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Orion - Who Was The Masked Man ? 4-CD Deluxe Box Set


Orion - Who Was The Masked Man ? 

4-CD Deluxe Box Set

It was Orion Eckley Darnell, keeping the flame of rootsy Southern music alive in the Seventies, and doing it by sounding remarkably like Elvis Aaron Presley. This boxed set documents Orion's career on the legendary Sun Records label. It begins with the 1972 single on which Orion, then simply Jimmy Ellis, recorded That's All Right/Blue Moon Of Kentucky. It was issued on Sun without an artist name, and created a furor because Jimmy Ellis bore such an uncanny vocal resemblance to Elvis. 

Then, shortly after Elvis's death, legendary producer Shelby Singleton reconnected with Jimmy Ellis, signing him to Sun, and creating the myth of Orion, the hero of a book, in which a famous star fakes his own death, and takes himself and his music back the roots. Shelby Singleton duly took Orion back to Elvis's roots in rockabilly, rock 'n' roll, country, blues, and gospel. He began by overdubbing him onto recordings by Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Charlie Rich, and then recording solo albums which many fans thought were better than many of Elvis's later LPs. The association ended in 1982, and this boxed set includes the very best of the recordings that Jimmy Ellis made for Sun. Among the titles are Such A Night, Honey, Patches, Ebony Eyes, Rocky, and Release Me; the complete overdubs with 
Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Charlie Rich, and Carl Perkins, plus many previously unissued titles.

Playing time : Appr. 284 Minutes


Track Listings :


1. Moody Blue
2. Return to Sender
3. Hurt
4. Kentucky Rain
5. It's Now or Never
6. Burning Love
7. You Don't Have to Say You Love Me
8. My Way
9. Love Me Tender
10. Can't Help Falling in Love With You
11. Mean Woman Blues
12. Teddy Bear
13. Hound Dog
14. That's All Right
15. Blue Moon of Kentucky
16. I Forgot to Remember to Forget
17. Such a Night
18. Where He Leads Me
19. Sweet Hour of Prayer
20. I Surrender All
21. Peace in the Valley
22. It Is No Secret
23. I Believe
24. He Touched Me
25. Softly and Tenderly
26. Where No One Stands Alone
27. Just a Closer Walk With Thee


1. Honey
2. Billy and Sue
3. The Last Kiss
4. Long Black Limousine
5. Teen Angel
6. Endless Sleep
7. Patches
8. Tell Laura I Love Her
9. Tragedy
10. Ebony Eyes
11. Rocky
12. Susie Q
13. Long Tall Sally
14. Peggy Sue
15. Rockin' Little Angel
16. Maybelline
17. Mona Lisa
18. Lonesome Angel
19. Midnight Rendezvous
20. I Hear You Knockin'
21. Matchbox
22. I'm Gonna Be a Wheel Someday
23. Rockabilly Rebel
24. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
25. I Hear You Knockin'
26. Matchbox
27. I'm Gonna Be a Wheel Someday
28. Rockabilly Rebel
29. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
30. Memphis Sun


1. Feeling
2. Before the Next Teardrop Falls
3. She Hates to Be Alone
4. Am I That Easy to Forget
5. Just Out of Reach
6. There Ya Go
7. What Did I Promise Her Last Night
8. Rollin' With the Flow
9. Green Grass of Home Green
10. The Long Black Veil
11. Faded Love
12. Crazy Arms
13. Release Me
14. Texas Tea
15. Please Help Me I'm Falling
16. Send Me the Pillow You Dream On
17. He'll Have to Go
18. Snowbird
19. I Can't Stop Loving You
20. I Love You Because
21. No One Will Ever Know
22. Old Mexico
23. Night of the Rain
24. These Sometimes
25. Listen to Daddy (I'll Sing You What to Dream)


1. Be Bop a Lula
2. On My Knees
3. Dixie Fried
4. Gentle as a Lamb
5. Money
6. Breakup
7. Matchbox
8. Good Rockin' Tonight
9. Gone Gone Gone
10. Sittin' and Thinkin'
11. Save the Last Dance For Me
12. Sweet Little Sixteen
13. I Love You Because
14. C.C. Rider
15. Cold Cold Heart
16. Hello Josephine
17. It Won't Be Happen With Me
18. What'd I Say
19. Good Golly Miss Molly
20. Rockin' the Boat of Love
21. True Love
22. Put Your Clothes On
23. Country Boy
24. Caught in the Middle
25. When My Blue Moon Turns Gold Again
26. Honey Don't
27. Get Rhythm
28. Who Will the Next Fool Be
29. Lonely Street
30. Ballad of a Teenage Queen
31. Glad All Over

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