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 9, 2014
"Bumble Bee" by LaVern Baker

Bumble Bee by LaVern Baker

R&B And now, for the bluesy side of rock n roll. “I’m gonna have to put you down You been treating me like a clown You […]
July 31, 2014
"Young Blood" by The Coasters

The Coasters Young Blood

Rhythm n Blues The Coasters were a terrific R&B, doo wop group from this era. In the song “Young Blood,” the singer/narrator saw her and followed […]
July 29, 2014
"26 Miles (Santa Catalina)" by The Four Preps

Two Songs by The Four Preps

Pop Music While some were singing doo wop on a street corner, there were some in the college set who went for clean-cut music. The Four Preps […]
July 22, 2014
"He's a Rebel" by The Crystals

He’s a Rebel by The Crystals

Doo Wop Well, actually the recording is of The Blossoms. The music business can be heartbreaking. This golden oldie was written by Gene Pitney for another girl group, […]