Tommy Edwards: The Golden Hits Of Tommy Edwards (LP)
(Polydor Australia) 14 tracks
original recordings 1958-59. This LP contains his
14 TOP 100 hits. Tommy Edwards' chart success commenced with It's All
In The Game' in 1958 and ended with 'I Looked At Heaven' in 1959. Tommy Edwards died on 22.10.1969 in a plane crash at the age of 47.
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Tommy Edwards, originally a composer, was born in Richmond, Virginia, on Feb. 17, 1922. He wrote 'That Chick's Too Young To Fry' for Louis Jordan. He first recorded 'It's All In The Game' (whose melody was composed by a for-mer US Vice-Persident in 1912) in 1951, but only on its re-release with a heavier backing was it a hit. In 1958, it went to No. 1 on MGM.
The song has since been recorded as a 'beat-ballad' by many singers. Edwards himself died on Oct. 22, 1969