“Not Dead Yett!!”

“Not Dead Yett!!” is the brand name of the band. It stands for the idea/concept that we must not forget that, no matter what, it ain’t over till its over, so as long as we are alive and kicking, and still breathing, we should and can just go ahead and get busy with a joyful, mindful focus to fulfill our full potential as creative, positive, and resilient human beings. With gratitude.

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Music Industry Mainstay Don Mizell Reinvents Self as “Dr. Don DJ”

Blending the buoyancy of reggae, the freshness of today’s SynthDancePop, the stirring urgency of classic soul and the communal messaging of folk, Grammy-winning music industry mainstay Don Mizell is steppin’ into the artist spotlight… only undercover as “Dr. Don DJ.” The music loving social guru has an inspiring mantra for everyone out here fraying under the pressures of modern living: “We R Not Dead Yett!!” More than mere music, this is a movement…so move!

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Gil Scott-Heron

Gil Scott-Heron receiving the Lifetime achievement Grammy is entirely fitting and proper because his significance as an historic artist is indelible. He was truly brilliant as a pioneer in fusing scintillating spoken word poetry/rap with a powerful musical brew of...

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Remembering Dr. Donald Byrd

By Don Mizell & Primus Robinson BRE Magazine, 2013 The nature of “genius” is hard to pin down or be definitively described. The best approach to its perception may be in paraphrasing Justice Potter Stewart: “I can’t define it, but I know it when I see it.” Or hear it....

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Aretha Talks Aretha – and Her New Album

A Conversation with Dr. Don Mizell After sharing the worldwide concern about the health of one of our greatest artists – Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul – I could not believe that a mere eight months later, the lady with whom I was conducting a special BRE...

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