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.

April 13, 2016
Carla Thomas Gee Whiz

Carla Thomas Gee Whiz

Soul Music The song was written by Carla Thomas, who at the time was only a teenager. The words had an innocence to them, but her […]
April 9, 2016
Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night

Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night 71

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 […]
April 7, 2016
Chirs Kenner I Like it Like That

Chris Kenner I Like it Like That

R&B Ah, the sounds from New Orleans. The song, which was written by Chris Kenner and Allen Toussaint, went to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 […]
April 5, 2016
The Belmonts Tell Me Why

The Belmonts Tell Me Why

Doo Wop The Belmonts and Dion DiMucci had gone their separate ways in 1960 due to different views of where they wanted to go with their […]