The compilations that I post here were originally made for my own enjoyment and that of my family, but out of the generosity of my heart I want to share them with the world !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.


15 apr. 2018

3 High Pitced Brothers

After 'Sir Tom' and 'Sir Elton', Monsieur Maurice presents a tribute to another bunch of 'Sirs' : The high pitched voices of Barry, Robin and ...Maurice.
25 of their best songs Monsieur Maurice style, collected especially for you.




Tracklist:
01 Holiday - Anita Kerr Singers
02 I Started A Joke - The Flying Guitar
03 First Of May - The Mystic Moods Orchestra
04 New York Mining Disaster 1941 - The Robert Stigwood Orchestra
05 I Can't See Nobody - Nina Simone
06 How Can You Mend A Broken Heart - Peter Nero
07 I've Gotta Get A Message To You - Percy Sledge
08 How Deep Is Your Love - The Salsoul Strings
09 Massachusetts - Fausto Papetti
10 Tragedy - Frank Chacksfield & his Orchestra
11 Night Fever - Kai Warner
12 Stayin' Alive - Geoff Love
13 Nights On Broadway - Candi Staton
14 More Than A Woman - The Salsoul Strings
15 Too Much Heaven - Claudette Miller & The Ebony Sisters
16 Words - Peter Thomas Sound Orchestra
17 And The Sun Will Shine - The Mystic Moods Orchestra
18 Morning Of My Life (In The Morning) - The Robert James Orchestra
19 World - Robert Stigwood Orchestra
20 To Love Somebody - Nina Simone
21 Run To Me - Fausto Papetti
22 Don't Forget to Remember - Kai Warner
23 You Should Be Dancing - Les Reed
24 Spicks and Specks - The Button Down Brass
25 Words (passo doblé) - Alan Tew Orchestra

2 apr. 2018

The Voice from Wales

Another tribute to another British 'Sir'. This time the 'Sexbomb' from Wales...




A whoppin' 26 tracks made famous by Sir Tom.

Tracklist :


01 It's Not Unusual - The Button Down Brass
02 Help Yourself - Tony Mottola
03 Promise Her Anything - Bobby Byrne & his Orchestra
04 Till - Kai Windig
05 Delilah - The Button Down Brass
06 Love Me Tonight - Shoji Yokouchi & Blue Dreamers
07 Green Green Grass Of Home - Noel Trevlac
08 Wichita Lineman - Peter Nero
09 I (Who Have Nothing) - Ben E. King
10 I'm Coming Home - Augusto Alguèro
11 Funny Familiar Forgotten Feelings - Floyd Cramer
12 If - Suzanne
13 Lingering On - James Last
14 To Wait For Love - The Sounds Of Our Times
15 Daughter Of Darkness - Les Reed Orchestra and Chorus
16 Help Yourself (Gli Occhi Miei) - Brenda Lee
17 She's A Lady - Franck Pourcel
18 Theme From Thunderball - Sounds Orchestral
19 Without Love - Boots Randolph
20 To Make A Big Man Cry - Miguel Ramos
21 Delilah - Augusto Alguèro
22 What's New Pussycat - Shelby Flint
23 If - Ken Moule & The Full Score Orchestra
24 I (Who Have Nothing) - Alan Haven
25 The Young New Mexican Puppeteer  - Martin Bottcher
26 All I Ever Need Is You - SBK Songs

18 mrt. 2018

A Monsieur Maurice tribute to composers and songwriters

First in the Series : Paul Simon...
A tribute to his solo work and his Simon & Garfunkel days. 






Tracklist :

01 A Hazy Shade of Winter - Anita Kerr Singers
02 Mrs Robinson - Paul Desmond
03 Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard - Peter Duchin
04 Kodachrome - Floyd Cramer
05 Loves Me Like A Rock - Peter Nero
06 Red Rubber Ball - Cilla Black
07 Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover - Rosemary Clooney
08 Old friends - Caravelli
09 I Do It For Your Love - David Sanborn
10 Bridge over Troubled Water - The Jimmy Castor Bunch
11 Something So Right - Gwen McCrae
12 Scarborough Fair - Canticle - Jean Luc Ponty
13 A Most Peculiar Man - Jackie and Roy
14 America - Paul Desmond
15 Canzone Italiana - Bruno Lauzi
16 Still Crazy After All These Years - Ann Burton
17 Slip Slidin' Away - Instrumental Super Hits
18 Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover - Frank Chacksfield and his Orchestra
19 59th Street Bridge Song / Feelin' Groovy - Percy Faith His Orchestra And Chorus
20 The Dangling Conversation - Hollyridge Strings
21 My Little Town - Simon Park
22 The Boxer - Tartaglia
23 Sounds of Silence - Don Sebesky
24 Paul Simon Montage (Bookends / Old Friends / Flowers Never Bend In The Rainfall) - The Mystic Moods Orchestra





If you like it, check out  MM Digs Simon and Garfunkel, posted last year in May and still available !





3 mrt. 2018

Homage to the Rhinestone Cowboy

Glen was a true artist. From his days as a member of the Wrecking Crew till his final stage in life where the only thing that still made sense to him was performing.
Monsieur Maurice Digs ... pays homage to this wonderful artist.






