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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    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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    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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    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"£25.00
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    Vytas BrennerAraguaney/FrailejonPalacio
    KILLER! Tropical Cosmic nirvana! Rare original unplayed Venezuelan 45 from Vytas Brenner
    • Vytas Brenner – Araguaney
    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
    Willie ColónPlantación Adentro / La MoraFania Records
    KILLER! Rare Venezuelan press Fania original unplayed Latin 45 (minor label wear, price sticker on label)
    • Willie Colón – Plantación Adentro
    Celia CruzSugar Sugar/ FallucoTico Records
    Rare Venezuelan press Tico original unplayed Latin 45 (minor label wear, price sticker on label)
    • Celia Cruz – Sugar Sugar (Azucar Azucar)
    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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    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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    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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    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"£25.00
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    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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    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
    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
    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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    Celia CruzMe Acuerdo De Ti/La Plena Bomba Me Llama /Tico Records
    KILLER! Rare Venezuelan press Tico original unplayed Latin 45 (minor label wear)
    • Celia Cruz – Me Acuerdo De Ti
    Celia CruzSalve Pa' Tí / CumbiandoTico Records
    KILLER! Rare Venezuelan press Tico original unplayed Latin 45 (minor label wear, price sticker on label)
    • Celia Cruz – Salve Pa' Tí
    Jose FelicianoAlive Alive-o! Live At London Palladium (1970)RCA
    Nuff tunes on live double album. Original vinyl
      • Original 2×LP£9.99
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG-Hs spine wear/some ageing to sleeve
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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)
        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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        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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        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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          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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          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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          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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          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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            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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            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
            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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            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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              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"£25.00
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              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
              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
              La LupeQue Bueno Boogaloo / Maldito SeasTico Records
              Rare Venezuelan press Tico original unplayed Latin 45 (minor label wear, price sticker on label)
              • La Lupe – Que Bueno Boogaloo
              Javier Y Su CharangaLas Tres Flautas : Pacheco, Fajardo, Pupi (1980)Fania Records
              Rare 1980 Fania latin LP, original vinyl in great condition, some sleeve wear (French press)High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100%...
              • Javier Y Su Charanga – No Tiene Rival
              Celia Cruz, Johnny Pacheco and Pete RodriguezCelia, Johnny and Pete (1980)Vaya
              Three heavyweight salsa vocalists doing their thang 1980 for Vaya in great condition. Original = Original USA LP Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee...
              • Celia Cruz, Johnny Pacheco and Pete Rodriguez – un toque de bembe
              Willie ColónEl Baquiné De Angelitos Negros (1977)Fania Records
              Killer latin crossover progressive - tough like Eddie. Original = USA vinyl VG +/Gatefold Sleeve VG (lower spine undone/ taped) +High-end Audio Desk...
              • Willie Colón – Angustia Maternal
              • Willie Colón – Angelitos Negros (Part II)
              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 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£40.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original Venezuelan Vinyl LP VG+ great/Sleeve VG-(has sleeve cover bit unglued from the card)

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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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                  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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                  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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                  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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