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

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