Jimmie Davis (American politician, singer and songwriter)

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Legal name: James Houston 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.

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1947Souvenir AlbumJimmie Davis1
1953Jimmie Davis Sings His Favorite Gospel SongsJimmie Davis with The Anita Kerr Singers1
1955Near the CrossJimmie Davis1
1957Hymn TimeJimmie Davis1
1958Hail Him With a SongJimmie Davis with The Anita Kerr Singers1
1958The Door Is Always OpenJimmie Davis1
1959SuppertimeJimmie Davis1
1959You Are My SunshineJimmie Davis1
1960No One Stands AloneJimmie Davis1
1960Someone to CareJimmie Davis1
1961Someone Watching Over YouJimmie Davis with The Plainsmen1
1961Sweet Hour of PrayerJimmie Davis with The Anita Kerr Singers1
1962How Great Thou ArtJimmie Davis1
1962Songs of FaithJimmie Davis1
1963Beyond the ShadowsJimmie Davis1
1963Highway to HeavenJimmie Davis1
1964It's Christmas Time AgainJimmie Davis1
1964Jimmie Davis SingsJimmie Davis1
1965At the CrossingJimmie Davis1
1965Still I BelieveJimmie Davis1
1966Gospel HourJimmie Davis1
1966My AltarJimmie Davis1
1967Going Home for ChristmasJimmie Davis1
1968His Marvelous GraceJimmie Davis1
1968Singing the GospelJimmie Davis1
1968The Country Side of Jimmie DavisJimmie Davis1
1969Amazing GraceJimmie Davis with The Anita Kerr Singers1
1969Let Me Walk With JesusJimmie Davis1
1970Songs of ConsolationJimmie Davis1
1971Old Baptizing CreekJimmie Davis1
1972Memories Coming HomeJimmie Davis1
1972What a Happy DayJimmie Davis1
1973God’s Last Altar CallJimmie Davis1
1974Christ Is My SunshineJimmie Davis and The Jimmie Davis Singers1
1974Lord, Let Me Be ThereJimmie Davis1
1974Souvenirs of YesterdayJimmie Davis1
1975Living by FaithJimmie Davis and The Jimmie Davis Singers1
1975SunshineJimmie Davis1
1976Put Jesus FirstJimmie Davis and The Jimmie Davis Singers1
1976Sheltered in the Arms of God and Nine More Selected By Jimmy DavisJimmie Davis1
1977Golden HitsJimmie Davis1
1977Songs of the SpiritJimmie Davis and The Jimmie Davis Singers1
1978Golden Hits, Volume TwoJimmie Davis1
1978Walking in the SunshineJimmie Davis and The Jimmie Davis Singers1
1979Soul Train to GloryJimmie Davis and The Jimmie Davis Singers1
1980Immortal SongsThe Legendary Jimmie Davis and The Jimmie Davis Singers1
1981Heaven’s National AnthemJimmie Davis1
1983This One’s for YouJimmie Davis1
1985The Last WalkJimmie Davis1
1986Hello SunshineJimmie Davis1
1986Jimmie Davis FavoritesJimmie Davis1
1989It’s Moving TimeJimmie Davis1
1992Resurrection CityJimmie Davis1
1998Nobody’s Darlin’ but MineGovernor Jimmie Davis1
2000LouisianaGovernor Jimmie Davis1
It’s In My HeartJimmie Davis1
Sounds Like Jimmie RodgersJimmie Davis1

Album + Compilation

1969In My Father’s HouseJimmie Davis with The Anita Kerr Singers1
1974Greatest Hits, Vol. 2Jimmie Davis1
1975The Best of Jimmie DavisJimmie Davis1
1983Rockin’ BluesJimmie Davis1
1988Barnyard StompJimmie Davis1
1991The Country Music Hall Of FameJimmie Davis1
1993The Best of Jimmie Davis: Country HitsJimmie Davis1
1995Greatest Hits Finest PerformancesJimmie Davis1
1998You Are My SunshineJimmie Davis1
2001I Wonder Who’s Kissing Her NowJimmie Davis1
2004Famous Country Music MakersJimmie Davis1
2004Jimmie DavisJimmie Davis1
2007Midnight Blues 1929-1933Jimmie Davis1
2013The Jimmie Davis Collection 1929-1947Jimmie Davis1
2017Don’t Take My Sunshine Away: Vintage Hillbilly Blues and Ballads 1932–1949Jimmie Davis1
Country HitsJimmie Davis1
Fifteen Miles From DallasJimmie Davis1
The best of Jimmie Davis: Gospel FavoritesJimmie Davis1

Album + Live

1976Live!Jimmie Davis1


1934There Ain't Gonna Be No Afterwhile / Easy Rider BluesJimmie Davis1
1935When It’s Round‐up Time in Heaven / Nobody’s Darling but MineJimmie Davis1
1938It Makes No Difference Now / Curse of an Aching HeartJimmie Davis With Rudy Sooter's Ranchmen51
1939I'm Drifting Back To Dreamland / Nobody's Lonesome for MeJimmie Davis1
1940You Are My Sunshine / Old TimerJimmie Davis With Charles Mitchell's Orchestra1
1941Too Late / There's Old Fashioned House On The HillsideJimmie Davis1
1942I Dreamed of an Old Love Affair / A Sinner's PrayerJimmie Davis1
1944There's a New Moon Over My Shoulder / Love Please Don't Let Me DownJimmie Davis1
1945Grieving My Heart Out of You / I'm Sorry If That's the Way You FeelJimmie Davis1
1953Colinda / When the Train Comes Rollin’ InJimmie Davis1

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