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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    The BeckiesThe Beckies (1976)Sire
    1976 USA rock album - quite obscure
      • Original LP£10.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA LP Vinyl, sticker removal mark
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      Terry CallierFire On Ice (1978)Elektra
      Top TC album from 78
        • New Audiophile LP (180 GRAM)£19.99
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        • Original LP£20.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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        • CD£7.99
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        Brian Auger's Oblivion ExpressReinforcements (1975)RCA
        Great fusion LP from keyboardist Brian Auger mid-70s. Probably his last great 70s lp. Groovy. Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+High-end Audio Desk...
        • Brian Auger's Oblivion Express – Brain Damage
        • Original LP£15.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl LP
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        Ernest TubbSingin' Again (1967)Decca
        Tubb and Lynn doing their sweet thang
          • Original LP£15.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA LP in great condition
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          Norman ConnorsTake It To The Limit Arista
          Classic jazz funk fusion inyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' or your money back!
            • Original LP£15.00
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl in shrink
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            Gary Burton & Keith JarrettGary Burton & Keith Jarrett Atlantic (1971)
            with Steve Swallow on bass and Bill Goodwin on drums. Produced by Joel Dorn
              • Original LP£20.00
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl, pen ark on front
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              Jerry ButlerThe Spice Of Life (1972)Mercury
              Classic Chicago soul, double album original copy.
                • Original 2×LP£20.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl
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                Ron CarterAnything Goes (1975)Kudu Records
                Kudu Records, produced by Creed Taylor. W/ Steve Gadd, Ralph Macdonald, Barry Rogers, Hubert Laws, Brecker Brothers, Dave Sanbourn, Patti Austin, recorded...
                  • Original LP£10.00
                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA LP Vinyl, large library sticker on front
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                  Carl CarltonCarl Carlton (1981)BBR
                  Boogie funk soul - one of Carl Carlton's best! Features 'Sexy Lady', the rare-groove boogie classic 'She's A Bad Mama Jama', and a wicked take on Leon...
                  • Carl Carlton – Sexy Lady
                  • Original LP£12.00
                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA LP Vinyl
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                  Brian Auger & The TrinityDefinitely What! (1969)ATCO Records
                  Wicked heavy organ grooves.
                  • Brian Auger & The Trinity – A Day In The Life
                  • Brian Auger & The Trinity – Red Beans And Rice
                  • Original LP£60.00
                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl orig. gatefold vinyl - killer​

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                  Norman ConnorsMr. C (1981)Arista
                  Classic rare groove soul funk fusion.
                    • Original LP£30.00
                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA vinyl, cutout bottom right, minor sleeve wear
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                    Jack BruceSongs For A Tailor (1969)Atco Records
                    Tough, tough album. USA original vinyl
                    • Jack Bruce – Never Tell Your Mother She's Out Of Tune
                    • Jack Bruce – Rope Ladder To The Moon
                    • Original LP£15.00
                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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                    Bobby BryantThe Jazz Excursion Into Hair (1969)World Pacific Jazz
                    w/ orchestra conducted by Shorty Rogers. USA original gatefold vinyl
                      • Original LP£15.00
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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                      G.C. CameronYou're What's Missing In My Life (1977)Motown
                      Motown, 77
                      • G.C. Cameron – You're What's Missing In My Life
                      • Original LP£15.00
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl
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                      The CarnivalCarnival (1970)Liberty World Pacific Series
                      Brazil Jazz - includes the wicked version of Edu Lobos 'Laia Ladaia' and the Dingwalls-style Batucada meets dodgy bossa 'Canto de Carnival'. Killer!
                      • The Carnival – laia ladaia
                      • The Carnival – canto de carnival
                      • Original LP£15.00
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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                      Jean CarnHappy To Be With You (1978)Philadelphia International Records
                      Essential Jean Carn album featuring the seminal soul tune "Don't Let It Go To Your Head", but also deep cuts such as the Jean Carn/Doug Carn spiritual...
                      • Jean Carn – Don't Let It Go To Your Head
                      • Original LP£15.00
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl
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                      Dianne BrooksIn My Heart / I Just Don't Know What To Do With MyselfMGM
                      Wicked Soul groover and Deep Soul tune on flip
                      • Dianne Brooks – In My Heart
                      • Dianne Brooks – I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself
                      • Original 7"£10.00
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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                      Felix & JarvisFlamethrower Rap (1982)Quality
                      The instrumental of this starts like a mad ESG cut. Heavy Detroit electro/hip-hop boogie funk party tune! Check that B-line!Mint unplayed...
                      • Felix & Jarvis – Flamethrower Rap (Short)
                      • Original 7"£10.00
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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                      Norman ConnorsSaturday Night Special (1975)Buddah
                      Jean Carn on vocals, Norman Connors, Gary Bartz, Eddie Henderson, Carlos Garnett, Bill Summers, Buster Williams - hardcore! Includes a heavy version of...
                      • Norman Connors – Maiden Voyage
                      • Norman Connors – Akia
                      • Original LP£15.00
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl. Sleeve has spine wear
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                      Dave BrubeckTruth Is Fallen (1972)Atlantic
                      Featuring Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra + New Heavenly Blue rock group + Chorus + Brubeck on piano. Phew!
                        • Original LP£12.00
                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl
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                        Dave BrubeckTwo Generations Of Brubeck " Brother, The Great Spirit Made Us All" (1974)Atlantic
                        1974 USA original vinyl.
                          • Original LP£12.00
                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl
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                          Sonny CrissWarm & Sonny (1976)ABC Impulse!
                          Nice funky disco-y jazz 76
                            • Original LP£10.00
                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA LP Vinyl,
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                            Charlie ByrdAquarius (1969)Columbia
                            60s Bossa jazz instrumentals.
                              • Original LP£12.00
                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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                              Cal TjaderCal Tjader Sounds Out Burt Bacharach (1968)Skye Records
                              Wicked 60s funky/jazzy latin vibes from Cal
                                • Original LP£30.00
                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA LP heavy gatefold sleeve
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                                Paul WinterCommon Ground (1978)A&M
                                Spiritual Brazilian-tinged jazz. Check out the fantastic version of Sergio Mendes/Dorival Caymmi's classic Promise of A Fisherman - deep!
                                • Paul Winter – The Promise Of A Fisherman (Iemanja)
                                • Original LP£10.00
                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG-Original = Original USA Vinyl , cover has creasing bottom left

