Monday, September 16, 2013

Tommy Edwards - Voice Your Choice

Tommy Edwards, the smooth Black Adult Contemporary singer, pianist and songwriter, was born on February 17, 1922 in Richmond, Virginia. He first began performing at the age of nine! Sadly, he passed away at age 47 on October 23, 1969.

He managed to have quite an impressive string of songs to hit the charts. Between August 1958 and October 1960, he scored 14 songs on the Billboard Charts, including a Number One song and Gold record for It's All In The Game. An interesting bit about this song. The melody was written in 1912 by U.S. Vice-President Charles Dawes. The original version of the song was first recorded by Tommy Edwards in 1951 and reached # 18. He later re-recorded it and it then became the huge familiar hit in 1958.

This week on Voice Your Choice we spotlight two other hits by Tommy Edwards. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Please Mr. Sun or Morning Side Of The Mountain. I'll play the winner in the 3rd hour of next week's show.