OUT-OF-PRINT CLASSICS REISSUED BY THE CHIKAN HIMSELF! It's always a great day in Clarksdale, Mississippi, when one James Johnson aka Super Chikan struts through the door at my Cat Head store. It usually means one of three things: 1. He wants to check on the status of a gig. 2. He just built some kind of fantastical homemade musical instrument out of a toolbox or gas can. 3. Or, and this is my favorite, he has a new song idea that he wants to bounce off me... rapping it out like blues-fueled barnyard poetry. That was the case with at least one song on every album he's recorded since Cat Head opened its doors in 2002. Chikan is a man amongst big blues birds. Pick up his CDs, and see him whenever and wherever you can, y'all.
Rooster JuiceFree RangeTwerk ItTired of the BluesIn the Mean TimeWork TrainTake Me in Your KitchenBlood, Fight and WoozeThe Untold StorySymptoms of a True BluesmanTelavivAfrican Style