Cutout Bin: Kijana's Scented-Hairspray Soul
"In addition to his musical abilities, Kijana owns the most famous black hair styling shop in the world - 'Magnificent Brothers' - in Los Angeles. He also managed to find time to patent his own scented hairspray."Now, putting the patented hairspray aside for a moment, a quick check finds that Magnificent Brothers is still around. At the same address as on the record! Why, here it is on Google Street View. It would seem Magnificent Brothers is a classic old-school black barber shop, and as far as COB can tell, Kijana is still the owner.
"Now Kijana is doing what his heart felt when he was younger. He is just singing standing up, hoping that someone will hear and love his soul. He wants to thank everyone who has purchased his album and hopes that they will follow him closely in his musical climb."Unfortunately, Kijana's musical climb didn't seem to go very high. Where's all of his records? There's barely any documentation of them. We did find a 45 of his from 1980 on eBay. In 2005, he released a CD. The tracks seem to be a selection of old standards, with a big-band backup group. Unfortunately, the track previews don't play, but you can buy the disc if you're so inclined. Maybe there's an order form inside for Kijana's patented scented hairspray.