Chuck Nessa

Abbey Lincoln - RIP

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Sorry to hear this. Yet another of the great artists passes - RIP.

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A life most certainly not wasted.

RIP & much, much love.

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I still think that "Nothing but a Man," the 1964 film she starred in with Ivan Dixon, is one of the best black films made in the U.S.

I also wish they had written an intelligent script and cast Abbey as Billie Holliday, instead of the Ross woman.

Floating around somewhere, not in any of my closets, is a 1-hour TV interview I did with Abbey some 30 years ago.

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Sad news indeed. No matter what she did, she approached it with total commitment and great passion.

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Horrible...

One of the true marks of a great musician is when you KNOW there will NEVER be another Abbey Lincoln... You will be missed....

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Crap. A life most certainly not wasted indeed, but I still hate to see her go.

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I also wish they had written an intelligent script and cast Abbey as Billie Holliday, instead of the Ross woman.

Amen! But it was Ross' star power that got the film made.

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All of her records are worth owing but her last one "Abbey Sings Abbey" is a killer-- all about life, regret, love and mortality. I think Tranemonk nailed it: there was no one like her and there probably never will be.

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I still think that "Nothing but a Man," the 1964 film she starred in with Ivan Dixon, is one of the best black films made in the U.S.

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She was a special human at a necessary time.

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Well said, Chuck. More than music, way more... A life well-lived. R.I.P. to a great artist and evolved human being.

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One of the true marks of a great musician is when you KNOW there will NEVER be another Abbey Lincoln... You will be missed....

Amen. RIP to a classy, beautiful lady.

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"Bird alone, flying high

Flying through a clouded sky

Sending mournful soulful sounds

Soaring over troubled grounds"

You Gotta Pay the Band (Verve, 1991) was my point of entry with Abbey. First checked it out from the Evanston Public Library--many an evening spent listening to this after a grinding grad school day.

Thanks Abbey. Keep soaring.

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You Gotta Pay the Band (Verve, 1991) was my point of entry with Abbey. First checked it out from the Evanston Public Library--many an evening spent listening to this after a grinding grad school day.

One of my faves too, Patrick, with a great autumnal turn by Stan Getz as well.

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RIP Abbey

Playing her album "That's Him" with Sonny Rollins, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chamber and Max Roach. A great record.

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Beautiful voice, and a great singer. Those two qualities don't often inhabit the same person, but they did with Abbey. I loved her two '70's albums, People In Me and Painted Lady. Saw her at the Beacon Theatre in NYC around that time (1979?). "I know why the caged bird sings...birds were meant to fly, birds were meant to sing." RIP.

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Can't say anything more than the beautiful sentiments echoed here.

RIP.

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