Sounds of the Universe first began as a shop specialising in rare original vinyl - over 25 years ago! We source original vinyl from all around the world - America, Brazil, Venezuela, Cuba, Mexico, Nigeria, Europe, Jamaica and even further afield. We sell original albums, 45s, 12”s (and books too!).

    All our original vinyl is 100% guaranteed. This means if you are not happy with the condition when you receive it, just return it to us and we will refund your money - no problem.

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    Anlo-Afiadenyigba Agbadza GroupMusic Of Ghana AgbadzaKola
    Rare and heavy original drums/roots Ghanain LP
      • Original LP£40.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA vinyl, bit corner, edge wear, creasing
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      Hugh MasekelaThe Emancipation Of Hugh Masekela (1966)Chisa
      Rare afro jazz from trumpeter Hugh Masekela.
      • Hugh Masekela – she doesn't write
      • Original LP£20.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl
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      Prince WillieExplosion (Yakpotuba) (1993)Kokoma
      Rare independent Nigerian 90s high-energy digital highlife Original Nigerian vinyl. Vinyl VG+, sleeve VG+ +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic...
      • Prince Willie – Yakpotuba
      Warrior & His Oriental Brothers InternationalMy Success (1981)
      Original Nigerian Vinyl! Vinyl/sleeve VG Lots of surface scratches plays well /sleeve F/G- +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
        Oriental Brothers InternationalOriental Brothers International (1976)Afrodisia
        Original Nigerian vinyl (Afrodesia label) Vinyl VG ( surface marks plays well), sleeve F/G- (wear, spines split/taped)+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro...
        • Oriental Brothers International – Murtala Mohammed
        Ladysmith Black MambazoTwo Worlds One Heart (1990)Warner Bros. Records
        South African harmony group.
          • Original LP£7.99
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal UK vinyl, old price sticker on front
            100% Guaranteed original vinyl
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          Massa DembeleMezana Dounia (2017)Izniz
          Deep stuff!Recorded in August 2015 in Ougadougou, Burkina FasoThis is neo-traditional griot music featuring the kamale N'goniThis is Dembele's initial...
            • Original LP£19.99
              Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: NM-New lp unplayed
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            Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe & his Nigeria Sound Makers InernationalMakojo (1985)Polygram Records
            Original Nigerian Vinyl!
            • Chief Stephen Osita & his Nigeria Sound Makers Inernational – Makojo
            • Original LP£25.00
              Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VGRare Independent Nigerian vinyl.
              +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
              Has some marks, sleeve wear. 100% guaranteed.
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            Mahmoud AhmedYalem Baytewarnegn (1974)Mahmoud Records
            Superb super-super-rare unplayed Ethiopian ORIGINAL vinyl in original picture sleeve! A thing of great beauty! Awesome vocals of Mahmoud Ahmed...
            • Mahmoud Ahmed – Yalem Baytewarnegn
            • Mahmoud Ahmed – Tidar Lenurachen
            • Original 7"£60.00
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original Ethiopian 7" in pic sleeve! Unplayed and shiny but has some occasional minor background sounds
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            Sir Shina Adewale And His Super Stars InternationalVerse 5 (1978)Wel-Kadeb Records
            Rare Nigerian LP
              • Original LP£40.00
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal Nigerian LP - Vinyl is great, sleeve is solid but wavy.
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              King Sunny Ade & His African BeatsMerciful (1987)Atom Park
              Quality Digital JujuRARE Original Nigerian Vinyl LP VG+ /Sleeve VG- (wear) High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee on...
              • King Sunny Ade & His African Beats – The Merciful God
              Oliver De Coque And His Expo'76-Ogene Sound Super Of AfricaAtutu Gepu Mpi Ekwe Gesiya Ike (1984)Ogene Records
              Rare Original = Nigerian Original Vinyl F/G- /Sleeve VG +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee on this and all Original...
                Adewale AyubaBubble (1991)CBS
                Heavy and deep! Rare Original Nigerian vinyl.Vinyl VG/VG+, sleeve VG+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee on this...
                • Adewale Ayuba – We Are Happy People
                Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His Inter-Reformers BandChief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His Inter-Reformers Band (1975)Decca
                RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl LP VG/VG+ /Sleeve G+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl...
                  Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His Inter-Reformers BandChief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His Inter-Reformers Band (1975)Decca (West Africa) Limited
                  Wicked juju Original Nigerian Vinyl VG lot of marks but plays well /Sleeve G+ lot of wear, taped spines etc +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine...
                    Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His Inter-Reformers BandThank You (Ose) (1983)Obey
                    Wicked juju soundsOriginal Nigerian vinyl. RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl LP VG+ /Sleeve VG- lot of wearHigh-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic...
                      Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His Inter-Reformers BandVictory (1987)OBEY
                      Original Nigerian Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve G only lot of wear at top +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee on this and all...
