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 17, 2016
Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night

Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night 93

Golden Oldies Juke Box Music Happy last weekend of Summer! It’s time once again for the all request Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night on the […]
September 15, 2016
Sarah Vaughan Broken Hearted Mellody

Sarah Vaughan Broken Hearted Melody

Pop Standards The song was written by Hal David and Sherman Edwards and first published in 1958. Sarah Vaughan, known for her inspired work as a […]
September 14, 2016
Chubby Checker Limbo Rock

Chubby Checker Limbo Rock

Rock and Roll The song “Limbo Rock,” which was written by Kal Mann (as Jan Sheldon) and Billy Strange, is about, well, limbo dancing. The first […]
September 11, 2016
The Coasters Yakety Yak

The Coasters Yakety Yak

Rock and Roll Oh, the life of teenagers. As the song says, it seems like there are always more chores to do and an attitude to […]