band recording sessions

The following alphabetical list of tracks covers known recording sessions of Hap Snow’s Whirlwinds between 1958 and 1964. Some information about specific musicians and dates is not available.

“Back Again (Live @ Northeastern University)” 1964

Writer: Steve James (Steve Fradkin) Producer: Ron Frizzell

Musicians: James, Kaye, Mento, Pina, and Snow

Recorded at WNEU Studio, Northeastern University, MA 1964

Lead singer: Fradkin

Hap Snow's Whirlwinds circa 1963

Michael Kaye, Steve James, Hap Snow, and Frankie Mento circa 1963

“Banshee” 1959

Musicians: Bearon, Lewis, Snow, and Torossi

Writers: James K. Snow, Art Bearon & Stefano Torossi

Recorded at Ace Studios, Boston, MA 1959

Hap Snows Whirlwinds - Banshee and Bottoms Up (1959) Fleetwood Records (1005)

Hap Snow’s Whirlwinds – “Banshee “/”Bottoms Up” (1959) Fleetwood Records Single

 “Banshee (Early Take)” 1958

Musicians: Bearon, Lewis, Snow, and Torossi

Writers: James K. Snow, Art Bearon & Stefano Torossi

Recorded in Weston, MA 1958

Hap Snow's Whirlwinds - Banshee 1958 Audiodisc demo copyrighted June 19 1958

Hap Snow’s Whirlwinds – “Banshee” (1958) Audiodisc demo #1

“Banshee (Semi-Final Version)” 1959

Musicians: Bearon, Lewis, Snow, and Torossi

Writers: James K. Snow, Art Bearon & Stefano Torossi

Recorded in Weston, MA 1959

 

Hap Snow's Whirlwinds - "Banshee" (1958) Audiodisc demo #2

Hap Snow’s Whirlwinds – “Banshee” (1959) Audiodisc demo #2 copyrighted

“The Birth of the Blues (Live @ Middlebury College)” 1959

Musicians: Bearon, Lewis, Snow, and Torossi

Writer: Ray Henderson

Recorded at Middlebury College, VT 1959

Hap Snow's Whirlwinds - 10-Track Compilation (1959) Trans Radio demo

Hap Snow’s Whirlwinds – 10-Track Compilation (1959) Trans Radio demo

“Blue Moon (Live @ Middlebury College) 1959

Musicians: Bearon, Lewis, Snow, and Torossi

Writer: Richard Rodgers

Recorded at Middlebury College, VT 1959

Hap Snow on lead guitar, Stefano Torossi on piano, Harry Lewis on sax

Brad Perry, Hap Snow, unidentified drummer, Stefano Torossi, and Harry Lewis, circa 1959

“Bottoms Up” 1959

Musicians: Bearon, Lewis, Snow, and Torossi

Writer: D’Angelo & Art Bearon

Recorded at Ace Studios, Boston, MA 1959

Hap Snow's Whirlwinds - "Bottoms Up" (1959) Ace Recording Studios demo

Hap Snow’s Whirlwinds – “Bottoms Up” (1959) Ace Recording Studios demo

“Chop It” 1958-1959

Musicians: Bearon, Lewis, Snow, and Torossi

Writer: James K. Snow

Recorded in Weston, MA 1958-1959

Hap Snow's Whirlwinds - "Chop It" (1958) RADAX demo

Hap Snow’s Whirlwinds – “Chop It” (1958) RADAX demo

“Chop It (Alternate Version with Hand Claps, No Skit)” 1958-1959

Musicians: Bearon, Lewis, Snow, and Torossi

Writer: James K. Snow

Recorded in Weston, MA 1958-1959

Hap Snow's Whirlwinds - "Chop It" (1958) Trans Radio demo

Hap Snow’s Whirlwinds – “Chop It” (1958) Trans Radio demo

“Chop It (Alternate Version with Yells, No Skit)” 1958-1959

Musicians: Bearon, Lewis, Snow, and Torossi

Writer: James K. Snow

Recorded in Weston, MA 1958-1959

Whirlwinds "Fun" handbill, circa 1963 (courtesy of J. Snow)

Whirlwinds “Fun” handbill, circa 1963

“He Can Have Her” 1963

Writer: Steve James (Steve Fradkin)

Musicians: Elgart, James, Kaye, and Snow

Recorded in MA 1963

Lead singer: Fradkin

Hap Snow's Whirlwinds - "He Can Have Her" (1963) Audiodisc demo #2

Hap Snow’s Whirlwinds – “He Can Have Her” (1963) Audiodisc demo #1

“He Can Have Her (Alternate Take)” 1963

Writer: Steve James (Steve Fradkin)

Musicians: Elgart, James, Kaye, and Snow

Recorded in MA 1963

Lead singer: Fradkin

Hap Snow's Whirlwinds - "He Can Have Her" (1963) Audiodisc demo

Hap Snow’s Whirlwinds – “He Can Have Her” (1963) Audiodisc demo #2

“Know What You’re Doing To Me (Oo-Ee Baby) (Rehearsal) (Live @ Williams College)” 1959

Musicians: Bearon, Lewis, Snow, and Torossi

Writer: Art Bearon

Recorded at Williams College, MA 1959

Lead singer: Bearon

a building around Wiliams College, Willamstown, Massachusetts in April 2014 (photo by Linda LeesSnow)

a building around Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts in April 2014 (photo by Linda LeesSnow)

“Len’s Hassle” 1960

Musicians: Bearon, Hoffman, and Snow

Writer: Len Arnold (Len Hoffman)

