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In Memory Of Abbey Lincoln

Here are  some videos in remembrance of a great singer, composer, and civil rights activist Abbey Lincoln. She passed away on August 14 at the age of 80. I thought it best today if we just listen and enjoy the work of this beautiful and talented woman. RIP Abbey.

Abbey Lincoln on the Steve Allen Show:


Abbey in “The Girl Can’t Help It”


Abbey with former husband Max Roach

Clifford Brown and Max Roach Quintet

“Joy Spring” is a 1954 standard written by Clifford Brown for his wife Nancy. He called her his Joy Spring. It’s a bouncy, joyful and loving song. They must have been truly happy together.  Of course, they both tragically died in a car accident 2 years later along with the pianist on this piece Ritchie Powell. Clearly it’s a cautionary tale for those of us with ordinary surnames. Max Roach, on the other hand, with his far cooler moniker lived to the ripe old age of 83.

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