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!).

    All our original vinyl is 100% guaranteed. This means if you are not happy with the condition when you receive it, just return it to us and we will refund your money - no problem.

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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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      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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        Dick Schory's Percussion Pops OrchestraMovin' On (1971)Ovation Records
        With the Gilles P/Dingwall's jazz-dancer Jungle Root
          • Original LP£20.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP Vinyl

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          Houston PersonBroken Windows, Empty Hallways (1972)Prestige
          Prestige soul jazz 72
            • Original LP£15.00
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP Vinyl

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            Randy WestonLittle Niles (1976)Blue Note
              • Original 2×LP£20.00
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP Vinyl

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              Jah WobbleSnake Charmer (1983)Island Records
              Rare and classic disco not disco mini LP
                • Original LP£35.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP Vinyl

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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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                  Brother Jack McDuffTo Seek A New HomeBlue Note
                  Wicked Blue Note early 70s
                    • Original LP£40.00
                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP Vinyl blue black liberty first press in shrink

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                    Sarah VaughanI Love Brazil! (1979)Pablo today
                    Oh my! Recorded in Brazil w/ Danilo Caymmi, TOm Jobim, Nelson Angelo, Wilson Das Neves, produced by Aloysio de Oliveira (from Elenco!). WICKED version...
                      • Original LP£12.00
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                      Mike Westbrook OrchestraOn Duke's Birthday (1985)Hat Hut Records
                      Rare LP in seriously deluxe packaging made in Switzerland and in great condition
                        • Original 2×LP£30.00
                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original Swiss LP Vinyl box packaging

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                        Mike Westbrook Brass BandPlays "For The Record"Transatlantic Records
                          • Original LP£12.00
                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP Vinyl

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                          Duke PearsonThe Phantom (1968)Blue Note
                          Holy grail Blue Note album of super deepness featuring pianist Pearson alongside Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Patato Valdez on congas, Bob Cranshaw on bass,...
                            • Original LP£90.00
                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal 1968 USA Vinyl blue/white original first pressing Blue Note liberty label, some sleeve ageing 'audition copy' stamp on the back
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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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                            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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                              Harvey MasonFunk In A Mason Jar (1978)Arista
                              Classic jazz-funk album featuring Merry Clayton on the rare groove fave "Till You Take My Love". Recommended !
                                • Original LP£12.00
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                                Leon ThomasGold Sunrise On Magic Mountain (1971)Flying Dutchman
                                Great live session.
                                  • Reissue LP£10.99
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                                  • Original LP£25.00
                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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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
                                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA vinyl
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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
                                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

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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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                                          • CD£7.99
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                                          John McLaughlinWhere Fortune Smiles (1975)Pye Records
                                          Rare fusion Lp
                                            • Original LP£18.00
                                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP Vinyl

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                                            Wayne ShorterAtlantis (1985)CBS
                                              • Original LP£10.00
                                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl in shrink
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                                              Bill Potts And His OrchestraBye Bye Birdie (1963)Colpix Records
                                              Rare jazz LP on Colpix
                                                • Original LP£20.00
                                                  Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP Vinyl VG only

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                                                Sarah VaughanFeelin' Good (1972)Mainstream Records
                                                Good funky big band LP by Vaughan on Mainstream 72
                                                  • Original LP£15.00
                                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA LP Vinyl, gatefold, sleevewear, split on top spine
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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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                                                    Lalo SchifrinPiano, Strings And Bossa Nova (1963)MGM
                                                    Bossa meets latin and jazz. Deep arrangements. Original USA vinyl
                                                      • Original LP£30.00
                                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl LP in original shrink

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                                                      ShadowfaxShadowfax (1982)Windham Hill Records
                                                        • Original LP£10.00
                                                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP Vinyl

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                                                        The Ernie Watts EncounterThe Wonder Bag (1970)Vault
                                                        Rare and groovy west coast soul jazz instrumental LP from sax player Ernie Watts w/ Francisco Aguabella, Paul Humphrey, Joe Sample and more
                                                          • Original LP£30.00
                                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA vinyl LP
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                                                          Side EffectWhat You Need (1976)Fantasy
                                                          Seminal debut album produced by Wayne Henderson. Features the original vocal version of the classic jazz funk track "Always There" plus wicked versions...
                                                          • Side Effect – Always There
                                                          • Original LP£20.00
                                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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                                                          Tim Weisberg4 (1974)A&M Records
                                                          fusion
                                                            • Original LP£8.99
                                                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP Vinyl

