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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    Mahmoud AhmedYalem Baytewarnegn (1974)Mahmoud Records
    Superb super-super-rare unplayed Ethiopian ORIGINAL vinyl in original picture sleeve! A thing of great beauty! Awesome vocals of Mahmoud Ahmed...
    • Mahmoud Ahmed – Yalem Baytewarnegn
    • Mahmoud Ahmed – Tidar Lenurachen
    • Original 7"£60.00
      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original Ethiopian 7" in pic sleeve! Unplayed and shiny but has some occasional minor background sounds
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    Donald ByrdBlack Byrd (1973)Blue Note
    Written and produced by Larry Mizell, their first collaboration!
    • Donald Byrd – Flight Time
    • Reissue LP£13.99
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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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    James BrownIt's A Mother (1969)King
    Must-have JB album featuring the monster funk classic "Mother Popcorn"and many more !
      • Original LP£18.00
        Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Very clean vinyl with Minor surface marks, in original shrink, German Polydor pressing
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      • Reissue LP£12.99
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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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      Harvey MandelBaby Batter (1971)Janus
      Sample laden beats and strong grooves with rocky, funky guitar from Mandel and arrangements by Shorty Rogers! 'Baby Batter' is a seriously killer tune...
      • Harvey Mandel – Baby Batter
      • Original LP£30.00
        Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: NM-MINT SEALED OPENED ONCE

        Original = Original Vinyl NM- /Sleeve NM- (in original shrink)

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      Eddie FloydPeople, Get It TogetherStax
      Great funk tune on Stax. UNPLAYED ORIGINAL UK STAX 45Vinyl NM-100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe -...
      • Eddie Floyd – People, Get It Together
      Jon LucienRashidaRCA
      Sumptuous tropical-flavoured jazz dance vocal classic ! Includes "Would You Believe In Me", "Rashida" and "Love Everlasting".
        • Original LP£40.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl, promo sticker on front, name on front, wear staining on back

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        • Reissue LP£11.99
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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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        DeodatoDeodato 2 (1973)CTI
        All time classic funk jazz masterpiece from Brazilian keyboardist, composer and arranger Deodato, expertly produced by Creed Taylor. Features the KILLER...
        • Deodato – Super Strut
        • Deodato – Skyscrapers
        • Original LP£12.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = USA gatefold Vinyl
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        • CD£7.99
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        The Last PoetsO.D./Black Thighs (1970)Douglas
        Proto-rap in original USA picture sleeve! O.D. is the A, but Black Thighs is the tune - wicked Percussion + proto-rap. Killer.
        • The Last Poets – O.D.
        • The Last Poets – Black Thighs
        • Original 7"£9.99
          Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: VG+UNPLAYED Original USA 7"Vinyl
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        Phyllis HymanDeliver The Love / No One Can Love (1977)Buddah Records
        WICKEDDDDDD TUNE!!!! This tune is wicked! Chuggin soulful disco monster. We love this! Unplayed original USA 45
        • Phyllis Hyman – Deliver The Love
        • Original 7"£8.99
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA 7"
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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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        Soulful StringsListen Here (1968)Cadet
        Funky Richard Evans production! Mint unplayed USA 45 original.
        • Soulful Strings – Listen Here
        Gloria ParkerThe Best Thing For You BabySoul Galore
        Quality Northern Soul ! UNPLAYED 45
        • Gloria Parker – The Best Thing For You Baby
        Barry WhiteIt's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me (1977)20th Century Records
        It's a funky/disco classic! Original USA 7"Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ Unplayed few minor pops etc100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl...
        • Barry White – It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me
        • Original 7"£10.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA 7"Vinyl
          Unplayed few minor pops etc
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        Isaac HayesThe Isaac Hayes Movement (1970)Stax
        Classic mellow soul epics! Features the brilliant "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself".