Recorded at Ace Studios, Boston, MA 1960

Hap Snow's Whirlwinds - "Len's Hassle" (1960) Audiodisc demo

Hap Snow’s Whirlwinds – “Len’s Hassle” (1960) Audiodisc demo

“Let’s Have A Party” 1960

Musicians: Bearon, Hoffman, and Snow

Writer: James K. Snow

Recorded at Ace Studios, Boston, MA 1960

Lead singer: Snow

Hap Snow's Whirlwinds - "(Let's Have) A Party Tonight" (1960) Trans Radio demo

Hap Snow’s Whirlwinds – “(Let’s Have) A Party Tonight” (1960) Trans Radio demo

“Let’s Have A Party (Undubbed Original)” 1960

Musicians: Bearon, Hoffman, and Snow

Writer: James K. Snow

Recorded at Ace Studios, Boston, MA 1960

Lead singer: Snow

Hap Snow's Whirlwinds - "(Let's Have) A Party Tonight" (1960) Audiodisc demo

Hap Snow’s Whirlwinds – “(Let’s Have) A Party Tonight” (1960) Audiodisc demo

“Macabre (Banshee Early Version #1)” 1958

Musicians: Bearon, Lewis, Snow, and Torossi

Writers: James K. Snow, Art Bearon & Stefano Torossi

Recorded in Weston, MA 1958

Hap Snow's Whirlwinds - "Macabre" (1958) Audiodisc demo

Hap Snow’s Whirlwinds – “Macabre” (1958) Audiodisc demo #1

“Macabre (Banshee Early Version #2)” 1958

Musicians: Bearon, Lewis, Snow, and Torossi

Writers: James K. Snow, Art Bearon & Stefano Torossi

Recorded in Weston, MA 1958

Hap Snow's Whirlwinds - "Macabre" (1958) Audiodisc demo #2

Hap Snow’s Whirlwinds – “Macabre” (1958) Audiodisc demo #2

“Piano Blues” 1958-1959

Musicians: Bearon, Lewis, Snow, and Torossi

Writer: Art Bearon

Recorded in Weston, MA 1958-1959

reverse side of Whirlwinds postcard from 1958 (courtesy of Luci Bearon)

reverse side of Whirlwinds postcard from 1958

“Rock and Roll Is Here To Stay” 1959

Musicians: Bearon, Lewis, Snow, and Torossi

Writer: Dave White

Recorded in Weston, MA 1959

Lead singer: Snow

Steve James (aka Steve Fradkin), Frankie Mento (aka Frank Chiumento), Mike Kaye (aka Mike Konowitz) and James K. "Hap" Snow in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts in 1962

Steve James (aka Steve Fradkin), Frankie Mento (aka Frank Chiumento), Michael Kaye, and James K. “Hap” Snow in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts in 1962

“She” 1963

Writer: Steve James (Steve Fradkin)

Musicians: Elgart, James, Kaye, and Snow

Recorded in MA 1963

Lead singer: Fradkin

Hap Snow's Whirlwinds - "She" (1963) demo

Hap Snow’s Whirlwinds – “She” (1963) demo

“She (Alternate Take) (Home Demo)” 1963

Writer: Steve James (Steve Fradkin)

Musicians: Elgart, James, Kaye, and Snow

Recorded in MA 1963

Lead singer: Fradkin

Hap Snow's Whirlwinds - "She" (1963) Audiodisc demo

Hap Snow’s Whirlwinds – “She” (1963) Audiodisc demo

“St. Louis Blues Mambo (Instrumental) (Home Demo) 1959

Musicians: Bearon, Lewis, Snow, and Torossi

Writer: W.C. Handy

Recorded in Weston, MA 1959

"The Big Bold, Sound of Hap Snow's Whirlwinds" handbill, circa 1963

“The Big Bold, Sound of Hap Snow’s Whirlwinds” handbill, circa 1963

“Sweet Little Sixteen (Home Demo) 1959

Musicians: Bearon, Lewis, Snow, and Torossi

Writer: Chuck Berry

Recorded in Weston, MA 1959

Lead singer: Snow

Stefano Torossi , circa 1959

Stefano Torossi and Harry Lewis, circa 1959

“Where’s Harry?” (Instrumental) (Live @ Williams College) 1958

Musicians: Bearon, Lewis, Snow, and Torossi

Writer: Harry Lewis

Recorded at Williams College MA 1958

Hap Snow's Whirlwinds - "Where's Harry?" (1958) RADAX demo

Hap Snow’s Whirlwinds – “Where’s Harry?” (1958) RADAX demo

“Whole Lot Of Rockin’ (Home Demo)” 1963

Writer: Steve James (Steve Fradkin)

Musicians: Elgart, James, Kaye, and Snow

Recorded in MA 1963

Lead singer: Fradkin

Hap Snow's Whirlwinds - "Whole Lot of Rockin'" (1963) demo

Hap Snow’s Whirlwinds – “Whole Lot of Rockin'” (1963) demo

“The Woolly Bear Stomp (Instrumental) (Home Demo)” 1958-1959

Musicians: Bearon, Lewis, Snow, and Torossi

Writer: Art Bearon

Recorded in Weston, MA 1958-1959

Hap Snow's Whirlwinds - "The Woolly Bear Stomp" (1958) Trans Radio demo

Hap Snow’s Whirlwinds – “The Woolly Bear Stomp” (1958) Trans Radio demo

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