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 126-150 of 715 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|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|
|Decca||61872||10-in.||2/19/1937||Honky tonk blues||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||62688||10-in.||10/17/1937||Nobody's darling but mine||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||62689||10-in.||10/17/1937||One, two, three, four||Jimmie Davis||vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||62690||10-in.||10/17/1937||Have you ever been to heaven||Jimmie Davis||vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||62691||10-in.||10/17/1937||The greatest mistake in my life||Jimmie Davis||vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||62992||10-in.||12/9/1937||Please be good to me||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||62993||10-in.||12/9/1937||By the grave of nobody's darling||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||62994||10-in.||12/9/1937||Shackles and chains||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||62995||10-in.||12/9/1937||Call me back pal o' mine||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||62996||10-in.||12/9/1937||Just a girl that men forget||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||62997||10-in.||12/9/1937||All alone in this world||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||62998||10-in.||12/10/1937||I think I'll turn your damper down||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Davis, Jimmie," accessed July 1, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105055.
Davis, Jimmie. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 1, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105055.
"Davis, Jimmie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 1 July 2022.
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