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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    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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        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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              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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                  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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                                                  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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                                                        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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                                                        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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                                                        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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                                                        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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                                                          Barry WhiteIt's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me (1977)20th Century Records
                                                          It's a funky/disco classic! Original USA 7"Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ Unplayed few minor pops etc100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl...
                                                          • Barry White – It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me
                                                          • Original 7"£10.00
                                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA 7"Vinyl
                                                            Unplayed few minor pops etc
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                                                          José FelicianoJosé Feliciano (1970)RCA Victor
                                                          Xmas time at Jose's
                                                            • Original LP£10.00
                                                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl

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                                                            The Kay-GeesKeep On Bumpin' & Masterplan (1974)Gang Records
                                                            Rare Groove Kool and the Gang-vibe heavy funk
                                                              • Original LP£30.00
                                                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA vinyl
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                                                              Love CommitteeLove Committee (1980)T-Electric
                                                              Quality soul/disco Philly sound
                                                                • Original LP£20.00
                                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA vinyl, some wear to sleeve, vinyl great
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                                                                Finished TouchNeed To Know You BetterMotown (1978)
                                                                Motown boogie 78, produced by Howard Johnson
                                                                  • Original LP£10.00
                                                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP Vinyl

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                                                                  The Fatback BandPhoenix (1984)Cotillion
                                                                    • Original LP£10.00
                                                                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA LP Vinyl

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                                                                    Toussaint McCallShimmy (1967)Ronn Records
                                                                    All-time MASSIVE Monster organ funk, Check the break!
                                                                    • Toussaint McCall – Shimmy
                                                                    • Original 7"£15.00
                                                                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = exact issue repress mint USA Unplayed 45 Vinyl /Sleeve VG+
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