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May 4, 2017

May 4th.  Birthday of Al Dexter (May 4, 1905 – January 28, 1984), country singer and songwriter, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame nominee. The first artist to use the term ‘Honky Tonk’ in a song (Honky Tonk Blues, 1936), but best known for his song “Pistol Packing Mama”, a massive hit for Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters.  The Archive’s CD compilation has 26 tracks from the 1930s/40s and includes the sequel to his “Pistol Packing Mama” smash.

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