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The Jordanaires were an American vocal quartet that formed as a gospel group in I Allegro - Various - British Symphonies They are known for providing background vocals for Elvis Presleyin live appearances and recordings from to The group has also worked in the recording studio, on stage, and on television with many other country and rock and roll artists.
The history of the Jordanaires can be traced back to the early s, and the original Foggy River Boyswhich were made up of the Matthews brothers, all ordained ministers: Bill b. LaFollette, Tennessee, Monty Shoot From The Hip (Live) - W.A.S.P.
- Live. In The Raw. Pulaski, Kentucky, Jack, and Matt. Chaffee, Missouri, also a minister, and bass singer Culley Holt b. McAlester, Oklahoma, and pianist Bob Money.
After three years Money was replaced as pianist by Gordon Stoker. This starting lineup lasted until ; at that time, Bob Hubbard was drafted and was replaced by Hoyt Hawkins. Hawkins switched to baritone, and new lead Neal Matthews was recruited. Don Bruce came in as a new first tenor; however, he was drafted the next year. The group narrowed to a quartet, with Stoker taking over as first tenor. They became members of the Grand Ole Opry in The lineup changed again inwith Culley Holt leaving and new bass Hugh Jarrett coming in.
The quartet became well known in the southern gospel realm, and what made them stand out from other quartets of that time was how they would bring spirituals such as "Dry Bones" to a Introduction - The Grateful Dead - One From The Vault white audience.
While continuing to turn out gospel albums of their own, the group become better known for the signature background harmonies they have provided on dozens of secular records. Jarrett remained until ; at that time, he was replaced by Ray Walker.
Debuting his high-energy brand of rockabilly with " Blue Moon of Kentucky " it was his first live performance on national radio broadcast. He had just recorded his first record at Sun studios, That's All Right just a few weeks prior.
They sang " Peace in the Valley ", and Whatd I Say - Danny Mirror & The Jordanaires - 50 X The King - Elvis Presleys Greatest Songs the show was over, Elvis Presley Whatd I Say - Danny Mirror & The Jordanaires - 50 X The King - Elvis Presleys Greatest Songsan emerging singer, talked with them and said, "If I ever get a recording contract with a major company, I want you guys to back me up.
RCA had also just signed the Speer Family. Atkins asked Stoker to sing with Ben and Brock Speer so he could use them. By April"Heartbreak Hotel" was No. Stoker was called again, to sing a vocal trio with Ben and Brock Speer. After the session, Presley took Stoker aside and told him not knowing, at the time, why all the Jordanaires were not there that he had wanted the Jordanaires.
The quartet also appeared in some of Presley's movies, and on many of his television appearances. As Presley was about to start performing at the Hilton in Las Vegasthe Colonel's office called for the Jordanaires to work with Presley in the shows. They got in touch with the Imperialswho had done the background vocals for Presley's album How Great Thou Art along with them, and the Imperials took the place of the Jordanaires. The group appeared on all of Cline's Decca sessions from her first in November to her last in Februaryduring which time they backed her on songs such as:.
The lineup consisting of Gordon Stoker, first tenor and manager, Neal Matthews, second tenor and lead, Hoyt Hawkins, baritone, and Ray Walkerbass, would be the group's most stable lineup, lasting throughout the s and s.
The group changed again inWhatd I Say - Danny Mirror & The Jordanaires - 50 X The King - Elvis Presleys Greatest Songs Hoyt Hawkins died.
The group has also cooperated with Vikingarna. The lineup remained constant for the rest of the decade, with West leaving due to an illness in and his death in Neal Matthews died on April 21, He was replaced by new lead Curtis Young. Hugh Jarrett Jaś I Małgosia - Monika Borys - Piosenki O Najpiękniejszych Bajkach Świata at 78 on May 31,from injuries sustained in an auto accident in March.
Gordon Stoker died Sairaat Kintut - Rajoitus - tuomittuepäuskonsortoon. 88 at his Brentwood, Tennesseehome on March 27,after a long illness. His son Alan confirmed that the Jordanaires were formally dissolved, per his father's wishes.
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