Here is the description on the back cover:
"They shared the stage with Kool and The Gang, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Pointer Sisters, Ray Charles, Teddy Pendergrass, The Eagles, Eddie Kendricks, The Supremes, Jerry Lee Lewis and other music legends. They recorded an album for CBS Records in 1985. They were label-mates with Michael Jackson. But why aren't they household names? Journalist A.J. Dugger tells the explosive story of this popular band from Memphis, Tennessee.
Brothers Stanley and Elton Johnson fell in love with music at a young age. Together with their younger sister, Meeky, their cousin Darrell Hunter and close friends Ricky Townes, Kenneth "B.C." Blackwell and George "Pieface" Wilburn, they became The Dealers, a Memphis funk band whose popularity soared outside of Tennessee to places such as New York and Canada. During the 1970s and '80s, The Dealers often shared the stage with many of the music legends they idolized.
But just as they touched the brink of worldwide fame, something happened... dreams were shattered, friendships were tested, and harsh lessons were learned. Personal rivalries and outside influences threatened to tear The Dealers apart forever. But the music never stopped. Through all the triumphs and tragedies, The Dealers never lost the beat."
Dugger's mother, Meeky, was the band's original lead singer. As a result, he spent a lot of time on the road with his mother and uncles as a young boy. "The Dealers have a gripping story," said Dugger. "In addition to having a candid view of their lives, you get to see how the record industry really worked back in those days. You'll also become a witness to music history and discover new details about many of the other performers they recorded or performed with, including Alabama, Marvin Gaye, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ray Charles and many others."
Dugger is available for interviews and appearances. For booking presentations, media appearances, interviews, and/or book-signings contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit ajdugger.com. For more information on The Dealers, visit facebook.com/dealersband. You can preview two of their hit songs at the following links.
The Dealers: Then and Now Special
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