The Beginning of the End (band)

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The Beginning of the End
OriginNassau, Bahamas
Genres
Years active1969–1975
Labels

Introduction[edit]

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),[1] and a fifth on guitar (Livingston Colebrook). They were complemented by the Funky Nassau Horns.

They released an album entitled Funky Nassau in 1971 on Alston Records (a subsidiary of Atlantic Records), and the track "Funky Nassau" became a hit single in the U.S., peaking at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and #7 on the Billboard R&B chart.[2] The same track reached #31 in the UK Singles Chart in March 1974.[3]

Members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Record label
1971 Funky Nassau Alston Records
1976 Beginning of the End

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart
positions
Record Label B-side Album
US US
R&B
UK
1971 "Monkey Tamarind" Alston Records "Hey Pretty Girl" Funky Nassau
"Funky Nassau" 15 7 31 "Funky Nassau-Part II"
1972 "Come Down Baby" "Come Down Baby-Part II"
"Doin' the Funky Do" "Fishman"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joel Whitburn, The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits. 7th edn, 2000
  2. ^ Billboard, Allmusic.com
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 52. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.