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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. Died in 2013.

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Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1950/Mar.
(Bb est.)
Bama (Ala.)  104  [78] No rating Birmingham Bounce
Hardrock Gunter And The Pebbles
Label shot
9 Bullet Charly CD 345 (#38)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3013 (#1)
    No rating How Can I Believe You Love Me
Hardrock Gunter And The Pebbles
Label shot
10 Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3013 (#4)
1951/Sept. 15
Bb c&w rev.
Decca (N.Y.) 9-46363  [45] Pertinent Sixty Minute Man
Roberta Lee And Hardrock Gunter
Label shot
(from 78)
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 Tennessee Blues
Hardrock Gunter And Roberta Lee
Label shot
45-81423 Bullet Charly LP 30228 (#6)
1951/Nov. 24
Bb c&w rev.
Decca (N.Y.) 9-46383  [45] Non-pertinent Hesitation Boogie
Hardrock Gunter
Label shot
(from Proper CD 103)
45-81424 Bullet Blazon CD 2009 (#7)
Bullet Charly LP 30228 (#4)
Bullet Doghouse CD 001 (#20)
Bullet Hydra CD 27108 (#6)
Bullet Proper CD 103 (#9)
    No rating Don't You Agree
Hardrock Gunter
Label shot
45-81426+ Bullet Charly LP 30228 (#13)
1952/May 31
Bb c&w rev.
Decca (N.Y.)  28191  [78] No rating Honky Tonk Baby
Hardrock Gunter
   
    No rating I'm Looking For Another You
Hardrock Gunter
   
1952/May 31
Bb c&w rev.
Decca (N.Y.) 9-28191  [45] Borderline Honky Tonk Baby
Hardrock Gunter
Label shot
(from 45)
45-82770+ Bullet Charly LP 30228 (#10)
Bullet Doghouse CD 002 (#11)
Bullet Hydra CD 27108 (#12)
    Non-pertinent I'm Looking For Another You
Hardrock Gunter
Label shot
45-82771 Bullet Charly LP 30228 (#14)
1953/Dec. 12
Bb c&w rev.
Decca (N.Y.)  28932  [78] No rating You Played On My Piano
Hardrock Gunter
   
    No rating Perfect Woman
Hardrock Gunter
   
1953/Dec. 12
Bb c&w rev.
Decca (N.Y.) 9-28932  [45] Non-pertinent You Played On My Piano
Hardrock Gunter
Label shot
(from 45)
45-82140+ Bullet Big Tone CD 5707 (#17)
Bullet Charly LP 30228 (#8)
Bullet Doghouse CD 002 (#21)
Bullet Hydra CD 27108 (#10)
Bullet MCA LP 1758 (#17)
Bullet MCA (England) LP 3035 (#17)
    No rating Perfect Woman
Hardrock Gunter
Label shot
45-82141 Bullet Charly LP 30228 (#12)
Bullet Chief CD 1156521 (#20)
Bullet Hydra CD 27108 (#11)
1954/May 29
Bb c&w rev.
Sun (Tenn.)  201  [78] No rating Gonna Dance All Night
Hardrock Gunter
U-113  
    No rating Fallen Angel
Hardrock Gunter
U-112  
1954/May 29
Bb c&w rev.
Sun (Tenn.)  201  [45] No rating Gonna Dance All Night
Hardrock Gunter
Label shot
U-113 Bullet Charly CD 713 (#20)
Bullet Charly CD 8181 (#25)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 210 (#38)
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 Fallen Angel
Hardrock Gunter
Label shot
U-112 Bullet Charly CD 8181 (#26)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 210 (#39)
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)  1505  [78] No rating I'll Give 'Em Rhythm
Hardrock Gunter
   
    No rating I Put My Britches On Just Like Everybody Else
Hardrock Gunter
   
1955/Oct. 22
Bb c&w rev.
King (Ohio) 45-1505  [45] Pertinent I'll Give 'Em Rhythm
Hardrock Gunter
Label shot
(from 45)
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 I Put My Britches On Just Like Everybody Else
Hardrock Gunter
Label shot
(from 45)
45-K4014 Bullet Ace CD 854 (#26)
Bullet Hydra CD 27108 (#20)
1956/July
BMI clear.
Cross Country (N.J.) CX524  [45] Pertinent Juke Box, Help Me Find My Baby
The Rythm Rockers / Vocal, Hardrock Gunter
Label shot
(from 45)
CX524-35 Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55094 (#13)
Bullet Dig-It CD 100 (#29)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 026 (#11)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3013 (#15)
Bullet Sun 10 804 (#9)
    Borderline Fiddle Bop
The Rythm Rockers / Vocal & Fiddle, Buddy Durham
Label shot
(from 45)
CX524-36 Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3013 (#16)
1956/Sept. 15
Bb c&w rev.
Sun (Tenn.)  248  [78] No rating Juke Box, Help Me Find My Baby
Rhythm Rockers / Vocal, Hardrock Gunter
Label shot
J-209  
    No rating Fiddle Bop
Rhythm Rockers / Vocal, Buddy Durham
   
