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    The Motown StoryForeword by Adam WhiteOrbis
    out-of-print secondhand large format paperback book
    SpecterCircus Time / Concrete JungleSounds Familiar
    Chicago’s own Specter of Tetrode fame joins the Sounds Familiar family and series of 45s with a double A-sider. ‘Circus Time’ is an hipnotic disco...
    • Specter – Circus Time
    • Specter – Concrete Jungle
    Earth, Wind & FireRaise! (1981)CBS
    Earth, Wind and Fire in their soulful disco zone. Let's groove tonight...
      Stevie WonderRay Fox-CummingWyndham
      • Original Book (200g)£8.00
        Out-of-print Second-hand book in ok condition
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      James MasonRhythm of Life (1977)Chiaroscuro
      Absolutely essential jazz funk album! A rare groove classic and the only album James Mason recorded. Every track's a winner but look out for "Sweet Power...
      • James Mason – sweet power your embrace
      • James Mason – free
      • LP£19.99
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      • CD£12.99
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      Archie Bell & The DrellsI Can't Stop Dancing (1968)Atlantic
      Wicked 60s soul with the Gamble/Huff produced 'I Just Can't Stop Dancing'.
        Ernie and The Top NotesDap Walk / Things Are BetterSoul Jazz Records
        Only available EXCLUSIVELY to customers at Soul Jazz Records/Sounds of the Universe. KILLER NEW ORLEANS FUNK PARTY BOMB!! One of the rarest of all New...
        • Ernie and The Top Notes – Dap Walk
        • Ernie and The Top Notes – Things Are Better
        Richard BrownSweet and Kind / Don't Listen To The GrapevineSoul Jazz Records
        CHECK THIS OUT!!! SUPERB sweet, sweet rare uplifting soul 45! ONLY  available EXCLUSIVELY to customers at Soul Jazz...
        • Richard Brown – Sweet and Kind
        • Richard Brown – Don't Listen To The Grapevine
        Classic George Clinton produced 1970 debut album from Parliament! 
        • Parliament – I Call My Baby Pussycat
        • Parliament – Put Love In Your Life
        • Parliament – Little Ole Country Boy
        • Parliament – Moonshine Heather
        • Parliament – Oh Lord, Why Lord / Prayer
        Atlantic StarrBrillianceA&M (1982)
        Classic soul album from Atlantic Starr, originally released on A&M back in '82. Features ‘Love Me Down', and 'Circles'. Other standout cuts include...
        • Atlantic Starr – Love Me Down
        • Atlantic Starr – Sexy Dancer
        • CD£8.99
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        • Original LP£9.99
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        Bobby WomackUnderstandingUnlimited Artists
        Fantastic lp from the soul legend featuring 'Harry Hippie', 'Woman's gotta have it' and the brilliant 'I can understand it'!
        • Bobby Womack – I Can Understand It
        Shirley Davis & The SilverBacksBlack RoseTucxone Records
        London born soul singer Shirley Davis combines with funk band 'The SilverBacks' for the first time on 'Black Rose' on Tucxone Records. They create...
        • Shirley Davis & The SilverBacks – Black Rose
        • Shirley Davis & The SilverBacks – Dilemma
        • Shirley Davis & The SilverBacks – Two Worlds
        • Shirley Davis & The SilverBacks – What Can I Do
        • Shirley Davis & The SilverBacks – Burial Of A Dead Star
        • Shirley Davis & The SilverBacks – My Universe
        • LP£17.99
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        • CD£13.99
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        Gil Scott-Heron / Cesar 830Lady Day And John Coltrane / See-Saw AffairKent
        Two bullets from the Flying Dutchman label - one of Gil Scott-Heron's masterpieces backed with a rare, funky latin cut from Cesar 830.
          Diana RossBaby It's Me (1977)Motown
          Diana does disco with Gene Page arrangements!
            • Original LP£8.99
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = USA Vinyl
              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!
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            Muscle ShoalsThe Incredible Story of a Small Town with a Big SoundDogwoof Digital
            Documentary about the recording studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Director Greg Camalier travels to the landmark and explains how material recorded here...
            Wood, Brass & SteelWood, Brass & SteelSoul Brother
            Soul Brother celebrate celebrate 25 years in the business with this heavyweight vinyl reissue of one of the classics in the jazz-funk sphere, featuring...
            • Wood, Brass & Steel – Funkanova
            • Wood, Brass & Steel – My Darling Baby
            • Wood, Brass & Steel – Theme Song
            • Wood, Brass & Steel – Working On A Dream
            • Wood, Brass & Steel – Say What You Want To Say
            • Wood, Brass & Steel – Same Ol' Me
            • Wood, Brass & Steel – My Lady
            • Wood, Brass & Steel – Without You
            • Wood, Brass & Steel – Welcome To The Party
            • Wood, Brass & Steel – Always There
            Ike PetersMother Nature (1983)Clover Sound
            Original Nigerian vinyl. Highlife pop Vinyl G (listen actual audio), sleeve G- ( lot of wear)+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine...
