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

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