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.

January 21, 2014
"I Just Don't Understand" by Ann-Margret

I Just Don’t Understand by Ann Margret

Rock and Roll We probably think of Ann-Margret more for her acting than as a recording artist. However, she did make some interesting records in this […]
January 8, 2014
Blue Hawaii Print for Elvis birthday

Elvis’ Can’t Help Falling in Love With You

Soft Rock In honor of Elvis’ birthday (b. January 8, 1935), we will feature “Can’t Help Falling in Love With You” for the King of Rock and Roll. […]
January 1, 2014
"Where the Boys Are" by Connie Francis

Where The Boys Are by Connie Francis

Traditional Pop Music One of the great golden oldies is “Where the Boys Are,” which features the expressive voice of Connie Francis. It was the title song […]
December 10, 2013
Elvis' Christmas Album 1957

Elvis Presley’s Blue Christmas and a White Tree

Thanks to the king of rock and roll Elvis’ Christmas Album of 1957, “Blue Christmas” became a rock and roll Christmas standard.  The tune had been around […]