James Houston Davis (September 11, 1899 – November 5, 2000) was an American politician and a singer and songwriter of both sacred and popular songs. Davis was elected for two nonconsecutive terms from 1944 to 1948 and from 1960 to 1964 as the governor of his native Louisiana. He ran both campaigns as a controversial advocate for impoverished and rural white Louisianians.
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 11th, 1899 (Quitman), Died November 5th, 2000 (Baton Rouge)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924 - 1972
Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, composer, lyricist, songwriter, guitar, yodeling, arranger, speaker
Recordings (Results 226-250 of 702 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||C 90216||10-in.||8/12/1935||Will you love me when I'm old||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||C 90217||10-in.||8/12/1935||Are you tired of me darling?||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||C 90218||10-in.||8/12/1935||Red River blues||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||C 90219||10-in.||8/12/1935||Corn fed man||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||C 90220||10-in.||8/12/1935||I ain't gonna let Satan turn me 'round||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||C 90222||10-in.||8/13/1935||Come on over to my house||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||C 90223||10-in.||8/13/1935||In my cabin tonight||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||90235||10-in.||8/14/1935||'Twill be sweet when we meet||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||92071||10-in.||4/10/1940||There's a chill on the hill tonight||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||92072||10-in.||4/10/1940||Write a letter to your mother||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||92073||10-in.||4/10/1940||My mother's Bible-1||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||92074||10-in.||4/10/1940||Why should I be to blame-1||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||92075||10-in.||4/10/1940||I feel the same as you||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||93750||10-in.||5/2/1941||I'm knocking at your door again||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||93751||10-in.||5/2/1941||What more can I say?||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||93752||10-in.||5/2/1941||I told you so||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||93753||10-in.||5/2/1941||I hung my head and cried||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||93754||10-in.||5/2/1941||I'll be true to the one I love||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||93755||10-in.||5/2/1941||Just because of you little girl||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||120692||8/7/1968||The holy hills of heaven call||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||120693||8/7/1968||Souvenirs of yesterday||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||120694||8/7/1968||Had it not been||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||120695||8/7/1968||Look up||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||DLA 377||10-in.||6/1/1936||My blue bonnet girl||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||DLA 378||10-in.||6/1/1936||Ridin' down the Arizona trail||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Davis, Jimmie," accessed November 29, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105055.
Davis, Jimmie. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 29, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105055.
"Davis, Jimmie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 29 November 2020.
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