Guitariste US né Leslie Merrill Behunin, Jr. le 16 Juillet 1936 à Torrey (Utah).

US guitarist born Leslie Merrill Behunin, Jr. on Jul 16, 1936 in Torrey (Utha). The oldest of four children whose father was also a musician. At age eight, he got his first guitar and soon enough, began performing live with his father's band, The Fremont River Rangers. When he was eleven, he even appeared with his dad live on local television station KDYL in Salt Lake City.
When the family moved out to Los Angeles, California in the early 1950s, Buddy continued to perfect his musical skills, playing both the acoustic guitar and the steel guitar. He also began to do home recordings of himself playing rhythm guitar to a song, which was how the legendary Les Paul did in the recording studios, though Paul overdubbed multiple guitar parts. He also continued to perform live throughout high school in dances, social functions and at clubs.
Merrill joined the Lawrence Welk Show in 1955, the same year it first went national on ABC. At nineteen his youth and energy made him very popular with the ladies and his artistry with the guitar made him highly-sought after as a live performer, studio musician and also garnered him respect within the music industry. He briefly left the show from 1959 to 1962 when he was drafted by the Army. On his return to the Music Makers he was joined in the band's rhythm section with fellow guitarist Neil Levang. For the next twelve years the two would be television's most dynamic guitar duo, attracting a whole legion of fans and admirers.
In 1974, Buddy left the Welk orchestra to devote more time to writing music and recording for Accent Records. He had signed with the latter in 1964, creating a lasting partnership with owner Scott Seely on both a personal and professional level. Buddy continued to perform live, either as a solo artist or with a band, until 1988 when he retired from the road. He also continued to perform as a studio musician. He even penned a symphonic work, "Living Sea," as well as original compositions for tape programmers and television commercials. Today he lives in Lake Elsinore, California with his wife Connie, whom he married in 1983.

http://www.buddymerrill.com/

Talents : Guitar, Banjo, Steel Guitar, Composer, Arranger

Style musical : Instrumental

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Rock 'n' Roll Ruby (1956)

THE WORM (1965)

THE SHERK (1965)

GENTLE ON MY MIND (1968)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

05/1956 SP CORAL 9-61649 (US) . Lawrence WELK presents Buddy MERRILL singing - Rock 'n' Roll Ruby / It May Be Silly (But Ain't It Fun)
11/1959 SP DOT 16011 (US) .

Goin' Away / San Antonio Rose (with Speedy WEST on steel guitar)

04/1962 SP DOT 16346 (US) .

Memories Of Maria / Stranger On The Shore

1962 SP DOT JET-1111 (JAP) Memories Of Maria / Stranger On The Shore
11/1964 SP ACCENT AC-1161 (US) .

Brontosaurus Walk / Poinciana

03/1965 SP ACCENT AC-1171 (US) . The Worm / Milano
03/1964 SP ACCENT AC-1174 (US) . The Sherk / Buddy's Boogie
1965 SP ACCENT AC-1180 (US) . La Paloma / Fascinating Rhythm
08/1965 SP ACCENT AC-1184 (US) . Sweet September / The Sherk
09/1965 SP ACCENT AC-1200 (US) . Holiday For Guitars / Take Five
08/1966 SP ACCENT AC-1210 (US) . Green Hornet Theme / Funky
03/1967 SP ACCENT AC-1214 (US) . Sentimental Guitar / Ask The Wind
02/1968 SP ACCENT ACS-7242 (US) . Armen's Theme / Love For Sale Accent
1968 SP ACCENT ACS-7255 (US) . Do You Know The Way To San Jose / Hushabye Mountain
1968 SP ACCENT ACS-7258 (US) . Hava Nagila / Windmills Of Your Mind
1968 SP ACCENT ACS-7260 (US) . Without My Lover / Escondido
11/1969 SP ACCENT ACS-7272 (US) . Oh Calcutta / Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
03/1970 SP ACCENT ACS-7276 (US) . Windows / Alcatraz Peacepipe
02/1971 SP ACCENT AC-1282 (US) . Smokey Mountain Breakdown / Love Of The Common People
1971 SP Palobal ‎S-68 (S)

