"Yea I heard that about Luciano calling him a snitch, a rat. This guy Frank Renzulli's name rang a bell right away and sure enough I found a video on him talkin about the neighborhood. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqEgkgK18l0 Of course I…"
"Thanks,DaLenosgirl,for the great song and story.I did some research on Jimmy and his music was around before my '70s comment.I didn't know of Ol' Blue Eyes involvement,must've been jealous of Jimmy.I do know Frank himself was…"
"This is the SONG that made the wiseguys WEEP. Roselli's beautiful music had the flavor of "the old country" which they missed. The Luciano crew ran the music industry and the jukeboxes.When Roselli broke ties with them all his records…"
"Always thought of mob music in terms of 1950s Doo Wop (Dion,The Cadillacs,The Five Satins,etc...) or Big Band/Sinatra/Tony Bennett...Have heard of Jimmy Roselli as a local favorite NY artist in the '70s though,believe he was mentioned in the…"
"Very interesting video. Most of it was in English but understanding Italian does help. Interesting to see Skinny D'Amato on here. I know Jimmy Roselli the singer did his last show at the 500 Club while Skinny ran it and then that was the end of…"
"I never saw this pic. Wow Tony Bender, he's an old timer. What is Tony Bender doing with Joe Gallo? And what ever happened to Anthony Strollo a.k.a. Tony Bender? He moved to Jersey n went missing. Maybe he ended up at Richie the Boot's…"
I was born in Jersey but live in California. From a very early age I learned about gangsters who were running Cosa Nostra only blocks from the house my father grew up in. I would like to learn more about these dangerous men.
Thanks for the add. Yes the DeCavalcante name is in many places. LOL Papa was pretty popular and even was on the second commission. He had a close relationship with Joe Bonnano for many years.Thank you also for the information on where to trace my family. I have needed to do that for a long time but did not know how or where to start.