Galaxy Album Discography
By David Edwards, Mike Callahan, Patrice Eyries, Randy Watts and Tim Neely
Last update: December 2, 2010

Galaxy Records was a subsidiary of Fantasy Records of San Francisco. The first album series, the 200/8200 series, ran from 1963 to 1968 and was primarily an R&B series. Almost a decade after the 200/8200 series ended, Galaxy started the GXY-5100 series, which was a jazz series that ran to 1985.

The Galaxy label on the 1960 series monaural releases had a red label with gold print (far left), with "GALAXY" above the center hole. Stereo releases had a blue label with gold print (center left, in a reproduction), the logo above the center hole was the same. Promotional issues had a white label with black print, graphics the same. The 5100 Series used a black and white label (near left) with a field of colored stars at the top.

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Number - Title - Artist - [Release Date] Contents

Galaxy G-200 (mono)/G-8200 (stereo) Series:

G-201/G-8201 - John Lee Hooker - John Lee Hooker [1963] Might As Well Say We're Thru/Risin' Sun/Lost My Job/Left My Wife & Baby/Travelin' Day & Night/Deep Down In My Heart//Shake It Up & Go/Fire At Natchez/Sweetest Girl I Know/Mad with You Baby/Mother-In-Law Moved In/Ballad To Abraham Lincoln

G-202/G-8202 - 16 of the Best of B.B. King - B.B. King [1963] Walking Dr. Bill/Hold That Train/You're Breaking My Heart/Did You Ever Love A Woman/Going Down Slow/Sneaking Around/Sweet Sixteen/Partin' Time//My Own Fault, Baby/You Upset Me Baby/Bad Luck/3 O'clock Blues/Woke Up This Morning/Ten Long Years/Every Day I Have The Blues/Sweet Little Angel

G-203/8203 - The Gospel Fire of the Apollos - Apollos [Cancelled] Listed on the back of Galaxy 202, but the album was cancelled and the number ultimately used for the Little Johnny Taylor album listed below.

G-203/G-8203 - Little Johnny Taylor - Little Johnny Taylor [1963] You're The One (For Me)/As Quick As I Can/What You Need Is A Ball/You Gotta Go On/She Tried To Understand/You'll Need Another Favor//Since I Found A New Love/Darling, Believe In Me/She's Yours, She's Mine, (She's Somebody Else's Too)/Stay Sweet/Somewhere Down The Line/Part Time Love

G-204/G-8204 - In the Beginning - Sonny Stitt and Milt Jackson [1964] Body And Soul/3rd Song (Silver Slipper)/Red Shoes/Be Bop Blues/Royal Wedding/Fine And Dandy//Stardust/Ratio And Proportion/Slits/Baggy Eyes/In A Beautiful Mood/Baggy's Blues

G-205/G-8205 - Live at Sugarhill - John Lee Hooker [1967] I Can't Hold On/I'm Gonna Keep On Walking/I Was Standing By the Wayside/T.B. is Killing Me/Run on Babe//This World/I Love To See Walking/It's You I Love, Baby/Driftin' and Driftin'/You Gonna Miss Me

G-206/G-8206 - The Mellow, Mellow Leon Haywood - Leon Haywood [1967] Would I/Ever Since You Were Sweet Sixteen/Skate Awhile/Baby Reconsider/Cotton Song//Not While You're Standing Here/I'm Gonna Wait/You All For Yourself/The Truth About Money/Ain't No Use/Catch You In the Act

G-207/G-8207 - Soul Full of Blues: Little Johnny Taylor's Greatest Hits - Little Johnny Taylor [1967] If You Love Me Like You Say/One More Chance/I Smell Trouble/For Your Precious Love/I Never Had a Woman/Somebody's Got to Pay//Part Time Love/Help Yourself/Since I Found A New Love/True Love/Blue Diamonds/First Class Love

G-208/G-8208 - B.B. King's 16 Greatest Hits - B.B. King [1968] Reissue of Galaxy 202/8202. Walking Dr. Bill/Hold That Train/Your Breaking My Heart/Did You Ever Love a Woman/Going Down Slow/Sneaking Around/Sweet Sixteen/Partying Time//My Own Fault, Baby/You Upset Me Baby/Bad Luck/3 O'clock Blues/Woke Up This Morning/Ten Long Years/Every Day I Have The Blues/Sweet Little Angel

G-209/G-8209 - Soul Grooving - Merl Saunders with Trio and Big Band [1968] Soul Roach/Lonesome Fever/I Pity The Fool/Up, Up And Away/Ode To Billie Joe//My Train/Angel Eyes/Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby/Tighten Up/Soul Grooving

Galaxy GXY-5100 Series:
These albums were issued in stereo only.

