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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 151-175 of 1150 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 2702 4/21/1952 Slowly Webb Pierce instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca NA 2703 4/21/1952 The last waltz Webb Pierce instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca NA 2704 4/21/1952 Bow Thy head Webb Pierce instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca NA 2705 4/21/1952 Country church Webb Pierce instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca NA 2742 6/20/1952 Anniversary song Thomas "Grady" Martin instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2743 6/20/1952 Waiting in the lobby of your heart Thomas "Grady" Martin instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2744 6/20/1952 Happy birthday Thomas "Grady" Martin instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2745 6/20/1952 Trying Thomas "Grady" Martin instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2768 7/15/1952 Just how long Webb Pierce instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca NA 2769 7/15/1952 I haven't got the heart Webb Pierce instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca NA 2770 7/15/1952 Slowly Webb Pierce instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca NA 2771 7/15/1952 I'll always take care of you Webb Pierce instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca NA 2812 7/29/1952 Back street affair Webb Pierce instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2813 7/29/1952 I'm only wishin' Webb Pierce instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2814 8/18/1952 You belong to me Thomas "Grady" Martin instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2815 8/18/1952 I went to your wedding Thomas "Grady" Martin instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2816 8/18/1952 Pennsylvania polka Thomas "Grady" Martin instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2825 9/11/1952 Baby darling Mervin Shiner instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2826 9/11/1952 Settin' the woods on fire Mervin Shiner instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2827 9/11/1952 Our love isn't legal Mervin Shiner instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2828 9/11/1952 Landslide of love Mervin Shiner instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2864 10/8/1952 I'm going back to Tennessee Jimmie Logsdon instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2865 10/8/1952 That's when I'll love you the best Jimmie Logsdon instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2866 10/8/1952 As long as we're together Jimmie Logsdon instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2867 10/8/1952 I wanna be Mama'd Jimmie Logsdon instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 151-175 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.

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

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