Abbey Lincoln

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Born Anna Marie Wooldridge in Chicago, also known as Animata Moseka, Abbey Lincoln is mainly acclaimed as a jazz singer and songwriter.
Once married to Max Roach, she performed with him on a number of landmark records, not to mention her own numerous major contributions - including works with Archie Shepp and Sonny Rollins, and of course the Candid gigs.
Most of her late records are to be found on Verve, where she featured with both new and old cats, in constantly challenging sessions.
Beginners can take a sure shot with either You Gotta Pay the Band ("late" Verve with Stan Getz) or the historical Straight Ahead (Candid).

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Anna Marie Wooldridge (August 6, 1930 – August 14, 2010), known by her stage name Abbey Lincoln, was an American jazz vocalist, songwriter, and actress, who wrote and performed her own compositions. She was a civil rights advocate and activist from the 1960s on.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1957 That's Him! Abbey Lincoln 4
1958 It's Magic Abbey Lincoln 2
1959 Abbey Is Blue Abbey Lincoln 3
1961 Straight Ahead Abbey Lincoln 4
1989 A Tribute to Billie Holliday Abbey Lincoln 1
1990 The World Is Falling Down Abbey Lincoln 1
1990 Talking to the Sun Abbey Lincoln 1
1991 You Gotta Pay the Band Abbey Lincoln 5 1
1992 Devil's Got Your Tongue Abbey Lincoln 2
1992 Abbey Sings Billie, Volume 2 Abbey Lincoln 1
1993 Affair: A Story of a Girl in Love Abbey Lincoln 1
1993 Abbey Sings Billie Abbey Lincoln 1
1993 People in Me Abbey Lincoln 1
1994 When There Is Love Abbey Lincoln & Hank Jones 4 1
1995 Painted Lady Abbey Lincoln 1
1995 A Turtle's Dream Abbey Lincoln 1
1997 Who Used to Dance Abbey Lincoln 1
1999 Wholly Earth Abbey Lincoln 1
2003 It's Me Abbey Lincoln 1
2004 Over the Years Abbey Lincoln 1
2007 Abbey Sings Abbey Abbey Lincoln 2
2010 Through the Years: 1956-2007 Abbey Lincoln 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 Abbey Lincoln: Warner Jazz: Les Incontournables Abbey Lincoln 1
2011 The Complete 1956-1958 Abbey Lincoln 1
2012 The Complete 1959-1961 Abbey Lincoln 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Music is the Magic Abbey Lincoln 1

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