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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    Lord KitchenerCurfew Time (1971)Trinidad Records
    Original vinyl.
    • Lord Kitchener – Let Them Crow
    • Original LP£15.00
      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = USA Vinyl
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    The MerrymenThe Merrymen Sing Beautiful BarbadosMerry Disc
    Nicequality LP thick gatefold sleeve with attached 4 page insert
      • Original LP£12.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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      Harry BelafonteBelafonte (1956)RCA
      1956 Calypso
        • Original LP£9.99
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Orig USA LP
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        The Steel BanditsSteel Band Bamboushay (1965)Westindy
          • Original LP£12.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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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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          Nat HepburnTheresea The Champ / Play Mass WidweStraker's Records
          The travel agent sent Theresa to the wrong carnival! - oh dear what a thing..
          • Nat Hepburn – Theresea The Champ
          • Nat Hepburn – Play Mass Widwe
          • Original 7"£20.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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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
          • Original 7"£30.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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          Ellie Matt & The G. I'S BrassBachanal (1977)Camille Records
          Rare 70s funky calypso instrumental
          • Ellie Matt & The G. I'S Brass – Bachanal
          • Ellie Matt & The G. I'S Brass – Jamback
          • Original 7"£20.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed rare original CALYPSO 45. Deadstock
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          Calypso FrancoTribute To Andy Roberts / Carnival Is For You And MeCamille Records
          Jump up stylee
          • Calypso Franco – Tribute To Andy Roberts
          • Calypso Franco – Carnival Is For You And Me
          • Original 7"£20.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+rare original CALYPSO 45.
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          Nat Hepburn's March Of DimesTell Santa Claus / Christmas BallStraker's Records
          rare xmas calypso!
          • Nat Hepburn's March Of Dimes – Tell Santa Claus
          • Nat Hepburn's March Of Dimes – Christmas Ball
          • Original 7"£15.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed rare original CALYPSO 45. Deadstock poss few marks plays fine.
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          Milo And The KingsStay Up And Follow Milo / PolioCamille Records
          Wicked jump up calypso instrumental - smokin! UNPLAYED Original USA 7"Vinyl VG ( few pops)/Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl...
          • Milo And The Kings – Stay Up And Follow Milo
          • Milo And The Kings – Polio
          • Original 7"£20.00
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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
          • Shadow – King From Hell
          • Shadow – Come Dance The Prance
          • Original 7"£25.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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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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            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- (has some marks red....
            • Joey Lewis and his Orchestra – Soul Chick
            • Joey Lewis and his Orchestra – We Walk 100 Miles
            • Original 7"£20.00
              Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Has some surface marks plays well
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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+ 100%...
              • Lord Nelson – Calamity
              • Lord Nelson – Twilight Zone
              • Original 7"£20.00
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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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              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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                Lord BrigoBarnabas / Careless MotherAntillana
                Nice brassy heavy jumpin calypso
                • Lord Brigo – Barnabas
                • Lord Brigo – Careless Mother
                • Original 7"£25.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed rare original CALYPSO 45. Deadstock poss few marks plays fine.
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                TradewindsCopy Cats / Jump UpPenny
                Rare jump-up Calypso sounds - sounds of St Lucia
                • Tradewinds – Copy Cats
                • Tradewinds – Jump Up
                • Original 7"£15.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed rare original CALYPSO 45.
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                The IslandersFence Her In / Glammer GirlHilltop Records
                Old school stylee early Jamaican calypso/mento quite deep drums + guitar and vocals
                • The Islanders – Fence Her In
                • The Islanders – Glammer Girl
                • Original 7"£20.00
                  Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Unplayed rare original CALYPSO 45. Deadstock looks clean but has some noise
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                Roaring LionI Ain't Gonna Do It No More / Hapney RiceCamille Records
                Rare calypso 45 from Roaring Lion
                • Roaring Lion – I Ain't Gonna Do It No More
                • Roaring Lion – Hapney Rice
                • Original 7"£30.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed rare original CALYPSO 45. Deadstock poss few marks plays fine.
