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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    Ismael MirandaLa Contraria / Mi Guajira SiPalacio
    Hard salsa w/Orchestra Harlow
    • Ismael Miranda – La Contraria
    • Original 7"£30.00
      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+

      Original unplayed Venezuelan latin deadstock 45
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    Joe Cuba SextetVagabundeando! (Hangin' Out)Tico Records
    Wicked 60s latin
    • Joe Cuba Sextet – Quinto Sabroso
    • Original LP£35.00
      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Venezuelan Vinyl, some sleeve wear, vinyl is peachy clean

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    Ray BarrettoFeliz Cumpleaños Caracas / Do You Dig It (1967)United Artists Records
    Awesome 60s latin charanga dance tune + wicked bugalu on the flipKILLER! Rare Venezuelan press original unplayed Latin 45 (price sticker on label) Feliz...
    • Ray Barretto – Feliz Cumpleaños Caracas
    • Original 7"£50.00
      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed original 45!
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    SantanaSantana (1969)CBS
    Wicked latin funk rock tunes all the way including the seminal version of Olatunji's 'Jingo" (later discofied by Candido), Willie Bobo's latin jazz boogaloo...
    • Santana – Evil Ways
    • Santana – Jingo
    • Santana – Soul Sacrifice
    • New LP £21.99
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    • Original LP£10.00
      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original Vinyl ,

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    • CD£9.99
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    Un Dos Tres Y FueraSencillamente Un, Dos, Tres Y Fuera (1978)Discomoda
    With the massive tropical funk tune 'Son de Tambor y San Juan' as featured on Soul Jazz records' Venezuela 70
      • Original LP£50.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original Venezuelan Vinyl , some spine wear/sleeve ageing

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      Willie BoboSpanish Grease (1965)Verve Records
      Excellent latin boogaloo jazz sounds from Harlem's finest Willie Bobo. ORIGINAL USA VINYL some wear to sleeve
        • Original LP£25.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA vinyl
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        Willie BoboFeelin' So Good (1966)Verve
        Excellent 60s latin jazz and boogaloo.
          • Original LP£25.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA vinyl
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          Tino ContrerasJazz Jazz (1975)Trebol
          Rare, rare latin LP - from the man who recently been discovered by Gilles Peterson
            • Original LP£50.00
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original MEXICAN Vinyl, minor wear to sleeve
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            MangoMango (1981)Integra
            Very good rare Venezuelan salsa group
              • Original LP£40.00
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original Venezuelan Vinyl, minor sleeve wear, name on back
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              José FelicianoMe Enamore (1983)Motown
                • Original LP£10.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl

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                Celia CruzEn España (1971)Tico Records
                Rare latin LP on Tico
                  • Original LP£40.00
                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original VENEZUELAN Vinyl,
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                  José FelicianoRomance In The Night (1983)Motown
                    • Original LP£8.99
                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl

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                    RozanaRozanaRVV
                    V. Rare Mexican bossa nova vinyl - has tough version of Mas Que Nada
                      • Original LP£50.00
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original MEXICAN Vinyl,
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                      Rudy VenturaRudy Ventura (1969)Vergara
                      Nice Spanish funky latin-y 60s instrumentals
                        Connie FrancisSings Spanish & Latin American Favorites (1960)MGM Records
                          • Original LP£10.00
                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG-Original USA Vinyl (spines part split, tape on spines)

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                          Orquesta AragonThe Heart Of HavanaRCA
                          Peachy clean UK pressing of classic LP by this legendary Cuban group
                            • Original LP£20.00
                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original UK Vinyl

