Not more than 24 hours after I added this page, I had answers from Gael in Belgium. Then more answers from Bobby from Brooklyn. I find a country based guy by the name of Jack Swanson that wrote The Party Hop. Based out of New York, he is listed with San-Lyn music publications. He wrote a dozen titles, some country, some Christmas and a couple rock and roll. Songs featured on this page are the latter. From his Grandson, Rick, I have additional information about Jack (Jarl) Swanson. Party Hop was in fact released by Bob King on RCA. It was re-worked, possibly with some new lyrics. His most successful record was "Let's Make a Fair Trade" with Donna Moon and Gary Fairburn out of Canada. He had many versions of it over the years but this album was probably his most significant work. He also wrote many songs for Don and Marie King, a couple of country singers out of Ottawa Canada. Hence the reason why some French is in his lyrics for some songs. Jack Swanson had his own band with his sister Berget Swanson and her husband Carl Swanson in his early years as they were all on the radio in Utica, NY. Carl was the Mandolin player and Berget who just passed in December 2007, was his sister who used to sing. His family immigrated here from Sweden when he was 13 and settled in New Britain, CT. He has one remaining sibling still alive in FL.
Now, here are some answers for the other songs. Both sets of records come from the Dandy Dan label, and were issued officially in 1963. Cherry Pie and Again were done by the Dial-Tones, while Darling I Love You and Miss Sweet was the second Dandy Dan record and the artist was the Teen-Tones. The Teen-Tones had Bill Shelley on the lead with Miss Sweet and Billy Sanders with the lead vocal on Darling I Love you. Other members included Sam Furco, Tommy Nelli and Dominick Scretti. When Sanders went into the service, Jan Perolla Richard joined the group and they became Jan and The Radiants. I don't have much info on the Dial-Tones, but do know that both groups were from Syracuse New York. Also, The Party Hop is still unknown, and have not been able to find the original release for it.