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Abbey Lincoln (born Anna Marie Wooldridge on August 6, 1930, Chicago, Illinois – died August 14, 2010, Manhattan, New York), was a jazz vocalist, songwriter, and actress.Read More...
Her first album, Abbey Lincoln's Affair, A Story of a Girl in Love was released in 1956. Also that year Lincoln starred in the film The Girl Can't Help It, for which she famously wore a dress worn by Marilyn Monroe.
Lincoln sang on the 1960s landmark jazz civil rights recording, We Insist! - Freedom Now Suite in 1960 by jazz musician and Lincolns husband from 1962-1970, Max Roach. Especially since this album, Abbey Lincoln was connected to the political fight against racism in the United States.
She co-starred with Sidney Poitier and Beau Bridges in 1968's For Love of Ivy and received a 1969 Golden Globe nomination for her appearance in the film. She also starred in the 1990 Spike Lee movie Mo' Better Blues.
In 2003, she received the National Endowment for the Arts NEA Jazz Masters Award.
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- LyricsI think about the life I live
A figure made of clay
And think about the things I lost
The things I gave away
And when I'm in a certain mood
- LyricsGoing' alone, life is your own, but the cost sometimes is dear.
Being complete, knowing defeat, keeping on from year to year.
It takes some doing, monkery's the blues you hear, keeping on from year to year.
Life is a school, less' you're a fool, but the learning brings you pain.
Knowing at once, you're just a dunce, trial and error loss and gain.
- LyricsHey, look what you have done
Showing me the sun
And now it's shining through
It's nice to be with you
Hey, I like the things you say
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