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Abbey Lincoln, 1930 - 2010

"Abbey Lincoln, a singer whose dramatic vocal command and tersely poetic songs made her a singular figure in jazz, died on Saturday in Manhattan," reports Nate Chinen in the New York Times. "She was 80 and lived on the Upper West Side." Her "career encompassed outspoken civil rights advocacy in the 1960s and fearless introspection in more recent years... She starred in the films Nothing But a Man, in 1964, and For Love of Ivy, opposite Sidney Poitier, in 1968."

Update, 8/15: A remembrance from Glenn Kenny, a bit of viewing from Phil Nugent and a profile to listen to from NPR.

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Sad to hear of Abbie’s passing. Nothing but a Man is a personal favorite of mine. But, of course it is her voice that she will be remembered by. She did some wonderful albums later in her career like You Gotta Pay the Band with the late great Stan Getz.

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