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.

July 12, 2015
"Lily Maebelle" by The Valentines

Lily Maebelle by The Valentines

Doo Wop The Valentines charted very well regionally, especially on the East Coast, and are a well-loved doo wop group. Group members changed over time, but […]
February 26, 2015
Some doo wop music about the math teacher "Mr. Lee" by The Bobbettes

Mr Lee by The Bobbettes

Doo Wop The Bobbettes were a 1950s girl doo wop group probably best known for their song “Mr. Lee.” The Bobbettes, from New York City, originally wrote […]
January 22, 2015
"The Wind" by Nolan Strong & The Diablos

The Wind by The Diablos and The Jesters

Doo Wop There were two doo wop records of the song “The Wind.” Noland Strong & The Diablos released it first in 1954 on Fortune Records. […]
January 20, 2015
"Why Don't You Believe Me"" by The Duprees

Why Don’t You Believe Me by The Duprees

Doo Wop As part of the pioneering in music that was going on during this first era of rock and roll, you can have a doo […]