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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    Skool BoyzBreakin' Out / Before You Go (1983)Crossroad Entertainment Corp.
    Electro boogie original 12" produced by Bunky Scott
    • Skool Boyz – Breakin' Out
    • Original 12"£7.00
      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA 12" Vinyl

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    Freddie ScottLonely Man (1967)Columbia
    Rare soul LP 1967
      • Original LP£40.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA LP Vinyl, sleeve has some age wear

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      MachineThere But For The Grace Of God Go I (1979)RCA
      KILLER and classic disco 12"
      • Machine – There But For The Grace Of God Go I
      • Original 12"£12.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Orig USA 12" in house bag
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      Lou RawlsCarryin' On (1966)Capitol
      From Lou's classic period on Capitol produced by David Axelrod, and as the sleevenotes say: Lou - easy and natural; sidemen - loose and groovy!
        • Original LP£15.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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        CameoDon't Be So Cool / I Never Knew (1981)Chocolate City
        Nice boogie tune
        • Cameo – Don't Be So Cool
        • Original 12"£7.99
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA 12" Vinyl

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        Jah WobbleSnake Charmer (1983)Island Records
        Rare and classic disco not disco mini LP
          • Original LP£35.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP Vinyl

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          Johnnie TaylorSuper Taylor (1974)Stax
          Stax 74
            • Original LP£9.99
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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            VoyageVoyage 3 (1980)Marlin
            French euro disco on TK offshoot Marlin label
              • Original LP£10.00
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP Vinyl in shrink

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              Ellen McIlwaineWe The People (1973)Polydor
              Awesome folk funk LP with the awesome Jimmy Dean
                • Original LP£30.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP Vinyl

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                Bunny SiglerI've Always Wanted To Sing...(1979)Gold Mind Records
                Its a Garage classic ... features the seminal 'By The Way  You Dance'.
                  • Original LP£9.99
                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

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                  Secret WeaponMust Be The Music (1981)Prelude Records
                  Original USA Prelude vinyl
                  • Secret Weapon – Must Be The Music (Vocal Version)
                  • Original 12"£15.00
                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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                  Skipworth & TurnerThinking About Your Love (1985)4th & Broadway
                  Classic tune
                  • Skipworth & Turner – Thinking About Your Love (Extended)
                  • Original 12"£8.99
                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA 12" Vinyl

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                  Syl JohnsonMystery Lady / Let's Dance For Love Hi (1979)
                  Wicked uplifting southern disco/ soul - wicked tune!
                  • Syl Johnson – Mystery Lady
                  • Original 12"£10.00
                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

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                  • Original 7"£8.99
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                  The O'JaysShip Ahoy (1974)Philadelphia International
                  A Gamble & Huff soul classic! Includes 'Ship Ahoy', 'Don't Call Me Brother' and the almighty rare groove/breaks classic 'For The Love Of Money'!
                  • The O'Jays – For The Love Of Money
                  • Original LP£10.00
                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl LP
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                  The O'JaysSurvival (1975)Philadelphia International Records
                  Sound of Philadelphia
                    • Original LP£9.99
                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA in shrink

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                    Teena MarieFix It (1983)Epic
                      • Original 12"£6.99
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA 12" Vinyl

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                      Vivian ReedReady And Waiting (1979)United Artists Records
                        • Original LP£12.00
                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP Vinyl

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                        People's ChoiceBoogie Down U.S.A. (1975)Tsop
                        Features the monster Philly disco tune "Do It Any Way You Wanna"!!
                          • Original LP£9.99
                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl some sleevewear
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                          Harvey MasonFunk In A Mason Jar (1978)Arista
                          Classic jazz-funk album featuring Merry Clayton on the rare groove fave "Till You Take My Love". Recommended !
                            • Original LP£12.00
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                            Ray, Goodman & BrownRay, Goodman & Brown II (1980)Polydor
                              • Original LP£10.00
                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP Vinyl

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                              Lou RawlsUnmistakably Lou (1977)Philadelphia International Records
                              Gamble Huff, sound of Philly
                                • Original LP£8.99
                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP Vinyl in shrink

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                                Theo VanessBack To Music (1978)Prelude
                                Prelude, 78. Album mixed by Jim Burgess
                                  • Original LP£9.99
                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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                                  Ohio PlayersContradiction (1976)Mercury
                                  Boogie funk, 76
                                    • Original LP£8.99
                                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGORIGINAL = Original USA Vinyl

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                                    The Soulful StringsGroovin' With The Soulful Strings (1967)Cadet
                                    Includes the seminal 'Burning Spear'. Classic Chicago Chess deepness produced by the great Richard Evans in 1967.
                                    • The Soulful Strings – Burning Spear
                                    • Original LP£20.00
                                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = USA Original Vinyl (name on front)


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                                    Betty WrightLovin' Is Really My Game (1978)T.K. Disco
                                    Orig Miami Sound USA 12" on TK Disco
                                    • Betty Wright – Lovin' Is Really My Game (With No Audience)
                                    • Original 12"£8.99
                                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

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                                    MandrillMandrilland (1974)Polydor
                                    Original USA 2xLP. KILLER
                                      • Original 2×LP£35.00
                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl
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                                      T-ConnectionT-Connection (1978)Dash
                                      1978, on TK/Dash + free 12"
                                        • Original 2×LP£12.00
                                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = USA Original Vinyl


