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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    René Touzet And His OrchestraMr. Cha Cha Cha (1959)GNP
    Original latin 1959 LP in great condition
      • Original LP£20.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA vinyl in great condition
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      David LewistonIn Praise Of Oxalá And Other Gods / Black Music Of South America (1970)Nonesuch
      Field recordings recorded in Colombia, Ecuador and Brazil
        • Original LP£15.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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        Bobby Rodríguez Y La CompañiaHay Que Cambiar La Rutina (1980)Vaya Records
        Vaya Records produced by Johnny Pacheco - class salsa
          • Original LP£25.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal Venezuelan Vinyl, minor wear to opening tape on part of opening
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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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          Edmundo Ros & His OrchestraHollywood Cha Cha Cha (1959)Decca
            • Original LP£9.00
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original UK vinyl
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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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              Edmundo Ros & His OrchestraRos At The Opera (1959)Decca
                • Original LP£10.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original UK vinyl laminated crackback sleeve
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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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                                                                    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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                                                                    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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