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    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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    Johnny HammondThe Prophet (1972)Kudu
    Funky produced by Pee Wee Ellis. With Billy Cobham, Roy Carter, Airto and big horn and string section. Produced by Creed Taylor for the CTI- off shoot...
      • Original LP£10.00
        Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+
        Out of stock
      Esther PhillipsWhat A Diff'rence A Day MakesKudu
      Kudu/CTI prod. by Creed Taylor
      • Esther Phillips – What A Diff'rence A Day Makes
      • Original 7"£8.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original unplayed USA 45
        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!
        Out of stock
      Esther PhillipsAlone Again, Naturally (1972)Kudu
      Includes Esther's killer version of Bill Wither's 'Use Me'
      • Esther Phillips – Use Me
      • Original LP£25.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+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!
        Out of stock
      • Reissue LP£12.99
        Out of stock
      Esther PhillipsFor All We Know (1976)Kudu
      Following on from "What A Diff'rence A Day Makes" a year earlier, Esther continues with disco-boogie arrangements by guitarist Joe Beck, updating standards...
        • Original LP£10.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+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!
          Out of stock
        Grover Washington, Jr.Soul Box (1973)Kudu
        This is the double LP set of Soul Box (also released as separate LPs).
          • Original 2×LP£15.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl LP in original 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!
            Out of stock
          Grover Washington JrFeels So Good (1975)Kudu
          All-time killer funk jazz produced by Creed Taylor. Includes the seminal breaks-and-sampled to death cuts 'Hydra" and 'Knucklehead' and more. Seminal stuff!
          • Grover Washington Jr – It Feels So Good
          • Grover Washington Jr – Hydra
          • Original LP£20.00
            Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: NM-Original USA vinyl - Mint, sealed, opened once
            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!
            Out of stock
          • CD£7.99
            In stockAdd to Bag
          Grover Washington JrLive At The Bijou (1977)Kudu
          "Sausalito", "Mr Magic". An essential album to anyone who wants to make people dance to jazz funk and soul. A true rare groove classic!
          • Grover Washington Jr – On The Cusp
          • Grover Washington Jr – Sausalito
          • Original 2×LP£15.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+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!
            Out of stock
          Idris MuhammadBoogie To The Top (Look Up) (1978)Kudu
          Uplifting soulful LOFT/GARAGE disco bomb! 1978 Idris Muhammad gem ‘Boogie To The Top’. Released a year after, arguably, Idris’ most well-known anthem,...
          • Idris Muhammad – Boogie To The Top (Look Up) (Part 1)
          • Original 7"£8.99
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA pressing unplayed 45
            Out of stock
          Dave MatthewsGotta Be Where You Are / Shoogie Wanna Boogie (1976)Kudu
          Spacey, funky jazz disco produced by Creed Taylor on Kudu/CTI.Original unplayed USA 45
          • Dave Matthews – Gotta Be Where You Are
          • Original 7"£8.00
            Out of stock
          Hank CrawfordI Hear A Symphony (1975)Kudu
          "Move You No Mountain" - definitive Loft/Garage jazz funk classic version! Dancers only.
          • Hank Crawford – I'll Move You No Mountain
          • Original LP£15.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl cutout

            100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' money-back guarantee!
            Out of stock
          Johnny HammondThunder & Lightning (1973)Kudu
          HEAVY organ funk on CTI/Kudu , arranged by Pee Wee Ellis, produced by Creed Taylor Original = USA Unplayed 45 Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on...
          • Johnny Hammond – Thunder & Lightning (Part I)
          • Original 7"£10.00
            Out of stock
          Grover Washington JrMister Magic (1974)Kudu
          All-time rare groove jazz funk anthem! Serious Creed Taylor production on Kudu (the label he ran after CTI) recorded at Rudy Van Gelder's 1974. All star...
          • Grover Washington Jr – Mister Magic
          • Original LP£25.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA LP 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!
            Out of stock
          Esther PhillipsBlack-Eyed Blues (1973)Kudu
          Original album. Wicked!Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're...
            • Original LP£20.00
              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!
              Out of stock
            Esther PhillipsCapricorn Princess (1976)Kudu
            Plenty of funky boogie on "All The Way Down", but also the sweetness of "Candy" and the sensitivity of "I Haven't Got Anything Better To Do"
              • Original LP£10.00
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA pressing LP
                100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' money-back guarantee!
