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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; 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.

JIMMY ELLIS - In The Shadow Of A King

Fantastic new 400 page hardback Orion book

NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE!!!

See NEWS page for more great photos and details of where to order your copy of this heavy book.


Comes with a special 22 track CD containing some great Orion hard to find classics and several new never before released recordings.

This is a high quality, heavy, glossy book jam packed with lots of never before seen colour and black and white photos from all through his life from his days with Tennessee Walking Horses right through his musical career with various record labels.

Glossy paper and great quality photos on every page make this a great addition to an orion fan's collection. Plus lots of great quality newspaper clippings, recording information and many interviews with the people who knew Jimmy Ellis (or Orion). From personal friends to musicians and people in the music business the book is full of fascinating information and insights.


Please Note: This is a Limited Edition publication and when stocks are gone it cannot be repeated. Get yours now!!!
NOTICE

General site makeover now complete. All the appropriate sections of the site have now been updated with the ability to see larger views of each cover/label.

Simply click on a photo for a closer and more detailed view. Still a few scans to be added and better quality photos to be uploaded to replace some of poor quality and I will still be making minor adjustments here and there to pages but on the whole 99% of it is now complete and I hope it is now more enjoyable to visit.

The unofficial (bootleg) releases have proven the most difficult to change over to this style as the quality of many covers prevents this at present. Many covers are simply not available and it is not possible to obtain covers as easily as it used to be.

Cover and label scans of ANY Orion release very welcome especially the unofficial releases.

Special thanks to Rick and Simon for their assistance and very welcome contributions.

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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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Last update: 8th. January 2017

Items updated:

Better cover/label scans added for the Swedish single Save The Last Dance For Me/Am I To Be The One
CHRISTMAS TO ELVIS CD (Long box version) added to CD section.
REBORN mail order version (Black Vinyl) added to USA album page.


Last update: 15th. November 2016

Items updated:

Info on possible soon to be released 6 CD Jimmy Ellis boxset - see NEWS page.
More details and photo added for the cassette release 20 COUNTRY CLASSICS.








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ORION IN CONCERT

Looking for information concerning Orion's many concert appearances in the USA and several countries in Europe. 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 especially welcome. 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 please contact me at:

oriondiscs@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 welcomed by contacting me at:

oriondiscs@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.
THE RECORDINGS LISTED ON THIS WEBSITE ARE NOT FOR SALE UNLESS SPECIFIED AS SUCH.
THE DETAILS HERE ARE OFFERED FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY.

LINKS TO ORION WEBSITES WELCOME.

All trademarks, labels, covers and logos shown on this website are the sole property of the companies concerned and are included here for reference purposes only. This is a fan site.
No breach of copyright is intended or should be inferred.


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