Champs ( The ) - Tequila

First performance: 25/04/2004


Bruce used the song only once:
2004-04-25 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
Tequila was played in the midesection of Sweet Soul Music
The third year of the private Rumson Country Day School benefits with Bruce, Patti Scialfa, Southside Johnny and Bobby Bandiera. Bobby Bandiera and his band provided backing throughout the night, along with Jukes horns Ed Manion, Joey Stann, and Chris Anderson. Admission was once again, as previous years restricted to RCDS parents.


"Tequila" is a 1958 Latin-flavored rock and roll instrumental written by Daniel Flores and recorded by the Champs. "Tequila" became a #1 hit on both the pop and R&B charts at the time of its release and continues to be strongly referenced in pop culture to this day. It is based on a Cuban mambo beat. The word "Tequila" is spoken three times throughout the tune. The song served as the B-side for "Train to Nowhere".

Bruce on the artist