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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    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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      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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            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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                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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                Vytas BrennerBang Going Gone/GanadoPalacio
                KILLER Original unplayed latin 45 direct from Venezuela
                • Vytas Brenner – Bang Going Gone
                • Original 7"£35.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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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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                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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                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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                    Jimmy SabaterBabalao / La Tumba Soy YoTico Records
                    KILLER! Rare Venezuelan press Tico original unplayed Latin 45 (minor label wear, sticker on label)
                    • Jimmy Sabater – Babalao
                    • Original 7"£30.00
                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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                    Ray Barretto Y Su OrquestraMr. Blah BlahTico Records
                    Rare Venezuelan press Tico original unplayed Latin 45 (minor label wear, price sticker on label)
                    • Ray Barretto Y Su Orquestra – Mr. Blah Blah
                    • Original 7"£30.00
                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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                    Ricardo RayMrs. RobinsonTico Records
                    KILLER! Rare Venezuelan press Tico original unplayed Latin 45 (minor label wear, price sticker on label)
                    • Ricardo Ray – Mrs. Robinson
                    • Original 7"£40.00
                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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                    TierraCity Nights (1980)The Boardwalk Entertainment Co
                      • Original LP£8.00
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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                      Willie ColónJuancito / Señora (1979)Fania
                      Quality original New York latin from Willie Colon Rare unplayed ORIGINAL Fania Records 7"
                      • Willie Colón – Juancito
                      • Original 7"£15.00
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Latin 45 Vinyl.
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                      Machito And His OrchestraSoul SourceVSP Verve
                      Tough Latin!
                      • Machito And His Orchestra – Mambo, Part I
                      • Machito And His Orchestra – Introductory
                      • Machito And His Orchestra – Fiesta Time
                      • Original LP£20.00
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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                      Ricardo Ray & Bobby CruzBaba Coroco - El AbacuaUnited Artists Records
                      Heavy roots Santeria meets salsa two sider!
                      • Ricardo Ray & Bobby Cruz – Baba Coroco
                      • Original 7"£30.00
                        Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Original unplayed Venezuelan 45 few pops
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                      Federico Y Su Combo LatinoEl Señor Gallo / Pa' Los NichesPalacio
                      Tough and rare latin 45
                      • Federico Y Su Combo Latino – El Señor Gallo
                      • Original 7"£50.00
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original Venezuelan Vinyl UNPLAYED minor pops from age/dust
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                      Perez Prado And His OrchestraBig Hits By PradoRCA Victor
                        • Original LP£15.00
                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA LP Vinyl.
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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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                          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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                          Ismael MirandaAsi Se Compone Un SonFania Records
                          Rare latin LP
                            • Original LP£40.00
                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal Venezuelan vinyl, has sleeve wear. Rare!
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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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                              Los BlancoPegando Duro (1978)Velvet
                              Rootsy Venezuelan salsa
                                • Original LP£35.00
                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original Venezuelan LP Vinyl,
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                                Chocolate Y Su Sexteto¡Rompiendo Hielo! (1984)Solex
                                  • Original LP£15.00
                                    Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VGOriginal Venezuelan LP Vinyl, audible mark on B1
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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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                                    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

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                                          Trini LopezThe Trini Lopez Show (1968)Reprise Records
                                          w/ Nancy Ames performing Edu Lobo's Reza and more!
                                            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.
                                                100% guaranteed original vinyl
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