Texas Alexander

Alger "Texas" Alexander (September 12, 1900 – April 18, 1954) was an American blues singer from Jewett, Texas. Some sources claim that he was the cousin of Lightnin' Hopkins, but no direct kinship has been established. It has also been asserted that he was the uncle of the Texas country blues guitarist Frankie Lee Sims.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 12th, 1900 (Jewett), Died April 16th, 1954 (Richards)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, composer, lyricist

Notes: Given name: Alger Alexander.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 51 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh W81212 10-in. 8/11/1927 Range in my kitchen blues Texas Alexander Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist  
OKeh W81213 10-in. 8/11/1927 Long lonesome day blues Texas Alexander Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist  
OKeh W81222 10-in. 8/12/1927 The deep blue sea blues Texas Alexander Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist  
OKeh W81223 10-in. 8/12/1927 Corn-bread blues Texas Alexander Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist  
OKeh W81224 10-in. 8/12/1927 Section gang blues Texas Alexander Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, lyricist, composer  
OKeh W81225 10-in. 8/12/1927 Levee camp moan blues Texas Alexander Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist  
OKeh W81235 10-in. 8/16/1927 Mama, I heard you brought it right back home Texas Alexander Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, composer, lyricist  
OKeh W81236 10-in. 8/16/1927 Farm hand blues Texas Alexander Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, composer, lyricist  
OKeh W81242 10-in. 8/17/1927 Evil women blues Texas Alexander Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, lyricist  
OKeh W81243 10-in. 8/17/1927 Sabine River blues Texas Alexander Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, composer, lyricist  
OKeh W400441 10-in. 3/9/1928 Death bed blues Texas Alexander Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist  
OKeh W400442 10-in. 3/9/1928 Yellow girl blues Texas Alexander Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist  
OKeh W400443 10-in. 3/9/1928 West Texas blues Texas Alexander Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist  
OKeh W400444 10-in. 3/9/1928 Bantam rooster blues Texas Alexander Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, lyricist, composer  
OKeh W400445 10-in. 3/9/1928 Deep blue sea blues Texas Alexander Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist  
OKeh W400446 10-in. 3/9/1928 No more women blues Texas Alexander Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, lyricist, composer  
OKeh W400448 10-in. 3/9/1928 Don't you wish your baby was built up like mine? Texas Alexander Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist  
OKeh W400449 10-in. 3/9/1928 Bell cow blues Texas Alexander Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist  
OKeh W400454 10-in. 3/10/1928 Sitting on a log Texas Alexander Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist  
OKeh W400455 10-in. 3/10/1928 Mama's bad luck child Texas Alexander Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist  
OKeh W400456 10-in. 3/10/1928 Boe hog blues Texas Alexander Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist  
OKeh W401330 10-in. 11/15/1928 Work ox blues Texas Alexander ; Blind Willie Dunn ; Lonnie Johnson Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist, composer  
OKeh W401331 10-in. 11/15/1928 The risin' sun Texas Alexander Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist, composer  
OKeh W401334 10-in. 11/16/1928 Penitentiary moan blues Texas Alexander ; Lonnie Johnson Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, lyricist  
OKeh W401335 10-in. 11/16/1928 Blue devil blues Texas Alexander ; Lonnie Johnson Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, lyricist  
(Results 1-25 of 51 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Alexander, Texas," accessed August 3, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105967.

Alexander, Texas. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 3, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105967.

"Alexander, Texas." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 3 August 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105967

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