The compilations that I post here were originally made for my own enjoyment and that of my family, but out of the generosity of my heart I want to share them with the world !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


13 jun. 2018

En avant aux Route du Soleil

Summer's almost here ! For lot's of people in our part of the world, this means packing up the car or caravan and planning their annual holiday to the south of France.
For those who have to stay behind, Monsieur Maurice compiled a CD full with "des tubes fabuleux en Français"(fabulous hits in french!)



Tracklist
01 J'entends Siffler Le Train - Richard Anthony
02 Toute La Pluie Tombe Sur Moi - Sacha Distel
03 A Broadway - Frank Alamo
04 Sunny - Richard Anthony
05 Le Pénitencier - Johnny Hallyday
06 En Ecoutant La Pluie - Sylvie Vartan
07 J'irai Au Paradis - Eddy Mitchell
08 Un Tout Petit Pantin - Les Parisiennes
09 Heureux Tous Deux - Frank Alamo
10 Ces Bottes Sont Faites Pour Marcher - Eileen
11 Derniers Baisers - Les Chats Sauvages
12 Que Sont Devenues Les Fleurs - Dalida
13 Écoute Dans Le, Vent - Richard Anthony
14 Si J'étais Un Charpentier - Johnny Hallyday
15 Marie Douceur, Marie Colère - Marie Laforêt
16 Je T'Aime Trop Toi - Claude François
17 Ma Biche - Frank Alamo
18 Memphis Tennessee - Eddy Mitchell
19 Quand Tu Es La - Sylvie Vartan
20 La Nuit N'en Finit Plus - Petula Clark
21 Plus Tard - Katy David
22 Pourquoi - Claude François
23 Vanina - Dave
24 Tu N'es Plus La - Dick Rivers
25 Quand Un Bateau Passe... - Claude François
26 Le Lion Est Mort Ce Soir - Henri Salvador
27 Ce Monde - Richard Anthony
28 Viens Danser Le Twist! - Johnny Halliday

Give this a try. I'm certain you'll recognize them all.

27 mei 2018

Here are the votes of the Belgian jury...

The last installment of 'MM presents Eurovision' for now. While browsing trough the music of Eurovision, I discovered another little pearl. 'Et bonjour a toi l'artiste'. A beautiful song by Nicole Rieu. I've added 2 instrumental renditions for you to enjoy.





Tracklist:
01 Knock, Knock - Armand Migiani And Couroyer
02 Save your Kisses for Me  - Pepe Jaramillo
03 Et Bonjour A Toi L'artiste - Los Valentino's
04 Amsterdam - Alex Brown
05 Love is Blue - Tony Mottola
06 Yo Soy Aquel - Shegundo Galarza
07 A Million In One Two Three - The Cy Payne Orchestra
08 Non Ho L'Eta - Billy Vaughn
09 Los dos italianitos - Gelu
10 Pomme Pomme Pomme - Paul Mauriat
11 Tom Pillibi - Eddie Barclay Et Son Orchestre
12 Nous Les Amoureux - Les Riff
13 Et Bonjour A Toi l'Artiste - Raymond Lefèvre
14 Si - Paul Mauriat
15 Apres Toi - Franck Pourcel
16 Wonderful Dream - The Nigel Brooks Singers
17 Whats Another Year - Johnny Pearson Orchestra
18 Un Jour Un Enfant - Raymond Lefévre
19 September Golden Rose - Peter Kreuder
20 The Troubadour - Jorge Costa Pinto
21 Un Premier Amour -Frida Boccara
22 Touch The Wind - The Shirelles
23 All Kinds Of Everything - The Nigel Brooks Singers
24 T'En Va Pas - Les Aiglons
25 I See A Star - Kurt Edelhagen
26 Llamame - Nick Kartoon Et Ses Tueurs À Gages
27 Eurovision Blues - Down Town Jazz Band

Have Fun !

