Best bluesy releases of 2012

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33 1/3
1.  33 1/3 by Shemekia Copeland
The list author says:
  "Shemekia's fourth and best album yet, with long-time guitarist Arthur Nielson, superb!"
13.17   Used & New from: 4.21
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Privateering
2.  Privateering by Mark Knopfler
The list author says:
  "Mark's bluesiest ever release with lots of great harp from Kim Wilson"
11.56   Used & New from: 3.79
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (189 customer reviews)

Election Special
3.  Election Special by Ry Cooder
The list author says:
  "Ry bemoans the state of US politics with excellent acoustic and electric slide guitar"
8.29   Used & New from: 5.21
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

And Still I Rise
4.  And Still I Rise by The Heritage Orchestra
The list author says:
  "Blues ancient and modern, with authentic music and great vocals"
9.71   Used & New from: 7.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Let It Burn
5.  Let It Burn by Ruthie Foster
The list author says:
  "Ruthie backed by the Crescent City's top session men for an album of sophisticated blues, soul and gospel"
14.93   Used & New from: 8.12
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Nothin But Love [Limited Edition]
6.  Nothin But Love [Limited Edition] by Robert Cray
The list author says:
  "Beautifully-crafted, consistent set of Robert's trademark laid-back soul blues"
11.99   Used & New from: 8.93
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

Candy Store Kid
7.  Candy Store Kid by Ian Siegal
The list author says:
  "Ian, recorded in Memphis with help from the South's finest, produces an album of authentic sounds with a modern twist"
10.86   Used & New from: 7.50
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Jon Amor Blues Group
8.  Jon Amor Blues Group by Jon Amor Blues Group
The list author says:
  "Jon's new group returns to the kind of riff-laden blues-based rock he played with the Hoax"
8.82   Used & New from: 6.26
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Retro-Active
9.  Retro-Active by Mark Hummel
The list author says:
  "Great blues harp from Mark in a variety of styles, with guitarists Rusty Zinn and Steve Freund"
7.99
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Lord Is Waiting the Devil Is Too
10.  Lord Is Waiting the Devil Is Too by Johnny Sansone
The list author says:
  "Johnny concentrates on playing harmonica with production and guitar from Anders Osborne"
18.93   Used & New from: 8.42
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Hundred Dollar Valentine
11.  Hundred Dollar Valentine by Chris Smither
The list author says:
  "Chris plays old an new songs backed by a band including harp player JImmy Fitting"
7.49
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Deeper in The Well
12.  Deeper in The Well by Eric Bibb
The list author says:
  "Eric recorded in Louisiana with a mixture of old and new blues, folk and gospel songs"
13.41   Used & New from: 7.64
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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