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Encyclopedia > Alphonzo Mizell

Alphonzo "Fonce" Mizell is an African American musician, songwriter, and record producer. Mizell started out as a member of The Corporation™, the hitmaking production team that wrote and produced all The Jackson 5's essential early hits, including "I Want You Back", "ABC", "The Love You Save", "Mama's Pearl", and "Maybe Tomorrow". When Motown moved to Los Angeles, Mizell and his brother Larry joined with trumpet player Donald Byrd and released the album Black Byrd on the Blue Note label. Black Bird was, the first of a string of albums that would define fusion jazz and lay the foundation for acid jazz and neo soul. African Americans, also known as Afro-Americans or black Americans, are an ethnic group in the United States of America whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Sub-Saharan and West Africa. ... A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ... A songwriter is someone who writes, in part or in full, the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) is (among many other tasks) primarily responsible for completing a master recording so that it is fit for mass production and commercial release. ... The Corporationâ„¢ was a collective of songwriters and record producers assembled in 1969 by Motown label head Berry Gordy to create hit records for the labels new act, The Jackson 5. ... The Jackson 5 (also spelled The Jackson Five or The Jackson 5ive, abbreviated as J5, and later known simply as The Jacksons) were an American popular music quintet from Gary, Indiana. ... I Want You Back is a 1969 #1 hit single recorded by The Jackson 5 for the Motown label. ... ABC is a 1970 #1 hit single recorded by The Jackson 5 for the Motown label. ... The Love You Save is a 1970 #1 hit single recorded by The Jackson 5 for the Motown label. ... Donaldson Toussaint LOuverture Byrd II (born December 9, 1932) is an American jazz and rhythm and blues trumpeter, born in Detroit, Michigan. ... In jazz and blues notes added to the major scale for expressive quality, loosely defined by musicians to be an alteration to a scale or chord that makes it sound like the blues. ...


During the seventies the Mizell Brothers wrote and produced albums by Donald Byrd, Bobbi Humphrey, Johnny Hammond Smith, Gary Bartz, LTD ("Love Ballad"), Rance Allen and Roger Glenn. Most albums featured the same musicians, including Harvey Mason, Sr. on drums, Chuck Rainey or James Jamerson on bass, Melvin "Wah Wah Watson" Ragin on guitar, Jerry Peters on piano and Stephanie Spruill on percussion. At the end of the seventies, the Mizell Brothers discovered A Taste Of Honey and produced their first two albums, including the hit single "Boogie Oogie Oogie". Donaldson Toussaint LOuverture Byrd II (born December 9, 1932) is an American jazz and rhythm and blues trumpeter, born in Detroit, Michigan. ... James Jamerson (c. ... Melvin Wah-Wah Watson Ragin, better known as just Wah-Wah Watson. ... A Taste of Honey is play by British dramatist Shelagh Delaney, first produced in 1958. ...


In the 1980s, the Mizell brothers retired from the record industry. The 1980s in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1980 and 1989. ...


External links

  • www.themizellbrothers.tk - Mizell Brothers site.

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Alphonzo Mizell at AllExperts (279 words)
Alphonzo "Fonce" Mizell is an African American musician, songwriter, and record producer.
During the seventies the Mizell Brothers wrote and produced albums by Donald Byrd, Bobbi Humphrey, Johnny Hammond Smith, Gary Bartz, LTD ("Love Ballad"), Rance Allen and Roger Glenn.
In the 1980s, the Mizell brothers retired from the record industry.
Mizell Brothers at AllExperts (274 words)
The Mizell Brothers were a highly influential production team in the 1970s, consisting of Larry and Alphonzo Mizell.
The Mizell Brothers often used the same musicians on their albums, including Harvey Mason on drums, Melvin 'Wah Wah' Ragin on guitar, Chuck Rainey on bass and Jerry Peters on piano.
As an electrical engineer, Larry Mizell performed testing and reliability work on the Lunar Module for the NASA Apollo Program.
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