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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    Chuck HigginsChuck Higgins Is A... Ph.D (1979)Rollin' Rock
    Blues man Higgins has PHD as a Pretty Heavy Dude
      • Original LP£15.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA LP Vinyl,
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      Bunny SiglerGlad To Be Your Lover / I'm Funkin' You Tonight (With My Music) (1979)Gold Mind Records
      Original salsoul
        • Original 12"£10.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA 12" Vinyl in shrink
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        FlakesTake It To The Max (1981)Salsoul Records
        Original Salsoul
          • Original 12"£8.99
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA vinyl writing on label
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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£50.00 £30.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG-Original = Original Venezuelan Vinyl LP VG+ great/Sleeve VG-(has sleeve creasing from water damage)

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          The Isley BrothersHarvest For The World (1976)Epic
          Killer tunes!
            • Original LP£9.99
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl
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            James BrownJam 1980's (1978)Polydor
              • Original LP£15.00
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal UK vinyl
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              George McCraeRock Your Baby (1974)T.K. Records
              Includes the massive deep funk classic 'I Get Lifted'
              • George McCrae – I Get Lifted
              • Original LP£9.99
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal UK Vinyl
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              • CD£9.99
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              Elton JohnThe Thom Bell SessionsMCA Records
              Elton John in Philly 1977!. Thom Bell was already a name producer for the 'Philly Sound' and for his work with some of the era's biggest R&B acts like...
                • Original 12"£8.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA 12" Vinyl
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                Hamilton BohannonDance Your Ass Off (1976)Dakar Records
                1976 Bohannon in the funky zone as ever
                  • Original LP£15.00
                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA vinyl, sleeve wear, small writing on front
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                  James BrownThe Original Disco Man (1979)Polydor
                  w/It's Too Funky In Here!
                    • Original LP£14.00
                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG (spine wear bit spine damage)
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                    Alex BradfordA Lifetime Believing (1971)Cotillion
                    Gospel soul
                      • Original LP£18.00
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA LP Vinyl,
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                      Aretha FranklinAretha In ParisAtlantic
                      rare 1968 live album recorded in france with all the hits.
                        • Original LP£20.00 £10.00
                          Vinyl condition: VG-Sleeve condition: VG-Original = Original USA vinyl has marks, sleeve wear/staining
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                        Dillard & BoyceWe're In This Thing Together (1980)Mercury
                        Nice disco/soul
                          • Original LP£12.00
                            Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: NM-Mint, sealed opened once
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                          Rhythm HeritageDisco-Fied (1976)ABC Records
                          Check out the B-boy break classic "Theme From S.W.A.T"!
                          • Rhythm Heritage – Disco-Fied
                          • Original LP£12.00
                            Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl mint, sealed, opened once, cutout, minor creasing

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                          The EmotionsSunbeam (1978)Columbia
                          Classic soul/funk Produced by Maurice White
                            • CD£10.99
                              Out of stock
                            • New LP £9.99
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                            • Original LP£9.99
                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA vinyl
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                            Bionic BoogieBionic Boogie (1977)Polydor
                            Bionic boogie, funk and soul
                            • Bionic Boogie – Boogie Boo
                            • Original LP£10.00
                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP Vinyl
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                            MFSBLove is the Message / The Sound of Philadelphia (1973)Philadelphia International
                            Killer Philly instrumental funk from the tightest backing musicians ever! Features "Love Is The Message" and "TSOP"!
                            • MFSB – Love Is The Message
                            • Original LP£12.00
                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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                            • CD£9.99
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                            Bootsy CollinsWhat's Bootsy Doin'? (1988)Columbia
                              • Original LP£10.00
                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original UK Vinyl

