Galaxy Records

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Galaxy Records
Parent companyFantasy Records
Founded1964 (1964)
FounderMax Weiss
Sol Weiss
Country of originU.S.
LocationBerkeley, California

Galaxy Records was a record label founded in 1964 by Max and Sol Weiss in Berkeley, California. It was a division of Fantasy Records.[1]


Galaxy Records was officially launched in 1964 in Berkeley, California. In 1967 Galaxy and Fantasy were sold. After ten years of inactivity, Galaxy released albums by Art Pepper, Chet Baker, Stanley Cowell, Nat Adderley, Tommy Flanagan, Red Garland, Johnny Griffin, Roy Haynes, Hank Jones, Philly Joe Jones, Shelly Manne, and Ira Sullivan.[1] Galaxy Records was closed down for good around 1990's due to conflict problems.


Galaxy Records first album series, the G-200/8200 series consisted of nine, primarily R&B, albums released between 1963 and 1968. In 1977 Galaxy started the GXY-5100 series, which was a jazz series that ran to 1985.[2][3]

Catalog No. Album Artist Details
201/8201 John Lee Hooker John Lee Hooker
202/8202 16 of the Best of B.B. King B.B. King
203/8203 Little Johnny Taylor Little Johnny Taylor
204/8204 In the Beginning Sonny Stitt and Milt Jackson
205/8205 Live at Sugar Hill John Lee Hooker
206/8206 The Mellow, Mellow Leon Haywood Leon Haywood
207/8207 Soul Full of Blues: Little Johnny Taylor's Greatest Hits Little Johnny Taylor
208/8208 B.B. King's 16 Greatest Hits B.B. King Reissue of Galaxy 202/8202
209/8209 Soul Grooving Merl Saunders with Trio and Big Band
5101 Essence Shelly Manne
5102 Fancy Free Richard Davis
5103 Thank You Thank You Roy Haynes
5104 Waiting for the Moment Stanley Cowell
5105 Just for Fun Hank Jones
5106 Crossings Red Garland
5107 Breathe Easy Cal Tjader
5108 Tiptoe Tapdance Hank Jones
5109 Red Alert Red Garland
5110 Something Borrowed, Something Blue Tommy Flanagan
5111 Talkin' 'bout Love Stanley Cowell
5112 Philly Mignon Philly Joe Jones
5113 Our Delights Tommy Flanagan and Hank Jones
5114 Peace Ira Sullivan
5115 Equinox Red Garland
5116 Vistalite Roy Haynes
5117 Return of the Griffin Johnny Griffin
5118 Musics Dewey Redman
5119 Art Pepper Today Art Pepper
5120 A Little New York Midtown Music Nat Adderley
5121 Here Cal Tjader
5122 Advance! Philly Joe Jones
5123 Ain't Misbehavin' Hank Jones
5124 French Concert Shelley Manne
5125 Equipoise Stanley Cowell
5126 Bush Dance Johnny Griffin
5127 Straight Life Art Pepper
5128 Landscape Art Pepper
5129 Stepping Out Red Garland
5130 Soundsigns Dewey Redman
5131 New World Stanley Cowell
5132 NYC Underground Johnny Griffin
5133 Ballads by Four Art Pepper / John Klemmer / Johnny Griffin / Joe Henderson
5134 Five Birds and a Monk Johnny Griffin
5135 Strike Up the Band Red Garland
5137 Multimedia Ira Sullivan
5139 To the Ladies Johnny Griffin
5140 Winter Moon Art Pepper
5141 One September Afternoon Art Pepper
5142 Roadgame Art Pepper
5143 Goin' Home Art Pepper and George Cables
5144 Carnaval Ron Carter, Hank Jones, Sadao Watanabe and Tony Williams
5145 Art Lives Art Pepper
5146 Call It Whachawana Johnny Griffin
5147 Tête-à-Tête Art Pepper and George Cables
5148 Artworks Art Pepper
5149 So Long Blues Red Garland
5150 Once Upon a Summertime Chet Baker
5151 APQ Art Pepper
5152 More Delights Tommy Flanagan and Hank Jones
5153 Drum Song Philly Joe Jones
5154 New York Album Art Pepper


  1. ^ a b Gardner, Mark (2002). Kernfeld, Barry (ed.). The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. Vol. 2 (2nd ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries Inc. p. 4. ISBN 1-56159-284-6.
  2. ^ Both Sides Now - Galaxy Album Discography accessed August 30, 2019
  3. ^ Jazzdisco: Galaxy Records Catalog: 5100 series - album index accessed August 30, 2019

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