1776 were a rock band from Detroit who came out with a self-titled album in 1971. From the album on Palladium Records was a cover of an old gospel song called "Jesus Is Just Alright", which was released as a single. However, it was The Doobie Brothers' hit version that most people are familiar with.
Here is the B-side, an original track called "Memories". It's a bit of power pop with an emphasis on Crosby, Stills & Nash-like vocals, with an emphasis on Graham Nash.
On a slight historical note, there had been rumors recently that "Jesus Is Just Alright" on the A-side featured the vocals of Bob Seger, a fellow Detroit resident. It was proven to be just that, a rumor, as Seger had no involvement with 1776.