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!).

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    Harold BettersOn Your Account: Harold Betters In Concert With Dollar Savings Bank (1969)Bettersound
    Rare independent pressing double album from trombonist Harold Betters and group
      • Original LP£18.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original heavy gatefold USA LP Vinyl. Vinyl is unplayed but not great pressing.
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      Amjad Ali KhanRaga Durga / Raga NandkaunsHis Master's Voice
      Rare original Indian LP
        • Original LP£30.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original pressing INDIAN Vinyl
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        Gloria Coleman Ltd.Sings And Swings Organ (1971)Mainstream Records
        Funky organ on Mainstream 1971
          • Original LP£15.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA LP Vinyl.
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          Ben E. KingSpread Myself Around / I Guess Its Goodbye (1973)Mandala Records (2)
            • Original 7"£7.00
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+

              Original USA Soul 7"
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            K. L. SaigalThe Golden Voice Of K. L. Saigal - Vol. 3Odeon
            Rare original Indian LP
              • Original LP£20.00
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original pressing INDIAN Vinyl in good condition
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              Sammi SmithThe Letter / It's A Day For Sad Songs (And Missing You) (1979)Cyclone (3)
                • Original 7"£6.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+


                  Original USA Country 7"
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                  Original USA Country 7"
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                K. L. SaigalThe Melody Of SaigalHindusthan Record
                  • Original LP£15.00
                    Vinyl condition: VG-Sleeve condition: VGOriginal pressing INDIAN Vinyl is noisy
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                  Gene Krupa & Buddy RichThe Original Drum Battle! Jazz at the Philharmonic (1984)Verve Records
                    • Original LP£10.00
                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original UK vinyl

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                    Jerry Lee LewisTo Make Love Sweeter For You (1968)Smash Records (4)
                    Original USA country 45
                      • Original 7"£8.00
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Country 7"
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                      Sir Shina Adewale And His Super Stars InternationalVerse 5 (1978)Wel-Kadeb Records
                      Rare Nigerian LP
                        • Original LP£40.00
                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal Nigerian LP - Vinyl is great, sleeve is solid but wavy.
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                        Pete TownshendWho Came FirstDecca (1972)
                        Pete goes solo.
                          • Original LP£10.00
                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA pressing gatefold LP spines part split and taped
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                          Bobby VintonMelodies Of Love (1974)ABC Records
                          1974 Lp
                            • Original LP£7.99
                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA LP Vinyl.
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                            Barry WhiteThe Message Is Love (1979)Unlimited Gold
                            Late 70s Barry White
                              • Original LP£9.99
                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl,

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                              LabellePhoenix (1975)Epic
                              Classic funky uplifting soulful boogie
                                • Original LP£10.00
                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original UK Vinyl

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                                John BlairSouthern Love (1976)Columbia
                                Crazy violin disco jazz fusion!
                                  • Original LP£9.99
                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl
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                                  Arthur PrysockTo Love Or Not To Love (1968)Verve Records
                                  Jazz vocalist 1968 LP
                                    • Original LP£12.00
                                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA LP Vinyl.
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                                    Ronnie LawsEvery Generation (1980)United Artists
                                    Boogie jazz funk fusion, 1980
                                      • Original LP£9.99
                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA vinyl

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                                      Patti AustinEvery Home Should Have One (1981)Qwest
                                      Produced by Quincy Jones
                                        • Original LP£10.00
                                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl
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                                        Ronnie LawsFever (1976)Blue Note
                                        Produced by Wayne Henderson, with cult group 'Pleasure' on backing, "Let's Keep It Together" is a jazz-funk stormer, "Karmen" is a quiet storm and "Fever"...
                                        • Ronnie Laws – Fever
                                        • Original LP£9.99
                                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl some sleeve wear, name on front, cutout
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                                        Ashford & SimpsonI Wanna Be SelfishWarner Bros (1974)
                                        Fantastic soulful uplifting sounds.
                                        • Ashford & Simpson – Spoiled
                                        • Original LP£10.00
                                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG
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                                        Ashford & SimpsonIs It Still Good To Ya (1978)Warner Bros
                                        Includes the Paradise Garage/Loft classic "It Seems To Hang On"
                                          • Original LP£9.99
                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl, old price sticker remnants

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                                          Ben E KingLet Me Live In Your Life (1978)Atlantic
                                          Excellent uplifting boogie soul legend album - recommended
                                            • Original LP£10.00
                                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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                                            Sonny StittLittle Green Apples (1969)Solid State Records (2)
                                            late 60s boogaloo and funky grooves
                                              • Original LP£12.00
                                                Vinyl condition: VG-Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA LP Vinyl.
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                                              B.T. ExpressNon-Stop (1975)EMI International
                                              Rare groove classic with "Put It In Your Peace Pipe"
                                              • B.T. Express – Peace Pipe
                                              • Original LP£9.99
                                                Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VGOriginal USA LP Vinyl, sleeve wear
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                                              Theo VanessTheo Vaness (1979)Prelude Records
                                              Special Package For Disco DJ'sCollectors 2 x 12" - promo only version released on Prelude Records
                                                • Original 2×LP£15.00
                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl, sleeve has lot of wear/creasing

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                                                Gato BarbieriEuphoria (1979)A&M Records
                                                Latin-tinged jazz, 79
                                                  • Original LP£9.99
                                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl