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                            Orquesta CasinoRosabelDicesa
                            Roots 60s Cumbia LP from El Salvador - rare
                              • Original LP£30.00
                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original Mexican Vinyl in orig shrink,
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                              Trio Los RubiesIsla Brava BorinquenTico Records
                              Rare Tico Records! Rootsy Puerto Rican
                                • Original LP£15.00
                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl, top spine wear and some ageing to sleeve
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                                Brazilia '67Mas Que Nada & Guantanamera (1967)Wyncote
                                  • Original LP£15.00
                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl,
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                                  Bobby ValentinVa A La Carcel (Vol. 1) (1975)Bronco
                                  Original vinyl.
                                    • Original LP£30.00
                                      Original Venezuelan pressing vinyl in great condition
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                                    Ismael Rivera con Kako y su OrquestaLo Ultimo en la AvenidaTico
                                      • Original LP£25.00
                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG-Original Venezuelan vinyl, sleeve has lot of wear/damage, vinyl is great
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                                      Miami Sound MachinePrimitive Love (1985)Epic
                                      Sound of latinized disco Miami style
                                        • Original LP£8.99
                                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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                                        Los MelódicosBrinca Brinca, Ye Ye, Boogaloo Y Pompo (1966)Discomoda
                                        Rare Latin boogaloo 1966 LP
                                          • Original LP£40.00
                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original Venezuelan Vinyl
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                                          Djet-XExpressions... (1977)Macaya Records
                                          Rare Haitian LP
                                            • Original LP£30.00
                                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl in shrink
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                                            Orchestre TropicanaNou Refizé Gran Moune (1991)Geronimo Records
                                            Rare Haitian LP
                                              • Original LP£18.00
                                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG-Original = Original USA Vinyl , sleeve has wear/water damage bottom right
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                                              Orchestre TropicanaTizo (1973)Marc Records (3)
                                              Rare Haitian LP
                                                • Original LP£40.00
                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl in original shrink
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                                                Maria BethâniaDezembros (1987)RCA Victor
                                                  • Original LP£15.00
                                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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                                                  Pacho Alonso / Orquesta EgremPacho Alonso (1980)Areito
                                                  Original Cuban vinyl!
                                                  • Pacho Alonso / Orquesta Egrem – El Guayabero (1ra. Parte)
                                                  • Pacho Alonso / Orquesta Egrem – El Guayabero (2da. Parte)
                                                  • Pacho Alonso / Orquesta Egrem – El Manisero
                                                  • Original LP£20.00
                                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original Cuban Vinyl
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                                                  Shorty RogersAfro Cuban Influence (1958)RCA
                                                  Classic latin-jazz album from 1958.
                                                    • Original LP£30.00
                                                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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                                                    Joe Cotto Y Su OrquestaCon La Misma Moneda - Te Vi PasarSeeco Records, Inc.
                                                    Very rare latin 45. Unplayed but some minor pops from age/dust being over 50 yrs old!
                                                    • Joe Cotto Y Su Orquesta – Con La Misma Moneda
                                                    • Original 7"£50.00
                                                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original Venezuelan Vinyl UNPLAYED minor pops from age/dust
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                                                    Jose FelicianoMemphis Menu (1972)RCA Victor
                                                    Groovy album recorded in Memphis. Original USA vinyl
                                                      • Original LP£7.00
                                                        Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Has audible mark on Side 2 track A
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                                                      Ricardo Ray OrchestraEl DiferenteUnited Artists Records
                                                      Deep 60s latinKILLER! Rare Venezuelan press original unplayed Latin 45 (sticker on label)
                                                      • Ricardo Ray Orchestra – El Diferente
                                                      • Original 7"£25.00
                                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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                                                      Hector LavoeEl Todopoderoso / Mi Gente (1975)Fania Records
                                                      KILLER! Rare Venezuelan press original unplayed Latin 45 (some wear to label)
                                                      • Hector Lavoe – El Todopoderoso
                                                      • Original 7"£20.00
                                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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                                                      La LupeLa Tirana / CantandoTico Records
                                                      Deep 60s ballad-y latin KILLER! Rare Venezuelan press original unplayed Latin 45 (price sticker on label)
                                                        Ray BarrettoMargieUnited Artists Records
                                                        nice 60s latin bugalu/salsa tune
                                                        • Ray Barretto – Margie
                                                        • Original 7"£25.00
                                                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+KILLER! Rare Venezuelan press
                                                          original unplayed Latin 45 (price sticker on label)
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                                                        Julian Y Su ComboPachanga Del Año Nuevo / Pachanga Con CharangaDcm Pop
                                                        Very rare 60s rootsy Venezuelan latin 45 two-siderKILLER! Rare Venezuelan press original Latin 45
                                                        • Julian Y Su Combo – Pachanga Del Año Nuevo
                                                        • Julian Y Su Combo – Pachanga Con Charanga
                                                        • Original 7"£60.00
                                                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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                                                        Ray Barretto Y Su OrquestraSka ChaTico Records
                                                        Wicked 60s latin bugalu groover KILLER! Rare Venezuelan press original unplayed Latin 45 (sticker on label)
                                                        • Ray Barretto Y Su Orquestra – Ska Cha (The Thing To Do)
                                                        • Original 7"£40.00
                                                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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                                                        Chery Jimenez Y Su Tercera BrigadaChery Jimenez Y Su Tercera Brigada (1978)Karen Records (2)
                                                        Rare Venezuelan salsa LP
                                                          • Original LP£40.00
                                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original Venezuelan LP Vinyl, in shrink
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                                                          Chocolat'sRythmo Tropical (1975)Aquarius
                                                          french/Brazilian crossover sound
                                                            • Original LP£8.99
                                                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original French vinyl
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                                                            Tito Puente And His OrchestraEl Ultimo Tango En Paris / Ahi Ahi (1973)Tico Records
                                                            Wicked funky latin cut 1973 - funky wah wah guitar, bongos, heavy! KILLER! Rare Venezuelan press original unplayed Latin 45
                                                            • Tito Puente And His Orchestra – El Ultimo Tango En Paris
                                                            • Original 7"£40.00
                                                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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                                                            Ray BarrettoGuarare (1975)Fania Records
                                                            Tough salsa 75
                                                            • Ray Barretto – Guarare
                                                            • Original 7"£25.00
                                                              Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Original unplayed Venezuelan latin deadstock 45 few pops
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                                                              Original unplayed Venezuelan latin deadstock 45 few pops
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                                                              Original unplayed Venezuelan latin deadstock 45 Fania
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                                                            Ricardo RayNitty Gritty / Ya YaTico Records
                                                            Orig pressing Latin 60s bugalu groover
                                                            • Ricardo Ray – Nitty Gritty
                                                            • Original 7"£30.00
                                                              Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Original unplayed Venezuelan latin deadstock 45 few pops
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                                                            La LupeEl Gavilan / Canto A CaracasTico Records
                                                            Nice rootsy Venezuelan vibe from La Lupe
                                                            • La Lupe – Canto A Caracas
                                                            • Original 7"£20.00
                                                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+

