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Trade Martin is an American musician, songwriter, and producer. Born November 19. 1943, Union City New Jersey. Also known as "John N. Lione".

Martin worked with Johnny Power in the late 1950s, recording as Johnny & the Jokers and together launching the label Rome Records, active from 1960 to 1962. The label signed the groups The Earls, Del & the Escorts, and The Glens. On many of these recordings, Martin played all of the backing instruments, overdubbing them track by track.[1] Martin also released some solo material, including the 1962 hit "That Stranger Used to Be My Girl", a #28 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1962.[2] He released several further singles on Roulette Records and other labels in the 1960s and an LP entitled Let Me Touch You on Buddah Records in 1972.

Martin spent nearly thirty years in production and arrangement, doing work from the '60s girl group era through to 1980s pop. Among his credits are songs by Eric Andersen, Ellie Greenwich, Lesley Gore, The Tokens, Ian & Sylvia, Rick Nelson, B.T. Express, Pam Russo, and Solomon Burke. He also wrote a number of songs covered by noted acts, including "Take Me for a Little While" (Dusty Springfield), "Peace to the World" (B. B. King), and "Don't You Double Cross Me" (Dave Edmunds). In the 1970s Martin wrote several film scores.
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Trade Martin - The Original Hit Records album art Various La Mer Various - The Original Hit Records (Comp) Roulette US 1960 Sell This Version
RL 8-8 Trade Martin - untitled album art Various She's Got The Wind In Her Hair and 1 more… Various - untitled(LP, Transcription) Armed Forces Radio & Television Service Station Library RL 8-8 US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

VIP-4180 Trade Martin - Buddah Treasury Collection album art Various I Can't Let Go (as Martin) Various - Buddah Treasury Collection(LP, Comp) Buddah Records VIP-4180 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
LPSD 121 Trade Martin - The Northern Soul Story 4 album art Various She Put The Hurt On Me Various - The Northern Soul Story 4(2xLP, Comp) Soul Supply Records LPSD 121 UK 1987 Sell This Version
MSD-35800, CCM002 Trade Martin - Teen Idols...for a Moment album art Various That Stranger Used To Be My Girl (stereo) Various - Teen Idols...for a Moment(CD, Comp) MCA Special Products, Collectors' Choice Music MSD-35800, CCM002 US 1995 Sell This Version
DI-CD 99007 Trade Martin - So Why Did You Sing Like Me, Dion? : 25 Dion Sound-A-Like Singers album art Various Joanne Various - So Why Did You Sing Like Me, Dion? : 25 Dion Sound-A-Like Singers(CD, Comp) Hispanovoice DI-CD 99007 Spain 1996 Sell This Version
CDCHD 707 Trade Martin - The Coed Records Story album art Various Joanne and 2 more… Various - The Coed Records Story(CD, Comp) Ace CDCHD 707 UK 2000 Sell This Version
RGCD - 7002 Trade Martin - One Hit Wonders - Here Come The Guys album art Various That Stranger Used To Be My Girl Various - One Hit Wonders - Here Come The Guys(CD, Comp) Regency (4) RGCD - 7002 Belgium 2001 Sell This Version
AMSCD 110 Trade Martin - SOUL Vol. 1 Dancefloor Classics album art Various Work Song Various - SOUL Vol. 1 Dancefloor Classics(CD, Comp) Amigo AMSCD 110 Sweden 2004 Sell This Version
11528 Trade Martin - Hard To Find 45's On CD, Vol. 10; 1960-1965 album art Various That Stranger Used To Be My Girl Various - Hard To Find 45's On CD, Vol. 10; 1960-1965(CD, Comp) Eric Records 11528 US 2007 Sell This Version
RVCD-266 Trade Martin - Angels & Gamblers: Best of 1971-1979 album art Chip Taylor I Can Make You Cry (as Martin) and 2 more… Chip Taylor - Angels & Gamblers: Best of 1971-1979(CD, Comp) Raven Records RVCD-266 Australia 2008 Sell This Version
RRR 1020 Trade Martin - Teenage Treasures (32 Teen, Belgium Popcorn & Girl Group Rarities Of The Early 60's) album art Various Spend Your Life With Me Various - Teenage Treasures (32 Teen, Belgium Popcorn & Girl Group Rarities Of The Early 60's)(CD, Comp) Rare Rockin' Records RRR 1020 Australia 2008 Sell This Version
DAY2CD224 Trade Martin - Action: The Apex Records Story album art Various La Mer Various - Action: The Apex Records Story(2xCD, Comp, Dig) One Day Music DAY2CD224 UK 2013 Sell This Version
DAY2CD270 Trade Martin - Ding Dong: The Gee Records Story 1956-1962 album art Various La Mer Various - Ding Dong: The Gee Records Story 1956-1962(CD, Album, Comp, dig) One Day Music DAY2CD270 UK 2014 Sell This Version
DAY2CD235 Trade Martin - Step By Step: The Coed Records Story 1958-1962 album art Various That Stranger Used To Be My Girl Various - Step By Step: The Coed Records Story 1958-1962(2xCD, Comp) One Day Music DAY2CD235 UK 2014 Sell This Version
DVQD209 Trade Martin - American Music Library - The Hits Of 1962 album art Various That Stranger Used To Be My Girl Various - American Music Library - The Hits Of 1962(4xCD, Comp) Fantastic Voyage DVQD209 USA & Canada 2014 Sell This Version
SICP 30935 Trade Martin - Best Of Pied Piper Days album art Various Union City Blues Various - Best Of Pied Piper Days(CD, Comp) Sony Records Int'l SICP 30935 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
Get Hip 003 Trade Martin - Get Hip! - 3rd Anniversary album art Various Sixteen Tons Various - Get Hip! - 3rd Anniversary(CDr, Comp) Not On Label Get Hip 003 UK 2019 Sell This Version
none Trade Martin - It's Happening Vol. 7 album art Various Work Song Various - It's Happening Vol. 7(LP, Comp, Ltd) Cheers Records (2) none Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1001 Trade Martin - American Golden Oldies - Volume 3 album art Various That Stranger Used To Be My Girl Various - American Golden Oldies - Volume 3(LP, Comp, Unofficial, Pop) Disco-Old 1001 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
STOCK CAR 104 Trade Martin - Marianne - 16 Hot Rockin’ Tracks album art Various Liverpool Baby Various - Marianne - 16 Hot Rockin’ Tracks(LP, Comp) Stock Car Records STOCK CAR 104 US Unknown Sell This Version
CDF-001CD Trade Martin - Cinema De Funk - Soundtrack Grooves 1968-1976 Volume One album art Various Heavy Rock At O.J. Various - Cinema De Funk - Soundtrack Grooves 1968-1976 Volume One(CD, Album, Comp, Unofficial) Electrostatic Records CDF-001CD Australia Unknown Sell This Version

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