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Again, 1951; I Guess You Don't Remember Now, 1951; My Old Red River Home, 1952; How Many Biscuits Can You Eat, 1952; 144 Thousand Were There, 1952; That Depot in the Sky, 1952; All American Boy; Rock Island Line; Daylight Saving Time; Are You from Dixie; Fast Moving Train; etc. Old Rattler was most popular song. Writer of Tragic Romance and most of the songs he re­corded. Business enterprise: G. J. Music Co., Miami, Fla. Address: WSM Radio, Nashville, Tennessee.
Jordanaires: Neal Matthews, b. Nashville, Tenn., attended Belmont College, Nashville, Tenn.; Gordon Stoker, b. Gleason, Tenn., attended Peabody College, Nashville, and Okla. Baptist Univ., Shawnee, Okla.; Hoyt Hawkins, b. Paducah, Ky., attended Peabody Coll.; and Ray Walker, b. Centerville, Miss., and was graduated from David Lipscomb Coll., Nashville, with B.A. Degree. Quartet organized 1949. Former members include Hugh Jarrett and Culley Holt. Gordon, 1st tenor; Neal, 2nd tenor; Hoyt, baritone; Ray, bass. Record for Capitol Records. Have sung on records with Elvis Presley, RCA; Ricky Nelson, Imperial; Tommy Sands, Capitol; Johnny Cash, Columbia; Johnny Ray, Columbia; Tab Hunter, Dot; etc. Albums: Land of Jordan; Glory land; Heavenly Spirit; A Friend We Have, with Tenn. Ernie Ford. Songs recorded: Everybody's Gonna Have a Won­derful Time Up There; All I Need Is You; Sugaree; Noah; The Church in the Wildwood; Swing Down Sweet Chariot; What a Friend We Have in Jesus. Sing on WSM Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tenn.; and WSM Pet Milk Grand Ole Opry. Movies: Loving You, Paramount, 1957; Jailhouse Rock, MGM, 1957; Sing Boy Sing; Coun­try Music Holiday, Paramount; King Creole, Paramount, 1958; Eddy Arnold Time, TV series; G. I. Blues, 1960. Entertainment experience: WSM Grand Ole Opry, 1949—; Ed Sullivan Show, CBS-TV, 3 times; Arthur Godfrey Show, CBS-TV; Tenn. Ernie Show, NBC-TV; Steve Allen Show, NBC-TV; Frank Sinatra, ABC-TV, 1960; Milton Berle Show, NBC-TV, 1958; Milton Berle Show, 1957; American Bandstand, ABC-TV. Awards and honors: their voices were heard on 33 million rec-

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