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WELCOME TO THE WORLD
OF ORION
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 400 page hardback Orion book.


Info on the NEWS page of where to order your copy of this heavy book.


Comes with a great 22 track CD containing some rare Orion hard to find classics and several new never before released recordings. The Going Home Medley is a classic.

Packed with lots of never before seen colour and black and white photos from all through Jimmy's life right through his musical career with various record labels.

Beautiful photos on every page and a great addition to an Orion fan's collection. Lots of great quality newspaper clippings, recording details and interviews with the people who knew Jimmy Ellis (or Orion). From personal friends to musicians and people in the music business, it's full of fascinating information and insights.




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 any Ellis/Orion cassettes on the Kardina 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.

Scans of any of the cassette tapes issued by the Jimmy Ellis/Orion Fan Club.

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.

Scans of the covers/labels of the FEELINGS LP album from Sweden.

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: 17th. August 2018
Front cover of JIMMY MEETS SHADOWMAN (Gilligan Records) added.
Noticeboard page updated

Update: 16th. August 2018
Reissue cover of 20 COUNTRY CLASSICS cassette added.

Update: 10th. August 2018
Alternate label for USA SUNRISE album added.
Concert pages updated

Update: 6th. August 2018
Back cover of Spanish REBORN album added.
Inside sleeve of Canadian NEW BEGINNINGS cassette added

Update: 20th. July 2018
Spanish DUETS cassette added.
Better quality scans of Moonglow 45 from Belgium added.

Update: 26th. June 2018
Scans of Canadian ROCKABILLY cassette added.

Update: 15th. May 2018
Australian cassette release JERRY LEE LEWIS - 20 GOLDEN GREATS added.

Update: 14th. May 2018
Canadian LP THE GREATEST HITS OF JERRY LEE LEWIS  (Club Edition) added.

Update: 12th. May 2018
Canadian LP THE GREATEST HITS OF JERRY LEE LEWIS added.

Update: 11th. May 2018
Australian Jerry Lee Lewis  CD release 20 GOLDEN GREATS 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 welcomed by contacting me at:

tommy_robinson_uk@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; THOMAS HOFFMANN; ROCKY ROGERS; WILLIAM ROACH; ANDY HART; STEPHAN KRAMER; HORST RICK WACHTER.
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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