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The Budos Band

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Up From The South
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T.I.B.W.F.
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Budos Theme
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Ghost Walk
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Monkey See, Monkey Do
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Sing A Simple Song
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Eastbound
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Aynotchesh Yererfu
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King Charles
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The Volcano Song
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Across The Atlantic
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 11   Total Length: 37:09

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Ear Worm

Schlemmberly

I can let this album loop 2 or 3 times without even noticing! So good

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how did these suburban white kids do it?!

Muzyk

It is said that a human's soul actually has a calculable weight to it...if that is the case, these guys might have soul's whose combined weight equals several metric tons.

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finally, new retro 60s african funk!

nexus

I really enjoy the old african funk from the sixties, except the recordings are sub-par and the lyrics are negligible. This stuff is well recorded, no lyrics, and solid african inspired musicianship. Finally, and I'll take it.

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GREAT MUSIC.

eblgb1

Love this album. A friend recommended Sharon Jones and while browsing the rest of the Daptones collection recognized a Budos song from an NFL commercial. I downloaded this album and Budos Band II. Fantastic stuff! Can't wait for Budos Band III.

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Straight from the slums of Shao-Lin

rocknrollsulan

I was watching football a few weeks ago but turned away during a commercial break, and then... I instantly recognized "Up From The South" in an NFL commercial. Awwww, yeah! A few moments later, the Fox NFL Sunday ass-clowns were going on about the Green Bay Packers' great start to the season. I started thinking about this, too, but I realized that I didn't even know who their head coach was. I did, however, recognize The Budos Band in a commercial. This would never have happened two years ago. My life is changing ... but for the better, thanks to eMusic.

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Great Afro-Funk!

Microbe

This is some great funky soul with a big taste of afro-beat thrown in. Everybody lays in the pocket and the production is raw and heavy. There are plenty of great hooks and menacing horn lines to go around. Just check out Up From the South, TIBWF, Ghost Walk, or just about any song here for some serious mojo. The only downside is that the songs are short, but sweet. "Always leave em wanting more"

They Say All Music Guide

One of the pillars of the Daptone label alongside Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and the Sugarman 3, the Budos Band blend soul and funk and twist it with African music scales, particularly with their horn arrangements. Their self-titled LP showcases a band comfortable playing at nearly any speed, often with a brooding sensibility. “Budos Theme” expresses their sound with a high-octane sense of urgency. Prevalent are those aforementioned horns swirling in tornadic fashion, but the track also gets a dose of extra personality from drummer Brian Profilio’s ecstatic rhythms. Far from conventional, the beat dances in unison with the bass guitar, played by Daniel Foder, creating a jittery backbeat. The follow-up track, “Ghost Walk,” is itself an embodiment of righteous instrumental soul that slows down to a deliberate tempo. The jam starts with a crunchy drum break before being paced by an exemplary and hypnotic Tommy “TNT” Brenneck guitar performance. Fueling the groove are some accompanying extended organ chords and a two-bar conga solo that breaks through momentarily. The Budos Band even throw in a worthy cover of Sly & the Family Stone’s classic “Sing a Simple Song.” Although it lacks the pop of the original, in part because Cynthia Robinson isn’t adding her fiery shouts, it’s still a monster arrangement. Unrecognizable as a cover for the first 20 seconds, the guitar lick finally gives it away. For the first 80 seconds, the band plays it close to the vest before building up the suspense and then climaxing at the 1:45 mark. It’s not the party starter as performed by Sly & the Family Stone, but it’s a perfect example of paying reverence to a classic jam while still adding some original finesse. During a time when the neo-soul craze in urban music was waning, another movement of soul revivalism was starting to gain serious footing. For an instrumental band in the 2000s to be such a musical force in instituting a change in the guard — even if only in a subset of the genre — is a testament to the bandmembers’ musical abilities in playing, writing, arranging, and performing. The album is a commendable piece of artistry not to be overlooked. – Eric Luecking

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