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.

September 23, 2013
The Elegants Little Star

Little Star by The Elegants

Doo Wop One of the great doo wop oldies classics and top doo wop songs of all time is “Little Star” by The Elegants. It has great […]
September 22, 2013

Another Saturday Night by Sam Cooke

Soul Music The song “Another Saturday Night” by Sam Cooke has pathos behind it, and is a classic from this first era of rock and roll. […]
September 18, 2013

The Crests The Angels Listened In

Doo Wop The Crests were a New York R&B and  doowop group, who were popular in the1950s and early 1960s. Their most successful song was “16 Candles,” which […]
September 15, 2013
"Annie Had a Baby" by Hank Ballard & The Midnighters

Annie Had a Baby by The Midnighters

R&B Hank Ballard was one of the first rock n’ roll artists to emerge in the early 1950s. His group Hank Ballard & the Midnighters helped […]