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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 101-125 of 1146 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 2414 6/15/1951 I'm in a crowd but so alone The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca NA 2464 8/13/1951 New silver bells Webb Pierce instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2465 8/13/1951 Wondering Webb Pierce instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2466 8/13/1951 You know I'm still in love with you Webb Pierce instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2467 8/13/1951 I'm gonna see my baby tonight Webb Pierce instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2485 9/20/1951 San Antonio rose Thomas "Grady" Martin ; Slew Foot Five, The instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2486 9/20/1951 Bully of the town Thomas "Grady" Martin ; Slew Foot Five, The instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2487 9/20/1951 Stardust Thomas "Grady" Martin ; Slew Foot Five, The instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2488 9/20/1951 Beer barrel polka Thomas "Grady" Martin ; Slew Foot Five, The instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2540 11/13/1951 So many times The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca NA 2541 11/13/1951 My mother must have been a girl like you The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca NA 2542 11/13/1951 Somebody's stolen my honey The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca NA 2543 11/13/1951 A heartsick soldier on a heartbreak ridge The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca NA 2544 11/14/1951 I'm in love with Molly Red Foley ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca NA 2545 11/14/1951 Too old to cut the mustard-1 Red Foley ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca NA 2546[a] 11/14/1951 Greensleeves Red Foley ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca NA 2556 12/12/1951 Sweet Jennie Lee Thomas "Grady" Martin ; Slew Foot Five, The instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2557 12/12/1951 Slewfoot rag Thomas "Grady" Martin ; Slew Foot Five, The instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2558 12/12/1951 Tell me why-1 Thomas "Grady" Martin ; Slew Foot Five, The instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2576 1/10/1952 Tell Him you saw me Sister Rosetta Tharpe instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca NA 2577 1/10/1952 When I first sought the Lord Sister Rosetta Tharpe instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca NA 2579 1/10/1952 Have a little talk with Jesus Red Foley ; Sister Rosetta Tharpe instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca NA 2580 1/11/1952 The last mile of the way Sister Rosetta Tharpe instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca NA 2581 1/11/1952 (There'll be) Peace in the valley for me Sister Rosetta Tharpe instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca NA 2582 1/11/1952 Near the cross Sister Rosetta Tharpe instrumentalist, electric guitar  
(Results 101-125 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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