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A page for items which although not directly related to Jimmy or his recording career may still hold some interest to his fans and collectors of his recordings/memorabilia. The recordings shown below have been seen on various internet sites especially on the eBay auction site over the past few years. If you have something you think would be of interest please get in touch.

SINGLES

MORNING, NOON AND NIGHT by JACK WARD  
BOBLO BO 516
NOTES: Interesting in that it's sung by the composer and on the Boblo Records label where it was recorded before Jimmy cut his own version.
This particular copy which was offered on eBay has been autographed by Orion himself.
Copy shown is a D.J. promo copy.

Don't Cry For Xmas - artist unknown
DON'T CRY FOR CHRISTMAS/DR. XMAS
SUN CYS 1030
UK 45rpm release issued in 1978
Both sides credited to "?"
NOTES: Yet another recording rumoured to be a Jimmy Ellis recording.
No Ellis/Orion involvement.
B side is an instrumental in the style of Johnny & The Hurricanes.
Listen to the You Tube clip above. It's not Jimmy Ellis singing.
Also shown above: Picture sleeve and disc labels of the Holland release.

ALBUMS
Dan Willis

SPELLING ON THE STONE  Anonymous artist,
CURB RECORDS RPM-1254  U.S.A.
Released 1989
Vinyl LP. An album often mistaken for a Jimmy Ellis release but has no connection whatsoever with him. The singer is in reality a guy named Dan Willis. Despite even Jimmy speaking out and disowning this recording some fans still refuse to believe it's not Jimmy Ellis (or Elvis).

Spelling On The Stone
Poor Heart
Only Child
Rock And A Hard Place
Everything's Taking Me Back
Back Home
Father Of The Bride
Hit The Bricks
Outside Looking In
Resurrection
Interview (Not with the artist)

A deliberate attempt to sound like both Orion and Elvis? Checkout Dan Willis' other album release LOVE SONGS OF YOUR LIFE or checkout the YouTube clip on the right to hear his song Show Me State Of Mind from his SEMI-LOVE album.
 
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