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

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