Gordon Stoker

Date: 1985 November 18
Length: 117 min.
Call Number: OHC284

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

1985 November 18
(1 hour, 57 minutes)
Quartet singer Gordon Stoker, member of the Jordanaires, describes the development and early years of his career. Discussion includes his early musical training and musical influences; a description of singing conventions; attending the Vaughn Music School; his interest in quartet singing; his early radio work; development of his piano playing style; joining the Daniel Quartet; working on the Grand Ole Opry in the early 1940s; his fan mail; working and traveling with the Daniel Quartet; memories of John Daniel; a description of a typical Daniel Quartet stage show; and his start with the Jordanaires.