Chanteuse Country US nťe Leona Belle Helton le 7 Janvier 1943 ŗ Vienna (Missouri).

Leona Williams was born Leona Belle Helton on January 7, 1943, in Vienna, MO. She sang in her family band as a child and by 1958 had landed her own radio show on Jefferson City's KWOS called Leona Sings. This outlet brought her to the attention of Loretta Lynn, who asked Williams to join her touring band as a bassist and backup Vocalsist. Williams signed as a solo artist with Hickory in 1968 and cut a few minor hits for the label, including "Once More" and "Country Girl with Hot Pants On." She bounced from Hickory to MCA, where she recorded the landmark San Quentin's First Lady in 1976. (It was the first country album recorded by a female inside a prison.) Williams had joined Merle Haggard's backing band in 1975, but she soon replaced his estranged wife Bonnie Owens as featured Vocalsist. She and Haggard's professional and private lives were merged for several years. While their brief marriage was stormy, the duo was more successful as a songwriting team. Released in 1978, "Bull and the Beaver" cracked the country Top Ten; "We're Strangers Again" charted in 1983, but the song also marked the dissolution of her relationship with Haggard. Williams continued to record and contributed Vocalss to albums by Vince Gill and Johnny Bush. She released the solo effort Melted Down Memories in 1999 and appeared as part of the Us Girls! music variety show in Branson, MO. In what seems like a smart and obvious move, she released Leona Williams Sings Merle Haggard in 2008.

http://www.leonawilliams.com/

Talents : Vocals, Guitar

Style musical : Traditional Country, Progressive Country, Contemporary Country

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A Woman's Man (1968)

Broadminded (1968)

I Want Some More Of This (1969)

ONCE MORE (1969)

The Circle Of Friends (1969)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

03/1968 SP HICKORY 45-K-1501 (US)

A Woman's Man / Ten Minutes 'Til Heartaches 

08/1968 SP HICKORY 45-K-1511 (US)

Papa's Medicine Show / Broadminded

01/1969 SP HICKORY 45-K-1523 (US)

I Want Some More Of This / They'll Never Take His Love From Me

05/1969 SP HICKORY 45-K-1532 (US)

Once More / I Narrowed This Triangle (Down To Two)

09/1969 SP HICKORY 45-K-1544 (US)

The Circle Of Friends / Baby, We're Really In Love

01/1970 SP HICKORY 45-K-1555 (US)

When I Stop Dreaming / Just Because Of You

04/1970 SP HICKORY 45-K-1565 (US)

 Yes M'am (He Found Me In A Honky Tonk) / This Ain't A Home No More

08/1970 SP HICKORY 45-K-1578 (US)

Watch Her Go / If I'd Only Listened To Mom And Dad

01/1971 SP HICKORY 45-K-1590 (US)

He's Just You Made Me Over / Somewhere Inside

07/1971 SP HICKORY 45-K-1606 (US)

Country Girl With Hot Pants On / Babe, Just For You

11/1971 SP HICKORY 45-K-1619 (US)

The Boys And Lucy Brown / Country Music In My Soul 

05/1972 SP HICKORY 45-K-1635 (US)

Happy Anniversary, Baby / The Old Place Is Gone 

10/1972 SP HICKORY 45-K-1650 (US)

Gentleman On My Mind / Out Of Hand (with Ron Williams)

02/1973 SP HICKORY 45-K-1662 (US)

I'd Rather Die / Woman's Life Is More Than Just A Man

04/1973 SP HICKORY 45-K-1670 (US)

I Canít Tell My Heart That / Papaís Medicine Show

07/1973 SP HICKORY HK-304 (US)

Since I'm Not With The One I Love / Your Shoeshine Girl

10/1973 SP HICKORY HK-310 (US)

Anything Goes (Til Everything's Gone) / I Spent A Week There Last Nite

02/1974 SP HICKORY HK-315 (US)

