2009-03-14

Sons Of The Kingdom - Modernization



Modernization is a beautiful, organic, uptempo soul tune from Israel. Well, the sound is created by Detroit and Chicago natives that moved to Dimona, Israel in the 70's. These U.S. expatriates made some excellent soul combining the sound of Chicago and Detroit soul with the message of Israeli Black Hebrew culture. If you're interested, you can learn more from the in-depth article by the good folks of Numero Group.

The original 7" release on K.O.G. is hard to find but Modernization appears on Keb Darge's Deep Funk Volume 2 and on Numero Group's excellent compilation Soul Messages From Dimona. There's also a great edit of Modernization by 7 Samurai. This was released in 2007 by one of my favorite labels of the 21st century, G.A.M.M.

Sons Of The Kingdom - Modernization [320 kbps, direct link]

7 Samurai - Modernization [320 kbps, direct link]

3 comments:

Joe Smith said...

Hello mate, nice post. I had heard the GAMM edit but never the original. I commented on a release you posted on Ice records last month. I just posted an mp3 from my favorite Ice record... Check it out here -

http://theghettodisco.blogspot.com/

I think it will be up your alley.

TONTON DECIBEL III said...

A REAL GREAT TUNE // FIRST TIME

I M HEARD THE ORIGINAL ......

THK S A LOT COZ IT S PERFECT !!

Paul said...

Sweet. Never heard the 7 Samurai version , quite like it though...iv'e got the original 45" on the K.O.G label. Must be worth a bit now i reckon.