The Snowflakes with Claude Thornhill & His Orchestra – There’s A Small Hotel

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“There’s A Small Hotel ” (Lorenz Hart / Richard Rodgers).

THERE’S A SMALL HOTEL ~ Claude Thornhill & His Orchestra w/ Russ McIntyre & The Snowflakes (July 25, 1942) Columbia Records
The Snowflakes were named after band leader, Claude Thornhill’s, theme song called, “SNOWFALL”. Group members included, Buddy Stewart, Martha Wayne, Terry Allen, & Lillian Lane. Later, both Buddy Stewart & Lillian Lane were in The G-Noters , a group which were being featured in Gene Krupa’s Orchestra in 1944 – 1945 . Claude Thornhill enlisted in the Navy in October of 1942. He served his country for three years and after his discharge in late 1945, he began re-organizing another orchestra. By 1946, his new band was under way, using many of his original band members.

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