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Frank Padilla Band and various dance bands, 1930-3; with his Cactus Cowboys, especially on rodeo dates, 1942-9; 4 seasons with Roy Rogers; with Gene Autry; with the Lone Ranger; with Smiley Burnette. Recorded about 110 records on 78 speed. Writer of: Valley of the Blues, 1958; Night Owl, 1958; The Laughing Fat Man, 1958; I'm Hoopee Scooppee Over You, 1958; I'm a Work­er for the Lord, 1958; The Man Upstairs, 1958; Save a Little Sunshine, 1958; Shoulder Bone Blues, 1958; Train Load of Blues, 1958; God at His Work, 1958; Back Seat Driver, 1957; Hillbilly Millionaire, 1957; Bay-Bay-Bay-Bay-Baby, 1957; Snooty Cutie, 1957; Mush Mush, 1957; etc. Co-writer of: Am I Dreaming, 1938 (Most popular— recorded by Tommy Dorsey); Riding on the Old Ferris Wheel, 1938; The Old Parlor Organ, 1939; Down at the Old Picnic Grounds, 1940; Hoopee Scooppee, 1940; Who Threw the Mush in Grandpa's Whiskers, 1940; Riding Down the Arizona Trail, 1940; Little Darlin', 1940; Sunny Side of the Mt., 1943; Pullin' Taffy at the Taffy Pull, 1940; She's Only a Moonshiner's Daughter, 1944; Ridin' Along Singing a Song, 1944; Cowgirl Polka, 1944; In Old Mexico, 1944; Prairie Gal, Prairie Pal. Movies (18): Soundie Motion Pictures, Old Edison; Kickin' My Love Around, Bronx, 1944; Cowboy Calypso, Bronx, 1944; Who Put the Turtle in Mrs. Murphy's Girdle, 1944; The Glue Maker's Daughter, 1944; Moitle from Toidy Toid and Toid, 1944; In Old Mexico, Bronx, 1944; Cow­girl Polka, Bronx, 1944. Business enterprises: American Music Publishing Co., N. Y. City; Gregorian Record Co., N. Y. C; Hillbilly Record Co., N. Y. C. Published 1,437 songs. Address: 14 East 77th Street, New York 21, New York.
Gunter, Sidney Louie, Jr. "Hardrock." b. 2/27/25, Birming­ham, Ala.; w. E. Joanne Dunn; d. Joandra Mae, 9. Schools attended: Robinson, Birmingham, Ala., 1930-1; Barrett, Birmingham, 1931-8; Central Park, Birming­ham, 1938-9; and Woodlawn High Sch., Birmingham, 1943. Was salesman. Plays guitar. Entertainment experience: WAPI, Birmingham, 1939-49; WAFM-TV, Birmingham, 1949-51; WWVA and WWVA Jamboree, Wheeling, W. Va., 1952-3; WJLD, Birmingham, 1953-4;