Gordon Stoker

Date: 1983 February 28
Length: 56 min.
Call Number: OHC282

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

1983 February 28
(56 minutes)
Quartet singer Gordon Stoker, member of the Jordanaires, talks about the early years of his career. Discussion includes his childhood and musical background; joining the Daniel Quartet; influence of gospel music; history of the Benson Company; working at WSM; and his experiences as a traveling performer during the 1940s.