The Champs

The EP Collection Plus

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The Champs had a huge hit with "Tequila" in 1958 and its raw, loose barroom saxophone riff has kept it a radio, soundtrack, and drinking contest staple ever since. For all practical purposes, the Champs ended their run in the mid-'60s, but the fluid membership of this instrumental group has enabled many reunions (although the core has always been guitarist Dave Burgess and saxophonist Chuck Rio). Their various extended-play 45s are collected here, along with three rather insignificant previously unreleased tracks.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:18
2 2:19
3 2:19
4 2:12
5 1:41
6 2:27
7 1:58
8 2:33
9 2:08
10 1:47
11 2:16
12 2:13
13 2:20
14 2:03
15 1:51
16 2:15
17 1:53
18 1:53
19 2:04
20 2:05
21 2:58
22 2:07
23 2:23
24 2:12
25 2:34
26 2:14
27 2:42
28 2:12
29
2:21
30 2:21
31 1:51
32 1:58
33 2:27
34
2:16
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