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