Soul Station Feature: Al Dexter

Pistol Packin’ Mama

OK, two days ahead of Mother's Day here is a great and important song. Al Dexter began recording in 1937 and his approach draws on western swing, among other things, and his music from 1938 into the early 1940s is considered one part of the foundation of honky tonk music. It is also, in some ways, western swing, though with some limitations much of that music does not have. Whatever. This is classic and about a special kind of "mama"!

DJ Pi/Paul Yamada