It's All In The Game - Tommy Edwards 1958
The song is based on a 1911 classical violin and orchestra piece called "Melody in A Major" that was composed by Charles G. Dawes a banker who later became Vice President under Calvin Coolidge in 1925. Years later, in 1951, songwriter Carl Sigman penned lyrics to the melody and changed the song's name to "It's All in the Game" by borrowing the phrase from another song he was working on. Tommy Edwards, an accomplished singer, pianist, and composer himself, recorded his first version of the song in 1951. Then in 1958, under an MGM recording contract, Edwards recorded the song again in an updated "pop" version. It reached #1 in the U.S. and U.K. selling more than 3 million copies. The song become a pop standard for future love ballads in the 1960,s and 1970,s and was an indisputable classic of its era. Tommy Edwards charted 13 more songs and released 12 albums during his career.
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