Surviving The Decades: 8 soul groups journey through their 50 year careers by Steve Whittaker
I just stumbled on this recent release via Amazons Kindle store
Kindle Price: £3.58 includes VAT* & free wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet
Length: 309 pages (estimated)
The online preview below seems flawed but you can get one sent to your kindle before buying.
Surviving The Decades is eight short biographies of soul music groups who have battled to stay in the music industry, their road has often been dogged by bankruptcy, false promises, racism, and non-payment of royalties.
They learnt their craft the hard way, which no TV reality show can ever teach you. 50 years is a long time in a business which takes no prisoners. Success usually came after years on the "chittlin" circuit and travelling hundreds of miles, but then to adapt to new musical trends and technology, now that to me, takes some doing.