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Emperor (W.Va.)

Wheeling, W.Va.  [source: an original label)

Owned by Hardrock Gunter and Buddy Durham.


Original Releases

Number Date & Source Name Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
45-EM-B-H-1-62
(pressed by King)
1962/Feb.
BMI clear.
Gunter, Hardrock 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  
 4   
 
Thacker, Rudy No rating Label shot Song sample A Fool Such As I — Rudy Thacker's String Busters With Larry Dale EM-H-4-59  
      Non-pertinent Song sample Guitar Boogie Shuffle — Rudy Thacker's String Busters With Larry Dale   Bullet White Label LP 2808 (#4)
      No rating Song sample White Lightning — Rudy Thacker's String Busters With Larry Dale    
      No rating Pink Shoe Laces — Marion Durham - Buddy Durham    
      No rating Battle Of New Orleans — Marion Durham - Buddy Durham    
      No rating Kansas City — Marion Durham - Buddy Durham    
45-112 
(pressed by King)
1957/Mar. 23
Bb pop rev.
Gunter, Hardrock 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)
EM-45-113 
(pressed by King)
1958/May 12
Bb c&w rev.
Croswhite, Dusty No rating Label shot Song sample Baby, Let's Crawl — Dusty Croswhite And The Kin Folk A  
      No rating Label shot Song sample I'll Take Back That Heartache — Dusty Croswhite And The Kin Folk B  
45-EM-209 
(pressed by King)
1956
mx date code
Aldridge, Roy No rating Label shot Song sample It's Not Easy To Forget — Roy Aldridge 45-HV-56-7 Bullet Bear Family CD 16440 (#32)
Bullet Bear Family CD 17022 (#30)
Bullet Cactus CD HOGCD-6 (#12)
      No rating Label shot You're Pickin' Up The Pieces (Of My Heart) — Roy Aldridge 45-HV-56-8  
45-EM-212   
 
John, Jimmie No rating Label shot Rosie's Gone Again — Jimmie John With Knox County Ramblers And Hillbilly Mille 45-HV-57-4  
      No rating Label shot The Blues, The Guitar, And Me — Jimmie John With Knox County Ramblers 45-HV-57-3  
 220 
(pressed by King)
 
 
Lightner, Ken No rating Label shot Song sample Mary Ann — Ken Lightner And His Hay Riders EM-45-220-A Bullet Collector CD 2873 (#6)
Bullet Jasmine CD 3610 (#6)
      No rating Label shot Wild Side Of Town — Ken Lightner And His Hay Riders EM-45-220-B  
EM-266  1965
mx date code
Perry Brothers No rating Label shot Song sample Waiting In Vain — The Perry Brothers (Bob & Harry) 6501282  
      No rating Label shot Don't You Remember — The Perry Brothers (Bob & Harry) 6501281  

Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1974Collector (Netherlands) CL 1023LPGonna Rock And Roll Tonight
1985Rollercoaster (England) 2008LPRoller Coaster Rockers, Vol. 1
1989White Label (Netherlands) WLP 2808LPBoppin' Hillbilly, Vol. 8
1995Rollercoaster (England) RCCD 3013CDGonna Rock & Roll, Gonna Dance All Night / Hardrock Gunter
1996Club PR (Spain) PRLP- 010LPPure Rockabilly, Vol. 10
2004Bear Family (Germany) BCD 16440CDThat'll Flat Git It, Vol. 20 (Event)
2006Bear Family (Germany) BCD 17022CDPerfect For Parties
2007Collector (Netherlands) CLCD 2873CDRough Stuff Boppin'
2012Jasmine JASMCD 3610CDHillbilly Bop, Boogie & The Honky Tonk Blues, Vol. 5, 1958-1959
year?Cactus HOGCD-6CDHigh On The Hog, Vol. 6: Honky Tonk & Hillbilly Bop
Flaming Piston (United States) FP-CD 1003CDKustom Rockers, Vol. 3
Lucky (England) CDLR 813CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 13
Mustang MUST 8CDDo You Dig Me
Presto Vol. 6CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 6
Sleazy RAB 05CDRockabilly Race: 25 Pure Rockabilly Tracks, Vol. 5


Acknowledgments:  CMF Library, Scott Cheesebrew, Udo Frank, Barry John, Tom Krajina, Bernd Kratochwil, Gerd Miller, Bob Pinson, Rock & Roll Musik Magazin, Dick Rosemont


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