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, 2014
"Lullabye" by The Chevrons

Lullabye by The Chevrons

Doo Wop Part of the history of doo wop were those groups that had a New York sound, and one of those were The Chevrons. “Lullabye” […]
September 10, 2014
Elvis is Back! album with the song "Soldier Boy"

Soldier Boy by Elvis Presley

Pop Music Part of the genius of Elvis Presley was his ability to put together many strands of American music. We know he is considered to […]
August 12, 2014
"Bo Diddley" by Bo Diddley

Bo Diddley by Bo Diddley

Rhythm and Blues Among the great artists of our doo wop era is Bo Diddley. He is known for his innovations with rhythm and blues, blues, […]
August 9, 2014
"Bumble Bee" by LaVern Baker

Bumble Bee by LaVern Baker

R&B And now, for the bluesy side of rock n roll. “I’m gonna have to put you down You been treating me like a clown You […]