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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    Ohio ExpressThe Ohio Express (1968)Buddah Records
    Classic bubblegum soul/pop
      • Original LP£20.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA LP Vinyl, MINT SEALED OPENED ONCE IN SHRINK!
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      Liverpool SceneAmazing Adventures Of The Liverpool Scene (1969)RCA Victor
      Like an early John Cooper Clarke on Batpoem (although from Liverpool not Manchester ...)'Poetry collective' produced by John Peel!
        • Original LP£15.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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        Eddie KendricksSomething More (1979)Arista
        Features production from underground NY disco legend Patrick Adams! Wicked disco-boogie including "I Never Used To Dance". Includes tracks by Leroy Burgess. USA...
        • Eddie Kendricks – I Never Used To Dance
        • Original LP£12.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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        Luther IngramLet's Steal Away To The Hideaway (1976)KoKo
        Deep southern soul recorded at Muscle Shoals
          • Original LP£18.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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          Ike and Tina TurnerNuff Said (1971)United Artists
          Funky Ike and Tina from 1971! 
            • Original LP£15.00
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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            Barry WhiteSings For Someone You Love (1977)20th Century
            Includes the all-time classic "It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me".
            • Barry White – It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me
            • Original LP£10.00
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = USA vinyl

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            Orits WillikiWha' Dis Wha' Dat (1991)Premier Music
            Very Rare Original Nigerian LP/EP vinyl - digital roots/reggae dancehall Nigerian stylee, check the audio!
            • Orits Williki – Wha' Dis Wha' Dat
            • Orits Williki – Heart of Stone (Extended Version)
            • Original LP£35.00
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original Nigerian Vinyl clean,

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            The Gil Evans OrchestraInto The Hot (1961)Impulse!
            Classic album from Miles Davis' arranger. Original mono copy, clean on Impulse, Impulse inners!
              • Original LP£30.00
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl minor ageing edge wear
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              Joan BaezOne Day At A Time (1969)Vanguard
              Wicked folk/country crossover recorded in Bradleys Barn with killer country/crossover session players - Peter Drake, Jerry Reed, Ken Buttrey, David Briggs,...
              • Joan Baez – No Expectations
              • Joan Baez – Take Me Back To The Sweet Sunny South
              • Joan Baez – Jolie Blonde
              • Joan Baez – A Song For David
              • Original LP£12.00
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl LP (gatefold)

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              The Salsoul OrchestraSalsoul Orchestra (1975)Salsoul
              Classic album that includes "Just the Right Size" and "Tangerine"
              • The Salsoul Orchestra – you're just the right size
              • The Salsoul Orchestra – tangerine
              • Original LP£12.00
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl , bit of creasing to sleeve

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              • CD£9.99
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              Earth, Wind And FireSpirit (1976)CBS
              Classic Maurice White & Charles Stepney production!
                • Original LP£10.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = USA Vinyl
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                Slave Stone JamCotillion (1980)
                Boogie funk jams. Original USA vinyl promo copy.
                  • Original LP£10.00
                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl minor ageing edge wear
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                  Golden AvatarA Change Of Heart (1976)Sudarshan Disc
                  Sort of spiritual folk-funk. Bit like David Crosby or Kenny Rankin solo album meets funky Grateful Dead or Tower of Power (or something!). Check the audio...
                  • Golden Avatar – time for going home
                  • Original LP£10.00
                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP Vinyl , sticker removal mark

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                  Ella FitzgeraldElla (1969)Reprise
                  Ella goes soul! Great funky version of "Get Ready"!
                  • Ella Fitzgerald – get ready
                  • Original LP£20.00
                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP Vinyl , small sticker removal mark

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                  Frank FosterManhattan Fever (1968)Blue Note
                  Rare Blue Note, recorded in '68/69, featuring Marvin Stamm, Bob Cranshaw, Garnett Brown and produced by the great Duke Pearson. Killer!
                  • Frank Foster – Little Miss No Nose
                  • Frank Foster – You Gotta Be Kiddin'
                  • Original LP£50.00
                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA First pressing blue/white Liberty Blue Note, Van Gelder stamp in dead wax, Liberty inner, minor sleeve wear, name written on back, audition copy stamp on back

