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Encyclopedia > Al Dexter

Al Dexter (May 4, 1902 in Jacksonville, Texas - January 28, 1984 in Lewisville, Texas) is an American country musician and songwriter, best known for "Pistol Packin' Mama", a 1942 hit that was one of the most popular recordings of the World War 2 years. In the 1930s, he had owned a bar and helped to popularize the style of country music known as honky tonk. Other hits from the 1940s include "So Long Pal", "Triflin' Gal", "Guitar Polka" and "I'm Losing My Mind". Dexter is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.




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Al Dexter (May 4, 1902 in Jacksonville, Texas - January 28, 1984 in Lewisville, Texas) is an American country musician and songwriter, best known for "Pistol Packin' Mama", a 1942 hit that was one of the most popular recordings of the World War 2 years.
In the 1930s, he had owned a bar and helped to popularize the style of country music known as honky tonk.
Dexter is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
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