Revólver A La Orden - El Gran Chaparral / Revólver A La Orden

02/1972 EP 33 t. ACCENT ACS-7276-2-5042 (US) Busy Bee / Blues In The Shadow / Los Guitarras /Nature Boy
03/1976 EP ACCENT AC-1340 (US) Space Boogie / Ain't No Way To Treat A Lady / Song of Sirocco / Blue Rain
08/1976 SP ACCENT ACS-134511 (US) . Music / Mister Tee's Sixth
1976 SP ACCENT AC-1346 (US) . Music / Mister Tee's Sixth
06/1978 SP ACCENT ACS-1365 (US) . Costa Del Sol / Funky
01/1981 SP ACCENT ACS-1371 (US) . Four String Swing (stereo) / Four String Swing (mono)




Albums

1960 LP 12" Dot DLP-3251  (US) Songs Of The Islands - Lawrence Welk Featuring Buddy Merrill - Song Of The Islands / King Kamehameha / Blue Hawaii / Little Brown Gal / The Hawaiian Wedding Song / On The Beach At Waikiki / Sweet Leilani / Song Of Old Hawaii / If You Wanna Dance The Hula / My Isle Of Golden Dreams / Sing An Island Song / Aloha Oe
04/1965 LP 12" ACCENT AC-5010 (mono) / ACS-5010 (stereo) (US) THE GUITAR SOUNDS OF BUDDY MERRILL - The Worm / Hava Nagila / El Cid / Fascinating Rhythm / Love Makes The World Go 'round / Caravan / Poinciana / Milano / Echoette / Busy Bee / Invitation / Malaguena / La Paloma / Misirlou
1965 LP 12" Vogue Schallplatten ‎LDVS 17086 (GER)

THE GUITAR SOUNDS OF BUDDY MERRILL - The Worm / Hava Nagila / El Cid / Fascinating Rhythm / Love Makes The World Go 'round / Caravan / Poinciana / Milano / Echoette / Busy Bee / Invitation / Malaguena / La Paloma / Misirlou

