Jennifer Batten: Long Train Running
Filmed in the Czech Republic in 2009.
This is really Vicki Genfan's version of the tune, with Ms. Batten accompanying her on electric. Nothing really groundbreaking here, but it's a soulful (if unconventional) version of the Doobie Brothers classic.
If you're still hanging around at the end, Vicki sings "Happy Birthday" to Jennifer in Czech.
Jennifer Batten Bio
Jennifer Batten is an American guitarist. She has worked as both a session musician and a solo artist.
Batten has released three solo albums. Her 1992 debut, Above Below and Beyond, was produced by Stevie Wonder's guitarist Michael Sembello. In 1997, she released the worldbeat-influenced Jennifer Batten's Tribal Rage: Momentum. Her third album, Whatever, was released in Japan in September 2007 and the US on April 18, 2008.
Batten has appeared on recordings such as Jeff Beck's Who Else! (1999) and You Had It Coming (2001), Carmine Appice's Guitar Zeus (1995), Michael Sembello's Heavy Weather (1992), Carl Anderson's Sunlight Again (1994), Cindy Cruz's debut, Public Image bassist Bret Helm's "Doc Tahri" and the debut of The Immigrants. Her music video appearances include Jeff Beck, Michael Jackson, Natalie Cole and Sara Hickman and Miguel Mateos's "Obsesión".
Batten played lead and rhythm guitar on Michael Jackson's Bad, Dangerous and HIStory world tours, as well as his 1993 Super Bowl half-time performance.
Between 1994 and 1999 Batten joined Dave Rodgers and Domino as featured guitarist on the eurobeat songs "Sun City", "Music For the People", "Fly" and "Woa Woa Woa." Her writing and performing is uncredited in several other songs under the A-Beat C label.Template:Citation needed Her live Eurobeat appearances were limited to playing at the Tokyo Dome with Dave Rodgers and Queen of Hearts.
In 2010 she recorded a solo for the song "Bad Girls" for a Polish singer Doda.
- 1992: Above Below and Beyond
- 1997: Jennifer Batten's Tribal Rage: Momentum
- 2007: Whatever
- Official website
- Official MySpace profile
- The Cover Zone interview