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.

July 7, 2017
The Name Game by Shirley Ellis

The Name Game by Shirley Ellis

Come on everybody! The novelty song for this Friday is “The Name Game” by Shirley Ellis. The song was fun to play and dance to.  It was […]
July 1, 2017
Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night

Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night 134

Oldies But Goodies Happy 4th of July weekend!  It’s time once again to relax a little and reminisce with the oldies from the all-request Golden Oldies […]
June 30, 2017
Allan Sherman's Hello Muddah Hello Fadduh

Hello Muddah Hello Fadduh by Allan Sherman

The novelty song for this Friday is “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh (A letter from Camp)” by Allan Sherman. This offering from Allan Sherman’s second LP, My […]
June 27, 2017
Peter Gunn Theme by Ray Anthony

Peter Gunn Theme by Ray Anthony

This week’s Instrumentals Tuesday pick is the “Peter Gunn Theme” by Ray Anthony. The original “Peter Gunn Theme” was composed by Henry Mancini for the TV […]