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SINGLES
NOTE: First issued without artist credit in a bid to fool the public into thinking this was a previously unreleased Elvis Presley recording.

NOTE: One side is mono, other side stereo.
NOTE: Two different labels available, one stating the tracks are from the DUETS album while the other does not mention the album.
One gold vinyl and other black.
Also shown is a white label promo of SUN SI-1139.


NOTES; Taken from the REBORN album.
Sent out to people in the music industry to promote the Orion mystery and accompanied by a hand written note from Shelby Singleton requesting that the recipient listen to the record. See note above.
NOTE: Two tracks which were never included on any Sun Records album releases.
NOTE: Side A is a duet with Jerry Lee Lewis and Jimmy Ellis, side B is a duet with Charlie Rich and Jimmy Ellis.
NOTE: Taken from the SUNRISE album.
NOTE: Taken from the COUNTRY album.
NOTE: Taken from the COUNTRY album.
First promo of Orion issued on a white Sun label
NOTE: Taken from the COUNTRY album.
A very rare, little known,  and now much sought after Orion record release combining two of the tracks from the previous two Orion Sun singles. This was issued in very limited quantity by Sun Records in co-operation with Century 21 Properties which is a U.S.A. real estate company and are known to have sponsored Jimmy's live appearances.
NOTE: Taken from the ROCKABILLY album.
NOTE: Taken from the ROCKABILLY album.
NOTE: Taken from the FRESH album.
Same track on both sides.
NOTE: Taken from the FRESH album.
NOTE: Taken from the FEELINGS and FRESH albums.
NOTE: This single was intended to promote the upcoming SURPRISE album (SUN 1029) and this is stated on the disc label. However the LP was cancelled before release and, as yet, has never seen an official release, although several bootleg releases bearing this title have been issued compiling together all the intended tracks.
NOTES: Features the voice of Shana Stacy Singleton the young daughter of Shelby Singleton.
A black and white drawing of a masked man singing to a little girl was enclosed with this promo release. Some picture sleeves featuring the same drawing were reportedly made for the standard release but were never used.

BLUE MOON OF KENTUCKY/THAT'S ALL RIGHT
SUN 1129 U.S.A.
Released 1972
Reissued 1972 and credited to Jimmy Ellis
Promo copy

Blank white label promo also available. Label shown has added handwritten title.


I USE HER TO REMIND ME OF YOU/I USE HER TO REMIND ME OF YOU
SUN 1131 U.S.A.
Released 1973
Credited to Jimmy Ellis
Promo copy



SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME/SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME  
SUN SI-1139 U.S.A.
Released 1978
Credited to Jerry Lee Lewis And Friends.
D.J. copy pressed on gold vinyl.







EBONY EYES/HONEY
SUN SI-1142 U.S.A.
Released 1979
Credited to Orion
D.J. copy pressed on gold vinyl with blank white label.











REMEMBER BETHLEHEM/SILENT NIGHT
SUN 1148 U.S.A.
Released 1979
Credited to Orion
Pressed on both black and gold vinyl.                                                                                     






BE BOP A LULA/BREAKUP
SUN SI-1151 U.S.A.
Released 1980
A Side credited to Jerry Lee Lewis & Orion.
B Side credited to Charlie Rich & Orion.
Promo copy pressed on both black and gold vinyl.




A STRANGER IN MY PLACE/IT AIN'T NO MYSTERY
SUN SI-1152 U.S.A.
Released 1980
Credited to Orion
Promo copy pressed on gold vinyl.








TEXAS TEA/TEXAS TEA
SUN 1153 U.S.A.
Released 1980
Credited to Orion
Promo copy pressed on gold vinyl.







AM I THAT EASY TO FORGET/CRAZY ARMS
SUN 1156 U.S.A.
Released 1980
Credited to Orion
Promo copy pressed on gold vinyl with white label.







TEXAS TEA/AM I THAT EASY TO FORGET
SUN (NO CATALOGUE NUMBER) U.S.A.
Released 1980
Credited to Orion
Promo copy pressed on gold vinyl with Century 21 Landmark Properties label.










ROCKABILLY REBEL/ROCKABILLY REBEL
SUN 1159 U.S.A.
Released 1980
Credited to Orion
Promo copy pressed on gold vinyl with white label.






CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE/CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE
SUN 1162 U.S.A.
Released 1981
Credited to Orion
Promo copy pressed on gold vinyl with white label.




BORN/BORN
SUN 1165 U.S.A.
Released 1981
Credited to Orion
Promo copy pressed on gold vinyl with white label.







SOME YOU WIN, SOME YOU LOSE/SOME YOU WIN, SOME YOU LOSE
SUN 1170
Released 1981
Credited to Orion
Promo copy pressed on gold vinyl with white label.







FEELINGS/BABY PLEASE SAY YES
SUN 1172 U.S.A.
Released 1982
Credited to Orion
Promo copy pressed on black vinyl with white label.





HONKY TONK HEAVEN/MORNING, NOON AND NIGHT
SUN 1175 U.S.A.
Released 1982
Credited to Orion
Promo copy pressed on gold vinyl with white label.










LISTEN TO DADDY/LISTEN TO DADDY
SUN 1177 U.S.A.
Released 1982
Credited to Orion
Promo copy pressed on black vinyl with white label.





EXTENDED PLAYS

STRANGER IN MY PLACE RADIO EDITS
SUN SI-1152.
Released 1980 U.S.A.
Credited to Orion
A six track 45rpm promotional release specially for disc jockey use. Each track lasts one minute and features an edited version of the song "Stranger In My Place" overdubbed with a different spoken intros by Orion.
Cut 1. Favourite Station
Cut 2. Best Music
Cut 3. Birthday
Cut 4. Wedding Anniversary
Cut 5. Good Music
Cut 6. Great Station

NOTE: Has same catalogue number as the regular 45rpm release "Stranger In My Place/It Ain't No Mystery".



N.B. Only Sun U.S.A. released Orion singles on gold vinyl.

ALBUMS
ROCKABILLY
SUN 1021
Credited to Orion
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.













SUNRISE
SUN 1017
Credited to Orion
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.
Above: Promotional pack in circulation and claiming to be promotion copy of the ROCKABILLY album accompanied by various printed material from Sun Records and sent out to promote the above album. Sleeve has PROMOTION COPY stamped on front sleeve. It seems that this is possibly NOT an official promo album as distributed by Sun Records but instead an album used by a radio station for promotional purposes, possibly as a competition prize. Label colours are reportedly slightly darker than on commonly seen copies of the album. First photo above shows colour difference between regular release and this "Promotion Copy". Possibly an attempt to fool buyers into believing they are purchasing an official version but simply the product of an imaginative seller in possession of a specially made rubber stamp.
Released on gold vinyl.

Above: Promotional pack in circulation and claiming to be promotion copy of the SUNRISE album accompanied by various printed material from Sun Records and sent out to promote the above album. Sleeve has PROMOTION COPY stamped on reverse sleeve. It seems that this is possibly NOT an official promo album as distributed by Sun Records but instead an album used by a radio station for promotional purposes, perhaps as a competition prize. Design of the wording below the stamped on Orion logo is different from the commonly used version of this logo (eg. "SUPERSTAR of The 1980's" as opposed to the regular "Superstar of The 80's).
Pressed on gold vinyl.

 
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