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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 176-200 of 702 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 67157 10-in. 2/5/1940 You are my sunshine Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 67158 10-in. 2/5/1940 Your promise was broken Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 67159 10-in. 2/5/1940 I'd love to call you my sweetheart Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 67160 10-in. 2/5/1940 Old timer Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 67161 10-in. 2/5/1940 Baby you mother Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 67162 10-in. 2/5/1940 Roll along, Kentucky moon Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 68097 10-in. 9/16/1940 You're my darling Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 68098 10-in. 9/16/1940 On the sunny side of the Rockies Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 68099 10-in. 9/16/1940 The love I have for you Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 68100 10-in. 9/16/1940 Sweethearts or strangers Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 68101 10-in. 9/16/1940 Some other man Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 68724 10-in. 2/21/1941 I'm sorry now Jimmie Davis vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 68725 10-in. 2/21/1941 The prisoner's song Jimmie Davis vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 68726 10-in. 2/21/1941 Mary Jimmie Davis vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 68727 10-in. 2/21/1941 There's an old fashioned house on a hillside Jimmie Davis vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 68728 10-in. 2/21/1941 Too late Jimmie Davis vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 69752 10-in. 9/17/1941 You're breaking my heart Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 69753 10-in. 9/17/1941 I loved you once Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 69754 10-in. 9/17/1941 Pay me no mind Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 69755 10-in. 9/17/1941 Won't you forgive me Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 69984 10-in. 12/2/1941 I'm thinking tonight of my blue eyes Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 69985 10-in. 12/2/1941 You told me a lie Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 69986 10-in. 12/2/1941 The end of the world Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 69987 10-in. 12/2/1941 You'll be sorry Jimmie Davis vocalist  
Decca 69997 10-in. 12/4/1941 Sweetheart of the valley Jimmie Davis vocalist  
(Results 176-200 of 702 records)


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Davis, Jimmie," accessed November 24, 2020,

Davis, Jimmie. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 24, 2020, from

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

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