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.

January 3, 2014
"Get a Job" by The Silhouettes

Get A Job by The Silhouettes

Doo Wop Classics Now, this is doo wop syllables with a vengeance. Yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yip, mum mum mum mum mum mum, […]
December 31, 2013
"I Understand (Just How You Feel)" by The G-Clefs

The G Clefs I Understand

Doo Wop With thoughts of New Year’s Eve and Auld Lang Syne, there’s the golden oldie “I Understand (Just How You Feel)” by The G-Clefs. The […]
December 30, 2013
"Tears On My Pillow" by The Imperials (featuring "Little Anthony"

Tears On My Pillow by The Imperials

Doo Wop Here’s another classic golden oldie from the doo wop era. “Tears on My Pillow,” which was written by Sylvester Bradford and Al Lewis, has beautiful words […]
December 22, 2013
"Denise" by Randy and The Rainbows

Denise by Randy and The Rainbows

Neo Doo Wop A golden oldie from the early 1960s is “Denise” by Randy & the Rainbows. By 1961 it appeared that doo wop might have run its […]