The Jordanaires are an American vocal quartet, which formed as a gospel group in 1948. They are best known for providing vocal background for Elvis Presley, in live appearances and recordings from 1956 to 1972. 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 1940s, and the original Foggy River Boys, which were made up of the Matthews brothers-- Bill (b. LaFollette, Tenn., 1923), Monty (b. Pulaski, Ky., 1927), Jack, and Matt (all ordained ministers). In 1948, Matt and Jack left to become full-time preachers and were replaced by Bob Hubbard (b. Chaffee, Mo., 1928), also a minister, and bass singer Culley Holt (b. McAlester, Okla., 1925), and pianist Bob Money. After three years Money was replaced as pianist by Gordon Stoker. At that time, they formed the new group as the Melodizing Matthews, but soon changed the name.
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