Does anyone remember? Was that show just a "Chicago" thang?

Views: 841

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

I remember it with clarity. In fact, our very own Stepfather Of Soul..Jason Stone did an incomparable delicious blog on Big Bill Hill, including an actual aircheck from one of his shows in 1967:
Check it out...

~e
Center cut pork chops 68 cents ?????? Those were the 'Good ole days' for sure :)
Wow, thank you for sharing this. Chills are running down my spine, just listening to the show. This brings back such great memories. I was really little then, but I have an older brother & sister that I would watch the show with. I remember them dancing in the living room while the show was on Channel 26. If it wasn't for my brother & sister, a lot of things from the late 60's & early 70's I wouldn't even know.........Thank God for the memories!
See, this is why i wish i was around back in the day...I would have been eating this stuff up...LOL. This is great
I thought that I was the last one left that remembered "The Big Bil Hill Show" I grew up on the West Side of Chicago first in the Henry Horner homes off Damen Avenue and Lake Street then Polk and Congress. We finally relocated to the Western Suburb Maywood. The show in the Basement was so great because when we finally moved in to a home I could really relate to the shows concept now The Crate was too funny but the fold up card tables...When Don who was also a former Chicago police officer and radio disc jockey created and produced "The Sooouuul Train Show" I still trip and smile when thinking of the opening shot of the show with a real train coming down the tracks talk about how far we've come with videos.
And let's not forget W.L. Lillard who was also first a police officer His show was great as well but this really takes me back now all these names come to mind Purvis Spann "The Blues Man" "The Real Steel" Richard Steel and My Girl Bernadine C. Washington

If you didn't listen to WVON back in the day...It really was our voice not only Great music but it was The benchmark for The true Urban Radio of today which spoke from our perspective of the news and the talk shows...thanks as Minnie would say for the "Walk down memory Lane"
I remember Big Bill Hill the real title of the show was Red Hot & Blue.
Friday's at 10:00or 10:30pm. We had to try and stay up that late, I had lots of friends who were on the show carloads would go down to the station {Ch 26} where they say the dance floor was the size of yo moms living room. They would make up dances to do on the show a favorite was Stop the Love You Save bythe Jackson 5. Every blackgirl group in every neighborhood in Chicago had a dance off that.
I alsoRemember the White Dancing Girls --My mother used to say they were hookers. I still remember those pitiful looking chicks with their go-go boots on and their hotpants and mini skirts.
Dons CedarSupper Club was one of the sponsors he would be on there sometimes --I think he was a goodfella if u know wat I mean-- Big Bill would introduce the girls as the "lovely ladies" from the Don Cedar Supper Club. Another sponsor was some ratty furniture store on the Westside.
Will post more as I remember.

Does anyone remember when Soultrain was filmed in that same studio? Thats where it started yet they never mention it on TV. Why?
Can anyone can tell me how to get a copy of the big bill hill dance show tapes. I used to dance onthat show with my sister and we just want to know if we find a copy of the tape.
Yep I believe it was.

RSS

♪♫♪...

Latest Activity

Edie2k2 left a comment for Denyse Phipps
Apr 3
Edie2k2 and Denyse Phipps are now friends
Apr 2
Denyse Phipps left a comment for Edie2k2
Apr 2
Edie2k2 left a comment for Denyse Phipps
Apr 1
Denyse Phipps posted a photo
Apr 1
Denyse Phipps left a comment for Edie2k2
Apr 1
Edie2k2 left a comment for Denyse Phipps
Apr 1
Denyse Phipps is now a member of E.FM
Apr 1

♪♫♪...Today In The News

Captain who left doomed ferry had 40 years at sea

FILE - In this April 19, 2014 file photo, Lee Joon-seok, center, the captain of the sunken ferry boat Sewol in the water off the southern coast, arrives at the headquarters of a joint investigation team of prosecutors and police in Mokpo, south of Seoul, South Korea. A colleague calls Capt. Lee Joon-seok the nicest person on the ship. Yet there he was, captured in video on the day his ferry sank with hundreds trapped inside, being treated onshore after allegedly landing on one of the first rescue boats. (AP Photo/Yonhap, File) KOREA OUT MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — A colleague calls Capt. Lee Joon-seok the nicest person on the ship. Yet there he was, captured in video on the day his ferry sank, onshore while hundreds of people were trapped inside the vessel.


BoE minutes show 'range of views' on economic slack, inflation outlook

Commuters cross London bridge in central London Britain's economic recovery is gaining momentum but Bank of England policymakers held different views about the amount of slack in the economy and the medium-term inflation outlook, minutes from their April 9 meeting showed. Wednesday's minutes also showed members of the Monetary Policy Committee thought it was "possible" that a sustainable rise in real wages, consistent with a durable recovery, was on the way. But the minutes again showed the MPC were unsure on how much scope Britain's economy had to grow without generating inflation. "There was considerable uncertainty about the amount of slack remaining within the economy and committee members had a range of opinions on this and the outlook for inflation in the medium-term," the minutes showed.


Children's corpses in Korean ferry reveal desperate attempts to climb out

A family member of missing passengers, who were on South Korean ferry Sewol which sank in the sea off Jindo, looks at the list of fatalities at a port in Jindo By Jungmin Jang and Ju-min Park MOKPO/SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean divers swam though dark, cold waters into a sunken ferry on Wednesday, feeling for children's bodies with their hands in a maze of cabins, corridors and upturned decks as they searched for hundreds of missing. He said Captain Lee was like no other: he didn't drink much, although he did smoke." (Additional reporting by Meeyoung Cho and Narae Kim;


9 indicted in kidnapping of NC prosecutor's father

FILE - In this undated file photo provided by Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification, Kelvin Melton is shown. A North Carolina prosecutor was the intended target of an elaborate kidnapping plot, but the kidnappers looked up the wrong address on the Internet and abducted the prosecutor's father instead, according to an indictment released Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Authorities have said the kidnapping was retaliation for Colleen Janssen's prosecution of Melton for his involvement in a 2011 shooting. Melton, a high-ranking member of the Bloods gang, orchestrated the abduction from behind bars using a cellphone, the indictment said. (AP Photo/Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification, File) CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — As the kidnappers pulled into a quiet, upscale golf course community, they thought they were about to abduct an assistant district attorney who sent a high-ranking gang member to prison for life, authorities said.


Ukraine government resumes offensive, hopes for more U.S. help

Masked pro-Russia protesters stand guard outside a regional government building in Donetsk KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's government has formally ended an Easter truce and is relaunching the "active phase" of an "anti-terrorist operation" to eliminate armed pro-Russian separatist groups in the east, First Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Yarema said on Wednesday. Yarema, who has a role in security matters, told reporters on the sidelines of a weekly cabinet meeting the new action was not yet underway, but added: "In the near future, appropriate measures will be taken and you will see results. ...


Forum

Steppin'under the Stars

Started by La Donna Michelle in Poetry and Spoken Word. Last reply by Edie2k2 Jul 10, 2013. 1 Reply

Rest In Peace ♫ CAT ♫ aka Kat & The Gang

Started by Old School C in Whatever. Last reply by Edie2k2 Jun 20, 2013. 1 Reply

Billie Holiday

Started by Bsgr40 in Whatever. Last reply by Edie2k2 Jan 15. 1 Reply

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

The Best Music From The Past .. Present .. And Into The Future ♪♫♪

© 2014   Created by Edie2k2.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service