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"jilly rizzo" Discussed on WGN Radio
"To the minute Chicago news live and local with these at two with Lisa dent. Start spreading the news I am leaving today I. want to be a part of it New York New York she's back. All right, I wasn't kidding when I said he did a mean Sinatra. That is Robert Davi actor director and singer and he's just terrific and I think it's so appropriate that we have New York New York playing because he's a New Yorker. I'm a New Yorker and we've got folks listening from New York all the way to Alaska tonight so I want to welcome him to the program and I want to welcome you guys to call as well. 8 6 6 5 zero 5 four 6 two 6 8 6 6 5 zero 5 four 6 two 6 or get at me online at rich Valdez at rich valdes with an S on all of the social media. Now you know Robert Dobby from a couple of different films. You've seen him in The Goonies raw deal wild thing action Jackson die hard. I mean, in so many others, license to kill. I mean, there's just a whole bunch. I've seen him growing up, he's terrific. Robert David, welcome to the program. There is, like I said, a list of films that he's been in And he's got a directorial debut coming up, or maybe not a debut, but a big project that we're going to talk about, but I want to talk about this Sinatra, because I didn't know that Robert Davi did Sinatra like this. Robert David, welcome. What is this? There we go. It's the deep state, the deep state was trying to get you. Something's doing something. I mean, I've been you can you hear me now? Yeah, you're on the air, brother, welcome. Thank you, rich. You guys don't know what Jonathan. You know what they say. They can't keep a good man down. Especially New Yorkers, baby. That's it. So a lot going on here. I didn't know you did the whole Sinatra thing. You do it really, really well. How did you get started with that? Well, first, I won first place New York State school music association solo competition. I sang opera as a kid when I was in high school. And I love the opera and I was going to go into that and. Always sang over the years. He's one of the ways I improvised the singing in The Goonies if you remember that is Jake rickel. Wow. And then, and then I did an album in 2011, Dobby sinks Sinatra where the number 6 on billboard jazz and quickly Jones brought 17 people. I headlined the Venetian at the last shows that rickles did. I get concerts. I've traveled all over the world. They shut down the ice cold power for concerts I did for Diane van Kristen Berg and Jeff Bezos and so I've been all over the world. Did the 70th anniversary of the United Nations foxwoods casino and all of them. So I do a show and I love it. Fantastic. Quite a career. Quiet career. The guys that people don't realize, it sounds very illustrious, and of course it is. I'm sure, but it's also a lot of hard work, you know, traveling all over the place and having to consistently perform. And I was talking to a performer one time and he was explaining to me. He said, some of the best stories always happen backstage. Where you have these moments with the other people. What's one of your favorite backstage stories? There's so many over the years. I mean, you know, I mean, depending on if it's theater or if it's the live shows with singing or if it's on a film set. What do you have any with Sinatra? I know I did my first film with Frank Sinatra. And it was, let's say we were filming in New York, it was a movie called contract on cherry street. This is my first film. I'm in my early 20s. And I'm with the chimp and the board. Now this guy here, in an Italian American family, there are two figures to Pope and Sinatra. And not necessarily in that order. Right now, here I am doing my first film with Sinatra. And it's 2 o'clock in the morning. We're at a social club in Little Italy, but still a bar there in mulberry street. And I'm off to the side, and it's just a handful of us in the bar. So not just sitting at the bar with jilly Rizzo and Harry guardino and Martin gables. And I'm there by the radiator off to the side. So naturally, there's a double take. He looks at me and he goes, well, but I have a drink. I don't drink mister Sinatra. He goes, you don't drink, you're fired. I'll have what you have. I'll have what you are happy. And he says, get over here. Forced me two fingers at Jack in a bucket class four ice cubes. The rest water. He goes here. This will be your drink. You'll get where you want to go to. Without getting hurt. Rehabs later, I'm so drinking the Jack Daniels. That's funny. But there are so many different stories which with so many different people. Over the years, I could talk for days on that. I bring them up in my show sometimes, a lot of that is stuff. There's a funny one with me and Schwarzenegger. When we did, well, we had done raw deal together. As you mentioned earlier, you mentioned broad deal. Sure. And we're doing a specific scene. And Arnold, and the way the scene is we go into the scene I go into this little kind of like suspicious of each other in the film. And there was a little office room in the cameras behind the desk looking at us coming into the room and we had a tight two shot. And you had to be a certain distance, you know, it had to be very, very staged. So one of his friends, he had one of his friends to take a toothpick with a straw. And you know those toothpicks that go into the olives and stuff with it. Oh yeah. The whole thing at the end. Yeah, the little thing at the end. So you hear. And the tooth that goes to my and I can feel it. And I put my hand up and the director says, but I just want to grab the guy out just to get, you know, hide the
