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 21, 2013
Cover for The Lion Sleeps Tonight by the doo wop group from Brooklyn The Tokens

The Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Tokens

Doo Wop The golden oldie “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” by The Tokens, a doo wop style vocal group, has an interesting history. Also known as “Wimoweh” or “Wimba […]
October 13, 2013
45 single of "Oh, What A Night" by The Dells

Oh What a Nite by The Dells

This song has become a doo wop classic. Sometimes you have a great time and you want to sing about it. “Oh What a Nite” was […]
October 9, 2013
45 single of He's So Fine by The Chiffons

He’s So Fine by The Chiffons

Doo Wop The song “He’s So Fine” by The Chiffons is one of the wonderful golden oldies with its catchy refrain of  “doo-lang, doo-lang, doo-lang.” The Chiffons were […]
October 4, 2013
45 of Barry & The Tamerlanes "I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight"

Barry and The Tamerlanes

Doo Wop Barry and the Tamerlanes were a doo wop group from California that consisted of Barry De Vorzon, Terry Smith, and Bodie Chandler. In 1963, […]