Gordon Stoker

Date: 1983 August 03
Length: 109 min.
Call Number: OHC283

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 August 3
(1 hour, 49 minutes)
Quartet singer Gordon Stoker, member of the Jordanaires, recalls the Nashville music industry during the late 1940s and early 1950s. Discussion includes his educational background; performing on WLAC during the late 1940s; working as a member of the Daniel Quartet; Wally Fowler’s All Night Singing gospel shows; the original Jordanaires; joining the Jordanaires in 1949 and his move from piano player to tenor; memories of Hank Williams; memories of Fred Rose; working on the Grand Ole Opry; working in the recording studio; and the Anita Kerr Singers.