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The Sun Sessions

1978 -1983

Sun Records on their website now list every Orion master recorded at Sun. However there are still some Orion recordings that are not listed, unless they are listed under a different title. But the following list is what Sun Records currently acknowledge to exist in their vaults as both released and unreleased Orion recordings plus the addition of the known missing tracks, although there are no master numbers available for these additional titles.

Master # Number/Title
#1862   6 Hours Of Live Recordings

That’s right six hours. Sun states that several concerts from 1979 -1982 were recorded and, although the person who supplied the info did not have the song listing in front of them for each of those performances, he believed they had recorded Orion’s first concert in Athens, Georgia. Also they did have a full live concert at Gilleys, along with concert material recorded by CBS and used on an evening news program. It was pretty much routine, according to this person’s response, that Sun recorded at least one of Orion’s shows every tour as new songs would be added to the show and Shelby wanted live versions of the songs in case they decided to do a live album. Also listed are some additional live recordings. These are in addition to the 6 hours of live recordings that Sun has listed under this master.

Master # Number/Title
#1863     A Stranger In My Place (live)
#1863A   A Stranger In My Place
#1864      A Woman’s Touch
#1865      Ain’t No Good (live)
#1865A   Ain’t No Good
#1866     Always On My Mind (live)
#1867     Am I That Easy To Forget
#1867     Anybody Out There
#1868     As I Sit Here and Remember You

Let’s take a look at these ten recordings. We have live recordings of A Stranger In My Place, Ain’t No Good and Always On My Mind all of which have never been officially released live before but now we know they actually exist. Also A Woman’s Touch, the Tom Jones song from 1982 which Orion did in many live performances while at Sun was recorded in the studio. This is a song which many believed he did not record in the studio but can now be verified. Master #1868 is another song, As I Sit Here And Remember You. Perhaps this is that song re-recorded at Sun some years later.

Master # Number/Title
#1870    Away In A Manger
#1871    Baby I Still Love You
#1872    Baby Please Say Yes
#1873    Baby You Got It
#1874    Before The Next Teardrop Falls
#1875    Beggin’ To You
#1876    Billy and Sue
#1877    Blue Moon Of Kentucky
#????    Born
#1878    Burning Love
#1879    Can’t Help Falling In Love

Above is the next batch of 10 songs. The only track out of the group currently unreleased as of yet would be #1875 Beggin' To You, although it has been included on several bootleg releases.

Master # Number/Title
#1880    Changing
#1881    The Closer He Gets*
#1882    Crazy Arms
#1883    Crazy Little Thing Called Love
#1884    Deck The Halls
#1885    Devil In My Angel
#1886    Dixie Fried
#1887    Don’t Be Cruel
#1888    Don’t Make Me Wait
#1889    Ebony Eyes

* This is a Boblo recording. Jimmy’s long time friend, Steve Kelley, stated that Sun Records had a lease agreement with Boblo Records and possibly this is not a re-recording but one of the Boblo recordings and just included as a Sun Master. When Kenneth Dokkeberg and Henrik Knudsen recieved some CD’s with unreleased recordings for their FROM THE SUN VAULTS project, The Closer He Gets was among the tracks. But the version they got was in fact a 45 vinyl transfer and not a remake.
Changing comes from Jimmy Ellis’ second Sun single and Dixie Fried is a new song for Orion fans. So far it has been thought that the duet recording featuring Orion and Carl Perkins was the only version fans knew for sure existed. However this version features Orion singing the entire song without it being edited. The other new and unheard song is one titled Don’t Make Me Wait. Also Devil In My Angel from the SURPRISE album is listed. One song that Orion is known to have recorded but is not included here is the Elvis tribute D.O.A. (as sang by Misty on the reverse side of Sun SI-1136) and a rough cut of this song exists.