"jilly rizzo" Discussed on AJ Benza: Fame is a Bitch
"The French announcer was so crazy about Ava Gardner that a guy that everybody thinks has it all together or had it all together. Tried to commit suicide twice over her. Once with pills and once with turning up the gas in his oven and leaving his head in the oven and as a result it really did a number on his vocal cords and he couldn't sing for a while. I mean, Frank would fire bullets into the pillows in his room to make believe he was killing himself. So Ava Gardner would come by and take care of him. Crazy. And in a book I read about Ava Gardner. She said that they had the best search life. But as soon as the sex ended and Frank was wandering to the bathroom, they would have often the most magnificent fights. And that would ruin the night. But as she got older and she go to a restaurant owned by Frank's partner, jilly Rizzo, there was a big cardboard cut out of Frank at the door. And every time she came in, she'd walk in and scratch the face of Frank on the cardboard and say, I miss my guy. So as much as they thought, it was some real love there. Let's get back to Mickey, the coxswain Rooney. Because that's why this Betty Jane baker, that was the second wife. She's from Alabama. She was 17, she came on the miss Alabama pageant. And she went on to represent a state in the Miss America competition. That same year she beats Mickey. They get married. They have two children Mickey Rooney junior and Timmy Rooney, then they split up in 1949. And Betty Jane wasn't single long, was 8, 8 days after her divorce became final. She went to songwriter and the film composer buddy baker, and the two of them were together until 1958. By that time, you know, she changed her name to Betty Jane baker in Shenzhen. She enjoyed a successful career in music as a session singer. And she did background vocals for French. And Elvis Presley Sam Cooke, Bobby Darren, and Phil Spector. Her third and final marriage in 1961 was to the jazz guitarist Barney castle. And she dies in 2002. Okay, that doesn't seem like a big deal..
"jilly rizzo" Discussed on 710 WOR
"I'm kidding. I'm kidding. No, I'm reading this book review in The Wall Street Journal, and it's of a book about Frank Sinatra. And I'm sure a lot of our listeners are big Big Sinatra fans assess all of us are here on the big show. The book is called Sinatra and Me. In the wee small hours of the morning. By Tony Epidemic Sano, Now Tony bed, Asana was introduced to Sinatra by Sinatra's best friend in the world. Jilly Rizzo, who He's an older guy now, but he's written a memoir. Sinatra got a rave review in the Wall Street Journal this morning. We're going to try to get Tony on our show to talk about Sinatra some point, but this is a kind of a touching anecdote. That's from the book. So toward the end of, uh Frank's life. Um, he went to perform at the Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational Golf tournament in February, 1995 and he finished his scheduled set of songs. And then he turned his conductor his son, Frank Jr. And he said, What's next? And Frank Jr said. That's it, Dad that show so for we haven't we have nothing more to do? And Sinatra said. Find some more songs. I'm not going to go quietly into the night and he stuck around and he sang another 10 songs just because he didn't want to didn't want to leave the stage kind of touching And then he died at the end. It was tough. I mean, I saw him at Radio City Music Hall, and he had big teleprompters in front of him, and he still botch the words to New York, New York It was not It was not great at the end, but in the middle in the beginning, it was fabulous. And I love the fact they put this song in the title in the wee small hours of them. When your loan mommy Heart has learned its lesson, you'd be hard as if only she would call Oh, in no way small 00 of the Morning. Mhm. That's the time you miss a most. Oh, Mm Oh, welcome to the Frank Sinatra Our on 7 10. Don't believe fabulous. Although I gotta say the other night I ran into Michael Feinstein. You know Michael Feinstein, the singer and piano player kept the American song but dangerous. Anyway. Michael and I were kind of reminiscing and Sinatra came up and I said, You know, as much as I love