Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Farewell Fonce Mizell

Alphonso "Fonce" Mizell
Jan. 15, 1943 - July 11, 2011

Half of The Mizell Brothers and formerly of The Corporation with Motown, Fonce helped to pen and produce early hits from 1969 through 1971 for The Jackson 5, including "I Want You Back", "ABC", "The Love You Save" and others. Along with his brother Larry, he has written and produced for the likes of Michael Jackson, Donald Byrd, Bobbi Humphrey, Gary Bartz, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Edwin Starr, The Blackbyrds, Johnny Hammond, L.T.D., A Taste of Honey and more. The Mizell Brothers are pioneers in the fusion of Soul and Funk with Jazz.

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