I'm Not Supposed To Love You Anymore / Once More

10/1974 SP RCA VICTOR PB-10097 (US)

Just Like A Prayer / A Lifetime To Forget

05/1975 SP RCA VICTOR PB-10300 (US)

Shape Up Or Ship Out / You Don't Love Me Like You Mean It

01/1976 SP MCA MCA-40515 (US)

I Wonder Where I'll Find You At Tonight? / If Anyone Ought To Know

04/1976 SP MCA MCA-40557 (US)

San Quentin / Cotton-Eyed Joe 

01/1978 SP MCA MCA-40856 (US)

That Lonely Unloved Wife Look / Mama, I've Got To Go To Memphis

06/1978 SP MCA MCA-40926 (US)

Bright Morning Light / Rockin', Rollin' Stone

10/1978 SP MCA MCA-40962 (US) Merle HAGGARD & Leona WILLIAMS - The Bull And The Beaver / I'm Gettin' High
01/1979 SP MCA MCA-40988 (US)

The Baby Song / Call Me Crazy Lady

04/1979 SP MCA MCA-41006 (US)

Good Nights Make Good Mornings / Yes Ma'm

02/1980 SP MCA MCA-41196 (US)

Any Port In A Storm / Catchin' Crawfish 

03/1981 SP ELEKTRA E 47114 (US)

I'm Almost Ready / The End Of The World

06/1981 SP ELEKTRA E 47162 (US)

You Can't Find Many Kisses / Guitar Pickin' Man

09/1981 SP ELEKTRA E 47217 (US)

Always Late With your Kisses / Startin' Today

05/1983 SP MERCURY 812 214-7 (US) Merle HAGGARD & Leona WILLIAMS - We're Strangers Again / Sally Let Your Bangs Hang Down
09/1983 SP MERCURY 814 359-7 (US) Merle HAGGARD & Leona WILLIAMS - Waltz Across Texas / Waitin' For The Good Life To Come
12/1983 SP MERCURY 814 946-7 (US)

My First Night Away From Home / Midnight Love

07/1984 SP MERCURY 880 139-7 (US) Merle HAGGARD & Leona WILLIAMS - It's Cold In California / Don't Ever Let Your Lover Sleep Alone
04/1986 SP Loveshine LS-1-NSD (US)

Rock Me To Sleep / A Taste Of Life

1986 SP Loveshine LS-1-NSD (US)

No Love Line / ?





Albums

02/1970 LP 12" HICKORY LPS-151 (US) THAT WILLIAMS GIRL - Circle Of Friends / I Narrowed This Triangle Down To Two / Papa's Medicine Show / Baby We're Really In Love / This Ain't A Home No More / When I Stop Dreaming / Once More / Broadminded / They'll Never Take His Love From Me / Woman's Man / Ten Minutes Till Heartaches / I Want Some More Of This
08/1972 LP 12" HICKORY LPS-165 (US) THE BEST OF LEONA WILLIAMS - Happy Anniversary Baby / Gentleman On My Mind / Tom Lucus / Country Music In My Soul / Boys And Lucy Brown / Yes Ma'm (He Found Me In A Honky Tonk) / Country Girl With Hot Pants On / He's Just You Made Over / Out Of Hand / Ain't That Fine / How Great Thou Art
1973 LP 12" The United States Air Force Public Service Program ‎619/620 (US)

COUNTRY MUSIC TIME : Charlie LOUVIN : See The Big Man Cry / I Don't Love You Anymore / When I Was Your Man / Leona WILLIAMS : Rockin' Rollin' Stoned / The Bull And The Beaver (with Merle HAGGARD) / Bright Morning Light

