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The Salsoul Orchestra, a classical orchestra conducted by Vincent Montana Jr., was the backing band for the many acts on Salsoul Records.

It was formed 1974 in New York., U.S. and disbanded in 1982. 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.

The orchestra also played on numerous recordings for the label's other groups and artists such as Charo's 'Charo And The Salsoul Orchestra' (1977), including 'Dance A Little Bit Closer'.

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 Candyshop and Eric B & Rakim's Paid in Full.

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