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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    Edric ConnorSongs From Jamaica (1954)Argo (2)
    Jamaica Calypso
      • Original LP£20.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' money-back guarantee!
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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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      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
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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
      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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          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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            Tropical Islanders - Brass JammersMiss Mary / Mango Vert
            Rare instrumental brass calypso 45
            • Tropical Islanders - Brass Jammers – Miss Mary
            • Tropical Islanders - Brass Jammers – Mango Vert
            • 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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            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...
                    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