“Come down baby/Come to my island paradise…..”
Quite possibly the best way to find some sunshine on a November day?….
Hailing from Nassau, Bahamas, The Beginning of the End were a funk outfit that formed in 1969. Consisting of three brothers Frank, Ray and Roy Munnings, the band were also joined by bass player, Fred Henfield, guitarist Livingston Colebrook and complemented by the Funky Nassau Horns! The group released Come Down Baby in 1971 as their debut 45 and put this single out on Florida’s, Alston Records (a subsidiary of Atlantic Records). The song also featured on their first album, Funky Nassau.
Never fully exploring their full potential, the band’s recording career was relatively short-lived and after releasing just two albums throughout the 70’s, they sadly broke up. Had it not been for their hit single, Funky Nassau, The Beginning of the End would’ve disappeared into obscurity, but with regular plays on movie soundtracks and in dance clubs around the world to this day, the song secured their place in funk history. Listen above and check out another of their tracks on my page here.