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Sunday, April 10, 2011

OTR for a warm Sunday afternoon: Ozzie Nelson...two band remotes from Chicago's Blackhawk 3/24-3/30 1940

March 24, and 30, 1940.....Randolph and Wabash...Chicago. Back when it was still "The Blackhawk".....when the the music mattered, not the "Spinning Salad Bowl". ;) 

Of course, now.....The Blackhawk is no more, not even as just a restaurant. The shell of the facade is still fronting the hideous Heritage Millenium tower. I see it on a regular basis, when I'm with my daughter as she goes to Chicago Children's Choir rehearsals at the Cultural Center (The former Public Library, which has remained in use, and ISN'T A CRAPPY EMPTY FACADE over a stupid condo tower, thankyouverymuch). 

No, I'm not going to post a current photo of the former Blackhawk....whatever.

The Ozzie Nelson Orchestra at The Blackhawk....very nice. Two broadcasts...very nice indeed. This will take you back to a time when there was a reason to go down to the Loop for something OTHER than just for business.....Enjoy. :)


  1. Hi Barbarella, Two great Ozzie shows, thank you. Do you have any more? Regards Blueboy

  2. Hmmmm, not radio remotes. I do have the Ozzie list that I posted back on Jan 11. I'll check around though....see if there are some more broadcasts or airchecks that I can get access to. :)

  3. I just remembered........I do have quite a few broadcasts of the Red Skelton Raleigh Cigarette Show (Ozzie and Harriet Hilliard were regulars on it, prior to starting their radio and TV show). Interested?

  4. Yes I am interested. Thanks Barbarella

  5. I'll start getting the episodes I have up. I don't have all that many, but what I have is pretty good. Look for it. :)