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.

May 17, 2016
Shirley and Lee Let the Good Times Roll

Shirley and Lee Let the Good Times Roll

R&B Shirley and Lee were Shirley Goodman (later Shirley Pixley) and Leonard Lee from New Orleans, Louisiana. They wrote “Let the Good Times Roll” and recorded […]
May 16, 2016
Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night

Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night 76

Golden Oldies Music Please join us for an all-request Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night in our Rec Room. Please click here  to get to our […]
May 12, 2016
Dion and the Belmonts

Golden Oldies Playlist for 1959

Golden Oldies Music The year was 1959. As the decade of the ’50s was coming to a close, the world was busy. There was the ill-fated […]
May 9, 2016
Marty Robbins A White Sport Coat

Marty Robbins A White Sport Coat

Pop Music White, pink, and blue. Being passed over for another in love can certainly color your world. Marty Robbins wrote both the words and music […]