James Davis (born June 6, 1916 – died April 17, 2007, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA) was an American gospel music singer. He founded The Dixie Hummingbirds
when he was 12 years old in 1928. As the leader of the group Davis laid out certain rules such as no women in the group's car except for wives of the members, no whiskey etc. Overall he lived an exemplary life as evidenced by the music his group performed.