woody Guthrie [Smithsonian/Folkways, new] (110)
“This Land Is Your Land”
“Them Big City Ways”
“I Ain’t Got No Home”
“Jolly Banker”
“Hard Travelin”
“Do Re Mi”
2: “The Promise Of Friday Night,” Twangtown Paramours [Inside Edge, new] (84)
“Widow Of The Mountain”
“Walks Like A Duck”
“Same ‘ol Same ‘ol”
“All The Love I Can Stand”
“The Promise Of Friday Night”
3: “This Land: Woody Guthrie’s America,” John McCutcheon [Appalsongs, 11/11] (79)
“Mail Myself To You”
“This Is Our Country Here”
“This Land Is Your Land”
“Hobo’s Lullaby”
4: “Silver Lining,” The Honey Dewdrops [thehoneydewdrops.com, 6/12] (67)
“One Kind Word”
“Silver Lining”
“Let Me Sing”
“Hills Of My Home”
5: “Red Ducks,” Pesky J. Nixon [peskyjnixon.com, 5/12] (59)
“Wagon Wheel”
“Girls Just Want To Have Fun”
“Talk About Heaven”
“You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere”
6: “Wilderness Songs And Bad Man Ballads,” Tim Grimm [Vault, 8/11] (57)
“China”
“Fruit”
“Salt And Bullets”
“Cover These Bones”
7: “Ribbon Of Highway Endless Skyway,” Various Artists [Music Road, 2008] (56)
“Narration,” Bob Childers
“I Ain’t Got No Home,” Eliza Gilkyson
8: “Ashes And Roses,” Mary Chapin Carpenter [Zoe, 6/12] (49)
“What To Keep And What To Throw Away”
“I Tried Going West”
“Transcendental Reunion”
9: “My Dusty Road,” Woody Guthrie [Rounder, 2009] (38)
“Going Down The Road”
“Hard Travelin”
“Pretty Boy Floyd”
10: “Hundred Dollar Valentine,” Chris Smither [Signature, 6/12] (34)
“What They Say”
“On The Edge”
“All We Need To Know”
10: “Mark Twain: Words And Music,” Various Artists [Mark Twain Museum, 9/11] (34)
“Narration,” Garrison Keillor, Clint Eastwood
“Beautiful Dreamer,” Sheryl Crow
10: “Some Bright Morning,” Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem [Signature, 4/12] (34)
“Hear Jerusalem Moan”
“Crossing The Bar”
“Travelin’ Shoes”
13: “The Beloved Country,” Kevin Brown [Turkey King, new] (32)
“The Beloved Country”
“I Will Take It With Me When I Go”
“Desert Wind”
13: “Prior Convictions,” Grant Peeples [Gatorbone, 5/12] (32)
“Things Have Changed”
“Patriot Act”
15: “Monticello,” The Hard Road Trio [Desert Night, 6/12] (30)
“Beacon”
“Family Secrets”
16: “Carry Me Back,” Old Crow Medicine Show [ATO, new] (28)
“Ain’t It Enough”
“Carry Me Back To Virginia”
“We Don’t Grow Tobacco”
16: “Little Blue Egg,” Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer [Red House, 2/12] (28)
“Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key”
“Gypsy Rose”
18: “Folk Remedies,” Steve Spurgin [Blue Night, new] (27)
“Whiskey Town”
“Sound Of A Distant Thunder”
18: “New Siberia,” Antje Duvekot [antjeduvekot.com, 4/12] (27)
“Ballad Of Fred Noonan”
“Into The City”
20: “Borderland,” The Stray Birds [reverbnation.com/thestraybirds, 3/12] (25)
“Birds Of The Borderland”
“Come Sunday”
“Down In The Willow Garden”
20: “The Ghost Of Woody Guthrie,” Bucky Halker And Andy Dee [Revolting, 6/12] (25)
“Jackhammer John”
“Woody Guthrie’s Union”