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                  • CD£9.99
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                  The 5th DimensionPortrait (1970)Bell
                  USA gatefold vinyl w/ wicked version of Laura Nyro's Save The Country
                    • Original LP£9.99
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                    Ti RoroRoots of Haïti Vol.4 (1979)Mini Records
                    EXCELLENT original roots Haitian voodoo drums + flute. Really good, authentic, Voodoo drums lP from 1979 - mint! MINT SEALED OPENED ONCE Original = USA...
                    • Ti Roro – Solé
                    • Ti Roro – A La Ronde (Rabodaille)
                    • Ti Roro – St. Jacques (Yanvalou)
                    • Ti Roro – Banda / Djapit (Mascaron)
                    • Original LP£35.00
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                    Harry BelafonteCalypso (1956)RCA
                    1956 USA original vinyl
                      • Original LP£9.99
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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                      The Box TopsDimensions (1969)Bell
                      USA original vinyl from Memphis blue-eyed soul kings
                        • Original LP£15.00
                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA vinyl, some sleeve wear, tape on spines
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                        John MayallJazz Blues Fusion (1972)Polydor
                        with Blue Mitchell trumpet and Freddy Robinson on guitar in the band!
                          • Original LP£15.00
                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl , some spine wear and lower spine
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                          Willie BoboSpanish Grease (1965)Verve Records
                          Excellent latin boogaloo jazz sounds from Harlem's finest Willie Bobo. ORIGINAL USA VINYL some wear to sleeve
                            • Original LP£25.00
                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA vinyl
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                            Teddy PendergrassTeddy Pendergrass (1977)Philadelphia International
                            Classic Philly sound includes 'The More I Get, The More I Want'
                              • Original LP£10.00
                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl, top spine wear
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                              Lionel HamptonYou Better Know It!!! (1965)Impulse!
                              w/ Clark Terry, Ben Webster, Hank Jones, Milt Hinton and Osie Johnson
                                • Original LP£60.00
                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl heavy thick sleeve gatefold original Mono first pressing Impulse Records heavy, heavy wax A-78, orig inner. Peachy and rare!

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                                A Taste Of HoneyA Taste Of Honey (1978)Capitol
                                Massive tune (Boogie Oogie Oogie), great album produced by the Mizell Brothers
                                  • Original LP£10.00
                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = USA Vinyl
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                                  Harold MelvinAll Things Happen In Time (1981)MCA
                                  Sounds of Philly, 81, with all the legendary players
                                    • Original LP£9.99
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                                    VariousAn Officer And A Gentleman - Soundtrack (1982)Island Records
                                    w/ Cocker and Warnes classic Up Where We Belong
                                      • Original LP£7.99
                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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                                      The BlackbyrdsCity Life (1975)Fantasy
                                      All-time classic jazz-funk produced by Donald Byrd and including "Rock Creek Park"!
                                      • The Blackbyrds – rock creek park
                                      • LP£18.99
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                                      • Original LP£20.00
                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl, gatefold sleeve

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                                      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
                                      Willie BoboFeelin' So Good (1966)Verve
                                      Excellent 60s latin jazz and boogaloo.
                                        • Original LP£25.00
                                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA vinyl
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                                        Earl KlughFinger Paintings (1977)Blue Note
                                        Jazz fusion album produced by Dave Grusin, featuring Harvey Mason and Ralph MacDonald. Includes the funky Headhunters style 'Keep Your Eye On The Sparrow'
                                        • Earl Klugh – Keep Your Eye On The Sparrow
                                        • Original LP£10.00
                                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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                                        The Fatback BandFired Up 'N' Kickin' (1978)Spring Records
                                        Fatback, 78
                                          • Original LP£8.99
                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA LP Vinyl

