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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    Irma ThomasI Can't Help MyselfPaula Records
    Southern soul cut of this 60s Motown classic
      • Original 7"£0.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Unplayed original USA 45
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      Dhar BraxtonJump Back (Set Me Free) (1986)Sleeping Bag Records
      Original copy soulful NYC house on Sleeping Bag 45!
        • Original 7"£8.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed original USA 45
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        Brother To BrotherLet Your Mind Be Free (1975)Turbo Records
        Wicked boogie funk
        • Brother To Brother – Let Your Mind Be Free
        • Original 7"£10.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed original USA 45
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        Brother To BrotherChance With You (1976)Turbo Records
        Seriously funky Ron Hardy/Larry Levan fave!
        • Brother To Brother – Chance With You
        • Original 7"£10.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed original USA 45.

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        KanoI'm Ready / Holly Dolly (1980)Emergency Records
        Italo-Disco classic!Unplayed original USA 45. VG
        • Kano – I'm Ready
        • Original 7"£12.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed original USA 45.

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        Norman ConnorsOnce I've Been There / Romantic Journey (1977)Buddah Records
        HEAVY jazz boogie soul fusion
        • Norman Connors – Once I've Been There
        • Original 7"£10.00
          Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: NM-Unplayed original USA 45

          Original USA 7"
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        SlapbackParty Hardy / Back Again (1982)Magic Touch Records
        Big boogie funk soul tune - tough.Mint unplayed original independent label USA 45.
        • Slapback – Party Hardy
        • Original 7"£10.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed original USA 45.

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        T.U.M.E.The Ultimate Musical Experience (1975)MGM Records
        Quality funky soul boogie LP
          • Original LP£12.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA vinyl
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          Black SoulBlack Soul Music (1976)Beam Junction
          Percussive rocky funky northern soul disco bomb tune! Original USA 45
          • Black Soul – Black Soul Music (Long Version)
          • Original 7"£10.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed original USA 45.

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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+Unplayed original USA 45.

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          Johnny Guitar WatsonA Real Mother For Ya (1977)DJM Records
          Rare groove party classic. Original unplayed USA 45.
          • Johnny Guitar Watson – A Real Mother For Ya
          • Original 7"£8.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA pressing unplayed 45
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          Rare EssenceDisco Fever / Huff & Puff (1978)Major Records (4)
          Ron Hardy/Music Box fave! Heavy spacey funky-disco - Wicked tune!
          • Rare Essence – Disco Fever
          • Original 7"£10.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed Original USA 45
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          TruthExcedrin Headache #24 / Come Back Home (1976)Sounds Of Cleveland
          TOUGH, moody soulful funk tune - heavyweight and wicked.
          • Truth – Excedrin Headache #24
          • Original 7"£10.00
            Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: NM-Unplayed original independent (Cleveland, Ohio) label USA 45.

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          Little RoyalI Surrender / Soul Train (1972)Tri-Us
          Southern funk + funky soul on the flip
          • Little Royal – I Surrender
          • Original 7"£8.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed original USA 45.
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          Soul SurvivorsImpossible Mission (1968)Crimson
          Philly blue-eyed Soul prod by Gamble and Huff, arranged by Richard Rome! Mint original unplayed 45
          • Soul Survivors – Impossible Mission (Mission Impossible)
          Brother To BrotherLeavin' Me / Phattenin' (1977)Turbo Records
          Loft stylee- WICKED funky soulful proto-disco groover
          • Brother To Brother – Leavin' Me
          • Original 7"£7.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed original USA 45.
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          XavierLove Is On The One/ Work That Sucker To Death (1981)Liberty
          Work That Sucker To Death is the hit but the flip Love Is On The One is a wicked early 80s boogie funk tune - check the audio (like Freeze- Southern Freeze...
          • Xavier – Love Is On The One
          • Original 7"£8.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA 7"
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          Quincy JonesStuff Like That (1978)A&M Records
          Jazz funk classic! Pic sleeve!
          • Quincy Jones – Stuff Like That
          • Original 7"£8.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed original USA 45.
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          R-StashDance With Me (1977)Curtom
          (This is Rasputin's Stash under shortened name!) FUNK on Curtom Records. MIX by Leroy Hutson!
          • R-Stash – Dance With Me
          • Original 7"£12.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed original USA 45.
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          The Blues BustersHere I Am Come And Take Me (Reggae) / I Shot The Sheriff (Reggae) (1975)Scepter Records
          Wicked funky reggae bomb! Top reggae recut of Al Green's monster tune!
          • The Blues Busters – Here I Am Come And Take Me (Reggae)
          • Original 7"£12.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+UNPLAYED Original Reggae 7"Vinyl
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          Fuse OneSilkCTI Records
          Nice fusion on 45! ORIGINAL!
          • Fuse One – Silk
          • Original 7"£8.99
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed original USA 45.

