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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    Mahmoud AhmedYalem Baytewarnegn (1974)Mahmoud Records
    Superb super-super-rare unplayed Ethiopian ORIGINAL vinyl in original picture sleeve! A thing of great beauty! Awesome vocals of Mahmoud Ahmed...
    • Mahmoud Ahmed – Yalem Baytewarnegn
    • Mahmoud Ahmed – Tidar Lenurachen
    • Original 7"£60.00
      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original Ethiopian 7" in pic sleeve! Unplayed and shiny but has some occasional minor background sounds
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    Donald ByrdBlack Byrd (1973)Blue Note
    Written and produced by Larry Mizell, their first collaboration!
    • Donald Byrd – Flight Time
    • Reissue LP£13.99
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    Harvey MandelBaby Batter (1971)Janus
    Sample laden beats and strong grooves with rocky, funky guitar from Mandel and arrangements by Shorty Rogers! 'Baby Batter' is a seriously killer tune...
    • Harvey Mandel – Baby Batter
    • Original LP£30.00
      Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: NM-MINT SEALED OPENED ONCE

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    Jon LucienRashidaRCA
    Sumptuous tropical-flavoured jazz dance vocal classic ! Includes "Would You Believe In Me", "Rashida" and "Love Everlasting".
      • Original LP£40.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl, promo sticker on front, name on front, wear staining on back

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      DeodatoDeodato 2 (1973)CTI
      All time classic funk jazz masterpiece from Brazilian keyboardist, composer and arranger Deodato, expertly produced by Creed Taylor. Features the KILLER...
      • Deodato – Super Strut
      • Deodato – Skyscrapers
      • Original LP£12.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = USA gatefold Vinyl
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      The Cannonball Adderley QuintetInside Straight / Saudade (1973)Fantasy
      WICKED deep jazz funky groover! KILLER. Original USA 7"Vinyl VG- ( unplayed but fair amount of background pops) /Sleeve VG+100% Guarantee on this and...
      • The Cannonball Adderley Quintet – Inside Straight
      Eddie Harris And Les McCannSecond Movement (1971)Atlantic
      Classic rare soul jazz funk produced by Arif Mardin featuring "Shorty Rides Again", "Universal Prisoner", "Carry On Brother" and "Set Us Free"!
      • Eddie Harris And Les McCann – Shorty Rides Again
      • Original LP£20.00
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      Flora PurimStories To Tell (1974)Milestone
      Essential Flora Purim album from the early 70s. Brazilian/Jazz fusion at its height. Line-up featuring Airto, Santana, George Duke, Miroslav Vituos, Raul...
        • CD£8.99
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        • Original LP£12.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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        Ray BryantQuizas, Quizas, Quizas/After Hours (1969)Cadet
        Groovy Jazz instrumental produced by the great Richard Evans Original Chess Records unplayed USA 45
        • Ray Bryant – Quizas, Quizas, Quizas
        • Original 7"£7.99
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original Chess Records unplayed USA 45
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        Ronnie LawsFever (1976)Blue Note
        Produced by Wayne Henderson, with cult group 'Pleasure' on backing, "Let's Keep It Together" is a jazz-funk stormer, "Karmen" is a quiet storm and "Fever"...
        • Ronnie Laws – Fever
        • Original LP£9.99
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl some sleeve wear, name on front, cutout
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        Mongo SantamariaMongomania (1967)CBS
        Heavyweight West Coast latin boogaloo/jazz album from Mongo Santamaria featuring Hubert Laws, Marty Sheller, Bobby Capers and loads more killer latin and...
        • Mongo Santamaria – Mongo's Boogaloo
        • Original LP£18.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = USA Vinyl

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        Odell Brown And The Organ-izersDucky (1967)Cadet
        Killer funky jazz instrumentals from '67 from Chicago group based around organist Odell Brown. A wicked album of soul jazz - loads of soul covers and originals...
        • Odell Brown And The Organ-izers – No More Water In The Well
        • Odell Brown And The Organ-izers – Tough Tip
        • Original LP£30.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP Vinyl

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        The Young Holt TrioWack Wack (1966)Brunswick
        Groovy soul jazz from Ramsey Lewis's side men includes the wicked Wack Wack.
          • CD£8.99
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          • Original LP£20.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = USA Vinyl

