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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    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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      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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      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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      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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        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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          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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            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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            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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            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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              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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                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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                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
                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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                  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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                  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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                  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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                    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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                      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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                        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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                          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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                            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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                              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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                                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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                                  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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                                  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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                                    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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                                      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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                                        Skipworth & TurnerThinking About Your Love (1985)4th & Broadway
                                        Classic tune
                                        • Skipworth & Turner – Thinking About Your Love (Extended)
                                        • Original 12"£8.99
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                                        Leon ThomasFacets / The Legend Of Leon ThomasFlying Dutchman
                                        Great anthology of many of his best tracks. Deep vocal jazz.
                                        • Leon Thomas – The Creator Has A Master Plan
                                        • Original LP£20.00
                                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl
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                                        • Reissue LP£10.99
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                                        Syl JohnsonMystery Lady / Let's Dance For Love Hi (1979)
                                        Wicked uplifting southern disco/ soul - wicked tune!
                                        • Syl Johnson – Mystery Lady
                                        • Original 12"£10.00
                                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

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                                        • Original 7"£8.99
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                                        Paris ConnectionParis Connection (1978)Casablanca Records
                                        aka Alec R. Costandinos
                                          • Original LP£9.99
                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl LP
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                                          The O'JaysShip Ahoy (1974)Philadelphia International
                                          A Gamble & Huff soul classic! Includes 'Ship Ahoy', 'Don't Call Me Brother' and the almighty rare groove/breaks classic 'For The Love Of Money'!
                                          • The O'Jays – For The Love Of Money
                                          • Original LP£10.00
                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl LP
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                                          The O'JaysSurvival (1975)Philadelphia International Records
                                          Sound of Philadelphia
                                            • Original LP£9.99
                                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA in shrink

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                                            Bettye LavetteDoin' The Best That I Can (1978)West End Records
                                            Orig USA 12"
                                              • Original 12"£9.99
                                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Orig USA 12" in West End house bag in shrink
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                                              Teena MarieFix It (1983)Epic
                                                • Original 12"£6.99
                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA 12" Vinyl

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                                                Vivian ReedReady And Waiting (1979)United Artists Records
                                                  • Original LP£12.00
                                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP Vinyl

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                                                  PapeteVoz Dos Arvoredos (1992)Discos Marcus Pereira
                                                  1992 release from the great Brazilian percussionist/composer Papete
                                                    People's ChoiceBoogie Down U.S.A. (1975)Tsop
                                                    Features the monster Philly disco tune "Do It Any Way You Wanna"!!
                                                      • Original LP£9.99
                                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl some sleevewear
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                                                      Babatunde OlatunjiFlaming Drums! (1962)Columbia
                                                      Deep and killer
                                                        • Original LP£15.00
                                                          Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP Vinyl VG vinyl has marks plays well

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                                                        The Herbie Mann NonetFlute Brass Vibes & Percussion (1961)Verve
                                                        Rare latin jazz. USA original album
                                                        • The Herbie Mann Nonet – Dearly Beloved
                                                        • Original LP£19.99
                                                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = USA Vinyl
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                                                        Harvey MasonFunk In A Mason Jar (1978)Arista
                                                        Classic jazz-funk album featuring Merry Clayton on the rare groove fave "Till You Take My Love". Recommended !
                                                          • Original LP£12.00
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                                                          Leon ThomasGold Sunrise On Magic Mountain (1971)Flying Dutchman
                                                          Great live session.
                                                            • Reissue LP£10.99
                                                              Out of stock
                                                            • Original LP£25.00
                                                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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                                                            The Sérgio Mendes TrioIn The Brazilian Bag (1966)Tower
                                                            Nice early Sergio Mendes
                                                              • Original LP£25.00
                                                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA LP Vinyl, small writing on front, spine wear

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                                                              Josh WhiteJosh White At Town Hall (1962)Mercury
                                                                • Original LP£12.00
                                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP Vinyl

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                                                                Ray, Goodman & BrownRay, Goodman & Brown II (1980)Polydor
                                                                  • Original LP£10.00
                                                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP Vinyl

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                                                                  Lou RawlsUnmistakably Lou (1977)Philadelphia International Records
                                                                  Gamble Huff, sound of Philly
                                                                    • Original LP£8.99
                                                                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP Vinyl in shrink

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                                                                    Theo VanessBack To Music (1978)Prelude
                                                                    Prelude, 78. Album mixed by Jim Burgess
                                                                      • Original LP£9.99
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