Master # Number/Title
#1890    Endless Sleep
#1891    Face To Face And Heart To Heart
#1892    Feelings
#1893    Feels So Right
#1894    The First Noel
#1895    Flat Foot Sam
#1896    Fool Around (live)
#1897    Games You’ve Been Playing
#1898    Going To California *
#1899    Gone At Last

* Going To California, is either a re-recording or a copy of the master done at Jack Clement Studios in 1974.
Also Gone At Last #1899 which was performed live many times by Jimmy Ellis prior to his arriving at Sun, and also while as Orion, is now said to be recorded in the studio. A true find and welcomed by Orion fans as only live versions were previously known to exist.
Other new songs are Flat Foot Sam, and Feels So Right which Jimmy has been known to perform live on at least one of his barn party shows and should not be confused with Elvis’ It Feels So Right.
Truly some interesting material here not the least of which is yet another live recording, Fool Around, possibly from sometime in 1982 as that is when Orion started incorporating that into his shows regularly.

Master # Number/Title
#1901    Got You On My Mind
#1902    Green Green Grass Of Home
#1903    Hark! The Herald Angels Sing!
#1904    He Touched Me
#1905    He’ll Have To Go
#1906    Help Me Make It Through The Night
#1907    Here Comes That Wonderful Feeling*
#????    Honey
#????    I Can Help
#1908    I Can Smile
#????    I Can’t Stop Loving You
#1909    I Forgot To Remember To Forget
#1910    I Hear You Knockin’

* Here Comes That Wonderful Feeling may be the Boblo master or it may in fact be a re-recording. On the CD’s with unreleased stuff Kenneth and Henrik recieved from Sun Records this song was in fact just the released single version.
Tape #1908, I Can Smile is a new song circulating in poor sound among collectors for years and probably not recorded at Sun. Also known under the title I Did Today.
The other songs were heard and released on various releases throughout the years with the exception of the Billy Swan song I Can Help (Master Number not known) which turned up on the 2013 release FROM THE SUN VAULTS VOL.1.

Master # Number/Title
#1911    I Just Sit Here And Remember You
#1912    I Surrender All
#1913    I Use Her To Remind Me Of You
#1914    If I Can’t Have You
#1915    I Heard The Bell On Christmas Day
#1916    I’ll Be Home For Christmas
#1917    I’ll Take What’s Left Of You
#1918    In A Moment Of Weakness
#1919    It Ain’t No Mystery
#1920    It Came Upon A Midnight Clear

I Just Sit Here And Remember You remains unreleased.
Tape #1917, I’ll Take What’s Left Of You and Tape #1918, Moment Of Weakness remained unissued until 2013 when both were issued on the album FROM THE SUN VAULTS VOL.1.

Master # Number/Title
#1921    It Is No Secret
#1922    It Takes A Man To Make A Woman
#1923    It’s You Again*
#1924    Jingle Bells
#1925    Joy To The World
#1926    Just A Closer Walk With Thee
#1927    Just Out Of Reach **
#1928    Kentucky Rain*
#1929    The Last Kiss
#1930    Leave It Like It Is

* These are Boblo recordings either from singles or the album BY REQUEST ELLIS SINGS ELVIS.
It’s You Again is in fact a re-recording of his Boblo song done at Sun Records.
** This is a re-recording of the Boblo recording and can be found on the box set by Bear Family.
Tape #1922, It Takes A Man To Make A Woman remains unreleased.
Tape #1930, Leave It Like It Is, was released in 2013 on the album FROM THE SUN VAULTS VOL.1.

Master # Number/Title
#1931    Leigh
#1932    Lonesome Angel*
#1933    Long Black Limosine
#1934    The Long Black Veil
#1935    Long Tall Sally
#1936    Look Me Up And Lay It On Me
#1937    Look Me Up and Lay It On Me (live)
#1938    Love Is In The Air (live)
#1939    Love Me Tender
#1940    Lover Please

Tape #1931, Leigh. This is an unreleased re-recording of the song Jimmy did at Playground Recording Studio.
*Tape #1932, Lonesome Angel was originally recorded at Boblo and 5 takes were apparently put on tape of the song.
Tape #1937, Look Me Up And Lay It On Me and Tape #1938, Love Is In The Air, both are live recordings the second of which Jimmy would return to over a decade later in the studio at Kardina.