GXY-5101 - Essence - Shelly Manne [1977] What Am I Here For?/Yesterdays/Take The Coltrane//Ain't Misbehavin'/Essence/Soon/Body And Soul

GXY-5102 - Fancy Free - Richard Davis [1977] Richard Davis (bass) with Joe Henderson, Eddie Henderson, Billy Cobham, Stanley Cowell, and Dolly Hirota. The Wine Of May/Silver's Serenade/Emily//Nardis/I Still Love You, Baby/Fancy Free

GXY-5103 - Thank You, Thank You - Roy Haynes [1977] Thank You, Thank You/Bullfight//Quiet Fire/Processional/Sweet Song

GXY-5104 - Waiting for the Moment - Stanley Cowell [1977] Ragtime (From "Afro- American Suite Of Evolution")/Boogie Woogie (From "Afro-American Suite Of Evolution")/Parisian Thoroughfare/'Round Midnight/Spanish Dancers//Sienna: Welcome, My Darling/Sienna: Waiting For The Moment/Coup De Grass/Today, What A Beautiful Day

GXY-5105 - Just for Fun - Hank Jones [1978] Little Rascal On A Rock/Kids Are Pretty People/A Very Hip Rock & Roll Tune/Lullaby/Bossa Nouveau/Just For Fun

GXY-5106 - Crossings - Red Garland [1978] Red Garland (piano), with Ron Carter (bass) and "Philly" Joe Jones (drums). Solar/Railroad Crossing/Never Let Me Go//Oleo/But Not For Me/Love For Sale

GXY-5107 - Breathe Easy - Cal Tjader [1978] Tangerine/If You Could See Me Now/The Way You Look Tonight/When Lights Are Low/Just Friends/Goodbye

GXY-5108 - Tiptoe Tapdance - Hank Jones [1978] I Didn't Know What Time It Was/Emily/Sweet Lorraine/Two Sleepy People/I'll Be Around//It's Me Oh Lord/Love Divine All Loves Surpassing/Memories Of You/Lord I Want To Be A Christian

GXY-5109 - Red Alert - Red Garland [1978] Red Alert/Theme For A Tarzan Movie/The Whiffenpoof Song//Sweet Georgia Brown/Stella By Starlight/It's Impossible

GXY-5110 - Something Borrowed, Something Blue - Tommy Flanagan [1978] Bird Song/Good Bait/Peace/Friday The 13th/Something Borrowed, Something Blue/West Coast Blues/Groovin' High

GXY-5111 - Talkin' 'Bout Love - Stanley Cowell [1978] The Stoker (instrumental)/I Am Waiting/If You Let Me/What Do I Do?//The Stoker (vocal)/Talkin' 'Bout Love/(Let Me Love You) Let Me Be Me/Here I Am

GXY-5112 - Philly Mignon - Philly Joe Jones [1978] Confirmation/Neptunis//Jim's Jewels/Polka Dots And Moonbeams/United Blues

GXY-5113 - Our Delights - Tommy Flanagan and Hank Jones [1979] Our Delight/Autumn Leaves/Robbins Nest/Jordu/Confirmation/A Child Is Born/Lady Bird

GXY-5114 - Peace - Ira Sullivan [1979] I Get A Kick Out Of You/Send In The Clowns/Gong//Vento Bravo/Peace

GXY-5115 - Equinox - Red Garland [1979] Hobo Joe/Equinox/Cute/It's All Right With Me/Nature Boy/On A Clear Day/You Are Too Beautiful

GXY-5116 - Vistalite - Roy Haynes [1979] "Vistalite" refers to a type of plastic used to make drum shells for drums known by that name. Vistalite/More Pain Than Purpose/Wonderin'/Venus Eyes//Rok Out/Water Children/Invitation

