Abbey Lincoln has yet to perform in the Twin Cities, at least not in the last 19 years. Tonight’s program continues the August celebration of this remarkable musician, vocalist and cultural activist. Known for writing original lyrics, listen to her version of Hey Lordy Mama, Driva’Man, People In Me and other classic jazz compositions.
No list for this day. Too many interviews. Ronn Easton from Ronn Easton’s Soul Revue and Big John Dickerson from the Big John Dickerson Show stopped by to chat with Lady J AND Leon McCormick from Who Nu along with Jerry Eskridge from CBO also stopped by separately for an interview. My guests and I were laughing so much and having so much fun I forgot to keep a list. Especially after Big John and Ronn sang acapella/live in the studio, I lost track of what I was doing.
August is Abbey Lincoln Month on the Collective Eye. Born August 6, 1930, Ms. Lincoln has created a jazz lexicon of vocalization and it is astounding how few people are aware of her recordings. Tonight’s program also pays homage to another formative musician, Mr. Issac Hayes, whose untimely demise earlier this week rocked the RB world. Walk Good Mr. Hayes!