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.

April 30, 2015
"Sally Go Round the Roses" by The Jaynetts

Sally Go Round the Roses by The Jaynetts

R&B The story behind this golden oldie has a somewhat convoluted history. “Sally Go ‘Round the Roses” was written by Lona Stevens, who was the wife of Abner Spector […]
April 29, 2015
"Little Egypt (Ying Yang)" by The Coasters

The Coasters Little Egypt

Doo Wop Yes, another one of those fun Lieber and Stoller  songs.”Little Egypt” was one of the story-telling R&B doo wop songs written by Jerry Leiber […]
April 28, 2015
Please Mr. Postman by The Marvelettes, an early Motown girl group

Please Mr. Postman by The Marvelettes

R&B The 1950s and early 1960s are a fun time to write about because of all the pioneering in music going on. “Please Mr. Postman” by […]
April 27, 2015
The Strolls was one of the 1950s dances and a hit song for The Diamonds in 1957.

The Stroll by The Diamonds

Rock and Roll Part of the fun of this first era of rock n roll involves how songs and dances went to together. In 1957 “The […]