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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 were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 1146 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia CO42854 10-in. 2/9/1950 If it ain't one thing it's another Little Jimmy Dickens Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia CO42855 10-in. 2/9/1950 F-o-o-l-i-s-h M-e Me Little Jimmy Dickens Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia CO42856 10-in. 2/9/1950 Hillbilly fever Little Jimmy Dickens Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia CO43280 10-in. 5/10/1950 Walk, chicken, walk ('cause you're too fat to fly) Little Jimmy Dickens Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia CO43281 10-in. 5/10/1950 Just when I needed you Little Jimmy Dickens Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia CO43282 10-in. 5/11/1950 Guilty conscience Carl Smith Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia CO43285 10-in. 5/11/1950 Washing my dreams in tears Carl Smith Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia CO45224 10-in. 1/30/1951 Mr. moon Carl Smith Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia CO45225 10-in. 1/30/1951 If teardrops were pennies Carl Smith Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia CO45226 10-in. 1/30/1951 There's nothing as sweet as my baby Carl Smith Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia CO46367 10-in. 6/8/1951 Me and my broken heart Carl Smith Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia CO46368 10-in. 6/8/1951 (When you feel like you're in love) Don't just stand there Carl Smith Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia CO46494 10-in. Poor little darlin' "Little" Jimmy Dickens Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia CO46496 10-in. 7/13/1951 I've just got to see you once more "Little" Jimmy Dickens Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia CO46803 10-in. 8/4/1951 Higher in my prayers Lynn Davis ; Molly O'Day Mixed vocal duet, with string band instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia CO46804 10-in. 8/4/1951 Travelling the highway home Lynn Davis ; Molly O'Day Mixed vocal duet, with string band instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia CO46805 10-in. 8/4/1951 It's different now Molly O'Day Female vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia CO46808 10-in. 8/4/1951 When we see our redeemer's face Lynn Davis ; Molly O'Day Mixed vocal duet, with string band instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia CO46810 10-in. 8/4/1951 Let old Mother Nature have her way Carl Smith Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia CO46811 10-in. 8/4/1951 The little girl in my home town Carl Smith Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, electric 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  
(Results 26-50 of 1146 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Martin, Grady," accessed June 14, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/352688.

Martin, Grady. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 14, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/352688.

"Martin, Grady." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 14 June 2024.

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

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