Fiddler Country US né Merle Lindsay Salathiel, le 12 Décembre 1915 ŕ Oklahoma City (Oklahoma). Merl Lindsay est décédé le 12 Octobre 1965.

US Country fiddler born Merle Lindsay Salathiel in December 12, 1915.  He began his music career in 1936 playing fiddle in his father (C.E. Salathiel)'s ballroom, Salathiel's Barn. In 1937 he formed his first band, the Barnyard Boys. In 1947, he created a larger band and added a female singer, calling the group Merl Lindsay and His Oklahoma Night Riders. During the 1940s, he owned a ballroom in Compton, California, and broadcast over a four-station radio hookup in Hollywood and Long Beach. He also performed with Jimmy Wakely in Western B-movies.
In 1957, Lindsay joined ABC-TV's Ozark Jubilee, taking over the ten-piece Ozark Jubilee Band. His group adopted the name when the TV program's title was changed to Country Music Jubilee the next year. During later years he toured the US and performed at his ballroom, Lindsayland, in Oklahoma City.
Many famous Western swing musicians performed with Lindsay's bands over the years. Two of his female singers were Wanda Jackson and Norma Jean. His brother, Doyle Salathiel (1920–1976), played with Lindsay's bands as well as others, and was a composer who wrote the words for the band's signature song, "Water Baby Blues". Lindsay's nephew, Max Salathiel (1935–2006), an accomplished Oklahoma City guitar player, also worked with his band in the 1950s.
Other band members included Robert "Buddy" Ray, Rudy Martin, Frederick "Freddie" Loveland, Louvenie Loveland, Ted Haff, Mike Hugo, Clarence Bailey, Homer Bean, Gerald "Buster" Magness, Gene Jones (steel guitar) and Sonny Rogers. Merl Lindsay died October 12, 1965.

Talents : Fiddle, Bandleader, Songwriter

Style musical : Western Swing

Shimmy Shakin' Daddy (1946)

Gotta Little Red Wagon (1946)

Water Baby Blues (1946)

Cotton Pickin' Boogie (1953)

Gonna Learn To Rock (1957) (Doyle Madden & Merl Lindsay’s Oklahoma Night Riders)

Tonights The Night For Love  (1957) (Doyle Madden & Merl Lindsay’s Oklahoma Night Riders)

HEY HEY LITTLE BOY BLUE (1961) (Merl Lindsay / Vocals by Wesley Young)

ROCKIN' WATER BABY (1961)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t. & Singles

02/1946 78 t. 4 STAR 1064 (US) .

Merl Lindsay & His Oklahoma Night riders - Shimmy Shakin' Daddy / Please, Don't Turn Your Back On Me

02/1946 78 t. 4 STAR 1065 (US) .

Merl Lindsay & His Oklahoma Night riders - Gotta Little Red Wagon / Don't Break Your Heart For My Sake

06/1946 78 t. 4 STAR 1117 (US) .

Merl Lindsay & His Oklahoma Night riders - Water Baby Blues / Mammy's Lullaby

06/1946 78 t. 4 STAR 1118 (US) .

Merl Lindsay & His Oklahoma Night riders - We've Said Goodbye / Cotton Sack Drag

1947 78 t. BULLET 643 (US) .

Merl Lindsay & The Oklahoma Night riders - When You Come Home Again / It's Been Too Late Too Long

1947 78 t. BULLET 644 (US) .

Merl Lindsay & The Oklahoma Night riders - What's To Become Of Me / You Laughed At My Tears

11/1947 78 t. BULLET 647 (US) .

Merl Lindsay & The Oklahoma Night riders - Old Timey Christmas / Safety Pin Rag Bullet

07/1948 78 t. 4 STAR 1255 (US) .

Merl Lindsay & His Oklahoma Night riders - Lonesome Okie Going Home / Don't Say Goodbye

07/1948 78 t. 4 STAR 1256 (US) .

Merl Lindsay & His Oklahoma Night riders - You Can Be True, Dear / Baby Buggy Boogie

08/1948 78 t. BULLET 658 (US) .

Merl Lindsay & His Oklahoma Night riders - A Plain Talkin' Man From The West / Your Troubles Are My Troubles Too

1949 78 t. SKYLINE M-73 (US) .

