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The New Jilly's



Frank's pals love Rizzo's all the way

November 6, 2004


When Stan Wozniak and Nick Caruso parted ways with the co-owners of Jilly's Piano Bar, 1007 N. Rush - named after Frank Sinatra's bodyguard and best friend, Jilly Rizzo -- the duo were unable to get Ol' Blue Eyes out from under their skin.

Last week they opened a new Sinatra-themed live music venue, Rizzo's Live, at 100 E. Walton. Just like Jilly's, Rizzo's has lounge singers belting out Sinatra hits, Rat Pack photos lining the walls, and, late at night, the live music ends and a DJ spins retro dance tunes.

The difference between the two joints? First, Rizzo's serves up a Pan-Asian menu they call "Buddha Bing" -- there's no Italian fare to be found. More importantly, "none of them [at Jilly's] ever met Sinatra," says Wozniak, who was Sinatra's road manager for nine years.

"They have the pictures on the walls, but we're the ones in the pictures," brags Caruso.

The Chairman of the Board surely would have approved.

Posted by: Nancy | Nov 7, 2004 10:02 PM | plus-minusComments(7)

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DOUGofOHIO says:
Nov 10, 2004 4:47 AM
Good mild nice November morning (35F) from the American Midwest-USA:

Thanks, Nancy, but I have a rather embarrassing question, sitting here in OHIO....I could not figure out where the new place is...New York or Chigago?

By the way somebody called me a lounge singer...and I wasn't sure how to take that....I just know I wish I could be there singing those SINATRA SONGS...

Well, gotta go!! Last nice weather for golf, probably for awhile.....


DOUGofOHIO says:
Nov 10, 2004 7:31 AM
OOOps. I meant to spell it

CHICAGO.......Now this can only happen to a guy like me...


Domenico says:
Nov 10, 2004 7:37 PM
Jilly Rizzo was a cool guy to say the least. The new place has got to be a blast I have make a road trip from Cleveland,Ohio! Awesome!

melodym says:
Nov 12, 2004 5:08 AM
March 2006 I'll be turning 50 and will be in Chicago for a conference. Guess where my 50th Birthday dinner will be?!!!

DOUGofOHIO says:
Dec 12, 2004 9:33 AM
Log in fatal error???

DOUGofOHIO says:
Dec 12, 2004 9:35 AM
OOps, sorry must have tried the wrong key....

RainorShine says:
Feb 19, 2005 7:07 PM
I own a Chinese restaurant. Somewhere I saw a photograph of Jilly's (never had been there) with a sign saying "Chow Mein" -- did they ever serve chow mein at Jilly's?! I'd really like to know. Next time I'm in Chi-Town it looks like I'm gonna acquire a world-class hangover at this joint!




Here is the cover for the new Reprise FAS-Christmas CD; it will be released on 10/26/04...more details to follow.


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alison says:
Oct 1, 2004 11:00 AM
what a lovely new picture. what a wonderful smile Frank has.

LovesSinatra says:
Oct 1, 2004 11:57 AM
Oooo!!! Oooo!! I love that face!!! Where do we order? This is a perfect gift for so many I know!!

Domenico says:
Oct 1, 2004 3:10 PM
I cant wait to add this to my other Sinatra Christmas Cd's! This will be a nice welcome addition! By the way The SInatra Treasures are great!!!!

Domenic Vitanza
Parma Heights,Ohio USA

CANELA says:
Oct 1, 2004 5:17 PM
I will definitely buy it..
it will be a wonderful
addition to my collection.
I just LOVE Frank!!!

Lourdes Correa says:
Oct 2, 2004 12:16 PM
I can't wait to buy it!
What a wonderful smile!

Rhodalee says:
Oct 2, 2004 7:33 PM
Wow -- I can't believe how gorgeous the cover is -- I look at Frank's smile and I have a big smile. Can't wait to buy it.

gerald says:
Oct 3, 2004 9:44 AM
Very nice picture from our beloved Frank Sinatra. I will surely buy it.

Rhodalee says:
Oct 3, 2004 8:36 PM
I did post, but I'm being asked to again -- I don't mind -- bcause I cannot wait to buy this.

Tootsie Roll says:
Oct 4, 2004 1:08 AM
oooh, that's great.
Is it available in the UK?

George Lyons says:
Oct 4, 2004 1:42 AM
"When you're smilin', keep on smilin', 'cause the whole world smiles with yoooooooooouuuuu!" Amen, FS - my man!

santa says:
Oct 4, 2004 3:47 PM
I am so excited about this new release. Don't you just feel as if Frank is smiling at you. He still makes my heart flutter after all these years. This will definitely be on my Christmas gift giving list. Thank you, Nancy for sharing a part of your dad with us again.

June says:
Oct 4, 2004 5:58 PM
When I look at that face..I think to myself, what an empty world without Frankie...

Thanx Nancy......

June says:
Oct 4, 2004 6:00 PM
My birthday gift....

FRANKIE1915 says:
Oct 7, 2004 6:14 PM

Denny G says:
Oct 9, 2004 7:19 AM
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Denny G says:
Oct 9, 2004 7:20 AM
This is such wonderful news. I can't wait for its release. It doesn't feel like Christmas until Frank's voice fills the room with the holiday spirit.

