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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    Ray BarrettoGuarare (1975)Fania Records
    Tough salsa 75
    • Ray Barretto – Guarare
    • Original 7"£25.00
      Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Original unplayed Venezuelan latin deadstock 45 few pops
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      Original unplayed Venezuelan latin deadstock 45 few pops
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      Original unplayed Venezuelan latin deadstock 45 Fania
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    Minnie RipertonLiving Alone (1975)Janus Records
    Rare and cosmic deepness from Minnie Riperton from her only solo album and featuring Rotary Connection
    • Minnie Riperton – Living Alone
    • Original 7"£15.00
      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed Original USA 45
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    (T.T.F.) Today, Tomorrow, ForeverMighty Fine / Got To Keep Movin' On (1981)Gold Coast
    Good independent disco 45
    • (T.T.F.) Today, Tomorrow, Forever – Got To Keep Movin' On
    • Original 7"£8.00
      Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Original unplayed USA 45
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    Ricardo RayNitty Gritty / Ya YaTico Records
    Orig pressing Latin 60s bugalu groover
    • Ricardo Ray – Nitty Gritty
    • Original 7"£30.00
      Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Original unplayed Venezuelan latin deadstock 45 few pops
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    James DuncanThree Little Pigs / I Can't Fight The Time (1964)King Records (3)
    great 60s soul groover on King
    • James Duncan – Three Little Pigs
    • Original 7"£20.00
      Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Original unplayed USA 45
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    The Staple SingersTouch A Hand, Make A Friend / Tellin' Lies (1974)Stax
    Nice moody tune
    • The Staple Singers – Tellin' Lies
    • Original 7"£8.00
      Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Original unplayed USA 45 few pops
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    Skah Shah No. 1Skah Shah No. 1 (1975)Marc Records
      • Original LP£30.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP Vinyl gatefold

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      Chakk10 Days In An Elevator (1986)MCA
      Post-industrial punk-funk from Sheffield. Also includes 4-track E.P! ORIGINAL VINYL
        • Original 2×LP£10.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original UK Vinyl

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        Alvin CashAlvin Cash's Tribute To Muhammed AliMidway Records (4)
        Oh My! Heavyweight proto rap disco funk BOMB rare tune - check the audio, this is a wicked and super rare funk 45!
        • Alvin Cash – "Ali" (Part 2)
        • Original 7"£75.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original Unplayed USA Vinyl 45
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        Lucy RodgersPray A Little Longer / RainOne Way Records (10)
        WICKED rare gospel-y soul funk independent 7" original
        • Lucy Rodgers – Pray A Little Longer
        • Original 7"£50.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+​Original = Original USA 7" unplayed Vinyl

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          Original unplayed usa 45
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        Mongo SantamariaStone Soul (1969)Columbia
        Heavyweight latin funk and soul from Mongo Santamaria. All star line-up includes Bernard Purdie, Julito Collazo, Sonny Fortune, Hadley Caliman and arranger...
        • Mongo Santamaria – Cloud Nine
        • Original LP£15.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA LP Vinyl
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        Laid BackKeep Smiling (1984)Sire
        Includes the super tough electronic leftfield disco classic 'White Horse' and the floaty Balearic fave "Fly Away/Walking into Sunshine"!
        • Laid Back – White Horse
        • Laid Back – Fly Away/Walking In THe Sunshine
        • Original LP£20.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original European Vinyl in great condition

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        Gil Scott-Heron And Brian JacksonThe First Minute Of A New Day (1975)Arista
        Classic, radical mid-70's album from Gil and The Midnight Band featuring "The Liberation Song", "Ain't No Such Thing As Superman" and the live spoken word/poem...
          • Original LP£30.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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          • Reissue LP£13.99
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          Gil Scott-HeronFrom South Africa To South CarolinaArista
          Essential Gil Scott-Heron album from '75 that brings together the struggle against apartheid, the campaign against nuclear power and the promise of black...
            • Original LP£30.00
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            The Pressure CompanyLive In Sheffield (1982)Solid
            Original vinyl 1982 album from Cabaret Voltaire recorded pseudononymously.
              • Original LP£20.00
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original UK Vinyl UNPLAYED, minor sleeve wear otherwise as new

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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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              Freddy RobinsonStone Stallion (1971)Liberty
              Stepney/Evans-style wicked late 60s instrumental tune. ESSENTIAL
              • Freddy Robinson – Stone Stallion
              • Original 7"£15.00
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original unplayed usa 45
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              The O'JaysTravelin' At The Speed Of Thought Philadelphia International Records (1977)
              Soul of Philly, 77 produced by Gamble & Huff
                • Original LP£9.99
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

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                Patrice RushenWatch Out! (1987)Arista
                Features the uptempo "Tender Lovin"!Original = Original USA LP Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe...
                  • Original LP£9.99
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                  Quartette Tres BienBoss Tres Bien (1964)Decca
                  It's a Dingwalls Jazz Dance classic! "Boss Tres Bien" is heavyweight drum heavy instrumental that was a classic among London's Jazz dancers in the 1980s....
                  • Quartette Tres Bien – Boss Tres Bien
                  • Original LP£50.00
                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

