Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
The Champs - Carambadotdotdot
artworkThis 4 song seven inch ep, while rare, contains none of their hits, and only two keepers. All of these tracks have been reissued from the tapes on CD.
Picks: Caramba, Midnighter, Beatnik, Just Walkin' In The Rain

Track by Track Review


Caramba dotdotdot
Latin R&B Rock (Instrumental)

This song features a coy little hook and a catchy Latin beat. Pure Mexican party fun, with roots in mariachi. Great drums as usual.

Midnighter dotdotdot
Latin R&B Rock (Instrumental)

Raw sax R&B based rock, pumpin' a party jam, drivin' the poodle dress crowd nuts. Fine jammin' dance tune from Champs.

Beatnik dotdotdotdot
Latin R&B Rock (Instrumental)

Echoed guitar delicato and saucy sax make nice together over a catchy rhythm track. Raw, sensual, and very cool.

Just Walkin' In The Rain dot
Latin R&B Rock (Instrumental)

A slow saxy wander through the fields of classic popular music. Very fifties sounding.