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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ChicChic (1977)Atlantic
Nuff tune classics innit! Original USA LP Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not...
Weather ReportMysterious Traveller (1974)Columbia
Heavyweight fusion, 74 Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy...
Michal UrbaniakBody English (1976)Arista
Heavyweight Polish violin fusion for dancers! Featuring the distinctive vocals of Urszula Dudziak. Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG+ (minor...
Jimmy SmithHobo Flats (1963)Verve
Not only does this 1963 LP pair Jimmy's organ with the creative charts of Oliver Nelson, but also with Zoot Sims, Clark Terry, Jimmy Cleveland, Milt Hinton...
Mongo SantamariaSoul BagColumbia Records
Very funky latin soul. Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ (half in shrink)100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if...
One G Plus ThreeSummertime / Poquito Soul (1970)Gordo
Two KILLER Latin Funk Jazz tunes!  Original unplayed vinyl USA ORIGINAL 45 copy.
Bar-KaysBanging The Wall (1985)Mercury
1985 LPOriginal USA Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG+ (in shrink)100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're...
Gladys Knight and The PipsClaudine (1974)Buddah
Rare soundtrack from the little known Black Action film, written and produced by Curtis Mayfield. 'On and On' is a heavy funk-style soundtrack monster! Mint...
WarGalaxy (1977)MCA
It's a classic! This is the funky disco anthem "Galaxy" by War. Essential! Original USA Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl...
Grover Washington JrMister Magic (1974)Kudu
All-time rare groove jazz funk anthem! Serious Creed Taylor production on Kudu (the label he ran after CTI) recorded at Rudy Van Gelder's 1974. All star...
Jerry ButlerNothing Says I Love You Like I Love You (1978)Philadelphia International Records
Produced by Gamble/Huff w/ classic Philly session players in tow Original USA Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG+ (in shrink)100% Guarantee on this and all Original...
WarPlatinum Jazz (1977)United Artists
"War Is Coming! War Is Coming"! Seminal latin-funk-jazz-rock killer! Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG (staining) 100% Guarantee on this and...
AirtoPromises Of The Sun (1976)Arista
Autographed by man like Airto!1976 release from Airto includes a killer Batucada plus great Brazilian fusion.Original = USA vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG has wear 100%...
CameoSecret Omen (1979)Chocolate City
Cameo, 1979 Rare Original = USA Vinyl VG /Sleeve VG 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're...
Barry WhiteSings For Someone You Love (1977)20th Century
Includes the all-time classic "It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me". Original = USA vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original...
Sonny StittSoul Girl (1973)Paula Records
This one is a bit of a slip thru the net little known classic - recorded in Chicago with a killer line-up including Richard Evans, Jodie Christian, Cleveland...
WarThe Music Band 2 (1979)MCA
Includes the epic loft/garage classic disco version of "The World Is A Ghetto"! Original = USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ (in shrink) 100% Guarantee on this...
Dionne WarwickeThen Came You (1975)Warner Bros
Soulful outing from Dionne that sees her joined by The Spinners on the title track and including "Move Me No Mountain". Rare Groove anthem! Original...
Toquinho & ViniciusUm Pouco De Ilusão (1980)Ariola
Great 1980 bossa/samba LP from Toquinho & Vinicius de Moraes Original = Original BRAZILIAN Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original...
Jimmy SmithWho's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (1964)Verve
Stomping, heavyweight organ-jazz. This album is jumping! Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ in great condition 100% Guarantee on this and all Original...
Charlie ByrdAquarius (1969)Columbia
60s Bossa jazz instrumentals. Original USA vinyl Original USA Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG (wear)100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The...
Brass ConstructionBrass Construction (1975)United Artists
Rare-groove all time classic LP with 'Movin', 'Peekin', 'Changin' and more!Original USA Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG+100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl...
Lou DonaldsonColor As A Way Of Life (1977)Cotillion
Mid/late 70s Lou Donaldson Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if...
Charlie ByrdLatin Impressions (1962)Riverside
Guitarist Byrd touches on Bossa Nova, Argentine and Venezuelan folk and Villa Lobos! Orig. copy Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG (sticker...
Roy Ayers UbiquityMystic Voyage (1975)Polydor
Includes "Brother Green", "Evolution" and the killer "Life Is Just A Moment" Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG (some wear)100% Guarantee...
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Cornbread, Earl and MeOriginal Soundtrack by Donald Byrd and featuring The Blackbyrds (1975)Fantasy
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack composed by Donald Byrd and featuring the Blackbyrds! Includes the very funky 'Wilford's Gone' (as featured on Soul...
Jimmy SmithPeter And The Wolf (1966)Verve
With the 'Incredible Jimmy Smith' on organ and arrangements by Oliver Nelson this adaptation of Prokofiev's fairy tale offers a fine jazz interpretation...
Ernie Watts QuartetPlanet Love (1969)World Pacific Jazz
Super rare, deep and funky Jazz on World Pacific - 'Boo' is a killer track ! Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG (wear) 100% Guarantee on this...
Donna SummerState of Independence (1982)Warner Brothers
Donna Summer meets Jon and Vangelis via Quincy Jones, resulting in an awesome Balearic classic
Bobby HutchersonStick-Up (1966)Blue Note
Essential deep jazz on Blue Note. Includes "Una Muy Bonita" and '8/4 Beat". Joe Henderson, Bobby Hutcherson, McCoy Tyner and more. As deep as it gets!Original...
Deep Throat The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Deep Throat Bonk (2000)
On Trunk off-shoot label, orig. soundtrack. Original unplayed copy
Sister SledgeWe Are Family (1979)Cotillion
This Chic side-project was released at the height of disco's popularity. 'We Are Family', Lost In Music', 'He's The Greatest Dancer' and rare-groove fave...
Stan GetzWhat The World Needs Now: Stan Getz Plays Bacharach And David (1968)Verve Records
Original gatefold vinyl, WIKKID - arranged by the mighty RIchard EvansOriginal USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at...
Walter Wanderley SetWhen It Was Done (1969)A&M
You might think Wandereley a bit cheesy - but this is deep! Recorded in New York with a killer set of musicians, produced by Creed Taylor, arranged by...
Deniece WilliamsWhen Love Comes Calling (1979)CBS
1979 albumOriginal = Original USA Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG+ (in shrink) 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're...
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