Boardwalk Empire Volume 1 : Music From The HBO Original Series
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Boardwalk Empire Volume 1 Music From The HBO Original Series features music from the first two seasons of the show. The Prohibition-era soundtrack, produced by the series music supervisor Randall Poster, is comprised of original music from the 1920s exclusively rerecorded by top contemporary artists such as Regina Spektor, Loudon Wainwright III, Martha Wainwright, Catherine Russell, Nellie McKay and Leon Redbone. Regina Spektor s version of "My Man, " was originally made popular in 1921 by Ziegfeld Follies singer Fanny Brice.
The show features famous, real-life musical characters from the time period such as vaudeville star Eddie Cantor played by Stephen DeRosa and singer/actress Sophie Tucker played by Hairspray s Kathy Brier. Each actor/singer contributes to Boardwalk Empire Volume 1 Music From The HBO Original Series contemporary versions of the songs made popular by these 1920s musicians. What s more, current day New York jazz band Vince Giordano and The Nighthawks appear regularly on the series as the house band at Babette s Nightclub, and the group contributes five modern-day renditions of popular songs from the era.
by Nellie McKay
by Leon Redbone
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I've always felt that big band swing was the zenith of talent-driven music.
But it was Boardwalk Empire that introduced me to the roots of the swing sound.
This CD is not available on Spotify, which provided me with access to the music of the second and third seasons of the wonderful music of Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks. But after listening to those seasons, I decided to purchase the CD.
Vince Giordano, whom I heard interviewed on Terry Gross's "Fresh Air" show on NPR, has put a real, museum quality series of three CDs
After it's over, you ask yourself if current pop songs will be listened to with such joy - if at all - a hundred years into the future. I, for one, don't think so.
I'm posting this reviews on my review of Volume 2. Different music, same opinion in every respect.
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