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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 626-650 of 702 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 15081 3/26/1968 Another story Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 15082 3/26/1968 Born to lose Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 15083 3/26/1968 Faded love Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 15087 3/27/1968 Bury me beneath the willow Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 15088 3/27/1968 You'll be my last love Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 15089 3/27/1968 Green, green grass of home Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 15090 3/27/1968 There goes my everything Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 15226 8/8/1968 Let me walk with you Jesus Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 15227 8/8/1968 I'll see my savior Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 15228 8/8/1968 Too much to gain to lose Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 15229 8/8/1968 Today I'm giving you away Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 15353 12/2/1968 I know a man who can Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 15354 12/2/1968 Now I have everything Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 15355 12/2/1968 I'm going home to watch the flowers bloom Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 15356 12/2/1968 House at the end of the road Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 15674 7/22/1969 I feel like traveling on Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 15675 7/22/1969 Sheltered in the arms of God Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 15676 7/22/1969 Shake the nail-scarred hands of Jesus Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 15677 7/22/1969 Don't stop now Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 15678 7/23/1969 The three nails Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 15679 7/23/1969 I'd hate to be the man Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 15680 7/23/1969 I believe Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 15681 7/23/1969 Somewhere between Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 15682 7/24/1969 Going home Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 15683 7/24/1969 I've been born again Jimmie Davis vocalist  
(Results 626-650 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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