Who is Johnny Kitchen? Was he a Vancouver weather man with a penchant for strange music? Was he in cahoots with Frank Zappa sidekick Wild Man Fischer? Does he really exist? For years collectors have been perplexed by the handle of the mysterious record producer whose name has been associated with some of the strangest Garage Rock, Surf, R&B, Progressive, Psychedelic, Soul and Jazz music ever committed to vinyl by groups with names like Licorice Stix, the Pros, the Tarots, the Blues Train, the Crazy People, the Surf Riders, the True'th, the Afro Blues Quintet Plus One, the Afro Soul-Tet, among many others. Now the proverbial "cat" is out of the bag: Johnny Kitchen is musician, producer and entrepreneur Jack Millman. Originally born in Canada, Millman has been composing music since 1948 when he began his career as a professional jazz trumpeter. After recording and touring for 15 years, he landed on North Cahuenga Blvd in Hollywood, CA, setting up shop as Music Industries in 1964 as an agent representing music rights. The name Johnny Kitchen was born as a nom de plume suggested by fellow musician Billy Elder as a wise crack, the name stuck and a legend was born. Through his high powered attorney Abe Sommer, Millman met label owners who needed budget content for their labels. All types of music were needed and this is how the legend honed his production and writing skills in many different genres. Another area where his skills took shape were the early 80's tax shelters, where high income individuals could open a new business, (what's more appealing than the record business), and write off a huge portion of their tax liability. That's where the hundreds of different labels and groups come in, as each was prepared for a different individual. Featured here is the very best of the ubiquitous Johnny Kitchen's productions featuring a wide array of styles and recording techniques, and released just in time for tax season.....All selections newly remastered.