Who Sang You Came a Long Way From St. Louis? Abbey Lincoln

Abbey Lincoln Through the Years: 1956-2007 cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2010-2-9
length: 3:54
producer: Jean-Philippe Allard
engineer: Claude Ermelin
assistant engineer: Hubert Salou
piano: Hank Jones
vocal: Abbey Lincoln
You came a long way from St. Louis, you climbed the ladder of success,
I've seen the town and country cars that were parked out in front of your fancy address.
You came a long way from St. Louis, you broke a lotta hearts between,
I've seen a gang of gloomy gals who were doing alright till you came on the scene.
You came here from the middle west, and certainly impressed the population hereabouts.
Well, baby, I got news for you, I'm from Missouri too.
So natcherly I got my doubts, you got `em dropping by the wayside,
A feeling I ain't gonna know.
You came a long way from St. Louis, but baby, you still got a long way to go

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 This Can't Be Love
  • 2 Don't Explain
  • 3 I Must Have That Man
  • 4 Little Niles
  • 5 Let Up
  • 6 Come Sunday
  • 7 Triptych : Prayer / Protest / Peace
  • 8 Left Alone
  • 9 Lonesome Lover
  • 10 Africa
  • 11 Throw It Away
  • 12 The Maestro
  • 13 The River
    CD 2
  • 1 The World is Falling Down
  • 2 You Must Believe In Spring and Love
  • 3 First Song
  • 4 Bird Alone
  • 5 I'm In Love
  • 6 A Time For Love
  • 7 Jungle Queen
  • 8 A Child is Born
  • 9 You Came a Long Way From St. Louis
  • 10 I Should Care
  • 11 Through the Years
  • 12 When I'm Called Home
    CD 3
  • 1 Avec Le Temps
  • 2 Mr. Tambourine Man
  • 3 Love Has Gone Away
  • 4 And It's Supposed To Be Love
  • 5 Should've Been
  • 6 Nature Boy
  • 7 Windmills of Your Mind
  • 8 Skylark
  • 9 It's Me, O' Lord (Standin' In the Need of Prayer)
  • 10 Blue Monk
  • 11 The Music is the Magic
  • 12 Down Here Below