Marty Grebb

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Marty Grebb
Birth name Martin Joseph Grebb[1]
Born (1945-09-02) September 2, 1945 (age 69)
Origin Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genres Rock
Years active 1965 – present

Martin Joseph "Marty" Grebb[1] (born September 2, 1946, Chicago, Illinois, United States) is an American keyboardist, guitarist, saxophonist, and is also a producer and arranger.. He became a session musician and worked with musicians such as Bill Payne, Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton, Etta James and Leon Russell.[2]

Early life[edit]

Grebb was born and raised in Chicago, He comes from a musical family, and began studying music at age eight. The piano was first, and then he began studying saxophone at age ten. His father, Harry is an accomplished saxophonist, who played in the big-band era, both on the road and in the club scene around the Chicago area.[3]


In 1966, a local band had lost its keyboardist, and asked Marty Grebb to join them. This was The Buckinghams, Around this time the band members were introduced to James William Guercio, formerly the bassist and road manager for Chad & Jeremy, who then signed them to a management contract with Ebbins-Guercio Associates. The band went on to have six, top-ten, national selling hit recordings together with Marty Grebb for Columbia Records, and three top twenty albums.[3]

Solo discography[edit]

  • "Smooth Sailin'" (1999)
  • "High Steppin" (2009)

Albums featuring MartyGrebb[edit]

