Clarence Albert Poindexter (May 4, 1905 – January 28, 1984), known as Al Dexter, was an American country musician and songwriter. He is best known for "Pistol Packin' Mama," a 1944 hit that was one of the most popular recordings of the World War II years and later became a hit again with a cover by Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters.
Birth and Death Data: Born May 4th, 1905 (Jacksonville), Died January 28th, 1984 (Denton)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940 - 1953
Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, songwriter, composer
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-056531||10-in.||10/12/1940||Blue eyed baby||Cecil Campbell ; Tennessee Ramblers||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||songwriter|
|Decca||84457||4/16/1953||Move over Rover||Al Dexter||vocalist|
|Decca||84458||4/16/1953||That's how gossip gets around||Al Dexter||vocalist|
|Decca||84459||4/16/1953||I got a guilty conscience||Al Dexter||vocalist|
|Decca||84460||4/16/1953||My careless heart||Al Dexter||vocalist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dexter, Al," accessed August 1, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106833.
Dexter, Al. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 1, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106833.
"Dexter, Al." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 1 August 2021.
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