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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    Earth, Wind And FireAll 'N' All (1977)Columbia
    Seminal fusion album - includes the killer "Brazilian Rhyme", "Runnin", "Serpentine Fire", "Fantasy"...as good as it gets! EWF's last great album.
    • Earth, Wind And Fire – Love's Holiday / Brazilian Rhyme
    Various Artists On Jump StreetWelcome To The Club (1987)Jump Street
    Compilation on Jump Street of early electro/garage/house that's... "Dedicated to the spirit of the Paradise Garage (1976-1987 R.I.P)"!
      • Original LP£20.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl, cutout top right

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      Billy MitchellBlue City Jam (1984)Pausa Records
        • Original LP£7.99
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USALP Vinyl, in original shrinkwrap
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        The BrothersDon't Stop Now (1976)RCA Victor
        Wicked funky disco lp
          • Original LP£18.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original UK LP Vinyl,
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          ParletInvasion Of The Booty Snatchers (1979)Casablanca
            • Original LP£25.00
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl, original copy some wear to sleeve
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            Luther IngramLuther Ingram (1986)Profile Records
              • Original LP£9.00
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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              The DellsThe Dells Sing Dionne Warwicke's Greatest Hits (1972)Cadet
              Produced by Charles Stepney on Cadet with Phil Upchurch and members of The Pharoahs on backing...what higher recommendation do you need?!
                • Original LP£20.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA vinyl in shrink
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                Millie JacksonFeelin' Bitchy (1977)Spring
                Female raunchy soul from 77.
                  • Original LP£10.00
                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

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                  Bobby KentJuice (1980)Fusion Records
                  Boogie funk - excellent condition
                    • Original LP£12.00
                      Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: NM-Original = Original USA Vinyl (in shrink, opened once)

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                    SpinnersNew And Improved (1974)Atlantic
                    Spinners, 74. Sound of Philadelphia arranged and conducted by Thom Bell
                      • Original LP£12.00
                        Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: NM-Original = Original USA Vinyl MINT opened once unsealed lp in shrink

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                      Michael JacksonThriller (1982)Epic
                      'Wanna Be Startin Somethin', 'Beat It', 'Billie Jean' and, er, 'The Girl Is Mine'. Still one of the greatest albums ever!
                        • Original LP£13.00
                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA vinyl gatefold sleeve (has sleeve wear)
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                        • CD£13.99
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                        • New 2×LP £33.99
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                        Joe TexThe Love You Save (1966)Atlantic
                        Sweet southern soul produced by Buddy Killen in Nashville
                          • Original LP£30.00
                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA vinyl copy, taped lower spine
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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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                            Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The TrinityStreetnoise (1969)Atco
                            Hardcore Funked up Auger and Driscoll double album. USA pressing on Atco
                            • Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity – Tropic Of Capricorn
                            • Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity – Czechoslovakia
                            • Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity – Indian Rope Man
                            • Original 2×LP£50.00
                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl thick gatefold sleeve, sleeve/spinewear, top spine part taped, vinyl great
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                            J.O.B. OrquestraOpen The Doors To Your Heart (1978)Govinda
                            Rare jazz funk disco album
                              • Original LP£12.00
                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA vinyl
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                              Eddie KendricksSomething More (1979)Arista
                              Features production from underground NY disco legend Patrick Adams! Wicked disco-boogie including "I Never Used To Dance". Includes tracks by Leroy Burgess. USA...
                              • Eddie Kendricks – I Never Used To Dance
                              • Original LP£12.00
                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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                              One G Plus ThreeSummertime / Poquito Soul (1970)Gordo
                              Two KILLER Latin Funk Jazz tunes!  Original unplayed vinyl USA ORIGINAL 45 copy.
                              • One G Plus Three – Summer Time
                              • One G Plus Three – Poquito Soul
                              The DellsThe Dells Musical Menu / Always Together (1968)Cadet Records
                              Chess/Cadet 1968. Original first (and only) pressing. USA gatefold vinyl. Arranged and conducted by the legendary Charles Stepney.
                                • Original LP£20.00
                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA vinyl, wear to spine
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                                The ImpressionsThe Impressions With Jerry Butler And Betty Everett (1965)Design Records (2)
                                1965 original USA vinyl
                                  • Original LP£20.00
                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = USA Vinyl

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                                  Culture ClubColour By Numbers (1983)Virgin
                                    • Original LP£6.00
                                      Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VGOriginal UK vinyl
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                                    Luther IngramLet's Steal Away To The Hideaway (1976)KoKo
                                    Deep southern soul recorded at Muscle Shoals
                                      • Original LP£18.00
                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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                                      Ike and Tina TurnerNuff Said (1971)United Artists
                                      Funky Ike and Tina from 1971! 
                                        • Original LP£15.00
                                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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                                        Earth, Wind And FireSpirit (1976)CBS
                                        Classic Maurice White & Charles Stepney production!
                                          • Original LP£10.00
                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = USA Vinyl , sticker removal mark
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                                          Dionne WarwickHow Many Times Can We Say Goodbye (1983)Arista
                                            • Original LP£7.99
                                              Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: NM-Original USA vinyl in original shrink, mint unsealed once
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                                            The WhispersOpen Up Your Love (1977)Soul Train
                                              • Original LP£9.00
                                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original UK Vinyl w/ poster
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                                              The 5th DimensionPortrait (1970)Bell
                                              USA gatefold vinyl w/ wicked version of Laura Nyro's Save The Country
                                                • Original LP£9.99
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                                                Shirley BasseyI've Got A Song For YouSunset Records
                                                  • Original LP£8.00
                                                    Original = Original UK Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG (tape on spine)