Year Album Artist 2013 In Session at Paradise Studio J.J. Cale Unknown Contributor Role 2013 Now & Then: Slipstream + Opus Bonnie Raitt Sax (Tenor) 2012 Live at the 55 Arts Club Berlin Lucky Peterson Composer 2012 Thunderbyrd Roger McGuinn Keyboards 2011 40 Odd Years Loudon Wainwright III Musician 2011 The Essential Rosanne Cash Rosanne Cash Saxophone 2010 Blues Is Blues Kellie Rucker Hammond B3, Piano, Wurlitzer 2010 The Union Elton John Hammond B3 2009 Bend in the Road Mark Stuart & the Bastard Sons Hammond B3, Organ (Hammond), Piano 2009 Hard Times Wink Keziah Piano 2009 Maintain Daniel Moore Hammond B3 2009 The Sky's on Fire Mick Stover Horn 2009 The Wolf and the Chicken Daniel Moore Hammond B3 2008 Limited Parking Daniel Moore Organ (Hammond) 2008 One Hell of a Ride [Box Set] Willie Nelson Saxophone 2008 Right on Time JD & the Straight Shot Vocals, Vocals (Background) 2008 Wilderness Mad Buffalo Accordion, Banjo, Dobro, Harmonica, Mandolin, Organ, Piano, Producer, Vocals 2007 Again and Yet Again Steve Ferrone Fender Rhodes 2007 Dead Skunk: The Complete Columbia Collection Loudon Wainwright III Musician 2007 Gentlemen's Blues Club, Vol. 2: Longhorn Honeymoon Gentlemen's Blues Club Guest Artist, Horn 2007 The Bottom Line Teresa James Additional Personnel, Piano 2006 Can't Quit the Blues Buddy Guy Piano, Sax (Baritone) 2006 The Road to Escondido J.J. Cale Horn, Main Personnel 2005 Cryin' Heart Blues Rick Danko Piano 2005 Gospel Roots Aaron Neville Composer, Producer 2005 I Am a Singer Mike Costley Organ (Hammond), Piano 2005 In Session [DVD] J.J. Cale Performer 2005 Too White to Sing the Blues Papa Joe Grappa Band, Main Personnel, Organ, Piano (Electric), Sax (Baritone), Sax (Tenor), Saxophone 2005 Trilogy: August/Money & Cigarettes/Journeyman Eric Clapton Composer 2004 30 Years of Maria Muldaur: I'm a Woman Maria Muldaur Composer 2004 Real Thing Peach Arranger, Composer, Guitar, Mixing, Organ (Hammond), Percussion, Piano, Producer, Sax (Baritone), Sax (Tenor), Saxophone, Vocals (Background), Wurlitzer 2004 Songs from the Crystal Cave Steven Seagal Keyboards, Organ (Hammond) 2004 The Legend Ralfi Pagan Composer 2003 A Little Bit of Rain Sid Selvidge Composer 2003 In Session J.J. Cale Unknown Contributor Role 2003 Oh Yeah! [Jesilu] Teresa James Wurlitzer 2003 Original Artist Hit List The Band Keyboards, Vocals 2003 Subtlety & Passion Robert Lamm Composer 2003 The Best of Bonnie Raitt on Capitol 1989-2003 Bonnie Raitt Sax (Baritone), Sax (Tenor) 2003 The Whole Enchilada Teresa James Horn, Organ (Hammond) 2002 Collection 1991-2002 Louise Hoffsten Keyboards, Saxophone 2002 The Collection: Stardust/One for the Road/Honeysuckle Rose Willie Nelson Saxophone 2002 The Rockin' Side Travis Tritt Piano, Sax (Baritone), Sax (Tenor) 2001 A Decade in Sound Composer 2001 Do It in Style Bruce Rust Composer 2001 Double Dealin' Lucky Peterson Composer 2001 Kisses in the Rain Rick Braun Sax (Baritone) 2000 Blues for a Rotten Afternoon Composer, Piano, Primary Artist, Sax (Baritone), Sax (Tenor), Vocals 2000 Devotion Aaron Neville Composer, Producer 2000 The Cyrkle & the Buckinghams: Take 2 The Buckinghams Composer 1999 60's Box Set Composer 1999 Blue Light Boogie Taj Mahal Composer 1999 Buddy's Baddest: The Best Of Buddy Guy Buddy Guy Piano 1999 Essential Blues, Vol. 3 Composer 1999 One World Erin Hamilton Organ 1999 Shades of Blue Francine Reed Composer 1999 Smooth Sailin' Marty Grebb Composer, Primary Artist 1999 Telarc's We Got the Blues Composer, Performer, Primary Artist 1999 Time & Changes/Portraits The Buckinghams Composer, Guitar, Vocals 1998 Born to Play the Blues Larry McCray Composer 1998 Chicago Blues Tour Sax (Baritone) 1998 Disraeli Years Composer 1998 Fundamental Bonnie Raitt Sax (Baritone), Sax (Tenor) 1998 Hot Biscuits, Vol. 2 Composer 1998 Jubilation The Band Composer, Keyboards, Vocals 1998 Love Is in the Air [Scotti Bros.] Composer 1998 Love Rocks, Vol. 1: In Love with Love Composer 1998 Pope Music Reel 4 Composer, Keyboards 1998 Pope Music Reel 4 Vocals 1998 Southland of the Heart Maria Muldaur Composer 1997 Daytrippers, Vol. 1 Composer 1997 Daytrippers: 50 Classic Tracks from