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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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The Budos Band

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

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