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Title:
Wholly earth
Author:
Lincoln, Abbey, singer.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Verve, [1998]

â„—1998
Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Jazz vocals; words and music by Abbey Lincoln, except as noted.

Accompanied by texts of songs (23 p. : ill.).
Language:
English
Contents:
And it's supposed to be love (5:12) -- Midnight sun / words by Johnny Mercer ; music by Lionel Hampton and Sonny Burke (7:23) -- Wholly earth (6:01) -- Look to the star (6:42) -- Another world (9:13) -- Conversation with a baby (6:36) -- If I only had a brain / words by E.Y. Harburg ; music by Harold Arlen (5:33) -- Another time, another place / words and music by Benny Carter (7:13) -- Caged bird (7:04) -- Learning how to listen (6:32).
UPC:
731455953824
Format :
Music CD

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Central Library JAZZ .L736 W Compact Disc Central Library
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Summary

Summary

Lincoln's place among the pantheon of great jazz singers is undisputed, but this recording finds her voice past its best years. The ravages of time have taken their toll, and the result is pleasant but not her best work. The drop in strength is especially evident in the opening duet with a much younger Maggie Brown. Still, the album has many fine moments, such as an easy swinging "If I Only Had a Brain" and the sweet original "And It's Supposed to Be Love." Her band is particularly fine, especially pianist Marc Cary and Bobby Hutcherson on vibes. ~ Tim Sheridan


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