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 21, 2016
Buddy Knox with The Rhythm Orchids Party Doll

Buddy Knox Party Doll

Rockabilly The story goes that in 1956, Buddy Knox, from Happy, Texas, and his band the Rhythm Orchids performed with fellow Texan Roy Orbison on a […]
September 19, 2016
The Dubs Don't Ask Me to be Lonely

The Dubs Don’t Ask Me to be Lonely

Doo Wop Music Ah, the romantic songs and sweet harmonies of doo wop. The song was written by Hiram Johnson and Richard Blandon. Group members changed […]
September 18, 2016
Sam Cooke You Send Me

Sam Cooke You Send Me

Early Soul Music The song beautifully  showcases Sam Cooke’s clear, silky voice. It is credited to his brother L. C. Cooke,  because he did not want […]
September 17, 2016
Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night

Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night 93

Golden Oldies Juke Box Music Happy last weekend of Summer! It’s time once again for the all request Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night on the […]