• ABBEY LIVES and Abbey Lincoln (1930-2010) sings "Bird Alone" live on WBGO

    August 15, 2010. Posted by Becca Pulliam.

    WBGO broadcast Abbey Lincoln Live from the old Iridium, across from Lincoln Center in 1996.  Then in 2004, we sent her a track from that night, asking if we could post "Bird Alone" on wbgo.org as  a Great Live Moment for our 25th anniversary.  She called and said either "it's the best I ever sang it" or "it's as good as I've ever sung it" - I think  she said the former - and granted us permission.  Her musicians are Marc Carey, Michael Bowie, Aaron Walker.  Thank you, Abbey Lincoln.

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