Vinyl LP pressing. 2012 album from the veteran guitarist, singer and songwriter. Election Special is a wake-up call as the United States heads into the fall election season. Cooder produced the album and wrote all of the songs. ('Take Your Hands off It' was co-written with Joachim Cooder). He sings and plays mandolin, guitar, and bass on the album, with Joachim on drums. Arnold McCuller sings harmony vocals on 'Take Your Hands Off It.'