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Santana – Oye Como Va

Santana – Oye Como Va (Live HQ – Carlos Santana)
Oye Como Va” is a song written by Latin jazz and mambo musician Tito Puente in 1963 and popularized by Santana’s rendition of the song in 1970 on their album Abraxas, helping to catapult Santana into stardom with the song reaching #13 on the Billboard Top 100. The song also reached #11 on Billboard’s Easy Listening survey and #32 on their R&B chart. It was inspired by Israel “Cachao” Lopez’s “Chanchullo.”

The title comes from the first words :
Oye como va
Mi ritmo (meaning “Listen to how my rhythm goes.”)
Bueno pa’ gozar