09/1965 LP 12" ACCENT AC-5012 (mono) / ACS-5012 (stereo) (US) SOUNDS A LA GUITAR
11/1965 LP 12" ACCENT AC-5016 (mono) / ACS-5016 (stereo) (US) HOLIDAY FOR GUITARS - Holiday For Guitars / Granada / Take Five / Michelle / Lover / Sweet September / April In Portugal / Donkey Serenade / Yesterday / Portuguese Washerwoman (Les Lavandieres Du Portugal) / Wooden Monkey / Song Of India / Iris / Theme From Zorba The Greek
02/1966 LP 12" ACCENT AC-5018 (mono) / ACS-5018 (stereo) (US) LATIN FESTIVAL - The Guitar Sounds Of Buddy Merrill - Brazil / Spanish Eyes / The Phoenix Love Theme (Senza Fine) / Begin The Beguine / Brazilian Ukulele / Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) / Samba De Orpheu / The Breeze And I / Theme From Spellbound / Out Of This World / Limbo Rock / El Relicario
11/1966 LP 12" ACCENT AC-5020 (mono) / ACS-5020 (stereo) (US) THE EXCITING WORLD OF BUDDY MERRILL - Russian Bells / When The World Was Young / Cute / Somewhere My Love / Nina / Two Guitars / Mack The Knife / Third Man Theme / Funky / Poor People Of Paris / The Green Hornet Theme
02/1967 LP 12" ACCENT AC-5022 (mono) / ACS-5022 (stereo) (US) THE MANY-SPLENDORED GUITARS OF BUDDY MERRILL - Our Day Will Come / Ask The Wind / Skokiaan / Spanish Harlem / Barcarolle / Winchester Cathedral / Minute (Plus!) Waltz / Moonglow (Theme From Picnic) / Taboo / Sentimental Guitar / Allegra's Eyes / Orange Blossom Special
1967 LP 12" Vergara ‎7025-SV (S) Las espléndidas guitarras de Buddy Merrill - Our Day Will Come / Ask The Wind / Skokiaan / Spanish Harlem / Barcarolle / Winchester Cathedral / Minute (Plus!) Waltz / Moonglow (Theme From Picnic) / Taboo / Sentimental Guitar / Allegra's Eyes / Orange Blossom Special
01/1968 LP 12" ACCENT ACS-5024 (US) SOUNDS OF LOVE - Love For Sale / Laura / A Man And A Woman / Sophisticated Lady / Night And Day / I Will Wait For You / Misty / Temptation / My Secret Love / Without My Lover
11/1968 LP 12" ACCENT ACS-5026 (US) LAND OF A THOUSAND GUITARS - Do You Know The Way To San Jose? / Escondido / Love Is Blue / The Worm Turns / Ode To Billy Joe / The Saints Go Marching In / MacArthur Park / Hushabye Mountain  /Impossible Dream / Gentle On My Mind / Crack Up / Street Corner
1968 LP 12" Ranwood ‎R.8022 (US) Songs Of The Islands - Lawrence Welk Featuring Buddy Merrill - Song Of The Islands / King Kamehameha / Blue Hawaii / Little Brown Gal / The Hawaiian Wedding Song / On The Beach At Waikiki / Sweet Leilani / Song Of Old Hawaii / If You Wanna Dance The Hula / My Isle Of Golden Dreams / Sing An Island Song / Aloha Oe
10/1969 LP 12" ACCENT ACS-5028 (US) ELECTROSONIC GUITARS - The Carioca / Galveston / Let's Turn On Love / Alabamy Bound / Anna / Bluesette / Perfidia / Windmills Of Your Mind / Wabash Blues / Swingin' Blues / Peanut Vendor / Hava Nagila
1969 LP 12" Mode Serie ‎MDINT 9753 (GER) ELECTROSONIC GUITARS - The Carioca / Galveston / Let's Turn On Love / Alabamy Bound / Anna / Bluesette / Perfidia / Windmills Of Your Mind / Wabash Blues / Swingin' Blues / Peanut Vendor / Hava Nagila
01/1970 LP 12" ACCENT ACS-5030 (US) THE BEST OF BUDDY MERRILL - Take Five / Samba De Orpheu / Impossible Dream / Love Makes The World Go Round / Sweet September / I Will Wait For You / Echoette / Mack The Knife / Fascinating Rhythm / Love For Sale / Hava Nagila / Brazilian Ukulele / Ode To Billy Joe / Caravan
