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

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