Who was/is Champs ? - CDs, Vinyl LPs, DVD and more

The original Champs were formed late 1957. They worked as studio musicians for Joe Johnson's Challenge label located in California. Guitarist Dave Burgess was head of A & R and the first artist signed to Gene Autry's label. While recording instrumental tracks for a Jerry Wallace album, Burgess had some studio time left and recorded "Train to nowhere" with session man Dale Norris guitar, Gene Alden drums, Joe Burgas bass, Buddy Bruce lead guitar and Danny Floris, a.k.a. Chuck Rio, sax A. "r side was needed for a possible single release and Flores came up with a tune he had written while visiting his family in Tijana Mexico titled 'Tequila". Burgess liked it so much that it was released late 1957 as The Champs when someone suggested they name themselves after Gene Autry's horse Champion. Danny's shout "Tequilla" at the appropriate breaks became the rock and roll cry of the year hitting number I in Billboards hot 100. They archieved a num-ber of other chart hit singles over the next four years though none came cl,oseto the success of "Tequila". Over the years, personnel of The Champs changed continually when toured all over the country with notable musicians as Jimmy Seals and Dash Crofts, Jerry Cole, Dean Beard and Glen Campbell, the group finally gave up in 1965 after releasing thirty more singles under various names without any luck.

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Go Little Go Cat (LP)
The Champs: Go Little Go Cat (LP) Art-Nr.: LPCHS3500

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16 tracks - ​Great Champs compilation under different aliases, incl. The Contenders with the sung version of 'Tequila' and many more!
$14.66 $16.92
Go Champs Go! (LP)
The Champs: Go Champs Go! (LP) Art-Nr.: SLP5532

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(Sundazed) 12 tracks, colored vinyl Numbered and limited to 1,000! Composed of legendary Los Angeles session men, The Champs are responsible for one of the best instrumentals ever recorded, the ultra-infectious Tequila . Their Tex Mex...
$33.89
The Early Singles
The Champs: The Early Singles Art-Nr.: CDCHD525

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(2007/ACE) 30 tracks - back in stock !
$18.05
The Champs Collection (CD)
The Champs: The Champs Collection (CD) Art-Nr.: CD900597

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(1989/Line) 20 tracks
$11.26 $16.92
Best (CD)
The Champs: Best (CD) Art-Nr.: CDRR4770

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(1999/REPERTOIRE) 20 tracks original Challenge 1958-62 - last copies - special price !
$11.26 $20.31
EP-Collection...plus
The Champs: EP-Collection...plus Art-Nr.: CDSEE730

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CD on SEE FOR MILES RECORDS by The Champs - EP-Collection...plus
$30.50 $33.89
Tequila
The Champs: Tequila Art-Nr.: CDCH227

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CD on ACE RECORDS by The Champs - Tequila
$18.05
Wing Ding
The Champs: Wing Ding Art-Nr.: CDCHD460

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Digging deep into the vaults this time and coming up with 21 tracks of previously unheard honkin' & twangin' from the fabulous Champs. Vintage unissued and rare sides from Challenge.
$13.52 $18.05
Tequila - The Very Best Of The Champs (CD)
The Champs: Tequila - The Very Best Of The Champs (CD) Art-Nr.: CDMC283

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Original recordings, plus a bunch of never before issued rarities. Includes sleevenote by Dave Burke of Pipeline magazine.
$31.63
Everybody's Rockin'
The Champs: Everybody's Rockin' Art-Nr.: CHS2500

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$14.15
Tequila - The Very Best Of The Champs (CD)
The Champs: Tequila - The Very Best Of The Champs (CD) Art-Nr.: CDMC50018

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(Music Collection International) 18 Tracks - 1958-1962
$21.45
Go, Champs, Go - Everybody's Rockin'
The Champs: Go, Champs, Go - Everybody's Rockin' Art-Nr.: CDCHD451

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Two LPs on One CD
$18.05
The Later Singles
The Champs: The Later Singles Art-Nr.: CDCHD631

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All 45 rpm releases chronologically from 1962-1965
$18.05
Go Champs Go - Papersleeve
The Champs: Go Champs Go - Papersleeve Art-Nr.: CDCHM1126

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(2006/ACE) 12 tracks Challenge 1958
$14.43
Tequila!  (2-CD)
The Champs: Tequila! (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDJAS232

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CD on JASMINE RECORDS by The Champs - Tequila! (2-CD)
$11.26 $19.18
The Challenge Album Collection (2-CD)
The Champs: The Challenge Album Collection (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDOW34488

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(1997/One Way) 48 tracks - Last copies of this US-Set of four original Challenge Albums on two CD's. Featuring Tequila, Night Beat, Turnpike and 55 other tracks. Amerikanische Doppel CD mit 48 Challenge Titeln von vier original LP's. Nur...
$30.50 $33.89
Great Dance Hits
The Champs: Great Dance Hits Art-Nr.: LLP5078

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(LINE GERMANY) 12 tracks
$16.41
20 Greatest Hits (CD)
The Champs: 20 Greatest Hits (CD) Art-Nr.: CD104049

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(Backline Records) 20 tracks
$11.26
Tequila - Golden Classics (CD)
The Champs: Tequila - Golden Classics (CD) Art-Nr.: CD053027

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(Collectables Records) 18 tracks
$16.92