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 651-675 of 702 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||NA 15684||7/24/1969||I'm losing my mind over you||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 15685||7/24/1969||Mary let your bangs hang down||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 16024||4/15/1970||[Unknown title(s)]||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 16025||4/15/1970||The last mile of the way||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 16026||4/15/1970||If I could hear my mother pray||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 16027||4/15/1970||Old baptizing creek||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 16031||4/16/1970||For God so loved the world||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 16032||4/16/1970||Beyond this valley||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 16033||4/16/1970||Have we forgotten God||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 16034||4/16/1970||That's why Jesus went to Calvary||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 16035||4/17/1970||They can't love Jesus more than I do||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 16036||4/17/1970||Ain't that beautiful singing||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 16037||4/17/1970||I don't want to miss it, do you?||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 16038||4/17/1970||The old rugged cross made the difference||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 16429||5/3/1971||Lord, have you forgotten me?||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 16430||5/3/1971||My boy's coming home||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 16431||5/3/1971||I believe He'd go to Calvary||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 16432||5/3/1971||Put your hand in the hand||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 16436||5/4/1971||The night before Easter||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 16437||5/4/1971||[Unknown title(s)]||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 16438||5/4/1971||[Unknown title(s)]||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 16439||5/4/1971||Old time religion||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 16440||5/5/1971||Crumbs from the table||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 16441||5/5/1971||Just one split second||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 16442||5/5/1971||Won't you take me back and try me one more time||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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