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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 101-125 of 702 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 60824 10-in. 3/19/1936 When a boy from the mountains Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 60825 10-in. 3/19/1936 Come on over to my house Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 60832 10-in. 3/19/1936 Don't say goodbye if you love me Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 60835 10-in. 3/21/1936 I wish I had never seen sunshine Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 60836 10-in. 3/21/1936 High geared Mama-1, 4 Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 60837 10-in. 3/21/1936 Bed bug blues-1,2 Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 60845 10-in. 3/21/1936 I ain't gonna let Satan turn me 'round Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 60846 10-in. 3/21/1936 'Twill be sweet when we meet-3 Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 61811 10-in. 2/16/1937 That's why I'm nobody's darling Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 61812 10-in. 2/16/1937 Do you ever think of me? Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 61813 10-in. 2/16/1937 Prairie of love Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 61814 10-in. 2/16/1937 Sweet Lorene Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 61815 10-in. 2/17/1937 Just forgive and forget Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 61816 10-in. 2/17/1937 Pal of long ago Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 61817 10-in. 2/17/1937 If I ever cry you'll never know Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 61818 10-in. 2/17/1937 Sweetheart of West Texas Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 61819 10-in. 2/17/1937 Ten tiny toes Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 61829 10-in. 2/17/1937 I wonder where you are Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 61830 10-in. 2/17/1937 In the west where life is free Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 61831 10-in. 2/17/1937 YOu'll be comin' back some day Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 61832 10-in. 2/17/1937 Hard hearted Mama Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 61833 10-in. 2/17/1937 Jimmie's travelin' blues Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 61834 10-in. 2/18/1937 I wonder who's kissing her now Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 61835 10-in. 2/18/1937 Pi rootin' around Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 61871 10-in. 2/19/1937 High geared Daddy Jimmie Davis vocalist  
(Results 101-125 of 702 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Davis, Jimmie," accessed November 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105055.

Davis, Jimmie. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105055.

"Davis, Jimmie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 November 2020.

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

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