GONNA ROCK’N’ROLL, GONNA DANCE ALL NIGHT!
Hardrock Gunter, the man who put the bounce in Birmingham, who danced all night like lovers do to the honky-tonk blues with his perfect woman .. The sixty minute man who went wild to the fiddle bop, and bopped to the rhythm of the grandfather’s clock .... The man who gave 'em rhythm .... The Hard-Rock working in a hill-billy band who thus became the first rockabilly .... The man who named the music Rock ‘n’ Roll. What more can you say except, whoo I mean whee!, we’re gonna dance all night!. This CD contains Hardrocks best recordings, including all the dancehall favourites and a few songs that were considered too naughty to issue in the 50s.
He’s a wonderful man and this tribute to his artistry only tells a part of the story; you have to see him live on stage to appreciate what a funny man he is – or meet him After Hours and ask him to tell you about the time he went on the road for the first time and the car trunk fell on his head. He’s also a talented guitarist and above all, someone you should listen to every day – his music will have your feet a-tappin’ and as the Chinese proverb say, “Listen to Hardrock every day and you’ll live longer and be happier”.
Fine country, rock’n’roll and novelty recordings from the man who cut "(Gonna Rock’n’Roll) Gonna Dance All Night" in 1949! .................Birmingham bounce; Lonesome blues; Gonna dance all night; How can I believe you love me; My bucket’s been fixed; Rifle belt and bayonet; Maybe baby you’ll be true; Birmingham bounce; Boppin’ to Grandfather’s clock; Beggars can’t be choosers; It can’t be right; Rock-a-bop baby; Whoo! I mean whee; We three; Jukebox help me find my baby; Fiddle bop; Hardrock rocks the moon; Bloodshot eyes; Take away your rosy lips; Right key but the wrong keyhole; Mountain dew; I’ll go chasin’ women; Spring has sprung; Tico tico; Go low boogie; Bonaparte’s retreat; Chattanooga shoeshine boy; Dad gave my hog away; Guitar on the mountain; Fallen angel; Gonna dance all night