Sinatra and I really, really do. I said, I think my favorite American male singer. Is Ben Crosby and Feinstein threw his arms up in the air, then threw them around me and gave me a hug and said This is why I love you because I consider him to be the great American pop singer of the 20th century. Yeah, I mean, listen. It is. I mean, Crosby's great no question about it. And Sinatra's and giant to so kind of interesting. Maybe we can do it back to back Sinatra Crosby thing and see where we all bland on that. Yeah, I think we're going. You know, I think Bing Crosby's voice was a lot smoother. No, not a scientific voice. No, no, no. Anybody been Crosby was a classic like there was like no imperfection. Right? As well. You know, Sinatra's pretty good too, Joe Perfection bad voice. Hey, guys, Joe, You know what movie was 35? I I know Michael knows. You know, Joe 35 years ago today what movie came out? 35 years ago. No, I'll give you a hand Anderson here Oh Ferris Bueller. Mueller? Yeah, Fueler. Yeah. Crazy fueler. The great Ben Stein 30, I You know I don't Matthew Broderick looks the same 35 years later. I'm telling you Little little heavier, but I have seen nice. Oh, way to go. Yeah, who is really 35 years since this before, and I'll say it again. Life moves pretty fast. You don't stop and look around once in a while. You could miss it. Now, Michael, Here's a question A. Have you seen it? The truth. Really, Really, really. I am not like me. I've seen excerpts. I've seen clips, but I've actually never get out of his thinking. I think Christine and I this weekend. We always do a movie night on Saturday night. I think I think we're going to reveal the tomorrow. Yeah, I have yourself a favor. Do yourself. Alright. News time from Joe Barlow. Good morning, Joe. Already Early Voting begins tomorrow in the race for mayor of New York City For the first time Ranked choice. Voting is in place. Mayor de Blasio is encouraging people to practice. You can go to the city website and rank your favorite pizza topping me. Tell you what never, ever ever should be voted for. This.
"jilly rizzo" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Jilly Rizzo was Frank Sinatra's best friend and closest, confident Rizzo Long ran Jilly Saloon Lounge on West 52nd Street in Manhattan. That was a favorite gathering spot of celebrities in the 19 sixties, especially when Mr Sinatra was in New York. He was best known as Frank's Inseparable companion, who he served for many years as chief aide. Frank's former manager, Tony Open toe Sandal shares that true friendship between Frank And Julie Julie. For all intents and purposes, Woz the brother, the track Never had. He truly was that close with them. And Julie was very enterprising guy. Not not very book. Learn it As I wrote in the forward that I wrote to the book that his son, will he put out a couple of years back. But when it came to street smarts, the guy could give a post graduate dissertation on street spots and Wasn't very giving guy imposing figure. But mostly Bach very little bike. And he and Frank Blake At a point in Frank's life. When it wasn't Extremely beneficial. To be a friend of Frank Sinatra. He was during it was during his down period and in the early fifties, when he's trying to climb his way back. And Julie de friended him. And would spend his own money to travel around and show up at places where Frank was working. So in Frank's plane, it was This wants to be my friends for me. Not who by supposedly him in the public and what I might be able to do for true friends indeed. The song. The.
"jilly rizzo" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"I did this thing and the dude's everyone encouraging me to say so. I wanted it. I didn't want to do the offer, but I had Great respect will have tremendous respect for what I call the Shakespeare of America, which is the great American Songbook. So I asked a friend of mine. Bob Cavallo used to manage Prince and Earth, wind and fire. He was the head of Hollywood records. Disney music legendary manager and legendary producer of films 12 Monkeys, Lot of films but great guy and a good friend of close friend of mine. I said Bob, I want to get back to the music. Who should I study with, he said. Blah, blah, blah, Gary Wells. So I started to train. Yeah, Call them for me. I started to train every day. Then I did a demo Capitol records of four songs with a band. That's funny. You didn't I capital. Did the demo at Capitol Records? Yeah. With that Sinatra microphone. I played it and what was what happened was the head of capital Polish Salvatori. Books, everything. They're basically runs the studio. Was telling, and people heard like the great Al Schmidt. And the great Still, Ramon heard about a place that my film was the best. Yeah. Right. And then Wallace, who was one of the engineers along without Schmidt, and so they heard that I brought the demo to, uh Bob Cavallo with Disney, he said. You want the truth, you know, almost