It's All In The Record Game: Tommy Edwards
Pete Grendysa, DISCoveries, August 1997
HERE'S AN UNLIKELY recipe for a hit record: take one melody written in 1912 by the Vice President of the United States, add some 1951 lyrics, mix in a soulful ballad singer, and stir. Bake it into a 1952 chart hit, let cool for six years, and then reheat it all the way up to #1. The song is It's All In the Game, and it was the big break for singer Tommy Edwards, and his comeback hit.
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