1. Uncloudy Day by Willie Nelson on The Essential Willie Nelson (Sony)
  2. Naomi by Allen Toussaint on 25 Best of Allen Toussaint (Rew Records)
  3. It Isn't Nice by Barbara Dane and the Chamber Brothers on Barbara Dane and the Chamber Brothers (Smithsonian Folkways)
  4. Give Him Cornbread by Beau Jocque and his Zydeco Hi-Rollers on Classics (Rounder)
  5. You are Not Alone by Mavis Staples on You Are Not Alone (Anti)
  6. If It Hadn't Been for Love by The Steeldrivers on The Steeldrivers (Rounder)
  7. Lost Highway by Hank Williams on 20th Century Masters: Best of Hank Williams (UMG)
  8. Crowley Waltz by Luderin Darbone and the Hackberry Ramblers on Cajun Champs (Smithsonian Folkways)
  9. Step by Step by Jesse Winchester on And all the Pieces Matter: Five Years of Music from The Wire (Nonesuch Records)
  10. The Bible's Right by Sister O.M. Terrell on Sister O.M. Terrell (Death is not the End)
  11. Dry Bone Shuffle by Blind Blake on Rough Guide to Blind Blake (World Music Network)
  12. Hang It On The Wall by Charley Patton on Jack of All Trades (Suncoast Music)
  13. Fruits of my Labor by Lucinda Williams on World Without Tears (UMG)
  14. If You’ve Got the Money I’ve Got the Time by Lefty Frizzell on Look What Thoughts Will Do (Sony)
  15. La Grange by Kenny Blackwell on Foggy Mountain Breakdown: 20 Bluegrass Classics (CMH Records)
  16. Sometimes I Think I Love You by Memphis Jug Band on American Epic: the Best of Memphis Jug Band (Sony)
  17. the Nearness of You by Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald on Ella and Louis (UMG)
  18. Shu Rah by Fats Domino on The Complete Imperial Singles (Capitol)
  19. When the Cactus is in Bloom by Bill Monroe on Saw the Light: the Bill Monroe Essential Collection (Archive)
  20. The Wurlitzer Prize by Kacey Musgraves on Outlaw: Celebrating the Music of Waylon Jennings (Blackbird Production Partners)
  21. Every Day Is Not A Party by Tim Higgins on Blight (Folk Victorian Records)
  22. Sophisticated Cissy by The Meters on Funkify Your Life (Rhino)
  23. Dying Crapshooters Blues by Blind Willie McTell on Atlanta Twelve String (Atlantic)
  24. Able Mabel by Mable John on the Complete Stax Singles 1959-1968 (Warner)
  25. You Know My Love by Otis Rush on Willie Dixon: the Chess Box (UMG)
  26. Jim Dandy by LaVern Baker on This is Soul (Warner)
  27. Stand Up by Al Green (Fat Possum)
  28. Make Me Yours by Bettye Swann on Wanted Soul (Wagram Music)
  29. Pagin' the Devil by Lester Young and the Kansas City Six on the Kansas City Sessions (Verve)
  30. Oh Louisiana by Chuck Berry on San Francisco Dues (Geffen)
  31. Naked If I Want To by Cat Power on Jukebox (Matador)
  32. Blue Smoke by Dolly Parton on Blue Smoke (Dolly Records)
  33. Trucker Speed by Fred Eaglesmith on 6 Volts (Sweetwater Music)
  34. Line of Sight by Plains on I Walked With You A Ways (Anti)
  35. I Like it Like That by Chris Kenner on New Orleans Party: Soul, Cajun and Zydeco (Warner)
  36. Snake Song by Townes van Zandt on Sky Blue (Fat Possum)
  37. Kingdom of Thunder by Sun Ra and His Arkestra on Exotica (Sun Ra LLC)