20: “Heroes,” Willie Nelson [Legacy, 5/12] (25)
“Come On Up To The House”
“Every Time He Drinks He Thinks Of Her”
20: “In Good Company,” Bill Evans [Native And Fine, 5/12] (25)
“Hard Day’s Night”
“Follow The Drinking Gourd”
24: “Lady On The Green,” Rafe And Clelia Stefanini [Old Willow Tree, 4/12] (24)
“Blues Stay Away From Me”
“Elkhorn Ridge”
24: “Release Your Shrouds,” Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys [Earthwork, new] (24)
“My Side Of The Mountain”
“Querida Tierra”
24: “Tribute To Woody Guthrie,” Various Artists [Warner, 1989] (24)
“Union Maid,” Judy Collins And Pete Seeger
“Oklahoma Hills,” Arlo Guthrie
27: “The Boy From Beaumont,” Cris Cuddy [criscuddy.com, 6/12] (23)
“Better Days”
“The Boy From Beaumont”
27: “Dust Bowl Ballads,” Woody Guthrie [BMG, 2000] (23)
“Tom Joad”
“I Ain’t Got No Home”
29: “Two At A Time,” The Two Man Gentlemen Band [Hearth, 3/12] (22)
“2 Star Motel”
“Shut That Gate”
29: “A Hundred Years From Now,” Neal And Leandra [Uncle Gus, 2/12] (22)
“A Hundred Years From Now”
“One”
29: “Now Take Flight,” Coyote Grace [Mile After Mile, 11/11] (22)
“Goodnight Lady”
“To The River”
32: “Folkways: A Vision Shared,” Various Artists [Columbia, 2008] (21)
“Pretty Boy Floyd,” Bob Dylan
“East Texas Red,” Arlo Guthrie
32: “Lounge,” Hardin Burns [Ithaca, 6/12] (21)
“Underbelly Blues”
“My Perfume”
32: “Makin’ Our House A Honkytonk,” Rachel Harrington [Skinny Dennis, 6/12] (21)
“Hippie In My House”
“Love Him Or Leave Him To Me”
32: “Mermaid Avenue,” Billy Bragg And Wilco [Elektra, 1998] (21)
“California Stars”
“Birds And Ships”
32: “Of Love And Whiskey,” Bethel Steele [bethelsteele.com, 6/12] (21)
“Whiskey”
“Base”
32: “Old Gold,” Zoe Muth And The Lost High Rollers [Signature, new] (21)
“Heart Like A Wheel”
“Country Blues”
38: “All Fall Down,” Shawn Colvin [Nonesuch, 6/12] (20)
“All Fall Down”
“Change Is On The Way”
38: “Lay Down, Lay Low,” The Steel Wheels [thesteelwheels.com, 1/12] (20)
“Breaking Like The Sun”
“Rain In The Valley”
38: “This Land Is Your Land: The Asch Recordings, Vol. 1,” Woody Guthrie [Smithsonian/Folkways, 1997] (20)
“Do Re Mi”
41: “In The Time Of Gods,” Dar Williams [Razor & Tie, 4/12] (19)
“I Am The One Who Will Remember Everything”
“This Earth”
42: “Americana,” Neil Young And Crazy Horse [Reprise, 6/12] (18)
“Wayfarin’ Stranger”
“God Save The Queen”
“This Land Is Your Land”
42: “Even More Songs Of Route 66,” Various Artists [Lazy SOB, new] (18)
“On The Road Again,” Carolyn Wonderland
“Pickin’ California,” Slaid Cleaves
“White Line Fever,” Dale Watson
42: “Light In The Sky,” Red Molly [redmolly.com, 10/11] (18)
“Ghost”
“Walk Beside Me”
42: “Revolutions Per Minute,” Emma’s Revolution [Moving Forward, 11/11] (18)
“Let’s Go Swimming”
“Stand Together”
46: “Hard Travelin': The Asch Recordings, Vol. 3,” Woody Guthrie [Smithsonian/Folkways, 1998] (17)
“Hard Travelin”
“Howdjadoo”
47: “Colors of the Sun: the early songs of Jackson Browne,” Penny Nichols [Pensongs, 5/12] (16)
