Monday, August 16, 2010

Rest in Peace, Abbey Lincoln

by Rachel Swan
Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 10:11 AM

Jazz singer Abbey Lincoln died Saturday in Manhattan, according to the New York Times. A fervent civil rights advocate, she was the wife of acclaimed drummer Max Roach and a co-star in such films as The Girl Can't Help It (1956) and For Love of Ivy (1968). Her discography includes more than 22 albums, among them the 1960 classic We Insist! — Freedom Now, with Max Roach. Here they are performing Roach's Freedom Now Suite

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