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

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