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                                        Billy PrestonThe Kids & Me (1974)A&M Records
                                          • Original LP£10.00
                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA LP Vinyl.
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                                          Billy VeraWith Pen In Hand (1968)Atlantic
                                          Wicked soulful LP on Atlantic (promo)
                                            • Original LP£20.00
                                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP Vinyl

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                                            Donna SummerA Love Trilogy (1976)GTO
                                            Produced by Giorgio Moroder. Features the Music Machine (and Madelaine Bell on backing vocals)
                                              • Original LP£8.99
                                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = USA Vinyl

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                                              Fine Quality feat. CuzAhh Dance (1981)Sugar Hill Records
                                              • Fine Quality feat. Cuz – Ahh Dance (Vocal)
                                              • Original 12"£7.99
                                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA 12" Vinyl in shrink Sugarhill house bag

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                                              Swamp DoggCuffed, Collared & Tagged (1972)Cream Records (4)
                                              Wicked deep southern soul mint condition LP
                                              • Swamp Dogg – Complication No. 5
                                              • Swamp Dogg – You Say You Trust Your Mother
                                              • Swamp Dogg – Your Last Dirty Trick
                                              • Swamp Dogg – Knowing I'm Pleasing Me & You
                                              • Original LP£25.00
                                                Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: NM-Original = Original USA Vinyl

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                                              Donna SummerFour Seasons Of Love (1976)Casablanca Records
                                              Produced by Giorgio Moroder
                                                • CD£8.99
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                                                • Original LP£8.99
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                                                ShanaI Want You (1989)Vision Records (4)
                                                Miami freestyle 12"
                                                • Shana – I Want You (Miami / Club Remix)
                                                • Original 12"£7.99
                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA 12" Vinyl

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                                                The O'JaysIn Philadelphia (1973)Philadelphia International Records
                                                Sound of Philly
                                                  • Original LP£10.00
                                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA LP Vinyl

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                                                  KleeerKeeep Your Body Workin' (1978)Atlantic
                                                  Classy boogie funk disco 12"
                                                  • Kleeer – Keeep Your Body Workin' (Vocal)
                                                  • Original 12"£7.99
                                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Orig USA 12" in shrink
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                                                  Mass ProductionMassterpiece (1980)Cotillion
                                                  Sound of boogie funk.
                                                    • Original LP£10.00
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                                                    MFSBMFSB (1973)Philadelphia International
                                                    Freddie's Dead, Family Affair, Back Stabbers - killer tunes throughout on this seminal album. USA ORIGINAL VINYL
                                                      • Original LP£15.00
                                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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                                                      Milt Matthews Inc.Milt Matthews Inc. (1970)Commonwealth United Records
                                                      Superb soulful folk funk original vinyl. Check the audio. RARE
                                                      • Milt Matthews Inc. – I'm Gonna' Get 'Cha
                                                      • Original LP£40.00
                                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ (age wear/promo sticker)

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                                                      PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia (1974)RCA
                                                      Great funky soul album from 1974, includes 'Inner City Blues' and 'Keep On Trucking'. USA ORIGINAL VINYL MINT ORIG. SHRINKWRAP OPENED ONCE
                                                        • Original LP£18.00
                                                          Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: NM-ORIGINAL = Original USA Vinyl mint sealed opened once

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                                                        Johnnie TaylorRated Extraordinaire (1977)Columbia
                                                        1977 original USA LP
                                                          • Original LP£10.00
                                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl in shrink
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                                                          The MG'sThe MG's (1973)Stax
                                                          The MGs solo album (without Booker T) released in 1973 on Stax
                                                            • Cassette Tape £4.99
                                                              Cassette = Original cassette tape (still sealed)
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                                                            • Original LP£10.00
                                                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP
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                                                            Side EffectWhat You Need (1976)Fantasy
                                                            Seminal debut album produced by Wayne Henderson. Features the original vocal version of the classic jazz funk track "Always There" plus wicked versions...
                                                            • Side Effect – Always There
                                                            • Original LP£20.00
                                                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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                                                            • Reissue LP£10.99
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                                                            The Sensational Nightingales"I Surrender All" (1984)Malaco Records
                                                            Rare gospel LP
                                                              • Original LP£12.00
                                                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA LP Vinyl

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                                                              AlishaAll Night Passion (1984)Vanguard
                                                                • Original 12"£8.99
                                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA 12" Vinyl

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                                                                Donna SummerBad Girls (1979)Casablanca
                                                                Disco classic double-album featuring "Hot Stuff" and "Bad Girls"...Toot toot, beep beep!
                                                                • Donna Summer – Bad Girls
                                                                • Original 2×LP£9.99
                                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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                                                                • CD£7.99
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                                                                Billy PrestonBehold! (1978)Myrrh
                                                                Gospel soul LP
                                                                  • Original LP£8.99
                                                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA LP Vinyl in shrink
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                                                                  The MinutemenBingo Bongo (1988)Smokin'
                                                                  • The Minutemen – Bingo Bongo (Club Version)
                                                                  • Original 12"£7.99
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                                                                  SkyyCall Me (1981)Salsoul Records
                                                                  Original salsoul 12"
                                                                  • Skyy – Call Me
                                                                  • Original 12"£7.99
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