Sass Jordan

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Sass Jordan
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Background information
Born (1962-12-23) December 23, 1962 (age 51)[1]
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Origin Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Genres Rock
Occupations Singer, actress, Television Personality
Instruments Vocals, Bass
Years active 1982–present
Labels Aquarius Records, MapleMusic Recordings, Impact[2]
Website SassJordan.com

Sarah "Sass" Jordan (born December 23, 1962) is a British-born Canadian rock artist.

Biography[edit]

In 1992, Jordan performed a duet with Joe Cocker for the soundtrack of the motion picture The Bodyguard, starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, which sold more than 27 million copies worldwide. Her songs have been featured on numerous television shows, including Melrose Place, Party of Five, Baywatch, Flashpoint and Knight Rider.

Jordan played the lead role of Janis Joplin in the off-Broadway hit, Love, Janis. Jordan has guest starred on NBC's Sisters and was featured in the Toronto and Winnipeg productions of The Vagina Monologues.

In 2003, she became a judge on Canadian Idol, and remained so for the show's entire run.

In 2012 Jordan was appointed honorary colonel of 417 Combat Support Squadron.[3]

Jordan is currently in the band project S.U.N. (Something Unto Nothing) with musician Brian Tichy.

Musical Influences[edit]

Jordan's primary musical influences come from 1970's and 1980's British rock music bands such as, Prefab Sprout, Tears For Fears, David Bowie, American soul singer Al Green, and American country folk artist Justin Jones and The Driving Rain.[4]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
US US
Heat
Tell Somebody
Racine 174 2
Rats 158 5
Present
Hot Gossip
  • Release date: December 12, 2000
  • Label: Aquarius Records
  • Formats: CD
Get What You Give
From Dusk 'Til Dawn
  • Release date: September 15, 2009
  • Label: Kindling Music
  • Formats: CD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart Positions Album
CAN CAN AC US US
Main
1988 "Tell Somebody" 11 Tell Somebody
1989 "Double Trouble" 12
"Stranger Than Paradise" 36
"So Hard" 51
"Rescue Me" 44 American Boyfriends (soundtrack)
1992 "Make You a Believer" 12 11 Racine
"I Want to Believe" 16 20
"You Don't Have to Remind Me" 15 12
"Goin' Back Again" 14
1993 "Who Do You Think You Are" 37
1994 "High Road Easy" 9 6 Rats
"Sun's Gonna Rise" 7 86
"I'm Not" 47
1997 "Do What I Can" 20 6 Present
1998 "Desire" 12
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maclean, Steve. "Jordan, Sarah (Sass)". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2008-03-27. 
  2. ^ Web.archive.org
  3. ^ Christopher Guly (August 31, 2012). "Sass Jordan made honorary colonel along with host of celebrities welcomed into the ranks of the Canadian Forces". The National Post. Retrieved September 3, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Sass Jordan Interview". Guitarhoo!. Guitarhoo.com. 2008. Retrieved March 7, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
The Guess Who
Grey Cup Halftime Show
2001
with Michel Pagliaro
Succeeded by
Shania Twain