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          Casey Jones(Get Up Off Your) Rusty Dusty / Bring The Sunshine InE.P.I. Records (2)
          Nice rare groove bumpin funk tune
          • Casey Jones – (Get Up Off Your) Rusty Dusty
          • Original 7"£8.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+UNPLAYED ORIGINAL USA 45
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          Lonnie LarryDon't Burn (1981)Magic Touch Records
          Independent label nice funk/disco cut
          • Lonnie Larry – Don't Burn
          • Original 7"£10.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+UNPLAYED USA 45 few minor pops etc
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          Life U.S.A.Foxy Trot Pt. I & II (1976)Buddah Records
          nice disco tune 1976
          • Life U.S.A. – Foxy Trot Pt. I
          • Original 7"£8.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+ORIGINAL USA 45
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          Kingdom Bound SingersI Stepped Out Just In Time / I Had A DreamSkyway Records
          Wicked funky gospel tune
          • Kingdom Bound Singers – I Stepped Out Just In Time
          • Original 7"£12.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+UNPLAYED ORIG PRIVATE PRESS USA 45
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          Chuck JacksonI'm Needing You, Wanting You / Shine, Shine, Shine (1975)All Platinum
          Heavy rockin disco tune
          • Chuck Jackson – I'm Needing You, Wanting You
          Ben E. KingInto The Mystic / White MoonMandala Records (2)
          Wicked soulful folk funk tune - Ben E King does Van Morrison! Nice!
          • Ben E. King – Into The Mystic
          • Original 7"£10.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+UNPLAYED ORIG USA 45
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          Tamiko JonesLet It Flow / Cloudy (1976)Atlantis Records II
          Funky disco bomb tune - A Tom Moulton Mix. USA ORIGINAL LABEL PRESSING
          • Tamiko Jones – Let It Flow
          • Original 7"£10.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+UNPLAYED ORIG USA PRESSING OF THIS CLASSIC TUNE minor pops etc
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          Houston PersonPreachin' And Teachin' (1977)Muse Records
          Wicked instrumental soul jazz tune
          • Houston Person – Preachin' And Teachin'
          • Original 7"£10.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed original USA 45
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          The Sunshine BandShotgun Shuffle (1975)T.K. Records
          Funky disco
          • The Sunshine Band – Shotgun Shuffle
          • Original 7"£8.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+UNPLAYED ORIGINAL USA 45
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          King CurtisSoul Train, Pt. 1Trip
          HEAVY 60s instrumental cut - jumpin!
          • King Curtis – Soul Train, Pt. 1
          • Original 7"£15.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+UNPLAYED ORIGINAL (TRIP LABEL) USA PRESSING 45
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          Freida NorwoodYour Love (Is Getting Better All The Time)Tra-San Records
          Nice independent disco
          • Freida Norwood – Your Love (Is Getting Better All The Time)
          • Original 7"£8.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA 7"Vinyl UNPLAYED but minor pops etc

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          Bits & PiecesDon't Stop The Music (1981)Mango
          Classic disco-not-disco from Sly and Robbie disco side-project
            • Original 7"£8.00
              Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Original USA 45
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            The Fatback BandSoul March / To Be With YouPerception Records
            classic funk.  original usa 45
            • The Fatback Band – Soul March
            • The Fatback Band – To Be With You
            • Original 7"£10.00
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed original USA 45.

