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Jimmie Davis

James Houston Davis (September 11, 1899 – November 5, 2000) was an American singer, songwriter, and politician. After achieving fame for releasing both sacred and popular songs, Davis served as governor of Louisiana from 1944 to 1948 and again from 1960 to 1964. As Governor, Davis was an opponent of efforts to desegregate Louisiana.

Davis was a nationally popular country music and gospel singer from the 1930s into the 1960s, occasionally recording and performing as late as the early 1990s. He appeared as himself in a number of Hollywood movies. He was inducted into six halls of fame, including the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame, and the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. At the time of his death in 2000, he was the oldest living former governor as well as the last living governor to have been born in the 19th century.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 11, 1899 (Quitman), Died November 5, 2000 (Baton Rouge)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924 - 1972

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, composer, lyricist, songwriter, guitar, yodeling, arranger, speaker

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Recordings (Results 226-250 of 731 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 69985 10-in. 12/2/1941 You told me a lie Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 69986 10-in. 12/2/1941 The end of the world Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 69987 10-in. 12/2/1941 You'll be sorry Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 69997 10-in. 12/4/1941 Sweetheart of the valley Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 69998 10-in. 12/4/1941 I'm the one Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 69999 10-in. 12/4/1941 Tears on my pillow Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 70000 10-in. 12/4/1941 I wish I had a sweetheart Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 70001 10-in. 12/4/1941 Just a rollin' stone Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 70002 10-in. 12/4/1941 I dreamed of an old love affair Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 71215 10-in. 7/27/1942 What's the matter with you, darling? Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 71216 10-in. 7/27/1942 A sinner's prayer Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 71217 10-in. 7/27/1942 Where is my boy tonight? Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 71218 10-in. 7/27/1942 Columbus stockade blues Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 71219 10-in. 7/27/1942 Plant some flowers by my grave Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 71220 10-in. 7/27/1942 Walkin' my blues away Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 71225 10-in. 7/27/1942 What happened Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 71226 10-in. 7/27/1942 I'll never say goodbye Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 73650 7/29/1946 You are my sunshine Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 73651 7/29/1946 My Mary Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 73652 7/29/1946 Let's be sweethearts again Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 73653 7/29/1946 I've learned my lesson Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 73964 6/19/1947 You won't be satisfied that way Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 73965 6/19/1947 What's the use of taking you Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 73966 6/19/1947 I just dropped in to say goodbye Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 73967 6/19/1947 I lost again Jimmie Davis vocalist  
(Results 226-250 of 731 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Davis, Jimmie," accessed April 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105055.

Davis, Jimmie. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105055.

"Davis, Jimmie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 April 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105055

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