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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 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  
(Results 226-250 of 702 records)

Citation

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

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