Master # Number/Title
#1941    Lyin' Eyes
#1942    Matchbox
#1943    Maybe Tommorrow
#1944    Maybelline
#1945    Me and Bobby McGee
#1946    Mean Woman Blues*
#1947    Memphis Sun
#1948    Midnight Rendezvous
#1949    Mona Lisa
#1950    Moody Blue*

* Both of these are Boblo recordings and were done for the BY REQUEST ELLIS SINGS ELVIS album prior to his contract with Sun.
Midnight Rendezvous has two versions to it, one appeared on the bootleg album SURPRISE, the other on The Bear Family CD album SOME THINK HE MIGHT BE KING ELVIS.
Tape #1941, Lyin' Eyes is Orion‘s version of the song made famous by The Eagles and released in 2013 on the album FROM THE SUN VAULTS VOL.1.

Master # Number/Title
#1951    Morning Noon And Night*
#1952    Mountain Of Love
#1953    Movin’ On **
#1954    My Baby Is Out Of Sight ***
#1955    My Way **
#1956    Night Of The Rain
#1957    No One Will Ever Know
#1958    It’s Now Or Never
#1959    O Little Town Of Bethlehem****
#????    Old Mexico
#1960    Old Time Rock

* Tape #1951, Morning Noon And Night was originally done at Boblo according to a very reliable source. It is not known if Sun would have copies of these recordings as well as their Sun master, however, as evidenced so far in this list, Sun does have several Boblo masters.
** Tape #1953, Movin’ On is a Boblo recording
*** Tape #1954, My Baby’s Out Of Sight was re-recorded at Sun for the SURPRISE album. Sun may also have the Boblo master for this as well. No other details were available.
Tape #1952, Mountain Of Love previously only heard on a bootleg live album was done in the studio and is an unreleased song.
**** Tape #1959, O Little Town Of Bethlehem was never released on the CHRISTMAS TO ELVIS tribute CD. It was only available for a very short time on the Sun Orion Fan Club extended play.
Tape #1960, Old Time Rock would be re-recorded by Orion for Aron Records in 1988 for the album NEW BEGINNINGS. However it was part of his live show as early as 1983. Recorded at Sun and unissued until 2013 when it was included on the album FROM THE SUN VAULTS VOL.1.

Master # Number/Title
#1961    On The Road Again*
#1962    One Night Of Love
#1963    The Other Side Of You
#1964    Out Of The Blue
#1965    Patches
#1966    Peace in The Valley
#1967    Peggy Sue
#1968    Please Come Home For Christmas****
#1969    Please Help Me I’m Falling
#1970    Release Me

* Tape #1961, On The Road Again was part of Orion’s live show while at Sun, apparently some where along the way they did cut it in the studio.
Tape #1963, The Other Side Of You was originally recorded by Ral Donner, a rough, alternative cut of this surfaced on the bootleg CD BITS AND PIECES while the finished track eventually saw release on the FROM THE SUN VAULTS VOL.1 CD in 2013.
Tape #1962, One Night Of Love is an unreleased song and it is not to be mistaken for Elvis' One Night (With You). There is also a rehearsal tape in a private collectors hands where this nice song is recorded.
Tape #1964, Out of the Blue was re-recorded in the early 1990’s at Kardina but was a song used in live performances occasionally during the 1980’s as well. Orion originally cut this for Sun Records on March 16th, 1983 and this version was released in 2013 on the album FROM THE SUN VAULTS VOL.1.
**** Tape #1968, Please Come Home For Christmas is an unreleased Christmas song. It is possible he recorded it with the other Christmas songs that were eventually released on CD or the Fan Club extended play or may have been recorded at the same time as Sun1148, the single Remember Bethelehem and Silent Night. A very rough version of it exist among the collectors.

