Chanteur, disc jockey et animateur de télévision né Winston Conrad Martindale le 4 Décembre 1933 à Jackson (Tennessee).

Millions of Americans know Winston Conrad as game show host Wink Martindale. Few know that he once waxed a record, "Deck of Cards," that reached the number seven position on Billboard's Top 100 pop chart in November 1959. Martindale was born in Belle, TN, on December 4, 1934. As a teenager he realized his gift of gab, and school friends gave him the moniker Wink. He worked as a radio announcer before hosting Teenage Dance Party in Los Angeles on KHJ-TV in 1959. Randy Wood, the head of Dot Records, spotted Martindale's potential, booked studio time, and cut "Deck of Cards." The spoken word recording was a remake of a Texas T. Tyler's record that went to number 21 pop in 1948. Previously, Martindale recorded for OJ Records in 1954, so this was not his first time in the studio. Dot tried to follow the hit with other recordings but all failed; the most successful was his cover of Frankie Miller's "Black Land Farmer," which bottomed out at number 85 on the charts. While his recording career went south, Martindale became a fixture on daytime television. Since 1978 he has hosted Tic Tac Dough, Last Word, and Debt, among others.

http://www.winkmartindale.com/

Talents : Singer, Disc Jockey, Television Game Show

Style musical : Comedy, Spoken, Rock 'n' Roll, Gospel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygO0PIcoTeI

Love's Got Me Thinkin' (1958)

All Love Broke Loose (1958)

DECK OF CARDS (1959)

I Wanna Play House (1960)

Black Land Farmer (1961)

Années en activité :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

1958 SP OJ 1009 (US) .

Love's Got Me Thinkin' / Thought It Was Moonlove

04/1958 SP DOT 45-15728 (US) All Love Broke Loose / I Don't Suppose
07/1959 SP DOT 45-15968 (US) . Deck Of Cards / Now You Know How It Feels
12/1959 SP DOT 45-16020 (US) . Life Gits Tee Jus Don't It / I Never See Maggie Alone
01/1960 SP DOT 45-16051 (US) . Steal Away / Blue Bobby Sox
05/1960 SP DOT 45-16083 (US) .

Lincoln's Gettysburg Address / Love's Old Sweet Song

09/1960 SP DOT 45-16138 (US) . Glory Of Love / I Wanna Play House
06/1961 SP DOT 45-16243 (US) . Make Him Happy / Black Land Farmer
10/1961 SP DOT 45-16282 (US) . Man Needs A Woman / Three Steps To The Phone
01/1962 SP DOT 45-16316 (US) .

Melody Of Love / The Thing

04/1962 SP DOT 45-16347 (US) .

The World's Greatest Man / Sweet Little Loveable You

12/1962 SP DOT 45-16435 (US) . Vision At The Peace Table / I Saw Me
07/1963 SP DOT 45-16491 (US) .

Black Land Farmer / Deck Of Cards

07/1963 SP DOT 45-16500 (US) . Next Time / Violet And A Rose
10/1963 SP DOT 45-16531 (US) . I Heard The Bluebirds Sing / Nevertheless
12/1963 SP DOT 45-16555 (US) . Our Love Affair / The First Kiss
04/1964 SP DOT 45-16597 (US) . Big Buildin' / Why Don't They Understand
07/1964 SP DOT 45-16628 (US) .

Born Too Late / Hey Girl Hey Boy

01/1965 SP DOT 45-16698 (US) .

My True Love (with Robin Ward) / A String, An Eraser And A Blotter

1965 SP DOT 45-150 (US) .

Black Land Farmer   / Deck Of Cards

1965 EP DOT DEP 20000 (US)

Deck Of Cards / Beyond The Sunset / The Shifting Whispering Sands / Trees

01/1966 SP DOT 45-16821 (US) . The Working Man's Prayer/ Giddyup Go
05/1966 SP DOT 45-16863 (US) . To A Sleeping Beauty / Vision At The Peace Table
1968 EP STATESIDE KSE 1002 (SW) GREATEST HITS - Deck Of Cards / The Shifting Whispering Sands / Giddyup Go / Boll Weevil
1973 SP RANWOOD R-963 (US) .

