Champs, The

Also known as C4AM95, Camps, The, Champs, Champs, The (I 5 Dello Swing), Champs, The (I Cinque Dello Swing), Champs,The
Members of Champs, The: Chuck Rio, Dash Crofts, Dave Burgess, Glen Campbell, James Seals, Jerry Cole

Discography of Champs, The:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Tequila / Pee-Wee's Dance 2 Audio 1987 Cooltempo
2 Train To Nowhere / Tequila 2 Audio 1958-01-15 Challenge
3 Tequila Twist / Limbo Rock 2 Audio 1961 Challenge
4 Tequila / Apache 2 Audio Eric Records
5 The Little Matador / Red Eye 2 Audio 1960 Challenge
6 Twenty Thousand Leagues / Just A Little Bit Of Everything 2 Audio Golden Records
7 Train To Nowhere / Tequila 2 Audio 1958 Challenge
8 Ali Baba / Tequila 2 Audio London Records
9 The Challenge Album Collection 48 Audio 1997 One Way Records (6)
10 Tequila / Pee-Wee's Dance 2 Audio 1987
11 El Rancho Rock / Midnighter 2 Audio 1958-05-00 Challenge
12 Tequila 2 Audio 1958 London Records
13 Limbo Dance 2 Audio Apex (3)
14 El Ranchero Rock / Midnighter 2 Audio Sparton
15 3/4 Mash 2 Audio 1962 Apex (3)
16 Tequila / Limbo Rock 2 Audio Decca
17 Gone Train / Beatnik 2 Audio 1958 Challenge
18 Tequila - Greatest Hit Remixed 8 Audio 2000 Goldenlane Records
19 Too Much Tequila / Twenty Thousand Leagues 2 Audio 1960 London Records
20 Tequila / Limbo Dance 2 Audio
21 The Best Of The Champs 14 Audio 1977 London Records
22 Train To Nowhere / Tequila 2 Audio 1958 Challenge
23 Tequila 16 Audio 1987 Ace
24 Too Much Tequila 2 Audio 1975 Philips
25 Tequila / Pee-Wee's Dance 2 Audio 1987
26 Tequila / Limbo Dance 2 Audio 1983 Br Music
27 Hokey Pokey 2 Audio 1961-02-00 Challenge
28 Tequila Twist / Limbo Rock 2 Audio 1961 London Records
29 Tequila / Walkin' After Midnight 2 Audio Collectables
30 Tequila / Lies 2 Audio 1978 Goldisc
31 Chariot Rock 2 Audio 1958-07-00 Challenge
32 Tequila / Sky High 2 Audio Lana Records
33 Nik Nak / Shades 2 Audio 1963 Challenge
34 Too Much Tequila 2 Audio 1960
35 What A Country 2 Audio 1962 Challenge
36 Tequila 2 Audio 1958 London Records
37 Tequila 22 Audio 1992 Ace
38 Tequila Twist / Limbo Rock 2 Audio 1962 London Records
39 Go, Champs, Go! 12 Audio 1958
40 Tequila - The Very Best Of The Champs 18 Audio 1997 Music Club
41 Go, Champs, Go! Everybody's Rockin' 24 Audio 1993 Ace
42 Too Much Tequila 2 Audio 1960 London Records
43 Experiment In Terror / La Cucaracha 2 Audio 1962
44 Tequila / Too Much Tequila / El Rancho Rock 3 Audio 1984 Line/OutLine
45 Tequila 4 Audio 1958 Challenge
46 Club House / Blockade 2 Audio 2012 Tittyshakin'
47 El Rancho Rock / Midnighter 2 Audio 1958 London Records
48 Limbo Dance 2 Audio 1962 London Records
49 Great Dance Hits 12 Audio 1962 Challenge
50 Radici (Roots) 2 Audio London Records


The Champs were a one hit wonder, most famous for their instrumental "Tequila". Formed by studio executives to record a B-side for a single, the intended throwaway track became more famous than its A-side. There are many cover versions of the songs, for example by rappers A.L.T. and XL Singleton. They also had success with instrumentals such as a cover of Chubby Checker's Limbo Rock and the famous La Cucaracha. The instrumental combo was also one of the first acts to record a [a=Gary Usher] tune, "Cactus Juice", in early 1963.


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