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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

Top Songs by
The Budos Band

  1.   Song
  2.   King Charles
  3.   Monkey See, Monkey Do
  4.   Black Venom
  5.   Budos Theme
  6.   Rite of the Ancients
  7.   Up From the South
  8.   The Sticks
  9.   My Girl
  10.   Aynotchesh Yererfu
  11.   Mark of the Unnamed
  12.   Chicago Falcon
  13.   Ghostwalk
  14.   Tomahawk
  15.   Magus Mountain
  16.   Burnt Offering
  17.   Black Hills
  18.   Shattered Winds
  19.   Aphasia
  20.   Into the Fog
  21.   Unbroken Unshaven
  22.   River Serpentine
  23.   Crimson Skies
  24.   Budos Dirge
  25.   Scorpion
  26.   Origin of Man
  27.   King Cobra
  28.   Adeniji
  29.   Mas O Menos
  30.   Ride or Die
  31.   Budos Rising
  32.   Across the Atlantic
  33.   The Volcano Song
  34.   Eastbound
  35.   Sing a Simple Song
  36.   Turn and Burn
  37.   T.I.B.W.F.
  38.   Golden Dunes
  39.   Nature's Wrath
  40.   Reppirt Yad
  41.   Trail of Tears
  42.   Deep in the Sand
  43.   Raja Haje
  44.   King of Cobra
  45.   Hidden Hand
  46.   The Proposition
  47.   Ephra
  48.   Nobody's Bulletproof
  49.   Smoke Gets In
  50.   Bonus Track

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