Sunday, June 30, 2013

Happy Trails - Al Dexter - Honky Tonk Blues (1936)

Texan Albert Poindexter made it big with "Pistol Packin' Mama", which sold a million copies in 6 months, was covered by Bing and turned into a movie by Hollywood. Six years earlier, Al Dexter recorded this tune, which maybe the first country song to use the term honky tonk, or it may not.

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