Jimmie Davis You Are My Sunshine: 1937-1948 (5-CD Box Set)

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Format: CD  (5 Discs)
Item:  IMT 16216_

CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Released: May 12, 1998
  • Label: Bear Family

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.All Alone in the World
  • 2.Goodbye Old Booze
  • 3.You're as Welcome as the Flowers in May
  • 4.I Saw Your Face in the Moon
  • 5.I Love Everything You Do
  • 6.Hard Hearted Mama
  • 7.There's a Gold Mine in the Sky
  • 8.Nobody's Lonesome For Me
  • 9.Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland
  • 10.There's a Ranch in the Rockies
  • 11.Headin' Home
  • 12.Farewell to the Range
  • 13.I'm Drifting Back to Dreamland
  • 14.Memories
  • 15.I'm Waiting For Ships That Never Come In
  • 16.It Makes No Difference Now
  • 17.The Curse of an Aching Heart
  • 18.You Tell Me Your Dream, I'll Tell You Mine
  • 19.Don't Break Her Heart Boy
  • 20.I've Tried So Hard to Forget You
  • 21.What Good Will It Do
  • 22.The Same Old Moon Is Shining
  • 23.I'm Wondering Now
  • 24.Dream of Love
  • 25.If Tomorrow Never Comes
  • 26.When You Know You're Not Forgotten by the Girl You Can't Forget
  • 27.Some Must Win

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Down at the End of Memory Lane
  • 2.In My Heart You'll Always Be Mine
  • 3.The Last Letter
  • 4.Born to Be Blue
  • 5.Never Break a Promise
  • 6.What Else Can I Do
  • 7.Why Should I Care
  • 8.It's Hard But It's True
  • 9.The Last Trip of the Old Ship
  • 10.Why Do You Treat Me Like the Dirt Under Your Shoe
  • 11.Walls of White
  • 12.I'm Still a Fool Over You
  • 13.My Blue Heaven
  • 14.Two More Years (And I'll Be Free)
  • 15.Leanin' on the Old Top Rail
  • 16.You Are My Sunshine
  • 17.Your Promise Was Broken
  • 18.I'd Love to Call You Sweetheart
  • 19.Oldtimer
  • 20.By Your Mother (Like She Babied You)
  • 21.Roll Along, Kentucky Moon
  • 22.There's a Chill on the Hill Tonight
  • 23.Write a Letter to Your Mother
  • 24.My Mother's Bible
  • 25.Why Should I Be to Blame
  • 26.I Feel the Same as You
  • 27.You're My Darling

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.On the Sunny Side of the Rockies
  • 2.The Love I Have For You
  • 3.Sweethearts or Strangers
  • 4.Some Other Man
  • 5.I'm Sorry Now
  • 6.The Prisoner's Song
  • 7.My Mary
  • 8.There's an Old Fashioned House on a Hillside
  • 9.Too Late
  • 10.I'm Knocking at Your Door Again
  • 11.What More Can I Say
  • 12.I Told You So
  • 13.I Hung My Head and Cried
  • 14.I'll Be True to the One I Love
  • 15.Just Because (Of You Little Girl)
  • 16.You're Breaking My Heart (Cause You Don't)
  • 17.I Loved You Once
  • 18.Pay Me No Mind
  • 19.Won't You Forgive Me
  • 20.I'm Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes
  • 21.You Told Me a Lie
  • 22.The End of the World
  • 23.You'll Be Sorry
  • 24.Sweetheart of the Valley
  • 25.I'm the One
  • 26.Tears on My Pillow
  • 27.I Wish I Had a Sweetheart (Like That Old)

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.I Dream of an Old Love Affair
  • 2.I've Got My Heart on My Sleeve
  • 3.Don't You Cry Over Me
  • 4.Live and Let Live
  • 5.All Because You Said Goodbye
  • 6.What's the Matter With You Darling
  • 7.A Sinner's Prayer
  • 8.Where Is My Boy Tonight?
  • 9.Columbus Stockade Blues
  • 10.Plant Some Flowers by My Grave
  • 11.Walkin' My Blues Away
  • 12.What Happened
  • 13.I Never Say Goodbye
  • 14.There's a Chill on the Hill Tonight
  • 15.Is It Too Late Now
  • 16.There's a New Moon Over My Shoulder
  • 17.Grievin' My Heart Out For You
  • 18.I'm Happy I Can Ride the Open Range
  • 19.Time Alone Will Tell
  • 20.Love Please Don't Let Me Down
  • 21.No Good For Nothin'
  • 22.I'm Hurt Too Much to Cry
  • 23.I'm Sorry If That's the Way You Feel
  • 24.When It's Harvest Time (Sweet Angeline)
  • 25.When You Were a Boy on My Knee
  • 26.I'm Only in the Way
  • 27.Just Thinking of You
  • 28.The Beginning of the End
  • 29.Bang Bang
  • 30.In the Pines

Tracks on Disc 5:

  • 1.I'm Gonna Write Myself a Letter
  • 2.Tired of Crying Over You
  • 3.There's a New Love in My Heart Tonight
  • 4.Atlanta, Georgia
  • 5.Wave to Me, My Lady
  • 6.A Woman's Blues
  • 7.Down at the Old Country Church
  • 8.When a Boy From the Mountains (Weds a Girl)
  • 9.Don't Say Goodbye If You Love Me
  • 10.My Blue Bonnet Girl
  • 11.Ridin' Down the Arizona Trail
  • 12.Mama's Getting Hot and Papa's Getting Cold
  • 13.All Alone in This World
  • 14.Nobody's Lonesome For Me
  • 15.The Same Old Moon Is Shining
  • 16.Born to Be Blue
  • 17.My Blue Heaven
  • 18.Oldtimer
  • 19.There's a Chill on the Hill Tonight
  • 20.Why Should I Be to Blame
  • 21.I'm Knocking at Your Door Again
  • 22.What More Can I Say
  • 23.I Hung My Head and Cried
  • 24.I'll Be True to the One I Love
  • 25.Just Because (Of You Little Girl)
  • 26.Live and Let Live

Product Description:

The second volume of Bear Family's retrospective on Jimmie Davis's recorded output carries listeners from 1937 through 1948, across five CDs. By this time, Davis had developed a smooth, quietly elegant yet stripped down sound, not too different from that of his slightly younger contemporary Gene Autry, with a virtuoso band behind him. Many of Davis' romantic ballads have a certain hint of jauntiness about them that prevents them from ever seeming overly sentimental. He intersperses them with the occasional jaunty country blues like "Hard Hearted Mama," and it's that balance -- the bouncing between the risqu‚, honky tonk style numbers, the romantic ballads, the Western trail ballads, and the gospel-themed numbers -- that make Davis' music early in this set very easy to take en masse. As time went by, however, he tended to emphasize the ballads more, partly out of the feeling that a man holding public office, as he did at different times from 1938 onward, shouldn't sing about certain subjects. Discs three and four show Davis becoming downright sophisticated by country standards, his intonation far more subtle and his backing group evoking Hollywood as well as the South, and freely incorporating elements of swing and popular music. And then, suddenly, in 1942, the blues returns, albeit dressed up a little, in the guise of "Columbus Stockade Blues" and "Walkin' My Blues Away," surrounding a fast-paced "Plant Some Flowers by My Grave." And disc five ties up loose ends between the two sets, closing out this phase of Davis' career with the recordings that he did with the Lawrence Welk Orchestra during the late '40s, which work astonishingly well, but also featuring his hard blues and stripped-down country from the early '30s. ~ Bruce Eder
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