The Budos Band
The Budos Band
It was there, in that basement hothouse packed with the only the hippest James Brown fanatics and Fela Kuti disciples, where the kernels of instrumental Afro-Soul were first sown into the fertile minds of these talented young men. Kernels which would later germinate and grow into the roots of their strong unique sound. After meeting resistance from the band director about the direction they were trying to take the music, they left the Community Center to form Los Barbudos, (spanish for “the bearded ones”) a name which was 2005 trimmed to The Budos Band after one of the boys shaved. With the recruitment of a few horn players from the neighboring borough of Brooklyn, the band began to practice regularly, exploring the outer cosmic boundaries of afro-beat and soul music from the safety of their tiny concrete rehearsal space on Sand St.
As they learned and grew together, their music matured, expanding and settling into a groove as deep and as broad as the Hudson Bay itself. By the time they had arranged a chance to play for a Daptone A&R man, their sound had hardened to a diamond. They were signed on the spot and scheduled to go into the studio immediately for a recording session where they would proceed to cut a full length album in the better part of three nights. Deep funk, Afro-beat, Ethio-jazz 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. 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 Read more on Last.fm.
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