Larry and Fonze Mizell are one of the premier songwriting teams in the history of pop music. During their reign at Blue Note in the 1970s, the brothers created a sound that combined the deeply musical elements of jazz with the funky grooves of R&B. Their work with Donald Byrd, Bobbi Humphrey and A Taste of Honey defined jazz-funk and those seminal recordings are heavily sampled today. This compilation introduces the Mizell's signature sound and offers three unreleased gems for the crate diggers among us: the raw and dirty "Funked Up" by Gary Bartz, an alternate version of the classic "Think Twice" and a newly revisited cut culled from an almost forgotten Bobbi Humphrey session.
Donald Byrd - Wind Parade
Gary Bartz - Funked Up
Donald Byrd - Think Twice (Mizell 2005 Remix)