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.

February 20, 2014
"Goodnite Sweetheart Goodnite" by The Spaniels on Vee-Jay Records

Goodnite Sweetheart Goodnite by The Spaniels

Doo Wop Classics There’s some fine doo wop singing in  “Goodnite Sweetheart, Goodnite” by The Spaniels. This is one of the best-loved golden oldies and was written by […]
February 11, 2014
"Twilight Time" by The Platters

The Platters Twilight Time

Doo Wop One of the best songs from one of the best vocal harmony groups of the doo wop era is the golden oldie  “Twilight Time” as […]
January 21, 2014
"I Just Don't Understand" by Ann-Margret

I Just Don’t Understand by Ann Margret

Rock and Roll We probably think of Ann-Margret more for her acting than as a recording artist. However, she did make some interesting records in this […]
January 9, 2014
"Oh, Boy!" by The Crickets, Buddy Holly

Oh Boy by The Crickets

Rock and Roll Buddy Holly and The Crickets were one of the pioneering groups that help to define the sounds of fifties rock n roll and […]