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.

October 29, 2013
Single of "Be-Bop-A-Lula" by Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps

Be Bop A Lula by Gene Vincent

Rockabilly This time period is known for doo wop music, rhythm & blues, rock and roll, and rockabilly.  A good example of rockabilly is “Be-Bop-A Lula” […]
October 28, 2013
Have You Heard? by The Duprees

Have You Heard by The Duprees

Doo Wop Another doo wop classic is  “Have You Heard?” as performed by The Duprees. Ah, the heartaches of trying to hear news about a lost […]
October 26, 2013
"Heat Wave" by Martha & The Vandellas

Heat Wave by Martha and the Vandellas

Soul Music In the later part of this first era of rock and roll, that is, at the beginning of the sixties, we come to the […]
October 24, 2013
Single: Hushabye by The Mystics

Hushabye by The Mystics

Doo Wop A top doo wop classic is “Hushabye” by The Mystics.  In 1959, “Hushabye,” which was written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman, spent nine weeks […]