The compilations that I post here were originally made for my own enjoyment and that of my family, but out of the generosity of my heart I want to share them with the world !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


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        



6 jan. 2018

Heartbreak and Soul

The next compilation of songs about lost love. This time with a more soulfully approach. 43 tracks for you all to suffer and enjoy...



Tracklist

CD1
01 The Way We Were - Gladys Knight & The Pips
02 Don't Go To Strangers - Nancy Wilson
03 As Tears Go By - PP Arnold
04 The Other Woman - Nina Simone
05 MacArthur Park - Carmen McRae
06 I'm Gonna Laugh You Right out of My Life - Shirley Horn
07 Little Bird - Myriam Makeba
08 Try a Little Tenderness - Aretha Franklin
09 Who Can I Turn To - Barbara Lewis
10 Glad To Be Unhappy - Billy Holliday
11 Don't Explain - Nina Simone
12 I'd Rather Go Blind - Etta James
13 Piece Of My Heart - Erma Franklin
14 Drinking Again - Aretha Franklin
15 I Wish It Would Rain - Maxine Brown
16 Who's Loving You - Brenda Holoway
17 Little Girl Blue - Nancy Wilson
18 I Only Miss Him When I Think Of Him - Barbara Lewis
19 Never Let Me Go - Damita Jo
20 You'll Never Get To Heaven - Dionne Warwick
21 My Coloring Book - Ethel Ennis

CD2
01 I [ Who Have Nothing ] - Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway
02 Love Don't Live Here Anymore - Top Of The Poppers
03 Woman To Woman - Shirley Brown
04 [ If Loving you is Wrong ] I Don't Want to Be Right - Millie Jackson
05 Don't Leave Me This Way - Thelma Houston
06 Son Of A Preacher Man - Mavis Staples
07 To Love Somebody - PP Arnold
08 Save Me - Nina Simone
09 House Of The Rising Sun - Miriam Makeba
10 Yesterday - The Supremes
11 Unchain My Heart - Nancy Wilson
12 What Now My Love - Jean DuShon
13 The Thrill Is Gone - Clea Bradford
14 Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby - Dinah Washington
15 After You've Gone - LaVern Baker
16 Gloomy Sunday - Carmen McRae
17 Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye - Sarah Vaughan
18 How About Me - Ethel Ennis
19 A House Is Not A Home - Mavis Staples
20 Answer Me My Love - Etta Jones
21 Part Time Love - Gladys Knight & The Pips
22 Killing Me Softly With His Song - Cleo Laine

25 dec. 2017

Ring Ding Dingeling Ding ...

Just one more to get you trough...



Tracklist:


01 Sleigh Ride - The Andrews Sisters
02 Sleigh Ride - Al Hirt
03 Sleigh Ride - Ferrante And Teicher
04 Sleigh Ride - George Melachrino & His Orchestra
05 Sleigh Ride - The Kaye Sisters
06 Sleigh Ride - Beegie Adair
07 Sleigh Ride - The Manhattan Transfer
08 Sleigh Ride - Glenn Miller Orchestra
09 Sleigh Ride - Lenny Dee
10 Sleigh Ride - Johnny Desmond with The Ray Charles Singers
11 Sleigh Ride - Mantovani Orchestra
12 Sleigh Ride - New Christy  Minstrels
13 Sleigh Ride - Jorgen Ingmann
14 Sleigh Ride - Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
15 Sleigh Ride - The Partridge Family
16 Sleigh Ride - Bert Kaempfert & His Orchestra
17 Sleigh Ride - Jo Stafford
18 Sleigh Ride - Freddy Martin & His Orchestra
19 Sleigh Ride - The Spectorettes
20 Sleigh Ride - Greg Hawkes

Happy Holidays !
Monsieur Maurice

18 dec. 2017

Ring Ding Dingeling...

It's the most wonderful time of the year... so Monsieur Maurice offers this gift to all of you.
Originally meant as a family joke, Monsieur Maurice collected a whole bunch of different versions from the Christmas classic 'Sleigh Ride' and put them on a CD. Turns out this compilation is a rather enjoyable listen...
See (or rather 'listen') for yourself.
Happy Holidays !





