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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 1943 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 4, 1905 (Jacksonville), Died January 28, 1984 (Denton)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939 - 1953

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, leader, composer, electric guitar, lyricist, songwriter, electric mandolin, mandolin

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 67 records)

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  
Victor D6VB-2277 10-in. 6/4/1946 Guitar polka (old Monterey) Rosalie Allen ; Black River Boys Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia RHCO3943 10-in. 11/14/1949 Each night I cry over your picture Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
Columbia RHCO3944 10-in. 11/14/1949 I don't suppose Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia H735 10-in. 3/18/1942 It's up to you Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, electric guitar, leader  
Columbia H736 10-in. 3/18/1942 So long pal Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, electric guitar, lyricist, leader  
Columbia H737 10-in. 3/18/1942 Too late to worry Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, electric guitar, lyricist, leader  
Columbia H738 10-in. 3/18/1942 Rosalita Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, electric guitar, lyricist, leader  
Columbia H741 10-in. 3/18/1942 Pistol packin' mama Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, electric guitar, lyricist, leader  
Columbia H742 10-in. 3/20/1942 Why did it have to be Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, electric guitar, leader  
Columbia H743 10-in. 3/20/1942 I'll wait for you dear Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, electric guitar, lyricist, leader  
Columbia H744 10-in. 3/18/1942 There'll come a time Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo lyricist, instrumentalist, electric guitar, composer, vocalist  
Columbia H745 10-in. 3/21/1942 Maybe, baby it's me Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, electric guitar, composer, leader  
Columbia H746 10-in. 3/21/1942 Guitar polka Al Dexter and his Troopers String band instrumentalist, electric guitar, composer, leader  
Columbia H748 10-in. 3/21/1942 I'm losing my mind over you Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, electric guitar, composer, leader  
Columbia H1338 10-in. 4/4/1945 My love goes with you Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, electric guitar, lyricist, leader  
Columbia H1341 10-in. 4/4/1945 Honey do you think it's wrong Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, electric guitar, leader  
Columbia H1342 10-in. 4/5/1945 Who's gonna love you when I'm gone Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, electric guitar, lyricist, leader  
Columbia H1343 10-in. 4/5/1945 Can this love be real Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, electric guitar, lyricist, leader  
Columbia H1344 10-in. 4/5/1945 Am I to blame Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, songwriter, instrumentalist, electric guitar, leader  
Columbia H1345 10-in. 4/5/1945 Wine, women and song Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, songwriter, instrumentalist, electric guitar, leader  
Columbia H1361 10-in. 4/11/1945 Love lanes of yesterday Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, songwriter, instrumentalist, electric guitar, leader  
Columbia H1362 10-in. 4/11/1945 I'm lost without you Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, songwriter, instrumentalist, electric guitar, leader  
Columbia H1363 10-in. 4/11/1945 Two broken hearts Al Dexter String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, songwriter, instrumentalist, electric guitar, leader  
Columbia H1365 10-in. 4/11/1945 Triflin' gal Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, songwriter, instrumentalist, electric guitar, leader  
(Results 1-25 of 67 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dexter, Al," accessed April 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106833.

Dexter, Al. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106833.

"Dexter, Al." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 April 2024.

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

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