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                                                            Astrud Gilberto and Walter WanderleyA Certain Smile A Certain Sadness (1966)Verve Records
                                                            Classy Brazilian bossa recorded for Verve, USA 1966.
                                                            • Astrud Gilberto and Walter Wanderley – Nega
                                                            • CD£6.99
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                                                            • Original LP£12.00
                                                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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                                                            Clark TerryAngyumaluma Bongliddleany Nannyany Awhan Yi!Mainstream Records
                                                            Excellent jazz w/latin and african grooviness - check the audio.
                                                            • Clark Terry – Mumbles
                                                            • Clark Terry – The Cat From Cadiz
                                                            • Original LP£30.00
                                                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = USA Vinyl (wear and gatefold spine wear)

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                                                            Chuck MangioneBellavia (1975)A&M Records
                                                              • Original LP£8.00
                                                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP Vinyl

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                                                              Cannonball Adderley Big Man: The Legend Of John HenryFantasy (1975)
                                                              Conceptual musical w/spoken word and some groovy 70s vibes. Pretty sure Cannonball's last recording before he died.
                                                              • Cannonball Adderley – Who Bend The Rainbow
                                                              • Original 2×LP£20.00
                                                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl - sleeve has age wear

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                                                              Randy WestonBlues To Africa (1975)Freedom
                                                              Rare solo piano album on Freedom orig released in Europe
                                                                • Original LP£15.00
                                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl, some sleeve wear

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                                                                Ben SidranFree In America (1976)Arista
                                                                  • Original LP£10.00
                                                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA LP Vinyl

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                                                                  Barry MilesFusion Is...Barry Miles (1978)Century Records
                                                                  Tight jazz-dancers fusion  from keyboardist Miles
                                                                    • Original LP£10.00
                                                                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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                                                                    Narada Michael WaldenGarden Of Love Light (1976)Atlantic
                                                                    Classic jazz soul fusion from 76.
                                                                      • Original LP£10.00
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                                                                      Mike Westbrook Brass BandGoose Sauce (1978)Original Records
                                                                      1978 Mike Westbrook
                                                                        • Original LP£18.00
                                                                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP Vinyl

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                                                                        Jimmy SmithHoochie Coochie Man (1966)Verve
                                                                        USA original gatefold copy . Produced by Creed Taylor. Smokin!
                                                                          • Original LP£12.00
                                                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl


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                                                                          Duke PearsonHow Insensitive (1969)Blue Note
                                                                          Super-rare album and has a definite Brazilian lilt as it features both Airto Moreira and Flora Purim. It also features Andy Bey on vocals. 'Sandalia Dela'...
                                                                          • Duke Pearson – Sandalia Dela
                                                                          • Original LP£40.00
                                                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original Blue and black 70s liberty/blue note labels. small cutout, minor creasing to corners, bit spine wear
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                                                                          Weather ReportMr Gone (1978)Columbia
                                                                          Weather Report was one of the most influential jazz-fusion groups of the era, and outlasted many of its contemporaries such as Herbie Hancock's Headhunters...
                                                                            • Original LP£9.99
                                                                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl
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                                                                            Carmen McRaeMs. Jazz (1974)Groove Merchant
                                                                              • Original LP£12.00
                                                                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA LP Vinyl

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                                                                              Nelson RiddleMusic For Wives & Lovers (1967)Solid State Records
                                                                              60s jazz
                                                                                • Original LP£10.00
                                                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG-Original = Original USA LP Vinyl - damage to sleeve top left front

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                                                                                Nancy WilsonNancy (1969)Capitol Records
                                                                                  • Original LP£15.00
                                                                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl 1969 Lp in original shrink

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                                                                                  Cecil TaylorNefertiti, The Beautiful One Has Come (1976)Arista
                                                                                  Rare double LP
                                                                                    • Original 2×LP£30.00
                                                                                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA 2 x Vinyl gatefold sleeve, some sleeve wear/creasing

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                                                                                    Walter MurphyRhapsody In Blue / A Fifth Of Beethoven / Midnight Express (1977)Private Stock
                                                                                      • Original 12"£6.99
                                                                                        Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA12" Vinyl

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                                                                                      André PrevinSound Stage! (1964)Columbia
                                                                                        • Original LP£12.00
                                                                                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA LP Vinyl
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                                                                                        Paul WinterSun Singer (1983)Living Music
                                                                                          • Original LP£10.00
                                                                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA vinyl LP in shrink
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