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 7, 2016
Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night

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Golden Oldies Music Happy Mother’s Day! Please join us for an all-request Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night in our Rec Room. Please click here to […]
May 5, 2016
Clyde McPhatter A Lover's Question

Clyde McPhatter A Lover’s Question

R&B The golden oldie “A Lover’s Question” was McPhatter’s first Top 10 hit after leaving the Drifters. The song was written by Brook Benton and Jimmy […]
May 2, 2016
Chuck Berry duck walk

Chuck Berry Maybellene

Rock and Roll The song “Maybellene” about fast cars and a cheating girlfriend was written by Chuck Berry based on a traditional fiddle tune called “Ida […]
April 30, 2016
Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night

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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 […]