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 12, 2016
Mary Wells The One Who Really Loves You

Mary Wells The One Who Really Loves You

Motown Soul Music The lyrics have a girl tell the one she loves that her love is true, not like that of the other girls he […]
October 9, 2016
Sleeter Davis I Can't Stay Mad at You

Skeeter Davis I Can’t Stay Mad at You

Country Pop Music The prolific team of Gerry Goffin and Carole King wrote the song “I Can’t Stay Mad At You.” (They often worked closely with […]
October 8, 2016
Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night

Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night 96

Juke Box Saturday Night Happy Fall weekend! It’s time once again for the all request Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night on the juke box in […]
October 7, 2016
Lesley Gore You Don't Own Me

Lesley Gore You Don’t Own Me

Pop Music Lesley Gore was 17 years old when she recorded the song “You Don’t Own Me.” The legendary Quincy Jones produced the song, which written […]