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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 11, 1899 (Quitman), Died November 5, 2000 (Baton Rouge)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924 - 1972

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, composer, lyricist, songwriter, guitar, yodeling, arranger, speaker

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Recordings (Results 701-714 of 714 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 16820 6/20/1972 Let's all shine Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 16835 7/10/1972 Higher ground Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 16836 7/10/1972 All heaven can call me by my name Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca NA 16837 7/10/1972 If heaven's a dream Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca C 9494 10-in. 9/21/1934 Nobody's darlin' but mine Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca C 9495 10-in. 9/21/1934 When it's round-up time in the Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca C 9496 10-in. 9/21/1934 Grand time Papa blues Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca C 9497 10-in. 9/21/1934 Short tail blues Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca C 9506 10-in. 9/24/1934 It's been years Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca C 9507 10-in. 9/24/1934 Beautiful Mary Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca C 9508 10-in. 9/24/1934 My brown eyed Texas Rose Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca C 9509 10-in. 9/24/1934 Moonlight and skies No.2 Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca C 9510 10-in. 9/24/1934 Jelly roll blues Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca C 9511 10-in. 9/24/1934 Graveyard blues Jimmie Davis vocalist  
(Results 701-714 of 714 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Davis, Jimmie," accessed May 18, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105055.

Davis, Jimmie. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 18, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105055.

"Davis, Jimmie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 18 May 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105055

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