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.

December 15, 2014
"The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In HIs Kiss)" by Betty Everett

The Shoop Shoop Song by Betty Everett

R&B Even as this first era of rock and roll was coming to an end right before the British invasion in 1964, there were still songs […]
December 7, 2014
Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night

Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night 2

Golden Oldies Music Many thanks to all who requested songs for the Saturday Night Juke Box! We couldn’t get to all, but there are 44 of […]
December 1, 2014
White Christmas by The Drifters

White Christmas by The Drifters

Doo Wop Christmas Songs What’s the Christmas season without a little doo wop of a popular standard?  This song by Irving Berlin as sung by Bing […]
November 26, 2014
"Heart and Soul" by The Cleftones

Heart and Soul by The Cleftones

Doo Wop Music Well, here’s one of the golden oldies that’s really an oldie. “Heart and Soul” is a pop and jazz standard that was written […]