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

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