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.

August 26, 2015
"Shout" by The Isley Brothers

Shout by The Isley Brothers

Soul Music The song “Shout – Parts 1 & 2” by The Isley Brothers is one of those joyous golden oldies records that are part of 1950s […]
August 18, 2015
"Surf City" by Jan and Dean

Surf City by Jan and Dean

Surf Rock The song “Surf City” by Jan and Dean is one of the great golden oldies of vocal surf rock. (There was instrumental surf rock […]
August 15, 2015
Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night

Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night 38

Golden Oldies Juke Box Please join us for a Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday night in our Rec Room with song requests from the 1950s and […]
August 11, 2015
"Gloria" by The Cadillacs

Gloria by The Cadillacs

Doo Wop Classic The song “Gloria” was written by Leon René (“When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano, “Someone’s Rocking My Dreamboat”) and sung by many […]