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                  The Staple SingersCity In The Sky / That's What Friends Are For (1974)Stax
                  Moddy tune!
                  • The Staple Singers – City In The Sky
                  • Original 7"£8.00
                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original unplayed USA 45
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                  Don Randi TrioLast Night / With The Don Randi Trio (1962)Verve Records
                  Hard to find 1962 jazz trio LP
                    • Original LP£25.00
                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA vinyl in shrink
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                    The Rolling StonesMore Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies) (1972)London Records
                    Cat no 2PS 626 Original = 1972 Edition USA 2x Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're...
                      • Original 2×LP£25.00
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                      LatimoreQualified Man (1976)Glades
                      Deep moody funky tune
                      • Latimore – Qualified Man
                      • Original 7"£7.00
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original unplayed USA 45
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                      Jimmy 'Soul' ClarkSweet Darlin' (1967)Black Magic
                      Monster Northern Soul tune, 2 great sides with both the vocal and instrumental. 70s issue of 1967 Popcorn Wyllie production. MINT UNPLAYED COPY
                      • Jimmy 'Soul' Clark – Sweet Darlin'
                      • Jimmy 'Soul' Clark – Sweet Darlin' (Instrumental)
                      • Original 7"£40.00
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed Original UK 45
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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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                        Kenny RankinAfter The Roses (1980)Atlantic
                        Blue-eyed soul
                          • Original LP£9.99
                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

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                          Etta JamesAll The Way Down / Lay Back Daddy (1973)Chess
                          Tough funk moody tune
                          • Etta James – All The Way Down
                          • Original 7"£15.00
                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed Original USA 45
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                          Rufus Featuring Chaka KhanAsk Rufus (1977)ABC Records
                          Chaka in fine form on 'Hollywood' and 'At Midnight'
                            • Original LP£9.99
                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA 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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                            Della ReeseBlack Is Beautiful (1970)Avco Embassy
                            USA gatefold original vinyl. Tough soul jazz from vocalist Reese and big band arrangements.
                            • Della Reese – Compared To What
                            • Original LP£15.00
                              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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                            USA European ConnectionCome Into My Heart (1978)Marlin
                            Seminal Miami Disco on T.K offshoot Marlin Records! Of Boris Midney's druggy soundscapes for the disco round, this may be his only album that must be heard...
                              • Original LP£10.00
                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

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                              ShadowDreadness (1977)Richie's Music
                              Wear tropical Lp from man like Shadow
                                • Original LP£20.00
                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal Trinidad LP Vinyl has creasing to sleeve top right
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                                La LupeEl Gavilan / Canto A CaracasTico Records
                                Nice rootsy Venezuelan vibe from La Lupe
                                • La Lupe – Canto A Caracas
                                • Original 7"£20.00
                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+

                                  Original unplayed Venezuelan latin deadstock 45 few pops
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                                Howard RobertsEquinox Express Elevator (1975)Impulse
                                Rare Impulse album from guitarist Howard Roberts. This is some seriously twisted deep jazz meets electronics on Impulse - nearly impossible to work out...
                                • Howard Roberts – Slam
                                • Original LP£20.00
                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

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                                Flora PurimEveryday, Everynight (1978)Warner Bros
                                W/ Airto, Harvey Mason, Jaco Pastorius, Dave Sanborn and more
                                  • Original LP£12.00
                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl

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                                  Mongo SantamariaExplodes At The Village Gate (1968)Columbia
                                  Live performance featuring a fabulous 10-minute version of "Afro Blue"! ORIGINAL USA VINYL. 
                                  • Mongo Santamaria – afro blue
                                  • Original LP£20.00
                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl in orig shrink

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                                  The O'JaysFamily Reunion (1975)Philadelphia International Records
                                  'I LOVE MUSIC' - Gamble/Huff produced Philly anthem. What more could you ever want?!
                                  • The O'Jays – I Love Music
                                  • CD£7.99
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                                  • Original LP£9.99
                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl

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                                  Mongo SantamariaFeelin' Alright (1970)Atlantic
                                  Wicked funk latin jazz workouts from Mongo and his band recorded in California in 1970.
                                  • Mongo Santamaria – hip-hug-her
                                  • Original LP£18.00
                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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                                  Billy NicholsGive Your Body Up To The Music (1979)West End Records
                                  Wicked uplifting soulful disco tune on West End 45
                                  • Billy Nichols – Give Your Body Up To The Music (Short Version)
                                  • Original 7"£10.00
                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original unplayed USA 45 few pops
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                                  The Rolling StonesGoats Head Soup (1973)Polydor / Rolling Stones Records
                                  Includes 'Angie' & more
                                    • Original LP£30.00
                                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA w/insert minor sleeve/age wear, name on back, vinyl great, gatefold
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                                    Dee Dee SharpHappy 'Bout The Whole Thing (1975)TSOP
                                    Sound of Philly
                                      • Original LP£9.99
                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl

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                                      Stanley TurrentineHave You Ever Seen The Rain (1975)Fantasy
                                      Fusion with Patrice Rushen, Ron Carter, Freddie Hubbard, Jack de Johnette and David Walker. Includes two E,W&F covers.
                                        • Original LP£12.00
                                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

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                                        Quartette Tres BienHere It Is! (1966)Decca
                                        Tough, tough percussive piano led instrumentals on 1966 original LP - check the audio for boogaloo tune.
                                        • Quartette Tres Bien – Tracy's Boogaloo
                                        • Original LP£20.00
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                                        Dolly PartonHere You Come Again (1977)RCA Victor
                                        And here we go again - the dollstar bringing us up to date with a contemporary sound in 1977
                                          • Original LP£10.00
                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA LP Vinyl.
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                                          Johnny NashHold Me Tight (1968)JAD
                                          Original USA 1968 LP
                                            • Original LP£10.00
                                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

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                                            CognacHow High (1978)Salsoul Records
                                            Salsoul 83 original 12" vinyl
                                            • Cognac – How High
                                            • Original 12"£7.99
                                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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                                            Dave ValentinKalahari (1984)GRP
                                            Top jazz fusion with Dave Gruisin, Kevin Eubanks, Bill O'Connell and more.
                                              • Original LP£8.99
                                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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