Santana had a hit in 1970 with "Oye Como Va
," a cover of a Tito Puente song released on their second album, Abraxas
. In 1971, they did another Puente cover: "Para Los Rumberos," providing a dance number to close out their third album. In Santana's adaptation, guitarist Carlos Santana and percussionists Jose "Chepito" Areas and Mike Carabello are mentioned in this song, as they basically provided the rhythm section.