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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    Rose RoyceLove Me Right Now (1985)Prelude Records
    Original Prelude disco 12"
    • Rose Royce – Love Me Right Now (Vocal)
    • Original 12"£15.00
      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original Prelude USA 12" in orig. shrink
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    Gwen GuthrieOutside In The Rain (1986)Polydor
    w/ Larry Levan megamix! Promo 12
    • Gwen Guthrie – Outside In The Rain (7" Version)
    • Original 12"£20.00
      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Promo USA 12".
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    Gloria GaynorGlorious (1977)Polydor
      • Original LP£7.99
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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      BrainstormHot For You (1979)Tabu Records
      Funky disco boogie jazz 12
      • Brainstorm – Don't Let Me Catch You With Your Groove Down
      • Original 12"£8.99
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA 12"
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      Front PageLove Insurance (1979)Panorama Records
      Independent disco original 12"
        • Original 12"£10.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA 12"
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        Loleatta HollowayLove Sensation (1980)Gold Mind Records
        Quality original disco USA vinyl
          • Original LP£20.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Minor sleeve creases.100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' or your money back!
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          Carol WilliamsNo One Can Do It (Like You) (Special Re-Mix: Shep Pettibone) (1981)Vanguard Disco
          Electro boogie disco
          • Carol Williams – No One Can Do It (Like You) (Special Re-Mix)
          • Original 12"£15.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA 12" in original Vanguard house sleeve, sticker on front.
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          Instant FunkSlap, Slap, Lickedy Lap (1979)Salsoul Records
          Hard to find Boogie funk, y'all
          • Instant Funk – Slap, Slap, Lickedy Lap
          • Original 12"£18.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA 12" , Salsoul house sleeve, minor wear
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          DestinationMove On Up / Up Up Up (1979)Butterfly Records (7)
          Great disco version of Curtis Mayfield classic tune innit!
          • Destination – Move On Up / Up Up Up
          • Original 12"£15.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA 12" in Butterfly Records house bag, top spine unglued
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          Gibson BrothersOn The RivieraMongo
            • Original LP£8.00
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original UK pressing
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            Betty WrightSinderella (1985)Rams Horn Records
              • Original 12"£8.00
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original European 12" in pic sleeve.
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              Curtis MayfieldTake It To The Streets (1990)Curtom
              Late album on Curtom/Iciban
                • Original LP£9.99
                  Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: NM-Mint sealed opened once In shrink. 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' or your money back!
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                Ullanda McCulloughWant Ads / Around And Around (1979)Ocean Ariola America
                Great funky disco version of this soul calssic tune
                • Ullanda McCullough – Want Ads
                • Original 7"£10.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA 12"
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                THP Orchestra#2 Tender Is The Night (1978)Butterfly Records (7)
                Quality disco LP
                  • Original LP£10.00
                    Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: NM-Mint, sealed, opened once USA LP in shrink.
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                  Denise LaSalleDoin' It Right (1972)Westbound Records
                  Recorded in Memphis w/ Hi studio players (Willie Mitchell gang). great!
                    • Original LP£16.00
                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original UK pressing, laminate sleeve
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                    Gene ChandlerGet Down / Contact (1978)Chi Sound Records
                    Classic disco
                      • Original 12"£7.99
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA 12"
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                      Colleen HeatherOn The Run (1979)West End Records
                      Original disco West End Records 12" vinyl 1979
                      • Colleen Heather – On The Run (Long Version)
                      • Original 12"£10.00
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA 12" in original West End house sleeve, sticker on front.
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                      Midnight RhythmWorkin' & Slavin' / I Need Love (1978)Atlantic
                      Boogie funk
                      • Midnight Rhythm – Workin' & Slavin' / I Need Love (Vocal)
                      Brothers JohnsonBlast! (1982)A&M Records
                        • Original LP£6.00
                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGSleeve has wear
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                        Chocolate MilkBlue Jeans (1981)RCA Victor
                        Boogie funk 12"
                        • Chocolate Milk – Blue Jeans
                        • Original 12"£10.00
                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA 12" vinyl
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                        Dionne WarwickHeartbreaker (1982)Arista
                        Produced by Barry Gibb
                          • Original LP£6.99
                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+UK pressing
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                          Celi Bee & The Buzzy BunchOne Love / Smile (1977)T.K. Disco
                          Miami disco
                            • Original 12"£7.99
                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original TK USA 12"
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                            George McCraeKiss Me (The Way I Like It) (1977)T.K. Records
                            Sound of miami
                              • Original 7"£6.00
                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG
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                              Bob Seger And The Last HeardChain Smokin'Cameo
                              Killer 60's Funk Rock! Rare Unplayed mint USA original 45
                              • Bob Seger And The Last Heard – Chain Smokin
                              Mill Street DepoI May Be Right, I May Be Wrong / You Won't Support Me (1976)Stang Records
                              HEAVY Loft/Garage vibe uplifting proto-disco soulful bomb. This is a BAD TUNE! Unplayed original USA 45 Original USA 7"Vinyl NM- /Sleeve NM-100% Guarantee...
