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.

July 14, 2016

The Heartbeats A Thousand Miles Away

Doo Wop Music James “Shep” Sheppard was known for his silky voice, for being a songwriter who liked to write his songs while in the bathtub, […]
June 28, 2016
Doo Wop Playlist for a Romantic Mood

Doo Wop Playlist for a Romantic Mood

Doo Wop It’s easy to find wonderful songs from doo wop groups that are just right for a romantic mood, because so many of the great old […]
March 31, 2016
Little Caesar and the Romans Those Oldies But Goodies

Little Caesar and The Romans

Doo Wop This song “Those Oldies But Goodies (Remind Me of You)”  about nostalgic feelings about songs was written by Paul Politi and Nick Curinga. In 1961, […]
March 16, 2016
The Five Keys The Glory of Love

The Five Keys The Glory of Love

Doo Wop Group Ah, love. It’s complicated, isn’t it? The song, which was written by Billy Hill and recorded by Benny Goodman recorded in 1936, is […]