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.

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 […]
January 9, 2014
"Today I Met the Boy I'm Gonna Marry" by Darlene Love

Darlene Love Today I Met the Boy I’m Gonna Marry

Pop Music Sometimes some people just know when they meet the right one. “(Today I Met) The Boy I’m Gonna Marry” features the strong solo vocal […]
January 8, 2014
Blue Hawaii Print for Elvis birthday

Elvis’ Can’t Help Falling in Love With You

Soft Rock In honor of Elvis’ birthday (b. January 8, 1935), we will feature “Can’t Help Falling in Love With You” for the King of Rock and Roll. […]
January 7, 2014
"Green Onions" by Booker T. & The M.G.'s

Green Onions by Booker T. & The M.G.’s

Instrumental Soul The composition “Green Onions” by Booker T. & The M.G.’s is a funky and bluesy instrumental that always sounds hot. Maybe that’s why it’s […]