The Jimmie Davis Collection: 1929-1947

The Jimmie Davis Collection: 1929-1947

by Jimmie DavisJimmie Davis


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Jimmie Davis had one of the most improbable careers in the history of American music: he recorded country blues, hillbilly, and gospel hits; he wrote one of the most enduring pop tunes of all time ("You Are My Sunshine"); he was elected governor of Louisiana twice, and he even starred in a handful of low-budget movies (one of which was based on his life story). The Jimmie Davis Collection: 1929-1947 is a two-CD set that collects 53 essential sides, tracing Davis' evolution from a double-entendre blues singer ("She's a Hum-Hum Dinger," "Organ Grinder Blues") into an early country star ("Do You Ever Think of Me," "I'm Gonna Write Myself a Letter") before gospel tunes came to dominate his repertoire. This music confirms Davis was not only one of the first great stars of hillbilly music, but among the best white blues singers of his generation.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/01/2013
Label: Acrobat
UPC: 0824046309329
catalogNumber: 3093
Rank: 55446

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jimmie Davis   Primary Artist,Guitar,Harmonica,Trumpet,Electric Guitar,Steel Guitar
Buddy Jones   Guitar
Curly Fox   Fiddle
Cliff Bruner   Electric Guitar
Perry Botkin   Guitar
Charles Mitchell   Steel Guitar
Artie Shapiro   Bass
Bill Harper   Fiddle
Eddie Quinn   Guitar
Bob Shelton   Ukulele
Joe Shelton   Guitar,Mandolin
Oscar Woods   Guitar
Ed Schaffer   Steel Guitar
Leon Chappelear   Guitar
Tex Swaim   Guitar,Harmonica
Jim Hewlett   Trumpet
Bill Graham   Trumpet
Lonnie Hall   Fiddle
Jack Barnes   Guitar
Buster Jones   Steel Guitar
Ausie Grigg   Bass
Loyce Swaim   Guitar
Warren Pottinger   Steel Guitar
Hershel Woodal   Bass
Ova Mitchell   Ukulele
Prentis Dumas   Steel Guitar
Moon Mullicam   Piano
Leon Christopher   Guitar

Technical Credits

Jimmie Davis   Composer
Buddy Jones   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Cliff Bruner   Composer
Dubin   Composer
Buster B. Jones   Composer
Fred Rose   Composer
Rex Griffin   Composer
Lee Blastic   Composer
Ekko Whelan   Composer
John Cooper   Composer
Paul Cohen   Producer
Earl Burntnett   Composer

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