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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 126-150 of 1150 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
Decca NA 2583 1/11/1952 In the garden Sister Rosetta Tharpe instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca NA 2621 1/22/1952 Sit down servant-2 Mary (Marie) Knight instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca NA 2622 1/22/1952 He's my light (The man of Calvary)-1 Mary (Marie) Knight instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca NA 2623 1/22/1952 Church in the wildwood-1 Mary (Marie) Knight instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca NA 2624 1/22/1952 Does Jesus care? Mary (Marie) Knight instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca NA 2645 2/25/1952 Get up and give Thomas "Grady" Martin instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2656 2/29/1952 That heart belongs to me Webb Pierce instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca NA 2657 2/29/1952 I just can't be true Webb Pierce instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca NA 2658 2/29/1952 So used to loving you Webb Pierce instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca NA 2659 2/29/1952 I haven't got the heart Webb Pierce instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca NA 2664 3/2/1952 Don't stay away Thomas "Grady" Martin instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2665 3/2/1952 You are the light o' my life Thomas "Grady" Martin instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2666 3/2/1952 Sweethearts on parade-1 Thomas "Grady" Martin instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2667 3/2/1952 Coquette-1 Thomas "Grady" Martin instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2679 3/23/1952 The man in the moon cried last Mervin Shiner instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2680 3/23/1952 Me without you Mervin Shiner instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2681 3/23/1952 Your heart is too crowded Mervin Shiner instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2682 3/23/1952 Almost Mervin Shiner instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2683 3/23/1952 Let's take a trip to the moon Mervin Shiner instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2684 3/23/1952 Just a little lovin' Bing Crosby ; Thomas "Grady" Martin instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2685 3/23/1952 Easy on the eyes Bing Crosby ; Thomas "Grady" Martin instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 126-150 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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