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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    Johnny Hammond SmithLove Potion No. 9Prestige (1967)
    Very rare soul jazz on Prestige, 1967. w/ Virgil Jones, Gene Walker, Eddie Diehl, John Harris. Blue label Prestige, large cut-out
    • Johnny Hammond Smith – Up Comes Monday
    Pepe JaramilloA Mexican On Broadway (1962)Parlophone
    Orchestra directed by Geoff Love! Latin sounds
      Danny CoxFeel So Good (1974)Casablanca
      Funky black folk, 1974. Original USA vinyl
        Red Holloway with The Brother Jack McDuffCookin' Together (1964)Prestige
        Heavyweight soul jazz. Original black label Prestige USA pressing. (Writing on back of cover)
          Jose FelicianoJose Feliciano (1981)Motown
          Includes an exellent version of Leon Ware's' 'I Wanna Be Where You Are"
          • Jose Feliciano – I Wanna Be Where You Are
          Barbara MandrellMoods (1978)MCA
          Includes the 'quiet storm' If Loving You Is Wrong - as featured on Soul Jazz Records' Country Soul Sisters
          • Barbara Mandrell – (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want To Be Right
          Loretta LynnSomebody, Somewhere (1976)MCA
          Country queen Loretta, 76. Original vinyl
            Bud Shank Bob CooperFlute 'N Oboe (1957)World Pacific Jazz
            Original pressing cool west coast jazz. RARE
              Tom Paxton6 (1970)Elektra
              Original Elektra deep folk
                Skeeter DavisSkeeter (1971)RCA
                1971 album recorded in NashvilleOriginal = Original UK Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe -...
                  Heath Bros.In Motion (1979)Columbia
                  Includes the Brass Choir featuring Stanley Cowell. Original USA vinyl
                    Lynn AndersonCountry Girl (1970)CBS
                    Includes both Fancy (on Soul Jazz Records' Country Soul Sisters) and Stay There Til I Get There.
                      Laurindo Almeida & The Bossa Nova All StarsOle! Bossa Nova! (1963)Capitol
                      Original 1963 UK presing. Brazilian jazz guitarist virtuoso.
                        The 3 Sounds"Hey There" (1961)Blue Note
                        New York pressing original Blue Note Stereo orig. WITH "P" (ear) and VAN GELDER Stamp w/original Blue Note inner sleeve. V. RARE!
                          • Original LP£60.00
                            Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl, has some surface marks plays solid!

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                          Slide Hampton OctetSister SalvationAtlantic
                          Rare! USA Original vinyl soul jazz
                            • Original LP£20.00
                              Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA has some marks to vinyl, Mono, thick sleeve has some age wear
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                            Richard "Groove" HolmesX-77 Recorded Live At The Lighthouse (1970)World Pacific
                            Stellar organ soul jazz recorded live, 1970. Thornel Schwartz - guitar, Bob West - Fender Bass, Paul Humphrey - drums. Smokin'Orig gatefold (tape on split spine)
                              Linda RonstadtPrisoner in DisguiseAsylum Records
                              This album, like so many of Linda's albums, contains plenty of covers. Among them are Love is a rose (Neil Young), Hey mister that's me on the jukebox...
                                Wildare ExpressWalk On ByBrunswick (1970)
                                Very rare and funky organ soul jazz album featuring Reuben WIlson before he signed with Blue Note. ORIGINAL USA VINYL
                                • Wildare Express – Why Am I Treated So Bad
                                Gerald WilsonLive And Swinging! (1967)Pacific Jazz
                                Tough live album with excellent version's of Wilson's own killer latin jazz inst. Viva Tirado (as famously covered by El Chicano) as well as great version...
                                • Gerald Wilson – paper man
                                • Gerald Wilson – viva tirado
                                Donna FargoShame On Me (1977)Warner Bros.
                                West coast country singer, 1977 lp
                                  L. SubramaniamSpanish Wave (1983)Milestone Records
                                  Crazy jazz fusion album from obscure Indian violinist  with George Duke and Stanley Clarke, released on Milestone. Original album.
                                    Stella PartonStella Parton (1978)Elektra
                                    Stella showing that the Partons are not just a one-dolly family (or something). 1978 original vinyl
                                      Charley PrideSweet Country (1973)RCA Victor
                                      Early 70s from the man who put black into country.
                                        Bob DylanJohn Wesley Harding (1968)Columbia
                                        In the year of psychedelia, Dylan bucked the trend with this rootsy classic. All Along the Watchtower alongside amazing tracks like I Dreamed I Saw St....
                                          • Original LP£20.00
                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA vinyl small price sticker removal tear
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                                          • LP (180 gram)£18.99
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                                          Diana RossLast Time I Saw Him (1973)Motown
                                          Diana Ross, 1973Original = Original UK LP Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not...
                                            Shirley BasseyAnd We Were Lovers (1967)United Artists
                                            1967 original UK copy
                                              • Original LP£8.99
                                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' or your money back!100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' or your money back!
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                                              Mac DavisAll The Love in The World (1975)CBS
                                              Southern soul from the man who wrote 'In The Ghetto'