Born: Alger Alexander, Jewett, Texas, USA?
Died: Houston, Texas, USA?
Active: 20s-30s
Instruments: Voice


A very interesting blues singer, Alexander recorded a lot during the late 20s, early 30s era, including for Vocalion and Okeh.

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.

Discography Highlights

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).

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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.

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Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1999 98 Degrees Blues 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1927 Corn-Bread Blues / Long Lonesome Day Blues 1
1927 Farm Hand Blues / Range in My Kitchen Blues 1
1927 Levee Camp Moan Blues / Section Gang Blues 1
1927 Mama, I Heard You Brought It Right Back Home / Sabine River Blues 1
1928 Bantam Rooster Blues 1
1928 Blue Devil Blues / Penitentiary Moan Blues 1
1928 Death Bed Blues / Mama's Bad Luck Child 1
1928 Don't You Wish Your Baby Was Built Up Like Mine? / Bell Cow Blues 1
1928 Evil Woman Blues / St. Louis Fair Blues 1
1928 Frisco Train Blues / Work Ox Blues 1
1928 I Am Calling Blues / Yellow Girl Blues 1
1928 No More Women Blues / Sittin' on a Log 1
1928 Tell Me Woman Blues / The Risin' Sun 1
1929 Awful Moaning Blues 1
1929 Broken Yo Yo / When You Get to Thinking 1
1929 Double Crossing Blues / Johnny Behrens Blues 1
1929 Ninety-Eight Degree Blues / Gold Tooth Blues 1
1929 Peaceful Blues / Rolling Mill Blues 1
1929 Someday, Baby, Your Troubles Is Gonna Be Like Mine / Texas Special 1
1929 Thirty Day Blues / Water Bound Blues 1
1934 Deceitful Blues / One Morning Blues 1
1934 Justice Blues / Easy Rider Blues 1
1934 Katy Crossing Blues / Lonesome Blues 1
1934 Lonesome Valley Blues / Good Feelin' Blues 1

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