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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    John WilliamsTravelling (1978)Cube Records
    Has some groovy breaks-y type stuff on it Original = Original UK Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The...
    • John Williams – From The Top
    The Dramatics10½ (1980)MCA Records
    Original = UK 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 happy' money-back...
      Oliver De Coque And His Expo'76-Ogene Sound Super Of AfricaBorn Singer (1987)Agumba Records International
      Rare album! Original = Nigerian Original Vinyl VG+ (listen actual audio) /Sleeve G only (lot of wear/stains) +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine...
      • Oliver De Coque And His Expo'76-Ogene Sound Super Of Africa – Born Singer (HighLife)
      ZulemaChange / Hanging On To A Memory (1978)LeJoint
      wicked uplifting disco funky soul tune.   Original usa unplayed 45Vinyl NM-100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds...
      • Zulema – Change
      • Original 12"£10.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = USA Vinyl 12"
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      • Original 7"£7.99
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      The J.B.'sJust Wanna Make You Dance (1979)Drive
      Late 70s JBs - it's a groove! Original = USA original Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG+ High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+ 100% Guarantee...
      • The J.B.'s – Just Wanna Make You Dance
      Bunny Sigler Let Me Party With You (1977)Gold Mind Records, Salsoul Records
      Philly central with backing music from Instant Funk, mixed by Tom Moulton, recorded in Philadelphia. Original USA LP Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+100% Guarantee...
        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
        James BrownHey America It's Christmas TimeKing
        A groovy tune with a rocksteady beat. It's not just for christmas kids! Original pic sleeve too!MINT UNPLAYED USA ORIGINAL 45
        • James Brown – hey america (vocal)
        Earnest JacksonLove And Happiness / Hogwash (1973)Stone Records
        Deep, deep cover of Al Green tuneOriginal USA 7" Vinyl G+ (pops etc but unplayed) /Sleeve VG+100% Guarantee on this and all Original...
        • Earnest Jackson – Love And Happiness
        Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His Inter-Reformers BandAdam And Eve (1977)Decca
        RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl LP VG- /Sleeve G only (tape/writing)High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee on this and...
        • Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His Inter-Reformers Band – Adam And Eve
        Frankie Laine and Michel LeGrandReunion In Rhythm (1959)Columbia
        Early original USA vinyl 6 eyes Colombia first pressOriginal = USA Vinyl VG /Sleeve VG+ High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+ 100%...
          Bro. Joel The ShepherdChoruses We LoveUzy Music
          Original Nigerian Vinyl! Digital highlife Rare Independent Nigerian vinyl (not on discogs!) . VG/Sleeve G+ (wear) +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine...
          • Bro. Joel The Shepherd – Ejim Chineke
          Hank JonesJust For Fun (1977)Galaxy
          Original = Original UK Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at...
            Stan KentonKenton / WagnerCreative World
            Original = Original UK 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...
              Camp GaloreBoop Boop A Hustle (1976)D & M Sound
              Stompin Party Disco cut (like MFSB Love Is The Message) Original = USA Unplayed 45 Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl...
                Cliff GoberCan You Carry The Load / Put Our Love TogetherBeaver Records Incorporated
                VERY RARE INDEPENDENT BIG FUNKY GOSPEL SOUL 45 Original = USA Unplayed 45 Vinyl VG+ (Clean, unplayed and shiny but some minor background sounds, listen...
                • Cliff Gober – Can You Carry The Load
                • Cliff Gober – Put Our Love Together
                Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe & His Nigeria Sound Makers InternationalIfe Onye Metalu (1987)Polydor
                Quality deep stuff Rare Original Nigerian vinyl. Vinyl VG- (some background noise/surface marks), sleeve VG- (quite lot of wear)High-end Audio Desk Systeme...
                • Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe & His Nigeria Sound Makers International – Ife Onye Metalu
                Harold Austin's OrchestraJesse's Idea - Part 1 / Jesse's Idea - Part 2 (1960)Genuine Records
                Orig 1960 early soul jazz r and b inst (pressing fault on side b) Original = USA Unplayed 45 Vinyl VG /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original...
                  Third World BandLet's Boogie At The Disco/ Disco Hop (1975)Abraxas
                  Party funk a la People's Choice/Brass Construction stylee Original = USA Unplayed 45 Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl...
                  • Third World Band – Let's Boogie At The Disco
                  Nature's CreationLet's Fire It Up (1982)Jamtu Records
                  Soulful go-go parliafunkadelicious independent sounds
                  • Nature's Creation – Let's Fire It Up
                  • Original 7"£8.00
                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed original USA 45.

