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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    Solomon BurkeGet Out Of My Life WomanAtlantic
    Tough, tough funky version! check the break! ORIGINAL USA ISSUE VINYL 45
    • Solomon Burke – Get Out Of My Life Woman
    • Original 7"£30.00
      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed original vinyl USA 45.
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    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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                  Chaka KhanNaughty (1980)Warners
                  Includes the disco/boogie classic Clouds! Huge with Larry Levan, David Mancuso and Ron Hardy! Also includes Move Me No Mountain - ace album!
                  • Chaka Khan – Clouds
                  • Original LP£12.00
                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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                  Ramsey LewisSun Goddess (1974)Columbia
                  Awesome jazz funk album featuring Charle Stepney and members of Earth, Wind And Fire. Check out the stunning title track!
                  • Ramsey Lewis – Sun Goddess
                  • New LP £21.99
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                  • Original LP£30.00
                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl, some wear to top spine

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                  KalyanTrini-Vibes (1977)MCA Records
                  Tropical funk soul disco mint condition LP
                  • Kalyan – Soca Viper
                  • Original LP£20.00
                    Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: NM-Original = Original USA Vinyl (mint, unsealed opened once, small cutout)

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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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                        • New LP £21.99
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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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                                        Barry WhiteSings For Someone You Love (1977)20th Century
                                        Includes the all-time classic "It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me".
                                        • Barry White – It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me
                                        • Original LP£10.00
                                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+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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                                                      Willie HutchIn Tune (1978)Whitfield Records
                                                      Funky disco soul produced by Norman Whitfield, 1978.
                                                        • Original LP£12.00
                                                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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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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                                                          Earth, Wind And FireOpen Our EyesColumbia
                                                          Classic EWF!
                                                            • Original LP£7.99
                                                              Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+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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