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•    SoulMusic Records (SMR) and The Second Disc present the definitive first-ever box set celebrating The Salsoul Orchestra’s groundbreaking albums produced, arranged, and conducted by Vincent Montana, Jr.

•    Comprising six Salsoul Orchestra albums including collaborations with “First Lady of Salsoul” Carol Williams and “Cuchi-Cuchi” superstar Charo – all generously expanded.

•    Plus the only album from The Salsoul Strings, rare compilation tracks, and numerous new-to- CD mixes. A total of 103 sizzling tracks including such floor-fillers as ‘Salsoul Hustle’, ‘It’s Good for the Soul’, the epic ‘Magic Bird of Fire’, ‘Run Away’ featuring Loleatta Holloway, ‘Nice ‘n’ Naasty’, ‘Tangerine’, ‘Salsoul 3001’, Carol Williams’ ‘More’, and Charo’s ‘Dance a Little Bit Closer’ and ‘Cuchi-Cuchi’.

•    Every album features the legendary musicians of Philadelphia’s MFSB including The Trammps’ Earl Young, Bobby Eli, Jack Faith, Norman Harris, Ronnie Baker, Ron Kersey, Charles Collins, Larry Washington, T.J. Tindall, and conductor Vince Montana on the vibes – plus The Sweethearts of Sigma and Don Renaldo’s Horns and Strings with percussion legends Manny
Oquendo, Jerry Gonzalez, and Andy Gonzalez of salsa band Libre join Peter “Choki” Quintero, Osvaldo “Chiwawa” Martinez, and Ray Armando to put the “salsa” in Salsoul!

•    Remastered by Nick Robbins with artwork by Paul Bevoir and a deluxe booklet including comprehensive, album-by-album notes by The Second Disc’s Joe Marchese drawing on quotes from Vince Montana, Bobby Eli, Carol Williams, Charo, The Sweethearts’ Evette Benton, and Salsoul co-founder Ken Cayre.

• Vincent Montana, Jr. played the vibes on such all-time classic records as The Delfonics’ ‘Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time)’ and ‘La-La Means I Love You’, Jerry Butler’s ‘Only the Strong Survive’, Dusty Springfield’s ‘Brand New Me’, and The Intruders’ ‘Cowboys to Girls’. With MFSB, he added his distinctive touch to dozens of favourites from The O’Jays, Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes, Billy Paul, and The Three Degrees.

• This definitive box also contains the Salsoul Orchestra’s collaborative albums recorded with Charo and Carol Williams, rare tracks from The Salsoul Strings and the Saturday Night Fever tribute album ‘Saturday Night Dance Party’, and a plethora of remixes from the 1970s through the present day from such illustrious remixers as Tom Moulton, Shep Pettibone, Walter Gibbons, Mike Maurro, Dr. Packer, and Luca Moplen. Truly…it’s good for the soul!

TRACK LISTING:

DISC ONE: THE SALSOUL ORCHESTRA
1  Salsoul Hustle
2  Get Happy
3  Chicago Bus Stop (Ooh, I Love It)
4  You’re Just the Right Size
5  Tangerine
6  Tale of Three Cities
7  Salsoul Rainbow
8  Love Letters

Bonus Tracks
9  Salsoul Hustle (Single Version)
10  Tangerine (Single Version)
11  You’re Just the Right Size (Single Version)
12  Chicago Bus Stop (Ooh, I Love It) (Single Version)
13  Salsoul Hustle (Disco Version)
14  Ooh, I Love It (Love Break) (Shep Pettibone Mix)
15  You’re Just the Right Size (Dr. Packer Rework)
16  Ooh, I Love It (Love Break) (Moplen Rework)

DISC TWO: NICE ‘N’ NAASTY (Pt 1)
1  It’s Good for the Soul
2  Nice ‘n’ Naasty
3  It Don’t Have to Be Funky (To Be a Groove)
4  Nightcrawler
5  Don’t Beat Around the Bush
6  Standing and Waiting on Love
7  Salsoul 3001
8  We’ve Only Just Begun/Feelings
9  Ritzy Mambo
10  Jack and Jill