09/1976 LP 12" MCA MCA-2212 (US) SAN QUENTIN'S FIRST LADY - LIVE - Introduction / I'm Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail / Patter And Song Introduction / Cotton-Eyed Joe / Applause / Prisons Aren't Only For Men / Appause And Song Introduction / Goodbye Comes Hard For Me / Appause And Song Introduction / I Wonder Where I'll Find You At Tonight / Song Introduction / Workin' Girl Blues / Appause And Patter / If Anyone Ought To Know / Appause And Song Introduction / Yes Ma'm This One Can / Appause And Song Introduction / San Quentin / Appause / Reprise "San Quentin" / Appause - End Of Show
1977 LP 12" DJM 22060 (UK) A WOMAN WALKED AWAY - Happy Anniversary Baby / Woman's Man / Broadminded / I Narrowed This Triangle Down To Two / This Ain't A Home No More / Anything Goes / Ten Minutes Till Heartaches / They'll Never Take His Love From Me / When I Stop Dreaming / I'm Not Supposed To Love You Anymore / I Spent A Week There Last Night / He's Just You Made Over / Gentleman On My Mind / Yes Ma'm (He Found Me In A Honky Tonk)
06/1983 LP 12" MERCURY 812 183 1 M-1 (US) HEART TO HEART - Merle HAGGARD & Leona WILLIAMS - Heart To Heart Talk / Let's Pretend We're Not Married Tonight / You Can't Break The Chains Of Love / Waltz Across Texas / We're Strangers Again / Waitin' On The Good Life To Come / Don't Ever Let Your Lover Sleep Alone / It's Cold In California / I'll Never Be Free / Sally Let Your Bangs Hang Down
10/1984 LP 12" MERCURY 422-822 424 M-1 (US) SOMEDAY WHEN THINGS ARE GOOD - We Agree That We Must Be In Love / Someday When Things Are Good / More I See Of Those Cowboys / Midnight Love / You Sure Make Cheatin' Seem Easy / Telephone Line / You Take Me For Granted / I Dropped Your Name / Melted Down Memories / My First Night Away From Home
1984 3 LP 12" ABC Radio Networks ‎SE 147 (US) (promo)

The Silver Eagle Cross Country Music Show - George JONES with Leona Williams & Little Jimmy Dickens :
DISC 1 : Leona WILLIAMS : I Walked From Dallas / Yes Ma'am, He Found Me In A Honky Tonk / Guitar Pickin' Man / You Take Me For Granted / George JONES : No Show Jones / I'll Share My World With You / Window Up Above / The Grand Tour / Walk Through This World With Me / The Race Is On / I'm Not Ready Yet / Little Jimmy Dickens : (You've Been Quite A Doll) Raggedy Ann
DISC 2 : George JONES : Who's Gonna Chop My Baby's Kindlin' / I Always Get Lucky With You / You Better Treat Your Man Right / If Drinking Don't Kill Me / Shine On / Bartender's Blues / I Miss A Lot Of Trains
DISC 3 : George JONES : He Stopped Loving Her Today / Me And Jesus

