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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    TOUGH, moody soulful funk tune - heavyweight and wicked.
    • Original 7"£10.00
      Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: NM-Unplayed original independent (Cleveland, Ohio) label USA 45.

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    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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    Sample laden beats and strong grooves with rocky, funky guitar from Mandel and arrangements by Shorty Rogers! 'Baby Batter' is a seriously killer tune - check it out! Rare.
    • 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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    Great funk tune on Stax. UNPLAYED ORIGINAL UK STAX 45Vinyl NM-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!
    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 stylee).
    • Original 7"£8.00
      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA 7"
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    All time classic funk jazz masterpiece from Brazilian keyboardist, composer and arranger Deodato, expertly produced by Creed Taylor. Features the KILLER "Super Strut" as well as "Skyscrapers". No home should be without this album!
    • Original LP£12.00
      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = USA gatefold Vinyl
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    Proto-rap in original USA picture sleeve! O.D. is the A, but Black Thighs is the tune - wicked Percussion + proto-rap. Killer.
    • Original 7"£9.99
      Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: VG+UNPLAYED Original USA 7"Vinyl
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    WICKEDDDDDD TUNE!!!! This tune is wicked! Chuggin soulful disco monster. We love this! Unplayed original USA 45
    • Original 7"£8.99
      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA 7"
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    Seriously funky Ron Hardy/Larry Levan fave!
    • Original 7"£10.00
      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed original USA 45.

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    Funky Richard Evans production! Mint unplayed USA 45 original.
    Two KILLER Latin Funk Jazz tunes!  Original unplayed vinyl USA ORIGINAL 45 copy.
    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 at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' or your money back!
    • Original 7"£10.00
      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA 7"Vinyl
      Unplayed few minor pops etc
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    Fly Girl pressure! Tough female electro/hip hop tune on original press 45. Killer.
    Heavy Funk from the late 60's pre-Parliament, "The Parliaments"! Recorded in Detroit, Michigan for Revilot.  Mint unplayed original USA funk 45.(pink label)
    All-time MASSIVE Monster organ funk, Check the break!
    • 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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    Classic 60's Soul. Mint unplayed USA 45
    • Original 7"£9.00
      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA 7"
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    Featuring the deep, deep 12 1/2 minute epic 'Smiling Face Sometimes'. Produced by Norman Whitfield Original = USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' money-back guarantee!
    • Reissue LP£12.99
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    Italo-Disco classic!Unplayed original USA 45. VG
    • Original 7"£12.00
      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed original USA 45.

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    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 is even funkier!
    • Original 7"£10.00
      Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Unplayed Original USA 7"Vinyl
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    Tasty Northern instrumental with a drum break surprise in part two! MINT UNPLAYED 45
    A super rare album of heavyweight funk tracks including "Razor Blade", "Soul Train" and 'Panama Red".
    • 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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    Groovy funky soul tune
    Funky soulful deep tune.Original USA 45 (new original unplayed but few minor pops/crackles).
    Incredibly groovy, deep and funky Bobby Womack album recorded in Muscle Shoals in 1971 with in-house Swampers - David Hood, Barry Beckett, Roger Hawkins et al. Sweet!
    • 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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    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 original independent label USA 45.
    • Original 7"£10.00
      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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    Wicked stormin' 60s Soul tune Arr by Charles Stepney. MINT UNPLAYED ORIG 45
    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 not happy' or your money back!
    Tough uplifting boogie modern soulful /funk tune.  Mint unplayed original independent label USA 45.
    Wicked boogie  funky groove. Independent 45 - mint unplayed USA original 45
    Massive string-laden wicked boogie funk tune!
    • Original 7"£10.00
      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed Original USA 7"Vinyl
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    Wicked bassline - slow blues funk groover.Mint unplayed original independent  label USA 45 (new warehouse deadstock few minor pops).
    HEAVY FUNK + DEEP SLOW SOUL on the flip - wicked independent 45 produced by Oliver Sain
    • Original 7"£10.00
      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed Original USA 45
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    Wicked deep soulful boogie funk tune. Original independent (Chicago, Illinois) label USA 45.
    • Original 7"£10.00
      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = USA Unplayed 45 Vinyl
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    Classic Patrick Adams production featuring the disco dance-floor monsters "Keep On Jumpin'" and "In The Bush".
    • Original LP£15.00
      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA LP Vinyl
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    Classic groovy 60s Soul. MINT USA 45
    • Original 7"£8.00
      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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    Northern Soul stomper, with the instrumental on the B sideUNPLAYED Original USA 7"Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+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!
    Wicked Detroit Soul double sider. Mint Original USA 45, unplayed
    Bad, bad Atlanta Georgia heavy JB funk tune backed with Northern Soul anthem. Unplayed UK 45Vinyl NM-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!
    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 USA ORIGINAL SINGLE w/ Sleeve and Juke Box stickers!
    Rare groove party classic. Original unplayed USA 45.
    • Original 7"£8.00
      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA pressing unplayed 45
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    Groovy Jazz instrumental produced by the great Richard Evans Original Chess Records unplayed USA 45
    • Original 7"£7.99
      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original Chess Records unplayed USA 45
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    Heavy Betty Davis-stylee boogie funk. Tough tune!UNPLAYED Original USA 7"Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+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!
    Boogie funk groovy disco tune.Unplayed original USA 45
    • 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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    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, Ron Baker et al - as it defined Disco. The title track is a KILLER underground disco anthem and the whole album is solid. Mixed by Tom Moulton. What more credentials do you need? Essential! Original...
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    It's a classic ...
    • Original 7"£10.00
      Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: VG+UNPLAYED Original USA 7"Vinyl
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    Monster 60s Philly Instrumental from prototype MFSB. Produced by Gamble-Huff, Arranged by Thom Bell.MINT UNPLAYED ORIGINAL USA 45
    Wicked uplifting funky modern soul tune - killer! Unplayed original independent (St Louis) label USA 45 (warehouse find dead stock few pops etc but new)
    • Original 7"£10.00
      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA 7"
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    Disco not disco classic from Cat Stevens! The proto-electro quirky dance track "Was Dog A Doughnut" was well ahead of its time and still sounds fresh today - a Paradise Garage classic !
    Nice and groovy jazzy funky soulful instrumental tune! Hard to describe - very addictive! Mint unplayed original independent label USA 45.
    Wicked independent funky tune out of Chicago. Unplayed original USA vinyl 45 (listen actual audio)