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!).

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    Eddie HarrisCool Sax Warm Heart (1964)Columbia
    Nice early Eddie
      • Original LP£15.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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      Freddie HubbardBorn To Be Blue (1982)Pablo
      Featuring the jazz dance classic "Gibraltar"!
        • Original LP£20.00
          Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: NM-MINT ORIG. VINYL in orig. shrinkwrap opened once. cutout. RED VINYL too!

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        Jackie & RoyChanges (1966)Verve
        Rare 1966 album from jazz vocalists Jackie Cain and Roy Kral. Album produced by the great Creed Taylor and with arrangements by Oliver Nelson.
          • Original LP£25.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl LP, original Verve inner, small sticker removal mark, great condition

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          Terumasa HinoDaydream (1980)Inner City
          Top heavyweight  fusion from trumpeter Hino, recorded for Inner City in 1980. Top line-up including Anthony Jackson (Headhunters), Steve Gadd, Luther...
            • Original LP£12.00
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = USA Vinyl

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            Jay HoggardDays Like These (1979)Arista GRP
            Top fusion with Nana Vasconcelos, Chico Freeman, Patti Austin, Marcus Miller and Dave Valentin. Tough! USA GATEFOLD ORIGINAL VINYL
            • Jay Hoggard – samba pa negra
            • Original LP£10.00
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl LP cutout sleeve

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            Bobbi HumphreySatin Doll (1974)Blue Note
            Killer Mizell Brothers production. Original 70s blue label Blue Note
            • Bobbi Humphrey – new york times
            • Original LP£22.00
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA LP top spine taped
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            Freddie HubbardThe Love Connection (1979)Columbia
            Epic deep version of Hubbard's 'Little Sunflower' with Al Jarreau on vocals.
            • Freddie Hubbard – Little Sunflower
            • Original LP£20.00
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl in original shrink

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            Richard HolmesWorkin' On A Groovy Thing (1969)World Pacific Jazz
            Very funky organ soul jazz. Original USA gatefold vinyl. RARE w/Listen Here
              • Original LP£25.00
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl in great condition, thick gatefold sleeve

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              Irakere2 (1980)Columbia
              HEAVY! Original USA vinyl
              • Irakere – Gira Gira
              • Original LP£30.00
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl mark on front top right and tape part on top spine, sticker removal mark
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              Isis Ain't No Backin' Up Now (1975)Buddah Records
              Funky 70s New Orleans album produced by the legendary Allen Toussaint, who also wrote some of the tunes. Possibly not the best name for a band with the...
              • Isis – Ain't No Backin' Up Now
              • Original LP£15.00
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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              John KlemmerArabesque (1978)ABC Records
              Orig. USA pressing . w/ Lenny White, Airto and Oscar Castro Neves!
                • Original LP£8.99
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = USA Vinyl

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                Bobbi HumphreyBobbi Humphrey's Best (1976)Blue Note 1976
                Fantastic best of - nuff tunes! Uno Esta, Harlem River Drive...
                  • Original LP£15.00
                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl

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                  Eddie HendersonComin' Through Capitol Records (1977)
                  w/ Patrice Rushen, Paul Jackson, Mtume, Julian Priester UK original pressing in great condition vinyl
                    Coleman HawkinsDesafinado (1963)Impulse!
                    Coleman Hawkins' sole flirtation with the bossa nova proved both his versatility and open-mindedness. His tenor sax is the only horn on this 1962 record...
                    • Coleman Hawkins – desafinado
                    • Original LP£40.00
                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl first Stereo press Impulse AS-28 in good condition, thick card gatefold name on back some wear

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                    Bobby HutchersonHighway One (1978)Columbia
                    Still deep, 78
                    • Bobby Hutcherson – Secrets Of Love
                    • Bobby Hutcherson – Highway One
                    • Bobby Hutcherson – Secrets Of Love (Reprise)
                    • Original LP£12.00
                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl promo sticker on front

