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Name: Al Dexter  
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Date of Birth: 4th May 1905
Place of Birth: Jacksonville, Texas, USA
Profession: Composer
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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 II years and would later become a hit again with a cover by Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters.

Born Clarence Albert Poindexter, in the 1930s, he 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".

He was the first country singer to perform on Broadway.

In 1971, Al Dexter was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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