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.

March 10, 2016
The Four Seasons Sherry

The Four Seasons Sherry

Doo Wop Where would doo wop music be without the beautiful singing and harmonies of The Four Seasons? We need Frankie Valli’s falsetto and Nick Massi’s […]
March 5, 2016
Neil Sedaka Calendar Girl

Neil Sedaka Calendar Girl

Pop Music The music for “Calendar Girl” was written Neil Sedaka with lyrics by Howard Greenfield. Greenfield was one of the Brill Building writers and penned […]
March 4, 2016
Frankie Ford Sea Cruise

Frankie Ford Sea Cruise

Rock and Roll The song “Sea Cruise” was written by Huey “Piano” Smith, who also wrote the song “Rockin’ Pneumonia.” Huey Smith and His Clowns recorded […]
March 2, 2016
The Genies Who's That Knocking

The Genies Who’s That Knocking

Doo Wop Classic This song is a doo wop classic and cautionary tale from The Genies about fooling around with more than one gal at a […]