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                    Quincy JonesI Heard That!! (1976)A&M
                    Double album: the first contains new material recorded with George Duke, the Brothers Johnson and vocal group Wattsline; the second is compiled from his...
                    • Quincy Jones – midnight soul patrol
                    • Quincy Jones – killer joe
                    • Quincy Jones – gula matari
                    • Quincy Jones – theme from "the anderson tapes"
                    • Quincy Jones – walking in space
                    • Original 2×LP£15.00
                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA LP Vinyl with original inners, gatefold sleeve
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                    Al JarreauJarreau (1983)Warner Bros. Records
                    w/ groovy Step by Step
                      • Original LP£10.00
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl LP

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                      Richard "Groove" HolmesLiving Soul (1966)Prestige
                      Original blue label Prestige soul jazz organ. 
                        • Original LP£20.00
                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl in great condition, has small smiley face sticker on front for some reason!

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                        Eddie HendersonRunnin' To Your Love (1979)Capital Records
                        Wicked late-70s fusion featuring guests such as Patrice Rushen, Heavyweight stuff.
                          • Original LP£10.00
                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl LP in shrink cutout hole
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                          Bobbi HumphreyTailor Made (1977)Epic
                          Produced by Skip Scarborough, includes the rare-groove classic "Lover To Lover"!
                          • Bobbi Humphrey – Lover To Lover
                          • Original LP£15.00
                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl (in original shrink)
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                          Bobbi Humphrey The Best OfEpic (1980)
                          Comilation album. Original USA vinyl
                            • Original LP£12.00
                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = USA Vinyl name on front

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                            Lionel HamptonThem Changes (1972)Brunswick
                            Quite funky and featuring the group Inner Circle which amazingly includes the soul singer Lee Moses. Pretty hard to find and obscure 1972 LP
                              • Original LP£20.00
                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG

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                              Quincy JonesWalking In Space (1969)A&M
                              Killer A&M/CTI produced by Creed Taylor. With Roland Kirk (!), Bob James, Hubert Laws, Bernard Purdie, Grady Tate, Valerie Simpson (!), Jerome Richardson,...
                                • Original LP£15.00
                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl, has ageing to heavy gatefold sleeve, vinyl has some surface marks but plays fine

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                                Keith JarrettMysteries (1976)Impulse!
                                Deep!
                                  • Original LP£15.00
                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl LP, cutout top right

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                                  Johnny LytleThe Loop (1966)Tuba Records
                                  Jazz dancers. Classic Dingwalls rare jazz album includes the deep, deep The Man and Christo Redentor from vibes man Johnny Lytle and his group.
                                    • Original LP£50.00
                                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = USA promo Vinyl in original shrink - vinyl and sleeve in great condition
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                                    Bobby HutchersonGood Bait (1985)Landmark Records
                                    Bobby Hutcherson mid-80's still heavy as heavy! Check McCoy Tyner's "Love Samba" for the dancers.
                                    • Bobby Hutcherson – Love Samba
                                    • Bobby Hutcherson – Highway One
                                    • Original LP£20.00
                                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = USA Vinyl

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                                    Oliver LakeHeavy Spirits Arista (1975)
                                    w/ Stafford James, Donald Smith (Lonnie Liston's brother), Olu Dara
                                      • Original LP£18.00
                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA vinyl, ageing to sleeve

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                                      Jon LucienSong For My Lady (1975)Columbia
                                      Jazz dancers/Dingwalls anthems. Killer!
                                      • Jon Lucien – Soul Mate
                                      • Jon Lucien – Maiden Voyage
                                      • Original LP£20.00
                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl
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                                      Ramsey LewisThe Piano Player (1969)Cadet
                                      Wicked spaced-out Charles Stepney/Richard Evans production on Cadet from 1969. Features a great version of "Whenever, Wherever" as also played by Rotary...
                                        • Original LP£15.00
                                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl, pen mark on front, age wear
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                                        Keith JarrettFacing You (1972)ECM Records
                                        Original USA pressing ECM Records
                                          • Original LP£15.00
                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl

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                                          Lambert, Hendricks & RossThe Hottest New Group In Jazz (1962)Columbia
                                          rare jazz vocals
                                            • Original LP£25.00
                                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGUSA original 6-eyes colombia label, some age wear to sleeve, small price sticker removal mark
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                                            Freddie HubbardWindjammer (1976)Columbia
                                            Mid-70s jazz fusion produced by Bob James.
                                              • Original LP£15.00
                                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl

