The compilations that I post here were originally made for my own enjoyment and that of my family, but out of the generosity of my heart I want to share them with the world !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





Tracklist


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 !
MM

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:





Tracklist

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 !

MM

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


30 jun. 2018

Encore une fois !

Let's stay a while longer in La Douce France with Hit songs known from The Mama's & The Papa's, The Moody Blues, Tom Jones, etçétera etçétera... all sung by French superstars.





Tracklist
01 Na Na He He Espoir - Richard Antony
02 Mal - Johnny Hallyday
03 Eloise - Claude François
04 Et Je M'en Vais - Richard Anthony
05 Dieu Merci Il M'Aime Aussi - Nicole Croisille
06 Lundi, Lundi - Richard Anthony
07 Mes Rêves de Satin - Patricia
08 Rien Que Toi - Dick Rivers
09 J'Irai Pleurer Sous La Pluie - Richard Anthony
10 Johnny Rappelle Toi - Les Chats Sauvages
11 Les Enchaines - Les Chaussettes Noires
12 Oui Va Plus Loin - Richard Anthony
13 Hey Joe - Johnny Hallyday
14 Couleurs - Dick Rivers
15 Ce N'était Pas Moi - Hugues Aufray
16 La Voix Du Silence - Marie Laforêt
17 L'Homme Au Traineau - Claude François
18 Toujours Un Coin Qui Me Rappelle - Eddy Mitchell
19 Venus En Blue Jeans - Les Champions
20 Va T'En Va T'En - Dick Rivers
21 Jamais Je Ne Vivrai Sans Toi - Richard Anthony
22 Les Grilles De Ma Maison - Dalida
23 Amour D'été - Johnny Hallyday
24 J'ai Un Secret А Te Dire - Lucky Blondo
25 L'Amour C'est Comme Ça - Claude François
26 Itsi Bitsi Petit Bikini - Dalida
27 Le Martien - Claude François



You know what to do.
Enjoy



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 !





3 mrt. 2018

Homage to the Rhinestone Cowboy

Glen was a true artist. From his days as a member of the Wrecking Crew till his final stage in life where the only thing that still made sense to him was performing.
Monsieur Maurice Digs ... pays homage to this wonderful artist.






Tracklist
 

01 By The Time I Get to Phoenix - Dorothy Ashby
02 Dreams of The Everyday Housewife - Wayne Newton
03 Gentle On My Mind - Enoch Light and the Brass Menagerie
04 Give Me Back That Old Familiar Feeling - Denny Doherty
05 Hey, Little One - Al De Lory
06 Its Only Make Believe - Floyd Cramer
07 Where's The Playground Susie - Kurt Edelhagen
08 Little Green Apples - Tony Mottola
09 MacArthur Park - Horst Jankowsky
10 Galveston - Herb Larson
11 Gentle On My Mind - Nancy Wilson
12 Southern Nights - Laurie  Bower Singers
13 Rhinestone Cowboy - James Last
14 Try A Little Kindness - Lynn Anderson
15 Sunflower - Frank Chacksfield Orchestra
16 True Grit - Geoff Love & His Orchestra
17 Turn Around, Look At Me - The 50 Guitars Of Tommy Garrett
18 Honey Come Back - Kurt Edelhagen
19 Classical Gas - Hugo Montenegro
20 Wichita Lineman - Larry Page Orchestra

18 feb. 2018

All Good Things Come In Three

Here's the last volume of the Easy Living Series. It's my personal favorite with an easy jazz-lounge feel to it.






Tracklist

1    Goin' Out Of My Head /Can't Take My Eyes of off you - Floyd Cramer
2    Baby Elephant Walk - Quincy Jones & his Orchestra
3    Windows of the World - Pete Jolly   
4    This Guy    - Duncan Lamont & his Orchestra
5    Call me - Nancy Wilson
6    Theme from ' Valley of the Dolls' - Floyd Cramer
7    Sunny - Floyd Cramer
8    Ode To Billy Joe - Duncan Lamont & his Orchestra
9    Mission - Impossible Theme - Floyd Cramer
10    MacArthur Park - Duncan Lamont & his Orchestra
11    Love So Fine - Pete Jolly
12    And I love him - Nancy Wilson   
13    Hey Jude - Duncan Lamont & his Orchestra
14    Desafinado - Quincy Jones & his Orchestra
15    Both Sides Now - Ken Moule
16    Misty Morning - Ken Moule
17    My one and only love - Nancy Wilson           
18    Goodbye to love - Ken Moule   
19    Comin' Home Baby - Quincy Jones & his Orchestra
20    Sunny - Nancy Wilson

All my own rips from my personal vinyl collection.

29 jan. 2018

Ease On...

The second volume of 'Easy Living'. Monsieur Maurice's very first attempt to make a compilation. All from my own private record collection. The influence of Command Records is heavy on this one.






Tracklist
01 Peanut Vendor - Ted Heath and his music
02 Istanbul - Command All-Stars
03 Hernando's Hidaway - Dick Schory's Percussion and Brass.
04 Guantanamera - Chaquito & The Quedo Brass
05 My Funny Valentine - Los Admiradores
06 Tabu - Terry Snyder and the All-Stars
07 Mondo Cane - Gran Orquestre Popular de las Americas
08 Sukiyaki - Gran Orquestra Popular de las Americas
09 Rainy night in Georgia - Nelson Riddle
10 Something in the way he Moves - Peggy Lee
11 It's too late - Tony Mottola
12 California Dreaming - Wes Montgomery
13 Tammy - Gran Orquestra Popular de las Americas
14 Eloïse - Franck Pourcel
15 Friendly Persuasion - Los Admiradores
16 Laura - Franck Pourcel
17 Windy - Wes Montgomery
18 I want to hold your hand - Enoch Light
19 Tico-Tico - Tony Motolla
20 Wichita lineman - The Music Mood Orchestra

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