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 10, 2014
Elvis is Back! album with the song "Soldier Boy"

Soldier Boy by Elvis Presley

Pop Music Part of the genius of Elvis Presley was his ability to put together many strands of American music. We know he is considered to […]
July 3, 2014
"I'm Gonna Knock on Your Door" by Eddie Hodges

I’m Gonna Knock on Your Door by Eddie Hodges

Pop Music Eddie Hodges started his career at age ten when he co-starred in the 1957 smash Broadway musical The Music Man. He played young Winthrop […]
June 6, 2014
"Young As We Are" by Sal Mineo

Young as We Are by Sal Mineo

Pop Music In the doo wop era, a young actor from the Bronx made it big in films (twice with James Dean) and in the theater. […]
December 5, 2013
'Zat You Santa Claus? by Louis Armstrong & The Commanders

Louis Armstrong Zat You Santa Claus

Christmas Jazz Song In honor of St. Nick’s feast day (i.e., December 6), is one of our favorite golden oldies, which is Louis Armstrong and The Commanders […]