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|
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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