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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    Mongo SantamariaStone Soul (1969)Columbia
    Heavyweight latin funk and soul from Mongo Santamaria. All star line-up includes Bernard Purdie, Julito Collazo, Sonny Fortune, Hadley Caliman and arranger...
    • Mongo Santamaria – Cloud Nine
    • Original LP£15.00
      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA LP Vinyl
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    Gil Scott-Heron And Brian JacksonThe First Minute Of A New Day (1975)Arista
    Classic, radical mid-70's album from Gil and The Midnight Band featuring "The Liberation Song", "Ain't No Such Thing As Superman" and the live spoken word/poem...
      • Original LP£30.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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      Gil Scott-HeronFrom South Africa To South CarolinaArista
      Essential Gil Scott-Heron album from '75 that brings together the struggle against apartheid, the campaign against nuclear power and the promise of black...
        • Original LP£30.00
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        Quartette Tres BienBoss Tres Bien (1964)Decca
        It's a Dingwalls Jazz Dance classic! "Boss Tres Bien" is heavyweight drum heavy instrumental that was a classic among London's Jazz dancers in the 1980s....
        • Quartette Tres Bien – Boss Tres Bien
        • Original LP£50.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

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        Don Randi TrioLast Night / With The Don Randi Trio (1962)Verve Records
        Hard to find 1962 jazz trio LP
          • Original LP£25.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA vinyl in shrink
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          Archie SheppTray Of Silver (1979)Denon
          Rare Jap only Archie Shepp 1979 playing all Horace Silver tunes
            • Original LP£40.00
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original Japanese LP Vinyl

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            Della ReeseBlack Is Beautiful (1970)Avco Embassy
            USA gatefold original vinyl. Tough soul jazz from vocalist Reese and big band arrangements.
            • Della Reese – Compared To What
            • Original LP£15.00
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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            Howard RobertsEquinox Express Elevator (1975)Impulse
            Rare Impulse album from guitarist Howard Roberts. This is some seriously twisted deep jazz meets electronics on Impulse - nearly impossible to work out...
            • Howard Roberts – Slam
            • Original LP£20.00
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

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            Flora PurimEveryday, Everynight (1978)Warner Bros
            W/ Airto, Harvey Mason, Jaco Pastorius, Dave Sanborn and more
              • Original LP£12.00
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl

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              Mongo SantamariaExplodes At The Village Gate (1968)Columbia
              Live performance featuring a fabulous 10-minute version of "Afro Blue"! ORIGINAL USA VINYL. 
              • Mongo Santamaria – afro blue
              • Original LP£20.00
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl in orig shrink

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              Mongo SantamariaFeelin' Alright (1970)Atlantic
              Wicked funk latin jazz workouts from Mongo and his band recorded in California in 1970.
              • Mongo Santamaria – hip-hug-her
              • Original LP£18.00
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              Stanley TurrentineHave You Ever Seen The Rain (1975)Fantasy
              Fusion with Patrice Rushen, Ron Carter, Freddie Hubbard, Jack de Johnette and David Walker. Includes two E,W&F covers.
                • Original LP£12.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

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                Quartette Tres BienHere It Is! (1966)Decca
                Tough, tough percussive piano led instrumentals on 1966 original LP - check the audio for boogaloo tune.
                • Quartette Tres Bien – Tracy's Boogaloo
                • Original LP£20.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl

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                Dave ValentinKalahari (1984)GRP
                Top jazz fusion with Dave Gruisin, Kevin Eubanks, Bill O'Connell and more.
                  • Original LP£8.99
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                  Mongo SantamariaLa Bamba (1965)Columbia
                  Killer latin soul jazz album from Mongo Santamaria. Heavyweight line-up includes Marty Sheller, Hubert Laws, Bobby Capers, Carmello Garcia and Victor Venegas.
                    • Original LP£20.00
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                    Bud Shank With The Bob Alcivar SingersLet It Be (1970)World Pacific Jazz
                    Nice Pacific jazz album with vocals - check the audio. Original USA vinyl album
                    • Bud Shank With The Bob Alcivar Singers – Long Time Gone
                    • Original LP£15.00
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                    Les McCann Ltd.McCanna (1964)Pacific Jazz
                    w/ the wicked percussive title track
                      • Original LP£45.00
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA LP Vinyl, has some sleeve age wear, spine wear

