Song of the day: The Champs- Tequila
Today another number 1 hit in the US pop and R&B charts, but this is an instrumental track with the word Tequila said three times in the whole song! The song was recorded in 1958 and had a sense of Latin music, since it was based on a Cuban mambo beat! Gene Autrey had signed Dave Burgess on his label in 1957, but Dave had not produced any hits till the end of 1957. At a recording session, Train to Nowhere (written by Dave) was recorded, as well as Tequila. This would be the b-side. Train to Nowhere was no success, Tequila became a success when a DJ flipped the single. Enjoy
The Champs- Tequila
Posted on February 10, 2015, in 1950-1959, FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged 1958, b side, dave burgess, fifties, FlinterFiles Song Archive, gene autrey, hit, instrumental, latin, Music, number 1, tequila, the champs. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.