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Jim Cuddy

Blue Rodeo singer/guitarist Jim Cuddy represents half of one of Canada's most celebrated songwriting partnerships. The frontman for that juggernaut of a country rock band (with '60s psychedelic pop oozing out of its pores) is also one of the finest vocalists of his generation, with perfect pitch and a high clear tone that can swing from heart-piercing country balladry to dynamic blue-eyed soul. Cuddy, who met future songwriting partner Greg Keelor in high school in Ontario, was influenced as a teenager by singer/songwriters like Dylan, Jackson Brown, Gordon Lightfoot, and Kris Kristofferson, as well as by British Invasion groups. After university, Keelor and Cuddy started a punk-pop band called the Hi Fis. In 1981, the two moved to New York, and started a new band, Fly to France. After that group failed, Cuddy and Keelor decided to record a demo of their compositions, which included such later celebrated Blue Rodeo compositions as "Try," "Outskirts," and "Rose Coloured Glasses." In 1984, they moved back to Toronto, where a country-flavored "lonesome highway" sound was developing in the clubs, and sent the tape around. Through friends and newspaper ads the two formed the group that would become Blue Rodeo, whose highly lauded first effort, Outskirts, came out in 1986. In 1998, in between extensive touring with the Rodeo, Cuddy released his solo debut, All in Time. Recorded at Toronto's Chemical Sound, the album featured Blue Rodeo bassist Bazil Donovan and keyboardist James Gray as well as a duet with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy ("I'll Make Believe It's You") and appearances by Sarah Harmer and Michelle McAdorey. ~ Erik Hage
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Jim Cuddy

  1.   Song
  2.   Whistler
  3.   With You
  4.   Wash Me Down
  5.   Still Want You
  6.   Everyone Watched the Wedding
  7.   What She Said
  8.   Maybe Sometime
  9.   Making My Way to You
  10.   Slide Through Your Hands
  11.   Disappointment
  12.   How in the World
  13.   Will I Be Waiting
  14.   Regular Days
  15.   I'll Make Believe It's You
  16.   Water's Running High
  17.   New Year's Eve
  18.   Countrywide Soul
  19.   Pull Me Through
  20.   Everybody Cries
  21.   All in Time
  22.   Do Right Woman, Do Right Man
  23.   Too Many Hands
  24.   Banks of the 49
  25.   Watch Yourself Go Down
  26.   Don't Know That Much
  27.   Second Son
  28.   Married Again
  29.   She Gets Down
  30.   City Birds
  31.   Ready To Fall
  32.   Skyscraper Soul
  33.   Falling
  34.   One Fine Day
  35.   Stagger In
  36.   What Is So Wrong
  37.   Trouble
  38.   All I Need
  39.   The Light That Guides You Home

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