Abbey Lincoln (Aminata Moseka) Discography

Compiled by Michael Fitzgerald
First published April 1993

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Abbey Lincoln was born on August 6, 1930 in Chicago, IL as Anna Marie Wooldridge and died on August 14, 2010 in New York City. 

While this is the most comprehensive and accurate discography on Abbey Lincoln ever produced, there still may be omissions and errors. Please help if you can.

Thanks to contributors:

Lars Backström, Bob Brainen, Katie Evans, David Jenkins, Peter Katz, Gilbert Klapper, Tom Marcello, Donald Martin, Toshiyuki Nomoto, Lara Pellegrinelli, Marcello Piras, Becca Pulliam, Bill Reed, Alan Saul, Peter Smithson, James Weidman, Dennis Whitling

Special thanks to all the staff at the Rutgers Institute of Jazz Studies which supplied access to virtually every issue listed in the discography as well as the various relevant published sources.


General discographies: All-Music Guide, Bruyninckx, Jepsen, Lord, Raben
Vladimir Simosko & Barry Tepperman: Eric Dolphy
ABC recording ledgers
The U.S. Library of Congress
Montreux Jazz Festival - Montreux Sounds Records

This discography was produced using BRIAN, a computer discography database program created by Steve Albin. BRIAN is a significant step in the field of jazz research and holds much potential. I encourage discographers to investigate this program. Steve has been incredibly helpful in terms of technical support and in custom-tailoring this program.

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