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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    Louie RamirezSalsero (1980)Cotique
    Rare Cotique/Fania Records
      • Original LP£40.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA LP Vinyl, top spine part split
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      Lord BrynnerUhuru Harambee (1972)Erin Records
      Lord Brynner is the calypso king!
        • Original LP£20.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original Jamaican vinyl
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        Eddie Palmieri and Cal TjaderBamboleate (1963)Tico
        SEMINAL 60's album where two titans of Latin Jazz meet head to head!
        • Original LP£50.00
          Tico Records Venezuelan pressing, name stamped on front and label, bottom spine part split, thick card sleeve has some wear on back, vinyl great!
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        Joe Cuba SextetEstamos Haciendo Algo Bien! - We Must Be Doing Something Right!Fania
        Includes the all-time bugalu classic "El Pito" (I'll Never Go Back To Georgia) and "Clave Mambo"!Essential!
        • Joe Cuba Sextet – El Pito
        • Joe Cuba Sextet – Clave Mambo
        • Original LP£25.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG-Original = Original USA Vinyl cutout has some damage and top spine one inch split

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        • Reissue LP£11.99
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        GuacoGuaco 82 (1982)Integra
        Rare independent Venezuelan latin/salsa LP
          • Original LP£30.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal Venezuelan vinyl
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          Joe Cuba SextetBustin' Out (1972)Tico Records
          KILLER & RARE latin funk, boogaloo and latin jams from Joe Cuba
          • Joe Cuba Sextet – Do You Feel It?
          • Joe Cuba Sextet – Joe Cuba's Madness Part 1
          • Original LP£50.00 £30.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG-Original = Original Venezuelan Vinyl LP VG+ great/Sleeve VG-(has sleeve creasing from water damage)

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          Les BaxterSkins!Capitol Records
          Looks cheesy/easy listening but is 60s groovy and has loads of wicked drum brakes!
            • Original LP£30.00
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA LP Vinyl, top spine part split
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            GuemSpécial Percussions - 15 Bases Rythmiques (1975)Le Chant Du Monde
            Heavy percussion LP
              • Original LP£20.00
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal French vinyl gatefold sleeve
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              Eddie PalmieriChampagne (1968)Fania
              Classic rare 1960s Eddie Palmieri album. Killer latin jazz and bugalus
              • Eddie Palmieri – ay que rico
              • Original LP£30.00
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original Venezuelan Vinyl
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              Beny MoreMagia Antillana Canta Beny More (1979)RCA Victor
              RARE latin
                • Original LP£30.00
                  Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: NM-Original Mexican Vinyl MINT SEALED OPENED ONCE 70s issue
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                Ismael Rivera Y Sus CachimbosEsto Si Es Lo Mio (1978)Tico Records
                Heavyweight salsa, Venezuelan pressing Vinyl
                • Ismael Rivera Y Sus Cachimbos – Las Caras Lindas
                • Original LP£25.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original Venezuelan Vinyl - thick card, pic sleeve inner, peachy vinyl
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                Alfredo De La FéTriunfo (1982)Toboga Records
                Rare quality salsa
                  • Original LP£25.00
                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original Mexican Vinyl in original shrinkwrap
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                  Tito AllenBeyond (1979)Alegre Records
                  Heavyweight salsa
                    • Original LP£18.00
                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original french LP Vinyl,
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                    Andy HarlowEl Campesino (1975)Vaya Records
                    Original Fania/Vaya latin LP, 1975, produced by Andy Harlow's brother Larry.
                      • Original LP£35.00
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl in great condition (minor edge wear)

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                      Barbarito Diez Con La Rondalla Venezolana (1988)Egrem
                      Original Cuban vinyl in great condition
                      • Barbarito Diez – Mensaje
                      • Original LP£20.00
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original Cuban vinyl
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                      MaloDos (1972)Warner Bros
                      Killer latin rock! The all-star west coast big-line up Malo (feat. Francisco Aguabella, Jorge Santana, Hadley Caliman and more) deliver the goods. Includes...
                      • Malo – Latin Bugaloo
                      • Original LP£12.00
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl (writing on front)

