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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    Mongo SantamariaMongomania (1967)CBS
    Heavyweight West Coast latin boogaloo/jazz album from Mongo Santamaria featuring Hubert Laws, Marty Sheller, Bobby Capers and loads more killer latin and...
    • Mongo Santamaria – Mongo's Boogaloo
    • Original LP£18.00
      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = USA Vinyl

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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
    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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    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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    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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    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
    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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      Willie BoboJuicy (1967)Verve
      Killer rare latin jazz album.
      • Willie Bobo – La Descarga Del Bobo
      • Original LP£25.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGORIGINAL USA VINYL, lot of spine wear
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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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        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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        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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          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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          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

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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 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 BoboBobo Motion (1967)Verve
              Killer 60's latin jazz!
              • Willie Bobo – evil ways
              • CD£7.99
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              • Original LP£30.00
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+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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                José FelicianoMe Enamore (1983)Motown
                  • Original LP£10.00
                    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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                    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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                        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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                          Rudy VenturaRudy Ventura (1969)Vergara
                          Nice Spanish funky latin-y 60s instrumentals
                            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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                              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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                                Byron Parker And His Percussion EnsembleNothing But Percussion (1961)Westminster
                                  • Original LP£12.00
                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA vinyl
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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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