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                              K.C And The Sunshine BandWho Do Ya Love (1978)T.K
                              1978 Miami discotastic album
                                • Original LP£10.00
                                  Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA vinyl - Mint, sealed, opened once, cutout
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                                Wilson PickettA Funky Situation (1978)Big Tree Records
                                Southern funky disco soul recorded at Fame Records produced by Rick Hall, 1978
                                  • Original LP£9.99
                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA vinyl, cutout
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                                  Donna SummerDonna Summer (1982)Geffen
                                  Featuring the Balearic classic "State Of Independence"!
                                    • Original LP£8.99
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                                    Earth, Wind And FireFaces (1980)Columbia
                                    The last good EW&F release. Heavy fusion uplifting soulful. Recommended. Original USA Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl...
                                      Barbra StreisandGuilty (1980)CBS
                                      Includes the classic title song - two-step bomb tune!
                                        • Original LP£8.99
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                                        Betty WrightHe's Bad, Bad, Bad (1968)Alston
                                        Classic funky soul from Miami! MINT USA ORIGINAL VINYL 45
                                        • Betty Wright – He's Bad Bad Bad
                                        • Betty Wright – Watch Out Love
                                        • Original 7"£10.00
                                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Unplayed USA 45
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                                        Kenny RankinLike A Seed (1972)Little David
                                        Funky rock / folk album from the 70s. Includes the killer heavy, heavy, heavy 'Coming Down'.
                                        • Kenny Rankin – Comin' Down
                                        • Original LP£15.00 £10.00
                                          Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VGOriginal USA vinyl some sleeve wear
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                                        DelegationThe Promise Of Love/Soul Trippin' / Oh Honey (1978)Shadybrook Records
                                        Great independent disco 12"
                                        • Delegation – The Promise Of Love/Soul Trippin'
                                        • Original 12"£25.00
                                          Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: NM-Original USA vinyl MINT SEALED OPENED ONCE in house sleeve
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                                        The DellsThey Said It Couldn't Be Done, But We Did It! (1977)Mercury
                                        The sound of Philadelphia - Produced by Norman Harris
                                          • Original LP£15.00
                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA vinyl, some spine wear
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                                          Teddy PendergrassWorkin' It Back (1985)Asylum Records
                                            • Original LP£8.99
                                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original UK vinyl
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                                            Sarah DashSinner ManCbs
                                            "A Tom Moulton Mix' mixed at Sigma Sound, Philly
                                            • Original LP£8.00
                                              Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Original USA vinyl, vinyl is VG
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                                            Blue MagicThe Magic Of The Blue (1974)Collectables
                                            Classic soul vocals backed by a legendary line-up of Philadelphia session men that is hard to beat-Bobbi Eli, Roland Chambers, Norman Harris, Early Young,...
                                              • Original LP£7.99
                                                Vinyl condition: VG-Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA vinyl, vinyl not mint

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                                              MaloDos (1972)Warner Bros
                                              Killer latin rock! The all-star west coast big-line up Malo (feat. Francisco Aguabella, Jorge Santana, Hadley Caliman and more) deliver the goods. Includes...
                                              • Malo – Latin Bugaloo
                                              • Original LP£12.00
                                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl (writing on front)

