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Great Women Singers Of The 20th Century: Abbey Lincoln
Great Women Singers Of The 20th Century: Abbey Lincoln

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Item #:  D2989
Our Price: $19.99
Region: 1 (US & Canada Only)
Running Time: 60 minutes
Color: Color
UPC: 032031298996
ISBN: 0-7697-7899-2

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Abbey Lincoln was born Anna Marie Wooldridge in 1930 in Chicago, Illinois. She was raised in rural Michigan and began playing the piano at a very young age. With a career that includes a respected film career and over 50 years of singing, she has now emerged as the preeminent woman jazz singer working today. A living legend who, through her determined sense of self and insight has also become a poet and composer of definitive musical compositions that other singers including Cassandra Wilson are now also recording.Abbey Lincolnís early influences were Billie Holiday and Lena Horne. Like them, she fought to not let her stunning beauty overshadow her gifts as a singer and musical performer. She recorded her first album "Abbey Lincolnís Affair" in 1956.

After a few movie roles, she became, through her marriage to jazz great Max Roach, a musical presence in the world of jazz in New York City. During the late 1970s and 80ís, Abbey was rarely seen or heard in performance. However in 1990, Verve released "The World Is Falling Down" which propelled her back to stardom. In 1991, "You Gotta Pay The Band" secured her place as an important, definitive jazz singer and composer.

This theatre performance, taped in 1991 at the Promenade Theatre in New York City, has never been seen in its entirety. Presented "in the round," Abbey Lincoln, looking exquisite and backed by a jazz quintet including saxophonist Steve Coleman, she offers a fresh choice of original compositions including "Bird Alone" and "When Iím Called Home" as well as standards like the telling "Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?" It is a memorable "ENCORE" evening that illuminates her successful comeback at the time.


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