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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    AirtoFree (1972)CTI
    Tough Brazilian meets Jazz fusion from Airto Moreira, produced by Creed Taylor in 1972 for CTI! Line-up includes Flora Purim, Ron Carter, Chick Corea,...
      • Original LP£16.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl
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      • CD£11.99
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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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      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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        Cal TjaderSoul Sauce (1964)Verve
        Seminal Latin Jazz album including the seminal "Soul Sauce" (Guacha Guara), "Tanya", "Afro-Blue" and loads more. Essential!
        • Cal Tjader – Soul Sauce
        • Cal Tjader – Tanya
        • Original LP£40.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl, sleeve has name written on back and some damage at bottom back.
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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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        Norman ConnorsSaturday Night Special (1975)Buddah
        Jean Carn on vocals, Norman Connors, Gary Bartz, Eddie Henderson, Carlos Garnett, Bill Summers, Buster Williams - hardcore! Includes a heavy version of...
        • Norman Connors – Maiden Voyage
        • Norman Connors – Akia
        • Original LP£15.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl. Sleeve has spine wear
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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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          Eddie HarrisI Need Some Money (1975)Atlantic
          Includes the killer funky title track "I Need Some Money". Experimental yet funky, Harris even puts "Carnival" through his Electronic Rhythm Machine!
          • Eddie Harris – I Need Some Money
          • Eddie Harris – Get On Down
          • Original LP£12.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original 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
          • CD£10.99
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          • Original LP£12.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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          MaterialOne Down (1982)Elektra
          Bill Laswell and an eclectic mix of musicians from Nona Hendryx to Nile Rodgers and Fred Frith!
            • Original LP£9.99
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            Billy CobhamSpectrum (1973)Atlantic
            Classic album that includes the famous sample (Stratus) used by Massive on "Safe From Harm"
            • Billy Cobham – Stratus
            • Billy Cobham – Le lis snoopy's search
            • New Audiophile LP (180 GRAM)£20.99
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            • CD£7.99
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            • Original LP£15.00
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl LP

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            Jimmy McGriffLive - Where The Action's At!Veep (1965)
            Definitely one (if not the) rarest Jimmy McGriff funky jazz organ LPs to find. Dingwalls dancers favourite! Rare original USA 1965 vinyl
            • Jimmy McGriff – Where it's at
            • Original LP£30.00
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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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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            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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            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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            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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              Maynard FergusonConquistador (1977)CBS
              Produced by Bob James. Tough Rocky theme tune!
              • Maynard Ferguson – gonna fly now
              • Original LP£10.00
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              Esther SatterfieldOnce I Loved (1974)A&M
              Jazzy soulful singer produced by Chuck Mangione. Killer version of Sergio Mendes' "Love Music"!(difft cover)
              • Esther Satterfield – love music
              • Original LP£10.00
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = USA Original Vinyl


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              Cal TjaderSoul Bird: Whiffenproof (1965)Verve
              Includes top version of "Reza"! Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe -...
                Billy CobhamA Funky Thide Of Sings (1975)Atlantic
                Super funky heavyweight fusion from 1975.
                • Billy Cobham – Sorcerey
                • Billy Cobham – A funky thide of sings
                • Original LP£12.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl LP

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                Sonny StittTornado (1974)Jazz Masters
                Super-rare independent press 70's jazz-fusion-funk. The label is the same as Eddie Russ's "Fresh Out", who features on piano throughout. Sealed copy just...
                  The Jazz CrusadersOld Socks, New Shoes...New Socks, Old Shoes (1970)Chisa
                  Early killer set from Jazz Crusaders (before they became the Crusaders). Recorded in 1970 and featuring a heavyweight version of Sly Stone's "ThankyouFalletinMeBeMyself"....
                  • The Jazz Crusaders – Thank You
                  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
                    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
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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
                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl
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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
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl LP, original Verve inner, small sticker removal mark, great condition