Master # Number/Title
#1971    Return To Sender*
#1972    Revenge**
#1973    Revenge**
#1974    Rock Around The Clock
#1975    Rock It Billy Rock It
#1976    Rock N Roll Heaven***
#1977    Rockabilly Rebel
#1978    Rockin’ Little Angel
#1979    Rocky
#1980    Rollin’ With The Flow

*Tape #1971, Return To Sender is from Boblo and the BY REQUEST ELLIS SINGS ELVIS album.
** Tape #1972 and Tape #1973, are titled Revenge, possibly meaning that it is two different songs with the same title (eg. Elvis' Kissin' Cousins and Kissin' Cousins No.2), or it is the same song done in two totally different styles. Possibly the song of the same title also recorded by Brook Benton.
Tape #1975, Rock It Billy Rock It, remained unheard until released in 2013 on the album FROM THE SUN VAULTS VOL.1.
*** Tape #1976, Rock ’n’ Roll Heaven, The Righteous Brothers did this song, however it is possible that this is Honky Tonk Heaven under a different title.
One final note about Rock Around The Clock, this is a song rumoured to have been performed live by Elvis back at Sun. The fact that Orion did this song shows that Shelby was out there listening to those rumors and getting Orion to record those rumored songs as quickly as possible. None of this has been released officially, as of yet.

Master # Number/Title
#1981    Run Fool Run
#1982    San Francisco Is A Lonely Town
#1983    Save The Last Dance For Me**
#1984    Secret Love
#1985    See You Later Alligator
#1986    Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On
#1987    She Hates To Be Alone
#1988    She Uses Me***
#1989    Sing Me Like You Sing Your Songs****
#1990    Slow Hand*****
#????    Snowbird
#????    I'm Here To Love You

Tape #1981, Run Fool Run was a staple of Jimmy Ellis’ live show from the late 70’s onwards. This is yet another example of a live song no-one thought was recorded in the studio but finally turned up on in 2013 on the album FROM THE SUN VAULTS VOL.1.
** Tape # 1983, Save The Last Dance For Me is the solo version and was only ever released on the 20 ALL TIME FAVORITES album which was sold on TV. Later turning up as a bonus track on FROM THE SUN VAULTS VOL.1.
*** Tape #1988, She Uses Me is an alternate title for the song I Use Her To Remind Me Of You and the version Sun Records has is a remake.
**** Tape #1989, Sing Me Like You Sing Your Songs, recorded in September/October 1981, is the same as the song known as Just Another Waterhole in Texas and was included on the CD included in the book published as JIMMY ELLIS - IN THE SHADOW OF A KING in 2016.
***** Tape #1990, Slow Hand, this was a part of Jimmy Ellis’ live show after he left Sun, it likely was laid down near the very end of his recording contract at Sun, along with several other songs that he would eventually record for Prostar/Kardina/Hardin Records.
#???? The track I'm Here To Love You was recorded in 1981 and included on the CD accompanying the book JIMMY ELLIS - IN THE SHADOW OF A KING in 2016.

Master # Number/Title
#1991    Softly And Tenderly
#1992    Solitaire*
#????    Somewhere My Love
#1993    Some You Win, Some You Lose
#1994    Special Angel **
#1995    Strangers
#1996    Strangers T'il We Touch****
#1997    Such A Night *****
#1998    Suzie Q
#1999    Sweet Hour Of Prayer
#2000    I Heard You Talkin’ With Your Eyes

