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 22, 2013
The Robins Smokey Joe's Cafe

Smokey Joe’s Café by The Robins

R&B A doo wop and R&B classic is “Smokey Joe’s Café” by The Robins. The writing duo of Leiber and Stoller (that is, Jerry Leiber and […]
October 21, 2013
Cover for The Lion Sleeps Tonight by the doo wop group from Brooklyn The Tokens

The Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Tokens

Doo Wop The golden oldie “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” by The Tokens, a doo wop style vocal group, has an interesting history. Also known as “Wimoweh” or “Wimba […]
October 20, 2013
The Teddy Bears To Know Him is to Love Him

The Teddy Bears To Know Him is to Love Him

Pop Music   The Teddy Bears were high school friends Phil Spector, lead singer Annette Kleinbard, Marshall Leib, and Harvey Goldstein, who left the group early […]
October 19, 2013
45 rpm of True Love Ways by Buddy Holly

True Love Ways by Buddy Holly

Pop Music The song “True Love Ways” is one of the beautiful golden oldies from this first era of rock and roll. The song was written by […]