John Martyn (British singer-songwriter and guitarist)

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Legal name: Iain David McGeachy

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John Martyn, OBE (11 September 1948 – 29 January 2009), born as Iain David McGeachy, was a British singer-songwriter and guitarist. Over a 40-year career, he released 21 studio albums, and received frequent critical acclaim. Martyn began his career at age 17 as a key member of the British folk music scene, drawing inspiration from American blues and English traditional music, and signed with Island Records. By the 1970s he had begun incorporating jazz and rock into his sound on albums such as Solid Air (1973) and One World (1977), as well as experimenting with guitar effects and tape delay machines such as Echoplex. He struggled with substance abuse and domestic problems throughout the 1970s and 1980s, though continued to release albums while collaborating with figures such as Phil Collins and Lee "Scratch" Perry. He remained active until his death in 2009. He was described by The Times as "an electrifying guitarist and singer whose music blurred the boundaries between folk, jazz, rock and blues".

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 Hypertension Music Compilation Various Artists 1
1999 Transatlantic Sessions 2, Volume One Various Artists 1
2005 Acoustic Rock, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2015 The Wanderings of The Avener The Avener 3 4
2017 Storm On An Island Dan Sumner 5 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1969 You Can All Join In Various Artists 5 1
1970 Bumpers Various Artists 1
1975 Electric Muse: The Story Of Folk Into Rock Various Artists 1
1987 Island Life 1962-1987 Various Artists 1
1990 Island 1990 Promo Various Artists 1
1991 Q the Album, Volume One Various Artists 1
1991 The Best of the Old Grey Whistle Test Various Artists 1
1991 The Tree and the Bird and the Fish and the Bell Various Artists 1
1992 Voiceprint Free CD Sampler: March 2002 Various Artists 1
1993 Mesa World of Music Sampler Various Artists 1
1994 Shelter: The Best of Contemporary Singer-Songwriters Various Artists 1
1996 Doin’ Dylan Various Artists 1
1996 Crooning on Venus Various Artists 1
1996 New Electric Muse, Volume I: The Story of Folk Into Rock Various Artists 1
1996 And the Heavens Cried Various Artists 1
1997 Café del Mar, Volumen Cuatro Various Artists 3
1998 Crashing In Various Artists 1
1998 And Who Knows Where the Time Goes Various Artists 1
1998 Island 40, Volume 3: 1968-1975: Acoustic Waves Various Artists 1
1998 Island 40, Volume 4: 1967-1975: Electric Currents Various Artists 1
1999 Morning Becomes Eclectic Various Artists 2
1999 Honored, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2000 Q: Essential Chill Out Various Artists 1
2000 Songs of Yesterday Free 1
2001 Music: The Definitive Hits Collection Various Artists 1
2001 The Clubber's Bible II: The Second Coming Various Artists 1
2001 Headliners:02: Sister Bliss Sister Bliss 1
2001 Sunset Ibiza Various Artists 1
2001 538 Dance Smash Hits Summer 2001 Various Artists 1
2001 Unwind: 34 Soothing Laidback Tracks Various Artists 1
2001 Uncut 2001.12 Various Artists 1
2001 Cargo High-Tech Various Artists 1
2002 Acoustic, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2002 The Late Lounge 2 Various Artists 1
2002 Acoustic Various Artists 1
2002 MTV Weekender Various Artists 1
2003 Café del Mar: The Best Of José Padilla 6
2003 Donal Lunny's Definitive...Lisdoonvarna Various Artists 1
2004 More Great Moments of Vinyl History Various Artists 1
2004 Cool Classics Various Artists 1
2004 Word of Mouth 1 Various Artists 1
2004 The Trip: Created by Saint Etienne Saint Etienne 1
2004 The Very Best of Celtic Various Artists 1
2004 Uncut 2004.12B: Best Of 2004 - Reissues Various Artists 1
2004 Café del Mar: Retrospectives Various Artists 1
2004 The Big Chill Classics Various Artists 1
2005 Dylan Covered Various Artists 1
2005 Feber 2: Andres Lokko - Folk Various Artists 1
2005 Strangely Strange but Oddly Normal: An Island Anthology: 1967-1972 Various Artists 2
2006 Renaissance: 3D Faithless 1
2006 Alternative Acoustic Various Artists 1
2006 The Big Chill Various Artists 1
2006 The Red Room DJ River 1
2006 Uncut: The Playlist November 2006 Various Artists 1
2006 Mojo Presents: The Quiet Revolution Various Artists 1
2006 Bestival: The Album Various Artists 1
2006 Radio RAM & Magic Records Present RAM Café: Lounge & Chillout Various Artists 1
2006 Spiritland: The Funk & Soul of Blue Eyed Rock Various Artists 1
2006 White Bicycles: Making Music in the 1960s: The Joe Boyd Story Various Artists 1
2007 Celtic Connections 2007 Various Artists 1
2007 Beginner's Guide to Folk Music Various Artists 5 1
2007 Cained Various Artists 1
2007 Radio RAM & Magic Records Present RAM Café 2: Lounge & Chillout Various Artists 1
2007 Radio RAM Presents Chillout in Black Various Artists 1
2007 True Acoustic Various Artists 1
2008 Defected Presents Charles Webster Charles Webster 1
2008 Café Mambo Ibiza '08 Andy Cato 1
2008 The All New Electric Muse: The Story of Folk Into Rock Various Artists 1
2008 Relax Various Artists 1
2009 Mojo Presents: Island Folk Various Artists 3 1
2009 Meet on the Ledge: An Island Records Folk-Rock Anthology Various Artists 2
2009 Folk Routes Various Artists 2
2009 LateNightTales: Snow Patrol Snow Patrol 1
2009 The Ultimate Collection: Acoustic - 100 Hits Various Artists 1
2009 The Ultimate Collection: Chillout Various Artists 1
2009 The Ultimate Collection: Rock Ballads Various Artists 1
2010 100 Acoustic Memories Various Artists 1
2010 Café del Mar, volumen tres y cuatro Various Artists 1
2010 The Story of British Folk: From Fairport Convention to Johnny Flynn Various Artists 1
2010 The Old Grey Whistle Test – The Album Various Artists 1
2010 MOJO Presents: Highway to Hell Various Artists 1
2010 Télérama: 60 ans de musiques Various Artists 1
2011 The Guitar: 31 Laidback Songs Various Artists 1
2011 The Old Grey Whistle Test: 40th Anniversary Album Various Artists 1
2012 London 2012: 20 Classic Songs of the City Various Artists 1
2012 crème anglaise Various Artists 1
2012 Electric Eden: Unearthing Britain's Visionary Music Various Artists 1
2013 Les plus grands tubes Bretagne Various Artists 1
2014 Latest & Greatest Relaxing Songs Various Artists 1
2015 The Greatest Singer‐Songwriter Classics Various Artists 1
2015 The Greatest Singer‐Songwriter Classics 2 Various Artists 1
2016 Radio RAM & Magic Records Present RAM Café 11 Various Artists 1
2017 Classic Acoustic Various Artists 1
Ambient Nights, Volume 8 Various Artists 1
Everlasting Love Songs Various Artists 1

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