The compilations that I post here were originally made for my own enjoyment and that of my family, but out of the generosity of my heart I want to share them with the world !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


1 okt. 2018

Finishing unfinshed business & an important announcement for the future !

Sometimes you get the feeling that a story isn't finished...
When I got the idea for the Signature Series, I always thought of them as double CD's. Putting together the first one, The Paul Simon Signature, I didn't have enough material to fill 2 disks. In the meantime I kept collecting and searching... et voila, a second disk got filled.






Tracklist

01 We've Got a Groovy Thing Goin' - Anita Kerr Singers
02 At The Zoo - The Hollyridge Strings
03 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) - Harpers Bizarre
04 Take Me To The Mardi Gras - The Orchestrah
05 Kodachrome - Michel Delpech
06 Keep The Customer Satisfied - Bill Black's Combo
07 Cecilia - Enoch Light & The Light Brigade
08 Baby Driver - Terry Baxter And His Orchestra
09 Richard Cory - Them
10 Old Friends - Paul Desmond
11 America - Bert Sommer
12 The Dangling Conversation - Joan Baez
13 April Come She Will  - Anita Kerr Singers
14 He Was My Brother - The Pilgrims
15 Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard - Chet Atkins
16 Red Rubber Ball - Mel Tormé
17 Somewhere They Can't Find Me - Anita Kerr Singers
18 Fakin' it - Caravelli
19 Bridge Over Troubled Water - Hugo Montenegro
20 I Do It For Your Love (2nd set) - Bill Evans
21 Leaves That Are Green - Dorris Henderson & John Renbourn
22 Was A Sunny Day - Paul Desmond
23 Song For The Asking - Mary Travers
24 Mother And Child Reunion - Saori Yuki
25 Late In The Evening, They Do The Samba - James Last

You can keep your inner customer satisfied by taking a look at MM Digs Simon and Garfunkel, posted last year.

For the near future I want to concentrate a while on making compilations out of my actual vinyl collection. Because this takes some more effort and time (selecting, ripping, cleaning etç etç...) there won't be new post every 2 weeks. But I try to manage a new post every month. See you in November!

15 sep. 2018

Diamond's Diamonds

Monsieur Maurice pays tribute to the great songs of Neil.
23 Tracks for your listening pleasure, compiled in true Monsieur Maurice fashion



Tracklist:

01 Beautiful Noise - James Last
02 Cracklin' Rosie - Alan Moorhouse Band
03 That Kind - Glen Campbell
04 Girl You'll Be A Woman Soon - Hugo Montenegro
05 Coldwater Morning - Percy Faith
06 Play Me - Nancy Sinatra
07 Soolaimon - Hardy Kingston & His High Life Music
08 Cherry, Cherry - Anita Kerr & The Anita Kerr Singers
09 Sweet Caroline - The Midas Touch
10 Personne Ne M'aime (Solitary Man) - Dick Rivers
11 Kentucky Woman - The Marina Strings
12 Two-Bit Manchild - Hugo Montenegro
13 Red Red Wine - Jimmy James & The Vagabonds
14 Song Sung Blue -Tony Mottola
15 I Am....I Said - James Last
16 Love On The Rocks - Johnny Gregory
17 September Morn - Salena Jones
18 You Don't Bring Me Flowers Anymore - Muzak
19 Holly Holy-Sweet Caroline - Liberace
20 Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show - Peggy Lee
21 Lordy - Hugo Montenegro
22 C'est Pour Vous Que Je Chante (Thank The Lord For The Night Time) - Les Hou-Lops
23 The Boat That I Row - Sodsay Chaengkli



Enjoy
Monsieur Maurice



1 sep. 2018

Soulfully Undun Two

Another volume of heart-wrenching soul songs. Now we've lost the Queen of Soul, it seems fitting to include some of her songs. There are also a number of tracks by The Sweet Inspirations, who sang her backings on many occasions.






Tracklist :
Disk 1
01 Erma Franklin - By The Time I Get To Phoenix
02 Etta James - You've Lost That Lovin Feelin'
03 Eddie Floyd & Mavis Staples - Piece Of My Heart
04 Shirley Ellis - Whisper To Me Wind
05 Verdelle Smith - (Alone) In My Room
06 LaVern Baker - Half Of Your Love
07 Sarah Vaughan - What Now My Love
08 Nina Simone - Ne Me Quitte Pas
09 Deniece Williams - The Paper
10 The Temptations - I Ain't Got Nothin'
11 Bessie Banks - Go Now
12 Rosetta Hightower - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
13 Ann Peebles - I Can't Stand the Rain
14 Aretha Franklin - Chain Of Fools
15 The Sweet Inspirations - Watch The One Who Brings You The News
16 The Promises - Living In The Footsteps Of Another Girl
17 Dionne Warwick - Don't Go Breaking My Heart 
18 Teri Tornton - Left Alone
19 Big Maybelle - Gloomy Sunday
20 LaVern Baker -  Fool That I Am
21 Betty Carter - Two Cigarettes In The Dark
22 Carla Thomas - Lie To Keep Me From Crying
23 Maxine Brown - Stop
24 Billy Vera & Judy Clay - Do Right Woman, Do Right Man

