HARDROCK GUNTER DISCOGRAPHY

Key: BAM = Bama Records; BUL = Bullett Records; BRO = Bronjo Records; CHA = Charly Records CRO = Cross Country Records; CUL = Cullman Records; DEC = Decca Records; EMP = Emperor Records; ESS = Essgee Records; GEE = Gee Gee Records; HEA = Heather Records; ISL = Island Records; KIN = King Records; MGM = MGM Records; MOR = Morgan Records; NAS = Nashville Records; ROL = Rollercoaster Records; SEE = Seeco Records; STA = Starday Records; SUN = Sun Records; HB = Home Brew Records; JAR = Jar Records

HARDROCK GUNTER AND THE PEBBLES Radio Station WBRC Birmingham, Ala: 1950
Hardrock Gunter [vcl/gtr]: Huel Murphy [pno]: Billy Tucker [fdl]: Ted Crabtree [st gtr]: Bobby Sanders [dms]: Jim O’Day [bs]
9 Birmingham Bounce BAM 104
10 How Can I Believe You Love Me 104
206 Lonesome Blues 202
There Will Be Tears uniss/lost

HARDROCK GUNTER AND THE PEBBLES Radio Station WBRC Birmingham, Ala: 1950
Hardrock Gunter [vcl/gtr]: Huel Murphy [pno]: Billy Tucker [fdl]: Ted Crabtree [st gtr]: Jim O’Day [bs]: Bobby Summers [dms]
203 Gonna Dance All Night BAM 201
204 Why Don’t You Show Me That You Care 201 205 Dad Gave My Hog Away 202

HARDROCK GUNTER AND THE PEBBLES Radio Station WAPI Birmingham, Ala: 1950
Hardrock Gunter [vcl/gtr]: Huel Murphy [pno]: Ted Crabtree [st gtr]: Linda Lane(Ruby Levey) [bs]
A My Bucket’s Been Fixed BUL 725
B The Little Things That You Do 725
Maybe Baby You’ll Be True 727
Rifle, Belt And Bayonet 727
nb: Bullett releases are from Bama masters leased to Jim Bulleit

HARDROCK GUNTER Nashville, Tn: 19th January 1951
Hardrock( Vocals) : Owen Bradley (Pno): Walter Coursey (drms): Ernie Newton (bs) : Jack Shook (rhythmgtr): Grady Martin (gtr): Bob Foster (stgtr)
80430 Boogie Woogie On A Saturday Night DEC 46300 CHA CR 30228
80431 I’ve Done Gone Hog Wild 46350 CR 30228
80432 I Believe Mountain Music Is Here To Stay 46350
CR 30228
80433 Honky Tonk Blues 46300 CR 30228

HARDROCK GUNTER & ROBERTA LEE Nashville, Tn: 11th August 1951
81422 Sixty Minute Man DEC 46363 CHA CR 30228
81423 Tennessee Blues 46363 CR 30228

HARDROCK GUNTER Nashville, Tn: 13th August 1951
On some sides : Hal Smith (fdl): Velma Williams Smith (bs) : Chet Atkins (gtr)
81424 Hesitation Boogie DEC 46383 CHA CR 30228
81425 If Only I Could Live In My Dreams 46367 CR 30228
81426 Don’t You Agree 46383 CR 30228
81427 Dixieland Boogie 46367 CR 30228

HARDROCK GUNTER Nashville, Tn: 14th January 1952
Substitute Bob Moore (bs) : Add Tommy Jackson (fdl) : Billy Burke (acc)
81438 Silver And Gold DEC 46401 CHA CR 30228
81439 Senator From Tennessee 46401 CR 30228
81440 You Played On My Piano 28932 CR 30228
81441 Perfect Woman 28932 CR 30228

HARDROCK GUNTER Nashville, Tn: 23rd April 1952
82770 Honky Tonk Baby DEC 28191 CHA CR 30228
82771 I’m Looking For Another You 28191 CR 30228

HARDROCK GUNTER Nashville, Tn: 1953
Chet Atkins (gtr) Bob Moore (bs) : Marvin Hughes (pno) : Tommy Jackson (fdl) :
53-XY-253 Where Have You Been MGM 11596
53-XY-254 Like Lovers Do 11520
53-XY-255 Naptown, Ind. 11520
53-XY-256 Sunday Angel 11596

HARDROCK GUNTER Birmingham, Ala: 1954
Hardrock Gunter [vcl/gtr]: Alvin Tunkle [pno]: Ted Crabtree [st gtr]: Charlie Duke [ten sax]: Linda Lane [bs]: Bob Sanders [dms]
U 112 Gonna Dance All Night SUN 201
U 113 Fallen Angel 201

HARDROCK GUNTER & HIS PEBBLES King Studio Cincinnati, Oh: 11th December 1954
Hardrock Gunter [vcl/gtr]: Jerry Byrd [st gtr]: Zeke Turner [gtr]: Louis Innis [r gtr]: Vik Willis [pno]: Lightning Chance [bs]: unknown [dms]:[sax]
K-3919 First Last And Always Game Of Love KIN 1416
K-3920 I Won’t Tell Who’s To Blame 1416

