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Funky Nassau

  

 
This Bahamian group (members: Raphael (organ), Frank (drums), and Liroy Munnings (guitar) with bassist Fred Henfield) made their impression with the mighty funk blast "Funky Nassau."  Celebrating their hometown, the brothers got on down with a sound that was deeply rooted in Junkanoo, creating a groove that took "Funky Nassau" to the top 10 in 1971.   Many have done inferior versions of the song, but as the lyric goes, "Nassau rock/ and Nassau roll/ Nassau got a whole lot of soul."  Too much, apparently, to be challenged by the likes of the Blues Brothers. 

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Funky Nassau (Alston, 1971)
Extremely difficult to find, but has been reissued to capitalize on the demand for the title tune.  "Monkey Tamarind" will also pique the interest of rare funk fans. 

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