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 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 […]
October 16, 2014
"Sixteen Reasons" by Connie Stevens

Sixteen Reasons by Connie Stevens

Pop Music The song “Sixteen Reasons,” which is a juke box favorite and a golden oldie (although Connie Stevens prefers to think of it as a […]
September 10, 2014
Elvis is Back! album with the song "Soldier Boy"

Soldier Boy by Elvis Presley

Pop Music Part of the genius of Elvis Presley was his ability to put together many strands of American music. We know he is considered to […]
July 29, 2014
"26 Miles (Santa Catalina)" by The Four Preps

Two Songs by The Four Preps

Pop Music While some were singing doo wop on a street corner, there were some in the college set who went for clean-cut music. The Four Preps […]