MUSIC: Boardwalk Empire

The Nighthawks perform in Boardwalk Empire.

The hit HBO show Boardwalk Empire won 8 Emmy’s including one for Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks who put together the compilation soundtrack for the series. Vince and his orchestra are popular performers in the New York area. A group of Grovers travel into NYC frequently to hear them perform. The show is about prohibition-era Atlantic City and it is going to enter its 3rd season.

Steve Buscemi as the gangster Nuchie Thompson

The music is from the 1890′s to the Roaring Twenties. This song “Alice Blue Gown” features the Nighthawks with a vocal by Amber Edwards. It was featured in episode 4 and is from the 1919 movie, “Irene.”
Wickipedia says, “Alice blue is a pale tint of azure that was favored by Alice Roosevelt Longworth, daughter of Theodore Roosevelt and which sparked a fashion sensation in the U.S.”     –PG