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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 226-250 of 1146 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 3119 8/14/1953 Dragnet Slew Foot Five, The leader  
Decca NA 3120 8/14/1953 The velvet glove Slew Foot Five, The leader  
Decca NA 3122 9/2/1953 When Jesus calls The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca NA 3149 10/2/1953 Pa-paya Mama-1 Jimmie Logsdon instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 3150 10/2/1953 In the garden of st. Augustine-2 Jimmie Logsdon instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 3184 12/1/1953 Mexicali rose Thomas "Grady" Martin ; Slew Foot Five, The instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 3185 12/1/1953 Bimbo Thomas "Grady" Martin ; Slew Foot Five, The instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 3186 12/1/1953 Short dog stomp Thomas "Grady" Martin ; Slew Foot Five, The instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 3187 12/1/1953 Somebody ughed on you Justin Tubb instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 3188 12/1/1953 Something called the blues Justin Tubb instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 3212 1/8/1954 Sittin' alone in the moonlight Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 3213 1/8/1954 Plant some flowers by my grave Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 3214 1/8/1954 Changing partners Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 3215 1/8/1954 Y'all come Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 3220 1/11/1954 Till we two are one The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca NA 3221 1/11/1954 Your mother, your darling, your friend The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca NA 3222 1/11/1954 Baby your mother (Like she babies you) The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca NA 3223 1/11/1954 Jealous loving heart The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca NA 3224 1/12/1954 How do you think I feel Red Sovine instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 3225 1/12/1954 My new love affair Red Sovine instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 3226 1/12/1954 I will for you Red Sovine instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 3227 1/12/1954 Give our love a little longer Red Sovine instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 3228 1/13/1954 My window faces the South-1 Red Foley ; Grady Martin and his Winging Strings instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 3229 1/13/1954 Pork chop stomp Grady Martin and his Winging Strings instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 3230 1/13/1954 All over a smile Grady Martin and his Winging Strings instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 226-250 of 1146 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Martin, Grady," accessed June 18, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/352688.

Martin, Grady. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 18, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/352688.

"Martin, Grady." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 18 June 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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