It’s hard to believe but we’re less than two months away from the holiday season. The prospects of waiting online all night for Black Friday deals got you down? Well forget about trampling your fellow shoppers for that ten-dollar Blue Ray player – Ultra Music has the sweetest gift of all for you (and it will help you burn off all that Thanksgiving dinner). Add some Disco to your loved ones’ stockings with Salsoul Christmas Jollies; available for the first time digitally on November 12.
Salsoul Christmas Jollies – originally recorded by The Salsoul Orchestra between September 27, 1976 and October 6, 1976 – is a definitive document of the disco era. It offers funked-up renditions of holiday favorites including “The Little Drummer Boy,” “Sleigh Ride,” “Joy To The World” and “Silent Night.” While the original release is the ultimate soundtrack to holiday gift opening, we upped the ante by including DANK’s fresh new remix of “Little Drummer Boy.” The album is so hot that it will keep the Yule Log burning all night long.
Salsoul Christmas Jollies, along with the recently released Dance Your Ass Off (Salsoul Remixes), was spawned from a recent partnership between Ultra Music and Verse Music Group (Salsoul Records & West End Records). The Salsoul Orchestra features: Vincent Montana, Jr. (arranger, conductor, vibraphone, chimes, marimba, timpani, percussion, bells); Norman Harris (guitar); Mike Aharon (piano). Additional personnel include: Denise Lynn “Sunshine” Chatman, Vivian Abbott, Santa’s Little Helpers (vocals).
To celebrate the release of Salsoul Christmas Jollies, New York City’s premier 45’s vinyl night hosts Mobile Mondays! NYC and Salsoul Records have partnered to throw a special “Salsoul Christmas Jollies” party on Monday, December 16th at Bowery Electric in New York City. The event will feature an all-star line-up of Mobile Monday’s DJs who will be spinning 45’s all night including surprise special guests.
Salsoul Christmas Jollies Tracklisting
The Little Drummer Boy
Christmas Medley: Joy to the World / Deck the Halls / O Come All Ye Faithful / Jingle Bells
New Year’s Medley: Auld Lang Salsoul / I’m Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover / Alabama Jubilee
There’s Someone Who’s Knocking
Merry Christmas All
New Year’s / Americana Suite
You’re All I Want For Christmas
Deck The Halls
Joy To The World
The Salsoul Christmas Suite
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
The Little Drummer Boy (DANK Remix)
Salsoul Records Christmas Jollies Party / Monday, December 16 - 10PM / Bowery Electric: 327 Bowery @ 2nd St.New York City