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Pistol Packin' Mama - The Best of Al Dexter, Al Dexter

Al Dexter

February 16th, 2014

Birth Name:
Clarence Albert Poindexter

Born:
Al Dexter

Genre:
Vocal

Years Active:
'30s, '40s, '50s, '60s






Al Dexter

Biography

Al Dexter earned a spot in the popular music canon when he wrote “Pistol Packin' Mama” in 1942. Recorded by him a year later, the single sold three million copies — not counting sheet music — in less than two years and was ranked the third most popular song of the war years. Both Bing Crosby (with the Andrews Sisters) and Frank Sinatra recorded “Pistol Packin' Mama” for hits, and the song influenced country's pop-influenced Nashville sound of the '50s. It's difficult to believe, but Dexter also managed to influence the honky tonk style that later proved a vivid counterpoint to the Nashville sound. He owned a bar for a time during the '30s and popularized the term honky tonk — slang for both rowdy bars and later the music that emerged from their jukeboxes — on his 1937 recording “Honky Tonk Blues.” However, the popular theory that Dexter actually coined the term can be blown full of holes; he had never heard of honky tonk before his songwriting partner James B. Paris suggested it as a title in 1936.

Top Albums

Pistol Packin' Mama - The Best of Al Dexter, Al Dexter
1. Pistol Packi..
Al Dexter's Found Masters Vol. 1, Al Dexter
2. Al Dexter's ..
Honky Tonk Blues 1936-40, Al Dexter
3. Honky Tonk B..
Guitar Polka (Remastered) - Single, Al Dexter
4. Guitar Polka..
I'm Losing My Mind Over You (Remastered) - Single, Al Dexter
5. I'm Losing M..
Rosalita (Remastered) - Single, Al Dexter
6. Rosalita (Re..
Wine, Women and Song (1946 Version) [Remastered] - Single, Al Dexter
7. Wine, Women ..
Wine Women and Song (Wein, Weib und Gesang) (Remastered) - Single, Al Dexter
8. Wine Women a..
Pistol Packin' Mama (Remastered) - Single, Al Dexter
9. Pistol Packi..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.

Too Late To Worry, Too Blue To Cry Pistol Packin' Mama – T.. 2:43 $0.99
2.

So Long Pal Cumberland Gap On a Buckin&.. 3:00 $0.99
3.

Wine, Woman and Song Sundown Polka 2:51 $0.99
4.

Pistol Packin Mama Country Hits of the 40s 2:50 $0.99
5.

I'm Losing My Mind over You 16 Greatest Songs 1950-1960.. 2:49 $0.99
6.

Pistol Packin' Mama 50 Best Hit Songs of the 19.. 2:48 $0.99
7.

Pistol Packin' Mama Hillbilly Highway 2:52 $0.99
8.

Wine, Women and Song Country & Western Music.. 2:50 $0.99
9.

Santa Is On His Way New Baby For Christmas (Ori.. 2:46 $0.99
10.

Pistol Packin' Mama Nine Pound Hammer 2:45 $0.99
11.

Wine, Women and Song (1946 Version) .. Wine, Women and Song (1946 .. 2:47 $0.99
12.

Rosalita (Remastered) Rosalita (Remastered) – Sin.. 2:47 $0.99
13.

I'm Losing My Mind Over You (Rem.. I'm Losing My Mind Over.. 2:48 $0.99
14.

Guitar Polka (Remastered) Guitar Polka (Remastered) -.. 2:43 $0.99
15.

Pistol Packin' Mama Cowboy Classics, Vol. 2 2:47 $0.99
16.

New Broom Boogie Country Music Legends: The .. 2:59 $0.69
17.

Wine Women And Song Western Swing the Anthology 2:51 $0.99
18.

Pistol Packin' Mama Western Swing, Vol. 4 2:47 $0.99
19.

Pistol Packin' Mama (Remastered) Pistol Packin' Mama (Re.. 2:49 $0.99
20.

Pistol Packin' Mama Number 1 Hits Of The 40&#39.. 2:51 $0.99
21.

Wine Women and Song (Wein, Weib und .. Wine Women and Song (Wein, .. 2:46 $0.99
22.

Down At the Roadside Inn Honky Tonk Blues 1936-40 2:55 $0.99
23.

When We Go Honky Tonkin' Honky Tonk Blues 1936-40 2:29 $0.99
24.

Jelly Roll Special Honky Tonk Blues 1936-40 2:51 $0.99
25.

Diddy, Wah, Diddy With a Blah! Blah! Honky Tonk Blues 1936-40 2:28 $0.99

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