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The Champs - Limbo Rock c/w Tequila Twistdotdotdotdot
artworkLike many a single, the b-side is way better than the a-side. The Champs were one of the few studio bands capable of real chemistry, and were also among the few that were represented on the road by a touring group.
Picks: Limbo Rock, Tequila Twist

Track by Track Review


Limbo Rock dotdotdot
Latin R&B Rock (Instrumental)

Billy Strange's "Second Line Limbo" is one infectious tune. It is incarnated via the Latin frill of the Champs for this entirely infectious 1962 hit. Except for the "la la la" chorus, this is delightful.

Tequila Twist dotdotdotdot
Latin R&B Rock (Instrumental)

Yet another rearranging of their hit. It's almost as if a big band would do it, with the exception of Chuck Rio's wailing sax work. Infectious, yet not enduring.