Lord's Prayer / Deck Of Cards

1974 SP RANWOOD R-1005 (US) .

America : An Affirmation / People

12/1975 SP ABC DOT DOA-17606 (US) .

Black Land Farmer / Deck Of Cards

1982 SP Century Hill CC 1001/1002 (US)

To A Sleeping Beauty / To Remember Me (The Bed Of Life)

1983 SP CASINO C-150 (US) . To A Sleeping Beauty / Now I Have The Time
1997 EP Slap A Ham 33 (US)

Together At Last - Soft Bodierd (GOB) / You Can't Run Away From The Lord, Jonah (Wink Martindale) / Have A Little Faith, Joseph (Wink Martindale)

19?? SP Underground URC-1131 (US) . Deck Of Cards / All Hell Broke Loose




Albums

1959 LP 12" DOT DLP-3245 (mono) / DLP-25245 (stereo) (US) DECK OF CARDS - Deck Of Cards / Melody Of Love / Steal Away / Just A Closer Walk With Thee / Shifting Whispering Sands / Peace In The Valley / Trees / Beyond The Sunset / Little Boy Blue / Moon River
1960 LP 12" DOT DLP-3293 (mono) / DLP-25293 (stereo) (US) THE BIBLE STORY - VOLUME 1 - Joshua (Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho) / David And Goliath (Goliath Big Goliath) / Wisdom Of Soloman (Understanding Heart) / Jonah And The Whale (You Can't Run Away From The Lord Jonah) / Daniel And The Lion's Den (Shadrack) / Creation (Let There Be Light) / Adam And Eve (Eve Mother Of Man) / Cain And Abel (Am I My Brother's Keeper) / Joseph And His Brothers (Have A Little Faith Joseph) / Noah And The Ark (Didn't It Rain) / Moses And The Promised Land (Go Down Moses) / Story Of Job (I Believe)
1961 LP 12" DOT DLP-3403 (mono) / DLP-25403 (stereo) (US) BIG BAD JOHN - Big Bad John / Black Land Farmer / Melody Of Love / I'm Movin' On / Just A Closer Walk With Thee / The Thing / Deck Of Cards / On The Banks Of The Old Pontchartrain / Steal Away / Beyond The Sunset / Peace In The Valley / Mommy, Please Stay Home With Me
1964 LP 12" DOT DLP-3571 (mono) / DLP-25571 (stereo) (US) MY TRUE LOVE - Big Buildin' / Our Love Affair / Nevertheless / Next Time / Hey Girl / Why Don't They Understand / Born Too Late / With My Eyes Wide Open / Nearness Of You / First Kiss / String, An Eraser And A Blotter
1965 LP 12" HAMILTON HLP-128 (mono) / HLP-12128 (stereo) (US) DECK OF CARDS - Deck Of Cards / Melody Of Love / Steal Away / Just ACloser Walk With Thee / The Shifting Whispering Sands / Peace In the Valley / Trees / Beyond The Sunset / Little Boy Blue / Moon River
1966 LP 12" DOT DLP-3692 (mono) / DLP-25692 (stereo) (US) GIDDY UP GO - Men In My Little Girl's Life / Boll Weevil / Trouble In The Amen Corner / Old Tige / Five Card Stud / Where Does Love Go? / To A Sleeping Beauty / Vision At The Peace Table / Working Man's Prayer
12/1999 CD CENTURY HILL 4404 (US) THAT WAS ELVIS TO ME - That Was Elvis To Me / Elvis And Me-Interview on Top Ten Dance Party, WH / Elvis And Me-Transatlantic Phone Interview for Wi
2000 CD CENTURY HILL ? (US) WINKING AT LIFE - GOD, COUNTRY, MOMAND APPLE PIE

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