Who Sang Blue Monk? Abbey Lincoln

Abbey Lincoln Straight Ahead cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1961
Genre: Jazz
Style: Hard Bop/Modal
length: 6:40
producer: Nat Hentoff
composer: Thelonious Monk

Going' alone, life is your own, but the cost sometimes is dear
Being complete, knowing defeat, keeping on from year to year
It takes some doing, monkery's the blues you hear, keeping on from year to year
Life is a school, less' your a fool, but the learning brings you pain
Knowing at once, you're just a dunce, trail and error loss and gain
It takes some doing, monkery's a slow slow train, trail and error loss and gain
Finding your one Place in the sun, Doesn't come the easy way
Shallow or deep, Nothing is cheap, Measured by the dues you pay
It takes some doing, Monkery's a blue highway, Measured by the dues you pay


Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Straight Ahead
  • 2 When Malindy Sings
  • 3 In the Red
  • 4 Blue Monk
  • 5 Left Alone
  • 6 African Lady
  • 7 Retribution