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SPECIAL NOTE: Running order of tracks may differ compared with album version.
Tracks highlighted are by Jimmy Ellis/Orion.

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.

NOTE: Same contents as LP version.

GUSTO GT5-0081
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).
Also released on HOLLYWOOD HT-173

NOTE: Covers for both the Gusto and Hollywood releases shown above.

Released 1984
Tape One: Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry); Nadine (Chuck Berry); Hail Hail Rock N Roll (Chuck Berry); Rock N Roll Music (Chuck Berry); Good Golly Miss Molly (Little Richard); Hound Dog (Little Richard); I'm Ready (Fats Domino); Blue Monday (Fats Domino); I Want To Walk You Home (Fats Domino); Glad All Over (Carl Perkins); Boppin' The Blues (Carl Perkins); It's Now Or Never (Orion); Blue Moon Of Kentucky (Orion); Great Balls Of Fire (Jerry Lee Lewis); Little Queenie (Jerry Lee Lewis); Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On (Jerry Lee Lewis); Chapel Of Love (The Dixie Cups); Kisses Sweeter Than Wine (Jimmie Rodgers); Honeycomb (Jimmie Rodgers).
Tape Two: See You Later Alligator (Bill Haley); ABC Boogie (Bill Haley); Only You (The Platters); My Prayer (The Platters); How Fine One Boy Be (The Jellybeans); Do Wah Diddy (The Jellybeans); Let The Four Winds Blow (Fats Domino); I'm In Love Again (Fats Domino); Return To Sender (Orion); Peggy Sue (Orion); Save The Last Dance For Me (The Drifters); All Grown Up (The Dixiecups); True, True Love (The Dixiecups); Sweet Little Sixteen (Chuck Berry); Too Much Monkey Business (Chuck Berry); Tell Laura I Love Her (Orion); Moody Blue (Orion); Walkin' The Dog (Carl Mann); Rock N Roll Is Here To Stay (Danny And The Juniors); At the Hop (Danny And The Juniors).
Tape Three: Oh, Oh I'm Falling In Love Again (Jimmie Rodgers); Woman From Liberia (Jimmie Rodgers); Bo Diddley (Bo Diddley); Be Bop A Lula (Jerry Lee Lewis); Big Blonde Baby (Jerry Lee Lewis); Mona Lisa (Orion); Can't Help Falling In Love (Orion); Make Believe Love (The Gentrys); Help Me (The Gentrys); Under The Boardwalk (The Drifters); Teddy Bear (Orion); Love Me Tender (Orion); Hurt (Orion); Patches (Orion); Teen Angel (Orion); Susie Q (Orion); Ebony Eyes (Orion); Baby, Please Say Yes (Orion); I Hear You Knocking (Orion); I Heard You Talking With Your Eyes (Orion).

NOTE: Three cassettes in a plastic case. Rare mail order collection sold only through Shelby Singleton's Mail Order Music (M.O.M.) department in 1984.
A very unusual selection of tracks in that, though several selections were recorded as Jimmy Ellis, they are all credited here as being Orion recordings.
Further, the set is the only known release of the songs Teen Angel, Patches and Tell Laura I Love Her before their inclusion in the Bear Family box set of 1999 making it a highly collectable release.
Front cover slips inside front of case like a video case inlay, Back is a printed sticker.

Released 1985
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On (Jerry Lee Lewis); Ooby Dooby (Roy Orbison); My Babe (Narvel Felts); Blue Moon Of Kentucky (Jimmy Ellis); Lonely Weekends (Charlie Rich); Signifying Monkey (Smokey Joe Baugh); Boogie Woogie Country Girl (Sleepy La Beef); Jenny Lee (Bobby Lee Trammel); Raunchy (Bill Justis); Long Tall Texan (Murry Kellum); Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins); Ballad Of A Teenage Queen (Johnny Cash); Rockabilly Rebel (Orion); Flying Saucer Rock'n'Roll (Billy Lee Riley); Ubangi Stomp (Warren Smith); Thirty Days (Rodney Lay); Mona Lisa (Carl Mann); Sweet Woman (Ed Bruce); Tragedy (Thomas Wayne); Rockin' Bandit (Ray Smith).

Note: Issued with two different covers as shown.

