RAMASANDIRAN SOMUSUNDARAM 45 - KILLER ITALIAN BBOY FUNK INDO PROG EXOTICA oHEARo

Sold Date: July 16, 2017
Start Date: July 6, 2017
Final Price: $152.62 (USD)
Bid Count: 8
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PLEASE DO NOT SEND PAYMENT FOR ITEMS WON UNTIL WE HAVE SENT AN INVOICE with REGISTERED POSTAGE amount. Shipping cost is NOT $0.01 as all items will be sent from Italy via registered airmail. See below for correct shipping costs in euros (with approx. dollar equivalent). PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED WITHIN 3 DAYS. Thank you!

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CONTRABBANDO di FAGIOLI / PASTA e FAGIOLI ... 7-inch, 45rpm single by RAMASANDIRAN SOMUSUNDARAM. Original Italian pressing on MAGMA label (MGL 48006), from 1973. Super-obscure and insanely good double-sider by the mysterious Indian percussionist who played with Bambibanda e Melodie on the '70s Italian prog / underground rock scene. This is his debut (and most desirable) 7inch, released one year before his Skinny Woman Lp. Features, the delirious exotic funk of CONTRABBANDO Di FAGIOLI with demented vocal shouts and female hippie hamony backing / punishing afro percussion cum bboy drums / screaming Sahib Shihab style flute solos / funky bassline / cosmic synth and breaks to die for ;) Great for DJs with booming production sound. Always blows people away when they hear it. His PASTA e FAGIOLI side is more ethnic hippie pop but opens with looped hip hop drums and has more cool breaks later into the track. Maybe, the kind of beats Italian hip hop producers should be looking for, but this single has always been elusive to find in the wild. Same cult label as The Small Family's experimental Italian funk version of Curtis Mayfield's Freddie's Dead and Give Me Your Love, we sold earlier this year ;) We have recorded both sides for our soundclip, opening with the CONTRABBANDO Di FAGIOLI club tune. Striking, psychedelic label artwork and crazy looking sleeve too. Rare 45!!!

Our record grading: SEALED / M- / VG++ / VG+ / VG 

Vinyl is closer to shiny M- condition overall regardless of a couple of hairlines / faint scuffs from sleeve removal cum storage. Some light surface noises. Booming production sound. The soft card picture sleeve is closer to M- condition overall regardless of a mini tear to the top open side of the back sleeve and some light ring creasing / faint ring dirt marks from storage. Minimal corner wear. Rare 45!!!

Please feel free to contact us with any condition queries you may have preferably before bidding. We will get back to you asap.

Pourquoi Moi Vintage bboy b-boy bboy break beat breaks beats break-beat

Italy based company and registered business seller on eBay. Established boutique shop in Milan called Pourquoi Moi selling and renting selected vintage clothing / design items / records by appointment only / bijoux and accessories. Private archive and shop items previously shown in editions of Vogue Italia / Le Figaro Japan / Italian film and european television productions. Rare Library / soundtrack / funk / bossa / disco and jazz collectors already know us well so please bid with confidence. afro african oriental eastern

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PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED WITHIN 3 DAYS. Thank you! 

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POSTAGE INFORMATION. Combine and save money!

ALL RECORDS WILL BE SENT REGISTERED AIRMAIL   

Italy only (new post office rates from 10th Jan 2017 in euro):

1-2 7" single - 7.45 euros to 8.35 euros via Raccomandata

1 x Lp - 10.00 euros via Paccocelere 3 or 10.70 euros (fino a 350g) via Raccomandata 1

Europe / rest of the world (new post office rates from 10th Jan 2017 in euro): 

1-2  7" singles:

EUROPE: approx. US$13.50 - US$15.00 (11.80 - 13.20 euros)

USA/JAPAN: approx. US$17.50 - US$19.50 (15.30 - 17.30 euros)

REST OF WORLD: approx. US$19.00 - US$25.00 (16.65 - 22.15 euros)

1-2 Lps:

EUROPE: approx. US$20.50 (17.95 euros)

USA/JAPAN: approx. US$28.00 (24.95 euros)

REST OF WORLD: approx. US$37.50 (33.25 euros)

All records will be sent in custom-made, thick-card mailers with extra card stiffeners for additional protection.

MANY THANKS FOR YOUR ATTENTION AND HAPPY BIDDING