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Abbey Lincoln: Abbey Is Blue

Read "Abbey Is Blue" reviewed by David Rickert

In 1959 Abbey Lincoln was poised to make a truly great album, and Abbey Is Blue was it. Not only was it a breakout performance for Lincoln, who delivered on the promise she had already shown, it was also a breakthrough performance in jazz singing.

With the civil rights movement looming over the horizon, ...