Who Sang Afro-Blue? Abbey Lincoln

Abbey Lincoln Abbey Is Blue cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1987
length: 3:22
producer: Orrin Keepnews
engineer: Jack Higgins
vocal: Abbey Lincoln
double bass: Bob Boswell
trumpet: Tommy Turrentine
tenor saxophone: Stanley Turrentine
trombone: Julian Priester
drums (drum set): Max Roach
composer: Mongo SantamarĂ­a
Dream of a land my soul is from
I hear a hand stroke on a drum
Shades of delight, cocoa hue
Rich as the night afro blue

Elegant boy, beautifil girl
Dancing for joy elegant whirl
Shades of delight, cocoa hue
Rich as the night afro blue

Two young lovers dance face to face
With undulating grace
They gently sway, then slip away
To some secluded place

Shades of delight, cocoa hue
Rich as the night afro blue

Whispering trees, echo their sighs
Passionate pleas, tender replies
Shades of delight, cocoa hue
Rich as the night afro blue

Lovers in flight upward they glide
Burst at the height slowly subside
Shades of delight, cocoa hue
Rich as the night afro blue

And my slumbering fantasy a__umes reality
Until it seems it's not a dream for two for you and me

Shades of delight, cocoa hue
Rich as the night afro blue

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Afro-Blue
  • 2 Lonely House
  • 3 Let Up
  • 4 Thursday's Child
  • 5 Brother, Where Are You?
  • 6 Laugh, Clown, Laugh
  • 7 Come Sunday
  • 8 Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise
  • 9 Lost in the Stars
  • 10 Long as You're Living