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Gunter, Hardrock

Full name Sidney Louis Gunter Jr. Born 1925 in Birmingham, Ala. Disc jockey and performer on WWVA (Wheeling, W.Va.) in 1953-54.

References:

  • Sessionography in issue 17 (1977) of New Kommotion.
  • Two-part feature article in issues 24-25 (1980) of New Kommotion. Sessionography in issue 25.
  • Interview in issue 58 (1995) of Rockin' Fifties.

Original Releases

Discography is not intended to be complete

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1951/Sept. 15
Bb c&w rev.
Decca (N.Y.) 9-46363  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Sixty Minute Man — Roberta Lee And Hardrock Gunter 45-81422+ Bullet Blazon CD 2003 (#2)
Bullet Charly LP 30228 (#9)
Bullet El Toro CD 100 (#6)
Bullet Emusic/Rock-A-Billy MP 11911939 (#25)
Bullet Hydra CD 27108 (#5)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Tennessee Blues — Hardrock Gunter And Roberta Lee 45-81423 Bullet Charly LP 30228 (#6)
1952/May 31
Bb c&w rev.
Decca (N.Y.) 9-28191  Borderline Label shot Honky Tonk Baby — Hardrock Gunter 45-82770+ Bullet Charly LP 30228 (#10)
Bullet Doghouse CD 002 (#11)
Bullet Hydra CD 27108 (#12)
    Non-pertinent Label shot I'm Looking For Another You — Hardrock Gunter 45-82771 Bullet Charly LP 30228 (#14)
1954/May 29
Bb c&w rev.
Sun (Tenn.)  201  No rating Label shot Gonna Dance All Night — Hardrock Gunter U-113 Bullet Charly CD 713 (#20)
Bullet Charly CD 8181 (#25)
Bullet Orbit CD 5908 (#6)
Bullet Redita [1st series] LP 106 (#13)
Bullet Rev-Ola Bandstand CD 129 (#26)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3013 (#3)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3013 (#31)
Bullet Sun (U.S.) LP 1032 (#2)
    No rating Label shot Fallen Angel — Hardrock Gunter U-112 Bullet Charly CD 8181 (#26)
Bullet Orbit CD 5908 (#19)
Bullet Redita [1st series] LP 106 (#14)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3013 (#30)
Bullet Sun (U.S.) LP 1033 (#3)
1955/Oct. 22
Bb c&w rev.
King (Ohio) 45-1505  Pertinent Label shot Song sample I'll Give 'Em Rhythm — Hardrock Gunter 45-K4011 Bullet Ace CD 975 (#21)
Bullet Franklin Mint LP 053 (#1)
Bullet Hydra CD 27108 (#18)
Bullet King LP 713 (#13)
Bullet Pan American CD 56011 (#3)
    Non-pertinent Label shot I Put My Britches On Just Like Everybody Else — Hardrock Gunter 45-K4014 Bullet Ace CD 854 (#26)
Bullet Hydra CD 27108 (#20)
1956/July
BMI clear.
Cross Country (N.J.) CX524  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Juke Box, Help Me Find My Baby — The Rythm Rockers / Vocal, Hardrock Gunter CX524-35 Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55094 (#13)
Bullet Dig-It CD 100 (#29)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3013 (#15)
    Borderline Label shot Song sample Fiddle Bop — The Rythm Rockers / Vocal & Fiddle, Buddy Durham CX524-36 Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3013 (#16)
1956/Sept. 15
Bb c&w rev.
Sun (Tenn.)  248  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Juke Box, Help Me Find My Baby — Rhythm Rockers / Vocal, Hardrock Gunter U-209 Bullet Charly CD 345 (#41)
Bullet Charly LP 30147 (#2)
Bullet Fed CD 03 (#5)
Bullet Jan/Star Club LP 8047 (#14)
Bullet Mustang CD 8 (#4)
Bullet Presto CD 1 (#29)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 200 (#14)
Bullet Sun (England) LP 1010 [1st] (#2)
    Borderline Label shot Song sample Fiddle Bop — Rhythm Rockers / Vocal, Buddy Durham U-208 Bullet Charly CD 8181 (#27)
Bullet GVC CD 2016 (#44)
Bullet Proper CD 122 (#73)
1957/Mar. 23
Bb pop rev.
Emperor (W.Va.) 45-112 
(pressed by King)
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Whoo! I Mean Whee! — Hardrock And The Rhythm Rockers With Buddy Durham Singers VG-57-45-1 Bullet Club PR LP 010 (#19)
Bullet Collector LP 1023 (#14)
Bullet Flaming Piston CD 1003 (#2)
Bullet Lucky CD 813 (#8)
Bullet Mustang CD 8 (#34)
Bullet Presto CD 6 (#58)
Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2008 (#6)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3013 (#13)
Bullet Sleazy CD 05 (#19)
    Non-pertinent Label shot We Three — Hardrock And The Rhythm Rockers With Buddy Durham Singers VG-57-45-2 Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3013 (#14)
1958/Jan. 13
Bb pop rev.
Island (Ohio) IR6 
(pressed by RCA)
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Boppin' To Grandfather's Clock — Sidney Jo Lewis 7 HO8W-0502 Bullet Island CD 001 (#8)
Bullet Mustang CD 6 (#29)
Bullet Pan American CD 56028 (#10)
Bullet Presto CD 5 (#29)
Bullet Rollercoaster LP 2008 (#11)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3013 (#9)
Bullet White Label LP 8814 (#8)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Beggars Can't Be Choosers — Sidney Jo Lewis 8 HO8W-0503 Bullet Island CD 001 (#13)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3013 (#10)
 
