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.

August 4, 2017
Rockin' In the Jungle by The Eternals

Rockin In the Jungle by The Eternals

The Novelty Friday selection for this week is “Rockin’ In the Jungle” by The Eternals. The group formed during the late 1950s in the Bronx and […]
July 28, 2017
The Purple People Eater by Sheb Wooley

The Purple People Eater by Sheb Wooley

It’s from outer space and wants a job in a rock and roll band? Hmm. All kinds of music made the charts during this era. Sometimes […]
July 21, 2017
Seven Little Girls Sitting in the Back Seat by Paul Evans

Seven Little Girls Sitting in the Back Seat by Paul Evans

The selection for  this week’s Novelty Friday is “Seven Little Girls Sitting in the Back Seat” by Paul Evans and The Curls. The song about the […]
July 14, 2017
Transfusion by Nervous Norvus

Transfusion by Nervous Norvus

The selection for this week’s Novelty Friday is “Transfusion” by Nervous Norvus. That was the pseudonym for Jim Drake, who was indeed, a shy and nervous […]