                Out of stock
              Esther Phillips W/BeckWhat A Diff'rence A Day Makes (1975)Kudu
              Stellar CTI, Creed Taylor production, arranged by and featuring guitarist Joe Beck, that gave Esther her biggest hit, the discotastic title track, but...
              • Esther Phillips W/Beck – What a diff'rence a day makes
              • Esther Phillips W/Beck – Mister magic
              • Original LP£10.00
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+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!
                Out of stock
              Esther PhillipsFrom A Whisper To A Scream (1971)Kudu
              This is a killer funky soul fusion album on Kudu featuring Phillips' great version of the Gil Scott-Heron classic "Home Is Where The Hatred Is". Line-up...
                • CD£8.99
                  Out of stock
                • Original LP£25.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+(surface marks plays fine)
                  100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' money-back guarantee!
                  Out of stock
                • Reissue LP£12.99
                  In stockAdd to Bag
                Grover Washington JrSoul Box Vol.1 (1973)Kudu
                Killer version (a whole side!) of Marvin Gaye's seminal 'Trouble Man' on this 1973 Grover Washington album on CTI's sister label Kudu, produced in fine...
                • Grover Washington Jr – trouble man
                • Original LP£10.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl sleeve wear
                  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!
                  Out of stock
                Idris MuhammadTurn This Mutha Out (1977)Kudu
                Tough funky boogie Kudu/CTI Creed Taylor productionOriginal unplayed USA 45 VG
                • Idris Muhammad – Turn This Mutha Out (Part 1)
                • Original 7"£10.00
                  Out of stock
                Grover Washington, Jr.Side Star (1983)Kudu
                Includes the epic 11-minute Loran's Dance Original = Original USA LP Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The...
                  • Original LP£8.99
                    Out of stock
                  Grover Washington JrA Secret Place (1976)Kudu
                  Another fine Creed Taylor production also featuring Harvey Mason, Ralph MacDonald and Eric Gale
                    • Original LP£6.99
                      Vinyl condition: VG-Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA Vinyl surface marks plays well
                      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!
                      Out of stock
                    Dave MatthewsShoogie Wanna Boogie (1976)Kudu
                    Fusion funk disco produced by Creed Taylor on Kudu/CTIOriginal = Original USA Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds...
                      • Original LP£10.00
                        Out of stock
                      Esther PhillipsPerformance (1974)Kudu
                      One of her deeper recordings for Kudu, this is Esther Phillips at her funky best - check out "Disposable Society". Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+...
                      • Esther Phillips – Disposable Society
                      • Original LP£12.00
                        Out of stock
                      Hank CrawfordHank Crawford's Back (1976)Kudu
                      Funky sax on Kudu with a cool version of "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine"! Original = Original UK Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this...
                        • Original LP£9.99
                          Out of stock
                        Esther PhillipsDisposable Society / Doing Our Thing (1974)Kudu
                        WICKED deep moody funk cut on KUDU/CTI. HEAVY, HEAVY, HEAVY tune. ORIG USA FUNK 45  Original USA 7"Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve...
                        • Esther Phillips – Disposable Society
                        • Original 7"£18.00
                          Out of stock
                        Johnny HammondBreakout (1971)Kudu
                        KILLER - check the audio! Long out of print! Heavyweight organ funk. Soul jazz organ groover Hammond is joined by Grover Washington and...
                        • Johnny Hammond – breakout
                        Johnny HammondHigher Ground (1974)Kudu
                        Funky soul jazz on Kudu, 74, from keyboardist Hammond joined by Joe Henderson, Bob James, Steve Gadd, George Benson and more. Prod. by Creed Taylor
                          • Original LP£14.99
                            Out of stock
                          Grover Washington JrSoul Box Vol.2 (1973)Kudu
                          Produced by Creed Taylor with orchestral arrangements by Bob James.
                            • Original LP£10.00
                              Out of stock
                            Joe BeckBeck (1975)Kudu
                            Tough fusion from guitarist Joe Beck with Will Lee on bass (Spike Lee's dad), Ray Mantilla on congas and more on collectible CTI offshoot label Kudu, produced...
                              Phil Upchurch And Tennyson StephensUpchurch/Tennyson (1975)Kudu
                              Includes a wicked moody left-field version of Rotary Connection's classic "Black Gold Of The Sun"!   USA ORIGINAL VINYL
                              • Phil Upchurch And Tennyson Stephens – Black Gold
                              • Original LP£15.00
                                Out of stock
                              Eric GaleForecast (1973)Kudu
                              Kudu Records 1973, arranged by Bob James.
                                • Original LP£15.00
                                  Out of stock