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.


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October 7, 2014
An angel-food cake is lemon-filled and topped with fresh strawberries

Lemon Filled Angel Food Cake with Strawberries

Retro Recipes Shhh. No baking is required for this luscious cake. The two qualities of convenience and an assured result were a part of 1950s cuisine […]
June 28, 2014
Retro recipe: Sausage & Bean Bake

Sausage and Bean Bake

Retro Recipes What says 1950s retro recipes more than a casserole? Whether it’s called a casserole, a hot dish, or a bake, this type of retro […]
June 13, 2014
Vintage Velveeta box

Velveeta Dips

Retro Recipes There wasn’t a Superbowl during this time of doo wop and the first era of rock and roll (this is Superbowl XLVIII, after all), […]
May 28, 2014
Swedish Meatballs recipe

Swedish Meatballs

Retro Recipes This small Scandinavian meatball was very popular as an appetizer in the 1950s and 1960s. America was on the move, not only in their […]