        • Isaac Hayes – I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself
        • Original LP£8.99
          Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl LP
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        • CD£6.99
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        • Reissue LP£10.99
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        Two SistersB-Boys Beware (1983)Sugarscoop
        Fly Girl pressure! Tough female electro/hip hop tune on original press 45. Killer.
        • Two Sisters – B-Boys Beware
        The ParliamentsGood Old Music (1968)Revilot Records
        Heavy Funk from the late 60's pre-Parliament, "The Parliaments"! Recorded in Detroit, Michigan for Revilot.  Mint unplayed original USA funk 45.(pink...
        • The Parliaments – Good Ole Music
        Michael JacksonThriller (1982)Epic
        'Wanna Be Startin Somethin', 'Beat It', 'Billie Jean' and, er, 'The Girl Is Mine'. Still one of the greatest albums ever!
          • Original LP£13.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA vinyl gatefold sleeve (has sleeve wear)
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          • New LP £21.99
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          • CD£13.99
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          • New 2×LP £33.99
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          Toussaint McCallShimmy (1967)Ronn Records
          All-time MASSIVE Monster organ funk, Check the break!
          • Toussaint McCall – Shimmy
          • Original 7"£15.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = exact issue repress mint USA Unplayed 45 Vinyl /Sleeve VG+
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          One G Plus ThreeSummertime / Poquito Soul (1970)Gordo
          Two KILLER Latin Funk Jazz tunes!  Original unplayed vinyl USA ORIGINAL 45 copy.
          • One G Plus Three – Summer Time
          • One G Plus Three – Poquito Soul
          Marvin GayeThat's The Way Love Is (1969)Tamla
          Classic 60's Soul. Mint unplayed USA 45
          • Marvin Gaye – That's The Way Love Is
          • Original 7"£9.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA 7"
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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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          Sweet MusicI Get Lifted (1976)Wand
          BOMB funky VOCAL + INSTRUMENTAL cut of George McRae/ KC and Sunshine Band's WICKED Miami funk tune. Large! ORIG USA FUNK 45 GROOVER If anything the instrumental...
          • Sweet Music – I Get Lifted
          • Sweet Music – I Get Lifted (Instrumental)
          • Original 7"£10.00
            Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Unplayed Original USA 7"Vinyl
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          Earl WrightOn The Road To RuinsSoul Galore
          Tasty Northern instrumental with a drum break surprise in part two! MINT UNPLAYED 45
          • Earl Wright – On The Road To Ruins Part Two
          Little RoyalJealous (1972)Trius
          A super rare album of heavyweight funk tracks including "Razor Blade", "Soul Train" and 'Panama Red".
          • Little Royal – Razor blade
          • Original LP£25.00
            Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: NM-Orig. USA vinyl is mint, sealed, opened once in orig. shrinkwrap w/ cutout hole
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          • Reissue LP£10.99
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          The Five StairstepsAin't Gonna Rest (Til' I Get You)Windy C (1967)
          Monster 60's northern dancer. Classic Chicago soul produced by Curtis Mayfield.
          • The Five Stairsteps – Ain't Gonna Rest (Till I Get You)
          The TemptationsSky's The Limit (1971)Gordy
          Featuring the deep, deep 12 1/2 minute epic 'Smiling Face Sometimes'. Produced by Norman Whitfield Original = USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee...
          • The Temptations – Smiling Face Sometimes
          Bobby PattersonI Got A Suspicion/Right Place, Wrong Time (1977)All Platinum
          Funky soulful deep tune.Original USA 45 (new original unplayed but few minor pops/crackles).
          • Bobby Patterson – I Got A Suspicion
          Bobby WomackCommunication (1971)Unlimited Artists
          Incredibly groovy, deep and funky Bobby Womack album recorded in Muscle Shoals in 1971 with in-house Swampers - David Hood, Barry Beckett, Roger Hawkins...
          • Bobby Womack – Communication
          • Original LP£20.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl, tape on top spine, sticker on front, minor sleeve age wear

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          • Reissue LP£12.99
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          Felix & JarvisFlamethrower Rap (1982)Quality
          The instrumental of this starts like a mad ESG cut. Heavy Detroit electro/hip-hop boogie funk party tune! Check that B-line!Mint unplayed...
