Abbey Lincoln

Abbey Lincoln

Abbey Lincoln

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Latest Release

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  • Love
  • July 2024
  • 8 Songs

Top Songs

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Love Lament
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Exactly Like You
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Afro Blue [Remastered 1959]
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Ain't Nobody's Business
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Don't Explain [Album Version]

Albums

  • Martyred Heart

    Jun 2024 • 1 song

  • 7th Son of a 7th Son

    May 2024 • 1 song

  • Medusa

    May 2024 • 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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