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Xenia Rubinos on Abbey Lincoln's "Abbey is Blue" (1959)

Xenia Rubinos on Abbey Lincoln's "Abbey is Blue" (1959)

Update: 2021-04-01
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Multi-instrumentalist & songwriter Xenia Rubinos joins Oliver and guest co-host Jocelyn Brown to discuss Abbey Lincoln's underrated jazz LP, Abbey is Blue. We discuss Abbey's melancholy voice, her work in the civil rights movement, and how her work has influenced Xenia's own music.

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Show Tracklisting (all songs from Abbey is Blue unless otherwise indicated):

  • Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise
  • Come Sunday
  • Xenia Rubinos: Lonely Lover
  • Lost In The Stars
  • Max Roach & Abbey Lincoln: Triptych: Prayer/Protest/Peace
  • Brother Where are You?
  • Afro Blue 
  • Thursday's Child
  • Laugh, Clown, Laugh
  • Lost In The Stars
  • Xenia Rubinos: Laugh Clown
  • Let Up
  • Long As You're Living
  • Mongo Santamaria: Afro Blue
  • Afro Blue
  • Lonely House
  • Let Up
  • Lonely House
  • Laugh, Clown, Laugh
  • Come Sunday
  • Long As You're Living
  • Laugh, Clown, Laugh
  • Max Roach & Abbey Lincoln: Driva' Man
  • Nina Simone: I Loves Your Porgy
  • Charles Mingus: Fables of Faubus
  • Duke Ellington: Warm Valley

Here is the Spotify playlist of as many songs as we can find on there

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Xenia Rubinos on Abbey Lincoln's "Abbey is Blue" (1959)

Xenia Rubinos on Abbey Lincoln's "Abbey is Blue" (1959)

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