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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    Oriental Brothers InternationalOriental Brothers International Band (1978)Decca
    Original Nigerian vinyl (Afrodesia label) Vinyl G- , sleeve F/G- (wear)+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
    • Oriental Brothers International – Elu Rie Ala Rie
    John & Arthur SimmsNever Had A Dream Come True (1980)Casablanca
    Hmm ballad
    • John & Arthur Simms – Never Had A Dream Come True (Mono)
    Pearl BaileyHappy SoundsRoulette
    w/ Louis Bellson. Original USA vinyl
      OC SmithHickory Holler Revisited (1968)Columbia
      O.C. Smith began as a jazz vocalist and later moved into country and R&B. The Louisiana vocalist was hired to replace Joe Williams in Count Basie's band...
        Rodney FranklinMarathon (1984)Columbia
        Fusion, 84. Orig UK vinyl
          • Original LP£8.99
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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          José FelicianoSouled (1968)RCA Victor
          Original USA vinylOriginal = Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're...
            The Young RascalsGroovin' (1967)Atlantic
            Groovin groovers. Includes Groovin. Original Atlantic Records USA blue/green label, Atlantic house inner sleeve
              • Original LP£20.00
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl
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              Lou RawlsLive! (1966)Capitol Records
              Produced by David Axelrod
                • Original LP£10.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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                First ChoiceGuilty / Wake Up To Me (1974)Philly Groove Records
                Classic Philly disco original 45
                • First Choice – Guilty
                Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe & His Nigeria Sound Makers InternationalIfe Chukwu KanmaKokoma
                Original Nigerian Vinyl! Rare Independent Nigerian vinyl. VG (great!)/G +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
                  SpinnersSpinners/8Atlantic
                  Killer Philly sound album - with MFSB, produced by Thom Bell. 'I'm Gonna Getcha' is a wicked tune!
                  • Spinners – I'm Gonna Getcha
                  • Original LP£9.99
                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA vinyl in orig shrink

                    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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                  Herb Alpert & The Tijuana BrassThe Brass Are Comin'A&M Records (1969)
                  Originally 1969 album. Gatefold USA pressing.Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The...
                    Area Code 615Trip In The CountryPolydor
                    RARE ALBUM! THE definitive delta swamp rock/country-meets-rock-jazz-soul album. Groundbreaking release for A-team Nashville session players who wanted...
                    • Area Code 615 – Stone Fox Chase
                    • Area Code 615 – Devil Weed And Me (Buffalo Herd)
                    Ashford & SimpsonStay Free (1979)Warner
                    Includes the classic Paradise Garage anthem "Stay Free"USA ORIGINAL VINYL
                    • Ashford & Simpson – Found A Cure
                    • Ashford & Simpson – Stay Free
                    • Ashford & Simpson – Dance Forever
                    • Ashford & Simpson – Nobody Knows
                    • Ashford & Simpson – Crazy
                    • Ashford & Simpson – Finally Got To Me
                    • Ashford & Simpson – Follow Your Heart
                    • Ashford & Simpson – Found A Cure (Single Version) [CD only bonus track]
                    • Ashford & Simpson – Nobody Knows (Single Version) [CD only bonus track]
                    • Ashford & Simpson – Stay Free (Mike Maurro Groove Mix) [CD only bonus track]
                    • Ashford & Simpson – Found A Cure (A Tom Moulton Mix) [CD only bonus track]
                    Bobby ScottForecast: Rain With Sunny Skies (1978)Columbia
                    The genius vocalist/composer of A Taste Of Honey late-70s LP
                      Terry BonnellHandwrought (1986)Riza Records
                      Fusion w/ Chuck Flores in the group on independent Riza Records
                        Barbara CookIt's Better With A Band (1981)MMG (2)
                        Private-press jazz vocalist LP - orig. vinyl
                          Sammy Davis Jr.Portrait Of Sammy Davis, Jr. (1972)MGM Records
                          With groovy die-cut sleeve
                            • Original LP£10.00
                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA vinyl
                              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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                            Cleo LaineReturn To Carnegie (1977)RCA Victor
                            Arranged and produced by Johnny Dankworth. Orig. USA vinyl
                              Dellie HoskieI'll Take You There / A Change Is Gonna ComeNoble Records
                              Rare independent 45 cut by unknown singer of The Staple Singers' I'll Take You There, c. 72Orig. USA 45
                              • Dellie Hoskie – I'll Take You There
                              Jose FelicianoFireworks (1970)RCA Victor
                              Classy latinized funky versions of Beatles and Stones and more!
                              • Jose Feliciano – blackbird
                              • Original LP£10.00
                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

                                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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                              Johnny PachecoIntroducing ... (1989)Caliente
                              Wicked original charanga/salsa collection from the great J. Pacheco Original = Original UK Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG+ +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine...
                              • Johnny Pacheco – Alto Songo
                              Arthur Prysock - Count BasieArthur Prysock - Count Basie (1966)Verve EMI
                              Big singer, big orchestra, big leader. It's all big on this Creed Taylor production form 1966. Original USA vinyl
                                Frank-OFlashbacks (1987)Traction Records
                                Orig. USA vinyl LP from great southern soul singer Frank-O
                                  The DellsI Want My MommaCadet
                                  Funky Dells!
                                  • The Dells – I Want My Momma
                                  Joni MitchellThe Hissing Of Summer Lawns (1975) Asylum
                                  1975 release.
                                    • Original LP£15.00
                                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA vinyl copy gatefold sleeve embossed
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                                    Thelma Houston & Jerry ButlerThelma & Jerry (1977)Motown
                                    Thelma Houston and Jerry Butler, 'together for the first time'! Recorded in Chicago, 1977, with versions of Stevie's "Joy Inside My Tears" and...
                                      Cat StevensIzitso (1977)A&M
                                      Disco not disco classic from Cat Stevens! The proto-electro quirky dance track "Was Dog A Doughnut" was well ahead of its time and still sounds fresh today...
                                      • Cat Stevens – was dog a doughnut
                                      Bud ShankGirl In LoveWorld Pacific (1966)
                                      Original USA vinyl (tape on top spine) West coast jazz from saxophonist Shank w/ orchestra arranged and conducted by Oliver Nelson
                                        King Sunny AdeMo Dupe (Gratitude) (1985)Sunny Alade
                                        Quality digital roots hi-life Rare Original Nigerian vinyl.Vinyl VG+ , sleeve VG+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
                                        • King Sunny Ade – Ka Jo Mu Jo
                                        King Sunny AdeLet Them Say (1987)Atom Park
                                        Original Nigerian vinyl.Quality Digital JujuVinyl VG p;ays well , sleeve VG
                                        • King Sunny Ade – Oluwa Lo Yan Mi Wa
                                        Iyke PetersThe Woman I Love (1980)Anodisc Records
                                        1980 Nigerian LP+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+ VG/sleeve G
                                        • Iyke Peters – Woman I Love