04/1970 LP 12" ACCENT ACS-5032 (US) GUITAR SOUNDS OF THE 70'S - Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head / The Roadrunner / I'll Never Fall In Love Again / Son Of A Preacher Man / The Now Sound / Theme From "Z" / Seventh Moon / Oh Calcutta / Midnight Cowboy / Alcatraz Peacepipe / The Girl That Stood Beside Me / Always Something There To Remind Me / Windows / Funky
1970 2 LP 12" Vogue Schallplatten ‎LDVS 17 219 (GER) The Buddy Merrill Story - Land Of Thousand Guitars :
DISC 1 : Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head / The Roadrunner / I'll Never FallIn Love Again / Son Of Preacher Man / The Now Sound / Theme From "Z" / Seventh Month / Oh Calcutta / Midnight Cow-Boy / Alcatraz Peacepipe / The Girl That Stood Beside Me / Always SomethingThere To Remind Me / Windows / Funky
DISC 2 : Do You Now The Way To San Jose / Escondidi / Love Is Blue / The Worm Turns / Ode To Billy Joe / The Saints Go Marching In / Mac Arthur Park / Hushabye Mountain / Impossible Dream / Gentle On My Mind / Crack Up / Street Corner
12/1970 LP 12" ACCENT ACS-5034 (US) BEYOND THE REEF - Sea Breeze (Puamana) / Akaka Falls / Pearly Shells (Pupu O Ewa) / The Happy Hula / I'll Remember You / Pagan Love Song / Moon Of Manakoora / Hawaiian Sands / Beyond The Reef / Hawaiian Wedding Song / In Hawaiian Style / Lahaina Luna / Hawaii Smiles / Hawaiian War Chant / Love Song Of Kalua / Aloha Oe
05/1971 LP 12" ACCENT ACS-5036 (US) STEEL GUITAR COUNTRY - Smokey Mountain Breakdown / Honey / Kaw-Ligga / Love Of The Common People / With Pen In Hand / Steel Guitar Chimes / Steel Drivin' Man / Rose Garden / Rollin' Home / Snowbird / Liza Jane / Steel Guitar Rag
02/1972 LP 12" RANWOOD R-8096 (US) BUDDY MERRILL'S WORLD OF GUITARS - Love Theme From Godfather / In A Little Spanish Town / Los Guitarras / Fiddler On The Roof Medley / Nature Boy / Ritual De Le Sabre / Brian's Song / Busy Bee (Flight Of The Bumble Bee) / Blues In The Shadows / Schubert's Serenade / Jalisco (No Te Rajes) / Twilight Tree
10/1972 2 LP 12" ACCENT ACS-5038 (US) GREAT ALL-TIME HIT - THE GUITAR SOUNDS OF BUDDY MERRILL - Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head / Mack The Knife / Impossible Dream / Hawaiian Wedding Song / Our Day Will Come / Galveston / Snowbird / Somewhere, My Love / Do You Know The Way To San Jose? / Spanish Eyes / Love Is Blue / Gentle On My Mind / I Will Wait For You / Bluesette / Ode To Billie Joe / Michelle / Rose Garden
07/1973 LP 12" RANWOOD R-8099 (US) COUNTRY CAPERS - Country Capers / Spanish Harlem / Proud Mary / Colors And Lines / Jambalaya / One Take Over The Line / Okie Form Muskogee / Blues Eyes Cryin' In The Rain / Stell Strike / Last Date / Dream Baby / If I Were A Carpenter
1975 LP 12" ACCENT ACS-5048 (US) UPBEAT M.O.R.
1976 LP 12" The Veterans Administration ‎74541  (US) Here's To The Veterans - Merle Haggard / Buddy Merrill - Program No. 1544, Merle Haggard / Program No. 1545, Buddy Merrill
04/1977 LP 12" ACCENT ACS-5052 (US) BUDDY MERRILL TODAY
1980 LP 12" Eurogram ‎EM.169 (F) Guitare Guitare - Buddy Merrill Et Kevin Peek - La Danse Du Sabre / Two Little Birds / Serenade De Schubert / Barcarole Des Contes D'Hoffmann / Plaine, Ma Plaine / Las Guitaras / Romance D'Amour (Jeux Interdits) / Fresh As A Daisy / Reggaes Guitar / The Missing Quaver / Guitar Junction
01/1983 LP 12" ACCENT ACS-5054 (US) CLASSICS IN RHYTHM - Bolero / Blue Danube / Czardas (theme 2) / Turkish March / Mendelssohn Melody / William Tell Overture / Romeo And Juliet (theme) / 1812 Overture / Largo - New World Symphony / Pavane / Arabian Dance - Nutcracker Suite / Havanera - Carmen Suite / Concerto / Merry Widow / Barcarolle - Tales Of Hoffman
