|Birth: ||Sep. 12, 1900|
|Death: ||Apr. 16, 1954|
Musician. Known as "Texas" Alexander, he was one of the most important blues singers of the 1920s to the mid 1950s. Born in the Brazos River area of Texas, his career began by singing at a number of different functions ranging from fish fries to county fairs. In the late 1920s, he journeyed to New York City, New York where he recorded for the OKeh Record label with the King Oliver Band. He later returned to Texas where he performed with such notable blues musicians as Chester "Howlin' Wolf" Burnett and his cousin, Sam "Lightin' Hopkins. In 1940, he was convicted of the murder of his wife and was sentenced to serve at the Texas State Penitentiary in Paris, Texas. After being released from prison in 1945, he resumed his performing in Texas. He died in obscurity in 1954.
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