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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 [45]
(pressed by King)
1962/Feb.
BMI clear.
Gunter, Hardrock 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  
EM-NSF-2-61  [45 EP]
Favorite Songs
(pressed by Rite)
1961/July
mx series
Durham, Buddy No rating False Hearted Girl
Buddy & Marion Durham
Label shot
(from 45)
CP-5935  
      No rating Happy Cowboy
Buddy & Marion Durham
CP-5935  
      No rating [unknown title]
 
   
      No rating [unknown title]
 
   
4  [45 EP]  
 
Thacker, Rudy No rating A Fool Such As I
Rudy Thacker's String Busters With Larry Dale
Label shot
(from 45)
EM-H-4-59  
      Non-pertinent Guitar Boogie Shuffle
Rudy Thacker's String Busters With Larry Dale
(from 45)
  Bullet White Label LP 2808 (#4)
      No rating White Lightning
Rudy Thacker's String Busters With Larry Dale
(from 45)
   
      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  [45]
(pressed by King)
1957/Mar. 23
Bb pop rev.
Gunter, Hardrock 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)
EM-45-113  [45]
(pressed by King)
1958/May 12
Bb c&w rev.
Croswhite, Dusty No rating Baby, Let's Crawl
Dusty Croswhite And The Kin Folk
Label shot
(from 45)
A  
      No rating I'll Take Back That Heartache
Dusty Croswhite And The Kin Folk
Label shot
(from 45)
B  
45-EM-209  [45]
(pressed by King)
1956
mx date code
Aldridge, Roy No rating It's Not Easy To Forget
Roy Aldridge
Label shot
(from 45)
45-HV-56-7 Bullet Bear Family CD 16440 (#32)
Bullet Bear Family CD 17022 (#30)
Bullet Cactus CD HOGCD-6 (#12)
      No rating You're Pickin' Up The Pieces (Of My Heart)
Roy Aldridge
Label shot
45-HV-56-8  
45-EM-212  [45]  
 
John, Jimmie No rating Rosie's Gone Again
Jimmie John With Knox County Ramblers And Hillbilly Mille
Label shot
45-HV-57-4  
      No rating The Blues, The Guitar, And Me
Jimmie John With Knox County Ramblers
Label shot
45-HV-57-3  
220  [45]
(pressed by King)
 
 
Lightner, Ken No rating Mary Ann
Ken Lightner And His Hay Riders
Label shot
(from 45)
EM-45-220-A Bullet Collector CD 2873 (#6)
Bullet Jasmine CD 3610 (#6)
      No rating Wild Side Of Town
Ken Lightner And His Hay Riders
Label shot
EM-45-220-B  
EM-266  [45] 1965
mx date code
Perry Brothers No rating Waiting In Vain
The Perry Brothers (Bob & Harry)
Label shot
(from 45)
6501282  
      No rating Don't You Remember
The Perry Brothers (Bob & Harry)
Label shot
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, Mike Smyth


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