Jimmy Martin

Real Name:
James Henry Martin
Profile:
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 Jimmy Martin - Good 'N Country album art 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
DL 74285 Jimmy Martin - Country Music Time album art Jimmy Martin Country Music Time Decca DL 74285 US 1962 Sell This Version
DL 4360 Jimmy Martin - This World Is Not My Home album art 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
DL 4536 Jimmy Martin - Sing Widow Maker album art 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
DL 4643 Jimmy Martin - Sunny Side Of The Mountain album art 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
DL 4769 Jimmy Martin - Mr Good 'N Country Music album art 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
DL 74891 Jimmy Martin - Big And Country Instrumentals album art 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
DL 74996 Jimmy Martin - Tennessee album art Jimmy Martin Tennessee (Album) Decca DL 74996 US 1968 Sell This Version
DL 75116 Jimmy Martin - Free Born Man album art Jimmy Martin Free Born Man (Album) Decca DL 75116 US 1969 Sell This Version
DL75226, DL 75226 Jimmy Martin - Singing All Day And Dinner On The Ground album art 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 DL75226, DL 75226 US 1970 Sell This Version
UAS 9801 Jimmy Martin - Will The Circle Be Unbroken album art 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
DL 75343 Jimmy Martin - I'd Like To Be Sixteen Again (And Know What I Know Now) album art Jimmy Martin I'd Like To Be Sixteen Again (And Know What I Know Now) (Album) Decca DL 75343 US 1972 Sell This Version
COPS 6801 Jimmy Martin - Moonshine Hollow album art Jimmy Martin Moonshine Hollow (Album) MCA Coral COPS 6801 New Zealand 1973 Sell This Version
MCA-435 Jimmy Martin - Fly Me To Frisco album art 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
MCL-1079 Jimmy Martin And The Sunny Mountain Boys Jimmy Martin And The Sunny Mountain Boys - Sunny Side Of The Mountain(LP, Promo, RE) MCA Records MCL-1079 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
GXF-6009 Jimmy Martin - Live! At McClure, Virginia album art 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 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
GT8-0003 Jimmy Martin - Greatest Bluegrass Hits album art Jimmy Martin Greatest Bluegrass Hits (Album, Comp) Gusto Records (2) GT8-0003 US 1978 Sell This Version
GT-0095 Jimmy Martin - One Woman Man album art Jimmy Martin One Woman Man (Album) Gusto Records (2) GT-0095 US 1978 Sell This Version
HT-438 Jimmy Martin - Me 'N Ole Pete album art Jimmy Martin Me 'N Ole Pete (Album) Gusto Records (2), Gusto Records (2) HT-438 US 1978 Sell This Version
GT 0059 Jimmy Martin - Will The Circle Be Unbroken album art Jimmy Martin Will The Circle Be Unbroken (Album) Gusto Records (2) GT 0059 US 1979 Sell This Version
GT-0077 Jimmy Martin - First Time Together album art Jimmy Martin And Ralph Stanley Jimmy Martin And Ralph Stanley - First Time Together (Album) Gusto Records (2) GT-0077 US 1980 Sell This Version
GT 0076 Jimmy Martin - To Mother At Christmas album art Jimmy Martin To Mother At Christmas (Album) Gusto Records (2) GT 0076 US 1980 Sell This Version
OHCS-159 Jimmy Martin - Big Jam Session album art 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
SK5-739 Jimmy Martin - King Of Bluegrass album art Jimmy Martin King Of Bluegrass (Album) Richmond (3) SK5-739 US 1980 Sell This Version
SMM7882 Jimmy Martin - Live In 1990 album art 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