Tequila with no lemon!

15 Jan

The Champs were an American rock and roll band, and most famous for their Latin-tinged instrumental “Tequila“. They were formed by executives at Gene Autry‘s Challenge Records[1] to record a B-Side for ae Dave Burgess (aka Dave Dupree) single . “Tequila”was  intended  to be a throwaway track, but who has ever hears of  it’s A-side, “Train to Nowhere”? “Tequila” went to No. 1 quickly, and the Champs became the first rock and roll group to get a #1 with an instrumental as their first release.[2] The song was recorded at Gold Star Studios in 1958, and in 1959 won the Grammy Award for Best Rhythm & Blues Recording.

Released January 15, 1958
Recorded December 23, 1957
Genre Instrumental rock
Latin rock
Label Challenge
Writer(s) Daniel Flores
Producer Joe Johnson (Challenge Records)

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