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                                                  Peabo BrysonReaching For The Sky (1977)Capitol Records
                                                    • Original LP£10.00
                                                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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                                                    Harold MelvinAll Things Happen In Time (1981)MCA
                                                    Sounds of Philly, 81, with all the legendary players
                                                      • Original LP£9.99
                                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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                                                      Donny HathawayExtension Of A Man EPAtlantic
                                                      A 4 track EP that plays at 33rpm - includes the Rare Groove classics 'The Slums' and 'Valdez In The Country'. pic sleeve! MINT UNPLAYED JUKE BOX...
                                                      • Donny Hathaway – The Slums
                                                      • Donny Hathaway – Valdez In The Country
                                                      Maggie Bell SingersHis Will His Way / Look To Jesus (1980)C.J. Records
                                                      Independent label SOULFUL gospel nice tune
                                                      • Maggie Bell Singers – His Will His Way
                                                      • Original 7"£15.00
                                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+UNPLAYED USA ORIG 45
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                                                      Archie BellI Love My Baby (1969)Atlantic
                                                      Philly 60's soul written and produced by Gamble and Huff, arranged by Bobby Martin and Thom Bell.
                                                      • Archie Bell – I Love My Baby
                                                      • Archie Bell – Just A Little Closer
                                                      • Original 7"£10.00
                                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Mint unplayed USA original 45.
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                                                      Teddy PendergrassJoy (1988)Elektra
                                                      Classy late 80s album.
                                                        • Original LP£9.99
                                                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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                                                        Papa's ResultsSister Sheila (1974)Sal / Wa Records
                                                        Funky stuff . Sal/Wa Records Mint Unplayed Original USA 45
                                                        • Papa's Results – Sister Sheila
                                                        Ronnie LawsSolid Ground (1981)Liberty
                                                        Great album from legendary flute/sax fusion man Ronnie Laws.
                                                          • Original LP£9.99
                                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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                                                          Aretha FranklinTake A LookColumbia
                                                          Includes Lee Cross as featured on our Gospel Soul compilation
                                                            • Original LP£18.00
                                                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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                                                            Gloria ParkerThe Best Thing For You BabySoul Galore
                                                            Quality Northern Soul ! UNPLAYED 45
                                                            • Gloria Parker – The Best Thing For You Baby
                                                            Pumpkin DeliveryThe Creeper (1977)Wing And A Prayer
                                                            Wicked spacey disco funk tune. Came out on Creole in UK, this is unplayed USA original version
                                                            • Pumpkin Delivery – The Creeper (Special Long Version)
                                                            • Original 7"£20.00
                                                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA 7"Vinyl UNPLAYED

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                                                            The WhispersThe Whispers (1979)Solar
                                                            Featuring the massive anthem "And The Beat Goes On"!
                                                              • Original LP£10.00
                                                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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                                                              Nikki Giovanni And The New York Community ChoirTruth Is On Its Way (1971)Right-On
                                                              with the wicked proto-rap monster: Ego Tripping. Wicked and rare female proto rap poetry with percussion. Original USA vinyl.
                                                              • Nikki Giovanni And The New York Community Choir – Ego Tripping
                                                              • Original LP£40.00
                                                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl in shrink
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                                                              Crown Heights Affair(Do It) The French Way (1977)De-Lite Records
                                                              Groovy disco in original pic sleeve!
                                                              • Crown Heights Affair – (Do It) The French Way
                                                              • Original 7"£8.00
                                                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+UNPLAYED Original USA 7"Vinyl

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                                                              Brother To BrotherChance With You (1976)Turbo Records
                                                              Seriously funky Ron Hardy/Larry Levan fave!
                                                              • Brother To Brother – Chance With You
                                                              • Original 7"£10.00
                                                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed original USA 45.

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                                                              Rare EssenceDisco Fever / Huff & Puff (1978)Major Records (4)
                                                              Ron Hardy/Music Box fave! Heavy spacey funky-disco - Wicked tune!
                                                              • Rare Essence – Disco Fever
                                                              • Original 7"£10.00
                                                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed Original USA 45
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                                                              Don DowningDoctor Boogie / Lonely Days, Lonely Nights (1978)RS International
                                                              KILLER SOUL BOOGIE 45 AS SAMPLED BY DJ PREMIER !
                                                              • Don Downing – Doctor Boogie
                                                              • Original 7"£10.00
                                                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed original USA 45
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                                                              Eloise LawsEloise (1977)ABC
                                                              Fantastic soul fusion jazz produced by Linda Creed
                                                                • Original LP£10.00
                                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = USA Vinyl

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                                                                TruthExcedrin Headache #24 / Come Back Home (1976)Sounds Of Cleveland
                                                                TOUGH, moody soulful funk tune - heavyweight and wicked.
                                                                • Truth – Excedrin Headache #24
                                                                • Original 7"£10.00
                                                                  Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: NM-Unplayed original independent (Cleveland, Ohio) label USA 45.

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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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                                                                RevelationGet Ready for This / Where It's Warm (1975)RSO
                                                                The A side is a wicked early Philly sound Disco tune, and there's a nice Modern Soul tune on the flip. UNPLAYED ORIGINAL USA 45
                                                                • Revelation – Get Ready for This
                                                                • Revelation – Where It's Warm
                                                                KanoI'm Ready / Holly Dolly (1980)Emergency Records
                                                                Italo-Disco classic!Unplayed original USA 45. VG
                                                                • Kano – I'm Ready
                                                                • Original 7"£12.00
                                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed original USA 45.

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