Davis, Jimmie, 1899-2000

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1899-09-11
Death 2000-11-05
Americans

Biographical notes:

Jimmie Davis (1899- ), Anglo-American country singer and songwriter from Louisiana, whose style was deeply influenced by early country music star Jimmie Rodgers. One of the first "hillbilly" singers to be signed by Decca, Davis had a long career as a singer and songwriter, including "You Are My Sunshine," as well as serving two terms as the governor of Louisiana.

From the description of John Edwards memorial collection, 1929-1933. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 27188972

Composer of "You are my sunshine" and other music, and twice governor of Louisiana; card signed: Jimmie Davis, twice governor of Louisiana.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Louisiana?], [196-?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270906672

Country music performer and two-time governor of Louisiana. Born September 11, 1899. Died November 5, 2000. Full name: James Houston Davis. Popular recording artist during the late 1930s-early 1940s. Best known for his composition "You Are My Sunshine." which has been recorded by over 350 artists. Member, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Member, Country Music Hall of Fame.

From the description of Oral history interview with Jimmie Davis; 1983 October 10; interview conducted by Ronnie Pugh. 1983 Oct. 10. (Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center). WorldCat record id: 58840880

From the description of Oral history interview with Jimmie Davis; 1976 July 8; interview conducted by Douglas B. Green. 1976 July 8. (Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center). WorldCat record id: 58840879

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Subjects:

  • Yodeling
  • Country music--History
  • Television advertising
  • Country music
  • Guitar music
  • Cowboys--Songs and music
  • Country musicians--Interviews
  • Advertising, political
  • Composers--Interviews

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  • United States (as recorded)