And we like. It's different. It's soulful. It's what you'd expect from her.
There's a slew of amazing artists featured on the Boardwalk Empire Soundtrack, out the beginning of September. Lots of jazz and bluesy voices , including Regina Spektor, who sings a classic song made famous by Fanny Brice (and then Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl), My Man!
Have a listen to the video (above) to hear her version of the song.
You know, this is the third time we've heard a contemporary artist cover this song. All in different ways. There was Lea Michele, who performed it on Glee this past season and kept very closely to the Barbra version. Then, we found Lauren Ambrose performed a version of the song with her band, Lauren Ambrose and the Leisure Class. It's a lot more like Regina's, but we would say more brassy.
So, this begs the question….
Whose Version Of My Man Do U Like Best?
- Regina Spektor (49%)
- Lauren Ambrose (6%)
- Lea Michele (44%)
Total Votes: 4,760
Tags: boardwalk empire, cover, my man, soundtrack
We still don't know who is kicking the bucket next week on Glee, but we do know we're DYING over Lea Michele's solo from the episode. It's the one we've been waiting for…and she didn't disappoint.
A batch of songs have been released from next week's episode, entitled Funeral, including Princess Lea performing the Barbara Streisand classic ballad My Man from Funny Girl. Truthfully, we think this is one of her best performances yet…still not quite on par with Don't Rain On My Parade, but we don't think anything will ever compare to that for us.
Anyway, CLICK THE JUMP and you'll be transported to a world of pure imagination - literally. One of the numbers performed next week is an ensemble number of Pure Imagination, originated by Gene Wilder in Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory. Sound like a weird choice? Just wait! You have to hear what Chris Colfer does with it. Very pretty. Plus, there is a third track - Amber Riley singing Try A Little Tenderness by Otis Redding. Very cool!
Ch-ch-check them out!!!
Tags: amber riley, chris colfer, funeral, funny girl, glee, lea michele, my man, solo