Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Nassau's Got A Whole Lot of Soul

A funk/disco track that I've been getting into a lot lately is the known 1971 classic "Funky Nassau" by Bahama funk outfit, The Beginning Of The End. I was watching the excellent BBC documentary Love Saves the Day: The Birth of Disco, and during that documentary, "Funky Nassau" came on over some classic footage from Nicky Siano's legendary disco club The Gallery. Ever since then I haven't been able to get the song out of my head. This funky-disco track came out well before the disco explosion in the mid-late 1970's, so the track didn't become a dancefloor hit until 1974 when the track was re-released by Atlantic Records with 9 other songs including "Funky Nassau Pt. 2". The Beginning Of The End didn't see much success as a group after this record, however, this Nassau native funk band succeeded in leaving behind a solid dancefloor gem that will move the crowd for years to come.

Here's the excert of the excellent documentary
Love Saves the Day: The Birth of Disco

...and the classic track
The Beginning Of The End - Funk Nassau Pt.1 & Pt.2

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CB said...

great classic track. many thanks. cb

Sheldiack said...

does anyone know where i can get my hands on a dvd copy of the documentary???? btw love your blog AA!