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.

November 9, 2015
The Harptones begin this Doo Wop vol 1 YouTube Playlist

Doo Wop Playlist 1

Doo Wop Playlist Doo Wop Playlist YouTube Vol 1 We have put together a YouTube playlist for you of some doo wop songs. These are songs […]
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 […]
July 12, 2015
"Lily Maebelle" by The Valentines

Lily Maebelle by The Valentines

Doo Wop The Valentines charted very well regionally, especially on the East Coast, and are a well-loved doo wop group. Group members changed over time, but […]
July 7, 2015
"Pretty Little Angel Eyes" by Curtis Lee

Pretty Little Angel Eyes by Curtis Lee

Doo Wop Who doesn’t love a girl with beautiful eyes? Curtis Lee was from Yuma, Arizona, and began a recording career in 1959. Lee wrote the […]