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.

November 10, 2017
Santo and Johnny Sleep Walk

Santo and Johnny Sleep Walk

This  beautiful  instrumental not only was a #1 hit in 1959, but it’s been used in many films, commercials, and TV shows (e.g., La Bamba, Legend, […]
August 29, 2017
Honky Tonk Parts 1 and 2 by Bill Doggett

Honky Tonk Parts 1 and 2 by Bill Doggett

The selection for Instrumentals Tuesday is “Honky Tonk (Parts 1 and 2)” by Bill Doggett. This rhythm and blues instrumental was written by Bill Doggett, Shep […]
August 15, 2017
Dragnet Theme Music

Dragnet Theme Music

The arresting four-note introduction from Dragnet, that is, “Dum Dee Dum Dum,” as it were, is  considered to be the second most recognizable after the one […]
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 […]