Recorded between September 27, 1976 and October 6, 1976.
Personnel: Evette Benton, Barbara Ingram, Santa's Little Helpers, Carla Benson, The Salsoul Singers (vocals); Ronnie James (guitar, banjo); Norman "The Harris Machine" Harris (guitar); Don Renaldo & His Little Helpers (strings, horns); John Bonnie (alto saxophone); Evan Solot (trumpet); Eddie Moore (tuba); Cotton Kent, Michael Aharon (keyboards); Vincent Montana, Jr. (vibraphone, marimba, timpani, percussion, bells, chimes); Gordon Edwards (bass guitar); Earl Young (drums); Larry "Chiwawa" Washington (congas).
Additional personnel: Norman Harris (guitar); Mike Aharon (grand piano); Denise Montana.
Audio Remasterers: Rick Essig; Tom Moulton.
A definitive document of the disco era, the Salsoul Orchestra's Christmas Jollies offers funked-up renditions of holiday favorites including "The Little Drummer Boy," "Sleigh Ride" and "Silent Night." Also included is a pair of medleys, the first celebrating Christmas and the second New Year's Day; the latter comprises an eclectic mixture of songs including "Auld Lang Salsoul," "I'm Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover," "Alabama Jubilee," "Oh, Dem Golden Slippers" and "God Bless America." ~ Jason Ankeny
Little Drummer Boy, The
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 Chri
New Year's Medley: Auld Lang Salsoul / I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover / Alabama Jubilee / Oh, Dem Golden Slippers / God Bless America