- The Budos Band
The Budos Band are an "Instrumental Staten-Island Afro-Soul" outfit recording on the
Daptone Recordslabel. The band has eleven 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 recent 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. [Interview: "The Budos Band Invade The Interface". Sept. 21 2007. Accessed at [http://www.spinner.com/2007/09/21/the-budos-band-invade-the-interface/ spinner.com] ]
Jazz, deep funk, Afro-beat, and soul influences can be heard in the Budos Band albums, both of which are Daptone Records releases recorded at the label's own studio, Daptone's House of Soul, in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Numerous other funk and soul outfits appear on the same label including: "
The Mighty Imperials", " Sugarman 3", " Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings", plus others.
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Most of the following musicians appear on both studio albums:
BRIAN PROFILIO, Drums DANIEL FODER, Bass Guitar THOMAS BRENNECK, Electric Guitar
MIKE DELLER, Organ
JARED TANKEL, Baritone Saxophone
ANDREW GREENE, Trumpet DAVE GUY, Trumpet COCHEMEA GASTELLUM, Tenor Sax/Flute DAME RODRIGUEZ, Cowbell/Clave/Tambourine VINCENT BALESTRINO, Shekere ROB LOMBARDO, Bongo, Congas JOHN CARBONELLA JR., Congas/Drums
The first album, "The Budos Band", includes special guest appearances by:
NEAL SUGARMAN, Tenor Sax, Tambourine
DUKE AMAYO, Congas
JOHNNY GRIGGS, Cabasa
DAISY SUGARMAN, Flute
BOSCO MANN (a.k.a GABRIEL ROTH), Rhythm Guitar, Cowbell, Congas
* [http://www.myspace.com/budosband The Budos Band MySpace page]
* [http://www.daptonerecords.com/ Daptone Records website]
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