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The Lin & Kliff Story
Various Artists
The Lin & Kliff Story
Genres: Country, Pop, R&B, Rock
  •  Track Listings (32) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (30) - Disc #2
  •  Track Listings (30) - Disc #3
  •  Track Listings (32) - Disc #4


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CD Details

All Artists: Various Artists
Title: The Lin & Kliff Story
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Bear Family
Original Release Date: 1/1/1999
Re-Release Date: 12/25/1999
Album Type: Box set, Import
Genres: Country, Pop, R&B, Rock
Styles: Classic Country, Western Swing, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Oldies & Retro
Number of Discs: 4
SwapaCD Credits: 4

CD Reviews

Rare rockabilly remembered
T. Mclaughlin | 03/02/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Bear Family is famous for reissues in clean format, and they gave the full treatment to this compilation of North Texas inspired oldies. This collection of 4 CDs goes from Red River Hillbilly, to a facsimile of Buddy recording in New Mexico. The full story of my father's struggle to find new sounds is given in a great biography. Check it out if you are a collector."
A collector's bonanza.
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Bear Family Records has done it again! The world's premier packager of oldies from the 1950-60's has taken the LIN/KLIFF masters and given collectors a bonanza. Here are valuable early releases by Ken Copeland, The Strikes, and The Chuck-a-Lucks whose later masters were leased to IMPERIAL Records; Buck Griffin, Andy Starr, Margee Robinson whose later masters were leased to MGM Records; Jerry Fuller, whose contract went to CHALLENGE and COLUMBIA Records; The Tu-Tones, The Atmospheres, The Mints, Steve Wright, Honee Welch, and Ray Ruff were all leased to LONDON/DECCA Records. These artists were innovators and producers of new sounds and songs in rockabilly, country, pop - you name it. ENJOY!"
True Mid Century Texas Sound
T. Mclaughlin | TEXAS | 08/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Growing up here in the great state of Texas has subjected me to a wide variety of music...the Lin & Kliff type sound is and will always will be my favorite. Tex-a-billy Swing-twang....ain't nuthin' else like it. Many of these recordings were lost, ill promoted and/or o' man hearing them now I believe they sure could've competed with all the big dogs of their time. This compilation is an excellent EXCELLENT spread of styles and sounds."