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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

Top Songs by
The Budos Band

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

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