 
Island (Ohio) EP7543/4
W.W.V.A. Jamboree Special [mono]
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Rock-A-Bop Baby — Hardrock Gunter J8OH-7544 Bullet Island CD 001 (#17)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3013 (#12)
Bullet White Label LP 8814 (#12)
    Borderline Song sample Birmingham Bounce — Hardrock Gunter J8OH-7544 Bullet Hallmark CD 305242 (#12)
Bullet Island CD 001 (#4)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3013 (#8)
Bullet White Label LP 8814 (#11)
    No rating Ida Red Rock — Buddy Durham J8OH-7544  
    No rating You're Just A Baby — Buddy Durham J8OH-7544  
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Gonna Be A Fire — Bill Browning J8OH-7543  
    Borderline Song sample Down In The Holler Where Sally Lives — Bill Browning J8OH-7543  
    Pertinent Song sample Juke Box Play For Me — Cook Brothers J8OH-7543 Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55094 (#5)
Bullet Chief CD 1156520 (#29)
Bullet White Label LP 8814 (#9)
    Borderline Song sample You Gotta Go — Cook Brothers J8OH-7543 Bullet White Label LP 8814 (#10)
1959/Mar. 23
Bb c&w rev.
Cullman (Tenn.)  6410  Borderline Label shot Song sample If You Want To Be A Queen — Hardrock Gunter C-124-X  
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Is It Too Late — Hardrock Gunter C-6423-X  
1962/Feb.
BMI clear.
Emperor (W.Va.) 45-EM-B-H-1-62
(pressed by King)
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Hillbilly Twist — Buddy And Hardrock A  
    Non-pertinent Label shot As Long As You're Happy – (instr.) — Hardrock And Buddy B  
1962/Feb. 24
Bb c&w rev.
Starday (Tenn.)  581  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Hillbilly Twist — Hardrock Gunter And Buddy Durham 5275 Bullet Hydra CD 27108 (#28)
Bullet Knight LP 1002 (#3)
    Non-pertinent Label shot As Long As You're Happy – (instr.) — Hardrock Gunter And Buddy Durham 5276  
Unissued Tracks
 
 
[unissued]  uniss.  No rating Jukebox Help Me Find My Baby [alt. vers.] — Hardrock Gunter   Bullet Bopcat LP 400 (#10)

Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1973Redita [1st series] (Netherlands) 106LPMemphis Rocks the Country
1974Collector (Netherlands) CL 1023LPGonna Rock And Roll Tonight
1976Bopcat (Netherlands) 400LPGoin' Back To Memphis
1978Charly (England) CR 30147LPRaunchy Rockabilly
Sun (England) (England) SUN 1010 [1st]LPSun Rockabillies; Vol. 1
1980White Label (Netherlands) WLP 8814LPThe Island Recordings
1983Franklin Mint (United States) FMRS-CW- 053LPRockabilly
1984Charly (England) CR 30228LPBoogie Woogie On A Saturday Night / Hardrock Gunter
1985Rollercoaster (England) 2008LPRoller Coaster Rockers, Vol. 1
1986Sun (U.S.) (United States) SUN- 1032LPRockin' Records
1988Sun (U.S.) (United States) SUN- 1033LPRockin' Records, [Vol. 2]
1993Jan/Star Club (Sweden) 33- 8047LPJuke-Box Favorites
1995Rollercoaster (England) RCCD 3013CDGonna Rock & Roll, Gonna Dance All Night / Hardrock Gunter
1996Charly (England) CPCD 8181CDSun Hillbilly
Club PR (England) PRLP- 010LPPure Rockabilly, Vol. 10
Hallmark 305242CDDo The Ooby Dooby
1997Chief (Netherlands) CCD 1156520CDUltra Rare Hillbilly Boogie, Vol. 1
1999Hydra (Germany) BCK 27108CDI'll Give 'Em Rhythm / Hardrock Gunter
King 713LPThe Lost King Recordings
Knight (United States) LP 1002LPTwistin' Time, Vol. 2
Rollercoaster (England) RCCD 200CDNow Dig This: A Whole Lotta Roller Coaster Rockers
2000Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55094CDJukebox Rock
2002Ace (England) CDCHD 854CDKing Hillbilly Bop 'N' Boogie
Charly (England) SNAJ 713CDThe Sun Records Story
El Toro (Spain) H- 100CDGravy Train: Hillbilly Meets R&B Before Elvis
2003Ace (England) CDCHD 975CDKing Rock 'N' Roll
2005Rev-Ola Bandstand (England) 129CDCountry Goes Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 1: The Old Guard
2007Proper (England) PROPERBOX 122CDClassic Rockabilly
2008GVC 2016CDHonky Tonkin' Rhythm
Pan American (Switzerland) 56028CDYou're Killin' Me
2010Emusic/Rock-A-Billy (United States) 11911939MPRockabilly & Hillbilly Hell Raisers
year?Blazon (United States) 2003CDSizzling Hillbilly, Vol. 3
Charly (England) PBX CD 345CDRock The Joint
Dig-It 100CDDig Boy Dig
Doghouse 002CDCowboy Hit Parade, Vol. 2
Fed (Norway) 03CDThe Fed Story, Vol. 3
Flaming Piston (United States) FP-CD 1003CDKustom Rockers, Vol. 3
Island CD-IR: 001CDHula Rock
Lucky (England) CDLR 813CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 13
Mustang MUST 6CDSaturday Jump
Mustang MUST 8CDDo You Dig Me
Orbit (United States) 5908CDRock N Roll Dance Party, Vol. 8
Pan American (Switzerland) 56011CDSugar Doll
Presto Vol. 1CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 1
Presto Vol. 5CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 5
Presto Vol. 6CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 6
Sleazy RAB 05CDRockabilly Race: 25 Pure Rockabilly Tracks, Vol. 5


Acknowledgments:  CMF Library, Stephane Chatain, Tom Fallon, Udo Frank, Bernd Hermoneit, Tom Krajina, Bernd Kratochwil, Gerd Miller, Dean Craige Morris, Bob Pinson, Michel Proost, Rock & Roll Musik Magazin, Rockabilly Ranch, Mark Seganish, Adriaan Sturm, Al Turner, Uncle Gil, Tapio Vaisanen, Joe Wajgel, Bjorn Witlox


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