The Budos Band

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The Budos Band
Origin Staten Island, New York, USA
Genres Afro-beat, Funk, Jazz, Soul, Afro-Soul
Years active 2005 – present
Labels Daptone Records
Associated acts Antibalas, Menahan Street Band, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, El Michels Affair, Lee Fields & The Expressions, C.R.
Website http://thebudos.com

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.[1]

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. Though they reside in Brooklyn The Budos Band have toured world wide making appearances in every continent excluding Antarctica.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

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

Singles[edit]

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[edit]

"Up From the South" is featured in a commercial for the NFL Network (2013).

"T.I.B.W.F." is featured in a series of commercials for 1800 Tequila and featured in the 6th episode of This American Life (TV series).

"The Chicago Falcon (Remix)" is featured on Wale's fourth mixtape, The Mixtape About Nothing (2008).

"Budos Rising" and "The Proposition" are featured on MLB 09: The Show and MLB 10: The Show, respectively, for PlayStation consoles.

"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[edit]

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 (until 2014)
  • Rob Lombardo, Bongo, Congas
  • Brian Profilio, Drums
  • Dame Rodriguez, Cowbell, Clave, Tambourine
  • Jared Tankel, Baritone Saxophone

Dave Guy is now a member of the Tonight Show Band (w/Jimmy Fallon). He made his appearance when the show had its debut on February 17, 2014

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Budos Band Invade the Interface". Spinner. Retrieved September 21, 2007. 

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