Starting to wear out your ‘Great Gatsby’ soundtrack? Following Baz Luhrmann’s mashup of hip-hop and 1920s jazz stylings, you’d do a lot worse than spinning the new ‘Boardwalk Empire’ soundtrack if you’re looking for a further fix of ragtime glitz-and-glam.
The second volume features some of our most interesting contemporary singer/songwriters dolling up and doing their best speakeasy sing-song. Chief amongst these are St Vincent, Rufus Wainwright, Elvis Costello and Patti Smith; throw in some instrumental jazz shuffles and a bit o’ Liza Minnelli (!) and you have some musical moonshine ready for consumption straight from the tumbler right into your ears. Flapper dress on? Go!
Take a taste of Patti Smith’s vintage ‘I Ain’t Got Nobody’ below.