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.

June 23, 2016
The Royal Teens Short Shorts

The Royal Teens Short Shorts

Rock and Roll Let’s just say that this song was inspired by the girls who wore short and tight cutoff jeans. The novelty song “Short Shorts” […]
June 21, 2016
The Danleers One Summer Night

The Danleers One Summer Night

Doo Wop The doo wop group The Danleers were from Brooklyn, New York, and consisted of James Weston, John Lee, Nat McCune, Roosevelt Mays, and William […]
June 18, 2016
Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night

Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night 80

Golden Oldies Music Happy Father’s Day weekend! There’s plenty of good music — your requests — in the juke box in our Rec Room for a […]
June 15, 2016
Elvis Presley in 1956

Golden Oldies Playlist for 1956

Golden Oldies Music The year was 1956. It was a very good year — for some. There was an increased standard of living, with a big […]