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