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

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