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!).

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    Gospel Majors Of Louisville, KYReach OutJubilee
    Original gospel lp
      • Original LP£10.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl in shrink
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      Gwen GuthrieAin't Nothin' Goin' On But The Rent (1986)Polydor
      Classic Larry Levan mixes
        • Original 12"£10.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+

          Original = Original USA Vinyl in shrink

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        Al GreenPrecious Lord (1982)Myrrh
        Al Green gospel LP
          • Original LP£10.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl in original shrink
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          Aretha FranklinSparkle (1976)Atlantic
          Soundtrack to the film starring Irene Cara, composed and produced by Curtis Mayfield, with the wicked track 'Jump'.
          • Aretha Franklin – sparkle
          • Original LP£30.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl in original shrink
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          • CD£8.99
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          Edwin HawkinsThe Comforter (1977)Birthright
          Nice soulful gospel LP
            • Original LP£20.00
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+

              Original = Original USA Vinyl in shrink

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            Bar-KaysCopy KatVolt
            Killer funk tune! Vinyl VG+100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're...
            • Bar-Kays – Copy Kat
            B. LanceRollin' ManAtlantic (1972)
            Very rare southern funky rock/blue eyed soul from Bobby Lance - who recorded just two albums First Peace (1971) and this one in 1972. Features on Soul...
            • B. Lance – Hot Wood And Coal
            • B. Lance – She Made Me A Man
            • B. Lance – John The Rollin' Man
            • Original LP£25.00
              Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: NM-Very good and RARE USA orig. gatefold sleeve and mint vinyl in orig. shrinkwrap opened once. KILLER!

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            MegatonDigginDCA
            Killer laid-back moody mellow folk-funk instrumental cut
            • Megaton – Diggin
            • Original 7"£10.00
              Vinyl condition: VG-Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA 7" vinyl has some noise
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            FlowerHeat (1979)MCA Records
            Disco 79
              • Original LP£8.99
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

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              Ramsey LewisThe Piano Player (1969)Cadet
              Wicked spaced-out Charles Stepney/Richard Evans production on Cadet from 1969. Features a great version of "Whenever, Wherever" as also played by Rotary...
                • Original LP£15.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl, pen mark on front, age wear
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                Phyllis HymanDeliver The Love / No One Can Love (1977)Buddah Records
                WICKEDDDDDD TUNE!!!! This tune is wicked! Chuggin soulful disco monster. We love this! Unplayed original USA 45
                • Phyllis Hyman – Deliver The Love
                Peace, Love & HappinessHaving A Party / We Come To Party (1979)Abab
                RARE independent late 70s Modern Soul/Funk/Boogie. The A is a nice tune but the B side has is a definite rare groove bomb (with a funny sing-a-long intro) Unplayed...
                • Peace, Love & Happiness – Having A Party
                • Peace, Love & Happiness – We Come To Party
                Living SoundThe Living Sound (1973)Light Records
                Crazy christian funk and soul
                  • Original LP£15.00
                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl

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                  The OlympicsMine ExclusivelySoul Fox Records
                  Northern soul monster!Original unplayed USA 7"Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of...
                  • The Olympics – Mine Exclusively (Instrumental)
                  The Valentine BrothersMoney's Too Tight (To Mention) (1982)Bridge Records (5)
                  It's a classic!Original = USA Unplayed 45 Vinyl VG only /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're...
                  • The Valentine Brothers – Money's Too Tight (To Mention)
                  The RimshotsSuper Disco (1976)Stang Records
                  Funky disco groover Original = USA Unplayed 45 Vinyl VG /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're...
                  • The Rimshots – Super Disco
                  Sweet MusicI Get Lifted (1976)Wand
                  BOMB funky VOCAL + INSTRUMENTAL cut of George McRae/ KC and Sunshine Band's WICKED Miami funk tune. Large! ORIG USA FUNK 45 GROOVER If anything the instrumental...
                  • Sweet Music – I Get Lifted
                  • Sweet Music – I Get Lifted (Instrumental)
                  • Original 7"£10.00
                    Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Unplayed Original USA 7"Vinyl
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                  Patti LabelleIt's Alright With Me (1979)Epic
                  Featuring the classic soul-disco title track from Philly's first lady!
                  • Patti Labelle – It's Alright With Me
                  • Original LP£10.00
                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl, sleeve wear/creasing/staining/age
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                  Chaka KhanChaka Khan (1982)Warner Bros. Records
                  Produced by Arif Mardin
                    • Original LP£7.99
                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA LP Vinyl,
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                    Ronnie FosterDelight (1979)CBS
                    Top fusion from keyboardist Foster with heavyweight accompaniment from Ndugu Chancler, George Benson, Phyllis Hyman and more.
                    • Ronnie Foster – Argentina
                    • Original LP£9.99
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                    OmniDon't Be Selfish / Keys To The City (1980)Fountain Records
                    Wicked soulful boogie funk jazz fusion on the flip 'Keys to the City' VG+/VG+
                      James BrownI Got You (I Feel Good)King Records (3)
                      Seminal stuff
                        • Original LP£40.00
                          Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl LP original first pressing MONO black King label, thick card, taped top spine, surface marks plays well
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                        LabelleNightbirds (1974)Epic
                        Voulez-vous coucher...it's creole "Lady Marmalade"!
                        • Labelle – Lady Marmalade
                        • Original LP£9.99
                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl, some sleeve wear
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                        FunkadelicOne Nation Under A Groove (1978)Warner Bros
                        AWESOME, classic p-funk from George Clinton and Co! Essential album!
                        • Funkadelic – One Nation Under One Groove
                        • Original LP£30.00
                          Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: NM-Original = USA Vinyl (mint sealed opened once in shrink) COMES WITH free 7"
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                        • LP + 7"£19.99
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                        • 2×CD£11.99
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                        Sticky FingersWastin' My Love / Party Song (1979)Prelude Records
                        Stormin NYC disco on Prelude, 79, produced by Francois Kervorkian Unplayed original USA 45 Original USA 7"Vinyl NM- /Sleeve NM-100% Guarantee on this...
                        • Sticky Fingers – Wastin' My Love
                        Aretha FranklinArethaArista
                          • Original LP£10.00
                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl , writing on cover
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                          The JacksonsDestiny (1978)Epic
                          "Blame It on The Boogie", "Shake Your Body Down To The Ground" - the last great Jacksons album - a disco masterpiece!Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+...
                            • Original LP£9.99
                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl

