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.

October 5, 2016
The Four Seasons

Golden Oldies Playlist for 1962

Golden Oldies Music The year was 1962, and it began on a Monday. John F. Kennedy was President of the U.S. He claimed that the U.S. […]
October 4, 2016
Billy Bland Let the Little Girl Dance

Billy Bland Let the Little Girl Dance

Rhythm & Blues We all know a wallflower (if we weren’t one ourselves). The song was written by Carl Spencer and Henry Glover. Billy Bland heard […]
October 3, 2016
Retro Recipe of Orange Fluff Jell-O Salad

Orange Fluff Jell-O Salad

Retro Dessert Recipes So what was with all of those Jello-O salads back in the day? Jello-O salads are not in vogue so much anymore (although […]
October 3, 2016
Lee Dorsey Ya Ya

Lee Dorsey Ya Ya

New Orleans Soul Music Inspired by children chanting a nursery rhyme, Lee Dorsey, Clarence Lewis, Morgan Robinson, and Morris Levy wrote the song “Ya Ya.” It […]