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                  Paul HumphreyScream & Shout / Here To Stay (1979)Stanson
                  Groovy Funky uplifting boogie inst. tune + nice twisted mellow/tripped out jazz tune on the flip. Original = USA Unplayed 45 Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100%...
                  • Paul Humphrey – Scream & Shout
                  • Paul Humphrey – Here To Stay
                  The Three SoulsSoul Sounds (1965)Argo (6)
                  Excellent soul jazz on Argo/Cadet in great conditionOriginal = USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The...
                  • The Three Souls –  You're No Good
                  Ravi Shankar & Ali Akbar KhanThe Master Musicians Of IndiaPrestige
                  Deep, hypnotic stuff! Original = USA vinyl VG- (clean but has some background noise, plays well - listen actual audio) /Sleeve VG+ +High-end Audio Desk...
                    Della ReeseWaltz With Me, Della (1973)RCA Victor
                    Jazz vocalsOriginal = USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ (in orig shrink)100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not...
                      The StaplesUnlock Your Mind (1978)Warner Bros. Records
                      1978 LP recorded at Muscle Shoals, produced by Barry Beckett and Jerry Wexler. Orig. USA vinyl
                      • The Staples – Chica Boom
                      • Original LP£9.99
                        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' money-back guarantee!
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                      Eddie TownsBest Friends (1986)Total Experience Records
                      Boogie funk 86Original = USA Original Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee on this and all...
                      • Eddie Towns – My Name
                      Sonny StittFeelin'sRoost Records, Inc.
                      Original = USA Vinyl VG /Sleeve VG+ High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds...
                        George ShearingGeorge Shearing And The Montgomery Brothers (1961/1982)Original Jazz Classics
                        OJC pressingOriginal = USA Original Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee on this and all Original...
                          Helen HumesHelen Humes And The Muse All Stars (1980)Muse Records
                          Jazz vocalist w/ George Duvivier, Buddy Tate, Eddie Cleanhead VinsonOriginal = USA Original Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG (wear) +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro...
                            Jean ShepardHere And Now (1971)Capitol Records
                            Quality USA female country legend.Original = USA Vinyl VG+ / Sleeve VG+100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're...
                              Berkley Van ByrdI Like What I See (1988)Vision Records (4)
                              Freestyle Miami sounds - righteous! Original = USA 12" Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ (in orig shrink)100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of...
                              • Berkley Van Byrd – I Like What I See (Version One)
                              Brother Jack McDuffLive! (1963)Prestige
                              Original = First pressing black and yellow label microgroove Prestige original.USA Vinyl VG (minor pops crackles - listen actual audio, also couple small...
                              • Brother Jack McDuff – Rock Candy
                              Winston GroovySomething On The SideSound City
                              UK lovers 12" orig vinyl peachy Original = Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're...
                              • Winston Groovy – Something On The Side
                              Sonny StittThe Matadores Meet The Bull (1965)Roulette
                              Large latin/jazz group w/ Joe Cuba, Junior Mance, Ray Barretto, Sonny Stitt, Billy Taylor and moreRare Original = USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ (some writing...
                              • Sonny Stitt – Duketation
                              WarThe Music Band Live (1980)MCA Records
                              Original = USA Original Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ ( in orig shrink) +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee on this and...
                                Mongo SantamariaMongomania (1967)CBS
                                Heavyweight West Coast latin boogaloo/jazz album from Mongo Santamaria featuring Hubert Laws, Marty Sheller, Bobby Capers and loads more killer latin and...
                                • Mongo Santamaria – Mongo's Boogaloo
                                • Original LP£18.00
                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = USA Vinyl

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                                Norman ConnorsYou Are My Starship (1976)Buddah
                                Ex-Pharoah Sanders drummer Norman Connors gives the sax solo to Gary Bartz on "The Creator Has A Master Plan" while Michael Henderson and Phyllis Hyman...
                                • Norman Connors – The Creator Has A Master Plan
                                • Original LP£12.00
                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = USA Vinyl
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                                Rusty BryantFor The Good Times (1973)Prestige
                                With Hank Jones, Joe Beck and Steve GaddOriginal USA Vinyl VG (clean but has noise) /Sleeve VG+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100%...
                                  • LP£10.99
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                                  • Original LP£15.00
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                                  Four TopsJust Seven Numbers (Can Straighten Out My Life)Motown
                                  Original USA 7"Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy...
                                  • Four Tops – Just Seven Numbers (Can Straighten Out My Life)
                                  Dennis GregoryTonite I'm Staying Here With You / After PartySound City
                                  Original stylee UK lovers - peachy conditionOriginal = USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe...
                                  • Dennis Gregory – Tonite I'm Staying Here With You
                                  Pop StaplesWhicha Way Did It Go / What's Your Thing (1974)Stax
                                  Funky Pops
                                  • Pops Staples – Whicha Way Did It Go
                                  • Original 7"£8.00
                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original Unplayed USA 7"Vinyl

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                                  MusiqueLove Massage/Number One (1979)Prelude Records
                                  Massive PATRICK ADAMS disco two-sider. Make it hot José! Edits by Francois Kevorkian. Prelude 79.Original USA 45
                                  • Musique – Love Massage
                                  FoxyParty Boys (1979)Dash
                                  Late 70s Miami funky disco on TK.
                                    • Original LP£9.99
                                      Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: NM-Original USA Vinyl MINT sealed original opened once

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                                    Carol ThompsonKeep Tryin LoveThe Sound Of New Art
                                    Indie Freestyle 80s electro disco (like Shannon etc) Original USA 12" Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this...
                                    • Carol Thompson – Keep Tryin Love (LP Mix)
                                    Cheno Fester/King WellingtonPretty Baby/New Calypso Music (1972)Straker's Records
                                    RARE Insane James Brown 60s r'n'b style mover Pretty Baby + uplifting King Wellington calypso on the other side. West Indies Mod! Original unplayed Calypso...
                                    • King Wellington – New Calypso Music
                                    • Chino Feaster – Pretty Baby
                                    • Original 7"£30.00
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                                    Wilson PickettMini Skirt MinnieAtlantic (1969)
                                    Hard Drivin' funky soul, recorded at Muscle Shoals! Mint unplayed usa original 45Original USA 7"Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+100% Guarantee on this and all Original...
                                    • Wilson Pickett – Mini Skirt Minnie
                                    Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 OrganizationNigeria Kole Ku (1983)Kollington Records
                                    RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl LP G ONLY lots of marks plays ok /Sleeve VG (writing on front)High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100%...
                                    • Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 Organization – Kosi Ewu Loko
                                    T-ConnectionSaturday Night (1979)Dash
                                    Classic Miami funky disco.
                                    • T-Connection – Saturday Night
                                    • Original 12"£7.99
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                                    • Original 7"£6.99
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                                    Shorty RogersShorty Rogers Courts The CountRCA Victor
                                    Original = Original USAVinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not...