"Not for nothing,but on the Capone article you forget Vincent "Schemer" Drucci took over The North Siders after Hymie Weiss was killed until Drucci died in,I believe,1927,trying to take away a police detective's gun in an altercation…"
"It was a Kamikaze hit and did endanger the lives of Joey's family and everyone else that early morning in the restaurant,but I think made more out of desperation than anything else to finally kill Joey as he was a major threat to the other…"
"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…"
"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…"
"Amazing...When a rat can return to his old neighborhood without fear of retaliation almost makes the mob look weak or at best disorganized.Past cases of this include Sammy The Bull and Chris from the book "Mob Story".With him he had…"
"Good story!.I always like reading about Crazy Joe.I wish they would put the movie about him on legit dvd.For any interested readers there was a movie based on Joe's life called "Crazy Joe" starring Peter Boyle that came out around…"
"Great article as usual!.Believe it or not I still have the People magazine with John Gotti on the cover "The Real Godfather"...I need to get it framed as my own bit of mob memorabilia.Also liked you put in a story on Joey Gallo,one of my…"
"Good story with a twist of humor!.I don't want to knock any fellow readers' fav' shows (personally I'm an SOA junkie),but a lot of this stuff is beyond-ridiculous "reality" TV.If it's The Mob give me a documentary…"
"I think you will enjoy the book,Kim,it's pretty decent.Well written and has some comical flair in parts.I like Mafia history myself and write most of my comments from memory.I was going to mention "Richie The Boot" who was rumored to…"
"My favorite characters in the series were Richie Aprile,supposedly based off real-life gangster "Crazy Joe" Gallo in part,Uncle Junior,and Paulie.One of Joe Gallo's cousins was a member of the NJ Family,which I thought was kinda'…"
"Hard to believe Tony's gone,isn't it?.Gotta admit he wasn't my favorite Sopranos character,but you had to admire Tony or as he told Christopher "You may not like me,but you WILL respect me" (or something like that)...Now my…"
"This should be an interesting book if it has all that background info as several books have been written about Whitey and his World,but concentrate on him after prison and his rise to power.My personal favorites are "Paddy Whacked" and…"
Good stuff Dale. Luciano and them didn't tolerate hot heads just ask Dutch. I'm a mob head too. One of my favorites even though he wasn't well liked was the Cigar Carmine Galante. Keep up the good work.