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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 251-275 of 702 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca DLA 379 10-in. 6/1/1936 Mama's getting hot and Papa's getting cold Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca DLA 380 10-in. 6/1/1936 When it's peach pickin' in Georgia Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca DLA 381 10-in. 6/1/1936 Come on over to my house (Ain't nobody home but me)-1 Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca DLA 1551 10-in. 11/6/1938 It makes no difference now Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca DLA 1552 10-in. 11/6/1938 The curse of an aching heart Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca DLA 1553 10-in. 11/6/1938 You tell me your dream, I'll tell you mine-1 Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca DLA 1554 10-in. 11/6/1938 Don't break her heart boy Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca DLA 2985 10-in. 5/15/1942 I've got my heart on my sleeve Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca DLA 2986 10-in. 5/15/1942 Don't you cry over me Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca DLA 2987 10-in. 5/15/1942 Live and let live Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca DLA 2988 10-in. 5/15/1942 All because you said goodbye Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca L 3362 10-in. 3/23/1944 There's a chill on the hill tonight Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca L 3363 10-in. 3/23/1944 Is it too late now? Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca L 3364 10-in. 3/23/1944 There's a new moon over my shoulder Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca L 3365 10-in. 3/23/1944 Grievin' my heart out for you Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca L 3366 10-in. 3/24/1944 Love, please don't let me down Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca L 3367 10-in. 3/24/1944 No good for nothin' Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca L 3368 10-in. 3/24/1944 I'm hurt too much to cry Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca L 3369 10-in. 3/24/1944 I'm sorry if that's the way you feel Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca L 3370 10-in. 3/24/1944 I'm happy I can ride the open range Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca L 3371 10-in. 3/24/1944 Time alone will tell Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca L 4092 2/18/1946 I'm only in the way Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca L 4093 2/18/1946 Just thinking of you Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca L 4094 2/18/1946 The beginning of the end Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca L 4095 2/18/1946 Bang bang Jimmie Davis vocalist  
(Results 251-275 of 702 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Davis, Jimmie," accessed January 26, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105055.

Davis, Jimmie. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 26, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105055.

"Davis, Jimmie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 January 2021.

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

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