J.D. Sumner & The Stamps Quartet (1971 - 1977) When he was a teenager, Elvis met J.D. Sumner while J.D. was singing w/ Sunshine Boys in Memphis. J.D. would let Elvis in backstage to meet the gospel groups. In 1972, Elvis asked J.D. and his group, the Stamps Quartet, to back him on stage and in the studio. Their first session together in the studio produced "Burning Love", "Always On My Mind", and "Separate Ways", among others.