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.

July 16, 2016
Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night

Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night 84

Golden Oldies Music It’s been a week of troubling and violent news, so this is dedicated to a moment of peace, rest, and reflection. It’s time […]
July 14, 2016

The Heartbeats A Thousand Miles Away

Doo Wop Music James “Shep” Sheppard was known for his silky voice, for being a songwriter who liked to write his songs while in the bathtub, […]
July 12, 2016

The Showmen It Will Stand

R&B Music A little beach music for us this summer evening. The Showmen were a doo wop and R&B group originally from Norfolk, Virginia, but they […]
July 11, 2016
Stacks of wax on a record player were the old fashioned playlist

Golden Oldies Favorites Vol 3

Golden Oldies Music There was lots of pioneering going on in the music of the 1950s and 1960s. The popular golden oldies combined and helped to […]