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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    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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        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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        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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        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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          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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            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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              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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              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...
                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...
                    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...
                      • Oscar Brown Jr. & Luiz Henrique – Laia Ladaia
                      • Oscar Brown Jr. & Luiz Henrique – Barra Limpa
                      • Original LP£30.00
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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...
                        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...
                            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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                            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
                            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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                            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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                            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