13 mei 2018

Eurovision

As promised May-month is Eurovision month. So here is the second installment in this series. Some more unknown melodies can be found here. But little gems. Check out 'Je Suis L'Enfant Soleil' or 'Romantica' for instance.





Tracklist :

01 Theater - Hugo Strasser
02 Rock Bottom - Franck Pourcel
03 Love Is Blue (L'Amour est Bleu) - Howard Roberts Quartet
04 Merci, Cherie - Caravelli
05 L' Amour S' En Va - Frank Pourcel
06 Je Suis L'Enfant Soleil - Raymond Lefèvre
07 Al Di La - The Brass Ring
08 Long Live Love - The Nigel Brooks Singers
09 Ding A Dong - Hugo Strasser
10 Wunder Gibt Es Immer Wieder - Hardy Kingston
11 Romantica - John Schroeder
12 La Source - Claude Ciari
13 Love Is Blue - Hugo Montenegro
14 T'en Va Pas - Caravelli
15 Alors Je Chante - Paul Mauriat
16 La, La, La - Caravelli
17 Te Voila - Muriel Bianchi
18 Gwendoline - Perez Prado
19 Yo Soy Aquel - Paul Mauriat
20 Aba-Ni-Bi - Rika Zarai
21 Knock Knock Who's There - Hugo Strasser
22 Dschinghis Khan - Cliff Carpenter
23 Si La Vie Est Un Cadeau - Paul Mauriat
24 L'Amour Ca Fait Chanter La Vie - Caravelli
25 Dansevise - Caravelli
26 Ahoi, Ohe (Are You Sure) - The Blue Diamonds
27 Poupee De Cire, Poupee De Son - Waikiki Kuks
28 Eurovision Theme - The Silver Hawks

As mentioned before, more info on the original contestants and place in ranking can be found inside the DL.

30 apr. 2018

... pour la Belgique ... Douze Points !

A strange kind of madness is settling over Europe... The month of May means the annual Eurovision Song Contest. Every self respecting European country has selected it's prime artist, who will be performing a brand new original song during a Live show in front of millions of TV viewers.
The Eurovision Song Contest has grown exponentially during the years. It's a 'monster' now, with 2 semi finals and the final show on may 12th.
This month will be 'Eurovision month' at Chez Monsieur Maurice. He has selected the finest of the Eurovision songs from days past. Some well known, some hidden gems...
Enjoy !





Tracklist:

01 La, La, La - Augusto Algueró
02 Après Toi - Paul Mauriat
03 Beg, Steal Or Borrow - Kai Warner
04 Power To All Our Friends- Max Greger
05 All Kinds Of Everything - Armand Migiani and Couroyer
06 Jennifer Jennings - Bill Wallys
07 Congratulations - The Tattoos
08 Boom Bang-A-Bang - Bill Wallys
09 Un Deux Trois - Roy Etzel
10 Çiao Ciao Bambina - Roger Laredo and his Orchestra
11 Ding-A-Dong - Andre Popp
12 Halleluya - Hugo Strasser
13 Eres Tu - Acker Bilk
14 Non Ho L'età - Franck Pourcel
15 Dansevise - The Cousins
16 Volare - Warren Kime
17 La La La - The Tattoos
18 Jack In The Box - Frank Valdor
19 Mercie Cherie - Roy Etzel
20 L'Amour Est Bleu - Basil Henriques and the Waikiki Islanders
21 Judy Judy - Veijo Ullakko
22 Jennifer Jennings - Muzak
23 Un Banc, Un Arbre, Une Rue - John Schroeder
24 Un Jour, Un Enfant - Muzak
25 Tu Te Reconnaitras - Paul Mauriat
26 Ding-A-Dong - Raymond Lefèvre
27 Save Your Kisses For Me - The Arthur Greenslade Orchestra
28 Puppet On A String - Sounds Orchestral
29 Waterloo - Max Greger

Extended info on the original songs and contestants can be found inside the file. 

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 !