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Al Dexter

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

Recordings

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  

Citation

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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106833

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