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Jimmie Davis

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 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 714 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
Decca 73968 6/19/1947 I'm hating myself Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca C 90213 10-in. 8/11/1935 I wish I had never seen sunshine Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca C 90214 10-in. 8/11/1935 Bed bug blues Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca C 90215 10-in. 8/12/1935 Deep Mississippi blues Jimmie Davis vocalist  
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  
(Results 226-250 of 714 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Davis, Jimmie," accessed May 18, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105055.

Davis, Jimmie. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 18, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105055.

"Davis, Jimmie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 18 May 2022.

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

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