sarcastic because he's very pragmatic guy so and so he called his head of marketing down. He came down, he said. What do you think it if the 30 seconds of listening to guys said, Let's do this, And then Bob called the head of Universal Music. Jim Yury at the time? Yeah, and I had lunch with Jim. They played in the demo. And then I want it doing the whole out. This is good. But did you go to Mr Sinatra? First? I remember when I was a Saturday night Live the first thing I did, and it was a comedy version wasn't like you guys see Robert Davi and concerts phenomenal whose strings with everything with his strong voice that you hear on the radio with me Now, Joe Piscopo a W A. B C with the great Robert Davi. But when I did him on SNL, Robert, I wrote him a letter. I said I hope you don't mind. This is all done with respect, and we're just having fun with it. And he was like my best friend. After that you had to check with the Sinatra family before you went on the road. Yes. No. What happened? Was this What? What happened was the I did a film with Frank in 1977. My first film called Contract on Cherry can't bury way in New York. You shut that with the old man. Project. What does a legendary Frank Sinatra television, But this is great. So you've got to know him a little bit, Robert. Very well. No, no, I got it. Got it. Got it in a second. This is go anyway, He really respected me. And there was no reason for me Joe to do the American songbook. At this time. I did not want to do it when he was alive. It was he was there. Who else is gonna do it? You know, I mean or Sinatra. Thank you for six. I thank you for saying that because a lot of cats go out there they do. If they don't get it, they don't get it. There's only one Frank Sinatra, right, right. Right. There's one Frank Sinatra, you know, So the thing of it is, and so I had the You know the film career like he had a big film career I didn't have imagined I had. You know my own film career, but I still was in that and played edgy and I had a voice. I studied opera like he had. We had many conversations about Gustav Mahler and symphonies and music. He loved the dog. Wow, who stopped Moloch and also with Frank Jr. You know, but anyway So I when he passed away, I felt there was no one You know some great guys. We're doing it. Michael Boo Blay and Raj do it, But no one had the film presents nor the swagger of what Sinatra represented to the Italian American community. Into the world in terms of his and some books were coming up by people that would bad mountain which got me angry. I won't mention the names of other singers that had mentioned certain things and I wanted to pay tribute to Sinatra. In terms of his Picasso, his contribution to music and the Great American song Well said, So I did this thing. The album went to number six Billboard jazz. I did it first concerts on Long Island and Hops University to see if I could do this thing to follow came on. We did three performances thanks to Bob Spio to and they were sold out and standing ovations and successful and then the rest was so you know, putting the thing together. About the song book and then touring the world. China, Australia for the United Nations, Estonia, Latvia Sweet Budapest. Finland, Italy was the Italian guest artist on the Italian version of the voice. Just amazing, Robert. I gotta I gotta ask you and I know it's it's amazing if you look, by the way you could see some of this on video, you Google, Robert Davi. So you and the old man you are, Mr Sinatra. That's my money. I got to hear the stories and you know, and, uh, we got to keep it clean. We're live. So you know everything free except one little thing I said about the sperm, but that could be Thank killing me. Would you deal with me, huh? Wait. What? What happens is that happens is I'm doing the film Cherry Street. Now, Harry Guardino. He's a great friend of Sinatra. Did you know Harry? No, I didn't. But what a great talent man. Harry was one of the funniest men in the world. He would have Sinatra and fears he literally you know, this is when Harry first met Frank. It was through Jilly Rizzo, and you put on a waiter's jacket at Jilly's the Wrong way. And he kept trying to get Frank's attention. And he wasn't getting his attention. Really? Not over a glass of wine, Frankie. What the hell is wrong with you? I'm sure Harry with the jacket on backwards. It starts to crack up that night. He took him to Vegas. That's not the Vegas trip to the font on blue with him, He said, I don't have the clothes. You should let me Let me Don't worry about the clothes were leaving at eight o'clock. They left. They went there. He had a rack of clothes You have to tale has come in. For Harry. Oh, my cash. Franco's Harry was his protege, right, so they were busting each other's chops. These guys have the best sense of humor in the world. So Frank after he does his shit. He gets up because I want to introduce my protege because he was teasing about singing..
