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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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Original Releases

Discography is not intended to be complete

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1950/Mar.
(Bb est.)
Bama (Ala.)  104  No rating Label shot Birmingham Bounce — Hardrock Gunter And The Pebbles 9 Bullet Charly CD 345 (#38)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3013 (#1)
    No rating Label shot How Can I Believe You Love Me — Hardrock Gunter And The Pebbles 10 Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3013 (#4)
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)
1951/Nov. 24
Bb c&w rev.
Decca (N.Y.) 9-46383  Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Hesitation Boogie — Hardrock Gunter 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 Label shot Don't You Agree — Hardrock Gunter 45-81426+ Bullet Charly LP 30228 (#13)
1952/May 31
Bb c&w rev.
Decca (N.Y.) 9-28191  Borderline Label shot Song sample 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)
1953/Dec. 12
Bb c&w rev.
Decca (N.Y.) 9-28932  Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample You Played On My Piano — Hardrock Gunter 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 Label shot Perfect Woman — Hardrock Gunter 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  No rating Label shot Gonna Dance All Night — Hardrock Gunter 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 Label shot Fallen Angel — Hardrock Gunter 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) 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 Song sample 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 Fantastic Voyage CD 026 (#11)
Bullet Rollercoaster CD 3013 (#15)
Bullet Sun 10 804 (#9)
    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 Presto CD 8 (#7)
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 Song sample Ida Red Rock — Buddy Durham J8OH-7544  
    No rating Song sample 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
 
 
D (Texas)  uniss.  Non-pertinent Song sample Juke Box Shuffle – (instr.) — Hardrock Gunter   Bullet Bear Family CD 16408 (#21)
 
 
[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
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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