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.
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Recordings (Results 126-150 of 728 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||60823||10-in.||3/19/1936||In my cabin tonight||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Davis, Jimmie," accessed December 6, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105055.
Davis, Jimmie. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 6, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105055.
"Davis, Jimmie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 6 December 2023.
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