Tracklist
 

01 By The Time I Get to Phoenix - Dorothy Ashby
02 Dreams of The Everyday Housewife - Wayne Newton
03 Gentle On My Mind - Enoch Light and the Brass Menagerie
04 Give Me Back That Old Familiar Feeling - Denny Doherty
05 Hey, Little One - Al De Lory
06 Its Only Make Believe - Floyd Cramer
07 Where's The Playground Susie - Kurt Edelhagen
08 Little Green Apples - Tony Mottola
09 MacArthur Park - Horst Jankowsky
10 Galveston - Herb Larson
11 Gentle On My Mind - Nancy Wilson
12 Southern Nights - Laurie  Bower Singers
13 Rhinestone Cowboy - James Last
14 Try A Little Kindness - Lynn Anderson
15 Sunflower - Frank Chacksfield Orchestra
16 True Grit - Geoff Love & His Orchestra
17 Turn Around, Look At Me - The 50 Guitars Of Tommy Garrett
18 Honey Come Back - Kurt Edelhagen
19 Classical Gas - Hugo Montenegro
20 Wichita Lineman - Larry Page Orchestra

18 feb. 2018

All Good Things Come In Three

Here's the last volume of the Easy Living Series. It's my personal favorite with an easy jazz-lounge feel to it.






Tracklist

1    Goin' Out Of My Head /Can't Take My Eyes of off you - Floyd Cramer
2    Baby Elephant Walk - Quincy Jones & his Orchestra
3    Windows of the World - Pete Jolly   
4    This Guy    - Duncan Lamont & his Orchestra
5    Call me - Nancy Wilson
6    Theme from ' Valley of the Dolls' - Floyd Cramer
7    Sunny - Floyd Cramer
8    Ode To Billy Joe - Duncan Lamont & his Orchestra
9    Mission - Impossible Theme - Floyd Cramer
10    MacArthur Park - Duncan Lamont & his Orchestra
11    Love So Fine - Pete Jolly
12    And I love him - Nancy Wilson   
13    Hey Jude - Duncan Lamont & his Orchestra
14    Desafinado - Quincy Jones & his Orchestra
15    Both Sides Now - Ken Moule
16    Misty Morning - Ken Moule
17    My one and only love - Nancy Wilson           
18    Goodbye to love - Ken Moule   
19    Comin' Home Baby - Quincy Jones & his Orchestra
20    Sunny - Nancy Wilson

All my own rips from my personal vinyl collection.

29 jan. 2018

Ease On...

The second volume of 'Easy Living'. Monsieur Maurice's very first attempt to make a compilation. All from my own private record collection. The influence of Command Records is heavy on this one.






Tracklist
01 Peanut Vendor - Ted Heath and his music
02 Istanbul - Command All-Stars
03 Hernando's Hidaway - Dick Schory's Percussion and Brass.
04 Guantanamera - Chaquito & The Quedo Brass
05 My Funny Valentine - Los Admiradores
06 Tabu - Terry Snyder and the All-Stars
07 Mondo Cane - Gran Orquestre Popular de las Americas
08 Sukiyaki - Gran Orquestra Popular de las Americas
09 Rainy night in Georgia - Nelson Riddle
10 Something in the way he Moves - Peggy Lee
11 It's too late - Tony Mottola
12 California Dreaming - Wes Montgomery
13 Tammy - Gran Orquestra Popular de las Americas
14 Eloïse - Franck Pourcel
15 Friendly Persuasion - Los Admiradores
16 Laura - Franck Pourcel
17 Windy - Wes Montgomery
18 I want to hold your hand - Enoch Light
19 Tico-Tico - Tony Motolla
20 Wichita lineman - The Music Mood Orchestra

16 jan. 2018

A blast from the past

Way back when... in the first incarnation of Chez Monsieur Maurice, I posted the very first compilations that I've made.  These are created out of my personal record collection and are all my own rips. Not really a theme here, just some good ol' easy tunes for your Easy Living !





Tracklist 
01    Vivre pour vivre - The Music Mood Orchestra          
02    If - Tony Mottola                              
03    I'm a woman - Peggy Lee                          
04    Blues in the night - Ted Heath and his music          
05    Moon River - Gran Orquestra Popular              
06    Downtown - Sounds Orchestral                      
07    I Love Paris - Terry Snyder & the All-Stars              
08    Promise her anything - Bobby Byrne & his Orchestra      
09    Girl Talk - The Coffee Set                          
10    Laura - George Chisholm                          
11    Theme from Love Story - Tony Mottola              
12    Baia - David Carroll and his Orchestra              
13    Perfidia - Manuel and the Music of the Mountains      
14    More - Garry Blake and his Music                  
15    How Insensitive - Manuel and the Music of the Mountains  
16    Where do I begin - Mike Sammes Singers              
17    The shadow of your smile - Billy Vaughn              
18    And I Love Her - Enoch Light                      
19    Stay - Nelson Riddle                              
20    A whiter shade of pale - Wout Steenhuis