|Genres:||Pop / Rock R&B / Soul|
|Tags:||50s soul oldies pop vocal standards tommy edwards 60s male vocalists|
|Decades:||1950s 1960s 1990s|
|Links:||discogs lyrics viaf wikidata wikipedia|
17 February 1922, Richmond, Virginia, USA, d. 22 October 1969, Virginia, USA. This jazz/pop/R&B singer-songwriter began his professional career in 1931. He wrote the hit That Chicks Too Young To Fry for Louis Jordan in 1946. A demo recording of his own All Over Again later won Edwards an MGM Records contract. Early releases included Its All In The Game (US number 18 in 1951), a tune based on a 1912 melody by future US Vice-President Charles Gates Dawes. 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. The song was covered many times and provided hits for Cliff Richard (1963-64) and the Four Tops (1970) and was a notable album track by Van Morrison (1979). Edwards himself enjoyed five more hits during...