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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 576-600 of 702 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 13817 12/2/1965 Will the circle be unbroken? Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 13818 12/3/1965 My alter Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 13819 12/3/1965 Rivers Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 13820 12/3/1965 Sometimes a mountain Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 13821 12/3/1965 A day without prayer Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 14196 8/15/1966 My wasted past Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 14197 8/15/1966 His marvelous grace Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 14198 8/15/1966 Meet the Savior Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 14199 8/15/1966 Death is only a dream Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 14200 8/16/1966 He's always at home Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 14201 8/16/1966 Inside His arms Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 14202 8/16/1966 Down the sawdust trail Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 14203 8/16/1966 His grace is sufficient for me Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 14204 8/17/1966 Praise the Lord oh my soul Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 14205 8/17/1966 When God dips His love in my soul Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 14206 8/17/1966 Take me back to babyland Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 14207 8/17/1966 Forgive me Santa Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 14538 3/13/1967 In the garden Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 14539 3/13/1967 Holding on to Jesus Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 14540 3/13/1967 Rocking around the Christmas tree Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 14541 3/13/1967 Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 14546 3/14/1967 White Christmas Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 14547 3/14/1967 No one but Jesus understands Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 14548 3/14/1967 Going home for Christmas Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 14549 3/14/1967 The priceless gift of Christmas Jimmie Davis vocalist  
(Results 576-600 of 702 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Davis, Jimmie," accessed January 19, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105055.

Davis, Jimmie. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 19, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105055.

"Davis, Jimmie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 19 January 2021.

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

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