Daptone Excavates Vault, Releases The Budos Band EP

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There's something pretty undeniable about the Daptone Records 11-piece outfit The Budos Band. Even if the Staten Island group didn't have some sheer strength in numbers or instruments (and even if their sounds didn't careen off Afrobeat and funk into soul and swing), their music provides a lesson in groove and feel for all who behold it. (And if those sounds like terms Tito Puente and Charles Mingus might have used in heated argument with one another, well, there's a reason for that.)