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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 276-300 of 702 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca L 4096 2/19/1946 In the pines Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca L 4097 2/19/1946 I'm gonna write myself a letter Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca L 4098 2/19/1946 Tired of crying over you-1 Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca L 4099 2/19/1946 There's a new love in my heart Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca L 4104 2/25/1946 Atlanta, Ga. Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca L 4105 2/25/1946 Wave to me, my lady Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca L 4547 11/11/1947 You are my sweetheart Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca L 4548 11/11/1947 Golden curls Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca L 4549 11/11/1947 My heart belongs to you Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca L 4550 11/11/1947 Take care of my heart Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 2374 3/31/1951 When they ring those golden bells Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 2375 3/31/1951 By and by-1 Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 2376 3/31/1951 Take Thy hand, precious Lord-1 Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 2377 3/31/1951 That sweet story of old-1 Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 2438 8/3/1951 Cherokee boogie Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 2439 8/3/1951 I wish I'd never seen sunshine Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 2440 8/3/1951 Mansion over the hilltop-1 Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 2441 8/3/1951 Down by the riverside-1 Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 2442 8/3/1951 Someone to care Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 2443 8/3/1951 I won't have to cross Jordan alone Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 2513 10/14/1951 Bayou pon pon Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 2514 10/14/1951 Sixteen miles from Dallas Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 2515 10/14/1951 Forever's a long, long time Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 2516 10/14/1951 I ain't gonna give nobody none o' this jelly roll Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 2633 2/5/1952 Thirty pieces of silver Jimmie Davis vocalist  
(Results 276-300 of 702 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Davis, Jimmie," accessed January 21, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105055.

Davis, Jimmie. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 21, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105055.

"Davis, Jimmie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 21 January 2021.

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

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