Abbey Lincoln


Abbey Lincoln

Infobox musical artist
Name = Abbey Lincoln


Img_capt = Abbey Lincoln in concert, 1992
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Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = Anna Marie Wooldridge
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Born = birth date and age|1930|8|6
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Origin = flagicon|USA Chicago, Illinois
Instrument = Vocals
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Genre = Jazz
Occupation = Singer
Years_active =
Label = Riverside, Verve
Associated_acts = Max Roach
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Abbey Lincoln (born Anna Marie Wooldridge on August 6, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois) is a jazz vocalist, songwriter, and actress, who is widely respected for her writing skills. She is one of many singers influenced by Billie Holiday. She has had a very long and productive career. She continues to perform and can often be found at the Blue Note in New York City. [web cite|url=http://www.vervemusicgroup.com/artist.aspx?aid=2854|title=Abbey Lincoln|accessmonthday=2 August|accessyear=2007]

With Ivan Dixon, she co-starred in "Nothing But a Man" (1964), an independent film written and directed by Michael Roemer. She also co-starred with Sidney Poitier and Beau Bridges in 1968's "For Love of Ivy".cite web|url=http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0511085/|title=Abbey Lincoln at IMDB.com|accessmonthday=2 August|accessyear=2007] She was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for For the Love of Ivy in 1969.

She sang on the famous "We Insist! - Freedom Now Suite" (1960) by jazz musician Max Roach and was married to him from 1962 to 1970. [cite web|url=http://www.npr.org/programs/jazzprofiles/archive/lincoln.html|author=Sally Placksin|title=Jazz Profiles from NPR: Abbey Lincoln|accessmonthday=2 August|accessyear=2007]

Abbey Lincoln also appears in the 1956 film "The Girl Can't Help It".

Discography

*"Abbey Lincoln's Affair: A Story of a Girl in Love" - 1956 - Capitol
*"That's Him" - 1957 - Riverside
*"It's Magic" - 1958 - Riverside
*"Abbey Is Blue" - 1959 - Riverside
*"Straight Ahead" - 1961 - Candid
*"People in Me" - 1973 - Polygram
*"Painted Lady" - Blue Marge 1003 (1980)
*"Golden Lady " - 1980 - Inner City
*"Talking to the Sun" - 1983 - Enja
*"Abbey Sings Billie, Vol. 1 & 2" - 1987 - Enja
*"The World Is Falling Down" - 1990 - Verve
*"You Gotta Pay the Band" - 1991 - Verve
*"Devil's Got Your Tongue" - 1992 - Verve
*"When There is Love" - 1992 - Verve
*"A Turtle's Dream" - 1994 - Verve
*"Painted Lady" (with Archie Shepp) - 1995 - Itm [Tko Magnum]
*"Who Used to Dance" - 1996 - Verve
*"Wholly Earth" - 1999 - Emarcy
*"Over the Years" - 2000 - Verve
*"It's Me" - 2003 - Verve
*"Abbey Sings Abbey" - 2007 - Verve

References

External links

* [http://www.vervemusicgroup.com/artist.aspx?aid=2854 Bio at Verve Records]
* [http://www.jazzdiscography.com/Artists/Lincoln Abbey Lincoln Discography at "www.JazzDiscography.com"]
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0511085/ IMDB Entry]
* [http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=15396508 Abbey Lincoln at NPR Music]


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