Beginning Of The End comprised of brothers:
Raphael 'Ray' Munnings b. 7th July 1947, Nassau, Bahamas (organs and vocals)
Leroy 'Roy' Munnings (guitar and vocals)
Frank 'Bud' Munnings (drums, conga and vocals)
Fred Henfield (bass)
Formed in 1969 in Nassau in the Bahama's, this four piece group were complimented by the Funky Nassau Horns.
This section comprised of: Neville Sampson, Vernon Mueller, Kenneth Lane and two other relatives, Ralph Munnings and Freddie Munnings.
Managed by Don Taylor (who also managed T-Connection and Bob Marley), the group hooked up with Freddie Munnings Sr. (who, at the time, owned and ran 'The Cat & Fiddle Nightclub').
The group performed live in 1971 at the University of Miami, following an invitation from the Bahamian students studying at the University.
Produced by the legendary Steve Alaimo, the group scored a dancefloor hit in 1974 with the tune 'Funky Nassau Pt. 1'.
funky nassau - 1974 / beginning of the end - 1976
An album of the same title was released, on Atlantic Records, during the same year, a nine track set that featured Part Two of the single and 'Monkey Tamarind'.
This release followed an earlier issue of the album in 1971 for Alston Records.
The group personally arranged the album, and followed the release with a self titled album for Alston Records in 1976.
Funky Nassau (Alston Records 1971 / Atlantic Records 1974)
Beginning Of The End (Alston Records 1976)