The compilations that I post here were originally made for my own enjoyment and that of my family, but out of the generosity of my heart I want to share them with the world ! They are made with tracks from my own vinyl collection but also from tracks that I've collected trough the years from all over the internet. It's impossible to credit the original poster, but consider yourself utterly thanked.

30 jun. 2019

Fun in the Sun !

Summer holiday season has started !
The sun is beating us Belgians down with temperatures above 30°C.
In a country mainly known for its chocolate, beer and lousy weather, that's unusual and it's hard.
So Mr Maurice switches over into Summer mode and brings you a new installment of the 'European Holiday Destination Series'
Let's travel East and go to Germany. Enjoy the Bier, the Wurst, and the Deutsche Pünktlichkeit !


01 Ed Viller - Mein Erstes Konzert
02 Eddie Freytag - An Meiner Seite
03 Gerhard Dlugi - Gloria
04 The Blackberries - Ich Seh Black
05 The Black Stars - Ich Frag Dich Noch Einmal
06 Nina & Mike - Lola
07 Buddy Caine - Traenen Im Gesicht
08 Manuela - Etwas In Mir Wurde Traurig
09 Vicky Leandros - Sag Mir, Wo Ist Mein Boy
10 Marion - Warten Und Hoffen
11 Die Jacob Sisters - Was Hab Ich Dir Getan
12 Four Kings - Brötchen Und Milch
13 Peter Horton - Mrs Robinson
14 Juliane Werding- Am Tag Als Conny Kramer Starb
15 Carmela Corren - Donna Donna
16 Jasmin Bonnin - Angie
17 Cornflakes - Kein Weg Ist Zu Weit
18 Lill Lindfors - Viele Gehn Vorbei
19 Howard Carpendale - Geh Doch Nicht Am Gluck Voruber
20 Die Dorados - Keine Klasse
21 Boy Berger - Wulle Wulle  

21 well known tracks underwent the German Treatment. 
Sit back and enjoy !
You can find the link in the comment section.

For more European Holiday Vibes  (France - Italy) :
Bella Italia!
Vive La France!

Vive La France II

1 jun. 2019

Let's go to the Movies...

Monsieur Maurice presents to you a compilation of Movie and Show-themes from the Command vaults. Some are well known, some are hidden gems. But they all have been treated with the "Command - Je ne sais quoi".

1    Thunderball - Bobby Byrne & His Orchestra
2    Theme From "The Hustler" - Enoch Light and his Orchestra
3    Days Of Wine And Roses - Count Basie And His Orchestra
4    Charade - The Ray Charles Singers
5    Jean - Herb Larson
6    Love Theme From The Carpetbaggers - Enoch Light And His Orchestra
7    Secret Love - Count Basie And His Orchestra
8    Sing, Sing, Sing - Robert Maxwell & His Orchestra
9    Talk To The Animals - Bobby Byrne & His Orchestra
10    Georgie Girl - Walter Kime  And His "Brass Impact' Orchestra
11    Promise Her Anything - Bobby Byrne & His Orchestra
12    Mac The Knife - Dick Hyman & His Orchestra
13    More - The Ray Charles Singers
14    Moon River (from : ""Breakfast At Tiffany's") - Enoch Light and His Orchestra
15    A Man And A Woman - Benny Goodman
16    Mame - Count Basie And His Orchestra
17    Sentimental Journey - Enoch Light And His Orchestra
18    I Could Have Danced All Night - Enoch Light And His Orchestra
19    With A Song In My Heart - Enoch Light And His Orchestra
20    Over The Rainbow - Enoch Light And His Orchestra

This compilation has been put together with tracks from my personal vinyl collection and all the tracks are 320 kbps. As always you can find the link in the comment section.

1 mei 2019

Blame it on the Bossa Nova...

Today's offering is a compilation of Bossa Nova and Brazilian themed songs from the Command Records vaults.

Tracklist :

01    Song Of The Jet - The Ray Charles Singers
02    The Girl From Ipanema - Tony Mottola
03    Fly Me To The Moon - Dick Hyman & His Orchestra
04    Meditation - Enoch Light And His Orchestra
05    Laia Ladaia - Walter Kime  And His "Brass Impact" Orchestra
06    Brazil - Charles Magnante
07    Peligro Bossa Nova (Danger) - Tony Mottola
08    No More Blues - The Ray Charles Singers
09    Hello, Dolly !  - Enoch Light And His Orchestra
10    What's New - Bob Haggart & His Orchestra
11    Big Ben Bossa - Dick Hyman & His Orchestra
12    The Piano Lesson - The Hellers
13    One Note Samba - Charles Magnante
14    Quiet Nights - The Ray Charles Singers
15    La Mentira (Se Te Olvida) - Tony Mottola
16    O Baraquinho - Charles Magnante
17    Brasilia -Tony Mottola
18    Recado Bossa Nova - Tony Mottola
19    Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White - Enoch Light And His Orchestra
20    The Constant Rain - Walter Kime  And His "Brass Impact" Orchestra
21    Adios - The Ray Charles Singers

As always all music comes out of my personal vinyl collection.
Enjoy !

1 apr. 2019

Sing a song...

