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The Budos Band

A Staten Island-based Afro-beat, soul-jazz, and funk instrumental ensemble, the Budos Band came together at a jam session hosted by Brooklyn's Afro-beat kings, Antibalas. Specializing in horn-driven world roots funk, the band has a somewhat fluctuating lineup that includes David Guy and Andrew Greene on trumpet, Cochemea Gastelum on tenor sax, Jared Tankel on baritone sax, Daisy Sugarman on flute, Thomas Brenneck on guitar, Robert Lombardo on congas, Mike Deller on organ, Vincent Balestrino on tambourine and shekere, Daniel Foder on bass, and drummers Brian Profilio and John Carbonella, Jr. The group released the self-titled The Budos Band on Daptone Records in 2005 and followed it with The Budos Band II, also on Daptone, in 2007. After a tour, and a lengthy break during which individual members contributed to other artists' projects, the band reunited to record a third album, aptly titled The Budos Band III, which was released in August of 2010. The Budos Band were also willing to assist on others' recordings. They backed Blundetto (Max Guiguet) on "Mustang," the B-side of his 2011 "Voices" single. They also contributed "Black Venom" to the Resistencia Soul compilation that also featured Nicole Willis, Lee Fields, Alice Russell, Charles Bradley, and others in 2012. Speaking of Bradley, in 2013 the group backed him on his cover of Black Sabbath's "Changes" on the A-side of a non-LP single. In October of 2014 the Budos Band re-emerged with Burnt Offering, an album that diverged from the the path they'd previously carved for themselves; the set was deeply steeped in psychedelia and soundtrack grooves as well as Afro-beat and funk. ~ Steve Leggett
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The Budos Band

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The Budos Band

  1.   Song
  2.   Monkey See, Monkey Do
  3.   King Charles
  4.   Black Venom
  5.   Up From the South
  6.   Burnt Offering
  7.   Eastbound
  8.   Mas O Menos
  9.   Aynotchesh Yererfu
  10.   Tomahawk
  11.   Budos Dirge
  12.   Ride or Die
  13.   Chicago Falcon
  14.   Turn and Burn
  15.   Sing a Simple Song
  16.   The Sticks
  17.   Trail of Tears
  18.   Budos Theme
  19.   Rite of the Ancients
  20.   Adeniji
  21.   Ghostwalk
  22.   Mark of the Unnamed
  23.   Magus Mountain
  24.   Budos Rising
  25.   My Girl
  26.   Deep in the Sand
  27.   Black Hills
  28.   The Volcano Song
  29.   Aphasia
  30.   Into the Fog
  31.   Raja Haje
  32.   Crimson Skies
  33.   Scorpion
  34.   Across the Atlantic
  35.   Shattered Winds
  36.   River Serpentine
  37.   Nature's Wrath
  38.   T.I.B.W.F.
  39.   King Cobra
  40.   Origin of Man
  41.   Golden Dunes
  42.   Reppirt Yad
  43.   Unbroken Unshaven

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