Galaxy

Galaxy

Profile:
Like its parent company Fantasy, Galaxy was named after a science-fiction magazine. The label led three lives...twice as a jazz label and once as an R&B label. It was launched in 1951 as a vehicle for jazz recordings but ceased activity after a handful of 78-RPM releases by Cal Tjader, Vido Musso, and others.

Galaxy was revived in 1961 to issue two 45s by a gospel group known as the Apollos but then switched its focus to rhythm and blues under the A&R direction of producer Cliff Goldsmith and arranger Ray Shanklin. Of the many R&B artists who appeared on Galaxy between 1962 and 1973 including Charles Brown, Bill Coday, Rodger Collins and Big Mama Thornton; blues singer Little Johnny Taylor was the most successful artist as his 1963 recording of "Part Time Love" rose to Number 1 on Billboard's R&B chart.

Galaxy sprang to life again five years later in 1977 as a jazz label with a roster that included Tommy Flanagan, Red Garland, Johnny Griffin, Hank Jones, and Art Pepper; the label has been dormant outside reissues and Bill Evans archive material since the mid-Eighties.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
2GCD-8201-2 Art Pepper with Duke Jordan Art Pepper with Duke Jordan - In Copenhagen 1981(2xCD, Album) Galaxy 2GCD-8201-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
5C 006-92834 Loleatta Holloway Bring It On Up(7", Single) United Artists Records 5C 006-92834 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
5GCD-4431-2 Art Pepper The Hollywood All-Star Sessions 5GCD-4431-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
5GX Y5144 Ron Carter, Hank Jones, Sadao Watanabe, Tony Williams* Ron Carter, Hank Jones, Sadao Watanabe, Tony Williams* - Carnaval(Cass, Album) Galaxy 5GX Y5144 US 1983 Sell This Version
5GX Y5145 Art Pepper Art Lives(Cass, M/Print, Dol) Galaxy 5GX Y5145 US 1983 Sell This Version
5GXY 5152 Tommy Flanagan / Hank Jones Tommy Flanagan / Hank Jones - More Delights(Cass, Album) Galaxy 5GXY 5152 US 1985 Sell This Version
30 AM 6093 Merl Saunders Trio And Big Band* Merl Saunders Trio And Big Band* - Soul Grooving(LP, Album) America Records 30 AM 6093 France Unknown Sell This Version
45 GA 5A Hazy Lille Wichita/"Santorini"(7", Single) Galaxy 45 GA 5A Norway Unknown Sell This Version
201 John Lee Hooker John Lee Hooker(LP, Mono) Galaxy 201 US 1962 Sell This Version
204 Milt Jackson & Sonny Stitt Milt Jackson & Sonny Stitt - In The Beginning (Album) 204 US 1964 Sell This Version
701 Cal Tjader Trio Ivy / Give Me The Simple Life(Shellac, 10") Galaxy 701 US Unknown Sell This Version
702 Cal Tjader Trio Charley's Quote / These Foolish Things(Shellac, 10") Galaxy 702 US 1951 Sell This Version
704 Vido Musso Sextet Cuttin' The Nut / Come Back To Sorrento(Shellac, 10") Galaxy 704 US 1952 Sell This Version
705 Cal Tjader Trio Lullaby Of Leaves / Three Little Words(Shellac, 10") Galaxy 705 US Unknown Sell This Version
705X Cal Tjader Trio Three Little Words / Lullaby Of The Leaves(7", Single) Galaxy 705X US 1953 Sell This Version
707 Ella Jamerson Of The Apollas Ella Jamerson Of The Apollas - Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child / I Can't Believe It(7", Single, Promo, Gre) Galaxy 707 US Unknown Sell This Version
708 The Apollos (6) Lord, Lord, Lord / Say A Prayer(7", Gre) Galaxy 708 US Unknown Sell This Version
709 Johnny Lewis And The Gents Tragedy / Right Don't Wrong Nobody(7", Single) Galaxy 709 US Unknown Sell This Version
710 Bill McAfee I Don't Know Why / My Love(7", Promo, Gre) Galaxy 710 US 1963 Sell This Version
712 Saunders King S.K. Blues(7", Single, Promo, Gre) Galaxy 712 Unknown Sell This Version
713 The Playgirls (4) Donnie / Bells(7", Promo, Gre) Galaxy 713 US 1963 Sell This Version
714 The Holidays Send Back My Love(7", Single, Promo, Gre) Galaxy 714 US 1963 Sell This Version
715 Rogers Collins* The World Can't Do Me No Harm / Working Girl (Single) 715 US 1963 Sell This Version
