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Oye Como Va

Music by Tito Puente

Originally Performed by Santana

"Oye Como Va" is a song written by Latin jazz and mambo musician Tito Puente in 1962 taken from the album "El Rey Bravo". Mexican-American rock group Santana's rendition further popularized the song, which reached number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 11 on the Billboard Easy Listening survey, and number 32 on the R&B chart. The title comes from the first words, which can be translated as "Listen to how [it] goes" or "Hey, how is it going".

The song has the rhythm and tempo of cha-cha-cha. It has similarities with "Chanchullo" by Israel "Cachao" López. Latin Beat Magazine wrote: "Cachao's tumbaos for his 1937 composition of 'Rareza de Melitón' (later changed to 'Chanchullo') inspired Tito Puente's signature tune 'Oye Como Va'." The song has had many arrangements and remakes by a number of artists in various tempi, including two remixed releases which hit the UK chart. The first of the ‘Tito Puente Jr & The Latin Rhythm’ remixes was released on the 16th of March 1996 under Media records, scoring a top 40 hit at #36. The ‘JM Main Mix’ made this an underground club hit.

    Release Date: 1962


Oye Como Va

Oye Como Va

Santana

This Latin rock song by the great Tito Puente was recorded and made popular in 1970 by Carlos Santana. The Spanish lyrics Bueno pa gozar means It's good for having fun. Your students will have lots of fun with this jazzy arrangement.

Voicing: SATB


Oye Como Va

Oye Como Va

Santana

This Latin rock song by the great Tito Puente was recorded and made popular in 1970 by Carlos Santana. The Spanish lyrics Bueno pa gozar means It's good for having fun. Your students will have lots of fun with this jazzy arrangement.

Voicing: SAB


Oye Como Va

Oye Como Va

Santana

This Latin rock song by the great Tito Puente was recorded and made popular in 1970 by Carlos Santana. The Spanish lyrics Bueno pa gozar means It's good for having fun. Your students will have lots of fun with this jazzy arrangement.

Voicing: SSA



Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Groove Society : Groove Society : 00  1 CD

Groove Society : Groove Society

Formed in 2002 by four men and two women, former members of the Univ. of Northern Colorado's Grammy-nominated ensemble, Vocal Jazz 1, Groove Society has a growing reputation for thoughtfully crafted arrangements, intricate rhythms and exhilarating improvisations. Although their roots are firmly planted in the Jazz genre, they perform in a variety of styles, Latin, blues, bebop, rock, pop funk and R&B with their trademark exuberant passion and soul. "Groove Society," their impressive debut CD, features 11 tunes, and it's hard to pick favorites. That said, we really liked Tito Puente's "Oye Como Va," the Gershwins' classic "Summertime," and a "Tribute to Earth, Wind and Fire" medley that few groups would attempt, much less nail as Groove Society has here. Van Morrison's moody "Moondance," the Harry James/Duke Ellington hit "I'm Beginning to See the Light," Chicago's "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" the Doobie Bros.' "Listen to the Music" and the final cut, Barry Manilow's rainy-day "When October Goes" are particularly well done. For such a young group, GS has the poise, the bright, polished sound, the effortless vocal percussion and the cutting-edge arrangements of a veteran group with years of experience singing together. Groove Society is going places fast!

Songlist: Oye Como Va, Summertime, Talvez Seja Voce, Rain, Tribute to Earth Wind & Fire, Moon Dance, You're No Good, I'm Beginning to See the Light, Does Anybody Really Know What Time it is?, Listen to the Music, When October Goes

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4616c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Sixth Wave : It Will Come To You : 00  1 CD

Sixth Wave : It Will Come To You

The talented three men and three women from Los Angeles who call themselves Sixth Wave first got together in 1999 with the worthy goal of singing in the National Harmony Sweepstakes. To their surprise and our delight, they won the 2001 Finals, and they accomplished their second goal of recording their first excellent CD that same year. Appearing with the luminaries of the a cappella world, The Bobs, Rockapella, Swingle Singers, m-pact and The Perfect Gentlemen, they went to work on "It Will Come to You," their second CD, containing collaborations with Gabriel Mann, Joe Bob Finetti and Michelle Weir, as well as their first three original tunes, Gerald White's "You'll Always Remember the Song," Cindy Bourquin and Gerald's title tune, and a jazz tune by their friend Kent Carlson, "She's Been Around The Block." We have to say right off that "It Will Come" is the best jazz CD we have heard in a long time. From a stellar arrangement of Sting's "Fragile," a sweet cover of the manic jazz chestnut "Twisted," and absolutely nailing Aerosmith's rock anthem "Dream On," to incredibly arranged covers of "Strange Magic," Santana's "Oye Como Va" and a "William Tell Overture" cover that would make not only the Swingles but Rossini himself look over his shoulder, this CD is unbelievably good. The jazz classic "Jeannine," with vocal percussion by Joe Bob, totally soars, and an "Earth, Wind and Fire Medley" that incongruously includes Lennon/McCartney's "Got To Get You Into My Life," with the EWF disco hits "September," "After The Love Is Gone" and "Sing A Song," has to be heard to be believed. We loved Sixth Wave at the finals, and we love this CD!!

Songlist: It Will Come To You, Fragile, Twisted, Dream On, Oye Como Va, Strange Music, William Tell Overture, She's Been Around The Block, You Are There, Jeannine, Eart, Wind and Fire Medley, You'll Always Remember The Song

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4560c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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Oye Como Va : SATB : Kirby Shaw : Tito Puente : Santana :  1 CD : 00291400 : 888680926748

Kirby Shaw : Oye Como Vanew

This Latin rock song by the great Tito Puente was recorded and made popular in 1970 by Carlos Santana. The Spanish lyrics Bueno pa gozar means It's good for having fun. Your students will have lots of fun with this jazzy arrangement.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Tito Puente Performed By: Santana | Country: Latin America

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.15 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00291400 | Showtrax CD Available


Oye Como Va : SAB : Kirby Shaw : Tito Puente : Santana : Sheet Music : 00291401 : 888680926755

Kirby Shaw : Oye Como Vanew

This Latin rock song by the great Tito Puente was recorded and made popular in 1970 by Carlos Santana. The Spanish lyrics Bueno pa gozar means It's good for having fun. Your students will have lots of fun with this jazzy arrangement.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Tito Puente Performed By: Santana | Country: Latin America

More details
Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.15 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00291401 | Showtrax CD Available


Oye Como Va : SSA : Kirby Shaw : Tito Puente : Santana : Sheet Music : 00291402 : 888680926762

Kirby Shaw : Oye Como Vanew

This Latin rock song by the great Tito Puente was recorded and made popular in 1970 by Carlos Santana. The Spanish lyrics Bueno pa gozar means It's good for having fun. Your students will have lots of fun with this jazzy arrangement.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Tito Puente Performed By: Santana | Country: Latin America

More details
Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.15 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00291402 | Showtrax CD Available

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