It is really great to pull out my holiday music collection for the season. No matter how down in the dumps I am, listening to these tunes always lifts my spirits.
In preparation for this month’s posts I decided to digitize some more of my holiday music for blogging and this tune was the very first one to boost my psyche. It has been years since I heard it last and I am playing it on repeat as I create this post for you.
The funky disco/philly soul orchestra stylings of The Salsoul Orchestra had me ready to “hustle” to me feet (LOL).
“Merry Christmas All” comes from the Salsoul Orchestra’s third LP release, 1976′s “Christmas Jollies“. This entire set is awesome. If you don’t own this CD there is no reason I can think of for you to NOT purchase it. I will personally guarantee you that every song is a feel good holiday gem that will be played every season. Just because disco died, there is no need to put such great music on the shelf!
The Salsoul Orchestra, organized in 1974 by Vincent Montana, Jr. in New York, disbanded in 1982. There were many vocalists with the Orchestra during its tenure: this song in particular features Montana’s daughter Denise on lead vocals!
BTW, you should be singing along with Denise Montana on this one. In case this is a new tune for you, just click on the word lyrics for the text.