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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              Nat Adderley QuartetNaturally! (1961)Original Jazz Classics
              Seminal soul jazz originally released on Jazzland 1961. Featuring Paul Chambers, Sam Jones, Philly Joe jones, Louis Hayes, Wynton Kelly and young...
                • Original LP£45.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG-Original = Original USA Vinyl, sleeve has inch tear on front, vinyl is peachy clean orig. 1961 vinyl
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                Brian Auger's Oblivion ExpressStraight Ahead (1974)RCA
                Groovy, funky 74 album from UK organist Brian Auger and his group.
                • Brian Auger's Oblivion Express – Bumpin' On Sunset
                • Original LP£20.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl LP
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                Ashford & SimpsonStreet OperaCapitol Records (1982)
                  • Original LP£8.99
                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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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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                                The Cannonball Adderley QuintetAccent On Africa (1968)Capitol
                                David Axelrod production
                                  • Original LP£20.00
                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA 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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                                    Burt BacharachButch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)A&M
                                    Includes 'South American Getaway' - jazz dance classic!
                                    • Burt Bacharach – South American Getaway
                                    • Original LP£10.00
                                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = 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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                                      Atlanta Rhythm SectionChampagne Jam (1978)Polydor
                                        • Original LP£9.99
                                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

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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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                                        DeodatoDeodato 2 (1973)CTI
                                        All time classic funk jazz masterpiece from Brazilian keyboardist, composer and arranger Deodato, expertly produced by Creed Taylor. Features the KILLER...
                                        • Deodato – Super Strut
                                        • Deodato – Skyscrapers
                                        • Original LP£12.00
                                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = USA gatefold Vinyl
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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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                                          Burt BacharachFutures (1977)A&M
                                          This is deep! Check the audio to "Futures". Moody, moody, left-field tune!
                                          • Burt Bacharach – Futures
                                          • Original LP£12.00
                                            Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: NM-Original USA Vinyl MINT SEALED OPENED ONCE

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                                          Gene AmmonsGot My Own (1973)Prestige
                                          Original soul jazz grooviness on Prestige, 1973. w/ Joe Beck, Idris Muhammad, Ron Carter, Mickey Roker, 
                                            • Original LP£15.00
                                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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                                            Cannonball AdderleyGreatest Hits (1962)Riverside Records
                                            Original 1962 collection on Riverside Records
                                              • Original LP£20.00
                                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original 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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                                                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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                                                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
                                                  Roy AyersYou Might Be Surprised (1985)CBS
                                                  Roy Ayers, 85
                                                    • Original LP£9.99
                                                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA 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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                                                      The Atlanta Disco BandBad Luck (1975)Ariola
                                                      Tough version of Harold Melvin's disco bomb Bad Luck and loads more 
                                                      • The Atlanta Disco Band – Bad Luck
                                                      • Original LP£10.00
                                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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