Song Details More songs by Santana
Oye Como Va
Santana
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Oye como va mi ritmo
Bueno pa' gozar, mulata
1971
13
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1971
  • peaked at No. 32 on the Billboard R&B Singles chart in 1971
  • from Santana's second studio album, Abraxas (1970)
  • a cover version of a song written and composed in 1963 by Latin jazz and mambo musician Tito Puente
  • Santana:
         Carlos Santana - guitar, vocals
         Gregg Rolie - keyboards, vocals
         David Brown - bass
         Michael Shrieve - drums
         Mike Carabello - percussion, congas
         José Chepitó Areas - percussion, congas, timbales
  • written by Tito Puente
  • keyboardist/vocalist Gregg Rolie: “Carlos brought it into the band in, I guess, 1970 ... and my first inclination was: ‘What the hell do I do with this?’ It’s a Tito Puente song, and I was writing things like ‘Hope You’re Feeling Better.’ But he brought this in, and it turned out to be one of my favorites.”
  • produced by Fred Catero, Carlos Santana
  • recorded at Wally Heider Recording Studio, San Francisco
  • Columbia Records label
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