          • Felix & Jarvis – Flamethrower Rap (Short)
          • Original 7"£10.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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          The DellsBelieve Me/ Oh What A Night (1969)Cadet
          Wicked stormin' 60s Soul tune Arr by Charles Stepney. MINT UNPLAYED ORIG 45
          • The Dells – Believe Me
          Bar-KaysCopy KatVolt
          Killer funk tune! Vinyl VG+100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're...
          • Bar-Kays – Copy Kat
          NolanI LIke What You GIve (1971)Lizard
          Groovy funky soul tune
          • Nolan – I LIke What You Give
          Wee GeeHave All The Fun (1977)Juney Records
          Tough uplifting boogie modern soulful /funk tune.  Mint unplayed original independent label USA 45.
          • Wee Gee – Have All The Fun - Pt. 1 (Your Body Can Stand)
          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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          Eddie FisherStay Together / Early MorningNentu Records
          Wicked boogie  funky groove. Independent 45 - mint unplayed USA original 45
          • Eddie Fisher – Stay Together
          First ClassThis Is It / Filled With Desire (1977)All Platinum
          Massive string-laden wicked boogie funk tune!
          • First Class – This Is It
          • First Class – Filled With Desire
          • Original 7"£10.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed Original USA 7"Vinyl
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          Arlene BrownGotta Find My Baby/ Humpty DumptyBlack Magic (3)
          Wicked bassline - slow blues funk groover.Mint unplayed original independent  label USA 45 (new warehouse deadstock few minor pops).
          • Arlene Brown – Gotta Find My Baby
          DeliveranceSitting Around/Loving YouUnited Soul (2)
          HEAVY FUNK + DEEP SLOW SOUL on the flip - wicked independent 45 produced by Oliver Sain
          • Deliverance – Sittin' Around
          • Deliverance – Loving You
          • Original 7"£10.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed Original USA 45
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          KrystalBody Dance / False Alarm (1977)Magic Touch Records
          Wicked deep soulful boogie funk tune. Original independent (Chicago, Illinois) label USA 45.
          • Krystal – Body Dance
          • Original 7"£10.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = USA Unplayed 45 Vinyl
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          MusiqueKeep On Jumpin' (1978)Prelude
          Classic Patrick Adams production featuring the disco dance-floor monsters "Keep On Jumpin'" and "In The Bush".
          • Musique – Keep On Jumpin'
          • Musique – In The Bush
          • Original LP£15.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA LP Vinyl
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          Peggy Scott and Jo Jo BensonSoul Shake (1969)SSS International
          Classic groovy 60s Soul. MINT USA 45
          • Peggy Scott and Jo Jo Benson – Soulshake
          • Original 7"£8.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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          James BrownWorld (1969)King
          James Brown Deep tune ! King Records MINT USA 45 ORIGINAL UNPLAYED
          • James Brown – World (Part 1)
          The Magic TonesTogether We Shall Overcome / Its Better To Love (1968)Mam's (1968)
          Wicked Detroit Soul double sider. Mint Original USA 45, unplayed
          • The Magic Tones – Together We Shall Overcome
          • The Magic Tones – Its Better To Love
          James FountainMalnutrition / Seven Day Lover (1976)Cream
          Bad, bad Atlanta Georgia heavy JB funk tune backed with Northern Soul anthem. Unplayed UK 45Vinyl NM-100% Guarantee on this and all Original...
          • James Fountain – Malnutrition
          • James Fountain – Seven Day Lover
          Donny HathawayExtension Of A Man EPAtlantic
          A 4 track EP that plays at 33rpm - includes the Rare Groove classics 'The Slums' and 'Valdez In The Country'. pic sleeve! MINT UNPLAYED JUKE BOX...
          • Donny Hathaway – The Slums
          • Donny Hathaway – Valdez In The Country
          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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