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 […]
July 31, 2014
"Young Blood" by The Coasters

The Coasters Young Blood

Rhythm n Blues The Coasters were a terrific R&B, doo wop group from this era. In the song “Young Blood,” the singer/narrator saw her and followed […]
July 29, 2014
"26 Miles (Santa Catalina)" by The Four Preps

Two Songs by The Four Preps

Pop Music While some were singing doo wop on a street corner, there were some in the college set who went for clean-cut music. The Four Preps […]
July 12, 2014
Jailhouse Rock, Elvis Presley

Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley

Rock and Roll The film Jailhouse Rock, which starred Elvis Presley, premiered on October 17, 1957, in Memphis, Tennessee. The movie went nationwide a little bit later on […]