Chanteur Bluegrass US né James Henry Martin, le 10 Août 1927 à Sneedville (Tennessee). Jimmy Martin est décédé le 14 Mai 2005 à Madison (Tennessee).

Blessed with a great tenor voice, traditional bluegrass singer and guitarist Jimmy Martin mastered his craft as lead Vocalsist for Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys for much of 1949-1951 and again in 1952-1953. Martin's Vocalss and his dynamic guitar playing both complemented Monroe perfectly, and in the opinion of many, he was the finest lead singer and guitarist Bill ever had. In 1951, between stints with Monroe's band, Martin joined with the Osborne Brothers, forming the Sunny Mountain Boys. Though this association lasted only until 1955, Martin has used this band name up to the present. In keeping up such high standards over the years, Martin has hired numerous major-league musicians, including banjo players J.D. Crowe, Bill Emerson, Vic Jordan, Alan Munde, and mandolin player Paul Williams, all of whom subsequently made it big in bluegrass. Martin is required listening for anyone with more than a passing interest in bluegrass.
Martin was born and raised in the Cumberland Mountains of East Tennessee. As a teenager, he fell in love with Monroe's music, which inspired him to pursue a career as a singer. He began working at radio stations around Morristown, TN, to gain experience; he also worked as a housepainter to make ends meet. At the age of 22, he auditioned in Nashville for Monroe's band to replace Mac Wiseman, and he successfully passed the audition. For the next four years, Martin stayed with Monroe, recording 46 sides for Decca Records. In 1951, Martin briefly sang with Bob Osborne, which was captured on a series of singles for King Records. At the same time, he was a member of the Monroe side project the Shenandoah Valley Trio, which cut several songs for Columbia.
Martin split from Monroe for good in 1954, joining Bobby and Sonny Osborne's duo as a lead singer. He stayed with the Osbornes for about a year, recording several sessions for RCA-Victor. Jimmy left the brothers the following year, taking the band name Sunny Mountain Boys — which had previously been used by the Osborne Brothers — with him. In the spring of 1956, Martin signed with Decca Records and made his first solo recordings. Through his solo records and performances on the Grand Ole Opry and the Louisiana Hayride, Martin helped bring bluegrass into the mainstream. This was primarily because he concentrated on bluegrass that focused on the Vocalss, not the instruments. Within two years, he began charting in the country Top 40, beginning with the number 14 single "Rock Hearts." Throughout the '60s, he had the occasional hit single and became a staple of the bluegrass festival circuit.
Over the years, Martin's Sunny Mountain Boys hosted a wealth of new musical talents, including Doyle Lawson, Bill Emerson, Clarence "Tater" Tate, Paul Williams, Alan Munde, and J.D. Crowe. Although the lineup of the band changed constantly, the quality of the musicians remained high throughout his career.
In 1971, Martin sang "I Saw the Light" and "Sunny Side of the Mountain" on the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's Will the Circle Be Unbroken, which helped increase his audience. Martin parted from Decca Records in 1974, signing with Starday/Gusto Records shortly after his departure. He stayed at Gusto for nearly a decade, releasing six albums during his tenure at the label. After Gusto went out of business in the '80s, Martin began his own record label, King of Bluegrass, which reissued his classic Decca recordings. Martin continued to perform concerts and bluegrass festivals into the '90s.
In 1999 Martin was the subject of a biography titled "True Adventures With the King of Bluegrass." A few years later, in 2003, he became the subject of the documentary film King of Bluegrass:The Life & Times of Jimmy Martin. The bluegrass legend passed away May 14, 2005 after a long battle with cancer.

http://www.jimmymartin.org/

Talents : Singer, Guitar, Mandolin

Style musical : Bluegrass

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETVlu5yqFHk

SKIP, HOP AND WOBBLE (1957)

SOPHRONIE (1958)

DRINK UP AND GO HOME (1962)

IT TAKES ONE TO KNOW ONE (1964)

TENNESSEE (1968)

FREEBORN MAN (1969)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t., Singles & EP

11/1951 78 t. KING 995 (US) . Jimmy MARTIN & Bobby OSBORNE - She's Just A Cute Thing / My Lovely Heart
11/1951 SP KING 45-995 (US) . Jimmy MARTIN & Bobby OSBORNE - She's Just A Cute Thing / My Lovely Heart
03/1953 78 t. KING 1037 (US) . Jimmy MARTIN & Bobby OSBORNE - Blue Eyed Darlin' / You'll Never Be The Same
03/1953 SP KING 45-1037 (US) . Jimmy MARTIN & Bobby OSBORNE - Blue Eyed Darlin' / You'll Never Be The Same
12/1954 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-5958 (US) . Jimmy MARTIN with The OSBORNE BROTHERS - Save It Save It / 20-20 Vision
12/1954 SP RCA VICTOR 47-5958 (US) . Jimmy MARTIN with The OSBORNE BROTHERS - Save It Save It / 20-20 Vision
03/1955 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-6037 (US) . Jimmy MARTIN with The OSBORNE BROTHERS - Chalk Up Another One / I Pulled A Boo Boo
03/1955 SP RCA VICTOR 47-6037 (US) . Jimmy MARTIN with The OSBORNE BROTHERS - Chalk Up Another One / I Pulled A Boo Boo
06/1955 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-6111 (US) . Jimmy MARTIN with The OSBORNE BROTHERS - They Didn't Know The Difference / That's How I Can Count On You
06/1955 SP RCA VICTOR 47-6111 (US) . Jimmy MARTIN with The OSBORNE BROTHERS - They Didn't Know The Difference / That's How I Can Count On You
04/1956 78 t. DECCA 29886 (US) . Jimmy MARTIN with Bill MONROE - On And On / I Believed In You Darling
04/1956 SP DECCA 9-29886 (US) . Jimmy MARTIN with Bill MONROE - On And On / I Believed In You Darling
11/1956 SP DECCA 9-30118 (US) . You'll Be A Lost Ball / Hit Parade Of Love
04/1957 SP DECCA 9-30281 (US) . I'm The Boss (Of This Here House) / Dog Bite Your Hide
11/1957 SP DECCA 9-30493 (US) . Skip, Hop And Wobble / I'll Drink No More Wine
04/1958 SP DECCA 9-30613 (US) . Ocean Of Diamonds / Sophronie
09/1958 SP DECCA 9-30703 (US) . Rock Hearts / I'll Never Take No For An Answer
1958 SP GONE 5044 (US)  

