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.

March 24, 2016
JImmy Gilmer Sugar Shack

Jimmy Gilmer Sugar Shack

Rock n Roll The song “Sugar Shack” was written in 1962 by Keith McCormack and Jimmy Torres, who talked New Mexico band Jimmy Gilmer and the […]
March 22, 2016
little anthony and the imperials Two Peole in the World

Little Anthony Two People in the World

Doo Wop Song The original End Record single credits the group as The Imperials. Subsequent pressings feature lead Jerome “Little Anthony” Gourdine and credits “Little Anthony […]
March 19, 2016
Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night

Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night 68

Golden Oldies Music Please join us for an all-request Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night in our Rec Room. There’s lots of good music. It’s always […]
March 12, 2016
The Shirelles Mama Said

The Shirelles Mama Said

Girl Groups Mama said there’d be days like this. Oh yes, she did. The song , which was written by Luther Dixon and Willie Denson, was released […]