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                                                  Grady TateMovin' Day (1974)Janus Records
                                                  Includes Tate's version of Van Morrison's Moondance - a Dingwalls/jazz dance favourite.
                                                  • Grady Tate – Moondance
                                                  • Original LP£35.00
                                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

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                                                  Rufus and Chaka KhanStreet Player (1978)ABC
                                                  Rufus, and Chaka Khan, at their peak, this album is packed with great songs: 'Street Player', 'Stay', 'Turn', 'Destiny'. Classic album!
                                                  • Rufus and Chaka Khan – Street Player
                                                  • Original LP£12.00
                                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl gatefold sleeve
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                                                  Terry GibbsEl Nutto (1965)Mercury
                                                  Quality Limelight UK press
                                                    • Original LP£18.00
                                                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original UK Vinyl , wear, top spine taped

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                                                    Jerry ButlerThe Soul Goes OnMercury
                                                    Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not...
                                                      • Original LP£20.00
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                                                      Clare Fischer & His Latin Jazz SextetTjaderama (1988)Trend
                                                      Nuff Tjader toons including a wicked Ritmo Caliente - tough latin jazzOriginal = Original USA Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG + (ex radio station w/sticker) 100%...
                                                        • Original LP£15.00
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                                                        Richard "Groove" Holmes and Ernie WattsCome Together (1970)World Pacific Jazz
                                                        Wicked organ soul jazz album. Original USA vinyl Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe...
                                                        • Richard "Groove" Holmes and Ernie Watts – Boo
                                                        • Richard "Groove" Holmes and Ernie Watts – Evil Ways
                                                        • Original LP£30.00
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                                                        MontanaI Love Music (1978)Atlantic
                                                        Vince Montana's top version of O'Jays 'I Love Music' and other Philly killers.. ORIGINAL USA ISSUE
                                                        • Montana – i love music
                                                        • Original LP£7.99
                                                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl , radio copy, lot of writing on sleeve
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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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                                                        Z.X.-ProjectMass Media / On The StrengthStarstream Record Co.
                                                        Nice tune electro boogie independent label release Original = USA 12" Vinyl NM- /Sleeve NM- 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of...
                                                        • Z.X.-Project – Mass Media
                                                        • Original 12"£12.00
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                                                        Gloria GaynorNever Can Say Goodbye (1975)MGM Records
                                                        Seminal proto-disco soul
                                                          • Original LP£9.99
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                                                          Midnight CowboyOriginal Soundtrack (1969)United Artists
                                                          The Original Motion Picture Score, featuring some killer funky rock tunes with music by John Barry, Nilsson, Elephant's Memory and The Groop.
                                                          • Midnight Cowboy – Jungle Gym at The Zoo
                                                          • CD£7.99
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                                                          • Original LP£15.00
                                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl in shrink

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                                                          Roberta FlackRoberta Flack (1978)Atlantic
                                                          1978 release on Atlantic
                                                            • LP£13.99
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                                                            • Original LP£9.99
                                                              Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: NM-Mint, sealed opened once
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                                                            Joe SimonTodaySpring Records
                                                            Joe gets down and dirty with some heavy disco funky soul - check the audio Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG+ (name on front, in shrink) 100%...
                                                            • Joe Simon – Come Get To This
                                                            • Original LP£10.00
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                                                            The TemptationsWings Of Love (1976)Tamla Motown
                                                            1976 album produced by 'Berry Gordy'.
                                                              • Original LP£9.99
                                                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+In original shrink.
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                                                              Frank SinatraA Man Alone (1970)Reprise
                                                              1970 album, Frank sings songs by Rod McKuen.
                                                                • Original LP£10.00
                                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original UK Vinyl

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                                                                McFadden & Whitehead/The Jones GirlsAin't No Stoppin' Us Now (1979)Philadelphia International Records
                                                                Seminal tracks on 12" from McFadden & Whitehead and The Jones Girls
                                                                • McFadden & Whitehead/The Jones Girls – Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now
                                                                • Original 12"£15.00
                                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = USA Vinyl
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                                                                Earl Hines QuartetEarl Hines Quartet (1977)Chiaroscuro Records
                                                                W/ the Dingwalls party track - Watermelon Man
                                                                • Earl Hines Quartet – Watermelon Man
                                                                • Original LP£12.00
                                                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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                                                                Leroy GomezGypsy Woman ( 1978)Bellaphon
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                                                                  FoxyHot Numbers (1979)Dash
                                                                  Disco on TK off-shoot DashMINT SEALED OPENED ONCEOriginal = Original USA Vinyl NM- /Sleeve NM- in shrink 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl...
                                                                    Joe SimonLove Vibrations (1978)Spring Records
                                                                    Recorded in 1978 with Philly in-house regulars, the album was produced by top Philadelphia producer Norman Harris. Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve...
                                                                    • Joe Simon – I.O.U.
                                                                    • Original LP£10.00
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                                                                    The OsmondsOsmonds (1971)MGM Records
                                                                    Recorded at Fame Studios, Muscle Shoals, Alabama, produced by Rick Hall. Oh yes - the debut album from The Osmonds recorded deep in southern soul mecca....
                                                                    • The Osmonds – One Bad Apple
                                                                    • Original LP£8.00
                                                                      Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl vinyl some wear
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                                                                    The TradewindsThe Tradewinds (1968)RCA Victor
                                                                    Original Canadian vinyl of Tropical Calypso funky LP
                                                                      • Original LP£15.00
                                                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA LP Vinyl.
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                                                                      Art GarfunkelAngel Clare (1973)Columbia
                                                                        • Original LP£7.99
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