                        Dr. Alhaji (Chief) Sikuru Ayinde Barrister And His Supreme Fuji VibrationsIjo Olomo (1983)Siky Oluyole Records
                        RARE AND HEAVY Original Nigerian Vinyl VG- has scratches and some noise)/Sleeve VG- (has wear)High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100%...
                          Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 OrganizationKolawole O KuKollington Records
                          Rare Nigerian vinyl. HEAVY! Quality Yoruba Bata Fuji sounds!Vinyl VG-/G+, sleeve VG (wear/tape) +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100%...
                          • Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 Organization – Ori Lo Mo Ise A Sela
                          King Sunny AdeMy Dear (1986)Atom Park
                          RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl VG- lots of marks plays well/Sleeve VGHigh-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee on this and...
                          • King Sunny Ade – E Gbe Kini Yi Laruge
                          King Sunny Ade & His African BeatsThe Child (1988)Atom Park
                          RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl VG/Sleeve VG- (wear/creasing)High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee on this and all Original...
                          • King Sunny Ade & His African Beats – Ayo Orun Sokale
                          Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His Inter-Reformers BandPeace (1983)Obey
                          Groovy synth meets Hawaian guitar! DEEP RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl LP VG /Sleeve VG (wear/writing)High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic...
                          • Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His Inter-Reformers Band – O Ti Pe Ti Mo Ti Ngbo Orin Obey
                          King Sunny Ade & His African BeatsAjoo (1983)Sunny Alade
                          RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl VG- lots of scratches plays ok/Sleeve G staining wear High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee...
                          • King Sunny Ade & His African Beats – Ajo Ni Mo Re
                          Greatest Highlife Hits (1987)Various
                            • Original LP£18.00
                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: GOriginal Nigerian vinyl, has side spine wear

                              High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
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                            Chief Dr. Sikiru Ayinde BarristerFuji Garbage III (1989)Siky Oluyole Records
                            Rare Nigerian vinyl.HEAVY! Quality Fuji sounds!Vinyl VG, sleeve G+ (lot of wear)+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee...
                              Chief Dr. Sikiru Ayinde BarristerCurrent Affairs (1989)Siky Oluyole Records
                              Rare Nigerian vinyl.HEAVY! Quality Fuji sounds!Vinyl VG, sleeve G+ (lot of wear, creasing, tear)+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100%...
                              • Chief Dr. Sikiru Ayinde Barrister – Current Affairs
                              Chief Dr. Sikiru Ayinde BarristerMaturity (1987)Siky Oluyole Records
                              Quality deep Nigerian roots. HEAVY Original USA Vinyl VG /Sleeve VG (name on front) High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee...
                              • Chief Dr. Sikiru Ayinde Barrister – Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo
                              Chief Dr. Sikiru Ayinde BarristerMilitarySiky Oluyole Records
                              Rare Nigerian vinyl.HEAVY! Quality Fuji sounds!Vinyl Looks good but plays G+ only, sleeve G+(lot of wear/tape)+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine...
                              • Chief Dr. Sikiru Ayinde Barrister – Military
                              Wasiu Ayinde BarristerElo-Sora (1985)Omo Aje
                              Heavy! RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl VG+- listen actual audio/Sleeve VG+ (writing on front and back)High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100%...
                              • Wasiu Ayinde Barrister – Mo Dupe
                              King Sunny AdeJealousy (1987)Atom Park
                              RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl VG- lots of surface marks plays well /Sleeve VG- (lot of wear)High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100%...
                              • King Sunny Ade – Sokoyokoto
                              Orlando Owoh and His Young Kenneries Band'E Get As E Be' (1989)Owoh Records
                              ORIGINAL = Original Nigerian Vinyl VG- /Sleeve VG- (lot of wear) +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+ 100% Guarantee on this and...
                              • Orlando Owoh and His Young Kenneries Band – E get as E be
                              Dr. Alhaji (Chief) Sikuru Ayinde Barrister And His Supreme Fuji VibrationsDestiny (1985)Siky Oluyole Records
                              RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl VG- lot of surface marks plays good/Sleeve VG- ( wear)High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee...
                                Soki NwezeDouble DealAtlantic Records
                                Digital Nigerian dancehall - currently £60 on discogs RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl VG- (good but has some background noise listen actual audio) /Sleeve...
                                • Soki Nweze – Street Trading
                                King Sunny AdeGet Up (1990)Atom Park
                                RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl VG- listen actual audio)/Sleeve VG- (top spine unglued)High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee...
                                • King Sunny Ade – E Dide E Mujo
                                Haruna Ishola And His Apala GroupHaruna Ishola And His Apala Group (1975)Star Records
                                Heavy, heavy, heavy deep Apala soundsOriginal = Original Nigerian Vinyl VG- (lots of surface marks but plays fine /Sleeve G+100% Guarantee on this and...
