Tuesday, 23 June 2009

It's All In The Game

It's All In The Game (Dawes/Sigman) The Four Tops
c/w Love Is The Answer (Robinson/Wakefield/Wilson)


No. 5 hit in the UK for The Four Tops, this is also the only #1 single ever to be written by an American Vice President!

Story is, amateur pianist Charles Dawes wrote the melody in 1911. A friend took it to a publisher who put the tune out for sale. Charles Dawes served as vice president to Calvin Coolidge.

Lyricist Carl Sigman then used the tune for his own words and in 1958 Tommy Edwards took it to No.1 in America. So that's the story of the song. . . .

The Four Tops were Levi Stubbs, Abdul 'Duke' Fakir, Ronaldo 'Obie' Benson and Lawrence Payton and were together from 1953-1997. They were a formative part of the Motown group.

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