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In Memory of Neal Matthews
www.jordanaires.net, 31 Oct 2013 [cached]
"Neal was very instrumental in creating the 'Nashville sound' in that he developed the numbering system for chords," said Gordon Stoker, who had been a member of The Jordanaires for four years when Neal joined the group in 1953.
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"It was a shorthand version for the chords," Gordon added.
GOGR Fallen Comrades
www.grandolegospelreunion.com, 25 May 2013 [cached]
Gordon Stoker The Jordanaires
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Born August 3, 1924, Gordon Stoker was a native of Gleason, Tennessee, where he grew up in a musical family. By age eight he was playing piano in church, and then performing at singing conventions. After high school graduation at age 15, he moved to Nashville to join the Daniel Quartet, which performed on radio station WSM. He served in the Air Force and then attended Oklahoma Baptist University before returning to Nashville and the Daniel Quartet.
Stoker joined the Jordanaires in 1949, who at this time were becoming noted for their spirited renditions of songs associated with both black and white gospel traditions.
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It is likely that Gordon Stoker has appeared on more hits than any other artist in the music industry.
Gordon Stoker remained a member of the Jordanaires from 1949 until his death, an unprecedented 64 years. passed away on March 27 after a period of declining health. He was 88.
Gordon Stoker: Singer with the ...
www.independent.co.uk, 7 July 2013 [cached]
Gordon Stoker: Singer with the Jordanaires
Gordon Stoker, former backup ...
www.gomemphis.com [cached]
Gordon Stoker, former backup singer for Elvis, dies at 88
The band this year consisted of ...
scottymoore.site.aplus.net, 1 Aug 2003 [cached]
The band this year consisted of Scotty and Kevin Woods on guitar, D.J. Fontana and Ronnie McDowell Jr. on drums, Bob Moore on bass, Ronnie McDowell on vocals with Mille Kirkham and Gordon Stoker, Curtis Young, Louis Nunley and Ray Walker of the Jordanaires , Steve Shepherd on keyboards and Frank Michaels on baritone guitar.
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Gordon Stoker, the longest reining member of the Jordanaires has been with the group for 53 years and precedes even Elvis as a performing artist. He told the story of how Elvis met them first in 1955 at the Ellis auditorium and said that if he ever made it to a major label he would have them sing backup for him. He kept his word.
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