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 51-51 of 51 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh W404118 10-in. 6/9/1930 Texas troublesome blues Texas Alexander ; Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar composer, vocalist  
(Results 51-51 of 51 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Alexander, Texas," accessed July 23, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105967.

Alexander, Texas. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 23, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105967.

"Alexander, Texas." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 23 July 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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