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Listed below are the known official and privately released 8 track tapes by Jimmy Ellis. Due to the limited availability of these releases and their poor acceptance by consumers, these releases have been the most difficult to obtain information on. Additional info welcome.
It should be noted that many 8 track releases appear to have been issued in different coloured plastic cases: black, white and grey.

BOBLO RECORDS
BY REQUEST, ELLIS SINGS ELVIS
CATALOGUE NUMBER NOT KNOWN
Released 1978
Moody Blue; Return To Sender; Hurt; Kentucky Rain; It's Now Or Never; Burning Love; You Don't Have To Say You Love Me; My Way; Love Me Tender; Can't Help Falling In Love; Mean Woman Blues; Teddy Bear.

TUPELO WOMAN
BOBLO 8JE-1802
Released (?)
Tupelo Woman; There Ya Go; Lonesome Angel; Movin' On; Just Out Of Reach; My Way; I'm Not Trying To Be Like Elvis; I'm Paying Now; I Forgot To Remember To Forget; My Baby's Out Of Sight; Games You Been Playing; Beggin' To You.

NOTE: Same photo of Jimmy Ellis as found on the Boblo 536 picture sleeve.



SUN RECORDS
DUETS

SUN T-1011                             
Released 1978
Save The Last Dance For Me; Sweet Little Sixteen; I Love You Because; C.C. Rider; Am I To Be The One*; Sail Away*; Cold Cold Heart; Hello Josephine; It Won't Happen With Me; What'd I Say; Good Golly Miss Molly.
NOTE: Above Sun Duets release and an alternate label design of the tape.
NOTE: Above is shown both the original "coffin" cover before it was withdrawn due to complaints and two different copies of the redesigned "blue" cover.






NOTE: Shown above the TRIO+ 8 track and a different cover release of the same album.
REBORN

SUN T-1012                        
Released 1979
Honey; Lover Please; Got You On My Mind; Mona Lisa; Before The Next Teardrop Falls; Ebony Eyes; Washing Machine; Baby, I Still Love You; You Can Have Her; Lonesome Angel.

SUNRISE

SUN T-1017                    
Released 1980
Secret Love; You Can't Judge A Book; San Francisco Is A Lonely Town; Then I'll Be Over You; I Heard You Talkin' With Your Eyes; Stranger In My Place; I Hear You Knockin'; Turn Around Look At Me; Baby You Got It; It Ain't No Mystery.
TRIO +

SUN T-1018                              
Released 1979
Be Bop A Lula (Duet with Jerry Lee Lewis); On My Knees (Duet with Charlie Rich); Dixie Fried (Duet with Carl Perkins); Gentle As A Lamb  (Duet with Charlie Rich); Money (Duet with Jerry Lee Lewis); Break Up (Duet with Charlie Rich); Matchbox (Duet with Carl Perkins); Good Rockin' Tonight (Duet with Jerry Lee Lewis); Gone, Gone, Gone (Duet with Carl Perkins); Sittin' And Thinkin' (Duet with Charlie Rich).
COUNTRY

SUN T-1019                     
Released 1980
Texas Tea; Faded Love; What Did I Promise Her Last Night; Green Green Grass Of Home; Crazy Arms; Send Me The Pillow You Dream On; Help Me Make It Through The Night; Release Me; Please Help Me I'm Falling; The Long Black Veil; Am I That Easy To Forget.
ROCKABILLY

SUN T-1021              
Released 1980
Rockabilly Rebel; See You Later Alligator; Susie Q; I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday; Rockin' Little Angel; Crazy Little Thing Called Love; Long Tall Sally; Memphis Sun; Peggy Sue; Matchbox.
GLORY

SUN T-1025                             
Released 1980
Where He Leads Me; Sweet Hour Of Prayer; I Surrender All; Peace In The Valley; It Is No Secret; I Believe; He Touched Me; Softly And Tenderly; Where No One Stands Alone; Just A Closer Walk With Thee.
FRESH

SUN T-1028                               
Released 1981
There's No Easy Way; Baby Please Say Yes; Born; If I Can't Have You; Ain't No Good; Some You Win, Some You Lose; Look Me Up (And Lay It On Me); Old Mexico; Rainbow Maker; Anybody Out There.
FEELINGS

SUN T-144                        
Released 1981
Feelings; No One Will Ever Know; I Love You Because; What Now My Love; Somewhere My Love; I Can't Stop Loving You; He'll Have To Go; Snowbird.
NOTE: Unusual to see an Orion release on the Gusto Records label, a subsidiary of Shelby Singleton's Sun Records. The tape comes in a cardboard slipcase and it is possible other copies of the FEELINGS release came in different packaging.

VARIOUS ARTIST RELEASES

Tracks by Jimmy Ellis/Orion highlighted

STARS  

SUN T-148                       
Released 1982
I Wanna Be With You Tonight (Alabama); Am I That Easy To Forget (Orion); Great Balls Of Fire (Jerry Lee Lewis); Patches (Alabama); Loving You Is Killing Me (Alabama); Texas Tea (Orion); Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash); Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins).

SUPERHITS 1974 VOL.IV
POWER PAK   
Released 1975
Promised Land; You're Having My Baby; Son Of A Rotten Gambler; Annie's Song; Dance With Me; Old Man From The Mountain; Fairytale; Big Four Poster Bed; I'm Leaving It All Up To You; Ramblin' Man; Mississippi Cotton Pickin' Delta Town.


20 ALL TIME FAVOURITES
SUFFOLK MARKETING INC.    
Released 1981
Snowbird; Save The Last Dance For Me (Solo version); Honey; Please Help Me I'm Falling; Feelings; Help Me Make It Through The Night; Am I That Easy To Forget; Mona Lisa; Before The Next Teardrop Falls; I Love You Because; Faded Love; Crazy Arms; Release Me; Green Green Grass Of Home; Secret Love; He'll Have To Go; What Now My Love; No One Will Ever Know; I Can't Stop Loving You; Somewhere My Love.


TRUCKS, TRAINS AND AIRPLANES
Gusto GT8 - 0081  
Released 1983
Leaving On A Jet Plane (The Kendalls); Endless Black Ribbon (Red Simpson); Train Of Love (Johnny Cash); Alabama (Red Sovine & Minnie Pearl); Movin' On (Dave Dudley); California Turn Around (Jack Greene); Ebony Eyes (Orion); Hey Porter (Johnny Cash); All Around The Water Tank (Jerry Lee Lewis); Silver Wings (Nashville Harmonica).


FAN CLUB RELEASES
ELLIS LOVES YOU - THE DYNAMIC SOUNDS OF JIMMY ELLIS
Released (?)
I Use Her To Remind Me Of You; Changing; Just Out Of Reach; Tupelo Woman; Here Comes That Wonderful Feeling; There Ya Go; It's You Again; The Closer He Gets; Movin' On; My Baby's Out Of Sight; That's All Right; Blue Moon Of Kentucky; Wildflower; Medley: Last Date/Without Love.

 
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