GONNA ROCKíNíROLL, 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 grandfatherís 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 Ďní Roll. What more can you say except, whoo I mean whee!, weíre 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.
Heís 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 Ė 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. Heís also a talented guitarist and above all, someone you should listen to every day Ė his music will have your feet a-tappiní and as the Chinese proverb say, ďListen to Hardrock every day and youíll live longer and be happierĒ.
Fine country, rockíníroll and novelty recordings from the man who cut "(Gonna RockíníRoll) Gonna Dance All Night" in 1949! .................Birmingham bounce; Lonesome blues; Gonna dance all night; How can I believe you love me; My bucketís been fixed; Rifle belt and bayonet; Maybe baby youíll be true; Birmingham bounce; Boppiní to Grandfatherís clock; Beggars canít be choosers; It canít 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; Iíll go chasiní women; Spring has sprung; Tico tico; Go low boogie; Bonaparteís retreat; Chattanooga shoeshine boy; Dad gave my hog away; Guitar on the mountain; Fallen angel; Gonna dance all night