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 15, 2013
The Chordettes Lollipop

The Chordettes Lollipop

Pop Music The song “Lollipop” was written by Julius Dixson (sometimes spelled Dixon) and Beverly Ross  in 1958 for the duo Ronald & Ruby (Ronald Gumm […]
October 14, 2013
45 single of "What Kind of Fool (Do You Think I Am) by The Tams

What Kind of Fool by The Tams

Rhythm n Blues The song “What Kind of Fool (Do You Think I Am)” by The Tams is a little beach music, which makes it good […]
October 11, 2013
45 single of (Till) I Kissed You by The Everly Brothers

Til I Kissed You by The Everly Brothers

Pop Music There’s no group in this first era of rock n roll like The Everly Brothers. Their song “(Til) I Kissed You” is a classic […]
October 10, 2013
45 single of Let Me In by Philadelphia doo wop group The Sensations

Let Me In by The Sensations

R&B The song “Let Me In” by The Sensations features some classic doo wop music. In the lyrics, the song says that there’s dancing and music […]