Alphonso Mizell Passes
July 12, 2011 at 10:17 AM (PT)
ALPHONSO "FONSE" MIZELL, a member of the hit-making production team THE CORPORATION at MOTOWN RECORDS in the early '70s, has passed. MIZELL co-wrote and produced all of THE JACKSON 5's early hits, including "I WANT YOU BACK," "ABC" and "THE LOVE YOU SAVE."
When MOTOWN made the transition from DETROIT to LOS ANGELES, MIZELL joined with trumpeter
DONALD BYRD to produce "BLACK BYRD" for BLUE NOTE. MIZELL went on to work with TASTE OF HONEY, MARY WELLS and others. He was 68. Our condolences go out to his family and many friends. Funeral arrangements are pending.