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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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
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Raul De SouzaSweet Lucy (1977)Capitol
Classic Brazilian jazz fusion boogie produced by George Duke and featuring Patrice Rushen, Freddie Hubbard and Airto! Original = USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve...
  • Original LP£18.00
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Maria Bethania e Caetano VelosoAo Vivo (1978)Philips
Original = Original BRAZILIAN Vinyl VG+/gatefold Sleeve VG 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy...
  • Original LP£16.00
    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' or your money back!
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Sergio Mendes & Brasil '77Pais Tropical (1971)A&M
Killer album with heavyweight Brazilian tunes 'Zanzibar', 'Asa Branca', 'After Midnight'. Don't let the cover fool you, this is serious! Original USA...
  • Original LP£12.00
    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' or your money back!
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Sergio MendesThe Great Arrival (1966)Atlantic
Introducing Sergio Mendes to an American audience, but still pre-Brazil 66, features great versions of 'Nana' and arranger Clare Fischer's own latin classic...
  • Original LP£20.00
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Paulo Alencar And His Brazilian All-StarsJazza Nova (1962)ATCO Records
Excellent Brazilian bossa from saxophonist Alencar and his sextet recorded in RIo, released in USA (great pressing), standout cut is the vocal cut Ziriguidoom...
  • Original LP£45.00
    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA LP Vinyl. Spine wear, bottom spine part split
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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...
Antonio Carlos JobimEl Maravilloso Mundo De Antonio Carlos JobimWarner Bros. Records
Rare spanish pressing albumOriginal = Original Spanish Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe...
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...
Flora Purim500 Miles High (1976)Milestone
Wicked live album recorded at Montreux with Flora joined by Airto, Ron Carter, Wagner Tiso, and Milton Nascimento. Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+100%...
Elis Regina Com Miele And OthersNo Teatro Da Praia (1982)Fontana
Brazilian 1982 vinyl.Original = Brazilian pressing Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ (in shrink) 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe...
Gilberto GilRaça HumanaWEA (1984)
1984 albumOriginal = Original UK 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 (1982)CBS
Legendary Brazilian singerOriginal = Original Spanish Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe -...
Sérgio MendesConfetti (1984)A&M Records
Sergio, 84.Original USA 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 happy'...
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...
  • Original LP£30.00
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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...
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...
Elizeth CardosoVol. 2 (1968)Museu Da Imagem E Do Som
Original bossa sounds from Brazil w/ Zimbo Trio accompanying the great vocalist Elizeth Cardoso Original Brazilian pressing Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG+ 100%...
Quarteto Em CyAntologia Do Samba Canção Vol. 2 (1976)Philips
Classic bossa and samba from Quarteto Emcy Original = Original BRAZILIAN Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds...
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...
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66Crystal Illusions (1969)A&M
Another great 60s Bossa/pop crossover album from the great Sergio Mendes. Once again an all-star line-up reveals that there's some serious Brazilian musicianship...
Luiz BonfáThe Gentle Rain - Original Soundtrack (1965)Mercury
Rare Luiz Bonfa/Eumir Deodato brazilian soundtrackOriginal USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG- (wear)100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The...
WandoBem-vindo (1980)Philips
Original = Original Brazilian Vinyl LP VG+ /Sleeve VG (tape on spines/wear) 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe...
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...
Walter WanderleyCheganca (1966)Verve
Following on from "Rain Forest" and a few months later the bossa organ groove is still going strong on "Agua De Beber", "Voce E Eu" and "Cheganca"!
Maria BethâniaNossos MomentosPhilips
Original = Original Brazil Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG- (has wear) 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy...
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...
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...
Paulinho Da ViolaA Toda Hora Rola Uma Estoria (1982)Atlantic
Quality Viola Original BRAZILIAN Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG (has wear/small writing)High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee...
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...
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%...
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...
Laurindo AlmeidaViva Bossa Nova! (1962)Capitol Records
Classic Brazil meets west coast jazzers. Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe -...
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...
Sergio Mendes and Brasil '77Love Music (1973)Bell Music
Sergio Mendes never lets you down! Mellow bossa versions of classic tunes you know and love including the seminal Northern ballroom/Blackpool fave "Love...
Cannonball AdderleyAnd The Bossa Rio Sextet with Sergio Mendes (1968)Capitol Records
Cheap! Original = USA Vinyl G- ONLY/Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not...
  • Original LP£6.99
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Oscar Castro-NevesOscar! (1987)Living Music
w/ Paul Winter Consort. Original USA vinyl
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...
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%...