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 2, 2016
The Solitaires Walking Along

The Solitaires Walking Along

Doo Wop  The Solitaires formed in Harlem in New York City in 1953. They were on Hy Weiss’ Old Town label from 1953 to 1964. Group […]
October 27, 2016
The Jive Five My True Story

The Jive Five My True Story

Doo Wop Music Well, Sue and Earl are a couple — but he loves Lorraine. So they “cry, cry, cry their blues away.” The Jive Five […]
October 24, 2016
Dion and the Belmonts Where or When

Dion and the Belmonts Where or When

Doo Wop Music Dion and the Belmonts had a top ten hit with the song “Where Or When.” It was released in 1959 and rose up […]
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. […]