1986 CD LOVESHINE ? (US) A TASTE OF LIFE - No Love Line / Way It Was / Taste Of Life / Honky Tonk Moon / I've Got To Stop Lovin' You / Good Morning / You Weren't There / Rock Me To Sleep / Home Is Where My Heart Lies / Miracle / Virginia / Dad's Old Fiddle
1999 CD LEONA LR-99 (US) MELTED DOWN MEMORIES - I Ain't Gonna Think About You / Melted Down Memories / Guitar Pickin' Song / He's Just You Made Over / Where The Soul Of Man Never Dies / You Weren't There / Telephone Line / Someday When Things Are Good / Rock Me To Sleep / You Take Me For Granted / Broken Record / Where No One Stands Alone / I'm Almost Ready / My First Night Away From Home
07/2001 CD Bear Family BCD 16411 (GER) Old Loves Never Die - LEONA WILLIAMS - MERLE HAGGARD - Merle HAGGARD, Leona WILLIAMS : Heart To Heart Talk / Let's Pretend We're Not Married Tonight / You Can't Break The Chains Of Love / Waltz Across Texas / We're Strangers Again / Waitin' On The Good Life To Come / Don't Ever Let Your Lover Sleep Alone / It's Cold In California / I'll Never Be Free / Sally Let Your Bangs Hang Down / Leona WILLIAM : We Agree That We Must Be In Love / Someday When Things Are Good / The More I See Of Those Cowboys / Midnight Love / You Sure Make Cheatin' Seem Easy / The Telephone Line / You Take Me For Granted / I Dropped Your Name / Melted Down Memories / My First Night Away From Home / Divorce On The Rocks / Old Loves Never Die / Waitin' For My Turn / Too Long A Time To Say Goodbye / Love And Honor / Tiny White Circle / Thinking Of Me / Tommy Lasorda
10/2004 CD HEART OF TEXAS HOTR-104 (US) HONORARY TEXAN - Yes Ma'm (He Found Me In A Honky Tonk) / Don't Leave The Leaving Up To Me / Dance Till The Cows Come Home|You'd Be Home By Now|I've Called To Say I Love You One More Time|Arms Of A Fool / Things I Almost Had With You / Don't Sing Me No Songs About Texas / I Never Go Around Mirrors / Memories To Burn / Nobody's Darlin' But Mine / Goodbye's Come Hard For Me / I Walked From Dallas / Misery
2005 CD HEART OF TEXAS HOTR-110 (US)

San Quentin's First Lady - Leona Williams with MERLE HAGGARD's Strangers - Introduction / I'm Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail / Cotton-Eyed Joe / Prisons Aren't Only For Men / Goodbye Comes Hard For Me / I Wonder Where I'll Find You At Tonight / Workin' Girl Blues / If Anyone Ought To Know / Yes Mam This One Can / San Quentin

11/2005 CD HEART OF TEXAS HOTR-113 (US) I LOVE YOU BECAUSE - Before You Loose It All / I Fall Easy / Blue Darlin' / It's Tearing This Ole Heart Right Out Of Me / Yearning (To Kiss You) / Dallas / I Love You Because / I Barely Am Getting By / After I Sing All My Songs / Three Nickles And A Dime / From Dallas To Nashville With Love / Texas Fiddle Song
07/2008 CD AH-HA 8926 (US) LEONA WILLIAMS SINGS MERLE HAGGARD - Workin' Girl Blues / Bottle Let Me Down / It's Not Love (But It's Not Bad) / Today I Started Loving You Again / If We're Not Back In Love By Monday / Daddy Frank (The Guitar Man) / You Take Me For Granted / Fightin' Side Of Me / Hungry Eyes / Someday When Things Are Good / If We Make It Through December / Okie From Muskogee / Everybody's Had The Blues / Trying Not To Love You / Someday We'll Be Together
09/2008 CD HEART OF TEXAS HOTR-4135 (US) NEW PATCHES - New Patches / I'm Too Good To Be Better Than Nothing Again / You Put Out An Old Flame Last Night / I'm Getting Better At Just Getting By These Days / Many Happy Hangovers To You / He's Just On My Mind Again / Somewhere In Colorado / When He Touches Me / Manhattan Kansas / I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You) / Ole George / For God And Country
2008 CD Ernest Tubb Record Shop  ETRS 1026 (US)

This Is Leona Williams Country - Someday When Things Are Good / The Bull And The Beaver (with Merle HAGGARD) / We Agree That We Must Be In Love / The More I See Of Those Cowboys / Heart To Heart Talk(with Merle HAGGARD) / Midnight Love / You Sure Make Cheatin' Seem Easy / Let's Pretend We're Not Married Tonight (with Merle HAGGARD) / The Telephone Line / You Take Me For Granted / I Dropped Your Name / You Canít Break The Chains Of Love (with Merle HAGGARD) / Melted Down Memories / Waltz Across Texas (with Merle HAGGARD) / My First Night Away From Home / Divorce On The Rocks / Weíre Strangers Again (with Merle HAGGARD) / Old Love Never Die / Waitin' On The Good Life To Come (with Merle HAGGARD) / Waitin' My Turn / Donít Ever Let Your Lover Sleep Alone (with Merle HAGGARD) / Too Long A Time To Say Goodbye / Itís Cold In California (with Merle HAGGARD) / Love And Honor; Iíll Never Be Free (with Merle HAGGARD) / Tiny White Circle / ThinkinĎ About Me / Sally Let Your Bangs Hang Down (with Merle HAGGARD)

