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The Salsoul Orchestra

Band, 1974-1982 US, New York

Formed 1974 in New York, U.S.A. Disbanded in 1982. The house band of Salsoul Records. This prime Disco big band was a big influence in inspiring club house music, they were fusing Philly Soul, Funk and Latin Music in a danceable disco sound. The Salsoul Orchestra included up to 50 members with instrumental section, arrangers and conductors.

PortraitBunny Sigler
bvoc, p, key *1941 US
PortraitJack Wilson
p, tr 1936-2007 US
PortraitRonnie James
g, bj US
PortraitJimmy Williams
b US
PortraitRon Kersey
key 1949-2005 US
PortraitNorman Harris
g 1947-1987 US
Robert Moore
PortraitPhil Hurtt
voc US
PortraitEarl Young
dr *1940 US
PortraitRon Baker
b 1947-1990 US
PortraitVincent Montana, Jr.
1950-2000 US
John Bonnie
PortraitDanny Harris
g US
PortraitCharles Collins
PortraitLarry Gold
vc *1948 US
PortraitLarry Davis
James Walker
cng, tim, bgo
PortraitLarry Washington
cng, bgo
PortraitGordon Edwards
b US
PortraitCarla Benson
bvoc, voc US
PortraitEvette Benton
bvoc, voc
PortraitBarbara Ingram
bvoc, voc 1947-1994 US
PortraitKim Miller
PortraitJohn R. Faith
Osvaldo Martinez
perc, cng
PortraitCarlton Kent
PortraitDon Renaldo
PortraitRay Armando
perc, cng *1939
Dennis Locantore
Carlos Martin
cng, perc
PortraitCarl Helm
PortraitHarold Watkins
PortraitReuben Henderson
Portrait'Crusher' Bennett
perc, cng, tim, bgo
PortraitJimmy DeJulio
b US
Anthony Sinagoga
Richard Jones
PortraitTJ Tindall
g *1950
Bridget Pumpolis Mitten
Diane Barnett
PortraitHelen Kwalwasser
vn *1927 US
Davis Barnett
Thomas Di Sarlo
Leonore Walaniuk
Gov Hutchinson
Rudolph Malizia
PortraitRichard Amoroso
Bertram Greenspan
Florence Schwartz
Christine Reeves
Romeo Di Stefano
PortraitEvan Solot
tr US
Patricia Gott
Joseph Cataldo
Lance Elbeck
Charles Apollonia
Peter Quintero
perc, bgo, cng, tim
Joseph Bonaccorse
Rocco Bene
PortraitMilton Phibbs
PortraitMichael Foreman
Edward Cascarella
Bill O'Brien
Joe De Angelis
Charles Parker
PortraitManny Oquendo
perc, tim 1931-2009 US
PortraitDennis Harris
PortraitJohnny Onderlinde
ts, as
Victoria Matosich
PortraitPeter S. Nocella
PortraitEddie Green
key, p 1933-2004 US
PortraitJerry Gonzalez
perc, tr *1949 US
Fred Linge
Robert Hartzell
George Bell
Dennis Richardson
key, p
Louis Opalesky Jr.
PortraitRoger DeLillo
tb 1936-2013 US
Julia Ann Barker
Americus Mungliole
Buddy Savitt
bs US
PortraitFred Joiner
Richard Genovese
Emilye E. Nicholl
Vito J. Kasiello
Albert Barone
Eric Huff
tb, str
PortraitRonald Presson
Charles Williams
William P. Zaccagni
PortraitEli Tatarsky
g *1956 US
PortraitJohn Davis
bs, sax
Popular Tracks   
Christmas Medley: Joy to the World / Deck the Halls / O Come All Ye Faithful / Jingle Bells (Tom Moulton Remix) (2022 - Remaster) on Christmas Jollies by The Salsoul Orchestra & Tom Moulton
Runaway on Anthology, Vol. 2 by The Salsoul Orchestra
Getaway on Magic Journey by The Salsoul Orchestra
Dance A Little Bit Closer (12" Version) on Salsoul Original Disco Mixes - Vol 1 by Various Artists
Magic Bird of Fire on Magic Journey by The Salsoul Orchestra
Ooh I Love It (Love Break) on Salsoul Classics, Vol. 2 by Various Artists
Run Away on Magic Journey by The Salsoul Orchestra
Tangerine on Anthology, Vol. 1 by The Salsoul Orchestra
212 North 12th St. on Anthology, Vol. 2 by The Salsoul Orchestra
Ooh I Love It (Love Break) (Late Nite Tuff Guy Muscle Radio Edit) on Ooh I Love It [Late Nite Tuff Guy Rework] by The Salsoul Orchestra & Late Nite Tuff Guy

