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.

August 12, 2015
"Sad Mood" by Sam Cooke

Sad Mood by Sam Cooke

Soul Music The song “Sad Mood” was written by Sam Cooke, with the arrangement by Sammy Lowe. In 1960, the song went to #29 on the […]
August 11, 2015
"Gloria" by The Cadillacs

Gloria by The Cadillacs

Doo Wop Classic The song “Gloria” was written by Leon René (“When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano, “Someone’s Rocking My Dreamboat”) and sung by many […]
August 8, 2015
Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night

Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night 37

Golden Oldies Music Please join us for a Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday night in the Daily Doo Wop Rec Room with song requests from the 1950s […]
August 4, 2015
"Summertime Blues" by Eddie Cochran

Summertime Blues by Eddie Cochran

Rockabilly The song “Summertime Blues” by Eddie Cochran is one of the favorite Summer golden oldies. In 1958, 19-year-old Eddie Cochran was getting ready to record […]