                                                              Original unplayed Venezuelan latin deadstock 45 few pops
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                                                            Pete Rodriguez Y Su OrquestaLa Orquesta / MalojaTico Records
                                                            wicked 60s latin groover
                                                            • Pete Rodriguez Y Su Orquesta – La Orquesta
                                                            • Original 7"£25.00
                                                              Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Original unplayed Venezuelan latin deadstock 45 few pops
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                                                            Orchestra HarlowLa Revolucion / GuasasaPalacio
                                                            Tough salsa with wicked bass line - heavy!
                                                            • Orchestra Harlow – Guasasa
                                                            • Original 7"£35.00
                                                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original unplayed Venezuelan latin deadstock 45
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                                                            Joe Cuba SextetMujer Divina (1974)Tico Records
                                                            Prod, by Joe Cain - Latin jazz vibes from man like Joe Cuba
                                                            • Joe Cuba Sextet – Mujer Divina
                                                            • Original 7"£25.00
                                                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original unplayed Venezuelan latin Tico deadstock 45
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                                                            SantanaShango (1982)CBS
                                                            Early 80s Santana w/ two very heavy Santeria/Candomble roots percussion tracks Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG+ (in shrink) 100% Guarantee...
                                                              • Original LP£10.00
                                                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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                                                              Charlie PalmieriTema De La Duboney / DescargaUnited Artists Records
                                                              Wicked charanga (flute/violin)-led jam
                                                              • Charlie Palmieri – Tema De La Duboney
                                                              • Original 7"£25.00
                                                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original unplayed deadstock Venezuelan latin 45 few pops
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                                                              Haciendo Punto En Otro SonTierra...Y Otros Cantares (1979)Arto Max Records
                                                              Rare Private-press folksy latin salsa album - has some marks on vinyl so reduced
                                                                • Original 2×LP£15.00
                                                                  Vinyl condition: VG-Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA vinyl, VINYL IS VG- plays well, sleeve has spine wear/split
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                                                                Celia CruzAquarius / Let The Sunshine In - Yo Soy La VozTico Records
                                                                KILLER! Rare Venezuelan press Tico original unplayed Latin 45 (minor label wear, price sticker on label)
                                                                • Celia Cruz – Aquarius / Let The Sunshine In
                                                                • Original 7"£30.00
                                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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