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 18, 2015
Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night

Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night 34

Golden Oldies Music Please join us for a Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday night in our Rec Room with song requests from the 1950s and 1960s. […]
July 17, 2015
"All I Have to do is Dream" by The Everly Brothers

The Everly Brothers All I Have to do Is Dream

Rock and Roll The song “All I have to do is Dream” by The Everly Brothers is one of those rockabilly favorites. The song was written […]
July 15, 2015
"Chain Gang" by Sam Cooke

Chain Gang by Sam Cooke

R&B Inspiration for songs, such as for this golden oldie, comes from many places. While on tour, Sam Cooke and his brother Charles saw a chain […]
July 12, 2015
"Lily Maebelle" by The Valentines

Lily Maebelle by The Valentines

Doo Wop The Valentines charted very well regionally, especially on the East Coast, and are a well-loved doo wop group. Group members changed over time, but […]