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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 551-575 of 702 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 13351 3/10/1965 Blood on the silver Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 13352 3/10/1965 No place to hide Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 13353 3/11/1965 On my way to a city Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 13354 3/11/1965 It happened to me Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 13355 3/11/1965 The last supper Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 13356 3/11/1965 The Bible trail Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 13695 7/27/1965 I'm nearer home than ever was Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 13696 7/27/1965 He takes a beggar and makes him a king Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 13697 7/27/1965 Love is the reason Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 13698 7/27/1965 Have you heard them angels sing Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 13699 7/27/1965 (Here's my) Bury in' ground Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 13700 7/27/1965 Come on home soon Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 13701 7/27/1965 No one but Jesus Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 13702 7/28/1965 It was not the nails (that held Him to the cross) Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 13703 7/28/1965 The land that needs no sun Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 13704 7/28/1965 Is there anything too hard Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 13705 7/28/1965 Come on in Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 13706 7/28/1965 Let Him in Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 13810 12/1/1965 I've tried to do my best Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 13811 12/1/1965 There's room at the cross Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 13812 12/1/1965 Jesus holds the keys Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 13813 12/1/1965 Time has made a change Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 13814 12/1/1965 Tell the angels I'm on my way Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 13815 12/2/1965 Who am I? Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 13816 12/2/1965 My heart can see Jimmie Davis vocalist  
(Results 551-575 of 702 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Davis, Jimmie," accessed January 15, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105055.

Davis, Jimmie. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 15, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105055.

"Davis, Jimmie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 15 January 2021.

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

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