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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    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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    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
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    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...
    • Sergio Mendes and Brasil '77 – love music
    • Original LP£10.00
      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA 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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      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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      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...
        Nelsinho E Sua OrquestraBrazilian Beat Vol. 3 (1968)London Records
        With HEAVY batucada Ritmo + wicked version of Upa Neguinho
        • Nelsinho E Sua Orquestra – Upa Negrinho
        • Original LP£20.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original Brazilian pressing Vinyl 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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        Sivuca Live At The Village Gate (1975)Vanguard
        Killer live album includes Aint No Sunshine and a monster batucada.
          • Original LP£35.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG
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          PapeteVoz Dos Arvoredos (1992)Discos Marcus Pereira
          1992 release from the great Brazilian percussionist/composer Papete
            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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              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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                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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                  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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                    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...
                        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...
                            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
                            Oscar Castro-NevesOscar! (1987)Living Music
                            w/ Paul Winter Consort. Original USA vinyl
                            • Oscar Castro-Neves – Bahia Calling
                            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