            • Ike Peters – Love And Devotion
            Harold Melvin & The Blue NotesBlack And BlueBBR
            Black & Blue was Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes second Philadelphia International album, released in 1973. The album features the lead vocals...
            • Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – The Love I Lost
            • CD£10.99
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            • Original LP£9.99
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            Eric Burdon & WarEric Burdon Declares "War" (1970)MGM Records
            W/ wicked latin groove 'Spill The Wine'. Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The...
            • Eric Burdon & War – Spill The Wine
            • Original LP£15.00
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            MandrillJust Outside Of TownPolydor
            Fantastic funk album featuring the killer latin funk Fat City Strut plus Mango Meat, as sampled by the Jungle Brothers on 'Straight Outta The Jungle'!
            • Mandrill – fat city strut
            PrinceFor You (1978)Warner Brothers
            Signed to a hefty record contract while still in his teens, Prince was only 19 when he wrote, produced and played all the instruments on this, his...
              Four Below ZeroE.S.P.Soul Jazz Records
              NEW SUPER LTD. first edition of 300 copies. Only available EXCLUSIVELY to customers at Soul Jazz Records/Sounds of the Universe.ABSOLUTELY SEMINAL SOUL DISCO RARITY...
              • Four Below Zero – E.S.P. (Part 1)
              • Four Below Zero – E.S.P. (Part 2)
              Curtis MayfieldSuper FlyCurtom
              CLASSIC blaxpoitation soundtrack full of excellent and much sampled funky tracks!
                • New 2×LP £19.99
                  Out of stock
                • Reissue LP£14.99
                  Out of stock
                • CD£8.99
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                Billy EckstineMy Way (1966)Motown
                Rare Motown Lp. Motown 646Original USA vinyl
                  Betty HarrisThere's A Break In The RoadSoul Jazz Records
                  EXCLUSIVE NEW 45rpm - ONLY available direct from Soul Jazz Records or Sounds of the Universe.All time-killer New Orleans heavyweight funk...
                  • Betty Harris – There's A Break In The Road
                  • Betty Harris – Show It
                  Soulful StringsIn Concert (1969)Cadet
                  Live recording in Chicago arranged and conducted by Richard Evans!
                    Roberta FlackBlue Lights In The Basement (1978)Atlantic
                    Includes The Closer I Get To You" with Donny Hathaway
                    • Roberta Flack – I'd Like To Be Baby To You
                    Zapp Zapp Get On Down
                    Zapp is the self-titled debut album from the brothers Troutman, a collective of funky Ohio natives famous for their Parliament Funkadelic affiliations,...
                    • Zapp – more bounce to the ounce
                    • Zapp – freedom
                    • LP (180 gram)£19.99
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                    • CD£11.99
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                    James Brown & The Famous FlamesThe Amazing James BrownPolydor
                    James Brown’s fourth studio album released on the King label in 1961 – a seminal record which was reissued several times with different titles. Now...
                      Trevor DandyDon't Cry Little TreePMG
                      Super rare, funky gospel album "Don't Cry Little Tree" from Trevor Dandy finally is finally reissued by PMG. Trevor Dandy created a gentle album full of...
                      • Trevor Dandy – Overture And Judgement Morning
                      • Trevor Dandy – When I Prayed Last Night
                      • Trevor Dandy – Sometimes
                      • Trevor Dandy – Don’t Cry Little Tree
                      • Trevor Dandy – Is There Any Love?
                      • Trevor Dandy – Lord I Come To Thee
                      • Trevor Dandy – You Ever Wondered?
                      • Trevor Dandy – It's A Long Journey
                      • LP + Download Code£20.99
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                      • CD£12.99
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                      Wilson PickettMr. Magic Man (1973)RCA Victor
                      Soulful tune
                      • Wilson Pickett – Mr. Magic Man
                      Kris OkotieJust For You (1980)Phonodisk
                      The Nigerian Michael Jackson? Original Nigerian vinyl.Vinyl VG-, sleeve F (lot of wear)+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
                      • Kris Okotie – She'll Never Go Home
                      James BrownHandful Of Soul ( 1966)Mercury
                      WICKED JB instrumentals with the man at the organ. Original USA vinyl
                      • James Brown – Message To Michael
                      • James Brown – Hot Mix
                      • James Brown – Get Loose
                      • Original LP£35.00 £10.00
                        Vinyl condition: GSleeve condition: POOROriginal = Original USA Vinyl has scratches, sleeve POOR. Rare record!

                        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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                      Dee Dee BridgewaterJust Family (1978)WB
                      Great vocal jazz fusion album from 78, produced by Stanley Clarke, with George Duke, Ronnie Foster, Airto and much more.
                        • CD£7.99
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                        • Original LP£9.99
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                        Berkley JonesNation BuildingPMG
                        'Nation Building' is a real forgotten gem from the late '70s and is among the very best and rarest Afro-Beat Disco LPs ever. Berkely Ike Jones is one of...
