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.

July 21, 2014
"There's a Moon Out Tonight" by The Capris

There’s a Moon Out Tonight by The Capris

Doo Wop Classics The story of The Capris has its twists and turns, but then the music business of the doo wop era had its twists […]
July 16, 2014
"Under the Boardwalk" by The Drifters

Under the Boardwalk by The Drifters

Soul Music This song was released in 1964, which is just a little past the doo wop era we discuss. However, it’s by The Drifters! And […]
July 12, 2014
Jailhouse Rock, Elvis Presley

Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley

Rock and Roll The film Jailhouse Rock, which starred Elvis Presley, premiered on October 17, 1957, in Memphis, Tennessee. The movie went nationwide a little bit later on […]
July 10, 2014
"Don't SAy Nothin' Bad (About My Baby)" by The Cookies

The Cookies Don’t Say Nothin’ Bad About My Baby

R&B The song “Don’t Say Nothing’ Bad About My Baby” by The Cookies is a golden oldie that combines rhythm and blues style with some pop. This […]