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Sass Jordan


It's got to be strange for a performer to have their most commercially successful effort on somebody else's album. In '92, Canadian Rock singer Sass Jordan performed a duet with Joe Cocker on "Trust In Me" for the soundtrack of The Bodyguard, a film starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner. The Houston dominated soundtrack featured her signature song "I Will Always Love You," written by Dolly Parton, and sold millions of copies worldwide becoming one of the most popular soundtracks in history.

Jordan, who was born in Birmingham, England but grew up in Montreal, began her recording career four years earlier with her album, "Tell Somebody." The set won a Juno Award while the title track and "Double Trouble" were Top 20 Canadian hits.

Jordan's next two albums, '92's "Racine" (French for 'roots') and '94's "Rats" were her biggest commercial successes, though in the U.S. both albums stalled in the lower reaches of the Billboard 200.

However, "Racine" earned Billboard's Album Rock's Top Female Artist honor in '92. "High Road To Easy" and the ballad "Sun's Gonna Rise," both on "Rats," proved to be her highest charting Canadian hits, peaking at #9 and #7, respectively.

Despite the lack of U.S. chart impact, Jordan's songs were featured on numerous television shows, including Melrose Place, Party Of Five and Baywatch. Jordan also found an outlet in acting playing Janis Joplin in the off-Broadway hit, "Love Janis" and making a guest appearance on NBC's Sisters (in an espisode titled "Cold Turkey"). She was also featured in the Toronto and Winnipeg productions of "The Vagina Monologues."






'97 saw the release of "Present," followed by '00's "Hot Gossip." But the real news was Jordan being named a judge on Canadian Idol, the Great White North's version of the American show, which was a take on the Brit original.

Jordan rolled out two more albums, "Get What You Give" and "From Dusk 'Til Dawn," released in '06 and '09, respectively.

Jordan was appointed an Honorary Colonel of 417 Combat Support (CS) Squadron in '12. "Ms. Jordan is a strong supporter to the military and the Royal Canadian Air Force, and her support is greatly appreciated by all members of 417 (CS) Squadron," said Lieutenant-General André Deschamps, the Commander of the RCAF.
Later in the year, Jordan joined multi-instrumentalist Brian Tichy (Lynch Mob, Whitesnake), bassist Michael Devin (Whitesnake) and drummer Tommy Stewart to form Something Unto Nothing (S.U.N.)

Containing the lead single, "I'm The One," S.U.N. initially released their debut full-length, self-titled album digitally.

Sass Jordan Discography

Studio Albums:

1988 Tell Somebody
1992 Racine
1994 Rats
1997 Present
2000 Hot Gossip
2006 Get What You Give
2009 From Dusk 'Til Dawn


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