Saturday, May 9, 2009

More Skip

Skip Battin - Skip(1973)

Clyde 'Skip' Battin was a successful bass player probably best known for his work with The Byrds from 1970 to 1973. By then he was the oldest member of The Byrds, with whom he recorded three albums and toured extensively.
After the breakup of the Byrds, Battin recorded a solo album in 1973 named Skip. Afterwards, he was invited to join the New Riders of the Purple Sage, with whom he recorded four albums from 1974 to 1976.

Skip with the Flying Burrito Brothers 1976

Joel Scott-Hill, Sneaky Pete Kleinow, Skip Battin, Gene Parsons & Gib Guilbeau

Skip's career continued successfully and included stints with Flying Burrito Brothers. From 1989-1991 he toured occasionally with Michael Clarke. To bad Skip died on July 6th, 2003, of complications from Alzheimer in a care facility in Salem, Oregon.

Friday, May 8, 2009

John York,Skip Battin

The Family Tree featuring John York and Skip Battin.
The Family Tree were:
John York:vocals,piano,bass, 12 strings guitar
Skip Battin:vocals,bass,piano
Ricky Mantoon:pedal steel guitar,string bender guitar
Beppe d'Angelo:drums

Renata Boratto:harmony vocals on Witchi Tai To and Blowin' in the wind.

The album was recorded in Italy in december 1988
after they played in Italy.
Produced by: Andrea Del Favevo.,and remastered in 1998.

PS.scanner was broke,so some pictures of the inlay included.