Asa Martin

Asa F. Martin (June 25, 1900 – August 15, 1979) was an American old-time musician, singer, and guitarist, who made many recordings during the 1920s and 1930s and was closely associated with renowned fiddle player Doc Roberts, for whom he played rhythm guitar. In turn, Roberts frequently played mandolin on Martin's recordings; Roberts' son James also sang duets with Martin under the name Doc Roberts Trio.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 25, 1900 (Winchester), Died August 15, 1979 (Kentucky)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1931

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar, vocalist, harmonica, yodeling

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 113 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Gennett 13798 10-in. 5/10/1928 The Knoxville girl Jim Burke Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Gennett 13799 10-in. 5/10/1928 Dance with a girl with a hole in her stocking Asa Martin ; Fiddlin' Doc Roberts Fiddle (violin) and guitar duet instrumentalist, guitar  
Gennett 13800 10-in. 5/10/1928 The Rowan County feud Ted Chestnut ; Fiddlin' Doc Roberts Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Gennett 13801 10-in. 5/10/1928 The death of J. B. Marcum Ted Chestnut ; Asa Martin ; Fiddlin' Doc Roberts Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Gennett 13802 10-in. 5/10/1928 The letter from home Ted Chestnut ; Fiddlin' Doc Roberts Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Gennett 13803 10-in. 5/10/1928 My mother was a lady Ted Chestnut ; Fiddlin' Doc Roberts Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Gennett 13825 10-in. 5/14/1928 The Irish washerwoman Asa Martin ; Fiddlin' Doc Roberts Fiddle (violin) and guitar duet instrumentalist, guitar  
Gennett 13826 10-in. 5/14/1928 Sal's got a meat skin laid away Asa Martin ; Fiddlin' Doc Roberts Fiddle (violin) and guitar duet instrumentalist, guitar  
Gennett 13827 10-in. 5/14/1928 Sailor's hornpipe Asa Martin ; Fiddlin' Doc Roberts Fiddle (violin) and guitar duet instrumentalist, guitar  
Gennett 13828 10-in. 5/14/1928 My old coon dog Asa Martin ; Fiddlin' Doc Roberts Fiddle (violin) and guitar duet instrumentalist, guitar  
Gennett 13829 10-in. 5/14/1928 Smoky row Asa Martin ; Fiddlin' Doc Roberts Fiddle (violin) and guitar duet instrumentalist, guitar  
Gennett 13830 10-in. 5/14/1928 Second love Asa Martin ; Fiddlin' Doc Roberts Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Gennett 13831 10-in. 5/14/1928 Lost love Asa Martin ; Fiddlin' Doc Roberts Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Gennett 13832 10-in. 5/14/1928 The dingy miner's cabin Ted Chestnut Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Gennett 13833 10-in. 5/15/1928 Old Zip Coon and medley reels Asa Martin ; Fiddlin' Doc Roberts Fiddle (violin) and guitar duet instrumentalist, guitar  
Gennett 13834 10-in. 5/15/1928 Old Eliza Jane Asa Martin ; Fiddlin' Doc Roberts Fiddle (violin) and guitar duet instrumentalist, guitar  
Gennett 13835 10-in. 5/15/1928 Dance with a gal with a hole in her stocking Asa Martin ; Fiddlin' Doc Roberts Fiddle (violin) and guitar duet instrumentalist, guitar  
Gennett 13836 10-in. 5/15/1928 Leather breeches Asa Martin ; Fiddlin' Doc Roberts Fiddle (violin) and guitar duet instrumentalist, guitar  
Gennett 14166 10-in. 8/23/1928 The old New Hampshire village Asa Martin and James Roberts Male vocal duet, with guitar and mandolin; male vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Gennett 14167 10-in. 8/23/1928 Friends of long ago Asa Martin and James Roberts Male vocal duet, with guitar and mandolin (take A); male vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin (take B) instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Gennett 14168 10-in. 8/23/1928 He's only a miner killed in the ground Ted Chestnut Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Gennett 14169 10-in. 8/23/1928 Bring back my boy Ted Chestnut Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Gennett 14170 10-in. 8/23/1928 Little old log cabin by the stream Ted Chestnut Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Gennett 14171 10-in. 8/23/1928 Old and only in the way Oliver Moore Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Gennett 14172 10-in. 8/23/1928 Only a tramp Ted Chestnut Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 1-25 of 113 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Martin, Asa," accessed May 26, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/329937.

Martin, Asa. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 26, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/329937.

"Martin, Asa." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 26 May 2024.

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