Disk 2
01 Isaac Hayes - By The Time I Get To Phoenix
02 Gladys Knight & The Pips - Fire And Rain
03 Ann Peebles - Trouble, Heartaches & Sadness
04 Rosetta Hightower - Tracks Of My Tears
05 The Marvelettes - Reachin' For Somethin' I Can't Have
06 Aretha Franklin - Satisfaction
07 Jimmy Ruffin - Black Is Black
08 Big Maybelle - 96 Tears
09 Gloria Ann Taylor - Jolene
10 Rosetta Hightower - Every Little Bit Hurts
11 Aretha Franklin - Prove It
12 Dionne Warwick - Lonely In My Heart 
13 The Sweet Inspirations - It's Not Easy
14 Erma Franklin - Son Of A Preacher Man
15 PP Arnold - Letter to Bill
16 Ann Peebles - Lovin' You Without Love
17 Aretha Franklin - Ain't No Way
18 The Sweet Inspirations - Crying In The Rain
19 Esther Phillips - As Tears Go By
20 Verdelle Smith - Tar And Cement
21 Nina Simone - I Put a Spell on You
22 Teri Tornton - Detour Ahead
23 Bessie Banks - Try To Leave Me If You Can (I Bet You Can't Do It)
24 The Sweet Inspirations - Do Right Woman, Do Right Man



A whopping 48 tracks on two disks.
Enjoy.

For more Soul and Heartbreak in general, see Undun, More Undun and Soulfully Undun in earlier posts. They are still available in the Big Anniversary Extravaganza.



16 aug. 2018

Box O' Organs

Monsieur Maurice proudly presents his Box O' Organs. A compilation of fine tunes featuring the organ in the leading role.
These nuggets range from Jazz to Easy...





Tracklist :

01 In The Beginning - Lonnie Smith
02 Il Est Mort Le Soleil - Rhoda Scott
03 Move In - Harry Stoneham
04 Love For Sale - Keith Mansfield
05 In Between The Heartaches - Richard "Groove" Holmes
06 Light My Fire - Billy Larkin
07 Moanin' - Keith Mansfield
08 Summertime - Klaus Wunderlich
09 Bluesette - Georges Arvanitas
10 If - Brian Dee
11 The Letter - Booker T & The MG's
12 Exodus - Yvan Guilini
13 Nunca Te Cases Con Un Ferroviario - Miguel Ramos
14 New Fangled Preacher Man - Muzak
15 Spinning Wheel - Harry Stoneham
16 Rainy Days And Mondays Always Get Me Down - Shirley Scott
17 It's A Man's Man's Man's World - Billy Larkin
18 Blues For Keyboard - Big Jim H
19 My Sweet Lord - Miguel Ramos
20 Splanky - Rhoda Scott
21 The Huckle Buck - Billy Larkin
22 Wade In The Water - Rhoda Scott
23 The Good, The Bad and The Ugly - Wally Green and his Hammond Combo

Enjoy !
Monsieur Maurice

30 jul. 2018

Ciao Bella !

To keep up the 'Summer Vibe', here are some more well known songs. This time sung in Italian. Check them out! They're cool!


Tracklist


01 Io Ho In Mente Te - Equipe 84
02 Sognando La California - I Dik Dik
03 Sono Bugiarda - Caterina Caselli
04 Prendi Prendi - Rosella Santo
05 Datemi Un Biglietto Daereo - I Corvi
06 Tu Vinci Sempre - Katty Line
07 Senza Luce - I Dik Dik
08 Per Chi - Caterina Caselli
09 Il Tocco Dell Amore - Demis Roussos
10 Mi Fa Morire Cantando - Ornella Vanoni
11 Il Volto Della Vita - Caterina Caselli
12 Se Perdo Anche Te - Gianni Morandi
13 Venus - Augusto Righetti
14 Ti Voglio - I Nomadi
15 Girl - Augusto Righetti
16 Non C'E' Pace Per Me - The Rokes
17 Scende La Pioggia Elenore - Gianni Morandi
18 Il Beat Cos'è - La Ragazza 77
19 Stivaletti Rossi - Dalida
20 Bang Bang - Equipe 84
21 Ci Vedremo Domani - The Rokes
22 Il Vento Non Sa Leggere - I Ribelli
23 Un Angelo Blu - Equipe 84
24 Stai Con Me - Rita Pavone
25 La Tua Immagine - Gianni Morandi
26 Nostalgia - Sylvie Vartan
27 Supercalifragilistichespiralidoso - Rita Pavone
 


Godere!
Monsieur Maurice

15 jul. 2018

From one Cat to another...

Monsieur Maurice presents the music from our friend Cat. It became quite an international bunch, so the Love can be spread all over the globe!






Tracklist

01 Wild World - The Ventures
02 Here Comes My Baby - Perry Botkin Jr
03 Hard Headed Woman - Bobby Darin
04 How Can I Tell You - Lani Hall
05 Pai E Filho (Father And Son) - Nara Leão
06 Sad Lisa - Franck Pourcel
07 Lady d'Arbanville - Raymond Lefévre
08 Morning Has Broken - John Morell
09 The First Cut Is The Deepest - PP Arnold
10 (Remember the Days of the) Old Schoolyard - Linda Lewis
11 Moon Shadow  - Labelle
12 Matthew And Son - Apollo 100
13 Father And Son - Sandie Shaw
14 Má To Takhle Být ( (Ruby My Love) - Martha a Tena
15 Lady d'Arbanville - Miguel Ramos
16 Nel Rosa (Into White) - Mia Martini
17 Peace Train - Hugo Montenegro
18 The Wind - Suzanne
19 Triste Amore (Sad Lisa) - Caterina Caselli
20 Whistle Song (Whistlestar) - Herb Alpert  & the T.J.B
21 If You Want To Sing Out (banjo) - OST Harold and Maude
22 l'm Gonna Get Me A Gun _ Casino Royal _… (medley) - Dan Hill


Peace !
Monsieur Maurice