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.

March 18, 2015
"The Purple People Eater" by Sheb Wooley, a favorite among golden oldies novelty songs

The Purple People Eater by Sheb Wooley

Pop Novelty Song All kinds of music made the charts during this first era of rock and roll. Sometimes it was a novelty song, such as “The […]
February 27, 2015
Bobby Vinton love song "Blue on Blue"

Bobby Vinton Blue on Blue

Pop Music Golden oldies music certainly has its variety, and it includes the smooth singing of Bobby Vinton love songs, which includes his 1963 pop hit […]
November 19, 2014
"Deep Purple" by Nino Tempo and April Stevens

Deep Purple by Nino Tempo and April Stevens

Pop Music It is not unusual in this first era of rock and roll to look at songs from earlier decades in a new way. It […]
October 20, 2014
"Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh (A Letter from Camp" by Allan Sherman

Hello Muddah Hello Fadduh by Allan Sherman

Novelty Songs The song “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh (A Letter from Camp)” was an offering from Allan Sherman’s second LP My Son The Nut. The song […]