Hardrock GUNTER - Bouncing, Rocking and Rolling, 1950-1962

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Way back at the turn of the 1950s, SIDNEY LOUIS 'HARDROCK' GUNTER was one of the founding fathers of Rock & Roll, his first two self-penned releases, 'Birmingham Bounce' and 'Gonna Dance All Night' routinely featuring in discussions about 'What was the first R&R record?'

He went on to record a wealth of Hillbilly, Rockabilly and neo-R&R sides for major labels like Decca and MGM, and indies like Sun, King and Starday.

This unique compilation presents the very best of his recordings for a dozen different record labels, between 1950 and 1962.

Includes collectables like 'I've Done Gone Hog Wild', 'I'll Give 'Em Rhythm', 'Whoo I Mean Whee' and his original, pre-Sun cut of 'Juke Box Help Me Find My Baby'.

Much of this material is hard to find elsewhere on CD, while a handful of these sides have never previously appeared in the digital format.

Track Listing

1. BIRMINGHAM BOUNCE (with The Pebbles)
2. GONNA DANCE ALL NIGHT (with The Pebbles)
3. LONESOME BLUES (with The Pebbles)
4. HONKY TONK BLUES
5. I'VE DONE GONE HOG WILD
6. SIXTY MINUTE MAN (with Roberta Lee)
7. DIXIELAND BOOGIE
8. HESITATION BOOGIE
9. HONKY TONK BABY
10. LIKE THE LOVERS DO
11. WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN
12. PERFECT WOMAN
13. YOU PLAYED ON MY PIANO
14. GONNA DANCE ALL NIGHT (second version)
15. I'LL GIVE 'EM RHYTHM
16. I PUT MY BRITCHES ON JUST LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE
17. TURN THE OTHER CHEEK
18. JUKE BOX HELP ME FIND MY BABY (The Rhythm Rockers, voc. Hardrock Gunter)
19. WHOO I MEAN WHEE (Hardrock & The Rhythm Rockers)
20. BOPPIN' TO GRANDFATHER'S CLOCK (Sidney Jo Lewis)
21. ROCK-A-BOP-BABY
22. OH LONESOME ME
23. BLOODSHOT EYES (Sid 'Hardrock' Gunter)
24. TAKE AWAY YOUR ROSY LIPS (Sid 'Hardrock' Gunter)
25. THE RIGHT KEY BUT THE WRONG KEYHOLE (Sid 'Hardrock' Gunter)
26. LET ME BE A FOOL
27. SPRING HAS SPRUNG (with The Sunshine Boys)
28. BONAPARTE'S RETREAT (Hardrock Gunter & His Town & Country Music)
29. CHATTANOOGA SHOE SHINE BOY (Hardrock Gunter & His Town & Country Music)
30. HILLBILLY TWIST (Buddy & Hardrock)
31. AS LONG AS YOU'RE HAPPY (Hardrock & Buddy)
32. GUITAR ON THE MOUNTAIN
33. REBEL GUITAR PICKER

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Format
CD
Price Code
A
Release Date
July 10th, 2020
UPC Bar Code No
604988 37572 5