KOOL & THE GANG 45 - JUNGLE JAZZ - KILLER BBOY FUNK HIP HOP RARE GROOVE oHEARo

Sold Date: July 16, 2017
Start Date: July 6, 2017
Final Price: $203.50 (USD)
Bid Count: 9
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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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JUNGLE JAZZ / SPIRIT OF THE BOOGIE ... 7-inch, 45rpm single by KOOL & THE GANG. Original Italian pressing on CAROSELLO label (CE 204208), from 1976. Little known and elusive Italian-only picture sleeve issue, featuring 2 classic tunes from New Jersey funk band, Kool & The Gang. We've never been so happy to be able to offer a record on auction since the day we discovered Apache by Incredible Bongo Band was on OG Italian 45 format (and yes, that was us who first put it out there for the world to see). As for this particular single, it's also killer and legendary in hip hop for the incredible looped breaks that open the JUNGLE JAZZ side (as sampled by Biz Markie / Public Enemy / Stetsasonic /  Brand Nubian / 2 Live Crew et al). A sophisticated groove with obsessive funky rhythms... raw and infectious bassline / clavinet / acidic flute solos / wah wah guitar / punishing b-boy drums / "get down" vocal shouts and explosive horn section with trumpet solos. To be honest, there's too many beats on here but must mention the other afro percussion break with boom bap drums midway ;) A rare treat for you as this Italian grail is truly a confirmed nightmare to find in the wild. We've only ever seen 2 other copies in 20 years and both were mashed. Vintage electro cum sonic booms / party funk atmosphere and spoken word rap on the SPIRIT OF THE BOOGIE side. Great for DJs with superb production sound. Same cult label as Stefano Torossi Feelings and Plus by Roland Kluger & Co. Striking artwork sleeve. Seldom comes up for sale, especially with minty vinyl like our copy :) Very rare 45!!!

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

Vinyl is closer to shiny M- condition overall regardless of a few hairlines / faint scuffs from sleeve removal cum storage. Booming production sound. Item taken from an unplayed deadstock of records and only played a few times before the recording of our soundclip. The soft card picture sleeve is in VG++ condition overall with ring creasing / ring dirt marks from storage. Natural age discoloration. A few other general crease lines / dirt marks and a few mini tears (mostly to the top open side). Please note that the 1st photo is of the back sleeve showing the "Jungle Jazz" title. Very 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 gang funky deep soul soulful

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. bboy b boy b-boy break beat break-beat

PLEASE DO NOT SEND PAYMENT FOR ITEMS WON UNTIL WE HAVE SENT AN INVOICE with REGISTERED POSTAGE amount.

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