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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      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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        The Undisputed TruthCosmic Truth (1975)Gordy
        Classic psychedelic soul produced by Norman Whitfield.
          • Reissue LP£11.99
            Out of stock
          • Original LP£20.00
            Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl , lots of surface marks but plays fine
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          Eddie KendricksLove Keys (1981)Atlantic
          Great 1981 album from Eddie Kendricks.
          • Eddie Kendricks – (Oh) I Need Your Lovin'
          • Eddie Kendricks – I'm In Need Of Love
          • Eddie Kendricks – I Don't Need Nobody Else
          • Eddie Kendricks – Old Home Town
          • Eddie Kendricks – Bernadette
          • Eddie Kendricks – You Can't Stop My Lovin'
          • Eddie Kendricks – Never Alone
          • Eddie Kendricks – Hot
          • Eddie Kendricks – Looking For Love
          • Eddie Kendricks – In Love We're One
          • Original LP£9.99
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl LP

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          Randy BrownMidnight Desire (1980)Chocolate City
            • Original LP£15.00
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl,

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            Jon LucienPremonition (1976)Columbia
            Essential 70s jazz vocal fusion from the man. Original Jazz dance style.
            • Jon Lucien – Mi Vida
            • Jon Lucien – Gaku
            • CD£10.99
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            • Original LP£15.00
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl,

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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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            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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              SyreetaSyreeta (1972)Motown
              Killer, killer album.
                • Original LP£30.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA vinyl
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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£18.00
                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA vinyl gatefold sleeve (some wear to lower spine, bit of creasing)
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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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                      SyreetaSet My Love In Motion (1981)Tamla
                      Essential album from Mrs Stevie Wonder featuring the super-tough Larry Levan Paradise Garage classic "Can't Shake Your Love"! Tip!
                      • Syreeta – Can't Shake Your Love
                      • Original LP£9.99
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

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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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                      Hubert LawsFamily (1980)Columbia
                      Family fusion for the Laws with sister Debra taking vocals on the title cut, a rare groove classic!
                        • Original LP£6.00 £6.99
                          Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Original = USA Vinyl

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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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                          SylvesterStars (1979)Fantasy Records
                          Produced by Harvey Fuqua and Sylvester
                            • Original LP£9.99
                              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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                                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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                                    Slave Stone JamCotillion (1980)
                                    Boogie funk jams. Original USA vinyl promo copy.
                                      • Original LP£10.00
                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl minor ageing edge wear
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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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                                        Gene Chandler 80 (1980)20th Century Fox
                                        Chi-sound of Chicago, arranged by Tom Tom 1980
                                          • 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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                                          The Box TopsDimensions (1969)Bell
                                          USA original vinyl from Memphis blue-eyed soul kings
                                            • Original LP£15.00
                                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA vinyl, some sleeve wear, tape on spines
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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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                                              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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                                                The BlackbyrdsCity Life (1975)Fantasy
                                                All-time classic jazz-funk produced by Donald Byrd and including "Rock Creek Park"!
                                                • The Blackbyrds – rock creek park
                                                • LP£18.99
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                                                • Original LP£20.00
                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl, gatefold sleeve

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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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                                                  Bar-KaysPropositions (1983)Mercury
                                                  Boogie 83
                                                    • Original LP£9.99
                                                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA vinyl bit of spine wear
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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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                                                        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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                                                          ChangeChange Of Heart (1984)Atlantic
                                                          Classic mid-80s Jam and Lewis production with 'Change of Heart'
                                                          • Change – Change Of Heart
                                                          • Original LP£9.99
                                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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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