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.

April 12, 2014
"The Monkey Time" by Major Lance

The Monkey Time by Major Lance

R&B Ah, sixties dance music and those sixties dances — and The Monkey was one of them.  It was popularized by Major Lance’s “The Monkey Time” and “Mickey’s […]
April 4, 2014
The Cadillacs Speedoo

Speedoo by The Cadillacs

Doo Wop The song “Speedoo” (pronounced speed-oh) by The Cadillacs is classic doo-wop music from its infectious beat to its harmonies to the nonsense syllables. “They […]
March 11, 2014
"Johnny Angel" by Shelley Fabares

Crawford, Fabares, Nelson and Petersen

Actors and Singers There are lots of TV actors who had charting golden oldies records during this first era of rock and roll. Most were in […]
March 8, 2014
"Peppermint Twist" by Joey Dee and The Starliters

Peppermint Twist Joey Dee and the Starliters

Rock and Roll Ah, nothing like dancing the twist in the early 1960s. It was a great time for rock n roll. The name of the […]