This first era of rock and roll dates (more or less) from Eisenhower’s first election in 1952 to The British Invasion in 1964. Doo wop was a signature sound with its beautiful vocal harmonies, beat, and nonsense syllables, but there was a lot of pioneering going on with rhythm and blues, rock and roll, rockabilly, and crossovers from country music. That’s why we go beyond the doo wop genre per se and explore those years. Each blog post is just a mosaic. When put together, the posts start to provide a picture of the time. Please visit the Rec Room for a featured record on the record player, a TV with four channels, and a jukebox with 60+ songs. We have an all request Juke Box Saturday night in the rec room each weekend so you can hear your favorites from the 50s and 60s. There is also a Daily Doo Wop for videos of those golden oldies.

June 13, 2017
Single of "My Special Angel" by Bobby Helms

My Special Angel by Bobby Helms

June 13, 2017
"Take Good Care of My Baby" by Bobby Vee

Take Good Care of My Baby by Bobby Vee

June 13, 2017
The Happy Organ by Dave Baby Cortez

The Happy Organ by Dave “Baby” Cortez

Today’s selection for Instrumental Tuesday is a a happy composition: “The Happy Organ” by Dave “Baby” Cortez. This moniker is the professional name of David Cortez Clowney, […]
June 12, 2017
Del Shannon Runaway

Del Shannon Runaway