716 John Lee Hooker You Gotta Shake It Up And Go (Single) 716 US 1963 Sell This Version
718 Little Johnny Taylor You'll Need Another Favor 718 US 1963 Sell This Version
721 The Sevilles Charlena / Loving You 721 US 1963 Sell This Version
721 The Sevilles Charlena / Loving You(7", Promo, Gre) Galaxy 721 US 1963 Sell This Version
722 Little Johnny Taylor Part Time Love (Single) 722 US 1963 Sell This Version
723 Clay Hammond My Baby Left Me Crying / There's Gonna Be Some Changes (Single) 723 US Unknown Sell This Version
724 Ella Jamerson with Vince Guaraldi Trio Ella Jamerson with Vince Guaraldi Trio - Since I Fell For You(7") Galaxy 724 US 1963 Sell This Version
725 Little Johnny Taylor Since I Found A New Love / My Heart Is Filled With Pain (Single) 725 US 1963 Sell This Version
726 Billy Keen You're A Deserter / I Finally Got Wise (Single) 726 US 1964 Sell This Version
727 The Sevilles Baby/Creation(7") Galaxy 727 US 1963 Sell This Version
729 Little Johnny Taylor First Class Love / If You Love Me (Like You Say)(7", Single) Galaxy 729 US 1964 Sell This Version
731 Little Johnny Taylor Nightingale Melody / You Win, I Lose 731 US 1964 Sell This Version
731 Little Johnny Taylor NIghtingale Melody / You Win, I Lose(7", Single, Promo) Galaxy 731 Unknown Sell This Version
733 Little Johnny Taylor I Smell Trouble / True Love (Single) 733 US 1964 Sell This Version
734 Del Cunningham Just Wondering(7") Galaxy 734 US Unknown Sell This Version
735 Little Johnny Taylor For Your Precious Love/ I've Never Had A Woman Like You Before 735 US 1965 Sell This Version
736 Little Johnny Taylor Somebody's Got To Pay / Help Yourself 736 US 1965 Sell This Version
737 Leon Ferguson And The Groove Tones Leon Ferguson And The Groove Tones - Stokin' / Miss Dolores Funk 737 US 1965 Sell This Version
738 The Merced Blue Notes Rufus, Jr. / Thompin' (Single) 738 US 1965 Sell This Version
739 Little Johnny Taylor One More Chance / Looking At The Future(7") Galaxy 739 US 1965 Sell This Version
740 Jimmy Sly Hard Luck(7") Galaxy 740 US 1965 Sell This Version
741 Joe Johnson (12) Rattlesnake, Baby, Rattlesnake / Gold-Digging Man(7", Single, Promo) Galaxy 741 US Unknown Sell This Version
743 Little Johnny Taylor Miracle Maker / Please Come Home for Christmas(7", Single, Promo) Galaxy 743 US Unknown Sell This Version
744 The Merced Blue Notes Mama Rufus / Bad, Bad Whiskey (Single) 744 US 1966 Sell This Version
745 Little Johnny Taylor All I Want Is You / My Love Is Real 745 US 1966 Sell This Version
746 Clarence Smith* All Night Long They Play The Blues(7") Galaxy 746 US Unknown Sell This Version
747 Merl Saunders I Pity The Fool / Tighten Up (Single) 747 Unknown Sell This Version
748 Little Johnny Taylor Zig Zag Lightning / The Things I Used To Do 748 US 1966 Sell This Version
749 Big Mama Thornton Because It's Love / Life Goes On(7", Single, Promo) Galaxy 749 US 1966 Sell This Version
750 Roger Collins* She's Looking Good / I'm Serving Time (Single) 750 US 1967 Sell This Version
750 Roger Collins* She's Looking Good / I'm Serving Time(7", Promo) Galaxy 750 US 1967 Sell This Version
751 Little Ronnie And The Chromatics* I Was Wrong(7", Promo, RE) Galaxy 751 US Unknown Sell This Version
752 Little Johnny Taylor Big Blue Diamonds / I Know You Hear Me Calling 752 US Unknown Sell This Version
752 Little Johnny Taylor Big Blue Diamonds / I Know You Hear Me Calling(7") Galaxy 752 Unknown Sell This Version
753 K.C. Douglas The Things I'd Do For You / The Little Green House(7", Promo) Galaxy 753 US Unknown Sell This Version
754 Rodger Collins Ain't Going To Forget It / She's A Good Woman(7", Single) Galaxy 754 US 1967 Sell This Version
755 Merl Saunders Quintet Soul Grooving / Up, Up And Away 755 US 1969 Sell This Version
756 Little Johnny Taylor Darling, Believe In Me / Driving Wheel 756 US 1967 Sell This Version
758 Sonny Rhodes You Better Stop (Single) 758 US Unknown Sell This Version
