Abbey Lincoln

I was in New York, miserable because I was working supper clubs but I wasn’t expressing myself. I was really unhappy with my life. I saw Max Roach again and he told me I didn’t have to do things like that. He made me an honest woman on the stage. I have been performing in that tradition since. I feel that I’m a serious performer now whereas then I wanted to be but I didn’t know how.

I was in New York, miserable because I was working supper clubs but I wasn’t expressing myself. I was really unhappy with my life. I … Read More

There are men and women still on the streets, and that’s all they are saying Can you spare a quarter? I come from a crowd of people who were current on the outlook on life, who were social and knew where they were and had some input into how things seemed to be.

There are men and women still on the streets, and that’s all they are saying Can you spare a quarter? I come from a crowd … Read More