Tuesday, January 26, 2010

ROCK Sex: "Oye Como Va!" - Tito Puente > Santana > Kinky

ROCK Sex says "Oye como va, mi ritmo, bueno pa'gozar, mulata!"


The original "Oye Como Va" is by Mambo bandleader TITO PUENTE.

TITO PUENTE -"Oye Como Va" (1963)

In 1970, SANTANA made it an international party anthem with their Latin Rock redux.

SANTANA -"Oye Como Va" (1970)

Here's a Funky mash-up of James Brown's "Mother Popcorn" and the Santana version of Puente.
EAST OF UNDERGROUND -"Popcorn/ Santana" (1971)

You can still hear the enduring sonic legacy of Puente and Santana in this recent Electro Rock version by Kinky from Mexico.

KINKY -"Oye Como Va" (2004)

© Tym Stevens

See Also:
-The Real History of Rock and Soul!: A Music Player Checklist

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