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 12, 1900 (Jewett), Died April 16, 1954 (Richards)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, composer, lyricist

Notes: Given name: Alger Alexander.

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Recordings (Results 26-50 of 51 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh W401346 10-in. 11/20/1928 Tell me woman blues Texas Alexander Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance trio vocalist, lyricist, composer  
OKeh W401347 10-in. 11/20/1928 'Frisco train blues Texas Alexander Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance trio vocalist, lyricist  
OKeh W401348 10-in. 11/20/1928 St. Louis Fair blues Texas Alexander Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, lyricist, composer  
OKeh W401349 10-in. 11/20/1928 I am calling blues Texas Alexander Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer  
OKeh W402639 10-in. 6/15/1929 Double crossing blues Texas Alexander Male vocal solo, with guitar composer, vocalist  
OKeh W402640 10-in. 6/15/1929 Ninety-eight degree blues Texas Alexander Male vocal solo, with guitar composer, vocalist  
OKeh W402641 10-in. 6/15/1929 Someday, baby, your troubles is gonna be like mine Texas Alexander Male vocal solo, with guitar composer, vocalist  
OKeh W402642 10-in. 6/15/1929 Water bound blues Texas Alexander Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist  
OKeh W402643 10-in. 6/15/1929 Awful moaning blues Texas Alexander Male vocal solo, with guitar composer, vocalist  
OKeh W402644 10-in. 6/15/1929 Awful moaning blues Texas Alexander Male vocal solo, with guitar composer, vocalist  
OKeh W402645 10-in. 6/15/1929 Gold tooth blues Texas Alexander Male vocal solo, with guitar lyricist, composer, vocalist  
OKeh W402646 10-in. 6/15/1929 Johnny Behren's blues Texas Alexander Male vocal solo, with guitar composer, vocalist  
OKeh W403356 10-in. 11/27/1929 Rolling mill blues Texas Alexander Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist  
OKeh W403357 10-in. 11/27/1929 Broken yo yo Texas Alexander Male vocal solo, with guitar composer, vocalist  
OKeh W403358 10-in. 11/27/1929 Texas Special Texas Alexander Male vocal solo, with guitar composer, vocalist  
OKeh W403359 10-in. 11/27/1929 When you get to thinking Texas Alexander Male vocal solo, with guitar composer, vocalist  
OKeh W403360 10-in. 11/27/1929 Thirty day blues Texas Alexander Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist  
OKeh W403361 10-in. 11/27/1929 Peaceful blues Texas Alexander Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist  
OKeh W404111 10-in. 6/9/1930 Days is lonesome Texas Alexander ; Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and 2 guitars composer, lyricist, vocalist  
OKeh W404112 10-in. 6/9/1930 Seen better days Texas Alexander ; Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist  
OKeh W404113 10-in. 6/9/1930 Last stage blues Texas Alexander ; Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar composer, vocalist  
OKeh W404114 10-in. 6/9/1930 Stealing to her man Texas Alexander ; Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and 2 guitars composer, vocalist  
OKeh W404115 10-in. 6/9/1930 She' so far Texas Alexander ; Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar composer, vocalist  
OKeh W404116 10-in. 6/9/1930 Rolling and stumbling blues Texas Alexander ; Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar composer, vocalist  
OKeh W404117 10-in. 6/9/1930 Frost Texas tornado blues Texas Alexander ; Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar composer, vocalist  
(Results 26-50 of 51 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Alexander, Texas," accessed July 15, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105967.

Alexander, Texas. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 15, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105967.

"Alexander, Texas." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 15 July 2024.

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

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