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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    Mighty SparrowSparrow Spectacular (1973)WIRL
    Original thick card sleeve USA vinyl copy
      • Original LP£12.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA LP Vinyl

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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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      The Talbot BrothersCalypsos (1957)ABC-Paramount
        • Original LP£12.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

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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+ /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
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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
          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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            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
            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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              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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              Nap HepburnTheresa The Champ/Play Mass WidweStraker's Records
              Rare Calypso 45 "Play Mass Widwe" New York Travel agents send Hepburn to the wrong carnival - wot a thing!
              • Nap Hepburn – Play Mass Widwe
              • Nap Hepburn – Theresa The Champ
              • Original 7"£20.00
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed rare original CALYPSO 45.
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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"£15.00
                Vinyl condition: VG-Sleeve condition: VG+rare original CALYPSO 45. VG- only has some marks
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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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              Forsyth HighlandersEngagement RingAntillana
              Excellent steel drums groover!
              • Forsyth Highlanders – Engagement Ring
              • Forsyth Highlanders – Simple Calypso
              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
              • 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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              Eddie HooperRunning Over / Part 2Straker's Records
              RARE Calypso meets reggae stylee - two nice righteous cuts - one for £50 on discogs!
              • Eddie Hooper – Running Over Part 1
              • 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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              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"£20.00
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed rare original CALYPSO 45. Deadstock poss few marks plays fine.
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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: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed rare original CALYPSO 45. Deadstock poss few marks 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...
                      The Fabulous McClevertysCalypso!Verve Records
                      Original USA Calypso vinyl on Verve! with the very groovy Don't Blame It On Elvis (for shaking his pelvis)
                        • Original LP£20.00
                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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                        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...
                          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
                          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
                            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