Wednesday, April 5, 2017

HEAR - "Pistol Packin' Mama" - Al Dexter's Mega-Hit 1943 most POPULAR SONG of the Year!


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In today's world Al Dexter is seldom
remembered. But in the music world he
will always be remembered as 
THE FATHER of HONKY TONK. *******************************
And in 1943,
AL DEXTER
 wrote and recorded his SIGNATURE SONG,
PISTOL PACKIN' MAMA!
This novelty tune with a clear message
became the top selling and most 
popular song of 1943.
The following recording is the ORIGINAL
version that sold over a million copies.
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It is notable that this song has been 
covered by other artists with more
than 100 renditions. It is also 
notable that there are many verses to
it, with the original "she kicked out 
my windshield and hit me 
over the head..."
verses (found in Dexter's original
recording) rarely recorded,
however.
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We've added this Hank Thompson 
Live from Germany (1985)
rendition for comparison...
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This Bing Crosby-Andrews Sisters
version was also a big seller in 1944.
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You Like?
Then stay tuned for our 
tribute to
JERRY JEFF WALKER
with this preview...
~LONDON HOMESICK BLUES~
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J.

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