Oye Como Va.....this song makes me happy so I thought I'd post it with a little history

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by L.A. Mike, May 19, 2019.

  1. L.A. Mike

    L.A. Mike Tele-Holic

    Mar 1, 2014
    somewhere over a rainbow
    Songs are in order of creation

    Chanchullo by Israel "Cachao" Lopez

    Oye Como Va by Tito Puente

    Notice that Santana really copied the horn lines in the next version.

    Oye Como Va by Santana

    In 2000, “Oye Como Va!” was named one of the one hundred most important American songs of the twentieth century by NPR’s All Things Considered. The mixture of styles of the other versions of the song represent the multiple origins of U.S. Latino music; Tito Puente was a U.S. born Puerto Rican whose song “Oye Como Va!” was inspired by Israel “Cachao” López, an Afro-Cuban bassist. In the song. “we can hear not only the tumultuous social and cultural rumblings that characterized the 1960’s but also their echoes, which are still resonating in the extraordinary assortment of blended sounds--from Latin freestyle to Hip-Hop to Reggaetón--created by U.S.-born Latinos in subsequent decades”. This song vividly demonstrates the interconnectedness, hybridity and transnationality of music through sampling and versioning across the Americas and Caribbean.

    Oye como va mi ritmo
    Bueno pa' gozar, mulata*
    Oye como va mi ritmo
    Bueno pa' gozar mulata

    Listen to how it goes, my rhythm
    (It's) Good for having fun, mulata
    Listen to how it goes, my rhythm
    (It's) Good for having fun, mulata

    *a mulata(f) or mulato(m) is a mixed race person. Usually black and white or black and latin/Hispanic
    Very common in Brazil and the Caribbean
  2. dilver

    dilver Tele-Meister

    Nov 14, 2003
    New Jersey
    We used to play this song at parties... instant conga line.
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  3. RoyBGood

    RoyBGood Doctor of Teleocity

    Dec 13, 2012
    Northamptonshire, UK
    Santana's version for me! I love that album to bits.
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  4. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    Great tune!
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