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

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