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