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                                B.T. ExpressEnergy To Burn (1976)CBS
                                1976 album Original USA vinyl
                                  • Original LP£7.99
                                    Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl
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                                  Vikki CarrIt Must Be Him (1967)Liberty
                                  Top female vocals easy listening does groovy version of Edu Lobo's bossa nova 'Reza' (Laia Ladaia). Tune!
                                  • Vikki Carr – laia ladaia (reza)
                                  • Original LP£8.99
                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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                                  Joint VentureLet's Get Into It / Stand Up (1996)Strictly Rhythm
                                  Orig. Strictly Rhythm 12"
                                  • Joint Venture – Let's Get Into It
                                  • Original 12"£8.00
                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Orig USA 12"
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                                  Sugarhill GangLivin' In The Fast Lane (1984)Sugar Hill Records
                                  Orig USA 12"
                                  • Sugarhill Gang – Livin' In The Fast Lane (Vocal)
                                  • Original 12"£8.00
                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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                                  Dave Brubeck QuartetMy Favorite Things (1966)CBS
                                  Dave Brubeck 1966 with Paul Desmond, Joe Morello and Gene Wright.
                                    • Original LP£9.00
                                      Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl VG ONLY
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                                    Charlie ByrdThe Touch Of Gold (Charlie Byrd Plays Today’s Great Hits) CBS (1966)
                                    1966 bossa tinged jazz guitar
                                      • Original LP£10.00
                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl
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                                      Prince JazzboWise Shepherd / Donkey Blind (1975)Action
                                       Two killer Jazzbo sides! Mint unplayed Canadian orig. 1975 pressing. (listen actual audio)
                                      • Prince Jazzbo – Wise Shepherd
                                      • Original 7"£15.00
                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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                                      Phil UpchurchYou Don't Have To KnowCadet
                                      Arranged and produced by the great Charles Stepney!
                                      • Phil Upchurch – You Don't Have To Know
                                      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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                                        Gene ReddingBlood Brothers (1974)Haven Records
                                        Nice moody funky soul tune.Mint unplayed original USA 45
                                        • Gene Redding – Blood Brothers
                                        Maurice RavelBolero / Tableaux D'une Exposition (Bilder Einer Ausstellung · Pictures At An Exhibition) (1966)Deutsche Grammophon
                                          • Original LP£8.99
                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original German LP Vinyl,
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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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                                          ChicagoChicago III (1971)Columbia
                                          Wicked album of funk -rock-jazz. Check the folk-funk killers 'Loneliness Is Just A Word' and 'Happy Cause I'm Going Home'.
                                          • Chicago – loneliness is just a word
                                          • Chicago – happy cause i'm going home
                                          • Original 2×LP£12.00
                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl gatefold
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                                          ChicagoChicago XI (1977)Columbia
                                            • Original LP£7.99
                                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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                                            Cold BloodCold Blood (1969)San Francisco Records
                                            Great Funky Rock from 1969. Killer tunes, killer breaks. Killler!
                                            • Cold Blood – i just want to make love to you
                                            • Original LP£40.00
                                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

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                                            CounterforceDifferent Style (1992)Odinga Holdings Ltd
                                            Mega rare and sought after nigeria synth reggae pop lp on ondinga holdings!!!Fantastic digital dancehall meets Nigerian stylee (and looking like Fingers...
                                            • Counterforce – Afro Juju Reggae
                                            • Counterforce – Afro Juju Reggae 2
                                            • Counterforce – Tombalali
                                            • Counterforce – Different Styles
                                            • Original LP£25.00
                                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG-Original Nigerian Vinyl, vinyl clean, sleeve has wear and a tear at bottom right at opening of about an inch missing
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                                            Elephants MemoryElephant's Memory (1972)Apple Records
                                            Heavy, on Apple Records
                                              • Original LP£25.00
                                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA LP Vinyl, gatefold sleeve, some age wear to sleeve
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                                              Sammy Davis Jr.I Gotta Be MeReprise (1968)
                                              1968 orig USA lp - it's got the groove SammyOriginal USA Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG+100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe -...
                                                • Original LP£12.00
                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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                                                David CrosbyIf I Could Only Remember My Name (1971)Atlantic
                                                Amazing, rare, folk-funk from David Crosby of Crosby, Stills and Nash! Seriously deep, coke-fueled West Coast AOR! Recommended! This is also a big, underground...
                                                • David Crosby – Music Is Love
                                                • David Crosby – Tamalpais High (At About 3)
                                                • Original LP£25.00
                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl thick gatefold , top spine part split, side spine wear, small sticker removal mark

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                                                Linda CliffordIf My Friends Could See Me Now (1978)Curtom
                                                Boogie disco fave that includes the eponymous title track. Produced by Curtis Mayfield for Curtom in 1978.
                                                • Linda Clifford – If My Friends Could See Me Know
                                                • Original LP£9.99
                                                  Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG
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                                                Judy CollinsJudy (1969)Elektra
                                                Nice Bob Dylan covers
                                                  • Original LP£9.99
                                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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