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ABBEY LINCOLN (August 6, 1930-August 14, 2010) | In Memoriam

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© Riverside Records Abbey and Max Roach, 1962

“I started out being a sexy young thing in a Marilyn Monroe dress,” she told The New York Times in 2000, “and Max Roach freed me from that.”


Courtesy The New Black Magazine

When I’m called home
I will bring a book
That tells of strange and funny turns
And of the heart it took
To keep on living in a world that never was my own
A world of haunted memories of other worlds unknown

—Abbey Lincoln’s lyric to “When I’m Called Home”

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Abbey Sings Abbey



NPR’s Jazz Profiles: Abbey Lincoln

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The New York Times obituary by Nate Chinen
(14 August 2010)

The Abbey Lincoln web page at Verve

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