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          Norman ConnorsThis Is Your Life (1977)Arista
          Includes the uptempo 2-step classic "Stella", featured vocalist Eleanor Mills on "Wouldn't You Like To See" and Gary Bartz on a version of "The Creator...
          • Norman Connors – The Creator
          • Original LP£15.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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          • CD£10.99
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          Charles EarlandBlack Talk! (1970)Prestige
          Killer organ-led deep funky soul jazz on Prestige from Charles Earland featuring all-star Prestige line-up including Virgil Jones (trumpet), Houston Person...
          • Charles Earland – Black Talk
          • Original LP£45.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Rare Original first issue purple label Prestige, some age wear to sleeve
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          • LP£19.99
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          Mongo SantamariaSoul BagColumbia Records
          Very funky latin soul.
          • Mongo Santamaria – Cold Sweat
          • Original LP£30.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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          Eddie HarrisLive At Newport (1971)Atlantic
          Eddie covers it all at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1970, from the experimental "Children's Song" to the modal "Don't You Know The Future's In Space"!...
          • Eddie Harris – Carry On Brother
          • Original LP£18.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl

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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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          Jimmy SmithPeter And The Wolf (1966)Verve
          With the 'Incredible Jimmy Smith' on organ and arrangements by Oliver Nelson this adaptation of Prokofiev's fairy tale offers a fine jazz interpretation...
            • Original LP£15.00
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = USA gatefold 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£20.00
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl, in orig shrink
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              Hubert LawsLand Of Passion (1979)Columbia
              Classic soulful boogie fusion from 1979.
                • Original LP£9.99
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA LP Vinyl,
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                The Ramsey Lewis TrioThe In Crowd (1965)Argo
                Classic, live recording from 'The Bohemian Caverns' in Washington DC that includes the original version of "The In Crowd"! With Young-Holt on bass/drums,...
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                  • Original LP£15.00
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                  Sonny FortuneInfinity Is (1978)Atlantic
                  Deep jazz featuring saxophonist Fortune with Larry Willis, Anthony Jackson (Headhunters), Tom Browne and more.
                    • Original LP£12.00
                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl
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                    Ron CarterPastels (1976)Milestone
                    Milestone, 76, arranged and conducted by Don Sebesky
                      • Cassette Tape £4.99
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                      • Original LP£12.00
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA vinyl
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                      Richard Groove HolmesComin' On Home (1971)Blue Note
                      KILLER funky soul jazz - a highpoint in his career with the MASSIVE jazz dance tune Groovin With Mr G. The album features the great WELDON IRVINE on keyboards. Ist...
                      • Richard Groove Holmes – Groovin' For Mr. G.
                      • Richard Groove Holmes – Down Home Funk
                      • Original LP£35.00
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA vinyl Blue Note pressing, some sleeve wear/spine wear
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                      Oscar Brown Jr.Movin' On (1972)Atlantic
                      Very funky (check the audio) from jazz vocalist Oscar Brown.
                      • Oscar Brown Jr. – a dime away from a hotdog
                      • Oscar Brown Jr. – walk away
                      • Oscar Brown Jr. – first lady
                      • Reissue LP£11.99
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                      • Original LP£7.00
                        Vinyl condition: VG-Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl vinyl vg- only

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                      Jimmy McGriffIf You're Ready Come Go With Me (1974)Groove Merchant
                      Very funky organ funk compilation from McGriff on Groove Merchant. Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG 100% Guarantee on this and all Original...
                        DefunktIn America (1988)Island
                        New York avant funk from Joe Bowie and co.
                        • Defunkt – In America
                        Quincy JonesGula Matari (1970)A&M
                        Produced by Creed Taylor and featuring a host of top names and backing voices. Includes "Walkin" and the atmospheric "Gula Matari"!
                        • Quincy Jones – gula matari
                        • Original LP£15.00
                          Vinyl condition: VG-Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl,

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                        Eddie HarrisSings The Blues (1972)Atlantic
                        With strings/horns/voices arranged by the great Richard Evans.
                        • Eddie Harris – Ten Minutes To Four
                        • Original LP£15.00
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                        Eddie HarrisThe Electrifying Eddie Harris (1968)Atlantic
                        Classic, classic soul jazz latin tinged groovy album featuring 2 killers "Listen Here' and "Sham Time".
                        • Eddie Harris – Listen Here
                        • Eddie Harris – Sham Time
                        • Original LP£25.00
                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = USA vinyl

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                        Rufus HarleyBagpipe Blues (1966)Atlantic
                        The unbelievably deep Rufus Harley - the Roland Kirk of the bagpipes. Listen to him disentangle and deconstruct Mary Poppins to seriously deep leftfield...
                        • Rufus Harley – chim chim cheree
                        • Original LP£35.00
                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl , minor surface marks plays fine