1994 LP 12" ACCENT ACD-6030 (US) THE WORLD OF GUITARS - Ode To Billie Joe / City Of Veils / Brazilian Ukelele / Allegra's Eyes / Malagueña / Echoette / Mack The Knife / La Paloma / Sidewalks Of Brasilia / Buddy's Blues / Nita / Sitara / Four String Swing / Wabash Blues / Busy Bee / Portuguese Washerwoman (Les Lavandieres Du Portugal) / Music / Minute (Plus) Waltz / Two Guitars / Central Park / Orange Blossom Special
1997 2 LP 12" ACCENT SQBO-91997 (US) GUITARS ON FIRE :
DISC 1 : Theme From Zorba The Greek / Somewhere, My Love / Two Guitars / Moonglow / When The Saints Go Marching In / Caravan / April In Portugal / La Paloma / Temptation / Minute (Plus!) Waltz
DISC 2 : Third Man Theme / Holiday For Guitars / Laura / Green Hornet Theme / Invitation / Sophisticated Lady / Sweet September / The Carioca / Wabash Blues / Song Of India
02/1998 CD GNP / CRESCENDO 5038 (US) 25 ALL TIME HITS - THE EXCINTING GUITARS OF BUDDY MERRILL - Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head / Mack The Knife / Impossible Dream / Hawaiian Wedding Song / Our Day Will Come / Galveston / Snowbird / Somewhere, My Love / Do You Know The Way To San Jose? / Spanish Eyes / Love Is Blue / Gentle On My Mind / I Will Wait For You / Bluesette / Ode To Billie Joe / Michelle / Rose Garden / Windmills Of Your Mind / Hava Nagila / A Man And A Woman / Pearly Shells / Yesterday / Midnight Cowboy / Misty / Zorba The Greek
09/1998 CD ACCENT ACD-6041 (US) GUITARS EXPRESS - Flight Thru The Stars / Street Song / Jamaican Holiday / Dance Of The Maya / Monaco / China Doll / Moonstone / Lotus Leaves / Fire Dancer / Bryce Canyon High / Riviera / Tropic Of Capricorn / On The Upbeat / Odyssey / Bayou Blues / Holiday Express / Kelly's Theme / Playa Del Rey / Passage To Brasilia / El Laguna / Voodoo Woman / Freeway 605 / Baja Reef / Exotic Rain Forest / Up For Grabs
2003 CD ACCENT 6049 (US) PHASES - Phases / Vienna Woods / Space Boogie Blues / Night Crawler / Jungle Ritual / Costa Del Sol / Earth Connection / Blues Don't Get Me Down / Aqualina / Vanessa / Iris / Chase Me Baby / Seville / La Tonada / Gypsy Festival / Melody Lane / Space Monkey / Boomerang / Song Of Sirocco / Strings On Fire
07/2005 CD ACCENT ? (US) HAWAIIAN GUITARS - Yacka Hula Hicky Dula / Blue Paradise / Winds Of The Sea / Castaway / Under A Coconut Tree / Pieces Of Eight / Sunset / On Rainbow Island / Trade Winds / Tahitian Sunset
07/2005 CD ACCENT ? (US) CLASSIC GUITARS - The Worm / Fascinating Rhythm / Duke's Place / Samba De Orphee / Funky / When The World Was Yung / Moonglow / Love For Sale / Laura / Night And Day / Sophisticated Lady / Temptation / Perfidia / Anna / Oh Calcutta / Nature Boy / Los Guitarras
03/2008 CD ACCENT ? (US) TIME WITH YOU - Let's Turn On Love / Time With You / Love Is Just For Now / Closing In On Love Again / Just A Touch Of Latin / Allegra's Eyes / Caribbean Affair / Lisbon Nights / Moonlight Encounter / Sweet Talk / My Foolish Lover / Your Eyes Tell Me That It's Over / Givin' All My Love To You / Lunada Bay / Dreamin' / Caress
06/2008 CD GNP / CRESCENDO 5040 (US) OUT OF THIS WORLD - Poinciana / Caravan / El Cid / Armen's Theme / Granada / Blues In The Shadow / Donkey Serenade / The Breeze And I / Take Five / Brazil / Phoenix Love Theme / Norwegian Wood / Third Man Theme / Summer Samba / Poor People Of Paris / Son Of A Preacher Man / Hushabye Mountain / Peanut Vendor / Theme From The Godfather / Out Of This World

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