ORION  feat. JIMMY ELLIS

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But,this being fiction,the man devised a fantastical route to escape his living hell.He created a wax figure of his own overweight image.Then he grew a beard,lost weight until his waist was trim again,and faked his own death in the mansion that had become his orison.After attending his own funeral,he drove off into the sunset in a beat-up station wagon with luggage strapped to the roof.As he drove,the tribute song to the life and death of Orion blasted from the radio.

Brewer-Giorgio wrote 'Orion: The Living Superstar of Song 'prior to Elvis Presley death on Aug.16,1977.But she had failed to get it published until after his death-and after she gained a fan in Nashville-based record producer and music mogul Shelby Singleton,who had purchased the Sun Records catalog and name in 1968.Singleton it turned out,had been trying figure out a way to utilize the talents of an Alabama-born singer,Jimmy Ellis.Born on February 26,1945 in Orrville,Alabama,Ellis began his recording career in 1964 on the Dradco label.By the time he crossed paths with Singleton,he'd spent nearly a decade pursuing a career as a romantic balladeer an hip-snaking rocker.But he'd found little success.

Then,in 1972,Singleton received a two-song single that included the sing I Used Her To Remind Me To You.When Singleton first heard the song,he thought"Man,either that is Elvis Presley singing,or it's someone who sounds just like him"The singer was Jimmy Ellis.He had recorded the songs in Fort Walton,Florida,with producer Finley Duncan.

 

After parting with Sun Records,Ellis continued to record and perform as Orion.He even began to record covers of Presley's hits,to dress in bejeweled jumpsuits and to act and move more like Presley's onstage.In other words,the man who wasn't an imitator started to become one."I always thought that was a mistake,"Singleton says.For years,Ellis continued to make his living on the road,and to find different backers who would help him record and distribute albums.But within a couple of years,the crowds dwindled.
By the mid-1980s,he still drew crowds of a few hundred people in some outposts,mostly in rural Georgia,Alabama and Tennessee.But he also would travel into Florida,Kentucky,the Carolinas,and even Ohio and Indiana and put on Concerts.

 

 

 

 
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