Personalities | Al Dexter | War Years | Country

(Vocals, songwriter, 1905–84)

Born Clarence Albert Poindexter, in Troup, Texas, Dexter recorded a string of hits that were part of the early foundation of honky-tonk, including ‘Pistol Packin’ Mama’ (1944), ‘So Long Pal’ (1944), ‘Guitar Polka’ (1946), ‘Wine, Women And Song’ (1946) and ‘Honky-Tonk Blues’ (1936).

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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