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.

November 30, 2017
Bobby Helms Jingle Bell Rock

Bobby Helms Jingle Bell Rock

July 25, 2017
Rebel Rouser by Duane Eddy

Rebel Rouser by Duane Eddy

This instrumental was written by Duane Eddy and singer/songwriter/record producer Lee Hazlewood. In 1958, the single, backed with “Stalkin’,” went to #6 on the U.S. Pop […]
July 24, 2017
Be Bop a Lula by Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps

Be Bop a Lula by Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps

The selection for this week’s Flip Side Monday is “Be-Bop-A-Lula” by Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps. The song was recorded in Nashville in 1956 and […]