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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Mary LoveTurn Me, Turn Me, Turn Me / Dance To My Music (1979)T.K. Disco
TK 79Original USA 12" Vinyl NM- /Sleeve NM- 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy'...
The New Brubeck QuartetA Cut Above ! (1978)Direct-Disk Labs
Dave revisits some of his toons in a funky spacey vibe on this direct to disk double lp. Check the audio! Original = Original USA 2 x Vinyl VG+/Sleeve...
The Phoenix AuthorityBlood, Sweat & Brass (c. 1969)Mainstream Records
Very funky big band brass LP on Mainstream Records - lots of tough funky covers Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG+ heavy gatefold High-end...
Charly AntoliniKnock Out (1982)Jeton Digilog
Intense break heavy jazz drums concept lp from Antolini - check the audio! Original = Original European Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG+ High-end Audio Desk Systeme...
Derrick MorganSend A Little Rain (1972)Grape
1971 Original UK press reggae 45 - listen actual audio. Vinyl VG (writing on label) 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe...
Nancy SinatraSugar (1966)Reprise
1966 album from nice lady Sinatra. Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG (sticker removal mark/wear)High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic...
John Bishop"John Bishop Plays His Guitar(Doesn't He)" (1971)Tangerine Records
Pretty obscure but groovy funky guitar led LP - Boogaloo Joe Jones vibe on the audio! Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG (spine wear/sticker...
Club HouseDo It Again (1986)Atlantic
disco not disco classic cover of Steely Dan meets Billie Jean! The original mash-up. USA promo 12"
Lee AllenWalkin' With Mr. Lee (1961)Ember Records
SUPER rare original New Orleans R'n'B album - where it all began! Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG (age wear, mark on back, few stains) High-end...
Al McCallHard Times (1982)West End Records
Classy boogie disco NYC mixed and produced by Tee Scott Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve G (lot of wear/tear on West End housebag sleeve) High-end Audio...
The DellsLike It Is (1969)Chess
Original Cadet, 69. Arranged and conducted by the mighty Charles Stepney. Original USA Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl...
Tierra NegraTierra Negra (1979)SB Records
Quality independent salsa LP 79Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG+ High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+ 100% Guarantee...
Leon ThomasBlues And The Soulful TruthFlying Dutchman
Great deep funky vocal jazz. Includes 'Shape Your Mind To Die'.Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG (writing on front/stickers/tape) High-end Audio...
HilaryDo It (1979)Columbia
Little known disco tune produced by Wayne HendersonOriginal USA 12" Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The...
Gabor SzaboGypsy '66 (1965)Impulse!
Rare cosmic original impulse Records, thick heavy gatefold vinyl and sleeve Original = USA Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG+ High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine...
Roy BrownHard Times (1973)Bluesway
Excellent rare funky blues/soul crossover LP - listen to the audio with touch of Northern thrown in Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG- (tape...
LabellePhoenix (1975)Epic
Classic funky uplifting soulful boogieOriginal = Original USA Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+ 100% Guarantee...
Tasha ThomasShoot Me (With Your Love) (1978)Atlantic
Classic boogie funky disco  Orig USA 12" - moody!
D-TrainSomething's On Your Mind (1983)Prelude Records
Prelude records original USA vinyl 1983 promo Original USA 12" Vinyl NM- /Sleeve VG+100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe...
The Jazz CrusadersTalk That Talk (1967)Pacific Jazz
Wicked, rare west coast soul jazz from the pre-fusion Jazz Crusaders. Lots of tough versions of soul, pop and brazilian tunes. ORIGINAL USA GATEFOLD VINYL...
Black StalinTo The Caribbean Man (1979)Makossa International Records
Rare 70s Tropical funk groover on Makossa Records Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG (minor wear/tape on spine) High-end Audio Desk Systeme...
Sonny StittTurn It On! (1971)Prestige
Funky soul jazz Prestige original purple label. Featuring idris Muhammad on drums, Melvin Sparks on guitar, Virgil Jones on trumpet and Leon Spencer Jr...
Tamba 4We And The Sea (1968)A&M
Stunning, stunning, stunning heavyweight progressive avant-garde bossa jazz meets classical and jazz by Luiz Eca's group recorded at Rudy Gelder, produced...
Ralph MacDonald I Need Someone / DiscolypsoTK (1978)
Disco, 78Original USA 12" Vinyl NM- /Sleeve VG+100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not...
Ronnie Dyson(If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) Why Can't I Touch You? (1970)Columbia
Original USA LP vinyl in different cover - which we've never seen before and is not on discogs! Original Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG (small tear front/taped top...
The Temptations1990 (1973)Tamla Motown
Funky progressive Norman Whitfield production, 1973. Original USA 'pocket' sleeve design. Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG+ High-end Audio...
Stanley TurrentineEverybody Come On Out (1976)Fantasy
Arranged by Wade Marcus. Harvey Mason, Paul Jackson, Bill Summers, George Bohannon and more.Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG+ High-end Audio...
Stanley TurrentineHave You Ever Seen The Rain (1975)Fantasy
Fusion with Patrice Rushen, Ron Carter, Freddie Hubbard, Jack de Johnette and David Walker. Includes two E,W&F covers.Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+/Sleeve...
Les McCannInvitation To Openness (1972)Atlantic
"Featuring the 26-minute 'The Lovers', this album is THE essence and translation of the predominant free love theme of the '60s and '70s. Original =...
Ike and Tina TurnerLet Me Touch Your Mind (1972)United Artists
Seriously funky tunes from Ike and Tina, circa 1972. Funky! Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG (bit of creasing)) High-end Audio Desk Systeme...
Stanley TurrentineNightwingsFantasy Records (1977)
Fusion-y crossover Turrentine, 1977, arranged by Claus OgermanOriginal = Original USA Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG + High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic...
Just-IcePut That Record Back On / Latoya (1986)Streetwave Records
2 killer 80s classics, produced by MantronixOriginal = Original UK12" Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG+ (Streetwave not USA Fresh label) 100% Guarantee on this and...
Cal TjaderSeveral Shades Of Jade (1963)Verve
Serious tunes fusing Far East rhythms and melodies with Jazz. Recommended. Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG (sticker residue) High-end Audio...
The TrammpsThe Trammps III (1977)Atlantic
Produced by Baker- Harris. Mixed by Tom Moulton. Class!Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG+ High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic...
Bill Summers & Summers HeatDancing Lady / Feel The HeatFantasy Records (1979)
Top jazz disco fusionOriginal USA 12" Vinyl NM- /Sleeve VG+100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy...
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