The Budos Band
|The Budos Band|
|Origin||Staten Island, New York, USA|
|Genres||Afro-beat, Funk, Jazz, Soul|
|Years active||2005 – present|
|Associated acts||Antibalas, Menahan Street Band, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, El Michels Affair, Lee Fields & The Expressions, C.R.|
The Budos Band is an instrumental band recording on the Daptone Records label. The band has ten members (up to thirteen members at times) who play instrumental music that is self-described as "Afro-Soul," a term and sound which - in a 2007 interview - baritone saxophone player Jared Tankel elucidates as, being drawn from Ethiopian music the band had been listening to that had a soul undercurrent to it, which the band then "sprinkled a little bit of sweet 60's stuff on top" of.
Jazz, deep funk, Afro-beat, and soul influences can be heard in the Budos Band recordings, all of which were released on Daptone Records and recorded at the label's own studio, Daptone's House of Soul, in Brooklyn, New York.
Studio albums 
|Album||Label & Catalog No.||Year of Release||Available formats|
|The Budos Band||Daptone Records / DAP-005||2005||CD, LP, iTunes|
|The Budos Band II||Daptone Records / DAP-011||2007||CD, LP, iTunes|
|The Budos Band EP||Daptone Records / DAP-1202||2009||CD, LP (w/digital download coupon)|
|The Budos Band III||Daptone Records / DAP-020||2010||CD, LP (w/digital download coupon), MP3, FLAC|
|Title||Label & Catalog No.||Format|
|The Budos Band - Up From the South b/w T.I.B.W.F.||Daptone Records / DAP-1023||7"|
|The Budos Band - The Proposition b/w Ghost Walk||Daptone Records / DAP-1027||7"|
|The Poets of Rhythm/The Budos Band - More Mess on My Thing b/w Budos Theme||Freestyle Records / FSR7024||7"|
|The Budos Band/Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - Day Tripper b/w Money||Daptone Records / DAP-1050 (Record Store Day 2010 release)||7"|
|The Budos Band - Kakal b/w Hidden Hand||Daptone Records / DAP-1051-P-A (promotional copy)*limited press of 800||7"|
Other appearances 
"Up From the South" is featured in a commercial for the NFL Network.
"King Charles" is featured in Episode 37 of the HBO TV series Entourage ("Manic Monday," Season 3).
"Origin of Man," "Up From The South," "T.I.B.W.F." and "Hidden Hand" are featured in the movie New York, I Love You (2009).
"Mas o Menos", "Ride or Die" and "Scorpion" are featured on the fictional radio station "Daptone Radio" in the game Sleeping Dogs by United Front Games and Square Enix London. (2012)
Band members 
Most of the following musicians appear on both studio albums:
- Vincent Balestrino, Shekere
- Thomas Brenneck, Electric Guitar
- John Carbonella Jr., Congas, Drums
- Mike Deller, Organ
- Daniel Foder, Bass Guitar
- Cochemea Gastellum, Tenor Sax, Flute
- Andrew Greene, Trumpet
- Dave Guy, Trumpet
- Rob Lombardo, Bongo, Congas
- Brian Profilio, Drums
- Dame Rodriguez, Cowbell, Clave, Tambourine
- Jared Tankel, Baritone Saxophone
The first album, The Budos Band, includes special guest appearances by:
- Duke Amayo, Congas
- Johnny Griggs, Cabasa
- Bosco Mann (a.k.a. Gabriel Roth), Rhythm Guitar, Cowbell, Congas
- Daisy Sugarman, Flute
- Neal Sugarman, Tenor Sax, Tambourine
- "The Budos Band Invade the Interface". Spinner. Retrieved September 21, 2007.