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Buddy Featherstonhaugh...
Born in 1909 he recorded his first band in 1935, a twelve piece group, including Harry Hayes, that recorded five titles but released only one 78rpm record. He was a popular band on the BBC Radio Rhythm Club and recorded with his sextet from 1943 to 1945. During the second world war (1940-45) he led the Buddy Featherstonhaugh RAF Sextet a group that included some of the personnel from his Radio rhythm Club band and recorded a number of 'Vic Lewis Jam session' dates that were subsequently issued by Harlequin (LP). He left music temporarily from 1947-51 to participate full time in the motor racing scene, something he had earlier been involved in in the 1930s. In all his previous records he had played tenor sax or clarinet, but on his comeback to jazz recording in 1956 he switched to baritone sax. He died in 1976.
Valaida Snow acc by Billy Mason and his Orchestra - January 18th, 1935 (Parlophone)
Valaida Snow (vcl,tp-1) acc by Duncan White, Louis de Vries (tp), Harry Hayes (as), Buddy Featherstonhaugh (ts), Billy Mason (p), Sam Molyneaux (b), George Elrick (d). Valaida Snow...
Poor Butterfly#/I Wish I Were Twins (1)*.
(*Harlequin CD - Valaida Vol 1 1935 - 1937)
(#Harlequin CD - Valaida Vol 2 1935 - 1937)

January 19th, 1935 (Parlophone)
personnel as January 18th,.
You Ain't Livin' Right (unissued)/I Can't Dance (1)*.
(*Harlequin CD - Valaida Vol 1 1935 - 1937)

February 20th, 1935 (Parlophone)
personnel as January 18th,.
It Had To Be You*/You Bring Out The Savage In Me (1)*.
(*Harlequin CD - Valaida Vol 1 1935 - 1937)

Valaida Snow acc by Billy Mason and his Orchestra - April 26th, 1935 (Parlophone)
Valaida Snow (vcl,tp-1) acc by Duncan White, Louis de Vries (tp), Dave Shand (as), Buddy Featherstonhaugh (ts), Billy Mason (p), Bill Busby (b), George Elrick (d). Valaida Snow...
Imagination (1)*/Sing You Sinners*/Whisper Sweet*/Singin' In The Rain*.
(*Harlequin CD - Valaida Vol 1 1935 - 1937)

Buddy Featherstonhaugh and his Cosmopolitans - August 1st, 1935 (Decca)
Charlie Johnson, Charles Price, Archie Craig (tp), Freddy Welsh, Lionel Guimaraes (tb), Harry Hayes, Fletcher Allen (cl,as), Buddy Featherstonhaugh (ts), Justo Barreto (p), German Arago (b), Stanley Marshall (d).
The Sheik Of Araby (unissued)/Royal Garden Blues.

August 17th, 1935 (Decca)
Personnel as August 1st except Oliver Tines (d) replaces Stanley Marshall.
I've Got The World On A String/When Buddha Smiles (unissued)/The Sheik Of Araby (unissued).

Leonard Feather and Ye Olde English Swynge Band - May 4th, 1937 (Decca)
Archie Craig (tp), Andy McDevitt (cl), Buddy Featherstonhaugh (ts), Eddie Macauley (p), Eddie Freeman (g), Wally Morris (b), Al Craig (d).
D'ye Ken John Peel (2 takes)/There's A Tavern In The Town (2 takes).

First English public Jam session - November 16th, 1941 (HMV)
Kenny Baker (tp), Lad Busby (tb), Carl Barriteau (cl,ldr), Buddy Featherstonhaugh (ts), Dick Katz (p), Frank Deniz (g), Tommy Bromley (b), George Firestone (d).
Tea For Two (part 1)*/Tea For Two (part 2)*.
(*Hep Records CD - Kenny Baker, Birth of a Legend '41-'46)
(*Proper Records 4CD Box set - Jazz in Britain 1919 - 1950)


Buddy Featherstonhaugh R.A.F. Sextet - December 1942-June1943 (Harlequin HQ3011: Vic Lewis Jam Sessions Vol 4)
Don McAffer (tb), Buddy Featherstonhaugh (ts,cl), Harry Rayner (p), Vic Lewis (g), Frank Clark (b), Jack Parnell (d).
Woo-woo/Stardust/Cottontail/Soft Winds/What's New/Blues/Body And Soul/Sweet Georgia Brown/I've Found A New Baby/Washboard Blues.

Buddy Featherstonhaugh R.A.F. Sextet - December 12th, 1942 (Harlequin HQ3012: Jam session at Levy's)
Jimmy McMillan (tp), Don McAffer (tb), Harry Hayes (as), Buddy Featherstonhaugh, Jimmy Skidmore (ts), Harry Rayner (p), Vic Lewis, Ken Sykora (g), Frank Clark (b), Jack Parnell (d).
Angry/Squatty Roo.