GXY-5117 - Return of the Griffin - Johnny Griffin [1979] Autumn Leaves/When We Were One/A Monk's Dream//The Way It Is/Fifty-Six/I Should Care

GXY-5118 - Musics - Dewey Redman [1979] Need To Be/(The) Virgin Strike (March)/Alone Again (Naturally)//Unknown Tongue/One Beautiful Day/Daystar Nightlight

GXY-5119 - Art Pepper Today - Art Pepper [1979] Miss Who?/Mambo Koyama/Lover Come Back To Me//Patricia/These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)/Chris's Blues

GXY-5120 - Little New York Midtown Music - Nat Adderley [1979] Fortune's Child/A Little New York Midtown Music/Sunshine Sammy//Yeehaw Junction/Come Rain Or Come Shine/Whipitup/Saguaro

GXY-5121 - Here - Cal Tjader [1979] Te Crees Que/Liz-Anne/Morning//Here/If/Gary's Theme

GXY-5122 - Advance! - Philly Joe Jones [1979] Trailways/Invitation/Helena/Midnite Waltz/Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

GXY-5123 - Ain't Misbehavin' - Hank Jones [1979] Ain't Misbehavin'/Lounging At The Waldorf/Mean To Me//The Joint Is Jumpin'/Honeysucle Rose/Squeeze Me

GXY-5124 - French Concert - Shelly Manne [1979] Softly, As In A Morning Sunshine/Body And Soul/What Is This Thing Called Love/What's New?/Stella By Starlight/Take The Coltrane

GXY-5125 - Equipoise - Stanley Cowell [1979] Equipoise/Lady Blue/Musa And Maimoun//Dr. Jackle/November Mood/Dave's Chant

GXY-5126 - Bush Dance - Johnny Griffin [1979] A Night In Tunisia/Bush Dance//The Jamfs Are Coming/Since I Fell For You/Knucklebean

GXY-5127 - Straight Life - Art Pepper with Tommy Flannagan, Red Mitchell and Billy Higgins [1979] Surf Ride/Nature Boy/Straight Life//September Song/Make A List

GXY-5128 - Landscape - Art Pepper [1980] Recorded live in Tokyo, July 1979. True Blues/Sometime/Landscape//Avalon/Over The Rainbow/Straight Life

GXY-5129 - Stepping Out - Red Garland [1981] Recorded July 9-10, 1979. Yours Is My Heart Alone/I Wish I Knew/Daahoud//You Stepped Out Of A Dream/Have You Met Miss Jones?/Here's That Rainy Day

GXY-5130 - Soundsigns - Dewey Redman [1981] Piece For Tenor And Two Basses/Half Nelson//Adesso Lo Sai/Come Earth

GXY-5131 - New World - Stanley Cowell [1981] Come Sunday/Ask Him/Island Of Haitoo//I'm Trying To Find A Way/El Space-O/Sienna: Welcome To This New World

GXY-5132 - NYC Underground - Johnny Griffin [1981] Yours Is My Heart Alone/Alone Again/Let Me Touch It/Sophisticated Lady/Rhythm-A-Ning

GXY-5133 - Ballads By Four - Various Artists [1981] Over The Rainbow - Art Pepper/God Bless The Child - John Klemmer//Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - Johnny Griffin/Good Morning Heartache - Joe Henderson

GXY-5134 - Five Birds and a Monk - Various Artists [1981] Billie's Bounce - Johnny Griffin Quartet/Yardbird Suite - Art Pepper Quartet/Bloomdido - Harold Land Quartet/Confirmation - Joe Farrell Quartet/Relaxin' At Camarillo - Joe Henderson Trio/'Round About Midnight - John Klemmer Quartet

GXY-5135 - Strike Up the Band - Red Garland [1982] Straight, No Chaser/Receipt, Please/In A Sentimental Mood/Everything Happens To Me/Strike Up The Band

GXY-5136 - [not issued]

GXY-5137 - Multimedia - Ira Sullivan [1982] Anthropology/Multimedia/Painted Ladies/Autumn Leaves/Strut

GXY-5138 - [not issued]

