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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    Prime CutsVolume 2, Issue Six, Sides C/D (1989)Prime Cuts
      • Original 12"£6.99
        Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA vinyl in shrink
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      Ray BarrettoGuarare (1975)Fania Records
      Tough salsa 75
      • Ray Barretto – Guarare
      • Original 7"£25.00
        Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Original unplayed Venezuelan latin deadstock 45 few pops
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        Original unplayed Venezuelan latin deadstock 45 few pops
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        Original unplayed Venezuelan latin deadstock 45 Fania
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      Minnie RipertonLiving Alone (1975)Janus Records
      Rare and cosmic deepness from Minnie Riperton from her only solo album and featuring Rotary Connection
      • Minnie Riperton – Living Alone
      • Original 7"£15.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed Original USA 45
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      (T.T.F.) Today, Tomorrow, ForeverMighty Fine / Got To Keep Movin' On (1981)Gold Coast
      Good independent disco 45
      • (T.T.F.) Today, Tomorrow, Forever – Got To Keep Movin' On
      • Original 7"£8.00
        Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Original unplayed USA 45
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      Ricardo RayNitty Gritty / Ya YaTico Records
      Orig pressing Latin 60s bugalu groover
      • Ricardo Ray – Nitty Gritty
      • Original 7"£30.00
        Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Original unplayed Venezuelan latin deadstock 45 few pops
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      James DuncanThree Little Pigs / I Can't Fight The Time (1964)King Records (3)
      great 60s soul groover on King
      • James Duncan – Three Little Pigs
      • Original 7"£20.00
        Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Original unplayed USA 45
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      The Staple SingersTouch A Hand, Make A Friend / Tellin' Lies (1974)Stax
      Nice moody tune
      • The Staple Singers – Tellin' Lies
      • Original 7"£8.00
        Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Original unplayed USA 45 few pops
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      Chakk10 Days In An Elevator (1986)MCA
      Post-industrial punk-funk from Sheffield. Also includes 4-track E.P! ORIGINAL VINYL
        • Original 2×LP£10.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original UK Vinyl

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        Alvin CashAlvin Cash's Tribute To Muhammed AliMidway Records (4)
        Oh My! Heavyweight proto rap disco funk BOMB rare tune - check the audio, this is a wicked and super rare funk 45!
        • Alvin Cash – "Ali" (Part 2)
        • Original 7"£75.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original Unplayed USA Vinyl 45
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        Lucy RodgersPray A Little Longer / RainOne Way Records (10)
        WICKED rare gospel-y soul funk independent 7" original
        • Lucy Rodgers – Pray A Little Longer
        • Original 7"£50.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+​Original = Original USA 7" unplayed Vinyl

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          Original unplayed usa 45
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        Laid BackKeep Smiling (1984)Sire
        Includes the super tough electronic leftfield disco classic 'White Horse' and the floaty Balearic fave "Fly Away/Walking into Sunshine"!
        • Laid Back – White Horse
        • Laid Back – Fly Away/Walking In THe Sunshine
        • Original LP£20.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original European Vinyl in great condition

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        Flora PurimCarry On (1979)Warner Bros
        Seminal brazilian jazz fusion monster! Includes the seminal boogie fusion of "Lovelock" as well as Flora's classic 'From The Lonely Afternoon".
        • Flora Purim – From The Lonely Afternoon
        • Flora Purim – Love Lock
        • Original LP£15.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

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        The Pressure CompanyLive In Sheffield (1982)Solid
        Original vinyl 1982 album from Cabaret Voltaire recorded pseudononymously.
          • Original LP£20.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original UK Vinyl UNPLAYED, minor sleeve wear otherwise as new

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          CharoOlé Olé (1978)Salsoul Records
          Amazingly on pink vinyl!
          • Charo – Olé Olé
          • Original 12"£8.99
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA 12" Vinyl in Salsoul house sleeve

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          Freddy RobinsonStone Stallion (1971)Liberty
          Stepney/Evans-style wicked late 60s instrumental tune. ESSENTIAL
          • Freddy Robinson – Stone Stallion
          • Original 7"£15.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original unplayed usa 45
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          The O'JaysTravelin' At The Speed Of Thought Philadelphia International Records (1977)
          Soul of Philly, 77 produced by Gamble & Huff
            • Original LP£9.99
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