Tracklist

01 Sleigh Ride - Doc Severinsen
02 Sleigh Ride - Ray Conniff
03 Sleigh Ride - Ella Fitzgerald
04 Sleigh Ride - The Ventures
05 Sleigh Ride - Johnny Mathis with Percy Faith and His Orchestra
06 Sleigh Ride - Jack Jones
07 Sleigh Ride - Ron Goodwin
08 Sleigh Ride - Lenore Paxton Trio
09 Sleigh Ride - Enoch Light Orchestra & Chorus
10 Sleigh Ride -The Soulful Strings
11 Sleigh Ride - Combustible Edison
12 Sleigh Ride - Carpenters
13 Sleigh Ride - Command's Guitars And Strings Feat.Al Casamenti
14 Sleigh Ride - Amy Grant
15 Sleigh Ride - The Three Suns
16 Sleigh Ride - Leroy Anderson
17 Sleigh Ride - Ferrante & Teicher and Les Baxter
18 Sleigh Ride - Francis Goya
19 Sleigh Ride - Spice Girls
20 Sleigh Ride - R2D2 & C3PO (Meco)


5 dec. 2017

Monsieur Maurice celebrates the early Elton

A re-discovery of Elton's early hits, Monsieur Maurice Style...





Tracks
01 Rocket Man - John Keating
02 Crocodile Rock - Geoff Love
03 Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Max Greger
04 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - John Fox & His Orchestra
05 Holy Moses (Border Song) - Su Kramer
06 Pinball Wizard - Sandy Nelson
07 Bennie and the Jets - King's Road
08 Tiny Dancer - Lani Hall
09 Come Down In Time - The Mike Batt Orchestra
10 Someone Saved My Life Tonight - Walter Jackson
11Daniel - John Fox & His Orchestra
12 Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me - James Last
13 Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters - Judith Durham
14 Candle In The Wind - Sandy Denny
15 Song for Guy - Franck Pourcel
16 Come Down In Time - Lulu
17 Your Song - Sounds Orchestral
18 Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word - Johnny Pearson
19 Blue Eyes - Fausto Papetti
20 Honky Cat - Claude Denjean

19 nov. 2017

The Last of the Mix-Tapes

For the time being, this will be the last of Monsieur Maurice's  Mix-Tapes... but there will be more in the future !!!





Tracks
01 Midnight Cowboy - Lee Morgan
02 A Whiter Shade of Pale - James Last
03 Both Sides Now - Ronnie Aldrich & His 2 Piano's
04 Spinning Wheel - Peggy Lee
05 Sunny - Dusty Springfield
06 Theme from M.A.S.H - Enoch Light & The Light Brigade
07 Samba Di Una Nota - Caterina Valente
08 The girl from ipanema - Eartha Kitt
09 My Funny Valentine - Carmen Mc Rae
10 Superstar -  Bette Midler
11 Valley of the Dolls - Dionne Warwick
12 Theme From a Summer Place - Julie London
13 More (Theme from Mondo Cane) - Jack Jones
14 Wichita Lineman - Glen Campbell
15 MacArthur Park - the Mike Flowers Pops
16 If - Tom Jones
17 Somewhere - Lena Horne
18 Everybody's Talkin' - MC Squared
19 The first time ever I saw your face - Roberta Flack
20 You're my World - Cilla Black

This one is a bit heavier on the vocal tracks. As in the previous ones : the same tracks, different artists.

1 nov. 2017

Monsieur Maurice's Mixtapes

Remember those Mixtapes from last summer ? Well Monsieur Maurice made more of them...
The same 20 tracks as in the previous volumes, but different versions of those tunes.





Tracklist

01 Midnight Cowboy- Manuel and the Music of the Mountains
02 A Whiter Shade of Pale - The Keith Mansfield Orchestra
03 Both Sides Now - Enoch Light & the Brass Menagerie
04 Spinning Wheel - Peter Covent Band
05 Sunny - The Brass Ring
06 Theme from M.A.S.H - Tony Hatch
07 One Note Samba - Enoch Light & the Light Brigade
08 The Girl From Ipanema - Joe Loss
09 My Funny Valentine - Peter Nero
10 Superstar - The Ventures
11 Valley of the Dolls - Gabor Szabo
12 Theme From a Summer Place - Paul Mauriat
13 More (Theme from Mondo Cane) - Billy May & His Orchestra
14 Wichita Lineman - David Snell
15 MacArthur Park - Duncan Lamont & his Orchestra
16 If - Tony Mottola
17 Somewhere - Wes Montgomery
18 Everybody's talking - Ray Davies & Button Down Brass
19 The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Tony Mottola
20 You're My World - Francis Moore Orchestra