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I Was That Soldier

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I Was That Soldier
I Was That Soldier


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.


  1. Name
  2. Love's Got Me Thinkin'
  3. All Love Broke Loose
  4. Deck Of Cards
  5. Now You Know How It Feels
  6. The Shifting Whispering Sands
  7. Peace In The Valley
  8. Trees
  9. Beyond The Sunset
  10. Little Boy Blue
  11. Moon River
  12. Melody Of Love
  13. Steal Away
  14. Life Gets Tee-Jus, Dont It?
  15. I Never See Maggie Alone
  16. Blue Bobby Sox
  17. Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
  18. I Wanna Play House
  19. Black Land Farmer
  20. Make Him Happy
  21. Man Needs A Woman
  22. Three Steps To The Phone
  23. Big Bad John
  24. I'm Movin' On
  25. On The Banks Of The Old Pontchartrain
  26. Mommy Please Stay Home With Me
  27. The Thing
  28. Sweet Little Loveable You
  29. The Worlds Greatest Man
  30. Vision At The Peace Table
  31. I Saw Me
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