DISC THREE: NICE ‘N’ NAASTY (Pt 2)
“THE SALSOUL ORCHESTRA” THROWBACK

1  Tale of Three Cities (Mike Maurro Mix)
2  Salsoul Rainbow (A Tom Moulton Mix)
NICER ‘N’ NAASTIER
3  Nice ‘n’ Naasty (Single Version)
4  Nightcrawler (Single Version)
5  Salsoul 3001 (UK Single Version)
6  Ritzy Mambo (Single Version)
7  Salsoul 3001 (Single Version)
8  Nice ‘n’ Naasty (Walter Gibbons 12” Disco Mix)
9  Salsoul 3001 (Walter Gibbons 12” Disco Mix)
10  It’s Good for the Soul (Walter Gibbons 12” Disco Mix)
11  It Don’t Have to Be Funky (To Be a Groove) (Tom Moulton 12” Disco Mix)
12  Ritzy Mambo (12” Disco Mix)
13  It’s Good for the Soul (Demarkus Lewis Chocolate Dice Re-Drum Mix)

DISC FOUR: ’LECTRIC LADY – Carol Williams, Music by The Salsoul Orchestra
1  Love Is You
2  This Time May Be The Last Time
3  More
4  Just Feel
5  My Time of Need
6  Come Back
7  Danger Sign
8  Rattlesnake
9  You’re So Much A Part Of Me

Bonus Tracks
10  Love Is You (Single Version)
11  Rattlesnake (Single Version)
12  More of “More” (Disco Version)
13  Come Back (12” Disco Version)
14  More (12” Disco Version)
15  Love Is You (A Tom Moulton Mix)
16  Rattlesnake (Disco Version)

DISC FIVE: MAGIC JOURNEY
1  It’s a New Day
2  Short Shorts
3  Run Away
4  Guantanamera
5  Themes from Montreal Olympics, 1976: Farewell Song & Ballet of the Closing Ceremony
6  Getaway
7  Magic Bird of Fire
8  Journey to Phoebus
9 Alpha Centauri

Bonus Tracks
10  Getaway (Single Version)
11  Magic Bird of Fire (Single Version)
12  Run Away (Single Version)
13  Magic Bird of Fire (Walter Gibbons Disco Madness Remix)
14  Run Away (Danny Krivit Re-Edit)DISC SIX: CUCHI-CUCHI – Charo and The Salsoul Orchestra
1  Dance a Little Bit Closer
2  Let’s Spend the Night Together
3  Borriquito
4  More of You
5  El Reloj (The Clock)
6  Speedy Gonzalez
7  Cuchi-Cuchi
8  Cookie Jar
9  You’re Just the Right Size
10  Only You (Can Make My Life Worthwhile)

Bonus Tracks
11  Dance a Little Bit Closer (Single Version)
12  Cuchi-Cuchi (Single Version)
13  Dance a Little Bit Closer (12” Version)
14  Cuchi-Cuchi (12” Version)DISC SEVEN: UP THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD
1  Ease on Down the Road
2  West Side Story Medley
3  Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
4  Fiddler on the Roof Medley
5  Evergreen

Bonus Tracks
6  West Side Encounter/West Side Story (Medley)
7  Evergreen (Single Version)
8  Ease on Down the Road (Single Version)
9  West Side Encounter (12” Disco Version)

DISC EIGHT: HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE – The Salsoul Strings
1  How Deep Is Your Love
2  Just the Way You Are
3  You Light Up My Life
4  More Than a Woman
5  Yours

SATURDAY NIGHT DISCO PARTY – The Salsoul Orchestra
6  You Should Be Dancing
7  Night Fever
8  Stayin’ Alive

STILL WANT MORE? WE’VE GOT MORE!
9  Tangerine (Mike Maurro Mix)
10  Salsoul Hustle (A Tom Moulton Mix)
11  More (Single Version) – Carol Williams and The Salsoul Orchestra