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                      Oscar Brown Jr.Between Heaven And Hell (1962)Columbia
                      Wicked jazz vocals album 
                      • Oscar Brown Jr. – mr. kicks
                      • Original LP£25.00
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA LP Vinyl, 6-eyes Colombia first pressing.
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                      Ramsey LewisUp Pops (1967)Cadet
                      Classic Richard Evans production at the mighty Chess Records from 1967. featuring mainstay of the label Ramsey Lewis in full flow along with Cleveland...
                      • Ramsey Lewis – Party Time
                      • Original LP£15.00
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl, sleeve wear, back card part unglued, spine wear,

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                      Grady TateMovin' Day (1974)Janus Records
                      Includes Tate's version of Van Morrison's Moondance - a Dingwalls/jazz dance favourite. Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG+ (in shrink) small...
                      • Grady Tate – Moondance
                      • Original LP£35.00
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                      Burt BacharachMake It Easy On YourselfA&M Records (1970)
                      Nuff tunes
                      • Burt Bacharach – Promises, Promises
                      • Original LP£9.99
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                      Donald ByrdThank You... For F.U.M.L (1978)Elektra
                      Rare groove boogie jazz-funk anthem alert monster! 'Loving You' plus loads more classic jazz jazz-funk.
                      • Donald Byrd – Loving You
                      • Original LP£7.00
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG-Original USA Vinyl BAD SPINE WEAR
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                      Herbie MannMemphis Two-Step (1971)Embryo
                      Super heavyweight funky jazz recorded in Memphis and featuring Roy Ayers. Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG-100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl...
                      • Herbie Mann – Memphis Two-Step
                      • Original LP£10.00
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG-Original UK vinyl , sleeve has wear/tape on spines
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                      Brian Auger's Oblivion ExpressLive Oblivion Vol. 1 (1974)RCA
                      Recorded live at the Whisky in Hollywood. Hell funky.
                        • Original LP£15.00
                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl, spine wear,
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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
                        Frank SinatraSinatra & Company (1971)Reprise
                        With Antonio Carlos Jobim, Eumir Deodato and Don Costa
                          • Original LP£9.99
                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original UK vinyl

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                          Leon ThomasFull CircleFlying Dutchman
                          Fantasic deep vocal jazz! Includes "Balance Of Life" and "It's My Life I'm Fighting For"
                            • Original LP£25.00
                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl Gatefold sleeve (sleeve wear), original Flying Dutchman house inner

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                            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
                            Jose FelicianoFireworks (1970)RCA Victor
                            Classy latinized funky versions of Beatles and Stones and more!
                            • Jose Feliciano – blackbird
                            Roy AyersIn The Dark (1984)CBS
                            'Poo Poo La La' and more boogie jazz funk classics, circa 1984.
                              • CD£8.99
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                              • Original LP£8.99
                                Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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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
                              Brian Auger's Oblivion ExpressStraight Ahead (1974)RCA
                              Groovy, funky 74 album from UK organist Brian Auger and his group.
                              • Brian Auger's Oblivion Express – Bumpin' On Sunset
                              • Original LP£20.00
                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl LP
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                              The Cannonball Adderley QuintetAccent On Africa (1968)Capitol
                              David Axelrod production
                                • Original LP£20.00
                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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                                Dave Brubeck QuartetMy Favorite Things (1966)CBS
                                Dave Brubeck 1966 with Paul Desmond, Joe Morello and Gene Wright.
                                  • Original LP£9.00
                                    Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl VG ONLY
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                                  Gene AmmonsBrother Jug! Prestige (1970)
                                  With the MONSTER Jungle Strut. Killer A-list Soul Jazz Prestige (original purple label). Gene Ammons sax, Sonny Phillips organ, Billy BUtler guitar, Bob...
                                  • Gene Ammons – Jungle Strut
                                  • Original LP£40.00
                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGRARE original purple label Prestige

                                    Original = Original USA Vinyl sleeve has sticker removal tear

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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". Later re-issued by Ubiquity on CD. This is an original...
                                    • Original LP£18.00
                                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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