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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    WarDeliver The Word (1973)United Artists
    Classic War album! Funky latin rock and soul includes the all-time party barrio classic "Me and Baby Brother".  ORIGINAL DIE-CUT OUT USA VINYL
    • War – Me And Baby Brother
    • Original LP£10.00
      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

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    The CountsLove SignAware
      • Original LP£15.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl unplayed cutout original copy

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      CerroneBack TrackPavillion
      w/Supernature. Seminal disco
      • Cerrone – Supernature
      • Original LP£15.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl
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      Bar-KaysDangerous (1984)Mercury
      Boogie funk 84
        • Original LP£10.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl LP in shrink

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        Diahann CarrollDiahann Carroll (1974)Motown
        Motown Original soul LP
          • Original LP£10.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl in shrink

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          Eddie KendricksEddie Kendricks (1973)Tamla
          Genius soulful music from vocalist Kendricks on this early-70s Motown classic. Featuring "Keep On Truckin".
          • Eddie Kendricks – Keep On Truckin'
          • Original LP£12.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

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          Brass ConstructionII (1976)United Artists
          Boogie funk 76
            • CD£10.99
              Out of stock
            • Original LP£9.99
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

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            Betty WrightTravelin' In The Wright Circle (1979)T.K.Productions
            Disco album from Betty Wright that also features the classic soul ballad 'Thank You For The Many Things You've Done', later covered in a lovers rock stylee...
              • Original LP£10.00
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

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              Rick JamesBustin' Out Of L Seven (1979)Gordy
                • Original LP£10.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

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                CherrelleHigh Priority (1985)Tabu
                Includes the classic 'Saturday Love' ORIGINAL VINYL
                • Cherrelle – Saturday Love
                • Original LP£6.99
                  Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl VG VINYL
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                Cerrone IVThe Golden Touch (1978)CBS
                Seminal euro-disco with the cosmic "Music Of Life". Classic.
                • Cerrone IV – Music Of Life
                • Original LP£15.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl in shrink cutout

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                Johnny BristolBristol's Creme (1976)Atlantic
                1976 lp usa orig vinyl
                  • Original LP£12.00
                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP Vinyl

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                  The Brothers JohnsonBlam!! (1978)A&M
                  Disco funk boogie tastic bomb. Blam! O
                    • Original LP£8.99
                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA vinyl
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                    The Brecker Brothers BandBack To Back (1976)Arista
                    Classic funk jazz fusion
                      • Original LP£8.99
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG-Original USA vinyl, sleeve wear
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                      The BlackbyrdsCity Life (1975)Fantasy
                      All-time classic jazz-funk produced by Donald Byrd and including "Rock Creek Park"!
                      • The Blackbyrds – rock creek park
                      • LP£18.99
                        Out of stock
                      • Original LP£20.00
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original European Vinyl, gatefold sleeve

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                      BohannonCut Loose (1979)Mercury
                      Bohannon's distinctive boogie with sparse vocals and the cult classic "Cut Loose"!
                        • Original LP£10.00
                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl sleeve has small sticker tear, bit of wear
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                        Madeline BellI'm Gonna Make You Love Me (1968)Philips
                        Rare debut USA album (her second) for the great UK vocalist Madeline Bell, 1968. Loads of killer soul tunes.
                        • Madeline Bell – I'm gonna make you love me
                        • Original LP£25.00
                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA LP Vinyl

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                        BohannonInsides Out (1975)Brunswick
                        Monster steady as a rock disco funk from Hamilton Bohannon, 1975.
                        • Bohannon – Foot Stompin' Music
                        • Original LP£12.00
                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl
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                        Angela BofillLet Me Be The One (1984)Arista
                        1984 original lp
                          • Original LP£9.99
                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl in shrink

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                          The Brothers JohnsonWinners A&M (1981)
                          Boogie funk soul
                            • Original LP£7.99
                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG-Original = Original USA LP Vinyl

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                            Terry CallierFire On Ice (1978)Elektra
                            Top TC album from 78
                              • New Audiophile LP (180 GRAM)£19.99
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                              • Original LP£20.00
                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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                              • CD£7.99
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                              Ashford & SimpsonStreet OperaCapitol Records (1982)
                                • Original LP£8.99
                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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                                Jerry ButlerThe Spice Of Life (1972)Mercury
                                Classic Chicago soul, double album original copy.
                                  • Original 2×LP£20.00
                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl
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                                  G.C. CameronYou're What's Missing In My Life (1977)Motown
                                  Motown, 77
                                  • G.C. Cameron – You're What's Missing In My Life
                                  • Original LP£15.00
                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl
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                                  Dianne BrooksIn My Heart / I Just Don't Know What To Do With MyselfMGM
                                  Wicked Soul groover and Deep Soul tune on flip
                                  • Dianne Brooks – In My Heart
                                  • Dianne Brooks – I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself
                                  • Original 7"£10.00
                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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                                  Felix & JarvisFlamethrower Rap (1982)Quality
                                  The instrumental of this starts like a mad ESG cut. Heavy Detroit electro/hip-hop boogie funk party tune! Check that B-line!Mint unplayed...
                                  • Felix & Jarvis – Flamethrower Rap (Short)
                                  • Original 7"£10.00
                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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                                  Tom BrowneLove Approach (1980)Arista
                                  w/Funkin for Jamaica
                                    • Original LP£7.99
                                      Vinyl condition: VG-Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP Vinyl

