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Who is Al Dexter?
Al Dexter 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.
- also known as Dexter, Al; Clarence Albert Poindexter
- born on (110 years ago) in Jacksonville
- nationality: United States of America
- profession: Songwriter, singer, musician
- member of musical group Al Dexter and His Troopers
- died on (31 years ago) in Lewisville
- genre: Country
- film written: Pistol Packin' Mama
- award: - Grammy Hall of Fame Award - "Pistol Packin' Mama / Rosalita"
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by A. Whelan
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Genres: North America by John Shepherd, David Horn
These honky-tonks were successors of the bars and dance-halls where western swing had been born, and the earliest exponents of the honkytonk style, including Ernest Tubb, Al Dexter and Ted Dal-fan, were also from the Southwest. Like western swing, honky-tonk was characterized by its dance rhythms, though in its early form it was more directly influenced by the blues than jazz and featured smaller ensembles, most commonly acoustic or electric guitar, string bass, fiddle and steel ...
by David J. Wishart
Texans, including Al Dexter, Ted Daffan, Moon Mullican, and preeminently Ernest Tubb, were in the forefront in legitimizing honky-tonk in the 1930s. Later, honky- tonk was further popularized by Texans such as Ray Price, George Jones, and Lefty Frizzell. Country rock, also known as "redneck rock," "country counterculture ," and "progressive country," was first centered in Austin, Texas, especially at the Armadillo World Headquarters, founded in 1970 in an old National Guard armory.
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