HARDROCK GUNTER & HIS PEBBLES King Studio Cincinnati, Oh: 19th August 1955
Hardrock Gunter [vcl/gtr]: Jerry Byrd [st gtr]: Zeke Turner [gtr]: Louis Innis [r gtr]: Vik Willis [pno]: Lightning Chance [bs]: Unknown [dms]:[sax]
K-4011 I’ll Give ‘Em Rhythm KIN 1505
K-4012 Turn the Other Cheek 4858
K-4013 Before My Time 4858
K-4014 I Put My Britches On Just Like Everybody Else Does 1505

THE RHYTHM ROCKERS WWVA Wheeling, Va: 1956
Hardrock Gunter [vcl/gtr]: Buddy Durham [perc/vcl-1/fdl-1]: Bob Tustin [bs]:
CX-524-35 Jukebox Help Me Find My Baby CRO 524
SUN 248
CX-524-36 Fiddle Bop [-1] 524 248
nb: SUN version of “Jukebox Help Me Find My Baby” is edited

HARDROCK & THE RHYTHM ROCKERS WWVA Wheeling, Va: 1957
Hardrock (vc/gtr) : Rube Schaffer (bs) : Abner Doolittle (gtr) : Buddy Durham (washboard)
V9-57-45-1 Whoo I Mean Whee EMP 112
V9-57-45-2 We Three 112

SIDNEY JO LEWIS Wheeling, Va: 1958
Hardrock Gunter [vcl/gtr]: Multiple Dubs
H08W 0502 Boppin’ To The Grandfather’s Clock ISL IR-6
H08W 0503 Beggars Can’t Be Choosers IR-6

HARDROCK GUNTER Wheeling, Va: 1958
Hardrock Gunter [vcl/gtr]: Multiple Dubs
Birmingham Bounce ISL EP 7544
Rock-A-Bop Baby EP 7544
It Can’t Be Right ROL RCCD 3013
nb: EP 7544 title ‘WWVA Jamboree Special’ (also features other artists)

SID “HARDROCK” GUNTER Wheeling, Va: 1958
Hardrock Gunter [vcl/Gtr]: Abner Doolittle (gtr): Sonny Day (acc): Rube Schaffer (bs) : Buddy Durham (fdl) : Jim Deloya (sax & Cla) : unk (pno & drms)
MP 94
Bloodshot Eyes BRO LP104 SEE LP422
I’ll Go Chasin’ Women LP104 LP422
She Came Runnin’ Down The Mountain LP104 LP422
Rye Whiskey, Rye Whiskey LP104 LP422
It May be Silly [But Ain’t It Fun] LP104 LP422
The Freckle Song LP104 LP422
Oh! What A Beauty LP104 LP422
MP 95
A Little Bit Ain’t Gonna Help Us Much LP104 LP422
Mountain Dew LP104 LP422
With Only Two Hairs On His Chest LP104 LP422
Take Away Your Rosy Lips LP104 LP422
The Right Key But The Wrong Key Hole LP104 LP422
Conversation With A Mule LP104 LP422
Out Behind The Barn LP104 LP422

HARDROCK GUNTER & THE POP-CORN POPPERS Wheeling, Va: 1959
Multiple Dubs
1252 Traveling D 1112
1253 Jumping Mule 1112

HARDROCK GUNTER AND THE SUNSHINE BOYS Wheeling, Va: 1961
M80W 5045 Spring Has Sprung GEE 104
M80W 5046 The Summer 104

HARDROCK GUNTER AND HIS TOWN & COUNTRY MUSIC Wheeling, Va: 1961
Same as MP 94 & MP 95
M80L 9189
Jealous Heart GEE LP 161 EP 462
Cold Cold Heart LP 161
Your Cheating Heart LP 161
Pins And Needles LP 161
A White Sports Coat LP 161 EP 462
Bonaparte’s Retreat LP 161 EP 462
M80L 9190
Tennessee Waltz LP 161 EP 462
Half As Much LP 161
Singing The Blues LP 161 EP 462
Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy LP 161 EP 462
Nobody’s Lonesome For Me LP 161
Jambalaya LP 161
LP 161 Title - “Hardrock Gunter and his Town & Country music play Popcorn Dancing for the social set”
EP 462 Title - “Hardrock Gunter and his Thunderbirds play Country’s Greatest Hits”
EP ??? Title - “Hardrock Gunter and his Thunderbirds play Hank’s Hits”

HARDROCK GUNTER Wheeling, Va: 1962
Multiple Dubs
N80U 1009
Guitar On The Mountain GEE EP 162
Just For You EP 162
Can’t Get Out My Mis’ry EP 162
Let Me Waltz With You EP 162
N80U 1010
Rebel Guitar Picker GEE EP 162
Don’t Make Me Cry Over You EP 162
Smooth Talkin’ Yankee EP 162
You Came To Me EP 162
EP 162 Title - “Hardrock Gunter plays Countryfied Guitar”

