It’s almost here – the lost dark soul/funk masterpiece from Hampton, Virginia high school champions of Pepsi’s “New Sounds Of 1972” challenge. The stories of great high school funk bands are, thanks to an abundance of reissues, commonplace. The tales of great high school soul-bands are still rare. Enter The Equatics and their brooding masterpiece Doin’ It!!!!
This official reissue was licensed by the Equatics’ bandleader, bass player Benjamin Crawford. Packaged as a “mini-LP” in a thick, “paste-on” cardboard sleeve that mimicks the original album jacket, Now-Again’s reissue of Doin’ It!!!! also comes with a eight page booklet with full liner notes, annotation, and never-before-seen photos of this most impressive organization.
In anticipation of this reissue, we’re giving you a taste now: the band’s mournful cover of Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine.”