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JIMMIE DAVIS 'Nobody's Darling But Mine' BCD-15943-5-CD OUT-OF-PRINT


Few in country music can name a list of achievements anything like Davis, who passed away in the year 2000 at the age of 101. He graduated from LSU, taught English & History in college, was twice Governor of Louisiana, and became a noted songwriter & singer. As a singer he had three different phases (and consequently three types of fan): known today primarily as a gospel singer, he was also a country crooner of note, but in his earliest phase he was one of many Jimmie Rodgers influenced artists, one who had a very popular musical career on Victor and through his early Decca work (another Bear Family box covers his later Decca songs). As usual, it is beautifully presented, with good notes by Tony Russell, a complete discography, and many fine photos. Musically most agree that Davis' early recordings were his best, or at least the most interesting. Part of this is due to his inclination to record bawdy songs that he later did his best to forget about. This impressive 5-CD Boxed set from Bear Family follows his career from his first recordings for Victor that are noteworthy for the presence of some excellent guitarists, including the legendary Snoozer Quinn and Oscar Woods, a black musician who recorded for Decca on his own too. There are some drab recordings in this "Rodgers" period, but there are some really good, bluesy ones too. Any fan of early Davis will certainly appreciate having all of his more than 60 Victor recordings in one place and in good sound, including some that were never issued before and many that are rare collectors items in the original. It's an interesting set that includes cuts like ALIMONY BLUES, HOBO'S WARNING, RED RIVER BLUES, HOMETOWN BLUES, THERE'S EVIL IN YE CHILDREN, GET ON BOARD AUNT SUSAN, DOWN AT THE OLD COUNTRY CHURCH, DAVIS LIMITED, SHE'S A HUM DUM DINGER, BARNYARD STOMP, ORGAN GRINDER BLUES, TOMCAT AND PUSSY BLUES, EASY RIDER BLUES, ROCKIN' BLUES, ARABELLA, 1982 BLUES, WILD & RECKLESS HOBO. 5-CD set with Booklet.


1 The Barroom Message
2 The Baby's Lullaby
3 Out Of Town Blues
4 Home Town Blues
5 Settling Down For Life
6 My Dixie Sweetheart
7 You're The Picture Of Your Mother
8 Doggone That Train
9 My Louisiana Girl
10 Cowboy's Home Sweet Home
11 She's A Hum Dum Dinger
12 Before You Say Farewell
13 Where The Old Red River Flows
14 Penitentiary Blues
15 Arabella Blues
16 In Arkansas
17 Lonely Hobo
18 I'll Be Happy Today
19 A Woman's Blues
20 Bear Cat Mama From Horner's Corners
21 My Arkansas Sweetheart
22 Ramona
23 You'd Rather Forget Than Forgive
24 Think Of Me Thinking Of You
25 Way Out On The Mountain
1 Hobo's Warning
2 Wild And Reckless Hobo
3 The Davis Limited
4 She Left A Runnin' Like A Sewing Machine
5 Down At The Old Country Church
6 She's A Hum Dum Dinger (part 2)
7 Market House Blues
8 Get On Board Aunt Susan
9 Midnight Blues
10 There's Evil In Ye Children, Gather 'round
11 Pea Pickin' Papa
12 I'll Get Mine Bye And Bye
13 Barnyard Stomp
14 I Wonder (If She Is Blue)
15 1982 Blues (Davis' Last Day Blues)
16 High Behind Blues
17 Saturday Night Stroll
18 Sewing Machine Blues
19 Red Night Gown Blues
20 Davis' Salty Dog
21 You Can't Tell About The Woman Nowadays
22 The Shotgun Wedding
23 Hold'er, Newt
24 Yo Yo Mama
1 Tom Cat And Pussy Blues
2 Organ-Grinder Blues
3 Rockin' Blues
4 Wampus Kitty Mama
5 Bury Me In Old Kentucky
6 Jealous Lover
7 Gamblers's Return
8 Home In Caroline
9 It's All Coming Home To You
10 I Wonder If She's Blue
11 When It's Round-Up Time In Heaven
12 Would You
13 You've Been Tom Cattin' Around
14 Alimony Blues
15 The Keyhole In The Door
16 Beautiful Texas
17 Triflin' Mama Blues
18 I Want Her Tailor-Made
19 Alimony Blues
20 There Ain't Gonna Be No Afterwhile
21 Easy Rider Blues
22 Nobody's Darlin' But Mine
23 When It's Round-Up Time In Heaven
24 Good Time Papa Blues
25 Shirt Tail Blues
1 It's Been Years (Since I've Seen My Mother)
2 Beautiful Mary
3 My Brown Eyed Texas Rose
4 Moonlight And Skies (No. 2)
5 Jelly Roll Blues
6 Graveyard Blues
7 Are You Tired Of Me Darling?
8 Red River Blues
9 The Answer To 'Nobody's Darling But Mine'
10 In My Cabin Tonight
11 When A Boy From The Mountains (Weds A Girl..)
12 Come On Over To My House (Ain't Nobody ...)
13 Don't Say Goodbye If You Love Me
14 I Wish I Had Never Seen Sunshine
15 High Geared Mama
16 Bed Bug Blues
17 I Ain't Gonna Let Ol' Satan Turn Me 'round
18 'twill Be Sweet When We Meet
19 My Blue Bonnet Girl
20 Ridin' Down The Arizona Trail
21 Mama's Getting Hot And Papa's Getting Cold
22 When It's Peach Pickin' Time In Georgia
23 Come On Over To My House (Ain't Nobody ...)
1 That's Why I'm Nobody's Darling
2 Do You Ever Think Of Me?
3 Prairie Of Love
4 Sweet Lorene
5 Just Forgive And Forget
6 Pal Of Long Ago
7 If I Ever Cry You'll Never Know
8 Sweetheart Of West Texas
9 Ten Tiny Toes
10 I Wonder Where You Are
11 In The West Where Life Is Free
12 You'll Be Comin' Back Some Day
13 Hard Hearted Mama
14 Jimmie's Travelin' Blues
15 I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now
16 Pi-Rootin' Around
17 High Geared Daddy
18 Honky Tonk Blues
19 Nobody's Darling But Mine
20 One, Two, Three, Four
21 Have You Ever Been In Heaven?
22 The Greatest Mistake In My Life
23 (Sweetheart) Please Be True To Me
24 By The Grave Of Nobody's Darling
25 Shackles And Chains
26 Call Me Back Pal O' Mine
27 Just A Girl That Men Forget