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 7, 2016
Dion for Golden Oldies Playlist for 1961

Golden Oldies Playlist for 1961

Golden Oldies Music The year was 1961. Mad Magazine called it the “upside-in” year because the numerals look the same when the they are rotated upside […]
August 1, 2016
Elvis Returns from the Army in 1960

Golden Oldies Playlist for 1960

Golden Oldies Music The year 1960 was a leap year and started on a Friday. The U.S. had the hotly contested presidential race between Richard Nixon […]
July 11, 2016
Stacks of wax on a record player were the old fashioned playlist

Golden Oldies Favorites Vol 3

Golden Oldies Music There was lots of pioneering going on in the music of the 1950s and 1960s. The popular golden oldies combined and helped to […]
June 28, 2016
Doo Wop Playlist for a Romantic Mood

Doo Wop Playlist for a Romantic Mood

Doo Wop It’s easy to find wonderful songs from doo wop groups that are just right for a romantic mood, because so many of the great old […]