"jilly rizzo" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Nighttime. Remember his house. He had the room to the right with all the Grammy Awards and all that. I know if you remember that I do remember that. Oh, yeah, Here's the thing that's interesting in my limo. Do you know Frank didn't go around the limo, Mr Sinatra? She went around with a town car with dick. You know dick was this shelf, but I want up in a party, Frank. Not you just finished doing contract on Cherry Street. And here I am. Quite by accident. Wind up in Jimmy Weston's a club. I can't believe I'm with I'm with Jilly Rizzo proper Sinatra and I really, You know, I just said hello, Mr Naci really just nodded his head. That was the end of it, but no big deal, But for me, it was an unbelievable through. I can't believe I'm in a party with Sinatra in itself is on our garage celebrating the movie contract on Cherry Street. Yeah, I remember that, Steve. Thanks for calling man. And thank you always for listening. And I believe that Steve was kind enough to come see a show in Pennsylvania with me and my son, Michael. Very recently appreciate you support Steve coming out and seen us live like Hoboken. Mary are new, but whenever you see Bruce home, Boca Mary on the coal board He has carte blanche to the show. You know that now, Piscopo on the radio 77 w A b c. You can call 808 48 w A b C and let me just go to Mike, if I can't go to Mike right here. Yeah. Good evening, Mike. How you doing this evening? Good evening, Mr Piscopo. Fantastic Show upon you in from Cleveland, Ohio. Look atyou, man. Then you could call me Joe. Mike. Thank you so much for checking in from a clean how you listening you on wnbc dot com or, you know, on 7 70 on the radio your common and cleared in the hills up Slowly. Family perish tonight. Wow. Wow. Isn't that the wildest thing? Thank you. They're beautiful, Beautiful town. You've been. You've been a fan of Mr S for many, many years. I hear Actually, I grew up. I was a fan of them virtually as a child watching his movies. My father would take me to his films. When I was about starting in about the age of 10. We went to see von Ryan's Express. Then we went to see Tony Rome when I was 12. Some of that went over my head broccoli but still wanted like e. I love the character he played in Tony Rome in his subsequent character and lady and cement and your talk In a boat boot. Joker's wild. Remember watching him Saturday afternoon? One of my buddies in high school. Amazing. You know what, Mike? Thank you so much for appreciate the time. Thank you, sir. We're privileged to have you listening in and the great city of clean Cleveland, Ohio, Mike, That's pretty cool. And you're right. I forget the clear signal that you're listening to. Now we have 50,000. Watts just screaming out of New York, New York, and I'm live in New York as we speak. But around the country you get about 47 States Clear Channel and I told you this. When we first started this program, I would listen to W A. B. C. It was Chuck Leonard at the time and shy. Good here, Chuck at nighttime. We would listen. We all gather around, roll radio, television guys going to school down there and listening to W A. B. C. So I said, I come before this microphone with great pride and great respect. Let me go to Bob before we break guys from Bayside, Bob. Thanks for calling in What do you think in this evening, my friend. Hey, Joe. Great show wonderful Having you there and you just as wonderful keeping the legacy of Mr Sinatra alive. I grew up here in Bayside with Jilly Rizzo's two sons, Willy and Joey. You may know, both will Willy. What a sweetheart of a kid and you knew Jilly, You said, you know, Jilly, but, Yeah, I grew up with Joey, who was a little older than Willie. He's in Florida now. Well, he's been in Vegas for a number of years. He's retired. We still talk. And I used to hear so many wonderful stories about Mr Sinatra because Julie had the club over there on 52nd Street in Eighth Avenue, which was Sinatra's hang out whenever he was in New York. You and I would have to say so many of the stories of learning about all these famous people that you know they used to hang around with. But one thing that always said that my mind was a lot of people don't know many do but many don't Is just how filling Tropic he Woz. And you never heard about so much of the philanthropy that he donated to so many different causes. Thank you. Thank you, Bob. Right on the money. Hey, was the biggest fund raiser for the state of Israel? He was He was he went to Israel. When it was a young country. Hey, went in the 19 fifties just after Israel became the state of Israel 1948, and he was there and he was always helping our kids and during the time I believe the stopover in Israel is part of that tour that I told you about. One of my favorite album, Sinatra in Paris, which is as the critics even the critics called vital recording and he went and he raised a million dollars for handicapped kids around the world. But great phone call man. Thank you so much. Yes, it's okay. Good chance. Yes. Cut called. I have dreamed. I don't know what you're good. You are so good from the King and I the Broadway show with Yul Brenner. He does a masterful job on it. It's a really wonderful cut If you ever get a chance, you know But we we will track that down because I know that song so and thank you so much, But I have dreamed we gotta write that..