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                      Mongo SantamariaMongo At Montreux (1971)Atlantic
                      Heavyweight latin jazz and funk fusion, circa 1971. USA ORIGINAL VINYL
                        • Original LP£18.00
                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl has some sleeve wear/agewear
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                        Dick Schory's Percussion Pops OrchestraMovin' On (1971)Ovation Records
                        With the Gilles P/Dingwall's jazz-dancer Jungle Root
                          • Original LP£20.00
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                          David Sanborn BandPromise Me The Moon (1977)Warners
                          Heavyweight jazz fusion from saxophonist Sanborn plus top line-up.
                          • David Sanborn Band – we fool ourselves
                          • Original LP£10.00
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                          Sea LevelSea Level (1977)Capricorn Records
                            • Original LP£9.99
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                            Patrice RushenShout It Out (1977)Prestige
                            KILLER!Seminal Jazz fusion from the genius keyboardist. This album features monster Headhunters-esque cuts such as 'The Hump', killer fusion such as "Roll...
                            • Patrice Rushen – The Hump
                            • Patrice Rushen – Let Your Heart Be Free
                            • Patrice Rushen – Roll With The Punches
                            • Original LP£20.00
                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl, sticker/mark top left

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                            Arthur Prysock The Best Of (1967)Verve
                            Mint original USA vinyl in once opened shrinkwrap.
                              • Original LP£12.00
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                              Freddie RoachThe Freddie Roach Soul Book (1966)Prestige
                              Rare Prestige original funky organ jazz from 1966 featuring Freddie Roach (on loan from Blue Note presumably) alongside tough line-up including percussionist...
                                • Original LP£40.00
                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl has some surface marks to vinyl (orig blue label) but inconsequential - plays great, age wear to lower part of sleeve and lower spine bit of splitting

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                                Dave ValentinThe Hawk (1979)Arista GRP
                                Quality latin jazz fusions from flautist Valentin and guests including Angela Bofill, Dave Gruisin and other classy players.
                                  • Original LP£9.99
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                                  Kenny RankinThe Kenny Rankin Album (1977)Little David Records
                                    • Original LP£9.99
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                                    Gil Scott-HeronThe Mind Of Gil Scott-Heron (1978)Arista
                                    RARE 1978 collection of music and poetry by Gil Scott-Heron (includes booklet).
                                      • Original LP£30.00
                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl w/big booklet, sleeve has some creasing/wear
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                                      Charles TolliverThe Ringer (1975)Arista Freedom
                                      This is the 1975 USA issue of rare 1969 UK release of Strata-East founder Charles Tolliver's debut album which also features Stanley Cowell on...
                                        • Original LP£25.00
                                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGbit of creasing to sleeve
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                                        Stanley TurrentineThe Spoiler (1967)Blue Note
                                        Great line-up including McCoy Tyner and Blue Mitchell and featuring the latin-jazzer "La Fiesta". Original is Blue Note Liberty blue and white original...
                                          • Original LP£40.00
                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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                                          TropeaTropea (1975)Marlin
                                          Funk/Disco fusion from jazz guitarist John Tropea on Marlin (off shoot of TK)
                                            • Original LP£12.00
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                                            SantanaWelcome (1973)Columbia
                                            Unbelievably good record! Featuring Flora Purim, Leon Thomas and more. Killer jazz fusion - every track uplifting spiritual deepness. (we like it)
                                            • Santana – Samba De Sausalito
                                            • Santana – When I Look Into Your Eyes
                                            • Original LP£9.99
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                                            Barbara Thompson's ParaphernaliaWilde Tales (1979)MCA Records
                                            UK jazz
                                              • Original LP£8.99
                                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original UK Vinyl