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                De OpelsIn Paradise / Gee Whez (1975)Straker's Records
                Barbados reggae/calypso rare 45
                • De Opels – In Paradise
                • Original 7"£15.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed rare original CALYPSO 45 (deadstock few marks)
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                Laviscount BrassJamarona / Push Ya Push Day
                VERY HEAVY & RARE CALYPSO TUNE - junp-up heavy percussion and brass instrumental cut 2-sider!
                • Laviscount Brass – Jamarona
                • Laviscount Brass – Push Ya Push Day
                • Original 7"£30.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed rare original CALYPSO 45. Deadstock poss few marks plays fine.
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                Lord SufferThe FuseJump Records
                The lady blows a fuse!
                • Lord Suffer – The Fuse
                • Lord Suffer – The Happy Sufferer
                • Original 7"£15.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed rare original CALYPSO 45. Deadstock poss few marks plays fine.
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                Patsy CadetBad Situation (1973)Pebblegroove
                Rare female calypsonian
                • Patsy Cadet – Bad Situation
                • Original 7"£15.00
                  Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Unplayed rare original CALYPSO 45. Deadstock has surface marks plays well
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                Lord CompaneroBlow Yuh NoseAntillana
                w/ Ed Watson and Brass Circle. Barbados big brass calypso
                • Lord Companero – Blow Yuh Nose
                • Lord Companero – Flower Bag Scandal
                • Original 7"£18.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed rare original CALYPSO 45. Deadstock poss has few marks plays fine.
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                The IslandersLove In The Cemetry / Jamaica WomanHilltop Records
                Rare Jamaican calypso 45
                • The Islanders – Love In The Cemetry
                • The Islanders –  Jamaica Woman
                • Original 7"£20.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed rare original CALYPSO 45. Deadstock poss few marks/pops plays fine.
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                Winthrop ThomasNo Money No Mass (1975)Straker's Records
                Jump up groovy calypso
                • Winthrop Thomas – No Money No Mass
                • Original 7"£18.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed rare original CALYPSO 45. Deadstock poss few marks plays fine.
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                Cro CroNormandie Spree / Road Deaths (1976)Charlie's Records
                70s funky brass calypso. B-side is a public safety message Calpyso stylee innit
                • Cro Cro – Normandie Spree
                • Cro Cro – Road Deaths
                • Original 7"£20.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed rare original CALYPSO 45. Deadstock poss few marks plays fine. Label has wear
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                The ShadowRap To Me / The Alien (1975)Straker's Records
                The Shadow raps .. rare 70s calypso
                • The Shadow – Rap To Me
                • The Shadow – The Alien
                • Original 7"£20.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed rare original CALYPSO 45. Deadstock poss few marks plays fine.
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                Phil AbnerSweet CarolineCamille Records
                Insane - and we mean insane - jumped-up calypso version of Neil Diamond's 'Sweet Caroline'.
                • Phil Abner – Sweet Caroline
                • Original 7"£15.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed rare original CALYPSO 45. Deadstock poss few marks plays fine.
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                Nap HepburnTrinidad Is Boss / Sparrow Apology (1976)Charlie's Records
                Rare calypso 45
                • Nap Hepburn – Trinidad Is Boss
                • Original 7"£15.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG-Sleeve condition: VG+rare original CALYPSO 45. has marks plays ok
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                Cro CroWoman Woman / Ling Tang (1977)Charlie's Records
                Rare Groovy 70s calypso
                • Cro Cro – Woman Woman
                • Cro Cro – Ling Tang
                • Original 7"£18.00
                  Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Unplayed rare original CALYPSO 45. Deadstock -has one mark on side 1 plays fine.
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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...
                  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 Calypso 45, VG- VINYL ONLY 100% 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
                          Mighty TranquilFunky Family / InflationCharlie's Records
                          Calypso goes funky! RARE ORIGINAL CALYPSO 45 G+ (none on discogs)
                          • Mighty Tranquil – Funky Family
                          • Mighty Tranquil – Inflation
                          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. West Indies Mod! Original unplayed Calypso...
                          • King Wellington – New Calypso Music
                          • Chino Feaster – Pretty Baby
                          • Original 7"£30.00
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