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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 201-225 of 1146 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 2939 2/24/1953 When Jimmie Rodgers said goodbye The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2940 2/24/1953 Jimmie Rodgers' last thoughts The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2941 2/24/1953 My wasted past The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2942 2/24/1953 Counterfeit kisses The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2943 2/24/1953 The honeymoon is over The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2946 2/28/1953 If they should ask me Don Cherry instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2947 2/28/1953 Long John boogie Don Cherry instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2948 2/28/1953 Gorgeous Don Cherry instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 2949 2/28/1953 Guessing Don Cherry instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 3021 3/25/1953 It's been so long Webb Pierce instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca NA 3022 3/25/1953 Don't throw your life away Webb Pierce instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca NA 3023 3/25/1953 Too late to worry now Webb Pierce instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca NA 3024 3/25/1953 There stands the glass Webb Pierce instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca NA 3098 8/5/1953 A Dear John letter-1 Elaine "Scooter Bill" Tubb instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca NA 3099 8/5/1953 When age in between age blues Elaine "Scooter Bill" Tubb instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca NA 3100 8/5/1953 I'm a darn good man Tommy Jackson ; Justin Tubb instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 3101 8/5/1953 The story of my life Tommy Jackson ; Justin Tubb instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 3102 8/5/1953 Ooh-la-la Tommy Jackson ; Justin Tubb instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 3103 8/5/1953 Give three cheers for my baby Tommy Jackson ; Justin Tubb instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 3104 8/6/1953 Double datin'-1 Red Foley ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca NA 3105 8/6/1953 It's the mileage that's slowin' us down-2 Red Foley ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca NA 3106 8/7/1953 One way ticket to nowhere Jimmie Logsdon instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 3107 8/7/1953 Let's have a happy time Jimmie Logsdon instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 3108 8/7/1953 Where the old Red River flows Jimmie Logsdon instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 3109 8/7/1953 You ain't nothing but the blues Jimmie Logsdon instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 201-225 of 1146 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Martin, Grady," accessed June 18, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/352688.

Martin, Grady. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 18, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/352688.

"Martin, Grady." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 18 June 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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