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            Patrice RushenWatch Out! (1987)Arista
            Features the uptempo "Tender Lovin"!Original = Original USA LP Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe...
              • Original LP£9.99
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              • Reissue LP£4.99
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              Quartette Tres BienBoss Tres Bien (1964)Decca
              It's a Dingwalls Jazz Dance classic! "Boss Tres Bien" is heavyweight drum heavy instrumental that was a classic among London's Jazz dancers in the 1980s....
              • Quartette Tres Bien – Boss Tres Bien
              • Original LP£50.00
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

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              The Staple SingersCity In The Sky / That's What Friends Are For (1974)Stax
              Moddy tune!
              • The Staple Singers – City In The Sky
              • Original 7"£8.00
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original unplayed USA 45
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              Don Randi TrioLast Night / With The Don Randi Trio (1962)Verve Records
              Hard to find 1962 jazz trio LP
                • Original LP£25.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA vinyl in shrink
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                LatimoreQualified Man (1976)Glades
                Deep moody funky tune
                • Latimore – Qualified Man
                • Original 7"£7.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original unplayed USA 45
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                Jimmy 'Soul' ClarkSweet Darlin' (1967)Black Magic
                Monster Northern Soul tune, 2 great sides with both the vocal and instrumental. 70s issue of 1967 Popcorn Wyllie production. MINT UNPLAYED COPY
                • Jimmy 'Soul' Clark – Sweet Darlin'
                • Jimmy 'Soul' Clark – Sweet Darlin' (Instrumental)
                • Original 7"£40.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed Original UK 45
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                Archie SheppTray Of Silver (1979)Denon
                Rare Jap only Archie Shepp 1979 playing all Horace Silver tunes
                  • Original LP£40.00
                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original Japanese LP Vinyl

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                  Kenny RankinAfter The Roses (1980)Atlantic
                  Blue-eyed soul
                    • Original LP£9.99
                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

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                    Etta JamesAll The Way Down / Lay Back Daddy (1973)Chess
                    Tough funk moody tune
                    • Etta James – All The Way Down
                    • Original 7"£15.00
                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed Original USA 45
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                    Rufus Featuring Chaka KhanAsk Rufus (1977)ABC Records
                    Chaka in fine form on 'Hollywood' and 'At Midnight'
                      • Original LP£9.99
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

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                      Vytas BrennerBang Going Gone/GanadoPalacio
                      KILLER Original unplayed latin 45 direct from Venezuela
                      • Vytas Brenner – Bang Going Gone
                      • Original 7"£35.00
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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                      Skool BoyzBreakin' Out / Before You Go (1983)Crossroad Entertainment Corp.
                      Electro boogie original 12" produced by Bunky Scott
                      • Skool Boyz – Breakin' Out
                      • Original 12"£7.00
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA 12" Vinyl

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                      La LupeEl Gavilan / Canto A CaracasTico Records
                      Nice rootsy Venezuelan vibe from La Lupe
                      • La Lupe – Canto A Caracas
                      • Original 7"£20.00
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+

                        Original unplayed Venezuelan latin deadstock 45 few pops
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                      Flora PurimEveryday, Everynight (1978)Warner Bros
                      W/ Airto, Harvey Mason, Jaco Pastorius, Dave Sanborn and more
                        • Original LP£12.00
                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl

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                        The O'JaysFamily Reunion (1975)Philadelphia International Records
                        'I LOVE MUSIC' - Gamble/Huff produced Philly anthem. What more could you ever want?!
                        • The O'Jays – I Love Music
                        • CD£7.99
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                        • Original LP£9.99
                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl

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                        Billy NicholsGive Your Body Up To The Music (1979)West End Records
                        Wicked uplifting soulful disco tune on West End 45
                        • Billy Nichols – Give Your Body Up To The Music (Short Version)
                        • Original 7"£10.00
                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original unplayed USA 45 few pops
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                        Quartette Tres BienHere It Is! (1966)Decca
                        Tough, tough percussive piano led instrumentals on 1966 original LP - check the audio for boogaloo tune.
                        • Quartette Tres Bien – Tracy's Boogaloo
                        • Original LP£20.00
                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl

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                        Johnny NashHold Me Tight (1968)JAD
                        Original USA 1968 LP
                          • Original LP£10.00
                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