Buddy Featherstonhaugh R.A.F. Sextet - March 2nd, 1943 (Harlequin HQ3012: Jam session at Levy's)
Neal Eldon (tp), Don McAffer (tb), Buddy Featherstonhaugh (cl,ts), Harry Rayner (p), Vic Lewis (g,vcl), Sam Molyneaux (b), Jack Parnell (d).
Jazz Me Blues/The Blues-Part1 (vocal. VL)/The Blues-Part2.

Buddy Featherstonhaugh and the Radio Rhythm Club Sextet - June 17th, 1943 (HMV)
Don McAffer (tb), Buddy Featherstonhaugh (ts,cl), Harry Rayner (p), Vic Lewis (g,vcl), Frank Clark (b), Jack Parnell (d).
Clarinet Marmalade/Rug Cutter Swing.

June 18th, 1943 (HMV)
Personnel as 17th.
Washboard Blues/Woo Woo (vocal VL).

September 3rd, 1943 (HMV)
Personnel as June 17th except Charlie Short (b) replaces Frank Clark.
Buddy's Habits (Blues)*/Muskrat Ramble/Christopher Columbus/Sweet Georgia Brown.
(*Proper Records 4CD Box set - Jazz in Britain 1919 - 1950)

October 30th, 1943 (HMV)
Personnel as September 3rd.
295 Jump/Heartbreak Blues.

December 3rd, 1943 (HMV)
Personnel as September 3rd.
Jamboree Jive/Low Down Empty Railway Station Blues (vocal VL).

Kenny Baker joined Featherstonhaugh's band which enabled more progressive arrangements to be used.
Buddy Featherstonhaugh R.A.F. Sextet - 1944 (Harlequin HQ3012: Vic Lewis Jam session)
Kenny Baker (tp), Don McAffer (tb), Derek Hawkins (cl,as), Buddy Featherstonhaugh (ts), Harry Rayner (p), Vic Lewis (g), Charlie Short (b), Jack Parnell (d).
Honeysuckle Rose (incomplete).

Buddy Featherstonhaugh & The Radio Rhythm Club Sextet - January 10th, 1944 (HMV)
Kenny Baker (tp), Don McAffer (tb), Buddy Featherstonhaugh (ts,cl), Harry Rayner (p), Vic Lewis (g,vcl), Charlie Short (b), Jack Parnell (d).
Big Noise From Winnetka (unissued)/King Porter Stomp*.
(*Hep Records CD - Kenny Baker, Birth of a Legend '41-'46)

February 10th, 1944 (HMV)
Personnel as January 10th.
Big Noise From Winnetka/Ain't Misbehavin*/One O'clock Jump*/Ain'y Cha Got Music?*/Stevedore Stomp*.
(*Hep Records CD - Kenny Baker, Birth of a Legend '41-'46)

June 13th, 1944 (HMV)
Personnel as January 10th except Bobby Midgeley (d) replaces Jack Parnell.
Talk Of The Town/How Am I To Know?*/I Wish I Were Twins*/Soft Winds*.
(*Hep Records CD - Kenny Baker, Birth of a Legend '41-'46)

Buddy Featherstonhaugh & The Radio Rhythm Club Sextet - November 20th, 1944 (HMV)
Kenny Baker (tp), Don McAffer (tb), Buddy Featherstonhaugh (ts,cl), Harry Rayner (p), Vic Lewis (g,vcl), Charlie Short (b), Jack Parnell (d).
Flying Home/Seven Come Eleven.

February 14th, 1945 (HMV)
Personnel as November 20th, 1944 except Reg Beard (b) replaces Charlie Short.
Good Enough To Keep/Blues In My Heart/Air In D Flat/Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea.

A long break from the music business meant that it was over ten years befor Featherstonehaugh recorded again...
Buddy Featherstonhaugh New Quintet - January 5th, 1956 (Nixa NJE1016)
Leon Calvert (tp), Buddy Featherstonhaugh (cl,bs), Roy Sidwell (ts), Bill Stark (b), Paul Brodie (d).
Buddy's Bounce*/Yesterdays*/Constellation*/Have You Met Miss Jones*.
(*Vocalion CD - Jazz Today - Buddy Featherstonhaugh, Harry Klein and others)

Buddy Featherstonhaugh New Quintet - December 3rd, 1956 (Nixa NJE1031)
Kenny Wheeler (tp), Buddy Featherstonhaugh (cl,bs), Bobby Wellins (ts), Bill Stark (b), Jackie Dougan (d).
Goldfish Blues*/Doin' The Uptown Lowdown*/Knock Yourself Out*/Henrietta*.
(*Vocalion CD - Jazz Today - Buddy Featherstonhaugh, Harry Klein and others)


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