759 The Right Kind I've BeenChanged / Why Do You Have To Lie?(7", Single, Promo) Galaxy 759 US Unknown Sell This Version
760 Gail Anderson Born To Be Loved(7", Single) Galaxy 760 US 1967 Sell This Version
761 The Right Kind You Oughta Slow Dance Baby / My Money Is Funny(7") Galaxy 761 Unknown Sell This Version
762 Charles Brown Cry No More / I'm Gonna Push On(7", Single) Galaxy 762 US 1969 Sell This Version
763 Sonny Rhodes I Was Kidding / Country Boy (Single) 763 US Unknown Sell This Version
764 Little Johnny Taylor Sometimey Woman / Double Or Nothing (Single) 764 US 1966 Sell This Version
765 The Right Kind The Right Kind Of Guy 765 US 1968 Sell This Version
766 Charles Brown Abraham, Martin And John / I'm Gonna Push On(7", Single) Galaxy 766 US 1969 Sell This Version
767 Bobby Eaton Fever, Fever, Fever (Single) 767 US 1969 Sell This Version
768 Claude Huey Why Would You Blow It / Why Did Our Love Go(7", Single) Galaxy 768 US 1969 Sell This Version
770 Lenny Williams How Can I Forget You? / Feelin' Blue 770 US 1970 Sell This Version
771 Rodger Collins Foxy Girls In Oakland / All To'e Down 771 US 1970 Sell This Version
772 Sam Campbell And The Bystanders Hey La Ya La(7") Galaxy 772 US Unknown Sell This Version
774 The Debonaires (6) Stop! Let's Be United / Woman Why? 774 US Unknown Sell This Version
776 Merl Saunders & Heavy Turbulence Merl Saunders & Heavy Turbulence - Little Bit Of Righteousness(7") Galaxy 776 US Unknown Sell This Version
777 Bill Coday Get Your Lie Straight / You're Gonna Want Me 777 US 1971 Sell This Version
778 Bobby Rush Chicken Heads / Mary Jane(7") Galaxy 778 US Unknown Sell This Version
779 Bill Coday When You Find A Fool Bump His Head / A Woman Rules The World(7", Single) Galaxy 779 US 1971 Sell This Version
780 Loleatta Holloway Bring It On Up / Rainbow "71" (Single) 780 UK 1971 Sell This Version
781 Bill Coday I Got A Thing (Single) 781 US 1971 Sell This Version
2003 Various Breakin' - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(LP, Comp) Galaxy 2003 Turkey 1984 Sell This Version
2012 Kiss Animalize(LP, Album) Galaxy 2012 Turkey 1984 Sell This Version
4811 Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra Dizzy Gillespie And His Original Orchestra(LP, Album) Galaxy 4811 US Unknown Sell This Version
4815 Errol Garner* Errol Garner Plays(LP, Album, Mono) Galaxy 4815 US 1958 Sell This Version
4831 Various Great Jazz(LP, Comp, Mono) Galaxy 4831 US 1958 Sell This Version
5101 H Shelly Manne Essence(Cass) Galaxy, Galaxy 5101 H US 1977 Sell This Version
5116 H Roy Haynes Vistalite(Cass, Dol) Galaxy, Galaxy, Galaxy 5116 H US 1979 Sell This Version
7218 Dollie Mosley, Bill Whittington (4) Dollie Mosley, Bill Whittington (4) - The One You Knew(7", Single) Galaxy 7218 US Unknown Sell This Version
8201 John Lee Hooker John Lee Hooker(LP) Galaxy 8201 US 1962 Sell This Version
8203 Little Johnny Taylor Little Johnny Taylor(LP) Galaxy 8203 US 1963 Sell This Version
8206 Leon Haywood The Mellow, Mellow Leon Haywood(LP, Album) Galaxy 8206 US 1964 Sell This Version
8207 Little Johnny Taylor Soul Full Of Blues, Little Johnny Taylor's Greatest Hits(LP, Album) Galaxy 8207 US 1968 Sell This Version
8208 B.B. King 16 Greatest Hits(LP, Comp, RE) Galaxy 8208 US 1968 Sell This Version
8209 Merl Saunders Trio And Big Band* Merl Saunders Trio And Big Band* - Soul Grooving (Album) 8209 US 1968 Sell This Version
9664 Pat Hunt Super Cool (You're Just Super Fool) / Everybody's Somebody's Fool(7", Single, Promo) Early Bird Records 9664 US Unknown Sell This Version
49664 Pat Hunt Super Cool (You're Just Super Fool) / Everybody's Somebody's Fool(7", Single) Early Bird Records 49664 US 1968 Sell This Version
0061.132 Art Pepper Landscape - Art Pepper Live In Tokyo '79(LP, Album) Galaxy 0061.132 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
0061.133 Red Garland / Ron Carter / "Philly" Joe Jones Red Garland / Ron Carter / "Philly" Joe Jones - Crossings(LP, Album) Galaxy 0061.133 Germany 1978 Sell This Version