 

Song Of The Dugongs / Jack Cobb
01/1959 SP DECCA 9-30812 (US) . I Like To Hear 'em Preach It / Voice Of My Savior
04/1959 SP DECCA 9-30877 (US) . Night / It's Not Like Home
09/1959 SP DECCA 9-30965 (US) . She's Left Me Again / Hold Whatcha Got
1959 EP DECCA ED-2649 (US)

Rock Hearts / Ocean Of Diamonds / Sophronie / I'll Never Take No For An Answer

03/1960 SP DECCA 9-31073 (US) . In Foggy Old London / Joke's On You
10/1960 SP DECCA 9-31157 (US) . Bear Tracks / You Don't Know My Mind
11/1960 SP DECCA 9-31176 (US) . Old Fashioned Christmas / Hold To God's Unchanging Hand
12/1960 SP DECCA 9-31186 (US) . Paul WILLIAMS - Deep River / What Was I Supposed To Do
03/1961 SP DECCA 31234 (US) . Hi-De Diddle / My Walking Shoes
10/1961 SP DECCA 31311 (US) . I Can I Will I Do Believe / There Was A Love
1961 EP Blue Grass Special EP-602 (US) White Oak Mountain Breakdown (Leon Jackson) / Love Please Come Home (Leon Jackson) / Leon's Breakdown (Leon Jackson) / My Lonely Heart (Jimmy MARTIN & Bob OSBORNE) / She's Just A Cute Thing (Jimmy MARTIN & Bob OSBORNE) / You'll Never Be The Same (Jimmy MARTIN & Bob OSBORNE)
03/1962 SP DECCA 31376 (US) . God Is Always The Same / God Guide Our Leader's Hand
07/1962 SP DECCA 31414 (US) . Don't Cry To Me / Poor Little Bull Frog
11/1962 SP DECCA 31442 (US) . Prayer Bell Of Heaven / Shut-In's Prayer
02/1963 SP DECCA 31461 (US) . Old Man's Drunk Again / Hey Lonesome
11/1963 SP DECCA 31558 (US) . Widow Maker / Red River Valley
1963 EP DECCA ED-2752 (US)

Hi-De Diddle / I Can I Will I Do Believe / Pretending I Don't Care / Hey Lonesome

05/1964 SP DECCA 31629 (US) . Leavin' Town / I'd Rather Have America
11/1964 SP DECCA 31680 (US) . Guitar Picking President / It Takes One To Know One
12/1964 EP DECCA ED-2773 (US)

Don't Cry To Me / The Old Man's Drunk Again / Widow Maker / Red River Valley

1964 EP 33 t. DECCA ED 34251 (US)

JIMMY MARTIN & THE SUNNY MOUNTAIN BOYS SING WIDOW MAKER - Old Man's Drunk Again / Widow Maker / Truck Driving Man / There's More Pretty Girls Than One / Six Days On The Road / Truck Driver's Queen