                                • Haruna Ishola And His Apala Group – Ire Owo Pelu Omo Dakun Tomi Wa
                                Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 OrganizationMessage (1988)Kollington Records
                                  • Original LP£15.00
                                    Vinyl condition: GSleeve condition: VG-Original = Original NIGERIAN vinyl LOT OF SURFACE MARKS plays pretty well
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                                  Dr. Alhaji (Chief) Sikuru Ayinde Barrister And His Supreme Fuji VibrationsSuperiority (1980)Siky Oluyole Records
                                  Heavy! RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl VG has surface marks plays well - listen actual audio/Sleeve VGHigh-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100%...
                                  • Dr. Alhaji (Chief) Sikuru Ayinde Barrister And His Supreme Fuji Vibrations – Ayinde Ma Logbode
                                  Regie HontaChange Your MindExcellent-Way Records
                                  Nigeria Boogie funk//Afro-Disco. Rare independent release c. late 70s. RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve G- Bad damage/decay top left High-end...
                                  • Regie Honta – Come Back To Me
                                  King Sunny Ade & His African BeatsConscience "Eri Okan" (1983)Sunny Ade
                                  Original Nigerian vinyl. Quality Digital JujuVinyl VG- clean but has some background noise, sleeve VG+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic...
                                  • King Sunny Ade & His African Beats – Eri Okan
                                  Chief Dr. Sikiru Ayinde BarristerE Sinmi RascalitySiky Oluyole Records
                                  RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl G+/VG- ONLY listen actual audio/Sleeve G+ (lot of wear/writing) High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100%...
                                  • Chief Dr. Sikiru Ayinde Barrister – Okun Lolori Omi
                                  Chief Dr. Sikiru Ayinde BarristerFertilizer (1986)Siky Oluyole Records
                                  RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl VG listen actual audio/Sleeve VG High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee on this and all...
                                  • Chief Dr. Sikiru Ayinde Barrister – Orin To Poju Owo
                                  The MarshalGhetto Children (1990)Ivory
                                  RARE LP Nigerian digital dancehall sounds RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl VG+ - listen actual audio)/Sleeve VG- (lot of wear)High-end Audio Desk Systeme...
                                  • The Marshal – Front Page News
                                  Alhaji (Chief) Sikiru Ayinde Barrister And His Fuji LondonersOke Agba (1980)Siky Oluyole Records
                                  RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl VG listen actual audio/Sleeve VGHigh-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee on this and all...
                                  • Alhaji (Chief) Sikiru Ayinde Barrister And His Fuji Londoners – Oke Agba
                                  Bright Chimezie (Okoro Junior) & His Zigima SoundOyibo Mentality (1987)Polydor
                                  RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl VG - listen actual audio)/Sleeve VG- (wear)High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee on this...
                                  • Bright Chimezie (Okoro Junior) & His Zigima Sound – Remember Your Roots
                                  King Sunny Ade and his African BeatsIjinle Odu (1982)Sunny Alade Records Ltd
                                  Original Nigerian vinyl.Quality Digital Juju - deep!Vinyl VG, sleeve VG+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
                                  • King Sunny Ade and his African Beats – Oro Oko Ati Iyawo
                                  King Sunny Ade & His African BeatsTogetherness (Ka Jo Se)Sunny Alade
                                  Original Nigerian vinyl.Quality Digital Juju - deep!Vinyl VG, sleeve G (wear/tape)+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
                                  • King Sunny Ade & His African Beats – Ebe La Nbe Eledumare
                                  Endee IkejiWake Up For Positive Change (1991)Premier Music
                                  RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl G+ listen actual audio)/Sleeve VGHigh-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee on this and all...
                                  • Endee Ikeji – Obiriwo
                                  Orlando Owoh and His Young Kenneries BandWhich Is Which ?Owoh Records
                                  RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl VG+ listen actual audio)/Sleeve VG- (wear/name on front)High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee...
                                  • Orlando Owoh and His Young Kenneries Band – Aiye Oba Tiwa
                                  Alhaji (Chief) Wasiu Ayinde Barrister & His Talazo Fuji CommandersAdieu Awolowo (1987)Talazo Records
                                  HEAVY AND RARERARE Original Nigerian Vinyl VG/VG+ listen actual audio)/Sleeve VG/VG+ (minor writing on sleeve/label) High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro...
                                  • Alhaji (Chief) Wasiu Ayinde Barrister & His Talazo Fuji Commanders – Adieu Obafemi Awolowo
                                  Bright Chimezie & His Zigima SoundAfrican Style (1990)RAS (2)
                                  RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl VG listen actual audio)/Sleeve VG- (wear/creasing)High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee...