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.

For copyright/company credits, see Galaxy Records (15).
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
2GCD-8201-2 In Copenhagen 1981  album cover 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 Bring It On Up  album cover Loleatta Holloway Bring It On Up(7", Single) United Artists Records 5C 006-92834 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
5GCD-4431-2 The Hollywood All-Star Sessions  album cover Art Pepper The Hollywood All-Star Sessions 5GCD-4431-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
5GXY-5122 Advance!  album cover Philly Joe Jones* Advance!(Cass, Album, Dol) Galaxy 5GXY-5122 US 1979 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 Lives  album cover Art Pepper Art Lives(Cass, M/Print, Dol) Galaxy 5GX Y5145 US 1983 Sell This Version
5GXY 5152 More Delights  album cover Tommy Flanagan / Hank Jones Tommy Flanagan / Hank Jones - More Delights(Cass, Album) Galaxy 5GXY 5152 US 1985 Sell This Version
30 AM 6093 Soul Grooving  album cover 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
201 John Lee Hooker  album cover John Lee Hooker John Lee Hooker(LP, Mono) Galaxy 201 US 1962 Sell This Version
203 Little Johnny Taylor  album cover Little Johnny Taylor Little Johnny Taylor (Album) 203 US 1963 Sell This Version
204 In The Beginning  album cover Milt Jackson & Sonny Stitt Milt Jackson & Sonny Stitt - In The Beginning (Album) 204 US 1964 Sell This Version
701 Ivy / Give Me The Simple Life  album cover Cal Tjader Trio Ivy / Give Me The Simple Life(Shellac, 10") Galaxy 701 US Unknown Sell This Version
702 Charley's Quote / These Foolish Things  album cover Cal Tjader Trio Charley's Quote / These Foolish Things(Shellac, 10") Galaxy 702 US 1951 Sell This Version
703 Vibra-Tharpe / Chopsticks-Mambo  album cover Cal Tjader Trio Vibra-Tharpe / Chopsticks-Mambo(Shellac, 10") Galaxy 703 US 1952 Sell This Version
704 Cuttin' The Nut / Come Back To Sorrento  album cover Vido Musso Sextet Cuttin' The Nut / Come Back To Sorrento(Shellac, 10") Galaxy 704 US 1952 Sell This Version
705 Lullaby Of Leaves / Three Little Words  album cover Cal Tjader Trio Lullaby Of Leaves / Three Little Words 705 US 1952 Sell This Version
705X Three Little Words / Lullaby Of The Leaves  album cover Cal Tjader Trio Three Little Words / Lullaby Of The Leaves(7", Single) Galaxy 705X US 1953 Sell This Version
707 Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child / I Can't Believe It  album cover 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 Lord, Lord, Lord / Say A Prayer  album cover The Apollos (6) Lord, Lord, Lord / Say A Prayer(7", Gre) Galaxy 708 US Unknown Sell This Version
709 Tragedy / Right Don't Wrong Nobody  album cover Johnny Lewis And The Gents Tragedy / Right Don't Wrong Nobody (Single) 709 US Unknown Sell This Version
710 I Don't Know Why / My Love  album cover Bill McAfee I Don't Know Why / My Love(7", Promo, Gre) Galaxy 710 US 1963 Sell This Version
712 S.K. Blues  album cover Saunders King S.K. Blues(7", Single, Promo, Gre) Galaxy 712 Unknown Sell This Version
713 Donnie / Bells  album cover The Playgirls (4) Donnie / Bells(7", Promo, Gre) Galaxy 713 US 1963 Sell This Version
714 The Holidays (26) Send Back My Love(7", Single, Promo, Gre) Galaxy 714 US 1963 Sell This Version
715 The World Can't Do Me No Harm / Working Girl  album cover Rogers Collins* The World Can't Do Me No Harm / Working Girl (Single) 715 US 1963 Sell This Version
716 You Gotta Shake It Up And Go  album cover John Lee Hooker You Gotta Shake It Up And Go (Single) 716 US 1963 Sell This Version
718 You'll Need Another Favor  album cover Little Johnny Taylor You'll Need Another Favor 718 US 1963 Sell This Version
719 Watch That Stuff / Learning All About Love  album cover Good-Time Charlie* Watch That Stuff / Learning All About Love(7", Promo) Galaxy 719 US Unknown Sell This Version
721 Charlena / Loving You  album cover 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 Part Time Love  album cover Little Johnny Taylor Part Time Love (Single) 722 US 1963 Sell This Version
723 My Baby Left Me Crying / There's Gonna Be Some Changes  album cover 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 Since I Found A New Love / My Heart Is Filled With Pain  album cover Little Johnny Taylor Since I Found A New Love / My Heart Is Filled With Pain (Single) 725 US 1963 Sell This Version
726 You're A Deserter / I Finally Got Wise  album cover Billy Keen You're A Deserter / I Finally Got Wise (Single) 726 US 1964 Sell This Version
