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.

November 12, 2016
Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night

Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night 101

Golden Oldies Juke Box Music The election has come and gone, but golden oldies are a joy forever. The songs are on the juke box in […]
November 8, 2016
Little Richard Tutti Frutti

Little Richard Tutti Frutti

Rock and Roll Little Richard  (i.e., Richard Wayne Penniman) started recording for Peacock Records in 1951, but he was not successful until 1955. He went into […]
November 5, 2016
Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night

Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night 100

Juke Box Saturday Night Jubilee Welcome to the all-request Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night #100. That is a whole lot of reminiscing! The songs are […]
October 31, 2016
The Monster Mash by Bobby Boris Pickett

Monster Mash by Bobby Boris Pickett

Music for Halloween Happy Halloween! For those of us thinking back to the first era of rock and roll, that means listening to “Monster Mash” by […]