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 1, 2015
"Harbor Lights" by The Platters

The Platters Harbor Lights

Doo Wop The sounds of the harbor and a sad love song are perfect for a summer afternoon and evening. The Platters had success with the pop standard […]
June 29, 2015
"Tallahassee Lassie" by Freddy Boom Boom Cannon

Tallahassee Lassie by Freddy Cannon

Rock n Roll One of the favorite upbeat rock and roll golden oldies is “Tallahassee Lassie” by Freddy Boom Boom Cannon. It’s one of those songs […]
June 27, 2015
Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night

Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night 31

Golden Oldies Music This is the 31st Golden oldies Juke Box Saturday night in our Rec Room with song requests from the 1950s and 1960s. Many […]
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 […]