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.

November 11, 2013
Gene Chandler's "The Duke of Earl"

Duke of Earl by Gene Chandler

Doo Wop Well, the “Duke of Earl” by Gene Chandler is our idea of royalty — doo wop royalty, that is. The song “Duke of Earl” […]
November 8, 2013
Tommy Edwards It's All in the Game

Tommy Edwards It’s All in the Game

Pop Music All sorts of songs with an interesting history became hits during this doo wop and rock n roll era. One such song was “It’s […]
November 5, 2013
The 1961 hit Tossin' and Turnin' by Bobby Lewis

Tossin’ and Turnin’ by Bobby Lewis

R&B Having trouble sleeping? Join Bobby Lewis with his golden oldie “Tossin’ and Turnin.’” The song, which was written by Ritchie Adams and Malou Rene, went […]
October 30, 2013
Elvis Presley Heartbreak Hotel

Elvis Presley Heartbreak Hotel

Rock and Roll And then there’s the King of Rock and Roll, whose songs are perennials and always fresh more so than golden oldies.  “Heartbreak Hotel” […]