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Sum' Mo' Chikan

by Super Chikan

Delta Blues and Power R&B
Genre: Blues: Delta Style
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1. Freddy's Thang
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2. Crystal Ball Eyes
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3. Hookin' Up
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4. Yard Boy Blues
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5. Mexico City
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6. November Nights
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7. Full Moon Blues
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8. Peter Truck
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9. Crying About the Blues
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10. Love Cruiser
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11. Sippi' Seekan' Saw
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Album Notes
Artist: James “Super Chikan” Johnson
Band: Super Chikan and the Fighting Cocks
Album: Sum’ Mo’ Chikan

1. Freddy’s Thang 4:37
2. Crystal Ball Eyes 6:36
3. Hookin’ Up 5:04
4. Yard Boy Blues 8:19
5. Mexico City 4:58
6. November Nights 4:54
7. Full Moon Blues 4:51
8. Peter Truck 4:14
9. Crying about the Blues 8:27
10. Love Cruiser 3:12
11. Sippi’Seekan’Saw 3:45
12. Coochie Daddy 3:46

Recorded Dec. 11. 12 an 13th, 2006 Mixed and Mastered at Willie Mitchell’s Royal Studios Memphis, Tn

Produced by: Super Chikan, Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell and Charley Burch
Engineered by: Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell
Liner Notes: Charley Burch
Mixed by: Super Chikan, Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell and Charley Burch
Vocals & Guitar: Super Chikan
Bass: Daddy Rich
Drums: Jameisa “Pinky” Turner
Keyboards: Laura “Lala” Craig
Mastered by: Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell
Photography: Bill Steeper
Graphics: Andy Collins

Special Thanks to: Elvin Yawn, Willie Mitchell, Heather Tackett Falduto, My Family and Friends.
Extra Special Thanks to: BMI, Discmakers, Steven Seagal, Morgan Freeman, Ground Zero, Shack Up Inn and Clarksdale, Ms.

Born in Darling, Mississippi on February 16, 1951, James "Super Chikan" Johnson didn't come into the world with much to call his own. He grew up in his grandmother's house with 21 cousins, uncles and aunts. The family lived out on a Delta farm, picked cotton and scratched for everything they got. Out of this tough environment, Chikan did have one good turn of fortune. "My mama had a two string guitar from the Army surplus store," explains Chikan. "I learnt my first notes from her. I learned to play like Jimmy Reed on those two strings. I also heard James Brown, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry and Little Richard. I was listening to blues AND country & western. I never knew there was a difference. That why I call my new album 'Chikan Supe.' Regardless of what I'm playing it all comes out together. Music is music as far as I'm concerned. If it works, it works." Chikan's eclectic brand of blues also benefited from his early experiments with homemade instruments. "I was about 7 years old, and I made my first diddley bow [one-string guitar] upside my Grandma's barn. I was out there playing on that thing so much that one day a guy stopped to hear me play. He told me that he could take me and that thing to Washington, and we'd be rich in two week's time. I ran in and told my Grandmother, and she said, 'Boy you crazy. You can't carry that barn to Washington.'" Luckily, other opportunities came Chikan's way. "My Uncle Big Jack [Johnson] had a club in Clarksdale called the Black Fox, and I went in there and played with him when I was in my early 20s," recalls Chikan. "I was shaking in my shoes, but it went pretty good. I ended up playing bass for Big Jack and the Jelly Roll Kings for a while around town." Eventually, Chikan broke out on his own in the late 1970s, recording a handful of tracks with the Wesley Jefferson Band and three full albums for Rooster Blues and Fat Possum Records. As a result of these recordings, he toured the U.S. as well as Africa, the UK, Denmark, Canada, Mexico, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia and Switzerland. Chikan has even played in Washington, D.C. in front of The President! Still, if you ask him the name of his favorite place to play, and the answer is quick. "Ground Zero Blues Club, right here in my hometown," says Chikan. "The owners Bill Luckett, Morgan Freeman and Howard Stovall have been real good to me. When Bill and Morgan show up, we have a lot of fun because they both love to dance. They say, 'Go Super Chikan, go!'" According to Chikan, the club has motivated him in other ways, too. "One night after leaving the club, I had a dream about performing there in which I had a 'crossroads' experience, so I wrote a song about it called 'Ground Zero'," he says. Super Chikan (Vocals and Guitar) and The Fighting Cocks (Jameisa: Drums, Lala: Keys and Daddy Rich: Bass) have recorded a new album entitled "Sum Mo Chikan" at the legendary producer Willie Mitchell's "Royal Studios" in Memphis, Tn., that will be released by the 1st of March , 2007. Lawrence Mitchell, Charley Burch and Super Chikan produced the record. Willie Mitchell oversaw the entire session. Lawrence Mitchell also mastered the album with Chikan at Royal Studios. A few of Chikan's hand made guitars will be on a multi-gallery tour this summer across America. This former field hand and truck driver has released four acclaimed albums, nominated for a W.C. Handy Award, received five Living Blues Awards, Excelence in Performance Govenors award from Mexico City, Mx. and a Mississippi Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts. Beloved by fans of all musical genres, this self-taught songwriter, musician, painter, craftsman, and, yes, philosopher continues to create. With a twinkle in his eye, he says, "I don't just sing the blues; I am the blues." For bookings, please contact Charles Burch - Agent. www.charleyburch@yahoo.com or www.myspace.com/charleyburch Also visit: www.sonicbids.com/superchikan


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ryan spier

good fun boogie blues with catchy riffs
really well played, heartfelt and humourous,supa tells you about his life via a collection of homemade guitars and keeps it interesting from start to finish, the guitar or guijo make it sound different from any blues i've heard before, he lives the way he plays and its all about the music, keep plucking.

Ron

sum' mo chikan
Great music and service too!

Tweety3319

I thougth that ut was great and it was posted fast

Greg Cross

WOW
Delta Blues at its best, Chikan is at the top of my play list....."Shoot that Thang"!!!!!!!!

john anderson

so mo chikan
Fast delivery and great CD. Have baby in the favorites now.

John Lowery

Sum More Chikan
As usual for Super Chikan this cd is just great. The music is always the best and the talent that this man has shows through out this cd. I recommend this and his other cd's

Jimi Patricola

Some Mo' Chikan
Chikan Supe for the Bluesmans Soul ! God I love this album, Hookin' Up is a blast, you kill me brother. Freddy's Thang is a great tribute to Freddy King witha lil' Chikan thrown in.
I forst caught you at the Chicago Blues Fest two years ago - and you knocked me out (and the rest of the audiance)and haven't let go since.
CD Baby rules fast delivery, sense of humour, BTW I willbe out there to see my picture on your wall !

Jeff Barnett

Best blues out of the delta today!
James is producing the best delta blues today. This cd is great from start to finish. Every blues enthusiast should have this cd, it's awesome!!!

Bjørn Moen

The best so far!
I think this CD is Super Chikan's best so far! I'm looking forward to his concerts at Notodden Bluesfestival in Norway in August. I was present the first time he went there!

dorothy myers

sum' mo chikan
I recieved my cd right away. Thank you so much, I will be visiting you again with more orders
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