Al Dexter

Al Dexter

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Al Dexter (May 4, 1905 - January 28, 1984) was an American country musician and songwriter. He is best known for "Pistol Packin' Mama," a 1944 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. Born Clarence Albert Poindexter in Jacksonville, Texas, Dexter owned a bar in the 1930s and helped popularize the style of country music known as honky tonk. He made his recording debut on November 28, 1936 for ARC Records. and he was probably the first artist to use the term "honky tonk" in a country song when he recorded "Honky Tonk Blues" at his first session. His tremendous hit "Pistol Packin' Mama" became the 1943 marching chorus of the New York Yankees.show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 200g
  • Dicho
  • United States
  • English
  • 613669770X
  • 9786136697703