Oye Como Va (4:14)

Cover of Ultimate Santana

From Ultimate Santana and 186 other releases

Oye Como Va is a cover from Salsa legend Tito Puente’s Oye como va as he wrote this song and recorded it in the early ’50s. While Puente was very popular in the community, Santana’s cover became a hit and helped introduce Puente to a wider audience. On Santana’s version of the song, everything, including the guitar wails and keyboards, follow the original music.

Additional Fun Facts :
- Appears in a scene of The Big Lebowski.

- The voice in the beginning says “Sabor,” which is Spanish for “Flavor.”
- A “Mulata” is a woman (“Mulato” being a male) of Caucasian European and Negro African descent. The correct translation of the word “oye” is listen. The translation of the lyrics is thus: “Listen to my rhythm, good for fun, mulata!!”

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