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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    Brother To BrotherEvery Nigger Is A Star (1974)Turbo Records
    Deep tune! Unplayed original USA 45. VG
    • Brother To Brother – Every Nigger Is A Star
    The J.B.'s InternationalNature (1977)Brownstone Records
    JB funk, still heavy 1977
    • The J.B.'s International – Nature (Pt.1)
    • Original 7"£10.00
      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed orig 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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    The Mitchell-Ruff DuoJazz Mission To Moscow (1959)Roulette
    Rare soul jazz
      • Original LP£30.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl spines taped
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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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        The Pressure CompanyLive In Sheffield (1982)Solid
        Original vinyl 1982 album from Cabaret Voltaire recorded pseudononymously.
          • Original LP£15.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original UK Vinyl UNPLAYED, minor sleeve wear (small nitch to spine) otherwise as new

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          The Checkmates Ltd.Live! At Caesar's Palace (1967)Capitol Records
            • Original LP£10.00
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA LP Vinyl,
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            Cheech & ChongLos Cochinos (1973)Ode Records (2)
            Stoner funny guys
              • Original LP£10.00
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA LP Vinyl, diecut 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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              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
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

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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
                Moody 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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                David Clayton-ThomasDavid Clayton-Thomas! (1969)Decca
                Funky/rock vocalist (Blood Sweat and Tears)
                  • Original LP£10.00
                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA LP Vinyl.
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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 B. C. & M. ChoirLife (1970)Creed Records (2)
                    Hard to find gospel LP
                      • Original LP£15.00
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA LP Vinyl in shrink
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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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                      Ray BryantQuizas, Quizas, Quizas/After Hours (1969)Cadet
                      Groovy Jazz instrumental produced by the great Richard Evans Original Chess Records unplayed USA 45
                      • Ray Bryant – Quizas, Quizas, Quizas
                      • Original 7"£7.99
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original Chess Records unplayed USA 45
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                      Joey Lewis & His OrchSlick / Grenadian ClaudetteStraker's
                      Wicked instrumental calypso cuts. Tight! RARE Original unplayed Calypso 45, dead stock 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The...
                      • Joey Lewis & His Orch – Slick
                      • Joey Lewis & His Orch – Grenadian Claudette
                      • Original 7"£30.00
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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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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                      Jesse Colin YoungThe Soul Of A City Boy (1974)Capitol Records
                      Folky/ country rock guitarist/singer ex-vocalist of the Youngbloods
                        • Original LP£15.00
                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA LP Vinyl, minor sleeve edge wear, vinyl great
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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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                          Ellie Matt & The G. I'S BrassBachanal (1977)Camille Records
                          Rare 70s funky calypso instrumental
                          • Ellie Matt & The G. I'S Brass – Bachanal
                          • Ellie Matt & The G. I'S Brass – Jamback
                          • Original 7"£20.00
                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed rare original CALYPSO 45. Deadstock
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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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                          Santa EsmeraldaBeauty (1978)Casablanca
                          C'est disco non? mais oui
                            • Original LP£8.99
                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA LP
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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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                              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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                              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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                              Ramsey LewisGoin' Latin (1966)Cadet
                              Killer Ramsey Lewis a la latin, arranged by Richard Evans on Chess/Cadet.
                              • Ramsey Lewis – Blue Bongo
                              • Original LP£12.00
                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl in shrink
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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
                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl

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                              Etta JamesJump Into Love (1976)Chess
                              Heavy Betty Davis-stylee boogie funk. Tough tune!UNPLAYED Original USA 7"Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+100% Guarantee on this and all Original...
                              • Etta James – Jump Into Love
                              Pete Rodriguez Y Su OrquestaLa Orquesta / MalojaTico Records
                              wicked 60s latin groover
                              • Pete Rodriguez Y Su Orquesta – La Orquesta
                              • Original 7"£25.00
                                Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Original unplayed Venezuelan latin deadstock 45 few pops
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                              Orchestra HarlowLa Revolucion / GuasasaPalacio
                              Tough salsa with wicked bass line - heavy!
                              • Orchestra Harlow – Guasasa
                              • Original 7"£35.00
                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original unplayed Venezuelan latin deadstock 45
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                              Bud Shank With The Bob Alcivar SingersLet It Be (1970)World Pacific Jazz
                              Nice Pacific jazz album with vocals - check the audio. Original USA vinyl album
                              • Bud Shank With The Bob Alcivar Singers – Long Time Gone
                              • Original LP£15.00
                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = USA Original Vinyl
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                              Judy CheeksMellow Lovin' (1978)Salsoul
                               
