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Jimmie Davis

James Houston Davis (September 11, 1899 – November 5, 2000) was an American singer, songwriter, and politician. After achieving fame for releasing both sacred and popular songs, Davis served as governor of Louisiana from 1944 to 1948 and again from 1960 to 1964. As Governor, Davis was an opponent of efforts to desegregate Louisiana.

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 51-75 of 731 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-70653 10-in. 2/7/1932 I wonder (If she is blue) Jimmie Davis Male vocal solo, with bass and guitar composer, lyricist, vocalist  
Victor BVE-70654 10-in. 2/7/1932 1982 blues Jimmie Davis Male vocal solo, with guitar composer, lyricist, vocalist  
Victor BVE-70655 10-in. 2/7/1932 High behind blues Jimmie Davis Male vocal solo, with guitar songwriter, vocalist  
Victor BVE-70656 10-in. 2/8/1932 Saturday night stroll Jimmie Davis Male vocal duet, with steel guitar songwriter, vocalist  
Victor BVE-70657 10-in. 2/8/1932 Sewing machine blues Jimmie Davis Male vocal solo, with guitar and steel guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-70658 10-in. 2/8/1932 Red nightgown blues Jimmie Davis Male vocal solo, with guitar and steel guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-70659 10-in. 2/8/1932 Davis' salty dog Jimmie Davis Male vocal solo, with guitar and steel guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-76862 10-in. 8/4/1933 It's all coming home to you Jimmie Davis Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, songwriter  
Victor BS-76863 10-in. 8/4/1933 I wonder if she's blue Jimmie Davis Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-76864 10-in. 8/4/1933 When it's round-up time in heaven Jimmie Davis Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-76865 10-in. 8/4/1933 Would you Jimmie Davis Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-76866 10-in. 8/4/1933 You've been tom cattin' around Jimmie Davis Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-76867 10-in. 8/4/1933 Alimony blues Jimmie Davis Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio songwriter, vocalist  
Victor BS-76870 10-in. 8/4/1933 Will there be any cowboys in heaven Lone Star Cowboys Vocal and instrumental trio composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-76871 10-in. 8/4/1933 Wonderful child Lone Star Cowboys Vocal and instrumental trio composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-76872 10-in. 8/5/1933 The keyhole in the door Jimmie Davis Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio songwriter, vocalist  
Victor BS-76873 10-in. 8/5/1933 Beautiful Texas Jimmie Davis Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist  
Victor BS-76874 10-in. 8/5/1933 Triflin' mama blues Jimmie Davis Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist  
Victor BS-76875 10-in. 8/5/1933 I want her tailor-made Jimmie Davis Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-76876 10-in. 8/5/1933 Alimony blues Jimmie Davis Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio songwriter, vocalist  
Victor BS-76877 10-in. 8/5/1933 There ain't gonna be no afterwhile Jimmie Davis Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-76878 10-in. 8/5/1933 Easy rider blues Jimmie Davis Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-99140 10-in. 2/15/1936 Nobody's darling but mine Wade Mainer ; Zeke Morris Male vocal duet, with banjo and guitar composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-99324 10-in. 2/24/1936 Mama's getting hot and Papa's getting cold Bill Boyd ; Cowboy Ramblers String band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-102274 10-in. 6/24/1936 Round-up time in heaven Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar lyricist, composer  
(Results 51-75 of 731 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Davis, Jimmie," accessed April 22, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105055.

Davis, Jimmie. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 22, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105055.

"Davis, Jimmie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 22 April 2024.

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

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