* Tape #1992, Solitaire, this song was sang live in the early days of Orion, as he did not have a lot of material of his own, so he did perform some songs by other artists in concert. Elvis' version being issued in 1976 would have been perfect for Jimmy at this time. This was most likely done early on in the studio and discarded for newer fresher material and just never used.
** Tape #1994, My Special Angel, is a Bobby Helms song. This may have been one of the songs considered for the REBORN album as it does follow the concept that was used on that album.
Tape #1995, Strangers remained unreleased until 2013 when included on the album FROM THE SUN VAULTS VOL.1.
**** Tape #1996, Strangers T'il We Touch has only been released officially in Europe on the German FRESH album. It was slated for the cancelled SURPRISE album.
***** Tape #1997, Such A Night is one of the songs recorded for BY REQUEST ELLIS SINGS ELVIS album originally done at Boblo.

Master # Number/Title
#2001   Teddy Bear*
#2002   Teen Angel
#2003   Tell Laura I Love Her
#2004   Texas Tea
#2005   That Feeling**
#2006   That’s All Right
#2007   That’s All She Wrote
#2008   Then I’ll Be Over You
#2009   There You Go ****
#2010   There’s No Easy Way

* Tape #2001, Teddy Bear is from Boblo for the BY REQUEST ELLIS SINGS ELVIS album.
** That Feeling. This tape #2005 may in fact be the long rumoured recording That Old Time Feeling that is rumoured to have been issued on 45 and sent to DJ’s but then pulled. Again it could also be an alternate title for the song Here Comes That Feeling Again done at Boblo.
Tape #2007, That’s All She Wrote remained locked away until released in 2013 on the album FROM THE SUN VAULTS VOL.1.
**** Tape #2009, There You Go was originally recorded at Boblo, however a re-recording of this track appeared on the Bear Family box set in 1999. Sun may have both versions of this song.

Master # Number/Title
#2011   These Sometimes
#2012   This Is A Hold Up
#2013   Tragedy
#????   Treat Her Right
#2014   Trust In the Lord (live)*
#2015   Tupelo Woman**
#2016   Turn Around
#2017   Two Hearts***
#????   Two Loving Shadows on Fire
#2018   Up On The House Top
#2019   Washing Machine
#2020   We Wish You A Merry Christmas

Tape #2012, This Is A Hold Up Baby has been made available on bootleg.
* Tape #2014, Trust In the Lord, yet another live recording.
** Tape #2015, Tupelo Woman, is the same as the Boblo master.
*** Tape #2017, Two Hearts is an unreleased Orion song and possibly the same track previously recorded by Pat Boone.
The song Treat Her Right (Master number not known) previously available as a rough cut on bootleg albums first saw its official release on the 2013 album FROM THE SUN VAULTS VOL.1.

Master # Number/Title
#2021   What Now My Love
#2022   What Did I Promise Her Last Night
#2023   What’d I Say
#2024   Whatever It Takes
#2025   What’s Forever For
#2026   Where He Leads Me
#2027   Where No One Stands Alone
#2028   White Christmas
#2029   Women Do Know How To Carry On
#2030   You’re Driving Me To Someone Else
#2031   You Can Have Her
#2032   You Can’t Judge A Book
#2033   You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
#2034   You Don’t Know Me
#2035   Always On My Mind

* Tape #2024, Whatever It Takes, this was possibly recorded for the SURPRISE album.
** Tape #2025, What’s Forever For is a unreleased song but known by the fans as Jimmy did it live in concert several times..
*** Tape #2029, Women Do Know How To Carry On, was a staple of Jimmy Ellis’ live show from 1983 till around 1989 and once again another live song not thought to have been professionally recorded in the studio but was in fact recorded at Sun.
**** Tape #2030, You’re Driving Me To Someone Else’s Arms. This is likely the recording done at Jack Clement Studios in 1974, although it is possible that Orion may have re-recorded this and several other tracks at Sun.
* Tape #2033, You Dont Have To Say You Love Me is from the BY REQUEST ELLIS SINGS ELVIS album from Boblo. This song was also occasionally performed live throughout his whole career.
** Tape #2034, You Don’t Know Me first appeared on the bootleg CD titled DOWNTIME and was recorded during his California sessions around 1975. Several of Jimmy's recorded songs from California are in the hands of Sun Records. Possibly Jimmy brought them to Sun for release at some point.