727 Baby/Creation  album cover The Sevilles Baby/Creation(7") Galaxy 727 US 1963 Sell This Version
729 First Class Love / If You Love Me (Like You Say)  album cover Little Johnny Taylor First Class Love / If You Love Me (Like You Say) (Single) 729 US 1964 Sell This Version
730 Thrifty-Mart/My Beautiful Baby  album cover Good Time Charlie Thrifty-Mart/My Beautiful Baby(7", Promo) Galaxy 730 US Unknown Sell This Version
731 Nightingale Melody / You Win, I Lose  album cover 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 I Smell Trouble / True Love  album cover Little Johnny Taylor I Smell Trouble / True Love (Single) 733 US 1964 Sell This Version
734 Just Wondering  album cover Del Cunningham Just Wondering(7") Galaxy 734 US Unknown Sell This Version
735 For Your Precious Love/ I've Never Had A Woman Like You Before  album cover Little Johnny Taylor For Your Precious Love/ I've Never Had A Woman Like You Before 735 US 1965 Sell This Version
736 Somebody's Got To Pay / Help Yourself  album cover Little Johnny Taylor Somebody's Got To Pay / Help Yourself 736 US 1965 Sell This Version
737 Stokin' / Miss Dolores Funk  album cover Leon Ferguson And The Groove Tones Leon Ferguson And The Groove Tones - Stokin' / Miss Dolores Funk 737 US 1965 Sell This Version
738 Rufus, Jr. / Thompin'  album cover The Merced Blue Notes Rufus, Jr. / Thompin' (Single) 738 US 1965 Sell This Version
739 One More Chance / Looking At The Future  album cover Little Johnny Taylor One More Chance / Looking At The Future(7") Galaxy 739 US 1965 Sell This Version
740 Hard Luck  album cover Jimmy Sly Hard Luck(7") Galaxy 740 US 1965 Sell This Version
741 Rattlesnake, Baby, Rattlesnake / Gold-Digging Man  album cover Joe Johnson (12) Rattlesnake, Baby, Rattlesnake / Gold-Digging Man(7", Single, Promo) Galaxy 741 US Unknown Sell This Version
743 Miracle Maker / Please Come Home for Christmas  album cover Little Johnny Taylor Miracle Maker / Please Come Home for Christmas (Single) 743 US 1965 Sell This Version
744 Mama Rufus / Bad, Bad Whiskey  album cover The Merced Blue Notes Mama Rufus / Bad, Bad Whiskey (Single) 744 US 1966 Sell This Version
745 All I Want Is You / My Love Is Real  album cover Little Johnny Taylor All I Want Is You / My Love Is Real 745 US 1966 Sell This Version
746 All Night Long They Play The Blues  album cover Clarence Smith* All Night Long They Play The Blues(7") Galaxy 746 US Unknown Sell This Version
747 I Pity The Fool / Tighten Up  album cover Merl Saunders I Pity The Fool / Tighten Up (Single) 747 Unknown Sell This Version
748 Zig Zag Lightning / The Things I Used To Do  album cover Little Johnny Taylor Zig Zag Lightning / The Things I Used To Do 748 US 1966 Sell This Version
749 Because It's Love / Life Goes On  album cover Big Mama Thornton Because It's Love / Life Goes On(7", Single, Promo) Galaxy 749 US 1966 Sell This Version
750 She's Looking Good / I'm Serving Time  album cover Roger Collins* She's Looking Good / I'm Serving Time (Single) 750 US 1967 Sell This Version
750 She's Looking Good / I'm Serving Time  album cover Roger Collins* She's Looking Good / I'm Serving Time(7", Promo) Galaxy 750 US 1967 Sell This Version
751 I Was Wrong  album cover Little Ronnie And The Chromatics* I Was Wrong(7", Promo, RE) Galaxy 751 US Unknown Sell This Version
752 Big Blue Diamonds / I Know You Hear Me Calling  album cover Little Johnny Taylor Big Blue Diamonds / I Know You Hear Me Calling 752 US 1967 Sell This Version
753 The Things I'd Do For You / The Little Green House  album cover K.C. Douglas The Things I'd Do For You / The Little Green House (Single) 753 US 1967 Sell This Version
754 Ain't Going To Forget It / She's A Good Woman  album cover Rodger Collins Ain't Going To Forget It / She's A Good Woman(7", Single) Galaxy 754 US 1967 Sell This Version
755 Soul Grooving / Up, Up And Away  album cover Merl Saunders Quintet Soul Grooving / Up, Up And Away 755 US 1969 Sell This Version
756 Darling, Believe In Me / Driving Wheel  album cover Little Johnny Taylor Darling, Believe In Me / Driving Wheel 756 US 1967 Sell This Version
758 You Better Stop   album cover Sonny Rhodes You Better Stop (Single) 758 US Unknown Sell This Version
759 Why Do You Have To Lie? / I've Been Changed  album cover The Right Kind Why Do You Have To Lie? / I've Been Changed (Single) 759 US 1968 Sell This Version
760 Born To Be Loved  album cover Gail Anderson Born To Be Loved(7", Single) Galaxy 760 US 1967 Sell This Version
