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 12, 2016
The Shirelles Mama Said

The Shirelles Mama Said

Girl Groups Mama said there’d be days like this. Oh yes, she did. The song , which was written by Luther Dixon and Willie Denson, was released […]
March 12, 2016
Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night

Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night 67

Golden Oldies Music It’s Saturday night again, so that means we have a Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night happening on the juke box in our […]
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 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 […]