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                                              Lambert, Hendricks & RossHigh Flying (1961)Columbia
                                              Excellent vocal jazz rare LP
                                              • Lambert, Hendricks & Ross – Farmer's Market
                                              • Lambert, Hendricks & Ross – Mr. P. C.
                                              • Original LP£15.00
                                                Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VGOriginal USA vinyl, surface marks plays well, bottom spine part split, some ageing to cover
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                                              Peggy LeeI'm A Woman (1963)Capitol Records
                                              w/ One Note Samba, A Taste of Honey
                                                • Original LP£12.00
                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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                                                The Jeff Lorber FusionWizard IslandArista (1980)
                                                Heavyweight fusion.
                                                  • Original LP£10.00
                                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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                                                  Bob James4 (1977)CTI
                                                  CTI, 1977, produced by Creed Taylor
                                                    • Original LP£9.99
                                                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = USA Vinyl

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                                                    John KlemmerBarefoot Ballet (1977)ABC Records
                                                    1977 fusion. Orig. USA vinyl
                                                      • Original LP£10.00
                                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = USA Vinyl

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                                                      Chas JankelChas Jankel M (1980)A&M Records
                                                      Jazz funk fusion blockhead stylee. Original vinyl 
                                                        • Original LP£10.00
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                                                        Dave GrusinDiscovered Again! (1976)Sheffield Lab
                                                        direct to disk top fusion! (red cover)
                                                        • Dave Grusin – Captain Bicardi
                                                        • Original LP£15.00
                                                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

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                                                        Ramsey LewisDon't It Feel Good (1975)CBS
                                                        Mid 70s funky fusion Ramsey Lewis. !
                                                          • Original LP£10.00
                                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl
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                                                          Johnny HodgesDon't Sleep In The Subway (1967)Verve Records
                                                            • Original LP£15.00
                                                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG-Original USA Vinyl gatefold sleeve - has lot of water damage to lower part of sleeve
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                                                            Gene Ammons Goodbye (1975)Prestige Records
                                                            Incredible line-up including Gary Bartz, Nat Adderley, Sam Jones, Louis Hayes, Ray Barretto and the man himself. Stellar version of Duke Pearson's 'Jeannine'. USA...
                                                              • Original LP£10.00
                                                                Vinyl condition: VG-Sleeve condition: VG-Original = Original USA Vinyl, sleeve has wear/spines taped/ vinyl some surface marks plays ok

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                                                              John HandyHard Work (1976)Impulse
                                                              With the south london jazz funk classic Hard Work
                                                              • John Handy – Hard Work
                                                              • Original LP£10.00
                                                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl, sticker removal mark

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                                                              Roy AyersIn The Dark (1984)Columbia
                                                                • Original 12"£7.00
                                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl
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                                                                John KlemmerInvolvement (1967)Chess
                                                                Chess, 1967 
                                                                  • Original LP£15.00
                                                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = USA Vinyl

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                                                                  Frank FosterManhattan Fever (1968)Blue Note
                                                                  Rare Blue Note, recorded in '68/69, featuring Marvin Stamm, Bob Cranshaw, Garnett Brown and produced by the great Duke Pearson. Killer!
                                                                  • Frank Foster – Little Miss No Nose
                                                                  • Frank Foster – You Gotta Be Kiddin'
                                                                  Richard "Groove" HolmesMisty (1966)Prestige
                                                                  Prestige soul jazz organ trio
                                                                    • Original LP£12.00
                                                                      Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA vinyl in shrink
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                                                                    Bob James and Earl KlughOne On One (1979)Tappan Zee Records
                                                                      • Original LP£9.99
                                                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl Gatefold Sleeve

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                                                                      Ramsey LewisSolar Wind (1974)CBS
                                                                      Nice, relaxed mid-70s release of funky sounds from Ramsey Lewis. Includes version of 'Summer Breeze'.
                                                                        • Original LP£15.00
                                                                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = USA Original, creasing/ageing to sleeve
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