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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    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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    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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    SantanaSantana (1969)CBS
    Wicked latin funk rock tunes all the way including the seminal version of Olatunji's 'Jingo" (later discofied by Candido), Willie Bobo's latin jazz boogaloo...
    • Santana – Evil Ways
    • Santana – Jingo
    • Santana – Soul Sacrifice
    • New LP £21.99
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    • Original LP£10.00
      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original Vinyl ,

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    • CD£9.99
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    Willie BoboSpanish Grease (1965)Verve Records
    Excellent latin boogaloo jazz sounds from Harlem's finest Willie Bobo. ORIGINAL USA VINYL some wear to sleeve
      • Original LP£25.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA vinyl
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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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                                                          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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