03/1965 SP DECCA 31748 (US) . 20-20 Vision / Sunny Side Of The Mountain
08/1965 SP DECCA 31846 (US) Last Song / Sweet Dixie
03/1966 SP DECCA 31921 (US) . I Can't Quit Cigarettes / Run Boy Run
07/1966 SP DECCA 31987 (US) . Who'll Sing For Me / Goodbye
10/1966 SP DECCA 32031 (US) . Home Run Man / You're Gonna Change (Or I'm Gonna Leave)
02/1967 SP DECCA 32092 (US) . Pray The Clouds Away / Give Me The Roses Now
05/1967 SP DECCA 32132 (US) . Big Country / Living Like A Fool
10/1967 SP DECCA 32201 (US) . Wild Indian / Goin' Ape (Over You)
03/1968 SP DECCA 32300 (US) . Tennessee / Steal Away Somewhere And Die
09/1968 SP DECCA 32378 (US) . Free Born Man / Losing You
02/1969 SP DECCA 32461 (US) . Moonshine Hollow / Red Rooster
06/1969 SP DECCA 32517 (US) . Give Me Your Hand / Little White Church
09/1969 SP DECCA 32553 (US) . Shackles And Chains / Milwaukee Here I Come
04/1970 SP DECCA 32674 (US) . Arab Bounce / I've Got My Future On Ice
08/1970 SP DECCA 32731 (US) . Singing All Day And Dinner On The Ground / Help Thy Brother
10/1970 SP DECCA 32750 (US) . Midnight Rambler / Between Fire And Water
04/1971 SP DECCA 32820 (US) . I Cried Again / Chattanooga Dog
02/1972 SP DECCA 32934 (US) . I'd Like To Be Sixteen Again / Lonesome Prison Blues
09/1972 SP DECCA 33021 (US) . Truck Driver's Queen / Homesick
05/1973 SP MCA 40076 (US) . Sunny Side Of The Mountain / You Don't Know My Mind
10/1973 SP MCA 40147 (US) . Mary Ann / Just Plain Yellow
04/1974 SP MCA 40237 (US) . Theme Time / Fly Me To Frisco
12/1974 SP MCA 40338 (US) . Lost To A Stranger / You Are My Sunshine
08/1975 SP MCA 40449 (US) . There's Better Times A Coming / I Buried My Future
1974 SP RANWOOD R-963 (US) . Jimmy MARTIN & Wink MARTINDALE - Deck Of Cards / Lord's Prayer
1978 SP GUSTO GT4-2027 (US) . Jimmy MARTIN & Bobby OSBORNE - Blue Eyed Darlin' / She's Just A Cute Thing
1978 SP GUSTO GT4-9004 (US) . Bluegrass Singing Man / Run Pete Run
1978 SP GUSTO GT4-9014 (US) . Sunny Side Of The Mountain / Goodbye Old Pal
09/1979 SP GUSTO GT4-9020 (US) . One Woman Man / I Can't Give My Heart Again
02/1980 SP GUSTO GT4-9029 (US) . Water The Flowers / Please Play The Jukebox
1982 SP GUSTO GT4-2129 (US) . Free Born Man / Water The Flowers
1982 SP GUSTO GT4-2130 (US) . Widow Maker / Truck Driving Man
1982 SP GUSTO GT4-2131 (US) . Sunny Side Of The Mountain / Ocean Of Diamonds
1982 SP GUSTO GT4-2132 (US) . 20-20 Vision / Will The Circle Be Unbroken
1989 SP UNIVERSAL R-963 UVL-66023 (US) . I'm Sittin' On Top Of The World / + NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND





Albums

1960 LP 12" DECCA DL-4016 (mono) / DL-74016 (stereo) (US) GOOD'N COUNTRY - You Don't Know My Mind / Homesick / Bear Tracks / Night / Grand Ole Opry Song / Who'll Sing For Me / Hold Whatcha Got / Before The Sun Goes Down / Cripple Creek / It's Not Like Home / All The Good Times Are Past And Gone / I Like To Hear 'em Preach It
1962 LP 12" DECCA DL-4285 (mono) / DL-74285 (stereo) (US) COUNTRY MUSIC TIME - There Ain't Nobody Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone / Pretending I Don't Care / Leavin' Town / Don't Give Your Heart To A Rambler / Train 45 / Drink Up And Go Home / I Can I Will I Do Believe / There Was A Love / Hitparade Of Love / Steppin' Stones / Jokes On You / Skip Hop And Wobble
1963 LP 12" DECCA DL-4360 (mono) / DL-74360 (stereo) (US) THIS WORLD IS NOT MY HOME - This World Is Not My Home / Prayer Bells Of Heaven / Goodbye / Give Me The Roses Now / What Would You Give In Exchange / Voice Of My Saviour / Shut-In's Prayer / Pray The Clouds Away / Lord I'm Coming Home / Give Me Your Hand / Little White Church / God Guide Our Leader's Hand
1964 LP 12" DECCA DL-4536 (mono) / DL-74536 (stereo) (US) WIDOW MAKER - Widow Maker / Six Days On The Road / I'll Never Take No For An Answers / I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes / There's More Pretty Girls Than One / Hey Lonesome / My Walking Shoes / Truck Drivin' Man / Ocean Of Diamonds / Truck Driver's Queen / Old Man's Drunk Again / In Foggy Old London
1965 LP 12" DECCA DL-4643 (mono) / DL-74643 (stereo) (US) SUNNY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN - Sunny Side Of The Mountain / It Takes One To Know One / Guitar Picking President / Shenandoah Waltz / Poor Ellen Smith / I'd Rather Have America / There's Better Times A Coming / 20-20 Visions / I'm Comin' Back But I Don't Know When / Snow White Grave / John Henry / In The Pines
1966 LP 12" DECCA DL-4769 (mono) / DL-74769 (stereo) (US) GOOD'N COUNTRY MUSIC - Last Song / Summer's Come And Gone / Tennessee Waltz / Mr Engineer / Sweet Dixie / Good Things (Outweight The Bad) / Hi-De Diddle / Lost Highway / I Can't Quit Cigarettes / Fraulein / Run Boy Run / You're Gonna Change (Or I'm Gonna Leave)
1967 LP 12" DECCA DL-74891 (US) BIG AND COUNTRY INSTRUMENTALS - Big Country / Red Rooster / Crow On The Banjo / You Are My Sunshine / Uptown Blues / Orange Blossom Special / Wild Indian / Going Up Dry Branch / Little Maggie She's So Sweet / Union County / Red River Valley / Theme Time
1968 LP 12" DECCA DL-74996 (US) TENNESSEE - Tennessee / Steal Away Somewhere And Die / You'll Be A Lost Ball / Living Like A Fool / Dog Bite Your Hide / Goin' Ape (Over You) / Home Run Man / She's Left Me Again / I'm The Boss (Of This Here House) / Don't Cry To Me / I'll Drink No More Wine
1968 LP 12" MCA MAPS 1030 (GER) TENNESSEE - Tennessee / Steal Away Somewhere And Die / You'll Be A Lost Ball / Living Like A Fool / Dog Bite Your Hide / Goin' Ape (Over You) / Home Run Man / She's Left Me Again / I'm The Boss (Of This Here House) / Don't Cry To Me / I'll Drink No More Wine
1969 LP 12" DECCA DL-75116 (US) FREE BORN MAN - Freeborn Man / Losin' You Might Be The Best Thing Yet / Wooden Shoes / Undo What's Been Done / Moonshine Hollow / Slowly / Lonesome Prison Blues / Shackles And Chains / Doin' My Time / Milwaukee Here I Come / Arab Bounce
1970 LP 12" DECCA DL-75226 (US) SINGING ALL DAY AND DINNER TO THE GROUND - Singing All Day And Dinner To The Ground / Lift Your Eyes To Jesus / Shake Hands With Mother Again / When The Saviour Reached Down For Me / Help Thy Brother / My Lord Keeps A Record / God Is Always The Same / Hold To God's Unchanging Hand / Little Angels In Heaven / Stormy Waters / Beautiful Life
1972 LP 12" DECCA DL-75343 (US) I'D LIKE TO BE SIXTEEN AGAIN - Chattanooga Dog / I've Got My Future On Ice / I'd Like To Be Sixteen Again (And Know What I Know Note) / Midnight Rambler / I Cried Again / Milwaukee Here I Come / Freeborn Man / Tennessee / Losin' You Might Be The Best Thing Yet / Lonesome Prison Blues / Don't Cry To Me
1973 LP 12" CORAL CB-20010 (US) MOONSHINE HOLLOW - Moonshine Hollow / Living Like A Fool / Goin' Ape / Steal Away Somewhere And Die / Home Run Man / Sophronie / Undo What's Been Done / Rock Hearts / Arab Bounce / She's Left Me Again
1974 LP 12" MCA 435 (US) FLY ME TO FRISCO - Fly Me To Frisco / Between Fire And Water / Just Plain Yellow / Little Robin / Last Song / Grave Upon The Hillside / You Are My Sunshine / Lost To A Stranger / Mr Engineer / Homesick / Mary Ann
