The compilations that I post here were originally made for my own enjoyment and that of my family, but out of the generosity of my heart I want to share them with the world !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

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.

1 jan. 2019

Strummin' into 2019

Monsieur Maurice presents you the next compilation of Command album tunes. This time the focus lies on the guitar of the magnificent Tony Mottola.


 01 (All Of A Sudden) My Heart Sings
02 It Had To Be You
03 Volare
04 Goodnight Irene
05 Lullaby de España
06 Theme From Black Orpheus
07 Beguine Tampico
08 April In Paris
09 Spring Is Here
10 Te Voio Ben
11 Guaglione
12 Danger
13 Besame Mucho
14 Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
15 Souvenir D'Italy
16 Love Song Medley
    I Know Where I'm Going
    The Riddle Song
    Black Is The Colour
17 Autumn In Rome
18 Sorrento
19 Adios
20 Block Party Barcelona

All taken from my personal collection of Command albums.
Enjoy and see you again next month for more music.

My best wishes to you all !

Monsieur Maurice

1 dec. 2018

Blow That Horn !

Monsieur Maurice is still in Command and will be for the next few months !
Today he presents to you a compilation of Brass oriented tracks from my personal Command records collection.
Doc Seveninsen, Urbie Green... even Benny Goodman... (I know that a clarinet isn't exactly a brass instrument but bear with me...) all with the excellent typical Command Stereo approach.


01 At Last - Urbie Green And His Orchestra
02 Feelin' Good - Walter Kime & Orchestra
03 The Sidewinder - Doc Severinsen And His Orchestra
04 I Love Paris - Benny Goodman
05 Let's Fall In Love - Urbie Green And His Orchestra
06 Tenderly - Doc Severinsen And His Orchestra
07 The Gentle Rain - Walter Kime & Orchestra
08 Under Paris Skies - Benny Goodman
09 Prisoner Of Love - Urbie Green And His Orchestra
10 A Man And A Woman - Walter Kime & Orchestra
11 It Ain't Necessarily So - Doc Severinsen & His Orchestra
12 So What's New - Walter Kime & Orchestra
13 I've Heard That Song Before - Urbie Green And His Orchestra
14 So In Love - Walter Kime & Orchestra
15 Stairway To The Stars - Urbie Green And His Orchestra
16 Fever - Doc Severinsen And His Orchestra
17 I Wish You Love - Benny Goodman
18 Malaguena - Doc Severinsen & His Orchestra
19 April In Paris - Benny Goodman
20 Bluesette - Doc Severinsen & His Orchestra

I'm going to keep on diving into my Command collection and hopefully will resurface again in a month or so for the next installment. Hope to see you all again.
Happy Holidays and Enjoy !

1 nov. 2018

Monsieur Maurice is in Command

Hi Folks,

The past few weeks I took the time to dive deep into my record collection. I traveled all the way to the very beginning and I rediscovered my 'Command' albums. I have a good few of them. They were my pride and joy when I first started crate diggin'. I loved the sleeve art, the 'extreme' stereo, and the fact that you could recognize the musicians throughout the different albums. The guitar of Tony Mottola,  Charles Mangnate on accordion or the trumpet of Doc Severinsen... I still keep a look out for them and buy them when I come across one that I haven't got. But they don't come across often (not on our side of the ocean they don't...)
So for the next period of time I'm going to concentrate on the Spectacular Stereo Sound of Space Age Music.
Here's the first offering of the 'MM is in Command' Series:


01 Provocative Percussion - Enoch Light And The Light Brigade
02 Cheek To Cheek - Don Lamond And His Orchestra
03 Old Devil Moon -  Enoch Light And The Light Brigade
04 The Man I Love - The Command All-Stars
05 Tenderly - Los Admiradores
06 Who Can I Turn To - Various
07 It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing - Don Lamond And His Orchestra
08 Blues In The Night - The Command All-Stars
09 Making Whoopie - Los Admiradores
10 My Heart Belongs To Daddy - Terry Snyder & The All Stars
11 Love For Sale - The Command All-Stars
12 Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me - Don Lamond And His Orchestra
13 I Can Dream Can I - Los Admiradores
14 Volare Cha Cha - Enoch Light And The Light Brigade
15 Red Roses For A Blue Lady - Various
16 All The Way - The Command All-Stars
17 Bingo Bango Bongo Baby - The Command All-Stars

The focus in this one is on 'percussion'. All my own rips from my personal vinyl collection.
Because this series is quite time consuming in the making, I'm going to post the next installment the first of December. This will give me the time to work on them.
Enjoy and let me know in the comments what you think !


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.


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


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

Monsieur Maurice