I Was That Soldier

Wink Martindale

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Format: CD

Cat No: JASCD1093

Release Date:  29 October 2021

Label:  Jasmine Records

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  604988109320

Genres:  Easy Listening  Rock 'N' Roll  

  • Description

    This compilation presents the very best of Wink Martindale's early record career, mainly for Dot Records between 1958-62, but kicking off with a pair of almost unfeasibly rare R&R 45s recorded for a tiny indie label, OJ, in 1957. Many of these sides are hard to find elsewhere on CD.

    In Britain, Wink Martindale is known solely for his signature hit, the multi-platinum 'Deck Of Cards', which has made the UK charts on three separate occasions, 1959, 1963 and 1973. However in the US, where Martindale has enjoyed a seven-decade career, he is an acknowledged high profile multi-media personality, having had successes as a disc jockey, radio personality, television game show host, and TV producer.

    His spinoff recording career yielded a dozen or so further 45s, which included further US hits, 'Lincoln's Gettysburg Address' and 'Black Land Farmer' and a couple of big-selling, now highly collectable LPs, "Deck Of Cards" and "Big Bad John".

    Although now in his late eighties, Wink is still active as a TV presenter in the US.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Love's Got Me Thinkin'
      • 2. All Love Broke Loose
      • 3. Deck Of Cards
      • 4. Now You Know How It Feels
      • 5. The Shifting Whispering Sands
      • 6. Peace In The Valley
      • 7. Trees
      • 8. Beyond The Sunset
      • 9. Little Boy Blue
      • 10. Moon River
      • 11. Melody Of Love
      • 12. Steal Away
      • 13. Life Gets Tee-Jus, Don’t It?
      • 14. I Never See Maggie Alone
      • 15. Blue Bobby Sox
      • 16. Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
      • 17. I Wanna Play House
      • 18. Black Land Farmer
      • 19. Make Him Happy
      • 20. Man Needs A Woman
      • 21. Three Steps To The Phone
      • 22. Big Bad John
      • 23. I'm Movin' On
      • 24. On The Banks Of The Old Pontchartrain
      • 25. Mommy Please Stay Home With Me
      • 26. The Thing
      • 27. Sweet Little Loveable You
      • 28. The World’s Greatest Man
      • 29. Vision At The Peace Table
      • 30. I Saw Me