                              • Mill Street Depo – I May Be Right, I May Be Wrong
                              William BellAll God's Children Got SoulStax (1969)
                              Killer funky rocking bullett! Mint.
                              • William Bell – All God's Children Got Soul
                              The DellsBelieve Me/ Oh What A Night (1969)Cadet
                              Wicked stormin' 60s Soul tune Arr by Charles Stepney. MINT UNPLAYED ORIG 45
                              • The Dells – Believe Me
                              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
                              Two SistersB-Boys Beware (1983)Sugarscoop
                              Fly Girl pressure! Tough female electro/hip hop tune on original press 45. Killer.
                              • Two Sisters – B-Boys Beware
                              Bill Summers & Summers HeatCall It What You Want / Your Style Ain't The Way (1981)MCA Records
                              RIghteous! Wicked boogie soul/funk tune Unplayed original USA 45 Original USA 7"Vinyl VG+ (unplayed but minor background pops) /Sleeve NM-100% Guarantee...
                              • Bill Summers & Summers Heat – Your Style Ain't That Way
                              George McCraeGeorge McCrae (1975)T.K. Records
                              Funky sound of Miami
                                • Original LP£10.00
                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA vinyl in orig shrink
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                                The Modern RedcapsNever Too YoungSwan
                                60s Northern dancer. UnplayedOriginal USA 7"Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe -...
                                • The Modern Redcaps – Never Too Young
                                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
                                Don Covay and the Jefferson Lemon Blues BandDifferent Strokes For Different FolksJanus
                                This is a killer funky/blues rock super-rare album, bit like Howlin Wolf and Bo Diddley's late-60s funky albums on Chess. Tracks like "Bad Luck" and "If...
                                • Don Covay and the Jefferson Lemon Blues Band – If There's A Will There's A Way
                                • Original LP£30.00
                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl thick gatefold, cutout, taped spins
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                                The Soulful StringsGroovin' With The Soulful Strings (1967)Cadet
                                Includes the seminal 'Burning Spear'. Classic Chicago Chess deepness produced by the great Richard Evans in 1967.
                                • The Soulful Strings – Burning Spear
                                • Original LP£30.00
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                                The Mighty Clouds Of JoyIt's Time (1974)ABC/Dunhill Records
                                Gospel/soul LP recorded in Philadelphia with nuff Philly session players innit
                                  • Original LP£10.00
                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA LP Vinyl (sleeve wear)
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                                  Captain SkySir Jam A Lot / Elementry School Of FunkTEC Records
                                  Groovy boogie funk original 45. Spankin! Original = USA Unplayed 45 Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of...
                                  • Captain Sky – Sir Jam A Lot
                                  Bo KirklandSure Got A Thing For You (1975)Claridge Records
                                  Mid-tempo boogie rare groove funk. Indie label. Original USA 45Vinyl NM-100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds...
                                  • Bo Kirkland – Sure Got A Thing For You
                                  Jessy DixonBorn Again / Hold On (1977)Light Records
                                  Wicked gospel/Modern Soul crossover tune! Big! Original Unplayed USA Vinyl 45 VG100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe...
                                  • Jessy Dixon – Born Again
                                  Rick SummerBorn To Be Alive / Shake It Up (We're Gonna Boogie) (1979)Brass Records
                                  Dodgy disco classic! Giving Patrick Hernandez a run for his moneyOriginal = USA Unplayed 45 Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original...
                                  • Rick Summer – Born To Be Alive
                                  BanzaiiChinese Kung Fu (1975)Scepter Records
                                  Obscure disco 45
                                    • Original 7"£8.00
                                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Disco 7"
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                                    George McCurnCountry Boy Goes To Town!!! (1962)A&M Records
                                      • Original LP£8.99
                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA vinyl, textured sleeve, lower spine wear
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                                      Meat LoafFeaturing Stoney And MeatloafTamla Motown
                                      Funky, rocky soul from the man who became .. well, Meatloaf
                                        • Original LP£12.00
                                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original UK Vinyl

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                                        Jimmy McGriffLonely Avenue Part 1 / Lonely Avenue Part 2Sue Records Inc.
                                        Groovy mod organ bizness. Original unplayed USA 45 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're...
                                        • Jimmy McGriff – Lonely Avenue Part 1
                                        Little RoyalMy Love Needs Company / I'm Glad To Do It (1973)Tri-Us
                                          • Original 7"£7.00
                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA 7"
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                                          First ClassThis Is It / Filled With Desire (1977)All Platinum
                                          Massive string-lade wicked boogie funk tune! Unplayed Original USA 7"Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+100% Guarantee on this and all Original...
                                          • First Class – This Is It
                                          • First Class – Filled With Desire
                                          Stevie WonderCharactersMotown
                                            • Original LP£7.99
                                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA LP Vinyl.
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                                            Family ChildHe (1973)North American Music Industries
                                            w/ Tony Gregory (the Studio One reggae/soul singer!)
                                              • Original 7"£10.00
                                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+

                                                Original USA Soul 7"
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                                              Jerry Lee LewisInvitation To Your Party (1969)Sun (9)
                                                • Original 7"£8.00
                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA 7"Vinyl VG+ unplayed but minor pops etc/Sleeve VG+
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