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.

January 23, 2018
Forty Miles of Bad Road by Duane Eddy

Forty Miles of Bad Road by Duane Eddy

The selection for this week’s Instrumentals Tuesday is ” Forty Miles of Bad Road” by Duane Eddy, His ‘Twangy’ Guitar, and The Rebels. The song is […]
January 9, 2018

Red River Rock by Johnny and The Hurricanes

The selection this week’s Instrumentals Tuesday is “River Rock” by Johnny and The Hurricanes.The group  had an international hit with their instrumental version of the folk […]
December 26, 2017
Telstar by The Tornados

Telstar by The Tornados

The composition “Telstar” is a piece of instrumental music that honors the first Telstar communications satellite that was launched on July 10, 1962. Telstar was operated […]
November 14, 2017
Walk Don't Run by The Ventures

Walk Don’t Run by The Ventures

The composition “Walk Don’t Run” was one of the first tunes of “surf rock” to be at the top of the U.S. national charts and was […]