This Year’s Dream: Special Tribute To Mizell Brothers

A special mix for special days! To close this year properly I present to you a tribute to Fonce and Larry Mizell, a.k.a. the Mizell Brothers. In the late 1960s Fonce worked for Motown and co-wrote for instance ‘I want you back’, ‘ABC’ and ‘The love you save’ for the Jackson 5. Exactly 40 years ago Larry and Fonce started their production company ‘Sky high’ and began to work for several artists, like Donald Byrd, Bobbi Humphrey and Johnny Hammond. They created a unique multi-layered sound that shimmers somewhere between funk, jazz, soul and disco. After having huge commercial success with A Taste of Honey (‘Boogie oogie oogie’), they stopped producing and playing on records. Larry only shortly appeared on ‘Play with the changes’ from 4Hero in 2006. Fonce passed away last year. The mix is also available on Discogs Mixes. Enjoy!


A Taste of Honey – Boogie Oogie Oogie [The 3% Edit] (Capitol/1978)
Mizellstory – N R Time (Blue Note/2005)
The Jackson 5 – I Want You Back [Dimitri From Paris Supa Funk Brakes Mix] (Motown/2009)
4Hero – Play With The Changes (Raw Canvas/2006)
Donald Byrd – You Are The World (Blue Note/1975)
Bobbi Humphrey – Chicago, Damn (Blue Note/1974)
Donald Byrd – Stepping Into Tomorrow (Blue Note/1974)
The Rance Allen Group – Truth Is Marching On (Capitol/1977)
Roger Glenn – Overtime (Fantasy/1976)
A Taste Of Honey – Let's Begin (Capitol/1979)
Johnny Hammond – This Year's Dream (Salvation/1974)
Donald Byrd – Return Of The King (Blue Note/1976)
Gary Bartz – Macaroni (Blue Note/1977)
Marvin Gaye – Where Are We Going? (Motown/1972)
Johnny Hammond – Fantasy (Milestone/1975)
Bobbi Humphrey – My Little Girl (Blue Note/1974)
Donald Byrd – Distant Land [Madlib Remix](Blue Note/2003)
Edwin Starr – Easin' In (Motown/1973)

This Year’s Dream: Special Tribute To Mizell Brothers by Professor Eddy on Mixcloud


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