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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 176-200 of 1150 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 2875 10/30/1952 Call me up Thomas "Grady" Martin ; Slew Foot Five, The ; Jane Turzy instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2876 10/30/1952 I've got a letter Thomas "Grady" Martin ; Slew Foot Five, The ; Jane Turzy instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2881 10/31/1952 Picking sweethearts Thomas "Grady" Martin ; Slew Foot Five, The ; Jane Turzy instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2882 10/31/1952 That heart belongs to me Thomas "Grady" Martin ; Slew Foot Five, The ; Jane Turzy instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2883 10/31/1952 Sioux City Sue Thomas "Grady" Martin ; Slew Foot Five, The instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2884 10/31/1952 September song Thomas "Grady" Martin ; Slew Foot Five, The instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2898 12/7/1952 Let's go on-1, 2 Mary (Marie) Knight ; Sister Rosetta Tharpe instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2899 12/7/1952 Jesus walk with me-2 Mary (Marie) Knight instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2900 12/7/1952 I'll meet you over yonder-1 Sister Rosetta Tharpe instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2901 12/7/1952 How well do I remember-1 Sister Rosetta Tharpe instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2902 12/7/1952 I just couldn't be contented Mary (Marie) Knight ; Sister Rosetta Tharpe instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2903 12/7/1952 I'll go on alone Webb Pierce instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2904 12/7/1952 That's me without you Webb Pierce instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2905 12/13/1952 All by myself Don Cherry instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2906 12/13/1952 Changeable Don Cherry instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2907 12/13/1952 A lover's quarrel Don Cherry instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2919 1/23/1953 The death of Hank Williams Jimmie Logsdon instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2920 1/23/1953 Hank Williams sings the blues no more Jimmie Logsdon instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2921 1/23/1953 The love you gave to me Jimmie Logsdon instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2925 1/31/1953 Side by side Thomas "Grady" Martin ; Slew Foot Five, The instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2926 1/31/1953 A fool such as I Thomas "Grady" Martin ; Slew Foot Five, The instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2927 1/31/1953 Pennsylvania polka Thomas "Grady" Martin ; Slew Foot Five, The instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2928 1/31/1953 Poor butterfly Thomas "Grady" Martin ; Slew Foot Five, The instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2931 2/15/1953 Shenanigans No.1 Thomas "Grady" Martin ; Slew Foot Five, The instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2932 2/15/1953 Shenanigans No.2 Thomas "Grady" Martin ; Slew Foot Five, The instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 176-200 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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