Gordon Stoker

Date: 1974 November 22
Length: 80 min.
Call Number: OH179

Biography

Quartet singer. Born August 13, 1924. Full name: Hugh Gordon Stoker. In 1949 joined the Jordanaires, one of Nashville’s premier background vocal groups and a key component of the Nashville Sound. Member, Country Music Hall of Fame®.

Interview Summary

1974 November 22
(1 hour, 20 minutes)
Quartet singer Gordon Stoker, member of the Jordanaires, comments on the group’s experiences working as background vocalists for several major artists. Discussion includes his family history and early musical interests; joining the Jordanaires in 1949; membership changes within the group; working on Eddy Arnold Time; their musical versatility; memories from working with Elvis Presley; and comments on their role in the recording studio.