Abbey Lincoln

Abbey Lincoln

Abbey Lincoln

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Latest Release

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  • Hardblue
  • April 2022
  • 2 Songs

Top Songs

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Love Lament
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Afro Blue [Remastered]
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Ain't Nobody's Business
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Exactly Like You
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Left Alone [Remastered]

Albums

  • Strictly Rose

    Apr 2022 • 1 song

  • Flashin For Energy EP

    Mar 2022 • 4 songs

  • Aurora Borealis

    Mar 2022 • 1 song

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Abbey Lincoln

Biography

As with her hero Billie Holiday, Abbey Lincoln always meant the lyrics she sang. A dramatic performer whose interpretations were full of truth and insight, Lincoln actually began her career as a fairly lightweight supper-club singer. She went through several name changes (including Anna Marie, Gaby Lee, and Gaby Woolridge) before settling on Abbey Lincoln. She recorded with Benny Carter in 1956 and performed a number in the 1957 Hollywood film The Girl Can't Help It. Lincoln's first of three albums for Riverside (1957-1959) had Max Roach on drums and he was a major influence o...
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