When There Is Love
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This CD is a change of pace for Abbey Lincoln. She interprets ten standards (plus four of her originals), all love songs performed as duets with pianist Hank Jones. Although there is some social comentary, the emphasis is on male-female relationships and Lincoln sounds more optimistic than usual. Among the more memorable selections are Duke Ellington's "Black Butterfly," "The Nearness of You," "You Came a Long Way from St. Louis," Fats Waller's "Jitterbug Waltz" and "You Won't Forget Me."
One of the great voices
Abbey's version of "The Nearness of You," with flawless playing by Hank jones, is one of my all-time favorite performances.
Born: August 6, 1930 in Chicago, IL
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s
Top Albums and Songs by Abbey Lincoln
||Triptych: Prayer / Protest / Peace||We Insist! Max Roach's - Freedom Now Suite||8:10||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Driva'man||We Insist! Max Roach's - Freedom Now Suite||5:18||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Freedom Day||We Insist! Max Roach's - Freedom Now Suite||6:09||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Tears for Johannesburg||We Insist! Max Roach's - Freedom Now Suite||9:42||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||All Africa||We Insist! Max Roach's - Freedom Now Suite||8:02||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Throw It Away||Abbey Sings Abbey||5:17||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Nature Boy||A Turtle's Dream||5:05||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Throw It Away||A Turtle's Dream||5:44||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Afro Blue||Abbey Is Blue||3:16||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?||You Gotta Pay the Band||6:45||$0.99||View In iTunes|