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 7, 2014
"Oh Rose Marie" by The Fascinators

Two Songs by The Fascinators

Doo Wop Music Among our top doo wop songs are “Oh Rose Marie” and “Chapel Bells” by The Fascinators. The Fascinators came together as did many […]
March 7, 2014
Doo-wop classic "A Little Bit of Soap" by The Jarmels

A Little Bit of Soap by The Jarmels

R&B New York-based Laurie Records was looking for an answer to The Drifters. They found it in the soulful sound of The Jarmels. They were five […]
February 24, 2014
Elvis Presley Blue Moon of Kentucky

Elvis Presley Blue Moon of Kentucky

Rockabilly It’s Sun Studios, Memphis  (1954). Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, and Bill Black tried to find a B-Side to the single “That’s All Right Mama.” They […]
February 21, 2014
"Quarter to Three" by Gary U.S. Bonds

Quarter to Three by Gary U.S. Bonds

Doo Wop A good golden oldies song about dancing from this first era of rock n roll is “Quarter to Three” by Gary U.S. Bonds. The […]