Master # Number/Title
#2036   Dixie Fried Orion and Carl Perkins
#2037   Glad All Over Orion and Carl Perkins
#2038   Gone Gone Gone Orion and Carl Perkins
#2039   Honey Don’t Orion and Carl Perkins
#2040   Lonely Street Orion and Carl Perkins
#2041   Matchbox Orion and Carl Perkins
#2042   Put Your Cat Clothes On Orion and Carl Perkins
#2043   Your True Love Orion and Carl Perkins

These were all done at the very beginning when Orion first came to Sun Records. Now if the story is correct and Sun edited together Orion’s version of the song with that of the original then we would have eight additional songs on this list alone because the version of Matchbox found on the ROCKABILLY album is not the same one as this, as the vocal sounds different. However on the box set WHO WAS THAT MASKED MAN? we hear a few seconds of Orion in the studio on Your True Love, and he is singing along with the original but only singing his lines. So it is equally possible he only sang certain lines for these songs and the other duets.
But the fact that Dixie Fried and Save The Last Dance For Me are on this list leads listeners to the conclusion that he did in fact sing some of these tracks in their entirety.

Master # Number/Title
#2044   Breakup – Orion and Charlie Rich
#2045   Gentle As A Lamb Orion and Charlie Rich
#2046   On My Knees Orion and Charlie Rich
#2047   Sittin’ and Thinkin’ Orion and Charlie Rich
#2048   Who Will The Next Fool Be Orion and Charlie Rich

Once again these could be four solo songs as recorded by Orion, but they are not found in the solo part of this list, so they either only have Orion singing certain lines for these songs or they have possibly lost the master for each of them, and only have the duets remaining. These were all released on the TRIO+ album and on the box set WHO WAS THAT MASKED MAN? from Bear Family along with the Carl Perkins tracks listed above.

Master # Number/Title
#2050   Be Bop A Lula Orion and Jerry Lee Lewis
#2051   C.C. Rider – Orion and Jerry Lee Lewis
#2052   Cold Cold Heart – Orion and Jerry Lee Lewis
#2053   Good Golly Miss Molly – Orion and Jerry Lee Lewis
#2054   Good Rockin’ Tonight – Orion and Jerry Lee Lewis
#2055   Hello Josephine – Orion and Jerry Lee Lewis
#2056   I Forgot To Remember To Forget* – Orion and Jerry Lee Lewis
#2057   I Love You Because** – Orion and Jerry Lee Lewis
#2058   It Won’t Happen With Me – Orion and Jerry Lee Lewis
#2059   Money – Orion and Jerry Lee Lewis
#2060   Release Me*** – Orion and Jerry Lee Lewis
#2061   Rockin’ The Boat Of Love – Orion and Jerry Lee Lewis
#2062   Save The Last Dance For Me – Orion and Jerry Lee Lewis
#2063   Sweet Little Sixteen Orion and Jerry Lee Lewis
#2064   What’d I Say – Orion and Jerry Lee Lewis

