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!).

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    Laurindo AlmeidaThe Guitar World Of Laurindo AlmeidaCapitol Records
    Very rare early Brazilian guitar album
      • Original LP£25.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA vinyl , cutout, some sleeve wear
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      Laurindo AlmeidaA Man And A Woman (1967) Capitol Records
      Brazilian guitarist extraordinaire. Includes version of Mas Que Nada. Original UK pressing
        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£25.00
          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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        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 (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...
            Oscar Castro-NevesOscar! (1987)Living Music
            w/ Paul Winter Consort. Original USA vinyl
            • Oscar Castro-Neves – Bahia Calling
            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...
              Paul DesmondSamba De Orfeu (1973)RCA Camden
              Rare Original USA vinyl
                • Original LP£15.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA vinyl
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                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...
                  FelliniSo Vive 2 Vezes (1986)Baratos Afins
                  Superb second album of Brazilian post-punk from Sao Paulo's finest Fellini. (Fellini featured on Soul Jazz Records post-punk album 'The Sexual Life of...
                  • Fellini – Alcatraz Song
                  • Fellini – Domingo De Pascoa
                  • Fellini – Tabu
                  • Original LP£50.00
                    Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: NM-Original Brazilian vinyl
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                  FelliniO Adeus De Fellini (1985)Baratos Afins
                  Superb Brazilian post-punk from Sao Paulo's finest Fellini. (Fellini featured on Soul Jazz Records post-punk album 'The Sexual Life of the Savages' and...
                  • Fellini – Funziona Senza Vapore
                  • Fellini – Rock Europeu
                  • Fellini – Outro endereço outra vida
                  • Fellini – Bolero 2
                  • Original LP£40.00
                    Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: VG+Original Brazilian vinyl
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                  Djalma FerreiraHelp Yourself To The Brazilliance Of Djalma Dot (1968)
                  Brazilian composer 'The Brazilian Gershwin!" recorded on west coast USA 68. Original USA vinyl
                    • Original LP£18.00
                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA vinyl
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                    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
                    João GilbertoLleno De NostalgiaOdeon
                    This is super rare Venezuelan pressing of Joao Gilberto's debut album, normally called by the Portuguese title Chega de Saudade. Bossa Nova ground zero...
                      • Original LP£60.00
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal Venezuelan LP Vinyl, vinyl great and shiny, sleeve has some ageing an bit of pen writing on back
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                      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
                      The Sérgio Mendes TrioIn The Brazilian Bag (1966)Tower
                      Nice early Sergio Mendes
                        • Original LP£25.00
                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA LP Vinyl, small writing on front, spine wear

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                        Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66Look Around (1968)A&M
                        Essential mid-60s Brazil bossa meets pop. 'Batucada' is a wicked tune plus loads more. Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on...
                        • Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 – Batucada (The Beat)
                        • Original LP£12.00
                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl.
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                        PapeteVoz Dos Arvoredos (1992)Discos Marcus Pereira
                        1992 release from the great Brazilian percussionist/composer Papete
                          RozanaRozanaRVV
                          V. Rare Mexican bossa nova vinyl - has tough version of Mas Que Nada
                            • Original LP£50.00
                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original MEXICAN Vinyl,
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                            Naná VasconcelosBush Dance (1987)Island Records
                            w/ Arto Lindsay
                              • Original LP£15.00
                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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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 !
                                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"!
                                  • Original LP£15.00
                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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