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                      Jose FelicianoCompartments (1973)RCA Quadra Disc
                      Groovy 1973 album die-cut sleeve
                        • Original LP£10.00
                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA vinyl
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                        Trini LopezThe Trini Lopez Show (1968)Reprise Records
                        w/ Nancy Ames performing Edu Lobo's Reza and more!
                          Charlie Palmieri And His OrchestraVuelve El GiganteTico Records
                          Pretty mashed -listening copy only
                            • Original LP£7.99
                              Vinyl condition: G-Sleeve condition: VG-Original Venezuelan pressing
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                            Clebanoff And His OrchestraLush, Latin & Bossa Nova Too! (1963)Mercury
                            Light easy latin
                              • Original LP£7.99
                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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                              Raul MarreroEsa Mujercita (1979)Mericana Records
                              Rare unplayed ORIGINAL USA latin 45. Latin/disco charanga crossover from Raul Marrero released on Mericana Records (the precursor to Salsoul)
                              • Raul Marrero – Esa Mujercita
                              ToroToroCoco Records
                              HEAVY and rare latin rock lp produced by Harvey Averne for Coco Records (features on Soul Jazz Records' early Chicano Power! LP)
                                • Original LP£40.00
                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal Venezuelan vinyl, small tear on front, some spine wear.
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                                Tico-Alegre All StarsLive At Carnegie Hall Vol. 1 (1974)Tico Records
                                Tough latin and descargas w/ Tito Puente, Charlie Palmieri, Joe Cuba Sextet and more. Includes the heavy jazz dancers tune Tito's Oddysey - heavy!
                                • Tito Puente – Tito's Odyssey (La Odisea De Tito)
                                • Original LP£20.00
                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original Venezuela Vinyl

