MUSIC: “All By Myself” from Boardwalk Empire

The HBO series “Boardwalk Empire” is all about Prohibition era gangsters in Atlantic City , New Jersey.  It is a wonderful series with great characters and a lively  and authentic musical score based on that 1920’s flapper style music.  Martha Wainwright sings this song   “All by Myself.”  She is a 35 year old Canadian-American folk singer who seems an unlikely choice for the song, but she does a fine job with an old composition  (1921 by Irving Berlin). —Paul

Martha Wainwright