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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    Joey Lewis & His OrchSlick / Grenadian ClaudetteStraker's
    Wicked instrumental calypso cuts. Tight! RARE Original unplayed Calypso 45, dead stock 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The...
    • Joey Lewis & His Orch – Slick
    • Joey Lewis & His Orch – Grenadian Claudette
    Milo And The KingsStay Up And Follow Milo / PolioCamille Records
    Wicked jump up calypso instrumental - smokin!UNPLAYED Original USA 7"Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+  100% Guarantee on this and all Original...
    • Milo And The Kings – Stay Up And Follow Milo
    • Milo And The Kings – Polio
    • Original 7"£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' or your money back!
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    ShadowKing From Hell / Come Dance The Prance (1975)Straker's Records
    Yes that Shadow! Rare Calypso two sider. Smokin and tight! RARE Original unplayed Calypso 45, dead stock - few minor pops etc
    • Shadow – King From Hell
    • Shadow – Come Dance The Prance
    Harry BelafonteHarry Belafonte Sings Five Early SongsCoronet Records
    Early Harry Belafonte original USA LP
      • Original LP£9.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = USA vinyl

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      The Original Trinidad Steel Band The Original Trinidad Steel Band Polydor (1966)
      Original Steelband sounds, 1966
        • Original LP£10.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG-Original = Original UK Vinyl staining on sleeve

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        Wilberforce SylvesterTwo Fools Can't Make One One Of Them RightWilberforce Records
        Amazing deep Southern Soul Calypso tune - incredible ! Rare! Warehouse dead stock original Calypso 45 vinyl VG-
        • Wilberforce Sylvester – Two Fools Can't Make One One Of Them Right
        Joey Lewis and his OrchestraSoul Chick / We Walk 100 MilesStraker's Records
        Latin meets calypso funky groovy instrumental tunes - wicked! RARE Original unplayed Calypso 45 UNPLAYED Original USA 7"Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee...
        • Joey Lewis and his Orchestra – Soul Chick
        • Joey Lewis and his Orchestra – We Walk 100 Miles
        • Original 7"£30.00
          Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Has some surface marks plays fine - rare!
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        The Mighty PowerPolio / You're Wasting Your TimeCamille Records
        More calypso-style social observation! RARE ORIGINAL UNPLAYED CALYPSO 45 VG+ (not on discogs)
        • The Mighty Power – Polio
        • The Mighty Power – You're Wasting Your Time
        • Original 7"£25.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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        The TradewindsThe Tradewinds (1968)RCA Victor
        Original Canadian vinyl of Tropical Calypso funky LP
          • Original LP£15.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA LP Vinyl.
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          Lord NelsonCalamity / Twilight ZoneCamille Records
          Jump up jump up. Killer Calypso sounds! Original unplayed Calypso 45, dead stock - few minor pops etc UNPLAYED Original USA 7"Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ ...
          • Lord Nelson – Calamity
          • Lord Nelson – Twilight Zone
          • Original 7"£25.00
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          CrazyChinaman / Modern Carnival (1974)Straker's Records
          Crazy accompanied by Ed Watson Brass CIrcle Original 70s carnival Calpyso 45. UNPLAYED Original USA 7"Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 45 100% Guarantee on this...
          • Crazy – Modern Carnival
          • Original 7"£25.00
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          Lord PepyDominica Natural Beauty / Soul CarnivalPepy Records
          Very rare Calypso 45. Original unplayed Calypso 45, dead stock - few minor pops etc UNPLAYED Original USA 7"Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 45 100% Guarantee on...
          • Lord Pepy – Dominica Natural Beauty
          • Lord Pepy – Soul Carnival
          • Original 7"£20.00
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          Lord DestroyerDon't Touch Me/Funky DanceCamille Records
          Two upbeat Calypso rockers. No point in doing the funk dance if you can't dance calypso. MC could rival nuff nuff. RARE Original unplayed Calypso 45,...
          • Lord Destroyer – Don't Touch Me
          • Lord Destroyer – Funky Dance
          FlatbushMonkey Woop Wham/Which Way You're Going BabyCharlie's Records
          Funky New York 70s Calypso. Original unplayed Calypso 45, dead stock - few minor pops etc UNPLAYED Original USA 7"Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee...
          • Flatbush – Which Way You're Going Baby
          • Original 7"£25.00
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          Mighty PowerOur West Indies / Rose (1974)Camille Records
          It's our West Indies! "This immigration problem it would take a scientist to solve this problem!" Everyone is leaving the islands and Mighty Power is...
          • Mighty Power – Our West Indies
          • Original 7"£25.00
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          Lord LeeGive Me Um / Carnival (1974)Camille Records
          Give me um! Upbeat rocking Calypso tune Original unplayed Calypso 45, dead stock - few minor pops etcUNPLAYED Original USA 7"Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 45...
          • Lord Lee – Give Me Um
          • Original 7"£20.00
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          Little Sonny MaysMask Man / God Bless The ChildCamille Records
          Who is the masked man? Plenty, plenty pussy! UNPLAYED Original USA 7"Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 45 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds...
          • Little Sonny Mays – Mask Man
          • Original 7"£20.00
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          Harry BelafonteThe Midnight Special (1962)RCA Victor
            • Original LP£10.00
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original UK Vinyl (difft cover)

