Best of 2012: Fred Rudofsky, Part II

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Dr. John: Locked Down Top Albums of 2012 Story by Fred Rudofsky Here’s my list: 1. Locked DownDr. John 2. Election SpecialRy Cooder 3. Jet SetLos Straitjackets 4. Thankful ‘n’ ThoughtfulBettye LaVette 5. Live at Billy Bob’s TexasBilly Joe Shaver 6. Pound of DirtSister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds 7. Big StationAlejandro Escovedo 8. Nashville Vol. 1: Tear the Woodpile DownMarty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives 9. HellfireJoe Louis Walker 10. “Treme,” Season 2: Music from the HBO Original Series – various artists 11. A Distant SoundGrainbelt 12. Catbirds Say YeahThe Catbirds Fred Rudofsky: Best of 2012 13. Jump StartLil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials 14. Everybody’s Talkin’Tedeschi Trucks Band 15. Twenty DozenDirty Dozen Brass Band 16. I Like to Keep Myself in PainKelly Hogan 17. Temple BeautifulChuck Prophet 18. Hundred Dollar ValentineChris Smither 19. Nothin’ but Lovethe Robert Cray Band 20. Waiting for the Phone to Ringthe Chris O’Leary Blues Band 21. Gospel PlowElizabeth Cook 22. Go On Now, You Can’t Stay HereThe Wandering 23. Bring It on HomeJoan Osborne 24. PlentyWalt Wilkins 25. Larry Brown AmenMissing Cats Favorite re-issue of the year: Kiko: 20th Anniversary EditionLos Lobos MORE OF NIPPERTOWN’S BEST OF 2012 LISTS Tim Livingston Pete Mason Gene Sennes Stanley Johnson J Hunter M.R. Poulopoulos Fred Rudofsky Richard Brody Timothy Reidy

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