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RECORDING LABELS:

ORION Jimmy Ellis music can be found
on the following labels:
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1964 DRADCO
1972-73, SUN
1979-82 SUN
1973 CHALLENGER
1973 MCA
1977-78 BOBLO
1982 ROLLER SKATE
1983-84 TONY LAWRENCE
1985 KRISTAL
1986-87 SOUTHERN TRACKS
1987 VULCAN RECORDS
1988 ORCHID OF MEMPHIS
1989 ARON RECORDS
1990 RADIOACTIVE RECORDS
1991-97 STARGEM
1997-98 KARDINA RECORDS;
1999 GOLLY MUSIC
1999 HITONE MUSIC
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SINGLE RECORDS & LABELS

* I'm Saving Up My Pennies/I'm Starting Over
ORION Kristal/Stargems 1984

* 100 Pounds Of Clay/Because He Lives
ORION Kristal/Stargems 1985

* Thank God For America/I Make The Livin
Jimmy Ellis Southren Tracks 1985

* Sunday Father/Thank God For America
Jimmy Ellis Southren Tracks 1987

* Down In Mississippi/same
Steven Silvers Volcan 1987

* I Need You In My Life/Lay Around And Love On You
ORION Orchard Of Memphis blue wax 1989

* I Need You In My Life/Lay Around and Love On You
ORION Orchard Of Memphis black wax 1989

* Unchained Melody/same
ORION RadioActive Records 1990

* I Wont You,I Need You,I Love You/Plastic Saddle
ORION Stargems 1990

* Only A Woman Like You/Same
ORION Stargems 1990 paper insert

* Love It Back Together/If That Isn't Love
ORION Stargems 1990 red wax B&W picture sleve

This is all I have I know Aron Records of Canada
released 1 or 2 singles & the Boblo singles were
reisued as I have 2 of them on brown color lable.
SW



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ORION IN THE RECORDING STUDIO
ORION IN THE CHARTS
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ORION CHARTING SINGLES
for Billboard & Cashbox magazines

SONGTITLES

Save The Last Dance For Me/Am I To Be The One
12/6/1978
Billboard 26/54 17/- POP charted 7 weeks
Cashbox 11/31 country charted 8 weeks


Cold Cold Heart/Hello Josephine
4/19/79
Billboard 63/75 charted 2 weeks
Cashbox 85/79 country charted 4 weeks



Ebony Eyes/Honey
6/12/1979
Billboard 89/92 charted 6 weeks
Cashbox 73/81 country charted 8 weeks


Washing Machine/Before The Next Teardrop Falls
8/1979
Billboard (did not chart)
Cashbox 70/88 country charted 5 weeks

A Stranger In My Place/It Ain't No Mystery
4/26/1980
Billboard 69/72 charted 5 weeks
Cashbox 72/76 country charted 4 weeks

Be Bop A Lula/Breakup
6/1980
Billboard (did not chart)
Cashbox 99/80 country charted 3 weeks



Texas Tea/Faded Love
7/19/1980
Billboard 68/90 charted 6 weeks
Cashbox 70/73 country charted 3 weeks


Am I That Easy To Forget/Crazy Arms
10/11/1980
Billboard 69/72 charted 5 weeks
Cashbox 60/91 country charted 6 weeks


Rockabilly Rebel/Memphis Sun
1/10/1981
Billboard 63/71 charted 6 weeks
Cashbox 65/67 country charted 10 weeks


Crazy Little Thing Called Love/Matchbox
3/21/1981
Billboard 79/85 charted 4 weeks
Cashbox 75/78 country charted 5 weeks


Born/If I Can't Have You
6/27/1981
Billboard 76 /82 charted 5 weeks
Cashbox 71/73 country charted 4 weeks


Some You Win Some You Lose/Ain't No Good
12/12/1981
Billboard 83/97 charted 4 weeks
Cashbox 75/79 country charted 6 weeks


Feelings/Baby Please Say Yes
4/ /1982
Billboard 74/88 charted 3 weeks
Cashbox (did not chart)


Honky Tonk Heaven
7/10/1982
Billboard 70 charted 6 weeks
Cashbox 69/69 country charted 4 weeks


Morning Noon & Night
7/10/1982
Billboard 69/69 charted 6 weeks
Cashbox 56/56 country charted 6 weeks


Saving Up My Pennies/I'm Starting Over
4/ /1984
Independent Record labels charts 1/45

One Hundred Pounds Of Clay/Because HE Lives
9/1984
Cashbox 67/99

Down In Mississippi
6/1987
#1 Alabama (regional chart)

Listen To Daddy/I'll Sing You What to Dream
(Did not chart)



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Cashbox also listed Christmas singles as did
Billboard here is the chart
listing for Orion's Christmas single from 1979.

Remember Bethlehem/Silent Night
12/1979
Cashbox 68/91 charted 3 weeks
Billboard 75/88 charted 4 weeks

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ORION ALBUMS


Orion Reborn
7/28/1979
Billboard 50 charted 9 weeks
Cashbox 37 charted 11 weeks

Orion Sunrise
3/ 0/1980
Billboard 66 charted 4 weeks
Cashbox 64 charted 4 weeks

Trio & Friends
6/ 0/1980
Billboard 75 charted 3 weeks
Cashbox 73 charted 5 weeks

Orion Country
9/1980
Cashbox 62 charted 4 weeks

Orion Rockabilly
3/0 /1981
Billboard 45 charted 5 weeks
Cashbox 53 charted 6 weeks

Orion Glory
3/1981
Cashbox 89 charted 2 weeks

Orion Fresh
4/0/1982
Billboard 58 charted 5 weeks
Cashbox 70 charted 4 weeks

Orion Feelings
6/0/1982
Billboard 81 charted 4 weeks
Cashbox 73 charted 3 weeks

note: New Beginings did not chart on either Cashbox or Billboard


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AWARDS FOR ORION

In 1981 Orion was named by Cashbox magazine as one
of the 3 most promising artists for the 1980 and predicted him to become a superstar of the 80's.

In 1991 nominated most promising male vocalist of the
year by IRRA (Independent Radio & Record label Awards.


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