                        • Berkley Jones – It's Time For Nation Building
                        • Berkley Jones – National Pledge
                        • Berkley Jones – 1979
                        • Berkley Jones – Calling Health Men/ Police
                        • Berkley Jones – Tears In The Ghetto
                        • Berkley Jones – Dedicated To You
                        • LP + Download Code£20.99
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                        • CD£12.99
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                        Bill Black's ComboBlack Lace (1967)Hi Records
                        Instrumental Memphis 60s grooviness
                        • Bill Black's Combo – Rambler
                        • Original LP£15.00
                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl in orig shrink
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                        Family AtlanticaCosmic UnitySoundway
                        Family Atlantica blend psychedelic highlife, steel-pan Ethio-funk, calypso, baião and equatorial jazz. 'Cosmic Unity' is the band's second, long-playing...
                        • Family Atlantica – Okoroba
                        • Family Atlantica – Enjera
                        • Family Atlantica – Cacao
                        • Family Atlantica – Visa
                        • Family Atlantica – Puerta
                        • Family Atlantica – La Humanidad
                        • Family Atlantica – El Rio
                        • Family Atlantica – Baiao Infinito
                        • Family Atlantica – Neti Neti
                        • Family Atlantica – Near The Ocean
                        • Family Atlantica – Efik
                        • Family Atlantica – Blue Atlantic
                        • Family Atlantica – Cosmic Unity
                        • Family Atlantica – Blanca Y Negra
                        • Family Atlantica – Canto De Pilon
                        • LP£13.99
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                        • CD£10.99
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                        Michael KiwanukaLove & HatePolydor
                        Michael Kiwanuka debut LP 'Home Again' provoked comparisons to the likes of Bill Withers and Otis Redding. Now, 'Love & Hate' struts to...
                        • Michael Kiwanuka – Cold Little Heart
                        • Michael Kiwanuka – Black Man In A White World
                        • Michael Kiwanuka – Falling
                        • Michael Kiwanuka – Place I Belong
                        • Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate
                        • 2xLP + Download Code£21.99
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                        • CD£7.99
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                        94 EastThe Cookhouse 5Numero Group
                        In 1975, Pepe Willie booked time at Cookhouse Recording Studios in Minneapolis to demo five original compositions. Known colloquially as “The Cookhouse...
                        • 94 East – If We Don't
                        • 94 East – If You See Me
                        • 94 East – I'll Always Love You
                        • 94 East – Games
                        • 94 East – Better Than You Think
                        • 94 East – If We Don't (Instrumental)
                        • 94 East – If You See Me (Instrumental)
                        • 94 East – I'll Always Love You (Instrumental)
                        • 94 East – Games (Instrumental)
                        • 94 East – Better Than You Think (Instrumental)
                        • LP£23.99
                          'Direct to board' jacket with gold foil stamping. Limited to 300 copies.
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                        Esther WilliamsLet Me Show You (1976)Friends & Co.
                        W/ the seminal Last Night Changed It All. Party classic!
                        • Esther Williams – Last Night Changed It All (I Really Had A Ball)
                        Roscoe SheltonSoul In His Music, Music In His Soul (1966)Sound Stage 7
                        Wicked southern soul
                        • Roscoe Shelton – Mastermind
                        • Roscoe Shelton – My Best Friend
                        Big MaybelleThe Soul Of Big Maybelle (1969)Scepter Records
                        Stunning, stunning early soul. You need this record!
                        • Big Maybelle – Oh Lord, What Are You Doing To Me
                        Lee DorseyYes We Can (1970)Polydor
                        Oh man - one of the funkiest New Orleans sets ever from Lee Dorsey 1970 with on-fire tough, tough tunes throughout from The Meters who supply the backing....
                        • Lee Dorsey – Yes We Can - Part I
                        • Lee Dorsey – Who's Gonna' Help Brother Get Further
                        Bettye SwannMake Me Yours (1967)Money Records
                        This album is wicked! Killer female deep southern soul. So many good tracks on this album!
                        • Bettye Swann – Make Me Yours
                        • Bettye Swann – Don't Look Back
                        • Bettye Swann – You Gave Me Love
                        • Bettye Swann – The Heartache Is Gone
                        O.V. Wright(If It Is) Only For TonightBack Beat
                        Wicked southern soul originally released on Peacock Records in Texas. Essential album!
                        • O.V. Wright – If It´s Only For You Tonight
                        • O.V. Wright – Monkey Dog
                        • O.V. Wright – I Can't Believe (You´ve Got The Nerve To Cry)
                        Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson1980 (1980)Arista
                        Gil Scott-Heron enters the 80's with a solid slab of conscious soul from the anti-nuclear anthem "Shut 'Um Down" to the plight of illegal immigrants crossing...
                          Sidney Joe QuallsI Enjoy Loving YouDakar Records
                          Solid southern soul deeply indebted to Al Green. Very good LP
                          • Sidney Joe Qualls – I'm Being Held Hostage
                          • Sidney Joe Qualls – Can't Get Enough Of Your Love
                          • Sidney Joe Qualls – How Can You Say Goodbye
                          SylvesterMighty Real (Greatest Dance Hits)Fantasy
                          Pink vinyl 2xLP includes Ralphi Rosario dub mix of Mighty Real.