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.

June 25, 2015
The Everly Brothers Cathys Clown

Cathy’s Clown by The Everly Brothers

Pop Music The Everly Brothers have music within a number of genres, including country, rockabilly, and rock and roll. “Cathy’s Clown” is usually categorized as pop […]
June 24, 2015
"Tonite, Tonite" by the Mello-Kings

Tonite Tonite by The Mellokings

Doo Wop Just whisper: “Shh, I love you, and will eternally.” This doo wop group was from Mount Vernon, New York, and consisted of Jerry and […]
June 23, 2015
"Money (That's What I Want)" by Barrett Strong

Money by Barrett Strong

R&B Money. It’s what we all want. No? Yes? And this rhythm and blues golden oldie earned plenty of it for Berry Gordy. So much that it helped […]
June 20, 2015
Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night

Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night 30

Golden Oldies Juke Box Once again it’s Saturday night, which means it’s time for our all-request Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday on the juke box, of […]