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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    Ella FitzgeraldElla Abraça Jobim - Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Antonio Carlos Jobim Song Book Pablo Records (1981)
    Ella plays Jobim - w/ Paulinha de Costa, Oscar Castro Neves, Roland Bautista and more. Double album recorded in 1981
      • Original 2×LP£15.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA vinyl
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      AirtoPromises Of The Sun (1976)Arista
      Autographed by man like Airto! 1976 release from Airto includes a killer Batucada plus great Brazilian fusion.
        • Original LP£19.99
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = USA vinyl

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        Clare FischerSo Danco Samba (1965)World Pacific Records
        West coast brazil meets jazz as arranger and performer Fischer and his group cover lots of Antonio Carlos Jobim tunes. Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+/Sleeve...
          • Original LP£40.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' money-back guarantee!
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          Flora PurimThe Sun Is Out (1989)Crossover Records (5)
          Original = Original UK Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not...
            Jair RodriguesA Popularidade De (1975)Fontana
            Rare 2 x collection Original = Original Brazilian Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if...
              Charlie ByrdLatin Impressions (1962)Riverside
              Guitarist Byrd touches on Bossa Nova, Argentine and Venezuelan folk and Villa Lobos! Orig. copy Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG (sticker...
                Beth CarvalhoNo Pagode (1979)RCA Victor
                SambaOriginal = Original Brazilian Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy...
                  Roberto CarlosRoberto Carlos (1976)CBS
                  Original = Original Brazilian Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're...
                    Chico BuarqueVida (1980)Philips
                    Original = Original Brazilian Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're...
                      Roberto CarlosRoberto Carlos (1982)CBS
                      Legendary Brazilian singerOriginal = Original Spanish Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe -...
                        Oscar Brown Jr. & Luiz HenriqueFinding A New Friend (1966)Fontana
                        Oscar Brown was one of the first US jazz singers to promote Brazilian music. This album is made with Brazilian singer-songwriter Luiz Henrique. This includes...
                        • Oscar Brown Jr. & Luiz Henrique – Laia Ladaia
                        • Oscar Brown Jr. & Luiz Henrique – Barra Limpa
                        • Original LP£30.00
                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' money-back guarantee!
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                        Nelsinho E Sua OrquestraBrazilian Beat Vol. 3 (1968)London Records
                        With HEAVY batucada Ritmo + wicked version of Upa NeguinhoOriginal Brazilian pressing Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG+ (minor wear) 100% Guarantee on this and all...
                        • Nelsinho E Sua Orquestra – Upa Negrinho
                        Rita Lee & RobertoBombom (1983)Som Livre
                        Early 80s sound from ex-Os Mutantes vocalist Rita LeeOriginal Brazilian pressing Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG+ (minor wear) 100% Guarantee on this and all Original...
                          Meireles E Sua OrquestraBrazilian Beat Vol. 4 (1969)London Records
                          Massive batucada orchestraOriginal Brazilian pressing Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG+ (minor wear) 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The...
                            Ed Maciel E Sua OrquestraEd Maciel E Sua Orquestra Vol. 4 (1967)London Records
                            Heavy 60s big brass groovy sounds from Brazililan band leader Ed Maciel and his group - lots of covers of USA 60s toons Original Brazilian pressing Vinyl...
                              Helena De LimaUma Noite No Cangaceiro (1965)RGE
                              Original 60s Brazil bossa Original Brazilian pressing Vinyl (70s pressing) VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of...
                                Sebastiao TapajosLado A Lado (1988)Visom
                                Guitarist Tapajos w/ pianist Billy Blanco. Independent releaseOriginal = Original Brazilian Vinyl LP VG+ /Sleeve VG (wear/creasing) 100% Guarantee on...
                                  Beth CarvalhoVou Festejar (1989)RCA Victor
                                  Quality sambaOriginal = Original Brazilian Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're...
                                    Maysa MatarazzoTernura É Maysa (1965)SBA
                                    Original bossa sounds ORIGINAL = Original 60s BRAZILIAN Vinyl VG (some background noise/surface marks - listen actual audio) /Sleeve G+ (has wear/small...
                                    • Maysa Matarazzo – Meditação
                                    Os SambacanasFly Me To Brazil (1969)Page One
                                    Recorded in Brazil late 60s Original = Original UK Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee on this...
                                      Ney MatogrossoNey Matogrosso (1981)Ariola
                                      Great Brazil boogieOriginal BRAZILIAN Vinyl VG surface marks plays fine - listen actual audio /Sleeve VGHigh-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic...
                                      • Ney Matogrosso – Deixa A Menina
                                      • Ney Matogrosso – Viajante
                                      • Ney Matogrosso – Mata Virgem
                                      Beth CarvalhoNos Botequins Da VidaRCA Victor (1977)
                                      Quality sambas Original = Original BRAZILIAN Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG (with inner sleeve) High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+ 100%...
                                      • Beth Carvalho – Saco De Feijão
                                      Nana CaymmiPérola (1985)EMI
                                      Quality post-MPB from Nana CaymmiOriginal BRAZILIAN Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VGHigh-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee on this...
                                        Roberto CarlosRoberto Carlos Em Ritmo De Aventura (1967)CBS
                                        Rare original 60s Brazilian LP from Roberto CarlosOriginal = Original BRAZILIAN Vinyl VG /Sleeve VG High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic...
                                        • Roberto Carlos – Você Não Serve Pra Mim
                                        Luiz BonfáBonfá (1968)Dot Records
                                        Rare late 60s Brazilian jazz Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if...
                                          Lalo Schifrin / Bob BrookmeyerSamba Para Dos Verve Records (1963)
                                          Original issue USA gatefold vinyl, 1963.Original USA Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG+100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if...
                                            Sylvia TellesSylvia Telles Sings The Wonderful Songs of Antonio Carlos Jobim (1966)Kapp Records
                                            Fantastic clean USA pressing of this top Brazilian 1966 bossa album from vocalist telles singing Jobim (released on Elenco in Brazil) Original = USA Vinyl...
                                            • Sylvia Telles – Samba Torto
                                            Oscar Castro-NevesOscar! (1987)Living Music
                                            w/ Paul Winter Consort. Original USA vinyl
                                            • Oscar Castro-Neves – Bahia Calling
                                            Marco RizoBossa NovaSomerset (1963)
                                            Nice bossa nova album from Cuban-born pianist, composer and arranger.Original UK Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds...
                                              Laurindo Almeida Featuring Bud Shank BrazillianceWorld Pacific
                                              Early 60s Pacific Jazz, gatefold vinyl
                                                • Original LP£18.00
                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl, heavyweight gatefold sleeve

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                                                Daniel Viglietti TropicosMonitor Records
                                                Uruguayan singer-songwriter who lived in exile in France - includes a great version of Upa Neguinho, sung in Spanish hence here its Upa Negrito !
                                                  Leo GandelmanWestern World Verve (1989)
                                                  With the massive Brazil batucada Dingwalls tune Saxsambando. VERY HEAVY Brazilian fusion track. Original USA Vinyl NM- /Sleeve NM-(shrink opened once) 100%...
                                                  • Leo Gandelman – Saxsambando
                                                  Laurindo AlmeidaA Man And A Woman (1967) Capitol Records
                                                  Brazilian guitarist extraordinaire. Includes version of Mas Que Nada. Original UK pressing
                                                    Vikki CarrIt Must Be Him (1967)Liberty
                                                    Top female vocals easy listening does groovy version of Edu Lobo's bossa nova 'Reza' (Laia Ladaia). Tune!
                                                    • Vikki Carr – laia ladaia (reza)