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1950s Rock'n' Roll

This playlist has music written in classic 1950s early rock’n’roll styles. Think doo-wop, sock hop, American Graffiti and the music of Little Richard, Chuck Berry, and Fats Domino. There is also a touch of New Orleans blues rock in some tracks.

At the Prom

One of our best 1950s tracks, At the Prom is the slow dance. It’s got that classic doo-wop triplet feeling. This tune immediately sets a nostalgic mood, looking back over...

Club Tipitina

Club Tipitina is a blues shuffle in the style of New Orleans piano great Professor Longhair. The song is powered by boogie piano playing and a strong backing horn section. Rollicking solos by tenor saxophone and piano are also...

Fat Dominos

This song sounds like the New Orleans boogie shuffles made popular by Fats Domino. A great sax section plus typical boogie piano licks keep this track rolling along. A good time is had by...

Deuce Coup

Deuce Coup rolls in with a confident masculine sound. This song is powered by a low blues guitar riff suggesting late-night parties and laughter among friends. American Graffiti fans will recognize this soundtrack...

Surfin’ Turf

Makes a great retro detective or secret agent TV theme. Surfin Turf is written in the surf rock style of the old teenage beach party movies. The mood is serious, there is a sense of danger and apprehension about the track – this could be played straight or used...


Twistin’ is upbeat, energetic, straight-ahead rock and roll. The tempo is fast with guitar, organ and sax take turns with the melody. This song is in the style of the great Twist records by Chubby...

Good Time Hour

Mid-60s Motown vibe creates a retro party atmosphere. Nice sax solo. This track is in the style of the early R&B bands. Melody is played by organ and guitar and an upbeat sax solo contributes to the party...

House Party

House Party is an upbeat rhythm and blues song. This track is in the style of the early 60s instrumental soul records (like those by Ramsey Lewis for instance). Piano and a very funky organ play the melodies. The mood is happy – a good-time feel...

In Rides Clint

Sounds like a Spaghetti western movie soundtrack mixing with 1960s rock’n roll. Evokes the Marlboro Man, the cowboy and other rugged icons of American culture. This music will immediately set time and place or it can be used to create a parody working against...