Some songs aren't world-beaters, but they bring back good memories. I always associate this song with the pick-up basketball games I'd play as a kid with other friends at my friend Tim's house across the way. On hot Summer days like the ones many feel in the USA right now we used to play there because his family had a backboard and net set-up. It was a pretty busy avenue; if other kids were passing by, we'd try to get as many as we could into the game.
It seemed looking back like this song was always playing on the radio he had plugged into the garage as we traded shots.
Playing with Tim's older brothers made me a slightly better basketballer than I could have been, but the truth I was born to be a baseball player in those days and my team was always releived when I passed the ball then when I tried a jumpshot.
Ideally, despite practice, I would have been a better referee. :-)
This is one of the first Caribbean songs I remember from back then as well.
From Wikipedia: The Beginning of the End was a funk group from Nassau, Bahamas. The group consisted of three brothers and a fourth member on bass. They released an album entitled Funky Nassau in 1971 on Alston Records (a subsidiary of Atlantic Records), and the track "Funky Nassau - Part I" became a hit single in the U.S., peaking at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and #7 on the Billboard Black Singles chart. The same track reached #31 in the UK Singles Chart in March 1974.
Ray Munnings - organ
Roy Munnings - guitar
Frank Munnings - drums
Fred Henfield - bass