Sunday, 6 August 2017

87th birthday of Abbey Lincoln

(Born 6 August 1930, Chicago, US)
ACCLAIMED lyricist, actress, freedom exponent, plays central role in Max Roach Decatet’s classic composition, We Insist!: Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite (1960) – undoubtedly music to the ears of the Biafra freedom movement which must free 50 million Biafrans from genocidist Nigeria in one of the pressing liberation quests of the contemporary era
(Max Roach Sextet, “Freedom day” [personnel: Roach, drums; Abbey Lincoln, vocals; Booker Little, trumpet; Julian Priester, trombone; Walter Benton, tenor saxophone; James Schenk, bass; recorded: Nola Penthouse Sound Studio, New York, US, 31 August/6 September 1960)
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