The compilations that I post here were originally made for my own enjoyment and that of my family, but out of the generosity of my heart I want to share them with the world !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

29 jul. 2017

Monsieur Maurice Mixes again !

Monsieur Maurice made another mixtape for you. This one with a definitive jazzy feel to it.
Check it out. It's fingersnapping good!

1    Midnight Cowboy - Young Holt Unlimited
2    A Whiter Shade of Pale - The Jimmy Castor Bunch
3    Both Sides Now - Benny Goodman and His Orchestra
4    Spinning Wheel - Lonnie Smith
5    Sunny (Alternate Take) - Wes Montgomery
6    Suicide is painless - Jimmy Smith
7    One Note Samba - Dizzy Gillepspie
8    The Girl From Ipanema - Walter Wanderley
9    My Funny Valentine - Doc Severinsen
10    Superstar - George Shearing Quintet
11    Theme from Valley of the Dolls - Ahmad Jamal   
12    Theme from A Summer Place - Julie London
13    More - Dizzy Gillespie
14    Wichita Lineman - Pete Moore Orchestra
15    Macarthur Park - Stan Kenton And His Orchestra
16    If - Henri Mancini & Doc Severinsen   
17    Somewhere - The Dave Brubeck Quartet
18    Everybody's Talkin' - Harry Pitch   
19    The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
20    You're My World - Dionne Warwick

Because I wanted the tracks to fit a single CD I cropped track 4. Bur for the purists among you I added the complete version of the track in the file.

15 jul. 2017

Monsieur Maurice's Mixtapes

Do you remember when you still made mixtapes? Sometimes even with the microphone of your tape recorder next to the radio's speaker? Hoping the DJ wouldn't cut the end of the song, or talk trough the intro... Coloring the little inlay cards with magic markers. Giving the tapes to your friends...
Monsieur Maurice made some mixtapes for you all.
The 'tapes' consist of 20 of his favorite songs, in different versions by different artists in different styles.
Today you get Volume 1.

01 Midnight Cowboy - The Frank Barber Percussion
02 A Whiter Shade Of Pale - Big Ben Hawaiian Band
03 Both Sides Now - Terry Baxter
04 Spinningwheel - Arthur Lyman
05 Sunny - Toots Thielemans
06 Suicide Is Painless - Alex Bollard & London Starlight Orchestra
07 One Note Samba - Quincy Jones & His Orchestra
08 La Ragazza di Ipanema - Giovanni Fenati
09 My Funny Valentine -  Martin Denny
10 Superstar - Anita Kerr Singers
11 Theme from Valley of the Dolls- Enoch Light & the Light Brigade
12 Theme from A Summer Place - Arthur Lyman
13 More (Theme from 'Mondo Cane') - Si Zentner
14 Wichita Lineman - Sergio Mendes & Brasil ‘66
15 Macarthur Park - 101 Strings
16 If - The Orchestrah
17 Somewhere - Marian McPartland
18 Everybody`s Talkin` -  The Exotic Guitars
19 The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face - Shoji Yokoughi Quartet and Symphonic Fusion
20 Il Mio Mondo - Umberto Bindi

1 jul. 2017

Monsieur Maurice Digs Again !

Another installment from the 'Monsieur Maurice Digs' series.
This series contains easy listening compilations paying tribute to one particular artist. Mostly artists that hold a special place in Monsieur Maurice's heart.
This installment pays tribute tot the wonderful sound of the Carpenters.
It's basically a 'Best Of' - Lounge Style.
Enjoy !

01 Yesterday Once More - Sounds Orchestral
02 Superstar - Tony Mottola
03. Rainy Days and Mondays - Dick Hyman
04 Goodbye to love - John Pineguy
05 It's going to take some time - Tony Mottola
06 I Won't Last A Day Without You - Sounds Orchestral
07 For All We Know - Tony Mottola
08 I Need To Be In Love - Shirley Bassey
09 Jambalaya (On the bayou) - Brenda Lee
10 Solitaire - John Keating
11 We've only just begun - Tony Mottola
12 (They Long To Be) Close To You - Brian Bennett
13 This Masquerade - Shoji Yokoughi Quartet
14 Top Of The World - David Snell
15 Sing - Peggy Lee
16 There's A Kind Of Hush - Kai Warner
17 Bless The Beasts And Children - The Ventures
18 Yesterday once More- Manuel and the Music of the Mountains
19 For All We Know - Floyd Cramer
20 (They long to be) Close to you - Tony Mottola
21 Top of the World - Ronnie Aldrich
22 There's a kind of hush - Franck Pourcell
23 The Rainbow Connection - Judy Collins