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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    WarDeliver The Word (1973)United Artists
    Classic War album! Funky latin rock and soul includes the all-time party barrio classic "Me and Baby Brother".  ORIGINAL DIE-CUT OUT USA VINYL
    • War – Me And Baby Brother
    • Original LP£10.00
      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

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    The CountsLove SignAware
      • Original LP£15.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl unplayed cutout original copy

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      CerroneBack TrackPavillion
      w/Supernature. Seminal disco
      • Cerrone – Supernature
      • Original LP£15.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl
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      Bar-KaysDangerous (1984)Mercury
      Boogie funk 84
        • Original LP£10.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl LP in shrink

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        Eddie KendricksEddie Kendricks (1973)Tamla
        Genius soulful music from vocalist Kendricks on this early-70s Motown classic. Featuring "Keep On Truckin".
        • Eddie Kendricks – Keep On Truckin'
        • Original LP£12.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

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        Brass ConstructionII (1976)United Artists
        Boogie funk 76
          • CD£10.99
            Out of stock
          • Original LP£9.99
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

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          Betty WrightTravelin' In The Wright Circle (1979)T.K.Productions
          Disco album from Betty Wright that also features the classic soul ballad 'Thank You For The Many Things You've Done', later covered in a lovers rock stylee...
            • Original LP£10.00
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

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            Rick JamesBustin' Out Of L Seven (1979)Gordy
              • Original LP£10.00
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

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              CherrelleHigh Priority (1985)Tabu
              Includes the classic 'Saturday Love' ORIGINAL VINYL
              • Cherrelle – Saturday Love
              • Original LP£6.99
                Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl VG VINYL
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              Cerrone IVThe Golden Touch (1978)CBS
              Seminal euro-disco with the cosmic "Music Of Life". Classic.
              • Cerrone IV – Music Of Life
              • Original LP£15.00
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl in shrink cutout

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              Johnny BristolBristol's Creme (1976)Atlantic
              1976 lp usa orig vinyl
                • Original LP£12.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP Vinyl

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                The Brothers JohnsonBlam!! (1978)A&M
                Disco funk boogie tastic bomb. Blam!
                  • Original LP£8.99
                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA vinyl
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                  The Brecker Brothers BandBack To Back (1976)Arista
                  Classic funk jazz fusion
                    • Original LP£8.99
                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG-Original USA vinyl, sleeve wear
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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
                      Out of stock
                    • Original LP£20.00
                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original European Vinyl, gatefold sleeve

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                    BohannonCut Loose (1979)Mercury
                    Bohannon's distinctive boogie with sparse vocals and the cult classic "Cut Loose"!
                      • Original LP£10.00
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl sleeve has small sticker tear, bit of wear
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                      Madeline BellI'm Gonna Make You Love Me (1968)Philips
                      Rare debut USA album (her second) for the great UK vocalist Madeline Bell, 1968. Loads of killer soul tunes.
                      • Madeline Bell – I'm gonna make you love me
                      • Original LP£25.00
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA LP Vinyl

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                      Angela BofillLet Me Be The One (1984)Arista
                      1984 original lp
                        • Original LP£9.99
                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl in shrink

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                        Terry CallierFire On Ice (1978)Elektra
                        Top TC album from 78
                          • New Audiophile LP (180 GRAM)£19.99
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                          • Original LP£20.00
                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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                          • CD£7.99
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                          Ashford & SimpsonStreet OperaCapitol Records (1982)
                            • Original LP£8.99
                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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                            Jerry ButlerThe Spice Of Life (1972)Mercury
                            Classic Chicago soul, double album original copy.
                              • Original 2×LP£20.00
                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl
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                              G.C. CameronYou're What's Missing In My Life (1977)Motown
                              Motown, 77
                              • G.C. Cameron – You're What's Missing In My Life
                              • Original LP£15.00
                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl
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                              Dianne BrooksIn My Heart / I Just Don't Know What To Do With MyselfMGM
                              Wicked Soul groover and Deep Soul tune on flip
                              • Dianne Brooks – In My Heart
                              • Dianne Brooks – I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself
                              • Original 7"£10.00
                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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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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                              Tom BrowneLove Approach (1980)Arista
                              w/Funkin for Jamaica
                                • Original LP£7.99
                                  Vinyl condition: VG-Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP Vinyl

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                                • CD£10.99
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                                Atlanta Rhythm SectionChampagne Jam (1978)Polydor
                                  • Original LP£9.99
                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

