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 2, 2016
The Solitaires Walking Along

The Solitaires Walking Along

Doo Wop  The Solitaires formed in Harlem in New York City in 1953. They were on Hy Weiss’ Old Town label from 1953 to 1964. Group […]
November 1, 2016
Lloyd Price "I'm Gonna Get Married"

Lloyd Price I’m Gonna Get Married

R&B The song was written by Harold Logan and Lloyd Price. It went to  #1 on the R&B Chart, #3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, […]
October 31, 2016
Bruce Channel "Hey! Baby"

Bruce Channel Hey Baby

Pop Tunes – Bruce Channel teamed up with good friend Margaret Cobb to write “Hey! Baby” in 1959. The doo wop group The Ban-Lons recorded it […]
October 31, 2016
The Monster Mash by Bobby Boris Pickett

Monster Mash by Bobby Boris Pickett

Music for Halloween Happy Halloween! For those of us thinking back to the first era of rock and roll, that means listening to “Monster Mash” by […]