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                                              Charles McPhersonCharles McPherson (1971)Mainstream Records
                                              deep soul jazz on Mainstream 71
                                                • Original LP£25.00
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                                                Mongo SantamariaHey! Let's Party (1967)CBS
                                                Non-stop wicked 60s latin jazz, boogaloo and latin funk from the master. Stereo orig. USA pressing
                                                  • Original LP£15.00
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                                                  Randy WestonLittle Niles (1976)Blue Note
                                                    • Original 2×LP£20.00
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                                                    Stanley TurrentineNightwingsFantasy Records (1977)
                                                    Fusion-y crossover Turrentine, 1977, arranged by Claus Ogerman Original = Original USA Vinyl VG- ONLY CHEAP 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl...
                                                      • Original LP£6.00
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                                                      Jah WobbleSnake Charmer (1983)Island Records
                                                      Rare and classic disco not disco mini LP
                                                        • Original LP£35.00
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                                                        Emil Richards & The Microtonal Blues BandSpirit Of 1976 / Live At Donte's (1969)Impulse! ABC
                                                          • Original LP£30.00
                                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP Vinyl original Impulse heavy gatefold

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                                                          Houston PersonThe Real Thing (1973)Eastbound Records
                                                          Wicked funky soul jazz double album on Eastbound
                                                            • Original 2×LP£25.00
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                                                            Mike Westbrook Brass BandPlays "For The Record"Transatlantic Records
                                                              • Original LP£12.00
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                                                              Leon ThomasFacets / The Legend Of Leon ThomasFlying Dutchman
                                                              Great anthology of many of his best tracks. Deep vocal jazz.
                                                              • Leon Thomas – The Creator Has A Master Plan
                                                              • Original LP£20.00
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                                                              Babatunde OlatunjiFlaming Drums! (1962)Columbia
                                                              Deep and killer
                                                                • Original LP£15.00
                                                                  Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP Vinyl VG vinyl has marks plays well

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                                                                The Herbie Mann NonetFlute Brass Vibes & Percussion (1961)Verve
                                                                Rare latin jazz. USA original album
                                                                • The Herbie Mann Nonet – Dearly Beloved
                                                                • Original LP£19.99
                                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = USA Vinyl
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                                                                SeawindWindow Of A Child (1977)CTI
                                                                Wicked jazz fusion on CTI, produced by Creed Taylor. Produced by Harvey Mason with soulful jazzy vocals by Pauline Wilson. Features "Angel of Mercy" and...
                                                                • Seawind – Wings Of Love
                                                                • Original LP£15.00
                                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl bit of spine damage bottom left
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                                                                Pat ThomasDesafinado (1962)MGM Records
                                                                Rare 60s jazz vocals lp arr and conducted by Lalo Schiffrin - all bossa tunes
                                                                  • Original LP£25.00
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                                                                  Leon ThomasIn Berlin (1971)Flying Dutchman
                                                                  Recorded live at the Berlin Philharmonic Hall with Oliver Nelson. Includes a great version of "The Creator Has a Masterplan".
                                                                    • Original LP£40.00
                                                                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl gatefold

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                                                                    Lonnie Liston SmithRejuvenation (1985)Doctor Jazz
                                                                    Lonnie Liston Smith on Doctor Jazz, the label that Bob Thiele started after he closed the Flying Dutchman label. Original USA vinyl.
                                                                      • Original LP£12.00
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                                                                      Herbie MannStone Flute (1970)Embryo
                                                                      Guests include Roy Ayers, Ron Carter, Miroslav Vituous and Sonny Sharrock. Deep, moody album.
                                                                        • Original LP£20.00
                                                                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl (gatefold, minor age wear)
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                                                                        Stanley TurrentineThe Look Of Love (1968)Blue Note
                                                                        Late 60s soul jazz on Blue Note with saxophonist Stanley Turrentine and huge band
                                                                        • Stanley Turrentine – The Look Of Love
                                                                        • Original LP£15.00
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                                                                        Chuck MangioneA Chuck Mangione Concert - Land Of Make BelieveMercury
                                                                          • Original LP£8.99
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