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 1, 2017
Last NIght by The Mar-Keys

Last Night by The Mar-Keys

The selection for this week’s Instrumentals Tuesday is “Last Night” by The Mar-Keys.  Last night? It  must’ve been fun. This instrumental (well, except for a “last […]
July 29, 2017
Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night

Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night 138

Those Oldies But Goodies Happy  last weekend in July!  It’s time once again to relax a little and reminisce with the oldies from the all-request Golden […]
July 28, 2017
The Purple People Eater by Sheb Wooley

The Purple People Eater by Sheb Wooley

It’s from outer space and wants a job in a rock and roll band? Hmm. All kinds of music made the charts during this era. Sometimes […]
July 25, 2017
Rebel Rouser by Duane Eddy

Rebel Rouser by Duane Eddy

This instrumental was written by Duane Eddy and singer/songwriter/record producer Lee Hazlewood. In 1958, the single, backed with “Stalkin’,” went to #6 on the U.S. Pop […]