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 24, 2017
Charles Brown Please Come Home for Christmas

Charles Brown Please Come Home for Christmas

December 24, 2017
The Harry Simeone Chorale The Little Drummer Boy

The Harry Simeone Chorale Little Drummer Boy

December 23, 2017
Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night

Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night 160

Golden Oldies Galore Happy Christmas weekend! It’s time to relax a little and reminisce with the oldies from the all-request Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night […]
December 22, 2017
Gayla Peevey I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

Be careful what you wish for. Peace? Joy? Two front teeth? Or a hippopotamus? This novelty Christmas song was written by John Rox and originally recorded […]