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Band Membership

Title Artist Year Type
The Stars Of SalsoulThe Salsoul Orchestra2018Compil.
I Can Show You (Better Than I Can You) / Take Some Time Out (For Love)First Choice / The Salsoul Orchestra2018Album
Tale Of Three Cities / TangerineThe Salsoul Orchestra2016Album
The Salsoul Orchestra Story (40th Anniversary Collection)The Salsoul Orchestra2015Compil.
Dance A Little Bit Closer (The Cube Guys Remix)Charo & The Salsoul Orchestra2013Single
Run Away / Dreamin'The Salsoul Orchestra Featuring Vocalist Loleatta Holloway2012Album
Greatest HitsThe Salsoul Orchestra2010Compil.
The AnthologyThe Salsoul Orchestra2005Compil.
Ooh I Love It (Love Break) / Chicago Bus StopThe Salsoul Orchestra2004Album
It's Good For The Soul / GetawayThe Salsoul Orchestra2004Album
Sound Of Salsoul - The Best Of The Salsoul OrchestraThe Salsoul Orchestra2003Compil.
How High / Take Some Time Out For LoveThe Salsoul Orchestra2003Album
You're Just The Right Size / Dance A Little Bit CloserThe Salsoul Orchestra / Charo2003Album
Greatest HitsThe Salsoul Orchestra1998Compil.
My Love Is Free / Ooh I Love It (Love Break)Double Exposure / The Salsoul Orchestra1997Album
The Best OfThe Salsoul Orchestra1997Compil.
Runaway / Sing SingThe Salsoul Orchestra / Gaz1997Album
Hit And Run / Magic Bird Of FireLoleatta Holloway / The Salsoul Orchestra1997Album
Dance A Little Bit Closer / Rio De Janeiro / I Love New YorkCharo & The Salsoul Orchestra / Gary Criss / Metropolis1994Album
AnthologyThe Salsoul Orchestra1994Compil.
You're Just The Right Size / Run AwayThe Salsoul Orchestra1985Album
Seconds / Take Some Time Out (For Love)The Salsoul Orchestra1983Album
Salsoul Classics Sampler (Original Full Length Mixes)The Salsoul Orchestra1983Album
Ooh, I Love It (Love Break)The Salsoul Orchestra1983Single
SecondsThe Salsoul Orchestra Featuring Loleatta Holloway1982Single
SecondsThe Salsoul Orchestra Featuring Loleatta Holloway1982Album
Take Some Time Out (For Love)The Salsoul Orchestra1982Single
Heat It UpThe Salsoul Orchestra1982Album
Christmas TimeThe Salsoul Orchestra1981Single
Christmas Jollies IIThe Salsoul Orchestra1981Album
Deck The HallsThe Salsoul Orchestra1981Album
West Side Story (Medley) / Magic Bird Of FireThe Salsoul Orchestra1980Album
Somebody To Love / Street SenseThe Salsoul Orchestra1979Single
Sun After The RainThe Salsoul Orchestra1979Single
Street Sense / ZambeziThe Salsoul Orchestra1979Single
Street SenseThe Salsoul Orchestra1979Album
Westside EncounterThe Salsoul Orchestra1978Single
Ease On Down The RoadThe Salsoul Orchestra1978Single
The Little Drummer BoyThe Salsoul Orchestra1978Single
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandThe Salsoul Orchestra1978Single
EvergreenThe Salsoul Orchestra1978Album
How High / My Numbers UpThe Salsoul Orchestra1978Album
You're Just The Right SizeCharo & The Salsoul Orchestra1978Single
How Deep Is Your LoveThe Salsoul Orchestra1978Album
