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 […]
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 2, 2017
Paul Petersen's She Can't Find Her Keys

What Do You Mean She Can’t Find Her Keys?

The song “She Can’t Find Her Keys”  was written for Paul Petersen by Roy Alfred and Wally Gold. (They also wrote “It’s My Party” for Lesley Gore.) […]
April 28, 2017
Alley Oop by The Hollywood Argyles

Alley Oop by The Hollywood Argyles

Look at that cave man go! The golden oldie “Alley Oop” by The Hollywood Argyles is an intersection of comic strip characters, science fiction, rock and roll, doo wop […]