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