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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 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  
(Results 651-675 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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