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Ya-Ka-May (Deluxe Edition), Galactic

Galactic

November 30th, -0001

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. 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

Ya-Ka-May (Deluxe Edition), Galactic
1. Ya-Ka-May (D..
Carnivale Electricos, Galactic
2. Carnivale El..
From the Corner to the Block, Galactic
3. From the Cor..
Ya-Ka-May, Galactic
4. Ya-Ka-May
Coolin' Off, Galactic
5. Coolin' Off
Galactic - Live At Jazz Fest 2007, Galactic
6. Galactic - L..
The Other Side of Midnight (Live In New Orleans), Galactic
7. The Other Si..
We Love 'Em Tonight (Live At Tipitina's), Galactic
8. We Love 'Em ..
Vintage Reserve, Galactic
9. Vintage Rese..
Late for the Future, Galactic
10. Late for the..
Crazyhorse Mongoose, Galactic
11. Crazyhorse M..
Live at 2009 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Galactic
12. Live at 2009..
Live at 2011 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Galactic
13. Live at 2011..
Jam Cruise 8: Galactic - 1/7/10, Galactic
14. Jam Cruise 8..
Jam Cruise 10: Galactic - 1/13/12 (Live), Galactic
15. Jam Cruise 1..
Jam Cruise 9: Galactic - 1/5/11, Galactic
16. Jam Cruise 9..
Jam Cruise 11: Galactic - 1/11/13, Galactic
17. Jam Cruise 1..
Jam Cruise 9: Galactic - 1/8/11, Galactic
18. Jam Cruise 9..
Jam Cruise 10: Galactic - 1/10/2012, Galactic
19. Jam Cruise 1..
Jam Cruise 11: Galactic - 1/8/13, Galactic
20. Jam Cruise 1..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
Hey Na Na (feat. David Shaw of the R..Carnivale Electricos3:33$1.29
2.
Heart of Steel (feat. Irma Thomas)Ya-Ka-May (Deluxe Edition)3:27$1.29
3.
Cineramascope (feat. Trombone Shorty..Ya-Ka-May (Deluxe Edition)3:14$1.29
4.
Karate (feat. KIPP Renaissance High ..Carnivale Electricos3:34$1.29
5.
Move Fast (feat. Mystikal & Mann..Carnivale Electricos3:09$1.29
6.
Do It Again (feat. Cheeky Blakk)Ya-Ka-May (Deluxe Edition)2:31$1.29
7.
Bacchus (feat. Allen Toussaint)Ya-Ka-May (Deluxe Edition)2:53$1.29
8.
Heart of Steel (feat. Irma Thomas)Heart of Steel (feat. Irma ..3:27$1.29
9.
DoublewideLate for the Future4:54$0.99
10.
Start From ScratchCrazyhorse Mongoose4:11$0.99
11.
Tighten Your WigCrazyhorse Mongoose3:10$0.99
12.
Denny's Village RundownCrazyhorse Mongoose2:30$0.99
13.
Change My Ways, Pt. 2Crazyhorse Mongoose4:22$0.99
14.
Change My Ways, Pt. 1Crazyhorse Mongoose1:38$0.99
15.
MetermaidCrazyhorse Mongoose1:37$0.99
16.
Witch DoctorCrazyhorse Mongoose4:13$0.99
17.
Crazyhorse MongooseCrazyhorse Mongoose4:47$0.99
18.
Love On the RunCrazyhorse Mongoose5:44$0.99
19.
Hamp's HumpCrazyhorse Mongoose3:45$0.99
20.
What Is SuccessJam Cruise 11: Galactic - 1..8:18$0.99
21.
How Many More TimesJam Cruise 11: Galactic - 1..7:46$0.99
22.
ShowdownJam Cruise 11: Galactic - 1..4:15$0.99
23.
Garbage TruckJam Cruise 11: Galactic - 1..6:49$0.99
24.
Balkan WeddingJam Cruise 11: Galactic - 1..6:12$0.99
25.
Hey Na NaJam Cruise 11: Galactic - 1..4:48$0.99

Top Music Videos

Treme Music Video: From the Corner to the Block (with Juvenile), Galactic & Dirty Dozen Brass Band
1. Treme Music V...
Hustle Up, Galactic
2. Hustle Up


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