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                                  B.T. ExpressEnergy To Burn (1976)CBS
                                  1976 album Original USA vinyl
                                    • Original LP£7.99
                                      Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl
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                                    Phil UpchurchYou Don't Have To KnowCadet
                                    Arranged and produced by the great Charles Stepney!
                                    • Phil Upchurch – You Don't Have To Know
                                    Roy AyersYou Might Be Surprised (1985)CBS
                                    Roy Ayers, 85
                                      • Original LP£9.99
                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl
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                                      • CD£8.99
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                                      The Atlanta Disco BandBad Luck (1975)Ariola
                                      Tough version of Harold Melvin's disco bomb Bad Luck and loads more 
                                      • The Atlanta Disco Band – Bad Luck
                                      • Original LP£10.00
                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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                                      Gene AmmonsBrother Jug! Prestige (1970)
                                      With the MONSTER Jungle Strut. Killer A-list Soul Jazz Prestige (original purple label). Gene Ammons sax, Sonny Phillips organ, Billy BUtler guitar, Bob...
                                      • Gene Ammons – Jungle Strut
                                      • Original LP£40.00
                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGRARE original purple label Prestige

                                        Original = Original USA Vinyl sleeve has sticker removal tear

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                                      Joe Cuba SextetBustin' Out (1972)Tico Records
                                      KILLER & RARE latin funk, boogaloo and latin jams from Joe Cuba
                                      • Joe Cuba Sextet – Do You Feel It?
                                      • Joe Cuba Sextet – Joe Cuba's Madness Part 1
                                      • Original LP£40.00
                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original Venezuelan Vinyl LP VG+ great/Sleeve VG-(has sleeve cover bit unglued from the card)

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                                      Linda CliffordIf My Friends Could See Me Now (1978)Curtom
                                      Boogie disco fave that includes the eponymous title track. Produced by Curtis Mayfield for Curtom in 1978.
                                      • Linda Clifford – If My Friends Could See Me Know
                                      • Original LP£9.99
                                        Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG
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                                      Brother To BrotherLet Your Mind Be Free (1975)Turbo Records
                                      Wicked boogie funk (blue label)
                                      • Brother To Brother – Let Your Mind Be Free
                                      Jose FelicianoMemphis Menu (1972)RCA Victor
                                      Groovy album recorded in Memphis. Original USA vinyl
                                        • Original LP£7.00
                                          Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Has audible mark on Side 2 track A
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                                        SilkParty (1976)Prelude Records
                                        Wicked Uplifting NYC Disco 76!! Original USA 45
                                        • Silk – Party Pt .1
                                        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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                                          ChicYour Love (1992)Warner Bros. Records
                                          • Chic – Your Love (Hank's Mix)
                                          • Original 12"£10.00
                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Orig USA 12"
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                                          ChicJack Le Freak (1987)Atlantic
                                            • Original 12"£6.99
                                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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                                            Ray MarcoLa, La, La, LaMoon Soul
                                            TK sub label
                                            • Ray Marco – La, La, La, La
                                            • Original 12"£7.99
                                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Orig USA 12"
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                                            CherrelleLike I Will (Tokyo Mix) (1984)Tabu Records
                                              • Original 12"£6.00
                                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG
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                                              Scherrie PayneOne Night Only (1984)Megatone Records
                                                • Original 12"£5.00
                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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                                                Norman ConnorsGive The Drummer Some/For You Everything (1977)Buddah Records
                                                We love the flip to this - Give The Drummer Some is tough Afro-drums Dingwalls/Art Blakey stylee all the way - HEAVY!
                                                • Norman Connors – Give The Drummer Some
                                                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
                                                • Original 7"£50.00
                                                  Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: NM-Original USA 7"Vinyl
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                                                Easy GoingCasanova (1980)Emergency Records
                                                Italo disco 82 Claudio Simonetti
                                                  • Original LP£12.00
                                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA LP Vinyl,
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                                                  James BrownFor Goodness Sakes, Look At Those Cakes (1978)Polydor
                                                  The heavyweight minister of funk doing his disco thang - original USA 45
                                                  • James Brown – For Goodness Sakes, Look At Those Cakes (Part 1)
                                                  • Original 7"£10.00
                                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA pressing unplayed 45
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                                                  Jerry ButlerJerry Butler's Golden Hits LiveMercury
                                                    • Original LP£10.00
                                                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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                                                    Ray CharlesModern Sounds In Country And Western Music Volume Two (1962)ABC-Paramount
                                                      • Original LP£15.00
                                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA LP Vinyl,
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                                                      Average White BandFeel No Fret (1979)Atlantic
                                                      Includes the Massive "Stop the Rain" sample and 'Feel No Fret'.
                                                      • Average White Band – Stop The Rain
                                                      • Original LP£9.99
                                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original UK Vinyl

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                                                      The UpsettersWe Remember Otis (1969)ABC Records
                                                      Rare obscure 60s groovy soul LP 69
                                                        • Original LP£20.00
                                                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA LP
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