Their number 15 pop smash Funky Nassau Part 1 & 2 is the cream of this hands-on production by the Bahamas natives. The nine cuts fuses island rhythms and American jazz/funk into a doable, choppy mixture featuring guitars, bass, drums, and scratch vocals. It was not until1974 that the band finally recorded another album entitled Beginning of The End which never really took off as Funky Nassau had. Despite being managed by Don Taylor (manager for Bob Marley and T-Connection), the group never really re-captured the missed opportunities of the early 70’s.
Beginning Of The End (9xFile, ALAC, Album, RE). Strut. Looking back, Raphael remembers the impact of the song "Funky Nassau", and recalls that some politicians went so far as to call for a ban on local radio stations, claiming the title painted negative connotations. In fact, "Funky Nassau" spoke of what was going on in the Bahamas. Mini skirts, maxi shirts, and afro-headed dudes, people doin' their own thing they don't care 'bout me or you" is a line of lyrics reflecting the social climate in the City at the time.
Tracklist: 1. Funky Nassau (Part 1), 2. Funky Nassau (Part 2), 3. Come Down, 4. Sleep On Dream On, 5. Surrey Ride, 6. Monkey Tamarind, 7. In The Deep, 8. Pretty Girl, 9. When She Made Me Promise. More albums from The Beginning Of The End: Beginning Of The End by The Beginning Of The End. View all albums . Funky Nassau.
These definitive official reissues of ‘Funky Nassau’ and ‘Beginning Of The End’ are remastered by The Carvery from original tapes and feature full length tracks from the studio sessions. Both albums feature a history of the albums and the band by vocalist Ray Munnings, alongside rare photos.
Album by The Beginning of the End. Funky Nassau, Pt. 1. 2. Come Down. Sleep On Dream On. Surrey Ride.
Funky Nassau, Part 1 Lyrics. Nassau's gone funky and Nassau's gone soul We've got a doggone beat now We're gonna call our very own Mini skirts, maxi skirts and Afro hair do People are doin' their won Don't care 'bout you and me. Nassau rock and Nassau roll Nassau's got a whole lot of soul Listen to the drummer strum in his feet New York they say has got a whole lot of soul London town is too doggone cold Nassau's got sunshine and this you all know But we've gone funky And got some soul too Funky Nassau funky.
The Beginning of the End (band). The Beginning of the End was a funk group from Nassau, Bahamas. The group formed in 1969 and consisted of three brothers (Frank, Ray (Raphael) and Roy Munnings), a fourth member on bass (Fred Henfield), and a fifth on guitar (Livingston Colebrook). They were complemented by the Funky Nassau Horns.
The Final Harvest The Beginning of the End. (play). Thirty Seconds To Mars End Of The Beginning.
|1||Funky Nassau, Pt. 1 Tyrone Fitzgerald||The Beginning of the End feat: Funky Nassau||3:11|
|2||Funky Nassau, Pt. 2||The Beginning of the End feat: Funky Nassau||2:34|
|3||Come Down||The Beginning of the End feat: Funky Nassau||3:15|
|4||Sleep on Dream On Tyrone Fitzgerald||The Beginning of the End feat: Funky Nassau||4:04|
|5||Surrey Ride Tyrone Fitzgerald||The Beginning of the End feat: Funky Nassau||4:38|
|6||Monkey Tamarind||The Beginning of the End feat: Funky Nassau||3:40|
|7||In the Deep||The Beginning of the End feat: Funky Nassau||4:53|
|8||Pretty Girl||The Beginning of the End feat: Funky Nassau||5:04|
|9||When She Made Me Promise||The Beginning of the End feat: Funky Nassau||4:24|
CreditsSteve Alaimo - Executive Producer
The Beginning of the End - Arranger, Primary Artist, Producer
Tyrone Fitzgerald - Composer
Funky Nassau - Performer, Primary Artist
Fred Henfield - Bass