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            Count BernadinoCount Bernadino At The Sheraton British ColonialSunrise Records (10)
            Rare Calypso Original = Original Caribbean Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're...
              Lord NecktieCalypso CarnivalEdmar
              Rare CalypsoOriginal = Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy...
                The Original Trinidad Steel BandThe Original Trinidad Steel BandElektra
                Original ElektraOriginal = Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not...
                  Lord Jayson And His Limbo GangLimboPalace (2)
                  Rare and raw calypso
                    • Original LP£20.00
                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl LP , sticker removal mark
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                    The Native Steel Drum BandSteel Drums (1959)HiFi Records
                    Heavy pressingOriginal USA pressing Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy...
                      Joey Lewis OrchestraLa La Jam Back / FireryCharlie's Records
                      Furious Trinidad funky Calypso groove 2 sider Unplayed Warehouse dead stock original Calypso 45 vinyl 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at...
                      • Joey Lewis Orchestra – La La Jam Back
                      • Joey Lewis Orchestra – Firery
                      The StealersThe Stealers Featuring Neville ZuillEdmar
                      Original = 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...
                        VersatileBeing In Love / Tell Me (1974)Charlie's Records
                        Deep soul ballad West Indies stylee + Calypso meets northern soul!! Like Sam Cooke on a cruise RARE Original unplayed Calypso 45, dead stock100% Guarantee...
                        • Versatile – Being In Love
                        • Versatile – Tell Me
                        Mighty SparrowBon Bamde / RevengeRa
                        Calypso king of the world gets down. UNPLAYED Original deadstock Calypso 45 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe -...
                        • Mighty Sparrow – Bon Bamde
                        • Mighty Sparrow – Revenge
                        The HawkLife In The East /JudyStraker's
                        Original Calypso 45 - nice tune ! Unplayed Warehouse dead stock original Calypso 45 vinyl VG+
                        • The Hawk – Life In The East
                        King WellingtonPretty GirlsPlek
                        Rare killer funky 70s Calypso a la Kool and the Gang / Beginning of the End ! RARE Original unplayed Calypso 45, dead stock 100% Guarantee on this and...
                        • King Wellington – Pretty Girls
                        Calimbo Steel BandThe Heart Of TrinidadVogue
                        Original Caribbean island soundOriginal UK Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not...
                          Mighty TranquilFunky Family / InflationCharlie's Records
                          Calypso goes funky! RARE ORIGINAL CALYPSO 45 G+ (none on discogs)
                          • Mighty Tranquil – Funky Family
                          • Mighty Tranquil – Inflation
                          Patrick RösSpecial FeelingsMagic Records (12)
                          Uk reggae/calypsoOriginal = Original UK Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not...
                            Cheno Fester/King WellingtonPretty Baby/New Calypso Music (1972)Straker's Records
                            RARE Insane James Brown 60s r'n'b style mover Pretty Baby + uplifting King Wellington calypso on the other side. Original unplayed Calypso 45, dead stock...
                            • King Wellington – New Calypso Music
                            • Chino Feaster – Pretty Baby
                            • Original 7"£30.00
                              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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                            Mighty DukePoo Po Doo / Axe Handle FredaCamille Records
                            Party tune! RARE ORIGINAL UNPLAYED CALYPSO 45 VG+
                            • Mighty Duke – Poo Po Poo
                            • Mighty Duke – Axe Handle Freda
                            Hubert PorterMary's LambRitmo
                            Wicked tune, very funny ! Unplayed Warehouse dead stock original Calypso 45 vinyl. VG- vinyl/VG+
                            • Hubert Porter – Mary's Lamb
                            Mighty SwallowThe King Can Go / WilletCamille Records
                            Original Calypsonian (who began his career in 1962) in an old-school calypso vibe. UNPLAYED ORIGINAL CALYPSO 45 RARE! VG+
                            • Mighty Swallow – The King Can Go
                            • Mighty Swallow – Willet
                            The Tradewinds You Can't GetPenny (1973)
                            Independent Calypso 45 Warehouse dead stock original Calypso 45 vinyl UNPLAYED Original USA 7"Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all...
                            • The Tradewinds – You Can't Get
                            • Original 7"£15.00
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                            Singing FrancineChristmas In The West IndiesStraker's Records
                            It's Xmas time in the West Indies!Original unplayed Calypso 45, dead stock - few minor pops etc
                            • Singing Francine – Christmas In The West Indies
                            Lord StupidLa La Festival / La La Festival - Pt. 2Far Records
                            Rare reggae/Calypso tune singing the delights of carnival - sounds like Horace Andy!
                            • Lord Stupid – La La Festival
                            • Lord Stupid – La La Festival - Pt. 2
                            Lord NecktieCalypso CarnivalEdmar
                            Lord Necktie - pseudonym of the slightly less regal Stan Seymour. Original Canada/Bermuda vinyl
                              Mighty SparrowHotter Than Ever (1972)Ra
                              Original Trinidad vinyl. Sparrow is hotter than ever. (tape on spines)
                                Mighty CypherFresh Water Yankee / PapersTelco
                                old-skool calypso stylee. RARE ORIGINAL CALYPSO 45 G+ vinyl
                                • Mighty Cypher – Fresh Water Yankee
                                • Mighty Cypher – Papers
                                Mighty SparrowDoctor Bird. (1988)Charlie's Records
                                Recorded in Brooklyn New York. Original USA vinyl in orig. shrinkwrap.
                                  Dudley Smith Steel BandBest In Steel Singca
                                  Very rare Nassau, Bahamas original album c.late1960s/early 70s
                                    Steel Band Memories With The West Stars Steel BandFestival Champions Merry Disc
                                    Recorded in the studios of Radio Barbados. Rare album c. late 60s/early 70s Sleeve: VG+ Vinyl: VG