1978 LP 12" GUSTO GT-0003 (US) JIMMY MARTIN'S GREATEST BLUEGRASS HITS - Widow Maker / Honey You Don't Know My Mind / White Dove / Uncle Pen / Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms / Taylor Made Sally Good / Freeborn Man / Sunny Side Of The Mountain / Blue Moon Of Kentucky / Foggy Mountain Breakdown / Goodbye Old Pal / Big Country
1978 LP 12" Collectors Classics ‎CC-14  (GER) JIMMY MARTIN WITH THE OSBORNE BROTHERS - Blue Eyed Darling / My Lonely Heart / She's Just A Cute Thing / You'll Never Be The Same / Save It Save It / Chalk Up Another One I / 20-20 Vision / That's How I Can Count On You / You'll Be A Lost Ball / Dog Bite Your Hide / I'll Drink No More Wine / Mr Engineer
1979 LP 12" GUSTO GT-0059 (US) WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN - Will The Circle Be Unbroken / Voice Of My Saviour / I Like To Hear Them Preach / Give Me The Roses Today / Prayer Bells Of Heaven / Get In Line Brother If You Want To Go Home / Who Will Sing For Me / God Guide Our Leader's Hand / Is There Room For Me / Uncloudy Day / Don't Fill A Drunkard's Grave / Stormy Waters
197? LP 12" MCA MCA-81 (US) Good 'N Country - Jimmy Martin And The Sunny Mountain Boys  - You Don't Know My Mind / Homesick / Bear Tracks / Night / Grand Ole Opry Song / Who'll Sing For Me / Hold Whatcha Got / Before The Sun Goes Down / Cripple Creek / It's Not Like Home / All The Good Times Are Past And Gone / I Like To Hear 'em Preach It
1980 LP 12" GUSTO GT-0067 (US) ME'N OLD PETE - Run Pete Run / Moonlight Love / Who's Calling You Sweetheart / I'm A Bluegrass Singing Man / Breautiful Brown Eyes / Play Me Some George Jones Songs / Pete The Best Coon Dog In The State Of Tennessee / Knoxville Girl / Eagle Eye Tom / Lover's Lane / Little Maggie / Don't Let Your Sweet Love Die
1980 LP 12" GUSTO GT-0076 (US) TO MOTHER AT CHRISTMAS - Christmas Time's A Comin' / Lord We Sure Need Some Rainbows In December / Jingle Bells / To Mother At Christmas / Silent Night / Daddy Will Santa Claus Ever Have To Die / Christmas Is Everywhere Except My Heart / Will We Have Room For Jesus / Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer / Blue Christmas
1980 LP 12" GUSTO GT-0077 (US) FIRST TIME TOGETHER - Jimmy MARTIN & Ralph STANLEY - I'm Going Down The Road / In The Pines / Stone Walls And Steel Bars / Rabbit In The Log / Footprints In The Snow / Roll On Buddy Roll On / God Gave You To Me / Don't Let Your Sweet Love Die / I Only Exist
1982 LP 12" GUSTO GT-0095 (US) ONE WOMAN MAN - One Woman Man / I Can't Give My Heart Again / Ocean Of Diamonds / Please Play The Jukebox / 20-20 Vision / Water The Flowers / I Know You're Married / Will You Be Lovin' Another Man / Down The Road / What A Way To Go
1983 LP 12" Anthology Of Country Music ‎ACM-4 (US) Early Bluegrass - The 1950's - Jimmy Martin With The OSBORNE BROTHERS - 20/20 Vision / That's How I Can Count On You / Save It, Save It / Chalk Up Another One / I Pulled A Boo Boo / They Didn't Know The Difference / I'll Find Another Woman / Blue Eyed Darling / My Lonely Heart / She's Just A Cute Thing / You'll Never Be The Same / While I'm Reading Your Letter
1984 LP 12" Old Homestead OHCS-159  (US) Big Jam Session - Jimmy Martin, Paul Williams, J.D. Crowe And The Sunny Mountain Boys - Intro / Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms / Molly And Tenbrooks / John Henry / Angel Band / Paddy On The Turnpike / Jimmy's Mule / Ruby / Little Maggie / Put My Little Shoes Away / Gotta Travel On
1984 LP 12" ROUNDER SS-21 (US) YOU DON'T KNOW MY MIND - 1956-66 - You Don't Know My Mind / Ocean Of Diamonds / Hotparade Of Love / Steppin' Stones / Crowe On The Banjo / Don't Give Your Heart To A Rambler / What Would You Give In Exchange For Your Soul / Sophronie / Homesick / Red River Valley / Sunny Side Of The Mountain / Rock Hearts / Hold Whatcha Got / Prayer Bell Of Heaven
1985 LP 12" Anthology Of Country Music ‎ACM-13 (US) The King Of Bluegrass (Early Bluegrass Favorites) - Tennessee / Steal Away Somewhere And Die / You'll Be A Lost Ball / Living Like A Fool / Dog Bite Your Hide / Goin' Ape / Home Run Man / She's Left Me Again / I'm The Boss (Of This Here House) / Don't Cry To Me / I'd Like To Be Sixteen Again (And Know What I Know Now) / I'll Drink No More Wine / Chattanooga Dog / (I've Got My) Future On Ice / Midnight Rambler / I Cried Again / Milwaukee, Here I Come / Free Born Man / Losing You / Lonesome Prison Blues
