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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    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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    ShadowDreadness (1977)Richie's Music
    Wear tropical Lp from man like Shadow
      • Original LP£20.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal Trinidad LP Vinyl has creasing to sleeve top right
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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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      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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        (Mighty Sparrow)Carribean Carnival (1964)Various ArtistsMace Records
        Collection of artists but looks like a Sparrow album
          • Original LP£15.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl in shrink

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          King Short ShirtWadadlie Rock (1981)A & B Records
          Crazy caribbean sounds
            • Original LP£12.00
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA 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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            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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            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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                  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. 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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                  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"£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...
                          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...
                              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