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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, violin, Dobro, mandolin, twelve-string guitar

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Recordings (Results 76-100 of 1150 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca L 13689 4/12/1965 Loveless love Pete Fountain instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 13690 4/12/1965 Dippermouth blues Pete Fountain instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 13691 4/12/1965 Singin' the blues Pete Fountain instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 13692 4/12/1965 Bluesette Pete Fountain instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 13693 4/12/1965 Blue Danube blues Pete Fountain instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 13694 4/12/1965 Miss Lucy Pete Fountain instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 13695 4/12/1965 Fa so la blues Pete Fountain instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 13696 4/12/1965 Rhapsody in blue Pete Fountain instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 13697 4/12/1965 And the river keeps rollin' Pete Fountain instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 13698 4/12/1965 Mood indigo Pete Fountain instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 13699 4/12/1965 Mae Pete Fountain instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 162 4/29/1949 Bluegrass ticklin' my feet Tennessee Border Boys, The ; Jimmy Work instrumentalist, lead guitar  
Decca NA 163 4/29/1949 Please don't let me love you Tennessee Border Boys, The ; Jimmy Work instrumentalist, lead guitar  
Decca NA 2309 1/17/1951 So long (it's been good to know yuh)-1 Red Foley ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca NA 2310 1/17/1951 The chicken song-2 Red Foley ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca NA 2337 3/9/1951 The strange little girl-1 Red Foley ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca NA 2361 3/17/1951 Kentucky waltz Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2362 3/17/1951 The prisoner's song Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2363 3/17/1951 Swing low sweet chariot Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2364 3/17/1951 Angels rock me to sleep Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2379 4/23/1951 The sailor's plea Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2380 4/23/1951 My Carolina sunshine girl Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2381 4/23/1952 Ben Dewberry's final run Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2382 4/23/1951 Peach pickin' time down in Georgia Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2383 4/23/1951 Those gambler's blues Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 76-100 of 1150 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Martin, Grady," accessed June 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/352688.

Martin, Grady. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/352688.

"Martin, Grady." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 June 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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