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Funky Nassau Part 1 – The Beginning of the End

Funky Nassau Part 1 is a one-hit wonder by Beginning of the EndThree brothers on organ, bass and drums.

One buddy on bass.

One indelible and funky groove.

That’s the formula for “Funky Nassau – Part 1” by The Beginning of the End. This tune by the four boys from Nassau, Bahamas was originally released on a local single that was picked up by Atlantic Records and repackaged and released on the 1971 record titled Funky Nassau.

“Funky Nassau Part 1” by The Beginning of the End reached #15 on the Billboard Top 40 in 1971 making The Beginning of the End a one-hit wonder.

The song has been sampled many times since then in hip hop records. But it’s the original version here by the Munnings brothers with Fred Henfield on bass I’m celebrating today.

My favorite moment? When the instruments drop out and you hear the bassline kick in (bonus points for listeners with extra sharp ears who noticed the quote of James Brown’s “Give It Up Or Turn It Loose”. That’s my all-time favorite JB tune, by the way).

Dance people, dance. Don’t be afraid to get a little funky.

Listen to Funky Nassau Part 1 – The Beginning of the End

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One Response to "Funky Nassau Part 1 – The Beginning of the End"

  1. Wayne says:

    One of the BADDEST, grooviest, funkiest soul classics of the 70’s creatively, musically & artistically way above any rap crap the last 30 years. It would have been cool if this group would have been the opening act for Black Sabbath at the time.

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