July 28 2022
1980s Sessions online
July 21 2022
Essential list of "homrecordings" online
July 17 2022
Complete SUN Sessions online
July 10 2022
Started my attempt and version of the Orion Studio Sessions
New CD "Surprise" for 2022 announced
01. This Is A Hold-Up (Stereo - undubbed DAT)
October 16, 2020
New CD's released
Proffesional live recording of october 30, 1982 shows
Unreleased and undubbed studio recordings 1981
Unreleased live recording "Buck Cody's Country Nightclub", may 27, 1983
December 7, 2019
According to www.oriondiscs.com the earlier deleted 6CD-set "The early recordings" is now back on the calendar again. No further information available.
new CD announcement:
ORION LIVE AT COWBOYS
Great new CD release coming soon featuring an Orion concert recording from 31st. October 1982.
May 5, 2019
February 1, 2013
October 1, 2011
NEW CD "LIVE AT NASHVILLE SOUTH '77" OUT NOW!
Highly recommended! Audience recording in very good sound quality and rare performed songs! incl. 8 page booklet with many rare photographs.
Listen to preview here
order by sending 49.- $ by PaPal to: email@example.com
October 6 , 2010
NEW CD "ON THE ROAD AGAIN" OUT NOW!
by Dradco Records
New CD with an unreleased live concert from Jackson, TN, recorded march 13, 1981
Order at www.elvisunlimited.com
01 Opening Riff
September 19 , 2010
NEW CD "LIVE IN CONCERT 1979" OUT by Boblo Records
Order at www.orionjimmyellis.com
From the press release:
Although there is a minor 1/2 second blip after the music break on the "I Forgot to Remember to Forget" track, the CD is just outstanding....the liner notes give a concise history of Bobby Smith's Orion experience. After all, Bobby and Nick Scott were there throughout all the Orion days and nights with Sun Records.
This CD is part of history that all Orion fans will enjoy for many years!! Thanks, Bobby Smith!
All tracks previously released except 1 & 2. Tracks 3 - 12 & 16 are concert rehearsals released on Chet Bennett - CD "A voice from the past". Tracks 13 - 15 are the Boblo studio recordings. All tracks have overdubbed applause.
September 5 , 2009
NEW CD-SINGLE "GEORGIA PINES" OUT NOW!
Buy it here: www.playgroundrecordingstudio.com
Info from Playground Recording Studio: Is the Jimmy Ellis version identical to the "JE at Playground Recording Studio" CD released in 2006?-> NO! It is a complete(!) new mix from the multisession tape with MUCH superior sound quality and a different lead vocal fade.What about the other three takes of Georgia Pines on the CD?-> Track 2 has Jimmy Louis (well known performer/songwriter from Kansas) on lead, same Beaverteeth backing track-> Track 3 has Charlie Silva (drummer of Beaverteeth) on lead - that's the original-> Track 4 is the beautiful backing track only with the harmonies on the fade - slightly different mastered than the three takes with a lead vocal. The CD booklet features the complete song lyrics, so everyone could sing along if he like to.Why should I buy the new release?-> First: The song "Georgia Pines" is an important part of American music history. Everyone who grow up in the South in the late 1960's remember this song - either by the James Gang with Wilbur Walton Jr. on lead or the version by the Candymen (Roy Orbison's band). It's really THE HYMN OF THE SOUTH, which is back again after more than 40 years. Second: The whole mastering and mixing process was done by todays highest professional studio standards using the best studio equipment from the vintage and modern world. It took more than three months(!) before the team achieved the result they were looking for - not that usual overcompressed flat and dead sound of so many todays releases, but a warm and tender sound with tons of dynamic range and details to listen to. Prominent people who already had a chance to listen to were stunned by it's sheer quality, both in technical and artistically way.One final note by famous Buddy Buie - one of the songwriters of "Georgia Pines".-> "I remember being in NYC broke,homesick,locked out of my hotel room for non-payment, and dejected. That day I wrote "Georgia Pines".This song was straight from the heart. I was surrounded by concrete and steel, longing for fresh air, green trees and farmland. When I did get back to Dothan, I sang it to John Rainey Adkins and he loved it. He helped me finish it. Later, I recorded it with Wilbur Walton. I am honored that the Germans call it "The Hymn of The South". I'm sure Wilbur feels the same......Buddy."