Chanteur, disc jockey et animateur de télévision né Winston Conrad Martindale le 4 décembre 1934 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 : Rock 'n' Roll

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

DECK OF CARDS

Années en activité :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

04/1958 SP DOT 45-15728 (US) All Love Broke Loose / I Don't Suppose
1959 SP DOT 45-15968 (US) . Deck Of Cards / Now You Know How It Feels
1959 SP DOT 45-16020 (US) . Life Gits Tee Jus Don't It / I Never See Maggie Alone
1959 SP LONDON HLD-9042 (UK) . Life Gits Tee Jus Don't It / I Never See Maggie Alone
1960 SP DOT 45-16051 (US) . Steal Away / Blue Bobby Sox
1960 SP DOT 45-16083 (US) . Lincoln's Gettysburg Address / ?
1960 SP DOT 45-16138 (US) . Glory Of Love / I Wanna Play House
1961 SP DOT 45-16243 (US) . Make Him Happy / Black Land Farmer
1962 SP DOT 45-16282 (US) . Man Needs A Woman / Three Steps To The Phone
1963 SP DOT 45-16435 (US) . Vision At The Peace Table / I Saw Me
1963 SP DOT 45-16500 (US) . Next Time / Violet And A Rose
1963 SP DOT 45-16531 (US) . I Heard The Bluebirds Sing / Nevertheless
1963 SP DOT 45-16555 (US) . Our Love Affair / The First Kiss
1964 SP DOT 45-16597 (US) . Big Buildin' / Why Don't They Understand
1966 SP DOT 45-16821 (US) . The Working Man's Prayer/ Giddyup Go
1966 SP DOT 45-16863 (US) . To A Sleeping Beauty /Vision At The Peace Table
1983 SP CASINO C-150 (US) . To A Sleeping Beauty / Now I Have The Time

Albums

1959 LP 12" DOT DLP-3245 (mono) / 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
1961 LP 12" DOT DLP-3403 (mono) / 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
196? LP 12" DOT 25293 (US) THE BIBLE STORY - VOLUME 1
1964 LP 12" DOT DLP-3571 (mono)  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) / 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
1975 LP 12" ? (US) WINK MARTINDALE REMEMBERS ENGLEBURT HUMPERDINCK
03/2000 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
2010 DI SOFA ENTERTAINMENT ? (US) DECK OF THE CARDS

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