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.

February 21, 2017

Jimmy Clanton Just a Dream

Pop Rock In 1958, the song went to #1 on the R&B Best Sellers list and #4 on the U.S. Pop Chart. Jimmy Clanton was from […]
February 20, 2017

Ruby and The Romantics Our Day Will Come

R&B The writers of the song, Mort Garson and Bob Hilliard, recorded two versions because they were not sure if they could make it a hit. […]
February 18, 2017
Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night

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Oldies But Goodies It’s time to stay warm, relax a little, and reminisce with the oldies from the all-request Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night. The […]
February 14, 2017
Sam Cooke

Sam Cooke Cupid