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.

September 15, 2016
Sarah Vaughan Broken Hearted Mellody

Sarah Vaughan Broken Hearted Melody

Pop Standards The song was written by Hal David and Sherman Edwards and first published in 1958. Sarah Vaughan, known for her inspired work as a […]
September 15, 2016
I Married Joan with Joan Davis and Jim Backus

One Step Beyond, I Married Joan, Bugs Bunny

Golden Age of Television The 1950s and early 1960s were a great time for TV — a time of pioneering. There were variety shows, dramas, game […]
September 14, 2016
Chubby Checker Limbo Rock

Chubby Checker Limbo Rock

Rock and Roll The song “Limbo Rock,” which was written by Kal Mann (as Jan Sheldon) and Billy Strange, is about, well, limbo dancing. The first […]
September 12, 2016
The Platters My Prayer

The Platters My Prayer

Pop Standards The music for “My Prayer” was written in 1926 by salon virtuoso  violinist Georges Boulanger with the title “Avant de Mourir.”  In 1939 lyricist […]