Merl Lindsay & His Oklahoma Night riders - Rendezvous With A Rose / Is It True

1950 SP CORMACK CRS-1093 (US) .

Merl Lindsay & His Oklahoma Night riders - Slidin‘ Steel / Blue Mary

1950 SP CORMACK CRS-1094 (US) .

Merl Lindsay & His Oklahoma Night riders - Is It Too Late To Say I’m Sorry / Staling Sugar

1950 SP CORMACK CRS-1140 (US) .

Merl Lindsay & His Oklahoma Night riders - Calico Heart / Lindsay Waltz

1950 SP CORMACK CRS-1141 (US) .

Merl Lindsay & His Oklahoma Night riders - Pink Champagne / A Little Bit Old Fashioned

1950 78 t. MGM 10795 (US) . Merl Lindsay & His Oklahoma Night riders - Is It Too Late To Say I'm Sorry? / Stealin' Sugar
09/1950 SP MGM K10795 (US) .

Merl Lindsay & His Oklahoma Night riders - Is It Too Late To Say I'm Sorry? / Stealin' Sugar

12/1950 78 t. MGM 10846 (US) . Merl Lindsay & His Oklahoma Night riders - Mop Rag Boogie / All Over Nothing At All
12/1950 SP MGM K10846 (US) .

Merl Lindsay & His Oklahoma Night riders - Mop Rag Boogie / All Over Nothing At All

1951 SP STAFF 322 (US) .

Merl Lindsay & His Oklahoma Night riders - Turner Turnpike / I Live For You

1951 SP STAFF 324 (US) .

Merl Lindsay & His Oklahoma Night riders - Spanish Eyes / Don’t Let Me Go

06/1952 78 t. MERCURY 6402 (US) . Merl Lindsay & His Oklahoma Night riders - Empty Mansions / You Crossed Your Fingers (While I Crossed My Heart)
06/1952 SP MERCURY 6402X45 (US) .

Merl Lindsay & His Oklahoma Night riders - Empty Mansions / You Crossed Your Fingers (While I Crossed My Heart)

08/1952 78 t. MERCURY 6417 (US) . Merl Lindsay & His Oklahoma Night riders - Grade "A" Pasteurized / Eager Beaver
08/1952 SP MERCURY 6417X45 (US) .

Merl Lindsay & His Oklahoma Night riders - Grade "A" Pasteurized / Eager Beaver

03/1953 78 t. MERCURY 70117 (US) . Singing Water Baby Blues / Cotton Pickin' Boogie
03/1953 SP MERCURY 70117-X45 (US) .

Singing Water Baby Blues / Cotton Pickin' Boogie

09/1957 SP Hu-Se-Co 1-757 (US) .

Doyle Madden & Merl Lindsay’s Oklahoma Night riders - Gonna Learn To Rock  / Tonights The Night For Love

11/1958 SP D 1028 (US) .

Stealin' Sugar / Hoy Rag

06/1959 SP SHASTA SH-45-117 (US) .

Born To Lose / Tight Slacks

10/1959 SP SHASTA SH-45-123 (US) .

Pistol Packin' Mama / The Saddest Eyes

12/1959 SP D 1106 (US) .

Stolen Kisses / Is It Too Late

1960 SP D 1161 (US) .

Picks And Bows / Let's Go Dancing

1960 EP D DJ1 (US)

DJ’s Hop / Water Baby Ride / Turnpike Cruise / Mean Time

12/1961 SP D 1164 (US) . Hey Hey Little Boy Blue (Merl Lindsay / Vocals by Wesley Young) (Wesley Young was Wes Reynolds) / Rockin' Water Baby (instr.) (Merl LINDSAY)
02/1962 SP D 1231 (US) .

Tied To The Bottle / She's The One For Me

1964 SP Sooner 724S-500 (US) .

Tarantula (Merl Lindsay Band) / Californio











Album

03/2005 CD Krazy Kat KKCD 33 (UK)

Merl Lindsay and his Oklahoma Nite Riders - 1946—1952 - Water Baby Blues / Gotta Little Red Wagon / All Over Nothing / Pink Champagne / Safety Pin Rag / Cotton Pickin' Boogie / Don't Say Goodbye / Lonesome Hearted Blues / You Crossed Your Fingers (While I Crossed My Heart) / Steel Guitar Rag / Your Heart Is Breaking Too / Grade 'A' Pasturized Baby / Your Troubles Are My Troubles / Spanish Polka / Mop Rag Boogie / Sentimental Journey / Eager Beaver / Blue Mary / I'm A Plain Talkin' Man From The West / Little Bit Old Fashioned / Slidin' Steel / Lonesome Okie Goin' Home / One Sweet Letter from You / What's to Become Of Me / Empty Mansions / Orange Colored Sky / Lindsay Waltz / Singing Water Baby Blues

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