Kalamazoo's Own Abbey Lincoln

May 7, 2016

Vocalist Abbey Lincoln graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School before landing in New York City, where she began a career spanning six decades.

She recorded more than 20 albums that included many of her compositions. Lincoln was also a very accomplished actress, starring opposite Sidney Poitier and earning a Golden Globe nomination.  She was a leading voice in the Civil Rights movement and collaborated with drummer Max Roach, to whom she was married for 8 years.  Lincoln passed away in 2010 at the age of 80. 

1.   Merry Dancer (Abbey Lincoln) from Abbey Lincoln Devil's Got Your Tongue

2.   Don't Explain (Herzog & Holiday) from Abbey Lincoln That's Him

3.  Spread The Word (Bob Russell) from The Girl Can't Help It Motion Picture Soundtrack

4.  Let Up (Abbey Lincoln) from Abbey Lincoln Abbey Is Blue

5.  Driva' Man (Roach & Brown) from Max Roach We Insist! Freedom Now Suite

6.  Freedom Day (Roach & Brown) from Max Roach We Insist! Freedom Now Suite

7.  I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings (Abbey Lincoln) from Abbey Lincoln Wholly Earth

8.  Throw It Away (Abbey Lincoln) from Abbey Lincoln Painted Lady

9.  I Got Thunder (Abbey Lincoln) from Abbey Lincoln The World Is Falling Down

10.  When I'm Called Home (Abbey Lincoln) from Abbey Lincoln You Gotta Pay The Band

11.  Bird Alone (Abbey Lincoln) from Abbey Lincoln Abbey Sings Abbey