It should be obvious that Sun recorded more duets with Orion and Jerry Lee Lewis than any of the other Sun artists, as Jerry Lee was still a very big name in country music, and it allowed Shelby to generate money from his back catalog. Charlie Rich’s career was on the wane and Carl Perkins had a brief resurgence on the Jet label in 1978, but was also losing popularity again. So Jerry Lee offered the most profit for the label. What’d I Say, tape #2064 has that edited portion where he really did sound like Elvis. This was not part of the original recording but was found and added on later to add to the controversy that the “friend” on the album might in fact be Elvis.
* Tape #2056, I Forgot To Remember To Forget is a duet with Jerry Lee Lewis and Orion. The solo version was released on the box set so that may have been done at Sun. The duet version has never been released however.
Hound Dog, was on the box set as well but is not included on the Sun Records website list.
** Tape #2057, I Love You Because is from the DUETS album. A solo version appeared on the FEELINGS album in 1983, however that song is not found on the solo portion of this list.
*** Tape #2060. Release Me. This is an unreleased duet. A solo version was released on Orion’s COUNTRY album in 1980.
It is possible that solo versions of all these songs exist as this list is obviously incomplete.
The 1981 TV marketed album 20 ALL TIME FAVORITES contained an Orion solo version of Save The Last Dance For Me. Until the 2013 release of FROM THE SUN VAULTS VOL.1  the aforementioned album was the only official release of the song without the Jerry Lee Lewis overdubs.

Master # Number/Title
#2065   Cold Cold Heart – Orion and Jim Owen
#2066   Half As Much – Orion and Jim Owen
#2067   Hey Good Lookin’ – Orion and Jim Owen
#2068   I Can’t Help It – Orion and Jim Owen
#2069   I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry – Orion and Jim Owen
#2070   Jambalaya – Orion and Jim Owen
#2071   Lovesick Blues – Orion and Jim Owen
#2072   Take These Chains From My Heart – Orion and Jim Owen
#2073   Your Cheatin’ Heart – Orion and Jim Owen

All of these are true duets recorded in the studio with both singers present at the same time. All of these were originally made famous by Hank Williams Sr.
Seven of the above titles were released in 2013 on the album FROM THE SUN  VAULTS VOL.1. Both Hey Good Lookin’ and I Can’t Help It remain unreleased in any form.

Master # Number/Title
#2074   Ballad Of A Teenage Queen – Orion and Johnny Cash
#2075   Get Rhythm –  Orion and Johnny Cash
#2076   Country Boy – Orion and Johnny Cash

Considering the late Johnny Cash was voted the most important man in the history of country music, this makes his recordings with Orion even more important, even though they were likely overdubs. It is possible Orion recorded these tracks solo but no further information on this is available at the present time.

Master # Number/Title
#2077   Love Is In The Air - Orion and Universe

This was laid down towards the end of Orion’s stay at Sun and finally issued on the CD album FROM THE SUN VAULTS VOL.1 in 2013. Apparently he wanted to try his band in the studio. On the solo list Sun mentions a live version of the song, and we all know an alternate version of this song was recorded several years later for Kardina.

1. Honky Tonk Heaven: Not listed anywhere on the Sun Master Catalog. Have they lost the master or is it listed it under another title?
2. Remember Bethlehem: Orion’s recordings of Silent Night and Remember Bethlehem are not on this list. These were recorded at Sun but are not included on this list. What happened to these songs? and are there any others that we don’t know about that Sun misplaced as well? Could Sun have lost the masters for these recordings as well?
3. I Can Love You Better: This was recorded at Sun, however it is not listed (just like D.O.A.). Since the master turned up at Playground Recording Studio in 2006 while searching for Jimmy Ellis material it is likely that Shelby did give the owner Finlay Duncan some masters at one point.
4. I Love You Because: Although both solo and duet versions have been officially issued, the Sun website gives no mention of the solo version issued on the FEELINGS album.
5. Hound Dog: This track has not been listed on the Sun Recordings website though it can be found on the Bear Family boxset.
6. I Forgot To Remember To Forget: The solo version has been released but, as yet, no release for the duet with Orion and Jerry Lee Lewis.
7. Two Loving Shadows On Fire was recorded for the planned LP SURPRISE. It has been out on bootleg but is not listed in the song list from Sun Records.

That brings his total Sun output to at least 226 total songs, not counting possible duplication from the various duets mentioned. It is possible if those exist as solos that there is in excess of 260 Orion Sun recordings.

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