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Beginning Of The End – The Beginning Of The End (2xLP)

by Strut
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  • Jamaica has reggae, Trinidad has calypso, and in the Bahamas they love goombay junkanoo. Junkanoo is a form of music and dance that dates back to African origins and has been around since the slave era. in 1971, the band Beginning Of The End, consisting of three brothers Ray, Leroy and Frank Munnings, created the first crossover between Junkanoo and pop music with the mega-hit "Funky Nassau." "We wanted to create something new," says frontman Ray, "something that was truly Bahamian.

    We loved funk but wanted to include elements of junkanoo, the indigenous music of the Bahamas." The song, an outtake from the eponymous debut album, reached #1 on the Billboard R'n'B charts and sold millions of copies. The follow-up to "Funky Nassau" was released in 1976. At that time, the trio was managed by Don Taylor, Bob Marley's manager. The latter shipped the brothers to Byron Lee's Jamaican studio, where Teddy Randazzo (Little Anthony & The Imperials) took care of the recordings. "He gave us more of an uptempo jazz funk sound with Chicago-style horns," Ray characterized the production.
  • Artist: The Beginning Of The End
    Label: Strut
    Format: LP
    Units: 2
    Country: Germany
    Style: Disco, Funk
  • A1 Super Woman
    A2 Trip To Nowhere
    B1 Jamaica
    B2 I'Ve Got The News
    C1 Falling Apart At The Seams
    C2 That'S What I Get
    D1 Bluestrain
    D2 Jump In The Water
    D3 Bahamian Boogie