1985 CD King of Bluegrass KB 1 (US) THE KING OF BLUEGRASS VOLUME 1 - Early bluegrass favorites - Jimmy Martin & his Sunny Mountain Boys - Tennessee / She's left me again / I'm the boss of this here house / Don't cry to me / I'll drink no more wine / I've got my future on ice / Steal away somewhere and die / You'll be a lost ball / Living like a fool / Dog bite your hide / Goin' ape / Home run man
1985 CD King of Bluegrass KB 2 (US) THE KING OF BLUEGRASS VOLUME 2 - Jimmy Martin & his Sunny Mountain Boys - i'D LIKE TO BE SIXTEEN AGAIN & HIS OTHER BLUEGRASS HITS - I'd like to be sixteen again / Chattanooga dog / Midnight rambler / I cried again / Milwaukee, here I come / Free born man / Losing you / Lonesome prison blues / Lost to a stranger / Mr. Engineer / Homesick / Mary Ann
1985 CD King of Bluegrass KB 3 (US) THE KING OF BLUEGRASS VOLUME 3 - Jimmy Martin & his Sunny Mountain Boys - The Shut-In's Prayer / Pray The Clouds Away / Give Me Your Hand / Voice Of My Savior / Prayer Bells In Heaven / Give Me The Roses Now / The Little White Church / Lord I'm Coming Home / Lord Guide Our Leader's Hand / This World Is Not My Home / What Would You Give In Exchange / Goodbye
1985 CD King of Bluegrass KB 4 (US) THE KING OF BLUEGRASS VOLUME 4 - Jimmy Martin & his Sunny Mountain Boys - Doin' my time / Shackles and chains / Moonshine Hollow / Slowly / Undo what's been done / Arab bounce / Wooden shoes / Fly me to Frisco / Between fire and water / Just plain yellow / The last song / Little Robin
1985 CD King of Bluegrass KB 5 (US) THE KING OF BLUEGRASS VOLUME 5 - Jimmy Martin & his Sunny Mountain Boys  FEATURING STORMY WATERS & HIS OTHER SACRED HITS - Stormy Waters / Hold To God's Unchanging Hand / Little Angels In Heaven / A Beautiful Life / Lift Your Eyes To Jesus / My Lord Keeps A Record / Help Thy Brother / God Is Always The Same / Shake Hands With Mother Again / When The Savior Reached Down / I Like To Hear Them Preach It / All Day Singing
1985 CD King of Bluegrass KB 6 (US) THE KING OF BLUEGRASS VOLUME 6 - Jimmy Martin & his Sunny Mountain Boys - hit parade of love  & OTHER BLUEGRASS HITS - Hit Parade Of Love / Grave Upon A Green Hillside / Sophronie / Rock Hearts / You Don't Know My Mind / Bear Tracks / Grand Ole Opry Song / Night / Who'll Sing For Me / Hold Watcha Got / Before The Sun Goes Down / Cripple Creek
1988 CD DELUXE 7863 (US) 20 GREATEST HITS - Freeborn Man / Truck Drivin' Man / Pete, The Best Coon Dob In The State Of Tennessee / Beautiful Brown Eyes / Uncle Pen / Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms / Blue Moon Of Kentucky / Don't Let Your Sweet Love Die / Honey, You Don't Know My Mind / Lover's Lane / Widow Maker / Sweet Little Maggie / I Know You're Married (But I Love You Still) / Foggy Mountain Breakdown / Run Pete Run / Bluegrass Singing Man / One Woman Man / Who's Calling You Sweetheart Tonight / Taylor Made Sally Good / Knoxville Girl
1989 CD HOLLYWOOD 213 (US) GREATEST BLUEGRASS HITS - Widow Maker / Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms / Taylor Made Sally Good / Honey, You Don't Know My Mind / Big Country / Freeborn Man / Blue Moon Of Kentucky / Goodbye Old Pal / Uncle Pen / White Dove / Foggy Mountain Breakdown
1990 CD Sunny Mountain SMM 7882 CD (US) Live in 1990 with Grant Turner - JIMMY MARTIN AND THE SUNNY MOUNTAIN BOYS - Sophronie / It takes one to know one / Lost to a stranger / Widow maker / Shake hands with mother again / Free born man / Ocean of diamonds / You don't know my mind / Pete, the best coondog in the state of Tennessee / 20/20 vision / Sunny side of the mountain / Will the circle be unbroken
09/1994 5 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 15705 (GER) JIMMY MARTIN AND THE SUNNY MOUNTAIN BOYS :
CD 1 : Save It! Save It! / Chalk Up Another One / I Pulled A Boo Boo / They Didn't Know The Difference (But I Did) / 20/20 Vision / That's How I Can Count On You / Before The Sun Goes Down / Skip, Hop And Wobble / You'll Be A Lost Ball / Hit Parade Of Love / Grand Ole Opry Song / I'm The Boss (Of This Here House) / Dog Bite Your Hide / I'll Drink No More Wine / Ocean Of Diamonds / Sophronie / I'll Never Take No For An Answer / Rock Hearts / I Like To Hear `Em Preach It / Voice Of My Savior / Night / It's Not Like Home / She's Left Me Again / Hold Whatcha Got / Bear Tracks / Cripple Creek / In Foggy Old London / The Joke's On You / Wooden Shoes / Home Run Man / Who'll Sing For Me
