Soul Messengers started out on the South Side of Chicago, taking in the Marcus Garvey-tinged ideas of the Black Hebrew movement while learning to work the dancefloor with their mid-’60s funk tunes. With the specter of the Promised Land looming, the trio toured Liberia before eventually arriving in Dimona, Israel–“the center of the spiritual universe,” say the liner notes. Soul Messages From Dimona, one of many great reissues from Numero Group, collects rare tracks of psychedelic gospel and spiritual soul from Soul Messengers and related groups recorded in Israel. Rarely has the diaspora sounded so smooth, soulful, and funky. A must-hear for anyone with an adventurous ear.