Music > Artists > Rock

Galactic

February 26th, 2015

Formed:
1993 in New Orleans, Louisiana

Genre:
Rock

Years Active:
'90s, '00s, '10s






Galactic

Biography

The New Orleans-based jazz-funk ensemble Galactic formed in 1994; originally an eight-piece, the group soon pared down to an instrumental sextet comprised of guitarist Jeff Raines, organist Rich Vogel, bassist Robert Mercurio, saxophonists Ben Ellman and Jason Mingledorff, and drummer Stanton Moore. Later adding Crescent City music scene vet Theryl deClouet on vocals, Galactic built a fervent local following on the strength of a relentless live schedule that included opening slots for group heroes including the Meters, Maceo Parker, and Medeski, Martin & Wood. In 1996 Galactic issued their debut LP, Coolin' Off; upon signing to major-label Capricorn, they re-released the album two years later, soon followed by the all-new Crazyhorse Mongoose. Since that time, they have released a handful of albums including Late for the Future in 2000, Ruckus in 2003, and From the Corner to the Block in 2007. The band itself released a pair of live albums of its sets at Jazz Fest in 2008 and 2009. In 2010 they issued their most ambitious project to date with Ya-Ka-May, a wholesale New Orleans recording featuring guest appearances by everyone from Irma Thomas and Big Chief Bo Dollis to the Rebirth Brass Band and Walter “Wolfman” Washington. Galactic decided to explore the various connections between New Orleans' annual Mardi Gras and the nearly nationwide Carnivale of Brazil. Carnivale Electricos did exactly that. Enlisting help from Cyril and Ivan Neville, rappers Mystikal and Mannie Fresh, Mardi Gras Indian Big Chief Juan Pardo, the KIPP Renaissance High School Marching Band, and Al “Carnival Time” Johnson. Galactic stretched itself toward Brazil's native samba by covering Carlinhos Brown's “Malagenha.” They composed two tunes that bridged the continents: “Guero Bounce,” fusing NOLA bounce and Brazilian rhythms, and “Julou,” titled for the band's own outsider Mardis Gras parade. They also include the traditional Carnivale number “O Côco da Galinha” with the help of samba poet Moyseis Marques on vocals. Carnivale Electricos was issued on Mardis Gras Day in 2012. ~ Jason Ankeny & Thom Jurek, Rovi

Top Albums


1. Ruckus

2. Ya-Ka-May (D..

3. Carnivale El..

4. From the Cor..

5. Coolin' Off

6. Vintage Rese..

7. Ya-Ka-May

8. The Other Si..

9. Galactic – L..

10. We Love 'Em ..

11. Late for the..

12. Crazyhorse M..

13. Live at 2011..

14. Live at 2009..

15. Jam Cruise 1..

16. Jam Cruise 8..

17. Jam Cruise 1..

18. Jam Cruise 1..

19. Jam Cruise 1..

20. Jam Cruise 9..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.

Heart of Steel (feat. Irma Thomas) Ya-Ka-May (Deluxe Edition) 3:27 $1.29
2.

Dolla Diva (feat. David Shaw & M.. Dolla Diva (feat. David Sha.. 3:31 $0.99
3.

Cineramascope (feat. Trombone Shorty.. Ya-Ka-May (Deluxe Edition) 3:14 $1.29
4.

Hey Na Na (feat. David Shaw of the R.. Carnivale Electricos 3:33 $1.29
5.

Church Coolin' Off 5:53 $0.99
6.

Mercamon Ruckus 3:12 $1.29
7.

Hey Na Na Jam Cruise 13: Galactic – 1.. 4:36 $1.29
8.

Got Your Money Jam Cruise 13: Galactic – 1.. 3:31 $1.29
9.

From the Corner to the Block Jam Cruise 13: Galactic – 1.. 3:59 $1.29
10.

Funkier Than a Mosquito's Tweete.. Jam Cruise 13: Galactic – 1.. 9:43 $1.29
11.

Rock Steady Jam Cruise 13: Galactic – 1.. 5:52 $1.29
12.

Forget Regret Jam Cruise 13: Galactic – 1.. 4:45 $1.29
13.

50 Ways To Leave Your Lover Jam Cruise 13: Galactic – 1.. 5:33 $1.29
14.

Home Is Where the Hatred Is Jam Cruise 13: Galactic – 1.. 5:08 $1.29
15.

All Along the Watchtower Jam Cruise 13: Galactic – 1.. 7:18 $1.29
16.

Dolla Diva Jam Cruise 13: Galactic – 1.. 5:25 $1.29
17.

Does It Really Make a Difference Jam Cruise 13: Galactic – 1.. 5:37 $1.29
18.

I Can't Stand the Rain Jam Cruise 13: Galactic – 1.. 5:10 $1.29
19.

Mystery Train Jam Cruise 13: Galactic – 1.. 4:51 $1.29
20.

Hard Times Jam Cruise 13: Galactic – 1.. 4:44 $1.29
21.

Higher and Higher (feat. JJ Grey) Higher and Higher (feat. JJ.. 4:13 $0.99
22.

When the Levee Breaks Jam Cruise 12: Galatic – 1/.. 7:50 $0.99
23.

Daddy's Song Jam Cruise 12: Galatic – 1/.. 5:33 $0.99
24.

Heart of Steel Jam Cruise 12: Galatic – 1/.. 5:27 $0.99
25.

Live Wire Jam Cruise 12: Galatic – 1/.. 9:23 $0.99

Top Music Videos


1. Treme Music Vi..

2. Hustle Up


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