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 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. Elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame, March 2015
Birth and Death Data: Born January 17, 1929 (Chapel Hill), Died December 3, 2001 (Lewisburg)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1949 - 1969
Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar, electric guitar, leader, lead guitar, vocalist, Dobro, twelve-string guitar
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 1103 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|
|Decca||75259||9/14/1949||Silent night, Holy night||Sister Rosetta Tharpe||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||75260||9/14/1949||White Christmas||Sister Rosetta Tharpe||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||75261||9/14/1949||He arose from the grave-1||Sister Rosetta Tharpe||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||75264||9/14/1949||So high||Sister Rosetta Tharpe||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||75588||12/12/1949||Were you there when they crucified my Lord?-1||Sister Rosetta Tharpe||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||75589||12/12/1949||Bells of St. Mary's-2||Sister Rosetta Tharpe||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||83690||12/6/1952||Old landmark-1, 2||Mary (Marie) Knight ; Sister Rosetta Tharpe||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||83691||12/6/1952||Pressing on-1, 2||Mary (Marie) Knight ; Sister Rosetta Tharpe||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||83692||12/6/1952||Get away Jordan-2||Mary (Marie) Knight||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||83693||12/6/1952||on my appointed time-2||Mary (Marie) Knight||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||83694||12/6/1952||I just keep from crying sometimes-2||Mary (Marie) Knight||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||83695||12/6/1952||Never let go His hand-1,2||Mary (Marie) Knight ; Sister Rosetta Tharpe||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||83696||12/6/1952||All alone with Christ the Lord-1||Sister Rosetta Tharpe||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||87147||12/6/1954||A traveler's tune||Mary (Marie) Knight||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||87148||12/16/1954||The battle of Jericho||Mary (Marie) Knight||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||87149||12/6/1954||The storm is passing over-1||Mary (Marie) Knight||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||87150||12/6/1954||I must tell Jesus||Mary (Marie) Knight||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||87151||12/6/1954||Who rolled the stone away||Mary (Marie) Knight||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||87152||12/6/1954||Easter bells||Mary (Marie) Knight||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||103031||8/29/1957||All the way||Thomas "Grady" Martin ; Slew Foot Five, The||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||103032||8/29/1957||Chicago||Thomas "Grady" Martin ; Slew Foot Five, The||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||107639||6/18/1959||Hey chick||Thomas "Grady" Martin||leader|
|Decca||107640||6/18/1959||Anytime||Thomas "Grady" Martin||leader|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Martin, Grady," accessed May 16, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/352688.
Martin, Grady. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 16, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/352688.
"Martin, Grady." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 16 May 2022.
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