Tracks by Jimmy Ellis/Orion highlighted
CHRISTMAS TO ELVIS (With The Jordanaires)
CLASSIC CCCD 1935
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.
TRUCKS, TRAINS AND AIRPLANES
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).
A CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER
CLASSIC CCCD 1944
Silver Bells (Atlanta Rhythm); O Come All Ye Faithful (The Hollywood Strings); O Holy Night (Southampton Singers); Joy To The World (Orion); Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer (Atlanta Rhythm); Jingle Bells (The Band); Frosty The Snowman (Pamela); Jingle Bell Rock (Atlanta Rhythm); Silent Night (Jay Patten); O Little Town Of Bethlehem (The Jordanaires); Jolly Ol' Saint Nicholas (Guitar Chimes); I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day (Hand Bell Choir); Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (Christmas Brass); O Christmas Tree (Jay Patten); Away In A Manger (Hillsboro Singers); What Child Is This (Marguerite Piazza); Ave Maria (The Hollywood Strings); (Dancin' In A) Winter Wonderland; Christmas Polka (Swingin' Organs); Up On The Housetop (Pamela); God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Jay Patten); Rock Around The Christmas Tree (The Band); We Three Kings (Nashville Keyboard Section); The 12 Days Of Christmas (Marguerite Piazza); We Wish You A Merry Christmas (Christmas Brass).
A TRIBUTE TO ELVIS
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).
Christmas Memory (Jeff Carson); The Funny Little Man All Dressed In Red (Steven Paul McCollum); Merry Christmas Love (Orion); Winter Wonderland (The Billy Davis Trio); A Christmas Filled With Love (Dan Mitchell); An Old Fashioned Christmas (Roy Waddell); Christmas Song (B.J. Thomas); Christmas Eve (Steven Paul McCollum); Santa Bring My Baby Back To Me (Orion); Silver Bells (Roy Waddell); It Came Upon A Midnight Clear (B.J. Thomas); White Christmas (The Billy Davis Trio).
A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS
Jingle Bells; White Christmas; 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; I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day; Joy To The World; Silent Night; What Child Is This; Hark! The Herald Angels Sing; Angels We Have Heard On High; Deck The Halls; Monastery Bells; O Come All Ye Faithful; It Came Upon A Midnight Clear; The First Noel; Away In A Manger; O Come Little Children; O Christmas Tree; O Little Town Of Bethlehem; We Wish You A Merry Christmas.
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).
THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE ELVIS
One Night (Roy Head); I Look Into My Heart (Don French); Cool Off Baby (Billy Barrix); Blue Moon Of Kentucky (Jody Reynolds); All The Time (Sleep LaBeef); Won't You Come Along With Me (Nat Couty); Dirty Dog (Dick Banks); Darling, Please Be Good To Me (Boyd Bennett); I Ain't Gonna Be Your Low Down Dog No More (Vince Everett); Mama Rock (Johnny Powers); Rip It Up (Ral Donner); You Ain't No Good For Me (Jimmy Lee); Matchbox (Orion); My Baby Left Me (Conway Twitty); One Broken Heart For Sale (Otis Blackwell); Reconsider Baby (Tommy Hammond); Little Mama (Tommy Sands); Yesiree, Yesiree (Ray Whitley); Wouldn't It Be Nice (Johnny Rhythm); True Lips (Cliff Rivers); No Reason (Recalls); (You're So Square) Baby, I Don't Care (Rodney Scott); Grow Tall (Douglas Ray); Crazy Dreams (Alternate take) (Conway Twitty); In My Way (David Kaye).
GREATEST HITS - COUNTRY
SUN DNR 517
Release date unknown
Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Orion); Truck Driving Son Of A Gun (Dave Dudley); I Went To Your Wedding (Patti Paige); Send Me The Pillow You Dream On (Hank Locklin); Alligator Man (J.C. Newman); Plese Don't Squeeze My Sharmon (Charlie Walker); Down On The Corner Of Love (J. O'Gwynn); Six Days On The Road (Dave Dudley); I Walk The Line (Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash); Walk On By (Leroy Van Dyke); There Never Was A Time (Jeannie C. Riley).
