Jimmy Martin

Real Name:
James Henry Martin
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American bluegrass musician & singer, born August 10, 1927 in Sneedville, Tennessee and died May 14, 2005 in Nashville, Tennessee. Father of Ray Martin (10). Bluegrass lead singer and rhythm guitar player of his Sunny Mountain Boys. Born and reared in Tennessee, worked for Smokey Ward at WPFB in Middletown, early in his career. Sang lead in Smokey’s Corny Four Quartet. Lead singer for The Blue Grass Boys during several tours of duty over four pivotal years in Bill Monroe’s career in the early 1950s. Worked and recorded on King with Bob Osborne, and on RCA with the Osborne Brothers, before forming his own band in 1955 and securing a contract with Decca Records. He had several Billboard chart records, the highest charting being “Rock Hearts” at #14. He was a member of the WWVA Jamboree and the KWKH Louisiana Hayride, and in 1995 was elected to the IBMA Bluegrass Hall of Fame.
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DL 4016 Good 'N Country — Jimmy Martin Jimmy Martin And The Sunny Mountain Boys Jimmy Martin And The Sunny Mountain Boys - Good 'N Country (Album) Decca DL 4016 US 1960 Sell This Version
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DL 74285 Country Music Time — Jimmy Martin Jimmy Martin Country Music Time Decca DL 74285 US 1962 Sell This Version
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DL 4360 This World Is Not My Home — Jimmy Martin Jimmy Martin And The Sunny Mountain Boys Jimmy Martin And The Sunny Mountain Boys - This World Is Not My Home (Album) Decca DL 4360 US 1963 Sell This Version
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DL 4536 Sing Widow Maker — Jimmy Martin Jimmy Martin And The Sunny Mountain Boys Jimmy Martin And The Sunny Mountain Boys - Sing Widow Maker (Album) Decca DL 4536 US 1964 Sell This Version
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DL 4643 Sunny Side Of The Mountain — Jimmy Martin Jimmy Martin And The Sunny Mountain Boys Jimmy Martin And The Sunny Mountain Boys - Sunny Side Of The Mountain (Album) Decca DL 4643 US 1965 Sell This Version
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DL 4769 Mr Good 'N Country Music — Jimmy Martin Jimmy Martin And The Sunny Mountain Boys Jimmy Martin And The Sunny Mountain Boys - Mr Good 'N Country Music (Album) Decca DL 4769 US 1966 Sell This Version
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DL 74891 Big And Country Instrumentals — Jimmy Martin Jimmy Martin And The Sunny Mt. Boys* Jimmy Martin And The Sunny Mt. Boys* - Big And Country Instrumentals (Album) Decca DL 74891 US 1967 Sell This Version
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DL 74996 Tennessee — Jimmy Martin Jimmy Martin Tennessee (Album) Decca DL 74996 US 1968 Sell This Version
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DL 75116 Free Born Man — Jimmy Martin Jimmy Martin Free Born Man (Album) Decca DL 75116 US 1969 Sell This Version
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UAS 9801 Will The Circle Be Unbroken — Jimmy Martin Mother Maybelle Carter*, Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson, Roy Acuff, Merle Travis, Jimmy Martin Also Featuring Vassar Clements, Junior Huskey, Norman Blake (2), Pete 'Oswald' Kirby And The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band* Featuring Jimmie Fadden, Jeff Hanna, Jim Ibbotson*, John McEuen And Les Thompson Mother Maybelle Carter*, Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson, Roy Acuff, Merle Travis, Jimmy Martin Also Featuring Vassar Clements, Junior Huskey, Norman Blake (2), Pete 'Oswald' Kirby And The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band* Featuring Jimmie Fadden, Jeff Hanna, Jim Ibbotson*, John McEuen And Les Thompson - Will The Circle Be Unbroken (Album) United Artists Records UAS 9801 US 1972 Sell This Version
