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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      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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          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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            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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            Sonny CrissWarm & Sonny (1976)ABC Impulse!
            Nice funky disco-y jazz 76
              • Original LP£0.00
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA LP 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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                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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                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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                  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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                          • CD£7.99
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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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                            Brother To BrotherLet Your Mind Be Free (1975)Turbo Records
                            Wicked boogie funk (blue label)
                            • Brother To Brother – Let Your Mind Be Free
                            Jimmy McGriffLive - Where The Action's At!Veep (1965)
                            Definitely one (if not the) rarest Jimmy McGriff funky jazz organ LPs to find. Dingwalls dancers favourite! Rare original USA 1965 vinyl
                            • Jimmy McGriff – Where it's at
                            • Original LP£30.00
                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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                            Chiles & PettifordLive At Jilly's (1965)Atlantic
                            Great jazz vocals album
                              • Original LP£20.00
                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl
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                              Sivuca Live At The Village Gate (1975)Vanguard
                              Killer live album includes Aint No Sunshine and a monster batucada.
                                • Original LP£35.00
                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG
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                                Jose FelicianoMemphis Menu (1972)RCA Victor
                                Groovy album recorded in Memphis. Original USA vinyl
                                  • Original LP£7.00
                                    Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Has audible mark on Side 2 track A
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                                  Kim CarnesMistaken Identity (1981)EMI America
                                  w/ Bette Davis Eyes
                                    • Original LP£7.99
                                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA LP Vinyl,
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                                    Moby GrapeMoby Grape '69 (1969)Columbia
                                      • Original LP£30.00
                                        Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA LP Vinyl,
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                                      Rupie Edwards All StarsMusic Alone Shall Live (1970)Success / Blank
                                      Harmony group uplifting tune - PRE white label
                                        Patsy ClineNever To Be ForgottenHallmark Records
                                        Country
                                          • Original LP£8.99
                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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                                          Third WorldNow That We Found Love (1978)Island Records
                                          CLASSIC reggae meets disco bomb party tune!
                                          • Third World – Now That We Found Love (Edit)
                                          • Original 7"£7.99
                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = USA Unplayed 45 Vinyl
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                                          Bobbie GentryOde To Billy Joe (1967)Capitol
                                          Killer, killer Debut album featuring the classic "Ode To Billie Joe", Mississippi Delta and more. Features heavily on Soul Jazz Records's Delta Swamp Rock...
                                          • Bobbie Gentry – Mississippi Delta
                                          • Bobbie Gentry – Papa, Woncha Let Me Go To Town With You
                                          • Original LP£30.00
                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl clean in orig shrink
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                                          Johnny CashOrange Blossom SpecialColumbia
                                           
                                            • Original LP£15.00
                                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA LP Vinyl,
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                                            SilkParty (1976)Prelude Records
                                            Wicked Uplifting NYC Disco 76!! Original USA 45
                                            • Silk – Party Pt .1
                                            SlapbackParty Hardy / Back Again (1982)Magic Touch Records
                                            Big boogie funk soul tune - tough.Mint unplayed original independent label USA 45.
                                            • Slapback – Party Hardy
                                            Edvard GriegPiano Concerto In A Minor Op. 16 - The Bavarian Radio Orchestra Conducted By Odd Gruner-HeggeWorld Record Club
                                              • Original LP£9.00
                                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original UK LP Vinyl,
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                                              I MusiciPlay Music Of The Italian Masters (1969)Philips
                                                • Original LP£10.00
                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal UK LP Vinyl,
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                                                Bob Marley & The WailersRastaman Live Up (1978)Tuff Gong International
                                                w/ the Meditations. Prod. by Lee Perry
                                                  • Original 7"£10.00
                                                    Vinyl condition: VG+
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                                                  Harvey MandelRighteous (1969)Philips
                                                  Rare funky rock LP from guitarist Mandel w/ cut of Cannonball Adderely's Jive Samba
                                                    • Original LP£30.00
                                                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA LP Vinyl,
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                                                    Herb AlpertRise / Aranjuez (Mon Amour) (1979)A&M Records
                                                      • Original 12"£6.99
                                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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                                                      Randy CrawfordSecret Combination (1981)Warner Bros
                                                      Includes the classic "You Might Need Somebody" and the breezy "Rio De Janeiro Blue"
                                                        • Original LP£7.99
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