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 20, 2016
Ann Sothern and Don Porter in The Ann Sothern Show

Ann Sothern Show Abbott and Costello Show

Classic TV Show Sampler The 1950s and early 1960s were a wonderful time for television, as this relatively new medium became  a part of people’s households. […]
October 19, 2016
Brenda Lee I'm Sorry

Golden Oldies Playlist of Lady Solo Artists

Golden Oldies from Female Solo Artists There were many women who sang in duos, trios, and larger groups, but this is a sampling of those lady […]
October 18, 2016
The Whistler Five Cent Call

The Whistler Five Cent Call

Radio Mystery Drama The Whistler “Five Cent Call,” which was sponsored by Signal Oil, first aired on February 19, 1950. The Whistler knows many things because […]
October 18, 2016
Dale Hawkins Susie Q

Dale Hawkins Susie Q

Swamp Rock Boogie Delmar Allen “Dale” Hawkins was one of those artists who combined a number of different genres. Hawkins was called the architect of swamp […]