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Salsoul Orchestra: Christmas Jollies (Salsoul SZS 5507) ****

Davitt Sigerson, Black Music, February 1977

AFTER THE disappointing Nice & Naasty album, Vince Montana has come through with an uncompromisingly vulgar yuletide commercialisation, and it's simply splendid. On the first side, only 'Little Drummer Boy' and the jazzy vocal, 'Merry Christmas All', are worth hearing. But the second face consists of two long medleys, each containing bits of every relevant song imaginable.

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