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(Let’s Have) A Party Tonight / Len’s Hassle 1960 Single

“(Let’s Have) A Party Tonight” composed by James K. “Hap” Snow, with Len Arnold (aka Leonard Hochman) on saxophone and Snow on lead vocals, with “Len’s Hassle,” composed by and featuring Hochman on sax and Snow on guitar. Both tracks cut at Ace Recording Studios in Boston, Massachusetts in 1960. These versions were remastered in 2016.

The 1963 Acetates, Part II: Early and Alternate Tracks EP

These original compositions by Steve James (also known as Steve Fradkin) feature Bill Elgart on drums, Steve James on rhythm guitar and lead vocals, Michael Kaye on piano and vocals, and James K. “Hap” Snow on lead guitar and vocals. Recorded at a home studio in Massachusetts around 1963.

Back Again 1963-1964 EP

This unreleased EP by Hap Snow’s Whirlwinds features four original songs written and sung by Steve James (Steve Fradkin).

Banshee 1959 Single

In 1959, Hap Snow’s Whirlwinds made their first trip to Ace Studios in Boston, Massachusetts to record two original instrumentals: “Banshee,” written by James K. “Hap” Snow, Art Bearon, and Stefano Torossi, and “Bottoms Up,” written by Bearon.

The Basement Tapes, Vol. I: Home Recordings 1958-1959 EP

Hap Snow’s Whirlwinds performing five tracks recorded in the a home basement studio in Weston, Massachusetts in 1958 and 1959.

The Basement Tapes, Vol. II: Home Recordings 1958-1959 EP

Hap Snow’s Whirlwinds performing five tracks recorded in the a home basement studio in Weston, Massachusetts in 1958 and 1959.

The Basement Tapes, Vol. III: Home Recordings 1958-1959 EP

Hap Snow’s Whirlwinds performing five tracks recorded in the a home basement studio in Weston, Massachusetts in 1958 and 1959.

The Chop It Sessions 1959 EP

Hap Snow’s Whirlwinds cut the unreleased Chop It Sessions in Weston, Massachusetts in 1959. “Chop It” was written by James K. “Hap” Snow and features Art Bearon on piano, Harry Lewis on sax, Stefano Torossi on drums, and Snow on lead guitar.

In the Studio: The Complete Recordings 1959-1964 EP

Hap Snow’s Whirlwinds performing five tracks recorded in the studio between 1959 and 1964.

The (Let’s Have) A Party Tonight Sessions unreleased EP features original music written by Hap Snow’s Whirlwinds, featuring Len Arnold (aka Leonard Hochman) on saxophone and James K. “Hap” Snow on guitar. Cut at Ace Recording Studios in Boston, Massachusetts in 1960, the opening track was penned by Hap Snow, who also sings lead vocals. “Len’s Hassle,” an instrumental by sax player Arnold (aka Lenny Hochman), is the middle track and an undubbed version of “(Let’s Have) A Party Tonight” closes the EP.
Musicians at these sessions include Arnold on sax and Snow on guitar.

The Macabre-Banshee Sessions 1958-1959 EP

The unreleased EP by Hap Snow’s Whirlwinds documents the evolution of the original home demo “Macabre” to its re-christened final form as the studio single “Banshee.”

Oo-Ee Baby: The Whirlwinds Live! 1958-1964 EP

The Oo-Ee Baby: The Whirlwinds Live! EP features live performances by Hap Snow’s Whirlwinds recorded between 1958 and 1964 at Williams College, Massachusetts, Middlebury College, Vermont, and WNEU Studio at Northeastern University, Mass.

(Let’s Have A) Party Tonight Sessions 1960 EP

The unreleased EP features original music written by Hap Snow’s Whirlwinds and cut at Ace Recording Studios in Boston, Massachusetts in 1960. The opening track was penned by James K. “Hap” Snow, who also sings lead vocals, while

Piano Blues 1958-1959 EP

This unreleased EP by Hap Snow’s Whirlwinds highlights the contributions of pianist Art Bearon in songs recorded in 1958 and 1959. Harry Lewis is on saxophone, James K. Snow on lead guitar, and Stefano Torossi on drums.

Rock and Blues Classics 1959 EP

Hap Snow’s Whirlwinds recorded the music found on the Rock and Blues Classics EP in 1959. The unreleased album features Art Bearon on piano, Harry Lewis on sax, James K. Snow on lead guitar, and Stefano Torossi on drums. Snow sings lead vocals on “Rock

Sampler: Michael Brackston Lee Remaster 2008 Single

In 2008, Michael Brackston Lee upgraded the quality of two songs by Hap Snow’s Whirlwinds: “Banshee” and “Let’s Have A Party”: “Banshee,” by James K. “Hap” Snow, Art Bearon, and Stefano Torossi & “Let’s Have A Party” by Snow.

She 1963 Single

Hap Snow’s Whirlwinds performing “She” and an early take of “He Can Have Her,” both written by Steve James (Steve Fradkin).

Where’s Harry? 1958-1960 EP

This unreleased EP by Hap Snow’s Whirlwinds highlights the sweet saxophone sounds of Harry Lewis between 1958 and 1960.

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