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.

June 15, 2016
Elvis Presley in 1956

Golden Oldies Playlist for 1956

Golden Oldies Music The year was 1956. It was a very good year — for some. There was an increased standard of living, with a big […]
May 25, 2016
The Pastels

Doo Wop Playlist 2

Doo Wop We have put together a YouTube playlist for you of some favorite doo wop songs. These 18 songs are from the 1950s and early […]
March 3, 2016
1957 Playlist

Golden Oldies Playlist for 1957

Golden Oldies Music The year was 1957. Sputnik orbited the earth. Federal troops integrated Arkansas schools. These were 24 of the top-charting popular songs in the […]
November 9, 2015
The Harptones begin this Doo Wop vol 1 YouTube Playlist

Doo Wop Playlist 1

Doo Wop Playlist Doo Wop Playlist YouTube Vol 1 We have put together a YouTube playlist for you of some doo wop songs. These are songs […]