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Wildcat Tamer - The Tarheel Slim Story 1950-1962

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Wildcat Tamer - The Tarheel Slim Story 1950-1962
Wildcat Tamer - The Tarheel Slim Story 1950-1962


Something of a mystery figure, Allen Rathel Bunn, aka Alden Bunn, aka Tarheel Slim, who also recorded as a member of The Selah Singers, The Four Barons, The Jubilators, The Larks, The Wheels and The Lovers (among countless more), left behind an extraordinary legacy of recorded work.

This compilation presents a unique aural résumé of his career between 1950-62 and includes all his major commercial successes, notably The Larks' 'Eyesight To The Blind' and 'Little Side Car', The Lovers' 'Darling It's Wonderful', and his own 'It's Too Late', recorded with his wife, Little Ann.

Although (as Tarheel Slim) he perhaps remains best known for the blistering 'Wildcat Tamer' / 'Number 9 Train', one of the all-time great double-sided Rockabilly 45s, he was one of the most versatile and prolific artists of his era, operating variously as singer, guitarist, bandleader and songwriter, across virtually the entire musical spectrum, touching on Gospel, Blues, DooWop, R&B, Rockabilly, Soul and Pop.

This is the first comprehensive career overview of Bunn's work and some half-dozen of these sides have never previously appeared on CD.


  1. Name
  2. Why Not Today (The Selah Singers)
  3. Lemon Squeezer (The Four Barons)
  4. Get On The Road To Glory (The Jubilators)
  5. Eyesight To The Blind (The Larks)
  6. Little Side Car (The Larks)
  7. The Guy With A 45 (Allen Bunn & Trio)
  8. I Got You Covered (Allen Bunn & Trio)
  9. My Flight (Allen Bunn Orchestra)
  10. Wine (Allen Bunn Orchestra)
  11. Too Much Competition (Allen Bunn)
  12. My Kinda Woman (Allen Bunn)
  13. Let's Have A Ball (The Wheels)
  14. Darling It's Wonderful (The Lovers)
  15. Gotta Whole Lot Of Lovin' To Do (The Lovers)
  16. I Wanna Be Loved (The Lovers)
  17. Tell Me (The Lovers)
  18. It's Too Late (Tarheel Slim & Little Ann)
  19. Don't Ever Leave Me (Tarheel Slim & Little Ann)
  20. Much Too Late (Tarheel Slim & Little Ann)
  21. Wildcat Tamer (Tarheel Slim)
  22. Number 9 Train (Tarheel Slim)
  23. Can't Stay Away (Pt 1) (Tarheel Slim & Little Ann)
  24. Anything For You (Tarheel Slim & Little Ann)
  25. Security (Tarheel Slim & Little Ann)
  26. Bless You My Darling (Tarheel Slim & Little Ann)
  27. You're Gonna Reap (Everything You Sow) (Slim & Ann)
  28. Can't Stay Away From You (Tarheel Slim & Little Ann)
  29. Two Time Loser (Tarheel Slim & Little Ann)
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