Leon Payne

Leon Payne

Real Name:
Leon Roger Payne
American country singer, songwriter, and musician.

Born: 15 June 1917 in Alba, Texas, USA.
Died: 11 September 1969 in San Antonio, Texas, USA (aged 52).

Country music performer and prolific songwriter, known affectionately as the "Blind Balladeer" on account of being blind in both eyes.

Leon Payne Discography


SLP 236 Leon Payne Americana rare ballads and tall tales(LP) Starday Records SLP 236 US 1963 Sell This Version
HA-B 8136 Leon Payne Americana rare ballads and tall tales(LP, Mono) London Records HA-B 8136 UK 1963 Sell This Version
CCL 1123 Leon Payne I Love You Because(LP) Country Classics Library CCL 1123 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

670 Leon Payne Baby Boy / Lost Highway(Shellac, 10") Bullet (2) 670 US 1948 Sell This Version
57-40238 Leon Payne I Love You Because / A Link In The Chain Of Broken Hearts(Shellac, 10") Capitol Records 57-40238 US 1949 Sell This Version
1338 Leon Payne The Great American Eagle / Fatal Letter(Shellac, 10") Capitol Records 1338 US 1950 Sell This Version
1321 Leon Payne My Daddy(Shellac, 10", Promo) Capitol Records 1321 US 1951 Sell This Version
2454 Leon Payne Wouldn't It Be Wonderful / I Need Your Love(Shellac, 10") Capitol Records 2454 US 1953 Sell This Version
208 Leon Payne I Die Ten Thousand Times A Day / We're On The Main Line(7", Single) Starday Records 208 US 1955 Sell This Version
45-220 Leon Payne Doorstep To Heaven / You Are The One(7") Starday Records 45-220 US 1956 Sell This Version
71063X45 Leon Payne Lumberjack / A Million To One(7") Mercury 71063X45 US 1957 Sell This Version
DJ-199-NSD Leon Payne Ain't There No Fiddles In Austin(7", Promo) Dee Jay Records DJ-199-NSD US 1959 Sell This Version
1108 Leon Payne Brothers Of A Bottle(7") D (2) 1108 US 1959 Sell This Version
1150 Leon Payne Blue Side Of Lonesome(7") D (2) 1150 US 1960 Sell This Version
WW003 Leon Payne Reflex Reaction(7", Single) Hacienda Wildcat Records WW003 US 1961 Sell This Version
620 Leon Payne Joe Lopez / You Stood Me Up This Morning ('Cause I Let You Down Last Night)(7") Starday Records 620 US 1963 Sell This Version
2295 Leon Payne Lyin' To My Heart ~ Mailman(Shellac, 10", Single, Promo) Capitol Records 2295 US Unknown Sell This Version
CA 11 Leon Payne One More Repossession I'll Be Out Of Debt(7") Castaic Records CA 11 US Unknown Sell This Version


BCD 16195 AH Leon Payne I Love You Because(CD, Comp) Bear Family Records BCD 16195 AH Germany 1999 Sell This Version