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SKIP & FLIP
Biography, discography & family tree

In 1959 Gary Paxton and Skip Battin changed the name of the group again and now they called themselves SKIP & FLIP. Some of the singles of SKIP & FLIP were rather successful. They released several singles as SKIP & FLIP. Their biggest hit was "It Was I". Some of their recordings were even released outside of the USA (Sweden, England, Canada, New Zealand).

SKIP & FLIP 1
1959-1961
Skip
Battin

bs/gtr/vcl
Gary
Paxton

gtr/vcl

SKIP & FLIP singles
1959: SKIP & FLIP - It Was I (Skip Battin / Gary Paxton) b/w Lunch Hour (Skip Battin / Gary Paxton) (Brent Records 7002)
1959: SKIP & FLIP - Fancy Nancy (Skip Battin / Gary Paxton) b/w It Could Be (Baker / Greenlee) (Brent Records 7005)
1960: SKIP & FLIP - Cherry Pie (Joe Josea) b/w (I'll Quit) Crying Over You (Gary Paxton) (Brent Records 7010)
1960: SKIP & FLIP - Hully Gully Cha Cha Cha (Skip Battin / Gary Paxton) b/w Teenage Honeymoon (B. Mize) (Brent Records 7013)
1960: SKIP & FLIP - Betty Jean (Gary Paxton) b/w Doubt (Gary Paxton) (Time Records 1031)
1961: SKIP & FLIP - It Was I / Lunch Hour / Fancy Nancy / It Could Be (S: EP release)
1961: SKIP & FLIP - Green Door (Moore / Davis) b/w Willow Tree (Ross / Babrick) (Brent Records 7017)
1961: SKIP & FLIP - Over The Mountain b/w One More Drink For Julie (Brent Records 7028)

SKIP & FLIP acetate
1960: SKIP & FLIP - Cherry Pie (Joe Josea) b/w Skippin' And Flippin' (Audio Recorders)

In 1998 Collectables Record released an album with 15 songs that were recorded by SKIP & FLIP during 1959 to 1961. The album features the first six singles plus the CHUCK & THE CHUCKLES single. The 15th song of the album is an alternative version of "Doubt".

SKIP & FLIP album
1957 - 1961: SKIP & FLIP - The Very Best Of SKIP & FLIP - It Was I (Collectables Records COL-CD-5919); released 1998

Even though Gary Paxton left the duo, Skip Battin continued with new partners, but he could not repeat the success.

The new partner in SKIP & FLIP was an old friend of Skip Battin called Dave Marcell.

SKIP & FLIP 2 1961
Skip
Battin

bs/gtr/vcl
Dave
Marcell

gtr/vcl