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.

August 7, 2014
"Buzz-Buzz-Buzz" by The Hollywood Flames

The Hollywood Flames Buzz Buzz Buzz

Doo Wop This group The Hollywood Flames goes way back in R&B and doo wop history as a 1940s vocal ensemble. This fun, uptempo golden oldie was […]
March 7, 2014
"Oh Rose Marie" by The Fascinators

The Fascinators Oh Rose Marie

February 21, 2014
"Quarter to Three" by Gary U.S. Bonds

Quarter to Three by Gary U.S. Bonds

Doo Wop A good golden oldies song about dancing from this first era of rock n roll is “Quarter to Three” by Gary U.S. Bonds. The […]
February 20, 2014
"Goodnite Sweetheart Goodnite" by The Spaniels on Vee-Jay Records

Goodnite Sweetheart Goodnite by The Spaniels

Doo Wop Classics There’s some fine doo wop singing in  “Goodnite Sweetheart, Goodnite” by The Spaniels. This is one of the best-loved golden oldies and was written by […]