From his work with Motown’s the corporation to productions with his brothers Larry and Rod, Fonce Mizell was a musical force to be reckoned with. Much more than any words that I could write, please set aside some time to view this video shot a few years ago at The Red Bull Music Academy in Melbourne, Australia. There is a historical context contained in this video that can only be gleaned from listening to the first hand accounts of the persons who were there. On a personal note, I would like to say how much I have been inspired by Mr. Mizell’s contributions to the world of music. May he rest in peace.

Ivan Orr is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and writer. A native of Charlottesville, Virginia Ivan was involved with the forming and nascent days of The Music Resource Center as its first Program Director. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan currently resides in Richmond, VA where he maintains an active performance and production schedule while serving as the Music Editor for Grown Folks Music, a position he has held since 2010.