Released 1985
Wings Of A Dove (Dave Dudley); Farther Along (Jeannie C. Riley); Will The Circle Be Unbroken (Jerry Lee Lewis); I Come To The Garden (Roy Drusky); I Was There When It Happened (Johnny Cash); Suppertime (Jimmie Davis); Just A Closer Walk With Thee (Orion); I'll Fly Away (Dave Dudley); Whispering Hope (Leroy Van Dyke); When The Saints Go Marching In (Jerry Lee Lewis); One Day At A Time (Roy Drusky); Remember Me (Johnny Cash); Amazing Grace (Dave Dudley); Precious Memories (Leroy Van Dyke); Old Time Religion (Jerry Lee Lewis); It Is No Secret (Orion); Belshazah (Johnny Cash); Shall We Gather At The River (Roy Drusky); When God Dips His Love (Leroy Van Dyke); Have A LIttle Talk With Jesus, Turn Your Radio On (Paul Martin).
NOTES: First released with no bar code on cover. Re-issued with bar code added to back of sleeve

SUN C-148
Released 1986
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).
NOTES: This release is often mistakenly referred to as being titled COUNTRY STARS.
Shown above, two different covers for this cassette.

Released 1987
Faded Love (Charlie Walker); Why Me (David Allan Coe); Gentle On My Mind (Patti Page); Am I That Easy To Forget (Carl Belew); Jambalaya (Jimmy C. Newman); I Can't Help It (Johnny Cash); King Of The Road (Dave Dudley); Wake Up Little Susie (Leroy Van Dyke); Blueberry Hill (Johnny Lee); Say You'll Stay Until Tomorrow (Roy Drusky); Okie From Muskogee (Jeannie C. Riley); Green Green Grass Of Home (Orion); Country Sunshine (Rita Remington); Night Life (Willie Nelson); Don't Be Cruel (Jerry Lee Lewis); I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (Jim Owen).

Released 1987
Six Days On The Road (Dave Dudley); Satisfied Mind (David Allan Coe); Duelling Banjos (Roy McGinness And The Sunnysiders); I Walk The Line (Johnny Cash); Coal Miner's Daughter (Rita Remington); Release Me (James O'Gwynn); From A Jack To A King (Ned Miller); Snowbird (Orion); Oh Pretty Woman (Leroy Van Dyke); Cold Cold Heart (Jerry Lee Lewis); Half As Much (Jim Owen); Down Yonder (Cordon Terry); Just Out Of Reach (Mickey Gilley); Country Bumpkin (Paul Martin); Before The Next Teardrop Falls (Jeannie C. Riley); Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain (Charlie Walker).

Released 1985
I Walk The Line (Johnny Cash); Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On (Hank Locklin); From A Jack To A King (Ned Miller);  Fraulein (Mickey Gilley); Tennessee Waltz (Patti Page); Pick Me Up On Your Way Down (Charlie Walker); Before The Next Teardrop Falls (Orion); Blueberry Hill (Johnny Lee); Walkin' After Midnight (Patsy Cline); Patches (Alabama); Crazy Arms (Jerry Lee Lewis); Six Days On The Road (Dave Dudley); A Fallen Star (Jimmy C. Newman); Walk On By (Leroy Van Dyke); There Stands The Glass (Webb Pierce); Three Hearts In A Tangle (Roy Drusky); Harper Valley P.T.A. (Jeannie C. Riley); Will You Remember Mine (Willie Nelson); You Are My Sunshine (Jimmie Davis); Got You On My Mind (David Allan Coe).
NOTE: Reissued with bar code added to cassette sleeve.

Released 1988
Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash); Mockingbird Hill (Patti Page); I Wanna Be With You Tonight (Alabama); The Auctioneer (Leroy Van Dyke); Lonely Weekends (Charlie Rich); A Moment Isn't Very Long (Willie Nelson); Cry, Cry Darling (Jimmy C. Newman); Back Street Affair (Webb Pierce); Just Out Of Reach (Patsy Cline); Am I That Easy To Forget (Orion); Please Help Me, I'm Falling (Hank Locklin); Oh, Singer (Jeannie C. Riley); Satisfied Mind (David Allan Coe); Red Sails In The Sunset (Johnny Lee); It Makes No Difference Now (Jimmie Davis); You Win Again (Jerry Lee Lewis); Yes, Mr. Peters (Roy Drusky); Truck Drivin' Sun Of A Gun (Dave Dudley); My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You (Charlie Walker); I Miss You So (Mickey Gilley).

