Born: Alger Alexander, Jewett, Texas, USA?
Died: Houston, Texas, USA?
The last part of his life has been subject to controversy (being reported as dead in 1935), he aparently murdered his wife in 1939 and only went back to music episodically after his release.
Corn Bread Blues, Long Lonesome Day Blues (1927), Blue Devil Blues, Penitentiary Moan Blues, Boe Hog Blues, Bell Cow Blues, Frisco Train Blues, Work Ox Blues (1928) (with Lonnie Johnson).
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 ever been established. It was also claimed that he was the uncle of Texas country blues guitarist Frankie Lee Sims.