Gordon Stoker

Date: 1975 February 07
Length: 85 min.
Call Number: OH180

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

1975 February 7
(1 hour, 25 minutes)
Quartet singer Gordon Stoker, member of the Jordanaires, comments on the group’s experiences working as back-up vocalists for several major artists. Discussion includes working with Loretta Lynn; recording at the Bradley Studios; the development of their sound; working for Elvis Presley; and comments on country music in the movies.