Wolfy says:
Oct 14, 2004 9:06 AM
I have had many many wonderful experiences involving Frank's music.
This looks to be the X-mas present that all of us will enjoy for a very long time. Frank keeps on giv'n even though he's gone to heav'n !

pattisam says:
Oct 14, 2004 9:08 PM
I'm buying myself an early Christmas present! At this moment, I'm listening to the last refrains of the KLAC program which played track 18, from this album -- 'Silent Night'. Frankie Jr and Charlie Pignone were the guests of Brad Chambers. This CD is a must! Thank you for another 'treasure' Sinatra family!

Tom Masselli says:
Oct 15, 2004 8:44 AM
...and I turn and see
your fabulous face. Sinatra is still the man!

paljoey1957 says:
Oct 20, 2004 12:22 PM
Sinatra is tops with me, I'll be at my favorite record store shopping for this release.................paljoey1957.....

Savatri says:
Oct 23, 2004 2:19 PM
Oh My God. What a smile.


mygem says:
Oct 26, 2004 10:04 PM
I've said it before, and I'll never get tired of saying... There's no other singer in this world I admire as I do FS... myg

lindso79 says:
Nov 2, 2004 12:56 PM
Oh - that face, that smile. I can barely contain myself.

George Lyons says:
Nov 6, 2004 12:45 PM
Hitting Tower Records today; Happy Holidays to the Sinatra Family!!! George Lyons

The Rat Pack - Boy's Night Out



Available September 28th.


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Bonni Brasco says:
Aug 29, 2004 1:26 PM
Wow!! Another must have collection. Thank you, Nancy! I can't wait for September.

SINRAY says:
Aug 29, 2004 8:04 PM

Just beautifull what a cover

This is a must get item

gerald says:
Aug 30, 2004 12:33 AM
Dear Friend Nancy.

What a Wonderful News !


Jerry xoxoxoxo

CANELA says:
Sep 1, 2004 4:18 PM
I am happy that its here,

I will add it to my collection

Thank you, Ms Nancy

charlie says:
Sep 7, 2004 4:46 PM
After borrowing a promo copy, This cd is a must for car stereo. Kinda Cool!!! Can't wait to get my copy, sincerely Charlie

George Lyons says:
Sep 7, 2004 10:51 PM
Hi Nancy!
Can't wait for the 28th - new product is always like Christmas morning used to be...Love Ya, George

KarynT says:
Sep 10, 2004 7:25 AM
YIPPEE! Great news and a great cover - can't wait!

Domenico says:
Sep 11, 2004 6:29 PM
Wow what a great cover art! Another MUST have, Keep them coming!!! YES! I can never get enough Frank,Sammy or Dean!!! God Bless you all!~

charlie says:
Sep 13, 2004 2:02 PM
I can't log out

charlie says:
Sep 14, 2004 5:48 PM
I just love the promo copy with the two extra live cuts. One with Frank and Dino (tv cut)and the second with Frank and Sammy ( new york radio city cut).. I believe this expanded version will be available only at Cosco.

DOUGofOHIO says:
Sep 16, 2004 5:27 AM
Good sort of cloudy mid September morning from the American Midwest-USA:

More great news about SINATRA treasures...thank you very much!!


jeane frankphan says:
Sep 19, 2004 1:29 AM
Saw it here and also KLAC-AM radio promoting it. Can't wait..Another must have. Chomping at the bit over here...jeane

Jazzbeau says:
Sep 20, 2004 9:36 AM
I`ll look for it at Cosco`s nearby! With great anticipation!

Mike Cruz says:
Sep 20, 2004 9:36 PM
We'll never forget their talent and generosity to many people. That cover really catches everyone's attention.

June says:
Sep 22, 2004 11:12 AM
I am ready.....

LindaCowtree says:
Sep 28, 2004 5:52 PM
I picked mine up this afternoon and listened to it on the way home. It has songs that I haven't heard before.. I love it!!

The Watch That Swings



Available January 2005



The Frank Sinatra Platinum Collection is the highest new entry in the UK album charts this week making it's debut at # 11.

He is still going strong in the UK.

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George Lyons says:
Aug 23, 2004 10:33 PM
"England swings like a pendulum do, bobbies on bicycles two by two......" but FAS swings more better.....anytime is Frank time!!!

gerald says:
Aug 24, 2004 9:19 PM
The Flame will be Burning High Forever !

DOUGofOHIO says:
Aug 25, 2004 7:55 AM
Good morning from the American Midwest-USA:

Well, the news just keeps getting better and better!!

1054 hrs, (EDST) Wednesday
August 25, 2004


pattisam says:
Aug 25, 2004 8:21 AM
'The Voice' lives on and on for future generations. This is fantastic news. Thank you for releasing this quality package. Congratulations!

Domenico says:
Aug 25, 2004 2:42 PM
I just ordered the Platinum collection through I couldnt wait for the release here! More Sinatra YES!!!

Judy says:
Aug 27, 2004 5:49 AM
I spoke with Ken Barnes two days ago to congratulate him on the new Crosby CD set - and he was very excited to share the news of the Sinatra Platinum's set hitting the British charts - looks like another winner!


genovaise says:
Aug 27, 2004 5:53 PM
I am watching the live performance of the Rat Pack on DVD with Johnny Carson, Frank, Dean & Sammy. I have a cigar & glass of Glenmorangie and with the help of modern technology I am with them in St Louis. We miss you in London Frank.

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