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                                    • CD£10.99
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                                    Atlanta Rhythm SectionChampagne Jam (1978)Polydor
                                      • Original LP£9.99
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                                      B.T. ExpressEnergy To Burn (1976)CBS
                                      1976 album Original USA vinyl
                                        • Original LP£7.99
                                          Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl
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                                        Phil UpchurchYou Don't Have To KnowCadet
                                        Arranged and produced by the great Charles Stepney!
                                        • Phil Upchurch – You Don't Have To Know
                                        Roy AyersYou Might Be Surprised (1985)CBS
                                        Roy Ayers, 85
                                          • Original LP£9.99
                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl
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                                          • CD£8.99
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                                          The Atlanta Disco BandBad Luck (1975)Ariola
                                          Tough version of Harold Melvin's disco bomb Bad Luck and loads more 
                                          • The Atlanta Disco Band – Bad Luck
                                          • Original LP£10.00
                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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                                          Gene AmmonsBrother Jug! Prestige (1970)
                                          With the MONSTER Jungle Strut. Killer A-list Soul Jazz Prestige (original purple label). Gene Ammons sax, Sonny Phillips organ, Billy BUtler guitar, Bob...
                                          • Gene Ammons – Jungle Strut
                                          • Original LP£40.00
                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGRARE original purple label Prestige

                                            Original = Original USA Vinyl sleeve has sticker removal tear

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                                          Joe Cuba SextetBustin' Out (1972)Tico Records
                                          KILLER & RARE latin funk, boogaloo and latin jams from Joe Cuba
                                          • Joe Cuba Sextet – Do You Feel It?
                                          • Joe Cuba Sextet – Joe Cuba's Madness Part 1
                                          • Original LP£40.00
                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original Venezuelan Vinyl LP VG+ great/Sleeve VG-(has sleeve cover bit unglued from the card)

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                                          Linda CliffordIf My Friends Could See Me Now (1978)Curtom
                                          Boogie disco fave that includes the eponymous title track. Produced by Curtis Mayfield for Curtom in 1978.
                                          • Linda Clifford – If My Friends Could See Me Know
                                          • Original LP£9.99
                                            Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG
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                                          Jose FelicianoMemphis Menu (1972)RCA Victor
                                          Groovy album recorded in Memphis. Original USA vinyl
                                            • Original LP£7.00
                                              Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Has audible mark on Side 2 track A
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                                            Randy CrawfordSecret Combination (1981)Warner Bros
                                            Includes the classic "You Might Need Somebody" and the breezy "Rio De Janeiro Blue"
                                              • Original LP£7.99
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                                              The Salsoul OrchestraSun After The Rain (1979)Salsoul Records
                                              PROMO Salsoul 79 original disco 12"
                                              • The Salsoul Orchestra – Sun After The Rain
                                              • Original 12"£15.00
                                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA 12" Vinyl Promo

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                                              ChicYour Love (1992)Warner Bros. Records
                                              • Chic – Your Love (Hank's Mix)
                                              • Original 12"£10.00
                                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Orig USA 12"
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                                              John TropeaLivin' In The JungleT.K. Disco
                                              Rare and groovy PROMO TK 1979 peachy clean original 12" Original = Original USA 12" Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl...
                                              • John Tropea – Livin' In The Jungle
                                              • Original 12"£30.00
                                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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                                              ChicJack Le Freak (1987)Atlantic
                                                • Original 12"£6.99
                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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                                                Ray MarcoLa, La, La, LaMoon Soul
                                                TK sub label
                                                • Ray Marco – La, La, La, La
                                                • Original 12"£7.99
                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Orig USA 12"
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                                                CherrelleLike I Will (Tokyo Mix) (1984)Tabu Records
                                                  • Original 12"£6.00
                                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG
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                                                  Scherrie PayneOne Night Only (1984)Megatone Records
                                                    • Original 12"£5.00
                                                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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                                                    Van StratosphereYou Remind Me (1982)Venture Records
                                                    One off disco project produced by Detroit jazz man Travis Biggs
                                                    • Van Stratosphere – You Remind Me
                                                    • Original 12"£12.00
                                                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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                                                    Norman ConnorsGive The Drummer Some/For You Everything (1977)Buddah Records
                                                    We love the flip to this - Give The Drummer Some is tough Afro-drums Dingwalls/Art Blakey stylee all the way - HEAVY!
                                                    • Norman Connors – Give The Drummer Some
                                                    Peace, Love & HappinessHaving A Party / We Come To Party (1979)Abab
                                                    RARE independent late 70s Modern Soul/Funk/Boogie. The A is a nice tune but the B side has is a definite rare groove bomb (with a funny sing-a-long intro) Unplayed...
                                                    • Peace, Love & Happiness – Having A Party
                                                    • Peace, Love & Happiness – We Come To Party
                                                    • Original 7"£50.00
                                                      Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: NM-Original USA 7"Vinyl
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                                                    Easy GoingCasanova (1980)Emergency Records
                                                    Italo disco 82 Claudio Simonetti
                                                      • Original LP£12.00
                                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA LP Vinyl,
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                                                      Jerry ButlerJerry Butler's Golden Hits LiveMercury
                                                        • Original LP£10.00
                                                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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                                                        Ray CharlesModern Sounds In Country And Western Music Volume Two (1962)ABC-Paramount
                                                          • Original LP£15.00
                                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA LP Vinyl,
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