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poster from Mix magazine, October 2013 issue.

poster from Mix magazine, October 2013 issue.

This is the photo that appears in MIX. It was shot at the Hotel Edison in NYC, May, 2012. © Paul Goldfinger

This is the photo of Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks that appears in MIX. It was shot at the Hotel Edison in NYC, May, 2012. © Paul Goldfinger

In the October issue of Mix magazine, there is an article which should interest music fans, and especially those who enjoy the hit HBO series “Boardwalk Empire.”  The music won a Grammy last year, and now the 2nd volume has been released.  This article, besides featuring a Blogfinger black and white image of Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks orchestra, tells the story of how meticulous attention resulted in an authentic soundtrack of music from the 1920’s.

This is not the first time one of Paul Goldfinger’s photographs has appeared in a publication.  Last year our photo of Ocean Grove taken from the pier, looking back, was featured in Maine Ahead magazine for their story about Scott Rasmussen.  (Maine Ahead photo link ).

Paul’s photographs have been published in the The Daily Record, Internal Medicine News, The New England Journal of Medicine, Hospital Physician, Pfizer Labs Annual Calendar  (six times),  and New Jersey 24-7  book (cover photo.) 

 

This image is from the same photo shoot. By Paul Goldfinger ©

This image is from the same photo shoot. By Paul Goldfinger ©

 

 

VINCE GIORDANO AND THE NIGHTHAWKS  from the album Moonlight Serenade. Music of the ’30’s and 40’s.  “I Can’t Get Started..”

 

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Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks performing at the Club Caché in Manhattan.   PG photo

Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks are a New York based “jazz repertory and society dance band.”  They won a  Grammy for the soundtrack of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.”

In their 1996  album Cheek to Cheek they have produced a collection of hits from the 1930’s that were made famous in the movies starring Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire.  Here’s one of them:

“A Fine Romance” was written by Dorothy Fields (lyrics) and Jerome Kern. This song was only one of two for which she wrote the lyrics before the music was composed.  The song is from the 1936  movie Swing Time and is performed here by the Nighthawks.

We often post the Nighthawks music on Blogfinger.net;  people love the nostalgia of that era.

 

Paul Goldfinger, Editor@Blogfinger.net

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Sophia's West 46th Street. Paul Goldfinger © Blogfinger.net. Click to enlarge.

Sophia’s, West 46th Street. 2013. The band is Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks.  The recording below is by Tony Bennett.     Paul Goldfinger © Blogfinger.net. Click to enlarge.

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Nov 30.  By Moe Demby, exclusive to Blogfinger.  ©

Nov 30. By Moe Demby, exclusive to Blogfinger. ©

VINCE GIORDANO AND THE NIGHTHAWKS.

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Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, appearing at the Hotel Edison in NYC.  Paul Goldfinger photo April 2013.  ©

Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, appearing at the Hotel Edison in NYC. Paul Goldfinger photo April 2013. ©

Elvis Costello is accompanied by Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks.  “It Had to Be You.”  The song is from 1924, the exact time of Boardwalk Empire. It was written by Isham Jones and Gus Kahn and it appeared in quite a few movies including Casablanca.  Elvis Costello is such a versatile musician, that it is no surprise that he is featured performing this tune.

Thanks to Fred Ohleth of Ocean Grove for sharing his CD with us.

We recently reported on the guest appearance of the Albatross Hotel in a recent episode of Broadway Empire.

Hotel Albatross from OG appears on BW Empire

 

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Dancing at the Club Cachet to the Nighthawks.  Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

Dancing at Sophia’s to the Nighthawks. Paul Goldfinger photo. © Click left for full view.

Vince Giordano and his Nighthawks won a Grammy for their music on Boardwalk Empire (HBO). They are a marvelous group that brings back music from the 20’s and ’30’s. They play on Monday nights at Sofia’s (Downstairs) at the Hotel Edison at 221 W. 46th Street. They do 3 sets and go from 8:00 pm to 11:pm, and they are unbelievably good. Dance teams always are there showing off their moves, but the audience can dance along too.

Because their shows are so unique, celebrities often show up. When we were there, Michael Feinstein, his husband and Liza Minnelli came in to enjoy the show. You can order dinner from the restaurant upstairs (Sophia’s) and the cover charge is only $15.00 per person.

THE NIGHTHAWKS. “Darktown Strutters Ball’ from the Boardwalk Empire album

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