Leon Payne

Leon Payne

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

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


Leon Payne Americana rare ballads and tall tales Starday Records US 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

B-8788 Leon Payne When The Sun Sets On The Sierra(Shellac, 10", Single) Bluebird (3) B-8788 US 1941 Sell This Version
670 Leon Payne Lost Highway / Baby Boy(Shellac, 10") Bullet (2) 670 US 1948 Sell This Version
Leon Payne I Love You Because / A Link In The Chain Of Broken Hearts Capitol Records US 1949 Sell This Version
1338 Leon Payne The Great American Eagle / Fatal Letter(Shellac, 10") Capitol Records 1338 US 1950 Sell This Version
40270 Leon Payne Find Them, Fool Them, And Leave Them / I Hate To Leave You(Shellac, 10") Capitol Records 40270 US 1950 Sell This Version
1580 Leon Payne A Million Years Ago(Shellac, 10", Single) Capitol Records 1580 US 1951 Sell This Version
1321 Leon Payne My Daddy(Shellac, 10", Promo) Capitol Records 1321 US 1951 Sell This Version
2295 Leon Payne Lyin' To My Heart / Mailman(Shellac, 10", Promo) Capitol Records 2295 US 1953 Sell This Version
2561 Leon Payne Sister Sue Polka / If I Took The Time(Shellac, 10", Promo) Capitol Records 2561 US 1953 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 (4) 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
Leon Payne Joe Lopez / You Stood Me Up This Morning ('Cause I Let You Down Last Night) Starday Records US 1963 Sell This Version
Leon Payne One More Repossession (I'll Be Out Of Debt) (Single) Texas Records US 1990 Sell This Version
672 Leon Payne They'll Never Take Her Love/ I Found Someone New(10") Bullet 672 USA & Canada Unknown Sell This Version
649 Leon Payne Lifetime to Regret/Don't Try It(10") Bullet 649 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
LP 8011 Leon Payne Gone But Not Forgotten(LP, Comp) Castle (3) LP 8011 Unknown Sell This Version