“These Days”
47: “Graceland,” Paul Simon [Legacy, 1986] (16)
“Graceland”
“Homeless”
47: “Intersection,” Nanci Griffith [Hell No, 4/12] (16)
“Just Another Morning Here”
“High On A Mountain Top”
47: “Joy Ride,” Lisa Haley And The Zydekats [Blue Fiddle, 6/12] (16)
“Pirate’s Tale”
“Who’s Your Crawdaddy”
47: “Promised Land,” Gina Forsyth [Waterbug, 2/12] (16)
“4th Of July”
47: “Rediscovered,” Bonnie Koloc [bonniekoloc.com, 6/12] (16)
“2 Black Guitars”
“Angel From Montgomery”
53: “32 Cents: Postage Due,” Arlo Guthrie With The Dillards [Rising Son, 2009] (15)
“Pastures Of Plenty”
53: “Best Day,” Dala [Compass, 5/12] (15)
“Life On Earth”
53: “The Good Stuff,” Peter Mulvey [Signature, 3/12] (15)
“Everybody Knows”
53: “Pastures Of Plenty: An Austin Celebration Of Woody Guthrie,” Various Artists [Dejadisc, 1994] (15)
“Ramblin’ ’round,” Sarah Elizabeth Campbell
53: “Roadside Attractions,” Chris Lavancher [chrislavancher.bandcamp.com, 5/12] (15)
“Circus Nights”
53: “The Songs Of Woody Guthrie, Vol. 1 & 2,” Joel Rafael [Inside, 2009] (15)
“Don’t Kill My Baby And My Son”
53: “Traveler,” Jerry Douglas [Entertainment One, 6/12] (15)
“Frozen Fields”
“On A Monday”
53: “Wonder Wheel,” Klezmatics [Jmg, 2007] (15)
“Gonna Get Through This World”
“Mermaid Avenue”
61: “Bob Dylan,” Bob Dylan [Columbia, 1962] (14)
“Song To Woody”
61: “The Fence,” Brian Kalinec [Berkalin, 5/12] (14)
“Carla Moore”
“Stranger In This Line”
61: “Follow Me Down,” Sarah Jarosz [Sugar Hill, 5/11] (14)
“Annabelle Lee”
61: “New Multitudes,” Jay Farrar, Will Johnson, Anders Parker, Yim Yames [Rounder, 2/12] (14)
“New Multitudes”
“Fly High”
61: “Son Of The Wind,” Arlo Guthrie [Rising Son, 1992] (14)
“Dead Or Alive”
“Woody’s Rag/Hard Work”
61: “Voice Of Ages,” The Chieftains [Hear, 2/12] (14)
“Hard Times Come Again No More”
67: “Between The Breaks…Live!,” Stan Rogers [Fogarty’s Cove, 1979] (13)
“Barrett’s Privateers”
“Witch Of The Westmorland”
67: “Gravity,” Moors & McCumber [Self, 5/12] (13)
“Gravity”
67: “The Greatest Songs Of Woody Guthrie,” Various Artists [Vanguard, 1991] (13)
“Deportee,” Cisco Houston
67: “Hello Mr. Death And Other Love Songs,” David Hawkins [Self, 6/12] (13)
“Hello Mr. Death”
67: “Leaving Eden,” Carolina Chocolate Drops [Nonesuch, 2/12] (13)
“Ruby Are You Mad At Your Man”
67: “Nobody Knows You,” Steep Canyon Rangers [Rounder, 4/12] (13)
“Knob Creek”
67: “Old Doors New Worlds,” Dovetail [Azalea City, new] (13)
“Dream For Dorothea”
67: “One Virginia Night,” Andrew McKnight And Beyond Borders [Catalooch, new] (13)
“Safe Home”
67: “Rooster Rag,” Little Feat [Rounder, new] (13)
“Way Down Under”
67: “Scratch Gravel Road,” Special Consensus [Compass, 3/12] (13)
“Sea Of Heartbreak”
67: “Together,” Carrie Elkin And Danny Schmidt [Red House, new] (13)
“Company Of Friends”
“Swing From A Note”
67: “Vicksburg Blues,” Butch Thompson And Pat Donohue [Red House, new] (13)
“Midnight Hour Blues”
