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

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