1956/Sept. 15
Bb c&w rev.
Sun (Tenn.)  248  [45] Pertinent Juke Box, Help Me Find My Baby
Rhythm Rockers / Vocal, Hardrock Gunter
Label shot
(from 45)
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 Fiddle Bop
Rhythm Rockers / Vocal, Buddy Durham
Label shot
(from 45)
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  [45]
(pressed by King)
Pertinent Whoo! I Mean Whee!
Hardrock And The Rhythm Rockers With Buddy Durham Singers
Label shot
(from 45)
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 We Three
Hardrock And The Rhythm Rockers With Buddy Durham Singers
Label shot
VG-57-45-2 Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3013 (#14)
1958/Jan. 13
Bb pop rev.
Island (Ohio) IR6  [45]
(pressed by RCA)
Pertinent Boppin' To Grandfather's Clock
Sidney Jo Lewis
Label shot
(from White Label LP 8814)
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 Beggars Can't Be Choosers
Sidney Jo Lewis
Label shot
8 HO8W-0503 Bullet Island CD 001 (#13)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3013 (#10)
 
 
Island (Ohio) EP7543/4 [45 EP]
W.W.V.A. Jamboree Special [mono]
Pertinent Rock-A-Bop Baby
Hardrock Gunter
Label shot
(from White Label LP 8814)
J8OH-7544 Bullet Island CD 001 (#17)
Bullet Presto CD 8 (#7)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3013 (#12)
Bullet White Label LP 8814 (#12)
    Borderline Birmingham Bounce
Hardrock Gunter
(from White Label LP 8814)
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
(from EP)
J8OH-7544  
    No rating You're Just A Baby
Buddy Durham
(from EP)
J8OH-7544  
    Non-pertinent Gonna Be A Fire
Bill Browning
Label shot
(from EP)
J8OH-7543  
    Borderline Down In The Holler Where Sally Lives
Bill Browning
(from EP)
J8OH-7543  
    Pertinent Juke Box Play For Me
Cook Brothers
(from Buffalo Bop CD 55094)
J8OH-7543 Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55094 (#5)
Bullet Chief CD 1156520 (#29)
Bullet White Label LP 8814 (#9)
    Borderline You Gotta Go
Cook Brothers
(from EP)
J8OH-7543 Bullet White Label LP 8814 (#10)
1959/Mar. 23
Bb c&w rev.
Cullman (Tenn.)  6410  [45] Borderline If You Want To Be A Queen
Hardrock Gunter
Label shot
(from 45)
C-124-X  
    Non-pertinent Is It Too Late
Hardrock Gunter
Label shot
(from 45)
C-6423-X  
1962/Feb.
BMI clear.
Emperor (W.Va.) 45-EM-B-H-1-62 [45]
(pressed by King)
Pertinent Hillbilly Twist
Buddy And Hardrock
Label shot
(from 45)
A  
    Non-pertinent As Long As You're Happy – (instr.)
Hardrock And Buddy
Label shot
B  
1962/Feb. 24
Bb c&w rev.
Starday (Tenn.)  581  [45] Pertinent Hillbilly Twist
Hardrock Gunter And Buddy Durham
Label shot
(from 45)
5275 Bullet Hydra CD 27108 (#28)
Bullet Knight LP 1002 (#3)
    Non-pertinent As Long As You're Happy – (instr.)
Hardrock Gunter And Buddy Durham
Label shot
5276  
 
 
D (Texas)     [unissued] Non-pertinent Juke Box Shuffle – (instr.)
Hardrock Gunter
(from Bear Family CD 16408)
  Bullet Bear Family CD 16408 (#21)
 
 
[unissued]     [unissued] 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
1979MCA (England) (England) MCF 3035LPRare Rockabilly, Vol. 4
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
1986MCA 1758LPRare Rockabilly, Vol. 4
Sun (U.S.) (United States) SUN- 1032LPRockin' Records
1988Sun (U.S.) (United States) SUN- 1033LPRockin' Records, [Vol. 2]
1993Big Tone (England) BT 5707CDMCA Rockabillies, Vol. 3
Jan/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 (Spain) PRLP- 010LPPure Rockabilly, Vol. 10
Hallmark 305242CDDo The Ooby Dooby
1997Chief (Netherlands) CCD 1156520CDUltra Rare Hillbilly Boogie, Vol. 1
1998Chief (Netherlands) CCD 1156521CDUltra Rare Hillbilly Boogie, Vol. 2
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
2000Bear Family (Germany) BCD 16408CDThat'll Flat Git It, Vol. 19 (D/Dart)
Buffalo 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
2006Proper (England) PROPERBOX 103CDFrom Boppin' Hillbilly To Red Hot Rockabilly
2007Proper (England) PROPERBOX 122CDClassic Rockabilly
2008GVC 2016CDHonky Tonkin' Rhythm
Pan American (Switzerland) 56028CDYou're Killin' Me
2009Fantastic Voyage (England) FVTD 026CDRoutes Of Rockabilly
2010Emusic/Rock-A-Billy (United States) 11911939MPRockabilly & Hillbilly Hell Raisers
year?Blazon (United States) 2003CDSizzling Hillbilly, Vol. 3
Blazon (United States) 2009CDSizzling Hillbilly Boogie, Vol. 9
Charly (England) PBX CD 345CDRock The Joint
Dig-It 100CDDig Boy Dig
Doghouse 001CDCowboy Hit Parade, Vol. 1
Doghouse 002CDCowboy Hit Parade, Vol. 2
Fed (Sweden) 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
Not Now Music NOT2CD 210CDThe Best Of Sun Records
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
Presto Vol. 8CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 8
Sleazy RAB 05CDRockabilly Race: 25 Pure Rockabilly Tracks, Vol. 5
Sun LP- 80410Sun Country Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 4


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