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Jazz Singer Abby Lincoln Says, "A Song Is a Prayer"

Lincoln's new record is "Devil's Got Your Tongue." Once married to legendary jazz drummer Max Roach, she's made her mark on jazz for almost 40 years, singing with giants like Benny Carter, Sonny Rollins and Coleman Hawkins. Lincoln has been hailed by one critic as the "Last Great Diva", and says herself that she sings in the tradition of Sarah Vaughan, Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday.

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Other segments from the episode on June 16, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 16, 1993: Interview with Abby Lincoln; Interview with Arnold Rampersad; Commentary on the phrase "you know."

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