The 9th Street Exit first came together as backing musicians for the Ponderosa Twins when they toured in 1971. The group formed around guitarist Kenny Redon and keyboard player Dunn Pearson. Other members included Ernest Cary, Booker Hollins aka Conga Redd (percussion), and Benny Slocum.
The group recorded a couple 45s for the Solid Foundation labell. Dunn Pearson was the main songwriter and producer. Both 45s got some exposure and airplay.
Other members included Mark Anthony on drums and Mike Miller on sax.
While in the group, Dunn Pearson was writing songs for other artists. He was later in Dunn and Bruce Street and has been a very succesful composer of music for TV shows and films.
Kenny Redon passed away in 2017.
Let's Make Sweet Harmony / Let's Make Sweet Harmony (Continued) - Solid Foundation 103, 1973
9th Street / Never Be The Man My Big Brother Was - Solid Foundation 107,1974