GXY-5139 - To the Ladies - Johnny Griffin [1982] Miriam/Susanita/Jean Marie/Soft And Furry, Part 1/Soft And Furry, Part 2/Soft And Furry, Part 3/Honey Bucket

GXY-5140 - Winter Moon - Art Pepper [1982] Our Song/Here's That Rainy Day/That's Love/Winter Moon//When The Sun Comes Out/Blues In The Night/The Prisoner (Love Theme From "The Eyes Of Laura Mars")

GXY-5141 - One September Afternoon - Art Pepper [1982] Mr. Big Falls His J.G. Hand/Close To You Alone/There Will Never Be Another You//Melolev/Goodbye, Again!/Brazil

GXY-5142 - Roadgame: The Maiden Voyage Sessions, Vol. 1 - Art Pepper [1982] Roadgame/Road Waltz//When You're Smiling/Everything Happens To Me

GXY-5143 - Goin' Home - Art Pepper & George Cables [1982] Goin' Home/Samba Mom Mom/In A Mello Tone/Don't Let The Sun Catch You Cryin'//Isn't She Lovely/Billie's Bounce/Lover Man/The Sweetest Sounds

GXY-5144 - Carnival - Galaxy All-Stars [1983] The "Galaxy All-Stars" are Hank Jones (piamo), Sadao Watanabe (sax), Ron Carter (bass) and Tony Williams (drums). This is the same lineup as on Galaxy GXY-95001 introduced as "All-Star Quartet #2." Chelsea Bridge/Mahna De Carnaval/I'm Old Fashioned/Confirmation/Moose The Mooche

GXY-5145 - Art Lives: Recorded in Performance at the Maiden Vovage, Los Angeles (The Maiden Voyage Sessions, Vol. 2) - Art Pepper [1983] Allen's Alley/Samba Mom Mom//But Beautiful/Thank You Blues

GXY-5146 - Call It Whachawanna - Johnny Griffin [1983] I Mean You/Lover Man/Call It Watchawana/A Waltz With Sweetie/Jabbo's Revenge

GXY-5147 - Téte á Téte - Art Pepper and George Cables [1983] Over The Rainbow/Téte á Téte/Darn That Dream/Body And Soul//The Way You Look Tonight/'Round Midnight/You Go To My Head

GXY-5148 - Artworks - Art Pepper [1984] Body And Soul/Anthropology/Desafinado//Donna Lee/You Go To My Head/Blues For Blanche (alternate take)

GXY-5149 - So Long Blues - Red Garland Trio [1984] In A Mellotone/They Didn't Believe Me/3-String Blues/Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You?/The Best Man/So Long Blues

GXY-5150 - Once Upon a Summertime - Chet Baker [1984] Tidal Breeze/Shifting Down/E.S.P./The Song Is You/Once Upon A Summertime (La Valse Des Lilas)

GXY-5151 - APQ: The Maiden Voyage Sessions, Vol. 3 - Art Pepper Quartet [1984] Valse Triste/What's New/Landscape (Edit)

GXY-5152 - More Delights - Tommy Flanagan and Hank Jones [1984] Robbin's Nest (alternate take)/'Round Midnight/Lady Bird (alternate take)/Jordu (alternate take)//Our Delight (alternate take)/A Child Is Born (alternate take)/Autumn Leaves (alternate take)/If You Could See Me Now

GXY-5153 - Drum Song - Philly Joe Jones [1984] Our Delight/I Waited For You/Bird//Two Bass Hit/Hi-Fly (High Fly)/Drum Song

GXY-5154 - New York Album - Art Pepper [1985] A Night In Tunisia/Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be)/Straight, No Chaser (Alternate Take)//Duo Blues/My Friend John

Galaxy 95000 Series (2-LP Sets):

GXY-95001 - Live Under the Sky: Galaxy All-Stars In Tokyo - Various Artists [1979] Two record set. Introducing The Red Garland Trio/Just In Time/Introducing All-Star Quintet #1/I'll Remember April//Autumn Leaves/Baby Sweets//Equinox/Introducing All-Star Quintet #2/Confirmation//I'm Old Fashioned/Moose The Mooche

Note: GXY-95001 was the last vinyl record in this series. The series continued with Birds and Monks [GCD-95002-2], which was a CD reissue of Five Birds and a Monk with five bonus tracks.

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