Al Dexter And His Troopers


Al Dexter (May 4, 1905 - January 28, 1984) was a highly acclaimed country singer, songwriter, and guitarist who became famous during the 1940s. He is best known for the self-penned "Pistol Packin' Mama" (1943), which topped the Pop/Rock charts and also made the R&B Top 5. This smash was featured in the 1943 movie of the same name starring Ruth Terry and Robert Livingston.

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Pistol Packin' Mama (1943)
  • Rosalita (1944)
  • Too Late To Worry (1944)
  • Guitar Polka (1946)

Pop charts debut year: 1943

Years active: 1936-1968

Genres: Country, hillbilly, honky-tonk

Labels: Okeh, Columbia


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