Santana made a huge impact at the Woodstock festival, where they included "Evil Ways" in their set. They hadn't released their first album yet, but had made a name for themselves playing live shows on the West Coast. Their manager, Bill Graham, got them on the bill, playing the same day as their San Francisco cohorts The Grateful Dead. Their first album, Santana
, was released two weeks later amid the raft of positive press from Woodstock. The rhythmic chant track "Jingo
" was issued as the first single from the album, reaching #56 in the US. "Evil Ways" was the next single, and it climbed to #9.