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                        Eddie HarrisThe Real Electrifying (1982)Mutt And Jeff
                        Late-period independently released album with nice versions of his earlier hits such as 'Listen Here".
                          • Original LP£20.00
                            Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: NM-Mint sealed opened once
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                          Ramsey LewisGoin' Latin (1966)Cadet
                          Killer Ramsey Lewis a la latin, arranged by Richard Evans on Chess/Cadet.
                          • Ramsey Lewis – Blue Bongo
                          • Original LP£12.00
                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl in shrink
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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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                          Wilbur NilesThrust (1983)Montage
                          Private-press fusion jazz album from Wilbur Niles and Thrust released on the tiny Montage label out of Philadelphia. Check the latin-tinged San Juan Hustle
                          • Wilbur Niles – San Juan Hustle
                          • Original LP£20.00
                            Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: NM-Rare! Mint copy - sealed, opened once, still in shrink
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                          Stanley ClarkeHot Fun (1976)Nemperor Records
                          Heavy fusion funk
                          • Stanley Clarke – Hot Fun
                          • Original 7"£8.00
                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed Original USA 45
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                          Father Herrera And The Trio EspJazz Goes To Church (1968)Enterprise
                          Jazz is the preacher! Surreal jazz and sermon style! Check it out - groovy version of 'So What'!.
                          • Father Herrera And The Trio Esp – So What
                          • Original LP£25.00
                            Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: NM-Original = Original USA pressing LP mint, sealed opened once
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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 £8.00
                              Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl LP, vinyl VG only, sleeve top spine taped, cheap

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                            Grady TateMovin' Day (1974)Janus Records
                            Includes Tate's version of Van Morrison's Moondance - a Dingwalls/jazz dance favourite.
                            • Grady Tate – Moondance
                            • Original LP£35.00
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                            The John Payne BandBedtime Stories (1976)Arista
                            Excellent fusion led by saxophonist John Payne. Check the audio for version of Donald Byrd's 'Fancy Free'Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee...
                            • The John Payne Band – Fancy Free
                            • The John Payne Band – African Brother
                            Devadip (Carlos Santana)Oneness Silver Dreams-Golden Reality (1979)CBS
                            Seminal balearic jazz dance classic! - "Free As The Morning Sun". No post-Ibiza early morning beach session is complete without this uplifting jazz dance...
                            • Devadip (Carlos Santana) – Free As The Morning Sun
                            • Original LP£9.99
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                            Jose FelicianoFireworks (1970)RCA Victor
                            Classy latinized funky versions of Beatles and Stones and more!
                            • Jose Feliciano – blackbird
                            • Original LP£10.00
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                            Gerald WilsonLive And Swinging! (1967)Pacific Jazz
                            Tough live album with excellent version's of Wilson's own killer latin jazz inst. Viva Tirado (as famously covered by El Chicano) as well as great version...
                            • Gerald Wilson – paper man
                            • Gerald Wilson – viva tirado
                            Bill DoggettHonky Tonk Organ (1967)Harmony
                            USA Original 1967 vinyl,
                              • Original LP£15.00
                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP Vinyl

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                              Keith JarrettShades (1976)Impulse
                              1976's quintet album SHADES features bassist Charlie Haden, saxophonist Dewey Redman, and dual percussionists Paul Motian and Guilherme Franco pushing...
                              • Keith Jarrett – southern smiles
                              • Original LP£10.00
                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl, some ageing wear to sleeve, small sticker removal mark, cutout, spine wear

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                              Lena Horne And Gabor SzaboLena & Gabor (1970)Skye
                              Vocalist Lena Horne and guitarist Gabor Szabo bring you a stellar selection of groovy cover versions. Produced and arranged by Gary McFarland on the legendary...
                                • Original LP£10.00
                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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                                Leon ThomasThe Leon Thomas Album (1972)Flying Dutchman
                                Leon Thomas' second album, arranged by Oliver Nelson, featuring Billy Cobham, Roy Haynes and James Spaulding. Includes 'Pharoah's Tune".
                                  • Reissue LP£8.99
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                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA heavy gatefold sleeve Flying Dutchman. Vinyl has some surface marks plays fine
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                                  LaMont JohnsonSun, Moon And Stars (1972)Mainstream
                                  New York spiritual jazz with some wonderfully weird keyboard sounds backed by groovy horns and electric guitar! Check out "M'Bassa" and "Signifyin' Gemini!...
                                    • Original LP£30.00
                                      Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: NM-Original = Original USA vinyl MINT, UNSEALED AND OPENED ONCE
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