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.

December 5, 2013
'Zat You Santa Claus? by Louis Armstrong & The Commanders

Louis Armstrong Zat You Santa Claus

Christmas Jazz Song In honor of St. Nick’s feast day (i.e., December 6), is one of our favorite golden oldies, which is Louis Armstrong and The Commanders […]
December 3, 2013
"Be My Baby" by The Ronettes

Be My Baby by The Ronettes

The song “Be My Baby” by The Ronettes is a record that was part of pioneering a new sound. “Be My Baby” is credited to legendary […]
November 23, 2013
"My Boyfriend's Back" by The Angels

The Angels My Boyfriend’s Back

Pop Music The song “My Boyfriend’s Back” by The Angels is a golden oldie from 1963. Songwriter Bob Feldman overheard a high school girl trying to […]
November 11, 2013
Goodbye Cruel World by James Darren

Goodbye Cruel World by James Darren

Pop Music What? Join the circus because a woman broke your heart? “Goodbye Cruel World” was written by Gloria Shayne Baker, who also wrote the well-known […]