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£30.00
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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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    Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66Fool On The Hill (1968)A&M
    Don't be put off by the cover - this is not cheesy! Includes heavyweight Brazil dance jazz tunes - 'Casa Forte', 'Upa Neguinho' and 'Laia Ladaia ('Reza')....
    • Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 – Casa Forte
    • Original LP£9.99
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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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      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 LP£12.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl

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        Herbie MannLatin Fever (1964)Atlantic
        Herbie Mann was no jump on the bandwagon guy when it came to bossa nova - he was one of the first to head off to Brazil and this album was recorded in...
        • Herbie Mann – groovy samba
        • Original LP£20.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG ( spine/age wear, thick Atlantic 60s sleeve, blue/green Atlantic labels, Atlantic inners)

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        Flora PurimEveryday, Everynight (1978)Warner Bros
        W/ Airto, Harvey Mason, Jaco Pastorius, Dave Sanborn and more
          • Original LP£12.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl

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          Sergio Mendes & Brasil '77Homecooking (1976)Collectors Choice
          Mid-70s funky set from Sergio. This includes two killer Brazilian funk cuts - "Shakara" and "Homecooking". Forget the cheesy cover (as ever with Sergio...
          • Sergio Mendes & Brasil '77 – Shakara
          • Original LP£14.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA 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...
            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'...
              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...
                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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                      Astrud Gilberto and Walter WanderleyA Certain Smile A Certain Sadness (1966)Verve Records
                      Classy Brazilian bossa recorded for Verve, USA 1966.
                      • Astrud Gilberto and Walter Wanderley – Nega
                      • CD£6.99
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                      • Original LP£12.00
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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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