1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
Tommy Edwards (born February 17, 1922)
Famous EASY-POP hit single during the 50s: Itís All in the Game 1958
Tommy Edwards also had a hit with Morningside of the Mountain released for the first time in 1951 and released again in 1959 and Please Mr. Sun released in 1952 and released again in 1959.
Recording career with hits on the charts: 1951-1960 Record Label: MGM Records
Black singer, pianist, composer, Tommy Edwards was born in Richmond, Virginia. He began performing at age nine and at age 27 recorded for Top Records. He had his first hit in 1951 with All Over Again, a top-ten song on the R&B charts. Itís All in the Game, a song that Tommy Edwards originally recorded in 1951 and re-recorded with a Ďbeat-balladí arrangement, became his big #1 R&B and EASY-POP hit in 1958. It had only placed 18th in 1951. The song was composed by future U.S. Vice President Charles G. Dawes in 1912 as Melody in A Major with lyrics written in 1951 by Carl Sigman. His familiar Please Love Me Forever was the ĎBí side of Itís All in the Game. Tommy Edwards also re-worked his early fifties hits, Morningside of the Mountain and Please Mr. Sun, and re-released them successfully in 1959. His last chart tune was My Melancholy Baby in 1959. Tommy Edwards died of a brain aneurysm in 1969.