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In Arkansas
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Tom Cat and Pussy Blues
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In a performing career spanning eight decades of the 20th century, Jimmie Davis embraced both risqué country-blues and later traditional gospel, meanwhile maintaining a concurrent public-service career that saw him twice elected governor of Louisiana. In fact, his greatest musical successes came during his two terms as governor, once in the mid-'40s and again in the early '60s. Born James Houston Davis in Beech Springs, LA, on September 11, 1899 (he would later report it as 190... Read more

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