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 13, 2017
The Playmates Beep Beep

The Playmates Beep Beep

Novelty Car Songs This novelty pop song by The Playmates  describes a competition between the drivers of a Cadillac and a Nash Rambler — with a […]
December 23, 2016
Gayla Peevey I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

Christmas Novelty Songs Be careful what you wish for. Peace? Joy? Two front teeth? A hippopotamus? This novelty Christmas song was written by John and originally […]
December 9, 2016
Chuck Berry Run Rudolph Run

Chuck Berry Run Rudolph Run

Christmas Rock and Roll Songs The song was written by Johnny Marks and Marvin Brodie and made popular by the legendary Chuck Berry, who was the […]
December 2, 2016
Edd Kookie Byrnes Yulesville

Edd Kookie Byrnes Yulesville

Novelty Christmas Songs Well, “Yulesville,” novelty Christmas piece recorded in 1959 and performed by Edd “Kookie” Byrnes. The words and music are by Warren E. Barker, […]