Saturday, November 6, 2010

Gene Martin - Country & Western Confidential - A Backstage Expose - Starday LP

Here is sort of a rare record. Gene Martin doing a comedy record. "Who is Gene Martin?" you may be saying right now. Gene was Benny Martin`s brother. He was a good guitar player and had what I`d call just a good plain country voice. I don`t really know any particulars on him except in the 1960`s and into the mid 1970`s he played rhythm guitar in Roy Acuff`s Smoky Mountain Boys (seems I have posted a lot of Smoky Mountain Boy related stuff lately). He also done some solo stuff with Roy on the shows. Also, he done a few comedy type numbers and sang duets with whatever girl singer Roy was using at the time, such as June Stearnes.
On this record, he does comedy almost entirely with impersonations of big country artists. Most of the tracks are pretty funny to me. He pretty much hits a bulls-eye with most of the impersonations too.

Click here to download Gene Martin - Country Music Confidential


  1. This is great. Is this where road haug Moran was born?

  2. I grew up with Mr. Martin as my next door neighbor in Smithville,TN. He and his wife would take me to Opryland and Backstage at the Grand Ole Opry all the time. They were amazing folks.