West Side Story (Medley)The Salsoul Orchestra1978Album
Greatest Disco Hits - Music For Non-Stop DancingThe Salsoul Orchestra1978Compil.
Up The Yellow Brick RoadThe Salsoul Orchestra1978Album
It's Good For The Soul / Magic Bird Of Fire (Firebird Suite)The Salsoul Orchestra1978Album
The Best OfThe Salsoul Orchestra1978Compil.
Magic JourneyThe Salsoul Orchestra1978Album
How HighThe Salsoul Orchestra1978Album
Catch Me On The ReboundLoleatta Holloway / The Salsoul Orchestra1978Album
Magic Bird Of Fire / Get AwayThe Salsoul Orchestra1977Single
Salsoul 3001 / Ritzy MamboThe Salsoul Orchestra1977Single
Dance A Little Bit CloserCharo And The Salsoul Orchestra1977Album
Little Drummer Boy / Sleigh RideThe Salsoul Orchestra1977Single
Magic Bird Of FireThe Salsoul Orchestra1977Single
Magic JourneyThe Salsoul Orchestra1977Album
BorriquitoCharo & The Salsoul Orchestra1977Single
Greatest Hits Vol. 1The Salsoul Orchestra1977Compil.
Nice 'N' NaastyThe Salsoul Orchestra1977Album
Ritzy MamboThe Salsoul Orchestra1977Single
Getaway / Magic Bird Of FireThe Salsoul Orchestra1977Single
Cuchi-CuchiCharo And The Salsoul Orchestra1977Album
Run AwayThe Salsoul Orchestra Featuring Vocalist Loleatta Holloway1977Single
Short ShortsThe Salsoul Orchestra1977Single
Chicago Bus Stop (Ooh, I Love It)The Salsoul Orchestra1976Single
Nice 'N' NaastyThe Salsoul Orchestra1976Album
Nice 'N' NaastyThe Salsoul Orchestra1976Album
Good For The SoulThe Salsoul Orchestra1976Single
Mandarina / Estás como quieres / Chicago bus stop / Contienda salsoulThe Salsoul Orchestra1976Single
Nice 'N' NastyThe Salsoul Orchestra1976Single
TangerineThe Salsoul Orchestra1976Single
You're Just The Right Size / Chicago Bus Stop (Ooh, I Love It)The Salsoul Orchestra1976Single
It Don't Have To Be Funky (To Be A Groove)The Salsoul Orchestra1976Single
We Wish You A Merry Christmas / Merry Christmas AllThe Salsoul Orchestra1976Single
Christmas MedleyThe Salsoul Orchestra1976Album
Salsoul : 3001The Salsoul Orchestra1976Single
My Love Is Free / It Don't Have To Be Funky (To Be A Groove)Double Exposure / The Salsoul Orchestra1976Album
Christmas JolliesThe Salsoul Orchestra1976Album
Salsoul HustleThe Salsoul Orchestra1975Single
Tangerine / Salsoul HustleThe Salsoul Orchestra1975Single
Salsoul OrchestraThe Salsoul Orchestra1975Album
I Just Can't Give You UpFloyd Smith & The Salsoul Orchestra1975Single
Love To Love You Baby / TangerineDonna Summer / The Salsoul Orchestra1975Album
Chicago Bus Stop (Ooh, I Love It)The Salsoul Orchestra1975Single
Nice And Nasty / Runaway / Magic Bird Of FireThe Salsoul OrchestraSingle
Best OfThe Salsoul OrchestraCompil.
Salsoul FeverThe Salsoul OrchestraCompil.
My Number's UpThe Salsoul OrchestraSingle
Runaway / ShiningThe Salsoul Orchestra / Venus DodsonAlbum
Love Sensation / Dance A Little Bit CloserLoleatta Holloway / Charo & The Salsoul OrchestraAlbum
TangerineThe Salsoul OrchestraAlbum
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