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                          Ismael MirandaLa Contraria / Mi Guajira SiPalacio
                          Hard salsa w/Orchestra Harlow
                          • Ismael Miranda – La Contraria
                          • Original 7"£30.00
                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+

                            Original unplayed Venezuelan latin deadstock 45
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                          Pete Rodriguez Y Su OrquestaLa Orquesta / MalojaTico Records
                          wicked 60s latin groover
                          • Pete Rodriguez Y Su Orquesta – La Orquesta
                          • Original 7"£25.00
                            Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Original unplayed Venezuelan latin deadstock 45 few pops
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                          Orchestra HarlowLa Revolucion / GuasasaPalacio
                          Tough salsa with wicked bass line - heavy!
                          • Orchestra Harlow – Guasasa
                          • Original 7"£35.00
                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original unplayed Venezuelan latin deadstock 45
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                          Freddie ScottLonely Man (1967)Columbia
                          Rare soul LP 1967
                            • Original LP£40.00
                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA LP Vinyl, sleeve has some age wear

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                            Rufus And Chaka KhanMasterjam (1979)MCA
                            Classic funk/boogie, great album. Includes 'Do You Love What You Feel', 'Heaven Bound' and 'What Am I Missing?'
                            • Rufus And Chaka Khan – what am i missing?
                            • Original LP£10.00
                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA LP Vinyl
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                            Les McCann Ltd.McCanna (1964)Pacific Jazz
                            w/ the wicked percussive title track
                              • Original LP£45.00
                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA LP Vinyl, has some sleeve age wear, spine wear

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                              Dick Schory's Percussion Pops OrchestraMovin' On (1971)Ovation Records
                              With the Gilles P/Dingwall's jazz-dancer Jungle Root
                                • Original LP£20.00
                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP Vinyl

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                                Joe Cuba SextetMujer Divina (1974)Tico Records
                                Prod, by Joe Cain - Latin jazz vibes from man like Joe Cuba
                                • Joe Cuba Sextet – Mujer Divina
                                • Original 7"£25.00
                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original unplayed Venezuelan latin Tico deadstock 45
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                                N.W.A. And The PosseN.W.A. And The Posse (1987)Ruthless Records
                                West coast rap ground zero feat. Eazy-E, Dr Dre, Ice Cube, Yella, Arabian Prince et al> Nuff respect.
                                • N.W.A. – 8 Ball
                                • N.W.A. – A Bitch Iz A Bitch
                                • Original LP£20.00
                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl RAMS HORN LABEL has some creasing, ageing to sleeve, vinyl unplayed
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                                • LP£22.99
                                  Crazy 3D hologram cover
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                                Symbol 8Party Life / Who's That Sexy Lady (1977)Shock Records
                                Party Funk tune ! ORIG USA FUNK 45
                                • Symbol 8 – Who's That Sexy Lady
                                • Original 7"£10.00
                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed Original USA 45
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                                Maxine NightingaleRight Back Where We Started From (1976)United Artists
                                Includes the tripped out cosmic soul of 'Bless You'. Moody!
                                • Maxine Nightingale – Bless You
                                • Original LP£9.99
                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

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                                Diana RossRoss (1978)Motown
                                Motown 78, produced by Bery Gordy
                                  • Original LP£8.99
                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

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                                  Patrice RushenShout It Out (1977)Prestige
                                  KILLER!Seminal Jazz fusion from the genius keyboardist. This album features monster Headhunters-esque cuts such as 'The Hump', killer fusion such as "Roll...
                                  • Patrice Rushen – The Hump
                                  • Patrice Rushen – Let Your Heart Be Free
                                  • Patrice Rushen – Roll With The Punches
                                  • Original LP£20.00
                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl, sticker/mark top left

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                                  • CD£10.99
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                                  Laura NyroSmile (1976)Columbia
                                  Superb mid-70s album from songwriter Laura Nyro.
                                    • Original LP£15.00
                                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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                                    Geater DavisSweet Woman's Love (1970)House Of Orange
                                    Deep Southern Soul produced by Allen Orange in Memphis. VG- condition
                                    • Geater Davis – Sweet Woman's Love
                                    • Original 7"£10.00
                                      Vinyl condition: VG-Sleeve condition: VG+
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