67: “We Have Made A Spark,” Rose Cousins [Old Farm Pony, 2/12] (13)
“Darkness”
“Shell”
67: “Woodyboye,” Joel Rafael Band [Appleseed, 2005] (13)
“Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key”

Top Songs of July 2012

1. “This Land Is Your Land” (33)
by Woody Guthrie
from “Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection”
also “My Dusty Road”
2. “Song To Woody” (25)
by Bob Dylan
from “Bob Dylan”
also “Best Of The Original Mono Recordings”
3. “Hard Travelin” (23)
by Woody Guthrie
from “Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection”
also “Hard Travelin': The Asch Recordings, Vol. 3″
4. “I Ain’t Got No Home” (21)
by Woody Guthrie
from “Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection”
also “Dust Bowl Ballads”
5. “Them Big City Ways” (18)
by Woody Guthrie
from “Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection”
6. “China” (15)
by Tim Grimm
from “Wilderness Songs And Bad Man Ballads”
6. “Do Re Mi” (15)
by Woody Guthrie
from “Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection”
8. “Narration” (14)
by Bob Childers
from “Ribbon Of Highway Endless Skyway”
8. “Jolly Banker” (14)
by Woody Guthrie
from “Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection”
8. “One Kind Word” (14)
by The Honey Dewdrops
from “Silver Lining”
8. “Widow Of The Mountain” (14)
by Twangtown Paramours
from “The Promise Of Friday Night”
12. “Pastures Of Plenty” (13)
by Woody Guthrie
from “Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection”
12. “Wagon Wheel” (13)
by Pesky J. Nixon
from “Red Ducks”
12. “Walks Like A Duck” (13)
by Twangtown Paramours
from “The Promise Of Friday Night”
15. “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels” (11)
by Kitty Wells
from “American Roots Music”
15. “Mail Myself To You” (11)
by John McCutcheon
from “This Land: Woody Guthrie’s America”
15. “Peace Call” (11)
by Eliza Gilkyson
from “Land Of Milk And Honey”
15. “Same ‘ol Same ‘ol” (11)
by Twangtown Paramours
from “The Promise Of Friday Night”
15. “Silver Lining” (11)
by The Honey Dewdrops
from “Silver Lining”
15. “Things Have Changed” (11)
by Grant Peeples
from “Prior Convictions”
15. “This Is Our Country Here” (11)
by John McCutcheon
from “This Land: Woody Guthrie’s America”
15. “Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key” (11)
by Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
from “Little Blue Egg”
23. “Chains” (10)
by Twangtown Paramours
from “The Promise Of Friday Night”
23. “Company Of Friends” (10)
by Carrie Elkin And Danny Schmidt
from “Together”
23. “Going Down The Road” (10)
by Woody Guthrie
from “My Dusty Road”
23. “The Promise Of Friday Night” (10)
by Twangtown Paramours
from “The Promise Of Friday Night”
23. “This Land Is Your Land” (10)
by Arlo Guthrie
from “30-2 Cents”
23. “This Land Is Your Land” (10)
by John McCutcheon
from “This Land: Woody Guthrie’s America”
23. “What To Keep And What To Throw Away” (10)
by Mary Chapin Carpenter
from “Ashes And Roses”