the Sixties by Original Artists Composer 1997 Fire Down Below Composer, Performer, Primary Artist, Producer 1997 Mercy, Mercy, Mercy The Buckinghams Composer 1996 Fanning the Flames Maria Muldaur Composer 1995 Black Top Blues Vocal Dynamite! Composer 1995 Red Blooded Blues Sax (Baritone) 1995 Retrospective Rosanne Cash Saxophone 1995 Road Tested Bonnie Raitt Piano 1994 Ain't Enough Comin' In Otis Rush Baritone (Vocal) 1994 Hoodoo Moon Kenny Neal Composer 1994 Longing in Their Hearts Bonnie Raitt Sax (Baritone) 1994 Meet Me at Midnite Maria Muldaur Accordion, Composer, Organ, Piano, Sax (Baritone), Sax (Tenor), Soloist, Tenor (Vocal) 1994 Rhythm Country and Blues Saxophone 1993 Dancing the Blues Taj Mahal Sax (Alto), Sax (Baritone), Sax (Tenor), Vocals (Background) 1993 Feels Like Rain Buddy Guy Arranger, Horn Arrangements, Organ, Piano, Sax (Baritone), Sax (Tenor), Tenor (Vocal), Vocals (Background) 1993 Jericho The Band Composer 1992 All Over the World The Wailing Souls Sax (Soprano) 1992 Born to Rock and Roll Roger McGuinn Keyboards 1992 Louisiana Love Call Maria Muldaur Composer, Horn Arrangements 1991 Mercy, Mercy, Mercy: A Collection The Buckinghams Composer, Keyboards 1991 Within Reach Rick Cua Composer 1990 Flight to Moscow Chet McCracken Sax (Alto) 1989 Blackjack Choir/Ain't It Somethin' James Talley Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor) 1989 Journeyman Eric Clapton Composer 1989 Nick of Time Bonnie Raitt Main Personnel, Sax (Tenor) 1988 King of Blues: 1989 B.B. King Saxophone 1987 Made in the USA The Buckinghams Composer 1982 Somewhere in the Stars Rosanne Cash Saxophone 1981 Alive Alone Mickey Thomas Saxophone 1981 Greatest Hits (& Some That Will Be) Willie Nelson Saxophone 1980 He Who Rides the Tiger Bernie Taupin Guest Artist, Keyboards 1980 Life and Love Leon Russell Guitar, Main Personnel, Saxophone, Soloist 1980 Plantation Harbor Joe Vitale Sax (Alto), Saxophone, Soloist 1979 Heart of Fire Mary Russell Guitar, Horn, Horn Arrangements, Keyboards 1979 One for the Road Willie Nelson Saxophone 1979 Shot Through the Heart Jennifer Warnes Keyboards 1979 Willie & Leon Leon Russell Guitar, Saxophone 1979 Wornell Jones Wornell Jones Arranger, Horn 1978 Americana Leon Russell Guitar, Main Personnel, Saxophone, Trumpet 1978 Life in the Foodchain Tonio K. Saxophone 1978 Totally Hot Olivia Newton-John Alto, Horn (Alto), Sax (Alto) 1977 Make Love to the Music Leon Russell Guitar, Main Personnel, Saxophone 1977 Thunderbyrd Roger McGuinn Keyboards 1976 Livin' for Lovin' Jackie Lomax Saxophone 1976 Wedding Album Leon Russell Guitar, Saxophone 1975 The Rhinestones Fabulous Rhinestones Composer, Guitar, Keyboards, Saxophone, Vocals 1975 Unrequited Loudon Wainwright III Keyboards, Unknown Contributor Role 1974 Looking Back Leon Russell Guitar, Saxophone 1974 The Tufano and Giammarese Band Tufano & Giammarese Band Keyboards, Sax (Tenor) 1973 Freewheelin' Fabulous Rhinestones ARP Synthesizer, Guitar, Keyboards, Mellotron, Organ, Piano, Saxophone, Vocals 1972 Give It Up Bonnie Raitt Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor), Saxophone 1972 The Fabulous Rhinestones Fabulous Rhinestones Composer, Guitar, Keyboards, Saxophone, Vocals 1972 Three Jackie Lomax Organ 1970 Valley of the Moon Lovecraft Composer, Group Member, Member of Attributed Artist 1969 Made in Chicago The Buckinghams Composer, Liner Notes 1968 In One Ear & Gone Tomorrow The Buckinghams Arranger, Composer, Liner Notes Beware Of The World Daniel Moore's Co-Writers Composer, Guitar, Hammond B3, Instrumentation, Saxophone, Vocals Beware of the World Primary Artist Crossroads of My Life Kal David Composer High Steppin' Marty Grebb Composer, Primary Artist The Juke Box of Human Sorrow The Automatics Piano, Saxophone Up Close: The Definitive Live Video & CD Here is the complete Discography of albums that Marty Grebb has performed an instrument on.


  1. ^ a b "Marty Grebb Discography at Discogs". Retrieved 2014-08-13. 
  2. ^ "Marty Grebb | Music Biography, Credits and Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-08-13. 
  3. ^ a b "Marty Grebb Biography". 1945-09-02. Retrieved 2014-08-13.