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                                              Carol DouglasBurnin'MCA (1978)
                                              Soul/Disco
                                                • Original LP£7.99
                                                  Vinyl condition: VG-Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA vinyl
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                                                John EdwardsCareful Man / Claim Jumpin' (1973)Aware
                                                Groovin Southern funky soul, 1973
                                                • John Edwards – Careful Man
                                                • Original 7"£10.00
                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed original USA 45.
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                                                Hamilton BohannonCut Loose (1979)Mercury
                                                Bohannon disco funk groover
                                                • Hamilton Bohannon – Cut Loose
                                                • Original 7"£8.00
                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed original USA 45.
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                                                Jerry RixDisco Train / Hands Full Of Nothing (1977)AVI Records
                                                Quality independent disco on AVI, 1977
                                                • Jerry Rix – Disco Train
                                                • Original 7"£8.00
                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed original USA 45.
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                                                Peter BrownDo You Wanna Get Funky With Me (1977)T.K.
                                                Funky Disco on Miami's legendary TK Records, circa 1977, multiinstrumentalist Peter Brown's funky disco monster!
                                                • Peter Brown – do ya wanna get funky with me / burning love breakdown
                                                • Original LP£9.99
                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA vinyl
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                                                Timmy ThomasFreak In, Freak Out (1978)Glades
                                                Quality Miami disco, 78 prod. by Clarence Reid on TK offshoot Glades label
                                                • Timmy Thomas – Freak In, Freak Out
                                                • Original 7"£8.00
                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed original USA 45.
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                                                WarGalaxy (1977)MCA Records
                                                It's a classic!
                                                • War – Galaxy (Part I)
                                                • Original 7"£8.00
                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed original USA 45.
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                                                Natalie ColeHappy Love (1981)Capitol Records
                                                Original USA vinyl
                                                  • Original LP£8.99
                                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA vinyl, small price sticker tear, cutout, sleeve wear
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                                                  FlakesHey There Lonely Girl (1980)Magic Disc Records
                                                  Independent funky disco Flake's Reprise
                                                  • Flakes – Flakes Reprise
                                                  • Original 7"£8.00
                                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed original USA 45.
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                                                  Shades Of BrownHo Hum World / Little Girl (1969)Cadet
                                                  Charles Stepney production
                                                  • Shades Of Brown – Ho Hum World
                                                  • Original 7"£10.00
                                                    Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Unplayed Original USA 45
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                                                  Little RoyalI Surrender / Soul Train (1972)Tri-Us
                                                  Southern funk + funky soul on the flip
                                                  • Little Royal – I Surrender
                                                  • Original 7"£8.00
                                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed original USA 45.
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                                                  Chuck JacksonIf You Were My Woman (1976)All Platinum
                                                  Soulful disco groover
                                                  • Chuck Jackson – If You Were My Woman (Vocal)
                                                  • Original 7"£10.00
                                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed original USA 45.
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                                                  Wilson PickettInternational Playboy (1973)Atlantic
                                                  Funky soul recorded in Philadelphia, arranged by Bobby Martin, Gamble Huff production
                                                  • Wilson Pickett – International Playboy
                                                  • Original 7"£8.00
                                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed original USA 45.
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                                                  MystiqueIs It Really You (1977)Curtom
                                                  Prod. by Curtis Mayfield. WICKED slow soul tune
                                                  • Mystique – Is It Really You (Stereo)
                                                  • Original 7"£10.00
                                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed Original USA 45
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                                                  Brother To BrotherLeavin' Me / Phattenin' (1977)Turbo Records
                                                  Loft stylee- WICKED funky soulful proto-disco groover
                                                  • Brother To Brother – Leavin' Me
                                                  • Original 7"£7.00
                                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed original USA 45.
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                                                  A Taste Of HoneyRace / Let's Begin (1979)Capitol Records
                                                  Quality disco boogie funk Mizell Brothers production, 79
                                                  • A Taste Of Honey – Race
                                                  • Original 7"£8.00
                                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed original USA 45.
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                                                  Curtis MayfieldShow Me Love (1977)Curtom
                                                  Sweet soul, 77
                                                  • Curtis Mayfield – Show Me Love (Stereo)
                                                  • Original 7"£8.00
                                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed original USA 45.
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                                                  IndeepBuffalo Bill / Lipstick Politics (1983)Sound Of New York
                                                  NYC disco rap tune. Funky
                                                    • Original 7"£8.00
                                                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed Original USA 45
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                                                    Mass ProductionCan't You See I'm Fired Up / Our Thought (Purity) (1979)Cotillion
                                                    Heavy boogie funk groover
                                                    • Mass Production – Can't You See I'm Fired Up
                                                    • Original 7"£8.00
                                                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed Original USA 45
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