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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    Heavyweight latin funk and soul from Mongo Santamaria. All star line-up includes Bernard Purdie, Julito Collazo, Sonny Fortune, Hadley Caliman and arranger Marty Sheller. Includes a killer version of 'Cloud 9' (amongst others).
    • Original LP£15.00
      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA LP Vinyl
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    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 "Pardon Our Analysis"
    • Original LP£30.00
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    Essential Gil Scott-Heron album from '75 that brings together the struggle against apartheid, the campaign against nuclear power and the promise of black liberation.
    • Original LP£30.00
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    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. Old-school killer! Original USA pressing
    • Original LP£50.00
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    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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    Rare Jap only Archie Shepp 1979 playing all Horace Silver tunes
    • Original LP£40.00
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    USA gatefold original vinyl. Tough soul jazz from vocalist Reese and big band arrangements.
    • Original LP£15.00
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    Rare Impulse album from guitarist Howard Roberts. This is some seriously twisted deep jazz meets electronics on Impulse - nearly impossible to work out from the cover. Check the audio of "Slam" instead!  Original USA gatefold vinyl Impulse Records 
    • Original LP£20.00
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    W/ Airto, Harvey Mason, Jaco Pastorius, Dave Sanborn and more
    • Original LP£12.00
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    Live performance featuring a fabulous 10-minute version of "Afro Blue"! ORIGINAL USA VINYL. 
    • Original LP£20.00
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    Wicked funk latin jazz workouts from Mongo and his band recorded in California in 1970.
    • Original LP£18.00
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    Fusion with Patrice Rushen, Ron Carter, Freddie Hubbard, Jack de Johnette and David Walker. Includes two E,W&F covers.
    • Original LP£12.00
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    Tough, tough percussive piano led instrumentals on 1966 original LP - check the audio for boogaloo tune.
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    Top jazz fusion with Dave Gruisin, Kevin Eubanks, Bill O'Connell and more.
    • Original LP£8.99
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    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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    Nice Pacific jazz album with vocals - check the audio. Original USA vinyl album
    • Original LP£15.00
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    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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    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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    With the Gilles P/Dingwall's jazz-dancer Jungle Root
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    Heavyweight jazz fusion from saxophonist Sanborn plus top line-up.
    • Original LP£10.00
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    Fusion
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    KILLER!Seminal Jazz fusion from the genius keyboardist. This album features monster Headhunters-esque cuts such as 'The Hump', killer fusion such as "Roll With The Punches" and the modern soul boy anthem "Let Your Heart Be Free". 100% Essential album!
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    Mint original USA vinyl in once opened shrinkwrap.
    • Original LP£12.00
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    Rare Prestige original funky organ jazz from 1966 featuring Freddie Roach (on loan from Blue Note presumably) alongside tough line-up including percussionist King Errison. Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder's. Rare! PRESTIGE orig. USA pressing blue labels vinyl
    • 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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    Quality latin jazz fusions from flautist Valentin and guests including Angela Bofill, Dave Gruisin and other classy players.
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    RARE 1978 collection of music and poetry by Gil Scott-Heron (includes booklet).
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    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 piano.
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    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 USA BST 84256 Original = USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+(minor age wear) 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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    Funk/Disco fusion from jazz guitarist John Tropea on Marlin (off shoot of TK)
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    Unbelievably good record! Featuring Flora Purim, Leon Thomas and more. Killer jazz fusion - every track uplifting spiritual deepness. (we like it)
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    UK jazz
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    deep soul jazz on Mainstream 71
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    Non-stop wicked 60s latin jazz, boogaloo and latin funk from the master. Stereo orig. USA pressing
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    • Original 2×LP£20.00
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    Fusion-y crossover Turrentine, 1977, arranged by Claus Ogerman Original = Original USA Vinyl VG- ONLY CHEAP 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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    Rare and classic disco not disco mini LP
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    • Original LP£30.00
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    Wicked funky soul jazz double album on Eastbound
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    • Original LP£12.00
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    Great anthology of many of his best tracks. Deep vocal jazz.
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    Deep and killer
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    Rare latin jazz. USA original album
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    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 "Lovin' You"
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    Rare 60s jazz vocals lp arr and conducted by Lalo Schiffrin - all bossa tunes
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    Recorded live at the Berlin Philharmonic Hall with Oliver Nelson. Includes a great version of "The Creator Has a Masterplan".
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    Lonnie Liston Smith on Doctor Jazz, the label that Bob Thiele started after he closed the Flying Dutchman label. Original USA vinyl.
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    Guests include Roy Ayers, Ron Carter, Miroslav Vituous and Sonny Sharrock. Deep, moody album.
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    Late 60s soul jazz on Blue Note with saxophonist Stanley Turrentine and huge band
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