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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    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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    James BrownIt's A Mother (1969)King
    Must-have JB album featuring the monster funk classic "Mother Popcorn"and many more !
      • Original LP£18.00
        Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Very clean vinyl with Minor surface marks, in original shrink, German Polydor pressing
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      • Reissue LP£12.99
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      Harvey MandelBaby Batter (1971)Janus
      Sample laden beats and strong grooves with rocky, funky guitar from Mandel and arrangements by Shorty Rogers! 'Baby Batter' is a seriously killer tune...
      • Harvey Mandel – Baby Batter
      • Original LP£30.00
        Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: NM-MINT SEALED OPENED ONCE

        Original = Original Vinyl NM- /Sleeve NM- (in original shrink)

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      Eddie FloydPeople, Get It TogetherStax
      Great funk tune on Stax. UNPLAYED ORIGINAL UK STAX 45Vinyl NM-100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe -...
      • Eddie Floyd – People, Get It Together
      XavierLove Is On The One/ Work That Sucker To Death (1981)Liberty
      Work That Sucker To Death is the hit but the flip Love Is On The One is a wicked early 80s boogie funk tune - check the audio (like Freeze- Southern Freeze...
      • Xavier – Love Is On The One
      • Original 7"£8.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA 7"
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      DeodatoDeodato 2 (1973)CTI
      All time classic funk jazz masterpiece from Brazilian keyboardist, composer and arranger Deodato, expertly produced by Creed Taylor. Features the KILLER...
      • Deodato – Super Strut
      • Deodato – Skyscrapers
      • Original LP£12.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = USA gatefold Vinyl
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      • CD£7.99
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      The Last PoetsO.D./Black Thighs (1970)Douglas
      Proto-rap in original USA picture sleeve! O.D. is the A, but Black Thighs is the tune - wicked Percussion + proto-rap. Killer.
      • The Last Poets – O.D.
      • The Last Poets – Black Thighs
      • Original 7"£9.99
        Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: VG+UNPLAYED Original USA 7"Vinyl
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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
      • Original 7"£8.99
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA 7"
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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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      Soulful StringsListen Here (1968)Cadet
      Funky Richard Evans production! Mint unplayed USA 45 original.
      • Soulful Strings – Listen Here
      Gloria ParkerThe Best Thing For You BabySoul Galore
      Quality Northern Soul ! UNPLAYED 45
      • Gloria Parker – The Best Thing For You Baby
      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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      Isaac HayesThe Isaac Hayes Movement (1970)Stax
      Classic mellow soul epics! Features the brilliant "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself".
      • Isaac Hayes – I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself
      • Original LP£8.99
        Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl LP
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      • CD£6.99
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      • Reissue LP£10.99
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      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
      The ParliamentsGood Old Music (1968)Revilot Records
      Heavy Funk from the late 60's pre-Parliament, "The Parliaments"! Recorded in Detroit, Michigan for Revilot.  Mint unplayed original USA funk 45.(pink...
      • The Parliaments – Good Ole Music
      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
      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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      Marvin GayeThat's The Way Love Is (1969)Tamla
      Classic 60's Soul. Mint unplayed USA 45
      • Marvin Gaye – That's The Way Love Is
      • Original 7"£9.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA 7"
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      The TemptationsSky's The Limit (1971)Gordy
      Featuring the deep, deep 12 1/2 minute epic 'Smiling Face Sometimes'. Produced by Norman Whitfield Original = USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee...
      • The Temptations – Smiling Face Sometimes
      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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      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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      Earl WrightOn The Road To RuinsSoul Galore
      Tasty Northern instrumental with a drum break surprise in part two! MINT UNPLAYED 45
      • Earl Wright – On The Road To Ruins Part Two
      Little RoyalJealous (1972)Trius
      A super rare album of heavyweight funk tracks including "Razor Blade", "Soul Train" and 'Panama Red".
      • Little Royal – Razor blade
      • Original LP£25.00
        Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: NM-Orig. USA vinyl is mint, sealed, opened once in orig. shrinkwrap w/ cutout hole
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      • Reissue LP£10.99
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      NolanI LIke What You GIve (1971)Lizard
      Groovy funky soul tune
      • Nolan – I LIke What You Give
      The Five StairstepsAin't Gonna Rest (Til' I Get You)Windy C (1967)
      Monster 60's northern dancer. Classic Chicago soul produced by Curtis Mayfield.
      • The Five Stairsteps – Ain't Gonna Rest (Till I Get You)
      Bobby PattersonI Got A Suspicion/Right Place, Wrong Time (1977)All Platinum
      Funky soulful deep tune.Original USA 45 (new original unplayed but few minor pops/crackles).
      • Bobby Patterson – I Got A Suspicion
      Bobby WomackCommunication (1971)Unlimited Artists
      Incredibly groovy, deep and funky Bobby Womack album recorded in Muscle Shoals in 1971 with in-house Swampers - David Hood, Barry Beckett, Roger Hawkins...
      • Bobby Womack – Communication
      • Original LP£20.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl, tape on top spine, sticker on front, minor sleeve age wear

