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 11, 2013
The Everly Brothers Wake Up Little Susie

Wake Up Little Susie by The Everly Brothers

Rockabilly One of the fun parts of 1950s music is the variety — from vocal harmony and doo wop to R&B, rock and roll, and rockabilly. […]
September 9, 2013
LaVern Baker Jim Dandy

LaVern Baker Jim Dandy

R&B People from this doo wop era probably remember the phrase “Go, Jim Dandy” from this song. After all, he rescues women in all sorts of […]
September 7, 2013

Moon River Sung by Jerry Butler

Pop Music The song “Moon River” isn’t doo wop, of course, but it was a popular song of the era in the Top 20 on the charts. […]
September 4, 2013

Don and Juan What’s Your Name

Doo Wop Duo What’s your name? Well, that line might work. Don and Juan, a vocal duo from Brooklyn, were Roland “Don” Trone and Claude “Juan” […]