COUNTRY FROM THE HEART
Features tracks from Angel Nash; Narvel Felts; Mark Collier; D'Ramirez; Johnny Collier; Moore And Moore; Mark LaForme; Jimmy Payne; Larry Cole; Lee Bogan; Chris McDaniel, Dianne Raeside and Jimmy Ellis singing Sunday Father.
BMG/LASERLIGHT 21 725 (Disc one) 21 717 (Disc two)
Released 2000 (Disc one)/1985 (Disc two)
Disc One - BLUE CHRISTMAS: Here Comes Santa Claus; It Came Upon A Midnight Clear; O Come All Ye Faithful; O Holy Night; Blue Christmas; Santa's Back In Town; White Christmas; God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen; Joy To The World; Silent Night; We Wish You A Merry Christmas; Reminiscing: Session comments & reflections from the band.
Disc Two - IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME: Blue Christmas; Silent Night; White Christmas; Santa Claus Is Back In Town; I'll Be Home For Christmas; If Everyday Was Like Christmas; Here Comes Santa Claus; O Little Town Of Bethlehem; Santa Bring My Baby Back To Me; Mama Liked The Roses.
CD release by Trace Reynolds
No Cat. No.
Holdin' On; Before I'm Ever Over You; Deep In The Heart Of This Texan; She's A Yum Yum; Memphis Might As Well Be The Moon; Mr. Me Misses You; Texas Morning; Cola Machine; Shake Your Hiney; Gee Betty G.
NOTES: Tracks highlighted are performed by Orion, remaining recordings are by Jordanaires and other uncredited guest vocalists.
Some of the Orion tracks are alternate versions compared to the versions issued earlier on an Orion Fan Club Christmas EP as backing vocals by The Jordanaires have been overdubbed. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Deck The Halls and It Came Upon A Midnight Clear were not included on the original Fan Club Christmas EP.
Originally available in the long box format.Three known label variations exist.
Also issued in 1978 as a Jordanaires LP album bearing much the same cover but without the additional Orion recordings.
It seems Jimmy was unaware of this release until mentioned by a friend and was not pleased.
NOTE: Also issued on cassette on two different record labels.
NOTES: Released with two different label designs as shown.
Cassette version has less tracks and no Orion.
A different compilation bears the same cover, title and catalogue number on the Classic Christmas label does not include any Orion/Ellis recordings.
NOTES: Originally released in CD jewel case and later re-issued in long box format as shown.
Reissued 2009 which may be the long box version.
NOTE: Now a hard to find CD and the only known official release of the song Merry Christmas Love.
NOTE: Various artists compilation of both vocal and instrumental recordings with tracks by Boots Randolph; The Jordanaires; Billy Grammer; Jerry Reed; Bill Purcell; Max Fagan; Scotty Moore; D.J. Fontana; Butch Carr and Ernie Reed on fiddle.
NOTE: Various artists 2 CD set.
NOTES: Various artists compilation (probably a bootleg) with tracks taken from various other similar Elvis linked releases.
NOTES: CD packaged in a round metal tin.
Considered to be a USA release but reverse of tin states "Made in Italy". Also issued, with title/cover variations, in Germany on the Brisa Entertainment label. Brisa website lists USA and Germany releases but no indication of an Italy release.
NOTES: All proceeds from sales were donated to the MMG Food For Children program.
NOTES: 2 previously issued CD's put together and repackaged as a new title.
Elvis and Orion together in one package.
Combines a cut down version of the Jordanaires CHRISTMAS TO ELVIS release and the budget release version of ELVIS' CHRISTMAS ALBUM (with a new title).
NOTES: Boomer Castleman, Jimmy Ellis' guitar player was helping the career of singer Trace Reynolds and asked his friend Jimmy Ellis if he could provide a whistling accompaniment on one of the tracks on the CD album Trace was currently recording.
Track three: Deep In The Heart Of This Texan features Jimmy Ellis whistling. Also includes the song Mr. Me Misses You.