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.

October 23, 2016
The Chimes Once in a While

The Chimes Once in a While

Doo Wop Groups This quintet from Brooklyn formed in the early 1950s. Original members were Lenny Cocco, Pat DePrisco, Richard Mercado, Joseph Croce, and Pat MGuire. […]
October 21, 2016
Martian Hop by The Ran-Dells

Martian Hop by The Ran-Dells

Novelty Doo Wop Song The “Martian Hop” is a novelty song written by the Ran-Dells, a group from Wildwood, New Jersey, the self-proclaimed world capitol of doo wop. […]
September 26, 2016
The Chips Rubber Biscuit

The Chips Rubber Biscuit

Doo Wop The song “Rubber Biscuit” was written Charles Johnson, the lead singer of The Chips. They released it in 1956. “Rubber Biscuit” had regional success […]
July 14, 2016

The Heartbeats A Thousand Miles Away

Doo Wop Music James “Shep” Sheppard was known for his silky voice, for being a songwriter who liked to write his songs while in the bathtub, […]