Salsa tale Tito Puente composed this tune as well as tape-recorded it in the early ’50s. While Puente was very popular in the Latin community, Santana’s cover came to be a hit and also assisted present Puente to a wider audience. On Santana’s variation of the tune, everything, including the guitar wails and also key-boards, follows the original music.
The voice initially claims “sabor,” which is Spanish for “flavor.” >>
The lyrics are totally in Spanish as well as are four reps of this verse:
Oye como va
Bueno pa gozar.
Mulata. A” mulata” is a woman(” mulato “being a man) of Caucasian European as well as Black African descent. The correct translation of the word “oye” is listen. The translation of the verses is thus: “Listen to my rhythm, great for enjoyable, mulata !!” >>
Gregg Rolie, that sang on most of Santana’s early hits, took the lead vocals on this tune. Rolie was a starting participant as well as keyboard player for Santana; he joined Journey in 1973.
” Oye Como Va” was released on the 2nd Santana cd, Abraxas, and also provided as a single after “Black Magic Woman” (likewise a cover: that a person was initially by Fleetwood Mac). The team made a substantial splash at Woodstock in 1969 before they had released their initial album, which appeared two weeks later. Abraxas adhered to in 1970 as well as was their most effective, offering 5 million duplicates in America and striking # 1 in that nation. Their next album, Santana III, additionally went to # 1, however it would certainly be an additional 29 years prior to they went back to the top area, this time around with their return cd Supernatural.
On their following cd, Santana did one more Tito Puente cover: “Para Los Rumberos.”.
If you’re questioning what “Oye Como Va” seems like on steel drums, check out the 1973 cover by Amral’s Trinidad Cavaliers. The Beastie Boys tested this cover on their 1998 track “Body Movin’.”.
In the very early ’00s, the initial variation by Tito Puente was utilized in a business television advertisement campaign for Nissan.