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                                          Maynard FergusonFreaky (1970)Atlantic
                                          Funky - nice version of Young Holt's Wack Wack
                                          • Maynard Ferguson – Wack-Wack
                                          • Original LP£9.99
                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original UK Vinyl,
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                                          Marianne FaithfullGo Away From My World (1965)London Records
                                          Rare USA original LP, some sleeve wear, tape on spine, MONO
                                            • Original LP£30.00
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                                            Maggie Bell SingersHis Will His Way / Look To Jesus (1980)C.J. Records
                                            Independent label SOULFUL gospel nice tune
                                            • Maggie Bell Singers – His Will His Way
                                            • Original 7"£15.00
                                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+UNPLAYED USA ORIG 45
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                                            Archie BellI Love My Baby (1969)Atlantic
                                            Philly 60's soul written and produced by Gamble and Huff, arranged by Bobby Martin and Thom Bell.
                                            • Archie Bell – I Love My Baby
                                            • Archie Bell – Just A Little Closer
                                            • Original 7"£10.00
                                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Mint unplayed USA original 45.
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                                            Tino ContrerasJazz Jazz (1975)Trebol
                                            Rare, rare latin LP - from the man who recently been discovered by Gilles Peterson
                                              • Original LP£50.00
                                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original MEXICAN Vinyl, minor wear to sleeve
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                                              Teddy PendergrassJoy (1988)Elektra
                                              Classy late 80s album.
                                                • Original LP£9.99
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                                                Red DragonMan Face / Nah Lefe Jamaica (1992)Steely & Clevie Records
                                                Dancehall prod. by Steely and Cleevie
                                                  • Original 12"£10.00
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                                                  MangoMango (1981)Integra
                                                  Very good rare Venezuelan salsa group
                                                    • Original LP£40.00
                                                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original Venezuelan Vinyl, minor sleeve wear, name on back
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                                                    José FelicianoMe Enamore (1983)Motown
                                                      • Original LP£10.00
                                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl

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                                                      Bar-KaysPropositions (1983)Mercury
                                                      Boogie 83
                                                        • Original LP£9.99
                                                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA vinyl bit of spine wear
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                                                        Emmylou HarrisRoses In The Snow (1980)WB
                                                        Deep Country
                                                          • Original LP£7.99
                                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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                                                          FelliniSo Vive 2 Vezes (1986)Baratos Afins
                                                          Superb second album of Brazilian post-punk from Sao Paulo's finest Fellini. (Fellini featured on Soul Jazz Records post-punk album 'The Sexual Life of...
                                                          • Fellini – Alcatraz Song
                                                          • Fellini – Domingo De Pascoa
                                                          • Fellini – Tabu
                                                          • Original LP£50.00
                                                            Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: NM-Original Brazilian vinyl
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                                                          Ronnie LawsSolid Ground (1981)Liberty
                                                          Great album from legendary flute/sax fusion man Ronnie Laws.
                                                            • Original LP£9.99
                                                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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                                                            Aretha FranklinTake A LookColumbia
                                                            Includes Lee Cross as featured on our Gospel Soul compilation
                                                              • Original LP£18.00
                                                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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                                                              Neil DiamondTap Root Manuscript UNI (1971)
                                                              Neil's soul and gospel influenced album (it says on the back)
                                                                • Original LP£8.99
                                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA LP Vinyl

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                                                                Teddy PendergrassTeddy (1979)Philadelphia International
                                                                The sound of Philadelphia 1979. The always deep, always cool Teddy Pendergrass and deep mellow grooves from Gamble, Huff, Thom Bell, McFadden and Whitehead...
                                                                • Teddy Pendergrass – come go with me
                                                                • Teddy Pendergrass – turn off the lights
                                                                • CD£11.99
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                                                                • Original LP£12.00
                                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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                                                                The WhispersThe Whispers (1979)Solar
                                                                Featuring the massive anthem "And The Beat Goes On"!
                                                                  • Original LP£10.00
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                                                                  Nikki Giovanni And The New York Community ChoirTruth Is On Its Way (1971)Right-On
                                                                  with the wicked proto-rap monster: Ego Tripping. Wicked and rare female proto rap poetry with percussion. Original USA vinyl.
                                                                  • Nikki Giovanni And The New York Community Choir – Ego Tripping
                                                                  • Original LP£40.00
                                                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl in shrink
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                                                                  Waylon Jennings & Willie NelsonWaylon & Willie (1978)RCA
                                                                  Rebel sound. Original vinyl
                                                                    • Original LP£9.99
                                                                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl,
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