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.

September 28, 2016
Johnny and the Hurricanes Red River Rock

Johnny and The Hurricans Red River Rock

Rock Music Johnny and the Hurricanes had an international hit with their instrumental version of the folk song/cowboy love song “Red River Valley.” In 1959, it […]
September 28, 2016
Johnny Cash I Walk the Line

Johnny Cash I Walk the Line

Rockabilly Music The song was written and originally recorded by Johnny Cash in 1956 on the Sun record label. It was his first #1 hit, and […]
September 27, 2016
Fats Domino Ain't It a Shame

Golden Oldies Playlist for 1955

The year was 1955, and it began on a Saturday. In the entertainment world, a young Jim Henson built the first version of Kermit the Frog. […]
September 26, 2016
James Arness in Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke Trivia

Gunsmoke was one of the most popular Westerns during this golden age of television. The television show aired from 1955 to 1975. It ran for 20 […]