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      • Reissue LP£12.99
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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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      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
      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
      Wee GeeHave All The Fun (1977)Juney Records
      Tough uplifting boogie modern soulful /funk tune.  Mint unplayed original independent label USA 45.
      • Wee Gee – Have All The Fun - Pt. 1 (Your Body Can Stand)
      Eddie FisherStay Together / Early MorningNentu Records
      Wicked boogie  funky groove. Independent 45 - mint unplayed USA original 45
      • Eddie Fisher – Stay Together
      First ClassThis Is It / Filled With Desire (1977)All Platinum
      Massive string-laden wicked boogie funk tune!
      • First Class – This Is It
      • First Class – Filled With Desire
      • Original 7"£10.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed Original USA 7"Vinyl
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      Arlene BrownGotta Find My Baby/ Humpty DumptyBlack Magic (3)
      Wicked bassline - slow blues funk groover.Mint unplayed original independent  label USA 45 (new warehouse deadstock few minor pops).
      • Arlene Brown – Gotta Find My Baby
      DeliveranceSitting Around/Loving YouUnited Soul (2)
      HEAVY FUNK + DEEP SLOW SOUL on the flip - wicked independent 45 produced by Oliver Sain
      • Deliverance – Sittin' Around
      • Deliverance – Loving You
      • Original 7"£10.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed Original USA 45
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      KrystalBody Dance / False Alarm (1977)Magic Touch Records
      Wicked deep soulful boogie funk tune. Original independent (Chicago, Illinois) label USA 45.
      • Krystal – Body Dance
      • Original 7"£10.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = USA Unplayed 45 Vinyl
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      MusiqueKeep On Jumpin' (1978)Prelude
      Classic Patrick Adams production featuring the disco dance-floor monsters "Keep On Jumpin'" and "In The Bush".
      • Musique – Keep On Jumpin'
      • Musique – In The Bush
      • Original LP£15.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA LP Vinyl
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      Peggy Scott and Jo Jo BensonSoul Shake (1969)SSS International
      Classic groovy 60s Soul. MINT USA 45
      • Peggy Scott and Jo Jo Benson – Soulshake
      • Original 7"£8.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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      Jackie LeeThe Shootgun & The DuckSoul Fox
      Northern Soul stomper, with the instrumental on the B sideUNPLAYED Original USA 7"Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+100% Guarantee on this and all Original...
      • Jackie Lee – The Shootgun & The Duck
      James BrownWorld (1969)King
      James Brown Deep tune ! King Records MINT USA 45 ORIGINAL UNPLAYED
      • James Brown – World (Part 1)
      The Magic TonesTogether We Shall Overcome / Its Better To Love (1968)Mam's (1968)
      Wicked Detroit Soul double sider. Mint Original USA 45, unplayed
      • The Magic Tones – Together We Shall Overcome
      • The Magic Tones – Its Better To Love
      James FountainMalnutrition / Seven Day Lover (1976)Cream
      Bad, bad Atlanta Georgia heavy JB funk tune backed with Northern Soul anthem. Unplayed UK 45Vinyl NM-100% Guarantee on this and all Original...
      • James Fountain – Malnutrition
      • James Fountain – Seven Day Lover
      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
      Johnny Guitar WatsonA Real Mother For Ya (1977)DJM Records
      Rare groove party classic. Original unplayed USA 45.
      • Johnny Guitar Watson – A Real Mother For Ya
      • Original 7"£8.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA pressing unplayed 45
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      Ray BryantQuizas, Quizas, Quizas/After Hours (1969)Cadet
      Groovy Jazz instrumental produced by the great Richard Evans Original Chess Records unplayed USA 45
      • Ray Bryant – Quizas, Quizas, Quizas
      • Original 7"£7.99
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original Chess Records unplayed USA 45
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      Etta JamesJump Into Love (1976)Chess
      Heavy Betty Davis-stylee boogie funk. Tough tune!UNPLAYED Original USA 7"Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+100% Guarantee on this and all Original...
      • Etta James – Jump Into Love
      FreedomSet You Free (1979)Malaco Records
      Boogie funk groovy disco tune.Unplayed original USA 45
      • Freedom – Set You Free
      • Original 12"£10.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = USA 12" Vinyl in TK house sleeve and inner
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      • Original 7"£10.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA 7"
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      The TrammpsWhere The Happy People Go (1976)Atlantic
      It's hard to describe how good this record is. In many ways I think this is one of the pinnacles of The Philadelphia Sound of Norman Harris, Bobby Eli,...
      • The Trammps – That's Where The Happy People Go
      • Original LP£9.99
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      Harvey MasonMarching In The Street (1975)Arista
      It's a classic ...
      • Harvey Mason – Marching In The Street
      • Original 7"£10.00
        Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: VG+UNPLAYED Original USA 7"Vinyl
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      The Corner Boys & FriendsTake It Easy Soul Brother Neptune (1969)
      Monster 60s Philly Instrumental from prototype MFSB. Produced by Gamble-Huff, Arranged by Thom Bell.MINT UNPLAYED ORIGINAL USA 45
      • The Corner Boys & Friends – Take It Easy Soul Brother