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 were 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
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 albums in the holiday music genre. Out of print for
many years on the Lp format, Friday Music is very honored to announce the first time
180 Gram Audiophile RED Vinyl release of The Salsoul Orchestra's Christmas Jollies.
Mastered impeccably by John Sigmon and Joe Reagoso from the original Salsoul
Records tapes, Christmas Jollies will become one of the more highly anticipated
Christmas vinyl releases this year.
Featuring some of their finest interpretations of Christmas favorites like the hits
The Little Drummer Boy and the stellar Leroy Anderson classic Sleigh Ride, even more
dance smashes abound like the 12 minute plus Christmas Medley which features all
your favorites like Joy To The World, Deck The Halls etc.
Dig deeper into this classic dance favorite and you'll find the Vince Montana Jr.
original dance floor funk of Christmas Time and his beautiful Philly groove of the
radio hit Merry Christmas All featuring his daughter songstress Denise Montana.
Christmas Jollies features over 20 holiday classics performed by The Salsoul
Orchestra featuring some of Philly's finest players like Vince Montana Jr., Norman
Harris, Earl Young, Cotton Kent, Ronnie James and Larry Washington, Truly, some of
the greatest musicians of our time as they prove it on each and every song on this
newly remastered limited edition gem.
Let's celebrate the holiday season together once again with The Salsoul Orchestra
and their classic smash hit Christmas Jollies, exclusively from your friends at Friday
Merry Christmas All!
1. THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY
2. SLEIGH RIDE
3. SILENT NIGHT
4. MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL
5. THERE'S SOMEONE WHO'S
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-
NOSED REINDEER/I'LL BE HOME
FOR CHRISTMAS/WINTER WONDER-
LAND/THE FIRST N?EL/WE WISH
YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS
8. NEW YEAR'S MEDLEY:
(remastered version) AULD LANG
SALSOUL/I'M LOOKING OVER
A FOUR LEAF CLOVER/ALABAMA
JUBILEE/OH, DEM GOLDEN
SLIPPERS/GOD BLESS AMERICA