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.

September 30, 2016
Brenda Lee I'm Sorry

Brenda Lee I’m Sorry

Country Pop Music A very young Brenda Lee, aka Little Miss Dynamite, recorded the song, which was written by Dub Albritton and Ronnie Self, as the […]
September 15, 2016
Sarah Vaughan Broken Hearted Mellody

Sarah Vaughan Broken Hearted Melody

Pop Standards The song was written by Hal David and Sherman Edwards and first published in 1958. Sarah Vaughan, known for her inspired work as a […]
September 12, 2016
The Platters My Prayer

The Platters My Prayer

Pop Standards The music for “My Prayer” was written in 1926 by salon virtuoso  violinist Georges Boulanger with the title “Avant de Mourir.”  In 1939 lyricist […]
September 9, 2016
The Essex Easier Said Than Done

The Essex Easier Said Than Done

Pop Music The song was written by William Linton and Larry Huff. The Essex, an R&B group, were on active duty with the U.S. Marine Corps […]