761 You Oughta Slow Dance Baby / My Money Is Funny  album cover The Right Kind You Oughta Slow Dance Baby / My Money Is Funny(7") Galaxy 761 Unknown Sell This Version
762 Cry No More / I'm Gonna Push On  album cover Charles Brown Cry No More / I'm Gonna Push On(7", Single, Styrene) Galaxy 762 US 1969 Sell This Version
763 I Was Kidding / Country Boy  album cover Sonny Rhodes I Was Kidding / Country Boy (Single) 763 US Unknown Sell This Version
764 Sometimey Woman / Double Or Nothing  album cover Little Johnny Taylor Sometimey Woman / Double Or Nothing (Single) 764 US 1966 Sell This Version
765 The Right Kind Of Guy  album cover The Right Kind The Right Kind Of Guy 765 US 1968 Sell This Version
766 Abraham, Martin And John / I'm Gonna Push On  album cover Charles Brown Abraham, Martin And John / I'm Gonna Push On (Single) 766 US 1969 Sell This Version
767 Fever, Fever, Fever  album cover Bobby Eaton Fever, Fever, Fever (Single) 767 US 1969 Sell This Version
768 Why Would You Blow It / Why Did Our Love Go  album cover Claude Huey Why Would You Blow It / Why Did Our Love Go(7", Single) Galaxy 768 US 1969 Sell This Version
770 How Can I Forget You? / Feelin' Blue  album cover Lenny Williams How Can I Forget You? / Feelin' Blue 770 US 1970 Sell This Version
771 Foxy Girls In Oakland / All To'e Down  album cover Rodger Collins Foxy Girls In Oakland / All To'e Down 771 US 1970 Sell This Version
772 Hey La Ya La  album cover Sam Campbell And The Bystanders Hey La Ya La(7") Galaxy 772 US Unknown Sell This Version
774 Stop! Let's Be United / Woman Why?  album cover The Debonaires Stop! Let's Be United / Woman Why? 774 US Unknown Sell This Version
776 Little Bit Of Righteousness  album cover Merl Saunders & Heavy Turbulence Merl Saunders & Heavy Turbulence - Little Bit Of Righteousness(7") Galaxy 776 US Unknown Sell This Version
777 Get Your Lie Straight / You're Gonna Want Me  album cover Bill Coday Get Your Lie Straight / You're Gonna Want Me (Single) 777 US 1971 Sell This Version
778 Chicken Heads / Mary Jane  album cover Bobby Rush Chicken Heads / Mary Jane(7") Galaxy 778 US Unknown Sell This Version
779 When You Find A Fool Bump His Head / A Woman Rules The World  album cover 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 Bring It On Up / Rainbow "71"  album cover Loleatta Holloway Bring It On Up / Rainbow "71" (Single) 780 UK 1971 Sell This Version
781 I Got A Thing  album cover Bill Coday I Got A Thing (Single) 781 US 1971 Sell This Version
4811 Dizzy Gillespie And His Original Orchestra  album cover Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra Dizzy Gillespie And His Original Orchestra(LP, Album) Galaxy 4811 US Unknown Sell This Version
5101 H Essence  album cover Shelly Manne Essence(Cass) Galaxy, Galaxy 5101 H US 1977 Sell This Version
5103 H Roy Haynes Thank You Thank You(Cass, Album) Galaxy 5103 H US 1977 Sell This Version
5116 H Vistalite  album cover Roy Haynes Vistalite(Cass, Dol) Galaxy, Galaxy, Galaxy 5116 H US 1979 Sell This Version
8201 John Lee Hooker  album cover John Lee Hooker John Lee Hooker(LP) Galaxy 8201 US 1962 Sell This Version
8202 16 Of The Best Of B.B. King  album cover B.B. King 16 Of The Best Of B.B. King(LP, Comp) Galaxy 8202 US 1963 Sell This Version
8203 Little Johnny Taylor  album cover Little Johnny Taylor Little Johnny Taylor(LP) Galaxy 8203 US 1963 Sell This Version
8205 Live At Sugarhill  album cover John Lee Hooker Live At Sugarhill(LP, Promo) Galaxy 8205 US 1968 Sell This Version
8206 The Mellow, Mellow Leon Haywood  album cover Leon Haywood The Mellow, Mellow Leon Haywood(LP, Album) Galaxy 8206 US 1964 Sell This Version
8207 Soul Full Of Blues, Little Johnny Taylor's Greatest Hits  album cover Little Johnny Taylor Soul Full Of Blues, Little Johnny Taylor's Greatest Hits(LP, Album) Galaxy 8207 US 1968 Sell This Version
8208 16 Greatest Hits  album cover B.B. King 16 Greatest Hits(LP, Comp, RE) Galaxy 8208 US 1968 Sell This Version
8209 Soul Grooving  album cover Merl Saunders Trio And Big Band* Merl Saunders Trio And Big Band* - Soul Grooving (Album) 8209 US 1968 Sell This Version
0061.132 Landscape - Art Pepper Live In Tokyo '79  album cover Art Pepper Landscape - Art Pepper Live In Tokyo '79(LP, Album) Galaxy 0061.132 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
0061.133 Crossings  album cover 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
0061.134 Return Of The Griffin  album cover Johnny Griffin Return Of The Griffin(LP, Album) Galaxy 0061.134 Germany 1979 Sell This Version