CD 2 : God Is Always The Same / All The Good Times Are Past And Gone / You Don't Know My Mind / Homesick / Old Fashioned Christmas / Hi-De Diddle / Don't Cry To Me / My Walking Shoes / Hold To God's Unchanging Hands / Undo What's Been Done / Deep River / What Was I Supposed To Do / I Can, I Will, I Do Believe / There Was A Love / Poor Little Bull Frog / Steppin' Stones / There Ain't Nobody Gonna Miss Me When I'm ... / Little Angels In Heaven / Pretending I Don't Care / Leavin' Town / Don't Give Your Heart To A Rambler / God Guide Our Leader's Hand / Train 45 / Mr. Engineer / This World Is Not My Home / Drink Up And Go Home / Lord I'm Coming Home / Goodbye / Pray The Clouds Away / Give Me The Roses Now
CD 3 : Prayer Bell Of Heaven / Give Me Your Hand / Stormy Waters / What Would You Give In Exchange / Shut-In's Prayer / A Beautiful Life / Little White Church / The Old Man's Drunk Again / Moonshine Hollow / Hey Lonesome / Tennessee / Widow Maker / I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes / Red River Valley / John Henry / Truck Driving Man / There's More Pretty Girls Than One / Six Days On The Road / Truck Driver's Queen / I'd Rather Have America / Little Robin / There's Better Times A'Coming / 20/20 Vision / Guitar Picking President / It Takes One To Know One / Sunny Side Of The Mountain / Snow White Grave / Poor Ellen Smith / Shenandoah Waltz
CD 4 : I'm Coming Back But I Don't Know When / In The Pines / The Last Song / Sweet Dixie / Wild Indian / Run Boy Run / Theme Time / Orange Blossom Special / I Can't Quit Cigarettes / Lost Highway / The Good Things Out Weigh The Bad / The Summer's Come And Gone / Fraulein / You're Gonna Change (Or I'm Gonna Leave) / Tennessee Waltz / Little Maggie, She's So Sweet / Big Country / Red Rooster / Crow On The Banjo / You Are My Sunshine / Going Up Dry Branch / Living Like A Fool / Union County / Uptown Blues / Goin' Ape (Over You) / Steal Away Somewhere And Die / Freeborn Man / Losing You
CD 5 : Just An Old Standby / Slowly / Lonesome Prison Blues / Shackles And Chains / Doin' My Time / Milwaukee Here I Come / Arab Bounce / Homesick / (I've Got My) Future On Ice / Midnight Rambler / Between Fire And Water / Singing All Day And Dinner On The Ground / Lift Your Eyes To Jesus / Shake Hands With Mother Again / When The Savior Reached Down For Me / Help Thy Brother / My Lord Keeps A Record / I'd Like To Be Sixteen Again / I Cried Again / Chattanooga Dog / Mary Ann / I Buried My Future / Just Plain Yellow / Fly Me To Frisco / Grave Upon The Green Hillside / Lost To A Stranger / Beautiful Brown Eyes / You Are My Sunshine
1995 CD HOLLYWOOD HCD-436 (US) WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN - Will The Circle Be Unbroken / Voice Of My Saviour / I Like To Hear Them Preach / Give Me The Roses Today / Prayer Bells Of Heaven / Get In Line Brother If You Want To Go Home / Who Will Sing For Me / God Guide Our Leader's Hand / Is There Room For Me / Uncloudy Day / Don't Fill A Drunkard's Grave / Stormy Waters
1995 CD HOLLYWOOD HCD-438 (US) ME 'N OLE PETE - Run Pete Run / Moonlight Love / Who's Calling You Sweetheart Tonight / I'm A Bluegrass Singin' Man / Beautiful Brown Eyes / Play Me Some George Jones Songs / Pete, The Best Coon Dog In The State Of Tennessee / Knoxville Girl / Eagle Eye Tom / Lover's Lane / Sweet Little Maggie / Don't Let Your Sweet Love Die
1995 CD HOLLYWOOD HCD-440 (US) One woman man - Jimmy Martin & his Sunny Mountain Boys - One woman man / I can't give my heart again / Ocean of diamonds / Please play the juke box / 20/20 vision / Water the flowers / I know you're married but I love you still / Will you be lovin' another man / Down the road / What a way to go
01/1996 CD POWER PAK PKCD 10513 (US) KING OF BLUEGRASS - Sweet Little Maggie / I Can't Give My Heart Again / Run Pete Run / Bluegrass Singing Man / Beautiful Brown Eyes / Play Me Some More George Jones Songs / Goodbye Old Pal / Lovers' Lane
09/1997 CD MCA MCA 21021 (US) LORD, I'M COMING HOME - Guitar Picking President / In The Pines / I Can't Quit Cigarettes / Tennessee Waltz / Lord, I'm Coming Home / Orange Blossom Special / Red Rooster / Give Me The Roses Now / Give Me Your Hand / God Guide Our Leader's Hand
2000 CD Not On Label ? (US)

