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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

The Salsoul Orchestra was the backing band for acts on Salsoul Records. It was formed 1974 in New York., U.S. and disbanded in 1982. Their music featured elements of Philly Soul, Funk, Latin Music and disco. The Salsoul Orchestra included up to 50 members with instrumental section, arrangers and conductors. The Salsoul Orchestra was conducted by Vincent Montana Jr.(1975- 1978) Production duties came,from 1978 to 1983, by Tom Moulton, Stan Lucas, Patrick Adams & Bunny Sigler.

The personnel of the Salsoul orchestra and MFSB overlapped substantially.

Their song, "Love Break (Ooh I Love It)" has been sampled in rap songs such as 50 Cent's "Candy Shop" and Eric B & Rakim's "Paid in Full", but most notably in Madonna's "Vogue".


  • The Salsoul Orchestra (Salsoul 1975)
  • Christmas Jollies (Salsoul 1976)
  • Magic Journey (Salsoul 1977)
  • Cuchi-Cuchi (Salsoul 1977)
  • Up the Yellow Brick Road (Salsoul 1978)
  • Street Sense (Salsoul 1979)
  • Christmas Jollies II (Salsoul 1981)


  • "Salsoul 3001"
  • "Dance Little Bit Closer" feat Charo
  • "Sun After The Rain"
  • "It's Good For The Soul"
  • "Salsoul Hustle"
  • "Resorts International"
  • "212 North 12th"
  • "How High" feat Cognac
  • "Seconds" & "Take Some Time Out" featuring Jocelyn Brown
  • "You're Just The Right Size" (1975)
  • "Chicago Bus Stop" (1976)
  • "Tangerine" (1976) - Billboard Hot 100 - # 18
  • "Nice 'N' Naasty" (1976) - #30
  • "Runaway" (1977) featuring Loleatta Holloway, covered in 1996 by Nuyorican Soul with musicians from the Salsoul Orchestra


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