Released 1989
Blue Christmas; Here Comes Santa Claus; Santa Bring My Baby Back; Greeting; Jingle Bells; I'll Be Home For Christmas; Up On The House Top; White Christmas; Santa's Back In Town; I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day; Deck The Halls; Silent Night; Mama Liked The Roses; God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen; It Came Upon A Midnight Clear; Joy To The World; O Little Town Of Bethlehem; Hark! The Herald Angels Sing; Away In A Manger; O Holy Night; O Come All Ye Faithful; We Wish You A Merry Christmas; Dialogue: Studio Out Takes.
NOTES: Several different versions of this compilation have been made available, all with same catalogue number, and all different from the same title on CD. At least one variation does NOT feature any tracks by Orion as these songs have been omitted.
Another cassette version features only 3 Orion songs but does not mention Orion anywhere on the sleeve.
Third variation has 9 tracks by Orion plus spoken Christmas Greeting.
Also issued on 8 track tape without the Orion recordings.
Some of the tracks are alternate versions of the songs issued on the ORION CHRISTMAS EP.

K-TEL 60204
Released 1991
The King Is Gone (Ronnie McDowell); Goodbye King Of Rock'n'Roll (Leon Everette); A Letter To Elvis ("Odie" Palmer); Memories Of The King (Elvis Wade); Dark Cloud Over Memphis (Johnny Tollison); Elvis Has Left The Building (J.D. Sumner); Birth To A Legend: Goodbye To A Friend (Jimmy Carr); Statue Of A King (Roger McDowell); We're Sure Gonna Miss You Old Friend (Jack Hickox); Goodbye Bing, Elvis And Guy (Diana Williams); Candy Bars For Elvis (Barry Tiffin); He's Gone But Not Forgotten (Jimmy Ellis).

Released 1992
Jingle Bells; Up On The House Top; Santa Claus Is Coming To Town; Dancing In A Winter Wonderland; Jolly Ol' St. Nicholas; Rockin' Jingle Bells; T'Was The Night Before Christmas; Rock Around The Christmas Tree; Hark! The Herald Angels Sing; O Christmas Tree; Silent Night; It Came Upon A Midnight Clear; Deck The Halls; I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day; Angels We Have Heard On High; The First Noel; What Child Is This?; O Little Town Of Bethlehem; Away In A Manger; We Wish You A Merry Christmas.
NOTES: Various artists compilation with tracks by Boots Randolph; The Jordanaires; Orion, Billy Grammer; Jerry Reed; Bill Purcell; Max Fagan; Scotty Moore; D.J. Fontana; Butch Carr and Ernie Reed on fiddle.
States on the cover "Double Album" but has five less tracks than the same release when issued on CD.

SUN 02-101-4
Released 1994
Disc One: One Day At A Time (The Blackwood Brothers); The Uncloudy Day (Masters V); In The Shelter Of His Arms (Oak Ridge Boys); I'll Fly Away (Dave Dudley); Satisfied Mind (Swanee River Boys); At The Cross (Roy Drusky); Old Time Religion (Hovie Lister & The Statesmen); I Was There When It Happened (Johnny Cash); Suppertime (Jimmie Davis); I Know Who Holds Tomorrow (Oak Ridge Boys); Softly And Tenderly (Orion); Jesus Is Coming Soon (J.D. Sumner & The Stamps); He Touched Me (Hovie Lister & The Statesmen); Life's Railway To Heaven (Patsy Cline); Whispering Hope (The LeFevres); I Come To The Garden Alone (Roy Drusky); Keep A Happy Heart (The Speers); Will The Circle Be Unbroken (Jerry Lee Lewis); The Walls Came Tumbling Down (The Kingsmen); Just As I Am (Leroy Van Dyke).
Disc Two: Just A Closer Walk With Thee (Patsy Cline); Turn Your Radio On (Hovie Lister & The Statesmen); It Is No Secret (Orion); I Am In His Care (Swanee River Boys); Jesus Loves Me (Masters V); Shall We Gather At The River (Roy Drusky); How Great Thou Art (Hovie Lister & The Statesmen); Precious Memories (J.D. Sumner & The Stamps); Why Me Lord (David Allan Coe); Amen Chorus (The LeFevres); Peace In The Valley (Orion); Less Of Me (Oak Ridge Boys); Farther Along (Jeannie C. Riley); What A Friend We Have In Jesus (Masters V); Church In The Wildwood (Leroy Van Dyke); Somebody Loves Me (The Speers); Amazing Grace (Dave Dudley); The Old Country Church (The Blackwood Brothers); Where He Leads Me (Orion); Remember Me (Johnny Cash).

NOTE: Three cassette set by various artists. At present only photos of covers/labels available of two cassettes from the set.
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