The Salsoul Orchestra Christmas Jollies on Limited Edition Colored 180g LP
Mastered by John Sigmon and Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios
The 1970s brought us a lot of great music and some of the finest dance recordings ever waxed. A lot of the R&B, disco and dance pop music flourished out of the Philadelphia area thanks to a bountiful collective of creative musicians, writers and producers. The Salsoul Orchestra was one of the era’s most celebrated and definitive bands on the scene, which was led by one of dance music’s biggest pioneers Vince Montana Jr.
1976’s Christmas Jollies was one of the most played albums in clubs, at radio, in record stores and on television during the classic dance era and still maintains its status as one of the most revered holiday music albums. Includes some of the finest and most distinct interpretations of Christmas classics like "The Little Drummer Boy" and Leroy Anderson's "Sleigh Ride," plus the 12 minute Christmas Medley which runs down all your favorites like "Joy To The World," "Deck The Halls," "O Come All Ye Faithful" and "Jingle Bells" among many more.
Dig deeper and you get rewarded with Vince Montana Jr.'s "Christmas Time" and the beautiful Philly groove of "Merry Christmas All" with his daughter songstress Denise Montana. Christmas Jollies is home to over 20 holiday gems in all performed by the Salsoul Orchestra which boasts some of Philly’s finest players like Norman Harris, Earl Young, Cotton Kent, Ronnie James and Larry Washington. Truly, some of the greatest musicians of our time and they more than prove it on each and every song here.
Out of print for many years on the LP format, Friday Music is very honored to announce the first time 180 Gram Vinyl release of The Salsoul Orchestra’s Christmas Jollies, mastered by John Sigmon and Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios.
The Salsoul Orchestra Christmas Jollies Track Listing:
1. The Little Drummer Boy
2. Sleigh Ride
3. Silent Night
4. Merry Christmas All
5. There's Someone Who's Knocking
6. Christmas Time
7. Christmas Medley: Joy To the World / Deck the Halls / O Come All Ye Faithful / Jingle Bells / Hark! The Herald Angels Sing / Santa Claus Is Coming To Town / The Christmas Song / White Christmas / Rudolph the Red-Nodes Reindeer / I'll Be Home For Christmas / Winter Wonderland / The First Noel / We Wish You A Merry Christmas
8. New Year's Medley: Auld Lang Salsoul / I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover / Alabama Jubilee / Oh, Dem Golden Slippers / God Bless America