The Sounds of Boardwalk Empire

Archeophone provided a number of transfers and audio restorations for HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. Though some of our contributions have not yet been reissued, many of the songs broadcast are available on our releases. Here’s the list of featured songs, grouped by episode, as well as the Archeophone release they’re available on.

Season 1Season 2Season 3Season 4

episode 1: Boardwalk Empire

Some of these Days (1911) by Sophie Tucker
Available on Origins of the Red Hot Mama, 1910-1922 and Stomp and Swerve: American Music Gets Hot
Good Morning Judge (1911) by Sophie Tucker
Available on Origins of the Red Hot Mama, 1910-1922
Sunset Medley (1916) by W. G. Haenschen and T. T. Schiffer
Available on Stomp and Swerve: American Music Gets Hot

 

episode 2: The Ivory Tower

By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1910) by Billy Murray and the Haydn Quartet
Available on Anthology: The Denver Nightingale

 

episode 3: Broadway Limited

The Japanese Sandman (1920) by Paul Whiteman and His Ambassador Orchestra
Available on 1920: “Even Water’s Getting Weaker”
When My Baby Smiles at Me (1920) by Ted Lewis & His Jazz Band
Available on 1920: “Even Water’s Getting Weaker”

 

episode 4: Anastasia

I’ll See You in C-u-b-a (1919) by Billy Murray
Available on 1920: “Even Water’s Getting Weaker”
K-K-K-Katy (1918) by Billy Murray
Available on Anthology: The Denver Nightingale

 

episode 5: Nights in Ballygran

I’ll Be With You in Apple Blossom Time (1920) by Charles Harrison
Available on 1920: “Even Water’s Getting Weaker”

 

episode 6: Family Limitation

Barcarolle (1919) by R. Nathaniel Dett
Available on Lost Sounds: Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry, 1891-1922

 

episode 7: Home

They Didn’t Believe Me (1915) by Alice Green & Harry McDonough
Available on 1915: “They’d Sooner Sleep on Thistles”
Don’t Leave Me, Daddy (1916) by Marion Harris
Available on The Complete Victor Releases

 

episode 8: Hold Me in Paradise

Look for the Silver Lining (1920) by Marion Harris
Available on 1921: “Make Believe and Smile”

 

episode 10: The Emerald City

Crazy Blues (1920) by Mamie Smith
Available on Stomp and Swerve: American Music Gets Hot and 1921: “Make Believe and Smile”

 

episode 11: Paris Green

Back to the Carolina You Love (1914) by Al Jolson
Available on 1915: “They’d Sooner Sleep on Thistles”

 

episode 12: A Return to Normalcy

Along the Way to Damascus (1919) by Art Hickman’s Orchestra
Available on The San Francisco Sound, Volume 1
They Didn’t Believe Me (1915) by Alice Green & Harry McDonough
Available on 1915: “They’d Sooner Sleep on Thistles”

episode 13: 21

Is There Still Room for Me Neath the Old Apple Tree (1915) by Al Campbell and Henry Burr
Available on 1916: “The Country Found Them Ready”

 

episode 15: A Dangerous Maid

All She’d Say Was “Umh Hum” (1920) by Van and Schenck
Available on 1921: “Make Believe and Smile”

 

episode 16: What Does the Bee Do?

Everything Reminds Me of that Old Sweetheart of Mine (1914) by Al Campbell, Henry Burr and Will Oakland
Available on Anthology: The Original King of Pop

 

episode 18: The Age of Reason

Turn Back the Universe and Give Me Yesterday (1916) by Harry Macdonough and Orpheus Quartet
Available on 1916: “The Country Found Them Ready”

 

episode 19: Peg of Old

Crooning (1921) by the Benson Orchestra of Chicago
Available on The Benson Orchestra of Chicago, 1920-1921

 

episode 20: Two Boats and a Lifeguard

Oh, Those Days (1915) by Guido Deiro
Available on Complete Recorded Works, Volume 2
Carry Me Back to Old Virginny (1914) by Alma Gluck
Available on 1915: “They’d Sooner Sleep on Thistles”

 

episode 22: Georgia Peaches

Crooning (1921) by the Benson Orchestra of Chicago
Available on The Benson Orchestra of Chicago, 1920-1921

 

episode 23: Under God’s Power She Flourishes

Some Sweet Day (1917) by Marion Harris
Available on The Complete Victor Releases
Feather Your Nest (1920) by Albert Campbell and Henry Burr
Available on 1921: “Make Believe and Smile”

 

episode 24: To the Lost

Over There (1917) by the Peerless Quartet
Available on 1917: “Yankees to the Ranks”

Episode 26: Spaghetti & Coffee

The Falcon March (1910) by Arthur Pryor’s Band
Available on Echoes from Asbury Park

 

episode 28: Blue Bell Boy

Three O’Clock in the Morning (1922) by Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra
Available on 1922: “An Angel’s Voice I Hear”
My Buddy (1922) by Henry Burr
Available on Anthology: The Original King of Pop and 1922: “An Angel’s Voice I Hear”

 

episode 31: Sunday Best

 
 Song of Naples (ca. 1913) by Guido Deiro
Available on Complete Recorded Works, Volume 2

 

episode 33: The Milkmaid’s Lot

 
 Bimini Bay (1921) by the Benson Orchestra of Chicago
Available on The Benson Orchestra of Chicago, 1920-1921

 

episode 35: Two Imposters

 
Is There Still Room for Me Neath the Old Apple Tree (1915) by Al Campbell and Henry Burr
Available on 1916: “The Country Found Them Ready”
 
 That Old Gang of Mine (1923) by Billy Murray and Ed Smalle
Available on Anthology: The Denver Nightingale

 

episode 36: Margate Sands

 
 Palesteena (1920) by Original Dixieland Jazz Band
Available on 1921: “Make Believe and Smile”

episode 37: New York Sour

Roll on Silvery Moon (1917) by Matt Keefe
Available on Monarchs of Minstrelsy: Historic Recordings by the Stars of the Minstrel Stage

 

episode 40: All In

Riverside Blues (1923) by King Oliver’s Jazz Band
Available on King Oliver, Off the Record: The Complete 1923 Jazz Band Recordings

 

episode 42: The North Star

La Paloma (1914) by Six Brown Brothers
Available on Broadway’s Favorite Clowns

 

episode 46: White Horse Pike

Egyptland (1919) by Six Brown Brothers
Available on Those Moaning Saxophones

 

episode 47: Havre de Grace

In that Great Gettin’ Up Mawnin’ (1916) by the Fisk University Jubilee Quartet
Available on There Breathes a Hope: The Legacy of John Work II and His Fisk Jubilee Quartet, 1909-1916

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