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DL 75343 I'd Like To Be Sixteen Again (And Know What I Know Now) — Jimmy Martin Jimmy Martin I'd Like To Be Sixteen Again (And Know What I Know Now) (Album) Decca DL 75343 US 1972 Sell This Version
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MCA-137 Singing All Day And Dinner On The Ground — Jimmy Martin Jimmy Martin And The Sunny Mountain Boys Jimmy Martin And The Sunny Mountain Boys - Singing All Day And Dinner On The Ground (Album, Comp) Decca, Decca MCA-137 US 1973 Sell This Version
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COPS 6801 Moonshine Hollow — Jimmy Martin Jimmy Martin Moonshine Hollow (Album) MCA Coral COPS 6801 New Zealand 1973 Sell This Version
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MCA-435 Fly Me To Frisco — Jimmy Martin Jimmy Martin And The Sunny Mountain Boys Jimmy Martin And The Sunny Mountain Boys - Fly Me To Frisco (Album) MCA Records MCA-435 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
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GXF-6009, GFX-6010 Live! At McClure, Virginia — Jimmy Martin Ralph Stanley And Clinch Mountain Boys* Featuring Bill Monroe, Reno-Harrell*, Jimmy Martin, Larry Sparks, Country Gentlemen*, Goins Bros*, Outdoor Plumbing Company*, Raymond Fairchild, Sullivan Family*, Marshall Family*, Leslie Keith Ralph Stanley And Clinch Mountain Boys* Featuring Bill Monroe, Reno-Harrell*, Jimmy Martin, Larry Sparks, Country Gentlemen*, Goins Bros*, Outdoor Plumbing Company*, Raymond Fairchild, Sullivan Family*, Marshall Family*, Leslie Keith - Live! At McClure, Virginia (Album) Rebel Records (3) GXF-6009, GFX-6010 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
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GT8-0003 Greatest Bluegrass Hits — Jimmy Martin Jimmy Martin Greatest Bluegrass Hits (Album, Comp) Gusto Records (2) GT8-0003 US 1978 Sell This Version
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GT-0095 One Woman Man — Jimmy Martin Jimmy Martin One Woman Man (Album) Gusto Records (2) GT-0095 US 1978 Sell This Version
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HT-438 Me 'N Ole Pete — Jimmy Martin Jimmy Martin Me 'N Ole Pete (Album) Gusto Records (2), Gusto Records (2) HT-438 US 1978 Sell This Version
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GT 0059 Will The Circle Be Unbroken — Jimmy Martin Jimmy Martin Will The Circle Be Unbroken (Album) Gusto Records (2) GT 0059 US 1979 Sell This Version
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GT-0077 First Time Together — Jimmy Martin Jimmy Martin And Ralph Stanley Jimmy Martin And Ralph Stanley - First Time Together (Album) Gusto Records (2) GT-0077 US 1980 Sell This Version
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GT 0076 To Mother At Christmas — Jimmy Martin Jimmy Martin To Mother At Christmas (Album) Gusto Records (2) GT 0076 US 1980 Sell This Version
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OHCS-159 Big Jam Session — Jimmy Martin Jimmy Martin, Paul Williams (7), J.D. Crowe And The Sunny Mountain Boys Jimmy Martin, Paul Williams (7), J.D. Crowe And The Sunny Mountain Boys - Big Jam Session (Album) Old Homestead Records OHCS-159 US 1984 Sell This Version
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SK5-739 King Of Bluegrass — Jimmy Martin Jimmy Martin King Of Bluegrass (Album) Richmond (3) SK5-739 US 1980 Sell This Version
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SMM7882 Live In 1990 — Jimmy Martin Jimmy Martin And The Sunny Mountain Boys With Grant Turner Jimmy Martin And The Sunny Mountain Boys With Grant Turner - Live In 1990 (Album) Sunny Mountain Music SMM7882 US 1990 Sell This Version
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thrill 145 Don't Cry To Me — Jimmy Martin Jimmy Martin Don't Cry To Me (Album) Thrill Jockey thrill 145 US 2004 Sell This Version