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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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Stations Featuring
The Budos Band

    Modern Jazz

    Modern Jazz
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Albums by
The Budos Band

Top Songs by
The Budos Band

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