IT'S ALL IN THE GAME

Latest update on 04/11/2015

Artist: Tommy Edwards
Author: Charles Dawes/Carl Sigman
Label: MGM
Year: 1951

Singer from Virginia with the Leroy Holmes orchestra.

Covers:

1951:

Dinah Shore

1951:

Sammy Kaye

1952:

Louis Armstrong

1956:

Nat King Cole

1958:

Tommy Edwards [stereo arrangement; n°1 US & UK]

1959:

Richard Anthony [as C'est le jeu]

1959:

Andy Williams

1960:

Ernie Fields

1963:

Cliff Richard [n°2 UK]

1967:

Jackie DeShannon

1969:

Bing Crosby

1969:

Lorne Greene

1970:

Four Tops

1970:

Brook Benton

1970:

Gaylords [reggae version]

1970:

Elton John [following the Four Tops version]

1971:

Cass Elliott

1974:

Slim Whitman

1977:

Tyrone Davis

1979:

Van Morrison [on Into The Music]

1980:

Isaac Hayes

1983:

Bobby Bland

1987:

Carmel

1993:

Art Garfunkel

2005:

Bobby Bare

2014:

Herb Alpert

Melody slightly based upon Melody In A Major, written in 1912 by General Charles Gater Dawes, a future vice president of the United States (under president Coolidge). Versions: Fritz Kreizler (1921), Anson Weeks Orch. (1933), Eddie South (1940). Words (by Carl Sigman) followed in '51, the year Dawes died. That's when Tommy Edwards first recorded it (unsuccessfully). His second try seven years later with a vocal group arrangement became a world hit.
Other songs Carl Sigman wrote lyrics for: Where Do I Begin (theme of film Love Story), Arrivederci Roma, Ebb Tide, Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think), If You Could See Me Now, The World We Knew (Over And Over), What Now My Love and The Day The Rains Came (two translations of Becaud songs).

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