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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

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

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  
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  
Columbia HCO1900 10-in. 7/15/1946 Kokomo Island Al Dexter and his Troopers Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, songwriter, leader  
Columbia HCO1901 10-in. 7/15/1946 I learned about love (from you) Al Dexter and his Troopers Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, composer, lyricist, leader  
Columbia HCO1902 10-in. 7/15/1946 Down at the roadside inn Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, composer, lyricist, leader  
Columbia HCO1903 10-in. 7/15/1946 Remember you're mine Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, composer, lyricist, leader  
Columbia HCO2333 10-in. 5/26/1947 New broom boogie Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
Columbia HCO2334 10-in. 5/26/1947 I told my heart Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, composer, lyricist, leader  
Columbia HCO2335 10-in. 5/26/1947 Texas waltz Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, songwriter, leader  
Columbia HCO2336 10-in. 5/26/1947 I waited too long Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, composer, lyricist, leader  
Columbia HCO2800 10-in. 11/15/1947 It's just because of you (the frog song) Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, songwriter, leader  
Columbia HCO2801 10-in. 11/15/1947 Barrel house boogie Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, composer, lyricist, leader  
Columbia HCO2802 10-in. 11/15/1947 New pistol packin' mama Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, songwriter, leader  
Columbia HCO2803 10-in. 11/15/1947 Saturday night boogie Al Dexter and his Troopers String band composer, vocalist, leader  
Columbia HCO2806 10-in. 11/15/1947 High price for love Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, songwriter, leader  
Columbia HCO2807 10-in. 11/15/1947 Calico rag Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, songwriter, leader  
Columbia HCO2808 10-in. 11/15/1947 Rose of Mexico Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, songwriter, leader  
Columbia HCO2809 10-in. 11/15/1947 Texas rose Al Dexter and his Troopers String band leader, composer  
Columbia HCO2899 10-in. 12/7/1947 Just take a little time Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, composer, lyricist, leader  
Columbia HCO2900 10-in. 12/7/1947 I cry when I'm blue Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, composer, lyricist, leader  
Columbia HCO2902 10-in. 12/7/1947 Is that the way to treat a friend Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo and group vocal ensemble vocalist, leader  
Columbia HCO2903 10-in. 12/8/1947 Calamity Jane Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader, songwriter  
Columbia HCO2904 10-in. 12/8/1947 A good man is hard to find Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
Columbia HCO2905 10-in. 12/8/1947 Rock and rye rag Al Dexter and his Troopers String band leader, composer, instrumentalist, mandolin  
Columbia HCO2906 10-in. 12/8/1947 I'm leaving my troubles behind Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, songwriter, leader  
Columbia HCO2979 10-in. 11/15/1947 Barrel house polka Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
Columbia HCO2982 10-in. 12/15/1947 I'll always be loving you Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
Columbia HCO2998 10-in. 12/15/1947 At the end of each day Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, composer, lyricist, leader  
Columbia HCO2999 10-in. 12/15/1947 New guitar polka Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, composer, lyricist, leader  
Columbia CO38753 10-in. 12/28/1947 Just say a little prayer The Johnson Family Singers Mixed vocal group, with piano and guitar composer, lyricist  
Columbia CO41781 10-in. October 1949 I'm startin' sweetheartin' again Al Dexter and his Troopers Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, leader  
Columbia CO41782 10-in. October 1949 Always in my heart Al Dexter and his Troopers Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, leader  
Brunswick DAL787 10-in. 6/13/1939 Jelly roll special Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, electric guitar, songwriter, leader  
Brunswick DAL792 10-in. 6/13/1939 Sunshine Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric guitar, songwriter, leader  
Brunswick DAL1217 10-in. 3/4/1941 Meet me down in honky tonk town Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, electric guitar, composer, lyricist, leader  
Brunswick DAL1221 10-in. 3/4/1941 Darling, it's all over now Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, electric mandolin, leader  
Brunswick DAL1225 10-in. 3/4/1941 Honky tonk Chinese dime Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, songwriter, instrumentalist, electric guitar, leader  
Brunswick DAL1226 10-in. 3/5/1941 All I want is you Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, electric guitar, songwriter, leader  
Brunswick DAL1227 10-in. 3/5/1941 Who's been here? Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, composer, lyricist, leader  
Brunswick DAL1228 10-in. 3/5/1941 Sundown polka Al Dexter and his Troopers String band composer, instrumentalist, electric guitar, leader  
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 April 23, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106833.

Dexter, Al. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 23, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106833.

"Dexter, Al." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 23 April 2024.

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