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Abbey Lincoln

  • I am the first instrument. I am the voice. I do not imitate other instruments. Other instruments imitate me.

    • Abbey Lincoln,
    • in Kitty Grime, ed., Jazz Voices ()
  • Throw it away / Throw it away / Give your love, live your life / Each and every day. / And keep your hand wide open / And let the sun shine through / 'Cause you can never lose a thing / If it belongs to you.

Abbey Lincoln, U.S. singer, songwriter, actor

(1930 - 2010)

Real name: Anna Marie Wooldridge.