2009 CD LEONA LW-2008 (US) DUETS - Best Friends (with George Jones) / Waltz Across Texas (with Merle HAGGARD) / Where No One Stands Alone (with Ron Williams) / We Must Have Been Out Of Our Minds (with Justin Trevino) / Two Lips Away (with Frankie Miller) / Cheatin' Fire (with Johnny Bush) / Somewhere Between (with Ron Williams) / Dear John (with Ferlin Husky) / If Teardrops Were Pennies (with Jimmy Martin) / The Wall (with Johnny Bush) / Each Season Chanhges You (with Joe Paul Nichols) / Let's Pretend We're Not Married (with Merle HAGGARD) / Yearning (with Justin Trevino) / As Long As I Live (with Ferlin Husky) / We Sure Make Good Love (with George Jones) / Letter To George (with Merle HAGGARD)
2009 CD LEONA ? (US) GREATEST HITS :
CD 1 : I Can't Tell My Heart That / I'd Rather Die (Loving Him) / I'm Not Supposed To Love You Anymore / Since I'm Not With The One I Love (I'll Love The One I'm With) / Somewhere Inside / Tom Lucas / Watch Her Go / Out Of Hand / Just Because Of You / I Just Wanted You To Be Proud Of Me / How Great Thou Art / Happy Anniversary Baby / Ain't That Fine / Anything Goes (Til' Everything's Gone) / Babe Just For You / Everybody Loves Me But You
CD 2 : Once More / Country Girl With Hot Pants On / Yes Mam He Found Me In A Honky Tonk / Papa's Medicine Show / Baby We're Really In Love / This Ain't A Home No More / When I Stop Dreaming / Broad Minded / A Woman's Man / Ten Minutes Till Heartaches / I Want Some More Of This / He's Just You Made Over / Country Music In My Soul / This Old Place Is Gone / Your Shoeshine Girl / I Spent A Week There Last Night / If I'd Only Listened To Mama And Dad / A Gentleman On My Mind / A Woman's Life Is More Than Just A Man / The Circle Of Friends / I Narrowed This Triangle Down To Two
2009 CD Loveshine LOVE 2008 (US)

Duets WITH FRIENDS - Best Friends (with George Jones) / The Bull And The Beaver (with Merle HAGGARD) / Somewhere Between (with Ron Williams) / Just Between The Two Of Us (with Tony Kerr) / Youíre Still All I Need (with Eric Blankenship) / If Teardrops Were Pennies (with Jimmy Martin) / Dear John (with Ferlin Husky) / Manhattan, Kansas (with Cathy Lee Coyne) / We Sure Make Good Love (with George Jones) / The Good Times Are Ready To Come (with Mac Wiseman) / Weíre Strangers Again (with Merle HAGGARD) / Weíve Had Some Good Times (with Bode Barker) / Iím So Afraid Of Losing You Again (with Billy Keeble) / Do Wah Ditty (with The Dillards)

2011 CD Loveshine LW (US)

Grass Roots - Midnite Blue / My Heart Has Finally Said Goodbye / Mama, Iíve Got To Go To Memphis / The Legend (with Vince Gill) / Taste Of Life (with Sharon & Cheryl White) / Do Wah Ditty (with Rodney & Beverly Dillard) / The Light Of Aberdeen; Molly And Tenbrooks (with Melody Hart, Barbara Fairchild, Pam Tillis & Rhonda Vincent) / The Good Times Are Ready To Come (with Mac Wiseman) / Come To Me Sometime / When I Dream / Take This Hammer

