"Dr. DON" MIZELL
MUSIC INDUSTRY VETERAN – PRODUCER – RECORDING ARTIST – ATTORNEY – PUBLIC SPEAKER
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A Few Of The Artists Don Has Worked With
In 2005, Don Mizell received a Grammy for “Album of the Year,” the music industry’s highest and most prestigious award, as a producer of Ray Charles’ Genius Loves Company, which also garnered an all-time eight awards, sold over 6 million copies, and was the biggest record of Ray Charles’ storied career.
Don Mizell has been involved with artists’ albums which have sold nearly 14 million units worldwide over the last 30 years.
In 1978, Don Mizell became the first VP/General Manager of Urban Music at Warner/Elektra Records, where he coined the term “JazzFusion” for his label, which became an industry generic term and Grammy category.
Don Mizell co-founded the Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association (BESLA), now in its 30th year with well over 500 members worldwide, and in 2001, he was awarded its coveted Founders Award.
Don Mizell was an active participant in Stevie Wonder’s campaign to create the MLK National Holiday. At that time, he was working closely with Stevie as a counselor generally and managing his newly acquired radio station KJLH-FM in Los Angeles as VP/GM/PD.
Don Mizell wrote Stevie Wonder’s MLK speech which he delivered on Jan 15, 1981 at the MLK Holiday rally/march in Washington, DC.