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 26, 2014
"Heart and Soul" by The Cleftones

Heart and Soul by The Cleftones

Doo Wop Music Well, here’s one of the golden oldies that’s really an oldie. “Heart and Soul” is a pop and jazz standard that was written […]
September 28, 2014
"Lullabye" by The Chevrons

Lullabye by The Chevrons

Doo Wop Part of the history of doo wop were those groups that had a New York sound, and one of those were The Chevrons. “Lullabye” […]
August 7, 2014
"Buzz-Buzz-Buzz" by The Hollywood Flames

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Doo Wop This group The Hollywood Flames goes way back in R&B and doo wop history as a 1940s vocal ensemble. This fun, uptempo golden oldie was […]
July 22, 2014
"He's a Rebel" by The Crystals

He’s a Rebel by The Crystals

Doo Wop Well, actually the recording is of The Blossoms. The music business can be heartbreaking. This golden oldie was written by Gene Pitney for another girl group, […]