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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    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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    Duke PearsonThe Phantom (1968)Blue Note
    Holy grail Blue Note album of super deepness featuring pianist Pearson alongside Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Patato Valdez on congas, Bob Cranshaw on bass,...
      • Original LP£90.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal 1968 USA Vinyl blue/white original first pressing Blue Note liberty label, some sleeve ageing 'audition copy' stamp on the back
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      Ricardo RayMrs. RobinsonTico Records
      KILLER! Rare Venezuelan press Tico original unplayed Latin 45 (minor label wear, price sticker on label)
      • Ricardo Ray – Mrs. Robinson
      • Original 7"£40.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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      Lou RawlsCarryin' On (1966)Capitol
      From Lou's classic period on Capitol produced by David Axelrod, and as the sleevenotes say: Lou - easy and natural; sidemen - loose and groovy!
        • Original LP£15.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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        MachineThere But For The Grace Of God Go I (1979)RCA
        KILLER and classic disco 12"
        • Machine – There But For The Grace Of God Go I
        • Original 12"£12.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Orig USA 12" in house bag
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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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        Ray Barretto Y Su OrquestraMr. Blah BlahTico Records
        Rare Venezuelan press Tico original unplayed Latin 45 (minor label wear, price sticker on label)
        • Ray Barretto Y Su Orquestra – Mr. Blah Blah
        • Original 7"£30.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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        Celia CruzLa Guarachera / DesencantoTico Records
        KILLER! Rare Venezuelan press Tico original unplayed Latin 45 (minor label wear, price sticker on label)
        • Celia Cruz – La Guarachera
        Secret WeaponMust Be The Music (1981)Prelude Records
        Original USA Prelude vinyl
        • Secret Weapon – Must Be The Music (Vocal Version)
        • Original 12"£15.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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        CharoOlé Olé (1978)Salsoul Records
        Amazingly on pink vinyl!
        • Charo – Olé Olé
        • Original 12"£8.99
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA 12" Vinyl in Salsoul house sleeve

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        Archie SheppTray Of Silver (1979)Denon
        Rare Jap only Archie Shepp 1979 playing all Horace Silver tunes
          • Original LP£40.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original Japanese LP Vinyl

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          Freddie ScottLonely Man (1967)Columbia
          Rare soul LP 1967
            • Original LP£40.00
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA LP Vinyl, sleeve has some age wear

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            Dick Schory's Percussion Pops OrchestraMovin' On (1971)Ovation Records
            With the Gilles P/Dingwall's jazz-dancer Jungle Root
              • Original LP£20.00
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP Vinyl

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              Les McCann Ltd.McCanna (1964)Pacific Jazz
              w/ the wicked percussive title track
                • Original LP£45.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA LP Vinyl, has some sleeve age wear, spine wear

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                Skool BoyzBreakin' Out / Before You Go (1983)Crossroad Entertainment Corp.
                Electro boogie original 12" produced by Bunky Scott
                • Skool Boyz – Breakin' Out
                • Original 12"£7.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA 12" Vinyl

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                Ellen McIlwaineWe The People (1973)Polydor
                Awesome folk funk LP with the awesome Jimmy Dean
                  • Original LP£30.00
                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP Vinyl

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                  Jah WobbleSnake Charmer (1983)Island Records
                  Rare and classic disco not disco mini LP
                    • Original LP£35.00
                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP Vinyl

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                    CameoDon't Be So Cool / I Never Knew (1981)Chocolate City
                    Nice boogie tune
                    • Cameo – Don't Be So Cool
                    • Original 12"£7.99
                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA 12" Vinyl

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                    Emil Richards & The Microtonal Blues BandSpirit Of 1976 / Live At Donte's (1969)Impulse! ABC
                      • Original LP£30.00
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP Vinyl original Impulse heavy gatefold

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                      VoyageVoyage 3 (1980)Marlin
                      French euro disco on TK offshoot Marlin label
                        • Original LP£10.00
                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP Vinyl in shrink

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                        Brother Jack McDuffTo Seek A New HomeBlue Note
                        Wicked Blue Note early 70s
                          • Original LP£40.00
                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP Vinyl blue black liberty first press in shrink

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                          Houston PersonBroken Windows, Empty Hallways (1972)Prestige
                          Prestige soul jazz 72
                            • Original LP£15.00
                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP Vinyl

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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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                            Randy WestonLittle Niles (1976)Blue Note
                              • Original 2×LP£20.00
                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP Vinyl

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                              Johnnie TaylorSuper Taylor (1974)Stax
                              Stax 74
                                • Original LP£9.99
                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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                                Skipworth & TurnerThinking About Your Love (1985)4th & Broadway
                                Classic tune
                                • Skipworth & Turner – Thinking About Your Love (Extended)
                                • Original 12"£8.99
                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA 12" Vinyl

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                                Mike Westbrook Brass BandPlays "For The Record"Transatlantic Records
                                  • Original LP£12.00
                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP Vinyl

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                                  Bunny SiglerI've Always Wanted To Sing...(1979)Gold Mind Records
                                  Its a Garage classic ... features the seminal 'By The Way  You Dance'.
                                    • Original LP£9.99
                                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

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                                    Mike Westbrook OrchestraOn Duke's Birthday (1985)Hat Hut Records
                                    Rare LP in seriously deluxe packaging made in Switzerland and in great condition
                                      • Original 2×LP£30.00
                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original Swiss LP Vinyl box packaging

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                                      Sarah VaughanI Love Brazil! (1979)Pablo today
                                      Oh my! Recorded in Brazil w/ Danilo Caymmi, TOm Jobim, Nelson Angelo, Wilson Das Neves, produced by Aloysio de Oliveira (from Elenco!). WICKED version...
                                        • Original LP£12.00
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