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Grady Martin

Thomas Grady Martin (January 17, 1929 – December 3, 2001) was an American session guitarist in country music and rockabilly.

A member of The Nashville A-Team, he played guitar on hits such as Marty Robbins' "El Paso", Loretta Lynn's "Coal Miner's Daughter" and Sammi Smith's "Help Me Make It Through the Night". During a nearly 50-year career, Martin backed such names as Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Johnny Burnette, Don Woody and Arlo Guthrie, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline and Bing Crosby. He is a member of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame and was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in March 2015.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 17, 1929 (Chapel Hill), Died December 3, 2001 (Lewisburg)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1946 - 1969

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar, electric guitar, leader, lead guitar, vocalist, Dobro, violin, twelve-string guitar

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 1142 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor E0VB-5846 10-in. 11/10/1950 The thing Bashful Rascals (June Carter) ; June Carter Cash Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor E0VB-5847 10-in. 11/10/1950 Winkin' and a-blinkin' Bashful Rascals (June Carter) ; June Carter Cash Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia RHCO4168 10-in. 7/18/1950 I betcha my heart I love you Carl Smith Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia RHCO4169 10-in. 7/18/1950 I overlooked an orchid (while searching for a rose) Carl Smith Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia RHCO4170 10-in. 7/18/1950 This side of heaven Carl Smith Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia RHCO4171 10-in. 7/18/1950 I won't be at home Carl Smith Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia HCO4219 10-in. 8/6/1950 When that love bug bites you (he'll keep gnawin', gnawin', gnawin' Little Jimmy Dickens Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia RHCO4221 10-in. 8/6/1950 Cold feet Little Jimmy Dickens Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia HCO4222 10-in. 8/6/1950 Out of business Little Jimmy Dickens Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia CCO4641 10-in. 9/26/1946 Ain't you sorry that you lied Curly Fox and his Fox Hunters ; Texas Ruby String band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia CCO4642 10-in. 9/26/1946 Nobody else but you Curly Fox and his Fox Hunters ; Texas Ruby String band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia CCO4643 10-in. 9/26/1946 I'll take back all I've said about you Curly Fox and his Fox Hunters ; Texas Ruby String band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia CCO4645 10-in. 9/27/1946 Have you got someone else on the string Curly Fox and his Fox Hunters ; Texas Ruby String band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia CCO4646 10-in. 9/27/1946 Travelling blues Curly Fox and his Fox Hunters ; Texas Ruby String band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia CCO4647 10-in. 9/27/1946 Even though I'll shed a million tears Curly Fox and his Fox Hunters ; Texas Ruby String band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia CCO4648 10-in. 9/27/1946 The letter that broke my heart Curly Fox and his Fox Hunters ; Texas Ruby String band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia CO40377 10-in. 1/16/1949 Rainbow in my heart George Morgan Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia CO40378 10-in. Please don't let me love you George Morgan Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia CO40379 10-in. 1/16/1949 Candy kisses George Morgan Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, lead guitar  
Columbia CO41818 10-in. 10/14/1949 A rose from the bride's bouquet Little Jimmy Dickens Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia CO41819 10-in. 10/14/1949 Lovin' lies Little Jimmy Dickens Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia CO41820 10-in. 10/14/1949 A-sleeping at the foot of the bed Little Jimmy Dickens Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia CO41821 10-in. 10/14/1949 The sign on the highway "Little" Jimmy Dickens Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia CO41823 10-in. 10/14/1949 I'm in love up to my ears Little Jimmy Dickens Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia CO42853 10-in. 2/9/1950 Then I had to turn around and get married Little Jimmy Dickens Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, electric guitar  
(Results 1-25 of 1142 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Martin, Grady," accessed May 19, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/352688.

Martin, Grady. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 19, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/352688.

"Martin, Grady." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 19 May 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/352688

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