• Jimmie DAVIS - Don’t Take My Sunshine Away - Vintage Hillbilly Blues and Ballads 1932-1949

Politician, actor, blues/hillbilly/country singer, talent scout and occasional songwriter - there really wasn't much that the late Jimmie Davis couldn't and didn't turn his hand to with great success during his 100-plus years on Earth.

Widely known for being the original performer of such timeless musical standards as 'You Are My Sunshine' and 'Nobody's Darlin' But Mine', Davis cut literally hundreds of sides during almost 60 years as an active recording artist. He made his first records in his late 20s and was still recording at the age of almost 80!

This new Jasmine collection focuses on the man's first quarter century of recording, and offers an all-encompassing (and carefully chosen) representation of the wide range of material he recorded in the 1930s and 1940s. Naturally it features Davis' previously mentioned career songs, alongside 28 other fine tracks that embrace everything from Hawaiian music to western ballads to double entendre blues. As an introduction to his vast repertoire, it's pretty hard to beat.

Beautifully remastered from the best available sources as always, and with a booklet that tells the full story of this amazing man, a true foundation artist of modern country music.

Track Listing

Disc 1


1 I'M HURT TOO MUCH TO CRY
2 WALKIN' MY BLUES AWAY
3 NO GOOD FOR NOTHIN' BLUES
4 THERE'S A CHILL ON THE HILL TONIGHT
5 COLUMBUS STOCKADE BLUES
6 LIVE AND LET LIVE
7 BANG BANG
8 I HUNG MY HEAD AND CRIED
9 I'M SORRY IF THAT'S THE WAY YOU FEEL
10 THE PRISONER'S SONG
11 GRIEVIN' MY HEART OUT FOR YOU
12 SWEETHEARTS OR STRANGERS
13 IS IT TOO LATE NOW
14 THE LAST LETTER
15 YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE
16 IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE NOW
17 THERE'S A NEW MOON OVER MY SHOULDER
18 THERE'S A GOLD MINE IN THE SKY
19 HARD HEARTED MAMA
20 NOBODY'S DARLING BUT MINE
21 HONKY TONK BLUES
22 COME ON OVER TO MY HOUSE (Ain't Nobody Home But Me)
23 GOODBYE OLD BOOZE
24 JELLY ROLL BLUES
25 GRAVEYARD BLUES
26 HIGH GEARED MAMA
27 GOOD TIME PAPA BLUES
28 PEACH PICKIN' TIME DOWN IN GEORGIA

Other Details
Price Code A
Format CD
Release Date 11th August 2017
UPC Bar Code No 604988 37012 6

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Jimmie DAVIS - Don’t Take My Sunshine Away - Vintage Hillbilly Blues and Ballads 1932-1949

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