Nice ‘N’ Naasty - Salsoul Orchestra (The)

Nice ‘N’ Naasty
THE SALSOUL ORCHESTRA was the brainchild of once MFSB member and legendary vibraphonist, Vince Montana Jr.
Formed in 1974 THE SALSOUL ORCHESTRA, house band for the remarkable Salsoul Records, sometimes featured up to 50 members amongst its ranks including a number of former musicians from MFSB of the Gamble & Huff fronted Philadelphia International Records and fused elements of Funk, Latin, Disco and Philly Soul into their compositions.
Conducted by Montana, THE SALSOUL ORCHESTRA began an eight-year recording period in 1975 releasing eleven sensational albums during that time featuring production input from Tom Moulton, Stan Lucas, Patrick Adams and Bunny Sigler through the years.
BBR is proud to bring you the second instalment of our Salsoul Orchestra reissues – The Salsoul Orchestra - Nice & Naasty. Recorded at the famous Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia with production and much of writing being tended to by Vince Montana Jr., Nice & Naasty also features some great musicianship from greats like Bobby Eli, Ron Kersey, Norman Harris and Ron Baker.
Standout tracks include the title single, which achieved a highly impressive #61 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and Ritzy Mambo, which also achieved a spot on the highly coveted singles chart. The album itself accomplished a solid #30 position on the US Pop Album chart.
This newly remastered, fully expanded edition comes packaged complete with extensive liner notes and added bonus content making this BBR Remaster a must have for all Funk, Soul, Disco, R&B and Philly Soul fans out there!

Release Date: 24/06/2013
Our Price: £9.95
Code: CDBBR0234
Weight: 200
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1. 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
BONUS TRACKS

11. NICE ‘N’ NAASTY (12” Disco Mix)
12. IT DON’T HAVE TO BE FUNKY (TO BE A GROOVE (12” Disco Mix)
13. RITZY MAMBO (12" DISCO MIX)
14. IT'S GOOD FOR THE SOUL (12” Disco Mix)
15. NICE 'N' NAASTY (SINGLE VERSION)

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