Patti Smith Turns Back Time on 'I Ain't Got Nobody' – Song Premiere

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Patti Smith Turns Back Time on 'I Ain't Got Nobody' – Song Premiere
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Patti Smith Turns Back Time on 'I Ain't Got Nobody' – Song Premiere

Click to listen to Patti Smith's "I Ain't Got Nobody"

Patti Smith may be the godmother of punk, but she has jazz chops, too. The rocker took on the old standard "I Ain't Got Nobody" for Boardwalk Empire Volume 2: Music from the HBO Original Series, getting into spirit and curling her vocals around the playful woodwinds, tasteful brass and sauntering drums. It's a different sound for Smith, but she's right at home on the swinging jazz tune.

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Boardwalk Empire Volume 2 features big band, jazz, ragtime and more covered by the likes of Elvis Costello, Liza Minnelli, St. Vincent, Rufus Wainwright and Neko Case. It's set for a September 3rd release; pre-orders are available on Amazon. The fourth season of Boardwalk Empire will begin September 8th on HBO.

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