In the brief period between 1975 and 1980, an incredible line-up of artists redefined the look and sound of R&B, changing it forever. Some of these pioneers exploded on the scene as newcomers; others created their greatest career hits. Find out how they started out, got their first professional break, created their biggest hits, fared during the rise of disco and what they're doing today. All your favorites are here--Earth, Wind & Fire, the Commodores, Chic, Chaka Khan, Brass Construction, Heatwave, Rose Royce, L.T.D., Con Funk Shun--31 of the top soul music artists of the late 1970s.
Chronicled are the careers of 31 of the top soul music artists of the mid to late 1970s. The author conducted interviews with most of the artists and profiled others. Included are Earth, Wind and Fire, Rufus and Chaka Khan, the Commodores, the Isley Brothers, and Parliament/Funkadelic.