Soul and groove musicians William D. Smith and Eric Mercury composed the song Down The Backstairs (of My Life) which they both recorded separately in their albums. Smith (aka Smitty) would record the song in his A Good Feelin’ album in 1976 while Mercury would included it in his self-titled 1975 album, originally released in Toronto. Sadly these albums have become particularly rare even on iTunes.
Kenny Rankin had the voice and the guitar prowess that made him a fine singer, session musician and songwriter. His crossover jazz styles brought a fresher perspective to some of the Beatles‘ songs as well as covers of artists such as Stephen Bishop, The Rascals and even Curtis Mayfield.