I’ve known this song practically all my life. And still, something made it new and fresh these days. Must be the summer. Or simply its undying charm.
Thank you for this amazing week, for your great and insightful comments! I hope you have a great weekend and I wish you have one of the greatest weeks ever! Enjoy Tito Puente’s Oye Como Va and right after the jump Carlos Santana’s rendition of Oye Como Va!
Composed by Tito Puente in 1963, Oye Como Va, the classical cha-cha-cha was slightly changed by Santana who adapted it into a latin soft rock, more appealing to the new generation. However, it seems that Santana himself once stated that Oye Como Va, though widely attributed to Tito Puente, it appears to have had other author/s before him.
Chanchillo it is said to have been the name of the song, originally recorded in the 30s by Orestes and Israel Achao Lopez (the closest rendition to the mambo original available belongs to Ruben Gonzales and you can listen to it here). Ready to hit the dance floor? The rhythm sure is good for dancing, like the tune said! (which one’s your favorite rendition?)