                              • Judy Cheeks – Mellow Lovin'
                              • Original 12"£8.99
                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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                              Cold SteelMetal In The First Degree (1981)Blue Moon Records (4)
                              Very obscure USA independent power pop/rock, 1981. Record is signed by the artist (Albert Crabtree) on the front and dedicated to the radio station WRFL
                                • Original LP£10.00
                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA LP Vinyl, sticker removal tear
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                                Dick Schory's Percussion Pops OrchestraMovin' On (1971)Ovation Records
                                With the Gilles P/Dingwall's jazz-dancer Jungle Root
                                  • Original LP£20.00
                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP Vinyl

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                                  Joe Cuba SextetMujer Divina (1974)Tico Records
                                  Prod, by Joe Cain - Latin jazz vibes from man like Joe Cuba
                                  • Joe Cuba Sextet – Mujer Divina
                                  • Original 7"£25.00
                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original unplayed Venezuelan latin Tico deadstock 45
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                                  Symbol 8Party Life / Who's That Sexy Lady (1977)Shock Records
                                  Party Funk tune ! ORIG USA FUNK 45
                                  • Symbol 8 – Who's That Sexy Lady
                                  • Original 7"£10.00
                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed Original USA 45
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                                  Diana RossRoss (1978)Motown
                                  Motown 78, produced by Bery Gordy
                                    • Original LP£8.99
                                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original UK Vinyl

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                                    TavaresStraight From The Heart (1979)Capitol Records
                                    Disco 79 Original = Original USA 12" Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy...
                                    • Tavares – Straight From The Heart
                                    • Original 12"£7.99
                                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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                                    Charlie PalmieriTema De La Duboney / DescargaUnited Artists Records
                                    Wicked charanga (flute/violin)-led jam
                                    • Charlie Palmieri – Tema De La Duboney
                                    • Original 7"£25.00
                                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original unplayed deadstock Venezuelan latin 45 few pops
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                                    Arthur Prysock The Best Of (1967)Verve
                                    Mint original USA vinyl in once opened shrinkwrap.
                                      • Original LP£12.00
                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

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                                      Freddie RoachThe Freddie Roach Soul Book (1966)Prestige
                                      Rare Prestige original funky organ jazz from 1966 featuring Freddie Roach (on loan from Blue Note presumably) alongside tough line-up including percussionist...
                                        • Original LP£40.00
                                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl has some surface marks to vinyl (orig blue label) but inconsequential - plays great, age wear to lower part of sleeve and lower spine bit of splitting

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                                        EaglesThe Long Run (1979)Asylum Records
                                        The Long Run...Eagles had a hard act to follow after the classic 'Hotel California' so rather than try that the band 'progressed'from the clear waters...
                                          • CD£7.99
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                                          • Original LP£9.99
                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original UK vinyl
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                                          Haciendo Punto En Otro SonTierra...Y Otros Cantares (1979)Arto Max Records
                                          Rare Private-press folksy latin salsa album - has some marks on vinyl so reduced
                                            • Original 2×LP£15.00
                                              Vinyl condition: VG-Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA vinyl, VINYL IS VG- plays well, sleeve has spine wear/split
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                                            Kenny Rogers & The First EditionTransition (1971)Reprise Records
                                            The very groovy Kenny Rogers - sort of southern country rock pop grooves
                                              • Original LP£10.00
                                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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                                              Moby GrapeWow (1968)Columbia
                                                • Original LP£30.00
                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA LP Vinyl, gatefold sleeve, sleeve wear
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                                                Celia CruzAquarius / Let The Sunshine In - Yo Soy La VozTico Records
                                                KILLER! Rare Venezuelan press Tico original unplayed Latin 45 (minor label wear, price sticker on label)
                                                • Celia Cruz – Aquarius / Let The Sunshine In
                                                • Original 7"£30.00
                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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                                                Jimmy SabaterBabalao / La Tumba Soy YoTico Records
                                                KILLER! Rare Venezuelan press Tico original unplayed Latin 45 (minor label wear, sticker on label)
                                                • Jimmy Sabater – Babalao
                                                • Original 7"£30.00
                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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