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 6, 2017
"Spanish Harlem" by Ben E. King

Ben E. King Spanish Harlem

February 28, 2017
Sam Cooke

Sam Cooke Good Times

February 21, 2017

The Impressions It’s All Right

Sounds of Soul The song “It’s All Right” was written singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer Curtis Mayfield. In 1963, the song went to #4 on the U.S. […]
December 14, 2016
Smokey Robinson and The Miracles Shop Around

The Miracles Shop Around

Soul Music If you’re going to find the right girl, the “one who’s gonna give you true loving,” then “you better shop around.” Good advice. The […]