50 golden years of Jimmy Martin - Save It! Save It!  (with The OSBORNE BROTHERS) / Sunny Side Of The Mountain / I Can, I Will, I Do Believe / Drink Up And Go Home / I Cried Again / Future On Ice / Hi-De Diddle / Freeborn Man / My Walking Shoes / I Like To Hear 'em Preach It / That's How I Can Count On You  (with The OSBORNE BROTHERS) / Widow Maker / You Don't Know My Mind / Rock Hearts / The Last Song / Home Run Man / Ocean Of Diamonds / Hit Parade Of Love / Chattanooga Dog / 20/20 Vision / God Guide Our Leader's Hands / Hold Whatcha Got / Mr. Engineer / Skip, Hop And Wobble / Prayer Bell Of Heaven / I'll Never Take No For An Answer / Don't Cry To Me / Old Fashioned Christmas

12/2000 CD FEDERAL FED-CD 6556-2 (US) BEST OF THE BEST - KING OF BLUEGRASS - Widow Maker / Free Born Man / Stormy Waters / Honey You Don't Know My Mind / Sunny Side Of The Mountain / Truck Driving Man / 20/20 Vision / Ocean Of Diamonds / Run Pete Run / Uncloudy Day
02/2001 CD AUDIUM AUD-CD 8123 (US) THE KING OF BLUEGRASS - Sophronie / Hit Parade Of Love / Grand Ole Opry Song / Rock Hearts / Ocean Of Diamonds / I Like To Hear 'Em Preach It / Hold Whatcha Got / Mr. Engineer / This World Is Not My Home / Tennessee / Widow Maker / 20/20 Vision / Sunny Side Of The Mountain / Steal Away Somewhere And Die / Free Born Man / Losing You / (I've Got My) Future On Ice / Milwaukee Here I Come
02/2001 CD MUSIC MILL 71003 (US) HIT PARADE OF LOVE - LIVE 1958-1960 - Hit Parade Of Love / Brakeman's Blues / John Henry / Worried Man's Blues / We'll Meet Again Sweetheart / You'll Be A Lost Ball / All The Good Times / Rock Hearts / Somebody Touched Me / Pike County Breakdown
04/2003 CD CMH 8440 (US) SONGS OF A FREE BORN MAN, JIMMY MARTIN - Intro - Made In The Shade (If A Tree Don't Fall) / If Teardrops Were Pennies (with Leona WILLIAMS) / Grant Turner Introduction / 20/20 Vision / Lost To A Stranger / Pete, The Best Coon Dog In The State Of Tennessee / Ocean Of Diamonds / Sophronie / Mansion On The Hill (with Jett WILLIAMS) / Rose Of Old Kentucky (with Marty STUART) / Sunny Side Of The Mountain (with The SUNNY MOUNTAIN BOYS) / Big Jam Intro / Molly And Tenbrooks / Jimmy's Mule / Put My Little Shoes Away / Ruby / Widow Maker / Don't Let Me Cross Over (with Little Jimmy DICKENS) /  If We Never Meet Again / Darling Corey (with Ricky SKAGGS) / It Takes One To Know One / Little Maggie / Honey, You Don't Know My Mind / Will The Circle Be Unbroken / Free Born Man - Outro - Jimmy Martin Songs For Dinner
05/2004 CD THRILL JOCKEY 70145 (US) DON'T CRY TO ME - On And On (Bill Monroe / Ocean Of Diamonds / John Henry / Homesick / Sophronie / Foggy Old London / Hit Parade Of Love / Who'll Sing For Me / I Like To Hear Em Preach It / Don't Cry To Me / Poor Ellen Smith / Losing You / You Don't Know My Mind / Free Born Man / Brakeman's Blues / Time Has Made A Change / [multimedia track]
06/2004 CD KING KG 0214-2 (US) JIMMY MARTIN'S GREATEST HITS - Widow Maker / 2. Sunny Side Of The Mountain / Uncloudy Day / Truck Drivin' Man / Play Me Some George Jones Songs / Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms / Knoxville Girl / Water The Flowers / Beautiful Brown Eyes / Will The Circle Be Unbroken
01/2005 CD MUSIC MILL MME-70048 (US) THE KING & THE FATHER - Jimmy MARTIN & Bill MONROE - Uncle Pen / On And On / The Little Girl And The Dreadful Snake / Sitting Alone In The Moonlight / I'm On My Way Back To The Old Home / Walking In Jerusalem (Just Like John) / In The Pines / I Hope You Have Learned / River Of Death / Memories Of Mother And Dad / Letter From My Darling / I'll Meet You In Church Sunday Morning
03/2005 CD MUSIC MILL MME-70053 (US) This world is not my home - JIMMY MARTIN AND THE SUNNY MOUNTAIN BOYS - Little white church / This world is not my home / Prayer bells of Heaven / What would you give in exchange for your soul? / Lord I'm coming home / Give me your hand / Give me the roses now / Shut-in's prayer / Pray the clouds away / God guide our leader's hand / Goodbye / Voice of my savior 
03/2005 CD MUSIC MILL MME-70054 (US) SINGING ALL DAY AND DINNER ON THE GROUND - JIMMY MARTIN - THE SUNNY MOUNTAIN BOYS - Singing All Day And Dinner On The Ground / Lift Your Eyes To Jesus / My Lord Keeps A Record / God Is Always The Same / When The Savior Reached Down For Me / Shake Hands With Mother Again / Help Thy Brother / A Beautiful Life / Stormy Waters / Hold To God's Unchanging Hand / Little Angels in Heaven
08/2006 CD GUSTO GT-0603-2 (US) 20 GREATEST HITS - Freeborn Man / Truck Drivin' Man / Pete, The Best Coon Dog In The State Of Tennessee / Beautiful Brown Eyes / Uncle Pen / Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms / Blue Moon Of Kentucky / Don't Let Your Sweet Love Die / Honey, You Don't Know My Mind / Widow Maker / Lover's Lane / Sweet Little Maggie / I Know You're Married (But I Love You Still) / Foggy Mountain Breakdown / Run Pete Run / Bluegrass Singing Man / One Woman Man / Who's Calling You Sweetheart Tonight / Taylor Made Sally Good / Knoxville Girl
12/2007 CD GUSTO GT7-0823-2 (US) TWO MOTHER AT CHRISTMAS - Christmas Time's A Comin' / Lord We Sure Need Some Rainbows In December / Jingle Bells / To Mother At Christmas / Silent Night / Daddy Will Santa Claus Ever Have To Die / Christmas Is Everywhere Except In My Heart / Will We Have Room For Jesus / Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer / Blue Christmas
03/2008 CD GUSTO GT7-0627-2 (US) 12 MEMORIES FROM JIMMY MARTIN TO US - Run Pete Run / Rolling In My Sweet Baby's Arms / Who's Calling You Sweetheart Tonight / Bluegrass Singin' Man / Beautiful Brown Eyes / Play Me Some George Jones Songs / Pete, The Best Coon Dog In The State Of Tennessee / Knoxville Girl / Eagle Eye Tom / Lover's Lane / Sweet Little Maggie / Don't Let Your Sweet Love Die
03/2010 CD Rock Beat 3299 (US) Live '69 & '71 - Jimmy Martin & his Sunny Mountain Boys - Fire On The Mountain / Sunny side of the mountain / Band introductions / Tennessee / Traveling the highway home / Shackles and chains / Big country / My heart won't let me forget / Freeborn man / Widow maker / Moonshine hollow / Tennessee / Milwaukee here I come / Arab bounce / Band introductions / When the Saviour reached down his hands for me / Cacklin' hen / Freeborn man / Sunny side of the mountain / I've got my future on ice / Bugle call rag (Crowe on the banjo) / Traveling the highway home / Lee Highway blues / Tennessee / Little white church

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