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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 unplayed 45
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            WarDeliver The Word (1973)United Artists
            Classic War album! Funky latin rock and soul includes the all-time party barrio classic "Me and Baby Brother".  ORIGINAL DIE-CUT OUT USA VINYL
            • War – Me And Baby Brother
            • Original LP£10.00
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

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            The ImpressionsWe're Rolling OnABC Records (1968)
            Classic Chicago funky soul produced by Curtis Mayfield and Johnny Pate! UNPLAYED USA 45
            • The Impressions – We're Rolling On (Part I)
            • Original 7"£10.00
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed original USA 45.

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            The CountsLove SignAware
              • Original LP£15.00
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl unplayed cutout original copy

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              Bobby LanceFirst Peace (1971)Cotillion
              Superb blued-eyed funky soul on this RARE album recorded at Muscle Shoals with killer line-up of Eddie Hinton, Barry Beckett, Roger Hawkins, David Hood...
              • Bobby Lance – Somewhere In Between
              • Original LP£20.00
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl (top spine part split)

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              Johnnie Taylor and Carla ThomasJust Keep On Loving MeStax
              Funky Stax tune. MINT UNPLAYED ORIGINAL UK PRESSING 45
              • Johnnie Taylor and Carla Thomas – Just Keep On Loving Me
              • Original 7"£10.00
                Unplayed original UK 45

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              Wanda TalfordOn The Right Road Now / Times Like ThesePraise
              Groovy 60s r'n'b chugger/gospel cut! Unplayed original independent (San Antonio Texas) label USA 45 (few background pops but...
              • Wanda Talford – On The Right Road Now
              Crown Heights Affair(Do It) The French Way (1977)De-Lite Records
              Groovy disco in original pic sleeve!
              • Crown Heights Affair – (Do It) The French Way
              • Original 7"£8.00
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+UNPLAYED Original USA 7"Vinyl

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              Edwin StarrAbyssinia Jones / Beginning (1975)Granite Records
              Moody Funky wah wah funk soul tune
              • Edwin Starr – Abyssinia Jones
              • Original 7"£8.00
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA 7"Vinyl UNPLAYED few minor pops etc

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              CerroneBack TrackPavillion
              w/Supernature. Seminal disco
              • Cerrone – Supernature
              • Original LP£15.00
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl
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              QuartzBeyond The Clouds / For Geromine (1978)Marlin
              Wicked Miami disco on this TK offshoot
              • Quartz – Beyond The Clouds
              • Original 7"£7.99
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+UNPLAYED Original USA 7"Vinyl

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              Gato BarbieriCaliente! (1976)A&M
              Featuring the jazz dance/Gilles Peterson anthem "Fiesta"!
              • Gato Barbieri – fiesta
              • Original LP£9.99
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA vinyl
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              Bar-KaysDangerous (1984)Mercury
              Boogie funk 84
                • Original LP£10.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl LP in shrink

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                Lee AlfredDoing It On The One / It's That Time Of Year Again (1980)Cancer Records
                HEAVY FUNK TUNE on indie label
                • Lee Alfred – Doing It On The One
                • Original 7"£8.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+UNPLAYED ORIG USA 45
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                J. BlackfootDon't You Feel It Like I Feel It (1984)Soundtown Records
                deep soulful tune
                • J. Blackfoot – Don't You Feel It Like I Feel It
                • J. Blackfoot – You Can't Take It With You
                • Original 7"£6.99
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+UNPLAYED ORIG USA 45 minor pops etc
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                Eddie KendricksEddie Kendricks (1973)Tamla
                Genius soulful music from vocalist Kendricks on this early-70s Motown classic. Featuring "Keep On Truckin".
                • Eddie Kendricks – Keep On Truckin'
                • Original LP£12.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

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