Hardrock Gunter

Gonna Rock 'n' Roll, Gonna Dance All Night

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Hardrock Gunter played a brand of hillbilly boogie that was a definite precursor to rockabilly and rock & roll. He recorded quite extensively in the 1950s, jumping from straight country tunes to his own unique rhythmic experimentations. This 31-track collection brings together almost every tune Gunter recorded for a wide variety of labels, both big and small, ranging from his first and biggest hit, "Birmingham Bounce," to his sides for Sun like "Fallen Angel" and the title track, heard here in two versions. Also included is the Sun single issued as the Rhythm Rockers ("Fiddle Bop" and "Jukebox Help Me Find My Baby") and his various country novelties ("Dad Gave My Hog Away," "My Bucket's Been Fixed"), making this the most complete package on this unique and interesting artist. A chapter from Nick Tosches' book, Unsung Heroes of Rock & Roll truly come to life.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:48
2 2:41
3 2:40
4 3:03
5 3:05
6 2:52
7 2:31
8 1:51
9 1:55
10 2:12
11 1:49
12 1:45
13 1:44
14 2:27
15 2:36
16 2:25
17
1:57
18 1:57
19
1:37
20
1:55
21 2:25
22
2:36
23 3:07
24 3:19
25 2:36
26 2:39
27 3:04
28
2:35
29 1:14
30 2:47
31 2:21
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