Largely forgotten these days, I fear, by radio programmers, Miki and Griff enjoyed huge popularity with their simple and tuneful pop and country songs and indeed did a great deal to popularise country music in the UK.
Miki and Griff were championed by Lonnie Donegan, who produced some of their early records, used them as backing singers on his own and, perhaps most significantly, gave them guest star spots on his stage and TV shows.
This double CD (32 tracks) contains all their chart hits, such as "A Little Bitty Tear", "Hold Back Tomorrow" and "Rockin' Alone In An Old Rocking Chair".How long since you heard any of those on the radio?
For my money though, the best track is their version of the Steve Lawrence and Edie Gorme hit "I Wanna Stay Here" which actually entered the UK charts on the same day as Steve and Edie's-August 22 1963-but peaked at number 23 whilst S and E flew gracefully into the top 3.
With excellent sleeve notes by pop historian Spencer Leigh, this 2CD box set serves as a very valuable and poignant reminder of the talents of Miki and Griff.