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Born in Richmond, Virginia, Edwards was an R&B singer most remembered for his 1958 Billboard No. 1 "It's All In The Game". He sang his hit song on The Ed Sullivan Show, on 14 September 1958. The song was composed by the then future U.S. Vice-President, Charles G. Dawes in 1912, as "Melody in A Major", with lyrics written in 1951 by Carl Sigman. Nickname: Motto: Sic Itur Ad Astra (Thus do we reach the stars) Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Independent City Government  - Mayor L. Douglas Wilder (I) Area  - City 62. ... Rhythm and blues (also known as R&B or RnB) is a popular music genre combining jazz, gospel, and blues influences — first performed by African American artists. ... These are the #1 Hits of 1958: The Hot 100 Era officially began on Monday, August 4, 1958, which would be the week ending August 9. ... Its All in the Game is the name of a song written by Carl Sigman. ... In popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list—a chart—of top selling or otherwise judged most popular releases. ... A rand is a relatively short musical composition. ... Ed Sullivan The Ed Sullivan Show is an American television variety show that ran from June 20, 1948 to June 6, 1971, and was hosted by former entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan. ... September 14 is the 257th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (258th in leap years). ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... Seal of the office of the Vice-President of the United States The Vice President of the United States is the first in the presidential line of succession, becoming the new President of the United States upon the death, resignation, or removal of the President. ... Charles Gates Dawes (August 27, 1865 – April 23, 1951) was an American banker and politician who was the 30th Vice President of the United States. ... Lyrics are the words in songs. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Carl Sigman ( September 24, 1909 – September 26, 2000) was a major American songwriter. ...

Although Edwards recorded a number of other songs, none came close to achieving the same level of success. He died after suffering a brain aneurysm in his hometown of Richmond, Virginia at the age of 47. The liner notes of his 1994 Eric Records release "The Complete Hits Of Tommy Edwards", claim his death was caused by alcoholism. While the two may be related, there is no conformation of this. A cerebral or brain aneurysm is a cerebrovascular disorder in which weakness in the wall of a cerebral artery or vein causes a localized dilation or ballooning of the blood vessel. ... Alcoholism is the consumption of, or preoccupation with, alcoholic beverages to the extent that this behavior interferes with the drinkers normal personal, family, social, or work life, and may lead to physical or mental harm. ...

Partial discography

  • "A Teardrop On A Rose" (Rel. 1959)
  • "All Over Again" (Rel. 1951, reached # 10 R&B)
  • "Baby Baby Baby"
  • "Blue Heartaches" (Rel. 1960, did not chart)
  • "Don't Fence Me In" (Rel. 1960, reached # 45)
  • "Honestly And Truly" (Rel. 1959, reached # 65)
  • " I Looked At Heaven" (Rel. 1959, did not chart)
  • "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"
  • "I Really Don't Want To Know" (Rel. 1960, reached # 18)
  • "Isle Of Capri"
  • "I've Been There" (Rel. 1959, reached # 53)
  • "It All Belongs To You" (Rel. 1959)
  • "It's All In The Game" (Rel. in 1951,reached # 18, Re-released in stereo in 1958,reached # 1)
  • "It's Not The End Of Everything" (Rel. 1960, reached # 78)
  • "It's Only The Good Times" (Rel. 1959, reached # 86)
  • "Love Is All We Need" (Rel. 1958, reached #15)
  • "Morning Side Of The Mountain" (Rel. 1959, reached # 27)
  • "Mr. Music Man" (Rel. 1958, did not chart)
  • "Music Maestro Please" (Rel. 1959)
  • "My Melancholy Baby" ((Rel. 1959, reached # 26)
  • "(New In) The Ways Of Love" (Rel. 1959, reached # 47)
  • "Now And Then, There's A Fool Such As I"
  • "Once There Lived a Fool" (Rel. 1959)
  • "Paradise" (Rel. 1959)
  • "Please Love Me Forever" (Rel. 1958, reached # 61)
  • "Please Mr. Sun" (Rel. first in 1952, Again Rel. 1959, reached # 11)
  • "Secret Love" (Rel. 1954, reached # 28)
  • "She Sends Her Regards" (Rel. 1959)
  • "Take These Chains From My Heart" (Rel. 1959, did not chart)
  • "There Was A Time"
  • "Unloved"
  • "Up In a Cloud" (Rel. 1959)
  • "Vaya Con Dios" (Rel. 1961, did not chart)
  • "Wall Of Ice"
  • "Where I May Live With My Love"
  • "You Win Again" (Rel. 1958, did not chart)

Album Discography

  • The Very Best Of Tommy Edwards (Cat. No. E/SE 4141)
  • Tommy Edwards In Hawaii (Cat. No. E/SE 3838)
  • Tommy Edwards (Lion Records of Canada, Cat. No. L 70120)
  • For Young Lovers (1959, Cat. No. E/SE 3670)
  • Tommy Edwards' Greatest Hits (Cat No. E/SE 3884)

These recordings were issued on the MGM label, unless otherwise noted. "It's All In The Game" (1958 version) was produced by Harry Myerson. He is assumed to be the producer for all tracks from this point forward, although this can not be confirmed. MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ...

The orchestra was conducted and the arrangements were made on all records by Leroy Holmes.

External link

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  Results from FactBites:
Tommy Edwards : OLDIES.com (184 words)
Edwards re-recorded the song in 1958 in a "beat-ballad' arrangement, hitting number 1 on both sides of the Atlantic and eventually selling 3.5 million.
The song was an indisputable classic of its era, highlighted by Edwards" strong, masterful vocal.
Edwards himself enjoyed five more hits during the next two years, including "Love Is All We Need" and...
BULLS: Bulls Announce Tommy Edwards as New Public Address Announcer (435 words)
Edwards was the Chicago Stadium voice of the Bulls for 14 years.
Additionally, Edwards was also the first stadium announcer to play Gary Glitters’, “Rock ‘n’ Roll Part II,” now one of Americas favorite sports anthems.
Edwards most recently served as the operations manager and on-air talent for WRLL-AM in Chicago, where he was primarily responsible for developing the station’s format, hiring personnel, producing jingles and production aids, and hosting a popular morning show.
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