Leon Payne

Leon Payne (June 15, 1917 – September 11, 1969), "the Blind Balladeer", was a country music singer and songwriter.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 15th, 1917, Died September 11th, 1969

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1941 - 1954

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, composer, songwriter, lyricist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-063026 10-in. 4/5/1941 'Neath an Indian summer moon Leon Payne Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-063027 10-in. 4/5/1941 Down where the violets grow Leon Payne Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-063028 10-in. 4/5/1941 Arizona lullaby Leon Payne Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-063029 10-in. 4/5/1941 'Neath the old pine tree Leon Payne Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-063030 10-in. 4/5/1941 When the sun sets on the Sierra Leon Payne Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-063031 10-in. 4/5/1941 Let in end this way Leon Payne Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-063032 10-in. 4/5/1941 Teach me to forget Leon Payne Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-063033 10-in. 4/5/1941 Ten thousand tomorrows Leon Payne Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-063076 10-in. 4/9/1941 Jitter bug jive Bill Boyd ; Cowboy Ramblers String band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble vocalist, songwriter  
Victor BS-063077 10-in. 4/9/1941 I can't forget (no matter how I try) Bill Boyd ; Cowboy Ramblers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, songwriter  
Victor BS-063079 10-in. 4/9/1941 I guess you don't care any more Bill Boyd ; Cowboy Ramblers String band, with male vocal duet vocalist, songwriter  
Victor BS-063088 10-in. 4/10/1941 No dice Bill Boyd ; Cowboy Ramblers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, songwriter  
Victor BS-071181 10-in. 10/12/1941 Rollin' down the Great Divide Bill Boyd ; Cowboy Ramblers String band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-071183 10-in. 10/12/1941 The letter I never did mail Bill Boyd ; Cowboy Ramblers String band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor D9VB-0857 10-in. 2/2/1949 You can't pick a rose in December Ernie Lee ; Southerners (Ernie Lee) Male vocal solo, with string band composer  
Decca NA 3091 8/4/1953 The garden love Leon Payne vocalist  
Decca NA 3092 8/4/1953 The face in the crowd Leon Payne vocalist  
Decca NA 3093 8/4/1953 Masquerade of broken hearts Leon Payne vocalist  
Decca NA 3094 8/4/1953 Pedro the hot tamale man Leon Payne vocalist  
Decca NA 3095 8/4/1953 Don't be afraid Leon Payne vocalist  
Decca NA 3096 8/4/1953 You haven't got a heart Leon Payne vocalist  
Decca NA 3097 8/4/1953 My wonderful one Leon Payne vocalist  
Decca NA 3280 4/25/1954 The moon, your God and you Leon Payne vocalist  
Decca NA 3281 4/25/1954 A lifetime to regret Leon Payne vocalist  
Decca NA 3282 4/25/1954 Charity begins at home Leon Payne vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Payne, Leon," accessed August 5, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107285.

Payne, Leon. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 5, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107285.

"Payne, Leon." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 5 August 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107285

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