Best of 2012: Fred Rudofsky, Part II

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

Tim Livingston
Pete Mason
Gene Sennes
Stanley Johnson

J Hunter
M.R. Poulopoulos
Fred Rudofsky
Richard Brody
Timothy Reidy

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