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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 51-67 of 67 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 51-67 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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