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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 (Results 26-50 of 67 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 26-50 of 67 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dexter, Al," accessed April 25, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106833.

Dexter, Al. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 25, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106833.

"Dexter, Al." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 25 April 2024.

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

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