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THE ORIGINAL AND BEST ORION DISCOGRAPHY
Since 2001                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
By Tommy Robinson
This website is a tribute to the U.S. recording artist Jimmy Ellis, and focuses on his many record releases. With releases being made available worldwide and recording for numerous small record labels, Jimmy also recorded under several names, the most famous being masked singer Orion, but recordings were issued under several other identities - Ellis James; Ellis; Mr.E; Steven Silver and The Shadowman. Due to his many aliases his releases can be difficult to track down and trying to build a complete collection of his recordings can prove daunting (and expensive). The aim of this site is to provide a complete worldwide list of all his releases.
THE FIRST ORION DISCOGRAPHY
AND SESSIONOGRAPHY

A4 size 160 page soft cover book detailing all known worldwide releases by Jimmy Ellis/Orion as listed on this website. The ONLY discography officially based on the information supplied on this site. 20 years of research have gone into compiling this book. ANY other similar reference work is unauthorised and the info stolen from this website.

All currently known vinyl 45's, albums, EP's, compact discs, long playing albums, cassette tapes, 8 track tapes.

Plus promotional releases, acetates and test pressings, with accompanying colour cover photographs of each and every release. Many rare collectors items included. A fantastic and sought after aid to assist collectors and allow them to fill in those gaps in their growing collections.

Features all known official releases from USA, Germany, Canada, UK, France, Japan, Poland, Norway and lots more with cover  photographs included.

PLUS as a special bonus: Orion Studio Sessionography. Detailing all currently known details of each and every Jimmy Ellis/Orion studio recording session from 1964 to 1998 with many, as yet, not released recordings listed.
And full details of Orion's USA and international television appearances with dates and songs performed.

Comes complete with 2 black vinyl retro style discs featuring Orion as recorded live in concert in Mobile, Alabama, 11th. November 1982. Loaded with many great songs.

See NEWS page for full details of book price and where to order your copy.

Limited supply so order now!!!!

SCANS WANTED

Cover and label scans of ANY of the following Orion releases would be very welcome especially the unofficial releases:

Scan of the label/back cover of the Stargem promo CD release ELLIS JAMES SINGS (JE001). Ten track disc from 1990 and sold only at Jimmy's live appearances.

Scans of any inside covers of CD albums released on the bootleg Jack Daniels Records label.

Scans of any CD albums released on the bootleg Masked Man Records label.

Scans of the bootleg CD album titled JIMMY ELLIS - THE SINGLES.

Scan of the back cover for the orange version of the CD single SUNDAY FATHER on the Lanier Records label.

Scans of the front/back/disc of the Lanier Records album release COUNTRY FROM THE HEART .

Scan of the cassette release BY REQUEST, ELLIS SINGS ELVIS.

Scans of the German versions of the cassette releases LET YOUR LOVE FLOW (Sun/Bellaphon) and COUNTRY AND WESTERN CLASSICS VOL.1 (Sun/Bellaphon).

Scan of the cassette release 16 AWARD WINNING COUNTRY SONGS on the Plantation Records label.

Scan of the 8 track version of 20 ALL TIME FAVORITES album.

Scan of the 8 Track tape version of the album TRUCKS, TRAINS AND AIRPLANES on the Gusto Records label.

Any other Jimmy Ellis/Orion worldwide releases not already included on this website.

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NOTICEBOARD

Got some Orion 45's or albums you no longer need? Then why not have a look at the noticeboard and see if you can help another serious collector fill in a few gaps in his collection. Maybe you've seen one of them offered for sale. If so, then drop him an email with the details.

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Update: 8th. August 2019
JLL 20 GREATEST HITS white label cassette from Holland added.

Update: 3rd. August 2019
Concert pages updated.

Update: 15th. July 2019
Acetates pages tidied up and errors corrected.
Details of new Orion Discography book added.

Update: 2nd. June 2019
Crazy Little Thing Called Love acetate disc added.

Update: 27th. April 2019
New DVD added - See News page.
Trace Reynolds' MOVIN' ON CD added.

Update: 14th. April 2019
Third label variation added for UK DUETS album.
Sun Records SUNRISE and ROCKABILLY promotion packages removed - FAKE!!

Update: 8th. April 2019
UK album 45 EXPLOSIVE ROCK & ROLL HITS added.
Alternate label for UK DUETS album added.
Better scan of Australian DUETS cassette added.
Copyright Protected logo added to website.
JERRY LEE LEWIS 20 GREATEST HITS album from Holland added.
JERRY LEE LEWIS 20 GREATEST HITS cassette from Holland added.

Update: 16th. March 2019
DUETS cassette tape from Australia added.
REBORN cassette from Spain added.

Update: 10th. March 2019
DUETS 8 track Record Club tape from USA added.
DUETS cassette from Sweden added.
Charly Records DUETS cassette from France added.
New photo added to list of masks.
Jukebox magazine added to Books/Magazines page.
Cover added for UK cassette release ROCKABILLY DYNAMITE.

Update: 2nd. March 2019
General tidy up, corrections and little additional pieces of data added.




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ORION IN CONCERT

I am looking for information concerning Orion's many concert appearances in the USA and several countries in Europe where he performed.
If you can provide any additional info, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem, to the list of details in the concert section of this site please get in touch. Dates, venues, photographs would all be of great help. Details of songs performed at any of the listed shows would be especially welcome. Newspaper adverts and reports of his numerous appearances also very much appreciated.
Hopefully in time the details given can be guaranteed  to be100% correct but a great deal more info is required before reaching that stage. If you can help with any small detail please contact me at:

tommy_robinson_uk@yahoo.com

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If you have further details on any releases not included or would like to trade Orion recordings or material please drop me an email. Scans of sleeves and labels would be of real interest as would track listings of further foreign releases. Welcome also would be details of his concert performances in the U.S.A. and Europe. This site is very much "a work in progress" and is being updated all the time. If you can add to the info given please e-mail me.
Thanks.
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Comments/suggestions/updates welcomed by contacting me at:

oriondiscsuk@yahoo.com

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SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING FOR PROVIDING MUCH APPRECIATED INFORMATION: RICK ST. PIERRE; SIMON CRISP; JOHN AND RITA KOOFER; CHRIS GILES; STEVE-B; DEBBIE FAYE; SHAWN WALKER; ALLEN DAMRON; JANET & DAVE LOVERIN; LARRY LEWIS; CRAIG LLOYD; JOE SCIBETTA; ROB; PAT LEWIS; NANNETTE CLARK;  WOLFGANG LOCKER; JULIE HENNESSEY; MARC VICH; RAY BERNIER; JANICE HOLLOWAY; JOE PASTOR; ALEX MOES; BRUCE CRUTCHFIELD; STEVEN PETELLE; ROCKY ROGERS; WILLIAM ROACH; ANDY HART; STEPHAN KRAMER.
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THE RECORDINGS LISTED ON THIS WEBSITE ARE NOT FOR SALE UNLESS SPECIFIED AS SUCH.
THE DETAILS HERE ARE OFFERED FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY.

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No breach of copyright is intended or should be inferred.


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