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A Century of Sunshine: The Jimmie Davis Story

A Century of Sunshine: The Jimmie Davis Story

Born in 1899 in Quitman, Louisiana, Jimmie Davis started performing on KWKH Radio in Shreveport in the 1920s when he was a college student. Even though he was governor of the state from 1948-1952 and 1960-64, Jimmie Davis is probably best-known for co-writing and recording "You Are My Sunshine", one of the most popular songs of all time. The record sold more than a million copies when it was released in 1940 and has been recorded by such musical greats as Bing Crosby, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Nat King Cole, Gene Autry and Willie Nelson. This is the story of one of Louisiana's more colorful characters: Jimmie Davis.

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