Artist: Morgan “Moman” Nixon
Release Name: Born In A Car Crash:
A Guide to Choice 1950s and 60s Rhythm & Blues 45s
Category: Music Reference Book
Release Date: November 2020
Record Label: The Long Road Society
Formats of Release: Paperback
Paper 120 lb Gloss Book with Aqueous Coating
Cover Paper 16pt matte cover (350gsm)
First Print Run 1000
Catalog Number LRS-008
About The Book
“Born In A Car Crash” is a guide to 1950s and 60s
rhythm and blues 45s - artifacts of an incredibly
fertile period of black American music and a time of
signifi cant cultural upheaval. R&B was a constant thread
through the complex tapestry of racial segregation,
international confl ict, and the civil rights movement.
The universal appeal of 1950s and 60s R&B continues
to bring disparate groups of society together during
incredibly divisive political times.
“Born In A Car Crash” highlights essential tracks from
an era of profound creativity, entrepreneurship, and
inspiration. It aims to shine a light on the musicians,
producers, and labels that leveraged everything they
had to create music for the people.
About The Author
Morgan “Moman” Nixon has spent the past 20 years
meticulously researching and collecting music from
around the world. Through his work at the Library of
Congress in Washington DC, he has built an encyclopedic
knowledge of American folk, country, R&B, and blues.
Moman passionately shares his knowledge publishing
countless zines and music reviews over the past decade.
This is his second book on The Long Road Society label.
High quality offset printed in
Berlin/ 256 pages / Full Colour
Includes 242 entries on blues and R&B 45s with record label scans.
“No Man Is An Island”, the first book in the Racing For Pink Slips book series, sold 1,500 copies in the US, UK, Europe, and Japan.
A series of book release and press
events are planned around the
launching of Born In A Car Crash.
Due to COVID-19, the format of the
events is yet to be determined.