Marc Jordan - Make Believe Ballroom
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Marc Jordan - Make Believe BallroomToronto’s Jordan has enjoyed an enviable career as a songwriter, having penned hits for Cher, Joe Cocker, and Rod Stewart, who topped the charts with “Rhythm of the Heart.” But Jordan is his own best interpreter, as he proved with “Charlie Parker Loves Me,” the standout track from his This is How Men Cry album. Although here he covers Cole Porter and Ricky Nelson, the best numbers are his own “Shot Down My Heart” and the moving epic “Tears of Hercules,” which rivals Sting’s classic “Fields of Gold” for sheer beauty.



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