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SINCE 2001
                  By Tommy Robinson
A WARM WELCOME TO ORIONDISCS
This website is a tribute to the U.S. recording artist Jimmy Ellis, and focuses on his many record releases. With releases being made available worldwide and recording for numerous small record labels, Jimmy also recorded under several names, the most famous being masked singer Orion, but recordings were issued under several other identities - Ellis James; Ellis; Mr.E; Steven Silver and The Shadowman. Due to his many aliases his releases can be difficult to track down and trying to build a complete collection of his recordings can prove daunting (and expensive). The aim of this site is to provide a complete worldwide list of all his releases.
THE FIRST ORION DISCOGRAPHY
AND SESSIONOGRAPHY



Many thanks to all people who have ordered a copy of the Orion Discography book.

The book is now sold out and no longer available.

Thanks to everyone who has in any way contributed to this website and therefore the info contained within the book. I appreciate all the support.

More than twenty years of research have gone into the printed work and I am extremely proud to have put my name to it.

A comprehensive listing of all Jimmy Ellis/Orion worldwide releases has been greatly needed for a long time and seeing the finished book finally come together has been worth all the time spent gathering all the info.



PLEASE READ

I have no problem with anyone copying photos/covers/info from this website for use on their own site in relation to Orion/Jimmy Ellis. All that I ask is that credit is given to the source of the material and, if possible, a link be provided back to the Oriondiscs website.

I do however have strong objections to anyone, as in a recent case, copying the entire contents of the website with the intention of publishing it in book form crediting themself as the author.

It has taken twenty years, with the assistance and support of many Orion fans, to gather and compile all the information published on the site and I take strong objection to someone stealing this info, commiting plagiarism and breaching copyright.

A copyright protection notice is plainly posted on the homepage and details of the website are lodged and certificate dated with a copyright protection agency as a safeguard.

Also the ownership of the above mentioned Orion Discography book has been registered  for copyright protection. Publication of the book and its contents establish ownership of the material contained within.




Update: 4th. November 2020
Alternate label design added for Holland LP THE BEST OF JERRY LEE LEWIS.
Fan Club/Messageboard releases page updated.
Alternate cover added for USA 20 GOLDEN GOSPEL FAVORITES cassette.

Update: 25th. August 2020
Alternate label design for MCA single There Ya Go uploaded.
More news of future album release added.

Update: 15th. August 2020
ROCK & ROLL CLASSICS VOL.2 CD from Germany added.
ROCK & ROLL CLASSICS VOL.2 cassette from Germany added.

Update: 27th. July 2020
More info added for ORION - LIVE AT COWBOYS new CD release.
Germany Bellaphon TRIO+ cassette added.
Alternate label added for Australian 20 GOLDEN GREATS CD added.

Update: 29th. June 2020
Reissue of Collectables CD ROCKABILLY/SUNRISE added.
Better scans of UK ROCKABILLY DYNAMITE cassette added.
Third variation of UK Charlie Rich THAT'S RICH CD added.

Update: 16th. June 2020
New page added for Denmark releases.
JERRY LEE LEWIS WITH FRIENDS Denmark CD added.
JERRY LEE LEWIS WITH FRIENDS Denmark cassette added.

Update: 5th. June 2020
News of  planned Jimmy Ellis LP added - see News page.

Update: 3rd. June 2020
Better photos of JERRY LEE LEWIS GOLDEN HITS CD from Holland added.
Bootleg 8 track tapes updated, DUETS title added.
Better photos of Canada ROCKABILLY cassette added.
Better photos of Australia JLL CD 20 GOLDEN GREATS added.
Better photos of tribute cassette SUE ELLEN PRESENTS added.
Better photos added of Holland LP HIT PARADE '79 covers.
Better photos added of Holland LP EURO HITS VOL.6 covers.
Sessions pages updated (1972  - 1974)
2 new additions added to Bootleg DVD listing page.








ORION IN CONCERT

I am looking for information concerning Orion's many concert appearances in the USA and several countries in Europe where he performed.
If you can provide any additional info, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem, to the list of details in the concert section of this site please get in touch. Dates, venues, photographs would all be of great help. Details of songs performed at any of the listed shows would be especially welcome. Newspaper adverts and reports of his numerous appearances also very much appreciated.
Hopefully in time the details given can be guaranteed  to be100% correct but a great deal more info is required before reaching that stage. If you can help with any small detail please contact me at:

oriondiscsuk@yahoo.com


New ORION - LIVE AT COWBOYS CD release.
  WANTED

Cover/label scans wanted of any of the following:

ELLIS JAMES SINGS promo CD from 1990.

Cover scans of discs issued on the unofficial Jack Daniels label.

Cover scans of any CD's on the unofficial Masked Man label.

Cover scans of any CD's on the unofficial Orion Records label.

Scans of the unofficial CD titled JIMMY ELLIS – THE SINGLES.

Scans of the orange label version of the CD single SUNDAY FATHER on the Lanier Records label.

Scans of the COUNTRY FROM THE HEART CD on the Lanier Records label.

Scan of the cassette release BY REQUEST, ELLIS SINGS ELVIS.

Scan of the German cassette release LET YOUR LOVE FLOW on the Sun/Bellaphon label.

Scan of the German cassette release COUNTRY & WESTERN CLASSICS VOL.1 on the Sun/Bellaphon label.

Scan of the Plantation Records cassette release 16 AWARD WINNING COUNTRY SONGS.

Scan of the 8 track cassette release ORION 20 ALL TIME FAVORITES.

Scan of the 8 track cassette release TRUCKS, TRAINS & AIRPLANES on Gusto Records.

Scan of New Zealand release of the JERRY LEE LEWIS - DUETS album (Sun L27036).

Scans of any Jimmy Ellis/Orion release or alternate versions not included on this website would be greatly appreciated.







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If you have further details on any releases not included or would like to trade Orion recordings or material please drop me an email. Scans of sleeves and labels would be of real interest as would track listings of further foreign releases. Welcome also would be details of his concert performances in the U.S.A. and Europe. This site is very much a "work in progress" and is being updated all the time. If you can add to the info given please e-mail me.
Thanks.
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Comments/suggestions/updates welcomed by contacting me at:

oriondiscsuk@yahoo.com

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SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING FOR PROVIDING MUCH APPRECIATED INFORMATION: RICK ST. PIERRE; SIMON CRISP; KENNETH DOKKEBERG; JOHN AND RITA KOOFER; CHRIS GILES; STEVE-B; DEBBIE FAYE; SHAWN WALKER; ALLEN DAMRON; JANET & DAVE LOVERIN; LARRY LEWIS; CRAIG LLOYD; JOE SCIBETTA; ROB; PAT LEWIS; NANNETTE CLARK;  WOLFGANG LOCKER; THOMAS HOFFMAN; JULIE HENNESSEY; MARC VICH; RAY BERNIER; JANICE HOLLOWAY; JOE PASTOR; ALEX MOES; BRUCE CRUTCHFIELD; STEVEN PETELLE; ROCKY ROGERS; WILLIAM ROACH; ANDY HART; STEPHAN KRAMER; ROGER JEAN.
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THE DETAILS HERE ARE OFFERED FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY.

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No breach of copyright is intended or should be inferred.


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