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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Harry Belafonte Jump Up Calypso (1961)RCA
Original = Original USA LP Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're...
Harry BelafonteAn Evening With Belafonte/Makeba (1965)RCA Victor
Original Calypso USA Vinyl LP VG+ /Sleeve VG+100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not...
Harry BelafonteCalypso In Brass (1966)RCA Victor
w/ Coconut Woman Original USA Vinyl VG + /Sleeve VG + (plus original house inner)100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe...
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...
King Scratch And Bay Street BoysLet's Go Calypso (c. 1966)Somerset Records
KILLER percussive-heavy West Indies groover from the Bahamas, late 60s. Includes Christmas Time In Nassa (which features on Soul Jazz's 90 Degrees of Shade...
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...
National Geographic SocietyThe Music Of Trinidad (1971)National Geographic Society
Lovely heavy card gatefold with deluxe 12 page glossy insert attached onto the sleeve.Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on...
Wilmoth Houdini and his OrchestraCalypso (1958)RCA Camden
Top authentic Calypso sounds RARE Original 1958 USA Vinyl LP VG+ /Sleeve VG (spines part split/taped) 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at...
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...
The Rising Sun (Treasure Cove) Steel BandSolid SteelStar Records
Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG- (wear) 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're...
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...
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...
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 -...
The HawkLife In The East /JudyStraker's
Original Calypso 45 - nice tune ! Unplayed Warehouse dead stock original Calypso 45 vinyl VG+
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...
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)
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...
Mighty SparrowThe Mighty Sparrow Sings True Life Stories Of Passion, People & Politics (1964)Scepter International
Original = USA vinyl VG (has marks plays well) /Sleeve VG +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+ 100% Guarantee on this and all...
Mighty DukePoo Po Doo / Axe Handle FredaCamille Records
Party tune! RARE ORIGINAL UNPLAYED CALYPSO 45 VG+
Hubert PorterMary's LambRitmo
Wicked tune, very funny ! Unplayed Warehouse dead stock original Calypso 45 vinyl. VG- vinyl/VG+
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-
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+
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
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
Lord StupidLa La Festival / La La Festival - Pt. 2Far Records
Rare reggae/Calypso tune singing the delights of carnival - sounds like Horace Andy!
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 SparrowDoctor Bird. (1988)Charlie's Records
Recorded in Brooklyn New York. Original USA vinyl in orig. shrinkwrap.
The United States Navy Steel BandCaribbean Steel Band (c.1970)Continental Records
Thick heavyweight vinyl and gatefold card sleeve w/ tip-in attached page insert. Original vinyl.
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