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The Beginning Of The End - Funky Nassau

  • The Beginning Of The End

    Funky Nassau LP (1971)

    Alston Records

Ranked #71 in the Soul Strut 200

Soul / funk band from the Bahamas that ventured into high powered horn rock territory while keeping their campy Caribbean edge.  The title track was a massive hit in the early 70s and was immortalized by a few notable cover versions (see Ray Munnings' disco version).  The 45 is an easy find, but their LP is a lot more elusive and worth seaking out.  1971's Funky Nassau, while short, is an enjoyable, rhythmic experience and holds weight for being an essential part of the Pete Rock puzzle (reference the impressive jam band track "When She Made Me Promise").  For whatever reason, the band failed to cash in on a follow-up until the mid 70s.  Their 1976 self-titled release sunk like a stone and became a subject of crate digger's lore in the 90s and 00s.


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