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LYRICS: Many a tear has to fall but it's all in the game All in the wonderful game that we know as love You have words with him and your future's looking dim But these things your hearts can rise above! Once in a while he won't call but it's all in the game Soon he'll be there at your side with a sweet bouquet And he'll kiss your lips and caress your waiting fingertips And your hearts will fly away! *** ALBUM SONGS LIST: It’s All In The Game, Isn’t It Romantic, Isle Of Capri, Intermezzo, Innocent Amusement (Medley: And this is my Beloved / Rahadlakum), Anything Goes (Indiana Jones), In The Summertime & In The Still Of The Night! ARTIST: Tommy Edwards, The Melachrino Strings, Frank Chacksfield, M-G-M Studio Orchestra, The City Of Prague Philharmonic, Steel Drum & Norman Luboff! *** "It's All in the Game" was a 1958 hit for Tommy Edwards. Carl Sigman composed the lyrics in 1951 to a wordless 1911 composition titled "Melody in A Major," written by Charles G. Dawes, later Vice President of the United States under Calvin Coolidge. It is the only No. 1 single in the U.S. to have been co-written by a U.S. Vice President or a Nobel Peace Prize laureate (Dawes was both). The song has become a pop standard, with cover versions by dozens of artists, some of which have been minor hit singles. Edwards' song ranked at No. 38 on Billboard's All Time Top 100. In summer 1951, the songwriter Carl Sigman had an idea for a song, and Dawes's "Melody" struck him as suitable for his sentimental lyrics. Dawes had died in April of that year. It was recorded that year by Dinah Shore, Sammy Kaye, Carmen Cavallaro, and Edwards. The Edwards' version reached No. 18 on the Billboard Best Sellers In Stores survey. The range of the melody would have been "difficult to sing", so required rearrangement. A Easy Listening/traditional pop arrangement was recorded by Louis Armstrong (vocals) and arranger Gordon Jenkins, with "some of Armstrong's most honey-tinged singing." Jenkins would in 1956 produce a version with Nat King Cole along the same lines. In 1958, Edwards had only one session left on his MGM contract. Stereophonic sound recording was becoming viable and it was decided to cut a stereo version of "Game" with a rock and roll arrangement. The single was a hit, reaching number one for six weeks beginning September 29, 1958, and would be the last song to hit number 1 on the R&B Best Seller list. In November, the song hit No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart. The single helped Edwards revive his career for another two years. - Wikipedia *** Thomas J. Edwards (1922 – 1969) was an American singer and songwriter. His biggest-selling record was with the multi-million-selling song "It's All in the Game.” Edwards was an R&B singer most remembered for his 1958 hit "It's All in the Game", which appeared in the list of Billboard number-one singles of 1958. He sang his hit song on The Ed Sullivan Show, on September 14, 1958. The song was composed by then-future U.S. Vice-President Charles G. Dawes in 1911 as "Melody in A Major" with lyrics written in 1951 by Carl Sigman. Edwards originally recorded and charted the song in 1951, but it only climbed to no. 18. The better-known 1958 version was on the same record label (MGM) and was backed by the same orchestra leader (Leroy Holmes), but with a different arrangement more suited to the rock and roll-influenced style of the time. As well as topping the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, the song also got to number one on the R&B chart and the UK Singles Chart. The single sold over 3.5 million copies globally, earning gold disc status. The gold disc was presented in November 1958. His second biggest hit was his 1959 re-recording of "Please, Mr. Sun" (written by Ramon Martin Getzov and Sid Frank), which reached #11. Also, "Love Is All We Need," which reached #15 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. He died after suffering a brain aneurysm in Henrico County, Virginia, at the age of 47. - Wikipedia *** Each one of us needs to look after the good of the people around us, asking ourselves, “How can I help?” That’s exactly what J.e.s.u.s did. He didn’t make it easy for Himself by avoiding people’s troubles, but waded right in and helped out. *** GOOGLE SONG INFO: Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom - Anything Goes - Helen Hobson, City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Nic Raine 15:04 - 17:58 In The Still Of The Night - (From "Rosalie") - Norman Luboff Conducting a;100 Voice Chorus;RCA Victor Symphony 22:47 - 25:42 Intermezzo from "Cavalleria Rusticana" (From "Raging Bull" and " - Various Artists 9:51 - 12:21 Isn't It Romantic - The Melachrino Strings and Orchestra 3:20 - 6:16 Innocent Amusement (Medley: And this is my Beloved / Rahadlakum) - M-G-M Studio Orchestra 12:35 - 14:52 It's All in the Game - Tommy Edwards 0:29 - 3:03 *** MORE BEAUTIFUL CLASSICAL MUSIC VIDEOS: https://goo.gl/c4HspF https://www.facebook.com/groups/EasyListening1950s Google: T3H7P12H

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