HARDROCK GUNTER AND HIS THUNDERBIRDS Wheeling, Va: 1962
Hardrock Gunter [vcl/gtr]: Peggy Tomer [vcl]: Monty Blake [accod]: Jim Lowdermilk [bs]: George Mauersberger [dms]:
N80Q 7532
Smoke Smoke Smoke GEE EP 262
San Antonio Rose EP 262
Slow Poke EP 262
N80Q 7533
Anytime EP 262
It Makes No Difference Now EP 262
I’ll Never Be Free EP 262
EP 262 Title - “Hardrock Gunter and his Thunderbirds play Family Favorites”

HARDROCK GUNTER Wheeling, Va: 1962
Hardrock Gunter [gtr]: Multiple Dubs
ST 5045 Blue Guitar NAS LP 2021 STA LP 176
ST 5046 Cotton Carnival Uniss
ST 5047 Guitar Picker Uniss
ST 5048 Raggin’ The Guitar NAS LP 2021 STA LP 176
ST 5049 After Hours Guitar LP 2021 LP 176
ST 5050 Memphis LP 2021 LP 176

HARDROCK GUNTER AND BUDDY DURHAM Wheeling, Va: 1962
[5275] Hillbilly Twist EMP 162 STA 581
[5276] As Long As You’re Happy 162 581

HARDROCK GUNTER Wheeling, Va: 1962
Multiple Dubs
Hardrock Rocks The Moon (How High The Moon)
ROL RCCD 3013
Music Music Music Uniss
When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Uniss
Ridin’ Down The Canyon - 1 Uniss
Ridin’ Down The Canyon - 2 Uniss

HARDROCK GUNTER & THE THUNDERBIRDS Wheeling, Va: 1963
Hardrock Gunter [gtr]; Jim Lowdermilk [bs]; Monte Blake (acc) :George Mauresburger (dms]
Go Low Boogie ROL RCCD 3013
Monty’s Polka Uniss
It Makes No Difference Now Uniss
Worried Mind Uniss
Wild Side Of Life Uniss
Rainbow Uniss
You Are My Sunshine Uniss
Born To Lose Uniss
You Don’t Know Me Uniss
Never On Sunday Uniss
PS I Love You Uniss
Tico Tico ROL RCCD 3013
I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry Uniss
Alley Cat Uniss

HARDROCK GUNTER Wheeling, Va: 1964
Multiple Dubs
Let Me Be A Fool CUL 6406
It Will Show 6406
Is It Too Late 6410
If You Want To Be A Queen 6410

RANDY KING & HARDROCK GUNTER Denver Co: 1967
SoN 50902 The Nashville Special RIV 3167
RANDY KING
SoN 50901 Don’t Wait For Me 3167
HARDROCK GUNTER Denver, Co: 1971
Multiple Dubs
Guitar On The Mountain ESS 871
Pussyfootin’ 871

HARDROCK GUNTER Denver, Co: 1972
Hey Good Lookin’ HEA LP LSG 172
Your Cheatin’ Heart LP LSG 172
Cold Cold Heart LP LSG 172
Jambalaya LP LSG 172
A Mansion On A Hill LP LSG 172
I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry LP LSG 172
I Saw The Light LP LSG 172
Ramblin’ Man LP LSG 172
Weary Blues From Waitin’ LP LSG 172
Why Don’t You Love Me LP LSG 172
Baby We’re Really In Love LP LSG 172
I’m A Long Gone Daddy LP LSG 172
LP 172 Title: The Music of Hank Williams

HARDROCK GUNTER Denver, Co: 1972
Multiple Dubs
10948 Before My Time ESS 372
10949 Steel Guitar Rag 372

HARDROCK GUNTER Denver, Co: 1973
PRP 42261 Don’t Hold No Benefit For Me MOR 273
PRP 42262 Come Back And See 273

HARDROCK GUNTER With John Wisdom and his Honkin' Tonkers: December 1999
Hardrock Gunter (gtrs/keyboard/Roland RA-95 arranger/vcls); John Wisdom (Electronic sax)
If You Ever Leave Me I'm Going With You
Walking The Floor Over You
Pistol Packing Mama
When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold
Wabash Cannonball
I'm My Own Grandpaw
Kansas City
Bill Bailey/Just Because
5 Foot 2/Please Don't Talk About Me
Just Because
You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You
Alabama Jubilee
There'll Be Some Changes Made
Who's Sorry Now
Somebody Stole My Gal
Do You Ever Think Of Me
In The Shade Of The Old Apple Tree
My Blue Heaven

Live Performances Of Hardrock Stories:
The Hormone Shot
Alabama Doctor
Predestination
The Jogger
Get Weighed
Doctor's Advice
The Pope's Visit
The Elephant Story
The Circus Worker
The Gold Plated Banjo

JAR RECORDS CD 1100

HARDROCK GUNTER London, England 9 July 1999
Ragtime Wranglers and the Ranch Girls

Home Brew Records
HB 7
Rockin' In The Cradle
Safiltha Budsuckle

Discography based on an original by Ray Topping. Additional information supplied by Adam Komorowski, Lars Lundgren, Bill Miller, Phillip J Tricker, and Al Turner.