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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 601-625 of 702 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 14550 3/15/1967 Silver bells Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 14551 3/15/1967 Sniffles Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 14552 3/15/1967 When the world's on fire Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 14553 3/15/1967 You're not home yet Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 14554 3/15/1967 Blue Christmas Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 14628 4/24/1967 I get mighty close to heaven Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 14629 4/24/1967 Haven't been to church for so long Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 14630 4/24/1967 Come to the manger Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 14734 7/25/1967 Zion's hill Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 14735 7/25/1967 Surely goodness and mercy Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 14736 7/25/1967 House of clay Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 14737 7/25/1967 I must tell Jesus Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 14742 7/26/1967 My beautiful home Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 14743 7/26/1967 Remind me, dear Lord Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 14744 7/26/1967 No wars in heaven Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 14745 7/26/1967 A chair that rocked us all Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 14798 9/26/1967 The hand that rocked my cradle Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 14799 9/26/1967 Diamond and gold Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 14800 9/26/1967 He is so precious to me Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 14801 9/26/1967 When Jesus knocks, let Him in Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 14802 9/27/1967 A mansion on the hill Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 14803 9/27/1967 Once a day Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 14804 9/27/1967 I wish I had never seen sunshine Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 14805 9/27/1967 Anywhere, anytime Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 15080 3/26/1968 I'd trade all my tomorrows Jimmie Davis vocalist  
(Results 601-625 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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