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                                Pete "El Conde" RodriguezLos Compadres / Lo Quiso Dios (1974)Fania Records
                                Wicked salsa tune from Pete Rodriguez Mint rare unplayed ORIGINAL Fania Records in Fania Records house bag, (Bit of creasing to sleeve)
                                • Pete "El Conde" Rodriguez – Los Compadres
                                Tito Rodriguez & His OrchestraCharanga Pachanga (1961)United Artists Records
                                Quality early 60s
                                  • Original LP£15.00
                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal Venezuelan Vinyl in shrink, sleeve wavy inside
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                                  Jean PoolJean Pool 6 (1972)EMI
                                  Groovy 60s Argentinian pop/rock Indian pressing! Massive drum break on 'Poppa Joe'. VERY OBSCURE!
                                    • Original LP£30.00
                                      Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VGOriginal INDIAN Vinyl, sleeve wear, taped spines
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                                    Lebron BrothersSalsa Y Control (1970)Cotique
                                    RARE latin 1970 lp.
                                    • Lebron Brothers – Sabor Tipico
                                    • Original LP£30.00 £15.00
                                      Original Venezuelan pressing Vinyl, sleeve creasing, has mark on B1 which affects play so reduced
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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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                                    Los Nemus Del PacificoSon Montuno Y Salsa (1988)Discos Fuentes
                                    Quality Colombian salsa on Disco Fuentes, 1988. Original Colombian vinyl pressing
                                      • Original LP£25.00
                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal Colombia pressing LP Vinyl.
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                                      Joe Cuba SextetDoin' It Right / Hecho Y Derecho (1973)Tico Records
                                      Rare latin LPOriginal = Original Venezuelan Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG (wear, top spine part undone, lower spine taped) 100% Guarantee on this and all Original...
                                      • Joe Cuba Sextet – Hecho Y Derecho
                                      Tito PuenteMucho PuenteBMG
                                      Tito Puente on fire late 1950s. Recorded in NYC 1955-57 with Mongo Santamaria, Willie Bobo, Hugo Montenegro and others Original= Original USA Vinyl LP...
                                        • Original LP£25.00
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                                        Fania All StarsMeneame La Cuna / Llevale (1980)Fania
                                        Unplayed rare ORIGINAL Fania Recods Latin 45 from the legendary Fania All Stars (clean but some background noise)
                                        • Fania All Stars – Meneame La Cuna
                                        FrukoEl Amor / Sabre OlvidarteDiscos Fuentes
                                        TOUGH,TOUGH salsa tune from Fruko. Mint unplayed ORIGINAL Discos Fuentes in Discos Fuentes house bag, (clean Miami, USA pressing)
                                        • Fruko – El Amor
                                        • Original 7"£30.00
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                                        FrukoEl Negro Chombo/ Cuba Y Mi Son (1977)Discos Fuentes
                                        SOLID salsa tune from Fruko. Mint rare unplayed ORIGINAL Discos Fuentes in Discos Fuentes house bag, (clean Miami, USA pressing)
                                        • Fruko – El Negro Chombo
                                        • Original 7"£30.00
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                                        The Gaucho 20 Piece Studio BandLuz A Babalu / Don Alfredo (1979)Gaucho Records
                                        Featuring, Machito, Charlie Palmieri, TIto Puente, Bobby Rodriguez! Pseudonymous Nu Yorican supergroup produced by Al Santiago (who founded Alegre Records)...
                                        • The Gaucho 20 Piece Studio Band – Luz A Babalu
                                        FrukoMadre Querida / Los Patulekos (1977)Discos Fuentes
                                        TOUGH,TOUGH salsa tune from Fruko. Mint unplayed ORIGINAL Discos Fuentes in Discos Fuentes house bag, (clean Miami, USA pressing, bit of creasing to sleeves)
                                        • Fruko – Madre Querida
                                        • Original 7"£30.00
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                                        La Sonora PonceñaAhora Si / Timbalero (1980)Inca Records
                                        Quality roots salsa produced by Papo Lucca. Rare Unplayed ORIGINAL latin 45 on Inca Records
                                        • La Sonora Ponceña – Ahora Si
                                        • Original 7"£20.00
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                                        The Latin BrothersBailame Como Quieras / Sueno Que No Olvidaras (1977)Discos Fuentes
                                        Wicked salsa tune from The Latin Brothers Mint rare unplayed ORIGINAL Discos Fuentes in Discos Fuentes house bag, (clean Miami, USA pressing, bit creasing...
                                        • The Latin Brothers – Bailame Como Quieras
                                        The Latin BrothersDos Caminos / DudandoDiscos Fuentes
                                        Deep and heavy roots salsa tune from The Latin Brothers Mint rare unplayed ORIGINAL Discos Fuentes in Discos Fuentes house bag, (clean Miami, USA pressing,...
                                        • The Latin Brothers – Dos Caminos
                                        • Original 7"£30.00
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                                        Tito RodriguezFrom Hollywood (1963)United Artists Records
                                        Nice latin
                                          • Original LP£19.99
                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA LP Vinyl,
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                                          YolimaSin Esperanza - Fiel A Ti (1978)Miami Records
                                          Latin version of Hopelessly Devoted to You! Mint rare unplayed ORIGINAL latin 45 in Miami Records house bag, (clean Miami, USA pressing, bit creasing...
                                          • Yolima – Sin Esperanza - Fiel A Ti (Hopelessly Devoted To You)
                                          • Original 7"£10.00
                                            Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: NM-
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                                          Bossa ComboRacines (1979)Mini Records
                                          Original LP Haiti sounds on Min Records 1978 Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG (wear, creasing, spine wear) 100% Guarantee on this and all...
                                            Ricardo Ray & Bobby CruzAguzate (1970)Tico
                                            This is an absolute must have! This 1970-released stone classic truly represents the essence of what 1970s New York Salsa was all about. Not only has this...
                                            • Ricardo Ray & Bobby Cruz – Aguzate
                                            • Ricardo Ray & Bobby Cruz – Guaguanco Raro
                                            Percy Faith & His OrchestraBim! Bam!! Boom!!! (1966)CBS
                                            All Brazilian tunes including version of Reza! Original = Original UK Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds...
                                              Ismael RiveraBienvenido! / Welcome! (1966)Tico Records
                                              Quality roots salsaOriginal = Original Venezuela pressing Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe...
                                              • Ismael Rivera – Fuerz'e Cara
                                              Teddy TrinidadTeddy Trinidad (1972)International Records
                                              Rare latin Fania offshoot label InternationalOriginal = Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of...
                                                José FelicianoThe Voice And Guitar Of José Feliciano (1970)RCA International (Camden)
                                                Original = Original UK Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy'...
                                                  Willie BoboSpanish Blues Band (1968)Verve
                                                  Rare orignal latin boogaloo album.Original = USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're...
                                                    Herbie MannMy Kinda Groove (1965)Atlantic
                                                    KILLER AWESOME LATIN JAZZ 60s LP. Latin and Brazilian influenced Jazz with contributions from Willie Bobo, Dave Pike and Oliver Vinyl VG+, sleeve VG+100%...
                                                    • Herbie Mann – Mushi Mushi
                                                    • Herbie Mann – Spanish Grits
                                                    Dimension LatinaInternacional (1976)Top Hits
                                                    Quality 70s salsaOriginal Venezuelan pressing Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're...