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Dizzy Dolphin

Anybody ever frequent the Dizzy Dophin in the Hilton on Friday nights? Jerry Blavit broadcasts live from 5 to 7 p.m. for happy hour. You never know who will stop by. Last time we were there, Al Martino and his wife were there, as well as a couple of vintage Bandstand regulars. Of course, you have to like oldies.

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Problem with the Dizzy Dolphin is that it IS a 5 to 7 place . They assume that everyone who likes the "oldies" has to be asleep by 8 PM . Jerry's Club in Margate on Amhurst Ave , "Memories" , is a lot of fun on the weekends , but still it is quiet by about 1AM and only open during the summer season . It would be great if the Hilton had him there from 9 till 1AM or later on Sat. nights . And it would REALLY help if they had a dance floor ! 50's,60's &70's music is all about DANCING ! During the summer D>D> will have a lounge band on weekend .But still no dancing and the band goes off by 11 or 12 . They need a real lounge like Eden , Ego , or the Wave !

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A genuine South Philly Block Party is coming back to Trump Marina on Sunday, May 6, from noon to 7pm. The party is hosted by Philadelphia’s famous DJ, the “Geator with the Heator,” Jerry Blavat.

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A former FBI agent says the feds believe Martorano was one of two hit men in the May 1981 slaying of Greek-American mobster Chelsais "Steve" Bouras in a South Philadelphia restaurant. On that evening, Martorano's father was sitting with Bouras and six others, including radio personality Jerry Blavat. There, one of two gunmen asked "Long John" Martorano, Blavat and the others to move before opening fire with a .22-caliber revolver. Bouras was hit four times in the head and died. His girlfriend, Jeanette Curro, was also shot and killed although investigators believe she was hit by accident.

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irish,To answer your question,YES. The Dizzy is a Great place on a Fri. for the Live broadcast.Usually stop before doing dinner at the Oaks.Nice to just sit and enjoy the sounds without dancers distracting you from enjoying the oldies.Some people just find "problems" with everything in life!

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I don't think anyone has "a problem" with the Dizzy Dolphin. Just an observation that it would be nice if the entertainment went on a little longer so more people could enjoy it.

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CasinoSlotQueen gets my drift !

Dizzy Dolphin is a great little lounge/VP bar similar to Jezabels @ The Plaza. But it is tiny . When they have a band they are sqooshed in under the escalator , whereas Jezzie's has a bandstand . D>D> has really great drinks though . But considering it is off the main casino floor I was disappointed that they put slots in . I think they did this for the sake of the smoking ban . I imagine that when the new addition to the Hilton Casino is built that they will include a new showroom and a new larger lounge , and the D>D> will become strictly a VP bar. The Dizzy Dolphin was originally installed as an afterthought to fill up some room under the escalators .

Jerry's on air show is advertised as a Dance Party . Dancing is what made the the music of the 50's/and early 60's (and to a lesser extent late 60's/70's) so popular . Dance shows like The American Bandstand , Soul Train , all the local and school "sock hops"and the like . (BTW for those of you too young to remember, the term "sock hop" came about because school dances were usually held in the gym and you had to take your shoes off so you didn't ruin the basketball court .)

And of course Jerry's Dance Party , which started thusly : He was attracted to the business because of his love for the music and it was a relationship he wasn't willing to sever. His first exposure to "fame" came as a dancer on the original Bandstand television program, hosted by Bob Horn. In 1953, less than a year after the show's inception, a 13 year old Jerry Blavat perfected his first scam-- impersonating a 14 year old to get on the program. He became a favorite with the viewers . When he was older he bought time on a local Philly radio station . "So I go to my home, I take all my old rock'n'roll records that I used to dance to when I was a kid. Little Richard, Fats Domino, Chuck Berry ... and I take all my records up to WCAM. I start to play this music, ... "

Now he is around 67 years old and will be hosting ,as usual , the " Annual Philly Block Party in AC" on Sun May 6th . We went to one of these a few years back and it was a lotta fun !

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allure45

Tell me more about the Annual Philly block party in AC on Sunday, please. I'll be there Saturday and Sunday but I think I might be leaving too early to go home (1 pm) for any kind of party.

thanks from a former "yon teenager".

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Slotnanny , here's the info :

A genuine South Philly Block Party is coming back to Trump Marina on Sunday, May 6, from noon to 7pm. The party is hosted by Philadelphia’s famous DJ, the “Geator with the Heator,” Jerry Blavat.

“You’ll be dancin’ in the streets right here in the Atrium,” said Trump Marina General Manager, Cathy Walker. “It will give you a true ‘South Philly’ feeling with live music, great drink specials, and free Philly favorites like TastyKakes, and water ice.” The casino is also giving away $20,000 in cash. From noon to 6pm, if you have a Wild Card, you can win up to $2,500 plus there is a grand prize drawing at 7pm for a $10,000 prize. No play is necessary to enjoy this celebration at Trump Marina. You must have a Wild Card and be 21 years of age to participate in the drawings. Wild Cards are free and available at Wild Card Services.

When we went a few years ago , I think it was at the Taj (?) . They had dancing in the ballroom . I don't know if they will use the Wave club for this event at the Marina .

You might be able to fit in an hour of partying before you leave .

Mary and I will probably be down AC on Saturday night . Most likely we will go to the Eden ar Harrah's around Midnight .

*I think the Geator's After Work Dance Party broadcast from Dizzy's is a nice idea . Except if you don't work nearby , or if you're not retired , it's not do-able . Too bad they don't have something on a Saturday .

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Allure45

Thanks for the info. It sounds like a great party. Shame it isn't on Saturday nite. Unfortunately, limo is leaving Sunday morning around 12:30 - 1:00 to bring us home. Otherwise, I would have loved to go. Maybe I'll catch the Geator some Friday nite in the summer at the Dizzy Dolphin.

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He'll be at Memories in Margate every Sat nt Starting Memorial Day Weekend .