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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    LibertyGirl You Better Wake Up / (Instrumental)BASF
    BOMB TUNE! Killer funky jazz instrumental fender rhodes-led tune! Dingwalls style dancer! Mint Unplayed USA Original 45.
    • Liberty – Girl You Better Wake Up (Insrumental)
    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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    James BrownSuper Bad (Part 1 & Part 2 & Part 3)King
    Killer JB funk. UNPLAYED Original USA 7"Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The...
    • James Brown – Call Me Super Bad (Part 1 & Part 2)
    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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    TruthExcedrin Headache #24 / Come Back Home (1976)Sounds Of Cleveland
    TOUGH, moody soulful funk tune - heavyweight and wicked. Unplayed original independent (Cleveland, Ohio) label USA 45. Vinyl NM-/NM-100% Guarantee on...
    • Truth – Excedrin Headache #24
    The Fantastic FourAs Long As I Live ( I Live For You ) (1967)Ric Tic
    Detroit deep Soul tune. MINT UNPLAYED ORIGINAL 45
    • The Fantastic Four – As Long As I Live I Live For You
    The IsleysBrother, Brother, Brother (1972)T-neck
    One of the brilliant early albums on their own T-Neck label from 1972. Features 'Brother, Brother' and 'Work To Do!
    • The Isleys – Brother Brother
    • The Isleys – Work To Do
    • Original LP£30.00
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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...
    • Xavier – Love Is On The One
    • Original 7"£8.00
      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA 7"
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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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    Etta JamesI Got You Babe (1967)Cadet
    Great funky version of the Sonny & Cher classic ! Produced by Rick Hall at Etta's classic Muscle Shoals sessions. UNPLAYED Original USA 7"Vinyl VG /Sleeve...
    • Etta James – I Got You Babe
    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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      • CD£10.99
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      Tyrone DavisCan I Change My Mind (1969)Dakar
      Killer uplifting Soul anthem. Mint unplayed original USA vinyl 45.
      • Tyrone Davis – Can I Change My Mind
      • Tyrone Davis – A Woman Needs To Be Loved
      • Original 7"£10.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Unplayed USA 45
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      Luther IngramPutting Game DownKo Ko
      Tough Funky Soul. UNPLAYED ORIGINAL USA 45
      • Luther Ingram – Putting Game Down
      • Original 7"£12.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Unplayed USA 45
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      Soulful StringsListen Here (1968)Cadet
      Funky Richard Evans production! Mint unplayed USA 45 original.
      • Soulful Strings – Listen Here
      WarThe World Is A Ghetto (1972)United Artists
      Features the Loft classic "City Country City"! + "World Is A Ghetto" + more!
      • War – City, Country, City
      • War – The World Is A Ghetto
      • Original LP£30.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA 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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      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
      Geraldine HuntCan't Fake The FeelingPrism
      Classic 1980 disco jam with a powerful vocal from Geraldine Hunt - big Paradise Garage tune!Original = USA Unplayed 45 Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee...
      • Geraldine Hunt – Can't Fake The Feeling
      • Original 7"£8.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA 7"
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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
      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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      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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      Brother To BrotherChance With You (1976)Turbo Records
      Seriously funky Ron Hardy/Larry Levan fave! Original = USA Unplayed 45 Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of...
      • Brother To Brother – Chance With You
      The BellesDon't PretendSoul Fox
      Northern Soul . Mint unplayed 45
      • The Belles – Don't Pretend
      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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      Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66Look Around (1968)A&M
      Essential mid-60s Brazil bossa meets pop. 'Batucada' is a wicked tune plus loads more. Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on...
      • Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 – Batucada (The Beat)
      • Original LP£12.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl.
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      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
      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
      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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      WarAll Day Music (1971)United Artists
      Includes classic tracks such as "Nappy Head", "Slipping Into Darkness" and a live version of "Baby Brother"!
      • War – nappy head
      • War – slipping into darkness
      • Original LP£15.00
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      Young Holt UnlimitedSoulful Strut (1968)Brunswick
      Seminal album. Features the party classics "Ain't There Something Money Can't Buy", "Soulful Strut" , "Who's Making Love". Original = Original USA Vinyl...
      • Young Holt Unlimited – Who's Making Love
      • Young Holt Unlimited – Soulful Strut
      • Young Holt Unlimited – Ain't There Something Money Can't Buy
      • Reissue LP£11.99
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      • Original LP£20.00
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      Johnnie TaylorI Could Never Be President (1969)Stax
      Nice funky Stax tune. Unplayed original UK pressing Stax, drill-hole, Stax house bag
      • Johnnie Taylor – i could never be president
      • Johnnie Taylor – it's amazing
      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
      Gloria ParkerThe Best Thing For You BabySoul Galore
      Quality Northern Soul ! UNPLAYED 45
      • Gloria Parker – The Best Thing For You Baby
      Johnnie TaylorWho's Making Love (1971)Stax
      Killer funky soul. Mint UK Stax.
      • Johnnie Taylor – who's making love
      • Original 7"£8.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed Original USA 45
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      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
      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-lade wicked boogie funk tune! Unplayed Original USA 7"Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+100% Guarantee on this and all Original...
      • First Class – This Is It
      • First Class – Filled With Desire
      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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      MandrillComposite TruthPolydor
      KILLER Early 1973 album from the seminal latin-funk group. Includes "Fencewalk"!
      • Mandrill – Fencewalk
      • Mandrill – Hagalo
      • New LP £13.99
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      • Original LP£25.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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      DeliveranceLoving 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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      Love UnlimitedUnder The Influence Of Love Unlimited (1973)20th Century Records
      Includes the rare groove classic "Under The Influence Of Love" and Barry White's "Love's Theme"!
        • Original LP£9.99
          Vinyl condition: VG-Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl
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        KanoI'm Ready / Holly Dolly (1980)Emergency Records
        Italo-Disco classic!Unplayed original USA 45. VG
        • Kano – I'm Ready
        Cal TjaderSoul Sauce (1964)Verve
        Seminal Latin Jazz album including the seminal "Soul Sauce" (Guacha Guara), "Tanya", "Afro-Blue" and loads more. Essential!
        • Cal Tjader – Soul Sauce
        • Cal Tjader – Tanya
        • Original LP£40.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl, sleeve has name written on back and some damage at bottom back.
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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
        PleasureFuture NowFantasy
        Features the mellow rare groove classics 'Thoughts of Old Flames' and 'Glide'.
        • Pleasure – Glide
        • Reissue LP£11.99
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        • CD£8.99
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        • Original LP£15.00
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