07/2012 CD Ah Ha Music AHE-5116 (US)

By George This Is... Leona Williams -  Ole George / Window Up Above /  Picture Of Me (Without You) / He Thinks I Still Care / I'll Share My World With You / Color Of The Blues / Medley : Race Is On - White Lightnin' - Why Baby Why /   I'm Not Ready Yet / Walk Through This World With Me / Things Have Gone To Pieces / When The Grass Grows Over Me /  He Stopped Loving Her Today / You Comb Her Hair (Every Morning) / Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes 

2013 CD Souvenir Album Tour ? (UK)

Just Between The Two Of Us' TOUR 2013  - Leona WILLIAMS & Tony KERR - Just Between The Two Of Us / Yes Ma'am / Always Late / Melted Down Memories /  Don't Sing Me No Songs About Texas / Precious Lord / They Call Me The Playboy / Somewhere Between /  Legacy / If I Were You / Someday When Things Are Good / China Doll / High On A Hill Top / Working Girl Blues / Fly Butterfly / Her Heart Belongs To Texas / New Patches / Corrine Corrina / Ebony Eyes / The Beginning Of Goodbye / Just Out Of Reach

2013 3 CD Bear Family BCD 17246 (GER)

Yes, Ma'm, He Found Me In A Honky Tonk :
CD 1 : A Woman's Man / Ten Minutes Till Heartaches / Broadminded / I Just Wanted You To Be Proud Of Me / I Narrowed This Triangle (Down To Two) / Papa's Medicine Sho / I Want Some More Of This / Once More / If I'd Only Listened To Mama And Dad / This Ain't A Home No More / They'll Never Take His Love From Me / Just Because Of You / The Circle Of Friends / When I Stop Dreaming / Baby, We're Really In Love / Watch Her Go / Yes, Ma'am (He Found Me In A Honky Tonk) / Babe, Just For You / So Goes My World / Somewhere Inside / The Old Place Is Gone / Listen Spot / He's Just You Made Over / Country Girl With Hot Pants On / Country Music In My Soul / Since I'm Not With The One I Love (I'll Love The One I'm With) / The Boys And Lucy Brown / A Gentleman On My Mind / Tom Lucus / A Woman's Life Is More Than Just A Man / Happy Anniversary, Baby
CD 2 : Out Of Hand / Ain't That Fine / How Great Thou Art / Cheese Cake And Apple Pine / Your Shoeshine Girl / I'm Not Sup- Posed To Love You Anymore / I'd Rather Die (Loving Him) / I Can't Tell My Heart That / I Spent A Week There Last Night / Any- Thing Goes (Til Everything's Gone) / You're Tearing This Ole Heart Out Of Me /  Everybody Loves Me But You / A Lifetime To Forget / You Don't Love Me Like You Mean It / Just Like A Prayer / Hey I'm Somebody (Not Just A Body) / For All I Know / There's More Love In The Arms You'll Be Leavin' / Shape Up Or Ship Out / I Wonder Where I'll Find You At Tonight / If Anyone Ought To Know / I Wanna Live Again / That Lonely Unloved Wife Look / Mama, I've Got To Go To Memphis / Window Up Above / Rock And Roll Stone / Bright Morning Light / The Bull And The Beaver (with Merle HAGGARD) / I'm Getting' High (with Merle HAGGARD)
CD 3 : The Baby Song / Call Me Crazy Lady / Goodnights Make Goodmornings / He Took Care Of Me / Yes Ma'm / Any Port In A Storm /  Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee / Touch And Go / I Can't Break The Habit / I Barely Am Getting By / Catching Craw Fish [Catchin' Crawfish] / Aberdeen / Why Be A Dreamer / Midnight Blue; /The Good Times Are Ready To Come / My Heart Has Finally Said Goodbye / Guitar Pickin' Song / You Put Out An Old Flame / We've Had Some Good Times / North Alabama / Too Close To Home / The Bridge

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