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                            Ramsey LewisSolar Wind (1974)CBS
                            Nice, relaxed mid-70s release of funky sounds from Ramsey Lewis. Includes version of 'Summer Breeze'.
                              • Original LP£15.00
                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = USA Original, creasing/ageing to sleeve
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                              Gloria GaynorStories (1980)Polydor
                                • Original LP£7.99
                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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                                Lani HallSweet Bird (1976)A&M Records
                                The fantastic ex-vocalist from Sergio Mendes' group.
                                  • Original LP£9.99
                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl

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                                  L.T.D.Togetherness (1978)A&M Records
                                  1978 LP
                                  • L.T.D. – Holding On (When Love Is Gone)
                                  • Original LP£10.00
                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl
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                                  Ramsey Lewis TrioUpendo Ni Pamoja (1972)Columbia
                                  Features the essential version of War's 'Slipping Into Darkness' and a moody 'People Make The World Go Round"! Ramsey Lewis, Cleveland Eaton and Maurice...
                                  • Ramsey Lewis Trio – Slipping Into Darkness
                                  • Ramsey Lewis Trio – People Make The World Go Round
                                  • Original LP£15.00
                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl in shrink

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                                  • Reissue LP£11.99
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                                  • CD£13.99
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                                  Al Hudson & The PartnersYou Can Do It / I Don't Want You To Leave Me (1979)MCA Records
                                    • Original 12"£6.99
                                      Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VGOriginal UK 12" Vinyl picture sleeve

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                                    Aretha FranklinAlmighty Fire (1978)Atlantic
                                    Aretha, 78, produced by Curtis MayfieldOriginal USA vinyl minst, sealed, opened once
                                      • Original LP£15.00
                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl
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                                      Isaac HayesDon't Let Go (1979)Polydor
                                      • Isaac Hayes – Don't Let Go
                                      • Original LP£10.00
                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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                                      • CD£9.99
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                                      Rick JamesGlowGordy
                                      Boogie funk, 1985
                                        VariousGolden Gospel Jubilee (1976)Savoy Records
                                          • Original 2×LP£10.00
                                            Vinyl condition: VG-Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl
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                                          AttitudesGood News (1977)Dark Horse Records
                                            • Original LP£8.00
                                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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                                            Earth, Wind & FireI Am (1979)CBS
                                            Includes the classic 'Boogie Wonderland' and loads more.
                                              • New Audiophile LP (180 GRAM)£19.99
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                                              • Original LP£9.99
                                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA vinyl
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                                              Aretha FranklinJump To It (1982)BBR Remasters
                                              Early 80s belters from the one and only, with Luther Vandross! Party classic.
                                              • Aretha Franklin – jump to it
                                              • Original LP£10.00
                                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl
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                                              • CD£10.99
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                                              Aretha FranklinLove All The Hurt Away (1981)Arista
                                                • Original LP£9.99
                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal 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£15.00
                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl in original shrink
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                                                The SupremesNew Ways But Love Stays (1970)Tamla Motown
                                                Classic Motown album, produced by Frank Wilson, 1970. USA original gatefold die-cut sleeve some creasing/wear
                                                  Denise LasalleRight Place, Right Time (1984)Malaco
                                                  Killer vocalist
                                                    • Original LP£9.99
                                                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl in original shrink
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                                                    Richie HavensStonehenge (1970)Stormy Forest
                                                    Killer folk funk 1970.
                                                    • Richie Havens – shouldn't all the world be dancing
                                                    • Original LP£12.00
                                                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl

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                                                    William-Keebler Hardy, Jr.There's A Stranger In Town (1981)Savoy Records, Inc.
                                                    Rare gospel LP
                                                      • Original LP£15.00
                                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+

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