Abbey Lincoln was an American jazz vocalist, songwriter, and actress. She wrote and performed her own compositions.
Anna Marie Wooldridge (August 6, 1930 August 14, 2010), better known by her stage name Abbey Lincoln, was a jazz vocalist, songwriter, and actress. Lincoln was unusual in that she wrote and performed her own compositions, expanding the expectations of jazz audiences. Lincoln was one of many singers influenced by Billie Holiday. She often visited the Blue Note jazz club in New York City. Her debut album, Abbey Lincolna__s Affair a__ A Story of a Girl in Love, was followed by a series of albums for Riverside Records. In 1960 she sang on Max Roach's landmark civil rights-themed recording, We Insist!. Lincolna__s lyrics were often connected to the civil rights movement in America. During the 1980s, Lincolna__s creative output was lesser and she released only a few albums during that decade.
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