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 6, 2015
Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night

Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night 28

Golden Oldies It’s Saturday night again, and so, in keeping with an American tradition, we host a Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday night on the juke […]
June 4, 2015
"Baby Workout" by Jackie Wilson

Baby Workout by Jackie Wilson

Rhythm and Blues Jackie Wilson’s “Baby Workout” presents some of his fine work as a rock and roll artist and is a good example of 1960s […]
June 4, 2015
The pop song "Night" by Jackie Wilson

Night by Jackie Wilson

Pop Music The song “Night” is usually categorized as pop music, although it has classical origins and is sung by an artist of many genres. Jackie […]
June 4, 2015
One of the great golden oldies, "Lonely Teardrops" by Jackie Wilson

Lonely Teardrops by Jackie Wilson

Rock and Roll This is one of the golden oldies that makes 1950s music so interesting, as artists pioneer new styles that cross the charts. “Lonely […]