Let's focus on the vocal groups in the world of Command Records. The main group being The Ray Charles Singers (not that Ray Charles, another one...) Their honey dripping harmonies come to you in full stereo on this next compilation of MM in Command

Tracklist :

1 This Could Be The Start Of Something - The Ray Charles Singers
2 Veni Veni - The Ray Charles Singers
3 April In Paris - Lew Davies & His Orchestra
4 Desafinado - The Ray Charles Singers
5 Embraceble You - The Ray Charles Singers
6 Do You Want To Know A Secret - The Ray Charles Singers
7 The Mist Of Time - The Hellers
8 It's 74 In San Francisco - The Hellers
9 Let's Do It - Lew Davies & His Orchestra
10 Give Me That Old Time Religion - The Ray Charles Singers
11 I'm Bound For That City - The Ray Charles Singers
12 I Can't Get Around In The Morning - The Hellers
13 Move Me, O Wonderous Music - The Ray Charles Singers
14 Don't Blame Me - The Ray Charles Singers
15 Misty - The Ray Charles Singers
16 Now The Day Is Over - The Ray Charles Singers
17 Goodbye - The Ray Charles Singers
18 Aloha Oe - The Ray Charles Singers

Meanwhile I added this 'globe' thingy to my blog. I thought it fun to see where in the world the music of Monsieur Maurice is appreciated.  After a few days I noticed something strange...
The green dots are people that visited the blog... but notice the green dot south of Africa in the middle of the Southern Ocean...

Who's that ??? Where does he live ??? On a boat ???
If you are the mystery visitor please come forward in the comment section. I would love to know where you are.

Monsieur Maurice


1 mrt. 2019

Exotic Sounds... Exotic Places

Monsieur Maurice still travels the realm of Command and has brought you a compilation of 'Exotica'. Hear the sounds of the Oriënt, the dangers of the Jungle, the waves crashing on the Island's shores... Join in !

Tracklist :

01 Tabu - Terry Snyder & The All Stars
02 Jungle Drums - Charles Magnante       
03 Cleopatra's ASP - Doc Severinsen And His Orchestra
04 Golden Earrings - Enoch Light And His Orchestra
05 A Night In Tunisia - Doc Severinsen And His Orchestra
06 Istanbul - Various      
07 Ching Ching Ching Chow - Enoch Light And His Orchestra
08 Song Of India - The Command All Stars
09 Japanese Sandman - Terry Snyder & The All Stars
10 Theme From Polovetzian Dances - The Command All-Stars  
11 Bali Ha'i - Enoch Light And His Orchestra
12 Miserlou - Terry Snyder & The All Stars
13 Baia - Tony Mottola           
14 Sunrise Over Sumatra - Enoch Light And His Orchestra
15 Kashmiri Song - The Command All-Stars
16 Pagan Love Song - Enoch Light And The Light Brigade
17 The Moon Of Manakoora - Enoch Light And His Orchestra
18 Aloha Oe - Terry Snyder & The All Stars
19 Lovely Hula Hands - The Ray Charles Singers
20 The Cockeyed Major Of Kaunakakai - Enoch Light And His Orchestra
21 Hawaiian War Chant - The Ray Charles Singers
22 The Breeze and I - Enoch Light & His Orchestra
23 Caravan - Various

All tracks @ 320 kbps ripped from my personal vinyl collection.

14 feb. 2019

Monsieur Maurice Loves You !

 Happy Valentine !

Monsieur Maurice Loves you indeed.
Therefore he will re-upload all the previous MM-Compilations. You can find them collected in this post and in the previous collection post Anniversary Extravaganza. All the links are updated and for you to grab.

Super Stereo - Cat Stevens
Super Stereo - Neil Diamond
Bella Italia

MM Signature - Paul Simon IMM Signature Paul Simon II 
Box O' Organs
Soulfully Undun II

MM in Command - Brass

MM In Command - Guitar

MM In Command - Percussion II

MM in Command - Percussion
Enjoy !

2 feb. 2019

Let's hit it again !

Monsieur Maurice presents to you the second volume of MM in Command - Percussion. Another voyage into the Space Age realm of Command Records. Immerse yourself in Stereo Stereo Stereo and enjoy !


01 Friendly Persuasion - Los Admiradores
02 Night & Day Cha Cha - Enoch Light And The Light Brigade
03 Autumn Leaves - Various
04 All Of Me - Los Admiradores
05 Come Rain Or Come Shine - The Command All-Stars
06 Easy To Love - Enoch Light And The Light Brigade
07 Greensleeves - Los Admiradores
08 Love Is A Many Splendored Thing - Terry Snyder & The All Stars
09 Volare Cha Cha - Enoch Light And The Light Brigade
10 Forty-Second Street - Don Lamond And His Orchestra
11 Unchained Melody - Los Admiradores
12 Charleston Cha Cha - Enoch Light And The Light Brigade
13 The Very Thought Of You - Los Admiradores
14 Whatever Lola Wants - Terry Snyder & The All Stars
15 Caravan - Los Admiradores
16 Hernando's Hideaway - Enoch Light And The Light Brigade

All MP3's are my own rips @ 320 kbps from my personal record collection.