Martin, Benny

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Fiddle player. Born May 8, 1928. Died March 13, 2001. Full name: Benjamin Edward Martin. A blues-influenced fiddler who backed Bill Monroe, Roy Acuff, Flatt & Scruggs, Kitty Wells-Johnnie & Jack troupe, and others during the late 1940s-early 1950s. Successful solo performer. Recorded for the MGM, RCA, Decca, Starday, and Monument record labels.

From the description of Oral history interview with Benny Martin; 1977 July 12; interview conducted by Douglas B. Green. 1977 July 12. (Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center). WorldCat record id: 58841255

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referencedIn Southern Folklife Collection Artist Name File, 1940-2005 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Pulley, Raymond H. Raymond H. Pulley collection, 1954-1958. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Butcher, Dwight, 1911-. John Edwards memorial collection, n.d. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Martin, Benny;. Oral history interview with Benny Martin; 1977 July 12; interview conducted by Douglas B. Green. Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center
referencedIn Martin, Benny;. Oral history interview with Benny Martin; 1977 July 12; interview conducted by Douglas B. Green. Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center
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Country music--History
Country musicians--Interviews
Fiddlers--Interviews
Fiddlers--Biography
Country musicians--Biography
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Birth 1928-05-08

Death 2001-03-15

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