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|
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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