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The Salsoul Orchestra ‎– Christmas Jollies - New Vinyl Lp 2018 BMG Reissue on Red Vinyl - Holiday / Disco


Street Date: 12/7/18

The Salsoul Orchestra was the backing band of session musicians for many acts on New York City label, Salsoul Records and, under its own name, recorded several hit singles and albums between 1975 and 1982. The orchestra was formed in 1974 and was disbanded in 1982. Their music featured elements of Philadelphia soul, funk, Latin and disco. The Salsoul Orchestra included up to 50 members and was created and masterminded for Salsoul Records by Philadelphia musician Vincent Montana, Jr.. Montana wrote, arranged, conducted, produced and played on all of the orchestra’s tracks until 1978, including this gold-selling Christmas album. The Salsoul Orchestra initially consisted of many of the original members of Philadelphia International’s MFSB, who had moved to Salsoul as the result of a disagreement with producers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff over finances. Other members began performing as The Ritchie Family and as John Davis and the Monster Orchestra. On later MFSB and Philadelphia International recordings, Gamble & Huff used a new rhythm section which resulted in a slightly different sound.


A1 The Little Drummer Boy 4:57
A2 Sleigh Ride 3:03
A3 Silent Night 1:05
A4 Merry Christmas All 3:28
A5 There's Someone Who's Knocking 3:59
A6 Christmas Time 2:30
Christmas Medley (12:08)
B1a Joy To The World
B1b Deck The Halls
B1c O Come All Ye Faithful
B1d Jingle Bells
B1e Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
B1f Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
B1g The Christmas Song
B1h White Christmas
B1i Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
B1j I'll Be Home For Christmas
B1k Winter Wonderland
B1l The First Noël
B1m We Wish You A Merry Christmas
New Year's Medley (6:46)
B2a Auld Lang Salsoul
B2b I'm Looking For A Four Leaf Clover
B2c Alabama Jubilee
B2d Oh, Dem Golden Slippers
B2e God Bless America


  • Producer, Liner Notes – Vincent Montana, Jr.