The most famous album produced and arranged by Vincent Montana, Jr. would have to be the 1976 multi-platinum masterpiece "Christmas Jollies" by The Salsoul Orchestra; the most successful, most unforgettable, most legendary and most played Christmas release of all-time.
Montana was the first to blend the spirit and tradition of Christmas into an orchestral disco style. Teaming up with the Philly Sound Orchestra and Chorus, his latest release "One Hour Of Christmas Music" offers an abundance of standard Christmas favorites in the now-famous Salsoul Sound. This NEW follow up collection showcases MANY MORE ADDITIONAL SONGS to the original production (Christmas Jollies) and will surely bring joy to your festive holiday season.
Christmas Medleys #1 and #2 contain a diverse and plentiful assortment of the most beloved Yuletide classics and the New Year's Eve Medley comprises of an eclectic mixture of songs for celebration; all performed in an up-beat dance style and produced with Montana's trademark sound. This collection also includes the enduring perennial sensation "Merry Christmas All" featuring Denise Montana, which is still being played over a quarter of a century after it's first release!
Vincent Montana, Jr., known as 'Disco Pioneer' and the creator of The Salsoul Orchestra, penned and produced such classics as "Runaway, Salsoul 3001 and Chicago Bus Stop" to name a few. Among the many credits to his name, he is also known for his integral role as one of the founding members and key elements of 'The Philly Sound' as part of the original MFSB rhythm section as well as session man on countless hits recorded in 'The City Of Brotherly Love' during the 70s.
Christmas Medley #1 (12:00) - Joy To The World - Deck The Halls - Oh Holy Night - Oh 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 Wonderland - The First Noel - Joy To The World - We Wish You A Merry Christmas.
Christmas Medley #2 (17:31) - It Came Upon A Midnight Clear - Oh Little Town of Bethlehem - We Three Kings of Orient Are - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Good King Wenceslas - I Saw Three Ships - Jolly Old Saint Nicolas - March Of The Toys - Oh Christmas Tree - Deck The Halls - Carol Of The Bells - Toyland - Here We Come A Caroling - We Wish You A Merry Christmas.
New Year’s Eve Medley (8:38) - Auld Lang Syne - Happy Days Are Here Again - Baby Face - Hail! Hail! The Gang's All Here - Charlie Was A Boxer - Ta Ra Ra Boom Der-E - Can Can - Four Leaf Clover - Alabama Jubilee - Golden Slippers - Roll Out The Barrel - Auld Lang Syne.